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Experience France to Spain

  • Indulge in French food & wine
  • Beach lounge on Spanish coast
  • Hike the French Alps
  • Experience Barcelona like a local
  • see some of the best places in EU
One of our most exciting trips exploring 2 of the most popular countries in Europe! Designed for those curious about French gastronomy, Spanish culture, & those craving to experience the famous vibes of Barcelona. Plus, experience the French Alps!

Have a question about the Under30Experiences France to Spain trip?

What type of food will we be eating?

Enjoy local French cuisine – and arguably some of the best food on the planet.

Burgundy is probably the best region of France to get a real taste for French Gastronomy and drink delicious wine – and that's exactly where we're staying.

Expect to eat snails, chicken, beef, duck in red or white wine sauce, paté, and a lot of cheese! A Chef will be preparing dinners and give you a cooking class to teach you the best recipes of this beautiful region!  

In Spain, expect to eat a lot of delicious tapas (small Spanish savory dishes). From patatas bravas, croquetas, tortillas to gambas al ajillo (prawns with garlic and olive oil), pulpo a la gallega (octopus) and calamari. And let’s not forget the famous paella of course!

What is the physical level of this France to Spain trip?

Moderate - This trip is a good mix of activity and relaxation and includes moderate physical activities. Participants should expect to be active 3-4 hours most days and to walk a lot. An active lifestyle is helpful though not required to enjoy the trip.

Can I opt out of an included activity?

Of course! This trip is your trip, and you don’t have to participate in anything you don’t want to. Just be aware that opting out of included activities will not change the price of your trip.

How much time do we spend in Paris & Barcelona?

There will be limited time spent in both Paris and Barcelona. You will be spending half a day in Paris on Day 1 and half a day in Barcelona on Day 10. This will be enough time to see some of the most famous landmarks in each city.

If you’d like to enjoy all of what these two beautiful cities have to offer, we recommend you arrive early or extend your trip.

What if I have allergies and/or diet restrictions?

If you have any diet restrictions or allergies, we’ll do our best to arrange a special menu for you as we want everyone to be well-fed!

Please be aware that vegetarianism in France and Spain is not as common as it might be in your home country. Choices in restaurants are very limited and basic like soups, salads, cheese, yogurt, fruits.  

Those who are vegan or on gluten-free diets may find this region very challenging. If you fall within this category we recommend you bring your own snacks.

What are the accommodations like?

In Paris and in Barcelona- We stay in small boutique hotels that are centrally located and just a short walk to the main landmarks.

In Burgundy- You’ll be staying in a private house for only our group. Fancy, right? The house is located in a very small village in Burgundy, a 30-minute drive from Beaune.

Solo travelers will be paired with someone of the same gender.

You can request a friend to be your roommate upon checkout. If you'd prefer not to have a roommate, private room options are available upon request, subject to hotel availability for an extra charge. Please contact for more details.

When is the best time to visit France & Spain?

The months of May, June, and September are optimal to visit France and Spain.
Temperatures at this time of the year range 64°F to 82°F. September is still warm and also less crowded.

July & August can be very hot with temperatures ranging from 77°F to 95°F.

What do I need to pack?

Depending on what time of the year you visit France & Spain, you may pack differently. Check out the full France & Spain packing list.

What type of luggage is best?

The lighter the better! If you only have a rolling suitcase that will work, but if you can get your hands on a more mobile bag, like a large backpack, that would be better. We take all forms of transportation and some guesthouses/hotels don’t have elevators.  

You'll also want a daypack for your personal gear, food, and drinks for the day.

Is there laundry available?

Laundry will be available at some hotels for an additional fee. Ask your trip leader for details.

Can we find ATMs in France & Spain?

You won’t have any issue finding an ATM in France or Spain. They are very common. In Burgundy, you will stay in a small village and there won’t be any ATMs there; therefore we recommend you to bring some cash.

Can we use our credit cards in France & Spain?

Credit cards are widely accepted by stores, hotels, and restaurants in France and Spain. However, smaller cafes and shops may not accept credit cards so make sure you carry enough cash to cover small purchases. Please let your bank know you’re traveling overseas.

Can I drink the water in France & Spain?

It is safe to drink water from taps in France as well as in Spain, unless otherwise marked. However the water from taps may have a funny taste and restaurants will always have bottled water. For environmental reasons, we recommend you to use a refillable water bottle rather than buying bottled water.

Do you have last-minute deals?

Yes! When travelers take advantage of our “Switch Your Trip” program last minute slots open up on sold out trips. Visit our Trips On Sale page for the latest last-minute deals.

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