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Barcelona City Break

Spain in 7 Days, 5 Nights in Destination

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This self-guided trip to Barcelona offers the perfect chance to get to know this majestic city and its surroundings at your own pace. Join daily optional tours, or explore independently!

Included

  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. Some transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Breakfast only

Availability

  1. Departures available until March 2025

  2. Available Group tours

  3. Solo travelers available

  4. Add up to 4 nights to your stay

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  • Accommodation in Charm category hotels.
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Accommodation: 5 Nights

Itinerary

Find out why Barcelona makes an incredible base for a visit to Spain or the Mediterranean. This coastal city offers iconic architecture, a fascinating history, plus proximity to beaches, mountains, and picturesque small towns. Enjoy a self-guided trip, with plenty of time to relax and explore plus daily optional excursions to the city's top tourist sites. 

1st Day: Canada - Night on board
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Ready to explore Barcelona on your self-guided adventure? Arrive at your Canadian departure airport, ready for a flight* to Barcelona. Night on board.

*If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Barcelona
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Touch down in Barcelona, one of Spain’s most important cities known for its fast-paced atmosphere, modernist architecture and beautiful plazas and beaches. Transfer to the hotel for check-in and spend the rest of the day exploring at your own pace. Barcelona is a vibrant city known for its artistic heritage and the amazing architecture of Gaudi. Overnight stay in Barcelona.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Evenia Rocafort or similar
tripadvisor rating

735 Reviews

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3rd Day: Barcelona
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Breakfast at the hotel. Discover the city today on a combined walking and bus tour of Barcelona. Find your own way to the meeting point at Barcelona's Estació del Nord to meet your guide and set off on a walking tour of the historic neighborhoods of Born and the Gothic Quarter. Stroll along some of the most emblematic streets in the city before reaching the incredible Barcelona Cathedral, famed for its magnificent Gothic architecture. Continue the walking tour to uncover the secrets of one of the oldest parts of the city.

Next, board an air-conditioned coach for a panoramic tour of Barcelona's most important sights. See the beautiful Mediterranean Coastline and Port Olympic, pass by the old fisherman's quarter of Barceloneta and head inland to the leafy neighborhood of Montjuïc. Famous as the stage for the 1992 Olympic Games, learn how this event transformed the city. Take the Montjuïc cable car for amazing views across the entire city and visit MNAC Viewpoint for captivating panoramas of Barcelona. On the way back to the meeting point, drive along spectacular Passeig de Gracia to pass by Gaudi's most emblematic architecture, such as Casa Batlló and La Pedrera. End the tour and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure, making the most of the city's incredible beaches or indulging in Barcelona's many tapas bars. Overnight stay in Barcelona.

Please note: the Montjuïc cable car is under maintenance between January and early March. If you visit during this time, this cable car ride will be replaced by a ride on the Port Cable Car instead. 

Important information: Please note that time and days in Barcelona can be changed according to the availability of the walking and bus tour of Barcelona. It will be confirmed 15 days before arrival. However, all included excursions are already guaranteed.

In case that the Barcelona city tour is not available because of external causes such as a religious or an official event, a national holiday or demonstrations, a 1-day-pass of the hop-on-hop-off bus will be offered.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Evenia Rocafort or similar
tripadvisor rating

735 Reviews

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Activities

included
Walking & Panoramic Tour of Barcelona with Cable Car Ride

Moderate

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4th Day: Barcelona
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day at your leisure in Barcelona to do as you please. You may want to head to the beach, check out a museum, or try some tapas in a nearby plaza. If you're an architecture buff, why not join our optional fast-track guided visit to the Sagrada Familia & Park Guell?* These icons of Barcelona were both designed by the famed Antoni Gaudi. In the evening, we're offering an optional flamenco performance with dinner included**! Check it out for an authentic Andalusian experience. Overnight in Barcelona.

*Optional Fast-Track Tour of Sagrada Familia & Park Guell: See two of Antoni Gaudi's most famous works in Barcelona, with transfers between the sites included. You will be accompanied by a guide and will have access to audio devices at the Sagrada Familia. 

Important note: If you choose to enter the Sagrada Familia, please be aware that appropriate clothing should be worn in this religious setting. Avoid revealing clothing and sandals.

**Optional Flamenco Show with Dinner: Meet at El Tablao Cordobés, a famed venue for flamenco performance in Barcelona. Enjoy the show in a cave-like space that creates an intimate musical experience while dining on small plates and pintxos along with unlimited drinks!

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Evenia Rocafort or similar
tripadvisor rating

735 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Fast-track Guided Visit of Sagrada Familia & Park Guell
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Optional
Flamenco Show with Dinner
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5th Day: Barcelona
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Breakfast at the hotel. You have another free day in Barcelona to pass as you like! You could try the local markets, such as the famed Boquería, famed for the wide range of options available in small, family-run stalls. You could also join our optional wine tour* through Catalonia and get to know the local varieties. Enjoy the adventure of your choice before heading back to the hotel in the evening. Overnight stay in Barcelona.

*Optional Premium Wine Tour: Meet up at the Estació del Nord for an excursion to two important wineries. Catalonia is known for its excellent wine production, and you'll have the chance to try three varieties at each winery, plus a selection of local cheeses and cured meats. Soak in expert knowledge on the centuries-old methods used to produce, store, and serve the wine.

Important note: this excursion operates only Wednesday and Friday. It does not operate from November to March.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Evenia Rocafort or similar
tripadvisor rating

735 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Premium Catalan Wines Tour

Moderate

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6th Day: Barcelona
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Breakfast at the hotel. It's time to savor another free day in Barcelona! Sip on some sangria and enjoy that typical Spanish sunshine. Get to know Barcelona on foot, seeing different neighborhoods from Gracia to Eixample. For those interested in historical and religious sites, take an optional day trip to Montserrat.* After your day of fun, return to the hotel. Overnight stay in Barcelona.

