SOUTH OF FRANCE
*Trip availabilities change throughout the day and may not be accurately reflected here. To see if space is available for the date you are interested in, please click through to the booking form.
June 4 - June 11, 2023
2 Gal spots + 1 Guy spot left
June 25 - July 2, 2023
Gal spots SOLD OUT + a few Guy spots left
July 2 - 9, 2023
4th of July Trip
Gal spots SOLD OUT + 2 Guy spots left
July 23 - 30, 2023
Gal spots SOLD OUT + 1 Guy spot left
July 30 - Aug 6, 2023
Aug 6 - 13, 2023
aug 27 - Sept 3, 2023
Sept 3 - 10, 2023
Labor Day Trip - likely to sell out
sept 10 - 17, 2023
Oct 1 - 8, 2023
8 days/7 nights
Starting at $3,399 USD
Payment can be broken down into a $500 deposit + 3 additional installments.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Our small group trip to Barcelona and the South of France caters to travelers in their 20s and 30s looking to savor spectacular French cuisine in Nice, sail catamarans in the Mediterranean, and dance the night away in Barcelona.
Over eight days, you'll explore two nations and one spectacular coastline as you sample a little bit of everything that makes this region so special. From electric Barcelona to mesmerizing Nice and medieval Eze, you'll wind through rugged shores sloping down into the endless Mediterranean.
Along the way, take in the architecture and history that define the region, drink world-famous wine, and eat every mouth-watering morsel in sight (from tapas to foie gras, believe us when we say it, you can't go wrong).
For the love of
ROSÉ ALL DAY
IGNORING THE CLOCK
DANCING 'TIL DAWN
BARCELONA & THE SOUTH OF FRANCE
3 nights in Nice, 4 nights in Barcelona
All accommodations in a shared room with one other person with the option to upgrade to a private room (limited availability)
In-country transportation for included activities
Welcome tour of Nice
Welcome dinner with drinks included, farewell dinner and drinks
Cooking class in Nice
Guided afternoon in Éze
Day trip to Juan Les Pins, Daybeds along the beach!
Flight from Nice to Barcelona
Tapas food tour in Barcelona
Walking city tour in Barcelona
Private sailing excursion in Barcelona
Tourism taxes and fees
Trip Manager throughout
*All activities are weather dependent; in the unlikely event that we are unable to run an activity, we will have a suitable alternative in place.
Flights (fly into Nice, out of Barcelona)
Airport transfers (except for internal flight)
Mandatory trip insurance
Meals not mentioned (budget around $300)
Tips for local guides, hotel staff, etc.
DAY BY DAY
*Itinerary is indicative for 2023 and is subject to change.
Day 1 - South of France
Plan to arrive in Nice by 2pm to check into the centrally located boutique hotel we’ll be staying in. Once you’re settled, enjoy a bit of free time to relax, walk around town or head down to the beach.
We’ll meet up that evening to stroll the streets of Nice with a beloved local guide who will teach you about the deep history of Nice and introduce you to some of its most special attributes. After the tour, get to know your new travel crew over local rosé and exquisite French food.
Ahhh, welcome to Nice.
Day 2 - South of France
Eze-y Does it
Wake up and have breakfast at the hotel before we head off for a tour of Éze. After our tour, you’ll have the option of heading back to Nice for a free afternoon, or make a pit stop at Villefranche sur Mer to soak up the sun at one of the most stunning beaches.
Later that afternoon, we will head to a traditional French cooking class taught by a well-known local chef in the same building that Matisse painted "the Dancers" (one of his most famous works). After dinner, the evening is yours to explore as you wish!
Day 3 - South of France
Rosé in Juan les pins
Today we’ll hop on the regional train and take a short ride to Juan Les Pins, a charming sea-side town about 25 minutes from Nice. We’ll spend the day lounging on daybeds and pretending we’re famous! When we’re thirsty, we’ll drink Rose. When we’re hungry, we’ll eat! Enjoy the lavish life overlooking the beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean.
