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 includes all of London's famous landmarks. Drive past the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben; Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were married; Whitehall's mounted horseguards; the Prime Minister's Downing Street; and Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. 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.
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
Travel by high-speed Eurostar train (Standard class) to Paris
Day 6 - Paris
Morning guided sightseeing includes a drive past the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, Place de la Concorde, the Arc de Triomphe, and a stop to take photos of the Eiffel Tower from one of the best panoramic viewing points. Also admire the heart of the city from a different perspective on a Seine River Cruise. Board your comfortable boat near the Eiffel Tower and spend a relaxing hour gliding by many of the city's important landmarks such as the L'Institut de France; magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral, Hôtel de Ville, the Conciergerie, famous Louvre Palace and museum; and much more.
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, 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
Travel to Madrid by high-speed Ave Train (first-class).
Day 12 - Madrid
Morning guided sightseeing 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 stroll through Pasajes, one of the best multilingual bookshops in the world.
Day 14 - Madrid
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Train and Hotel Accommodations
Millenium Gloucester, London
This modern and luxurious hotel is located in fashionable South Kensington, a relaxed environment in the heart of London. The hotel offers a variety of dining options such as Bombay Brasserie and Bugis Street Brasserie for Indian and Oriental cuisine, South West 7 for breakfast and Humphrey's Bar for light meals and drinks. 24-hour room service, concierge service, and a fitness room with cardiovascular equipment and weights is also available.
Courtyard Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris
This contemporary 249-room property is housed in a brand new 19-storey building conveniently situated opposite the historic Gare de Lyon station in the 12th Arrondissement. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel and there is an International restaurant, lounge bar and fitness facility.
Tryp Apolo, Barcelona
A modern 314 room hotel located in the heart of Barcelona with Free Wi-Fi internet access in all rooms and public areas. Delicious snacks can be enjoyed at the Tapas Bar whilst the lobby bar serves refreshing drinks and cocktails.
Novotel Madrid Center, Madrid
A stylish 790 room hotel located in Madrid's elegant Salamanca District with Free Wi-Fi internet access available throughout. Amenities include a gourmet restaurant, a chic bar featuring a large video wall, a fitness room and relaxing lounge areas.
Dates & Prices
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|22nd September 2019||$3,368||Please call for availability.|
|29th September 2019||$3,299||Book Now|
|6th October 2019||$3,299||Book Now|
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: Departs 22nd September 2019 from $3,368 - Please call for availability 29th September 2019 ($3,299), 6th October 2019 ($3,299)
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