8 Day Paris & Barcelona by Rail Special

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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. We offer a selection of hotels to accommodate a variety of tastes and budgets. 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. Hotel locations, services and amenities differ according to the Plan. Read the descriptions in full and locate the hotels on our provided map to ensure the Hotel/Plan you select meets your desired criteria. Airfare options for this program may not include checked luggage nor advance seat assignments, in which case checked luggage fees will apply and seat assignments will only be available at check-in. Adjacent seats may not be available. Higher airfares including checked luggage and/or advanced seat assignments are available, or you may choose to travel with carry-on luggage only. This is an Independent program. For more information, click here.

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Accommodation Details

  • Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

Independent Package Includes

  • Flights New York-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
  • Transportation between cities via First Class high speed rail with reserved seats
  • 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. We offer a selection of hotels to accommodate a variety of tastes and budgets. 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. Hotel locations, services and amenities differ according to the Plan. Read the descriptions in full and locate the hotels on our provided map to ensure the Hotel/Plan you select meets your desired criteria. Airfare options for this program may not include checked luggage nor advance seat assignments, in which case checked luggage fees will apply and seat assignments will only be available at check-in. Adjacent seats may not be available. Higher airfares including checked luggage and/or advanced seat assignments are available, or you may choose to travel with carry-on luggage only. This is an Independent program. For more information, click here.

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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 Jun 2019 - 24 Dec 2019 $48.00
26 Dec 2019 - 31 Mar 2020 $48.00
01 Apr 2020 - 01 Jun 2020 $49.00
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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 02 Nov 2019 - 10 Nov 2019 $100.00
12 Nov 2019 - 24 Dec 2019 $100.00
26 Dec 2019 - 29 Dec 2019 $100.00
02 Jan 2020 - 31 Mar 2020 $100.00
01 Apr 2020 - 09 Apr 2020 $103.00
14 Apr 2020 - 30 Apr 2020 $103.00
02 May 2020 - 07 May 2020 $103.00
09 May 2020 - 01 Jun 2020 $103.00
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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 02 Nov 2019 - 10 Nov 2019 $73.00
12 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019 $73.00
02 Dec 2019 - 24 Dec 2019 $73.00
26 Dec 2019 - 29 Dec 2019 $73.00
02 Jan 2020 - 04 Jan 2020 $73.00
06 Jan 2020 - 01 Feb 2020 $73.00
03 Feb 2020 - 29 Feb 2020 $73.00
02 Mar 2020 - 31 Mar 2020 $73.00
01 Apr 2020 - 09 Apr 2020 $81.00
14 Apr 2020 - 30 Apr 2020 $81.00
02 May 2020 - 07 May 2020 $81.00
09 May 2020 - 01 Jun 2020 $81.00
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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 03 Nov 2019 - 24 Dec 2019 $87.00
27 Dec 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $87.00
02 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2020 $87.00
07 Jan 2020 - 31 Mar 2020 $87.00
01 Apr 2020 - 31 Oct 2020 $92.00
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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 2019 - 30 Dec 2019 $54.00
01 Jan 2020 - 30 Dec 2020 $58.00
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Half Day Montserrat Tour

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 03 Nov 2019 - 24 Dec 2019 $65.00
27 Dec 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $65.00
02 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2020 $65.00
07 Jan 2020 - 31 Mar 2020 $65.00
01 Apr 2020 - 31 Oct 2020 $68.00
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