Momentum Music School invites students and their families on an exciting musical exchange journey to Barcelona. Located at the Mediterranean sea in the very north of the Spanish Costa Brava, Barcelona is the capital of the province of Catalonia, and is also one of the more cosmopolitan and important economic hubs of Spain.
With your base in the heart of the city, near the famous promenade of Las Ramblas, students and their parents/chaperones will enjoy not only the rich history of Barcelona and the natural beauty of Spain, but will also get a chance to meet with local Suzuki groups to rehearse and perform together.
Barcelona is home to many world famous monuments of the older Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance periods, but is probably mostly known for its Modernist architecture created in the past 100 years, especially by the works of Antoní Gaudí, known as the greatest exponent of Catalan Modernism.
Travelers will get a chance to spend time with Spanish families and youth, enjoying a few guided tours, and of course, try authentic tapas as well as other local food and drink!
In-country transportation per itinerary; best available accommodations; meals as marked (B/L/D) per the itinerary; Momentum Music School tour leader; one Cross Cultural Journeys trip manager; English-speaking local guides; rehearsals and recitals with local schools and Suzuki ensembles; all entrance fees on itinerary; preparation materials;
NOT INCLUDED: Airfare from the United States to and from Spain. Meals not on itinerary; alcoholic drinks; excursions not on the itinerary; entrance fees to sites not on itinerary; tips for local guide and driver (optional, yet customary); travel insurance.
TRAVEL PROTECTION: Cross Cultural Journeys is not responsible for cancellation expenses that you might incur before or during our trip. You may want to check first to see if your current insurance policy covers travel abroad, but we have found that most do not. We strongly encourage considering taking out travel interruption and evacuation insurance to cover any emergencies abroad such as evacuation, or reimbursement for cancellation due to your own illness or an illness in your family. Some plans require you to take out this insurance within 21 days of your deposit to cover pre-existing conditions. CCJ has partnered with TravelSafe. You can visit our online portal to explore different plans. We encourage you to choose a plan covers travel interruption before you depart, as well as during the trip. CCJ is not responsible for events beyond our control in this regard.
Please visit the Cross Cultural Journeys - TravelSafe online portal to find a plan that works for you. You can also call TravelSafe directly at 1-800-523-8020. Make sure you mention that Cross Cultural Journeys is your tour operator for this trip.
This itinerary is a living document and subject to change based on local schedule changes and circumstances beyond our control. Hotels, events and restaurants may have to change, sometimes at the last minute to a similar category. This is also to be able to meet someone new while we are on our journey, or to engage in an activity we could not have foreseen.
After arrival at Barcelona's Airport–El Prat, make your way to our hotel, Catalonia Atenas Hotel. The Catalonia Atenas is located on Avinguda Meridiana close to carrer Aragó, one of the main thoroughfares that cuts across the city. Just a 15-minute walk to the Sagrada Familia, and the Clot metro and train station is five minutes by foot to take you to downtown Barcelona. (Metro passes will be provided.)
Make sure to check out the incredible city views from the hotel's rooftop terrace, where there is also a pool and a solarium! Bring your suits!
After settling into our hotel, the group will meet for a welcome dinner at a nearby restaurant (time and place TBD).
Sleep: Catalonia Atenas Hotel, Barcelona