package

From Madrid to Paris

Location

Spain, France

Duration

7 days

Shared

This trip is shared with other travelers from SC (or its partners); included tour guides and transportation are for the entire group.
Departure time is fixed and prices are calculated based on max capacity, so they are fixed and per person.
$ 799.12
Brief

A seven days trip that will take you from the capital of Spain to the capital of France and all the beauty between the two.

Day 1

Madrid

Welcome to Madrid! Upon arrival at the airport, we shall be waiting to transfer you to your hotel.
Your guide will be ready to welcome you and will provide the necessary information.

Towards the end of the day, we provide transfers to the Egyptian Debod temple, Plaza de España and Gran Via; a vibrant district where you can dine at your preferred restaurant.

Overnight in Madrid.

Day 2

Madrid

The day starts at around 08:30 in the morning with a comprehensive tour through the center of Madrid, including: Paseo del Prado, Plaza de Cibeles, Neptuno, Alcalá Gate, Gran Via, Plaza de Colón, and Plaza Mayor. Visit to Retiro Park, an oasis in the city center, where we will see the lake and the Glass Palace. Admission to Las Ventas Bullring included. This is one of the most famous bullrings in the world where we will learn about the tradition of “corridas” in the Bullfighting Museum. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon. At sunset we provide a transfer to Plaza de Oriente, opposite the Royal Palace, an elegant and bustling area with many restaurants serving different exquisite cuisines (Indian, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Spanish, International) in which to enjoy a pleasant dinner.

Overnight in Madrid (Breakfast).

Day 3

Madrid – Barcelona

You will depart early in the morning from Madrid. Heading towards Aragón, you’ll pause your journey at Zaragoza. Your guide will join the group to Basílica del Pi­lar. Directly afterwards the group will have free time to visit this impressive sanctuary and enjoy the city center. Later, you’ll make your way to Cataluña to the Poblet Monastery, surrounded by walls in a beautiful setting; this is one of the best preserved medieval monasteries in the world (entrance and guided tour included). You will then go on to the Monastery of Montserrat where you can go on a ride on the rack train for the fantastic views. Continue to Barcelona, where you’ll arrive in the late afternoon.

Note: in the winter months, from November to March (included), due to the shorter days, the Monastery of Poblet will not be visited (so that we can reach Montserrat in the daylight)

Overnight in Barcelona (Breakfast).

Day 4

Barcelona

Today you will get to know Barcelona, an impressive city right on the Medi­terranean Sea. Your visit includes an informative city tour with a local expert. You will also visit the city’s historic central area with its Gothic neigh­borhood dating back to the Middle Ages. You will then visit the area where the Olympic Games took place. It will be possible to see and photograph La Sagrada Fa­milia basilica, the masterpiece designed by the architect Gaudí. Subsequently, we include the entry ticket to “Poble Espanyol” (meaning “Spanish Village”). This open air architectural museum is situated in one of the most emblematic areas of Barcelona. Be delighted by the best Spanish craftsmanship and discover the architectural styles, traditions and folklore of the different communities in Spain. Free time to explore the city on your own. In the evening we provide transfer to Las Ramblas and Plaza Cata­luna area, where you can select from a great variety of restaurants.

Note: If the group for the Barcelona tour has fewer than fifteen people, explanations can be given by our guide.

Overnight in Barcelona (Breakfast).

Day 5

Barcelona – Paris

After breakfast we’ll arrange a transfer (included) to the train station. You’ll travel on a high-speed train. (Note: A guide will only travel on the train ride if the group is over 15 passengers.) The train is quite comfortable and it is an enjoyable trip through wonderful landscapes. The train journey takes six and a half hours. Arrival in Paris and transfer to the hotel. At the end of the evening, we’ll provide a transfer to the Montmartre dis­trict. This neighborhood is known for its painters, artists, and its cab­arets. Sit down to dinner and enjoy a magical night. Afterwards, you will ascend by cable car to the hill and admire the spectacular view of Paris from the top.

Overnight in Paris (Breakfast).

Day 6

Paris

Come on this scenic guided tour to discover the history, main boulevards and breathtaking monuments of Paris. You’ll end the tour at the Eiffel Tower area. You will have the opportunity to climb up to the second floor of this remarkable metal monument (ticket admission included). End your visit with a boat cruise along the River Seine, which divides the north of Paris from the south. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore as you choose.

At sunset transfer to the “Quartier Latin”, a very picturesque area of the historic center where you can enjoy dinner with a wide variety of international cuisines.

Note: Sometimes queues to climb the Eiffel Tower are long. For organizational reasons, if deemed appropriate, the climb can be made at a different moment of the day (or Monday).

Overnight in Paris (Breakfast).

Day 7

Paris.

After breakfast, end of our services.

(Breakfast)

package code: ES476620
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