This morning after check out, meet with your private driver and head to Malaga airport. Here you will take your direct flight to Barcelona.
After you are checked in and organized, our expert guide will meet you in the hotel lobby and together you will explore one of Europe’s most fascinating cities…Barcelona! With typical Catalan pride and creativity, Barcelona remains determined to project itself as Spain’s most innovative city, and offers a staggering array of attractions. Our guided tour covers much ground, including how the city was reborn with the Olympics in 1992 and stresses the importance of Catalan history and culture in its development. The tour takes in the Passeig de Gracia, the most stylish street of Barcelona, lined with boutique shops and art galleries. Also La Rambla, with its outdoor cafes, flower stands, exotic birds and equally colorful street performers.
Just off La Rambla are the antique stalls at La Boqueria, Barcelona’s outdoor market considered to be one of the best markets in the world. Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter rests on the ancient Roman city of Barcino, today, full of buildings from the 13th to the 15th century. The Quarter, where you’ll spend most of the tour, is full of interesting shapes, peaceful plazas and winding alleyways, with its medieval Cathedral and the Picasso Museum. If you opt for only one private tour in Barcelona, then the visit should include the Sagrada Familia, Gaudí’s most famous work and a worldwide symbol for Barcelona. Given there are so many sites and places of interest in Barcelona, our private guides are flexible and will accommodate your personal preferences and tastes.
Afternoon and evening will be at leisure.
More About Barcelona
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, the aesthetics of Barcelona impress from afar and close up. The city is an architectural dream with gems from legendary Modernist architects such as Antoni Gaudi, as well as the full range of contemporary avant-garde architecture dotted in between its 19th century promenades and thriving local neighborhoods.
In recent years, Barcelona has become the most talked about city in Europe for its ever-evolving restaurant scene. From bistro cooking to beach-side dining, local chefs are letting their creativity guide them and forging a gourmet paradise along the way. There are more than 40 local markets, the best known being La Boqueria and the range of specialist food and wine stores is staggering. They also have vineyards in the Penedes and the Priorat wine region, both within reach of Barcelona. The options for foodies here are vast and we encourage you to get involved as much as possible!
Excursions can also take you to a range of great destinations… the sacred alpine monastery at Montserrat, the picturesque seaside town of Cadaques, the Dali Museum in Figueres, medieval villages in the Emporda area as well as Girona, which apart from its fascinating history, is also currently home to the “Best Restaurant in the World”.