Paris to Madrid by Rail

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Paris to Madrid by Rail

Explore some of Europe’s highlights in Spain and France, without the hassle of airport queues or long driving days, with this rail-only eight-day trip from Paris to Madrid. This is the future of lower-impact travel! Only using public transport, you’ll get a unique insight into Paris, Nimes, Barcelona and Madrid, with a local leader who knows all the best hidden spots. You’ll taste croissants, tapas and churros, wander through hidden walkways for excellent panoramic views only locals get to see and witness the interesting past of human creative genius with stops at popular landmarks like Pont du Gard (which you can even swim under), Sagrada Familia, Arena of Nimes and Maison Carree. Choose to extend your journey and start in the UK, with the optional Eurostar transfer from London to Paris (it only takes 2.5 hours!).

  • Paris - Hidden Montmartre Urban Adventure
  • Visit Pont du Gard (Museum, Bridge and Swimming Time and Free Time for Lunch)
  • Sagrada Familia Admission
  • Churros Stop
  • Lower your carbon footprint and skip the airport queues on this railway journey through France and Spain, discovering iconic sites and local secrets via trains and public transport.
  • Explore Paris' Montmartre area – a favourite for artists for generations. See where Van Gogh and Picasso used to live and take hidden walkways to secret viewpoints that only locals know.
  • Get off the beaten track with a visit to Nimes in the south of France. Discover the well-preserved Roman monuments from 70 AD like the Arena of Nimes and Maison Carree.
  • Swim under the Pont du Gard – an incredible example of human creative genius. Explore this aqueduct bridge from above and below and maybe even rent a kayak for another perspective.
  • Indulge in buttery croissants in Paris, taste Spain’s favourite dessert (churros) in Madrid and enjoy a tapas dinner in Barcelona where you can rub shoulders with the locals and toast to a sense of community.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll learn about our Intrepid Foundation partner, Casa Caridad. Donations help them provide basic needs such as food and shelter for people in need in Valencia. Intrepid will double the impact by dollar-matching all post-trip donations made to The Intrepid Foundation.
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Jun 13, 2024 through
Jun 20, 2024
Jun 9, 2024 7:00 PM
7 Nights from
$2,475.00 (USD)
Per Person
Aug 13, 2024 through
Aug 20, 2024
Aug 9, 2024 7:00 PM
7 Nights from
$2,775.00 (USD)
Per Person
Sep 14, 2024 through
Sep 21, 2024
Sep 10, 2024 7:00 PM
7 Nights from
$3,130.00 (USD)
Per Person
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Day Destination
1 Paris
2 Paris
3 Nimes
4 Nimes
5 Barcelona
6 Barcelona
7 Madrid
8 Madrid
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.