Enjoy an 8 night rail & stay package from Paris to Barcelona and then join Azamara Quest for 13 unforgettable nights from Barcelona to Southampton!
Depart from either: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth
FARE TYPE: Economy Booking Classes Q/S
CHANGES/CANCELLATIONS/FEES: For further information refer to the Terms & Conditions located on our website.
Are you ready to explore the heart of the City of Light, world-class art museums, storybook towns, and sun-drenched landscapes? From the iconic to the unexpected, this nine-day train vacation is an experience like no other. Discover the incredible and distinct cultures, sights and sounds of Paris, Bordeaux, Carcassonne and Barcelona. While no trip to Europe would be complete without checking off iconic attractions and landmarks from your bucket list, during this train vacation, you’ll get to experience some worthwhile hidden gems and off the beaten path moments. This is surely a journey you won’t soon forget.
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*Accommodation is in 3 star hotels or higher, with options to upgrade for a supplement. The specific hotel(s) will be advised at the time of booking.
DAY 1 - PARIS
Welcome to unforgettable Paris! There is so much to see and do in the city that your options are seemingly endless. Today, you can visit Musée Picasso, home to the world’s largest public collection of Picasso’s works, stroll through Père Lachaise (Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf, Frédéric Chopin, and Jim Morrison are buried here), and make a stop at the beautiful Parc des Buttes Chaumont, located in the 19th arrondissement. (Overnight in Paris)
DAY 2 - PARIS
Why not start with visiting the iconic Eiffel Tower in the Champ de Mars park? There’s a reason it’s one of the world’s most photographed landmarks. A couple more places you should visit on your first day is the Champs-Élysées and Sacré-Cœur Basilica, the Roman Catholic church perched atop Montmartre. In the evening, why not find an authentic Parisian restaurant to enjoy dinner?(Overnight in Paris) B
DAY 3 - PARIS TO BORDEAUX
Board a train from Paris to Bordeaux. With its charming, 18th-century buildings, pedestrian-friendly city centre, and an exciting waterfront featuring chic boutiques and afés, Bordeaux is a beautiful destination. Spend the day visiting world-class art museums, sampling creative dishes (like tomato ice cream) and checking out St-Michel and the Flêche St-Michel tower, which is one of the tallest medieval stone towers in France. (Overnight in Bordeaux) B
DAY 4 - BORDEAUX
Located in the southwest of France along the Garonne River, Bordeaux is the world’s largest urban World Heritage Site. Not to mention, there is no region in the world more closely associated with its incredible vineyards and wine production than Bordeaux. (overnight in Bordeaux) B
DAY 5 - BORDEAUX TO CARCASSONNE
Catch a train from Bordeaux to Carcassonne. Like something out of a children’s storybook, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is located on a hilltop in the heart of southern France’s Languedoc-Roussillon region. The old medieval town is a paradise for travellers who love history, beautiful scenery and wine. (Overnight in Carcassonne) B
DAY 6 - CARCASSONNE
Enjoy a morning coffee in Place Carnot, the central square, before setting out to discover the town’s museum and gallery areas. You could spend hours wandering through narrow, winding streets of La Cité from one medieval attraction to another, exploring the charming countryside, or strolling along the Canal du Midi. (Overnight in Carcassonne) B
DAY 7 - CARCASSONNE TO BARCELONA
Take the last train on this journey from Carcassonne to Barcelona. Upon arrival, set out and explore the colourful city, basking in the sun amidst the mosaics of the Parc Guell, catching a boat out on the ocean or riding the cable car to the top of Montjuïc hill, where you'll be treated to delightful views over the city as well as a plethora of grand museums. (Overnight in Barcelona) B
DAY 8 - BARCELONA
Spend some time wandering down the city's most famous shopping street, Las Ramblas, and soak up the bustling atmosphere among the shops and street artists of this tree-lined boulevard. Culture vultures might like to visit the Picasso Museum to view a huge collection of the famous artist's work. (Overnight in Barcelona) B
DAY 9 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN BARCELONA
Check out of your hotel this morning and continue with your onward travels. B
MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER
Terms & Conditions: AU$250 per person non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking.
Close by the chic boutiques of Covent Garden and Oxford Street's celebrated stores, this beguiling Bloomsbury landmark brings style and comfort together beautifully. In the shadow of the British Museum, the hotel's atmospheric ambiance reminds you this is a real one off.