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Barcelona Explorer

Operated by: Trafalgar

8 Days from $2,241 per person
Panorama of Barcelona at night, Spain

Countries Visited

Spain ...more Spain

Locations Visited

Barcelona, Montserrat, Sant Sadurni d'Anoia ...more Barcelona, Montserrat, Sant Sadurni d'Anoia
  1. Day 1 Arrive Barcelona (7 Nights)

    Surrender to the seduction of Barcelona - Spain's sultry second city which boasts a proud Catalan culture and a boundless energy you'll get to explore over the coming days. On arrival, transfer to your hotel, then spend the rest of the day on your own exploration before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception to kick-start your week-long stay. In Barcelona, the local cava is as sparkling as the city's nightlife, so resist the urge to retire early and embrace the effervescent energy of its cosmopolitan heart.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Barcelona 1882
  2. Day 2 Barcelona Sightseeing and Free Time

    The fanciful façades of Gaudí are among the many highlights on your morning sightseeing tour with a 'Local Specialist'. You'll walk through the intricately carved doors of La Sagrada Família and into the creative genius of Gaudí as you explore his unfinished masterpiece and learn why it has taken generations to complete his life's work. Ascend to Montjuïc, the lofty origins of Barcelona, before indulging in an afternoon at leisure to explore on your own. You could choose to soak up the sights and sounds of Las Ramblas, winding your way from the harbour to the bustling Plaça de Catalunya. Or explore more of the fairy-tale Spanish Art Nouveau architecture that line many of Barcelona's streets. Tonight, the flurry of skirts and castanet claps provide a mesmerising encounter with Spanish culture on an Optional Experience to a spectacular flamenco show including dinner. Olé!

    meals Breakfast
  3. Day 3 Montserrat and Sant Sadurní d'Anoia Excursion

    Leave the sun-kissed shores of the Costa Daurada and head into the mountains for a visit to Montserrat. On the panorama of rocky pillars you will find Catalonia's most renowned Benedictine Monastery, Santa Maria de Montserrat, founded in the 11th century. Later, visit Sant Sadurní d'Anoia where you'll 'Dive Into Culture' and learn the delicate art of Cava production at Freixenet Wineries. With fruity flavours lingering on your palate, you'll return to Barcelona for a free afternoon to explore on your own or consider joining an Optional Experience to explore the labyrinthine lanes of the historic Gothic Quarter, followed by dinner and drinks in a local restaurant.

    meals Breakfast
  4. Day 4 Barcelona Sightseeing and Free Time

    Gaudí's magic touch on Barcelona's skyline takes centre stage today during this morning's sightseeing tour with a 'Local Specialist'. Delve into the legacy of 'God's architect' as you explore the organic shapes and architectural treasures of Park Güell and admire the ethereal façades of Casa Milà. Indulge in a free afternoon to enjoy a quiet siesta or explore more of the city on your own terms. That could mean a visit to the lively La Boqueria market where your every sense will be engaged as you wander past stalls laden with cheeses, charcuterie and seafood. This evening, join your travel companions for a Regional Dinner at El Nacional Barcelona and embark on a culinary adventure showcasing the flavoursome cuisine of the Iberian Peninsula.

    meals Breakfast, Regional Dinner
  5. Day 5 Tarragona Excursion

    Tread in the footsteps of the ancients when you visit Tarragona today to see its UNESCO-listed Roman ruins. Your orientation tour will reveal several of the city's ancient monuments, including the Les Ferreres Aqueduct, also known as the Devil's Bridge. Explore the remaining remnants of the Roman Empire and the beautiful religious buildings that date back to the 12th century. Tonight, an Optional Experience could see you join a dinner and night-time city panorama tour with your travel companions.

    meals Breakfast
  6. Day 6 Barcelona Free Day or Optional Dalí Museum Experience

    Indulge in a full free day to experience life as a Barna local. Set your watch to the laid-back pace of your Barceloní hosts and enjoy a leisurely morning soaking up the café culture of Barcelona at Passeig del Born or grab your front-row seat and people watch at Plaça Reial - the choice is yours. You could choose instead to join an Optional Experience to Figueres and visit the Dalí Museum. Embrace the 'theatrical dream' Dalí hoped his museum would create and admire the world's most diverse collection of his works, as well as curiosities from his imagination. Return to Barcelona where you're free to enjoy the cosmopolitan nightlife.

    meals Breakfast
  7. Day 7 Barcelona At Leisure and Farewell Dinner

    A leisurely start to your day eases you into the sights and sounds of El Born 'Dive Into Culture' when you embark on a tapas walking tour and savour local favourites like Jamón Iberico, Croquetas and Montaditos. You'll be pleased to have the afternoon off to get your final fix of Barcelona, including an opportunity to finish some last-minute shopping. This evening, join your Travel Director and new friends for a rousing Farewell Dinner to toast to an epic exploration of one of Europe's most vibrant cities.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  8. Day 8 Depart Barcelona

    Treasure the memories of an extraordinary encounter with Barcelona as you bid your travel companions farewell. A transfer to Barcelona Airport is available.

    meals Breakfast
Barcelona Explorer
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 7 breakfasts
  • 3 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • ORIENTATION of Tarragona
  • VIEW the ancient Les Ferreres Aqueduct in Tarragona
  • VISIT La Sagrada Família, Montjüic Hill, Montserrat Monastery, Freixenet Wineries in Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, Park Güell, Casa Milà and El Born

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