Barcelona, Southern France & the Italian Riviera

12 days Multi-country
Though distinctly different, each region brings its own brand of laid-back leisure. Immerse yourself in inimitable culture, astounding architecture and amazing food, pausing to take sunny siestas in Barcelona and relaxing riposos on the Mediterranean along the way. Get ready to sip sangria by La Sagrada Família, meander amid ancient ruins in Nîmes and saunter through seaside villages, all while sneaking in opportunities to brush up your Spanish, French and Italian.

Let us handle the details

Expert Tour Director

      Local       cuisine

Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

Tour group size: 18 - 35 travelers

Tour pace: You will walk for about 2.5 hours daily across mostly flat terrain, including paved roads and cobblestone streets, with some steep hills.

Let us handle the details

Expert Tour Director

      Local       cuisine

Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

Your tour includes

  • 10 nights in handpicked hotels

  • Breakfast daily, 4 three-course dinners with beer or wine

  • Multilingual Tour Director

  • Private deluxe motor coach

  • Guided sightseeing and select entrance fees

Map of Spain, France, and Italy

Overnight Flight 1 night

Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Barcelona today.

Barcelona 3 nights Hotel info

Day 2: Arrival in Barcelona

  Included meals: Dinner

Welcome to Spain! Meet your fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Barcelona

  Included meals: Breakfast

Discover why Barcelona is touted for its unparalleled architectural landmarks, many of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites.

• Step inside La Sagrada Família, Gaudí’s famous masterwork-in-progress

• Drive along Passeig de Gràcia, past Gaudí’s “house of bones”

• Stop at Montjuïc, where the 1992 Olympic Games took place, and stroll Mirador de l’Alcalde Park

• Pass Plaça d’Espanya and the soaring monument to Christopher Columbus

Enjoy a free afternoon or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Park Güell & La Pedrera $85pp* Details

Discover the magnificent works of Antoni Gaudí, the famed Spanish architect known for his bold, distinct designs. Take a guided tour of Casa Milà, popularly known as La Pedrera, built by Gaudí between 1905 and 1910. Everything about the building is visually unique, from the wave-like stone structure and grandly designed roof to the apartment that reflects the style of the 20th- century bourgeoisie. Next, you’ll head to Park Güell, also designed by Gaudí. Your guide will lead you through the park, which contains stunning buildings, intricate stonework and colorful mosaics. At the top of the park, marvel at the brilliant views of Barcelona.

Must be booked 20 days before departure

Day 4: Free day in Barcelona

  Included meals: Breakfast

Spend a full free day in Barcelona or add excursions.

Optional Excursion - Montserrat $69pp* Details

Journey to the ninth-century Monastery of Montserrat, which inspired the composer Richard Wagner as he wrote Parsifal. Ride a high-flying cable car up the mountain and enjoy magnificent views of the Llobregat River Valley and—if skies are clear—the Pyrenees. A local guide leads the way to the secluded Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, where you may have a chance to see La Moreneta, Catalonia’s miraculous and beloved statue of the Black Virgin of Montserrat. Take some time to explore the monastery before descending the mountain by bus and driving back to Barcelona. Please note: Due to the ever-changing schedule of church activities, a viewing of the Black Virgin of Montserrat statue cannot be guaranteed.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $79)

Optional Excursion - Flamenco Dinner Show $115pp* Details

The clapping, the singing, the stamping—experience the dramatic art of flamenco dancing, one of Spain’s most celebrated traditions. Expressive and colorful, this Andalucian style of dance combines guitar playing (toque), song (cante) and rhythmic handclaps (palmas). Dinner will be served before the performance.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $125)

Montpellier 1 night Hotel info

Day 5: Montpellier via Carcassonne

  Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Set off for Montpellier, France today. Stop en route in the fortified city of Carcassonne to tour the medieval fortress settlement, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

French Riviera 2 nights Hotel info

Day 6: The French Riviera via Nîmes

  Included meals: Breakfast

Make your way to Nice and the French Riviera by way of Nîmes , where a local guide shows you around the city. 

• See remarkably preserved Roman buildings, including the Maison Carrée

• Visit the Arena of Nîmes, built around A.D. 100 and seen in the film “Gladiator”

• Walk along the Pont du Gard, a UNESCO-listed Roman aqueduct

Day 7: Cape Ferrat & Nice

  Included meals: Breakfast

Set out to explore the French Riviera today.

• Walk along the cliffs of Cape Ferrat for views of the Mediterranean Sea

• Tour the Villa Ephrussi, a mansion built by a member of the Rothschild banking family, and its gardens 

• Stop to explore Nice’s Old Town on your own before returning to your hotel

Enjoy a free evening on the French Riviera or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Cannes Catamaran Cruise & Dinner $125pp* Details

Spend an evening cruising through Cannes Bay, taking in spectacular sunset views of the Côte d’Azur. Enjoy a Mediterranean dinner with drinks as you pass incredible coastlines and the Lérins Islands. Depending on the season and if conditions allow, you may be able to swim and snorkel in the turquoise waters. Please note: This excursion is seasonal and runs from April through October.

Must be booked 20 days before departure

Italian Riviera 2 nights Hotel info

Day 8: The Italian Riviera via Monaco

  Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Leave France for the Italian Riviera today. Stop en route to explore the tiny principality of Monaco with your Tour Director. 

• Visit Le Rocher, or the Rock of Monaco, to see the cathedral and Old Town

• Stop outside the Prince’s Palace, first built as a fortress in the late 12th century

Day 9: Cinque Terre

  Included meals: Breakfast

Discover Cinque Terre, an idyllic cluster of five villages set on seaside cliffs. 

• Explore the seaside towns of Vernazza and Monterosso (please note that specific Cinque Terre village visits may vary)

• Travel by boat for dramatic cliff-side views (weather permitting; you may travel by train instead of boat)

Florence 2 nights Hotel info

Day 10: Sightseeing tour of Florence

  Included meals: Breakfast

Set off to Florence, the city at the center of the Renaissance, and meet your local guide. 

