Paris & Barcelona 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 share, this private tour will be nothing short of enthralling!

Best Travel Time: Spring Summer Fall

Mirador de Colom at night, Barcelona, Spain
Mirador De Colom, Barcelona

Sample Itinerary

10 Days

Each private luxury tour is custom to the wishes of each client. This itinerary is a sample. Our Sister Company, TRAVNET, may provide assistance with mileage points conversion. Do not hesitate to call Randy to create your custom tour.

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Day 1

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

Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona
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Day 2

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 monuments in the world.

Meals:
Accommodations: Mandarin Hotel Barcelona

Casa Amatller (left)  and Batllo in Barcelona
Casa Batlló
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Day 3

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, Lunch
Accommodations: Vil Uyana

Park Guell in Barcelona, Spain.
Park Güell, Barcelona
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Day 4

Full-Day Montserrat Excursion
Approximately one hour outside of Barcelona, Montserrat is a spectacular 1,236 meter (4,055 feet) tall mountain setting of Santa Maria de Montserrat. Though visited by thousands of tourists daily, it is a unique window to the Catalan’s spiritual history and well worth a visit. The caves and many surreal mountain paths provide outstanding diversions, reachable by funiculars. The monastery is Spain’s second most important pilgrimage, after Santiago, and was founded in 1025.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Mandarin Oriental Barcelona

Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey near Barcelona. Spain
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
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Day 5

Half-Day Barcelona Bike Tour + Tapas!
An encouraged activity in Barcelona, the city welcomes bikers of all abilities with its many bike routes. Your tour will begin in the port and La Barceloneta Waterfront. Originally laid out in the 18th-century, this area was once factory workers’ and fishermen’s quarters. Along the narrow, grid-like streets, you will discover excellent seafood restaurants and funky, bohemian bars.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Mandarin Oriental Barcelona

Panorama from the monument to Christopher Columbus on the Barcelona Sea Port. Catalonia. Spain.
Barcelona Waterfront
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Day 6

Free-Day Barcelona
Today a free day to explore Barcelona, but we suggest 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
Accommodations: Chena Huts

Barri Gotic in Barcelona
Latin Quarter, Barcelona
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Day 7

TGV High-Speed F-Class Train Barcelona/Paris
Following an early breakfast at the Mandarin Oriental, you will be privately transferred to the Barcelona Train Station, where you will be assisted with your luggage and boarding for your long, though very scenic, first-class TGV high-speed train to Paris.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Amanwella

High angle view of Seine River with Eiffel Tower in the background
Paris Aerial
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Day 8

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

Lively Parisian street scene
Latin Quarter, Paris
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Day 9

Free Day Paris + Illuminating Night Tour
At approximately 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (dusk) you will be met at your hotel by your private guide and driver for your two-hour night tour of Paris. Your drive will include a route along the Seine, with churches, bridges, and government buildings lit up on either side with gold spotlights. We feel this to perhaps be the most beautiful night tour anywhere.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Le Bristol Paris

beautiful night view of illuminated Eiffel Tower in city Paris
Eiffel at Night
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Day 10

Versailles Full Day Excursion
Versailles is beyond compare: seven hundred rooms, 67 staircases, 352 chimneys, 2,153 windows, 6,300 paintings, 2,100 sculptures and statues, 15,000 engravings, and 5,000 decorative art objects and furnishings. Versailles has become a symbol of the absolute monarchy of the Ancien Régime. Most impressive here are the spectacular gardens covering 800 meters (1976 acres!), designed by André Le Nôtre in 1661. We can discuss arranging lunch at the picturesque Trianon Palace Hotel, adjacent to Versailles.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Le Bristol Paris

Latona Fountain Pool
Latona Fountain Pool, Versailles
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Day 11

Fly Paris/Home

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: 

Picturesque Lane in Montmartre in Paris
Montmatre, Paris

Hotels

Le Bristol Paris (RL)
Similar to your opinion, John, we agree that the 190-room Le Bristol (yes, the one from Midnight in Paris!) is our favorite luxury 5-star hotel in Paris. Opened in 1925, the hotel occupies an 18th-century building near the shops of the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. We consider the airy, iconic Le Bristol to perfectly illustrate French culture and service. Each room is individually decorated in a traditional style with Persian carpets and colorful toilets! In addition to two other notable restaurants, we especially like the hotel’s café and garden restaurant. Amenities include a high-quality, three-floor spa and fitness center, but we feel the property’s sixth-floor, nautically-themed pool that opens onto a solarium, is the most impressive feature!

Le Bristol Paris

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Le Bristol Paris (RL)
Similar to your opinion, John, we agree that the 190-room Le Bristol (yes, the one from Midnight in Paris!) is our favorite luxury 5-star hotel in Paris. Opened in 1925, the hotel occupies an 18th-century building near the shops of the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. We consider the airy, iconic Le Bristol to perfectly illustrate French culture and service. Each room is individually decorated in a traditional style with Persian carpets and colorful toilets! In addition to two other notable restaurants, we especially like the hotel’s café and garden restaurant. Amenities include a high-quality, three-floor spa and fitness center, but we feel the property’s sixth-floor, nautically-themed pool that opens onto a solarium, is the most impressive feature!

Mandarin Oriental Barcelona
The 92 rooms and 28 suites at the Madarin Oriental Barcelona marry contemporary interior design with classic architecture to create one of the most luxurious hotels in Barcelona. The premier location offers views of the prestigious Passeig de Gràcia or the hotels own Mimosa Garden, where you may enjoy relaxed dining and drinks, right from your room. Other amenities include a lap pool, rooftop area with an open-air pool, fully-equipped fitness center, and a spa offering a wide range of services to help you relax.

Mandarin Oriental Barcelona

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Mandarin Oriental Barcelona
The 92 rooms and 28 suites at the Madarin Oriental Barcelona marry contemporary interior design with classic architecture to create one of the most luxurious hotels in Barcelona. The premier location offers views of the prestigious Passeig de Gràcia or the hotels own Mimosa Garden, where you may enjoy relaxed dining and drinks, right from your room. Other amenities include a lap pool, rooftop area with an open-air pool, fully-equipped fitness center, and a spa offering a wide range of services to help you relax.

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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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