Barcelona

Day 1 Sun Sept 29  Welcome to Barcelona

After a brief get-acquainted meeting at the end of the afternoon we’ll enjoy a classic Catalan dinner together.

Day 2 Mon Sept 30  Gaudi

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 Tues Oct 1  Modernist

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 Wed Oct 2  Muntaner

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 Thurs Oct 3  Dali

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 Fri Oct 4  Montserrat

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 Sat Oct 5  Tour over after breakfast.

What’s Included:
Full time services of an Imprint Tours’ tour director; Local guides for sight-seeing activities; All entrances; 6 nights 4-Star centrally located hotel; All breakfasts, 3 Dinners, and 1 Lunch; All transportation during the tour; Figueres/Port Lligat excursión, Mont Serrat excursion; All tips; VOX audio units

Not Included:
Free time sightseeing and meals; Drinks at group meals; Flights/transport to/from the tour; Travel insurance; Arrangements, items, & activities not specifically mentioned in the itinerary

AKO Hotel

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.

https://www.premiumsuitehotels.com/ako-suite-hotel/en/