Detailed panoramic view on the bottom part of Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain.
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Barcelona Vacation Ideas

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Sunny beaches welcoming to all, stunning architecture that evokes amazement, wonderful local restaurants home to tantalizing food and drink, and so much more is ready for your discovery in Spain’s Mediterranean gem. Discover Barcelona vacation ideas from the sample itineraries below and get connected with a top travel specialist to make your dream trip become a reality.

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The whimsical architecture of Casa Mila, home designed by Antoni Gaudí, Barcelona, Spain

Best of Barcelona Vacation in 7 Days

7 Day Custom Tour

From $1,675

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 the shimmering beaches of Costa Brava and climb to new heights in the Montserrat mountain range. On this immaculate, 7-day excursion, you will witness some of the most iconic landmarks that Spain has to offer in addition to spending the week in complete luxury.

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Scenic Montjuic cable car ride in Barcelona, Spain.

Immersive Family Vacation to Barcelona, Valencia, and Madrid

8 Day Custom Tour

From $1,915

Mopeds whiz around the busy Placa de Catalunya as shoppers gather along Las Ramblas boulevard in Barcelona. Meanwhile, in Valencia, beachgoers dig their toes into the soft, sandy beaches and indulge in a rich, seaside feast of freshly cooked paella. In Madrid, visitors gather at the Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol before feasting on tapas and dancing the night away in the trendy neighborhood of Malasana. Take the whole family on an unforgettable trip to Spain's metropolitan areas to experience the very best of sightseeing, adventure, and culinary delights.

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Barcelona Basilica Montserrat Monastery Catalonia, Spain

Best of Catalonia: Barcelona & Monastery of Montserrat Tour

7 Day Custom Tour

From $1,675

Centuries of history, and the dazzling promises of the future. Wide and bustling streets lined with dreamlike buildings and exclusive boutiques, and the inspiring beauty of a black Madonna. The smell of the sea, the sound of hymns, and the taste of freshly caught seafood. From the metropolis of Barcelona to marvelous Montserrat, this is the very best of enchanting Catalonia.

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Medieval architecture of the Habsburg quarter, Madrid, Spain

Best of Barcelona & Madrid Vacation

13 Day Custom Tour

From $3,115

Luxuriate in the highlights of Spain by using Barcelona and Madrid to explore many of the country’s ultimate highlights. Think Gaudi’s architecture, seaside bliss, medieval cities, dazzling palaces, iconic art, and Catalan vineyards. Seven nights in Barcelona are followed by five in Madrid as your trip handcrafted for taking it slow and easy in Spain. Including Modernist and ancient Barcelona, Penedes, Sitges, Figueres, Toledo, Salamanca, Madrid, your getaway to Spain will be one that you will never forget.

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Typical Portuguese cod dish called bacalhau do porto

12 Michelin Stars of Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon and Porto Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

From $2,195

Follow the Michelin Starred restaurants across Western Europe for an unforgettable journey through Spain and Portugal. Restaurateurs gain inspiration from the local tastes and culinary traditions to create meals comparable to works of art and shape unimaginable flavor profiles. The radiant culture of Barcelona brings a different aesthetic than the modernist lifestyle of Madrid, while the historical desire for discovery has influenced the now traditional spices of Lisbon and promises of port structure the gastronomic mastery of Porto. From the royal palaces to the Gothic plazas, a Knights Templar monastery to gilded church naves, indulge in culture and cuisine during your customizable Spain and Portugal itinerary.

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Feel the special breath of the city, Barcelona, Spain

Best of Barcelona Itinerary for All Ages

7 Day Custom Tour

From $1,675

Barcelona is a city that is known for its intrigue and beauty. The scent of fresh paella emanates from massive cast-iron skillets, and rainbow-colored hues pour out from produce markets in the city center. Downtown, energy bursts as pedestrians hurry along cobbled streets past ancient fortresses, ornate cathedrals, and stoic palaces. During this exciting, 7-day excursion through Barcelona, you will experience the invigorating fervor of city life and bask in the charming villages that are tucked into the Spanish countryside.

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