Magical Barcelona!

Barcelona, Spain

Annie Emanuelli
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29 reviews
Apr 18 - 22, 2023
Group size: 3 - 15
Magical Barcelona!
Barcelona, Spain

Annie Emanuelli
  • Email address verified
29 reviews

Apr 18 - 22, 2023
Group size: 3 - 15

About this trip

Explore the mind-blowing architectural masterpieces of Antoni Gaudi; savor the famous Spanish food and wines during a lively tapas crawl; and feel the passion of flamenco! 

This four-night, five-day tour allows you to experience the true richness of  intoxicating Barcelona - famous for its stunning architecture, lively nightlife, world-class cuisine, and  vibrant cultural heritage.

In three days of perfectly planned tours, you will really get to know Barcelona. We'll visit the city's most famous attractions: La Segrada Familia, Casa Batlló, La Pedrera, El Palau de la Musica, Parc Güell, Casa Amatller and the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site. And we'll visit the nearby mountaintop Monserrat Monastery, and the beautiful beach town Sitges, the Saint Tropez of Spain.

The Best Time to Visit Barcelona!!

Barcelona in the spring is perfect for a visit! High season begins In April, when the weather is delightfully warm and sunny. Daytime temperatures average 70 degrees Fahrenheit, and it seldom rains. 

The mild climate explains why people in Barcelona spend so much time outside; eating al fresco at open-air bars and restaurants, walking or cycling in the surrounding hillsides, relaxing with friends on the beach. 

What to Expect

This moderately-paced, escorted tour includes a reasonable amount of walking and requires an average level of physical fitness. 

The best things you can bring with you are flexibility, patience, and a sense of humor!

Cost and Payment

This 5-day, 4-night adventure is priced $1,749 per person double occupancy (not including airfare to and from Spain). There is a single supplement ($375) for those who want a single room to themselves. 

Your space will be secured when we receive a deposit of $250. 

Upon receipt, your deposit will be nonrefundable.

We have a payment plan which allows the entire cost of the trip to be paid in 12 equal installments of about $125. (You are welcome to make larger payments at less frequent intervals if you choose.)

Cancellation and Refunds

In the event that you need to cancel your trip, these fees will be applied:

• Between 150-101 days before your arrival date, $375.

• Between 100-61 days before your arrival date, 25% of the entire tour price.

• Between 60 and 46 days before your arrival date, 50% of the entire tour price.

• Between 45 and 31 days before your arrival date, 75% of the entire tour price.

• Between 30 and 1 days before your arrival date, 100% of the entire tour price.

Arrival Flights

Please plan to fly into and out of Barcelona Airport–El Prat (BCN) in Barcelona, Spain. 

Please ASK US if you have any questions before you purchase your airfare!

You need to be in Barcelona on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, which means you will need to depart the USA on Monday, April 17, 2023. 

Plan to depart from Barcelona in the morning on Saturday, April 22, 2023. 

NOTE: We have a tour to Sicily planned shortly after this tour ends (Apr 27 - May 8, 2023). Some guests may choose to book both trips and stay in Europe for the duration. Please let us know if you are interested in this option.


U.S. citizens may enter Spain for up to 90 days for tourism without a visa. 

Your passport should be valid for at least three months (six months preferred) beyond the period of stay. 


PLEASE NOTE: We request that all our guests be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. If this is a problem for you, please let us know.

No vaccines are required to enter Spain.

All travelers should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination, including  varicella (chickenpox), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis,  flu, measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), polio, and shingles.

Hepatitis B vaccine is recommended for all unvaccinated travelers to Spain.


As in many major cities, pickpocketing incidents are sadly common in Barcelona.

Use common sense and the same personal security measures you would normally use in a large U.S. city or tourist destination. Exercise the same caution as you would in any unfamiliar area or with unfamiliar people.

Optional Excursions: Gaudi Houses

Antoni Gaudí was Barcelona's most famous architect. He created two spectacular residences for clients in the city - Casa Batlló and Casa Mila - that are open to the public for visits. 

As part of the tour, we will view the exteriors of these two magnificent buildings. This optional tour enables you to visit the interiors of these most important Gaudi houses.

Casa Batlló

Visit the UNESCO-recognised Casa Batlló, one of Barcelona’s most eye-catching edifices. Now a museum, it ihas delights for you to discover in every nook and cranny. Take in the Noble Floor, where the Batlló family once lived; visit the loft, which acted as the family’s vast store cupboard and laundry room, and step out onto the roof terrace to see Gaudi’s mythical-looking chimneys and the famous ‘Dragon’s Back’ depicting the fabled dragon that was slain by St George. 

Casa Mila

Casa Mila (La Pedrera) is regarded as Antoni Gaudi's most iconic work of civic architecture due its constructional and functional innovations, as well as its ornamental and decorative solutions, which broke with the architectural styles of his day. After many years of neglect, Casa Mila was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984, was restored and opened to the public in 1996. Casa Mila was Gaudi's last project before he embarked on working on Sagrada Familia. It took him six years to complete this building.

Optional Dinner: Tapas Crawl

Tuck into tasty tapas and traditional wines on this gastronomic tour of Barcelona on the first evening of the tour. Get the inside scoop on Barcelona’s renowned foodie scene from a local guide and stop along the way to dine at the city’s best tapas bars. At each restaurant, sample an array of delicious Catalan cuisine, taste local specialties like Iberian ham, ‘’ or ‘pan con tomate’ (spicy potatoes, bread, and tomato), and choose from a selection of fine regional wines. 

