Between Paris and Barcelona there are so many places to visit. This tour bring to Dordogne, known by numerous caves with paintings created in prehistoric time.
Also explore the castles of Dordogne and amazing town of Carcassonne with its Chateau Comtal.
On your way to Barcelona we will stop in the town of Figueres to visit great museum dedicated to work of Spanish genius Salvatore Dali. Surprise in Barcelona? Your hotel is on La Rambla one of the most famous avenues in the world.
Day-1. DEPARTURE CITY - PARIS: Afternoon / overnight flight to Paris.
Day-2. PARIS: Arrival Paris in the morning and transfer to the city. Then start with panoramic tour of Paris to see the main sites such as: Opera Garnier, the Eiffel Tower, the Obelisk, Champs Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, Tuileries Gardens, Trocadero, Luxembourg Gardens, Latin Quarter, Avenue Fosh, Place de la Concorde, le Bastille, and Les Invalides, a place where the “Citizens of Revolution” stole over 30,000 weapons that were used in the attack on the Bastille prison. Then to your hotel in Bastille (walking distance to Hotel deVille and Louvre)
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. PARIS-SARLAT: Early morning train to Brive. Arrival around 10 am and board the Motor coach for the tour of Western Dordogne. First visit Maison Fort de Reignac, a unique castle built in the rock with its torture chambers. Then continue to lLes Eyzies-de- Tayac and nearby caves of Lascaus known by the pre-historic rock dwellings. Pass Chateau de Castelnaud before we visit Chateau Beynac, a fascinating castle built in 12th century and its rooms and courtyard. End the day in Sarlat.
Day-5. SARLAT: Explore Sarlat one of the greatest medieval towns in France. Join the local guide on walk through the old town, known by over 200 historical buildings. Walk along Rue Republique, visit the Place du Marche aux Oies, rue des Consuls, Manoir de Gisson, etc. Free afternoon.
Day-6. PECH-MERLE-CARCASSONNE: Travel to Parc Naturel des Causses du Quercy to visit the Cave of Padirac for underground tour of the cave by foot and by boat. Then travel to Cabrerets to visit the caves of Pech-Merle, one of the best and largest prehistoric caves in France (over 2 km. long) discovered in 1922. End the day in Carcassonne.
Day-7. CARCASSONNE: Relax day in this great medieval city built already in 5th BS, rebuilt by Caesar and developed during medieval time. Walk through Chateaux Comtal amazing fortress above the city, see the Bell Tower, Lassere de Pronille, Cathedral St. Michael and the Old Bridge.
Day-8. CARCASSONNE-BARCELONA: Travel to Spain. Stop in Figueres to visit Salvatore Dali Museum of Modern Art, and then to Barcelona. Upon arrival, panoramic tour of the Catalan capital. Photo op. in front of Sagrada Familia, the symbol of the city, and the to your hotel on Plaza Cataluna, the centre of the city. After check in at your hotel next to the square, walk to Barceloneta beaches and Columbus Monument. Morning
Day-9. BARCELONA: Morning tour to see the main sites of Barri Gothic: Placa de Sant Jaume, Temple of Augustus, Palau Episcopal, Roman Walls, the Main Royal Palace, Cathedral, Ribera Quarter, and Palau Aguilar with the exhibition of famous Spanish painter Pablo Picasso. Early afternoon walk visit La Boqueria, a huge public market in Ciutat Vella established already in 13th century as the meet and fish market. Probably the best lunch break in any of the European cities, where the vendors prepare dishes in front of you. Later have some fun at Maremagnum, the new entertainment centre of the city with great IMAX and aquarium. In the evening optional visit to Tablao de Carmen, the best flamenco show in Spain.
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 Palace - Bateaux Mouchs - Montmartre - Sarlat - Reignac Castle - Beynac Castle - Padirac Caves - Pech Merle Caves - Toulouse - Chatea Comtal - Dali Museum - Barri Gothic - Cathedral - Maremagnum
Your tour is important to us and we provide the most inclusive tour possible. This student group tour includes the following: