Barcelona + Paris Private Tour

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Why You Should Go

These vibrant European cities both stand on their own pedestals in art, architecture, and way of life. From Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral to Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia Cathedral, each city has established their own iconic image, rooted in their cultural histories. Paris offers a seemingly perfect backdrop, with classical architecture abound as you meander through the bohemian and bourgeois cobble-stoned corridors connecting patchworks of quaint neighborhoods. Meanwhile, Barcelona is a rather eclectic city, showcasing a toggle between tradition and modernism. Gaudi has marked Barcelona with his flamboyant signature, merely acting as a small hit into what the city has to offer. With Monet, Van Gogh, Dali, Picasso, and Gaudi as some of the artists these two cities have share, this private tour will be nothing short of enthralling!

Best Travel Time: Spring Summer Fall

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Eiffel Tower at Night

Sample Itinerary

10 Days

Please note that all of the itineraries listed in our web site are actual private tour itineraries we have prepared for clients over the past 12-18 months. By the very nature of what we do, each private tour itinerary is custom, exclusive and unique unto itself. Our over-riding goal is to create lifelong memories that you and your family will forever carry deep within your hearts.

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Day 1

Fly to Paris
Through our sister company, premium air provider TRAVNET, we may assisted with your international airfare, as well as with mileage points conversion.

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Eiffel Tower
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Day 2

Arrive Paris
Upon arrival in Paris, you will be privately transferred to the Pont Royal Hotel to check-in your bags. After freshening up, you will embark on an orientation tour of Paris highlights including the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and the Il de la Cite where you will stop at Notre Dame Cathedral.

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Notre Dame Gargoyle overlooks the city of Paris and the Eiffel Tower
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Day 3

Paris Full Day Private Touring
After breakfast, you will take a tour of Paris’ 4th and 17th Arrondissements. Starting with the 4th Arrondissement, Marais, you will explore the city’s long-established Jewish quarter (“Pletzel”) with expensive, fashionable boutiques juxtaposed to quaint Jewish stores, bookshops, kosher grocery stores and butcher shops. Your next stop is the northern 17th Arrondissement of Montmartre, with a bohemian vibe, Paris’ hilltop neighborhood in many ways is quintessentially French – petite cafes, serene squares, and art around every corner.

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Accommodations: Pont Royal Hotel

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Street in Montmarte, Paris
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Day 4

Paris Full Day Private Tour
Following breakfast, you will be met by your private guide and visit Pere Lachaise Cemetary in the 20th arrondissement. This notable +100 acre cemetery is one of the most eerie and interesting walks in Paris. Among the cemetery’s notable residents are Chopin, Oscar Wilde, Proust, and Jim Morrison! Later on in the day, you will head back to Paris’ city center to explore the bohemian Latin Quarter, followed by an amble in Luxembourg Gardens.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Pont Royal Hotel

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Luxembourg Gardens
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Day 5

Free Day Paris
Explore Paris at your leisure!

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Pont Royal Hotel

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Back View of Notre Dame Cathedral
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Day 6

Paris/Barcelona via first class high-speed train
Upon arrival in Barcelona, you will be privately transferred to the Mercer Hotel Barcelona. Architecturally striking Barcelona is not only among our favorite cities in Europe, it’s one of our favorite cities in the world. In addition to some of the best preserved medieval/Gothic monuments/sites in the world.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodations: Mercer Hotel Barcelona

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Gaudi's Casa Batllo, Barcelona
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Day 7

Gaudi-Centered Private Tour
A day of Gaudi will commence and discovering incomparable architectural masterpieces. Along with visiting the massive and still to be complete Sagrada Familia, you’ll visit his surreal park, La Pedrera, Casa Batllo, and Palau Guell. For lunch, we will suggest a popular and fresh fish restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodations: Mercer Hotel Barcelona

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Gaudie
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Day 8

Barcelona Private Tour
Taking a stroll to Barcelona’s most famous street, La Rambla is a pedestrian boulevard teeming with whimsical art, cafes, and entertainment. After exploration of the boulevard, you will take to Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, a labyrinth of monuments and squares dating back to the Roman times to the 20th century. Other stopovers include Museo Picasso and La Barceloneta Waterfront.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodations: Mercer Hotel Barcelona

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Barcelona Waterfront
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Day 9

Free Day Barcelona
Free day to explore Barcelona on your own + option of fun Catalan private cooking class!

