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Barcelona, South of France, and Paris Tour

France, Spain
10 Days / 8 Nights

Begin your tour on the Spanish coastal city of Barcelona with a visit to its most iconic spots such as las Ramblas street, Casa Batlló, and Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia. Then, head to Paris to visit the equally iconic Versailles Palace and Eiffel Tower. On the way there, make a stop at Figueres where you will visit the Dalí museum, and then in Carcassone and Avignon in the south of France, where you will discover a quieter side of the country.

Barcelona, South of France, and Paris Tour

10 Days — 8 Nights
DAY 1: USA / SPAIN
  • Fly through the night to Barcelona.
DAY 2: BARCELONA
  • Welcome to Spain! Meet your Spanish Forum Tour Manager at the airport.
  • Transfer to your centrally located hotel and drop your bags.
  • While in Barcelona you will travel as locals do – by foot and by Metro!
  • For a taste of local life, let’s head to the city’s main food market: the glorious Mercat Sant Josep, known locally as La Boqueria!
  • Follow your Forum Tour Manager on a stroll through Las Ramblas, the most famous street in Barcelona and the Barri Gotic, the medieval heart of Barcelona.
  • Enjoy dinner with your group at a local restaurant.
DAY 3: BARCELONA
  • This morning, discover Casa Batlló, built between 1904 and 1906 in the heart of the city, is the most emblematic work of the brilliant Catalan architect. Visit with a local guide.
  • Next, participate in a thrilling learning experience at Gaudí Experiencia, an interactive museum equipped with state-of-the-art, 4D technology.
  • Then, head to Parc Guell – Gaudí’s “garden city” – a town unto itself with a view of the Mediterranean Sea. Have some free time for lunch and to discover the park.
  • To finish your day of Gaudí’s creations, discover the astonishing Sagrada Familia, designed by Gaudí, which is still under construction.
  • Enjoy dinner with your group at a local restaurant.
DAY 4: BARCELONA / FIGUERES / CARCASSONNE
  • After breakfast, board your bus to Carcassonne, France.
  • En route, make a stop in Figueres, a thriving and bustling city.
  • Enter the extraordinary Dalí Museum. Inaugurated in 1974, the Dalí theater-Museum contains the broadest range of works spanning the artistic career of Salvador Dalí (1904-1989).
  • After free time for lunch, say a fond “hasta pronto” to your Spanish Forum Tour Manager.
  • Continue to Carcassonne.
  • On arrival, meet your French Forum Tour Manager and check in at your hotel before dinner at a local restaurant.
DAY 5: CARCASSONNE / AVIGNON
  • After breakfast, visit Château Comtal de Carcassonne – a medieval castle within the Cité of Carcassonne.
  • Have some free time for lunch before continuing to Avignon.
  • Head to see the Pont d’Avignon, famous for the song of the same name. Do you know it?
  • Then, check-in at your hotel and take a minute to freshen-up.
  • Enjoy dinner with your group at a local restaurant.
DAY 6: AVIGNON / PARIS
  • After breakfast, meet your local guide for a guided tour of the city. Explore the café-lined place de l’Horloge, Then, visit Palais des Papes with its massive stone vaults, battlements and sluices for pouring hot oil on attackers.
  • After some free time for lunch, head to the train station and board your TGV high speed train to Paris.
DAY 8: VERSAILLES
  • After breakfast, take the RER train to Versailles.
  • Walk in the footsteps of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette you tour the extravagant Château de Versailles.
  • Later, explore the elegantly landscaped gardens by bike!
  • Return to Paris and head to the capital´s highest point, Montmartre. Climb the steps to reach the Sacré-Cœur, Montmartre’s hilltop church.
  • Enjoy dinner with your group at a local restaurant.
DAY 9: PARIS
  • After breakfast, visit the Marché d’Aligre. One of the city’s best markets, its lively, personable vibe makes it feel like a village within a village.
  • Then, learn how croissants are made at a local boulangerie.
  • In the afternoon, admire the view from the third floor of the Tour Eiffel.
  • Back on the ground, have some free time at Trocadéro Square.
  • Then, enjoy a farewell dinner cruise aboard the Capitaine Fracasse.
DAY 10: DEPART
  • After breakfast, transfer to the airport and board your return flight home.

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