Perfect Pairings: Barcelona & the Catalan Coast

Spain
6 nights private tour from $5,500
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Perfect Pairings Barcelona and the Catalan Coast
At a glance
  • Foodie heaven in the hidden streets of Barcelona, with lashings of exclusive Spanish tastings

  • Explore the stunning and historic Gothic Quarter sampling delicious Iberian tapas before taking part in a private Michelin-starred cooking workshop

  • Be wowed as you submerge in the Catalonian countryside with a bespoke exploration taking in the pinewood shores of Tossa de Mar

  • Go wild with adventure travelling through the vineyards on a wine & e-bike experience in the Cape of Creus

Journey highlights
  • Foodie heaven in the hidden streets of Barcelona, with lashings of exclusive Spanish tastings

  • Explore the stunning and historic Gothic Quarter sampling delicious Iberian tapas before taking part in a private Michelin-starred cooking workshop

  • Be wowed as you submerge in the Catalonian countryside with a bespoke exploration taking in the pinewood shores of Tossa de Mar

  • Go wild with adventure travelling through the vineyards on a wine & e-bike experience in the Cape of Creus

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

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The weather in Barcelona is pleasant during the majority of the year. Throughout the summer months, from July to September, the temperature is likely to be between 20 and 30°C, while the city and beaches are busy with tourists. May and June are some of the best months to visit Barcelona, as temperatures are around 20°C and the streets are quieter. During the winter months the temperature dips to an average of 10°C and rain is more likely.

Your Itinerary

Burst into buzzing Barcelona and soak up the sublime sun, sea and tapas like you have never experienced, before travelling on to the tranquillity and charm of the Catalan countryside. This Perfect Pairing brings a euphoric mix of exclusive foodie experiences that will plunge you into the best kept secrets of the Barcelona and the traditional farm life and vineyards of Catalan with bespoke private tours and experiences, all whilst staying in the most luxurious surrounds at dreamy hotels.

Barcelona

Your Itinerary

Kick start this exceptional journey with your arrival at Cotton House Hotel, a hidden oasis right in the heart of bustling Barcelona. Full of charm and intimacy with its own terrace and rooftop pool; where better to cool down and relax with a cocktail in hand after a busy day exploring. Settle into your room and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, finishing with dinner at one of the city's many incredible restaurants. 

Start with a private gourmet tapas tour in Barcelona's Old Town where your expert guide will take you through the winding streets of the Gothic quarter to try some delicious Iberian tapas. After this tasting, your next stop will be at the Barceloneta neighbourhood, where you can taste the best and freshest fish and seafood tapas in the area. And, if that is not enough, finally savour the most creative and modern tapas in the Born district. This is a divine experience for all your senses and opens your eyes to seeing a very special side of Barcelona and its many best kept secrets. 

Your foodie adventure continues the next day with an exclusive private Michelin-starred cuisine cooking workshop just for you. A very special treat as this top chef will shower you in Michelin-starred knowhow. The chef will take you to a cooking venue located in the Gracia district, here you will learn the insights of Mediterranean cuisine with a hands-on experience, creating a four-course menu consisting of dishes from Spain's Michelin-starred restaurants. Savour your creations as a leisurely lunch with a good selection of Cava and wine. 

Girona

Your Itinerary

Feeling thoroughly exhilarated from your time in Barcelona it is now time to head to the enchanting and tranquil Catalan countryside. Your private driver will take you on a route less travelled stopping at a variety of quaint villages and sites to explore at your leisure. On your journey to Mas de Torrent you can stop to take in the pinewood coasts of Tossa de Mar on the shores of the Mediterranean and the southern coast town of Begur. Here you can submerge in a waterfront seafood lunch of delights. You’ll arrive at your hotel for the next three nights, Mas de Torrent Hotel & Spa. A Relais & Chateaux hotel which is a renovated 18th century Catalan farmhouse and one of the best hotels in the region.  

After a divine evening you will wake feeling refreshed for a bespoke wine and e-bike experience in the Cape of Creus. Jump on your e-bike and head for a private tour among the stunning vineyards of Ampordá Denomination of Origin and soak up the abundance of nature that surrounds you. Next you will head to the Cape of Creus peninsula where you will visit Cadaqués and Port Lligat. Take time for a relaxing amble through this idyllic spot and find a quiet corner for a lazy lunch. Dalí house is in the Port Lligat bay, which is one of the most popular coves in the region. The house consists of a series of fishermen’s houses that Dalí and his wife and muse, Gala, joined together in the form of a labyrinth.  

