Mediterranean Spain

Discover the Sagrada Familia, (The Sacred Family) Antoni Gaudi´s masterpiece and a UNESCO Heritage Site. Get to know about the history, architecture and art of Valencia through our field trips. Visit Sagunto and learn more about its more than 2,000 thousand years of history.
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Sagunto

Your Tour:

7 nights

8 days

12 meals

Up to 3 miles / day

Tour overview

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Sagunto
Discover the Mediterranean coast of Spain and immerse yourself in a unique journey while visiting a great selection of cities and historical sites. From Barcelona with Gaudi’s masterpieces and an incredible art scene and monuments, to the city of Sagunto in Valencia with more than 2,000 years of history. Enjoy and experience the Mediterranean side of the country with a great combination of lectures by featured experts, an exquisite gastronomy, expert-led visits and walks, hands-on cooking-class and many more. An opportunity you can´t miss!

Program activities, schedules and personnel may change due to local circumstances.

In such an event, we will alert you as quickly as possible.

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Day 1
Arrive in Barcelona, Orientation & Welcome Dinner. (D)
Day 1
Day 2
Lecture on Mediterranean Legacy of Spain, Maritime Museum, Lecture on Medieval Art, Gothic Quarter Walking Tour (B)
Day 2
Day 3
Lecture on Modernism, Sagrada Familia (Sacred Family), Park Güell, Independent Exploration (B)
Day 3
Day 4
Lecture on Mediterranean Spanish Cuisine, Local Market, Cooking Class, Independent Exploration (B, L)
Day 4
Day 5
Transfer to Valencia, Tarragona Walking Tour, Roman Circus and Amphitheater visits (B, L, D)
Day 5
Day 6
Historic Old Center Walking Tour, Cathedral, San Nicolás Church, Independent Exploration (B)
Day 6
Day 7
Day Trip to Sagunto, Sagunto Castle, Roman Theater, Via del Portic (B, D)
Day 7
Day 8
End of program (B)
Day 8

Day by Day

Day 1

Overnight: Barcelona

The tour coordinator will greet everyone and we will review the program schedule, emergency procedures and answer questions. After orientation we will set out with our tour coordinator to take a walk and explore the area around the hotel.At a restaurant, we´ll enjoy a welcome dinner with a delicious set menu.

Day 2

After breakfast a local expert will join us for a presentation on The Mediterranean Legacy of Spain, where we will learn about the great importance of the Mediterranean coast and why it is not just a destiny for vacation or visitors. Then we will depart by bus to the Maritime Museum where we will enjoy an expert-led visit.

In the afternoon, in the hotel meeting room, our expert lecturer will offer us a presentation on Medieval Art. Afterwards, we will depart from the hotel to enjoy an expert-led walk through the Gothic Quarter and visit treasures such as the Plaza Felipe Neri, the Roman Columns, and Plaza del Pi.

Day 3

Overnight: Barcelona

 After breakfast a local expert will join us at the hotel for a presentation on Modernism: Architecture, Art and Life. Then, we will depart from the hotel by private bus for a visit to two of Antoni Gaudí´s masterworks, the enormous basilica known as La Sagrada Familia (The Sacred Family) and the exotic Parque Güell, Gaudí’s outdoor residential project.

In the afternoon we will have free time to explore the city, your tour coordinator will be happy to offer suggestions.

Day 4

Overnight: Barcelona

After breakfast a local expert will join us for a presentation on Mediterranean Spanish Cuisine. Then, we will depart by bus to a local market where a gastronomic expert will show us the wide range of products available in Barcelona. Afterwards, we will enjoy a hands-on cooking class led by a local chef where we will learn about Catalan and Spanish dishes.

After enjoying the meal we cooked, we will have a free afternoon to pack, explore or just relax.

Day 5

Overnight: Valencia

Breakfast at hotel. After check-out we will transfer by private bus to Valencia. On route, we will stop in Tarragona where we will meet a local expert who will lead our visits to the Roman Circus and the Roman Amphitheater. During our walking tour we will learn more about the Roman culture and the history of Tarragona. Afterwards we will have lunch at a local restaurant. Then, we will continue our transfer to Valencia.

After checking in at the hotel and settling into your room we will have an orientation walk followed by dinner at the hotel restaurant.

Day 6

Overnight: Valencia

After breakfast we will depart for a walk with a local expert to discover the hidden corners and historical buildings of the Valencia Historic Old Center. Along the walk the same expert will guide our explorations to the Cathedral and San Nicolas Church. The Cathedral of Valencia was built between the 13th and 15th centuries and is one of the oldest Spanish Gothic cathedrals. During the visit we will enjoy the views from El Miguelete, the bell tower and symbol of the city. Then, we will visit the church of San Nicolas, considered the Sistine chapel of Valencia.

Afterwards, we will have free time to explore the city, your tour coordinator will be happy to offer suggestions.

Day 7

Overnight: Valencia

After breakfast we will set out with a local expert for a day trip to Sagunto. Sagunto was founded in 219 BC. Once we arrive we will visit the medieval Sagunto Castle, the Roman Theater and Via del Portic. A local expert will accompany us along the walk, providing us with great information about the long history of the city.  Then, we will have a short free time for lunch.

In the afternoon, we will return to Valencia to pack and have our farewell dinner.

Day 8

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport at a designated time

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Tour Inclusions

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Tour Pricing

For a minimum of 15 pax.

Additional Experiences

Customize your trip according to your interests by adding any of these once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

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Museo Nacional de Arte Catalán

National Museum of Catalan Art

Be amazed by the historical building where the museum is located, built on the occasion of the international exhibition of 1929. Once there, an expert will guide us through a selection of the most representative works of the museum’s collections of Romanesque and Gothic art. We will conclude the visit on the terrace where we will enjoy one of the best panoramic views of Barcelona.
Casa Batllo and Ametller on April 26, 2012 in Barcelona. Buildings wese restored and constructed by Antoni Gaudi, Josep Maria Jujol, Josep Puig i Cadafalch  between 1877 and 1906

Casa Museu Amatller

Discover this jewel of Catalan modernism, designed in 1900 and on which façade you will see the reinterpretation of different architectural styles. An expert will lead a guided visit to its interior where we will see the original furniture and decoration.
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Spanish Civil War Bomb Shelter

Learn about one of the most tragic periods of the city’s history visiting one of the spanish civil war bomb shelters. More than 1,400 bomb shelters were built in Barcelona to protect citizens from the constant bombardments.