Barcelona Getaway 4 Nights(MB4)

“Barcelona! Such a beautiful horizon. Barcelona! Like a jewel in the sun.” Freddie Mercury and opera singer Montserrat Caballe say it all in the song Barcelona. And no one brings you Barcelona like Monograms! On this vacation, we've arranged your hotel reservations, daily breakfast, and sightseeing. Plus, a one-of-a-kind feature is the Monograms Local Host®, a friendly local who is on hand to answer questions, offer suggestions, and help ensure your vacation is what you want it to be.

Your vacation begins when you arrive in Barcelona, where we can pick you up at the airport and take you to your hotel. Your Local Host will greet you with a warm bienvenidos (welcome), help you get settled, and give you a packet of information to familiarize you with the city. The next morning, after an included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for guided sightseeing with a local expert. Your sightseeing tour includes inside stories as you drive along Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona’s most famous avenue filled with shops and fascinating architecture. We’ll take you to an inside visit of Gaudi’s Casa Batlló, designed in 1905 and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Gaudi was Barcelona's most famous architect, and on your sightseeing tour, we’ll also take you to the Sagrada Familia Basilica. It was begun 130 years ago and still is not completed. Your included entrance fees contribute to its completion.

You’ll also have a free day to explore Barcelona on your own. You may want to visit Montserrat, a 1,000-year-old Benedictine monastery with a museum housing paintings by El Greco, Picasso, and Dali. Perhaps visit one of the beaches; browse the colorful markets; people-watch on the promenade; explore the Picasso Museum; or wander around Port Olimpic, an area built for the Olympics with restaurants, bars, and sculptures. Be sure to ask your Local Host for the best place to sample tapas.

And don't forget... your package includes daily breakfast, so you’ll start each day full of energy to explore this wonderful city. Between that, the sightseeing and guides we've arranged, and the hotel we’ve booked, all you have to do is have fun. Add the comfort of knowing you’ll have a Local Host throughout your stay to help you feel comfortable and at ease in the city, and it's a dream vacation!


Always Included:

Your Choice of Hotels

We've carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match your style and budget.

Local Host

Barcelona

Meals Included

Buffet breakfast daily

Sightseeing & Activities

Guided sightseeing; inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE

Baggage Handling

Monograms has taken care of porterage at your hotel, so feel free to let the bellman help get your luggage to your room with no tipping required.

Day-By-Day 2019

FEATURED HIGHLIGHT

Your Monograms vacation features a guided sightseeing excursion, including a drive along Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona’s most famous avenue.

DAY
1
BARCELONA, SPAIN

Bienvenido—welcome! Your Local Host is on hand to help you create lasting memories in the enchanting capital of Catalonia.

DAY
2
BARCELONA

Morning guided sightseeing, starting from Plaza Catalunya, includes a drive along elegant Passeig de Gràcia to see the captivating façade of La Pedrera and to visit Gaudí’s CASA BATLLÓ. Passing through the central Eixample district, reach the extraordinary but still unfinished SAGRADA FAMILIA BASILICA. Your included entrance fees contribute to its completion.

DAYS
3-4
BARCELONA

Your Local Host has many recommendations for your two days at leisure.

DAY
5
BARCELONA

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Included Hotels

Barcelona

NH Collection Gran Hotel Calderon

Check-in Time: 15:00
Check-out Time: 12:00

Address:
Rambla Catalunya, 26
Barcelona, Spain

An elegant 253-room hotel with a prestigious location just off Passeig de Gràcia Boulevard in central Barcelona and is only one block away from Gaudi's famous Casa Batlló, Plaça de Catalunya, the Gothic Quarter, luxury brand shops with many restaurants and tapas bars within walking distance. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available throughout the hotel. The gourmet restaurant offers an exclusive selection of local produce and Catalan specialities whilst the 11th floor indoor-outdoor bar serves World class cocktails complete with 360º views. The hotel has a large rooftop swimming pool and terrace with panoramic views of the city and a gym.

Location & Highlights

An unbeatable location right in the middle of the Eixample district of Barcelona. Built on the site of the former Teatro Calderón, it's just a 10-minute walk to Las Ramblas, while Passeig de Gràcia, the city's nicest shopping street, is easily reached on foot. Emblematic buildings and sights such as Casa Batlló, Casa Milà (La Pedrera), La Sagrada Familia, and the Picasso museum are also nearby.

