Barcelona

Day 1 Welcome to Barcelona 9/29
Meeting; Dinner

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
Montserrat Monastery
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 transfer arrangements.

[Itinerary details & hotels subject to change]

What’s Included:
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

Important Exceptions:
Tour participants are responsible for the cost of drinks, free-time sightseeing & meals, and expenditures of a personal nature.

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/