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French Riviera | Spain

Gaudi’s Barcelona - Palace of the Popes, Avignon - Cézanne’sAix-en-Provence - Principality of Monaco - France’s Riviera: Nice

Barcelona | Avignon/Provence | Nice

DAY 1: DEPART 

Depart home 

DAY 2: BARCELONA 

After landing at Barcelona’s airport, board your coach for the drive into the city with an introductory commentary from your Tour Manager. Following an introduction to Barcelona, check into the hotel ready for the first of your delicious daily Spanish dinners. Overnight Barcelona 

DAY 3: BARCELONA 

Following a breakfast buffet (provided daily) get ready to tour this fascinating city, capital of the Catalan region. Start with a tour of Gaudi’s breathtaking Sagrada Familia with a possible RECITAL opportunity in this fascinating architectural work in progress. Continue your tour of Barcelona passing the old town (“Gothic Quarter”), Passeig de Gràcia, façanes of the Casa Batlló and La Pedrera, Gracia district, Plaça de Lesseps, Arc de Triomf, Fundació Joan Miró and Poble Espanyol. Overnight Barcelona 

DAY 4: BARCELONA 

Visit Gaudi’s Park Güell, futuristic in its design with commanding views over the city. Explore the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona with time to promenade on La Rambla with its bustling displays of street theatre, performance and street markets. After preparing for tonight’s performance we stage the first of your tour CONCERTS. Overnight Barcelona

DAY 5: AVIGNON

Board your coach to head north following the coastline into France. Upon our arrival to Avignon you tour the Palace of the Popes which dominates this charming town. The Gothic palace, the biggest in all of Europe, was the seat of Western Christianity during the 14th century and is now a World Heritage site. After checking into our hotel, we will have a chance to sample the local cuisine at dinner. Overnight Avignon area

DAY 6: AIX-EN-PROVENCE | NICE

Following the first of your French breakfasts, and a short transfer to Aix-en-Provence, you commence a tour of this town renowned as the home to Cézanne and one of the origins of modern art. Enjoy touring the small streets of the inner city observing the crooked Roman architecture, elegant fountains and beautiful boutiques. There will be time to prepare for this evening’s CONCERT. Overnight Avignon area

DAY 7: NICE

This morning you transfer to Nice, the largest resort town on the Mediterranean coast and ‘the capital’ of the Côte d’Azur. Your tour of Nice will see you passing by the Promenade des Anglais, the Russian Cathedral, Notre Dame, the markets and visiting other iconic picturesque sights for which Nice is famous. Overnight Nice

DAY 8: MONACO | NICE

Transfer to Monaco, a state about the size of New York’s Central Park, famous for its royal family and explore Monte-Carlo, still a playground for the world’s rich and famous. You travel back along the French Riviera to Nice which has an abundance of fine venues and potential exchange ensembles for your final CONCERT of the tour. Overnight Nice

DAY 9: DEPART

Depart for home