Sandy beaches and mesmerizing cobbled roads greet you as you arrive in beautiful Barcelona. Here, you will uncover the city's rich history in the Gothic Quarter and admire the whimsical designs of Antoni Gaudi at Sagrada Familia and Park Guell. You will work up an appetite as you peruse the vibrant fruits and vegetables of Mercado de la Boqueria before joining an internationally acclaimed chef as you learn to cook authentic paella. Break away from lively metropolitan life as you relax...
Barcelona – Airport Arrival and Dinner Along Las Ramblas
Honking cars will drive around the Plaza of Catalonia and screech to a halt at every flashing light, while Pedestrians sprint across bustling avenues as soon as there is a pause in traffic to carry on with shopping and dining along the beautiful cobbled streets of Barcelona's Old City. Street vendors will entice children with brightly colored balloons, trinkets, and face paint as families stroll along scenic boulevards. Tour groups will also amble alongside locals as they admire the impeccable artwork of this beloved city.
As your plane cruises along the tarmac at Barcelona’s International airport, you will catch hints of the fresh sea salt air and the sweet-spicy medley of Spain's internationally acclaimed paella. Once you deboard and pass through customs, you will meet your private ground transportation. As you whiz along Barcelona's major streets, the city’s historic architecture and modern aesthetic can be seen around every corner. Soon, you will arrive at your luxurious, five-star hotel in the picturesque Gothic Quarter.
In the afternoon, you can indulge in some exciting self-exploration. Brick-laid streets of the historic district will lead you on a labyrinthine journey to uncover hidden shops, cafes, and quaint central plazas that are hidden behind every turn. You will have many opportunities to converse with locals and take pictures beside ornate statues. You can also visit Las Ramblas, which is a central, pedestrian boulevard where energy is always at its peak. Here, artists sell beautiful paintings, and the gardens burst with colorful foliage. Later in the evening, you can choose from a variety of outdoor patio restaurants for a memorable first dining experience in this marvelous city. You can cheers with a sweet glass of fruity sangria as you gaze out at the twinkling city lights.
Barcelona – Guided Tour of Gothic Quarter and Sagrada Familia
Barcelona – Antoni Gaudi Architecture Tour and Park Guell
Girona – Historic Downtown Visit and Costa Brava
Montserrat – Scenic Hike and Tour of Santa Maria de Montserrat
Barcelona – Mercado de La Boqueria and Paella Cooking Class
Barcelona – Departure and Connection to International Flights
- Meander along the cobbled streets of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter and marvel at the kaleidoscopic hues inside the Sagrada Familia
- Discover the whimsical architecture of Antoni Gaudi and wander through his fairytale oasis known as Park Guell
- Stroll through Girona's historic downtown and lounge along the iridescent shores of Costa Brava
- Hike to several peaks in the region of Montserrat and uncover the mystic Santa Maria de Montserrat, which is perched high above
- Peruse the fresh produce at Barcelona's Mercado de La Boqueria before partaking in a customized paella cooking class
You will embark on an unforgettable, 7-day excursion as you explore sunny Barcelona and the surrounding region of Catalonia. Here, locals will warmly welcome you and share their rich heritage and history. Down every cobbled street and around each cathedral corner or palace wall, centuries-old histories have been coveted and preserved. You will follow alongside your expert guide as you uncover the beauty and mystery of this great city.
On your first day in Barcelona, you will truly enjoy yourself with a relaxing terrace dinner along the luscious, pedestrian boulevard that is known as Las Ramblas. Here, couples pass hand-in-hand, and families peruse local artwork at nearby kiosks. The following day, your expert guide will lead you on a tour that will be complete with an in-depth look at the Gothic Quarter and the world-renowned Sagrada Familia church. Other whimsical designs of beloved architect Antoni Gaudi unfold when you witness his Casa Mila and Casa Batllo before strolling through the fairytale landscapes of Park Guell, which are complete with impeccable views of the outstretched city.
Later in the week, you will break away from Catalonia's capital to explore the charming city of Girona. Vibrant red, orange, and yellow facades will welcome you in as you cross the Eiffel Bridge. Here, you will explore the city's diverse heritage while touring places like Girona's Cathedral, the ancient synagogue, and the Arab baths. In the evening, you can rest along the sparkling shorelines of Costa Brava and sip on a glass of sweet red wine as you overlook the harbor. Rugged mountains will replace sandy beaches when you trek to the stunning Santa Maria de Montserrat monastery, which is hidden in the secluded region of Montserrat. This will be one of your final outings in Spain, but it will be sure to culminate your adventure in perfect fashion.
Overall, this unique, 7-day journey will have you planning your return trip to Spain before you depart this magnificent country. Don’t take just our word for it - consider reading some of our travelers’ reviews of Spain.
$1,675 per person (excluding international flights)
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