Trip Overview

From Barcelona to Cote d'Azur and Milan

Tour rating: 4.95 / 5, Based on 47 Reviews
Private tour to Spain, France, Italy

Traverse three most sought after countries in Europe: Spain, France, and Italy in 12 days! Explore iconic sights of sunny Barcelona, continue to the French Provence region to discover Avignon. Then on to the French Riviera to take in the beauty of Nice and Cannes. As a grand tour finale spend an amazing time in Milan, recognized worldwide as a fashion capital.

From Barcelona to Cote d'Azur and Milan

12 days4 cities
SpainFranceItaly3 countries
Private tour to Spain, France, Italy
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$4,386
Tour rating: 4.95 / 5, Based on 47 Reviews

Traverse three most sought after countries in Europe: Spain, France, and Italy in 12 days! Explore iconic sights of sunny Barcelona, continue to the French Provence region to discover Avignon. Then on to the French Riviera to take in the beauty of Nice and Cannes. As a grand tour finale spend an amazing time in Milan, recognized worldwide as a fashion capital.

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Day-By-Day
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona

first destination

Pablo Picasso and Gaudi, a mixture of what is Spanish and Catalan, of modernity and history: all harmonize and describe Barcelona, the city that has always strived to be modern.

3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Barcelona
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to the lively capital of Spain's Catalonia - Barcelona! Your driver meets you at the exit gates of the airport holding a sign with your name on it and transfers you to your centrally located hotel.

The rest of the day is free so you can either explore the fantastic center of Barcelona on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest before the rich sightseeing program planned for the following day.

No meals included.

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Day 2
Tour of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter
City tour
City tour

After breakfast at your hotel, you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and go on a wonderful half-day walking tour around the most outstanding attractions of Barcelona.

Barcelona obtains one of the biggest and architecturally diverse Medieval districts in Europe. During the city tour, you get to see Barcelona's Old Town called "Casc Antic" and its medieval landmarks.

You walk through the maze of old narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter that was formed around the Roman forum. Then you see the Barcelona Cathedral both from the outside and the inside, pass the former Jewish District "Call", the Sant Jaume Square, see the Generalitat Palace and City Hall from the outside, pass the Square of the King and the former Royal Palace.

You then proceed to the Ribera shore district where you see the Santa Maria del Mar church - the former residence of sailors, traders, and craftsmen who lived and worked there in the Middle Ages. The tour finishes on the most vivid street in Barcelona La Rambla, where you can take a rest at one of the open-air terraces.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 3
Free Day in Barcelona & Train to Avignon
Free day
Free day

Today you have the day free to continue enjoying Barcelona on your own or join our carefully planned optional Gaudi Tour.

  • Optional tour: Gaudi Tour, Barcelona
    Enjoy a fantastic half-day tour dedicated to the world-renowned architectural works of Antonio Gaudi. During the tour you get to see his astonishing creations and find out some facts about his one-of-a-kind construction techniques and his life story. You see Sagrada Familia Cathedral, Park Guell, Batlló House and Milà House.

In the afternoon you have a transfer to the railway station for a train ride to Avignon (1st class tickets are included).

Upon arrival, in 4 hours you are transferred to your downtown hotel for a check-in. The rest of the day is free.

Breakfast is included.

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Hotel Condes de Barcelona, Barcelona
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The Hotel Condes de Barcelona boasts great service, wonderful amenities, fantastic views over breathtaking Barcelona, and a central location. It offers soundproof air-conditioned guestrooms with a TV, free Wi-Fi, coffee/tea making facilities.

train
Barcelona
Avignon
4 hrs

Without a doubt, taking a train from Barcelona to Avignon is one of the most comfortable ways to travel between these cities. Your personal driver will take you to the station and meet you upon arrival.

Avignon, France

Avignon

second destination

Located on the east bank of the Rhone River in the south-east of France, Avignon is the capital of Vaucluse department in Provence–Alpes–Côte d'Azur region.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Avignon Walking City Tour
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast, at your hotel, you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and go on a 3-hour walking tour of Avignon, which was the seat of the papacy in the 14th century.

Together you go to the famous Pont de Avignon Saint Benezet bridge dating back to the 12th century and the museum. Then continue to the Place de l'Horloge or “clock square” and see its elegant Town Hall and stage theater. You pass nice cobblestone shopping streets and have an inside visit to the Popes’ Palace where the popes lived in the 14th century, taking advantage of your skip-the-line entrance. The Popes Palace is the largest Gothic building in the world and you get to learn about the everyday life of the nine popes who lived there in splendor and luxury.

After the tour, you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 5
Free Day in Avignon
Free day
Free day

Today you have the day free to continue enjoying Avignon on your own or join our carefully planned optional Provence Tour.

Breakfast is included.

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Hotel Le Cloitre Saint Louis, Avignon
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Housed in the fantastic 16th-century edifice, the Hotel Le Cloitre Saint Louis offers comfortable guestrooms with an impressive number of amenities, such as satellite TVs, free Wi-Fi, and private bathrooms with hairdryers.

train
Avignon
Cannes
3 hrs 30 min

Enjoy your time onboard a modern French bullet train, offering comfortable onboard amenities. This route takes you through the scenic Mediterranean coastline of Southern France.

Cannes, France

Cannes

third destination

The mesmerizing resort-town of Cannes on the posh French Riviera has become a real tidbit for all sophisticated travelers from around the globe as the never-ending string of golden sandy beaches.

4 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
4 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 6
Arrival to Cannes
Free day
Free day

In the morning after breakfast, you check out from the Avignon hotel and have a transfer to the train station where you board a train to the outstanding French city Cannes.

