Paris to Madrid

Jump aboard a France and Spain tour with the lot. Explore Paris, do a wine tour in Bordeaux, hike the Pyrenees, hit San Sebastian's 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 among the peaks of the Pyrenees. Cross the border into Spain and kick back on a sunny beach in San Sebastian to recharge before 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.

  • Discover a lively bar scene in San Sebastian
  • Enjoy wine-tasting in Bordeaux
  • Experience the vibrant north of Spain
  • Explore Madrid's character-filled neighbourhoods
  • Get swept up in the romance of Paris
  • Revel in the relaxed pace of the Dordogne region
  • See a fairytale castle in Segovia
  • Visit the exquisite 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:

    8 breakfasts
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (14 nts)
  • Transport:

    Bicycle, Bus, Kayak, Train
  • Included activities:

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

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    182kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. Please note itinerary change for days 4-8 since print of 2012 brochure. 2. A single supplement is available on this trip. See under the Single Traveller section of your Trip Notes for more information.

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Day 1 Paris

Rich in museums, art galleries, monuments, fashion and fabulous food, Paris offers a wealth of major sights and hidden treasures to discover.

Days 2-3 Tours

Aptly named 'Le Jardin de la France', Tours boasts verdant parks, peaceful river settings and a famed Old City with wonderfully preserved half-timbered buildings and picturesque open-air cafes.

Days 4-5 Dordogne Region

Time seems to have stood still in Sarat-la-Caneda with a slow winding river and a town so impeccably preserved that it still resembles its charming 14th-century self.

Days 6-7 Bordeaux

A lovely port city famed its wines, Bordeaux exudes charm with celebrated architecture, fascinating museums and alluring cafes in which to linger over the region's famous tipple.

Days 8-9 Pyrenees

Head for the French Pyrenees and the spa town of Bagneres de Luchon by train and bus (approx 6 hrs). The French Pyrenees stretch from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean and form a natural 450 km long barrier between the Iberian Peninsula and the rest of Europe. As well as their spectacular natural beauty, the Pyrenees are also famous for their thermal springs, where curistes (those seeking a cure) have been coming for hundreds of years. Luchon is one such spa town, and a great base for exploring the surrounding trails. Surrounded by dramatic mountains and the gateway to many outdoor adventures, Luchon is a charming town to explore with its 19th-century buildings and famed flower gardens. Take to the hills for a day of hiking in the Pyrenees. Be prepared for some steep ascents, climbing up through the forest to a fantastic viewpoint of the mountain peaks (weather permitting). The scenery is truly alpine and absolutely breathtaking - don't forget your camera! Please note that you'll need appropriate footwear (sturdy trainers or light hiking boots) for this.

Days 10-11 San Sebastian

A vibrant cultural heart beats within this relaxed, coastal city - San Sebastian is a perfect place to relax at the beach or enjoy the finer points of Spanish culture.

Days 12-13 Segovia

With its stunning backdrop of mountains, twisting alleyways, the highest concentration of Romanesque churches in the world and delicious local cuisine, Segovia is atmospheric, photogenic and memorable.

Days 14-15 Madrid

Madrid offers a remarkable blend of sights, sounds and experiences. Soak up the art, be wowed by the architecture and swoon over the exceptional food.
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