Paris, Provence & Barcelona

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4.9 . Excellent
98%
Travel Style: Array Full on
Physical Level: Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
12 days
From: $ 9,110 $ 759 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Enjoy visiting iconic Parisian sites.
  • Explore the small hilltop villages of Provence.
  • Take a helicopter orientation tour of Barcelona.
  • Taste typical Spanish tapas.

Short Description

The famous Notre-Dame Cathedral and the stained glass of Sainte-Chapelle. Enjoy a morning at leisure before heading to the Eiffel Tower. Visiting Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Gordes, Roussillon and the ochre lands.

Style Private guided tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value (3*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions All internal ground transport
Start City Paris
End City Barcelona

Theme

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Destinations

France Spain

Attractions & Cities Visited

Avignon Barcelona Eiffel Tower Paris

Activities & Interests

Culture Nature Trains & Rail

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Itinerary

Day 1: Paris

Accommodation options: Hotel Lorette, Four Seasons Hotel George V, Hôtel d'Aubusson & Paris Hôtel Lancaster

Upon arrival in Paris, collect your bags and your private driver will bring you to your hotel before taking in the sites with a glass of champagne on a Seine River cruise.

Day 2: Paris

Accommodation options: Hotel Lorette, Four Seasons Hotel George V, Hôtel d'Aubusson & Hôtel Lancaster

This morning, indulge your sweet tooth with your private guide on a pastry and chocolate tasting tour of the Saint-Germain district. Later this afternoon, your guide will meet you for a private tour of Paris's islands, the famous Notre-Dame Cathedral and the stained glass of Sainte-Chapelle.

Day 3: Paris

Accommodation options: Hotel Lorette, Four Seasons Hotel George V, Hôtel d'Aubusson & Hôtel Lancaster

Today your private guide brings you to two of Paris's most iconic museums, the Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay.

Day 4: Paris

Accommodation options Hôtel Lorette, Four Seasons Hotel George V, Hôtel d'Aubusson & Hôtel Lancaster

Enjoy a morning at leisure before heading to the Eiffel Tower in the afternoon to meet your shared guide and go up to the second floor for sweeping views of the capital below.

Day 5: Avignon

Accommodation options: Hôtel de l’Atelier & La Mirande

This morning your private driver will bring you to the train station for your onward journey to Provence. Upon arrival in Avignon, your private driver will bring you to your hotel.

Day 6: Avignon

Accommodation options: Hôtel de l’Atelier & La Mirande

Set out this morning for a full day with your private driver to the verdant Lubéron Valley, visiting Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Gordes, Roussillon and the ochre lands.

Day 7: Avignon

Accommodation options: Hôtel de l’Atelier & La Mirande, Avignon

Spend the day learning how to cook a classic French meal with a professional chef and small group. Begin at the market where all of the produce is purchased and end with a feast of your own creation.

Day 8: Barcelona

Accommodation options: Gallery Hotel, Grand Hotel Central Barcelona, H10 Montcada & H10 Casa Mimosa

Say farewell to France as your private driver brings you to the Avignon train station for your onward journey to Spain. Arriving into Figueres, you'll enjoy a tour of the Dalí museum and medieval Girona before continuing on to Barcelona.

Day 9: Barcelona

Accommodation options: Gallery Hotel, Grand Hotel Central Barcelona, H10 Montcada & H10 Casa Mimosa

Enjoy a morning tour of Antoni Gaudí's unique modernist architecture on foot and by car. This afternoon, take a different perspective on the city with a shared helicopter tour.

Day 10: Barcelona

Accommodation options: Grand Hotel Central Barcelona, H10 Montcada & H10 Casa Mimosa

Spend today at leisure exploring the city, then this evening embark on a tapas tour through the Vila de Gràcia suburb.

Day 11: Barcelona

Accommodation options: Grand Hotel Central Barcelona, H10 Montcada & H10 Casa Mimosa

Journey outside of Barcelona today to the dramatic mountain of Montserrat, known for its Royal Basilica and Romanesque carving of La Virgen Moreneta, the 'Black Virgin'. Spend your final night in Spain at leisure.

Day 12: Return home

This morning you'll be transferred to the Barcelona airport for your flight home.

