Europe & Britain First Class 2018: Highlights of France and Barcelona Summer 2018

Tour Type: Regional Explorer
Brochure Type: Europe & Britain First Class 2018

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, from the Champs Elysees in Paris to Barcelona's Las Ramblas, weaving through the alluring Loire Valley, French Riviera and medieval Citadel of Carcassonne.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • City tour in Lyon, Carcassonne and Barcelona
  • Scenic drive through the Loire Valley
  • Insider walking tour in Paris
  • Orientation of Paris, Avignon, Nice, Monaco and Arles
  • View 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 and Sagrada Familia and Colombus Monument in Barcelona
  • Visit the Eiffel Tower, Chateau de Chenonceau in the Loire Valley and the Dali Museum in Figueres
Dining Highlights
  • 9 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest) 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 Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

Call (813) 788-6686 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13703397

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 3/31/2018
Duration
10 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1ParisArrive Paris (2 Nights): Bienvenue a Paris, your launchpad for an epic adventure through the highlights of France and magnificent Barcelona. Spend your first day in the City of Light exploring the art, architecture and culture of this romantic city. Meander through the cobbled lanes of Montmartre, visit the Mona Lisa in the Louvre or relax in the 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: 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 real Parisians live and shop. Later we ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower, peering down through its magnificent wrought iron lattice work to the grand boulevards and meandering Seine below. The rest of your day is yours to explore the city sights at your 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, renowned for its stained glass windows and two contrasting spires. We journey through the picturesque rolling landscape of the Loire Valley, past beautiful villages and fairy-tale castles. View the impressive Chateau de Chambord, a marvel of French Renaissance architecture. Visit the picturesque Chateau de Chenonceau, which straddles the River Cher, before joining your travel companions and the de Montferrier family on their farm near the famous Chateau de Villandry for a traditional three-course Be My Guest Tourangelle dinner accompanied by local wines. Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
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 quaint traboules of France's largest Renaissance city and marvel at the inspiring cityscape from Fourviere hill. We dine at our hotel this evening, with the rest of the night yours to explore the city. See the glittering Renaissance facades lit up at night, attend a world-famous opera or amble 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. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into local wine production and indulge in a glass of the local vintage on a Provencal terrace with beautiful views. This afternoon we arrive in the seaside retreat of Nice where an orientation tour will introduce you to this coastal city which has been a favourite among aristocrats for centuries. Amble along the famous Promenade des Anglais and through the checker-board pavement of Place Massena, before spending the rest of the evening at leisure.Buffet Breakfast
Ellington
Day 6NiceNice - Excursion To Monaco: This morning enjoy an excursion through splendid seaside scenery, before visiting Monaco and Monte Carlo to see the exquisite casino built by Charles Garnier in the 19th century. This afternoon relax on the sun-kissed shores of the Cote d'Azur. 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. Buffet Breakfast
Day 7CarcassonneNice - Arles - Carcassonne: We travel north to the Camargue centre of Arles with its honey-coloured facades and Roman ruins before continuing through the wheat and lavender fields of Provence immortalised in the works of Cezanne and Van Gogh. Arriving in the exquisite fortified city of Carcassonne, we join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the Cite that spans some 3km and features 52 towers.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 gain a Cultural Insight into the fascinating world of Salvador Dali and see his work in this impressive and inspiring building. We arrive in beguiling Barcelona this afternoon and enjoy an included sightseeing tour where we will see the Columbus Monument and Antoni Gaudi's unfinished 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 at one of the city's fine restaurants. Buffet Breakfast
NH Collection Tower
Day 9BarcelonaBarcelona: 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 10Depart BarcelonaDepart Barcelona: It's time to close the curtain on an unforgettable holiday in France and Barcelona. Say adios to the bustling streets of Barcelona and your travel companions. Return airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
04/20/2018$2,850.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
04/27/2018$2,875.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
05/04/2018$2,895.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
05/11/2018$2,895.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
05/18/2018$2,895.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
05/25/2018$2,895.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/01/2018$2,895.00* (USD) / Land Price - FullQuote
06/08/2018$2,895.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/15/2018$2,895.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/22/2018$2,895.00* (USD) / Land Price - FullQuote
06/29/2018$2,895.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
07/06/2018$2,895.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/13/2018$2,895.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
07/20/2018$2,895.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/27/2018$2,895.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/03/2018$2,895.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/10/2018$2,895.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/17/2018$2,895.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
08/24/2018$2,895.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/31/2018$2,925.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
09/07/2018$2,925.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/14/2018$2,925.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
09/21/2018$2,925.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
09/28/2018$2,850.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
10/05/2018$2,850.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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