5 days- Barcelona 4 nights
Nº of participants: from 2 people
Available from 28 November to 23rd December
Enjoy Christmas in Barcelona¡¡ All the city is beautiful decorated with Christmas trees and lights and you get lost at its openmarket of Santa Llúcia. Located by the impressive Gothic Cathedral, it celebrates his 228 anniversary (1786-2014) and will open the doors next 28 November, until 23 December.
Visit the the layout of the stands (crafts, Nativity scenes and fiugres, plants, Simbombes,,,,) and the different parts of the fair, history, artisans, activities, news, the photographic archive, exhibitions of crib scenes and much more¡
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, as well as a Sweet tour to taste the most delicious chocolates and tyipical sweets 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.
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 ¡
5: 00 – 8:30 pm Tapas tour in historical Gothic quarter.
Enjoy this Food tour of tapas in Barcelona. Combine gourmet food and culture on a pre-dinner walking tour of Barcelona’s local tapas bars. It’s a great way to begin your visit of Barcelona – not only you get an overview of this fabulous city, you also learn how to order tapas (bar snacks) and discover some of the most unique bars and cafes Barcelona has to offer. Plus, your friendly, informative guide can offer suggestions to help you get the most from your stay in Barcelona.
We will start the food tapas tour in a unique venue in Spain, Tours Tapas & Friends, a Gastronomic Center created under the slow food philosophy and open to offer experiences to Foodies and travelers who visit Barcelona; where we will do with a guided tasting of 3 selected Spanish products (cheese and /or cured meats) with bread and a drink.
The food tour will stop two restaurants offering a wide selection of local, delicious tapas.
Day 2 – B/L Visit to the Boquería Market & Cooking class
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.
Afternoon free to explore fascinating Barcelona and the Santa LLucia Market ¡¡ Dinner on your own.
Day 3 – B/L Guided Cultural tour , chocolate museum and Sweet tour
10: 30 – 1:30 p.m Our friendly guide, will meet you at your hotel. You will then head to Casa Batló, , an amazing Gaudi creation just in the center of Barcelona. Of we go for a panoramic view of Barcelona, Sacred family and a stop at Gaudís Park Guell to enjy it architecture , design and impresiive views of Barcelona. We will also go to the chocolate museum: It provides a journey through the origins of chocolate, its arrival in Europe and its spread as an element between myth and reality, its medicinal properties and nutritional value, relating tradition with the future and forming part of our collective imagination. The whole process is explained, from the cocoa tree seed to the point where cocoa becomes chocolate: where cocoa comes from, how it is grown, where it can be found, the existing varieties, the manufacturing process, etc. Be amazing with all the chocolate pieces they make¡
1.30 pm lunch at typical catalán restaurant to enjoy its regional cuisine
Indulge your taste buds with this chocolate and sweets small-group walking tour in Barcelona! Learn about the important tradition of pastries and chocolate in Spain as you visit different patisseries and cafés with your local guide.
Explore Barcelona’s main sweet locations, in the Gothic and El Born quarters, and enjoy 10 different tastings of a variety of Spanish treats, such as ‘melindros’ and ‘churros’. This small-group tour, limited to 10 people, ensures you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide.Our informative and food connoisseur guide will lead you through this luscious and delicious walking tour that will leave no one indifferent.
Are you ready to taste the experience?
Dinner on your own.
Day 4– B/L Full day excursion to Montserrat and winery ( 9 hours)
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. In its restaurant enjoy a menu with regional specialties with wines from the vineyard organic production . 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
Day 5– B . Last day
Buffet breakfast .Transfer to airport.
End of services. Culinary Spain wishes you a safe trip back home
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
Menus will be not “a la carte” and will be fixed before hand by Culinary Spain. If there is any food you are allergic to or cannot eat, please inform us before your travel.
The order of days in itinerary or schedule of activities can be modified by Culinary Spain. The customer will receive the confirmed itinerary prior to travel.
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