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Fitness Room
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange
  • Pool

Room Amenities

Each air-conditioned guestroom is decorated in neutral colors with wooden floors and feature a Nespresso coffee machine, minibar, safe and flat-screen TV with International channels.

Room Amenities

  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Climate Control
  • Desk
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Iron/Ironing Board

Hotel Amenities

Other Hotel

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

Barcelona

Tryp Apolo

Check-in Time: 15:00
Check-out Time: 12:00

Address:
Av.Paralelo 57-59
Barcelona, Spain

A modern 314 room hotel located in the heart of Barcelona with Free Wi-Fi internet access in all rooms and public areas. Delicious snacks can be enjoyed at the Tapas Bar whilst the lobby bar serves refreshing drinks and cocktails.

Location & Highlights

Located at the foot of Montjuïc, just a few minutes' walk from Barcelona's Ramblas, the buzzing main street packed with pavement cafes and markets. Restaurants, theatres, museums and tapas bars can all be easily found in close proximity to the hotel.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage Storage
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Parking/Valet
  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free WiFi

Room Amenities

Spacious, bright, guestrooms are welcoming with air-conditioning.

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Television
  • Alarm Clock
  • Desk
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Phone
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Window Opens
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Climate Control
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Non-smoking Rooms

Hotel Amenities

Catalonia Ramblas

Check-in Time: 14:00
Check-out Time: 12:00

Address:
Calle Pelayo 28
Barcelona, Spain

This 221 room hotel is set in a wonderful 19th century building, formerly the head office of Spain's La Vanguardia newspaper. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel. Other amenities include a seasonal outdoor swimming pool with terrace and a spa with exercise equipment, sauna, and Jacuzzi. The hotel restaurant serves Catalan and Mediterranean style food and the welcoming lobby bar offers a selection of snacks and beverages.

Location & Highlights

An unbeatable location, just a few steps away from La Rambla and Plaza Catalunya offering convenient access to the metro and bus routes. Designer boutiques, tapas bars, and excellent restaurants are all in close proximity.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Parking/Valet
  • Spa Services
  • Currency Exchange
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Beauty Salon
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi
  • Luggage Storage
  • Fitness Room
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool

Room Amenities

Modern guestrooms are designed with elegant class and offer maximum comfort including coffee/tea making facilities.

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Climate Control
  • Coffee Maker
  • Television
  • Mini-bar
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • In-Room Safe
  • Pay Movies
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Window Opens
  • Internet Access

Hotel Amenities

Activities & Excursions

The following activities & excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Activities and Excursions are available for purchase on our MyMonograms site as soon as initial deposit or payment is received.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

Barcelona

Barcelona

Flamenco

Experience the passion and spirit of Spain's most traditional music and dance at this delightful evening of traditional Spanish Flamenco entertainment.

Price Range: $

Barcelona Hop-On/Hop-Off City Sightseeing Tour

Explore Barcelona the fun and easy way! This hop-on/hop-off bus tour includes three different routes, 44 stops, and an all-day pass, so you can experience the city exactly the way you want!

Price Range: $

Under the Sea Adventure at Aquarium Barcelona

Come face to face with the underwater kingdom's most fascinating creatures at Aquarium Barcelona, one of the world's best exhibits of Mediterranean sealife!

Price Range: $

Dinner in Barcelona

Ascend 246 feet (75 meters) above the sea for a fantastic dining experience featuring gourmet cuisine, excellent Spanish wines, and magical 360-degree views of Barcelona.

Price Range: $$$

Private Barcelona Discovery Tour

Explore Barcelona in your own way and at your own pace on this private tour. Just decide what you want to see and do with your certified Local Guide the choice is yours!

Price Range: $$$$

Tapas-Tasting in a Real Basque Tavern

You simply cannot go to Spain without trying its world-famous tapas, and you'll sample some of the very best specialties on this fun tapas-tasting outing to an authentic Basque tavern.

Price Range: $

Barcelona Spectacular Waterfront & Montjuïc Discovery

Visit two of Barcelona's most beautiful areas: the magnificent waterfront and Montjuïc hill with its recreated Iberian village, sports stadiums from the 1992 Olympics, and spectacular panoramic views of the city below.