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodations: Mercer Hotel Barcelona

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Casa Batllo, Barcelona
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Day 10

Fly Barcelona/Home

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations:

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La Boqueria Market, Barcelona

Hotels

With 65 rooms/ 10 suites, The Pont Royal is perhaps our favorite 4-Star hotel in the aesthetically-pleasing Saint-Germain-des-Prés area of the 6th Arrondissement/West Bank. Following WWII, the hotel was home to one of the first cocktail bars in Paris—hence, the likes of Hemmingway, Fitzgerald and Miller became frequent patrons. Another big plus of the Pont Royal is its walking distance from Musée d’Orsay. Housed in the former Gare d’Orsay railway station, this magnificent museum displays French art dating from 1848-1915. Musée d’Orsay has the largest collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world. Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh and Manet can all be found there. The hotel’s Salon Mosaique breakfast room is a nice morning retreat, opening up to a quaint Japanese garden. If up to it after a Sunday breakfast, we recommend an early morning walk around the surrounding Latin Quarter neighborhoods. Between 6-8AM Sunday, the streets are quite empty and you may experience a beautiful stillness in your Paris morning walk.

Hotel Pont Royal (RL)

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With 65 rooms/ 10 suites, The Pont Royal is perhaps our favorite 4-Star hotel in the aesthetically-pleasing Saint-Germain-des-Prés area of the 6th Arrondissement/West Bank. Following WWII, the hotel was home to one of the first cocktail bars in Paris—hence, the likes of Hemmingway, Fitzgerald and Miller became frequent patrons. Another big plus of the Pont Royal is its walking distance from Musée d’Orsay. Housed in the former Gare d’Orsay railway station, this magnificent museum displays French art dating from 1848-1915. Musée d’Orsay has the largest collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world. Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh and Manet can all be found there. The hotel’s Salon Mosaique breakfast room is a nice morning retreat, opening up to a quaint Japanese garden. If up to it after a Sunday breakfast, we recommend an early morning walk around the surrounding Latin Quarter neighborhoods. Between 6-8AM Sunday, the streets are quite empty and you may experience a beautiful stillness in your Paris morning walk.

Although the 5-Star 120-room Mandarin Oriental and the 125-room El Palace Hotel are more well-known among luxury travel circles, we feel the stylish, deluxe 28-room Mercer Hotel Barcelona to be a more intimate, aesthetically-pleasing overnight experience. The Mercer is tucked away in the narrow alleys of Barcelona’s Gothic area, just over the road from El Born, one of the city’s cool, hip neighborhoods. Housed within an ancient limestone house, some of the rooms feature balconies or terraces, with all rooms including wood floors, colorful paintings and open baths. The Mercer’s Junior Suite (#108) is our favorite, with its large terrace and, amazingly, an original stone wall dating back to the 2nd century (!) Other pluses here: small, nice rooftop pool, Chef Xavier Lahuerta’s noteworthy “Mercer” restaurant, and a quaint, fun cocktail bar. Enjoy!

Mercer Hotel Barcelona

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Although the 5-Star 120-room Mandarin Oriental and the 125-room El Palace Hotel are more well-known among luxury travel circles, we feel the stylish, deluxe 28-room Mercer Hotel Barcelona to be a more intimate, aesthetically-pleasing overnight experience. The Mercer is tucked away in the narrow alleys of Barcelona’s Gothic area, just over the road from El Born, one of the city’s cool, hip neighborhoods. Housed within an ancient limestone house, some of the rooms feature balconies or terraces, with all rooms including wood floors, colorful paintings and open baths. The Mercer’s Junior Suite (#108) is our favorite, with its large terrace and, amazingly, an original stone wall dating back to the 2nd century (!) Other pluses here: small, nice rooftop pool, Chef Xavier Lahuerta’s noteworthy “Mercer” restaurant, and a quaint, fun cocktail bar. Enjoy!

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Location

Overview

France
Population
62.6 Million
Language
French
Currency
Euro
Temperature
Highs: High 70’s
Lows: Mid 30’s
Area
543,965 SQ KM
210,026 SQ MILES
Capital
Paris
Spain
Population
46.4 Million
Language
Spanish
Currency
Euro
Temperature
Highs: High 80’s
Lows: Mid 40’s
Area
505,988 SQ KM
195,363 SQ MILES
Capital
Madrid

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