About Peniscola, Spain
Created by a team of experienced Cosmos Tour Directors, this delightful vacation travels along the Mediterranean Coast through Italy, France, and Spain. Start in Madrid with two overnights and guided sightseeing. Travel to Valencia, stopping first in Cuenca, famous for its “hanging houses.” Visit the Peniscola Castle, built by the Knights Templar in the 14th century, then enjoy two overnights and guided sightseeing in Barcelona. Cross into France and overnight in the country’s oldest city, Marseille, before heading to Nice. A short train ride takes you into Italy’s spectacular Cinque Terre region with its rugged cliffs and romantic fishing villages. On the way to Venice, where you’ll enjoy two overnights, stop in Verona to see Juliet’s balcony. Finally, travel to Rome—stopping first in St. Francis’ Assisi—where you’ll spend two nights and visit the Roman Forum and Colosseum.
Headsets throughout the tourSightseeing: Visits to Cuenca, Peniscola Castle, Collioure, Marseille, Cassis, Grasse, Nice, Cinque Terre, Verona, Venice, Assisi
MADRID Rafaelhoteles Ventas (F) or NH Abascal (F)VALENCIA Abba Acteon (F)BARCELONA Abba Garden (F)MARSEILLE Holiday Inn Express St. Charles (ST) or Holiday Inn Express Airport (ST)NICE Campanile (ST) at Nice AirportLA SPEZIA NH (F)VENICE Antony Palace (F) at Marcon or Holiday Inn (F) at MargheraROME Residenza Parco Tirreno (F)
Buffet breakfasts (B); 5 dinners (D), including a dinner at a local restaurant in Marseille
NOTE:December 21 Departure – Christmas lunch in Barcelona and New Year’s Reveillon dinner in Rome
Transportation: Scheduled transatlantic flights and airport transfers in Madrid and Rome if Cosmos issues the air tickets. Touring by private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach. Canal boat ride in Venice; train Levanto-La Spezia