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France to Spain Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Paris

We highly recommend booking pre-trip accommodations if you'd like to fully immerse yourself in Paris' vibrant atmosphere.

2018 Trips:

Morning
  • Under30Experiences team will pick you up at Paris CDG Airport and depart to the Palace of Versailles, royal residence of Kings of France.
  • Visit the Gardens of Versailles and breathe in the beauty of King Louis XIV's royal château.
Afternoon
  • Arrive at your hotel in Burgundy, one of the most beautiful regions of France famous for its delicious wine. (apx. 3.5 hours drive)
Evening
  • Enjoy a traditional French dinner prepared by a French Chef.

2019 Trips:

Morning
  • Our U30X Team will pick you up at Paris CDG Airport and you'll be shuttled to your boutique hotel in the heart of Paris.
  • Enjoy a walk with your trip leader and learn more about Paris' and France's history and culture.  
  • Your trip leader will be giving you tips for finding supermarkets, ATMs, and recommendations for things to visit.
Afternoon
  • Spend a free afternoon making the best out of Paris, relax in the Gardens of Luxembourg, visit the world famous Louvre museum or opt for a river cruise on the Seine river!
Evening
  • After some relaxing time at the hotel, meet the group for dinner and pop the champagne to celebrate your first night in France!

Day 2

*Additional Day for 2019 Trips: Wake up In Paris & Explore Dijon*

Morning
  • In 2019, wake up in Paris and make your way to Dijon via high speed train.
Afternoon
  • Have lunch in the ancient capital of Burgundy and enjoy the delicious regional cuisine unique to this part of the world. 
  • Wander through the medieval streets of Dijon before making our way to our new home in the French countryside of Burgundy.
Evening
  • Arrive in our beautiful home in the French countryside, enjoy a delicious glass of wine.

Day 3

Explore French Gastronomy

Morning
  • Wake up in the Burgundy countryside and enjoy your coffee, pastries, and croissants straight from the boulangerie
  • Travel to Beaune for an included blind wine tasting where our favorite frenchies, Nicole & Pierre, will teach you their passion for Burgundy wine!
Afternoon
  • Explore the streets of Beaune and opt for a visit of the Hospices de Beaune.
  • Later that afternoon, learn the art of French cooking and execute recipes using fresh ingredients with the help of a Chef.
Evening
  • Get your belly full of delicious French food!

Day 4

Adventure Day

Morning
  • After your day of delicious cheese and wine, it is time for some much needed outdoor activity!
  • Explore the Canal de Bourgogne on a bike or hike through the picturesque farmland of Burgundy.
Afternoon
  • Have lunch in a local and small restaurant owned by a non-profit organization supporting the local economy and local products
  • Soak in the countryside in the late afternoon, relax on the grounds of our château and enjoy the French pace of life.
  • Go on an option hike in the gardens or play pétanque.
Evening
  • Prepare dinner as a team and enjoy your last night in Burgundy!

Day 5

Explore Chamonix

Morning
  • Depart Burgundy early and make your way to the French Alps.
  • Stop in the beautiful town of Annecy known as the 'Venice of the Alps' and which lake is one of the cleanest of Europe. (apx. 3 hour drive)
Afternoon
  • Arrive in Chamonix by the afternoon and explore the town that welcomed the first Winter Olympic Games in 1924.
Evening
  • Spend your first night in the Alps enjoying dinner with the group.
  • Optional night out.

Day 6

Explore the French Alps

Morning
  • Have breakfast and spend another awesome day in the French Alps!
Afternoon
  • Today you can choose to do any activities you want!
  • Optional activities:
  • Paragliding* is a very popular activity in Chamonix! Are you ready to fly? (Only if weather permits).
  • Want to know what's like to be up to 12,605 ft? Take the cable car and experience the Aiguille du Midi! (Only if weather permits).
  • Prefer to keep your feet on the ground? Chamonix is full of hiking trails. Go up that mountain and be blown away by stunning views on glaciers, the Mont Blanc and mountains surrounding you. You can also take a train to take you to the Mer de Glace in 20 minutes!

Evening
  • After a day of adventure, time to eat some well-deserved food!
  • Optional night out

Day 7

Bienvenidos a España!

Morning/Afternoon
  • Depart early in the morning for a new country, Spain.
  • This day includes a lot of driving and we recommend you to download some movies, podcasts & music if you can. (apx. 8 hour drive)
Late afternoon
  • Arrive at our boutique hotel in Begur, Costa Brava.
  • Hike and explore the ruins of the castle of Begur.
Evening
  • Enjoy a delicious traditional dinner in a local restaurant.
  • Optional night out.

Day 8

Costa Brava Beaches

Morning
  • Enjoy a Spanish breakfast at the hotel.
  • Spend the day soaking up the sun on the Mediterranean at some of the most beautiful beaches this side of the world has to offer.
Afternoon
  • In the afternoon, venture out on a stunning coastal hike that will connect you to neighboring beaches and towns.
Evening
  • Watch the sunset from the castle of Begur.
  • Have a late dinner in a local restaurant.
  • Optional night out.

Day 9

Catalonian Cultural Day

Morning
  • After a typical Spanish breakfast, go on a walking tour with a local guide and visit different medieval villages of Catalonia.
Afternoon
  • Have lunch in Peratallada, an 11th-century typical Catalonian village.
  • Spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing at the beach.
Evening
  • Have tapas and paella for dinner in Begur and enjoy your last night in Costa Brava with your new friends.
  • Optional night out.

Day 10

Explore Barcelona

Morning
  • After a short drive, arrive at the enchanting seaside city of Barcelona, an epicenter for art, culture, food and nightlife.
Afternoon
  • Explore Barcelona. Suggestions: the Gothic Quarter, El Born, Poble Nou, food market La Boqueria and see the landmark Sagrada Família church.
  • To visit the Sagrada Familia, book your ticket online: http://www.sagradafamilia.org/en/
Evening
  • Enjoy your last dinner with the group in Barcelona.
  • Optional night out.

Day 11

Relaxation & Departure

Morning
  • On the final day of our adventure, wake up early to soak in the last morning in Europe together.
  • Say goodbye to your fellow France & Spain group travelers and depart at any time of the day with instructions from your tour leaders on how to take taxis, busses, or even Uber to the airport.
  • Be sure to ask your trip leaders for suggestions on what to do if you chose to spend more time in beautiful Barcelona.

We highly recommend booking post-trip accommodations if you'd like to fully immerse yourself in Barcelona's vibrant atmosphere.

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