From the rugged shores of the Costa Brava to Gaudí’s whimsical creations in downtown Barcelona, Spain’s northeastern coast abounds with amazing landscapes. Experience the vibrant city of Barcelona, explore medieval mountaintop monasteries, join in the celebration of a local festival, and wander through colorful fishing villages.
Upon arrival in Barcelona, check into the stylish hotel, located just steps from the Gothic quarter. Meet the Spain Adventures Crew this evening at the welcome reception of classic Catalan tapas.
Immerse yourself in the magic of architect Antoni Gaudí this morning. Venture into the Sagrada Familia, another worldly cathedral begun in 1882 and not yet finished. Wander along the undulating terraces of Parc Güell and examine Gaudí’s imaginative animal sculptures and mosaics. After lunch near the port, be a participant in life on Las Ramblas, the city’s lively pedestrian streets lined with flower vendors, the beautiful market place and so much more.
Set out for the Benedictine Monastery of Montserrat, a medieval sanctuary nestled in the mountains outside Barcelona. Spend the day learning about the mysterious “Black Virgin” Morenata statue. This afternoon we tour a cava cellar and sample cava, Catalonia’s celebrated sparkling wine.
Our art historian will take you on a private tour of the Museu Picasso this morning. The artist spent a good part of his youth in Barcelona and the vast collection here showcases his early periods. Catch the excitement as you find yourself in the middle of musical performances, sporting events, and a parade of giant wooden puppets.
We head north along the Costa Brava to Cadaqués, located on a peninsula at the edge of the mountains. This afternoon, get acquainted with this fishing village and its charming port. Gather for a seaside dinner at sunset.
Explore the imposing monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes, a Romanesque gem that dates back to the ninth century. Then we’re off to the picturesque fishing town of Port de la Selva.
Step back in time in the medieval village of Perelada. With its maze of narrow lanes set against the backdrop of the Pyrenees. This afternoon, sample local vintages at the magnificent Castillo Perelada. Celebrate this adventure at our farewell dinner tonight.
Day 8 Barcelona
Transfer to the airport early this morning for your return flight.
8 days/7 nights
•Breakfast Each Day
•Guided city visits
NO BIKING and NO HIKING
Price : $3595.00
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