12 Day Highlights of France & Barcelona with Madrid

Trafalgar Tour starting in Paris and finishing in Madrid

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Trafalgar's 12 Day Highlights of France & Barcelona with Madrid. 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. This...read more
Overview
Operator: Trafalgar
Type: Tour (Premium)
Style: Regional Explorer
Max Group Size: 51
Duration: 12 Days
From: Paris to Madrid
Tour Code: FRSPM
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: France, Spain
Our Price From:
$ 4,224
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Day By Day
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Arrive Paris (2 Nights)
Bienvenue à 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-Élysées and Arc de Triomphe. (WR) Stay: Pullman La Defense
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Paris 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 café 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. (BB)
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Paris - 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 Château de Chambord, a marvel of French Renaissance architecture, then visit Château de Chenonceau, before joining your travel companions and the de Montferrier family on their farm near the famous Château de Villandry. 'Connect With Locals' over a traditional three-course Tourangelle Be My Guest dinner paired with local wines. (BB/DW) Stay: Mercure Tours Nord
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Loire 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 Fourvière hill. We dine at our hotel this evening, with the rest of the night free to explore the city. See the glittering Renaissance façades lit up at night, attend a world-famous opera or stroll along the river - a peaceful end to a busy day. (BB/DW) Stay: Mercure Centre Saxe Lafayette
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Lyon - Avignon - Nice (2 nights)
Lyon, we drive to Avignon, a Papal Seat in the 14th century and today a place of pilgrimage. See the Papal Palace and the famous bridge immortalised in the French song – Sur le pont d'Avignon. 'Dive Into Culture' and gain insights into local wine production, indulging in a glass of the local vintage. This afternoon, we arrive in the seaside retreat of Nice, where an orientation tour will introduce us to this coastal city, a favourite among aristocrats for centuries. (BB) Stay: Ellington / Holiday Inn
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Nice Free Time - Excursion To Monaco
Relax on the sun-kissed shores of the Côte d'Azur today. Retreat to the beach with your fellow sun-worshippers, relax at a café 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. (BB)
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Nice - Arles - Carcassonne
We travel west to the Camargue centre of Arles, with its colourful façades 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 Cité 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. (BB/DW) Stay: Best Western Le Donjon
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Carcassonne - Figueres - Barcelona Sightseeing (2 Nights)
Driving past the foothills of the Pyrenees, we stop in Figueres to visit the Dalí Theatre and Museum where we will 'Dive Into Culture' and gain insights into the fascinating world of Salvador Dalí. 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 Gaudí's unfinished La Sagrada Família, 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. (BB) Stay: NH Collection Tower
9
Barcelona Free Day
Spend the day soaking up the vibrant spirit of Barcelona. Ramble up Las Ramblas and people-watch in the Plaça de Catalunya, explore the whimsical architecture of Gaudí 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. (BB/FD)
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Flight Barcelona - Madrid
Transfer to Barcelona Airport. Flight included from Barcelona to Madrid. On arrival, transfer to your hotel in Madrid. (BB) Stay: Ayre Gran Colon
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Madrid
After breakfast, enjoy a full free day at leisure to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Spanish capital. (BB)
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Depart Madrid
Enjoy breakfast before you are transferred to Madrid Airport for your onward journey home. Conditions apply. (BB)
Trafalgar Inclusions
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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, Château de Chenonceau in the Loire Valley and the Dalí Theatre and Museum in Figueres
  • VIEW the Eiffel Tower, Chartres Cathedral, Château de Chambord, the Papal Palace of Avignon, the Promenade des Anglais and Place Masséna in Nice, Monaco's Royal Palace and Cathedral, the Roman Amphitheatre of Arles, La Sagrada Família and Columbus Monument in Barcelona
  • SCENIC DRIVE through the Loire Valley
Trip Inclusions
  • 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 (Additional Cost) 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
Included Meals
  • 11 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 5 dinners With local wine
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included
Trafalgar
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Accommodation: 4-4.5 Star
Average Age: 45-60+ years
Types: Coach Tours & Small Group Tours
Max Group Size(s): 51
Budget: Premium
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