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Duration

10 Days 9 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Unlimited

Languages

English, Spanish

About this tour

The Tour Start And Finishes In Barcelona🚗 Embark on the adventure of a lifetime with the Grand Tour of Catalonia Self-Drive! 🌟 Explore Catalonia at your own pace, driving through picturesque landscapes and charming villages. đŸžïž Immerse yourself in Catalonia’s rich culture and history, indulging in mouthwatering culinary delights along the way. đŸ· This circular route ensures you experience every facet of Catalonia’s beauty, from its vibrant cities to its serene countryside. 🏰 Get ready to create unforgettable memories while supporting local communities and respecting the environment. 🌍 Join us on a journey that celebrates Catalonia’s heritage and traditions in a responsible and enjoyable manner.

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Package expires at on 30th, November 2024

Highlights

  • 🚗 Drive through Catalonia's stunning landscapes
  • 🏰 Explore charming villages and historical landmarks
  • đŸœïž Indulge in delicious Catalan cuisine
  • 🌊 Discover beautiful coastal views
  • 🌟 Experience the rich culture and traditions of Catalonia
  • 🌍 Support local communities and respect the environment on your journey

Included/Excluded

  • 2 nights in Escaladei at Hotel Terra Dominicata & Winery - 5*
  • 2 nights in Bages at Hotel Mont Sant Benet - 4* Superior
  • 2 nights in Torrent (Girona) at Mas de Torrent Hotel & Spa - 5*
  • 3 nights in Barcelona at Hotel Majestic & Spa Barcelona- 5 *
  • 7 days Car Rental (Day 1-7)
  • Parking space included
  • Private transfer from Barcelona Hotel to Airport
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast
  • Half-day Private Guided visit to Tarragona: The Gates of Rome en route to Priorat Region tickets to monuments
  • Private guided visit to the monasteries of Poblet and Scala Dei & Private guided visit to Siurana
  • Private visit to the Oil Mil and oil tasting
  • Private visit to the winery and the vineyards in Penedes & wine tasting and lunch
  • Full-day private guided visit to Montserrat monastery with Hiking
  • Private guided hiking experience at La Fageda de'n JordĂ 
  • Private guided walking visit in BesalĂș and tickets
  • Private guided tour of the DalĂ­ museum in Figueres with entrance fees included
  • Private Guided tour of Girona with tickets to the Jewish Museum, the Arab Baths and the Cathedral
  • Private guided hiking tour in Costa Brava
  • Tapas tour of Barcelona (expert food guide, all tastings, tapas and drinks)
  • Private guided visit of Barcelona and tickets to Sagrada Familia and Park GĂŒell
  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package

Itinerary

Pick Up your rental car at Barcelona's airport and drive to the hotel, via Tarragona. Experience a half-day Private Guided visit to Tarragona, known as The Gates of Rome on the way to the Priorat Region. The Tarragona Archaeological Site, once known as Tarraco during the Roman era, has been bestowed the honor of being designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO. This unique site serves as an invaluable testament to the Romans' influence in the Mediterranean. Tarraco played a pivotal role in shaping the urban planning of the Roman Empire and served as a blueprint for other imperial capitals. Visitors can explore various Roman remnants within the city, including the imposing city walls and remarkable structures such as the amphitheater, the circus, and remnants of the forum. The city is also home to the Roman and Paleo-Christian necropolis, one of the most significant necropolises in Europe, where numerous archaeological findings can be viewed at the Tarragona Archaeological Museum. The UNESCO site also includes the area for Imperial worship and the provincial forum. The former can be found in the fine archaeological remains in the cathedral cloister. The latter are found in the buildings of the Antigua Audiencia, in Pallol square, in the Forum and the Praetorium. A visit to Tarragona is not walking through a city and admire its monuments, it is to walk through the first city founded by the Romans outside Italy. Overnight stay in Escaladei at Hotel Terra Dominicata & Winery.