Price Range: $

Barcelona Half-Day Private Shopping & Lifestyle Tour

If you love to shop `til you drop, then this private half-day Barcelona shopping tour with a personal shopper is for you!

Price Range: $$$$

Spanish Tapas Walking Tour for Foodies

Explore and taste your way in some of Barcelona's most lively tapas bars on this fun guided foodie walking tour!

Price Range: $$

Private Barcelona Photo Tour

Join an photography enthusiastic local guide for an interactive walking photo safari that shows you the best ways and places to photograph this incredible city!

Price Range: $$$$

Discover Montserrat

Experience the magical beauty surrounding Barcelona on this memorable guided excursion to the soaring mountains of Montserrat.

Price Range: $$

Authentic Spanish Lunch at the Marina

Enjoy a delightful lunch at one of the most popular restaurants at the former Olympic Port. This place offers his guests the opportunity to taste Mediterranean cuisine prepared with special care and expertise.

Price Range: $

Blue Side of Barcelona Boat Excursion

Sail along the magnificent eastern coast of Spain for a unique view of Barcelona and some of its most incredible sights.

Price Range: $

Barcelona by Land, Air & Sea

Barcelona's magic comes to life by land, air, and sea as you travel by electric bike, cable car, and boat to discover the city's most iconic sights!

Price Range: $$

Medieval Girona and the Dalí Theatre & Museum

From the ridiculous to the sublime, this tour shows you the collection of unusual curiosities and weird optical illusions at the quirky Salvador Dalí Museum in Figueres, before introducing you to Girona, a cobblestoned showcase of medieval treasures.

Price Range: $$$$

Dalí Theatre & Museum Tour

See a bathtub suspended from the ceiling, weird optical illusions, and other unusual curiosities when you visit the quirky, interactive Dalí Museum in Figueres, dedicated to the life, imagination, and works of Salvador Dalí.

Price Range: $$$

Walking Tour Picasso and Gothic Quarter

Roman emperors and Pablo Picasso are just two of the influential characters you' ll encounter on this captivating guided walking tour through Barcelona's Gothic Quarter and Picasso Museum.

Price Range: $

Barcelona on Two Wheels: City Highlights

Explore some of Barcelona's greatest wonders on this exhilarating guided bike tour.

Price Range: $

Montjuïc Magic Fountain

Get a memorable nighttime view of Barcelona¿s most famous sights on this enchanting excursion featuring the Plaça de Catalunya city center, the Barceloneta old fishermen¿s district, the Columbus Monument, and the Montjuïc Magic Fountain, a spectacular display of dancing water, lights, and music!

Price Range: $

Spanish Chef for a Day

Hands-on cooking experience consisting in the preparation of a Spanish meal.

Price Range: $$

Barcelona Markets Tour with Tastings

Learn all about Catalan cuisine and Spanish gastronomy on this exciting foodie market tour with a professional chef! Taste and sample your way through two of Barcelona¿s most famous markets, and visit traditional grocers selected by the chef.

Price Range: $

Magical Montserrat with Monastery, Funicular & Nature Hike

Experience the magic of Montserrat on this engaging day trip featuring the thousand-year-old Benedictine monastery, a scenic funicular ride, and a guided nature trek through Montserrat Natural Park!

Price Range: $$

PortAventura Amusement Park

If you are looking for adrenaline, adventures and lot of fun, we offer you a different visit to Barcelona.

Price Range: $$

Barcelona Guided Seaside Run

Enjoy the beauty of Barcelona while burning off a few calories on this fun guided running tour along the charming seaside

Price Range: $$$$

Barcelona Sailboat Brunch Cruise

This memorable excursion has it all-a relaxing sailboat cruise past Barcelona¿s most famous sights, a delicious brunch at sea, and even time for a refreshing plunge into the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean!

Price Range: $$

Barcelona Private Yoga Class

Become one with Barcelona on this uplifting excursion featuring round-trip transportation to a beautiful park, garden, beach, or home; a private yoga class customized to your skill level; and a refreshing drink at a local café afterward!

Price Range: $$$$

Barcelona eBike Ride with Winery Visit

Enjoy a half-day devoted to wine and the great outdoors on this exceptional guided electric bike tour featuring a ride along the Mediterranean coast, and a stop in the Serralada de Marina Natural Park for a tasting and tour at an organic winery

Price Range: $$

Park Güell

Come face to face with his mind-blowing designs, from whimsical fountains and dragon staircases to gingerbread-style buildings and spiral chimneys!