*Optional Montserrat Tour with Black Madonna Access: The monastery at Montserrat is an architectural masterpiece situated on one of Catalonia's most distinctive mountain ranges. Take a breaktaking train ride up to the structure, where you'll enjoy stunning views. Walk around the beautiful sanctuary, home to a world-famous Madonna figurine known as "La Moreneta" for its distinctive black color. You'll also get the chance to try four locally-produced liqueurs before heading back to Barcelona.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Evenia Rocafort or similar
tripadvisor rating

735 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Montserrat Morning Tour with priority access to the Black Madonna

Moderate

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7th Day: Barcelona - Canada
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Breakfast* at the hotel. Sadly, it's time to bring your journey through Barcelona to an end. At the indicated time, private transfer to the airport for your flight back to Canada. Arrive in Canada and end your trip.**

*Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

**Depending on the return flight schedule, you may arrive in Canada the next day.

Included activities

Included
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The duration of the tour includes transportation. Departure point at Estació del Nord, ground floor, platform 19. End of January - beginning of March the cable car is under maintenance and the service will be replaced by the Port Cable Car.

Walking & Panoramic Tour of Barcelona with Cable Car Ride

Included activity for day 3 in Barcelona

Begin with a walking tour through the historic neighbourhoods of Born and the Gothic Quarter. Visit Barcelona Cathedral before embarking on a panoramic tour, including the Olympic Port and Montjuic. Cable Car ride in Montjuic included.

Duration 04:30h Approx.

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional
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Sagrada Familia is a Catholic church; knees and shoulder must be covered for men and women. No bare feet or flip-flops, no see-through clothing, plunging necklines, exposed backs or bellies, no hats.

Fast-track Guided Visit of Sagrada Familia & Park Guell

Suggested activity for day 4 in Barcelona

Enjoy a guided tour with fast-track entrance to the legendary Sagrada Familia and Park Guell, two of Gaudi's most incredible creations. Learn more about how natural symbolism inspired both great works.

Duration 04:00h Approx.

Physical rating:

Light

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Optional
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According to the Tablao Cordobés rules, children between 0 and 3 years old will not be admitted.

Flamenco Show with Dinner

Suggested activity for day 4 in Barcelona

Enjoy an authentic flamenco show in the heart of Barcelona. Founded in 1970, the Tablao Cordobés is considered one of the most important flamenco venues in Spain. Enjoy an exciting Andalusian show along with tapas and unlimited drinks.

Duration 01:00h Approx.

Physical rating:

Light

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Optional
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Children under the age of 18 may take the tour, but the wine and sparkling wine portion will be replaced. Cellar temperatures can be cold, we recommend that you bring a coat. Not available Nov-March. Only available Wednesdays and Fridays.

Premium Catalan Wines Tour

Suggested activity for day 5

On this tour you'll visit two premium wineries, where you'll learn about the different processes involved in the production of wine and sparkling wine typical in Catalonia. Taste 3 varieties plus snacks in each!

Duration 07:00h Approx.

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Optional
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Please note this is a walking tour on arrival at the site. Wear appropriate attire.

Montserrat Morning Tour with priority access to the Black Madonna

Suggested activity for day 6 in Barcelona

Discover a Catalan wonder on this 5-and-a-half-hour tour. Take the cogwheel train and enjoy a breathtaking ride up the mountain to the sanctuary. See the famed Madonna statue and try 4 local liqueurs.

Duration 05:30h Approx.

Physical rating:

Moderate

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The price includes

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    Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main Canadian airports.
  • International flights: Canada - Barcelona - Canada.
  • 5 nights accommodation in Charm category hotels.
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  • 5 breakfasts.
  • Airport-hotel-airport transfers included.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Panoramic tour of Barcelona including Montjuïc cable car.*
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*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Tax*, drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

*City tax is not included and the payment for the city tax is required by clients at hotels (4-5 € per person per night aprox).

Hotel pick up and drop off for the panoramic tour of Barcelona.

*Important: hotel pick up and drop off for the Panoramic tour of Barcelona are not included. You will have to make your own way to the meeting point and it is important that you present yourself at least 10 minutes before the starting time of the tour.

Please note: this itinerary is an independent tour, not a group tour. It includes accommodation, some activities and transfers, but you will not be accompanied by a guide throughout the entire trip, nor will you be traveling in a group.

Hotel ratings in Spain are not governed by the same standards as those in Canada, so please keep this in mind when selecting your desired accommodation category.

Please note that time and days in Barcelona can be changed according to the availability of the walking and bus tour of Barcelona. It will be confirmed 15 days before arrival. However, all included excursions are already guaranteed.

In case that the Barcelona city tour is not available because of external causes such as a religious or an official event, a national holiday or demonstrations, a 1-day-pass of the hop-on-hop-off bus will be offered.

Download the final itinerary uploaded to your Exoticca account to check the day, the time and pick up point of the activities.

  • Entry requirements

    Passport with a minimum of 3 months validity required.

  • Visa

    Visa not required for stays of up to 90 days.

  • Currency

    Euro

  • Language

    Spanish

  • Electricity

    Type C & F 230V 50Hz

  • Health

    No vaccines required.

  • Time zone

    UTC + 1

  • Other useful information

    Cars drive on the right-hand side of the road in Spain.

  • Tourist Office website

    https://www.spain.info/en/

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline's website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or canceled without prior notice.

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 778 807 9750 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

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