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【13-Day】Deeply France and Spain Tour from Paris - Tour Code: 16726

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Start City: Paris End City: Madrid

Duration: 13 Day(s) Language: English Hotel Pickup: Yes

Highlights

☆ Recommended for seniors and individuals seeking tour flexibility!

☆ Special tours that adapt according to what you want to do during your stay in France and Spain!

☆ Explore Bordeaux, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is home to 362 historic monuments.

Tour the Bay of Biscay, known for its luminous limestone facades that reflect the bright sunlight!

☆ Spend a whole free day exploring the beautiful city of Santander, Madrid!

☆ Daily breakfast and 3 dinners are included !


Itinerary

Day 1: ARRIVE IN PARIS

Summary of The Day

Check into your hotel with the rest of the day free to explore France’s vibrant capital city —— Paris.

Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

Meals
Hotel (included)
IBIS PARIS CAMBRONNE TOUR EIFFEL , OR Similar

Day 2: PARIS

Summary of The Day

Paris is a world-class city with more familiar landmarks than perhaps any other city in the world. During your included sightseeing tour with a Local Guide, view the famous sights. Later, feel like a French aristocrat on an optional walking tour through the expansive Palace of Versailles. This evening, join us for an optional welcome dinner.

Meals
Hotel (included)
IBIS PARIS CAMBRONNE TOUR EIFFEL , OR Similar

Day 3: PARIS–MONT ST. MICHEL–ST. MALO

Summary of The Day

Depart from the "City of Light" and travel towards the unique beauty of Mont St. Michel. This 8th-century abbey is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that creates an inspiring scene as it stands sentry on a small island just a kilometer off the French coast. Later, drive along the shoreline on your way to the fortified seaside resort of St. Malo for a walking tour.

Meals
Hotel (included)
IBIS STYLES PORT ST MALO , OR Similar

Day 4: ST. MALO–CARNAC–NANTES

Summary of The Day

Travel towards Carnac, known for its STANDING STONES erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany—one of the most extensive Neolithic collections in the world. Visit one of the sites with a Local Guide and learn about the mystery of the Carnac stones. Then, head for Nantes, located on the Loire River. Visit the CASTLE of the Dukes of Brittany, and the CATHEDRAL of St. Peter and St. Paul, which took 457 years to complete and features a unique external pulpit.

Meals
Hotel (included)
IBIS NANTES TOUR DE BRETAGNE , OR Similar

Day 5: NANTES–LA ROCHELLE–ROCHEFORT–BORDEAUX

Summary of The Day

Two coastal towns are on the agenda today. First, stop at picturesque La Rochelle. Situated off the Atlantic Coast in the Bay of Biscay, it is known as La Ville Blanche (the White City) due to its luminous limestone facades that reflect the bright sunlight. Next up: historic Rochefort with its naval beginnings that date back to Louis XIV. Continue to Bordeaux.

Meals
Hotel (included)
KYRIAD PRESTIGE , OR Similar

Day 6: BORDEAUX

Summary of The Day

Built on the banks of the Garonne River, Bordeaux is a flourishing port town known as the “Pearl of Aquitaine.” A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is home to 362 historic monuments, some dating back to Roman times. Join your Local Guide for a walking tour featuring all the important highlights, including Esplanade des Quinconces, one of the largest squares in Europe. The afternoon is at leisure or you may join an optional excursion.

Meals
Hotel (included)
KYRIAD PRESTIGE , OR Similar

Day 7: BORDEAUX–DUNE DU PILAT–LES LANDES–BIARRITZ–BAYONNE

Summary of The Day

Drive to Arcachon today to see the amazing DUNE OF PILAT the highest sand dune on the continent. Then, sit back and enjoy a scenic drive through the Landes of Gascony, the largest maritime-pine forest in Europe. Later, arrive in Biarritz, and ancient fishing village turned trendy seaside resort. Spend the night in Bayonne.

