Private tour to Barcelona, Avignon, Nice and Milan - Firebird Tours ®

Private tour to Barcelona, Avignon, Nice and Milan

Nice, France
Barcelona, Spain
Avignon, France
Milan, Italy

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Trip Overview

Traverse three most sought after countries in Europe: Spain, France and Italy in 12 days! Explore iconic sights of sunny Barcelona and its old town, 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 amazing time in Italian Milan, recognized worldwide as a fashion capital.

Tour type:
Private tour
Tour rating:
4.95 / 5, Based on
  • HOTELS
  • 4-star central hotels
    Standard rooms
    11 nights
  • TRANSPORT
  • Airport-hotel transfers
    Private drivers
    3 train trips (1-st class)
  • SIGHTSEEING
  • 5 guided city tours
    A day trip to Canes
  • MEALS
  • 11 buffet breakfasts

Day-by-Day

Day 1

Arrival in Barcelona

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.

 

Day 2

Tour of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter

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.

Day 3

Free Day in Barcelona & Train to Avignon

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 start with a visit to the astonishing Sagrada Familia Cathedral that he worked on for 43 years. Then on to the colorful Park Guell, where you spend some time strolling through its mosaic paths, taking in the great city views and fairy tale-like atmosphere. Today you also see the beautiful Batlló House and Milà House with modernist designs and futuristic shapes.

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.

Day 4

Avignon Walking 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.

Day 5

Free Day in Avignon

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

Day 6

Train to Nice

After breakfast, you check out from the hotel and are transferred to the train station where you board a train to the outstanding French city Nice (1st class train tickets included). Upon arrival in about 3 hours, your driver takes you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is at leisure for you to explore Nice on your own.

Day 7

Nice City Tour

Following breakfast meet your guide and go on a 3-hour walking city 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 tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 8

Day Trip to Cannes

Prepare for an exciting day as you are going on a day trip to Cannes - another famous town in Southern France and jewel of the French Riviera. Following breakfast, you go to the train station, easily accessible on foot, and board a train that takes you to Cannes in only 30 minutes. Upon arrival, you are met by your guide at the station. Together you go on a 3-hour walking tour of the best city sights.

During the tour, you see the old town of Cannes 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 train station and take a train back to Nice. Upon arrival, you walk to the hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Day 9

Free Day in Nice

Today you have the day free to continue enjoying Nice 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 the Cathedral of Monaco, the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, the Prince's Palace from the outside, and enter the State Apartments Museum. As a tour highlight, enter one of the oldest and most fashionable casinos in Europe, Monte-Carlo Casino and see the splendid Opera House. After you take a trip to the picture-postcard Eze village which is often called "eagle nest".

Day 10

Train to Milan

After breakfast you check out from the hotel and are transferred to the train station 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.

Day 11

Milan Sightseeing 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.

Day 12

Departure from Milan Airport

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!


Hotels

11 nights at centrally-located 4-star hotels

  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
4-star accommodation at top hotels

Always included:

  • Central location close to major sights
  • Buffet breakfasts
  • Free WiFi
  • Spacious beds

  • Accommodation in 4-star centrally located hotels in Barcelona, Avignon, Nice & 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 - Nice and Nice - Milan;
  • Professional licensed English-speaking guides;
  • All entrance fees according to the program;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: flights, visas, optional tours, gratuities and all personal expenses.

Tour Highlights

  • A tour to top attractions of Barcelona
  • A walking tour of Avignon
  • A tour around the most stunning Nice sights
  • A day trip to Canes
  • A walking tour of 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.

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
based on double occupancy
$3,586
Deposit $718
Regular package
based on double occupancy
$3,998
Deposit $800
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Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
based on double occupancy
$3,586
Deposit $718
Regular package
based on double occupancy
$3,998
Deposit $800

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