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Highlights of France and Barcelona with Madrid Extension

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Highlights Of France And Barcelona With Madrid Extension
One of our most popular France and Spain trips, this jam-packed journey from Paris to Barcelona is a feast for every sense, from lunch with locals and elegant chteaux in the Loire Valley, to the buzz of Avignon’s Place de l’Horloge and the irresistible French Riviera.

Dining Summary
  • 4 Dinner (D)
  • 11 Breakfast (B)
Be My Guest
  • Villandry: Return to 17th-century France and join the de Montferrier family on their farm near the famous Chteau de Villandry for a traditional three-course Tourangelle Be My Guest dinner paired with local wines.
Dive Into Culture
  • Figueres: Visit the Dalí Theater-Museum, considered Salvador Dalí's last great work offering visitors real insight into his captivating world.
Iconic Experience
  • Paris: Explore the iconic sights and streets of Paris on an orientation drive this evening.
  • Paris: Join a Local Specialist to discover the hidden squares and secret lanes of Paris.
  • Chateau Chenonceau: Visit Chteau de Chenonceau or commonly known as 'Ladies Castle' which got its name from the many women who influenced its construction.
  • Chartres: Bask in the beautiful religious architecture from the 13th century as you explore the town of Chartres.
  • Lyon: Join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour through Lyon's historic center. Ascend Fourvière hill for panoramic views of of the city below.
  • Avignon: View the Pont d'Avignon and walk the medieval narrow streets of the Old Town to the Palais des Papes.
  • Nice: Enjoy exploring the beautiful coastal city of Nice on the French Riviera.
  • Monaco City: See the cathedral where Prince Rainier and Princess Grace were married.
  • Carcassonne: Explore the fortified city of Carcassonne with a Local Specialist.
  • Barcelona: With your Local Specialist, see Las Ramblas and the elegant Passeig de Grcia to take in some of the city's finest Modernist architecture. Journey past the beautiful façades of the Eixample district to see Gaudi's extraordinary masterpiece, the mesmerizing Sagrada Família.
Must-see Highlights
  • Explore Paris, Lyon, Carcassonne and Barcelona
  • Discover Avignon, Nice, Monaco and Arles
  • Visit Chteau de Chenonceau in the Loire Valley and the Dalí Theater and Museum in Figueres
  • View Eiffel Tower and Saint-Sulpice Church in Paris, Chartres Cathedral, Chteau de Chambord, the Popes' Palace of Avignon, the Promenade des Anglais and Place Masséna in Nice, Monaco's Royal Palace and Cathedral, the Roman Amphitheater of Arles and La Sagrada Família and Columbus Monument in Barcelona
  • Scenic Drive through the Loire Valley

Whats Included
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • High-speed train from Barcelona to Madrid
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.
About Trafalgar
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Imagine unmissable experiences you've always dreamed of, getting to know the locals and having everything taken care of every step of the way.

Here's what you'll experience:

Must-sees to local secrets

Visiting bucket list sites are a highlight of traveling, however, traveling on your own can make them hard work. Don't queue with other sightseers for hours, with Trafalgar our experts unlock doors - think exclusive access to the Vatican out of hours or a tour of Versailles and its grounds with an expert. This, coupled with the intimate glimpses and hidden gems our local specialists show you, are the life-changing experiences that make you feel like an insider, not a tourist.

One-of-a-kind experiences

Thanks to our global network you'll unlock local access to communities and people around the world. Our 100+ Be My Guest experiences are a signature Trafalgar exclusive, where you will enjoy the hospitality of locals as you are welcomed into their homes to hear their stories and learn about their cultures. In every destination, you'll also enjoy unique "Stays with stories" accommodation: more than just a place to rest your head, they are part of the heritage and fabric of the communities you visit.

Everything taken care of

You'll enjoy 24/7 travel expertise and dedicated service at every step. From the moment you arrive in your destination to the moment you depart; everything is taken care of. Our on-road team will provide advice and guidance plus porterage and optional experience bookings. We are also proud to have the endorsement of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels Stamp, recognizing our wellbeing standards.

Responsible travel at heart

When you choose Trafalgar, you are choosing to make your travels a force for good and support our goal to MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®. We recognize our responsibility to ensure we make a positive impact on the planet we call home, the people we visit, and the rich wildlife we find. We ensure that the impacts of our business and your travels are positive in two ways: through our TreadRight Foundation, and our 5-year sustainability strategy How We Tread Right.

Apr 25, 2025 through
May 06, 2025
Apr 21, 2025 7:00 PM
11 Nights from
$4,229.00 (USD)
Per Person
Book by 2024-12-26 to receive $469.00 Last Minute Deal Discount. Airfare not included
Last Minute Deal: Must book by 2024-12-26
May 09, 2025 through
May 23, 2025
May 19, 2025 7:00 PM
11 Nights from
$4,511.00 (USD)
Per Person
Book by 2025-01-09 to receive $501.00 Last Minute Deal Discount. Airfare not included, Various departures
Last Minute Deal: Must book by 2025-01-09
Jun 06, 2025 through
Jul 04, 2025
Jun 30, 2025 7:00 PM
11 Nights from
$4,284.00 (USD)
Per Person
Book by 2025-02-06 to receive $476.00 Last Minute Deal Discount. Airfare not included, Various departures
Last Minute Deal: Must book by 2025-02-06
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Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.