5 days- Barcelona 4 nights
Nº of participants: from 2 people
Available all year round upon request
Located on the shores of the Mediterranean , Barcelona is a cosmopolitan city with great cultural significance both commercial , financial and touristic . Barcelona is one of the most popular European cities , but not only for his art, but also for its sunny beaches combined with a suggestive and excellent cuisine. You will have the great opportunity to meet some highlights of its amazing cultural energy and you will also discover its delicious cuisine .
At your centric, cozy and modern hotel awaits you a warm welcome and a memorable stay. During your stay you will enjoy a cooking class to learn Spanish and Catalan recipes , you will have fun in an authentic tapas tour and will discover curious taverns and bars around the Gothic Quarter, and you will learn about Gaudi´s art from the hand of our expert guides by visiting the Sagrada Familia , Park Güell , among other visits.
In addition we will leave Barcelona for the impressive sanctuary of Monstserrat , we will taste wines and cavas of the region in several renowned wineries and we will visit the famous fishing village and artistic Sigtes .
A cocktail of new experiences that will make your trip memorable¡
B- Breakfast L- Lunch D- Dinner
Day 1- L or D
Private transfer from airport to our modern and centric hotel situated right in the centre of Barcelona, within five to ten minutes walking distance of Gaudi’s Pedrera and Casa Batlló, the Ramblas street, the Liceu opera house, the Picasso museum and much more ¡
Welcome lunch or dinner at a typical restaurant in the heart of Barcelona.
Our friendly guide, will meet you at your hotel. You will then head to Casa Batló, 5 minutes walking from your hotel, an amazing Gaudi creation just in the center of Barcelona. We will then visit the amazing Sacred Family and Park Gúell . Of we go for a lovely walking tour among the magical medieval narrow streets at the Gothic old historic quarter. Enjoy its amazing cathedral and its environs which include the Romanesque church of Santa Llúcia, the City Hall ….. Antique dealers, bookshops, restaurants, and unusual shops maintain the activity of this historical district.
During the walk, we will have a Tapas style lunch so you will learn about this famous Spanish way of enjoying small portions of many different specialities accompanied with wine or refreshing beer.. Snacking and drinking your way from bar to bar is incredibly Spanish, and can be lots of fun. Anything from Iberian cured ham and other catalan sausages, tomato bread, muscles with “vinagreta”, anchovies, shrimps stuffed in garlic sauce ….can be enjoyed as a tapa…just delicious¡¡¡
Afternoon free to explore fascinating Barcelona. Dinner on your own.
Day 3 – B/L Excursion to Sitges. 5 or 7 hours
Sitges has always been a place that has captivated artists, tourists and general visitors from all parts. For many, the secret is its light and almost 300 sunny days per year, as noted painters, sculptors and writers who, in the late nineteenth century, settled there. Sitges has preserved important medieval and references ancient fishing village, offering visitors a valuable architectural heritage that our private guide will show you for a pleasant walking tour along cobblestone streets.
Typical lunch at renowned restaurant by the sea in the beautiful sea side village of Sitges.
Back to Barcelona or optional winery visit:
Visit with winemaker Manel around its spectacular winery at Montgros Valley. This consists of 45 acres of woodland and 16 acres of vineyards surrounding the winery in a beautiful farmhouse, where they produce their own wines from native varieties such as Malvasia xarel,sumoll, Carignan and Tempranillo. Enjoy a quirky, friendly and exclusive tour and taste very special wines.
Dinner on your own
Montserrat is the most important mountain in Catalonia . Famous for its Gothic forms and views. On the way our guide will introduce this magical mountain where Mother Nature meets religion , history and identity of the Catalans. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural park . The tour includes a short walk to the monastery , where you can enjoy the spectacular views and get a real sense of spirituality.
Then we will head to one of the most important and beautiful wineries in the region . Situated in a stunning castle dating back more than a thousand years , the winery reigns over 1,000 acres.
Of course later you will sit back and relax as you taste three typical and outstanding wines paired with authentic Spanish bites of organic and local food: delicate cold cuts and cheese.
In the evening , our wine experts will guide you through the winery and take you through a beautiful walk through the vines. Learn how wine is made and discover all its secrets. We lose between corridors of the castle to find the barrel room where the wines age and become wiser . And then let’s sit down , close your eyes and enjoy the wonderful miracle of the aromas and flavors of different wines…
Back to Barcelona. Dinner on your own
Our meeting point will be the Boqueria Market, just 15 minutes walking from your hotel. Situated in “ Las Ramblas” , a famous cheerful pedestrian street with traditional shops, the fresh market of “la Boqueria” is one of the most spectacular and nicest food market in Spain. It is famous for the quality and diversity of its produce which comes from around the world. It is located on a site originally intended to be used as the courtyard of the church of Sant Josep. We will meet our chef to buy the ingredients for our cooking class.
Then we will go to our prestigious cooking school , just 5 minutes from the market, and put on our aprons …….The workshop will last about three hours and will consist of a complete menu- first and second dish and dessert -based on regional or other typical Spanish recipes you may wish to learn how to cook such us:
We will finish with a delicious lunch based on what we have prepared accompanied with excellent Spanish wine.
Transfer to airport.
End of services. Culinary Spain wishes you a safe trip back home.
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