Barcelona Pre Trip
Detailed ItineraryDay 1
Depart from home / Fly overnight to Spain
Depart from home and travel to Spain. The particulars of your arrival overseas are detailed with your flight itinerary and airline tickets.
| Day 2
Upon arrival at the Barcelona airport, claim your luggage. If your luggage is delayed, fill in a PIR form before leaving the baggage claim area—VBT representatives are not allowed into the baggage claim area. Please make certain that your VBT luggage tags are affixed to your bag so your VBT representative can identify you. After exiting customs, enter the arrival hall, where your VBT representative will be holding a VBT sign and will make arrangements for your transfer via private car or van to your Barcelona hotel, conveniently located on Las Ramblas Boulevard near the central Placa de Catalunya. Transfer time is approximately 40 minutes, depending on traffic.
Then, discover Barcelona at your leisure as you spend two nights in one of the most beautiful and vibrant capitals of the Mediterranean. Well known for its history, cuisine, and contemporary architecture, Barcelona is a unique blend of modern and ancient delights. Its Roman ruins tell tales of a fallen empire, and the Ciutat Vella—the Old Town—invites long strolls along narrow, winding pedestrian streets and past old markets, theaters and pastry shops.
VBT provides you with City Information that includes recommendations on what to see and do in Barcelona. If you arrive early, your hotel room may not be available until 3:00 p.m. You may store your luggage at the reception desk.
Hotel: Hotel 1898
| Day 3
Independent exploration of Barcelona
Continue your independent exploration of Barcelona. Marvel at the genius of Antoni Gaudí, admiring the Modernist facades of his surreal buildings, including the soaring Sagrada Familia Cathedral and his playful Parc Guell, with its colored mosaics of trees. Seven structures built by Gaudí are UNESCO Word Heritage Sites, testifying to his exceptional contribution to the development of architecture around the turn of the 20th century. You might also visit his Casa Battlo, La Pedrera and Casa Marti. Browse the famous Boqueria covered market. Explore the medieval Barri Gotic district, home to The Cathedral of Barcelona, and the city’s Jewish Quarter. Many sites are within walking distance of your centrally located hotel near the Placa de Catalunya. Be sure to enjoy delicious small-plate tapas at the Barceloneta old port, or take a leisurely stroll via the lively Ramblas Boulevard to the sea, where you can stroll among the scented flower market, or stop at Pasteleria Escriba to taste its delicious crema catalana.
Hotel: Hotel 1898
| Day 4
Barcelona / Transfer to Girona
Check out of your hotel this morning (check-out time is 11:00 a.m.) and continue your exploration of Barcelona. After a leisurely lunch, meet your VBT representative at 2:15 p.m. in the lobby of the hotel. He or she will assist in your private transfer to Girona, the cultural capital of Catalonia. Upon arrival, enjoy a short stroll to the hotel where you will stay for the next two nights. Note: Transfer times are subject to change; the exact time will be confirmed to you upon arrival in Barcelona.
VBT Air Package guests arrive throughout the day.
Hotel: Nord 1901
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