11 days - 5 countries - 6 cities

Mediterranean Whispers and Alpine Echoes
Discover the charms of Southern Europe on a journey that weaves through bustling Barcelona, serene Gimmelwald, romantic Venice, art-infused Florence, the rugged beauty of Cinque Terre, and the sun-kissed shores of Nice. Over eleven days, immerse yourself in the rhythmic contrasts of vibrant cityscapes and tranquil mountainsides. Marvel at Gaudi's architectural masterpieces in Barcelona, before retreating to the peaceful Swiss Alps in Gimmelwald. Glide on Venice's canals and bask in Florence's Renaissance brilliance. Embrace the coastal allure of Cinque Terre and indulge in the French Riviera's luxuries at Nice. Each step is a celebration of culture, cuisine, and natural splendor.

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Barcelona, Spain

Days 1 - 3

Barcelona, the vibrant capital of Catalonia, is a mesmerizing city that showcases a unique blend of history, art, and modernity. With its spellbinding architecture, including the iconic works of Antoni Gaudi, and a rich cultural heritage, Barcelona offers a mesmerizing experience to travelers. Whether it's strolling through the Gothic Quarter, admiring the Picasso Museum, or sipping on a cocktail on a seaside terrace, Barcelona has something to offer for everyone. The city's world-renowned dining and drinking scene adds an extra layer of excitement, making it an irresistible destination for travelers seeking a mix of culture, relaxation, and indulgence.

City of Barcelona
Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia

Gaudi Masterpieces

Gaudi Masterpieces

Las Ramblas

Las Ramblas

Walk through Park Güell

Walk through Park Güell

Barcelona Cathedral

Barcelona Cathedral

Visit the Beach

Visit the Beach

Accommodation in Barcelona
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Steps away from the bustling heart of Barcelona, this lively hostel offers a unique base for your adventures. Located just a short walk from shopping along La Rambla and the nearest metro station, getting around the city is a breeze. Socialize with fellow travelers in the guest kitchen, dining room, or on the furnished rooftop terrace. With coin-operated laundry facilities on-site and a popular bar with events, you'll have everything you need for a comfortable and memorable stay.

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Gimmelwald, Switzerland

Day 4

Tucked in the Swiss Alps, Gimmelwald is an untouched gem. Its rustic chalets and flower-filled balconies offer a tranquil escape from the modern hustle. A haven for nature enthusiasts, the village resonates with traditional alpine charm, where cowbells echo and breathtaking mountain views captivate. It's a true embodiment of authentic Swiss mountain life.

City of Gimmelwald
Jungfrau-Aletsch

Jungfrau-Aletsch

Staubbachfall

Staubbachfall

Trümmelbachfälle

Trümmelbachfälle

Accommodation in Gimmelwald
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Perched in the breathtaking heights of Gimmelwald, Switzerland, this charming seasonal hostel is your gateway to the majestic Swiss Alps. Stay in cozy, wood-paneled dorms with spectacular mountain views, just a short jaunt from the Schilthorn summit and a stone's throw from scenic cable car rides and exhilarating hikes. Unwind at the rustic bar and savor the awe-inspiring panorama of the valley below, adding to the seamless blend of adventure and relaxation.

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Venice, Italy

Days 5 - 6

Venice is a city like no other, where intricate waterways replace streets, gondolas glide past historic buildings, and breathtaking art and architecture are at every turn. From the magnificent St Mark's Square, to the colorful Murano glass, to the elegant canals, Venice is an irresistible mix of beauty, culture and romance that will leave you enchanted. Come explore the winding alleyways and narrow bridges, each revealing its own unique charm, and immerse yourself in the vibrant local life of this timeless city.

City of Venice
Doge's Palace

Doge's Palace

Gondola Ride

Gondola Ride

Piazza San Marco

Piazza San Marco

Basilica di San Marco

Basilica di San Marco

Rialto Bridge

Rialto Bridge

Grand Canal

Grand Canal

Accommodation in Venice
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Discover Venice from a stylish, repurposed convent along the tranquil Rio del Gesulti canal. Bask in the convenience of ensuite bathrooms and air conditioning in modern rooms, with a friendly, multilingual staff available 24/7. Mingle with other travelers in the picturesque 'Corte degli Aranci' (Courtyard of Oranges) or observe the canal life from a sunny terrace. Centrally located, explore the enchanting Cannaregio district and iconic landmarks like Piazza San Marco effortlessly.

