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Costa Brava & Barcelona

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  • Experience Catalonia on this 7-night guided holiday in Costa Brava.
  • Stay in the beachside town of Pineda de Mar, Santa Susanna or Malgrat de Mar.
  • Explore all Barcelona has to offer with a panoramic tour & a free day in the city with guided transfers.
  • Try Spain’s answer to Champagne with a Cava tasting & a tour of a renowned winery.
  • Take in stunning views overlooking Barcelona on a guided visit to Montserrat & its famous Abbey.
  • Discover the traditional Catalonian city of Girona followed by a visit to the Dali museum in Figueres.

Book Your Trip From £729pp

From £729pp

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Your Guided Group Holiday to Costa Brava & Barcelona

If you crave beautiful weather, some of the best food in the world, and wish to see some of the most impressive gothic architecture in Europe, then join us on this holiday to Spain. We’ll stay near the beaches of Costa Brava and just a short distance from the Catalan capital of Barcelona, home to Gaudi’s celebrated architecture, the tree-lined Las Ramblas and the winding, narrow streets of the magical Gothic Quarter. Enjoy two full days exploring these attractions and more, including Güell Park and Montjuïc Viewing Point. You’ll also have plenty of time to soak up the Spanish sun with leisure time at your seaside resort. A further day will be spent discovering the nearby small town of Girona and visiting the Dali museum in Figueres. We’ll also get to explore Montserrat, home to a Benedictine Abbey and situated in the mountains overlooking Barcelona, followed by a Cava tasting at a celebrated winery. Experience all that Catalonia has to offer for yourself on our 7-night break.

Trip Itinerary

Leisurely

Activity Level: Leisurely

Day
1

Travel to Spain

Transfer to Costa Brava

Depart for Barcelona, where you will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Your guide will provide lots of tips and information to help get a great holiday under way.

2

Barcelona

Panoramic Tour of Barcelona

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You will start your holiday with a panoramic tour of Barcelona to get your bearings in this stunning city. As you drive through the streets your guide will point out incredible pieces of art & architecture in the style of Antoni Gaudi and other Catalan Modernist Artists.  Your first stop is Montjuïc Viewing Point so you can see the entire city laid out before you. Next you move on to visit one of Gaudi’s most famous works, Park Güell.

Guided Walking Tour of the Iconic Gothic Quarter

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After lunch you will embark on a walking tour of Barcelona’s iconic Gothic Quarter. The Gothic Quarter or Barri Gòtic is the centre of the old city of Barcelona and many of the buildings date from medieval times, some from as far back as the Roman settlement. The area is made up of a labyrinth of small streets running off the famous Las Ramblas, many of which open up to squares, which contain churches and basilicas.

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Montserrat & Cava Tasting

Guided Excursion to Montserrat & Cava tasting

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Today’s full day guided excursion includes visits to Montserrat, 1,200 metres above sea level and home to one of Spain’s most important religious sites.  The beautiful Benedictine Abbey of Santa Maria de Montserrat was founded in the 10th century. It acted as a sanctuary for many scholars, artists and politicians during Franco’s rule and from the 1940s was seen as a symbol of Catalan nationalism. To begin the visit, you’ll walk towards the basilica and enjoy a commentary from your guide. There will then be free time to visit the Abbey, the on-site museum, or take a funicular to the highest part of the mountain range to admire spectacular views towards Barcelona and the coast. After a morning of discovery at Montserrat, continue your journey to the wine region of Penedès and take a tour of a celebrated winery, followed by a tasting of their sparkling wines.

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At Leisure in Barcelona

Explore Barcelona at Your Own Pace

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Today you will have a guided transfer into Barcelona where you can spend the day exploring the city at your own pace.  You might like to revisit some of the places you saw during your city tour. You can return to La Sagrada Família to enter the church and take time to explore the interior. Another option is to take the cable car to the top of Montjuïc and spend more time enjoying the views and walks. Take a trip to one of the many markets or museums in the city and stop for some refreshments in one of the many bars & restaurants by the port or at La Boqueria, the famous food market off Las Ramblas.  You will have a guided transfer back to your hotel this evening. 

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Girona & Dali Museum

Guided Tour of Girona City

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After breakfast, your guide will take you to the small city of Girona.  You will take a walking tour through the beautifully preserved Jewish Quarter to the Santa Maria Cathedral. The cathedral is built on the site of a mosque, which was built by the Moors and was rebuilt after their expulsion. The present edifice is one of the most important monuments of the Majorcan architect Jaume Fabre and is an excellent example of Gothic Catalan architecture. You will finish the tour in the town’s main Plaza where you can take lunch at your leisure in one of the many tapas bars. 

Visit the Dali Museum

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This afternoon you will travel to the town of Figueres to visit the Dalí Museum, widely regarded as the home of surrealism. Salvador Dalí was born in Figueres and has an eccentric artistic repertoire including film, sculpture and photography. The heart of the museum is the building that housed the Figueres town theatre when Dalí was a child and is where the young Dalí’s first exhibitions were showcased. The museum now displays the largest and most diverse collection of his works. 

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At Leisure or Optional Boat Trip to Tossa de Mar

Leisure Time in Barcelona

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Today you can avail of a transfer to Barcelona, for independent sightseeing there. Revisit the Gothic Quarter and explore its atmospheric streets, stroll along Las Ramblas and have fun watching the street vendors and performers, try some delicious tapas!

Optional Boat Trip to Tossa de Mar

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Have the chance to further explore the Costa Brava on an optional boat tour to Tossa de Mar. See the sights of the Costa Brava from the water as your boat passes by the rugged coastline with its coves and inlets and relax listening to the waves of the sparking blue Mediterranean Sea. Arrive to Tossa de Mar, a fishing village overlooked by a medieval castle. Stroll up to the castle for the views over the town, wander its crooked little streets lined with boutiques or enjoy lunch on the promenade, before meeting the boat in the afternoon for the return trip.

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At Leisure

Free Time on the Costa Brava

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Another chance to relax by the beach, do some souvenir shopping and perhaps enjoy an al fresco drink or lunch in the Spanish sunshine.

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Return Home

Depart Spain

Time to head for home, with some wonderful holiday memories. Transfer from your hotel to Barcelona airport for your flight home, with guide assistance.

* We aim to operate your tour itinerary according to the format shown. Occasionally, local conditions and unexpected events may result in adjustments to the planned schedule. We kindly ask for your understanding and flexibility in the event of any changes

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