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Join us for behind-the-scenes perspectives and special access to stunning sights and hidden wonders in this Mediterranean capital city. During a week of new and unusual experiences, you’ll be intrigued, entranced, and surprised at every step. Wandering through Barcelona’s historic streets and cobblestone squares, we’ll discover marvelous locations such as a Baroque anatomical amphitheater, a former Masonic Temple, and a subterranean bomb shelter. We’ll celebrate this festive season with shows inspired by Barcelona's golden age of classical music and cabaret, and don our best outfits for a private Carnival-inspired Gala inside a Belle Époque atelier. Whether it will be your first time in Barcelona or your fifth, this adventure is an extraordinary opportunity to fully immerse yourself in one of the most diverse and breathtaking cities in Europe.
The listed price of this trip is per person based on double occupancy.
You’re in good company. Solo travelers typically make up about half of our small groups. With curiosity at the center of our experiences, there’s a natural camaraderie that develops over the course of a trip. We have two options for you:
Shared Room (subject to the latest Covid-19 guidelines): You'll be matched with another solo traveler of the same gender.
Private Room: Have your own room, subject to availability, for a supplemental cost of $530 ($485 for 2022 departures). After booking your trip, please request a private room when you fill out your traveler information form and we’ll add the option to your booking and final balance.
Travelers should be comfortable staying on their feet for long stretches at a time and walking up to six miles over the course of a day. We'll be out and about most of each day, with time to rest at lunch and dinner, both of which take place on the later side in Barcelona.
You should plan to arrive in Barcelona by 3 p.m. on Day 1 and depart anytime on Day 7. If you'd like to spend a few extra nights in the area, we'd be more than happy to recommend places to stay and things to do in the city on your own.
If you are booking on the October 2022 departure, consider adding on some time in Catalonia on our Ancient Tradition and Avant-Garde Winemaking trip!
Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated, though in most cases ingredients can't be substituted or omitted from particular dishes. If you have a severe allergy, please contact us to find out if this is the right trip for you.
In addition to contributing to local economies, your trip helps preserve the region's artistic and cultural heritage—specifically surrounding stage arts in Barcelona. We'll visit museums actively restoring medieval artifacts, eat at historic restaurants that source locally ("Can Culleretes" also contributes to the preservation of historical businesses in the city), and collaborate with local artists from Barcelona's cabaret, classical dance, and magic scenes. In addition, our participation in private gala supports local families and encourages them to protect and preserve their private collections.
Visa requirements for Spain vary depending on traveler citizenship. Please check requirements for travel to Spain and any countries passed through in transit. A passport is required for international travel. We recommend your passport expire at least six months after your return home.