Vacation in Rome and Barcelona
You can see two of Europe’s most energetic cities on this 7-day vacation from go-today. You’ll have the whole time to explore on your own. This vacation includes:
- Round-trip airfare from New York
- 3 nights of standard accommodations at Holiday Inn Express Rome – San Giovanni or Holiday Inn Rome – Pisana or similar
- 3 nights of standard accommodations at Silken St. Gervasi, Eurohotel Barcelona, or Hotel HCC Covadonga or similar in Barcelona
- Flight from Rome to Barcelona
- Daily buffet breakfast
Rome: Ancient Marvels in a Modern City
Flight time from New York: 9 hours
Rome is at once timeless and of the moment: Vespa scooters weave through noisy traffic that winds past ancient temples and churches. The most famous of the city’s ancient landmarks is arguably the Colosseum, which was built some 2,000 years ago as an arena for gladiator games. The Vatican—and its massive art collection—lies just across the Tiber river.
- Say it in Italian: Roma (ROAM-ah)
- Trevi Fountain: Legend has it that those who toss a coin into this elaborate fountain will return to Rome in the future. But don’t try to splash in the water like Anita Ekberg did in the film La Dolce Vita—there’s no swimming allowed.
- St. Peter’s Basilica: Inside the biggest church on earth, you’ll find an elaborate bronze altar and marble sculptures by Michelangelo.
- Eat like a local: Grab a square of warm pizza bianca, topped with olive oil and salt.
Barcelona: Cosmopolitan City with Quirky Charm
Flight time from Rome: 1.5 hours
Barcelona is like the hip younger sibling of Madrid; it was praised as “quirky, cosmopolitan and effortlessly cool” by Frommer’s. La Sagrada Familia, a whimsical cathedral designed by modernist architect Antoni Gaudí, is a good example of the city’s quirky charm. Spiraling and sandcastle-like, the still-unfinished cathedral is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before; the views from the top are worth the elevator fee. Construction is estimated to be complete in 2027 (at the earliest).
- Sip sangria in the Gothic Quarter, home to trendy bars and restaurants and the Picasso Museum, which displays the artist’s early drawings and rare Blue Period paintings.
- La Boqueria food market: At various stalls, vendors sell fresh-caught octopus, olives, and fruits.
- Eat like a local: Tapas come gratis with a drink at many of Barcelona’s bars; we recommend stuffed mussels and patatas bravas.
- Bring your camera to Park Güell, a fantastical garden filled with colorful architecture covered in thousands of mosaic tiles. It was designed by Antoni Gaudí.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How much would it cost to fly from an airport not listed as part of this deal? Call go-today at (866) 674-1847 (Monday – Friday 7am – 3pm PST) for additional pricing options from any departure airport not listed on the Groupon Getaways deal page.
2. Can we extend our trip before or after the promotional dates for the deal? Yes, you can arrange for that over the phone at the time when you redeem your voucher with go-today.
3. How do I find out if the dates I want to travel are available? Check the Deal Options above to see if there is availability for the specific date you are interested in. If there are multiple dates listed in a Deal Option, call go-today at (866) 674-1847 for the most up-to-date availability.
4. What happens if I buy the Groupon and my travel dates are not available? If go-today is unable to book the stay you want during the available dates and before the book-by date, Groupon will refund your purchase.
5. Does my child need a Groupon, and can they stay in my room? For promotions which include airfare, all travelers over the age of 2 are required to purchase a Groupon. Different occupancy arrangements can be requested with go-today at the time of reservation.