• Visit the legendary Florence Cathedral, known as the Duomo

• Pass Giotto’s Campanile, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture

• Walk past Piazza della Repubblica to the medieval Ponte Vecchio

• Stroll along the Arno River and through the courtyard of the Uffizi Gallery to Piazza della Signoria, center of Florentine life

Day 11: Free day in Florence

  Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a free day in Florence or add an excursion.

Later, join your group for a farewell dinner in Florence.

Optional Excursion - San Gimignano: Medieval Sights & Tuscan Flavors $85pp* Details

Travel the beautiful Tuscan countryside to discover the medieval village of San Gimignano. During the Renaissance, the rival Guelph and Ghibelline political factions flexed their muscles by constructing tall towers throughout San Gimignano; fourteen of those towers survive today. Later, visit a local winery for a taste of the area’s wines and a sample of olive oil and balsamic vinegar that you simply won’t find anywhere else. Then, enjoy lasagna during a light lunch.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $95)

Day 12: Departure

  Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or continue on to explore Rome.

Add Rome Starting from pp

Please note: Extension is not available on all departure dates.

Only in Rome can you sip cappuccino at a cafe in front of the Pantheon, buy grapes at a centuries-old market, and have an audience with the pope—all in one morning. For a mix of spectacular art, grand history and vibrant street life, no other city comes close.

Rome 2 nights Hotel info

Day 12: Sightseeing tour of Rome

  Included meals: Breakfast

Travel to Rome this morning, then follow in the footsteps of the ancient Romans with a tour of the Eternal City.

• Pass by Trajan’s Column and Piazza Venezia, the city’s central hub

• Stop at the ruins of the Forum, from which the Caesars ruled their vast empire 

• Soak up over 2,000 years of history in Imperial Rome, viewing the Arch of Constantine, the Arch of Titus, the Temple of Rome and the Temple of Venus

• Enter the Colosseum, the largest amphitheater of the Roman Empire, and take time to explore on your own

Day 13: Free day in Rome

  Included meals: Breakfast

Spend a full free day in Rome or add excursions.

Optional Excursion - Iconic Sights: Vatican City $99pp* Details

This guided tour takes you inside the world’s smallest state, Vatican City. Upon arrival, you’ll first visit the Vatican Museums, which recently celebrated a 500-year anniversary and hold many of the world’s most important Classical- and Renaissance-era sculptures. Next, visit the Sistine Chapel, where you’ll gaze on what is perhaps Michelangelo’s greatest masterpiece. Finally, you’ll visit the enormous St. Peter’s Basilica, the epicenter of the Roman Catholic faith. The artists whose efforts have contributed to its glory are some of the best Italy has ever known, including Bramante, Peruzzi, Raphael and Michelangelo. Masterpieces await at every turn, from Bernini’s magnificent bronze canopy to Michelangelo’s Pietà. Please note: This excursion is not available on Sundays. Backpacks are not allowed in the Vatican and a dress code of no shorts or sleeveless shirts is enforced.

Must be booked 70 days before departure

Optional Excursion - Dinner with Tenors $79pp* Details

End your day with an elegant four-course dinner at one of our favorite Roman restaurants. While you dine, you’ll be treated to some of opera’s best-loved arias…and you might even join the singers on stage. Don’t miss this lighthearted evening of food and fun! Please note: This excursion is seasonal and runs from February through November.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $89)

Day 14: Departure

  Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Let us handle the details

Expert Tour Director

      Local       cuisine

Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

Your tour includes

  • 10 nights in handpicked hotels

  • Breakfast daily, 4 three-course dinners with beer or wine

  • Multilingual Tour Director

  • Private deluxe motor coach

  • Guided sightseeing and select entrance fees

Map of Spain, France, and Italy

Overnight Flight 1 night

Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Barcelona today.

Barcelona 3 nights Hotel info

Day 2: Arrival in Barcelona

  Included meals: Dinner

Welcome to Spain! Meet your fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Barcelona

  Included meals: Breakfast

Discover why Barcelona is touted for its unparalleled architectural landmarks, many of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites.

• Step inside La Sagrada Família, Gaudí’s famous masterwork-in-progress

• Drive along Passeig de Gràcia, past Gaudí’s “House of Bones”

• Visit Montjuïc, site of the 1992 Olympic Games, and Mirador de l’Alcalde Park

• Pass Plaça d’Espanya and the soaring monument to Christopher Columbus

Enjoy a free afternoon or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Park Güell & La Pedrera $85pp* Details

Discover the magnificent works of Antoni Gaudí, the famed Spanish architect known for his bold, distinct designs. Take a guided tour of Casa Milà, popularly known as La Pedrera, built by Gaudí between 1905 and 1910. Everything about the building is visually unique, from the wave-like stone structure and grandly designed roof to the apartment that reflects the style of the 20th- century bourgeoisie. Next, you’ll head to Park Güell, also designed by Gaudí. Your guide will lead you through the park, which contains stunning buildings, intricate stonework and colorful mosaics. At the top of the park, marvel at the brilliant views of Barcelona.

Must be booked 20 days before departure

Day 4: Free day in Barcelona

  Included meals: Breakfast

Spend a full free day in Barcelona or add excursions.

Optional Excursion - Montserrat $69pp* Details

Journey to the ninth-century Monastery of Montserrat, which inspired the composer Richard Wagner as he wrote Parsifal. Ride a high-flying cable car up the mountain and enjoy magnificent views of the Llobregat River Valley and—if skies are clear—the Pyrenees. A local guide leads the way to the secluded Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, where you may have a chance to see La Moreneta, Catalonia’s miraculous and beloved statue of the Black Virgin of Montserrat. Take some time to explore the monastery before descending the mountain by bus and driving back to Barcelona. Please note: Due to the ever-changing schedule of church activities, a viewing of the Black Virgin of Montserrat statue cannot be guaranteed.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $79)

Optional Excursion - Flamenco Dinner Show $115pp* Details

The clapping, the singing, the stamping—experience the dramatic art of flamenco dancing, one of Spain’s most celebrated traditions. Expressive and colorful, this Andalucian style of dance combines guitar playing (toque), song (cante) and rhythmic handclaps (palmas). Dinner will be served before the performance.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $125)

Montpellier 1 night Hotel info

Day 5: Montpellier via Carcassonne

  Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Set off for Montpellier, France today. Stop en route in the fortified city of Carcassonne to tour the medieval fortress settlement, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

French Riviera 2 nights Hotel info

Day 6: The French Riviera via Nîmes

  Included meals: Breakfast

Make your way to Nice and the French Riviera by way of Nîmes, where a local guide shows you around the city. 

