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Transfers, optional tours and gratuities.


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Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your holiday. Please note that this program is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. This program's unconstrained nature excludes group advantages associated with escorted tours.

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Independent Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Paris, Paris-Barcelona-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 6 nights accommodations
    • 3 nights Paris
    • 3 nights Barcelona
  • Breakfast daily

Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your holiday. Please note that this program is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. This program's unconstrained nature excludes group advantages associated with escorted tours.

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DAY 1, Sunday - Depart for France
Depart for France

DAY 2, Monday - Arrive in Paris
Arrive in Paris and transfer independently to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure
Overnight: Paris

DAY 3, Tuesday - Full Day in Paris
You may wish to discover Paris with the optional Hop On Hop Off tour. Transfer independently to one of the nine easily-accessible starting points. This guided tour is commented in nine languages and welcomes tourists from all around the world. Don't hesitate to hop off the bus and walk around. Your ticket is valid for two consecutive days, which means that you can leave the tour at any one of the stop off points and then hop back on one of the following buses. No more tired feet, no more rushing to fit everything in. With this sightseeing tour, you can spend the time you want to at the sights you want to see!
Optional: Big Bus Paris Hop On/Hop Off Tour - 2 Day Pass
Optional: Paris Seinorama (PS) 10:00 AM
Overnight: Paris
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Wednesday - Full Day in Paris
Enjoy the day at leisure in this amazing city, or choose to independently transfer to the ParisCityVision office and participate in the optional Louvre Museum tour. The Grand Louvre walking tour begins with a stroll through the commercial area outside the Louvre, and continues inside the museum where an experienced guide will present to you various exhibitions. Of the many exhibitions found therein, this tour covers those of the medieval fortress, the modern pyramid, the Egyptian Department, and some of the museum's most reputed masterpieces, including Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. Return to your hotel independently after the conclusion of the tour
Optional: Grand Louvre Museum 9:30 AM
Overnight: Paris
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Thursday - Travel to Barcelona
Make your own way to the airport and board your flight to Barcelona. Transfer independently to your hotel
Overnight: Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Friday - Full Day in Barcelona
Enjoy your first full day in Barcelona at your leisure or travel to Plaza Catalunya on your own to join either of today's optional tours of the famous Gaudi works or a visit to Montserrat. Immerse yourself in some of the most famous works of Spanish Architect Antoni Gaudi and experience the whimsical and fantastical world of Gaudi's designs. Begin down the Passeig de Garcia, a broad street lined with trees, shops and houses. The street is home to some of the most renowned of Gaudi's buildings - la Casa Mila and la Casa Batllo. The tour ends with a visit to the unique Sagrada Familia, the inspiring and still incomplete work of Gaudi. The afternoon optional tour begins with a picturesque drive along the Llobregat River and up to Montserrat, the mountain top Natural Park. The mountain is home to the Montserrat Benedictine Monastery, constructed nearly 1000 years ago. The monastery maintains a strong presence with its community of monks, boys' school and impressive library. Enjoy a guided orientation tour to see the monastery, basilica, museum and Stations of the Cross. Take some time to explore on your own before descending the mountain and returning to Barcelona. Return to your hotel independently after the conclusion of the tour
Optional: Half Day Gaudi Tour 9:00 AM
Optional: Half Day Montserrat Tour 3:00 PM
Overnight: Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Saturday - Full Day in Barcelona
Enjoy your last day in Barcelona at your leisure or choose to participate in the optional tour of two of Barcelona's beautiful areas- the Waterfront and Montjuic Hill. Begin at the Barcelona Waterfront and the Old Port and continue to view the Columbus Monument, Gothic Drassanes ship yard and the World Trade Center. Visit Montjuic hill and enjoy outstanding views of the city from Mirador de Miramar lookout. Next, view the 1992 Olympic Ring sports complex. Finally, arrive at the Poble Espanyol for some time to explore on your own. Return to your hotel independently after the conclusion of the tour
Optional: Half Day Montjuic & Barcelona Panoramic 12:30 PM
Overnight: Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Sunday - Depart Spain
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Afterward, transfer independently to the airport and return home
Meals: Breakfast

