Discover Portugal & Spain with Taste of Italy

Start your 17 day journey in Rome and explore Italy's magnificent cities before flying to Portugal's capital Lisbon and cruise through Spain to Barcelona.

17 Days
Rome to Barcelona
From (CAD)
$ 18,175
Dates & Pricing

2020 Rome > Barcelona

In the footsteps of the greats

Colourful and vibrant Italy reveals itself as you explore World Heritage-listed treasures, ancient ruins and magnificent cities.
Explore Rome, Europe’s grandest metropolis. Discover the world of the ancients, see the story of the Middle Ages unfold, and enter into the profound world of the Renaissance. Cruise the coastlines of Spain and Portugal in all-inclusive luxury on board Scenic Eclipse.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
OMI3
Duration:
17 days
Departure City:
Rome
Return City:
Barcelona

Selected Itinerary

17 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Rome

    Welcome to Rome where your Italian adventure begins with a two night stay. On your walking tour of the historic centre your expert local guide will show you the iconic landmarks including the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain.

  2. Day 2 - Rome

    Explore the world’s smallest state, Vatican City, where you will marvel at the Vatican Museum, the breathtaking Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica, the world’s largest church and the magnificent St. Peter’s Square. Visit the Roman Forum and the ancient marvel of the Colosseum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Rome > Florence

    Visit Siena for a guided tour through this delightful medieval city.

    At a Tuscan farmhouse discover local wine and oil production techniques, followed by a tasty lunch of delicious regional produce and local vintages.

    Discover the Tuscan gem of San Gimignano, before arriving in Florence for a two night Special Stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  4. Day 4 - Florence

    Delight in a walking tour of this art lover’s paradise, including a visit to the Academy of Fine Arts to admire Michelangelo’s David.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  5. Day 5 - Florence > Rapallo

    At Pisa see the famous leaning tower. Then in the gorgeous fishing village of Portofino enjoy a scenic cruise of the stunning coastline of the Italian Riviera. Contiue to Rapallo for a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Rapallo

    The rugged coastline and remote 11th century villages known as the Cinque Terre are a World Heritage-listed Site. Relish a full day exploring this picturesque coastline.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  7. Day 7 - Rapallo > Venice

    Your first stop today is Modena, where you will visit a producer of traditional balsamic vinegar, including a tasting and lunch. Continue on to magical Venice and your opulent hotel for two nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  8. Day 8 - Venice

    Appreciate the wealth and power that pervaded this maritime city in times past during your walking tour. Enjoy the cafés in the square, see the spectacular Doge’s Palace and visit the majestic Basilica of San Marco. Absorbed in the romance of Venice, enjoy a gondola ride under ancient bridges and amongst magnificently beautiful canals. Marvel at the colourful Grand Canal, glide under the Rialto Bridge and explore the winding canals past ancient mansions and public buildings. Raise your glass with your Tour Director and toast the end of a wonderful journey.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Venice > Lisbon

    Farewell your Tour Director and fly to Portugal’s capital Lisbon where your journey into wonder begins with a warm greeting by the crew as you step on board Scenic Eclipse for the start your luxurious cruise.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Portimão

    On the western Algarve, Portimão is a small port with a bustling historic centre. The architecture is a blend of 19th and 20th century mixed with colourful modern constructions.

    Visit Cabo San Vincente and Sagres Fort or explore the unique sandstone formations of Ponte de Piedade. Alternatively, uncover the ancient capital of Silves.

    Discovery: Take a Scenic Discovery excursion by bike to the pretty beaches of Praia da Rocha, go hiking or kayaking.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Seville

    On the shores of the Guadalquivir River is Seville, the elegant capital of Andalusia. Docking right in the heart of the city, simply step off Scenic Eclipse to start your own discovery.

    Explore the monuments including the World Heritage-listed Alcázar Palace or discover Seville and visit the Flamenco Museum. Alternatively, choose to visit nearby historic Córdoba.

    Discovery: Take a Scenic Discovery excursion by bike.

    Relish a private performance of the equestrian ballet at the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art.

    There is ample time this evening to explore the local nightlife and city lights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Seville

    Explore Seville at your leisure today.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Gibraltar

    At the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula, the southernmost point of Europe, lies Gibraltar. This British Overseas Territory is strategically positioned at the western end of the Mediterranean, forming one of the ancient Pillars of Hercules.

    Set foot on the Rock of Gibraltar and see the cheeky Barbary macaques or tour the WWII tunnels and learn about the city’s defense system.

    Discovery: The more active may take a guided Scenic Discovery bike or hiking excursion.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Málaga

    Málaga on Spain’s Costa del Sol, the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, is one of the oldest cities in the world.

    Uncover the secrets of the historic city centre and the Picasso Museum or take a panoramic tour and visit Gibralfaro Castle. Alternatively, discover the village of Mijas Pueblo. Discovery: Choose a Scenic Discovery hiking or bike excursion.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Cartagena

    A prized location for millenia with one of the world’s great natural harbours and surrounded by rich mineral deposits, Cartagena was founded by the Carthaginians and conquered by the Romans, leaving a wealth of ancient sites in and around the city.

    Marvel at the Roman Amphitheatre or visit the historic city of Murcia dating back to 831AD. Alternatively, explore La Unión mining museum.

    Discovery: Choose a Scenic Discovery bike excursion.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Valencia

    Boasting 300 days of sunshine, the contemporary architecture of Valencia is merged with more than 2,000 years of history.

    Take a walking tour to discover the city or uncover the vibrant art and science scene. Food lovers will delight in a tasting tour of local cuisine.

    Discovery: Choose a Scenic Discovery bike excursion of the city.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Barcelona

    Disembark after breakfast as you farewell the crew and take away memories of a truly unforgettable cruise. Please book your flight to depart after 12pm.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Your luxury escorted journey includes:
  • 8 night all-inclusive luxury Scenic Eclipse cruise
  • The intimacy of small group land journeys with up to 20 guests
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • Fully escorted land journey led by an expert handpicked Tour Director with knowledgeable local guides
  • Internal flights and taxes
  • Porterage throughout plus return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

Pricing & Availability