Barcelona, Le Sud de France & Paris

Spain & France | 10 days / 8 nights
Barcelona - Parque Guell

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.
Carcassonne, France Chateau Comtal
  • Next, participate in a thrilling learning experience at Gaudi Experiencia, an interactive museum equipped with state-of-the-art, 4D technology.
  • Then, head to Parc Guell – Gaudi’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 Gaudi’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 Dali Museum. Inaugurated in 1974, the Dalí Theatre-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.
Avignon - Bridge - Pont de Benezet
  • 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.
France - Paris - Versailles Gardens

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.