Western Quest (Ends in Barcelona)

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Tour Cat.: Hostels

Duration: 8  days


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Western Quest

Tour Code: WWWQMM10

Cat. Name: AccommodationType

Tour Cat.: Hostels

Duration: 8  days

Description:

Kick-start your experience with two nights in Paris, then wind down France through Bordeaux to the sun in Spain & beautiful San Sebastain. Catch some more rays in Barcelona, between seeing the astonishing Sagrada Familia & soaking up the vibrant atmosphere & indulging in some serious tapas tasting!

London to Paris

Meet up with your Contiki team before we hit the road and take a ferry past the White Cliffs of Dover. We travel via World War I battlefields in the Valley of the Somme, to Paris.
Tonight, the group kick-starts Paris with the ‘Tour of Illuminations, which shows off the French capitals transformation into the “City of Lights”. Lamp-lit bridges and cool little cafés give us a real taste of Paris romance. Your Tour Manager will fill you in on the worlds most-recognised monuments, like the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe.
Then get a stunning view of the entire city with included entry to the top of the Eiffel Tower. Oui, oui, Paris!
Accommodations: Hotel
Meals: Dinner (1) day
Duration
1 day(s)
Start Day
day: 1


Paris

This town is loaded with possibilities. Discover its many bistros, museums, tree-lined avenues and diverse quartiers (neighbourhoods).
Get a feel for French flair by window shopping on the Left Bank, step into the huge Notre Dame Cathedral or explore the endless galleries of the Louvre where you can get up close to the famous Mona Lisa. Try indulging in some delicious pastries and relax in one of Paris many green spaces.
Treat yourself to a real Parisian night out, starting with an optional dinner in an atmospheric restaruant, where you can get to know your group. Then sign up for an authentic cabaret experience, complete with can-can girls and Champagne.
Accommodations: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast (1) day
Duration
1 day(s)
Start Day
day: 2


Paris to Bordeaux

Cut through the stunning Loire Valley, where youll get a look into Frances luxurious past from the coach window, as we travel past rolling vineyards and chateaus.
Then, discover the world-famous Bordeaux region and the UNESCO World Heritage listed St. Emilion, with its fortified medieval city.
Accommodations: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast (1) day, Dinner (1) day
Duration
1 day(s)
Start Day
day: 3


Bordeaux to San Sebastian

We head south to the stunning Basque city of San Sebastian.
Accommodations: Hostel
Meals: Breakfast (1) day, Dinner (1) day
Duration
1 day(s)
Start Day
day: 4


San Sebastian

Time to explore! Enjoy one of the best in-city beaches in Europe where you can learn to surf, sit back and relax in one of the city's famous pinxtos bars or get a piece of the action in the lively town centre.
Accommodations: Hostel
Meals: Breakfast (1) day
Duration
1 day(s)
Start Day
day: 5


San Sebastian to Barcelona

Today we'll be leaving the northern coastline behind and heading to the vibrant city of Barcelona.
Accommodations: Hostel
Meals: Breakfast (1) day, Dinner (1) day
Duration
1 day(s)
Start Day
day: 6


Barcelona

First stop: Montjuic. The hilltop has full-blown vistas of the city and its where we stop to check out the 1992 Olympic Games complex. Afterwards, get a look into Spanish architect Gaudis wild imagination with his Art Nouveau masterpiece, the Sagrada Família church. Your Trip Manager walks you through the cobbled lanes of Barcelonas oldest district, the Gothic Quarter.
Theres free time to discover more of Barcelonas creative core. Pick up some quirky buys in the side streets or hit the big label shops on Plaça de Catalunya. Take in all of Barcelonas buzzing street life on the tree-lined La Rambla – a boulevard packed with street performers, artists, shops and stalls.
Other ideas for your afternoon off include hanging out in the colourful gardens of Parc Güell or kicking back with the locals on the beach and taking a swim in the Mediterranean sea. For lunch, theres plenty of delicious local seafood to try as well as Spains signature dish, paella.
Wrap up your time in this hot city with an optional flamenco dance show for a closer look into Spanish culture. Get some tips on regional food from your Trip Manager and head to one of the excellent local restaurants to try out the flavours of Catalan cuisine, like crema catalana (caramalised custard), cargos a la llauna (cooked snails) and the fantastic Rioja wine! Afterward, hit the pumping clubs of Port Olympico, by the water.
Accommodations: Hostel
Meals: Breakfast (1) day, Dinner (1) day
Duration
1 day(s)
Start Day
day: 7


Depart Barcelona

The tour ends after breakfast and its time to say farewell to your new friends.
Accommodations:
Meals: Breakfast (1) day
Duration
1 day(s)
Start Day
day: 8


Country Locations

France Bordeaux
France Paris
Spain Barcelona
Spain San Sebastian
United Kingdom London
Dover

  • See the White Cliffs of Dover

Paris

  • Only Contiki: Exclusive 'Paris by Night' sightseeing tour
  • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées, and Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Only Contiki: Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower

Bordeaux

  • Visit the town famous for its wine

San Sebastian

  • See the Parte Vieja, Playa de la Concha and Centro Romántico.

Barcelona

  • See Gaudi's Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex
  • Only Contiki: Walking tour of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter

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