Price Range: $

Insider

Barcelona

Barcelona

Barcelona Must See SightsMonograms provides traveler’s access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Barcelona and Spain. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Barcelona and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host will share local Barcelona insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host® in Barcelona

Hello, my name is Francesca and I am a Monograms Local Host in Barcelona. I would like all Monograms visitors to enjoy this amazing city as much as possible; my goal is that they depart loving Barcelona as much as I do.

Casa Vicens

This is the first house, first important work, and one of the key pieces of Antoni Gaudí’s artistic career. It is the work that marked his point of Departure, an architectural gem which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2005.

Park Güell

Visit the only park designed by Gaudí in Barcelona, with it sinuous and organic shapes, integration with nature and broken mosaics. Opened to the public in 1922, the park was declared World’s Heritage by Unesco in 1984.

La Pedrera Secreta

Antoni Gaudí's last residential building, and one of his most innovative landmarks, is a work of art in its own right. The Casa Milà, popularly known as La Pedrera (Catalan for quarry), was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. “Secret Pedrera” will allow you to discover the secrets hidden inside the building when night falls.

Catalan National Art Museum

Housed in the National Palace, the Catalan National Art Museum includes one of the most important Romanesque painting collections in the world.

Tibidabo Amusement Park

Take a short train ride from the center of Barcelona, then catch a funicular train from the half-way point, to reach the top of the mountain and Tibidabo Amusement Park. It was built in 1889 and many of its 25 rides date back to this time, giving the park a whimsical feel.

Magic Fountain

Enjoy this spectacular show of water, lights, and music held in an area which stretches from the National Palace to Plaza de España. Ask your Local Host for details about days and times of this entertaining attraction.

Football Club Barcelona Stadium (Camp Nou)

If you're a football (soccer) fan, ask your Local Host for directions to view the stadium of the world-famous team. Maybe even see a match!

Cosmo Caixa Science Museum

A museum, for people of all ages, designed to stimulate knowledge and opinion of science through exhibitions and a wide variety of activities.

Sardanes Folk Dancing

La Sardana, sometimes also called the "sardanes" dance, is the traditional group folk dance of Catalonia. The music is provided by a "cobla" woodwind band. Ask your Local Host for more information.

Miró Foundation

Contemporary art lovers should visit the Miró Foundation to view the permanent collection of Joan Miró.

Port Olimpic

Barcelona's Port Olimpic was built to coincide with the 1992 Olympic Games, and its appearance on the city landscape is perhaps the most notable of the building projects the sporting event left behind; one of the most attractive areas of the city to visit, full of bars, restaurants, leisure facilities and modern sculptures.

Catalan Cuisine

Among the most typical dishes, you will find Escudella i carn d'olla (a delicious soup of pork, beef, & chicken with vegetables, rice, noodles, & potatoes); Butifarra (Catalan sausage); and Arroz a la cazuela (similar to paella). Seafood specialties include La zarzuela (a mixture of halibut, monkfish, prawns, squid & mussels); or Suquet de peix, (cod fish soup). Two of the most popular dishes of the region are Escalivada (grilled eggplant & red peppers in an olive oil & garlic sauce); and Esqueixada de bacalao (a cold codfish salad). For dessert, taste the famous Crema catalana (custard); Mel i mato (cottage cheese with honey); and Postre de músico (the traditional Catalan “musician's dessert” nuts). In Barcelona, you can also enjoy a fine selection of wines from the nearby Penedès region.

Traditional Souvenirs

Take home Cava, a local sparkling wine similar to champagne. It can be white or rosé - both are delicious; Anís del mono, an anise-based liqueur is also popular. Spanish sausages such as Fuet or Chorizo; Carquinyolis, artisan crunchy almond biscuits; a handcrafted Gaudí keepsake; a souvenir of the legendary FC Barça football team; or the traditional porrón, a Catalan glass wine pitcher.

Barcelona Beaches

Barcelona's coastline is over 4 km. long and offers a wide variety of excellent beaches. Barceloneta beach, nearest to the city center, is located in the traditional fishing district “La Barceloneta” and is one of the city's best-loved beaches due to its sandy beach and many restaurants and nightclubs along the boardwalk.

* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).