After a long flight comes an indulgent welcome. With church bells ringing in the distance you lounge on a Barcelona terrace, a bubbling pot of chocolate beside your fresh curls of churros. Sweet goodness settles on the tongue and the city wanders past: men in caps pass old theater entrances, locals meet for morning coffee, and an air of enthusiasm mingles with salty Mediterranean scents. Relax with your churros and chocolate, a classic dish to start the culinary adventure. You’re then transferred to a boutique hotel in the heart of the city. Freshen up and take your time before a unique afternoon tour mixes famous sights with local flavors.
Eight-hundred years of history weave through stalls of temptation at La Boquiria market. Smell and sample your way around, many Spanish classics satisfying the preconceptions: freshly sliced jamon, homemade olive oil, cold seafood, and plenty of fluffy white bread. A series of incomplete spires now guide you through the city, quirky Sagrada Familia dominating the skyline. This is Gaudi's eternal masterpiece, a huge ode to ingenious design that will take another ten years to finish. But even in its current state, it's an unforgettable highlight of Spain. Tonight's dinner offers a sophisticated blend of Catalan cuisine. Michelin -Starred Hisop takes the foundations of Catalan cooking and adds a contemporary twist. Think squid with fried egg and truffle, or scallops with caviar and chin, concluded with a bowl of fresh strawberries and lime.