Best of Catalonia - 8 Days

Best of Catalonia

Barcelona and beyond
Travel to Barcelona, Costa Brava and the countryside on this Catalonian adventure! Soak in the history and culture of Barcelona before driving to the mountaintop monastery of Montserrat and the beaches and towns of Costa Brava.

Unique Explorations
Enjoy the freedom of your own car to roam far and wide.
Stroll through the Museu Picasso in Barcelona and follow the footsteps of this iconic painter.
Take a ride on the Montserrat Aeri cable car. See amazing views while giving your legs a break.
When in Spain, tasting local culinary favorites is a must. Try Fideua, then indulge in the sweet dessert, Crema Catalana.
Experience overwhelming beauty at the Jardi Botanic Marimurtra in Costa Brava.
Escape to the northeast coast of Spain and experience the artsy bustle of Barcelona, the mountainous countryside of Montserrat, and the crystal clear beaches of Costa Brava. This unique vacation package takes you on a ride through some of Spain’s most magnificent highlights – from its architecturally-rich cities to its beautiful outskirts.

Start your journey in the vibrant, culture-packed city of Barcelona. Hop around from one of Antoni Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces to the next. See the extraordinary Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, Casa Mila, and more! Stroll through La Rambla, the Gothic Quarter, and La Boqueria and experience traditional Spanish shops, markets, cafes, and street performances.

Next, head to mountainous Montserrat. Although the drive is fairly short, you’ll feel like you’ve entered another world. Hike to sky-high peaks and gaze out at once-in-a-lifetime views. For a more comfortable experience, ride to the peak of Montserrat on a cable car and snap tons of photos along the way! Be sure to snap a shot of the sun setting over the mountains – now that’s a way to make your friends at home jealous.

Finally, drive to the land of peace and paradise: Costa Brava. Relax on the white sand beaches and feel your eyes widen as you stare out into the bright blue-green ocean. Watch as the water  twirls and swirls around gorgeous rock formations, breathe in the salty sea air, and hear the faint sounds of gulls squawking and waves crashing. Embark on gorgeous nature walks and treat yourself to authentic cuisine at local seaside restaurants.

PRICES FROM: $1,780*PER PERSON

*Vacation is round-trip, per person, based on 2 travelers departing from
Atlanta. Includes air, airport taxes, hotel, transfers, daily breakfast and more. Additional baggage charges may apply. Rates are available for 1 to 9 travelers. Sceptre

Rates are not guaranteed until booked.

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Day 1
Welcome to Barcelona!

Arrive in Barcelona and immediately become immersed in colorful culture and artistic flavor. Enjoy a private transfer to your first luxurious accommodation, settle in, then begin exploring this fascinating city!

Spend your first night strolling along La Rambla or walking through the historic Gothic Quarter. Watch authentic street performers dance the night away, browse through unique shops, and grab some tapas at a quaint cafe. Never too early to splurge on souvenirs!

Transfer to Barcelona hotel

Check In - Hotel Tryp Apolo

BARCELONA, SPAIN 4 out of 5 stars

Chill out in style at our Barcelona hotel, where you can choose a sleek guest room, fitness room or spacious family suite. Seize the day with a premium breakfast buffet before heading to the beach or city. Revitalize with a cocktail in our lounge, then savor local flavors in our restaurant or order room service any time of day or night. To help you get work done, we offer a business center and Wi-Fi Internet access. Get the inside scoop on all the must-see spots from our dedicated staff.

Day 2
Barcelona

Spend the day seeing all of Antoni Gaudi's famous masterpieces up-close! First, visit the overwhelmingly beautiful Sagrada Familia. If you're interested in touring the inside, be sure to get there early; lines can get quite long, but it's worth the wait!

Next, navigate your way through tons of bright sculptures in stunning Park Guell. From there, make your way to Casa Mila, Casa Batllo, and the amazing Palau Nacional in Montjuic Park. Sitting in front of the Palau Nacional is the Magic Fountain of Montjuic. Watch its jet streams dance as it becomes illuminated during a fantastic light show come nightfall!

Day 3
Barcelona - Montserrat

Enjoy a scenic drive to the gorgeous mountains of Montserrat today! Settle into your comfortable accommodation, then travel through time at the Montserrat Monastery.

Explore this historic landmark that's nestled right in the heart of the mountains. Gawk at its stunning architecture, learn about its history, and enjoy the view of this beautiful area.

