10 or 12 days
Paris, Avignon, Arles, Figueres, Barcelona, extension to Madrid

From Gothic marvels to Gaudí's cathedrals, diversity rules on this multi-faceted exploration.

In Paris, the Louvre wows you with the vastness of its collection, while in Barcelona the Picasso museum provides a more focused experience. Notre-Dame Cathedral and La Sagrada Família's surreal façade are both unforgettable in their own distinct ways, while picturesque Provence adds yet another perspective.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to France

  • Day 2: Paris

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of the Latin Quarter

    Visit Notre-Dame Cathedral

    Enjoy dinner in the Latin Quarter
  • Day 3: Paris

    Take a guided tour of Paris

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Place de la Concorde
    • Champs-Élysées
    • Arc de Triomphe
    • Eiffel Tower
    • Hôtel des 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: Paris • Avignon

    Travel by TGV train to Avignon

    Take a tour of Avignon with your Tour Director

    Visit the Palais des Papes

    Enjoy dinner in Avignon

  • Day 6: Avignon • Arles

    Take an excursion to Arles

    Visit the Arles or Nîmes Ampitheater

    Take a guided tour of Pont du Gard

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Mémoires de Garrigue
  • Day 7: Avignon • Figueres • Barcelona

    Travel via Figueres to Barcelona

    Tour Figueres with an expert local guide

    Visit the Dalí Museum

  • Day 8: Barcelona

    Take a guided tour of Barcelona

    With your expert local guide you will see: 

    • La Sagrada Família
    • Montjuïc
    • Gothic Quarter
    • Barcelona Cathedral

    Visit Park Güell

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Barcelona Flamenco Evening

    Barcelona Flamenco Evening

    To better understand the soul of Spain, choose to attend a flamenco performance this evening. Born of Indian, Moorish, Arabian and gypsy influences, flamenco dance is a passionate display dramatic poses and colorful costumes, accompanied by song and guitar. Marvel at the intricate rhythms created by a dancer’s steps, castanets (wooden finger cymbals) and clapping. (Please note: A beverage is included in this optional.) 

  • Day 9: Barcelona

    Tour La Boquería market with an expert local guide

    Enjoy a tapas lunch in Barcelona

  • Day 10: Depart for home

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  • Day 10: Barcelona • Madrid

    Travel by AVE train to Madrid

    Take a walking tour of Madrid

    Visit the Prado in the evening

    Enjoy dinner in Madrid's Old Town, Puerta del Sol

  • Day 11: Madrid

    Take a guided tour of Madrid

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Puerta del Sol
    • Plaza Mayor
    • Plaza de Oriente

    Visit the Royal Palace
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Toledo

    Toledo

    This half-day excursion will take you to the former Spanish capital of Toledo. Known as the “city of the three cultures,” this was a place of peaceful coexistence of, Jews, Christians and Moors. Toledo preserves an artistic and cultural legacy in the form of churches, palaces, fortresses, mosques and synagogues. Enjoy a panoramic drive around the city and visit the cathedral that dominates Toledo’s skyline. Then continue on to the Church of Santo Tomé where you’ll view The Burial of Count Orgaz, one of El Greco’s most famous works. Step inside one of Toledo's synagogues and finish off your excursion with a stop at a local sword-making workshop. 

  • Day 12: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to France

  • Day 2: Paris

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of the Latin Quarter

    Visit Notre-Dame Cathedral

    Enjoy dinner in the Latin Quarter
  • Day 3: Paris

    Take a guided tour of Paris

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Place de la Concorde
    • Champs-Élysées
    • Arc de Triomphe
    • Eiffel Tower
    • Hôtel des 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: Paris • Avignon

    Travel by TGV train to Avignon

    Take a tour of Avignon with your Tour Director

    Visit the Palais des Papes

    Enjoy dinner in Avignon

  • Day 6: Avignon • Arles

    Take an excursion to Arles

    Visit the Arles or Nîmes Ampitheater

    Take a guided tour of Pont du Gard

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Mémoires de Garrigue
  • Day 7: Avignon • Figueres • Barcelona

    Travel via Figueres to Barcelona

    Tour Figueres with an expert local guide

    Visit the Dalí Museum

  • Day 8: Barcelona

    Take a guided tour of Barcelona

    With your expert local guide you will see: 

    • La Sagrada Família
    • Montjuïc
    • Gothic Quarter
    • Barcelona Cathedral

    Visit Park Güell

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Barcelona Flamenco Evening

    Barcelona Flamenco Evening

    To better understand the soul of Spain, choose to attend a flamenco performance this evening. Born of Indian, Moorish, Arabian and gypsy influences, flamenco dance is a passionate display dramatic poses and colorful costumes, accompanied by song and guitar. Marvel at the intricate rhythms created by a dancer’s steps, castanets (wooden finger cymbals) and clapping. (Please note: A beverage is included in this optional.) 

  • Day 9: Barcelona

    Tour La Boquería market with an expert local guide

    Enjoy a tapas lunch in Barcelona

  • Day 10: Depart for home

Add more days

  • Day 10: Barcelona • Madrid

    Travel by AVE train to Madrid

    Take a walking tour of Madrid

    Visit the Prado in the evening

    Enjoy dinner in Madrid's Old Town, Puerta del Sol

  • Day 11: Madrid

    Take a guided tour of Madrid

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Puerta del Sol
    • Plaza Mayor
    • Plaza de Oriente

    Visit the Royal Palace
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Toledo

    Toledo

    This half-day excursion will take you to the former Spanish capital of Toledo. Known as the “city of the three cultures,” this was a place of peaceful coexistence of, Jews, Christians and Moors. Toledo preserves an artistic and cultural legacy in the form of churches, palaces, fortresses, mosques and synagogues. Enjoy a panoramic drive around the city and visit the cathedral that dominates Toledo’s skyline. Then continue on to the Church of Santo Tomé where you’ll view The Burial of Count Orgaz, one of El Greco’s most famous works. Step inside one of Toledo's synagogues and finish off your excursion with a stop at a local sword-making workshop. 

  • Day 12: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group

  • Accommodations

    8 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms; 10 with extension

  • On-tour transportation

    Land transportation

  • Regional-style meals

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

  • End-to-end support

    Your team helps to secure administrative approval and academic credit, provides recruiting tools and helps establish your program's ongoing presence on campus.

  • Curriculum integration

    Your academic vision remains present wherever you travel. Tell us your ideal study abroad experience, and we'll help connect your curriculum to EF's extensive connections abroad.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all program logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert Local Guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and enhancing teaching moments wherever your curriculum takes you.

  • Guided sightseeing

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

  • Entrances

    Notre Dame, Louvre, Papal Palace, Amphitheater in Nîmes, Pont du Gard, Park Güell, Dali Museum; with extension: Prado, Royal Palace

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide. We provide 24-hour emergency support service along with a comprehensive $50 million liability policy that covers you and your institution while abroad.

  • Flexible payment options

    Give more students the opportunity to study abroad by offering them two different payment plan options, along with our TripFunder website to help fundraise for the program.

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