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food & drink • 9 days, 8 nights

Barcelona & Catalonia: A Feast for the Senses

Spain
Gastro Obscura
food & drink • 9 days, 8 nights

Barcelona & Catalonia: A Feast for the Senses

Spain
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  • Group Size 14 People Maximum
  • Activity Level
    Moderate
  • Travel Style
    Communities Up Close
from $5,450 USD per person
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Trip Overview
Overview

Devour colorful cuisine and world-class wine on a journey from the picturesque streets of Barcelona to the majestic monasteries of Montsant. You’ll explore Roman ruins, Gothic cathedrals, and UNESCO-designated monasteries, but the most memorable structure you see might be the one made of people: the acrobatic Castellers (human towers). Between tapas bars, vineyards, and paella feasts, you’ll sample a little bit of everything that grows between Catalonia’s idyllic mar i muntanya (sea and mountains).

Gastro Obscura Trips: inspiring wonder and curiosity about the world through food and drink.

Highlights
  • Discover wine regions and vintners on the cutting edge of natural winemaking
  • Witness the remarkable Human Towers of Vilafranca
  • Enjoy family feasts and taste the famous small plates of Catalan cuisine
  • Immerse yourself in the wacky and wonderful world of Antoní Gaudi
  • Go inside a perfectly preserved modernist apartment and savor an exclusive, home-cooked meal

Itinerary

Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.
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Pricing

The listed price of the trip is per person based on double occupancy.

Traveling Solo?

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 $1290. 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.

Arrival & Departure

You should plan to arrive in Barcelona by 3 p.m. on Day 1 and make your way to the group hotel near Plaça Catalunya. Meet your host at 6 p.m. in the hotel lobby to get things started with a welcome vermouth at a fantastic local wine shop near the hotel. You are free to depart at the conclusion of the trip anytime on Day 9.

For extended travels in the region, consider joining our Small Wonders and Good Eats Along Spain's Orange Blossom Coast trip which has the following departure dates well aligned with departures of this trip: Sep 29-Oct 5, 2023. Or combine Spain and Portugal by joining our Lisbon: Tracing the Roots of an Imperial Cuisine trip where aligning dates include May 15-21, 2023, and Oct 16-22, 2023.

Activity Level

Travelers should be comfortable staying on their feet for long stretches at a time and walking up to four 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 Spain.

Included
  • Accommodation throughout the trip at comfortable boutique hotels
  • All meals as described in the itinerary
  • Transportation throughout the trip, including arrival and departure airport transfers
  • An experienced Trip Leader to accompany you for the duration of the trip as well as special guests throughout
  • Admission to all proposed activities, locations, and events
  • A curious group of fellow Atlas Obscura travelers!
  • 24/7 emergency assistance during your trip, provided by Global Rescue (terms apply)
  • Special access to unique places and extraordinary experiences
Excluded
  • Transportation and flights to and from Barcelona
  • Pre- and post-trip accommodations
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Additional meals and drinks outside of Atlas Obscura offerings, including most alcoholic beverages
  • Passport and visa fees, if applicable
  • COVID-19 testing requirements
  • Customary gratuities for Trip Leader
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Trip FAQ

Joining this trip directly supports the unsung heroes of the vineyard—hardworking, independent people who, through their daily working life, are working towards sustainable practices and to preserve local traditions embedded in wine and food. Aside from the financial support that comes from your trip fees, you can contribute to the preservation of community spirit and memory by sharing the stories of the places and people we visit, and honoring the traditions we encounter along the way.

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