Prices include savings up to $300
for bookings by Aug. 5, 2014!

Breathtaking Barcelona

plus Paris optional extension

Overview

Style Independent/Self-Guided
No tour escort; explore at your own pace
Departures December 2014 – March 2015
Departs Los Angeles (LAX), Washington Dulles (IAD), Chicago O'Hare (ORD), Houston (IAH), Logan (BOS), New York: JFK or EWR (NYC); other gateways on request (flight schedule)
Highlights Barcelona, Spain plus Hop-On Hop-Off pass
Included in the Price
  • Round-trip flights from New York (NYC) to Barcelona including fuel surcharges and taxes and fees
  • Accommodations in a First Class Hotel
  • Breakfast daily
  • Hop-On Hop Off one day pass
Optional
  • Exciting excursions in and outside Barcelona
What to Expect This leisurely-paced, independent tour requires minimal walking and is suitable for most levels of physical fitness. This tour does not include a tour guide or escort.

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Just got back from our trip to Spain. We had an amazing time. This was our second time traveling with Friendly Planet and they never disappoint. I can't wait for my third tour with them next year.

Roy, Los Angeles, CA

Dates, Prices & Options

All prices, fees and deposits are per person. Prices below are subject to availability and confirmation. After we receive your booking, we will confirm all prices and availability within 1–2 business days. Prices are subject to change at any time and not guaranteed until we receive your final payment. More about our prices.

Departures & Prices*
Depart Return Price Book by
Aug 5
Thu Nov 13 2014 Tue Nov 18 2014 $1499 $1199 Closed
Fri Nov 21 2014 Wed Nov 26 2014 $1599 $1299 Closed
Sun Dec 7 2014 Fri Dec 12 2014 $1599 $1299 Available
Thu Dec 18 2014 Tue Dec 23 2014 $1599 $1299 Available
Thu Dec 25 2014 Tue Dec 30 2014 $1749 $1449 Available
Wed Jan 14 2015 Mon Jan 19 2015 $1499 $1199 Available
Wed Jan 28 2015 Mon Feb 2 2015 $1499 $1199 Available
Wed Feb 11 2015 Mon Feb 16 2015 $1499 $1199 Available
Wed Feb 18 2015 Mon Feb 23 2015 $1499 $1199 Available
Wed Mar 11 2015 Mon Mar 16 2015 $1499 $1199 Closed
Wed Mar 25 2015 Mon Mar 30 2015 $1799 $1499 Available

* Prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and include airfare and Airline Taxes, Fees & Sept. 11th Security Fee. Prices do not include excess baggage fees, extensions or optional items. Prices in orange reflect an early booking discount for bookings made by 8/05/14.

Want to stay longer? We may be able to arrange for you to extend your stay later than the scheduled dates, subject to availability. Contact us about dates, prices and restrictions.

Breathtaking Barcelona
Rooming Selection
Double Occupancy included
Single Room Supplement
Mar 25 +$399
All other departures +$299
Separately Paid Taxes
Barcelona Tourist Tax1 (paid separately) +$7

1. The Barcelona Tourist Tax was implemented on Nov 1, 2012. The average tax is 1.25 Euro per person, per night and payable directly to the hotel upon check-out. (Total 5 Euro)

Paris Optional Post-Tour Extension
Paris Extension1
Dec 18, Mar 11, Mar 25 +$649
Dec 25 +$799
All other departures +$549
Rooming Selection
Double Occupancy included
Single Room Supplement
Dec 18, Mar 11, Mar 25 +$599
Dec 25 +$749
All other departures +$499

1. Triple occupancy is on request basis only for the Paris Exension.

Departure Airports
New York: JFK or EWR (NYC) included
Chicago O'Hare (ORD)
Dec 7 unavailable
All other departures +$150
Logan (BOS)
Dec 7 unavailable
All other departures +$150
Washington Dulles (IAD)
Dec 7 unavailable
All other departures +$150
Houston (IAH) +$200
Los Angeles (LAX) +$350

Departure airport prices subject to availability and may cost more based on flight availability at the time of booking.

Coming from somewhere else? Before you book, ask us about availability and prices for flights from other cities. Additional charges for flights from other cities are due within 24 hours of your booking.

Booking Deposit
Standard Deposit $1000

To make a reservation, we only require a per-person deposit payment, which you can pay with your credit card. This non-refundable deposit will be applied towards the cost of your package. You can pay the balance due later by credit card, check or money order. Your final payment is due 75 days prior to departure, or within 72 hours of booking, whichever is later.

