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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
  • Tour Paris with a Local Guide From the romantic cafés surrounding the Arc de Triomphe to the sweeping Champs-Élysées, the Eiffel Tower, and Les Invalides, join a local guide for a view of the City of Lights. Tour the tremendous Notre Dame Cathedral, home of the fictional hunchback.
  • Explore the Louvre Museum See Paris's historic monument and one of the world's largest museums.
  • Add On: Eiffel Tower Visit Travel to the top of the Eiffel Tower for breathtaking views of Paris.
Day 4 Versailles-Chartres
  • Discover the Palace of Versailles Picture the flow of royalty through the vast grounds and gardens of Louis XIV’s Palace of Versailles. Tour the Hall of Mirrors, the royal apartments and the gardens.
  • LEAP Seize the Château!
  • Visit Chartres Cathedral Admire the interior of Chartres Cathedral en route to the Loire Valley.
Day 5 Loire Châteaux
  • Châteaux Tours Appreciate centuries of history in the beautiful Château of Chenonceau. Explore the Château of Amboise.
  • LEAP Bon Appétit
Day 6 TGV-Bordeaux
  • Board High Speed Train to Bordeaux Travel to Bordeaux, home of the world's premier wine regions.
  • Continue to San Sebastian
Day 7 San Sebastian
  • Walking Tour of San Sebastian Meander through the Barrio de la Marina, one of the city’s oldest areas.
  • Add On: Bilbao Visit Bilbao, the largest city in Basque country, to explore contemporary art in the Guggenheim Museum.
  • Visit Guernica Later, explore the medieval Basque capital of Guernica, setting for the famous Picasso painting, in Madrid’s Reina Sofía Museum.
Day 8 Zaragoza-Barcelona
  • Visit Zaragoza En route to Barcelona, stop along the Ebro River for a visit to Zaragoza. See its picturesque landscapes and Baroque architecture.
  • Continue to Barcelona
Day 9 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 Parc Güell, the Olympic Stadium and the historic Barri Gòtic. Tour Gaudí’s Casa Milà, known for its undulating façade, organic shapes and surrealistic chimneys.
Day 10 Return Home to the United States
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