Join Fox World Travel on this magical tour of the captivating Spain cities of Madrid and Barcelona, and then on to beautiful Provence. With historical art and architecture, you will be thrilled by a visit to Madrid’s Prado Museum housing 8,000 pieces of Western paintings and the amazing Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona.
Travel to France to visit the fortified medieval town of Carcassone then on to Albi the birthplace of Toulouse-Lautrec. Enjoy the town of Nimes and indulge in wine tasting at the famous village of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Continue to the beautiful coastal town of Nice on the French Riviera. Visit the quaint towns of Aix-en-Provence and Grasse where you can unlock the secrets to the French perfume industry. End your trip in magnificent Monaco & Monte Carlo. Enjoy a tour of Monaco’s Old Town with views of the Royal Palace and a stop at the cathedral. Visit the hilltop medieval village of Saint Paul de Vence perched high above the beautiful Riviera beaches. You will truly be captivated by the elegance of Spain and France!
Your journey begins with an overnight flight from Chicago O'Hare to Madrid, Spain.
You will be transferred from the airport to your hotel. This evening join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for your Welcome Dinner in a local restaurant.
Hotel: NH Collection Madrid Suecia (or similar)
Meal: Welcome Dinner with wine
Enjoy sightseeing with your Local Expert as they take you along the main historical areas in the Capital of Spain known as Madrid of the Bourbons. Your drive continues through the Old Quarter discovering the origins of the city where you will visit the Prado Museum with an art historian, a magnificent palace housing works by Velázquez, Goya, Titian, Rubens and others. The afternoon is at your leisure to relax at a cafe, shop in the trendy boutiques.
Enjoy a free day to explore or join an optional experience to Segovia. This evening join your Travel Director at a local restaurant to enjoy regional favorites served with wine.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Travel to Barcelona via high-speed train. With your Local Expert, explore the narrow lanes and old squares behind the cathedral in the Barri Gòtic, Gothic Quarter. See the lively Las Ramblas and then head along the Passeig de Gràcia, adorned with elegant wrought iron streetlamps and some of the most flamboyant Modernist buildings. Continue through the Example district for a visit inside Gaudí’s extraordinary masterpiece, the Sagrada Família, to see the central nave with its giant, tree-like pillars, spectacular vaulting, and the beautiful rainbows flooding in through the intricate stained-glass windows. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore before meeting for dinner.
Hotel: Melia Barcelona Sarria (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Today you are at your leisure to explore. Consider joining an Optional Experience to Montserrat & The Black Madonna, or perhaps enjoy an evening full of the passionate artistry of Spain’s national dance, the Flamenco.
Journey to the fortified town of Carcassonne. Travelers are often amazed at their first sight of this medieval gem, known for its fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a complete set of ramparts and a medieval keep. Travel on to Albi, the birthplace of Toulouse-Lautrec. During your orientation with your Travel Director marvel at iconic sites including the views of Toulouse-Lautrec Museum and the famous cathedral. Spend the remainder of the evening at leisure before meeting to dine at your hotel.
Hotel: Mercure Albi Bastides Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine
See the greatest of the Roman remains, the incredible three-tiered Pont du Gard then travel to the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Enjoy a wonderful introduction to the famous wine, tasting the difference for yourself. Learn about the various grape varieties that are allowed into the final blend of the prestigious Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine. Continue to Nimes, your home for the next two nights.
Hotel: Maison Albar L'imperator (or similar)
Enjoy a full day at leisure to relax and soak up the atmosphere of Nimes. Maybe visit Les Baux-de-Provence, one of the most picturesque villages in France, where you can go to an Olive Mill and sample some of the finest olive oil in France.
Wake up ready to go to the glamorous Côte d’Azur. Travel to Aix-en-Provence to see the sumptuous mansions lining the Cours Mirabeau before continuing to Grasse. Unlock the secrets of the French perfume industry with a visit to a perfumery, where fragrance experts waft exclusive scents from stoppered bottles. The rest of the day is set aside for you to enjoy the French Riviera at your own pace in Nice before meeting for dinner.
Hotel: Radisson Blu Hotel Nice (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
Enjoy a drive along part of the Grand Prix circuit in Monte Carlo. Your Travel Director then takes you through the old town of Monaco to see the Royal Palace with views of the yacht-filled harbor below. Your exploration continues as you visit inside Monaco Cathedral which houses the tomb of Princess Grace. The rest of the day is to enjoy the French Riviera at your own pace. Possibly visit the medieval village of Eze and its hill-top Botanical Gardens for a spectacular view of the coastline.
