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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Depart from North America
  • Flight to Paris Relax and enjoy your scheduled flight from North America.
Day 2 Arrive in Paris
  • Welcome to Paris! Fly overnight to France's capital. Bonjour! Welcome to Paris - France's "city that never sleeps."
Day 3 Paris
  • Explore Paris with a Local Guide Explore with your group as a local guide brings you to the Arc de Triomphe, the sweeping Champs-Élysées, and the gold-domed Les Invalides. Admire the interior of Notre Dame Cathedral, famous for its flying buttresses and intricately carved gargoyles.
  • Visit the Louvre Museum In the afternoon, art lovers will welcome a visit to view the art and architecture of the Louvre Museum.
  • Add on: Eiffel Tower Visit This evening, opt to enjoy breathtaking views from atop the Eiffel Tower.
Day 4 Paris and Barcelona
  • Add on: LEAP Cover the Canvas Optional activity.
  • Fly to Barcelona Then board a flight to Barcelona.
Day 5 Barcelona
  • See Barcelona with a local guide Explore the dark Gothic corners and bright flowerlined streets of Barcelona with a local guide. See the highlights of Spain's second-largest city, including the Parc Güell, Olympic Stadium, Sagrada Família Cathedral and the historic Barri Gòtic.
Day 6 Barcelona
  • Visit the Casa Milà This morning, discover Gaudí's Casa Milà, known for its undulating facade, organic shapes, and surrealistic chimneys. The rest of the day is free to discover more of Barcelona.
Day 7 Madrid
  • Board the AVE to Madrid Board the AVE to Madrid and speed through the Spanish countryside.
  • Explore Madrid with a local guide: Upon arrival, join a local guide for a tour of the city, including the Plaza de España, the Plaza Colón, a visit to the Prado Museum and a view of the Royal Palace.
  • LEAP Cocina Española
Day 8 El Escorial
  • Add on: El Escorial Opt to explore Philip II's palace at El Escorial, with its marble rooms, including the Tomb of Kings.
  • Visit the Reina Sofía Museum As the day ends, you will also visit the Reina Sofía Museum.
Day 9 Return Home OR Extend your Stay
  • Flight to the US Our rewarding and enjoyable tour comes to an end as our Tour Director accompanies us to the airport on our final day.
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