Costa Brava & Barcelona

Costa Brava & Barcelona

Costa Brava & BarcelonaSpain
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77 Nights
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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 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.

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    Trip Itinerary

    Activity Level 2

    Activity Level: Leisurely

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    Travel to Spain


    Travel to Costa Brava

    Today begins our holiday to the Costa Brava. Upon arrival to Spain, we will be met on arrival by our friendly local guide and travel to our hotel. Our guide will provide lots of tips and information to help get a great holiday under way. We will then have the rest of the day to settle in to our hotel. This evening, let’s get together with our fellow travellers for a welcome dinner at the hotel.  

    Full Day Guided Tour of Barcelona


    Panoramic Tour of Barcelona

    Time: MorningMorning

    Join us as we spend the day exploring the Catalan capital of Barcelona. Our day will begin with a panoramic coach tour of this cosmopolitan city seeing sights such the Barceloneta neighbourhood, Montjuic mountain with its panoramic viewing point where you can see the entire city laid out before you, the Olympic Stadium and Plaza Espana. 

    Guided Walking Tour of the Iconic Gothic Quarter

    Time: AfternoonAfternoon

    After lunch let's uncover more of Barcelona with a walking tour of the 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.

    Montserrat & Cava Tasting


    Guided Excursion to Montserrat & Cava tasting

    Time: Full DayFull Day

    Let’s see more, as we continue to explore and uncover the beauty of Catalonia as we embark on a full day guided excursion to Montserrat and the local area. Our day will begin with a visit to the mountain top location of Montserrat, home to the beautiful Benedictine Abbey, Santa Maria de Montserrat.  Our expert local guide will take us on a cable car towards the abbey and explain the importance of this religious and historic site. You will then be free to visit the Abbey, the on-site museum, or take a funicular to the highest part of the mountain range where you can admire spectacular views towards Barcelona and the coast.

    After a morning of discovery in Montserrat, we will continue our journey to the wine region of Penedès. Let’s enjoy a tour of the winery and cellars of Freixanet, followed by a tasting of their famous sparkling Cava wine. 

    At Leisure


    Leisure Time on the Costa Brava

    Time: Full DayFull Day

    You will have a today to relax and enjoy the charms of the Costa Brava. Our local guide will be happy to suggest activities and advise which highlights are a must-see. Why not stretch your legs with a walk on the seaside promenade or relax beside the pool at the hotel? Or perhaps enjoy an al fresco drink or lunch in the Spanish air. The choice is yours!

    At Leisure in Barcelona


    Explore Barcelona at Your Own Pace

    Time: Full DayFull Day

    Today let’s discover more of Barcelona with a guided transfer to 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. Why not visit La Sagrada Familia, admire its intricate outdoor decoration or enter the church and take time to explore the stunning open interior. Another option is to take the cable car to the top of Montjuic and spend more time enjoying the views and walks. You could also discover the world-famous Parc Guell designed by Antoni Gaudi with its stunning architecture and colourful mosaics. 

    You can also 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 so the entire day is free for you to explore.

    Girona & Dali Museum


    Guided Tour of Girona City

    Time: MorningMorning

    Today let’s discover more of this beautiful region with a visit to Girona where we will enjoy a walking tour through the town’s beautifully preserved Jewish Quarter to the Santa Maria Cathedral, an excellent example of Gothic Catalan architecture. We will finish in the town’s main Plaza where we will have some free time to explore more of this medieval city.

    Visit the Dali Museum

    Time: AfternoonAfternoon

    This afternoon let’s learn more about the famous figures of Catalonia in the town of Figueres where we will visit the Dalí Museum. Salvador Dalí was born in Figueres and is widely regarded as one of the most influential surrealist artists of his time. This museum, where the young Dali’s first exhibitions were showcased now displays the largest and most diverse collection of his works, including some of his paintings, films, sculptures, and photography.  

    At Leisure


    Free Time on the Costa Brava

    Time: Full DayFull Day

    Let’s enjoy a final day on the Costa Brava at your own pace. Pick up some last-minute souvenirs in the local town, relax on the beach or enjoy a coffee and watch the world go by in a waterfront café.

    Return Home


    Depart Spain

    On our last day, it’s time to say ‘adios’ to the lovely Costa Brava and set off for home. You will travel from your hotel to the airport for your flight home, with guide assistance with some wonderful holiday memories.

    * 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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    What if there is an emergency?

    We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.

    Do I need a Visa?

    Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements

    Will I be met at the airport?

    You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.

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