Tour Number: 1391326HB
Group Leader's Name: Richard Armstrong
Departure Date: 5/16/2014
Return Dates: 5/27/2014
Departure Gateway: Houston
12 days
A travel-intensive regional exploration with artistic tones and local flavors

It’s two of Europe’s most stunning cities separated by one of the most romantic regions.

The size of the Mona Lisa may surprise you, but so too will the Provence region, a source of inspiration for Louvre-dwellers like Cézanne, van Gogh and Picasso. You’ll see La Sagrada Familia, Park Güell and the rest with a perspective usually reserved for the most seasoned travelers.
Paris Provence and Barcelona tour map
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to France

  • Day 2: Paris

    Arrive in Paris

    Take a walking tour of Paris

    • Latin Quarter

    Visit Notre Dame Cathedral

    Enjoy dinner in the Latin Quarter

  • Day 3: Paris

    Take a guided tour of Paris

    • Place de la Concorde
    • Champs-Élysées
    • Arc de Triomphe
    • Eiffel Tower
    • Les Invalides

    Visit the Louvre

  • Day 4: Paris

    Add this in-depth excursion
    Versailles

    Versailles

    Welcome to the world headquarters of decadence—the grand palace of Versailles. The enormous estate was built to keep commoners far from its gilded doors and expansive gardens—but fortunately, you won’t have to win Louie or Marie’s notoriously fickle favor to get in. After spending the day in a maze of manicured shrubbery and the staggering Hall of Mirrors, continue the theme of indulgence by treating yourself at a local patisserie nearby.
  • Day 5: Avignon

    Travel by TGV train to Avignon

    Take a tour of Avignon

    Visit the Palais des Papes

  • Day 6: Nimes

    Take an excursion to Nimes

    Visit the Nîmes Ampitheater

    Visit Pont du Gard

    • Mémoires de Garrigue
  • Day 7: Carcassonne + Barcelona

    Travel to Carcassonne

    Take a tour of Carcassonne

    Continue to Barcelona

  • Day 8: Barcelona

    Take a guided tour of Barcelona:

    • La Sagrada Familia
    • Montjuïc Hill
    • Barrio Gótico
    • Barcelona Cathedral

    Visit Parque Güell

    Add this in-depth excursion
    Barcelona Flamenco Evening

    Barcelona Flamenco Evening

    Feel the pulse of Spain when you attend an unforgettable flamenco performance! Born of Indian, Moorish, Arabian and gypsy influences, flamenco dance is a passionate display of dramatic poses and colorful costumes, accompanied by song and guitar. Marvel at the intricate rhythms created by a dancer’s steps, castanets and clapping. A beverage is included during the 2-hour performance.

  • Day 9: Barcelona

    Enjoy free time in Barcelona

    Add this in-depth excursion
    Figueres

    Figueres

    Join a half-day excursion to Figueres, a Catalan city on the exquisite Costa Brava and birthplace of renowned Spanish artist Salvador Dalí. You will visit Teatre-Museu Gala Salvador Dalí, a one-of-a-kind theater museum designed by and dedicated to the surrealist world of Dalí. It contains the broadest range of Dali’s works and offers a unique opportunity to step into the world of the artist.

  • Day 10: Madrid

    Travel by AVE train to Madrid

    Take a walking tour of Madrid

    Visit the Prado

  • Day 11: Madrid

    Take a guided tour of Madrid

    • Plaza Mayor
    • Puerta del Sol

    Visit the Royal Palace

    Add this in-depth excursion
    Toledo

    Toledo

    This guided half-day optional excursion takes you to the Toledo, the “city of the three cultures.” Explore its diverse artistic and cultural legacy on a panoramic drive around the city, stopping at the iconic cathedral and the famed Church of Santo Tomé. Note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

