Spain is the home to intricate architecture and a very unique culture, and there is nowhere in Spain that showcases these two components quite like Barcelona. In addition to the detailed buildings and heritage, the culinary scene in Spain is one that can match any other city in the world. The foodie in you will be enthralled because this tasty, 7-day adventure will introduce you to the most prestigious culinary scenes and traditions that Barcelona has to offer. Indulge in cooking classes that...
Barcelona – Touchdown and Refreshing Suquet de Peix
As your plane coasts down along Barcelona's shimmering shorelines, a light breeze will welcome you. The wind carries scents of the city's intoxicating saffron-induced flavors and rich seafood variety, and you may catch a whiff as you step off the plane. In no time, you will be sampling Barcelona's most revered cuisine as you immerse yourself in the city's heritage and culture. You will pass through customs and collect your bags before your private driver transfers you to your hotel.
Your private driver will have you whizzing down vibrant avenues that are buzzing with pedestrian traffic and daring cyclists who are weaving through cars. You will wind around some of the city's most acclaimed public squares as locals and tourists gather around ornate central fountains. Soon, you will arrive at your luxurious accommodation, which will be just minutes from the acclaimed Las Ramblas pedestrian boulevard. After settling into your hotel room, you can explore the city. Along Las Ramblas, you can check out local artists' masterpieces and marvel at intricate jewelry designs. You can then stroll into the neighborhoods of Eixample and the Gothic Quarter, which is where the city's historical intrigue lies. Here, cathedral spires will pierce the sunny sky, and ornate palaces will pop out from behind cobbled alleyways. Shop owners will also line the streets with freshly cut flowers and an array of books, bags, and souvenirs.
In the evening, once you have worked up an appetite, you will make your way to Barcelona's waterfront for an enchanting dinner along La Barceloneta. You may indulge in your first bites of Spain's delectable cuisine when you sample suquet de peix. This famous Catalan delight mixes potatoes and seafood into a mouthwatering stew. The dish is topped with a refreshing hint of saffron and lemon to seduce your senses. You can also pair your meal with a lovely glass of sangria as you conclude your first night in Spain.
What's Included: airport transfer, accommodation, tour, breakfast, dinner
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