Paris and two great Spanish cities. Very few miles on the road and in-depth exploration of the cities.
Tour great for early March based on above the average temperatures in Spain, specially in Barcelona, the most visited town in Europe in 2015. Admire the work of Catalan genius Antonio Gaudi Sagrada Familia, Casa Battle, Casa Mila), and do not forget to spend some time at Maremagnum, the new play-ground of the city.
Day-1. DEPARTURE CITY-PARIS: Afternoon/overnight flight to Paris.
Day-2. PARIS: Arrival Paris and transfer to the city. Then start with panoramic tour of the capital with several stops. During the tour you will also see: Le Bastille, Luxembourg Garden, Sorbonne University, Latin Quarter, Champ d’ Mars, Champ Elisees, the National Assembly and Place de la Concorde. Then to your hotel in historical Bastille. After check in, supper close to hotel and walking tour along Seine.
Day-3. PARIS: Walk to Marais, the best "secret" of Paris, a labyrinth of cobble-stone streets, old courtyards, posh villas, art galleries, and pastry. shops. View Place de Vosges, the most beautiful palace in Paris before we enter Ille de la Cite, the cradle of Parisian civilization, and place where the Roman army sat up their fist camp. Inside visit of Notre Dame and then along Pont Neuf to Conciergerie Prison from where during the revolution, over 1,350 prisoners including Marie Antoinette and Louis XVII. were sent to the guillotine. Then to Love for inside visit of one of the best art museums in the world. Then along Tuiliers Garden and along Seine to Pont d' Alma and board Bateaux Mouches cruise on Seine.
Day-4. VERSAILLES & PARIS: Board RER train for short ride to the town of Versailles. Then just a short walk to the Palace built by the order of Louis XIV, the "Sun King". See the Royal Chapel, the Drawing Room, the Royal bedrooms, the Guard's Rooms and the courtyard. Lunch in Versailles (instead of dinner in Paris) and then return to Paris for visit of Galleries Lafayette glass Dome on the 7th floor with amazing view over the city. then some free time at this famous department store, or join your tour director on walking tour of Montmartre.
Day-5. PARIS-BARCELONA: Transfer to Gare Austerlitz and board speedy AVE train for ride to Barcelona. Upon arrival, panoramic tour of the capital of Catalonia. At Sagrada Familia, (the symbol of the city), stop for group photo, and then to your hotel located next to la Rambla, the main avenue of the city. Later have paella supper in original Catalan eatery.
Day-6. BARCELONA: Full day tour of Barcelona. Morning visit to Cathedral of Barcelona, and then enter Bari Gothic, the original part of the city developed already in Roman Time. See: Palau Aguilar, home of Picasso Museum, Visit La Boqueria, the Temple of Augustus, Ribera Quarter and Episcopal Palace. Then to Barcelona beach area for visit to the new entertainment centre mare magnum with Aquarium and IMAC. In the evening an optional Flamenco show at Tablao de Carmen, the best flamenco venue in Spain (ad. $ 95).
Day-7. BARCELONA-MADRID: Early morning transfer to Madrid. Upon arrival panoramic tour of the capital of Spain to see the main sites such as: Retiro Park, Puerta del Sol, the Opera, Plaza Mayor, Plaza de la Villa, Basilica de San Miguel and Capilla del Obispo. Then to your hotel located just 200 m. from Puerta del Sol, zero point of the city. After check in and early tapas dinner in original Castilian tapas eatery. In the evening join your tour director on walking tour along Gran Via, the main artery of the city, and place where your hotel is located.
Day-8. MADRID: Guided tour of Palacio Real. Visit some of 3,418 rooms decorated with frescoes and paintings of famous Spanish artists as well as the Armoury Hall, Courtyard, Royal Library, and Royal Alcazar, built by Moorish Kings. Later walk to Prado one of the greatest art museums in the world, housing masterpieces by Velasquez, Goya, Murillo, Ribera and other Spanish and European painters. In the evening possible visit to soccer stadium for soccer match featuring Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid (based on the schedule). Late Castilian tapas dinner.
Our Tour hotels are never far from where you need to go. We choose only the best hotels in centralized locations so you can get on with your tour.
With every group tour we provide you will see all the best attractions and some you might not even know. These attractions are just steps away from your hotel:
Louvre Museum - Versailles Castle - Notre Dame - Ile de la Cite - Montmartre - Bateaux Mouches- Palacio Real - Prado Museum - El Rastro - Guell Park - Cathedral - Barri Gothic - Maremagnum -
Your tour is important to us and we provide the most inclusive tour possible. This student group tour includes the following: