London, Paris, Barcelona & Madrid
From London’s fog to Barcelona’s sparkling Mediterranean waters, this 14-day tour will introduce you to the diverse flavors of England, France, and the Iberian Peninsula.
This 14-day tour brings you some of the best that Western Europe has to offer. Spend your days in London seeing Big Ben or lounging in Hyde Park, and spend your nights cozying up in a pub. In Paris, walk along the Seine at twilight and sip a cappuccino at an outdoor café. Roam the endless corridors of the Louvre, and venture up to Montmartre, the hilltop bohemian heart of Paris. In Barcelona, revel in sun, sand, and whimsical architecture that put this Catalonian city on the map. You’ll never have a dull moment in vibrant Madrid, where the famous Museum Triangle means you’ll be literally surrounded by art. On this trip, all of the details are expertly arranged and your Local Host is there to give you the inside scoop at each destination, so you won’t miss a step.
Highlights and Inclusions
- London to Paris transportation via high-speed Eurostar rail
- Travel by air to Barcelona on selected flights
- Barcelona to Madrid transportation via high-speed rail (first-class)
- 12 nights accommodation in pre-screened, centrally located hotels
- Daily breakfast buffet
- Guided sightseeing and orientation in each city
- Services of a friendly, knowledgeable Local Host at each destination
Day 1 - Depart USA for London
Embark on your transatlantic flight to London from your U.S. gateway. (International flight not included in tour price)
Day 2 - London, England
Welcome to London, a major settlement for two millennia and today a vibrant global city. Your Local Hosts will be on hand to help you make the most of your time.
Day 3 - London
Morning guided sightseeing and orientation includes all of London's famous landmarks. Drive past the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben; Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Kate Middleton were married; Whitehall's mounted horseguards; the Prime Minister's Downing Street; and Piccadilly Circus. Take photographs of the London Eye, the giant Ferris wheel situated on the river bank, and the Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe. Visit St. Paul's Cathedral. Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece with its world-famous dome is an iconic feature of London's skyline, and the awe-inspiring interior holds fascinating stories about its history. The final highlight is the ceremonial pageantry of the Changing of the Guard (if held) at Buckingham Palace.
Day 4 - London
Your Local Hosts will have exciting suggestions for your day at leisure—for example, the Victoria and Albert Museum, located in stylish South Kensington, featuring the world’s leading collection of art and design.
Day 5 - London & Paris, France
Morning transfer to the high-speed Eurostar train, with mid-afternoon arrival in Paris.
Day 6 - Paris
Morning guided sightseeing and orientation takes you to Notre Dame Cathedral, where Napoleon was crowned emperor in 1804, to admire its amazing 13th-century, stained-glass Rose Window. Pass the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, the Opéra, Place de la Concorde, and Arc de Triomphe. Drive by the Seine River with its beautiful bridges, and along the fashionable Champs-Elysées. Stop to take photos of the iconic Eiffel Tower from one of the best panoramic viewing points. Also enter the world's most visited museum, The Louvre, with its modern glass pyramid, to see Da Vinci's Mona Lisa and other treasures.
Day 7 - Paris
Today you may choose to stroll through Jardin du Luxembourg, an oasis of formal terraces, chestnut groves, and lush lawns. Your Local Host can help you plan your day.
Day 8 - Paris & Barcelona, Spain
Travel by air to Barcelona on selected flights.
Day 9 - Barcelona
Morning guided sightseeing and orientation starting from Plaza Catalunya includes a drive along elegant Passeig de Gràcia to see the captivating façade of La Pedrera and to visit Gaudi's Casa Batillo. Passing through the central Eixample district, reach the extraordinary but still unfinished Sagrada Familia Basilica. Your included entrance fees contribute to its completion.
Day 10 - Barcelona
Your Local Host can assist you with ideas for your day—perhaps an inside visit of Gaudi’s last residential building, La Pedrera.
Day 11 - Barcelona & Madrid
This morning, travel to Madrid by high-speed Ave Train (first-class).
Day 12 - Madrid
Morning guided sightseeing and orientation features a visit to the palatial Prado museum and the Plaza de España. Also see the Parliament, Cibeles Fountain, Orient Square with the ornate Royal Palace, Parque del Buen Retiro (Park of the Pleasant Retreat), and the Neoclassical Puerta de Alcalá monument.
Day 13 - Madrid
Your Local Host can assist you in planning your day. You may wish to journey out of town to Seville, see a Flamenco show, visit the 18th-century Royal Palace, or stroll through the Reina Sofia Museum, a treasure trove of contemporary art.
Day 14 - Madrid
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Train and Hotel Accommodations
Holiday Inn London - Kensington Forum, London
Located in fashionable Kensington the striking, 27-storey property enjoys excellent transport links close to London's key attractions. Leafy Kensington's restaurants and cafes are on your doorstep and the Natural History Museum and brand-name shopping on bustling High Street Kensington are a short walk away. The elegant Consortia Restaurant serves a varied European menu, light lunches and hearty breakfasts, and the Cromwell Tavern offers chilled beers, world wines and spirits. The hotel also boasts a fitness center and a gift shop.
Mercure Paris Montmartre Sacre Coeur, Paris
Located at the foot of Sacré Coeur in the bohemian Montmartre district of Paris. This 305-room hotel is just a few hundred meters from the famous Moulin Rouge cabaret and close to the Haussman-Opéra district's department stores, bistros and bustling cafés. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel and there is a fitness room. A plentiful breakfast buffet is served in the bright breakfast room and there is also a trendy lounge bar for snacks and drinks with an alluring outdoor terrace.
Catalonia Ramblas, Barcelona
This 221 room hotel is set in a wonderful 19th century building, formerly the head office of Spain's La Vanguardia newspaper. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel. Other amenities include a seasonal outdoor swimming pool with terrace and a spa with exercise equipment, sauna and jacuzzi. The hotel restaurant serves Catalan and Mediterranean style food and the welcoming lobby bar offers a selection of snacks and beverages.
H10 Puerta Del Alcala, Madrid
Located in Madrid's exclusive Salamanca district, next to the beautiful Retiro Park, this 146-room modern property enjoys a privileged central location with Free Wi-Fi access available throughout. The welcoming restaurant serves a selection of Mediterranean and international dishes and the garden view bar offers the perfect place to relax with drinks and snacks.
Dates & Prices
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|27th May 2018||$3,418||Please call for availability.|
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: Departs 27th May 2018 from $3,418 - Please call for availability 3rd June 2018 ($3,418), 10th June 2018 ($3,542), 17th June 2018 ($3,418), 24th June 2018 ($3,547), 1st July 2018 ($3,289), 8th July 2018 ($3,289), 15th July 2018 ($3,289), 22nd July 2018 ($3,289), 29th July 2018 ($3,289), 5th August 2018 ($3,289), 12th August 2018 ($3,289), 19th August 2018 ($3,289), 26th August 2018 ($3,353), 2nd September 2018 ($3,418), 9th September 2018 ($3,571), 16th September 2018 ($3,418), 23rd September 2018 ($3,625), 30th September 2018 ($3,635), 7th October 2018 ($3,418)
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