Highlights of France and Barcelona Summer 2019

Highlights of France and Barcelona Summer 2019


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

From Van Gogh to Gaud'', 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.

Day 1 - Arrive Paris (2 Nights)
Bienvenue '' Paris, your launch pad for an epic adventure through the highlights of France and magnificent Barcelona. Spend your first day in the City of Lights, exploring the art, architecture and culture of this romantic city on your own. Stroll through Montmartre, visit the Mona Lisa in the Louvre or relax in 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-''lys''es and Arc de Triomphe. Welcome Reception
Accommodation: Pullman La Defense
Meals: 1 Welcome Reception

Day 2 - Paris Sightseeing and Free Time
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 Parisians live and shop. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral then enjoy the rest of the day at 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 caf'' 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
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast

Day 3 - Paris --- Chartres --- Chenonceau --- Loire Valley
Visit Chartres, an important place of pilgrimage on The Way of Saint James, with its inspiring French Gothic Art cathedral which is renowned for its stained glass windows and two contrasting spires. We journey through the rolling landscape of the Loire Valley, past beautiful villages and castles. View the impressive Ch''teau de Chambord, a marvel of French Renaissance architecture, then visit Ch''teau de Chenonceau, before joining your travel companions and the de Montferrier family on their farm near the famous Ch''teau de Villandry. 'Connect With Locals' over a traditional three-course Tourangelle Be My Guest dinner paired with local wines. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Accommodation: Mercure Tours Nord
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast, 1 Dinner with wine

Day 4 - Loire 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 traboules of France's largest Renaissance city and marvel at the magnificent skyline from Fourvi''re hill. We dine at our hotel this evening, with the rest of the night free to explore the city. See the glittering Renaissance fa''ades lit up at night, attend a world-famous opera or stroll along the river - a peaceful end to a busy day.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Accommodation: Mercure Centre Saxe Lafayette
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast, 1 Dinner with wine

Day 5 - Lyon --- 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. 'Dive Into Culture' and into local wine production, indulging in a glass of the local vintage on a Proven''al terrace. This afternoon we arrive in the seaside retreat of Nice, where an orientation tour will introduce you to this coastal city, a favourite retreat among aristocrats for centuries. Walk along the famous Promenade des Anglais and across the checker-board pavement of Place Mass''na, before spending the rest of the evening at leisure. Buffet Breakfast
Accommodation: Ellington/Holiday Inn
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast

Day 6 - Nice Free Time --- Excursion To Monaco
Relax on the sun-kissed shores of the C''te d'Azur today. Retreat to the beach with your fellow sun-worshippers, relax at a caf'' overlooking the Bay of Angels or take a stroll along the promenade. You could choose instead to embark on an optional excursion to the medieval hill-top village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence. Later, we'll enjoy an excursion through splendid seaside scenery to Monaco where you'll view the cathedral where Prince Rainier and Princess Grace were married.Buffet Breakfast
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast

Day 7 - Nice --- Arles --- Carcassonne
We travel west to the Camargue centre of Arles, with its colourful fa''ades and Roman ruins, before continuing through the landscapes of Provence immortalised in the works of Cezanne and Van Gogh. Arriving in the fortified city of Carcassonne, we join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the Cit'' which spans some 3km and features 52 towers. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Accommodation: Best Western Le Donjon
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast, 1 Dinner with wine

Day 8 - Carcassonne --- Figueres --- Barcelona Sightseeing (2 Nights)
Driving past the foothills of the Pyrenees, we stop in Figueres to visit the Dal'' Theatre and Museum where we will 'Dive Into Culture' and gain insights into the fascinating world of Salvador Dal''. See his work in this impressive building, before arriving in Barcelona this afternoon for an included sightseeing tour. We'll see the Columbus Monument and Antoni Gaud'''s unfinished La Sagrada Fam''lia, 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 on your own at one of the city's fine restaurants. Buffet Breakfast
Accommodation: NH Collection Tower
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast

Day 9 - Barcelona Free Day
Spend the day soaking up the vibrant spirit of Barcelona. Ramble up Las Ramblas and people-watch in the Pla''a de Catalunya, explore the whimsical architecture of Gaud'' 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
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast, 1 Farewell Dinner

Day 10 - Depart Barcelona
It's time to close the curtain on an unforgettable holiday in France and Barcelona. Say adi''s to the bustling streets of Barcelona and your travel companions. Return airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast

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Inclusions

Sightseeing Highlights

  • WALKING TOUR in Paris and Carcassonne with a Local Specialist
  • CITY TOUR in Lyon and Barcelona
  • ORIENTATION of Paris, Avignon, Nice, Monaco and Arles
  • VISIT Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Ch''teau de Chenonceau in the Loire Valley and the Dal'' Theatre and Museum in Figueres
  • VIEW the Eiffel Tower, Chartres Cathedral, Ch''teau de Chambord, the Papal Palace of Avignon, the Promenade des Anglais and Place Mass''na in Nice, Monaco's Royal Palace and Cathedral, the Roman Amphitheatre of Arles, La Sagrada Fam''lia and Columbus Monument in Barcelona
  • SCENIC DRIVE through the Loire Valley

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 Trip Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

Notes

International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included.Departure 12 July will be departing Paris on Bastille Day. Celebrations will be taking place throughout the country.Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.

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Question: How far is the Paris catacombs in relation to the hotel in Paris?

From the scheduled Paris hotel, the catacombs are a 30 minute train ride away. Please keep in mind hotels are not confirmed until you receive your travel documents.

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

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