• See remarkably preserved Roman buildings, including the Maison Carrée

• Visit the Arena of Nîmes, built around A.D. 100 and seen in the film Gladiator

• Walk along the Pont du Gard, a UNESCO-listed Roman aqueduct

Day 7: Cape Ferrat & Nice

  Included meals: Breakfast

Set out to explore the French Riviera today.

• Enjoy views of the Mediterranean Sea from the cliffs of Cape Ferrat

• Tour the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild and its gardens 

• Stop to explore Nice’s Old Town on your own before returning to your hotel

Enjoy a free evening on the French Riviera or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Cannes Catamaran Cruise & Dinner $125pp* Details

Spend an evening cruising through Cannes Bay, taking in spectacular sunset views of the Côte d’Azur. Enjoy a Mediterranean dinner with drinks as you pass incredible coastlines and the Lérins Islands. Depending on the season and if conditions allow, you may be able to swim and snorkel in the turquoise waters. Please note: This excursion is seasonal and runs from April through October.

Must be booked 20 days before departure

Italian Riviera 2 nights Hotel info

Day 8: The Italian Riviera via Monaco

  Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Leave France for the Italian Riviera today. Stop en route to explore the tiny principality of Monaco with your Tour Director. 

• Visit Le Rocher, or the Rock of Monaco, to see the cathedral and Old Town

• Stop outside the Prince’s Palace, first built as a fortress in the late 12th century

Day 9: Cinque Terre

  Included meals: Breakfast

Discover Cinque Terre, an idyllic cluster of five villages set on seaside cliffs. 

• Travel by boat along the coast for dramatic cliffside views (Weather permitting; you may travel by train instead of boat)

• Stop for free time to explore the seaside villages of Vernazza and Monterosso  (Please note: Specific Cinque Terre villages visited may vary)

• Admire Liguria region’s varied landscape on a scenic train ride from Monterosso to your hotel in the Santa Margherita Ligure area

Florence 2 nights Hotel info

Day 10: Sightseeing tour of Florence

  Included meals: Breakfast

Set off to Florence, the city at the center of the Renaissance, and meet your local guide. 

• Visit the legendary Florence Cathedral, known as the Duomo

• Pass Giotto’s Campanile, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture

• Walk past Piazza della Repubblica to the medieval Ponte Vecchio

• Stroll along the Arno River and through the courtyard of the Uffizi Gallery to Piazza della Signoria, center of Florentine life

Day 11: Free day in Florence

  Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a free day in Florence or add an excursion.

Later, join your group for a farewell dinner in Florence.

Optional Excursion - San Gimignano: Medieval Sights & Tuscan Flavors $85pp* Details

Travel the beautiful Tuscan countryside to discover the medieval village of San Gimignano. During the Renaissance, the rival Guelph and Ghibelline political factions flexed their muscles by constructing tall towers throughout San Gimignano; fourteen of those towers survive today. Later, visit a local winery for a taste of the area’s wines and a sample of olive oil and balsamic vinegar that you simply won’t find anywhere else. Then, enjoy lasagna during a light lunch.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $95)

Day 12: Departure

  Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or continue on to explore Rome.

Add Rome Starting from $449 pp

Please note: Extension is not available on all departure dates.

Only in Rome can you sip cappuccino at a cafe in front of the Pantheon, buy grapes at a centuries-old market, and have an audience with the pope—all in one morning. For a mix of spectacular art, grand history and vibrant street life, no other city comes close.

Rome 2 nights Hotel info

Day 12: Sightseeing tour of Rome

  Included meals: Breakfast

Travel to Rome this morning, then follow in the footsteps of the ancient Romans with a tour of the Eternal City.

• Pass by Trajan’s Column and Piazza Venezia, the city’s central hub

• Stop at the ruins of the Forum, from which the Caesars ruled their vast empire 

• Soak up over 2,000 years of history in Imperial Rome, viewing the Arch of Constantine, the Arch of Titus, the Temple of Rome and the Temple of Venus

• Enter the Colosseum, the largest amphitheater of the Roman Empire, and take time to explore on your own

Day 13: Free day in Rome

  Included meals: Breakfast

Spend a full free day in Rome or add excursions.

Optional Excursion - Iconic Sights: Vatican City $99pp* Details

This guided tour takes you inside the world’s smallest state, Vatican City. Upon arrival, you’ll first visit the Vatican Museums, which recently celebrated a 500-year anniversary and hold many of the world’s most important Classical- and Renaissance-era sculptures. Next, visit the Sistine Chapel, where you’ll gaze on what is perhaps Michelangelo’s greatest masterpiece. Finally, you’ll visit the enormous St. Peter’s Basilica, the epicenter of the Roman Catholic faith. The artists whose efforts have contributed to its glory are some of the best Italy has ever known, including Bramante, Peruzzi, Raphael and Michelangelo. Masterpieces await at every turn, from Bernini’s magnificent bronze canopy to Michelangelo’s Pietà. Please note: This excursion is not available on Sundays. Backpacks are not allowed in the Vatican and a dress code of no shorts or sleeveless shirts is enforced.

Must be booked 70 days before departure

Optional Excursion - Dinner with Tenors $79pp* Details

End your day with an elegant four-course dinner at one of our favorite Roman restaurants. While you dine, you’ll be treated to some of opera’s best-loved arias…and you might even join the singers on stage. Don’t miss this lighthearted evening of food and fun! Please note: This excursion is seasonal and runs from February through November.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $89)

Day 14: Departure

  Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

How's the weather?

