Nov 25, 2014

European Tour, Day 16, Arles to Barcelona

Continuing our Europe Trip from 2013, 
Check out the previous adventures below: 

And, if you want to learn how I did all of this only using ONE pack here... 

Today, we wake up and leave the French Riviera. Sad day, because this was really the first time we had a beautiful spot, nice weather, and some relax time off! Normal free breakfast was provided, and we board the bus heading to Barcelona! Here is what Expat Explore had to say:
"Day 16: Visit Arles and Barcelona
Time to brush up on your Spanish greetings - you will need them this afternoon! As you depart Nice and get back on the road headed for Barcelona, you will make a stop in the UNESCO Heritage Site of Arles, famous for its historical buildings and links to such artists as Van Gough (many of his paintings were inspired by this city). Don’t forget to check out the colourful houses and Roman Amphitheatre on this comfort stop. Barcelona is nearing, and you should be getting excited about exploring this cosmopolitan Spanish metropolis. Once you arrive, Expat Explore will acquaint you with its vibrant energy with a city coach tour, so you can decide where to start first on your free days. Keep your eyes open for the famous Sagrada Familia cathedral, and any of Gaudi’s spectacular examples of eclectic architecture. Then there is the lively La Ramblas - a pedestrian walk way down the middle of the city which is full of market stalls, cafes, restaurants, street entertainers and just brimming with life. The city comes alive at night, so after dinner, head back into the heart of the action for some music and atmosphere."

This wasn't a terrible bus ride, distance wise. The stop over in Arles was a bit too long since most of the city was closed due to an annual outdoor market they had. We did walk around, taking in the sites, and eventually a little cafe opened up with us where we had hot chocolate to warm up. I didn't take many photos of this stop over, as we just kinda sauntered through the city. 

After the stop over, we headed into Barcelona where our awesome tour guide briefed us on what we would be doing, a little history on Barcelona, as well as sharing some of the best sangria I've ever had! More on Barcelona tomorrow! 


  1. I love the way you did your map. What program did you use for that?

  2. Wow it looks like you guys had an awesome Europe trip full of wonderful stops! Prague and Vienna are at the top of my list!

  3. very clever way of tracking your trip. i bet you have fun reliving it again and remembering! france is my dream place. was there when i was 14 with my family but I would SO love to share it with hubby and as an adult!


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