Barcelona & the Highlights of Catalonia
Although Spain is one of the most visited countries in the world, it seems incredible that vast swathes of it are hardly known at all. But during the past few years, its more historic, culturaland scenic aspects have been brought to the attention of the discerning traveller. For many centuries Spain did not really exist as a nation state, being more a collection of countries such as Aragon, Castille, Cantabria and of course, Catalonia. Often separated by high mountain ranges, they evolved separately becoming strikingly different with even their own languages. In Roman times Tarragona was one of the largest cities in the Empire, and had a population of 250,000 with a wealth of buildings to match, many of which are still in evidence today. Ancient monasteries abound and include some of the most sophisticated ever constructed with many still in use. Lush vineyards sweep off to the horizon and produce that most superb of drinks, the sparkling wine - Cava. Barcelona, the self-confident and progressive capital is a tremendous place to visit. Probably the most prosperous city in the country, it has a sophistication and cultural dynamism way ahead of the rest of Spain which is so strong you can feel it just walking around. Catalonia also boasts the best food in Spain, but that is what the Catalans themselves tell you and to be fair they perhaps have a point, but the only real test is to come with us and see for yourself.
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Escape the hustle and bustle of this vibrant city for a morning soaring peacefully in a hot air balloon over the lush green hills of the MontsenyNational Park. We take inbreath-taking vistas over the coast and the expanse of azure blue Mediterranean sea,and of the stunning city of Barcelona itself. Lush vineyards blend seamlessly into vast plains, pockmarked by volcanic peaks - a truly richand varied landscape unfurls below us as we sail gracefully where the wind takes us.Ona really clear day you may see all the way to the peaks of Montserrat. What better way to conclude this hour long enchanting flight, than with a Cava toast, and brunch of local delicacies.
Price from £145 per person.
This cannot be booked online, please call us to pre-book this experience.
- Return flights
- Six nights bed and breakfast in excellent quality four-star hotels
- Visit to Tarragona, the ancient Roman capital
- Visit to the world famous monastery at Montserrat
- Visit to a Cava vineyard and discover the ancient art of wine making
- Visit to the beautiful medieval city of Girona
- Guided tour of Barcelona - Spain's most happening city!
- 'Personalise Your Holiday'Call us to pre-book your hot air balloon ride in Barcelona
- Escorted by our experienced tour manager
- The price of this holiday is per person, based on two people sharing a twin room. Single rooms are subject to availability at the relevant supplement per person. The price includes six nights bed and breakfast accommodation as mentioned, guided tours in Tarragona and Barcelona, all tours as mentioned, return flights to Barcelona, departure taxes, executive coach travel in Spain and services ofa Rivieratour manager.
- Not included: Entrance to Picasso museum €11, Sagrada Familia €12, approximate costs, payable locally.
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