This is a great way to dive into the Catalonian culture and enjoy authentic cuisine of the area. 

Vegetarian option is available.

We Recommend This Travel Insurance

Bucket List Travel recommends travel insurance for all of our guests. Travel insurance provides financial protection for unexpected events that affect a trip, such as a cancellation, illness, or an injury that occurs during the trip, and may include coverage for trip expenses, medical emergencies, travel delays, and luggage.

We have partnered with a company called Travel Insurance Master, which works with 11 of the country’s best travel insurance providers to find the best plan and value for you so you don’t have to figure it out yourself. 

They take into account your age, trip cost, and the features you want, and present you with what they think is your best option, as well as several alternatives. You only pay the premium amount; there is no additional cost to you.

Take a look at Travel Insurance Master, and rest assured they’ll find you the best trip insurance for your needs. 

Unforeseen Circumstances

As in all travel, we may find some of the destinations, restaurants or hotels we expect to visit on this tour may not be available. If this happens, we will substitute an alternative location this is equal to or better than what was originally planned.

No refunds will be given for any portion of the tour that you  do not attend.

Our Travel Partner: LiveBarcelona

Our guide will be Cristina Sanjuan, general manager of LiveBarcelona, and one of the owners of the company.  She is a Local Official Guide of Barcelona.

She is recommended by Rick Steves’ in his tour books of Barcelona and Spain, and leads his private tours.

LiveBarcelona opened in 1997 and managed by a professional staff working in the travel industry for more than 16 years. 

What’s included

  • Hotel
    Four nights at El Avenida Palace or similar
  • Airport transfers
  • Guided tours
    Licensed English speaking guide, with headsets for the tours
  • Meals
    Four breakfasts, three lunches, two dinners
  • Transportation
    Luxury tour bus
  • Admissions
    Entry fees to all locations in the itinerary: Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, St. Pau Hospital, Cathedral, Montserrat, Aeri de Montserrat
  • Flamenco Show
    Flamenco Show with buffet dinner
  • Winery visit
    Winery visit with wine tasting
  • Local taxes

What’s not included

  • Airfare
    Air into and out of Barcelona
  • Meals
    One dinner
  • Tips
    Tips for guides and service personnel

Available Packages

Trip Price
Deposit: $250

Available options

Gaudi Houses
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Tour the interiors of the most famous houses designed by Antoni Gaudi - Casa Batlló and Casa Mila (La Pedrera).

Single Supplement

Private room - 4 nights.

Optional Tapas and Wine Crawl
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Gastronomic tour of the city’s best tapas bars. At each restaurant, sample an array of delicious authentic Catalan cuisine and wines. 


DAY 1 - April 18, 2023
Arrive in Magical Barcelona!

Upon arrival at Barcelona Airport, you will be met by a Bucket List Travel representative and transferred to your hotel, the incomparable El Avenida Palace.  

Your Organizer

Annie Emanuelli
29 reviews
Hi - I'm Annie, the founder of Bucket List Travel! Travel is my life! I left a 30+ year career as a corporate marketing exec to start my own travel business, taking people to Bucket List locations! I'd like to take you somewhere you've always dreamed of going. Stop dreaming, start packing!


Had a great time. Highly recommend any trip that Annie puts together!
By Bobbi C for Spectacular Sicily & Magical Malta! on May 11, 2024
We had an amazing time. This is my second time traveling with Annie. Can't say enough about her attention to detail, taking care of all of our needs, choosing amazing restaurants, hotels and knowledgeable tour guides. Bucket list Travel and We travel are great!
By Valarie D for Spectacular Sicily & Magical Malta! on May 10, 2024
We enjoyed the full experience, great attention was paid to detail with travel and guides. Everyone in the group got along very well. We would recommend Annie Emanuelli to guide us on future trips.
By William C for Spectacular Sicily & Magical Malta! on May 08, 2024
Another wonderful trip planned by Annie Emanuelli. So much to see, it was wonderful. The food was spectacular, the accommodations very comfortable. From the moment we got off the plane in Sicily, Annie had everything taken care of. This was the third trip Annie has done for us and we are already signed up for another.
By Julie K for Spectacular Sicily & Magical Malta! on May 04, 2024
Julie - I'm so happy you and your mom were able to join us in Sicily and Malta! I love traveling with you two; you are always fun, interested, and engaged. You were a wonderful addition to our little group, and I look forward to our next adventure together. Love you - Annie
By Annie Emanuelli on May 04, 2024
Fantastic Trip. Had an excellent guide/driver who readily shared his knowledge & kindness. Truly experienced Morocco
By Bobbi C for April 7-17, 2024: Morocco Grand Tour! on Apr 20, 2024
Bobbi - I'm so glad you enjoyed Morocco as much as I enjoyed putting that trip together! It is a fascinating country, and Abdullah is a terrific guide. Always happy to have you as a friend and as a guest! Love you - Annie
By Annie Emanuelli on May 04, 2024
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I just returned from a once in a lifetime trip to Cairo organized by Bucket List Travel. Annie took care of every detail of planning, and it really showed when I got off the plane and was taken care of from start to finish with the greatest care. Our guide Yasser was kind, professional, knowledgeable, and funny! He went above and beyond to ensure every need was met and we got the most out of each day in Egypt. I always felt safe and loved experiencing local life and culture. I plan to grab my friends and book again with Bucket List Travel!
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