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License # 2591391
297 Highway #8,
Stoney Creek, ON.

“Ladies Only” Spain & France 2018

Including Bilbao, Biarritz, Toulouse & Barcelona

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Important!
This tour will be limited to 20 ladies. If you are looking for a small group to travel with...If you are looking for something very authentic, special and unqiue… This is the tour for you

April 18th – May 1st, 2018

Cost Double Occupancy: Only $5,495.00 per person plus $660.00 air tax

We would be pleased to try and arrange shared accommodation – however
If you would like to travel single, and have a room to yourself...
Cost Single occupancy: $6,895.00 per person single plus $660.00 tax

I (sort of) agree with the sentiment attributed to Ernest Hemingway: “If you visit only one foreign country in your lifetime, make it Spain.” No other country is quite as flamboyantly alive as Spain…Except perhaps France. Experience the allure of both and join us in 2018 on our “Ladies Only” Spain and France 2018 experience.

Itinerary

Wednesday April 18th, 2018
Toronto/Bilbao
We depart Toronto on an overnight flight to Bilbao via Amsterdam with KLM


Thursday April 19, 2018
Bilbao
After arrival at Bilbao airport we transfer to the Hotel Sercotel Gran Bilbao. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure – and tonight there is a light welcome dinner included at the hotel.
Overnight: Hotel Sercotel Gran Bilbao
Meals include Dinner


Friday April 20th, 2018
Bilbao City Tour
This morning we enjoy a guided half day city bus tour including a visit of the Guggenheim Museum, the remainder of the day at leisure.
Overnight: Hotel Sercotel Gran Bilbao
Meals include Breakfast


Saturday April 21st, 2018
Bilbao/Pinxtos Evening Tour
Today is at leisure for amazing Spanish shopping in Bilbao. This evening we have arranged a private Pinxtos (Tapas) tour in the company of a culinary expert who will guide us through the vibrant quarters of the city.
Overnight: Hotel Sercotel Gran Bilbao
Meals include Breakfast & Dinner


Sunday April 22nd, 2018
Bilboa/San Sebastian/Biarritz,France
After breakfast we depart Bilbao for San Sebastian. On arrival we will enjoy a walking tour of this quaint town.
We leave Spain for now and cross into France stopping in St. Jean de Luz for some free time in this little village by the sea. When we arrive in Biarritz we will check into the Hotel du Palais. Dinner is included tonight at a local restaurant.
Overnight: Hotel du Palais
Meals include Breakfast & Dinner


Monday April 23rd, 2018
Biarritz
After breakfast we will enjoy a morning walking tour of Biarritz including a visit to the Chocolate Museum after which we have free time for lunch.
In the afternoon we drive to a couple of Basque villages in the mountains – Ainoa and Espelette. Tonight we enjoy a Basque evening in a Cider House including a typical Basque dinner, unlimited various ciders, and local Basque singers.
Overnight: Hotel du Palais.
Meals include Breakfast & Dinner


Tuesday April 24th, 2018
Biarritz/Lourdes/Toulouse
After breakfast we depart from Biarritz to Lourdes, where we have an included guided visit of Lourdes sanctuary. After free time for lunch we continue to Toulouse where we spend the next 3 nights at the Grand Hotel de L’Opera.
Tonight we enjoy a dinner soiree Cassoulet in a typical restaurant.
Overnight: Grand Hotel de L’Opera
Meals include Breakfast & Dinner


Wednesday April 25th, 2018
Toulouse
After breakfast we have a morning at leisure, maybe do a bit of shopping...oui?
This afternoon is reserved for a cooking class and lunch! Learn to cook 1 main meal and 1 dessert. Also included is a Valrhona chocolate tasting with coffee.
The remainder of the day and evening at leisure
Overnight: Grand Hotel de L’Opera
Meals include Breakfast & Lunch


Thursday April 26th, 2018
Toulouse/Albi & Toulouse Lautrec Museum
After breakfast we take a drive to Albi. Our walking tour of fascinating Albi will include a visit to the Toulouse Lautrec Museum, lunch at Cordes sur Cieland , and wine tasting in a Gaillac winery. What a lovely day!
Dinner time is spent at leisure.
Overnight: Grand Hotel de L’Opera
Meals include Breakfast & Lunch


Friday April 27th, 2018
Carcassonne
After breakfast we drive to Carcassonne where we will visit the medieval fort city around Carcassonne. We continue to the beautiful mountain village of Belesta, near Perpignan where you will stay on a vineyard at the Domaine Riberach. Dinner is included tonight.
Overnight: Domaine Riberach
Meals include Breakfast & Dinner


Saturday April 28th, 2018
Barcelona
After breakfast at the Domaine Riberach we start our journey and say good bye to France as we return to Spain. Our drive takes us to Barcelona after our arrival we check in to the Hotel Roger de Lluria located in the heart of the city. The late afternoon, evening and dinner are at leisure.
Overnight: Hotel Roger de Lluria
Meals include Breakfast


Sunday April 29th, 2018
Barcelona
After breakfast we have a morning private guided city tour including entrance to Sagrada Familia and the Miro museum, with the afternoon and dinner at leisure
Overnight: Hotel Roger de Lluria
Meals include Breakfast


Monday April 30th, 2018
Barcelona
After breakfast the last day of our “Ladies Only Trip” is a day at leisure in this beautiful city for your last minute shopping or sightseeing. Our Farewell dinner is included this evening.
Overnight: Hotel Roger de Lluria
Meals include Breakfast & Farewell Dinner


Tuesday May 1st, 2018
Homeward bound
Check out and transfer to the airport for our morning flight with Air France back to Toronto via Paris.
Meals include Breakfast


This Tour Includes:

  • Our Tour includes…
  • Return economy airfare with KLM and Air France
  • All transfers in Spain and France
  • All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 7 dinners
  • 12 hotel nights in 4* to 5*plus hotels as listed in the itinerary (or similar)
  • All sightseeing and entrances as detailed in the itinerary
  • 7 guided city tours with English speaking guides
  • All museum entrances & fees as per itinerary
  • Private coach
  • Private Canadian Multilingual Escort throughout
  • Most hotel service charges, taxes & porterage (some hotel city taxes must be paid upon check out)
  • taxes & gratuities for included meals
  • beautiful scenery (complimentary)

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