 

After breakfast, drive with your rental car across Priorat Region. Today, we will venture into the Priorat region, a serene escape from the bustling crowds. It's a place where you can find tranquility, contemplation, and a deep appreciation for its cultural heritage. Priorat, spanning less than 20,000 hectares, with only 1,600 hectares dedicated to vineyards, boasts a rugged and challenging terrain. Our journey begins by delving into the region's mystical and religious heritage, focusing on the Cistercian monasteries that date back to the 12th century. We'll visit the Poblet Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where the monastic traditions have endured through the centuries. Poblet is a remarkable architectural complex and stands as one of the largest monasteries in Europe. Following the monastery visit, our journey continues to Siurana, one of the region's most picturesque villages, where we'll enjoy a brief exploration and savor lunch in a traditional restaurant. Our next destination is the Carthusian Monastery of Scala Dei, a historic gem in Priorat. We'll stroll through the monastery's ruins, exploring its three cloisters, church, and refectory, gaining insights into the purpose of each building. As the day winds down and we head back to the hotel, we'll make a stop at an Oil Mill for a private olive oil tasting. The Priorat Olive Oil Trail offers a delightful way to experience a fundamental element of Mediterranean cuisine. Undoubtedly, Priorat's olive oil is among the finest of its kind. Overnight stay in Escaladei at Hotel Terra Dominicata & Winery.

Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, drive with your rental car across Penedés Region. Join us on a journey to explore the private 14th-century country house, where the small cellar in the basement became the birthplace of the first Llopart cava. Step back in time as you visit this charming old winery, savoring tastings of their finest bottles alongside traditional local snacks. The tour then leads to one of their oldest vineyards, their current cava production facilities, and a panoramic view of the Llopart family's heritage, all enjoyed from a four-wheel vehicle. Experience the beauty of the PenedÚs landscape and the historical legacy that unfolds sip by sip. Salut! Overnight stay in Bages at Hotel Mon St Benet.

Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, drive to Montserrat and enjoy a full-day Montserrat with Hiking. Montserrat is a remarkable destination with a rich history, legends, and a vibrant cultural heritage. Its origins trace back to the 9th century when it began as a chapel dedicated to Saint Mary. Over time, it evolved into a significant pilgrimage site and underwent various transformations, eventually becoming an independent abbey and a cultural icon. The monastery's renowned music school has been documented since the 14th century, and its "Escolania" (children's choir) stands as one of Europe's oldest. Visitors to Montserrat can experience both spirituality and witness the enigmatic beauty of the Virgin of Montserrat, affectionately known as La Moreneta (the black Virgin). Amid this stunning natural backdrop, travelers can immerse themselves in a cultural, natural, and mystical journey, exploring the mountain's captivating corners, landscapes, and its rich history. Overnight stay in Bages at Hotel Mon St Benet.

Breakfast

After breakfast, drive your rental car from Hotel Mon Sant Benet to Costa Brava. Make a stop for an hike at La Fageda de'n Jordà on our way to Costa Brava. Hiking in Catalonia has varied and exhilarating options for all tastes. These old trail walks are, so to speak, a thread of memory, of history, of the past and the many people, animals and stories that these landscapes hold within. In the BerguedĂ  area, numerous ancient roads have been revived and restored to preserve this valuable heritage and make them accessible for the public to enjoy once again. The most rewarding way to explore the nature and landscapes of BerguedĂ  is undoubtedly by walking. With the guidance of an expert guide, you'll make the most of the chosen route, ensuring the most enjoyable experience in this breathtaking setting. It's a perfect excursion amidst mountains, lush scenery, and tranquil serenity. In the afternoon, drive to BesalĂș and enjoy a private guided visit. BesalĂș is a beautiful medieval village located north of Girona, in the Garrotxa area known for its volcanoes, magic forests, excellent gastronomy, and quaint locals. In BesalĂș, you can discover one of Catalonia's most charming old Jewish quarters, very well preserved in a small town with extensive history. This enchanting place, 40km northwest, has one of Catalonia's best-preserved calls, medieval Jewish quarters. Its Pont Vell (old bridge) provides beautiful stone sceneries and views of the river and the mountain surrounding the village, and one of the most beautiful bridge views in the region. Its charming streets take us back to those days when the mikvĂ© and the synagogue were everyday life and coexisted naturally with the rest of the community, and part of the significant Jewish population around medieval Catalonia Overnight stay in Torrent (Girona) at Mas de Torrent Hotel & Spa.