Visit the medieval village of Saint-Paul de Vence perched high above the Riviera beaches. A walk through its winding streets reveals elegant fountains, vine-covered stone walls and views of mountains and sea. This afternoon you are at your leisure before meeting for your celebration dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Celebration Dinner with wine
Your tour comes to an end after breakfast. Transfer from the hotel to the Nice Airport for your flight home.
Terms: A minimum of 20 travelers is required for this tour to operate. Hotels and itinerary are subject to change
- Round-trip air from Chicago O’Hare to Madrid, Spain and return from Nice, France including current air taxes and fees
- Round-trip airport/hotel motorcoach transfers including baggage handling for one bag per person when purchasing the air-included package
11 Nights throughout the tour
- Three nights Madrid
- Two nights Barcelona
- One-night Albi
- Two nights Arles
- Three nights Nice
Includes hotel service charges, taxes and luggage handling
- Daily breakfast
- Six dinners including a Welcome Dinner, four 3-course dinners with wine, and a final evening Celebration Dinner in Nice
- Journey to the fortified town of Carcassonne situated among the rolling hillsides and lush vineyards of France’s Languedoc Roussion region
- Visit Aix-en-Provence, the city of art and light, a university town, and see its sumptuous mansions of the Cours Mirabeau
- Travel to Grasse, the perfume capitol of the world, visit a perfumery to learn about the French perfume industry and discover your signature scent
- Discover the beauty of Saint-Paul de Vence, a hilltop town and refuge for artists
- Professional tour manager from Fox World Travel
- Premium Fox World Travel Gift given with your travel documents
Premium Tour Experiences
- City sightseeing along the historical areas of Madrid, the Old Quarter and visit the Prado Museum
- Walk the town and marvel at the awe-inspiring cathedral in Albi, the birthplace of artist Toulouse- Lautrec.
- See the ancient Roman bridges of Pont du Gard that cross the Gardon River
- Enjoy an introduction and tasting of its prestigious wine at Chateauneuf-du-Pape
- Walk the quaint streets of Arles and view the ruins of the roman amphitheater
- In Monte Carlo drive along part of the Grand Prix circuit. Wander the old town to see the Royal Palace and the yacht-filled harbor and visit the cathedral to see the Tomb of Princess Grace
- Luxury air-conditioned 40-seat coach with extended leg room and on-board restroom for transportation and sightseeing
- Headset for guided sightseeing visits and walking tours
- Professional driver and guide for transfers and included excursions
- Customized, informative travel documents containing trip details and helpful packing and planning information
Note: Daily Itinerary is subject to change. Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary.
A minimum of 20 travelers is required for this tour to operate.
Single occupancies are limited and based upon availability.
All current air taxes and fees of $399.75 per person and are subject to change. Air package pricing is subject to change due to the volatility of airfare costs until air is contracted.
Early Booking Discount: Book and deposit by September 1, 2022 and receive a $300.00 discount per person
Insight Vacations Past Passenger Discount: $100.00 per person*
*Must have traveled with Insight Vacations, Uniworld, Brendan Vacations, Trafalgar or Contiki within the last five years to qualify.
Discounts are subject to change at any time
Roundtrip flights from Chicago O’Hare are currently pending
Flight schedules are subject to change and FWT has no control over flight changes, seat assignments, delays or cancellations. Tickets will be non-refundable once issued. Changes will be subject to a fee plus any fare difference. Additional restrictions may apply. Checked baggage fees may apply.
Pricing and flight options from other cities available upon request.
$50.00 per person, each direction. Group motorcoach transfer to and from Chicago O’Hare from select pick-up points (Air & Tour Packages only unless air schedules fit the group air package).
In these volatile times and for peace of mind, we recommend purchasing travel protection insurance. Your travel advisor can discuss options with you, including medical expense coverage, pre-existing medical condition exclusion waivers, trip cancellation, trip delay, lost, delayed or damaged baggage and more. To cover pre-existing conditions, most policies must be purchased within 14 days of making your initial deposit. Travel protection insurance prices are based on your age and the trip cost.
- From date of deposit to June 22, 2023: Initial deposit of $200.00 per person
- June 23 – July 24, 2023: 50% package price cancellation fee + applicable airline fees
- July 25 – August 25, 2023: 75% package price cancellation fee + applicable airline fees
- August 26 – day of travel: No refunds
Airline tickets are non-refundable once ticketed.
Note: Daily Itinerary is subject to change. Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.
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