France and Spain are two of the most visited countries in Europe boasting stunning scenery and rich historical culture.
France is known for having the best gastronomy in the world and gorgeous landscapes ranging from stunning vineyards to the highest mountains in Europe.
Spain has 300 days of sun a year and is famous for its eccentric artists like Salvador Dalí and Antoni Gaudí.
These culture rich destinations make France & Spain perfect for group travel tours.
Duration: 10 days/9 nights (in 2018) / 11 days/10 nights (in 2019)
Start: Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)
To ensure included transportation: plan to arrive Day 1 by 9:00 AM.
Finish: Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN)
Travelers are responsible for their own transportation to airport, and are welcome to depart at any time on Day 10 (2018)/Day 11 (2019).
Airfare booking details will be sent after registration – please wait to book your flight until you receive further instructions.
For 2018 dates:
-10 day / 9 night stay in twin/multishare share accommodation
-9 Breakfasts and 9 dinners
For 2019 dates:
- 11 day / 10 night stay in twin/multishare accommodation
- 9 Breakfasts and 8 dinners
-Cooking class with a French Chef
-Biking tour in the French countryside
-Hike in the French Alps
-Tour guide during Catalonian Cultural day
-Airport pickup at Paris CDG and ground transportation throughout France
-Ground transportation from France to Spain
Attendees are responsible for their own airfare
-Explore the French countryside
-Cook with a French Chef
-Hike in the French Alps
-See the Mont Blanc, the highest mountain of Western Europe
-Visit medieval towns of Costa Brava, Spain
-Relax at the beach
-Explore the heart of Barcelona
-Age requirements: 21+
-Group size: 16 max, average 13
-Mostly private transportation, travelers responsible for their own transportation to airport on final day. There are a few long drives on this trip but this will be the opportunity to enjoy the scenery and get to know your group!
-Physical rating: 2 - Moderate. This trip is ideal for adventurers who enjoy hiking and gaining some serious elevation on the French Alps at 12,605 feet. People prone to altitude sickness and/or scared of heights can do another activity suggested by the trip leader.
-Accommodations: Hotel & guesthouses (9 nights) with roommate(s).
-This trip is designed for people who are curious about learning and experiencing the French culture and gastronomy while relaxing in the French countryside.
-The last part of the trip in Spain focused on understanding the Catalonian culture with a tour guide and also relaxing at the beach.
Travel connects us. Community keeps us connected.
Whether you have joined us on a trip or are looking for a group of like-minded people, we welcome you to our travel community.
Travel can be unpredictable. Our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience.
While it is our intention to adhere to the itinerary, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into it and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
Sample Breakfast Menu:
Sample Dinner Menu:
If you have any diet restrictions and/or allergies, we’ll do our best to arrange a special menu for you. Some restaurants offer a vegetarian option. It's suggested that gluten free travelers bring snacks.
You’ll be traveling on a private bus throughout your trip.
There will be early morning departures on some days in order to optimize your itinerary.
Hotel & guesthouses (9 nights) with roommate(s), all rooms have private bathroom.
Rooms in Europe can be smaller and don’t always provide minibar, safe or air-conditioning.
Most hotels/guesthouses in Europe do not have elevators and you will have to carry your luggage up and down the stairs, please pack accordingly.
The hotel in Begur, Spain is located in the heart of a small medieval town where streets are very narrow and you will have to carry your luggage from the bus stop to the entrance of the hotel (5-minute walk).
Single travelers joining the trip are paired with someone of the same sex.
Laundry available at hotel for an extra charge (ask front desk for details).
Private room options available upon request subject to hotel availability (for an extra charge)
*Accommodations can vary but will be the same quality.
Travel insurance is mandatory in order to participate on any of our trips.
When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that all travelers must have medical coverage and that we require a minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.
All Under30Experiences trips are accompanied by experienced trip leaders and community managers.
The goal of the trip leaders is to facilitate an awesome experience and help our travelers have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are traveling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends.
You can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects.
We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items.
Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person. You will be responsible for carrying your own luggage.
Below includes our staff picks of the best items on the market that we travel with! All products selected are 3 ounces or less to comply with TSA carry-on size and certified organic when possible.
Do not forget: Three prong power adaptor for electronics, be sure to bring a converter if devices can’t handle 220v.
Passports and Visas (Guidelines for US passport holders)
Average high in France from April - September is 61-77°F.
Average low in France from April - September is 45-61°F.
Average high in Spain from April - September is 61-84°F.
Average low in Spain from April - September is 50-70°F.
We reserve the right to decline any traveler that may affect the welfare of the other travelers or trip leaders.
Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on the trip. Possessing or using drugs puts the rest of the group at risk. Our trip leaders have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or any other illegal activity like prostitution.
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