Highlights of Spain and France

Madrid – Barcelona – Lyon – Paris

Highlights of Spain and France

Welcome to France and Spain

Highlights

Your Highlights of Spain and France is the perfect introductory tour of the Emerald Isle. Take the road to where ever it may take you.

Above all, consult with your Destination Specialist. We will ensure that the highlights of your trip are booked in advance so you won’t miss out on the fun!  Lots of time at leisure will be built in so you can explore on your own, and at your own pace. Let the journey guide you.

Read more about why we love the Highlights of Spain and France tour.

Make it Yours

  • Accommodation – Spain and France offers a wide range of accommodation styles including boutique hotels, charming B&B’s, and luxurious castle hotels.  Juniper will select where you stay based on your preferences.
  • Transportation – All of the dots will be connected based on your preferences and budget.  Airport transfers, car rentals, train passes, even private chauffeurs!
  • Day tours and entrance tickets – pre-scheduled tours and experiences for a seamless and enriching travel experience!
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Highlights of Spain and France Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Madrid

Welcome to the capital of Spain! Upon arrival a private driver will meet you at the airport Arrivals Hall and take you to your accommodation. Take the remainder of the day to explore at your leisure. 

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Day 2: Madrid

Today is a full day of sightseeing. There is so much to see and do from the Prado Museum to the Temple of Debod. Talk to your destination specialist to plan the perfect day.

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Day 3: Madrid

Enjoy breakfast and the view of this amazing city. You have many options to choose from today with more sightseeing, a tapas cooking class, or both!

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Day 4: Madrid to Barcelona

After breakfast you will be heading to your next stop Barcelona. It can be reached by private driver, train and flight. However you choose to get there a private driver will escort you to and from your accommodations.

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Day 5: Barcelona

Start off your morning with a tour of the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Antoni Gaudi was a Catalan architect with most of his creations being located in Barcelona. Spend the day exploring some of his creations like Park Guell, Casa Mila and Casa Ballo. 

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Day 6: Barcelona

Spend the day finishing up your sightseeing adventures and end the day with an evening excursion of a cooking class, sunset sail, or ghost tour. Your destination specialist can help you finalize your plans.  

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Day 7: Barcelona to Lyon

We recommend taking a plane to your next destination. After breakfast a private driver will transfer you to the airport departures hall where you will catch a plane to Lyon. Once arrived, a private driver will meet you at the airport arrivals hall and take you to your accommodation. You will have the remainder of the day to explore as you wish. 

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Day 8: Lyon

There is so much to see and do in this little city. It is full of historical landmarks and architecture and even a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Talk with your destination specialist on what to do during your full day in Lyon.

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Day 9: Lyon to Paris

Today you will be heading to your final stop, Paris. You can take a train, plane or private driver from Lyon, whichever way of transportation you choose a private driver will transport you to and from the arrival / departures hall to your accommodation. Spend the rest of the day exploring

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Day 10: Paris

Spend the day exploring the numerous museums Paris has to offer like the Louvre Museum and Musee d’Orsay. Wind down the evening with a river cruise along the Seine.  

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Day 11: Paris

Today is another day to sightsee, talk with your destination specialist to complete your day’s itinerary. Of course, it would not be a complete trip to Paris without a trip to the Eiffel Tower. Spend the evening with a dinner or a champagne toast atop this world known monument. 

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Day 12: Depart for Home

Enjoy your breakfast and the last of this beautiful city. A private driver will take you to the airport Departure Hall to start your journey home. 

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Your Highlights of Spain and France at a glance:

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Why We Love this Tour

Your Self Drive Tour of Ireland is the perfect introductory tour of the Emerald Isle.  It offers the freedom and flexibility of a chauffeured experience with a price point closer to a group guided tour. You and your loved ones can have the best of Ireland!

We love this itinerary because it allows you to see the highlights of Ireland as a first-time visitor. Or you can relive the best of Ireland if you’ve been before.  By staying in Dublin, swinging down to Kilkenny, then continuing to the beloved County Kerry you’ll have many sightseeing and touring opportunities.

Why We Love Dublin

Ireland’s capital city of Dublin blends modern amenities with charming historic neighborhoods. A flourishing food scene for everyone to enjoy. Explore the iconic sites such as the Guinness Storehouse, the Glasnevin Cemetery, and the Kilmainham Gaol.  Enjoy a pint and live music in a pub in the famous Temple Bar neighborhood. Join a walking tour about the Easter Rising or Ireland’s rich literature, or take a day trip up to Belfast for a bit of Northern Ireland.

Why We Love Kilkenny 

Kilkenny is one of Ireland’s oldest cities, dating as far back as the 6th century.  On the way there take some time to hike the stunning Wicklow Mountains. Then visit Powerscourt Estate to see the impressive house and manicured gardens.

Why We Love Country Kerry

County Kerry is ideal for those partaking in a self-drive tour of Ireland.  The rambling roadways of County Kerry cut through patchwork fields. Drive alongside the dramatic and rocky coastline. It’s home to some of the most striking castle ruins and charming villages Ireland has to offer.
Make this independent adventure yours!  

Nights can be added or reduced, your route can be changed. Tours and activity options can be selected based on your interests and purpose of travel.  Having a rental car allows you to visit the pockets of Ireland that the train doesn’t reach. All of this without the expense of constraints of a private chauffeur.  Come and go as you please. You never know what you’ll discover when you’re exploring this special country at your own pace!

Your Destination Specialist knows Ireland and will take the time to learn what’s important to you.  Your itinerary will be designed just for you, to make the most of your time and experience in the Emerald Isle!

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