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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Depart from United States
  • Enjoy your overnight flight to France
Day 2 Welcome to France!
  • Arrive in Paris Bonjour! Welcome to Paris, often described as Europe's most beautiful city.
Day 3 Paris-Versailles
  • Tour Paris with a Local Guide A local guide brings you to the Arc de Triomphe, the sweeping Champs-Élysées, and Les Invalides. Visit the inside of Notre Dame Cathedral, famous for intricately carved gargoyles.
  • Discover the Palace of Versailles Later this afternoon travel to Louis XIV's decadent Palace of Versailles. Picture the flow of royalty through the vast grounds and gardens. Tour the Hall of Mirrors, the royal apartments and the gardens.
  • LEAP Seize the Château!
  • Add On: Eiffel Tower Tour Travel to the top of the Eiffel Tower for breathtaking views of Paris.
Day 4 TGV-Biarritz
  • Board High Speed Train to Biarritz Travel south to this glitzy Atlantic resort that lured luminaries like Charlie Chaplin.
  • Visit St.-Jean-de-Luz This afternoon explore the port of St.-Jean-de-Luz, a charming Aquitaine village just a few minutes from Spain and the Pyrenees.
Day 5 San Sebastian
  • Walking Tour of San Sebastian Meander through the Barrio de la Marina, one of the city's oldest areas.
  • Add On: Bilbao See Bilbao, the largest city in Basque country, to explore contemporary art in the Guggenheim Museum.
Day 6 Lourdes
  • Visit Lourdes Follow in the steps of millions of Catholic pilgrims who flock to Lourdes in search of spiritual enlightenment and miracle cures at the cave where a peasant girl had visions of the Virgin Mary.
  • Continue to Toulouse Enjoy a walking tour and stroll among the red brick architecture that earned this artistic city its nickname, the "Rose City."
Day 7 Carcassonne-Barcelona
  • Journey to Carcassonne Explore this medieval walled town and have fun exploring.
  • Continue to Barcelona
Day 8 Barcelona
  • Guided Tour of Barcelona 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 Gaudí's unfinished Sagrada Família Cathedral, the Olympic Stadium, the historic Barri Gòtic and Parc Güell.
  • LEAP Spirit of Spain
Day 9 Return Home OR Extend Your Stay
  • Depart from Spain Board your flight home or extend your travels and opt for two nights in Palma.
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