Barcelona to Paris

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

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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
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
  • Visit a mixture of well-known and lesser-touristed cities for a real snapshot of Western Europe, from the Eiffel Tower to hidden alleyways.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 - Guell Palace - EUR12
  • Barcelona - Ethnological and World Cultures - EUR5
  • Barcelona - Museum of Gaudi - EUR6
  • Barcelona - La Sagrada Familia (must be prebooked in advance) - EUR15
  • 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 - EUR80
  • Paris - Palace of Versailles & Gardens - EUR20
  • Paris - Eiffel Tower (from) - EUR19
  • Paris - Louvre Museum - 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

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Important notes

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

Essential Trip Information

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