Barcelona to Paris

8 Days | Explore some western Europe highlights from Spain to France

3.8 out of 5 based on 6 reviews submitted.
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Get a snapshot of some of the best bits of northern Spain and eastern France. Wander the streets of Barcelona and see the incredible architecture of Gaudi throughout the city before being transported back in time to the medieval walls of Girona. Learn the history of gladiators and bullfighters in the Roman amphitheatre of Nimes and watch the mammoth mountains and crystalline coasts streak past on your way to Avignon. Visit some of the finest winemaking parts of France (and sample a glass or two!) and round it all out in the iconic City of Lights – Paris!

Trip overview

Map of Barcelona To Paris including France and Spain
Start
Barcelona, Spain
Finish
Paris, France
Theme
Explorer, Rail
Destinations
Spain, France
Physical rating
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Style
Basix
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
ZMRE
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Start your trip in Barcelona, the city of Gaudi, wander the streets and marvel at the incredible architectural feats, from the incredible La Sagrada Familia Basilica to the lush gardens of Park Guell.
  • Discover the heart of Burgundy’s wine region in the town of Beaune. Sample a glass (or two or three!) of some of the finest wine in France and explore the many underground cellars that are scattered throughout the town.
  • Walk the streets made famous by Game of Thrones in the medieval town of Girona. Stroll through the cobbled stone streets and be transported to Kings Landing and Braavos.
  • Explore the walled city of Avignon, crossing the 12th-century Pont St-Benezet bridge and munching on classic French fare like baguettes with cheese.
  • Make cross-country travel a breeze with a European trip including train travel. Enjoy extra time to sit back, relax, play games with your fellow travellers or watch the changing scenery roll by.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Eden Reforestation Projects. Donations help them provide local employment opportunities and tackle climate change one tree at a time as they restore forests across 10 different countries.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip is made for travellers who value their independence but also want the benefit of a local leader and a group of like-minded travellers. The itinerary has a mix of included activities and free time when your leader will offer suggestions. Please budget spending money for optional activities you want to partake in. We recommend booking tickets one month in advance for any optional activities that require pre-booking.
  • As accommodation on this trip is twin-share, solo travellers will share a room with other travellers of the same gender. This trip is a great opportunity to get to know other like-minded people, so embrace it! A single supplement is not available on this trip. Space is at a premium in Europe and your hotel is no exception. Rooms are often small, but usually the central location makes up for that. For those travelling as a duo, hotels in Europe often don't have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together. In some cases, bathroom facilities will be shared rather than ensuite.
  • Don’t let the heat keep you from exploring the world! Summer temperatures can be very high in the regions visited (over 40°C). Please keep in mind that many European hotel rooms are not equipped with air conditioning. Please carefully consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.
  • The primary means of transportation on this trip is by train. Trains are a fast way to cross long distances, allowing you to avoid traffic jams and arrive right into the city centre. They are comfortable and all have toilets, however they can get busy. Please note that you'll have to carry your own luggage on and off the train, so make sure it doesn’t exceed our weight and size recommendations. You can find specifics under ‘Packing’ in the Essential Trip Information.
  • The best way to experience a city is by doing as the locals do – and in this case that means using public transport such as trams, buses or metro at some locations. It’s better for the environment and you’ll get an authentic look at daily life; just be aware you may find yourself sharing a busy bus ride with local commuters or running up the stairs at a metro station.

Itinerary

Map of Barcelona To Paris including France and Spain

Inclusions

Meals

6 breakfasts

Transport

Train, Public bus, Metro, Tram

Accommodation

Hotel (6 nights), Hostel (1 night)

