With this city break in Barcelona, you will experience the emblematic masterpieces of Gaudi, the beautiful Montjuic hill and the charming Barceloneta. Dine at a Michelin star restaurant and stay in a comfortable hotel right in the city center.
Our guide will pick you up at the airport and take you directly to the elegant Soho House Hotel, where you will have time to check-in and unpack before going out and experience the wonderful city of Barcelona. A minibus will be waiting for you at the hotel entrance.
Start with visiting the famous Quadrat d´Or, the most emblematic district of Barcelona built up by the bourgeoisie during the late years of the 19th century. Its reference point, Passeig de Gracia-boulevard is an open-air museum of modernism, inviting you to observe its architecture and artistic buildings such as Antoni Gaudí's Casa Batlló and La Pedrera.
You will now explore the main sights of Barcelona. Start with the most famous sight, Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudi´s most symbolic and majestic creation, now almost finished after more than 130 years of construction work. Our guide will give you the interesting history of the basilica and the life & work of Antoni Gaudí.
You will now do the short way up the beautiful paved Avenida Gaudí that will take you from the church to the the complex of Sant Pau Recinte Modernista - ideal to introduce you to another of Barcelona´s modernist architects: Lluís Domènech i Muntaner.
Enjoy a wonderfull lunch in the Eixample area - one of the best areas to feel like a local and enjoy some typical Catalan dish. After lunch, choose between visiting Antoni Gaudí's Park Güell, the colourful result of architecture mixed with nature, shopping on Passeig de Gràcia or in the artisanal shops in the Born area or relaxing at the hotel. The Born Area is one of Barcelona's most atmospheric quarters with its medieval and artistic character. Walk the streets that inspired young Pablo Picasso or visit Santa María del Mar, the inspiration behind local author Ildefonso Falcones' best seller novel The Cathedral of the Sea.
Enjoy a fantastic dinner at one of Barcelona's best restaurants. Choose between Michelin Star restaurant or a restaurant where you can experience the local ambience,
Start the day by visiting the Montjuic hill together with your private guide. We will have panoramic views of Barcelona and sights like the National Palace, the Olympic Ring and Miramar.
In the afternoon you will explore the famous Old Town, Ciutat Vella. Start your walk with the city´s busiest street La Rambla that will introduce you to several of Barcelona's most famous landmarks, like the Boqueria-Market, the Gothic Quarter´s medieval narrow alleys, Barcelona´s Cathedral at Plaça Nova and the nearby monumental group of the Plaça del Rei, the city´s political centre at Plaça Sant Jaume.
You will have time to get a feel of the magical atmosphere of Plaça del Pi and its surrounding streets. Only a few minutes away you will find the city´s historic Jewish Quarter and the labyrinth alleys of El Call.
Lunch will be served at a fantastic restaurant with some of Barcelona's best tapas. Combine it with a gastronimic experience at a nearby wine bar, where you will have a private tasting of 3 excellent top wines from Ribera del Duero, Priorat and Rioja together with some excellent Iberian ham and local cheeses.
After a busy day, you can enjoy your last evening with a dinner back at the Old Port Port Vell. Relax by the Mediterranean sea and take in the atmosphere of Barceloneta. We will take you back to your hotel where you can relax after two intensive incentive days in Barcelona.