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Florence, Italy

Days 7 - 8

Navigate through the enchanting streets of Florence, the beacon of the Renaissance. As you wander, the city narrates tales of historical brilliance and artistic achievements. The majestic Duomo stands as a testimony to architectural grandeur, while world-class museums showcase an unrivaled collection of art and innovation. Beyond its rich history, discover stylish boutiques, delightful eateries, and an energetic nightlife.

City of Florence
Michelangelo's David

Michelangelo's David

Uffizi Gallery

Uffizi Gallery

Santa Maria del Fiore (the Duomo)

Santa Maria del Fiore (the Duomo)

Piazza della Signoria

Piazza della Signoria

Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Vecchio

Piazzale Michelangelo

Piazzale Michelangelo

Basilica di San Lorenzo

Basilica di San Lorenzo

Siena, Tuscany's Medieval Masterpiece

Siena, Tuscany's Medieval Masterpiece

August 16th - Siena's Palio

August 16th - Siena's Palio

Accommodation in Florence
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Discover a haven of comfort and convenience in the bustling center of Florence. Just a brief stroll from iconic landmarks, this hostel ensures a memorable stay in the cradle of the Renaissance. Revel in spacious, airy dorms, each equipped with individual reading lights, lockers, and en suite bathrooms. Unwind by the seasonal outdoor pool or enjoy the warmth in an indoor pool, sauna, and hammam. Stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the facility, and explore with ease, thanks to its prime location close to major attractions and transportation hubs. Delight in the panoramic terrace or relish the lively atmosphere at the basement bar. This is your Florence gateway for unforgettable adventures.

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Cinque Terre, Italy

Day 9

Discover the breathtaking beauty of Cinque Terre, where five charming fishing villages come together to create a scenic gem on the Italian coastline. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the villages boast a rich history, with winding paths and a vintage railway line offering unique ways to explore the dramatic cliffs and emerald waters. Immerse yourself in a world free of cars, where you can soak up the peaceful atmosphere and rejuvenate your spirit. Cinque Terre is a treasure trove of adventure, waiting for you to uncover its secrets.

City of Cinque Terre
Order a Pesto Dish

Order a Pesto Dish

Punta Bonfiglio

Punta Bonfiglio

Take a Dip in Vernazza

Take a Dip in Vernazza

Sunset at Doria Castle

Sunset at Doria Castle

Santuario di Nostra Signora di Montenero

Santuario di Nostra Signora di Montenero

Belvedere di Santa Maria

Belvedere di Santa Maria

Accommodation in Cinque Terre
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Nestled in the charming town of Corniglia, this simple hostel offers a unique escape from the bustling tourist crowds. Just a 16-minute walk from the railway station, you'll have easy access to the breathtaking Cinque Terre region and its stunning coastal landscapes. Savor the authentic Italian experience, away from the hustle and bustle, and immerse yourself in the laid-back local lifestyle.

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Nice, France

Days 10 - 11

Discover the radiant allure of Nice, a gem on the French Riviera. The city unfolds as a captivating montage of azure seas, golden beaches, and pastel-hued buildings. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of culture, from the vibrant art scene to the enticing Mediterranean flavors. Wander through the labyrinth of narrow lanes in the Old Town (Vieux Nice), brimming with lively markets and quaint cafés. Whether seeking a peaceful beach retreat or the pulsating beat of festivals and nightlife, Nice stands as a beacon for explorers, offering a mosaic of experiences under the Mediterranean sun.

City of Nice
Promenade des Anglais

Promenade des Anglais

Musée Matisse

Musée Matisse

Castle of Nice

Castle of Nice

Èze

Èze

Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate

Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate

Le Negresco Hotel

Le Negresco Hotel

Accommodation in Nice
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Experience a chic getaway in the heart of Nice, France, with a stay at this centrally located hotel. With just a 3-minute walk from the train station and a mere 13-minute walk from the beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean, this hotel offers the perfect base for exploring the city and its surroundings. Immerse yourself in a stylish and comfortable atmosphere with the hotel's incredible design, perfect for creating lasting memories on the French Riviera.

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