  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Montpellier, France
  • French Riviera, France
  • Genoa, Italy
  • Florence, Italy
Temperature Precipitation
  • JAN
  • FEB
  • MAR
  • APR
  • MAY
  • JUN
  • JUL
  • AUG
  • SEP
  • OCT
  • NOV
  • DEC

Passport & visa requirements

  • This tour visits Spain, France and Italy. In order to enter these countries, U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least six months beyond the date of reentry. 

  • We recommend having at least one blank passport page for entry stamps.

  • There is no visa required for U.S. or Canadian citizens.

  • If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact each country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.

Tour pace

  • You will walk for about 2.5 hours daily across mostly flat terrain, including paved roads and cobblestone streets, with some steep hills.

  • Travelers should be healthy enough to participate in all included walks without assistance. Adding optional excursions may increase the total amount of walking on your tour.

  • You should feel comfortable managing your own baggage at times, as well as getting in and out of trains and boats.

  • If you have any mobility concerns or physical restrictions, please contact our Customer Experience Team.

Transportation & arrival information

  • Round-trip flights booked through Go Ahead arrive in Barcelona and depart from Florence (or Rome on the tour  extension). A Go Ahead representative will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Please remain in the arrival lounge, as the representative might be escorting one of your fellow travelers to the bus at the time of your arrival. 

  • Transfers to and from the airport at your destination are included for travelers who have purchased their flights through Go Ahead. Travelers who purchase their own flights may request airport transfers with Go Ahead for an additional cost.

  • All other included transportation on this tour is by private motor coach. 

Baggage allowance

  • Airlines have varying weight restrictions on baggage. Some airlines may impose additional charges if you check any baggage; be advised that you are responsible for any such costs. 

  • Contact your airline for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flight, but please note that Go Ahead travelers are restricted to one checked bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights. 

  • One carry-on bag of 45 total inches (length + width + height) is also permitted.

  • Make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication and documents in your carry-on bag. 

Clothing & packing tips

  • We recommend packing lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that can be easily layered to accommodate varying temperatures, as well as a light jacket or rainwear.

  • A sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers is recommended for sightseeing.

  • You may want to pack dressier attire if you plan to visit a high-end restaurant or attend a special performance.

  • It is preferable not to visit churches or other religious sites with bare legs and shoulders (and entrance may be denied on this basis).

Health

  • There are no major health risks associated with traveling to any of the countries on this tour. 

  • At least 60 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider for the latest updates and entry requirements, or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov.

  • If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour as well as any possible delays encountered.

  • If you have dietary restrictions and/or food allergies please notify Go Ahead at least 30 days prior to departure by logging in to My Account and updating your traveler info. To update this information closer to your departure date, please call our Customer Experience Team.

Cuisine

  • In Spain, breakfast like a local with just a pastry and coffee. Then, tuck into a three-course lunch featuring a Spanish staple like savory seafood paella or grilled meat and fried potatoes. Dinner is less hearty than lunch and is served late, between 9pm and midnight. Snack on small plates called tapas any time of day.

  • For a picnic with French flair, stop at a small grocery store for cheeses, pâtés, cured meats, fresh-baked bread and fruit. In the cities, sidewalk vendors are known for their steaming crepes, while mouthwatering pastries and hot café au lait beckon from cafes. In restaurants, the prix fixe option is a popular way to enjoy a set three- or four-course menu for a good price.

  • On the Italian Riviera, a taste of the region's famous basil pesto is a must. Luscious seafood dishes are popular along the shore, but true Ligurians favor simple, traditional recipes like minestrone soup and farinata, an unleavened chickpea pancake. 

Electricity & air conditioning

  • Spain and France operate on the European standard 220-240 volts and use Types C, E or F plugs with two small, round pins. 

  • Italy operates on the European standard 220-240 volts and use Types C, F or L plugs with two or three small, round pins.

  • We recommend packing a universal adapter, as well as a voltage converter if you plan on using your own hairdryer or other device without a built-in converter.  

  • The strength of the air conditioning in European hotels is often not as strong or as cool as what you might be used to in the U.S. or Canada. When air conditioning is available, it is usually regulated seasonally and controlled centrally by the hotel. 

  • Your hotels may provide hairdryers, irons and other small appliances. However, these amenities cannot be guaranteed.

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi is available in most hotels, though some charges may apply.

  • There is no Wi-Fi on any of the motor coaches. 

  • Please contact your mobile service provider for information on roaming charges.

Time zones

  • Spain, France and Italy are one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and six hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST).   

  • When it’s noon in New York, it’s 6pm on tour.

Currency

  • You will use the euro on this tour. 

  • Better rates of exchange are usually available overseas, although it’s worth ordering some currency from your local bank to use when you first arrive. 

  • We strongly advise that you take debit/bank cards and credit cards, which can be used to withdraw cash at local banks as needed. 

  • You can use most debit/credit cards at ATMs on the international networks Cirrus and Plus, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees. 

  • Inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans so that they won’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges.

  • International banks and businesses primarily accept debit and credit cards that work with the EMV chip system. If you do not already have at least one debit or credit card with a chip in it, we strongly recommend requesting one from your bank prior to your tour.

Tipping

  • At the conclusion of your tour, it’s customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity in local currency. Please keep current exchange rates in mind.

  • We recommend tipping the equivalent of $7USD/CAD to $10USD/CAD per person per day for your Tour Director and the equivalent of $3USD/CAD per person per day for your driver.

  • If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD/CAD per local guide. 

  • Tips can only be paid in cash. 

Purchasing excursions on tour

  • Most optional excursions will be available for purchase while you are on your tour. 

  • Your Tour Director will only accept cash (in USD only), Visa or MasterCard as payment for optional excursions. 

  • Please be advised that if you pay for an excursion by credit card while on tour, it may take up to three months for your card to be charged. 

