We begin our tour in the “City of Light”, Paris. Known for its many famous museums and the treasures held within them, from the masterpieces in the Louvre to the impressionist works at the Musee d’Orsay.
While in Paris, with our expert local guide, we will see many historical sites known for being iconic symbols of the city, and by extension, of France. Some of these famous landmarks include the Place de la Concorde, Champs-Elysees, Arc de Triumphed, Les Invalides, and the Eiffel Tower.
During your stay, we will take in the city‘s most notable landmarks from an alternative perspective, by boarding a Seine River cruise that will float us along Paris’ main waterway.
We will also visit Monet’s Giverny Gardens, where Claude Monet was inspired to paint his famous impressionist works from his former home and garden.
Afterward, we will travel to Provence, know for its architectural beauty and historic importance located in Southwestern France. We will visit some of the best-preserved Roman ruins in Europe, like the Pont du Gard, Theatre Antique in Orange, and Nîmes Amphitheater.
While in Provence we will explore Avignon, known for being a dreamy medieval city that converges rich culture and history. We will also visit Aries, a city that inspired a generation of painters like the prominent artist known as Vincent Van Gogh, who’s famous works include Cafe Terrace at Night and his iconic Sunflower painting that has become synonymous with the city.
As we continue our tour into Spain, we will travel via Figueres to Barcelona. We will visit with an expert local guide at the Salvador Dali Museum, Park Guell and Casa Mila (locally known as La Pedrera).
After seeing Antoni Gaudí’s colorful artistry up close at Park Güell, we’ll be creating some of our own Gaudi-inspired glass and ceramic tiles during a one-hour art workshop. While our tiles are in the kiln, each guest will also have an opportunity to try their hand on a clay pottery wheel. These works we create will then be our personalized souvenirs that we take home.
We will make the most of an evening in Barcelona by attending an unforgettable flamenco performance. Flamenco dance is a passionate display of dramatic poses and colorful costumes, accompanied by song and guitar.
Finally we arrive in Madrid to tour with an expert local guide and with our Tour Director of the city’s famous landmarks; such as the Puerta de Sol, Plaza Mayor and the Mercado de San Miguel.
In addition, We will visit the Royal Palace and the Prado Museum which is home of one of the greatest paintings of all time, Las Meninas; Painted by the leading artist in the court of King Phillip IV, Diego Velazquez, during the Spanish Golden Age.