Upon arrival in about five hours, your driver takes you to your centrally located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 7
Cannes City tour
City tour
City tour

After breakfast, meet your guide and start a 3-hour walking tour of Cannes. During the tour, you see the old town called le Suquet, and the waterfront Boulevard de la Croisette, where the Cannes Film Festival is held every year, and the Palais des Festivals et des Congres from outside.

After the tour, you return to the hotel and rest of the day is at leisure. Take the opportunity at your free time to take a boat to Saint Marguerite Island, famously known for the Man in the Iron Mask! Enjoy walk up to the Fort, visit a museum, and enjoy wonderful views of Cannes.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 8
Day Trip to Nice
Day tour
Day tour

Following breakfast, take a train to Nice and within just 30 minutes meet your local guide at the station. Start your 3-hour walking tour around the most stunning Nice attractions from the oldest times with the Greek and Roman ruins, to the more recent era of Belle Epoque with the palaces of the last century.

During the tour, you stroll through the cobblestone narrow streets of the picturesque Old Town abundant in souvenir stalls, cafes and shops, see the Castle Hill, with the ruins of the former Chateau de Nice and walk along the Promenade des Anglais that stretches through the entire city coastline with the Baie des Anges and the beaches on one side, and beautiful buildings, including the breathtaking hotel Negresco, on the other.

After the city tour, you have some free time to enjoy Nice on your own before getting back to Cannes by train.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 9
Free Day in Cannes
Free day
Free day

Today you have the day free to continue enjoying Cannes on your own or join our carefully planned optional Day Trip to Monaco, Monte Carlo and Eze.

  • Optional tour: Day trip to Monaco, Monte Carlo and Eze
    Together with your private driver-guide and go on a half-day tour to the tiny royal principality Monaco, see its top sights. As a tour highlight, enter Monte-Carlo Casino. After you take a trip to the picture-postcard Eze village which is often called "eagle nest".

Note: If you would like to explore Monaco with a local, you should meet Firebird CEO Slava Shirokov for lunch. He is always happy to meet our customers. Please let us know beforehand so we can sync your itinerary and his travel plans.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

train
Cannes
Milan
5 hrs 10 min

Choose trains to travel around Europe for a truly unforgettable experience. During your journey, you will enjoy the convenience of a fast, modern train with all the necessary amenities, such as wifi, air conditioning, and storage compartments. 

Milan, Italy

Milan

fourth destination

The world's fashion capital, Milan, is one of the most visited cities in Northern Italy and in the world.

3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 10
Arrival to Milan
Free day
Free day

After breakfast, you check out from the Cannes hotel and are transferred to the train station in Nice where you board a train to Milan (1st class train tickets included). Upon arrival in approximately 5 hours, your driver takes you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy Milan, and possibly explore the world famous shopping and fashion avenue, Quadrilatero della Moda.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 11
Milan Sightseeing Tour
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast, you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and have a 3-hour walking tour of Milan to learn more about the city’s history and reputation as a fashion capital.

You start by visiting world-known Milan Duomo, the Gothic cathedral and the highest sight in the city which took about six centuries to build. Then you walk through nearby-located Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and reach La Scala Theatre. Prepare to be wowed by the prestigious Milan opera house (no entrance is included).

You continue with picturesque Brera district to feel the historical atmosphere of the city. Explore the public areas, with stories of its 15th-century owners ringing in your ears. After all you make a stop at Castello Sforzesco to see history and style combined with Milanese flair.

  • Please note: Milan Cathedral is a sacred religious site thus the dress code for visiting it is applied just as when you visit any church in Italy: no shorts – no uncovered knees and shoulders, no backpacks.
  • Note: The unique treasure of Milan - Leonardo da Vinci’s legendary fresco “The Last Supper” located in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie is not included in the city tour due to its limited availability. Please, ask your travel specialist about available tickets for your tour date.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 12
Departure from Milan Airport
Transfer
Transfer

This is the last day of your amazing tour to Spain, France, and Italy! After breakfast, your driver meets you at the hotel lobby and takes you to the airport for your flight back home.

We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations!

Breakfast is included.

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Hotel Milano Scala, Milan
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Nestled in the heart of Milan within a walking distance from the magnificent La Scala Opera House and the Milan Cathedral, the Milano Scala boasts excellent service and top-notch facilities. The decor of all guestrooms reflects the famous opera.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation in 4-star centrally located hotels in Barcelona, Avignon, Cannes & Milan;
  • Delicious breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • 1st class train tickets Barcelona - Avignon, Avignon - Cannes and Nice - Milan;
  • Professional licensed English-speaking guides;
  • All entrance fees according to the program;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest
  • Your own professional local guides
  • Full flexibility of hotel options
  • Guided tour to top attractions of Barcelona
  • Walking tour of Avignon
  • Exploration of the most stunning Cannes sights
  • Day trip to the French Riviera gem, Nice
  • Touring the Italian fashion capital, Milan

What To Know

  • In France, you can expect to find some shops, restaurants, and museums closed for lunch between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m., in Italy from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • In Spain, small shops close for lunch from around 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., some bars close from 4 p.m. until around 8 p.m. or even 9 p.m.
  • Make sure you have coins, in Italy, you will be typically charged from 1 to 2 Euros to enter a public restroom
  • In France, most communication equipment takes 220/110 volts, you will need an adapter plug (type E) to make your plug fit into the socket. In Spain and Italy, the power sockets are of type F, the standard voltage is 230 volts.
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