BLUE COAST 61ºF - 61ºF
Welcome to Europamundo! Upon arriving at the airport, we will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Check the information boards in the hotel reception area for details of the welcome meeting with your guide and fellow travelers.
BLUE COAST 61ºF - 61ºF - SAINTE MAXIME 52ºF - 57ºF - SAINT TROPEZ 70ºF - 75ºF - MARSEILLE 50ºF - 54ºF
We spend a short time in NICE to enjoy the "Promenade des Anglais" (Walkway of the English). We continue to SAINT MAXIME, a delicious small coastal town, to stroll through its port and its historic center where the "Square Tower" of the sixteenth century stands out. From there we will take a tourist boat to cross the beautiful bay and arrive by sea to SAINT TROPEZ, in its old fishing port we can see some of the most luxurious yachts in the world. Time to stroll and have lunch. We continue to MARSEILLE, France´s second city, to see its vibrant “Vieux port” (old port).
MARSEILLE 50ºF - 54ºF - ARLES 50ºF - 52ºF - AVIGNON 43ºF - 52ºF - LYON 39ºF - 46ºF
Villages, landscapes, history, today we see some of the most beautiful places in Provence. ARLES, a world heritage city, shows us its legacy of the Roman and medieval times and reminds us of Van Gogh. In LES BEAUX, we have the chance to visit this small medieval village and we will include admission to the CARRIERES DE LUMIERE, an impressive show of art, image and sound underground, in some former quarries. Time for lunch and stroll in AVIGNON, with its immense Palais des Papes. We continue to LYON, where we can walk through the World Heritage Site old town and we will include the cable car to climb Notre Dame de Fourviere, a huge basilica from where we have a great view over the city.Note: When due to closure or influx of public it is not possible to obtain tickets for the show of Carrieres de Lumière, as an alternative there will be a transfer to the Roman aqueduct of Pont du Gard.
LYON 39ºF - 46ºF - TOURNUS 45ºF - 46ºF - SAVIGNY CASTLE - BEAUNE 41ºF - 41ºF - DIJON 45ºF - 45ºF
We will set off from Lyon and head to the Burgundy region. We stop at TOURNUS, a quaint little town with an imposing stone gate and a large abbey. After that, we will travel to BEAUNE. Time to have lunch and explore a bit through the wine capital of Burgundy. We recommend you to visit the wine museum or the historic hospice. Next, we will visit the CASTLE OF SAVIGNY situated in the heart of this winemaking region. The castle was built in the 15th century and houses some extraordinary museums (museum of motorbikes, racing cars, planes and helicopters!). We continue to DIJON, capital of Burgundy, which boasts of lively streets as well as numerous medieval and Renaissance buildings, among which, the palace of the dukes stands out.
DIJON 45ºF - 45ºF - ABBEY OF FONTENAY 48ºF - 50ºF - SEMUR EN AUXOIS 43ºF - 43ºF - VEZELAY 39ºF - 45ºF - PARIS 41ºF - 45ºF
We leave Dijon for FONTENAY ABBEY, a world heritage site, where we include admission to this Cistercian center. After this, we will make a stop in SEMUR EN AUXOIS, a medieval city surrounded by impressive walls. Still in Burgundy, we will have time for lunch and a stroll in VEZELAY, one of France’s most beautiful villages, where its immense basilica was one of the starting points of the Way of St James. In the afternoon we continue our route to PARIS. Arrival in the evening.
PARIS 41ºF - 45ºF
We come into contact with the history of France in the immense Palace of Versailles (admission not included) with its beautiful gardens. After that, on our way back to Paris, we head to Montmartre, and take a cable car (included) to go up to this bohemian neighborhood known for its painters, artists and cabarets. To contemplate the beauty of the impressive avenues and monuments of Paris, you will have the city tour with a local guide. Return to the hotel. Optionally you can attend the variety show.
PARIS 41ºF - 45ºF - TOURS 39ºF - 41ºF
Today our guide will optionally offer you a visit to the Louvre Museum and a boat ride along the Seine River, as well as the visit to the Latin Quarter. If you prefer, you can have your free time. At 17:30 hrs. we leave Paris for the Loire Valley. TOURS, arrival in the evening to the capital of the Loire, where we recommend you having a walk and dinner in its beautiful historic center.
TOURS 39ºF - 41ºF - BORDEAUX 82ºF - 82ºF - LOURDES 39ºF - 41ºF
Today we will travel to the south of France across fragrant vineyards. We arrive in BORDEAUX whose town centre was declared a World Heritage Site. Here we will have time to have lunch and explore. We suggest that you visit the Port of the Moon and St Andrew’s Cathedral. We will then continue our trip and head towards the Pyrenees. LOURDES, arrival in the late afternoon. You can attend the candle procession (which takes place from late March until the end of October) and visit places of worship. We include the dinner at the hotel for all of our passengers.
LOURDES 39ºF - 41ºF - CARCASSONNE 45ºF - 46ºF - FOIX 34ºF - 39ºF - ANDORRA 32ºF - 41ºF
We travel through the south of France, CARCASSONNE, time to explore and have lunch in this cityfamous for its medieval walls, its impressive castle and the picturesque historic district (la Cite). After that we continue towards the Pyrenees mountain range. FOIX, a brief stop to stroll through the medieval city dominated by its impressive castle of the Counts of Foix. We continue towards the high mountains of the Pyrenees, with snowy peaks all year round. We enter ANDORRA, a small country whose official language is Catalan. On our route we make a short stop next to SANT JOAN DE CASELLES, a small Romanesque church from the 12th century. We continue to ANDORRA LA VELLA, capital of the principality of Andorra, free time to get to know the city with a lot of commercial life, oryou can go to “Caldea”, the largest thermal spa in Europe. Dinner included.
ANDORRA 32ºF - 41ºF - MONTSERRAT 72ºF - 72ºF - BARCELONA 46ºF - 54ºF
We will have free time in ANDORRA for shopping and exploring. After lunch, we will continue our trip and head to Catalonia. The mountain countryside leads us to the impressive site of the MONTSERRAT MONASTERY, where you will go up the mountain on a rack train to see its fantastic scenery. Following this we will continue to BARCELONA, arriving in the late afternoon.
BARCELONA 46ºF - 54ºF
In the morning we include a city tour of Barcelona, considered one of the most interesting European capitals, open to the Mediterranean Sea, famous for Gaudí and its modernist architecture, also for the ramblas and the memories of the Universal Exhibitions and Olympics that took place there. Free time in the afternoon. In the evening we include a transfer to the Maremagnum, a modern leisure center and restaurants facing the sea, next to Plaza Colón, where you can stroll through this lively area and dine.
BARCELONA 46ºF - 54ºF
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