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Combine the romance of Paris and the capital of Catalonia, Barcelona, on this six-night holiday by rail. Visit the fascinating museums and landmarks, and enjoy the finest Parisian cuisine before traveling to Barcelona by high speed train. Then spend three nights in Barcelona, marvelling at Gaudi’s unique architecture, strolling along Las Ramblas and enjoying the city’s many beautiful parks and museums.

Highlights

  • Explore the Champs Elysees, Eiffel Tower, River Seine and Notre Dame in Paris
  • Travel by high-speed train through the countryside from Paris to Barcelona
  • Discover the Gothic landmarks of Barcelona and enjoy the city's beaches

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • 3 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Paris
  • 3 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Barcelona
  • Rail travel in standard class as detailed in the itinerary
  • 48hr Hop-On Hop-Off pass in Paris
  • 1hr sightseeing cruise with champagne in Paris
  • Tour of Casa Batlló and Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
Trip Map

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

Daily Itinerary:
DAY 1 – ARRIVE IN PARIS
Welcome to Paris! Upon arrival, make your way to your hotel and check in for a three-night stay. Settle into your accommodation and then head out to begin your exploration of this incredible city. Maybe stroll along the River Seine and enjoy a meal at one of the city’s excellent restaurants. (Overnight in Paris)

DAY 2 - PARIS
Make use of your Hop-on Hop-off bus pass today and be sure to visit some of the city's exquisite bakeries to enjoy fresh pastries and delicate Macarons. The best way to see the sights of the city is by open top bus tour - various routes run throughout the city and you can get on and off the bus as many times as you like. Perhaps visit the stunning Arc de Triomphe, offering wonderful views from the top of the Arc across the twelve Parisian avenues that connect around it. Maybe take a tour of the spectacular Notre Dame and admire the gargoyles and bells of this incredible Gothic masterpiece built between 1163 and 1345. (Overnight in Paris) B

DAY 3 – PARIS
After breakfast, enjoy another day discovering the iconic sights of Paris with your Hop-on Hop-off bus pass. Of course, no visit to Paris is complete without a visit to the legendary Eiffel Tower and from its base enjoy a scenic one-hour cruise along the river Seine with a glass of Champagne in hand, which is included in your trip. Later, dip into the boutiques of the Champs-Elysées or perhaps stop by the bohemian hilltop district of Montmartre to enjoy sunset views over the rooftops overlooking the Eiffel Tower and the city skyline. (Overnight in Paris) B

DAY 4 - PARIS TO BARCELONA
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then make your way to the station for your train to Barcelona. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel for a three-night stay and then perhaps head out for some dinner at a local restaurant before retiring to the hotel for a good night’s rest. (Overnight in Barcelona) B

DAY 5 - BARCELONA
After breakfast embark on a tour of Gaudi's 2 master piece’s; Casa Batlló and the spectacular Sagrada Familia. After, spend time wandering along the city’s most famous shopping street, Las Ramblas. This tree-lined boulevard is packed with plenty of street artists, shops and great places to sit and people watch., Or why not visit the Picasso Museum to view a huge collection of the famous artist’s world. (Overnight in Barcelona) B

DAY 6 - BARCELONA
After breakfast this morning, enjoy a second day exploring Barcelona at your own pace. Stroll through the Plaça de Catalunya, discover the colorful mosaics of Gaudi's famous Parc Guell or explore the Gothic Quarter at leisure. (Overnight in Barcelona) B

DAY 7 – DEPART BARCELONA
After breakfast this morning, check out of your hotel and continue with your travels. If you wish to extend your vacation, perhaps with an additional day in a different city, one of our Rail Specialists will be happy to assist you with the details. B

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

Barcelo Sants Hotel

The new Barceló Sants**** hotel is now ready, having been totally reformed. Prepare to enjoy a unique stay in the completely refurbished Orbital Rooms. Situated above Sants station, the hotel has direct access to the AVE, to the metro lines and theBarcelona railway.

NH Sants Barcelona

The NH Sants Barcelona hotel, formerly known as NH Numancia, is located in the heart of Barcelona’s financial district, just a few steps from the trade fair and the Sants train station. You can get to the city center in 15 minutes on the metro and Camp Nou, the home ground of Barcelona’s soccer team, is only 20 minutes away on foot.

Le Marceau Bastille

Le Marceau Bastille Hotel is a contemporary design hotel with a choice of 55 urban or ecological style bedrooms. The hotel also boasts a funky lobby bar which plays host to its own regularly updated art collection. Le Marceau Bastille is located in the Bastille district of Paris, a short walk from the lively Marais area and the Opera Bastille. The location offers easy access by metro to all of Paris's main sights and attractions.

Saint Paul Rive Gauche Paris

The beautiful Saint-Paul Rive-Gauche is located between the world-famous Sorbonne and the beautiful Luxembourg Gardens in the centre of Paris. The 17th century boutique hotel is housed in a former 17th century grand residence and is known for its beautiful arched cellar. Each room comes fully air-conditioned and is equipped with modern amenities such as a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi access. Other tourist attractions nearby include Notre Dame, the Pantheon, Palais Garnier and The Louvre.

Terrass Hotel Paris

The Terrass Hotel is a classic 19th century building with 98 individually decorated rooms. The hotel features a Piano Bar where guests can enjoy cocktails and bar snacks and a seventh floor summer roof terrace with great views across Paris. The hotel is located a short stroll away from famous landmarks such as the Sacré-Coeur and the Moulin Rouge.

See our special offer package with a free tour and Musée d'Orsay tickets!

Grand Hotel Dore Paris

Located in Paris’ 12th Arrondissement, the Grand Hotel Dore is a traditional hotel in the centre of Paris. Just a stone’s throw from the nearest Metro stop, the whole of Paris is your oyster. Rooms are cosy and comfortable, boasting en suite bathrooms and TVs with satellite channels.

Grand Hotel Francais

The Grand Hotel Francais is a chic, modern hotel located in the centre of Paris, just 550 yards from Nation. Rooms are individually decorated, and come equipped with en suite bathrooms, flat screen TVs and air conditioning. The property is ideally located for sightseeing, nestled just 150 yards from a Metro Station.

Hotel Trianon Rive Gauche

From the entrance, our hotel welcomes you in our beautiful baroque open, spacious and comfortable lobby. Perfectly equipped, you can consult the many newspapers and magazines at your disposal, enjoy a delicious espresso or enjoy computers with Internet access and printers.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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