An insight into Catalonia through its world-famous capital Barcelona and its stunning landscapes. A trip that combines the culture and nature of Catalonia. You will experience the famous Costa Brava, with its charming bays, the overwhelming nature of the Pyrenees and, of course, the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona.
Day 1: Arrival in Palamós – Costa Brava
Enjoy the Costa Brava and the Mediterranean in a 3* star hotel located next to the beach in the viallage of Palamós. Walk through the fishing village and enjoy the charming ambience. Accommodation for 8 nights.
Day 2: Costa Brava
Relaxation and discovery of the charming bays of the Costa Brava. Today we suggest you to have a day to relax. Enjoy the sun and the sea. You can spend the day at the beach or visit the beautiful coves by boat.
Day 3: Costa Brava and its medieval villages
We propose to discover the medieval villages in a quite different way: the “Burricleta” (Electric bikes). Cross medieval villages and towns, which are only small dots on the map, but became picturesque and coloured settlements. Drive from village to village, away from the main roads.
Day 4: Girona
Spend the morning at the beach and in the afternoon go to Gerona to visit its old town with a guide. Feel transported to another time and enjoy the jagged little streets, its boutiques, cafés and restaurants as well as the special environment that you can feel in every corner. After the visit, you will stay in the city for a delicious dinner.
Day 5: Figueres & Dalí
Today propose visit the Dalí Museum in Figueres. On the way, a stop at the Castle of Pubol where Gala, the wife and Muse of Dalí, usted to live in. After the visit, you can continue to Figueres, to visit the Dalí Museum.
Days 6/7: Costa Brava & Camí de Ronda
Continue enjoying the charms of the Costa Brava the following 2 days. You can walk throught the Cami de Ronda along the coast up to a beautiful cove of your choice. Or drive to the close and remote fishing villages, such as Llafranc or the gardens of Cap Roig. Make sure to sunbathe a little before moving on to the next stage of your journey.
Day 8: Barcelona
The city of Barcelona is one of the most popular city break destinations in Europe. Hardly any other city offers such a wealth of attractions and cultural offerings. Located on the Mediterranean Sea, the city offers a perfect combination of city travel and holidays by the sea. Fascinating buildings and multi-cultural influences which are reflected in every facet of the town. Architects from around the world flock to the city to visit its more modern architecture. Arrival and check-in at Hotel 3*. Pick up the BCN card which allows you to move with public transport for 2 days and gives you a variety of discounts on tickets and locals.
Day 9: Barcelona’s Old Town
After breakfast, a guided walk through Barcelona’s old town with a guide. You will visit El born, the historical and geographical centre of Barcelona; the Gothic district, the old town of Barcelona. Enjoy the rest of the day by your own.
Day 10: Barcelona on you own
Today you have a free day, which you can use to walk and visit the city’s various attractions, or shopping. Explore the city on your own at your rhythm. Take advantage of your BCN card.
Day 11: Pallars Jussà
After your breakfast you will continue to the Pallars Jussà, province of Lleida, about 2.5 hours far away. The area is located in the pre-Pyrenees in full nature. Enjoy the trip and be impressed by the changing nature. Arrival and check-in at the 3* Hotel, next to the Lake of Terrades, in bed and breakfast for 3 nights. Free time to explore the area.
Day 12: The Gorge of Montrebei
After breakfast you will meet your guide for the half-day excursion to the Gorge of Montrebei. The Gorge created by the river Noguera Ribagorçana as it passes through the Montsec mountains, is the only great gorge in Catalonia (Spain) which has been kept more or less intact. The walls of the gorge reach vertical heights in excess of 500 metres at points where the minimum width of the gorge is no more than 20 metres
Day 13: Trip to the Catalan rural history
Excursion to the vineyards of Castle Encús. Visit the Chapel, carved by the Knights Hospitaller monks in the twelfth century in stone and which held the mills and the fermentation of the grapes. Enjoy an exceptional view. The tour lasts three hours and consists of three parts: start the tour with the historic part of S. XII. Then, visit the present winery and end with a wine tasting. In the afternoon visit of the Castell de Mur, which because of its architecture and its state, became the emblem of the border fortresses of the Catalan counties.
Day 14: Departure
After the breakfast check out from the hotel and free time until your departure.