It is in many ways a nation unto itself—proud, independent and rich with heritage. Catalonia is the land of Picasso, Dalí and Gaudí, who clearly drew inspiration from the strong culture and stunning surroundings that define this landscape: from the towering Pyrénées to volcanic flats, rolling pastoral hills and rugged Costa Brava. For the duration of your weeklong adventure, you will discover the best that Barcelona and the Costa Brava have to offer. By foot, by bike, by sea and of course, from behind your very own paintbrush.
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Explore Barcelona's Old Town with a scavenger hunt through the Gothic Quarter, King’s Square, the Jewish Quarter, and the famous Rambla. Spend the afternoon cruising Ciutadella city park and the waterfront by bike.
Tilt at the hidden passageways and mosaic-filled walkways in Park Güell. Then, come face-to-face with La Sagrada Familia, Antonio Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece. Complete the day with an afternoon Catalan mosaic workshop!
Arrive in the Lower Emporda region and set off on a bike ride between picturesque medieval villages. Stop for lunch in Pals and learn about the town's history of pirates and mercenaries on a guided tour.
Spend the morning sea kayaking amid the rocky coves, islands and peninsulas of Cala Castell. This afternoon, stop in at the Cap Roig botanical gardens to learn more about the flora that grows on this rugged coastline.
Head into the city of Figueres to explore the wacky world of Salvador Dali with our local expert. Following your museum visit, put on your painting aprons and create your own surrealist masterpiece with a local artist.
After one final scrumptious breakfast, you will be driven to either downtown Barcelona or the Barcelona airport. Adios!VIEW MAP CLOSE Want to see a full
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.