Breathtaking Barcelona

plus Paris optional extension


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Style Independent PackageEnjoy the freedom and flexibility to go and see what you like. There's no set schedule and no guides or escorts accompany you, so you're free to explore on your own from your centrally-located hotel. Some packages include a guided city tour to get you oriented. Choose European rail packages, fly-and-drive packages with a rental car, or included transfers and/or city-to-city transportation. More of these packages
Freedom to explore at your own pace; unescorted
Departures Scheduled Dates
Highlights Barcelona, Spain plus Hop-On Hop-Off pass
Price Includes
  • 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
  • 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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Note: NYC departures will be from either JFK or EWR based upon availability when you make your reservation. Your flight itinerary showing which airport that you are departing from will be emailed to you in 24-48 hours.


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 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 Cascada Day 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.

Or, 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.

Flamenco dancers 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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With the help of Friendly Planet, my wife and I had a memorable week in Barcelona. I can't thank you enough for modifying the Breathtaking Barcelona tour to fit our needs. The bane of all travel is arriving in a city at 9:00 AM and being told you cannot check into your hotel until 3:00PM. We were met at the airport and arranged an early check-in. This went above and beyond your responsibilities to us as clients. Thank you again! We will certainly check with Friendly Planet first for all our future travel plans.

Bill Schmidlin

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