Your final experience will take you to an 18th century former farmhouse for a private gastronomic lunch with the owners. In this bespoke culinary experience, the owner and chef Pilar and her husband René will welcome you to spend a relaxing day chatting about food, wine, travels, culture and politics, while cooking and enjoying lunch together. After cooking with Pilar, you will sit down to enjoy the lunch you've just prepared, and René will select some wines to pair with it.

Itinerary

Day 1-4

Barcelona, Spain

Kick start this exceptional journey with your arrival at Cotton House Hotel, a hidden oasis right in the heart of bustling Barcelona. Full of charm and intimacy with its own terrace and rooftop pool; where better to cool down and relax with a cocktail in hand after a busy day exploring. Settle into your room and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, finishing with dinner at one of the city's many incredible restaurants. 

Start with a private gourmet tapas tour in Barcelona's Old Town where your expert guide will take you through the winding streets of the Gothic quarter to try some delicious Iberian tapas. After this tasting, your next stop will be at the Barceloneta neighbourhood, where you can taste the best and freshest fish and seafood tapas in the area. And, if that is not enough, finally savour the most creative and modern tapas in the Born district. This is a divine experience for all your senses and opens your eyes to seeing a very special side of Barcelona and its many best kept secrets. 

Your foodie adventure continues the next day with an exclusive private Michelin-starred cuisine cooking workshop just for you. A very special treat as this top chef will shower you in Michelin-starred knowhow. The chef will take you to a cooking venue located in the Gracia district, here you will learn the insights of Mediterranean cuisine with a hands-on experience, creating a four-course menu consisting of dishes from Spain's Michelin-starred restaurants. Savour your creations as a leisurely lunch with a good selection of Cava and wine. 

Accommodation: Cotton House Hotel ( 3 nights )
Day 4-7

Torrent, Costa Brava, Spain

Feeling thoroughly exhilarated from your time in Barcelona it is now time to head to the enchanting and tranquil Catalan countryside. Your private driver will take you on a route less travelled stopping at a variety of quaint villages and sites to explore at your leisure. On your journey to Mas de Torrent you can stop to take in the pinewood coasts of Tossa de Mar on the shores of the Mediterranean and the southern coast town of Begur. Here you can submerge in a waterfront seafood lunch of delights. You’ll arrive at your hotel for the next three nights, Mas de Torrent Hotel & Spa. A Relais & Chateaux hotel which is a renovated 18th century Catalan farmhouse and one of the best hotels in the region.  

After a divine evening you will wake feeling refreshed for a bespoke wine and e-bike experience in the Cape of Creus. Jump on your e-bike and head for a private tour among the stunning vineyards of Ampordá Denomination of Origin and soak up the abundance of nature that surrounds you. Next you will head to the Cape of Creus peninsula where you will visit Cadaqués and Port Lligat. Take time for a relaxing amble through this idyllic spot and find a quiet corner for a lazy lunch. Dalí house is in the Port Lligat bay, which is one of the most popular coves in the region. The house consists of a series of fishermen’s houses that Dalí and his wife and muse, Gala, joined together in the form of a labyrinth.  

Your final experience will take you to an 18th century former farmhouse for a private gastronomic lunch with the owners. In this bespoke culinary experience, the owner and chef Pilar and her husband René will welcome you to spend a relaxing day chatting about food, wine, travels, culture and politics, while cooking and enjoying lunch together. After cooking with Pilar, you will sit down to enjoy the lunch you've just prepared, and René will select some wines to pair with it.

Accommodation: Mas de Torrent ( 3 nights )
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When to visit

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The weather in Barcelona is pleasant during the majority of the year. Throughout the summer months, from July to September, the temperature is likely to be between 20 and 30°C, while the city and beaches are busy with tourists. May and June are some of the best months to visit Barcelona, as temperatures are around 20°C and the streets are quieter. During the winter months the temperature dips to an average of 10°C and rain is more likely.

Perfect Pairings: Barcelona & the Catalan Coast
Perfect Pairings: Barcelona & the Catalan Coast

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  • Every itinerary is crafted from scratch, based around exactly what’s important to you
  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
  • Your own dedicated Travel Specialist who will take care of every detail of your trip
  • We have a 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • We offer flexibility and financial protection to give you total peace of mind

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