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Highlights of Barcelona

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,014

From the whimsical delights of Gaudi’s imagination to the classical beauty of the city’s Gothic quarter, discover the unique culture of Catalonia in Spain’s most enchanting and imaginative city. Then, combine gourmet food and Catalan culture and visit famous tapas bars and La Boqueria market.


This 4-day stay in Barcelona invites you to experience the beauty, romance, and whimsy of Catalonia’s great capital.

Enjoy a full day touring the city with a small group, starting at Montjuic Hill, site of both the 1992 Olympics and the Catalunya National Art Museum. No visit to Barcelona would be complete of course without visiting Sagrada Familia. Gaudi’s swirling monument to God is still yet to be completed, but nonetheless looks and feels like a gateway to another world. Visions of Gaudi’s genius also line Passeig de Gracia, home to the undulating La Padrera, and colourful Casa Batllo.

The Gothic Quarter offers a very different side of Barcelona, but one that’s no less memorable. Take a short guided walk filled with Roman history and stunning architecture, before you dive into the fashionable Born district – the ideal spot for a tapas lunch. Afterwards, head to Park Guell, Barcelona’s favourite urban playground where Gaudi’s imagination comes to life in the form of giant mosaic lizards, gingerbread houses, and other flights of fantastical, yet functional fancy. Your tour ends by returning to La Padrera for a ‘skip the line’ tour.

Your second full day in Barcelona is far more relaxed, with a three hour tapas tour inviting you to try the unique flavours of Catalonia, plus visit local markets like iconic La Boqueria, where you can learn about fresh ingredients and local wine.


 

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,014

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Day 1

Barcelona Airport to Barcelona City Hotels

Duration30 Minutes

Astoria Hotel

The Astoria is a classic amongst Barcelona's hotels, a boutique hotel located off the emblematic Avinguda Diagonal and steps from Passeig de Gracia, the city's trendiest shopping district. Elegant and modern, the hotel provides comfort and charm with every detail. Housed in an elegant building in Barcelona's Eixample district, the hotel's classic early-twentieth-century architecture is a striking contrast to its renovated interior. One of the hotel's main features are the exquisite pieces of art - modernist posters, frescoes and busts alongside marble and delicate Lalique crystal - that decorate its walls.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Astoria Hotel

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    Astoria Hotel



    The Astoria is a classic amongst Barcelona's hotels, a boutique hotel located off the emblematic Avinguda Diagonal and steps from Passeig de Gracia, the city's trendiest shopping district. Elegant and modern, the hotel provides comfort and charm with every detail. Housed in an elegant building ...

    The Astoria is a classic amongst Barcelona's hotels, a boutique hotel located off the emblematic Avinguda Diagonal and steps from Passeig de Gracia, the city's trendiest shopping district. Elegant and modern, the hotel provides comfort and charm with every detail. Housed in an elegant building in Barcelona's Eixample district, the hotel's classic early-twentieth-century architecture is a striking contrast to its renovated interior. One of the hotel's main features are the exquisite pieces of art - modernist posters, frescoes and busts alongside marble and delicate Lalique crystal - that decorate its walls.

    Facilities

    • Business Centre
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Restaurant
    • Sauna
    • Swimming Pool - Outdoor

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Day 2

Full Day Barcelona - Small Group

We start our tour with a drive to the famous hill of Montjuic, which offers excellent views over the city and was the site of the 1992 Olympic games. After a brief stop at the Catalunya National Art Museum (MNAC), from where we will tell you all about the history of Barcelona, we will make our way down to Plaça Espanya and on past the Modernist buildings of the Eixample area.
Our drive to the iconic Sagrada Familia will take us up Passeig de Gracia, home to the famous designer stores, and the setting for two of Barcelona's most talked about Gaudi buildings: La Pedrera and Casa Batllo.
Finally, we will arrive at Sagrada Familia where your guide will explain all about the history and importance before showing you inside for a self-guided tour. Our 'Skip the Line' policy means entrance tickets will have been pre-purchased and there will be! For many, this is the highlight of their Barcelona trip as they experience the wonders of the Sagrada Familia at their own pace without being rushed around by a guide.
The group will then head to the oldest part of Barcelona, the Barrio Gotico, which, as late, the mid 19th century was still surrounded by the Medieval walls. At this point, we will leave the bus and enjoy a stroll through the narrow winding streets of medieval Barcelona.
At the start of our short walk through the historic streets of Barcelona, we will stop for the brief tour of one of Barcelona's most traditional indoor food markets: Mercat de Santa Caterina.
From there, we will travel back in time, going from the Roman era through to the early Middle Ages, when the Catalan counts were controlling the Mediterranean sea, and Barcelona was the capital of an empire. During this part of the tour, we will also visit the Jewish Quarter, the Royal Palace, the original 2000-year-old Roman Temple and part of the Cathedral.
The final part of the morning tour takes in part of the Born district, where the guide will point out a variety of restaurants and tapas bars suitable for lunch before ending the trip in the magnificent Santa Maria del Mar church - one of the most beautiful in Barcelona.
After a quick lunch, we head straight to Park Guell, the famous city garden designed by Anton Gaudi. The guide will lead the group down through the park explaining the garden concept and introducing you to some of Gaudi's most bizarre creations.
From the Park, we head straight to one of the most famous Gaudi buildings of them all: La Pedrera. We will have an hour here to visit inside the building. Our 'Skip the Line' policy means that there is no waiting in queues! The tour ends here at around 4pm.

Duration8 Hours
Day 3

Tapas and Flamenco Show Tour - Small Group

After meeting your guide in central Barcelona, take a leisurely stroll to the Eixample to discover a tapas gem and one of Barcelona's best Modernist-style bars.

The bar serves up delicious small plates of Catalan favorites such as pa amb tomaquet and patates braves. Watch the chef prepare these local specialties, and then sit down to savour a plate and a drink while hearing tales about Catalan cuisine.

Walk off your snack with a stroll to Born, listening to your guide talking about Barcelona's history, food and culture as you go. Continuing your stroll through Born, pass Barcelona Cathedral (Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia) and the old Roman city walls, and then wind your way to the heart of the Gothic Quarter to Placa Reial, a bustling nighttime square near La Rambla. Here, a special flamenco performance inside one of the oldest flamenco bars in Barcelona awaits you!

Duration3 Hours
Day 4

Barcelona City Hotels to Barcelona Airport

Duration30 Minutes

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DEPARTURES:

Daily except Thursday

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 4 nights' accommodations
  • Barcelona Full Day Tour including entrance fees to Park Guell, Spanish Village
  • Tapas Walking Tour, including tastings, tapas and drinks

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Entrance to Sagrada Familia, Casa Mila, Casa Batlo
  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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7 May 2019

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As there is so much to see and do in many of our City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, you should consider staying longer. Below is a list of suggestions that can be added to your stay.

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