Day 10 – Cinque Terre

Sunday 18th September

This morning we had a 9am departure and I was very excited because not only would we be going to the country I was most looking forward to, today we would be visiting a place that has been on my bucket list for years – Cinque Terre (and now I even now how to pronounce it properly – kind of like Chinkwa Terra).

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Day 8 – Nice

Friday 16th September

The title of this post is a bit deceptive – really what this day was a long drive from Barcelona back into France and to Nice. It was one of our longest drives, about 10 hours all up (including our stops). We had an early start – 7am breakfast and then an 8am departure. This morning we also welcomed new people on to the tour – people who were doing the Mediterranean Quest and Quest to London. We also said goodbye to those who only did the Western Quest which finished in Barcelona.

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Day 7 – Barcelona

Thursday 15th September

Today we had a full free day in Barcelona to explore. This morning at8.30, Ellie was offering a walking tour of the city for an hour and a half. Our hostel was centrally located so we were able to walk rather than have to be dropped in the city by the coach.

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Day 3 – Bordeaux

Sunday 11th September

Today we left Paris for our second stop in France – Bordeaux. We had breakfast at the hotel at 7.30 before it was bags to coach for an 8.30am departure. Today was a pretty long drive – we stopped a couple of times at service stops for lunch/toilet breaks and it was about 4.30pm by the time we got to Bordeaux.

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Day 2 – Paris

Saturday 10th September

This morning we had breakfast at 8.30am at the hotel – it wasn’t much, just cereal and bread/pastries. At 9am, we jumped on the coach to take us into the centre of Paris where we would be spending our free day. The bus dropped us off at the Place de la Concorde, which is a massive square in the centre of Paris.

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