Ticketing: Airline tickets for this tour are usually issued within 24 hours of your booking, and once issued, cannot be changed, refunded or transferred.

Itinerary

Breathtaking Barcelona tour itinerary map Put Europe back on your bucket list and visit beautiful Barcelona, Spain, where the weather is balmy, the people are friendly, and the sightseeing is fascinating and in abundance.

Unlike many of our other tour packages, our Breathtaking Barcelona is designed for travelers who want a lot of freedom and flexibility to explore at their own pace. Get your first orientation of Barcelona with the included 24 hour Hop-On Hop-Off pass.

After that, you can continue to explore Barcelona freely from your centrally located hotel, or choose from several exciting optional guided excursions—the choice is yours! You can tour the masterworks of Barcelona’s most famous architect, Antoni Gaudí, enjoy a paella dinner and flamenco show, or head out on day trips to fascinating sites outside Barcelona, such as the Dalí Museum in Figures, the famous mountaintop monastery of Montserrat. As an added bonus, you can also extend your stay for three days in the city of lights, Paris, France.

So much to see and enjoy, and so little cost...how can you possibly resist? But don‘t wait long, because this deal is too good to last.


Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Depart USA. Your exciting trip to Barcelona begins today as you depart for Spain on an overnight flight.

The CascadaDay 2: Barcelona. Upon arrival in Barcelona, make your own way to your hotel independently. Enjoy the balance of the day to relax and unwind and enjoy the facilities of the hotel. Or venture out for your first exploration of the city. Your hotel is conveniently located outside of Ciutadella Park, at the northeastern edge of the old town, it is home to the Barcelona Zoo, the Parliament of Catalonia, a scenic lake, the Museum of Natural Science, and The Cascada, designed and erected by Josep Fontsére and a young Antoni Gaudí, as a student. Accommodations: K+K Hotel Picasso.

Las Ramblas Day 3: Barcelona. Enjoy three days of leisure in exciting Barcelona. Choose which day to activate your 24 hour Hop-On Hop-Off pass for a complete orientation of this fascinating city.

We suggest a walk along the beautiful La Rambla (also known as Las Ramblas), a wide, meandering, shaded boulevard which follows the contours of Barcelona's medieval city walls. La Rambla is filled with colorful shops, outdoor cafés, street performers, and lively activity, and Spanish poet Federico García Lorca once referred to it as "the only street in the world which I wish would never end." Just off the Rambla, discover the lovely Plaça Reial, a large palm-lined square which is the hub of Barcelona nightlife. Or explore the vibrant La Ribera neighborhood, once the home of medieval artisans and wealthy merchants, and now a haven for restaurants, wine bars and cocktail lounges, dance clubs, designer boutiques, art galleries and museums.

Flamenco dancersOr, venture outside of Barcelona to explore Girona and Dalí Museum in Figueres, two of the most famous attractions in northern Catalonia. Or travel to nearby Montserrat to visit the famous Santa Maria de Montserrat perched high on the mountain.

In the evenings, delight in a paella dinner and watch a Flamenco show. Or choose from a wide variety of restaurants serving tapas, or fresh seafood and many other regional and international specialties. Breakfast provided.

Day 4: Barcelona. Another day to enjoy Barcelona at your own pace. Breakfast provided.

Day 5: Barcelona. Another day to enjoy Barcelona at your own pace. Breakfast provided.

Day 6: Barcelona/USA. Your memorable Barcelona sojourn comes to an end as you make your way independently to the airport for your return flight. Arrive in the USA later today. Alternatively, take advantage of your already-included international airfare, and extend your exploration to Paris, France. Breakfast provided.


Paris Optional Extension

Take advantage of your already-included international airfare and spend three more exciting days in Paris, France. You will return to the USA 3 days later than the dates listed on the Dates & Prices tab.

Eiffel Tower, Paris Day 6: Barcelona/Paris. Make your way independently to the Barcelona airport for your flight to Paris, capital city of France. Upon arrival, make your own way to your centrally located hotel. Accommodations: K+K Hotel Cayré. Breakfast provided.

Day 7: Paris. Enjoy 2 full days of leisure in the City of Lights. Explore the city, you can see the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and other landmarks. Art lovers can take in the famous Musée d'Orsay or The Louvre. Breakfast provided.

Day 8: Paris. Another day to explore Paris at your own pace. Breakfast provided.

Day 9: Paris/USA. Your journey comes to an end as you make your way independently to the airport for your return flight. Arrive in the USA later today. Breakfast provided.

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