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 13-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
- Services of a friendly, knowledgeable Local Host at each destination
- 12 nights accommodation in pre-screened, centrally located hotels
- Daily breakfast buffet
- Guided sightseeing and orientation in each city
- London-Paris transportation via high-speed Eurostar rail
- Paris-Barcelona transportation via air on selected flights
- Barcelona-Madrid transportation via high-speed rail (first-class)
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—visit the blood-curdling London Dungeon, or take a stroll along the bustling South Bank, followed by a visit to London Sea Life Aquarium.
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 take an excursion to the Champagne region with tasting, visit lavish Versailles, or 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—maybe an excursion to Montjuïc for beautiful views of the city, a guided tapas walking tour, or a visit to the Catalan National Art Museum.
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.
Dates & Prices
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|28th May 2017||$3,376||Please call for availability.|
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: Departs 28th May 2017 from $3,376 - Please call for availability 4th June 2017 ($3,376), 11th June 2017 ($3,376), 18th June 2017 ($3,376), 25th June 2017 ($3,350), 2nd July 2017 ($3,350), 9th July 2017 ($3,256), 16th July 2017 ($3,256), 23rd July 2017 ($3,254), 30th July 2017 ($3,254), 6th August 2017 ($3,254), 13th August 2017 ($3,254), 27th August 2017 ($3,281), 3rd September 2017 ($3,377), 10th September 2017 ($3,379), 17th September 2017 ($3,425), 24th September 2017 ($3,379), 1st October 2017 ($3,379), 8th October 2017 ($3,379)
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