Activities
  • Barcelona - Vermouth Aperitivo
  • Barcelona - Orientation Walk
  • Barcelona - Churros Snack
  • Girona - Orientation Walk near the Medieval Walls
  • Nimes - Half Day Trip
  • Avignon - Market Visit and Snack
  • Beaune - Orientation Walk
  • Paris - Orientation Walk
Add on activities
  • Barcelona - La Sagrada Familia (must be prebooked in advance) - EUR26
  • Barcelona - Picasso Museum - EUR14
  • Barcelona - Cable car to Montjuic (one way) - EUR10
  • Barcelona - Tapas Tour in El Raval Urban Adventure - EUR99
  • Barcelona - Barcelona Cathedral - EUR11
  • Barcelona - Casa Batllo (advance booking required) - EUR29
  • Barcelona - Contemporary Art Museum - EUR12
  • Barcelona - Old Santa Creu Hospital - EUR16
  • Barcelona - Museum of City History - EUR7
  • Barcelona - National Art Museum of Catalonia - EUR12
  • Barcelona - Ethnological and World Cultures - EUR5
  • Barcelona - Museum of Gaudi - EUR6
  • Barcelona - Guell Palace (must be prebooked in advance) - EUR12
  • Girona - Jewish History Museum - EUR4
  • Girona - Arabic Baths - EUR3
  • Girona - Rocambolesc Heladeria (from) - EUR4
  • Girona - Game of Thrones Walking Tour (from) - EUR30
  • Nimes - Amphitheatre de Nimes - EUR10
  • Avignon - Collection Lambert Museum - EUR10
  • Avignon - Museum Calvet - EUR6
  • Avignon - Museum Lapidaire - EUR2
  • Avignon - Pont d'Avignon (Bridge of Avignon) - EUR5
  • Avignon - Palais des Papes - EUR15
  • Avignon - Museum of the Petit Palace - EUR6
  • Avignon - Wine Museum - EUR6
  • Avignon - Bike Hire - EUR15
  • Avignon - Lavender Museum - EUR8
  • Avignon - Roure Palace - EUR5
  • Avignon - Gourmet Tour (min. 4 pax) - EUR55
  • Avignon - Kayak Under The Pont d'Avignon (1 hour - from) - EUR12
  • Beaune - Caves Patriarche Visit and Tasting (from) - EUR20
  • Beaune - Hospices de Beaune - EUR12
  • Paris - Sainte Chapelle & Conciergerie - EUR19
  • Paris - Arc de Triomphe - EUR13
  • Paris - Rodin Museum - EUR13
  • Paris - Centre Pompidou - EUR15
  • Paris - Museum of Comparative Anatomy and Paleontology - EUR7
  • Paris - Fragonard Perfume Museum - Free
  • Paris - Catacombs - EUR29
  • Paris - Paradis Latin Cabaret Show (must be prebooked in advance) - EUR80
  • Paris - Eiffel Tower (from - must be prebooked in advance) - EUR19
  • Paris - Louvre Museum (must be prebooked in advance) - EUR17
  • Paris - Napoleon's Tomb & Les Invalides Army Museum - EUR15
  • Paris - Da Vinci Code Walking Tour - EUR25
  • Paris - Picasso Museum - EUR14
  • Paris - Musee d'Orsay - EUR16
  • Paris - Hidden Montmartre Urban Adventure - EUR35
  • Paris - Gourmet Marais Urban Adventure - EUR78
  • Paris - Palace of Versailles & Gardens - EUR20

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is not available on this trip.

Essential Trip Information

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Reviews

3.8 out of 5 based on 6 reviews submitted.
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Jennifer · Traveled May 2024
A wonderful overview of the region; I would highly recommend this trip for anyone interested in visiting Spain and France.
Review submitted 01 Jun 2024

Christopher · Traveled May 2024
My experience on the Barcelona to Paris Tour has been wonderful. The variety of destinations tKes you off the tourist track and gives you the opportunity to visit some of Spain and France’s smaller walled cities. Travelling on the trains between destinations was easy and gives you a chance to see the countryside. Our guide was extremely knowledgable and entertaining which made the tour all the more memorable. If you like a slightly relaxed holiday with a taste of both city and small town living, and don’t mind walking, then this tour is for you!! Well worth it!
Review submitted 02 Jun 2024

Brian · Traveled May 2024
Brilliant.
Review submitted 07 Jun 2024

Alexander · Traveled May 2024
Most people in Europe speak English so having a guide isn’t totally necessary. Finding a local tour guide at each city would give you a better experience. The itinerary is great, but definitely doable without Intrepid if you choose to do so.
Review submitted 26 May 2024

Lee · Traveled May 2024
Good for a quick basic intro to some key areas of Europe. Very little time in each city, just a quick impression of where to return to.
Review submitted 05 Jun 2024
Barcelona to Paris
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EUR 1.548 €