Berlin to Madrid

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Immerse yourself in a cultural adventure on this trip from uber-hip Berlin to vibrant Madrid. Whether your passions are for artistic masterpieces or modern architecture, or delicious food and drink, this journey lets you indulge all your senses at your own pace. Cycle through the eclectic streets of Amsterdam, See the sparkling lights of Paris, visit the royal chateau at Villandry, hike amongst the peaks of the Pyrenees and discover a multitude of chic boutiques and museums in magical Madrid. This trip showcases the best of European art, architecture, cuisine and pop culture - join Intrepid for a trip of a lifetime!

Itinerary

Days 1-2 Berlin

Discover why artists, designers and musicians continue to make the pilgrimage to a city as famous for its progressive arts scene as for its tumultuous history. Delve into the Berlin's provocative past while wandering the lush pathways of the Tiergarten or by visiting the crumbling remains of the Berlin Wall. Gain a deeper insight into this city's history on a visit to the Checkpoint Charlie Museum.

Days 3-4 Amsterdam

Take to the streets by bicycle and discover a city that once inspired Rembrandt and Van Gogh and continues to enchant visitors with its canals, bridges and parks. In free time, perhaps pick out some fresh blooms at the Bloemenmarkt, visit the wartime hiding place of Anne Frank or head to the Rijksmuseum to marvel at The Night Watch and other artistic masterpieces.

Days 5-6 Bruges

With its picturesque waterways, cobbled lanes, delicious waffles and dazzling array of beers, this 'Venice of the North' beckons. Take it all in on a boat ride through its winding canals. Later there will be plenty of time to sample pralines from a local chocolatier, shop for Flemish lace or just hang out in the city square and watch the world go by.

Days 7-8 Paris

Make time to stroll along the Champs Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe - a Parisian experience not to be missed! Enjoy the view from the Eiffel Tower, count the gargoyles adorning the Notre Dame Cathedral or shop up a storm at the decadent Galeries Lafayette - there's a bounty of things to do in this beautiful city.

Days 9-10 Tours

Travel to the Loire Valley, a region renowned for its art, history and medieval houses. Cycle to the castle at Villandry and enjoy its manicured Renaissance gardens.

Day 11 Bordeaux

Step back in time and stroll through Bordeaux's World Heritage-listed old town. The energetic can climb the 243 steps in the tower of the Saint-Michel Basilica. Treat taste buds to local wine and enjoy some of the region's world-famous produce.

Days 12-14 Dordogne Region

Head to the Dordogne region and soak up its relaxed pace of life. Take to kayaks to explore the striking limestone scenery.

Days 15-16 Pyrenees

Hike in the verdant mountains of the Pyrenees to take in crisp air and breathtaking views.

Days 17-18 San Sebastian

Cross the border and head to sunny San Sebastian. Walk up Mt Urgull for fantastic views over the town. Enjoy the sun at La Concha before heading to the Parte Vieja, which boasts perhaps the most bars per square metre in all of Spain.

Days 19-20 Segovia

Visit Alcazar, a fairytale castle perched on a cliff. With turrets galore, this medieval royal residence will take you back in time.

Days 21-22 Madrid

Between stunning architecture, superb museums and spectacular nightlife, the Spanish capital is a heady experience. See the masterpieces in the Museo del Prado or visit Reina Sofia to view the Picasso and Miro exhibitions.

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