Spain and France: Historic cities and glitzy resorts (3 Weeks)
Day 1-3 Madrid
Explore Spain’s elegant capital. There’s a vast array of European art on show at the Prado Museum and ancient weaponry at the Royal Palace and Armoury. Retiro Park is the place to retire to when the sun’s at its most fierce; take a boat out onto the lake or lie down under the shade of a tree. At night, the city comes alive. Dine late like the locals do and enjoy a late night snack of chocolate and churros to round off your night. .
Transfers to Zaragoza 3h11m2h55m1h25m
Day 4-6 Zaragoza
Visit the famous pilgrimage site which features a shrine dedicated to the Virgin Mary, orr visit the Aljaferia, a Moorish palace whose architecture is both Islamic and Gothic. The Cathedral of the Saviour is another popular sight withthose who have never visited this wonderful city before.
Transfers to Bilbao 2h57m3h30m4h40m
Day 7-9 Bilbao
Known for the modern art collection housed in the unique Guggenheim Museum, this cutting edge city in Northern Spain does things its own way. Walk along the river, explore the busy downtown district and round off your day by eating pintxos, the local name for tapas. Nearby, the mountainous countryside of the Picos de Europa National Park is within easy reach by car.
Transfers to San Sebastian 1h13m
Day 10-12 San Sebastian
Experience some of the best food on the planet from the world-renowned chefs who have made their home in this city. The oldest district of the city, known as the Parte Vieja, features high-end places to shop and excellent places to sip a glass of wine paired with the delicious local cuisine.
Transfers to Biarritz 0h51m
Top Activities in San Sebastian
- Miramar Palace
- Playa de la Concha
- Urgull Hill
Awesome Restaurants in San Sebastian
- Martin Berasategui
Day 13-15 Biarritz
Get your surf on in this glamorous seaside city that’s never considered itself a mere resort. Popular since becoming the darling of European Royalty in the early 1800s, it’s never lost that attitude of being a cut above the rest. . The nightlife in this city is some of the best in all of France, so this is a great place to visit for those who like to have fun or gamble.
Transfers to St Jean de Luz 0h28m0h17m
Day 16-17 St Jean de Luz
Assimilate into the melting pot that blends Basque culture of Spain with French elegance in this resort located on France’s Atlantic Coast. Famed for its spas, its gastronomy and its relaxing surroundings, it’s the perfect place to unwind by the sea.
Transfers to Pau 1h32m2h22m
Day 18 Pau
Walk along the Boulevard des Pyrenees to the castle of Chateau de Pau, is the place where where King Henry IV was born and home to an extensive collection of tapestries and priceless works of art. On a clear day you can see the Pyrenees from that very same boulevard.
Transfers to Toulouse 2h15m2h36m