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No tour escort; explore at your own pace
|Departs||Los Angeles (LAX), Washington Dulles (IAD), Chicago O'Hare (ORD), Houston (IAH), Logan (BOS), New York City (NYC); other gateways on request (flight schedule)|
|Highlights||Barcelona, Spain plus Hop-On Hop-Off pass|
|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.
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.
Day 1: Depart USA. Your exciting trip to Barcelona begins today as you depart for Spain on an overnight flight.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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