Hosted Tour-Land Only
8 Days/ 7 Nights
Daily January 1-December 31
Put Europe back on your bucket list with this amazing package to the gorgeous Costa Maresme and Barcelona, Spain, where the weather is balmy, the people are friendly, and the sightseeing is fascinating and in abundance. From your lovely coastal hotel, explore Barcelona, one of Europe’s most splendid cities on an included day tour, enjoy excursions to fascinating sites such as the Dali Museum in Figures, the mountaintop monastery of Montserrat cross the border to France and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Carcassone, the most significant medieval fortified city in Europe. You will even visit nearby landlocked Andorra for some duty free shopping. So much to see and enjoy, and so little cost. How can you possibly resist?
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7 nights first class accommodation with private facilities
Round trip Barcelona airport or rail station transfers
Breakfast each morning
Lunch daily-water and wine included
Dinners nightly-water and wine included
Sightseeing as per itinerary
Hotel taxes and service charges
Day 1 Barcelona-Costa Maresme
Upon arrival you will be met and taken to your hotel on the Costa Maresme. Remainder of the day at leisure. .
Day 2 Costa Maresme-Barcelona-Costa Maresme
After breakfast you will be taken on a panoramic tour of cosmopolitan Barcelona.
Day 3 Costa Maresme-Andorra-Costa Maresme
After breakfast you will be taken on an excursion to one of the smallest countries in Europe, Andorra. The tiny landlocked country is nestled in the Pyrenees Mountains between Spain and France. Andorra was officially founded in 1278 as a result of a land dispute between the Bishop of Urgell and the Count of Foix, but legends point to Charlemagne as the country’s earliest liberator. Today, Andorra has developed into a prosperous nation thanks to its duty-free shopping and healthy tourism industry. The official language of Andorra is Catalan, but both Spanish and French are widely used. Your visit will offer you plenty of free time to explore the capital city of Andorra la Vella and take advantage of the duty-free shopping. Passport will be required to enter Andorra and return to Spain.
Day 4 Costa Maresme-Montserrat-Costa Maresme
After breakfast you will be taken on an excursion to the mountaintop monastery of Montserrat. You will take the track railway three miles (5 km) up the mountainside, enjoying fantastic views and scenery as you make your way to the monastery. Inside the church, you will see the patroness of Cataluna, the statue of the Black Madonna. Around noon, one of the oldest and most esteemed children’s choirs in Europe will sing. You can also visit the museum to see works of art by Picasso, Caravaggio, El Greco, and other Catalan artists. For the more daring there is a cable car which transports you even higher up the mountain where the views are breathtaking.
Day 5 Costa Maresme-Carcassonne-Costa Maresme
After breakfast you will be taken on an excursion to the medieval walled city of Carcassonne, France. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this fortified city has a rich history dating back to the first ramparts built by the Romans. Under the rule of the Visigoths, Carcassonne flourished during the Golden Age as a major economic center. The city is most recognized by its formidable crenelated walls and towers that were fully restored in 1853 by French architect Eugene Viollet-le-Duc. Carcassonne offers you spectacular examples of medieval architecture and picturesque panoramas of the surrounding countryside. You will be able to explore the city’s winding cobblestone streets and admire its marvelous plazas.
Day 6 Costa Maresme-Dail’s World-Costa Maresme
After breakfast you will be taken on an excursion into the amazing world of Salvador Dali. First you’ll visit the house of Gala Dali in Pubol. This medieval castle was the residence of the painter’s wife, Gala, during the 1970’s, and the painter’s own residence in the 1980’s. Today, it is a museum housing various paintings, drawings & sculptures. Next, you’ll head to Figueres to see the theater-museum of Salvador Dali. Inaugurated in 1974, it contains a wide range of works which describe the artistic genius of Dali.
Day 7 Costa Maresme
After breakfast full day at leisure.
Day 8 Costa Maresme-End of Tour
After breakfast you will be taken to Barcelona. You can extend your stay on the Costa Maresme or continue to Barcelona or Madrid.
Additional nights available
Pre and/or post tour nights in Barcelona available.
Order of tours subject to change.