Barcelona Package Two

Barcelona Package Two

Day 1 Barcelona

Arrival in Barcelona where you are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.  Overnight.

Day 2 Barcelona

Free morning at leisure to explore the city. This afternoon, join a Gaudi Barcelona group tour. Continue to Sagrada Familia cathedral to enjoy a walking tour exploring the interior of the building, richly and symbolically decorated, where vaults reach up to seventy meters. We will also visit Sagrada Familia museum, where you will see drawings, plaster models and pictures about the history and development of this basilica from its early beginnings to the present day. Then we will join with the rest of group and continue afterwards the visit of the Artistic Tour. Then enjoy a 45 minute visit at Gaudi's bizarre Parc Guell which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then our tour follows to Paseo de Gracia to see Gaudi's famous apartment buildings like La Pedrera and Casa Batllo.  The tour ends near the Casa Batlló at Paseo de Gracia 43. Overnight.

Day 3 Barcelona - Montserrat - Barcelona

Enjoy a full day group tour to Cardona and Montserrat including brunch. Journey to Cardona to first visit the old salt mine of Cardona, over 100 hectares in size which is now an important touristic site, where you can learn about the industry and see the extraction machinery.  The next stop is Cardona castle, built in 886 by Wilfred ‘El Velloso’ (‘the hairy). In the 15th C, the dukes of Cardona were the most important family of the Crown of Aragon and were known as "crownless kings," for they had extensive territorial dominions  and dynastic ties with the royal houses of Castile, Portugal, Sicily, and Naples. In 1714, after a siege, which largely destroyed the walls of the castle, Cardona was the last stronghold to surrender to the Bourbon troops of Philip V during the War of Succession.  Even Napoleon’s troops were unable to conquer his citadel years later.  Enjoy a brunch of local foods and wine or cava before heading to Montserrat mountain.   Ascend the mountain by cog-wheel train to the Monastery to visit the beautiful Royal Basilica, home to the famous Verge Moreneta (Black Madonna).   Free time to visit the audio visual exhibition and taste typical liquors of Montserrat.  Overnight.

Day 4 Barcelona

Departure transfer. End of services.