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7-Day Spain and Portugal Europe Tour to Barcelona, Lourdes, Bordeaux, Paris and Avignon Greatest Hits from Paris Tour Code: 943-19344

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Paris, France
English; Mandarin Chinese
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Visit Barcelona (Columbus Monument, La Rambla, Sagrada Familia), Andorra, Arles (Le Cafe Van Gogh), Avignon (Palais des Papes, Pont Saint-Benezet), Bordeaux, Chambord (Chateau de Chambord), Gordes (Chateau de Gordes), Lourdes.
  • Guaranteed Two Nights Four Star Hotel
  • Free breakfasts
  • Schengen multiple-entry visa During Summer Time (March-September) requires holding a Schengen multiple-entry visa.
  • During the Paris Olympics from Jun. to Sep. 2024, the min. booking duration is 3 days.
Price In USD (Price per person based on double occupancy)
Price (/Person)
    Single $1115
    Share Room $734
    Double $734
    3rd Person
    Child
    (Age 2-11)
    $660
    Infant
    (Age Under 2yrs)
    Free
Price (/Person)
    Single $1149
    Share Room $756
    Double $756
    3rd Person
    Child
    (Age 2-11)
    $680
    Infant
    (Age Under 2yrs)
    Free
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  • Currency: All prices are shown in U.S. dollars (USD) except admission and meal fees which are paid upon arrival.
  • Lodging: Max 2 adults and 1 child are allowed in one room.
  • Child fare: 2 - 11 years old share a room with two adults (no bed). No charge for infants under 2 years old.
  • Share Room We will not charge client any single supplement if they are willing to share the room with other tour members. But No complaints or amendments could be made based on this issue. This preference must indicated at time of booking, and with a minimum of 7 days prior to joining the tour. Once the booking is confirmed, it will not be possible to amend the room choice while on tour.
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Day 1: Paris-Avignon (577 km)

In the morning we will depart from Paris to arrive at the heart of the Provence, “Avignon,” in the evening. This region of France is very diverse with lively cities, winding mountains that will change its distinct views depending on the season of the year. Let’s take a break from the fashion and luxury of the big metropoles and head to the south of France. Enjoy the sceneries of picturesque small towns, wind down and appreciate nature and the rural culture. You will experience the romantic ambience of South France, visit Gordes, the most beautiful village of the Provence. Follow in Vincent van Gogh’s footsteps in the small town of Arles and taste the world-renowned mellow flavor of Bordeaux wine, and visit the shopping paradise that is Andorra
  • Avignon, FRANCE

    One of the few French cities to have preserved its ramparts.The historic centre, which includes the Palais des Papes, the cathedral, and the Pont d'Avignon, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. The medieval monuments and the annual Festival d'Avignon have helped to make the town a major centre for tourism.
Standard Hotel: Avignon or city nearby

Day 2: Avignon-Gordes-Avignon (63 km)

We will start the day in Avignon visiting the two must see landmarks. The Palais des Papes (Palace of the Popes) and the Pont Saint-Benezet. In the afternoon we will depart to visit Gordes, famous from A Year in Provence, the book, written by Peter Mayle. Afterwards we will have a short stay at the Musee de la Lavande, the lavender museum, and the Abbaye de Senanque which Catholic Cistercian originate from and the story background of the book A Year in Provence.

Please note:Lavender is a seasonal plant which blooms from July till the beginning of August affected by climate, growth and harvesting periods, therefore we are unable to guarantee whether clients will see fresh lavender!)

  • Avignon, FRANCE

    One of the few French cities to have preserved its ramparts.The historic centre, which includes the Palais des Papes, the cathedral, and the Pont d'Avignon, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. The medieval monuments and the annual Festival d'Avignon have helped to make the town a major centre for tourism.

    Palais des Papes

    These exquisite medieval Gothic palaces in Avignon get their name because they were at one point lodgins for various popes throughout the history of the Catholic church.

    Pont Saint-Benezet

    Originally built in the 12th century CE, only a portion of this bridge remains, which once allowed for crossing over the Rhone River. The remaining arches are now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Gordes, FRANCE

    A small commune in Southern France, Gordes is a historical little town. The castle that sits at the top of the town's central hill was an ancient Roman fortress before being converted into a Renaissance castle.

    Chateau de Gordes

    The chateau rises in the heart of the small town of Gordes. It is made up of two distinct sections, the medieval fortress and the Renaissance castle.

    Senanque Abbey

    This Cistercian abbey can be found near the village of Gordes in southern France. It is flanked by a lush field of lavender. It has been in use since 1148.
Standard Hotel: Avignon or city nearby

Day 3: Avignon-Arles-Barcelona (364 km)

In the morning we will drive to Arles. The Langlois Bridge at Arles and The Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum. It is a true unique experience to visit town and see what the Dutch master saw himself over a century ago. Other than enjoying the village’s connection with Van Gogh there are many ancient Roman ruins to behold. Arles has been listed as a key city since ancient Roman times. In the afternoon we will leave Arles for the charming coastal city of Barcelona. If time permits, upon arrival, everyonecan participate in an optional program to visit the Olympic Beach.
  • Arles, FRANCE

    This historical city in southern France dates back to ancient Roman times, and the ruins of the old amphitheater can still be visited today. Vincent Van Gogh, the famous impressionist painter, live here for many years, producing over 300 works.

