Day 1 :
Day 2 :
Day 3 :
- Barcelona guided sightseeing tour:
Park Güell visit, Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia visit, Barri Gotic, Olympic Stadium
Day 4 :
- Add On: Dali Museum in Figueres:
Surrealist art lovers will especially enjoy visiting Figueres, the hometown of the famous Salvador Dali. Explore the Theatre and Museum he built to memorialize his life's work. The museum boasts the largest collection of his work including paintings, sculptures, mechanical devices, 3D collages and even living room furniture! It's certainly a sight to see!
- Picasso Museum visit:
Take an unparalleled glimpse into the development of Picasso’s genius. Bringing together the Spaniard’s early and late works, the museum traces the evolution of Picasso’s art from his realism-based schoolboy exercises of the1890s through his Blue Period in 1904, and then jumps into the artist’s remarkable late work.
Day 5 :
Barcelona - Provence
- Travel to Provence via Carcassonne:
- Carcassonne visit:
Venture to the medieval walled town of Carcassonne, famous for its medieval citadel and imposing watchtowers.
Day 6 :
- Pont du Gard visit:
A true masterpiece of ancient architecture, the Pont du Gard aqueduct is one of the most beautiful Roman constructions in the region. Discover more about this startling monument as you follow the course of its history through the ages.
- Nîmes tour director-led sightseeing:
Nîmes amphitheater visit, Maison Carrée visit
LEAP Activity | En Garde!
Which is mightier—the pen or the sword? You decide! Learn basic calligraphy and fencing moves to gain new insight into old-world traditions.
Day 7 :
Provence - Nice
- LEAP Painter's Provence:
- Travel to Nice:
- Nice Tour Director-led sightseeing tour:
Your Tour Director will show you around the narrow pedestrian streets and tiny squares of "Le Vieux Nice" (Old Town), which is sprinkled with old palaces and mansions. Stroll down the Promenade des Anglais, which runs parallel to the water. Backed by Nice's grand hotels, the Promenade was built in the 19th century for the British who flocked here en masse.
Day 8 :
- St. Paul de Vence city walk:
St. Paul de Vence is a beautifully preserved 16th-century hill-village with ramparts, terracotta roofs and cypresses. But the town's unique appeal is that it teems with the work of famous artists--such as Braque, Leger and Picasso--who lived or stayed here and paid their bills in art.
- LEAP Cuisine Provencal:
- Dinner on your own:
Day 9 :
Return Home OR Extend Your Stay
- Depart from France:
Board flight home or extend your stay with an extra day in Nice.
Extend your stay | Extra day in Nice
Extend your stay to spend an additional day in Nice. Explore the city even further–discovering museums, enjoying local cuisine, finishing last minute shopping, or relaxing on the beautiful Mediterranean beaches.