Once you’ve had enough sun, feel free to stroll about the town or grab the next train back to Nice. The rest of the day is free for you to explore. Maybe you’d like to spend the evening in Monaco? You could check out the scene, gamble in the world’s most famous Casino and rub elbows with high society! The world is your oyster.
Day 4 - South of France
Today we say “au revoir” to the South of France, but not before a full afternoon free to explore the French Riviera vibes before we take off for Spain. You’ll have plenty of time to plan a day trip to a list of nearby cities such as Cannes, Menton, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, and more.
We’ll regroup in the evening and catch a flight to Spain.
Day 5 - Barcelona
After breakfast, you're welcome to explore the city, stopping o admire some of the most iconic sites of Barcelona. From there, grab lunch, hit the beach or take the rest of the afternoon to do some more wandering.
That evening, you'll meet your local guide for a foodie-inspired Tapas tour in the old town. Learn about the city's fascinating history and culture as you wine and dine at the most authentic bars and taverns in the neighborhoods frequented most by locals. Not to be missed! After dinner, we’ll head out to enjoy the nightlife of Barcelona.
Day 6 - Barcelona
As Spain is famous for its lively night scene, we’ll take a slower start this morning. Grab a bite to eat before hopping on a private catamaran sailing the Balearic Sea, complete with sangria, snacks and trip mates. The perfect way to sail into the weekend after a week in paradise.
The rest of the day is yours to explore, beach, dine, rest and venture out as you please.
Day 7 - Barcelona
As you wish
Today is a free day for you to soak up all the good Spanish vibes.
That evening, say farewell over Spanish cuisine, local wine and great conversation.
Day 8 - Barcelona
Today is departure day. Leave Barcelona with new friends, fantastic memories, and a broadened mind.
Check-out is at noon but the hotel will be happy to store your bags should you take a later flight (which we highly recommend!).
"I wrote every day between the ages of 12 and 20; then I stopped because I went to Barcelona, where life was too exciting to write."
Just for fun
Before 1992, there were no beaches in Barcelona.
In Catalan Christmas tradition, children take care of a Caga Tio, ("shitting log") until Christmas Day when they use sticks to beat presents out of it.
Even though Monaco is famous for it's Monte Carlo casino, residents of Monaco are prohibited from gambling!
The closest arrival airport is Nice Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE). Please fly in by 3pm.
The closest departure airport is Barcelona - El Prat (BCN). Feel free to fly out at any time.
Visas are unnecessary for North American travelers.
Double check your passport is valid for 3-months after your return date.
All activities are weather dependent; in the unlikely event that we are unable to run an activity, we will have a suitable alternative in place.
About barcelona and sof
Nice, the queen of the French Riviera, hosts magnificent architecture, a charming old town and miles of prime, seafront real estate. Having origins that date back to 350 BC, its beauty has attracted sun-seekers for centuries who travel near and far to bask in the glorious Mediterranean lifestyle.
Barcelona needs no introduction - admiration of its architecture, lifestyle, food and nightlife are well documented and it proudly lives up to the hype. If you haven't been, you must. And if you have, we already know you're dying to go back.
South of France
The national language is French.
The national currency is euros.
Tap water is perfectly safe and healthy though most people choose to drink bottled water.
Think of tipping as a good gesture, not an obligation. Feel free to leave change as a "pour boire" translated as "for drinks."
France is on Central European time zone.
The official languages are Spanish and Catalan.
The currency is euros.
Tipping: Round to the nearest dollar for taxis. At restaurants, it is appropriate to leave 7-10% if the service was notably good.
Barcelona is on Central European time zone.
Fly into Nice (NCE)
You'll need to be in Nice by 2pm on Day 1, however with the recent amount of flight delays we recommend planning to arrive a day early just to be safe. You can spend the day to relax or hit the beach!
Fly out of Barcelona (BCN)
We recommend flying out of Barcelona or extending your trip and enjoying a few more days in Spain.
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