- 4-day tour of Catalonia’s best destinations
- In the north, visit Vic, Girona and Montserrat
- In the south, explore Tarragona, Santes Creus and Sitges
- Admission ticket for the Salvador Dali Museum in Figueres
- Guided tour and wine tasting at Bodegas Torres or Freixenet Cavas
- Three nights accommodation at 4-star hotels
What You Can Expect
Continue to Figueres, hometown of Salvador Dali, for a tour of Salvador Dali Theatre-Museum. On your second day, visit the beautiful walled city of Girona, originally built by the Romans as a fortress. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the Jewish quarter — one of the best preserved in Europe — and the exterior of the cathedral. After lunch, head to the incomparable setting of craggy Montserrat mountain, which rises majestically up from the plain to 4,051 feet (1,235 meters). Visit the Benedictine monastery, where you’ll find amazing views.
On your third day, you’ll journey into southern Catalonia to coastal Sitges. Discover the authentic Mediterranean atmosphere of this old fishing village, fashionable since the 1890s, when it became an avant-garde art-world hangout . You'll have free time so you can soak up the sun on one of the town’s 17 beaches. In the afternoon, head to Tarragona, where you will feel like you are traveling back to the days of the ancient Romans. Enjoy free time to explore the Old Quarter and admire the stone walls, the Roman Forum and the amphitheater.
On your last day, enjoy a tour of Santes Creus, a beautiful Cistercian monastery dating back to 1158. After a traditional local lunch, stop at Bodegas Torres, one of the most famous wineries in Catalonia. On a tour of the winery, you'll learn about the region's fabulous wines, enjoy a tasting and have a chance to buy wine to take away with you.
Depart Barcelona at 8:30am and travel to Vic, an ancient settlement that still preserves old customs of the Middle Ages. Enjoy the city tour, including a visit to the market, and then have free time for lunch (additional cost). Continue to Figueres, for a tour of the Dali Museum, the largest surrealistic exhibition in the world and home to many famous works by Dali, one of the world's most famous surrealist artists. Continue to Girona for the evening.
Overnight accommodation: 4-star Melia Girona in Girona
Day 2: Girona - Montserrat - Sitges (B, D)
After breakfast, enjoy a tour of Girona, including a visit to its Jewish quarter and the exterior of the cathedral. After lunch (additional cost), depart to Montserrat, where you will visit the Benedictine monastery located in a unique mountain setting, shaped by the prehistoric oceans. Continue to Sitges for the evening.
Overnight accommodation: 4-star Antemare in Sitges
Day 3: Sitges - Tarragona (B, D)
Spend the morning in Sitges, a beguiling Catalan coastal village. Enjoy the “Route of the Americans” walking tour, and use your free time to discover the alluring charm of Sitges' cobbled streets, whitewashed fishermen's houses and gorgeous beaches. Then find your perfect spot for a peaceful lunch by the sea. In the afternoon, depart to the Roman city of Tarragona, to enjoy some free time sightseeing independently.
Overnight accommodation: 4-star Ciutat de Tarragona in Tarragona
Day 4: Tarragona - Santes Creus - Barcelona (B, L)
After breakfast, depart to Santes Creus. Visit its Cistercian monastery, the only monastery in the Cister Route with no monastic life. Enjoy a typical local lunch and head on to Torres wine cellars or Freixenet Cavas for a tour of the winery and a wine tasting. You'll then head back to Barcelona, where your tour ends.
The hotels detailed above are as a reference only and are subject to change.
This tour was excellent!, we were a small group of 10 plus Olivier, the guide, which was great. The tour was very well organized, we visited several places in each day but never felt rushed. We also had free time to do things on our own, Olivier was great providing background information and then a map for us to be able to wonder ourselves through the small streets in the several very nice towns we visited. Highly recommended!
Excellent tour. Fabulous tour guide, great accommodation and food.