Gardens of Catalonia

The Gardens of Catalonia

Day 1 Barcelona - Tossa de Mar

You will be collected and transferred from Barcelona to Tossa de Mar.  Enjoy an informative walking tour of Tossa de Mar with welcome drink.  In the 1950s the Hollywood films “Pandora” and “The Flying Dutchman” were filmed here, captivating the town and the locals with the glamour of Hollywood.   A stroll through the delightful old town reveals a multitude of interwoven alley ways, each leading to its own spectacular view of the bay of Tossa, lapped by the sparkling topaz-blue of the Mediterranean Sea. Overnight.

Day 2 Tossa de Mar

Today head out on a guided half day excursion on the Costa Brava with local guide and driver.  Located in Blanes, just south of Tossa, the Marimurtra Botanical Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens on the Mediterranean. The work of the German-born Carl Faust, these gardens is testimony to his love of nature, his vision and energy.  At the top of steep cliffs running along the sea, the gardens occupy one of the most spectacular sites along the Costa Brava with panoramic views up and down the coastline.
The second garden visit is a contrast in style, but it too boasts a magnificent location above the sea. The Santa Clotilde gardens are a fine example of the Noucentista movement– an early 20th century movement for intellectual and aesthetic renewal in Catalonia. Designer Nicolau Rubió i Tuduri ignored the then current vogue for Spanish-Arabic & classical French garden design and instead sought to recover the spirit of the Italian Renaissance, as the essence of modernity. Overnight.

Day 3 Tossa de Mar - Barcelona - Tossa de Mar

A most interesting full day guided excursion to Barcelona's gardens & parks. You will be collected from your hotel this morning by a private car & driver, for the drive into Barcelona, where you will be met by your expert guide for a 6-hour exploration of some of the city’s most iconic parks and gardens. On your tour you will visit the Parque de la Ciudatella with its exuberant Monumental Waterfall and countless sculptures, as well as its extensive and varied flora.   Your tour also visits the emblematic Parc Guell designed by the famous Antoni Gaudi. Finally visit the Parc del Laberint d'Horta with its romantic and neoclassical styles and the gardens of Mossèn Costa i Llobera, ranked by The New York Times back in the 1980’s as among the best gardens in the world.  Back to Tossa de Mar after a full day.  Overnight.

Day 4 Tossa de Mar - Barcelona

Transfer to Barcelona today, to the airport, port or train station. End of itinerary!