Momentum Music School

      Barcelona, Spain

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      Cross Cultural Journeys
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      8 reviews
      Jun 30 - Jul 8, 2024
      Group size: 20 - 38
      Momentum Music School
      Barcelona, Spain

      Cross Cultural Journeys
      • Email address verified
      8 reviews

      Jun 30 - Jul 8, 2024
      Group size: 20 - 38

      About this trip

      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!

      Journey Details:

      INCLUDED: 

      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.

      Important Note About This Itinerary

      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.

      Available Packages

      Standard Double
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      Price per person in a Standard, double room. 

      $2,595
      Deposit: $500
      Multiple Occupancy
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      Price per person in a room where three or four people share.


      $2,395
      Colin Meiling Room
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      $2,395

      Available options



      Itinerary

      Day 1 | Sun, June 30
      Arriving in Barcelona

      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 on the first evening.)

      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 7:15 pm at:

      Agüelo Taberna, Carrer d'Avinyó, 37, Ciutat Vella, 08002


      Sleep: Catalonia Atenas Hotel, Barcelona
      Meals Included:
      Dinner

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      Reviews

      Everything was well planned and the hotel choices were spot on. We had several wonderful guides to show us around and give us insights into their country, history and culture. Well done Kat !
      By Mark S for Swaney Family Celebration on May 30, 2024
      I had a beautiful trip. I loved everything about it. The only criticism I have is to not make the schedule so tight because of unexpected events. Other then that it was fantastic.
      By Donna H for SFJazz New Orleans on Jan 16, 2024
      Exceeded expectations in most categories. Unexpected changes in the itinerary left us rushing around a bit, stopping in local lunch spots that were not good, and missing out on a banner dining reservation (Brennan's) due to a confirmation snafu. We enjoyed the tours and our guide was personable, knowledgeable and excellent. The hotel was great; accommodations, amenities and location. Might be good to schedule some down time along the way...most days downtime consisted of about an hour in the late afternoon...not a lot of time to explore on our own, unless we wanted to miss a scheduled activity, like a steam boat ride. All in all...a good trip, but fewer surprises would have been better.
      By Rodman M for SFJazz New Orleans on Jan 16, 2024
      A once in a lifetime experience given the unique opportunities to interact with New Orleans natives and residents who participate at the highest levels in the jazz and Mardi Gras communities. Felt the orchestration of activities was thoughtful and prudent (eg, ensuring a late afternoon break before commencing nighttime activities). The restaurants were all great, the hotel was terrific. Excellent support from members of the Cross Cultural team and the SFJazz team! I was disappointed in Keynin's efforts. While he was a lovely individual and certainly brought his local history to bear on his talks, he seemed disorganized and inefficient (ie, too much time at any one place when there was so much more to see). There didn't seem to be any rationale for many of our stops (eg, the torture house: why?), and I was surprised there wasn't more of an emphasis on the music history of New Orleans given the nature of our group.
      By Matthew M for SFJazz New Orleans on Jan 10, 2024
      What a wonderful adventure! My son and I had a great time traveling with our soccer community and had a chance to spend time with old friends and build new friendships as well. I personally loved the relaxed approach to travel and the openness to discovery. A big 'Thank you' to Cross Cultural Journeys for a memorable trip!
      By Heidi U for BIFC International Team Tour 2023 on Apr 19, 2023
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