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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
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.
Depending on what time of the year you visit France & Spain, you may pack differently. Check out the full France & Spain packing list.
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.
Laundry will be available at some hotels for an additional fee. Ask your trip leader for details.
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.
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.
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.
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