  • Some optional excursions may only be purchased in advance. See page four of your tour itinerary for more information.

Museums in Florence

  • If you are interested in visiting any of Florence's many museums during your free time, we recommend that you make reservations in advance. See uffizi.org for the Uffizi Gallery or accademia.org for the Accademia Gallery. Please note that the museums are closed on Mondays.

How's the weather?

  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Montpellier, France
  • French Riviera, France
  • Genoa, Italy
  • Florence, Italy
Temperature Precipitation
  • JAN
  • FEB
  • MAR
  • APR
  • MAY
  • JUN
  • JUL
  • AUG
  • SEP
  • OCT
  • NOV
  • DEC

Passport & visa requirements

  • This tour visits Spain, France and Italy. In order to enter these countries, U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least six months beyond the date of reentry. 
  • We recommend having at least one blank passport page for entry stamps.
  • There is no visa required for U.S. or Canadian citizens.
  • If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact each country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.

Tour pace

  • You will walk for about 2.5 hours daily across mostly flat terrain, including paved roads and cobblestone streets, with some steep hills.
  • Travelers should be healthy enough to participate in all included walks without assistance. Adding optional excursions may increase the total amount of walking on your tour.
  • You should feel comfortable managing your own baggage at times, as well as getting in and out of trains and boats.
  • If you have any mobility concerns or physical restrictions, please contact our Customer Experience Team.

Transportation & arrival information

  • Round-trip flights booked through Go Ahead arrive in Barcelona and depart from Florence (or Rome on the tour  extension). A Go Ahead representative will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Please remain in the arrival lounge, as the representative might be escorting one of your fellow travelers to the bus at the time of your arrival. 
  • Transfers to and from the airport at your destination are included for travelers who have purchased their flights through Go Ahead. Travelers who purchase their own flights may request airport transfers with Go Ahead for an additional cost.
  • All other included transportation on this tour is by private motor coach. 

Baggage allowance

  • Airlines have varying weight restrictions on baggage. Some airlines may impose additional charges if you check any baggage; be advised that you are responsible for any such costs. 
  • Contact your airline for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flight, but please note that Go Ahead travelers are restricted to one checked bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights. 
  • One carry-on bag of 45 total inches (length + width + height) is also permitted.
  • Make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication and documents in your carry-on bag. 

Clothing & packing tips

  • We recommend packing lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that can be easily layered to accommodate varying temperatures, as well as a light jacket or rainwear.
  • A sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers is recommended for sightseeing.
  • You may want to pack dressier attire if you plan to visit a high-end restaurant or attend a special performance.
  • It is preferable not to visit churches or other religious sites with bare legs and shoulders (and entrance may be denied on this basis).

Health

  • There are no major health risks associated with traveling to any of the countries on this tour. 
  • At least 60 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider for the latest updates and entry requirements, or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov.
  • If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour as well as any possible delays encountered.
  • If you have dietary restrictions and/or food allergies please notify Go Ahead at least 30 days prior to departure by logging in to My Account and updating your traveler info. To update this information closer to your departure date, please call our Customer Experience Team.

Cuisine

  • In Spain, breakfast like a local with just a pastry and coffee. Then, tuck into a three-course lunch featuring a Spanish staple like savory seafood paella or grilled meat and fried potatoes. Dinner is less hearty than lunch and is served late, between 9pm and midnight. Snack on small plates called tapas any time of day.
  • For a picnic with French flair, stop at a small grocery store for cheeses, pâtés, cured meats, fresh-baked bread and fruit. In the cities, sidewalk vendors are known for their steaming crepes, while mouthwatering pastries and hot café au lait beckon from cafes. In restaurants, the prix fixe option is a popular way to enjoy a set three- or four-course menu for a good price.
  • On the Italian Riviera, a taste of the region's famous basil pesto is a must. Luscious seafood dishes are popular along the shore, but true Ligurians favor simple, traditional recipes like minestrone soup and farinata, an unleavened chickpea pancake. 

Electricity & air conditioning

  • Spain and France operate on the European standard 220-240 volts and use Types C, E or F plugs with two small, round pins. 
  • Italy operates on the European standard 220-240 volts and use Types C, F or L plugs with two or three small, round pins.
  • We recommend packing a universal adapter, as well as a voltage converter if you plan on using your own hairdryer or other device without a built-in converter.  
  • The strength of the air conditioning in European hotels is often not as strong or as cool as what you might be used to in the U.S. or Canada. When air conditioning is available, it is usually regulated seasonally and controlled centrally by the hotel. 
  • Your hotels may provide hairdryers, irons and other small appliances. However, these amenities cannot be guaranteed.

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi is available in most hotels, though some charges may apply.
  • There is no Wi-Fi on any of the motor coaches. 
  • Please contact your mobile service provider for information on roaming charges.

Time zones

  • Spain, France and Italy are one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and six hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST).   
  • When it’s noon in New York, it’s 6pm on tour.

Currency

  • You will use the euro on this tour. 
  • Better rates of exchange are usually available overseas, although it’s worth ordering some currency from your local bank to use when you first arrive. 
  • We strongly advise that you take debit/bank cards and credit cards, which can be used to withdraw cash at local banks as needed. 
  • You can use most debit/credit cards at ATMs on the international networks Cirrus and Plus, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees. 
  • Inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans so that they won’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges.
  • International banks and businesses primarily accept debit and credit cards that work with the EMV chip system. If you do not already have at least one debit or credit card with a chip in it, we strongly recommend requesting one from your bank prior to your tour.

Tipping

  • At the conclusion of your tour, it’s customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity in local currency. Please keep current exchange rates in mind.
  • We recommend tipping the equivalent of $7USD/CAD to $10USD/CAD per person per day for your Tour Director and the equivalent of $3USD/CAD per person per day for your driver.
  • If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD/CAD per local guide. 
  • Tips can only be paid in cash. 