Check in - Abat Cisneros Hotel Montserrat or similar.

Contemporary comfort in an unbeatable location

Escape to this comfortable hotel, nestled right at the base of the magnificent Montserrat peak. Originally constructed in 1563, the Abat Cisneros marries historic antiquity with luxurious modernity. Open the door to your spacious room and find tons of natural light, large beds, satellite TV, and more. Relax in this serene atmosphere and take in breathtaking views of the gorgeous mountains of the Llobregat Valley.

After a day of excitement and exploration, indulge in mouthwatering local cuisine at the hotel's on-site restaurant. Enjoy its cozy, yet elegant atmosphere that combines warm colors, cultural artwork, low lighting, and a magnificent stone ceiling. Unwind with a glass of wine and enjoy an unforgettable sunset over Montserrat.

Day 4
Montserrat

Enjoy an energizing breakfast, lace up your sneakers, and start your day with a hike up Sant Jeroni. Gaze out at majestic views and breathe in the fresh, mountain air.

When your legs get tired, take a ride on the Aeri Montserrat cable car. Record a video of the ride on your phone while you enjoy the amazing view in person.

Day 5
Montserrat - Costa Brava

Make your way to the breathtaking shores of Costa Brava, where the bright blue-green ocean meets pristine white sand.

Spend the rest of the day strolling through the charming stone streets of Vila Vella, Costa Brava's old town, then take a walk along the magnificent Cami de Ronda.

Check In - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Girona

GIRONA, SPAIN 4 out of 5 stars

Enjoy a stay at the contemporary DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Girona, set in the heart of charming Girona. Located close to the Auditorium and Congress Center and a leisurely ten minute walk from downtown Girona, this hotel is ideally situated in Northern Catalonia’s largest city. El Celler de Can Roca – voted the finest restaurant in the world by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants – is just a five minute walk away and popular Girona attractions, including the Jewish Quarter, Girona Cathedral and the Arab Baths are all just a short distance from this stylish hotel.

Each beautifully decorated, eco-friendly room features LCD TV, air-conditioning, complimentary WiFi and an elegant bathroom. Unwind on the stunning 6th floor terrace with a rooftop bar and a sparkling swimming pool. Relax with a cocktail and a snack as you take in the wonderful city views. Savor Catalan delicacies prepared with seasonal, local ingredients in the elegant Restaurant Sargantana.

Day 6
Costa Brava

Wake up, enjoy breakfast, then grab your camera and take a drive to Cap de Creus National Park. See postcard-worthy natural beauty as you walk along this stunning trail.

Head back towards your hotel and end the day watching the sunset from the iconic Castillo de Tossa de Mar.

Day 7
Costa Brava - Barcelona

Say goodbye to Costa Brava and head back to where you came from: Barcelona. Along the drive, you may want to make a pit-stop at the gorgeous Montnegre i el Corredor nature preserve.

Spend the afternoon making sure you've seen everything you'd hoped to see. Treat yourself to a last-night meal of paella, indulge in some churros con chocolate, and reflect on all you've seen and done since you've last been in Barcelona.

Check In - Hotel Tryp Apolo

BARCELONA, SPAIN 4 out of 5 stars

Chill out in style at our Barcelona hotel, where you can choose a sleek guest room, fitness room or spacious family suite. Seize the day with a premium breakfast buffet before heading to the beach or city. Revitalize with a cocktail in our lounge, then savor local flavors in our restaurant or order room service any time of day or night. To help you get work done, we offer a business center and Wi-Fi Internet access. Get the inside scoop on all the must-see spots from our dedicated staff.

Day 8
Depart Spain

Squeeze all your souvenirs into your luggage, make your way to the airport, drop off your rental car and board your plane. Spend the flight home scrolling through priceless photos and dreaming about your next adventure.

Fly home!

What's Included

  • Round-trip economy class airfare to Barcelona (BCN)
  • Private airport transfer upon arrival
  • Manual car rental for 5 nights - upgrade to automatic available
  • Accommodations in hotels listed, or similar:
  • 2 nights in Barcelona at the Hotel Tryp Apolo
  • 2 nights in Montserrat at the Hotel Abat Cisneros
  • 2 nights in Costa Brava at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Girona
  • 1 night in Barcelona at the Hotel Tryp Apolo
  • Breakfast daily

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