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Big Bus Paris Hop On/Hop Off Tour - Premium - 2 Day Pass

Discover the Original sightseeing tour of Paris with Big Bus Paris in an Open Top Double Decker bus. This guided Hop On Hop Off tour is ideal for the tourist who wants to visit Paris. The City tour is commentated in 9 languages and welcomes tourists from all around the world. Don't hesitate to hop off the bus and walk around. Your ticket is valid for two consecutive days, which means that you can leave the tour at any one of 9 stop off points and then hop back on one of the following buses. No more tired feet, no more rushing to fit everything in. With this sightseeing tour, you can spend the time you want to at the sights you want to see!

Departs every 10-20 minutes between 9:40am - 5:00pm from main starting points: Trocadero at Avenue Paul Doumer; Eiffel Tower on Avenue de Suffren; Champ de Mars at Avenue Joseph Bouvard; Opera Garnier, facing 15, Rue Scribe; Louvre-Pyramide & Big Bus Information Centre at 11 Avenue de l’Opera; Louvre-Pont des Arts near Pont des Arts; Notre-Dame on Quai de Montebello facing Notre-Dame; Musee d’Orsay facing the museum; Champs Elysees facing 156, Avenue Champs-Elysees; & Grand Palais at Avenue Winston Churchill. Look for a BIG BUS sign to locate all bus stops. Redeem this voucher on the bus at any of the main stops. This is a 2 day pass.

Day #3 01 Nov 2018 - 31 May 2019 $45.00
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Paris Seinorama (PS) 10:00 AM

Depart the Cityrama office via the Place de la Concorde and continue along the Champs Elysées as far as the Arc de Triomphe. The tour continues towards the 16th district, considered one of the most prestigious residential areas in Paris, and home to the celebrated Bois de Boulogne. Continue with a visit to the Eiffel Tower and enjoy a panoramic view of France's unforgettable capital. Your guide will point out the principal landmarks of the city from the Tower's second floor observatory. Continue to quai de la Bourdonnais, where you will board a Bateaux Parisiens vessel for a delightful one-hour Seine River cruise. Enjoy commentary detailing the many historic bridges of Paris as you cruise. After the conclusion of the cruise, you may choose to explore the city on your own, or return by bus to the terminal.

Departs from 2 Place des Pyramides, Paris 75001. Drop-off to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

*Please note that the visit to the Eiffel Tower may be replaced by a visit to the Montparnasse Tower on certain dates. The Montparnasse Tower offers a panoramic view of Paris and its top attractions and monuments, including a view of the Eiffel Tower. You will be informed of the exact tour itinerary on the day of departure.

Day #3 01 Nov 2018 - 30 Apr 2019 $98.00
02 May 2019 - 31 May 2019 $98.00
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Grand Louvre Museum (GL) 9:30 AM

This Grand Louvre walking tour begins with a stroll through the commercial area outside the Louvre, and continues inside the museum where an experienced guide will present to you various exhibitions. Of the many exhibitions found therein, this tour covers those of the medieval fortress, the modern pyramid, the Egyptian Department, and some of the museum's most reputed masterpieces, including Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa.

Departs from 2 Place des Pyramides, Paris 75001. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #4 01 Nov 2018 - 30 Apr 2019 $77.00
02 May 2019 - 31 May 2019 $77.00
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Barcelona Flamenco Show & Drink

Founded in 1970, the Tablao Cordobes is considered one of the most important Flamenco venues in Spain, and has thus reached international prestige. Many talented flamenco artists have graced its scene and passed through to great careers, and that same trend continues strong today. Located right on the Ramblas, the city's landmark boulevard, El Cordobes remains today one of the best locations in Barcelona for Flamenco. Enjoy a fascinating performance featuring Barcelona's most talented flamenco artists. Evening attire is recommended.

