Barcelona, the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, is defined by quirky art and architecture, imaginative food and vibrant street life. It has medieval roots, seen in the mazelike Gothic Quarter, but a modernist personality represented by architect Antoni Gaudí’s fantastical Sagrada Família church. Its restaurant scene, anchored by the central Boqueria market, ranges from fine dining to tiny tapas bars.
1st Day (Monday or Tuesday)
airport, your will be met and transferred to your hotel. The balance of the day
is spent at your leisure to relax and/or explore at your own pace.
2nd Day (Tuesday or Wednesday) BARCELONA
at your hotel. Pick up from your hotel for a morning Highlight tour of
Barcelona, visiting places such as, the cathedral and its cloister, the Gothic
Quarter and Plaça Sant Jaume, the Olympic Village, Lluís Companys Olympic
Stadium, Olympic Port, Palau Sant Jordi, the Calatrava Tower and climbing by
Montjuïc mountain. We will visit El Poble Espanyol (the Spanish Village),
collection of traditional buildings from all over Spain, demonstrating a
selection of the handcrafts made locally. We will enjoy an aerial view of Barcelona
from the cable car (from January to March the cable car tour is not in service
and will be replace by a tapas tasting in a local Spanish Village).
afternoon, departure from Julia Travel bus terminal at 3.00 p.m. for your half
day tour to Montserrat. The mountain of Montserrat which rises majestically to 4,051 feet. You will go
up to Montserrat with Gog – Wheel Train. It is a 15-minute trip with a spectacular
views of the mountain. The rocks of Montserrat was formed by natural cement of
sand during the centuries affected by the wind and rain which shaped the
mountain with strange and varied forms. You will visit the Royal Basilica of
Montserrat, which holds the famous 12th century Romanesque carving of Virgen
Moreneta, the Black Virgin. The Benedict sanctuary of Montserrat was founded in
1025 and provides a mystical backdrop for the Virgin of Montserrat, the patron
saint of Catalonia who is enshrined in the monastery's Royal Basilica. The
little monastery soon began to receive pilgrims and visitors who contributed to
the spread of stories of miracles and wonders performed by the Virgin. Today,
Montserrat has been modernized to continue attending to the needs to pilgrims
one thousand years after it was originally founded. Entrance to the audio-visual
exposition will inform you about the fascinating history of Montserrat. We will have the opportunity to taste 4 Montserrat
locally made liquors.
3rd Day (Wednesday or Thursday)
at the hotel. Pick up from your hotel for a full day tour to Girona &
Figueres with Dali Museum. You to visit the 2 biggest cities north of
Barcelona: Girona, medieval city with one of the best preserved Jewish quarters
in Europe and Figueras with its unique Dalí Theater- Museum.
will visit Girona, a monumental city where you can experience its history in
the small streets of the old city centre. You will enjoy a walking tour of the
city, visiting the Cathedral in the old city centre, with its well-preserved
medieval streets that lead you towards the famous pastel colored houses at the
edge of the river bank. The old city centre of Girona holds an important
Theater- Museum in Figueras holds the biggest collection of artworks that
represent the artistic evolution of Salvador Dalí, from his first artistic
experiments until his surreal creations and art he made during the last years
of his life. Transfer back to Barcelona and balance of the day at your leisure
to relax and/or explore on your own.
4th Day (Thursday or Friday) BARCELONA
at the hotel. Pick up from your hotel for a morning excursion to Sitges with
Freixenet Wine Cava Cellars. Discover the most romantic sites in Catalonia:
visit the famous wine cellar of Cava Freixenet and Sitges, one of the most
beautiful villages at the Catalonian coast. During this visit you will learn about
the history of the production of cava, a sparkling wine like champagne one of
most famous wine from Spain and Catalonian origin. The wine cellar of Cava
Freixenet is known for its cava exported all over the world. The guided visit
of the cava wine cellar includes an audio-visual and a visit of the old wine
cellar built in 1922. During your visit the guides will explain the process
making the cava wine. They will give you advice about the service and
consumption of the cava. Your visit ends with a tour in a little train of the
modern part of the wine cellar and of course a taste of the worldly known cava.
After your visit of the wine cellar, the motor coach brings you to one of the
most beautiful coastal towns of Catalonia called Sitges. Sitges is the most
popular destination for Catalonian Tourists. His beaches, microclimate with
almost 300 days of sun a year, a vibrant cultural live, good food, nice and
unique shops turn Sitges into favourite destination to relax and enjoy the rest
of our tour at the Mediterranean coast. You will definitely want to visit
at leisure to enjoy on your own.
5th Day (Friday or Saturday) BARCELONA
at the hotel. Transfer to Barcelona’s airport for your journey home.