National Museum exterior in Barcelona, Spain

Best of Barcelona Vacation in 7 Days

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Customizable Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited

Spain, Montserrat

Places Visited

Barcelona, Girona, Montserrat

Suggested Duration

7 Days

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...

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Trip Highlights

  • 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

Detailed Description

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.

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

  • Accommodations
  • 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.

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