Day 8 – Nice

Friday 16th September

The title of this post is a bit deceptive – really what this day was a long drive from Barcelona back into France and to Nice. It was one of our longest drives, about 10 hours all up (including our stops). We had an early start – 7am breakfast and then an 8am departure. This morning we also welcomed new people on to the tour – people who were doing the Mediterranean Quest and Quest to London. We also said goodbye to those who only did the Western Quest which finished in Barcelona.

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Day 9 – Nice & Monaco

Saturday 17th September

Today was our full free day in Nice before heading to Monaco later in the day. It was a beautiful day as well – our hostel (while it was pretty rubbish) it was in a perfect location right in the centre of Nice, with everything within walking distance.

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Day 10 – Cinque Terre

Sunday 18th September

This morning we had a 9am departure and I was very excited because not only would we be going to the country I was most looking forward to, today we would be visiting a place that has been on my bucket list for years – Cinque Terre (and now I even now how to pronounce it properly – kind of like Chinkwa Terra).

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Day 12 – Florence to Sorrento

Tuesday 20th September

Today was a long driving day – departing at 9am for Sorrento from our hotel in Florence. The drive would take about 8 hours with a few short stops at service stations along the way.

The drive to Sorrento was really beautiful- we drove along the coast and the views were stunning!

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Day 13 – Isle of Capri

Wednesday 21st September

We had an early start this morning – 7.45am we left the hostel for our ferry to Capri. Our Contiki coach couldn’t fit down the streets to the ferry, so we had to jump on a shuttle coach to take us.

The shuttle coach dropped us off and then we had to walk a little bit further to the port – while walking, the sky opened up and it started raining (noo!). We got on the ferry for the journey to the Isle of Capri – it took about 20 minutes, so not too long.

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Day 14 – Pompeii & Rome

Thursday 22nd September

Today we were heading from Sorrento to Rome – one of the cities that most people on tour were most excited to see. On the way, we would be stopping at Pompeii. I was really looking forward to Pompeii – it had been on my bucket list for years, ever since I did a school project on Pompeii when I was younger.

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