Trafalgar Tours

Highlights of France and Barcelona with Madrid Summer 2017

A 12-Day Trafalgar Tours tour starting from $3,100

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Tour Length: 12 Days
Countries Visited: France, Monaco, Spain
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Tour Operator: Trafalgar Tours
Tour Code: TT-FRSPM-2017
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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 Élysées in Paris to Barcelona's Las Ramblas, weaving through the alluring Loire Valley, French Riviera and medieval Citadel of Carcassonne.

Dining Highlights
11 hot buffet breakfasts 5 dinners (including Be My Guest)

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

Day 1: Arrive Paris (2 Nights)
Welcome to Paris, the City of Light. This evening meet for a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers and Travel Director and enjoy an evening drive to see some of the city's impressive sights including the Champs Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe.Welcome Reception

Day 2: Paris Sightseeing
Today your <u>Local Specialist</u> reveals not just where, but how real Parisians live and shop, showing you the quaint historical local neighbourhoods. This short insider walk finishes at one of Paris's loveliest squares, little known to outsiders, but a real favourite of the locals. Marvel at the city's beautiful skyline from the second level of the Eiffel Tower. Spend the rest of the day as you choose. This evening consider an Optional Experience to a Parisian cabaret.Buffet Breakfast

Day 3: Paris ' Chartres ' Chenonceau ' Loire Valley
Visit Chartres, an important place of pilgrimage on The Way of Saint James. Continue through the Loire Valley, past beautiful villages and castles. View the impressive Château de Chambord, a marvel of French Renaissance architecture. Visit Chenonceau, straddling the River Cher. Later join your companions for a very special Be My Guest dinner of mouth-watering French cuisine at a 17th century traditional farmhouse.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining

Day 4: Loire Valley ' Lyon
Journey through the heart of France and through the volcanic hills around Clermont Ferrand to Lyon. Built at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône Rivers, your walking tour with a Local Specialist through the old city reveals a rich cultural heritage. See the narrow streets, inner courtyards and 'traboules' of France's largest Renaissance city. Marvel at awe-inspiring views of Lyon from Fourvière hill. Dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 5: Lyon ' Avignon ' Nice (2 Nights)
From Lyon drive to Avignon. See the Papal Palace and famous bridge over the river immortalised in the French song, 'sur le pont d'Avignon'. Here you will experience a Cultural Insight into local wine production with a glass of wine enjoyed on a Provençal terrace with the locals. Arrive later in Nice where an orientation tour will introduce you to this coastal city including the famous Promenade des Anglais and Place Massèna.Buffet Breakfast

Day 6: Nice ' Excursion To Monaco
Playground of the rich and famous, Nice attracts sun seekers with a year-round temperate climate. Spend a free morning relaxing or take a stroll along the Promenade and shop in chic boutiques. This afternoon enjoy an excursion through splendid scenery along the Côte d'Azur. Visit Monaco and Monte Carlo to see the beautiful casino built by Charles Garnier in the 19th century.Buffet Breakfast

Day 7: Nice ' Arles ' Carcassonne
Follow the coast and then visit Arles in Provence. Continue through dramatic Provençal landscape which has provided inspiration for so many artists, including Cezanne and Van Gogh. Arrive in Carcassonne, a walled city and UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the double ring of ramparts featuring 52 towers during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 8: Carcassonne ' Figueres ' Barcelona Sightseeing (2 Nights)
This morning pass by the foothills of the Pyrénées and stop in the town of Figueres to visit the Dali Theatre and Museum. Here you will gain a Cultural Insight into the world of Salvador Dali and see his work in this impressive and inspiring building. Later arrive in Barcelona where you enjoy an included sightseeing tour and see Columbus Monument and Antoni Gaudi's Sagrada Familia with a Local Specialist. Tonight why not join us for an Optional Experience to enjoy traditional Spanish food and entertainment?Buffet Breakfast

Day 9: Barcelona
Today is free to enjoy the sights of Barcelona. Why not explore Las Ramblas or maybe enjoy tapas in Plaça Reial. You could even explore the Gothic Quarter with us on an Optional Experience. Consider an Optional Experience to the Benedictine monastery at Montserrat to see the mysterious Black Madonna. This evening join your Travel Director and companions for a Farewell Dinner with wine at a typical Spanish restaurant.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 10: Flight Barcelona ' Madrid
Transfer to Barcelona Airport. Flight included from Barcelona to Madrid. On arrival, transfer to your hotel in Madrid.Buffet Breakfast

Day 11: Madrid
After breakfast enjoy a full free day for sightseeing in Madrid.Buffet Breakfast

Day 12: Depart Madrid
Enjoy breakfast before you are transferred to Madrid Airport for your onward journey home. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast

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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 Château de Chambord, the Papal Palace of Avignon, the Promenade des Anglais and Place Masséna 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, Château de Chenonceau in the Loire Valley and the Dali Museum in Figueres



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