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Jump aboard a France and Spain tour with the lot. Explore Paris, do a wine tour in Bordeaux, hike the Pyrenees, hit San Sebastian beaches and visit Madrid.

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Jump aboard a France and Spain tour with the lot

From the romantic capital of France to magnificent Madrid, this France and Spain combo trip is packed with art, nature, culture and history. See the sparkling Paris city lights, visit the royal chateau at Villandry and hike amongst the peaks of the Pyrenees. Cross the border into Spain and kick back on a sunny beach in San Sebastian to recharge for a big night out. Finally, travel to Madrid to discover a multitude of chic boutiques or lose yourself in the world-famous Prado and Reina Sofia museums.

  • Check out the lively bar scene in San Sebastian
  • Discover Madrid's character-filled neighbourhoods
  • Enjoy wine-tasting in Bordeaux
  • Get swept up in the romance of Paris
  • Hike in the mighty Pyrenees Mountains
  • Revel in the relaxed pace of the Dordogne region
  • See a fairytale castle in Segovia
  • Visit the famous Chateau de Villandry

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Paris, France
  • Finish:

    Madrid, Spain
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    No meals included
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (14 nts)
  • Transport:

    Bicycle, Bus, Kayak, Train
  • Included activities:

    Alcazar, Chateaux Villandry & Gardens, Cycling tour, Hiking in the Pyrenees, Kayaking, Sarlat

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    164kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    A single supplement is available on this trip. See important notes for single supplement exception nights. 2012 Itinerary change Paris to Madrid trips departing in 2012 will spend an extra night in Bordeux (previously Day 7 was Cahors) The revised itinerary is: Day 1 Paris Day 2 Tours Day 3 Tours Day 4 Bordeaux Day 5 Bordeaux Day 6 Sarlat - Dordogne Region Day 7 Sarlat- Dordogne Region Day 8 Luchon- The Pyrenees Day 9 Luchon- The Pyrenees Day 10 San Sebastian Day 11 San Sebastian Day 12 Segovia Day 13 Segovia Day 14 Madrid Day 15 Madrid

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Day 1 Paris

With free time in Paris, why not peruse classic paintings in the Louvre or sculptures in the Musee Rodin. Alternatively, relax in the Jardin du Luxembourg, go shopping in the Marais or scale the iconic Eiffel Tower.

Days 2-3 Tours

Travel to the Loire Valley, a region renowned for its art, history and medieval houses. Cycle to the chateau at Villandry and enjoy its manicured Renaissance gardens.

Day 4 Bordeaux

Step back in time and stroll through the World Heritage listed Old Town of Bordeaux. France's internationally-acclaimed wine is a food and wine lover's heaven so treat taste buds to full-bodied local blends paired with delightful cuisine. The energetic should be sure to make the climb up the 243 steps of Saint-Michel Basilica's tower.

Days 5-7 Dordogne Region

Head to the Dordogne region and soak up its relaxed pace. Take to kayaks to explore the striking limestone scenery of the Dordogne river and relax with a decadent degustation meal in a local restaurant.

Days 8-9 Pyrenees

Hike in the spectacular Pyrenees Mountains to take in crisp air and breathtaking views.

Days 10-11 San Sebastian

Travel to Spain and make tracks for sunny San Sebastian. Walk up Mt Urgull for fantastic views over the town. Enjoy the sun at La Concha before heading to the Parte Vieja, which apparently boasts the most bars per square metre in all of Spain.

Days 12-13 Segovia

Visit Alcazar, a fairytale castle perched on a cliff. With turrets galore, this medieval royal residence will surely enchant.

Days 14-15 Madrid

Between stunning architecture, superb museums and spectacular nightlife, the Spanish capital city Madrid is a heady experience. See the masterpieces in the Museo del Prado or visit Reina Sofia to view the Picasso and Miro exhibitions. Perhaps cap off the European adventure with a night on the tiles in Madrid's famous nightclubs.
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