Day 1 Welcome to Barcelona 9/29
After a brief get-acquainted meeting at the end of the afternoon we’ll enjoy a classic Catalan dinner together.
Day 2 Gaudi 9/30
Park Guell; Sagrada Familia
After breakfast we’ll meet our guide to begin our introduction to Barcelona’s most famous favorite son – Antonio Gaudi. We’ll begin with Park Guell, a whimsical development that is part Tolkein’s Middle Earth and part Flintstones. Next up is Gaudi’s masterpiece, the famous Sagrada Familia. We’ll learn everything about this iconic building – past, present, and future. Free afternoon and evening.
Day 3 Modernist 10/1
Battlo; Ametller; Ileo l Morera
Today we’ll focus our morning tour on the “Block of Discord” – a section of the Paseo de Gracia that boasts 3 buildings by different Modernists (Catalan’s Art Nouveau). We’ll tour buildings, inside and out, by Gaudi (Casa Battlo), Cadafalch (Casa Ametller), and Muntaner (Casa Ileo l Morera).
Day 4 Muntaner 10/2
St Paul’s Hospital; Musica Catalana
This morning we’ll be focusing on Lluis Domènech I Muntaner. We start with his St Paul’s Hospital followed by a tour the amazing Musica Catalana music hall. Free afternoon and evening
Day 5 Dali 10/3
Port Lligat; Cadaques; Dali Museum
After breakfast today a coach will take us to nearby Port Lligat, a beautiful coastal town where Salvador Dali made his home. We’ll tour his house, now a museum, and enjoy some free time in picturesque Cadaques. We’ll continue on to Dali’s home town of Figueres where you’ll have free time for lunch. In the afternoon we have a guided tour of the Dali Museum, designed by Dali himself in a converted theater.
Day 6 Montserrat 10/4
Today we’ll organize an excursion to the nearby monastery of Montserrat. The uniquely shaped rocks that surround the monastery provided the inspiration for Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia. Free afternoon and a final dinner together.
Day 7 Tour over after breakfast 10/5
Imprint will assist with airport transfers or post-tour travel plans.
[Itinerary details & hotels subject to change]
6 night accommodation 4-Star centrally located hotel; All breakfasts, 3 Dinners, 1 Lunch; All tour transportation (bus, train, cable car, 7-day metro pass); All tips (guide, tour director, drivers, group meals, hotel staff); Full-time services of a Barcelona guide and Imprint tour director, local guide(s); All entrances: Park Guell, Sagrada Familia, Battlo, Ametller, Ileo l Morera, St Paul’s Hospital, Musica Catalana, Dali house, Dali Museum; All activities: Figueres/Port Lligat excursión, Mont Serrat excursion
Tour participants are responsible for the cost of drinks, free-time sightseeing & meals, and expenditures of a personal nature.
Our Barcelona hotel is a modern 4-star hotel in the heart of the city. We’ll have easy access to all the sights as well as great shopping and a variety of restaurants. Plaza Catalunya and the Ramblas are within walking distance. Each room is a suite, complete with kitchenette.