Purchasing excursions on tour

  • Most optional excursions will be available for purchase while you are on your tour. 
  • Your Tour Director will only accept cash (in USD only), Visa or MasterCard as payment for optional excursions. 
  • Please be advised that if you pay for an excursion by credit card while on tour, it may take up to three months for your card to be charged. 
  • Some optional excursions may only be purchased in advance. See page four of your tour itinerary for more information.

Museums in Florence

  • If you are interested in visiting any of Florence's many museums during your free time, we recommend that you make reservations in advance. See uffizi.org for the Uffizi Gallery or accademia.org for the Accademia Gallery. Please note that the museums are closed on Mondays.

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5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 11/2/2016

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: FL

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Fantastic Trip!

This turned out to be the best vacation ever! It was totally different from our first GoAhead trip. And, we really liked that trip. This one was so much more fun and enlightening. The entire group felt comfortable with each other and everyone knew your name. The tour director, Marcellus, shared so much history and culture with us, but, in a way that made you want to learn more. He was so inclusive and caring with all of us that it made us want to be around him, especially when he sang!! The way Marcellus made us feel so relaxed with each other also added a little something extra to my experience. We also saw parts of Florence and Rome we didn't see the first time around. It made us love Italy even more than we already did. I think we have our next trip picked out, but, we'll wait to see if Marcellus will be our Tour Director! What a trip! Excellent! Thank you GoAhead!'

 

Hi Susan! We’re delighted that you feel this was the best vacation ever! It sounds like your wonderful group dynamic contributed to your enjoyment of the tour, and we’re glad to hear it. Forming friendships with other curious travelers is one of the things we love about group travel! We’re glad your Tour Director’s historical and cultural insights gave you new perspectives on the region. We’re also glad his singing provided entertainment for your group! We will be sure to share your feedback with his supervisor. We’re thrilled that your experiences on this tour deepened your love for Italy, and we thank you for letting us know! We can’t wait to welcome you on tour again.

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | November 28, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 10/19/2016

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: ON

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

excellent tour

This tour exceeded my expectations. The itinerary was excellent but busy as I chose all but one additional excursion. Our main tour guide, Enrico, was knowledgeable, humorous, patient and personable. He provided us with a lot of extra information pertinent to the locale. All the local guides were also informative and could answer all questions put to them. Hotels and breakfasts were excellent. Restaurants that began and ended the tour could be impoved.

 

Hi Mary! We’re thrilled that this tour exceeded your expectations! It sounds like everything went off without a hitch, and we’re glad to hear it. We appreciate your feedback on your Tour Director and local guides, and we will be sure to let them know what a great job they did. We regret that you feel some of the included meals need improvement, and we will pass this information along to our Operations team for evaluation. Thank you for sharing your experience, Mary. We hope you will travel with us again!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | November 23, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 10/19/2016

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: ON

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

My European Adventure

Thank you to Go Ahead Tours and Enrico for a fabulous trip. People have asked me what my favourite place was, and I can't pick one. Everything was great, the main trip, the excursions, the local guides and bus drivers, and most of all, our Tour Director, Enrico. He definitely helped make the trip and amazing experience. I have already recommended "Go Ahead Tours" to my friends.

 

Hi Shirley! Thank you for your wonderful review. We’re so glad that everything went off without a hitch! It sounds like your Tour Director's efforts delivered a smooth and seamless journey, and we will be sure to share your feedback with him. Thank you for recommending this tour. We hope to see you on the road again soon.

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | November 23, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 10/12/2016

Number of Past Tours: 3

From: MA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Beautiful!

This was a wonderful tour. The Mediterranean is always a great time. Great food, Great cities and villages. Great accommodations. We had plenty of time to discover our surroundings. Our tour guide met all our individual wishes aside from the scheduled events. We did all the excursions. The wine tasting in Tuscany was the best! We really enjoyed the Medieval villages and castles. Salut!

 

Hi Judith! We’re delighted that you enjoyed your tour of Barcelona, Southern France & the Italian Riviera. You certainly chose an amazing part of the world to visit! We’re glad you took advantage of the optionals, and we’re also happy to hear that your Tour Director offered additional unique experiences along the way. Thank you for your review. We hope to welcome you on tour again!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | November 16, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 10/6/2016

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: MA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Nice memories to take home

The tour was very fast paced. The places we visited were beautiful. There were a few hotels I had issues with but other than that the trip is so worth taking. This was my first time to Europe and the tour director was wonderful, he was helpful, courteous and amazing, especially dealing with our tiny group of rowdy Americans. This was a great trip!

 

Hi Joely! We’re glad you enjoyed the various sites and destinations included in this tour. We’re also happy to learn that you found your Tour Director to be helpful and enjoyable along the way. We regret that some of the hotels did not meet your expectations, and we will be sure to communicate this to our Operations team for evaluation. We take customer feedback very seriously, and we thank you for letting us know how you feel. Again, we’re delighted you had a great time on your first trip to Europe, and we thank you for choosing Go Ahead. We hope to welcome you on a second tour soon!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | November 28, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 9/28/2016

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: VA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Barcelona, Southern France and the Italian Riviera

This was my 13th trip leading a group with EF /Go Ahead Tours. This trip simply put was perfect. The itinerary, hotels, transportation and tour guide were all exceptional. The staff in Boston could not have been more supportive. If you have never been to Europe or you have been many times,this experience must be put at the top of your list for future travels. Enough said- go!

