Gems of France and Spain



Our Gems of France & Spain 8-day holiday takes you through Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Montserrat and Toledo. Start in the ‘City of Lights’ where you will spend the day exploring the wonders of Paris. Proceed to the land of tapas and flamenco where your first stop is Barcelona. Teeming with an enthralling and vivacious energy, the city boasts of a unique charm. For a trip down history, a day tour to the old town Montserrat is just the ticket. After a soul-stirring journey, end your trip in the vibrant capital city of Madrid where the monumental masterpieces and sublime surroundings will leave you wanting more.

  • On Day 1, you will arrive in Paris.
  • On Day 2, go on a Paris city tour and enjoy a Seine River cruise in the evening.
  • On Day 3, you can spend the day at leisurely exploring Paris at your own pace.
  • On Day 4, travel from Paris to Barcelona and explore its famous sites such as Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló, etc.
  • On Day 5, you will go on a half day excursion to the mountaintop retreat of Montserrat.
  • On Day 6, you will travel from Barcelona to Madrid and later, go on a sightseeing tour.
  • On Day 7, you will go on a day trip to Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • On Day 8, you will prepare for departure.
Paris (3), Barcelona (2), Madrid (2)
Arrival (Paris), Departure (Madrid)



Arrive at Paris

Arrive in Paris, fondly known as the ‘city of love’ and our representative will guide you from the airport to the hotel for check in.

Paris an intriguing city with boulevards lined with famous monuments, a plethora of museums, high-fashion boutiques, quaint bistros, bustling wine bars, art galleries and tech start-ups. While in Paris enjoy your Parisian affair and make sure you taste the glorious food, witness iconic architecture, indulge in some stylish shopping and enjoy the artistic treasures.

The rest of the day is free to explore the city as you please. If you’re interested, you can enjoy a Lido show with a glass of champagne in the evening (on your own).

You will stay overnight in Paris.


Paris City Tour, Seine River cruise and Eiffel Tower

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be taken on a guided tour of the French capital. The tour will begin by visiting the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral, Concorde Square, Palais Garnier and other such famous sites. You will also visit the 2nd level of the legendary Eiffel Tower and marvel at splendid views of the French capital’s monuments.

In the evening, you will head on a cruise on the Seine River and enjoy the panoramic views of the city during the evening.

You will stay overnight in Paris.


Paris - Day at Leisure

Breakfast will be served at the hotel. After which you will have an option of taking a tour of Disneyland at an additional cost or you can relax and wander around the city on your own.

You will stay overnight in Paris.


Paris to Barcelona by Train

After breakfast, take a train to Barcelona. After arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

An enchanting seaside city, Barcelona comes with loads of culture, famous architecture and superb Mediterranean food.

Here you will go on a hop on hop off sightseeing tour. Barcelona has many UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the highlights of this tour are the gothic quarter, Casa Mila, Sagrada Familia, Park Guell and Casa Batlló. Plus, throughout the city, you will be able to marvel at the work of Antoni Gaudí, a world-famous architect.

You will stay overnight at a hotel in Barcelona.


Half Day Excursion to Montserrat

After breakfast, you will prepare for a half day Montserrat excursion.

Meaning ‘serrated mountain’ in the Catalan language, Montserrat is very different from its neighbour – Barcelona. Montserrat is serene and relaxing and a great day trip option from Barcelona. The imposing mountains of the region are special as they are known to house statue of Virgin Mary, who is believed to perform several miracles and attract plenty of visitors.

It’s also a go-to place for adventure seekers and rock climbers, the trails have breathtaking views. Plus, the Penedès region is associated with producing a local variety of champagne known as cava.

You will stay overnight at a hotel in Barcelona.


Barcelona to Madrid by Train

After breakfast, travel to Madrid from Barcelona.

Madrid is an engrossing city that will have you gripped from the moment you set on it. A burst of energy flows throughout the city which will trap you and let you lose and live. It has fine art from Flemish to Goya, it’s one of the richest culinary capitals of Europe, the architectural wonders provide a stunning backdrop to city life and to top it all off, the night life is legendary.

Once you reach the hotel, get ready for a hop on hop off sightseeing bus tour around the magical city of Madrid. On this tour, you will visit highlights such as the Plaza de España, Gran Vía, Puerta del Sol, Habsburg old quarter, the Real Madrid Stadium, Paseo de la Castellana, Puerta de Alcalá and Santiago Bernabéu.

You will stay overnight in Madrid.


Day Trip to Toledo

After breakfast at the hotel, you go on an excursion to Toledo.

Toledo is known as the ‘city of three cultures’, as for centuries, Arabs, Christians and Jews all lived within the walls of the city. In Toledo, you can find a wealth of monuments and a cultural and artistic legacy which can be witnessed in the form of fortresses, palaces, synagogues, churches and mosques.

After your tour, you will head back to Madrid by bus.

You will stay overnight in Madrid.


Departure from Madrid

After a hearty breakfast, it’s time to bid adios to Spain and head to the airport for your flight to your onward destination.


What is included

  • 3 nights accommodation in Paris
  • 2 nights accommodation in Barcelona
  • 2 nights accommodation in Madrid
  • Daily breakfast
  • Paris tour with Eiffel Tower and Seine River cruise
  • Hop on hop off bus tour in Madrid & Barcelona
  • Half day excursion to Toledo from Madrid
  • Half day excursion to Montserrat from Barcelona
  • Private transfers in Madrid & Barcelona from hotel to station and vice versa
  • Sharing transfers from airport to hotel in Paris


What is excluded

  • Air Tickets, Visa, Insurance, City taxes and gratuities, GST


The best time to visit France and Spain is from April through October. France is perfect all through the year but during Spring, especially for families during April to June its perfect as the sun is pleasant and the warmth is very welcoming. However, during September and November, you are likely to see a lesser crowd and you get to have the town to yourself! Here, you have something for everyone and the memories you take from here will be cherished for a lifetime! The best time to plan your city breaks in Spain is from the month of April right up to October. The weather is inviting during spring and fall and it will be a delightful experience for you and your family.