Breakfast

After breakfast, enjoy a drive to Figueres and Girona. In the morning, delight in a private visit to Dali Museum in Figueres. Salvador Dalí is without a doubt one of the most relevant artists of the 20th century, and perhaps he's the one that inspires the most curiosity. Dalí’s world was full of imagination, eccentricity and symbolism—he was a character like no other. Today follow his foot steps through some of the life sceneries that were most dear to him. In the afternoon, drive towards Girona and start your visit with your private guide. The ancient walled city of Girona stands on a fortress-like hill, high above the confluence of the Onyar and Ter rivers, and has a long and distinguished history. Founded by Iberians, the Romans later named it Gerunda and established it as an important stopping point on the Via Augusta, linking Iberia with Rome. The 15th-century cathedral, featuring the world's widest unsupported Gothic arch, dominates Girona's skyline. Yet, the city's true charm lies in its labyrinthine cobblestone streets, especially in the captivating Jewish quarter. Here, the medieval atmosphere, "Barri Vell" shops, and beautiful corners create a fascinating experience. The Jewish Call maintains its Kabbalistic mystique from the Middle Ages. Known as the city of four rivers or "Little Florence," Girona's journey takes you through Iberian and Roman times, uncovering Romanesque monasteries, Arab Baths, Gothic gems, and charming squares and corners. Overnight stay in Torrent (Girona) at Mas de Torrent Hotel & Spa.

Breakfast

After breakfast, drive with your rental car to Barcelona and drop off rental car. Stop for an excursion to the Costa Brava on your way to Barcelona. Here, you'll encounter picturesque scenes on one side with lush pine trees and whitewashed façades of old fishermen shacks, while on the other side, you'll be greeted by the endless blue of the sea. Along the Costa Brava, there's no better way to explore the beauty of this coastline than by walking its stunning coastal footpaths, which lead you to enchanting small coves, dramatic cliffs, charming beaches, and other must-see seaside treasures. The journey begins at Cala de la Fosca near Palamós and takes you to La Cala del Castell. Comfortable shoes are recommended for strolling and enjoying breathtaking views, hearing stories of pirate attacks, exploring an ancient Iberian settlement, and finding a hut owned by Salvador Dalí. The path features renovated fishermen's shacks, pines, thickets, and rocks, with several viewpoints offering stunning Mediterranean panoramas. The route concludes at the Gardens of Cap Roig in Palafrugell, spanning around 7 kilometers. Drive to Barcelona and drop off your car rental. Overnight stay in Barcelona at Hotel Majestic & Spa Barcelona in a Privilege City View room.

Breakfast

After breakfast, enjoy a unique Tapas Tour of Barcelona. Barcelona has earned its reputation as a global culinary hub, renowned for its unique Catalan cuisine that seamlessly blends creativity and tradition. The city's culinary scene is ever-evolving, characterized by vibrant markets, bistrós, wine bars, and bodegas. Join a local expert in gastronomy and history to discover the traditions, stories, recipes, and tantalizing tastes that define Barcelona. This tour also serves as an excellent introduction to the city for newcomers. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a returning guest, Barcelona offers countless unexplored areas with lively venues serving excellent local cuisine. Sample the city's diverse flavors during a walking tour that includes stops at old taverns, bars, restaurants, and various intriguing food and wine establishments. Barcelona embraces its diversity, where you can savor homemade stews and rustic wines alongside the creations of talented chefs. Embrace the best of both worlds as you journey with a knowledgeable local guide. Overnight stay in Barcelona at Hotel Majestic & Spa Barcelona in a Privilege City View room.

