The Olympic Games in 1992 really put Barcelona on the map and the number of visitors has been increasing steadily ever since. The city was founded by the Romans 2000 years ago and since then has been a centre of Visigoth, Moor and Christian culture. Ancient and modern blend together perfectly here. Elegant architecture, impressive tree-lined boulevards and lively squares are the trademarks of this metropolis where Picasso spent his youth and where the genius of the architect Gaudí flourished.
Barcelona • Sagrada Familia • Parc Guell • Monastery at Monserat • Cava Tasting • Blanes
Day 1 Fly from the UK to Barcelona, welcome at Barcelona airport by English speaking guide and transfer to the hotel for a five night stay.
Day 2 After breakfast there's a panoramic tour of this beautiful city. Visit to the Park Güell, other Gaudi masterpieces along the Paseo de Gracia Boulevard and the impressive Sagrada Familia. After free time for lunch there's a walk in the old town including Las Ramblas and the Gothic quarter.
Day 3 An excursion to the Benedictine monastery of Montserrat in a stunning mountain range with amazing rock formations. Followed by an afternoon drive down to the "Penedès" region, Catalonia's most famous wine area stopping at an elegant palace which boasts the world's biggest wine cellar. Several million bottles of 'cava' lie here and we shall, of course, have a taste of it.
Day 4 A Free day to explore Barcelona, its museums, the port, architecture, culture, shopping, etc.
Day 5 Half day excursion to the port town of Blanes, where fishing is still an important part of the town's economy. Visit to the Marimurtra Botanic Gardens, where there are 16 hectares of tropical and subtropical plants and trees from all over the world.
Day 6 Transfer to Barcelona airport for the flight back to the UK.
All tours are tailored to your requirements and can be adapted for travel by coach and/or air as you prefer
Abba Balmoral Hotel, Barcelona
This hotel is within a few minutes' walk of Barcelona's Passeig de Gracia Boulevard and Gaudí's famous La Pedrera. The bedrooms are modern, air conditioned, have a flat-screen television and a minibar. The hotel has a small spa with sun terrace.
• 4 star • 103 bedrooms • Free Wi-Fi
Your tour includes:
• Flights between the UK and Barcelona
• 5 nights bed and breakfast in
• Transfer from and to Barcelona airport
• All transport by luxury Spanish coach
• Services of an English-speaking tour manager for the excursions
• Admission to Parc Guell
• Guided walking tour of the Gothic Quarter
• Admission to the Monastery of Montserrat
• Cava Bodega entry and tasting
• Admission to the Botanical Gardens in Blanes
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