 

Hi Mike! First of all, thank you so much for choosing to lead trips with Go Ahead. You are a valuable member of our Groups Community! We’re thrilled that you would describe this tour as ‘perfect.’ That’s incredible to hear! Our team works very hard to ensure that everything goes off without a hitch, so we will be sure to share your feedback with them. We agree that this tour should be on everyone’s travel bucket list! Thank you for sharing your experience. We look forward to your next tour in 2017!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | November 28, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 9/28/2016

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: ME

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Great Family trip

We thoroughly enjoyed this once-in-a-lifetime trip with our family. This was our (hubby and I) second trip with Go Ahead but our first with our family with us. We enjoyed our group of 22 and shared many laughs together. The itinerary is a busy one but gives you the opportunity to experience a slice of life in each of the three beautiful countries we visited. Our tour director Frank was fantastic. He was extremely knowledgeable and well versed in the languages of the regions. He gave us pointers on simple phrases we should know, local customs, and things to do during our free days. We did a lot of walking with the group and on our own which helped offset all of the fantastic food and wine we consumed! We had incredible weather thru the whole time with only one half day of showers in Florence. Hotels were good and located within walking distance to city centers, transportation was timely and efficient. We only chose to do one optional excursion as we wanted some free time to explore on our own. We did the Catamaran Dinner Cruise in Cannes and although the evening was lovely and the crew did a great job, I wished that we had left the dock earlier so that we could have seen more of the scenery. We didn't leave until 7:15 pm and the sun had already begun to set. Maybe some time adjustment for the time of year/daylight hours would be beneficial so that we could cruise more rather than anchoring in the dark for the majority of the trip. Again, this is a very busy itinerary but if you wish to see some incredible sights without the hassle of trying to plan it all on your own - it's the only way to go! We made beautiful family memories, met some terrific people and saw the most amazing sights.

 

Hi Jennifer! We’re happy that you were able to enjoy this tour with your family. How special! From your expert Tour Director to the renowned cuisine, it sounds like you and your family enjoyed every aspect of your trip. We appreciate your feedback on the Catamaran Dinner Cruise in Cannes and we will be sure to communicate it to our partners who run this excursion. We thank you for recommending this tour, and we’re so glad you made wonderful memories with your family. We hope to welcome you all on tour again!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | October 31, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 9/14/2016

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: IL

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

A Dream Come True

Thank you Go Ahead Tours for a wonderful vacation!!! " Annamaria" our tour director made it all come together with her exceptional knowledge and expertise. She made it a trip of a lifetime!!!! We will be back!!!

 

Hi Denise! Thank you for traveling with Go Ahead! We're so glad your Tour Director enhanced your experience with her knowledge and expertise. We can't wait to welcome you back on tour!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | October 05, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 9/14/2016

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: FL

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

THE BEST TOUR EVER!!!

I am writing this review on behalf of myself and my brother. We both took this amazing and unforgettable trip. The moment with left Miami, Florida, our airline, Lufthansa was absolutely incredible. The attention, the service, the flight itself. We arrived in Frankfurt and then flew on Lufthansa also to Barcelona, our first city, and it was a great flight. The tour was unbelievable. The arrangements, the information we were provided on a daily basis, the suggestions we were provided to tour each city, the hotels, food and best of all our amazing tour Director, Ana Maria and our fellow travelers. I want to express my gratitude to our tour Director Ana Maria, who was an amazing human being, so caring, so helpful, well informed, very knowledgeable in History, geography, art.. you name it. She was on top of our needs and gave us tons of suggestions on things to do, places to visit during our day off in each city. Each and everyone made this trip so enjoyable, it was worth every second of it. As we advanced on the tour, the cities were more beautiful and more interesting. We ended up in San Gimignano with a wine tasting that was such an experience. We definitely recommend this tour and we were extremely happy with everything. We are already planning our next trip with Go Ahead tours. Great Job!!!!

 

Hi Ana! We’re thrilled that this is a trip you will never forget. You certainly chose an incredible part of the world to explore and experience. We’re so glad the tour went off without a hitch, and it sounds like your Tour Director had a lot to do with that. We’re happy that her attentiveness and regional expertise enhanced your experience, and we will be sure to let her know. The San Gimignano wine tasting is definitely an incredible experience, and we’re delighted that you did it. Thank you for recommending this tour, and we look forward to your next one!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | October 20, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 9/14/2016

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: OR

Tour Director: 4 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Trip of a Lifetime

I have loved all of my GoAhead tours, but this tour was my favorite! Everything was so well-organized and worth our time. Our travel accommodations were comfortable. The optional excursions were so worth the extra money. I wish the European hotels could all figure out how to build the perfect shower enclosure. It always gave us a good laugh. The breakfast buffets in every hotel were fantastic. You could eat enough that a light lunch on our own was all we needed.

 

Hi Linda! We're thrilled to learn that this was your favorite Go Ahead tour yet. We appreciate your feedback on the itinerary and our services, and we hope to welcome you on tour again soon!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | November 07, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 9/8/2016

Number of Past Tours: 3

From: MI

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Barcelona to Roma

We really enjoyed our trip to Spain, France, Monaco and Italy. The hotels were very nice, clean and beautifully decorated. The rooms sizes varied, but the amenities were first rate. Our tour director was very helpful and did a great job getting us where we needed to go. We enjoyed our free time in each of the places we visited. Another excellent experience, we recommend Go Ahead to all of our friends.

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Hi Mark! We’re thrilled that this was another excellent Go Ahead experience for you! Thank you so much for recommending Go Ahead to all of your friends. We greatly appreciate that. We also appreciate your wonderful feedback. We look forward to welcoming you on your next tour!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | November 14, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 9/7/2016

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: FL

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Awesome tour!

This is our second tour with Go Ahead  And we enjoyed like it's our first. Everything was so professional and well planned. Our tour director Giuseppe was well prepared, very kind and professional . He knows really well how to do his job. We love it so much that we already booked our 3rd tour with Go ahead!

 

Hi Maria! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your second tour so much that you already booked your third! Wow! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. See you soon!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | October 10, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 9/7/2016

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: FL

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Freaking awesome!!!!

Me and my wife just love. Already reserved for next year. You guys Rock!!!!!!

 

Hi Edwin! You guys rock, too! Can't wait to welcome you on tour next year.

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | October 10, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 9/7/2016

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: MT

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Barcelona, South of France and Italy

This tour couldn't have been better. We enjoyed every bit of it! The hotels were all very nice, the food was wonderful, the bus drivers were great and our tour director was excellent!!!!!! What a great experience! We will definitely do another Go Ahead Tour!