Show begins at 9:00 pm except Jan 1 – Mar 14 when it begins at 10:00 pm. Please note that transportation to & from the hotel is not included. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Day #6 01 Jan 2018 - 31 May 2019 $56.00
01 Apr 2018 - 30 Dec 2018 $52.00
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Full Day Barcelona Highlights Tour 10:00 AM

Experience many of the best highlights that the beautiful city of Barcelona has to offer. Begin down the Passeig de Gracia, a broad and elegant avenue lined with trees, luxury shops and houses. The street is home to some of the most renowned of Gaudi's buildings - Casa Mila and Casa Batllo. Continue with a visit to the Sagrada Familia, the inspiring and still incomplete work of Gaudi. Following, head to the Barcelona Waterfront and the Old Port and continue on to view the Columbus Monument, Gothic Drassanes shipyard and the World Trade Center. Visit Montjuic hill and enjoy outstanding views of the city from the Mirador de Miramar lookout. Next, view the 1992 Olympic Ring sports complex. Finally, arrive at Poble Espanyol for some time to explore on your own.

Includes entrance fees to Sagrada Familia and Poble Espanyol.

*Please note that there is a dress code to enter the Sagrada Familia. Shoulders, back, and stomach must be covered and shorts and skirts should come to mid-thigh. See-through clothing will not be permitted. Hats will not be permitted except if worn for health or belief-related purposes.

Departs at 10:00 am from Plaza Catalunya opposite the Tourist Office, in front of Deutsche Bank & Hotel Olivia Plaza. Drop-off to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #6 01 Nov 2018 - 24 Dec 2018 $87.00
27 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $87.00
07 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019 $87.00
01 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019 $92.00
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Half Day Montserrat Tour 3:00 PM

Begin with a picturesque drive along the Llobregat River and up to Montserrat, the mountain top Natural Park. The mountain is home to the Montserrat Benedictine Monastery, constructed nearly 1000 years ago. The monastery maintains a strong presence with its community of monks, boys' school and impressive library. Enjoy a guided orientation tour to see the monastery, basilica, and chapel of the virgin. Take some time to explore on your own before descending the mountain and returning to Barcelona.

Departs at 3:00 pm from Plaza Catalunya opposite the Tourist Office, in front of Deutsche Bank & Hotel Olivia Plaza. Drop-off to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #7 01 Nov 2018 - 24 Dec 2018 $65.00
27 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $65.00
07 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019 $65.00
01 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019 $68.00
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8 Day Paris & Rome Special, January 2018
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Our trip was fantastic! Thank you, we had such a wonderful time and cannot wait to travel again. We had never traveled outside of the US before and this was a trip of a lifetime and a dream come true!!

Elaine S. Seffner, FL
8 Day Paris Value Vacation , January 2017
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Our trip was wonderful - Now that my kids have all graduated from college my husband and I are traveling and we have taken a few trips with Gate 1 and some other travel sites and now I can really appreciate the great customer service and efficiency of Gate 1- from timely travel documents to booking flights and arranging seating etc. all without any aggravation! When I have called with questions the customer service is top notch. We will definitely be booking with Gate 1 again. Thank you!

Jean T. Rocky Point, NY
8 Day Paris, Barcelona & Rome Special, January 2017
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The trip was great! We really enjoyed All three cities, Barcelona in particular was really nice and Rome is always a great time. It was neat to see Paris too and the tour of the Louvre was incredible, really enjoyed seeing that city at night.

Cameron T. Dallas, TX
8 Day Paris & Rome Special, January 2017
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Italy, and France was amazing. The hotels were great, food and all the attractions we got to visit. We've told so many people about how inexpensive and well worth this trip was. We travel a lot, so this is probably one of the vacations we've taken thus far.

