10 or 12 days
Paris, Dordogne, Biarritz, Pamplona, Barcelona, with extension to Madrid | PPY

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Between two former empires lie the majestic Pyrenees—a vast mountain range older than The Alps by over 200 million years—whose mere existence has shaped the borders of nations since the dawn of civilization. As you travel south toward them, you'll traverse the scenic Loire Valley, and witness the architectural splendour of the Château de Chenonceau, a Renaissance marvel that overlooks the River Cher. On the Basque Coast, you will climb the imposing Dune du Pilat to earn a breathtaking panorama of Europe’s largest sand dunes. Next, the vibrant cities of Biarritz and San Sebastián reveal an interesting blend of French and Spanish influences, expressed across their peculiar art, food, social customs, and more. Ascend Monte Urgull in San Sebastián, where each step through its cobbled paths, and remnants of military fortifications like the La Mota Castle, is a step back in time. Conclude this inspiring tour with a stroll through Barcelona’s Park Güell, a testament to the genius of Antoni Gaudí, and a final touch of wonder in this educational odyssey. This tour promises to be an enlightening expedition, rich in historical insights, natural splendour, and cultural curiosities.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to France

  • Day 2: Paris

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination

    Take a walking tour of Paris

  • Day 3: Paris

    Take a guided tour of Paris

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Place de la Concorde
    • Champs-Élysées
    • Arc de Triomphe
    • Les Invalides
    • Eiffel Tower

    Catch a glimpse of Notre-Dame Cathedral

    Visit the Louvre
  • Day 4: Paris • Loire Valley • Bordeaux

    Travel to Bordeaux via the Loire Valley

    Visit the Château de Chenonceau

  • Day 5: Bordeaux • Basque Coast

    Travel to Biarritz via Arcachon

    Take a tour of Dune du Pilat

    Take a tour of Biarritz

  • Day 6: Basque Coast • San Sebastián • Pamplona

    Travel to Pamplona via San Sebastián

    Take a tour of San Sebastián

    Take a walk up Monte Urgull for some beautiful views  

    Take a guided tour of Pamplona

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Plaza del Castillo
    • Pamplona Cathedral
  • Day 7: Pamplona • Zaragoza • Barcelona

    Travel to Barcelona via Zaragoza

    Visit Basílica del Pilar

  • Day 8: Barcelona

    Take a guided tour of Barcelona

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • La Sagrada Família
    • Gothic Quarter
    • Montjuïc

    Visit Park Güell

    Take a walking tour of Barcelona

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Barcelona flamenco evening

    Barcelona flamenco evening

    Feel the pulse of Spain when you attend an unforgettable flamenco performance! Born of Indian, Moorish, Arabian, and gipsy influences, flamenco dance is a passionate display of dramatic poses and colourful costumes, accompanied by song and guitar. Marvel at the intricate rhythms created by a dancer’s steps, castanets, and clapping. Note: A beverage is included during the one-hour performance. 

  • Day 9: Barcelona

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Montserrat

    Montserrat

    Journey northwest of Barcelona on a half-day excursion to Montserrat. Its mountain setting provides a dramatic backdrop for the 9th-century monastery whose basilica houses the Black Virgin Mary of Montserrat. Legend has it that Benedictine monks could not move the statue to construct their monastery, so instead they built around it. You may even hear the renowned boys choir during your visit.

  • Day 10: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 10: Barcelona • Madrid

    Travel by train to Madrid

    Take a walking tour of Madrid

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Puerta del Sol
    • Plaza Mayor
    • Mercado de San Miguel

    Visit the Prado Museum

  • Day 11: Madrid

    Tour Madrid with an expert local guide

    Visit the Royal Palace
  • Day 12: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to France

  • Day 2: Paris

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination

    Take a walking tour of Paris

  • Day 3: Paris

    Take a guided tour of Paris

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Place de la Concorde
    • Champs-Élysées
    • Arc de Triomphe
    • Les Invalides
    • Eiffel Tower

    Catch a glimpse of Notre-Dame Cathedral

    Visit the Louvre
  • Day 4: Paris • Loire Valley • Bordeaux

    Travel to Bordeaux via the Loire Valley

    Visit the Château de Chenonceau

  • Day 5: Bordeaux • Basque Coast

    Travel to Biarritz via Arcachon

    Take a tour of Dune du Pilat

    Take a tour of Biarritz

  • Day 6: Basque Coast • San Sebastián • Pamplona

    Travel to Pamplona via San Sebastián

    Take a tour of San Sebastián

    Take a walk up Monte Urgull for some beautiful views  

    Take a guided tour of Pamplona

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Plaza del Castillo
    • Pamplona Cathedral
  • Day 7: Pamplona • Zaragoza • Barcelona

    Travel to Barcelona via Zaragoza

    Visit Basílica del Pilar

  • Day 8: Barcelona

    Take a guided tour of Barcelona

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • La Sagrada Família
    • Gothic Quarter
    • Montjuïc

    Visit Park Güell

    Take a walking tour of Barcelona

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Barcelona flamenco evening

    Barcelona flamenco evening

    Feel the pulse of Spain when you attend an unforgettable flamenco performance! Born of Indian, Moorish, Arabian, and gipsy influences, flamenco dance is a passionate display of dramatic poses and colourful costumes, accompanied by song and guitar. Marvel at the intricate rhythms created by a dancer’s steps, castanets, and clapping. Note: A beverage is included during the one-hour performance. 

  • Day 9: Barcelona

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Montserrat

    Montserrat

    Journey northwest of Barcelona on a half-day excursion to Montserrat. Its mountain setting provides a dramatic backdrop for the 9th-century monastery whose basilica houses the Black Virgin Mary of Montserrat. Legend has it that Benedictine monks could not move the statue to construct their monastery, so instead they built around it. You may even hear the renowned boys choir during your visit.

  • Day 10: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 10: Barcelona • Madrid

    Travel by train to Madrid

    Take a walking tour of Madrid

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Puerta del Sol
    • Plaza Mayor
    • Mercado de San Miguel

    Visit the Prado Museum

  • Day 11: Madrid

    Tour Madrid with an expert local guide

    Visit the Royal Palace
  • Day 12: Depart for home

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    Traditional breakfasts and dinners bring local flavours to life as part of your tour experience. Lunches are left for you to discover new favourite dishes of your own.

  • Entrances

    Louvre; Notre-Dame Cathedral; Chenonceau; Parque Guell; With extension: Madrid Royal Palace; Prado

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