-Explore 2 great countries in Europe
-Indulge in French food & wine
-Hike the French Alps
-Beach lounge on the Spanish coast
-Learn about the culture in Spain
-Experience Barcelona like a local
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.
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)
To ensure included transportation:
Plan to arrive Day 1 by 9:00 AM
Barcelona City Center
Travelers are responsible for their own transportation to airport
Plan to depart at any time on Day 11
This trip is relaxing and includes light activities with optional moderate activities. Participants can decide how much time they spend being active. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the experience.
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. An active lifestyle is helpful though not required to enjoy the trip.
This trip is for those who enjoy being physically challenged and reaping the rewards. It includes moderate to intense physical activities and participants should expect to be active 6-8 hours most days. Participants should have an active lifestyle.
Welcome to Paris!
Our U30X Team will be picking you up at the Paris CDG Airport before 9:30 AM and you will be shuttled to your boutique hotel in the heart of the City of Lights!
Your trip leader will take you on an orientation walk and will be giving tips for where to find supermarkets, ATMs and of course giving you recommendations about Paris.
Enjoy your free afternoon exploring Paris and join the group for dinner later that day.
Wake up in Paris, the most romantic city in the world and get ready to make your way to the region of Burgundy on a high-speed train!
Visit Dijon, famous for its mustard but also for its architecture and museums, once the home of the Dukes of Burgundy.
In the afternoon, get shuttled to your private house in the heart of the French countryside and enjoy your first night there with a glass of Burgundy wine of course!
Travel to Beaune for an included blind wine tasting where our favorite Frenchies, Nicole & Pierre, will teach you their passion for Burgundy wine!
Explore the streets of Beaune and opt for a visit to 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.
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.
Enjoy lunch with local products of the region such as snails, charcuterie, and kir.
Soak in the countryside in the late afternoon, relax on the grounds of our château and enjoy the French pace of life.
This evening, prepare dinner again, set the table à la française and enjoy your last night in Burgundy!
Depart Burgundy early and drive to the French Alps and stop in the beautiful town of Annecy, also known as the 'Venice of the Alps.'
Arrive in Chamonix by the afternoon and explore the town that hosted the first Winter Olympic Games in 1924.
Be blown away by the Mont Blanc, highest peak of Europe and glaciers.
Spend your first night in the French Alps enjoying a regional Savoyard dinner with the tour group.
Wake up in the French Alps and enjoy your breakfast.
Today you can create your own adventure with the help of your knowledgeable Trip Leader.
Hike in the French Alps, take the cable car to the Aiguille du Midi at 12,605ft or opt for a visit at the Mer de Glace to see glaciers and ice caves!
Depart France early in the morning for the next leg of your adventure awaiting in Spain.
In the late afternoon, arrive at your new home in the medieval town of Begur on the Costa Brava of Spain.
Indulge in the local Spanish tapas, explore the Castle of Begur and take a stroll through the charming streets overlooking the ocean.
By now, you will have had plenty of time to get to know your fellow travelers from the France group travel tour.
Today we'll adventure over to the award-winning beaches along the Spanish Coast.
We'll 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.
In the afternoon, venture out on a stunning coastal hike that will connect you to neighboring beaches and towns.
After a typical Spanish breakfast, go on a walking tour with a local guide and visit different medieval villages of Catalonia.
Have lunch in Peratallada, an 11th-century typical Catalonian village, and spend the afternoon relaxing at the beach.
Have tapas and a delicious Catalan dinner in Begur. Enjoy your last night in the Costa Brava with your new friends.
After a short drive, arrive at the enchanting seaside city of Barcelona, an epicenter for art, culture, food, and nightlife.
Explore the Gothic Quarter, walk in the districts of El Born or Poble Nou and see the landmark Sagrada Família church.
Barcelona is the perfect climax to an already unforgettable adventure through Europe. You will never want to leave this city!
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 a taxi, bus, or train 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.
-11 day / 10-night stay in multi-share accommodation
-9 Breakfasts and 8 dinners
-Biking tour, cooking class and wine tasting in France
-Hike in the French Alps
-Tour guide during Catalonian Cultural day
-Airport pickup at Paris CDG and ground transportation
-Under30Experiences Trip Leader
-The chance to meet some kick-ass people
-Taxes always included, never hidden fees, & NO blackout dates
-Book with confidence: it's free to switch your trip more than 30 days out
*Travelers responsible for international airfare to France and from Spain
*Accommodations can vary but will be the same quality
When should I book my flight?
Plan to arrive Day 1 by 9:00 AM and to depart anytime Day 11
*Please wait to book your flight until you receive an email from us with more details
"No words can begin to describe how PHENOMENAL of a trip I experienced going to France and Spain. Angelo and Becca were the perfect trip leaders who made sure everything ran flawlessly. Getting to know 11 strangers whom I now consider some best friends was an experience I will never forget. This was my second U30X trip and both times have been such an awesome journey. I would recommend this company (any of the trips!) to ANYONE, and think everyone should have the opportunity to travel. Whether you're not sure who to travel with, or all of your friends are married with kids (this is my case!), U30X is the perfect company to travel through. I can't wait to sign up for my next trip!!" -Sarah C.
"I just got back from my third trip with Under 30 to France and Spain and it was better than I ever expected. Angelo and Becca were AWESOME trip leaders and they made effortless and amazing!! The people I met on this trip made a huge impact on my life one way or another and I’ll never forget. I’ve made 11 more lifelong friends. Just go and book a trip with Under 30, it’ll be the best decision of your life!! I would give U30 more than 10/5stars!!!" -Lucas S.
"I went on the France/Spain trip, and I can honestly say that it was the best experience of my life! I walked away feeling fulfilled and repurposed. Rebecca and Angelo were AMAZING trip leaders and did everything they could to maximize the experience for everyone. They were genuine, friendly, hilarious, and super accommodating; always keeping things in check and making sure the travelers had what they needed to enjoy their time. Everyone in my travel group became lifelong friends. The experiences, memories, and jokes we made together are irreplaceable. Being able to share the excitement of exploring other countries with a group of genuine, like-minded people is a gratifying experience. If you’re considering a trip with UX30, don’t hesitate! You will walk away with incredible memories, lifelong friends, and a happy heart :)" -Ashley B.