Tour details

Western Europe Experience 16D/15N

Overview:

Start with an airport pick-up in Madrid on Day 1. On Day 2 take a bike tour Madrid’s most iconic buildings and monuments. On Day 3 take a train to Pamplona and stroll along the historic streets of the city centre, and on Day 4 enjoy a food and wine tasting. On Day 5 take a bus to San Sebastian and enjoy a free afternoon. On Day 6 take a hiking tour around San Sebastian to see the famous Camino de Santiago (St. James's Way). On Day 7 take a bus from San Sebastian to Biarritz. On Day 8 explore Biarritz on your own. On Days 9-10 take a bus to Bordeaux and discover its winemaking history before tasting the wines for yourself. On Day 11 take a bus to Paris and take a Montmartre walking tour on Day 12. On Day 13 enjoy a free day in Paris to explore on your own. On Day 14 take a bus from Paris to London and on Day 15 see the sights in a famous red open-top bus. On Day 16 your trip will end with a drop-off in London Heathrow Airport.

 

Day by Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Madrid Airport Pick-Up

Today you will be picked up at the Madrid airport upon arrival and transferred to your accommodation for check-in. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure to relax, explore, and get settled in. Overnight in Madrid.

 

Day 2: Madrid Bike Tour (B)

Today you will make your way to the Central Madrid location for the guided city bike tour around 11 am. You will discover all of Madrid’s highlights on a 3-Hour bike tour where all cycling abilities are welcome! Cruise through the city’s important landmarks like the Royal Palace and Plaza de Mayor making a few designated stops to hear some of the city’s fun facts and anecdotes. Be sure to pack a camera to capture all monuments and take advantage of all the breaks to relax and recharge. Overnight in Madrid.

*Subject to favourable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

*Minimum age is 12 years

 

Day 3: Train Madrid to Pamplona (B)

Today you will make your own way to the train station to catch a train transfer back to Pamplona. Upon arrival please make your own way to your accommodation for check-in. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure to relax, explore, and get settled in. Overnight in Pamplona.

 

Day 4: Pamplona Free Day (B)

Enjoy a free day in Pamplona. You could take a walk into the old town, where you`ll find the main monuments of the city. Stroll along its fascinating historic streets, see the area of the Cathedral of Royal Saint Mary and enjoy the views from the Old Walls of the city.  Overnight in Pamplona.

 

Day 5: Bus Pamplona to San Sebastian (B)

Today you will make your own way to the bus station to catch a bus transfer to San Sebastian. Upon arrival please make your own way to your accommodation for check-in. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure to relax, explore, and get settled in. Overnight in San Sebastian.

 

Day 6: Hiking the Saint James Way (B)

Discover the astonishing sceneries of the world famous St. James Way in Basque Country. Walk along the coastal paths of San Sebastian and discover San Pedro, a beautiful fishing community in Pasaia. End your tour by having a taste of Txakoli wine as you enjoy the surroundings. Overnight in San Sebastian

 

Day 7: Bus San Sebastian to Biarritz (B)

Today you will say goodbye to Spain as you make your own way to the bus station to catch a bus transfer to Biarritz, France. Upon arrival please make your own way to your accommodation for check-in. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure to relax, explore, and get settled in. Overnight in Biarritz.

 

Day 8: Biarritz Free Day (B)

Enjoy a full free day to explore Biarritz on your own, famous for its beautiful beaches, therapeutic seawater and thriving surf scene. Overnight in Biarritz.

 

Day 9: Bus Biarritz to Bordeaux (B)

Today you will make your own way to the bus station to catch a bus transfer to Bordeaux. Upon arrival please make your own way to your accommodation for check-in. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure to relax, explore, and get settled in. Overnight in Bordeaux.

 

Day 10: Vineyards Wine Tasting Half-Day Trip (B)

Discover the ancient cellars and secrets of the Bordeaux wine region on a 5-hour tour from Bordeaux. Admire sweeping vistas of the picturesque countryside as you travel by air-conditioned coach to prestigious wineries. Descend into the ancient cellars and see oak barrels of refined wines before marveling at expansive sprawls of vineyards. Pamper your palate with delicious samples of wine and gain fascinating insight into the wines’ delicate flavors and meticulous manufacture. Overnight in Bordeaux.

NOTE: If today's tour is not available you will instead enjoy a Bordeaux City Pass that grants you access to museums, palaces, archaeological sites and more! Your pass includes an unlimited public transit ticket, complimentary bus and walking tours, free entry to more than a dozen venues around town and other local discounts.

 

Day 11: Bus Bordeaux to Paris (B)

Today you will make your own way to the bus station to catch a bus transfer to Paris. Upon arrival please make your own way to your accommodation for check-in. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure to relax, explore, and get settled in. Overnight in Paris.

 

Day 12: Montmartre Walking Tour (B)

Enjoy a free day to explore the city of Paris on your own and see some of the famous sights this city has to offer. In the evening you will take an included Montmartre Walking Tour, starting at a meeting point near the Blanche metro station at 18:00 hrs. Your guide will lead you through this picturesque and culturally stunning area for around 2 hours and will explain its unique history, art, and bohemian culture. See important institutions in Montmartre like Paris’ red-light district, including the famous cabaret bar frequented by Picasso, the stunning panoramic view from Sacre Coeur Basilica, the Moulin Rouge, and Amelie’s Cafe Deux Moulins. Overnight in Paris.

 

Day 13: Paris Free Day (B)

Enjoy a full free day to explore the City of Lights on your own. Wander the enchanting cobblestone streets, refresh yourself in charming sidewalk cafes, see the iconic Eiffel Tower, and marvel at the world-famous beauty of Paris. Overnight in Paris.

 

Day 14: Bus Paris to London (B)

Today you will say goodbye to enchanting France make your own way to the bus station to catch a bus transfer to London, England. Upon arrival please make your own way to your accommodation for check-in. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure to relax, explore, and get settled in. Overnight in London.

 

Day 15: London Sightseeing Tour (B)

Enjoy your first day in London and see the best sights of the city atop a famous red open-top bus, the Original London Tour. Choose from 3 main routes that encompass over 80 stops across the city. Your pass also includes a Thames river sightseeing cruise pass and three walking tours (Jack the Ripper, Rock ‘n Roll & Changing of the Guard). Get started early and plan your day to take advantage of all the wonderful things to see and do in London. Listen to interesting commentary as you ride along, available in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic and Portuguese.  Meals will be on your own today so you can choose the best spots in the city to dine according to your preferences and budget. Once you’ve had enough, head back to your accommodation and get a good night’s rest for your transfer to Paris tomorrow! Overnight in London.

 

Day 16: London Airport Drop-Off (B)

Today your European adventure comes to an end with a drop off at the London airport. We wish you happiness and health for your journey onward.

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