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Highlights of France & Spain
Paris, Normandy, Loire Valley, and Madrid
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Capitals, countrysides, and culture
9 day tour - 6 April 2019 (+/-2 days)
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Centrally located hotels - 3 to 4 star accommodation
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Daily full breakfast buffets and 3-course dinners - upgraded quality
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Explore the history, culture, and picturesque scenery on this highlights of France & Spain tour
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The only real question remaining is where will be your favorite?

Highlights of France & Spain Tour

Paris, Normandy, Loire Valley, and Madrid

9 Day Group Tour

April 2019

Can’t decide whether, for your 2019 adventure, you’d like to be dazzled by the bright lights of a big city, breathe in the fresh air of a quiet countryside, or hear inspiring stories from monumental times in history? Well with this France and Spain tour, you don’t have to decide – you can have it all.

Starting in Paris, explore and discover the city over 2 nights while also taking a full day out to play in Europe’s most popular theme park – Euro Disney. Then you’ll head west to the region of Normandy, paying your respects at various WWII significant landmarks before you travel onwards through the Loire Valley, visiting a magical monastery, a charming chateau, and a nature-rich national park. Spend your last few days in Spain’s capital city, as you fly direct to Madrid and soak up the energy and Spanish culture of this buzzing metropolis.

Full of history, culture, and picturesque scenery enjoy, enjoy tour highlights including:

  • 3 – 4 star hotel stays in Paris, Caen, Loire Valley, and Madrid – all centrally located
  • Full, daily breakfasts of upgraded quality
  • Daily, 3-course dinners of upgraded quality
  • Private local guide for sightseeing tours in Paris and Madrid
  • All entrances to selected museums and sights including:
    • Seine River Cruise – France
    • Euro Disney – France
    • American Cemetery – France
    • Abbey Mont St-Michel – France
    • Chateau d’Azay Le-Rideau – France
    • Royal Palace Madrid – Spain
    • El Prado Museum – Spain
  • Transportation for all scheduled activities including airfares from France to Spain

 

So sign up and join us on this group tour through France and Spain and get set for an adventure of a lifetime.

Tour Route

Map - Highlights France and Spain Tour - HFS941

Quality transportation

Starting in Paris, spend 2 nights in the capital before heading west to the region of Normandy. Then it's onwards through the Loire Valley, with stops at Mont St-Michel and Chateau d’Azay le-Rideau, before flying south to Madrid, the capital of Spain.

Accommodation

Holiday Inn Montmarte Paris Hotel

Central hotels

  • Paris (2 nights)
  • Caen (1 night)
  • Loire Valley (2 nights)
  • Madrid (2 nights)

Restaurants & Meals

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Upgraded meals

When you travel with Lingo Tours, you will always enjoy meals of upgraded quality.
This France and Spain tour includes daily full buffet breakfasts as well as daily 3 course dinners - all of upgraded quality.
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Madrid

Paris adventures!

El Prado Museum

Experiences shared

Madrid

Seine River Cruise

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Mont St-Michel

Madrid

Quality transportation

Yummy, local food

Montmartre

Omaha Beach

D-Day Landings

Madrid

Day by Day

  • Depart Seattle on an overnight flight to Paris, France.
  • Arrive in Paris and be greeted by your Tour Manager at the airport. Once checked-in to your hotel, orientate yourself in the romantic city of Paris with a guided sightseeing tour led by an expert local guide. Then see the city from a different angle as you enjoy a cruise down the Seine River before you all sit down together for your Welcome Dinner at night.
  • Set your inner child free as you spend a full day at Euro Disney – Europe’s most popular theme park. You’ll head back to Paris for the evening and enjoy dinner all together.
  • Today is all about the history as you travel to Normandy and experience the D-Day Beaches as well as other significant landmarks and locations from WWII including Point du Hoc, Omaha, American Cemetery and Arromanche and Mulberry Harbours. Spend the night in the French port city of Caen and enjoy dinner all together.
  • Travel onwards to the famous Loire Valley. While on-route you’ll make a stop (4 hours) at Mont St-Michel, the tiny island community on the north-western coast of France. Discover this magical island which is topped with a medieval monastery before heading onto your accommodation in the Loire Valley. Dinner at night.
  • Spend the day visiting Chateau d’Azay le-Rideau, a true French style château which is considered one of the best examples of early French renaissance architecture. Then enjoy the Loire Valley countryside with a visit to the national park of Loire Anjoy and breathe in all that fresh countryside air. Return to your Loire Valley accommodation and take dinner all together in the evening.
  • Today it’s time to leave France behind as you move onwards to Espana! Fly from Nantes to Madrid, the capital of Spain and get the know the city with a Tour Manager led introduction walk of central Madrid and take in key sights including the El Prado Museum. Enjoy a true Spanish dinner in the evening.
  • Explore and understand Madrid more with a guided sightseeing tour led by an expert local guide which also includes entrance to the Royal Palace. Then gather all together in the evening for your farewell dinner.
  • Transfer to Madrid airport for your return flight home to Seattle.

Flight dates

6 April 2019 (+/- 2 days*) – Departure from Seattle, USA to Paris, France.
Return flights from Madrid, Spain to Seattle, USA on day 9 of the tour.
*Exact departure date TBC dependent on flight times and availability.

Included on tour

  • Round-trip airfares and European airport transfers
  • Airfare from France to Madrid
  • A specialist Tour Manager from beginning to end
  • 3 – 4 star hotels, all centrally located
  • Full, daily breakfasts of upgraded quality
  • Daily, 3-course dinners of upgraded quality
  • Private local guide for sightseeing tours in Paris and Madrid
  • Visits and excursions to selected sights including Seine River Cruise, Euro Disney, American Cemetery, Abbey Mont St-Michel, Chateau d’Azay Le-Rideau, Royal Palace Madrid, and El Prado Museum
  • A private bus and local transportation for included activities
  • Smartphone app for all travellers with safety information, schedules, timings, menu choices, maps, hotel info, and more

The Royal Palace

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Madrid

Even though the Palacio Real is still the official royal residence, the members of the royal family have been living and receiving guests in the petite Palace of Zarzuela since 1962. Situated at the outskirts of the city, all ceremonial events and official meetings with the current King, Felipe VI, have taken place in this rather modest royal mansion.

Paris

Mont St-Michel

Normandy

Chateau

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Euro Disney

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Madrid

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Enrollment Form

To enroll for this tour, please click on the button below and fill in your details on our enrollment page. Please use the information:
Tour Code: HFS941
Tour Name: Highlights of France and Spain
If you would like more information (PDF tour brochure, rates etc.) please feel free to contact us or the Group Leader who is organizing this tour.