Nature, Art and History in Catalonia

Discover the Sagrada Familia, (The Sacred Family) Antoni Gaudi´s masterpiece and a UNESCO Heritage Site. Visit a Cava winery, where you will have the opportunity to learn about and taste the regional flavors. Venture out on hikes inside the Aigüestortes National Park.
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Your Tour:

8 nights

9 days

14 meals

Up to 5 miles / day

Tour overview

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Discover Catalonia, one of the most fascinating regions of Spain through an experience that gathers three of the main aspects that characterize this area: Nature, Art and History. Visit Barcelona, the largest city of the Mediterranean coast, and discover its surroundings with the most amazing landscapes and hiking experiences in the area of the Pyrenees mountains. Immerse yourself in the culture while visiting a selection of the most important sites providing an outstanding artistic and cultural experience. Combine an incredible art scene and monuments, from Gaudi’s masterpieces to Dali´s Theatre Museum, expert-led city walks, multiple outdoors experiences and expert-led hikes with fantastic lectures on Nature, Art and History with 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)
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Day 2
Lecture on the History of Catalonia, Panoramic Bus Tour, 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
Day trip to Figueres, Dalí Theatre-Museum, Gala's Castle (B,L)
Day 4
Day 5
Transfer to Vielha, Cava Winery, Lecture on Geography, Climate & Nature of Pyrenees (B, L, D)
Day 5
Day 6
Caldes de Boí - Boí - Erill Trail Hike, The Romanesque Center (B)
Day 6
Day 7
Aigüestortes National Park to Estany Long hike (B, L)
Day 7
Day 8
Transfer to Barcelona, Independent Exploration, Farewell Dinner (B,D)
Day 8
Day 9
End of program (B)
Day 9

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

Overnight: Barcelona

After breakfast at hotel a local expert will join us and give us an introduction on the History of Catalonia. Then, we will enjoy a panoramic bus tour through Barcelona.

In the afternoon, at the hotel meeting room a local expert will join us for a presentation on Medieval Art. Afterwards, we will depart from the hotel to enjoy an expert-lead 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.

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

Day 4

Overnight: Barcelona

After breakfast we will set out with a local expert for a day trip to Figueres, the birthplace of Salvador Dalí. Upon arrival, we will visit the Dalí Theatre-Museum, the world’s largest surrealist art object. Then we will transfer to Púbol to have lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch we will continue to Gala Dalí Castle Museum-House where we will enjoy an expert-led visit.  Afterwards we will return to Barcelona with approximate arrival late afternoon.

Day 5

Overnight: Vielha

Breakfast at hotel. After checkout, we will transfer by private bus to Vielha, capital of the Aran Valley. On route, we will stop  at a Cava winery where we will enjoy an expert led visit and a wine tasting session. Then we will enjoy lunch at a restaurant on route. After lunch we will continue to Vielha.

Upon arrival, after checking in at the hotel and settling into your room we will have an orientation walk followed by a lecture on Geography, Climate & Nature of the Pyrenees given by a local expert.

Day 6

Activity notes: 4 hours of walking through natural trails, up to 6 miles, total ascent 660 feet

Overnight: Vielha

After breakfast we will depart by bus to Caldes de Boi where we will meet with a local expert to start our walk. We will follow the old water path that linked the town of Pont de Suert with the town of La Vall de Boì. We will continue our hike ending at Erill la Vall where we will visit the church of Santa Eulalia and the Romanesque Center. Then, we will have some free time for lunch. Afterwards we will return to Vilha and we expect to arrive late afternoon.

Day 7

Activity notes: 3-4 hours of walking through natural trails, up to 7 miles, total ascent 660 feet

Overnight: Vielha

We will depart by bus to Boi where we will meet with a local expert who will accompany us during the walk. Upon arrival we will take a taxi to Planell d’Aigüestortes where we will start the hike, which path runs parallel to the river of Saint Nicolas. Along the walk we will admire the breathtaking landscapes until arrival at Estany Llong where we will enjoy our picnic lunch. Then we will return by the same path and we will take the bus to return to Vielha. We expect to arrive late afternoon.

Day 8

Overnight: Barcelona

Breakfast at hotel. After check-out we’ll be transferred by a private bus to Barcelona. We expect to arrive late in the morning. After checking in at the hotel and settling into your room we will have free time to pack, explore or just relax.

Afterwards, we will gather at the hotel for a walk to a restaurant to have our farewell dinner.

Day 9

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

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Tour Inclusions

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Tour Pricing

Price per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement $550.

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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Roman Amphitheater, Costa Daurada, Catalunya. Copy space for text

Day Trip to Tarragona

Learn more about the Roman culture and the history of Tarragona. We will meet a local expert who will guide our visits to the Roman Circus and the Roman Amphitheater while explaining the history of the ancient city of Tarraco. Afterwards we will enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.
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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.