Highlights of France and Barcelona with Madrid Extension Summer 2019

Tour Type: Regional Explorer
Brochure Type: Europe & Britain 2019

From Van Gogh to Gaudi, Renaissance to Gothic - visit the cities, valleys and coastlines of France and Spain that inspired great artists to create masterpieces as remarkable as the destinations you will visit.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • WALKING TOUR in Paris and Carcassonne with a Local Specialist
  • CITY TOUR in Lyon and Barcelona
  • ORIENTATION of Paris, Avignon, Nice, Monaco and Arles
  • VISIT Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Chateau de Chenonceau in the Loire Valley and the Dali Theatre and Museum in Figueres
  • VIEW the Eiffel Tower, Chartres Cathedral, Chateau de Chambord, the Papal Palace of Avignon, the Promenade des Anglais and Place Massena in Nice, Monaco's Royal Palace and Cathedral, the Roman Amphitheatre of Arles, La Sagrada Familia and Columbus Monument in Barcelona
  • SCENIC DRIVE through the Loire Valley
Dining Highlights
  • 11 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 5 dinners With local wine
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and a professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

Call (972) 270-2213 for more information or to book today! Mention code 14385168

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer valid through 6/30/2019
12 Days
Escorted - Yes
Day 1ParisArrive Paris (2 Nights): Bienvenue a Paris, your launch pad for an epic adventure through the highlights of France and magnificent Barcelona. Spend your first day in the City of Lights, exploring the art, architecture and culture of this romantic city on your own. Stroll through Montmartre, visit the Mona Lisa in the Louvre or relax in manicured gardens watching the world go by. This evening, join your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive past some of the city's most impressive sights, including the grand Champs-Elysees and Arc de Triomphe. Welcome Reception
Pullman La Defense
Day 2ParisParis Sightseeing and Free Time: Spend the morning in the company of a Local Specialist, who will share with you the hidden squares and secret lanes of Paris, revealing how Parisians live and shop. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral then enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Walk along the Seine and admire the talents of street artists and performers, amble through the scenic hilltop village of Montmartre or relax with a cafe au lait watching the world go by. This evening, consider soaking up the pageantry of Paris with an Optional Experience to a popular Parisian cabaret. Buffet Breakfast
Day 3Loire ValleyParis - Chartres - Chenonceau - Loire Valley: Visit Chartres, an important place of pilgrimage on The Way of Saint James, with its inspiring French Gothic Art cathedral which is renowned for its stained glass windows and two contrasting spires. We journey through the rolling landscape of the Loire Valley, past beautiful villages and castles. View the impressive Chateau de Chambord, a marvel of French Renaissance architecture, then visit Chateau de Chenonceau, before joining your travel companions and the de Montferrier family on their farm near the famous Chateau de Villandry. 'Connect With Locals' over a traditional three-course Tourangelle Be My Guest dinner paired with local wines. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Mercure Tours Nord
Day 4LyonLoire Valley - Lyon: Travelling through the heart of France, we arrive in the gastronomic capital of Lyon where we'll join a Local Specialist for a tour of the old city revealing its rich cultural heritage. Wander through the traboules of France's largest Renaissance city and marvel at the magnificent skyline from Fourviere hill. We dine at our hotel this evening, with the rest of the night free to explore the city. See the glittering Renaissance facades lit up at night, attend a world-famous opera or stroll along the river - a peaceful end to a busy day.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Mercure Centre Saxe Lafayette
Day 5NiceLyon - Avignon - Nice (2 Nights): From Lyon, we drive to Avignon, a Papal Seat in the 14th century and today a place of pilgrimage. See the Papal Palace, one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe, and the famous bridge immortalised in the French song - Sur le pont d'Avignon. 'Dive Into Culture' and into local wine production, indulging in a glass of the local vintage on a Provencal terrace. This afternoon we arrive in the seaside retreat of Nice, where an orientation tour will introduce you to this coastal city, a favourite retreat among aristocrats for centuries. Walk along the famous Promenade des Anglais and across the checker-board pavement of Place Massena, before spending the rest of the evening at leisure. Buffet Breakfast
Ellington/Holiday Inn
Day 6NiceNice Free Time - Excursion To Monaco: Relax on the sun-kissed shores of the Cote d'Azur today. Retreat to the beach with your fellow sun-worshippers, relax at a cafe overlooking the Bay of Angels or take a stroll along the promenade. Later, we'll enjoy an excursion through splendid seaside scenery to Monaco where you'll view the cathedral where Prince Rainier and Princess Grace were married.Buffet Breakfast
Day 7CarcassonneNice - Arles - Carcassonne: We travel west to the Camargue centre of Arles, with its colourful facades and Roman ruins, before continuing through the landscapes of Provence immortalised in the works of Cezanne and Van Gogh. Arriving in the fortified city of Carcassonne, we join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the Cite which spans some 3km and features 52 towers. You could choose instead to embark on an optional excursion to the medieval hill-top village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Best Western Le Donjon
Day 8BarcelonaCarcassonne - Figueres - Barcelona Sightseeing (2 Nights): Driving past the foothills of the Pyrenees, we stop in Figueres to visit the Dali Theatre and Museum where we will 'Dive Into Culture' and gain insights into the fascinating world of Salvador Dali. See his work in this impressive building, before arriving in Barcelona this afternoon for an included sightseeing tour. We'll see the Columbus Monument and Antoni Gaudi's unfinished La Sagrada Familia, with a Local Specialist. The evening is yours to explore this Mediterranean gem. Consider an Optional Experience to enjoy traditional Spanish cuisine and entertainment, or enjoy a delicious tapas feast on your own at one of the city's fine restaurants. Buffet Breakfast
NH Collection Tower
Day 9BarcelonaBarcelona Free Day: Spend the day soaking up the vibrant spirit of Barcelona. Ramble up Las Ramblas and people-watch in the Placa de Catalunya, explore the whimsical architecture of Gaudi dotted across the city or consider an Optional Experience to Barcelona's Gothic Quarter. A further option is a meander up to Montserrat to visit its Benedictine monastery and see the mysterious Black Madonna, the patron saint of Catalonia. This evening, join your Travel Director and travel companions for a memorable Farewell Dinner with wine at a traditional Spanish restaurant.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day 10MadridFlight Barcelona - Madrid: Transfer to Barcelona Airport. Flight included from Barcelona to Madrid. On arrival, transfer to your hotel in Madrid.Buffet Breakfast
Ayre Gran Colon
Day 11MadridMadrid: After breakfast, enjoy a full free day at leisure to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Spanish capital.Buffet Breakfast
Day 12Depart MadridDepart Madrid: Enjoy breakfast before you are transferred to Madrid Airport for your onward journey home. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast

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05/17/2019$3,675.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
05/24/2019$3,675.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
05/31/2019$3,675.00* (USD) / Land Price - On RequestQuote
06/14/2019$3,675.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
06/28/2019$3,675.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
07/26/2019$3,675.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
08/16/2019$3,675.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
08/30/2019$3,675.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
09/06/2019$3,720.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/13/2019$3,720.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
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09/27/2019$3,620.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
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