Beauty in Barcelona
Barcelona’s whimsical architecture will win your heart. You won’t find a better example of a fairytale kingdom than Barcelona, thanks to Antoni Gaudi. From the tree-like columns of La Sagrada Familia to the undulating walls of La Pedrera and the tiled façade of Casa Batlló, this city is surreal. Thanks to our partners, like Spain Unspoilt, you'll relish city vistas at Park Güell, while relaxing on a mosaic bench, then take a stroll along La Rambla, flanked by street performers in fantastic costumes and finally soak up the sun on Barceloneta’s beach.
Recommended Hotel: Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona
Ideally located near all of the city’s major attractions, Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona enjoys an atmospheric setting on the famous Passeig de Gràcia. With contemporary interiors by revered designer Patricia Urquiola, the 120 rooms and suites (some with spectacular terraces) are among the most luxurious in Barcelona. The hotel also offers a choice of enticing indoor and outdoor spaces with spectacular views, two-Michelin-starred restaurant Moments, Blanc Restaurant, rooftop terrace Terrat and the Mimosa Garden. Finally, a fantastic spa, designed as a haven of serenity and calm, makes Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona the perfect base to explore the Catalan capital.
Day One: Private Sidecar Tour
Ride in style in Barcelona while cruising on a classic sidecar motorcycle. This once-in-a-lifetime experience gives you a unique perspective as you journey through the heart and soul of the city.
Day Three: Private Tapas & Wine Tour
Your expert foodie will pick you up from the hotel lobby and take you to the best hidden tapas bars in Barcelona where you will enjoy a fantastic tour in the typical Spanish bars and restaurants.
A customized itinerary to experience the best food Barcelona has to offer. With our local foodie expert you will explore the current and vibrant food scene, from traditional venues to recent openings. Sample a variety of products and dishes, all paired with local wines and other interesting drinks.
Day Five: Private Walking Tour of Sagrada Familia
Meet your expert guide for a private walking tour of Sagrada Familia. The jewel in the crown of Gaudí’s works, the temple is a synthesis of his overall conception of architecture. The richness of detail and its significance need explaining in order to appreciate this fascinating and extraordinary building in full. You can stay on and savor the building for as long as you like. You can go up the towers by elevator, and visit the crypt and museum, then compare the contrasting styles of the Birth and Passion façades.
Day Seven: Dinner at Boca Grande & Cocktails at Boca Chica.
Boca Grande restaurant is Barcelona’s sophistication magnet. Its good service adds to the quality of the cooking, which is built on excellent ingredients, since it has the freshest fish and seafood in town. In addition to that, one of its strong points is the high quality wine and cocktail list which makes Boca Grande one of the finest cocktail bars in the city: Boca Chica. The cherry topping the restaurant, exudes a very unique environment thanks to Lázaro Rosa Violán interior design.
At The Restaurant, guests can dine either indoors and air-conditoned or outside on the central pond. Freshly caught seafood – from red snapper to tuna and grouper – is the focus, complemented by organic produce from the resort’s aquaponic vegetable garden. The Beach Club serves raw food dishes as well as cuisine baked in a stone hearth oven
A refreshing drink after a long day in the sun, the Basil Dazzle –comprising basil, vodka, lime and ice – embodies the simple beauty of the beach and landscape