Iridescent shorelines and charming boulevards protect Barcelona's most prized jewels. Deep within the cobbled streets, beyond narrow alleyways, and beneath wrought-iron balconies, the city's most breathtaking relics unfold. As you travel through Barcelona on this luxurious, 7-day expedition, you will marvel at the stoic cathedrals and unwavering military fortresses. As you learn about Gothic architecture and the fantastical designs of Antoni Gaudi, you will breathe in the sweet scent of the city's...
Barcelona - International Airport Arrival
You will discover the historical intrigue and passion for culture when you arrive in the beautiful city of Barcelona, which is located in the Northern region of Catalonia. Locals will welcome you with friendly faces as you learn a few basic phrases in the native tongue. Meanwhile, you will follow closely behind your expert guide as you uncover the city's gems that date back thousands of years. While this bustling metropolis is always full of energy, quiet corridors, narrow alleyways, and quaint plazas, it also allows for a careful reflection into the city's eclectic past.
On your first day, you will touch down at Barcelona's International Airport, and as you look out your plane’s window, the Mediterranean Sea will shine brightly and reflect the sun's warm rays. Seagulls may coo overhead as large palm trees sway with the ocean breeze. Soon, you will pass through customs and collect your baggage. Then, you can meet your private guide, who will whisk away to the city's downtown area. Your driver will lead you past the stunning Montjuic and the bustling Ciutadella Park. You will also pass along the main avenues of the Eixample neighborhood and Gothic District, marveling at the awe-inspiring architecture. Within minutes, you will arrive at your luxurious accommodation in the heart of the Gothic Quarter. As you unpack your bags and gaze out from your private balcony, you will catch the first wafts of salty ocean air as they mix with traditional paella.
In the afternoon, you can explore around your hotel for your first impression of the city. You can amble along the brick-laid streets of the Gothic Quarter and uncover masterpieces like the Placa Reial in addition to fascinating artwork along Carrer de Petritxol. Later, as the sun begins to wane, you can find a sun-kissed patio along Las Ramblas, where you can enjoy your first dinner in Spain, which will be complete with a sweet glass of authentic sangria.
What's Included: airport transfer, accommodation, tour, breakfast, dinner
Barcelona - Ciutadella Park and Tour of Downtown
Tarragona - Ancient Roman Amphitheater and Pristine Beaches
Montserrat - Montserrat Monastery and Scenic Train Ride
Barcelona - Tour of the Eixample District
Horta de Sant Joan - Outdoor Adventures and Panoramic Vistas
Barcelona - International Airport Departure
- Behold the wondrous architecture of downtown Barcelona from the bustling Plaza de Catalunya and sip on authentic sangria
- Immerse yourself among the whimsy of the Gothic Quarter and stroll along the shady Las Ramblas boulevard
- Marvel at the ancient Colosseum of Tarragona and relax along the city's pristine beaches
- Summit to the mystic Monastery of Montserrat that towers over the city and enjoy a scenic train ride through the illustrious countryside
- Witness the intricate architecture of Antoni Gaudi and climb to Park Guell for impressive panoramic views
- Enjoy the adrenaline rush of outdoor adventures at Horta de Sant Joan and partake in a scenic countryside hike
- Ruminate on the flavors of Spain's traditional paella and relax along Barcelona's sparkling shoreline
Spain's beautiful architecture, delectable cuisine, and charismatic locals leave much to be explored and beloved. Beauty radiates down every charming alleyway and around each narrow bend in the cobbled road. Still, much of the country's intrigue also hides within grand churches, beneath expertly constructed bridges, and in the midst of sunny park plazas. On your historically-based, 7-day expedition through Barcelona, you will uncover not only the surface beauty but the illustrious history and culture of centuries past. As you follow alongside your expert guide, you will be provided with folklore insights and revelations.
You will begin in Barcelona's bustling downtown, and as you settle into your hotel, you will grow accustomed to the spirited conversations and buzzing mopeds that speed around tight corners of Barcelona’s city streets. In the morning, you will tour the grand Plaza de Catalunya before venturing into the labyrinthine-like neighborhoods of the Gothic Quarter and the Eixample district. Here, you will explore relics from before and after the Spanish Civil War. You will then travel to the enchanting city of Tarragona, where you will travel farther back in time to the era of ancient Roman rule. Together with your guide, you will step inside an ancient Roman amphitheater and visit an ancient chariot track before strolling along the pristine beaches of the Platja Savinosa.
As your Spanish adventure continues, the pace will quicken, and the activities will become more spirited. You will first board a luxurious train that will be bound for the Montserrat mountain range. This is where you will partake in a scenic hike toward the secluded monastery that is located at the top of the mountain. Next, you will return to Barcelona for a brief respite and guided tour through the city's most fascinating architectural novelties. Fantastical designs will pop from each building's facade as you amble down bustling boulevards. On your last full day in Barcelona, you will take a trip to Horta de Sant Joan for an unforgettable and exhilarating adventure that will have you indulging in a "canyoning" expedition through the region's most beautiful cliff sides and lagoons.
Spain is a region unlike any other; learn more by seeing how our partner Spain tour operators can personalize the experience for you.
$2,179 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
- In-country transportation
- Some or all activities and tours
- Expert trip planning
- 24x7 support during your trip
Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.
Reviews of Zicasso's Referral Service
4.92 stars based on
Reviewed By Holly P.
Reviewed By Susan G.
Reviewed By Cathy D.
Reviewed By Janet L.
Reviewed By John N.
Reviewed By Michael T.