Hotel accommodation with full buffet breakfast; Local Host service in each city; Destination Guides; headset in Notre Dame Cathedral; shopping discounts in Paris; sightseeing with a Local Guide and transportation as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary (except intra-vacation flights, which are additional; inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE); transfers, with porterage London-Paris, to/from train stations.
Day #1 London, England. Welcome to London. Balance of the day is at leisure.
Day #2 London. Morning guided sightseeing and orientation takes you past the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben beside the River Thames, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall’s mounted horseguards, the Prime Minister’s Downing Street, and Piccadilly Circus. Visit ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL and see the Changing of the Guard (if held) at Buckingham Palace.
Day #3 London. Full day at leisure.
Day #4 London–Paris, France. Morning transfer to the HIGH-SPEED EUROSTAR TRAIN; mid-afternoon arrival in Paris.
Day #5 Paris. Morning guided sightseeing and orientation takes you to famous Parisian landmarks: see the Latin Quarter, Napoléon’s Les Invalides, the Opéra, Place de la Concorde, Arc de Triomphe, and the Champs-Elysées. Admire the rose windows in NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL. Take photos of the Eiffel Tower from one of the best panoramic viewing points.
Day #6 Paris. Full day at leisure.
Day #7 Paris–Barcelona, Spain. Travel by air to Barcelona on selected flights.
Day #8 Barcelona. Morning guided sightseeing and orientation includes a drive along elegant Passeig de Gracia. See Gaudi’s Casa Batlló and La Pedrera, the lively Gracia district, and Plaza Lesseps. Visit PARK GÜELL and the extraordinary, but still unfinished, SAGRADA FAMILIA BASILICA. Your included entrance fees contribute to its completion.
Day #9 Barcelona. A full day to enjoy this splendid city at your own pace.
Day #10 Barcelona–Madrid. This morning, travel by HIGH-SPEED AVE TRAIN (first-class) arriving in the early afternoon.
Day #11 Madrid. Morning guided sightseeing and orientation features a visit to the palatial PRADO MUSEUM and the PLAZA DE ESPAÑA. Also see the Parliament, Cibeles Fountain, Orient Square with the ornate Royal Palace, Retiro Park, and Puerta de Alcala.
Day #12 Madrid. A full day at leisure. You may wish to journey out of town to Seville to admire its historic heritage.
Day #13 Madrid. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.