Breakfast

After breakfast, delight in a private half-day (4-hour) guided tour of Barcelona including Sagrada Familia and Parc GĂŒell. On this 4-hour tour, we'll delve into the world of Modernisme, or Catalan Art Nouveau, focusing on the iconic works of master architect Antoni GaudĂ­. We'll begin with the awe-inspiring Expiatory Temple of Sagrada FamĂ­lia, a masterpiece that combines Gothic and Byzantine cathedral traditions, seamlessly blending form, Christian iconography, and natural inspiration. Next, we'll explore the magical Park GĂŒell, a testament to GaudĂ­'s imagination and commissioned by Eusebi GĂŒell. This site is a major tourist attraction and features GaudĂ­'s unique designs that harmonize with the space, once used for traditional Catalan dances and social events. We'll also catch a glimpse of Passeig de GrĂ cia's renowned facades, including GaudĂ­'s iconic houses, such as Casa MilĂ  ("La Pedrera") and Casa BatllĂł, which contribute to Barcelona's unique character. Overnight stay in Barcelona at Hotel Majestic & Spa Barcelona in a Privilege City View room.

Breakfast

After breakfast, private transfer from the hotel to Barcelona's airport.

Breakfast

Hotel Terra Dominicata & Winery

Escaladei Hotel featuring medieval architecture set at the foot of the Sierra del Montsant - Surrounded by vineyards and olive trees. When, in the 12th century, the Carthusian monks founded their monastery at the foot of the Sierra del Montsant, they showed us the way. Now we have rehabilitated his farm, where they cultivated their vines, olive trees and orchards to offer a unique stay in an exceptional place. 26 rooms of high comfort, in the middle of the Montsant Natural Park, where you can immerse yourself in the landscape, silence and gastronomy of the region. The Vives family provides you a haven of peace in one of the most appreciated wine regions of the world. In addition to the hotel, the farm has its own winery where the wines are produced and where our guests can learn first-hand how Priorat wines are made.

Hotel MĂłn Sant Benet

Bages The Hotel MĂłn Sant Benet & Conference Center, in Bages, is a moment of calm and tranquility. A moment of nothingness, of emptying oneself to be filled again with new sensations and renewed energy. A breath of fresh air. A comfortable, light and vibrant desire. Surrounded by the nature that surrounds it, this 4-star-superior hotel has transferred to its rooms the essence of its surroundings with a strong influence of the medieval monastery of Sant Benet, which it embraces and observes from all its 80 spacious rooms, without exception. The comfort and convenience of the hotel does not detract, but adds up, with the charm and exceptionality of a luxurious location.

Mas de Torrent Hotel & Spa

Torrent Mas de Torrent Hotel & Spa is an 18th-century Catalan farmhouse converted into an exclusive five-star boutique hotel as part of Relais Chateaux, set in an environment of elegance, calm and exclusivity. With 39 suites—and a number of them enjoying their own private pool—this is an enchanting place to stay in the Costa Brava. It is surrounded by wonderful gardens, endless views of Empordà and an array of paths and quaint corners to find peace and unwind.

Hotel Majestic Barcelona

Barcelona The Majestic, a symbol of hotel excellence in the heart of the Paseo de Gracia. The Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona has been a symbol of five-star hotel excellence since 1918. Located on the exclusive Paseo de Gracia, it offers a timeless setting that is ideal for visiting the nearby Gaudi buildings and the most prestigious fashion stores, along with easy access to Barcelona's financial and business districts. The Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona is also a realm of elegant and traditional experiences. Enjoy a romantic evening in one of our suites, taste the refined cuisine at our bars and restaurants, or let yourself be pampered at the Majestic Spa.

Durations

10 Days 9 Nights

Languages

English
Spanish

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  • Please note that this product is not part of our Flexible booking policy as the supplier terms and conditions apply. Our Team will advise you of the exact booking conditions at the time of the booking.
  • All services are subject to availability and prices may fluctuate between the time your proposal is prepared and when the trip is confirmed. When a final itinerary is set, we will provide you with the final price for the trip. We recommend you book on the early side to secure the best guides and hotel rooms, and to avoid disappointment.
  • All private tours and experiences can be adjusted based on the requirements and preferences of our clients. Half-day tours range from 3 to 4 hours; full-day tours are approximately 8 hours in length.
  • All transfers are with English-speaking professional drivers. The vehicles vary between a Mercedes E class or Mercedes Minivan, depending on the type of service and number of passengers.

  • 01 Dec 23 - 31 Dec 24

  • AUD$11406 Per Person

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Barcelona, Spain
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