10 or 12 days
France, Spain

The Pyrenees separate Spain and France, making for an interesting blend of the two cultures.

Bookended by Paris and Barcelona—where some of the world’s best art and architecture are on display—border cities like Biarritz, San Sebastian and Pamplona show subtle variations in French and Spanish culture. Experience the local flavor in the plazas and cathedrals.

  • Day 1: Fly overnight to France

  • Day 2: Paris

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Visit the Louvre

    Take a walking tour of Île de la Cité

  • Day 3: Paris

    Take a guided tour of Paris

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Place de la Concorde
    • Champs-Élysées
    • Arc de Triomphe
    • Les Invalides
    • Eiffel Tower
    Explore on your own or
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    Versailles

    Versailles

    Enjoy an excursion to the grand palace of Versailles, where Louis XIV held court in the most lavish style imaginable. On a tour, stroll through the elegantly landscaped gardens, the historic Hall of Mirrors, and the ornately decorated State Apartments. Note: Versailles is closed on Mondays.

    Visit Notre-Dame Cathedral

  • Day 4: Paris • Loire Valley • Bordeaux

    Travel via the Loire Valley to Bordeaux 

    Visit the Château de Chenonceau

  • Day 5: Bordeaux • Basque Coast

    Travel via Arcachon to Biarritz 

    Take a walking tour of Dune du Pilat

    Take a tour of Biarritz
  • Day 6: Basque Coast • Pamplona

    Take a walking tour of San Sebastián 

    Take a walk up Monte Urgull for some beautiful views 

    Take a guided tour of Pamplona

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Plaza del Castillo
    • Pamplona Cathedral
  • Day 7: Pamplona • Zaragoza • Barcelona

    Travel via Zaragoza to Barcelona

    Visit Basílica del Pilar

  • Day 8: Barcelona

    Take a guided tour of Barcelona

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • La Sagrada Família
    • Gothic Quarter
    • Park Güell
    • Montjuïc

    Visit Park Güell

    Take a walking tour of Las Ramblas

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Barcelona flamenco evening

    Barcelona flamenco evening

    Feel the pulse of Spain when you attend an unforgettable flamenco performance! Born of Indian, Moorish, Arabian, and gypsy influences, flamenco dance is a passionate display of dramatic poses and colorful costumes, accompanied by song and guitar. Marvel at the intricate rhythms created by a dancer’s steps, castanets, and clapping. Note: A beverage is included during the one-hour performance.

  • Day 9: Barcelona

    Explore on your own or
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    Montserrat

    Montserrat

    Journey northwest of Barcelona on a half-day excursion to Montserrat. Its mountain setting provides a dramatic backdrop for the 9th-century monastery whose basilica houses the Black Virgin Mary of Montserrat. Legend has it that Benedictine monks could not move the statue to construct their monastery, so instead they built around it. You may even hear the renowned boys' choir during your visit.

  • Day 10: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 10: Barcelona • Madrid

    Travel by train to Madrid

    Take a walking tour of Madrid

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Puerta del Sol
    • Plaza Mayor
    • Market of San Miguel

    Visit the Prado Museum

  • Day 11: Madrid

    Tour Madrid with an expert local guide

    Visit the Royal Palace

  • Day 12: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to France

  • Day 2: Paris

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Visit the Louvre

    Take a walking tour of Île de la Cité

  • Day 3: Paris

    Take a guided tour of Paris

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Place de la Concorde
    • Champs-Élysées
    • Arc de Triomphe
    • Les Invalides
    • Eiffel Tower
    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Versailles

    Versailles

    Enjoy an excursion to the grand palace of Versailles, where Louis XIV held court in the most lavish style imaginable. On a tour, stroll through the elegantly landscaped gardens, the historic Hall of Mirrors, and the ornately decorated State Apartments. Note: Versailles is closed on Mondays.

    Visit Notre-Dame Cathedral

  • Day 4: Paris • Loire Valley • Bordeaux

    Travel via the Loire Valley to Bordeaux 

    Visit the Château de Chenonceau

  • Day 5: Bordeaux • Basque Coast

    Travel via Arcachon to Biarritz 

    Take a walking tour of Dune du Pilat

    Take a tour of Biarritz
  • Day 6: Basque Coast • Pamplona

    Take a walking tour of San Sebastián 

    Take a walk up Monte Urgull for some beautiful views 

    Take a guided tour of Pamplona

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Plaza del Castillo
    • Pamplona Cathedral
  • Day 7: Pamplona • Zaragoza • Barcelona

    Travel via Zaragoza to Barcelona

    Visit Basílica del Pilar

  • Day 8: Barcelona

    Take a guided tour of Barcelona

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • La Sagrada Família
    • Gothic Quarter
    • Park Güell
    • Montjuïc

    Visit Park Güell

    Take a walking tour of Las Ramblas

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Barcelona flamenco evening

    Barcelona flamenco evening

    Feel the pulse of Spain when you attend an unforgettable flamenco performance! Born of Indian, Moorish, Arabian, and gypsy influences, flamenco dance is a passionate display of dramatic poses and colorful costumes, accompanied by song and guitar. Marvel at the intricate rhythms created by a dancer’s steps, castanets, and clapping. Note: A beverage is included during the one-hour performance.

  • Day 9: Barcelona

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Montserrat

    Montserrat

    Journey northwest of Barcelona on a half-day excursion to Montserrat. Its mountain setting provides a dramatic backdrop for the 9th-century monastery whose basilica houses the Black Virgin Mary of Montserrat. Legend has it that Benedictine monks could not move the statue to construct their monastery, so instead they built around it. You may even hear the renowned boys' choir during your visit.

  • Day 10: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 10: Barcelona • Madrid

    Travel by train to Madrid

    Take a walking tour of Madrid

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Puerta del Sol
    • Plaza Mayor
    • Market of San Miguel

    Visit the Prado Museum

  • Day 11: Madrid

    Tour Madrid with an expert local guide

    Visit the Royal Palace

  • Day 12: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?
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Paris to the Pyrenees
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    Round-trip flights on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach; AVE high-speed train with extension

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    8 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (10 with extension)

  • Regional-style meals

    European breakfast and dinner daily

  • Guided sightseeing

    3 sightseeing tours led by expert, licensed local guides (4 with extension); 3 sightseeing tours led by your Tour Director; 2 walking tours (3 with extension)

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    Louvre; Notre Dame Cathedral; Chenonceau; Park Güell; With extension: Palacio Real; Prado

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