 

Hi Mary! Thank you for the wonderful review. We can't wait to welcome you on tour again!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | October 10, 2016

4 / 5

4 / 5

Tour Date: 9/4/2016

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: IN

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

Family trip

This tour was amazing in so many ways, the tour guide Bojan was THE BEST, the itinerary great, the meals wonderful ...the staff was also very professional when planning the trip. I felt we were safe and taken good care of throughout the trip. The local tour guides were all very good and I felt we got to see the best of all of the locations and really learn so much. My big complaint is the rooms. I found out later in the trip that most of the others had bigger and better rooms. We were almost always on a different floor. I'm not sure why but I complained several times. As we planned the trip I said I would be with my two adult children (male and female) and was their family accommodations. I was assured that there were and if for some reason they couldn't accommodate they would provide two small rooms. We had 3 single beds in most of the rooms with no place to put our belongings, walk (trip over suitcases on floor since no desks, closets..) and some of the bathrooms provided NO privacy!! AC didn't work in some which I understand is common there, but one even dripped water all over the floor from the ceiling. That made the trip stressful many times. The other complaint I have is the airport used. I will never go through JFK again no matter where I travel. I just think the company should know this is the worst airport I have ever been in, and I have been in a lot. We also actually got taken to the wrong terminal in Rome and had some panic moments trying to find where we needed to be. To sum in up, I would still use your service again and recommend to others, but those issues made the trip not near as pleasant as it should have been.

 

Dear Christine, We’re delighted to learn that you felt many aspects of your tour were wonderful, such as your Tour Director, the itinerary, the meals, and our Customer Service staff. We will be sure to share all this information with our team internally. We regret, however, that the hotels did not meet your expectations. Hotel standards in Europe are, in fact, quite different than the standards we have in North America, for example. The rooms are generally smaller, due to limited space as well as strict building and renovation restrictions. Also, the amenities may vary. For example, in some hotels you will find closets and in others this is not the case. As you also pointed out, air conditioning availability varies throughout Europe – for some hotels it is standard year round and for others it is only allowed to run during the hottest seasons of the year. Regarding the water leak, this is certainly unacceptable, and we apologize that this happened. We will be sure to communicate this to our Operations team, who will reach out to your hotel to let them know. In terms of JFK, we regret that your experience there did not meet your expectations. Air travel is typically not the most pleasant part of travel, and we understand that JFK is a very busy hub. This routing was chosen because it was the best option we could have offered you within our airline contracts. Avoiding large airport hubs is often difficult to do, much more expensive, or requires multiple legs, making it a considerably longer journey. In terms of being taken to the incorrect terminal in Rome, we are sorry that happened, and we will definitely take this up with the transfer service we utilize in Rome. Overall, we’re glad you enjoyed your time in Western Europe, and we are thrilled that you would travel with us again and recommend Go Ahead to others. Let us know when you’re ready to plan your next one!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | September 29, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 7/13/2016

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: TX

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

French Riviera

Had a great trip!

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 6/29/2016

Number of Past Tours: 5

From: AZ

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Breathtaking Trip

Our tour was truly breathtaking. We were able to experience four beautiful countries along the Mediterranean Sea. Each was unique and spectacular in its own way. In Spain we loved visiting La Sagrada Familia and hearing about its future completion date. In France we enjoyed being right on the coastline with spectacular beach front accommodations. Monaco was jaw dropping. We caught the changing of the guard at the Royal Palace, which was great fun. Italy was magical, especially our visits to Cinque Terre, Florence and Rome. Living history!

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Hi Judith! We’re thrilled that you enjoyed your trip. There’s so much to love about each destination on this tour, such as La Sagrada Familia in Spain and the beautiful coastline of Southern France. How wonderful that you caught the changing of the guard at the palace in Monaco! Thank you for sharing some magical moments from your tour, and we hope to welcome you on tour again!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | August 11, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 6/16/2016

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: NC

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Best Tour Director & Great Tour

Pascal was well informed and went out of his way to lead our group in such a way that we were completely immersed in the culture of all the regions we traveled. This is a very busy tour filled with history along with vistas that take your breath away. The catamaran cruise from Cannes and wine tasting in Tuscany are not to be missed. Then again, Montserrat was amazingly beautiful as well. We heard the boys choir there, ate cheese & drank wine the monks had made there. The Cinque Terra is amazingly beautiful as well. All of the food we had was delicious. Being in the coast seafood was always fresh and well prepared. This was a trip filled with culture, beauty, and history covering three countries. Having a tour director like Pascal that truly cared about the good of his travel group made this trip even better!

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Hi Cheryl! We’re so glad your Tour Director helped you to immerse in the culture of the regions you visited. We will be sure to share your feedback with his supervisor. It sounds like you had some unique and incredible experiences on tour, such as the wine tasting in Tuscany. We’re so glad you enjoyed them all. We agree that Cinque Terra is stunning, and we’re pleased to learn that you enjoyed all of the food. Thank you for your valuable feedback, and we hope to welcome you on tour again!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | July 13, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 6/15/2016

Number of Past Tours: 3

From: WA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Barcelona, southern France and the Italyy Rivera

It was an awesome trip, all the place, beautiful, alot of driving, but was to be expected with everywhere we went and all the people were

 

Hello! We’re thrilled to know that you had an awesome time on tour. Thank you for your review! We can’t wait to see where you’ll go next.

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | November 23, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 6/13/2016

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: MA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

A great tour in every way!

My wife and I had a wonderful time on this tour. Every aspect of the trip was well-planned and efficiently carried out. Our tour director, Francesco, was delightful and very responsible. The only minor problem was the break-down of air conditioning in one hotel, but they quickly provided fans. We recommend Go Ahead very highly!

 

Hi Murray! It's great to know you feel that every aspect of this tour was well-planned. We also appreciate your feedback regarding your Tour Director and will be sure to share it with his supervisor. We're glad to hear that your hotel quickly remedied your problem with the air conditioner by providing fans. Thank you for your recommendation, and we hope you will travel with us again soon!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | July 20, 2016

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