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Spotlight on Barcelona - 2017

Enjoy the art, culture and history of extraordinary Barcelona on a six day exploration. Discover Antoni Gaud 's architectural masterpieces including magical Parc G ell and the imposing La Sagrada Familia. Choose one of two locally guided walking tours: stroll by cathedrals, medieval buildings and through the quaint squares of the Gothic Quarter, or mingle with the locals during a stroll through the famous La Boqueria open-air market and Barcelona's famous Las Ramblas Boulevard. Learn the secrets of Catalan cuisine during a private, fun filled, interactive cooking class. Journey to the Pened s wine region and the historic Codorniu Winery to experience a tour and tasting of the area's famous sparkling wine, known as cava. Admire the classic art deco buildings and seafront promenade of colorful Sitges. Savor a traditional tapas-style dinner.

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5 breakfasts
5 lunches
5 dinners
Your choice: Discover the historic Gothic Quarter & 13th-century cathedral or stroll through La Boqueria, Barcelona's oldest open-air market, and tour Gaud 's fascinating G ell Palace.
Admire the classic Art Deco buildings of colorful Sitges.
Tour Provider Collette
Number of Days
6
Price From
AUD $2,639
Start Location
Barcelona, Spain
End Location
Barcelona, Spain
Age Range
Avg. 100+
Group Size
1 to 44
Tour Style
Luxury
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
22 Apr 201828 Apr 2018GuaranteedAUD $2,639
ItineraryExpand
Barcelona, Spain - Tour Begins
Welcome to Barcelona, Spain's second largest city and capital of the Catalunya region. Tonight, meet your fellow travelers at a welcome dinner.
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Barcelona - Parc G ell - La Sagrada Familia
Get acquainted with one of the liveliest cities in all of Europe on your locally guided tour. Discover Parc G ell, one of the most impressive public parks in the world and one of Gaud 's masterpieces where he let loose his imagination with amazing buildings, sculptures and tile work. Next, explore the most popular monument in Spain, Antoni Gaud 's unfinished masterpiece La Sagrada Familia, still under construction after more than 100 years. Also see the Columbus Monument, Parc de Montjuic, and several UNESCO World Heritage sites linked to Antoni Gaud including the unconventional Casa Mila building and Batllo House. The afternoon is at leisure to relax, explore independently or perhaps take an optional excursion to Montserrat, a spectacular mountaintop monastery.
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Barcelona - Choice of Walking Tours
Today it's your choice of locally guided walking tours! You may choose to begin at the 14th-century basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, created in pure Catalan Gothic style, followed by a leisurely paced walking tour of Barcelona's historic Gothic Quarter, a beautifully preserved neighborhood with medieval squares set inside a labyrinth of streets leading to the 13th-century La Seu Cathedral. Or perhaps you will choose to meet the locals while exploring La Boqueria, Barcelona's largest and oldest open-air market, portions of which date back to the Middle Ages; then head to Las Ramblas Boulevard, the most famous walking street in Barcelona; discover famous landmarks such as Gran Teatre del Liceu, Plaza Real, Palau de la Virreina, and one of Antoni Gaud 's architectural treasures G ell Palace. The afternoon is free to explore intriguing Barcelona on your own. You may opt to visit the Picasso Museum, home to more than 3,800 of his works. Or maybe take a stroll along one of Barcelona's grand boulevards.
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Barcelona - Pened s Wine Region - Cooking Class - Sitges
Your journey brings you to the Pened s, the land of wine and cava Spain's celebrated sparkling wine. Arrive in the small town of Sant Sadurn d'Anoia, the birthplace of cava. Take in the sights, smells, tastes, sounds, textures and sensations during a fun-filled interactive cooking class followed by a delightful lunch of Catalan specialties. Later, tour the beautiful Codorniu cellars, the world's largest producer of cava. Be immersed in the Art Nouveau style of architecture, along with the history, traditions and innovations of winemaking. Sample a variety of wines before proceeding to the whitewashed coastal town of Sitges, known for its beaches, compact old town, classic Art Deco buildings and the seafront promenade. Enjoy free time exploring this delightful town before returning to Barcelona.
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Barcelona
Enjoy a day at leisure to create your own adventure in this fascinating city. You may choose an optional excursion to Figueres and the famed Dal Theatre-Museum for insight into the surrealist world of Salvador Dal . This evening, toast the end of a memorable trip with the popular local drink chupito de hiervas, followed by a sumptuous farewell dinner featuring local wine and a selection of tapas including some traditional favorites pulpo a la gallega (octopus Galician style), gambas al ajillo (garlic prawns), and pan con tomate (Spanish style bruschetta).
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Barcelona - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close today.
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