Meals
Hotel (included)
IBIS BAYONNE CENTRE , OR Similar

Day 8: BAYONNE–SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN–BILBAO–SANTANDER

Summary of The Day

Leave France and cross into Spain’s Basque Country. Visit San Sebastian, one of just two designated European Capitals of Culture in 2016 and a foodie hotspot! On to Bilbao, where you’ll discover a colorful tapestry of architecture, history, natural beauty, and tantalizing cuisine. Enjoy free time for leisure activities—maybe a visit to the world-famous Guggenheim Museum, considered one of the 20th century’s great architectural masterpieces. Later, head to the port city of Santander, a renowned tourist destination for Spanish elite in the 19th century.

Meals
Hotel (included)
SANTEMAR , OR Similar

Day 9: SANTANDER

Summary of The Day

Enjoy a whole day at leisure to do as you please! Maybe enjoy a relaxing day on the beach or discover the local bodegas serving the typical pinchos.

Meals
Hotel (included)
SANTEMAR , OR Similar

Day 10: SANTANDER–BURGOS–SALAMANCA

Summary of The Day

Heading inland, stop in Burgos, former capital of the unified Kingdom of Castile-León for five centuries. Visit the magnificent limestone CATHEDRAL of Santa Maria, dating back to the 13th century. Continue on to Salamanca. Be sure to spend some time wandering around the Spanish-baroque Plaza Mayor, the heart of the city and widely regarded as one of the most beautiful squares in Spain.

Meals
Hotel (included)
SERCOTEL ARTHEUS CARMELITAS SALAMANCA , OR Similar

Day 11: SALAMANCA–SEGOVIA–MADRID

Summary of The Day

Journey to pretty Segovia, set on a rocky hill. Visit its landmarks, awe-inspiring Roman AQUEDUCT, and gothic CATHEDRAL before heading to Madrid.

Meals
Hotel (included)
RAFAELHOTELES VENTAS , OR Similar

Day 12: MADRID

Summary of The Day

Not only is Madrid capital of Spain, but because it is situated 2,180 feet above sea level, the Spanish rightly say it is the nearest thing to Heaven. This morning, enjoy the city’s main highlights on the included guided sightseeing tour. Consider also joining an optional excursion to one of the many important sights surrounding Madrid.

Meals
Hotel (included)
RAFAELHOTELES VENTAS , OR Similar

Day 13: MADRID

Summary of The Day

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals
Pricing
Inclusions

    1. Hotel accommodations for 12 nights

    2. Daily Breakfast and 3 dinners

    3. English-speaking tour guide

    4. Transportation via modern air-conditioned tour coach with free WI-Fi

Exclusions

    1. Meals not specified in the itinerary (Vegan food options available)

    2. All personal expenses, such as laundry, phone, and travel insurance

    3. Airfare to and from the start of your vacation; intra-vacation air, unless specified in the itinerary

    4. Tips to the tour director, local host, driver and local guides

Booking Info
Reminder

    1. Globerouter cooperates with top local tour operators and so that the best quality of services to all travelers.

    2. The sequence of itineraries is subject to change without prior notice according to departure date, weather, traffic, etc.

    3. In case of attraction closures (due to holidays or construction, etc.), the tour guide may make some necessary changes to the itinerary.

    4. In case of extreme weather condition, war, strike and other force majeure events, local operator reserves the right to change the itinerary and all costs are not refundable. 

    5. In case of guests voluntarily giving up the tour because of personal reasons, all costs including hotels, transportation etc. is not refundable.

    6. It is advised to contact the local operator for confirmation one day before departure. 

    7. Please bring valid documentation on travel date (passport, driving license, visa, etc).

    8. Child Policy:

    • Under 8 year age are NOT allowed on tours
    • Child age between 8-18 years must be accompanied by an adult
    • Child age between 8-17 years will receive additional 10% discount

    9. Due to limited capacity on safari vehicles and flights when on safari, your single bag must be soft-sided with dimensions not exceeding 30”x21”x11” (62” linear dimensions) or weight exceeding 33 lbs (15 kg), including hand luggage.