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Ewan was fantastic in helping me arrange a US trip for me and my Fiancée. Gave me all the top spots and recommendations on what to do, when all I really had to start with was a broad idea of where I wanted to go.
The locations were perfect and the activities made the experience extra special.
I would definitely recommend Audley and especially Ewan to anyone looking for a more bespoke experience.
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Unfortunately, I can't review our TRAVEL experience with Audley Travel, but can comment on their non-responsiveness.

I contacted Audley as they came recommended by Wilderness Travel, the company we traveled with previously.

I left multiple messages for their regional specialist Adam -- voice messages through his co-workers (Alec and Jacky), email, website inquiry -- he didn't reply. I finally spoke to another specialist at the office (Lydia) and pressed her to not take yet another message for Adam, but tell me honestly if they are interested in working on our itinerary or we should move on. She then told me that they are busy. Well, wish they had some integrity to tell me on the first call, so I didn't have to loose time on trying to contact their "specialist".

p.s. They sent their automated marketing message with ALL their trips listed in response to my website inquiry. In this message they included: "When you are ready...". I replied that, indeed, we are ready, as I explained in my inquiry -- ready, know where and when we want to travel and are inquiring if you are interested in creating a private journey for us. No reply! Instead, they sent another marketing message the next day (and after Lydia already told us that they are very busy and won't be able to make reservations.) The second marketing message had no option to "unsubscribe". Again, I replied to that message and asked them to stop spamming me with marketing materials.

UPDATE: Audley's Client Experience Executive reached out to me in response to this review. She apologized profusely and wanted me to know that my "feedback is being heard". She said that she spoke with the employees' manager to "ensure mistakes like this don’t happen again and provide additional training to support their growth." She also promised to ask the marketing to delete my name from their marketing list. I took her at her word.

I don't know if this interaction with the client experience executive convinced me to seek Audley's services in the future, but I promised her to include in my review this "status update".
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There are much better travel companies than Audley

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Unfortunately Audley Travel are so arrogant they don’t believe anyone else can provide a better holiday at lower cost

I’m booking for South Africa and they simply can’t accept that another company can provide a better itinerary at a lower price - even to the point of asking for the other quote and saying this is usual practice in the industry!! ( rubbish) . Totally unprofessional behaviour. Furthermore , sending me emails knocking my choice of hotel and safari park while at the same time promoting hotels that clearly have issues as evidenced by poor ratings on the major sites

I use another well known travel provider that actually provide high quality at a decent price

Audley are simply interested in selling the highest price hotels etc that give them the maximum profit rather than what is right for you

They love themselves and keep on saying nonsense such as “ I’m really pleased with what I’ve come up with and hope you are too “

They need to get real

I won’t reveal the name of the agent dealing with me as that’s probably unfair
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Where do I start, a trip of a life time, with experiences and memories for all my family. Every detail of our amazing journey in Cambodia & Vietnam was exceptional. The key was the guides provided, local, knowledgable and flexible, they all became friends over our stay. Engaging in the culture, experiencing life from food to travel, to luxury and amazing people. I would like to thank Mark Hotham for creating such special trip with many memories, to all the guides, Sophea, Tien & Tan and the drivers. Will I be booking another trip with Audley - yes, my only problem is what location
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We were planning a special family holiday in Thailand to celebrate our Golden Wedding anniversary. We were a party of 11, coming from the UK and Australia at slightly different times.
Mark Hotham at Audley Travel helped us to put together the holiday of a lifetime. He helped us through the complexity of different start dates, advised on a suitable hotel and arranged a terrific trip to the Elephant Hills camp in the jungle.
The arrangements worked splendidly, the hotel in Khao Lak was first class and the Elephant Hills trip was magical.
Nothing was ever too much trouble for Mark and every effort was made to deliver the holiday we were looking for.
We have already recommended Audley travel to our friends and they will be our first choice of travel agency from now on.
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This was our first time using Audley to organise a holiday for us and Ewan did a simply fantastic job. From the very first contact call, where we explained what we hoped to see and do, to wishing us 'Bon voyage' as we stepped on to the plane, Ewan was always there, helping and guiding. He selected exactly the sort of hotels and experiences we were looking for as well as the flights and car hire in one seamless operation. We will definitely be using Audley again !
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Flight & Transport Inclusions

All internal ground transport

Group Size

Intimate Group - 12 max

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