    Le Cafe Van Gogh

    This cafe in Arles gets its name because it was the subject of one of Vincent van Gogh's famous paintings. It has become a popular tourist attraction for those who want to imagination the transition for real world to canvas.

    Langlois Bridge

    This bridge in Arles is a reconstruction of the original drawbridge that was located in this spot at the turn of the 20th century. It was made famous by serving as the subject for a series of Van Gogh paintings.
Standard Hotel: Barcelona or city nearby

Day 4: Barcelona

Today, the first destination we will visit is the Monastery of Montserrat. In the afternoon we return to Barcelona visiting the Columbus Monument and La Rambla. Continue to visit the iconic Sagrada Familia, the masterpiece of the architectural genius Antoni Gaudí, known as the "architect poet." Then we visit the exterior of Europe's biggest football stadium, Camp Nou which has been the home ground of FC Barcelona since 1957. You can ake some beautiful pictures outside the stadium, buy some souvenirs, and then visit the Montjuïc Hill to visit the Olympic Stadium, which hosted the 1992 Olympic Games. From the hill, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city. The remaining time is free for leisure activities at the bustling Catalunya Square.

  • Barcelona, SPAIN

    Barcelona, SPAIN
    This gorgeous Spanish city on the Mediterranean is one of the world's most popular tourists destinations due to its rich cultural heritage. Visitors can see medieval buildings or admire modernity at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

    Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey

    The Abbey on Montserrat, a short journey from nearby Barcelona, is accessible via cable-car or the road that winds up the mountain. It also contains a museum with works by artists such as El Greco and Picasso.

    Admission (Optional): Adult €35; Child €35

    Columbus Monument

    Christopher Columbus is immortalized with a towering monument on Barcelona's famous walkway, La Rambla, depicting the famed explorer pointing out towards the sea. Visitors can take an elevator to the top, which offers a thrilling view of the city.

    La Rambla

    This centrally-located street in Barcelona is a tree-lined pedestrian walkway that covers 1.2 kilometers from the port to Place de Catalunya. There are many cafes and shopping kiosks along the street, which can get crowded during the busy tourist seasons.

    Sagrada Familia

    Sagrada Familia
    Designed by Antoni Gaudi, Barcelona's most famous architect, construction of the Sagrada Familia began in 1882 and continues to this day, a perfect synthesis of the 19th-century Gothic and 20th-century Modernist styles, a blend of religion and fantasy.

    Reservation visit time: 15:00 – 15:30. Due to limited daily access control in Sagrada Família church, and to avoid disappoint, we recommend customer who strongly request to visit this place to book tickets online in advance on www.sagradafamilia.org

    Admission (Optional): Adult €26; Child €26; ticket + audio guide, Self book tickets online in advance on www.sagradafamilia.org

    Camp Nou

    It means "new field" in English, is a football stadium in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It has been the home of FC Barcelona since its completion in 1957. It is the largest stadium in Spain, also the largest in Europe and the third largest association football stadium in the world in terms of capacity.

    Reservation visit time: 13:00-13:30. If there is a match, you may not be able to enter the stadium to visit, and to avoid disappoint, we recommend customer to pre-purchase BASIC TOUR tickets online in advance : https://www.fcbarcelona.com/en/tickets/camp-nou-experience

    Admission (Optional): Adult €28; Child €28; Camp Nou will undergo major renovations starting from June 2023 and is expected to last for approximately 2 years. Self Pre- purchase BASIC TOUR tickets online in advance : https://www.fcbarcelona.com/en/tickets/camp-nou-experience

    Montjuic Hill

    Rising above the Barcelona's harbor is Montjuic Hill. Parks and gardens rest on this hill, converging with each other via winding paths carved into the hillside, along with a Greek amphitheater, various museums and the Olympic Park.
Standard Hotel: Barcelona or a nearby city

Day 5: Barcelona - Andorra (October - Feb to Carcassonne) - Lourdes (434 km)

In the morning we will travel to the Principality of Andorra. After lunch we will drive through the Pyrenees entering France arriving at the town of Lourdes.

Please note: From October till the end of February due to winter weather we will not visit Andorra and reroute to Carcassonne in France. Carcassonne is a World Heritage Site city with its landmark Castle of Carcassonne. There are 3 km of double walls and 52 towers in the city

  • Andorra, Andorra

    Andorra, also called the Principality of the Valleys of Andorra, is a sovereign, landlocked country in Southwestern Europe. Bordered by Spain and France, tourists can enjoy its natural beauty, duty-free status for shopping, and popular summer and winter resorts.
  • Carcassonne, FRANCE

    This fortified French town shows evidence of settlement dating back to around 3500 BC. The most notable feature of the town is the medieval walls that surround it.

