Spain and Italy by Train and Ship

14 Days

Embark on an incredible journey through the captivating countries of Spain and Italy, where you’ll have the opportunity to explore both by land and sea. Get ready to immerse yourself in the rich culture and beauty of these remarkable destinations.

Our adventure begins in the lively city of Madrid, where you’ll be greeted by a vibrant atmosphere that will surely captivate your senses. Take the time to discover the city’s iconic landmarks, such as the majestic Royal Palace, and indulge in the local cuisine that will tantalize your taste buds.

Next, we’ll make our way to the enchanting city of Seville, known for its lively spirit and fascinating history. Explore the magnificent Alcazar, a stunning palace with intricate architecture and beautiful gardens. And don’t forget to dive into the world of flamenco, where you can witness the passionate dance and music that is deeply rooted in Spanish culture.

Our journey then takes us to the vibrant city of Barcelona, famous for its unique and awe-inspiring architecture. Marvel at the masterpieces of Antoni Gaudí, including the renowned Sagrada Familia. And while you’re there, be sure to indulge in the delicious culinary delights that Barcelona has to offer.

From Barcelona, we’ll venture to the eternal city of Rome, where ancient wonders await your discovery. Walk in the footsteps of the Romans as you explore iconic landmarks such as the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Pantheon. Feel the history come alive as you wander through the cobblestone streets and soak in the vibrant atmosphere of this timeless city.

Continuing our journey, we’ll arrive in the artistic haven of Florence. Immerse yourself in the world of Renaissance art as you visit world-famous museums like the Uffizi Gallery and admire masterpieces by Michelangelo and Botticelli. Stroll along the picturesque streets, and let yourself be enchanted by the charm and beauty that Florence has to offer.

Finally, we’ll conclude our adventure in the magical city of Venice, where you’ll experience the unique charm of its intricate canals and iconic squares. Take a leisurely gondola ride through the waterways, explore the historic landmarks such as St. Mark’s Square and the Doge’s Palace, and get lost in the enchanting alleyways of this romantic city.

What makes this itinerary truly special is the inclusion of an overnight ferry journey between Spain and Italy. As you sail across the Mediterranean, you’ll be treated to breathtaking sea views, reminiscent of a luxurious cruise. This also gives you the freedom to personalize your itinerary, allowing you to explore the cities at your own pace while enjoying comfortable accommodations in hotels each night.

Get ready for an unforgettable adventure as we embark on this incredible journey through Spain and Italy. Let the beauty, culture, and history of these remarkable destinations leave a lasting impression as you create memories that will stay with you forever.


Embark on a captivating journey through Spain and Italy by land and sea. Start in Madrid, explore its vibrant atmosphere and visit landmarks like the Royal Palace. Continue to Seville, discover the Alcazar and immerse yourself in flamenco culture. Travel to Barcelona, known for unique architecture and culinary delights. Experience ancient wonders in Rome and artistic treasures in Florence. Conclude your adventure in Venice, exploring canals and squares. The itinerary includes an overnight ferry between Spain and Italy, offering sea views and flexibility to explore cities at your own pace with comfortable hotels.

Trip Highlights

  • Experience the best of Spain and Italy with a scenic train journey through the countryside and a relaxing ferry ride across the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Delve into Italy's captivating history as you explore Venice's Doge's Palace, Florence's renowned galleries, and Rome's iconic Colosseum.
  • Indulge in the flavors of authentic Spanish cuisine on a delectable food tour led by a knowledgeable local guide.
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to Spain's top attractions, including Barcelona's Sagrada Familia, Seville's Alcazar, and Madrid's Royal Palace.


Welcome to Madrid! Check into your hotel and spend two nights exploring the vibrant capital. Visit Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, and the Prado Museum to immerse yourself in the city’s rich culture and atmosphere. (Overnight in Madrid)

Day 2 :

Explore the highlights of Madrid on a city tour, discovering architectural wonders and historic sites. Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Royal Palace, marvel at its opulent interiors, and experience the beauty of Retiro Park. Immerse yourself in the dynamic energy of Madrid. (Overnight in Madrid)

After breakfast, catch a high-speed train from Madrid to Seville. Check into your hotel for a two-night stay and spend the afternoon exploring this captivating city. Discover its flamenco heritage, stunning architecture, and vibrant neighborhoods. Visit the iconic Seville Cathedral and wander through charming streets. (Overnight in Seville)

Day 4 :

Embark on a Seville highlights tour, with skip-the-line access to the Alcazar and Cathedral. Marvel at the intricate Moorish architecture of the Alcazar and explore the grandeur of the cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Immerse yourself in Seville’s rich history and culture. (Overnight in Seville)

Take a morning train from Seville to Barcelona. Check into your hotel for a two-night stay and spend the afternoon exploring the vibrant city. Stroll along Las Ramblas, admire the unique architecture of Antoni Gaudí, and indulge in Barcelona’s culinary delights.