    10. Local operator contracts twin-bedded rooms (i.e. 2 twin beds in 1 room). Double-bedded rooms (i.e.1 bed for 2 people) may be requested but are never guaranteed. Triple rooms are the same size as twin-bedded rooms and are at the discretion of the hotel. Triple rooms will have beds to accommodate three people, but three separate beds cannot be guaranteed. The additional bed, if available, is often a roll-away bed put in for the night. If there are only two beds, a roll-away may be requested but cannot be guaranteed. If available, additional charges may apply for a roll-away and are payable by you directly to the hotel. Some hotels do not offer triple rooms. When a triple room is not available, hotels may provide one twin-bedded room and one single room.

    11. Single supplements ensure your own room, not necessarily a twin- or double-bedded room. Single rooms in hotels are generally smaller in size and may be less conveniently located

    12. The per person price includes USD $250 non-refundable tour deposit fee.

    13.All customers must check & confirm invoice (Check: dates, names, options selected etc) within 5 days of receiving invoice or else the local operator will not amend any changes.

    14. During local or national holidays or special events, peak seasons, on Sundays, and during religious occasions, certain facilities such as museums, churches, restaurants, sightseeing tours, hotels, and shopping may be limited or not available. Alternatives will be offered whenever possible. Local operator or company cannot be held responsible for any closures, necessary itinerary changes, or curtails for any reason.

    15. Single supplements ensure your own room, not necessarily a twin- or double-bedded room. Single rooms in hotels are generally smaller in size and may be less conveniently located

    16. We highly suggest all customer to book your flights tickets only after you receive your tour E-Voucher. Globerouter will not be responsible for any flight cancellation/change charges in case of any changes before final confirmation. 

Cancellation / Modification and Refund Policy

1. Cancel or change an order

The following terms apply to the refund policy when canceling or changing an order

1) Reducing the number of travelers

2) Canceling the entire order

3) Change to a different tour

Possible only 31 days prior to the tour departure date.

Modification service fee will be applicable over & above the cancellation charges.

4) Rescheduling tour departure date

This request will not be accepted if the travel date is within 07 days or lesser.

Subject to availability of seats

Modification service fee will be applicable over & above the cancellation charges.

Cancellation Made Within Refund Policy
20-45Days (or) more prior to tour departure date 80% of tour cost paid will be refunded
10-19 Days prior to tour departure date 70% of tour cost paid will be refunded
7-9 Days prior to tour departure date 50% of tour cost paid will be refunded
7 Days (or) lesser prior to tour departure date The entire tour cost will be forfeited & No-Refund

2. Modify an order

Charges to modify an order apply for the following:

1) For requests to add more number of travelers

Subject to availability of seats.

2) For requests to change to a different tour

Possible only 31 days prior to the tour departure date.

Cancellation charges as above will be applicable over & above the modification service fee.

3) For requests to reschedule tour departure date

This request will not be accepted if the travel date is within 07 days or lesser.

Subject to availability of seats.

Cancellation charges as above will be applicable over & above the modification service fee.

4) For requests to change name of passengers

This request will be accepted until 3 days prior to the travel date, however same service fee as below will be applicable.

Modification Notice Period Service Charge
Requests made from the date of booking until 07 days prior to the tour departure date US $ 30 will be charged for each order
Requests made 07 days (or) lesser from the date of tour departure No requests will be accepted & No Refund

3. Notes

1) We recommend all our passengers to avail "Travel Insurance" to protect themselves against personal / natural / manmade exigencies of all kind (including medical & family emergencies, accidents, flight delays, traffic delays, theft or personal- acts of terrorism, natural calamities etc.) that may affect you from participating in our tours (OR) arise while on tour.

2) Globerouter will take no responsibility for matters as stated above under personnel / natural / manmade exigencies.

3) No part / full refund / compensation will be offered to passengers who miss taking our tours (OR) for any un-utilized services, as per the date / time scheduled on the E-Voucher because all services are reconfirmed and prepaid for Charges as mentioned in our "Cancellation / Modification and Refund Policy" would be applicable.

4) All cancellation & tour modification requests should be emailed to info@globerouter.com.

5) We will not accept any cancellation / modification requests made through local tour provider / tour guide (OR) verbal requests made over the phone to our customer support staff / by voice mail

6) Cancellation request emails will not be accepted unless they have a complete, signed and attached "Globerouter Cancellation Request Form".

Cancellation and Refund Policy

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