Paris and Barcelona

A study of two cultural legacies: The Sophisticated & the Playful

Paris and Barcelona. Both cities deliver unique cultural experiences. Paris is an enchanting city that evokes elegance, opulence, and richness. With a local guide, experience all the sights Paris has to offer. Then when you travel to Barcelona, you’ll see an enchanting seaside city with boundless culture, fabled architecture, and world-class dining. It exudes a deep passion for life that’s contagious.

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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Depart from North America
  • Fly to France Enjoy your overnight flight to Paris.
Day 2 Arrive in France
  • Bonjour! Welcome to Paris - France's 'city that never sleeps.'!
Day 3 Paris - Versailles
  • Explore Paris with a Local Guide A local guide brings you to the Arc de Triomphe, the majestic Eiffel Tower, the sweeping Champs-Élysées, and the gold-domed Les Invalides. Visit the inside of Notre Dame Cathedral, home of the fictional hunchback.
  • Explore the Palace of Versailles Picture the flow of royalty through the Palace of Versailles. Explore the Hall of Mirrors, the Royal Apartments and the Gardens.
  • LEAP Seize the Château A lively role-play puts you in the shoes of the monarchy, clergy, nobility, bourgeoisie, or peasantry to explore the issues underlying the French Revolution.
  • See Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower Tonight, enjoy breathtaking views from atop the Eiffel Tower.
Day 4 Giverny - Louvre
  • Visit Monet's Home** Visit the beautiful home of Impressionist Claude Monet in Giverny
  • ** before April 1, Van Gogh's home at Auvers sur Oise will be substituted
  • Explore the Louvre Museum This afternoon, admire the incredible artwork in the Louvre Museum.
  • Take a Walking Tour of Montmartre This evening, enjoy a walking tour of Sacre Coeur and the artists' quarter at Montmartre.
Day 5 Paris - Barcelona
  • Add on: LEAP Cover the Canvas Live the artist's life. Explore line, color, perspective, negative space and form, then paint a masterpiece inspired by the beauty of Paris.
  • Fly to Barcelona
Day 6 Barcelona
  • See Barcelona with a Local Guide Explore the dark Gothic corners and bright flower-lined streets of Barcelona with a local guide.
  • See the highlights of Spain's second-largest city, including the Olympic Stadium, historic Barri Gòtic, Gaudí's unfinished Sagrada Família Cathedral, Casa Milà, and Parc Güell.
Day 7 Barcelona
  • Continue Exploring Barcelona Enjoy the day exploring this wonderful city and visiting the Picasso Museum.
Day 8 Figueres - Girona
  • Visit Dalí's Hometown of Figueres Explore Figueres, the hometown of surrealist painter Salvador Dalí, and visit the museum devoted to his life and work.
  • Visit Girona Later visit the historic city of Girona and marvel at the Moorish and Roman architecture of the Arab Baths and the Passeig de la Muralla.
  • Add on: Farewell Dinner in Barcelona Reflect on the journey you've experienced and the memories you've created over an appetizing dinner in Barcelona.
Day 9 Return Home to the United States
  • Depart from Spain Board your flight home.
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