    Carcassonne Castle

    Carcassonne Castle is a fortified and breathtaking Medieval town. First secured by the Ancient Romans, the castle has historically served as an important strategic point between France and Spain. Visitors can glimpse into history and experience and grandeur of Carcassone Castle's dwellings, cathedral, and towers.
  • Lourdes, FRANCE

Standard Hotel: Lourdes or city nearby

Day 6: Lourdes-Bordeaux (251 km)

Today we will travel from Lourdes to the famous wine region Bordeaux. While in Bordeaux we will visit a well-known winery and its vineyards. You will have an opportunity to taste and buy wine direct from the source. After our stop at the winery, we will head to city Bordeaux, visiting famous landmarks such as the opera house Gran Teatro de Burdeos, the world's largest water mirror called Miroir d'Eau and the famous Place des Quinconces and so on. At the end of the day, you will have some free leisure time in the city center of Bordeaux.

Please note: Most wineries in Bordeaux are closed to tourists in August or during festivals. Please understand that during this time we will not be able to visit the wineries however we will be able to taste and buy wine in the city center of Bordeaux

  • Bordeaux, FRANCE

    A port city on the Garonne River in the Gironde department in southwestern France. It is the world's major wine industry capital. The historic part of the city is on the UNESCO World Heritage List as "an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble" of the 18th century.

    Cathedrale Saint-Andre

    This Roman Catholic cathedral in Bordeaux was consecrated by Pope Urban II in 1096. Originally, it was built in a Romanesque style, but was gradually renovated in the Gothic style.

    Place des Quinconces

    Place des Quinconces is one of the largest city squares in all of Europe and home to stunning and historic statues and monuments. The Girondists monument is the most iconic display and symbolizes the spirit of liberty. Place des Quinconces is also the most important public transport hub of the area.
Standard Hotel: Bordeaux or city nearby

Day 7: Bordeaux-Loire Valley-Chambord-Paris (668 km)

Departing from Bordeaux we will be traveling to the world-famous tourist attraction the Loire Valley. In the Loire Valley there are magnificent and gorgeous castles on both sides of the river. In the afternoon we will arrive at the Chambord Castle also known as the King of Castles. The castle was originally built to serve as a hunting lodge for King Francois I of France in 1519 to make a statement of his imperial power. Afterwards will be heading to Paris and will arrive around 7 pm.
  • Loire Valley, FRANCE

    The Loire is the longest river in France with a length of 1020 km and is known as the mother river of France.
  • Chambord, FRANCE

    Chambord is a town in Loir-et-Cher in France. It is famous for the royal Chateau de Chambord.

    Chateau de Chambord

    is one of the most recognizable chateaux in the world because of its very distinctive French Renaissance architecture which blends traditional French medieval forms with classical Renaissance structures. The building, which was never completed, was constructed by King Francis I of France.

    Admission (Optional): Adult €16; Child €16

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Paris, FRANCE 211 Boulevard Vincent Auriol, Paris, 75 75013 (McDonalds Restaurant) 8:45am
  • Please arrive at the station at least 15 minutes before the scheduled departure.
  • The above departure information is tentative and it will be confirmed at the time of reservation.
  • Return: The tour will end between 6:30pm - 7:00pm on the last day.

Price Includes

  • Hotel: Twin share basis. For child aged 2 - 11 years old will be sharing a room with 2 adults.
    (Hotel information will be confirmed 24 hours prior departure.)
  • Transportation: Air Conditioned luxury coach and other transportation listed in itinerary.
  • Breakfast: Daily Continental breakfast including coffee or tea, juice, bread, jam. All others meals not listed are at your expense.
  • Guide: Professional English speaking tour guide Level 2: semi-guided tour

Price Excludes

Destination Adult Child
Andorra
Andorra Canillo Lookout with Transfer (Optional) €20 €20
Barcelona
2 hours Barcelona Beach with Transfer (Optional) €10 €10
Camp Nou (Optional)
Camp Nou will undergo major renovations starting from June 2023 and is expected to last for approximately 2 years. Self Pre- purchase BASIC TOUR tickets online in advance : https://www.fcbarcelona.com/en/tickets/camp-nou-experience
€28 €28
Sagrada Familia (Optional)
ticket + audio guide, Self book tickets online in advance on www.sagradafamilia.org
€26 €26
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey (Optional) €35 €35
Chambord
Chateau de Chambord (Optional) €16 €16
Nimes
Pont du Gard with Transfer (Optional) €25 €25
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  • Lunch and Dinner charges (if applicable)

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  • The temperature difference between day and night in Europe is substantial, the annual average temperature exceeds 30 degrees for less than two months, and European countries have strong environmental protection awareness. Therefore, hotels in Europe may not have standard air conditioning.
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