Itinerary Highlights
    • Tour Gaudi’s most famous architectural feat, the Sagrada Familia
    • Sample classic Catalan cuisine on a private tapas tour of the city
    • Explore the castle and fountains of Montjuic Mountain

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This five-day itinerary promises fun for all the family in the Catalan capital. Combining plenty of sightseeing, tours and lots of tapas, sample the best of Spanish city life on this short trip.

Your holiday starts with time to settle into your accommodation and get your bearings in this bustling city. On your first full day in Barcelona, we’ve arranged a tour of the exquisite Sagrada Familia. After taking in this iconic structure, spend the rest of the day discovering the city’s maze of streets. A gastronomic adventure awaits the next day: a private tapas tour of the city. Led by a local guide in the know, this is the perfect chance for little ones to expand their palates.
With tastebuds awakened and appetites satisfied, what’s on the agenda this afternoon? A family treasure hunt, of course. Work together to solve the mysteries and complete the hunt. The final full day of the trip takes you to Montjuic Mountain. Here, embark on a guided walking tour of the castle, gardens, fountains and more. There’s then time for some last-minute sightseeing before your flight leaves the next day.


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Flight to Barcelona

Rise and shine early this morning, as it’s time to head to the airport. Relax in the lounge with the family before hopping on a two-hour flight to Barcelona (you can catch up on some sleep on the flight). Upon arrival, a private driver will be waiting to transfer you to your accommodation for the next four nights. You’ll be staying in a stylish and spacious apartment located in the heart of the city.

Having worked up an appetite after your travel day, why not head out for some lunch? Consult our Dossier for the best restaurant recommendations in a city where tapas is king. Have your first taste of patatas bravas and pan con tomate, along with some sangria (for the adults only, of course). After eating and drinking your fill, we recommend exploring the city’s labyrinthine streets (either on foot or by bike), heading to the beach for a sandy stroll, or perusing the quaint shops lining the streets of the Gothic Quarter. Come evening, it’s time for more tapas or perhaps some paella…


City Strolls and the Sagrada Familia

This morning, enjoy an al fresco breakfast and coffee in a nearby café before heading to the city's most famous building, the Basilica de la Sagrada Familia. Designed by Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi, it's the largest unfinished Catholic basilica in the world. We’ve arranged priority access tickets (that means no queueing) so you can tour the basilica in your own time. Enjoy marvelling at the impressive stained glass interior as you listen to the audio guide while touring this UNESCO World Heritage site. Once you’ve soaked up the basilica’s beauty, refuel with a bite to eat nearby.

For the rest of the day, discover bustling Barcelona with the family in tow. If you’ve got a taste for Gaudi architecture, you’re in luck; there’s plenty more to see in the city. Go on a guided (or self-guided) Gaudi tour and visit architectural wonders like Casa Battlo, Casa Vicens and Casa Mila. We also recommend heading to the sprawling Park Guell for more of the architect’s signature flair. Wander the tranquil Parc de la Ciutadella or along the beachfront for a slice of calm after all the sightseeing. Any art lovers? Barcelona is blessed with a multitude of fantastic museums (which are all well worth a visit), from the Museum of Contemporary Art to the National Art Museum of Catalonia.

After all that sightseeing, take your weary legs back to the apartment for a rest. Then, if you’ve got the energy, head back out again this evening to try some classic Catalan cuisine at one of our recommended eateries, washed down with your favourite tipple, of course.


Tapas Tour and Treasure Hunt

Today, you’ve got a jam-packed agenda, so make sure the whole family fuels up with a hearty breakfast. Spend the rest of the morning relaxing at your apartment or perusing the nearby shops. Come lunchtime, gastronomic delights await on a private tapas tour of the city. Lasting around two-and-a-half hours, you’ll be led by a local guide through the twisting cobblestone alleys to the best spots in the city. Tickle your tastebuds with bite-sized dishes of Manchego, squid, boquerones, Iberian ham and croquetas. Even the fussiest of youngsters will find something to satisfy their hunger in these off-the-beaten-track establishments. With bellies full and belts loosened, head back to your accommodation (siesta, anyone?) before the afternoon’s activities.

Later today, the family fun continues with a private treasure hunt in the Raval district. Nominate a family member to become the inspector as you solve the mystery together. Will you triumph, or will you fail? This adventure should take around three hours, after which you’ll be rewarded with (yes, more) tapas and a drink in a local bar. Come evening, revisit a favourite restaurant or consult our Dossier to try somewhere new.


Discover Montjuic Mountain

It’s your final full day in the Catalan capital, so why not end the trip on a high? Head to the city’s outskirts to Montjuic Mountain, where you’ll embark on a walking tour of the open-air architectural museum Poble Espanyol. Encompassing 117 life-size recreations of Spanish buildings, you’ll be led by a private guide past architectural styles from all over Spain, ranging from Romanesque to Baroque.

After a couple of hours exploring Poble Espanyol, it’s time to discover more of the mountain. Located on a picturesque forested hill southwest of Barcelona, Montjuic offers panoramic views over the city. With a private guide, you can discover the fortress of Montjuic Castle and its beautiful grounds, along with the Fountains of Montjuic (also known as the magic fountains). After the walking tour, visit the factory-turned-exhibition space, the Caixa Forum, or make a stop at the beautiful botanical gardens near the castle.

For the rest of the day, we recommend exploring La Boqueria, the city’s oldest market, for a bite to eat. Located in the centre of the infamous Las Ramblas street, you’re perfectly positioned to take in the sights and smells of this bustling area afterwards. Tired of all the sightseeing? Relax on one of the city’s beaches before finding a special spot for dinner (it is the last night, after all).


Bye-bye Barcelona

Enjoy a leisurely morning and a final breakfast in this vibrant city (it’s time for some churros and chocolate sauce). Your flight leaves this afternoon, so you’ve time for one final wander around the winding streets before heading to the airport. You’ll have a 30-minute private transfer, leaving time to pick up any last-minute souvenirs upon arrival. On the two-hour flight home, keep the children entertained and the post-holiday blues at bay with our tailored family fun packs. Arriving back in the UK early evening, it won’t be long before you’re booking your next trip to Spain…

A Rough Idea of Price

Dependent on season, accommodation and activities
The cost for this trip starts from £990 to £1,500 per person.

The final cost of the trip depends on the way we tailor it especially for you. The final cost varies according to several factors, which include the level of service, length of trip and advance booking time. The exact price will be provided on your personalised quote.

The average starting price for this trip is £1,200 per person.
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