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 :
- 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
- Fly to Barcelona:
Then board a flight to Barcelona.
LEAP Activity | Cover the Canvas
Live the artist life. Explore line, color, perspective, negative space and form, then paint a masterpiece inspired by the beauty of Paris.
Day 5 :
- 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 :
- 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 :
- 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:
LEAP Activity | Cocina Española
Create some of Spain’s most popular and iconic dishes and discover firsthand what makes these dishes enduring classics of Spanish cuisine.
Day 8 :
- 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.
Extend your stay | Extra day in Madrid
Don’t leave Spain yet! Add an extra day to your itinerary, reserved for exploring Madrid and all this capital city has to offer.