  • Day 12: Depart for home

  • Day 1: Fly overnight to France

  • Day 2: Paris

    Arrive in Paris

    Take a walking tour of Paris

    • Latin Quarter

    Visit Notre Dame Cathedral

    Enjoy dinner in the Latin Quarter

  • Day 3: Paris

    Take a guided tour of Paris

    • Place de la Concorde
    • Champs-Élysées
    • Arc de Triomphe
    • Eiffel Tower
    • Les Invalides

    Visit the Louvre

  • Day 4: Paris

    Add this in-depth excursion
    Versailles

    Versailles

    Welcome to the world headquarters of decadence—the grand palace of Versailles. The enormous estate was built to keep commoners far from its gilded doors and expansive gardens—but fortunately, you won’t have to win Louie or Marie’s notoriously fickle favor to get in. After spending the day in a maze of manicured shrubbery and the staggering Hall of Mirrors, continue the theme of indulgence by treating yourself at a local patisserie nearby.
  • Day 5: Avignon

    Travel by TGV train to Avignon

    Take a tour of Avignon

    Visit the Palais des Papes

  • Day 6: Nimes

    Take an excursion to Nimes

    Visit the Nîmes Ampitheater

    Visit Pont du Gard

    • Mémoires de Garrigue
  • Day 7: Carcassonne + Barcelona

    Travel to Carcassonne

    Take a tour of Carcassonne

    Continue to Barcelona

  • Day 8: Barcelona

    Take a guided tour of Barcelona:

    • La Sagrada Familia
    • Montjuïc Hill
    • Barrio Gótico
    • Barcelona Cathedral

    Visit Parque Güell

    Add this in-depth excursion
    Barcelona Flamenco Evening

    Barcelona Flamenco Evening

    Feel the pulse of Spain when you attend an unforgettable flamenco performance! Born of Indian, Moorish, Arabian and gypsy influences, flamenco dance is a passionate display of dramatic poses and colorful costumes, accompanied by song and guitar. Marvel at the intricate rhythms created by a dancer’s steps, castanets and clapping. A beverage is included during the 2-hour performance.

  • Day 9: Barcelona

    Enjoy free time in Barcelona

    Add this in-depth excursion
    Figueres

    Figueres

    Join a half-day excursion to Figueres, a Catalan city on the exquisite Costa Brava and birthplace of renowned Spanish artist Salvador Dalí. You will visit Teatre-Museu Gala Salvador Dalí, a one-of-a-kind theater museum designed by and dedicated to the surrealist world of Dalí. It contains the broadest range of Dali’s works and offers a unique opportunity to step into the world of the artist.

  • Day 10: Madrid

    Travel by AVE train to Madrid

    Take a walking tour of Madrid

    Visit the Prado

  • Day 11: Madrid

    Take a guided tour of Madrid

    • Plaza Mayor
    • Puerta del Sol

    Visit the Royal Palace

    Add this in-depth excursion
    Toledo

    Toledo

    This guided half-day optional excursion takes you to the Toledo, the “city of the three cultures.” Explore its diverse artistic and cultural legacy on a panoramic drive around the city, stopping at the iconic cathedral and the famed Church of Santo Tomé. Note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

  • Day 12: Depart for home

Everything you get

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group.

  • Accommodations

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • On-tour transportation

    We arrange all travel details so professors, chaperones and students can enjoy the tour to the fullest. That means we take care of flights, buses, trains, cruise ships, ferries, and subways.

  • Regional-style meals

    Daily breakfasts and select local dinners are included in your tour. Generally, we leave lunch up to you so your group has an opportunity to explore its own tastes.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    We have the best Tour Directors in the business. Your group will have a trusted, friendly guide at your side full-time on tour to manage all logistics, offer insight and guidance, and respond to any unexpected challenges.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from licensed local guides who join your group for select experiences on tour.

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    We have over 400 schools and offices in more than 50 countries, which means if something happens, we can react quickly and in person. We also include our $15 million liability policy and $1 million consumer protection plan at no additional cost to travelers.

  • Curriculum Integration

    We provide support and expertise to help you integrate academic goals into your tour itinerary as needed.

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