Magical Barcelona!

Barcelona, Spain

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

Annie Emanuelli
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12 reviews

$NaN
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.

Passports

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. 

Immunizations

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.


Safety

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.  https://travelinsurancemaster.com/a?5cc9488b-808d-4077-a31f-c22a7c47abd2 

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

Available options

Itinerary

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.

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Your Organizer


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Annie Emanuelli
12 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!

Reviews

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This was the trip of a lifetime!! Annie had every detail planned out so well. We saw the most amazing parts of Zimbabwe, Johannesburg and Capetown. Our lodging and meals were incredible! The game drives were amazing! Annie and the guides were so flexible and were able to make a few last-minute changes based on the groups' needs. She made the trip so easy and enjoyable. I would definitely recommend Annie and the Bucket List team.
By Elizabeth D for Sept 4-15, 2022: South Africa! on 02 Nov, 2022
SUCH a wonderful time in South Africa with a bonus trip to Victoria Falls. This trip was planned pre-pandemic, and it as worth the 2.5 year wait! Everything was taken care of, all I had to do for the most part was show up. The guides were phenomenal, making sure that we saw everything we wanted to see, being flexible in their schedules, and quite literally "making it happen" a number of times. Annie is such a joy to work with and does her best to accommodate requests of all of her guests. This is my second trip with Bucketlist Travel and I am looking to book a third (Jordan+) in the near future.
By Kasey P for Sept 18-29, 2022: South Africa! on 31 Oct, 2022
I would highly recommend taking a tour with Bucket list travels and Annie Emmanuel. This was my first tour but I can’t imagine anything better. Annie organized such a fabulous tour encompassing everything you want to see in South Africa. She takes care of everything….you don’t have to worry about a thing. It is an experience instead of just a vacation. You will be driven by a knowledgeable tour guide to all of the sights she has carefully arranged so that you really experience South Africa….and there’s so much to see! All of the accommodations are fabulous! Great hospitality and great food! The game drives were amazing…I saw every animal I had hoped to see there. You can tell she has a passion for travel that she wants to share with others! I plan on taking another tour with Annie because she has other places that I would like to see. I highly recommend her tours… it exceeded my expectations! Thank you Annie!
By Peg B for Sept 4-15, 2022: South Africa! on 12 Oct, 2022
Annie is THE BEST! She created a wonderful itinerary that allowed us to see so many animals in their natural habitat - including the Big 5, whales and penguins! - and learn about the history of the country through visits to various museums, cultural centers and visiting Cape Town. And we did this all while staying in lovely accommodations and enjoying delicious food. Annie also builds into her trips the opportunity to add on visits to nearby sites. Victoria Falls was fabulous! Thank you, Annie, for another bucket list trip of a lifetime!!
By robin s for Sept 4-15, 2022: South Africa! on 27 Sep, 2022
This was truly an unforgettable experience. It surpassed all our expectations, from the lodging, to the animal sightings, to the food, the guides, and the cultural experiences. Annie Emanuelli you are the best and I look forward to going on another one of your trips in the future.
By Julie K for Sept 4-15, 2022: South Africa! on 24 Sep, 2022
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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!
By Noel G on 05 Feb, 2020