Feel the special breath of the city, Barcelona, Spain

Best of Barcelona Itinerary for All Ages

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Barcelona, Valencia, Girona

Suggested Duration

7 Days

Barcelona is a city that is known for its intrigue and beauty. The scent of fresh paella emanates from massive cast-iron skillets, and rainbow-colored hues pour out from produce markets in the city center. Downtown, energy bursts as pedestrians hurry along cobbled streets past ancient fortresses, ornate cathedrals, and stoic palaces. During this exciting, 7-day excursion through Barcelona, you will experience the invigorating fervor of city life and bask in the charming villages that...

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Trip Highlights

  • Discover Valencia's fascinating festival of Las Fallas and marvel at the futuristic architecture of Santiago Calatrava
  • Wander along the cobbled streets of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter and immerse yourself in the neighborhood's cultural past
  • Step inside La Sagrada Familia, which is a stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site, and dine along the shoreline at La Barceloneta
  • Partake in a traditional paella cooking class and barter with friendly vendors at Valencia's Central Market
  • Behold the whimsical designs of Antoni Gaudi, and stroll through the scenic Park Guell
  • Shop for handicrafts along Las Ramblas' vivacious pedestrian boulevard and catch stunning views of the city from atop Casa Mila
  • Tour Girona's fascinating cathedrals, synagogues, and Arab baths before traversing the city's ancient Roman wall

Detailed Description

Friendly faces and warm sunshine will welcome you to the charismatic oasis of Barcelona. Spain's illustrious, metropolitan city boasts some of the most renowned architecture, artwork, and gastronomy in the world. You will keep pace with the energetic buzz of daily life while also developing a deep appreciation for the city's cultural heritage. Throughout your time in Barcelona, you will also venture to the charming cities of Girona and Valencia, where you will become lost in the local lore before sampling some of the best seaside cuisine in all of Spain.

You will begin your Spanish adventure in the heart of Barcelona, where coastlines shimmer and pedestrians walk through the many pathways of downtown to catch up with friends or run daily errands. You too will wander down the cobbled streets of the Gothic Quarter as you tour some of the city's most riveting relics, including the Royal Plaza and Palace, the Plaza of San Felipe Neri, ancient synagogues, and grand cathedrals. Later, you will witness some of Antoni Gaudi's most famed architecture at the Casa Batllo, Casa Mila, and UNESCO World Heritage Site of La Sagrada Familia cathedral. You will even venture beyond the city to stroll through Gaudi's impressive Park Guell, which is complete with panoramic views of the city that extend to the water's edge.

During the second half of your Spanish getaway, you will venture to the sparkling waters of both Valencia and Girona. First, in Girona, you will be led by your expert guide through the mesmerizing downtown area. Here, you will learn about the city's looming cathedrals, alluring synagogues, mystical Arab baths, and intricate Roman walls along the city's perimeter. Then, you can enjoy a delicious evening meal of fresh seafood along Girona's coastline. In the days to come, you will visit Valencia, which is the third-largest city in Spain, and a hub of eclectic cultural influences. You will then tour the futuristic architecture at the City of Arts and Sciences before stepping inside the effervescent Central Market to sample local produce. Next, you will roll up your sleeves as you partake in an authentic paella cooking class alongside an expert chef. Finally, you will delve into Valencia's playful culture as you learn about the Las Fallas festival and even meet with some of the participating local artists.

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Starting Price

$1,675 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.

What's Included

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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