Trevarus W. Katy, TX
6 Day Paris Special, December 2016
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It was great. I loved every moment. The hotel & flight was comfortable. Everything was handled accordingly to Gate 1 travel arrangements & I can't wait to use Gate 1 Travel for future trips!

Brittney W. Baltimore, MD
8 Day Paris Vacation, September 2015
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The trip was great.  Our hotel room was small, even compact, but it was clean, very well located and the staff was extremely helpful. This is what we hoped for when we selected that hotel.

Both the air and the ground transportation arranged were efficient and on time. We have traveled with Gate 1 in the past and will continue to rely on your good service in the future.

Gary H. Monkton, MD
8 Day Paris & Barcelona, March 2015
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I really enjoyed the trip.  Been to Europe a few times, and this continued the grand experience. Your hotel choices were magnificent, and the tour options we chose worked out perfectly.

The air portion worked out perfectly, as you allowed us to go non-stop from SFO to Paris on AirFrance with a nominal fee, and of course the non-stop option was the way to go.

When I called your people before the trip, every time, they were very courteous and very helpful. I will definitely use Gate1 in the future and will be recommending it to my friends,

Anthony S. San Jose, CA
6 Day Paris Special, March 2015
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It was AMAZING!!! The best trip I ever had in my life. Your team worked so hard to get us there on time through all the delays and closures, due to inclement weather. Your team's customer service is AWESOME! I am looking to book another European trip in the future with Gate1 Travel.

Yolanda C.
8 Day Paris & Rome, February 2015
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OOOOMMMMMMGGGGGG!!! It was amazing! So since it was our honeymoon, we were going to have a great time regardless, but I can say it was a real treat from start to finish. I ran into some passport issues (my fault), but Gate 1 was right on it, and  adjusted the  trip so that we were on the plane the very next day-and it didn't cost us an arm and a leg to do so. Each hotel was convenient to our hop-on/hop-off tours that we had pre-booked, and so getting around town was very easy. The hotels are indigenous to the  location, and although they were compact, they were clean and efficient.

Being in the local areas, as opposed to a big "brand" hotel, provided more of a local feel to the trip. There were several couples from the  states that  had the same idea as us; we met 3 couples from Baltimore and a couple from Las Vegas that all booked w/Gate 1. We are planning our next trip (it is going to be an annual thing), and once we decide our location, you better believe we will be booking with Gate 1!

Thanks again, you put the icing on our "new life together" cake!

Shawna D. Atlanta, GA
8 Day Paris & Barcelona, March 2014
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It was the most amazing experience of my life and I want to thank you so very much for the efficiency of your agency! The trip went on without a single glitch. The hotel in both Paris and
Barcelona were in ideal locations - close proximity to central metro stops. Additionally the accommodations were spectacular! The breakfast spreads were of the utmost quality and abundance. Thanks again for all of your help and I look forward to working with Gate 1 in the future!!

Amy S. Albany, NY
8 Day Paris & London, January 2011
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The trip was great.  Only 3 days in Paris was a bit crazy ( way too short) -- it's such a beautiful city --  and I was so glad we extended the London portion to 6 days.

I want to thank you for being so helpful - as always - and I want to give a very special thanks to Patrick for being so nice and attentive when we feared we might miss our flight due to the weather.   Luckily we did make it.  It took 3 different booking changes and Patrick was so supportive & encouraging through it all.   

Paulette G. Austin, TX
8 Day Paris & London, January 2011
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The trip was great.  Only 3 days in Paris was a bit crazy ( way too short) -- it's such a beautiful city --  and I was so glad we extended the London portion to 6 days.

I want to thank you for being so helpful - as always - and I want to give a very special thanks to Patrick for being so nice and attentive when we feared we might miss our flight due to the weather.   Luckily we did make it.  It took 3 different booking changes and Patrick was so supportive & encouraging through it all.   

Paulette G. Austin, TX

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