Day 6 :

Today, embark on a hop-on-hop-off tour of Barcelona to explore the city’s highlights at your own pace. Enjoy skip-the-line access to the iconic Sagrada Familia, marvel at Gaudí’s architectural masterpiece, and explore its awe-inspiring interiors. (Overnight in Barcelona)

Check out of your hotel this morning and store your bags at the front desk. Enjoy a full day of exploration in Barcelona! Treat your taste buds to a delightful local food tour, sampling 6-8 authentic Catalan dishes. Discover the city’s culinary hotspots and learn about its rich gastronomic traditions. In the evening, a private transfer will take you from your hotel to Barcelona Pier, where you’ll board an overnight ferry to Civitavecchia. (Overnight onboard Ferry in a Private Cabin)

Day 8 :

Savor a day of relaxation and mesmerizing Mediterranean views during your ferry journey. Retire to your private cabin and unwind as you sail towards Italy. In the evening, you’ll arrive in Civitavecchia and be greeted by a private transfer to your Rome hotel for a two-night stay. (Overnight in Rome)

Day 9 :

Embark on an Imperial Rome tour, visiting iconic sites like the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Explore the grandeur of ancient Rome, walking in the footsteps of gladiators and emperors. Learn about the captivating history and architecture of these remarkable landmarks. (Overnight in Rome)

Take a train from Rome to Florence, where you’ll check into your hotel for a two-night stay. Explore the birthplace of the Renaissance in the afternoon, wandering charming streets and visiting renowned art galleries like the Uffizi. Admire the beauty of the Ponte Vecchio and Florence Cathedral. (Overnight in Florence)

Day 11 :

Today, embark on a walking tour of Florence, visiting iconic sites like the Accademia Gallery, where you can admire Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the statue of David. Explore the city’s architectural wonders, including the Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio. Immerse yourself in Florence’s artistic legacy and rich cultural heritage. (Overnight in Florence)

The Grand Canal and basilica Santa Maria della Salute on sunrise, Venice, Italy

Board a train from Florence to Venice, the enchanting “Floating City.” Check into your hotel for a two-night stay and spend the afternoon exploring the maze-like canals, picturesque bridges, and narrow streets of Venice. Visit St. Mark’s Square and immerse yourself in the distinctive Venetian atmosphere. (Overnight in Venice)

Day 13 :

Discover the charming corners and picturesque neighborhoods of Venice on a walking tour. Visit the magnificent St. Mark’s Basilica and the historic Doge’s Palace. Immerse yourself in the beauty and romance of this enchanting city, and don’t miss the iconic gondola ride through the famous canals. (Overnight in Venice)

Check out of your hotel after breakfast this morning and continue your journey. If you wish to extend your vacation to another city, simply let us know, and we’ll assist you in making all the necessary arrangements.


Trip Includes

  • Rail travel in standard class throughout
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Madrid
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Seville
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Barcelona
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Rome
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Florence
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Venice
  • Overnight ferry from Barcelona to Civitavecchia
  • Private transfers from Barcelona Hotel to Pier and from Civitavecchia Port to Rome Hotel
  • Sightseeing tour of Madrid including the Royal Palace
  • Sightseeing tour of Seville including the Alcazar and Cathedral
  • Hop-on, Hop-off tour in Barcelona
  • Skip-the-Line tickets for the Sagrada Familia
  • Local food tour in Spain with tastings included
  • Sightseeing tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum
  • Walking tour of Florence with the Academia and Uffizi Galleries
  • Sightseeing tour of Venice

Does not include

  • Personal expenses
  • International flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tipping to guide, driver etc.
  • Any extras not mentioned.


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Trip Info

  • Price is subject to change
  • Assistive devices on request
  • Can be modified for sight impairment
  • Free & Easy
  • 5-star
  • Transportation not included
  • Small Groups or individuals
  • Low Level