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 on...
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
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Montserrat – Scenic Hike and Tour of Santa Maria de Montserrat
Barcelona – Mercado de La Boqueria and Paella Cooking Class