Provence & Spain

From the magic of Paris to the romance of Barcelona, this itinerary is truly captivating. Begin with three nights in Paris, then travel in style aboard the high-speed TGV train to Lyon, France's gastronomical capital. From there, cruise through France's legendary wine growing regions, home to such famous vintages as Beaujolais and Côte du Rhône. Enjoy wine tastings at local vintners, marvel at ancient Roman ruins, stroll through medieval villages and shop for Provencal crafts. Your itinerary includes the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Avignon as well as Arles, the city where Vincent Van Gogh spent much of his life. Conclude your journey with three nights in magnificent Barcelona or opt for a two night stay in Marseille, one of France's most vibrant cities. 
  • Day
  • Destination
  • Activity
  • 1
  • Paris
  • Hotel check-in
  • 2
  • Paris
  • City tour
    Optional Montmartre & Illuminations tour
  • 3
  • Paris
  • Free time
    Optional Parisian Cabaret show
  • 4
  • Paris
    Lyon
  • TGV high-speed train to Lyon
    Cooking demonstration
    Embarkation
    Welcome Dinner
  • 5
  • Lyon
  • City tour
    Free time
  • 6
  • Belleville

    Vienne
  • Beaujolais excursion
    Free evening
  • 7
  • Vienne
  • Walking tour
  • 8
  • Tournon
    Viviers
  • Chocolate and red wine pairing
    "Ghost Walk" tour
  • 9
  • Viviers
    Avignon
  • Grignan excursion; truffle farm visit
    Walking tour & Papal Palace
    OR Pont du Gard
  • 10
  • Arles
  • Les Baux and olive farm excursion
    OR "Impressionist Experience" tour
    Arles walking tour
  • 11
  • Arles
    Perpignan

    Barcelona
  • Disembarkation
    Free time for lunch
    Transfer to Barcelona
    Hotel check-in
  • 12
  • Barcelona
  • City tour
    Optional Tapas Tasting
  • 13
  • Barcelona
  • Optional Montserrat excursion
  • 14
  • Barcelona
  • Return flight home