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Songs of the sea at La Costa Brava

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At La Costa Brava, in addition to discovering secret coves, visiting authentic fishing villages, listening to sea shanties on the seashore and eating delicious seafood freshly prepared by the fishermen, you can also enjoy art, following in the footsteps of one of the leading representatives of surrealism, Salvador Dalí.

I Live Spain wants you to dive into authentic Catalonia, enjoying both the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona and the wild nature that covers its shores, while staying in dream hotels and mingling with locals to learn about its folklore, cuisine and traditions.

Throughout the seven day trip, you will gain access to unique places and live experiences full of authenticity. Expect to visit the most unique houses in Barcelona and dine in a private house by the seashore while the festival of Habaneras (a folkloric festival) takes place. Travel aboard a fishing boat to a nautic club where you will enjoy delicious sea food and sip a glass of cava at Salvador Dalí’s residence, Take a trip into the past while walking along the old medieval villages and, of course, swim in the fantastic, turquoise Mediterranean Sea.

All this and much more await you on this spectacular luxury journey in Costa Brava Spain.

HIGHLIGHTS:

ITINERARY:

Day 1:

Upon your arrival to the Barcelona Airport, our private luxury cars will be waiting to escort your 5-Star hotel located in a prime location on the famous Passeig de Gracia, where our staff will greet you to assist with check-in.

After lunch and once you have rested from your travels, we will visit one of the most historic houses in Barcelona, a modernist gem, where we will enjoy a welcome drink and review the adventures in store for you in the coming days.

 

Day 2:

After breakfast, our local guide will be your escort as you visit the old town of Barcelona, a historic town that has become a cosmopolitan city full of contrast as well as a European icon.

Today, we will have lunch in a very traditional Spanish way, Tapeando (eating tapas). Discovering the finest tapas in Barcelona as we walk through the historic neighborhoods of Gòtic and Born.

We’ll visit the most genuine and authentic markets, bars and taverns in the city to enjoy the taste of the most outstanding tapas paired with wines and cava.

 

Day 3:

Today we will embark on the trip to discover Costa Brava. After breakfast, our local guide will meet with you to travel back in time, visiting some of the most beautiful medieval villages along the Catalan Coast by our electric bikes. You will also have time to stroll, relax, enjoy lunch or buy local products before heading to your next accommodation, an antique “masia” restored and converted into a luxury hotel.

Following a traditional “siesta,” you will attend one of the most unique events of this trip, dinner in a formerly private home with an elite location on the seafront, where you will enjoy an exquisite dinner overlooking the sea and the stage where the contest of Habaneras, a series of concerts of traditional music, will take place. After dinner, you will have a chance to taste Cremat, a traditional drink of the Habaneras, burned rum that sailors drank many years ago in the morning to warm up.

 

Day 4:

After breakfast, you will enjoy a distinctively different beach day. You will travel inLa Santa Espina, a small fishing boat, from the port to a secluded coves and then you will enjoy a delicious gambada (deluxe shrips) at Palamos Nautic Club.

This evening, you will have dinner in a beautiful Beach Bar, hearing the sound of the Mediterranean Sea before come back to your peaceful hotel.

 

Day 5:

After breakfast you will head to what was once the residence of Salvador Dalí in order to better understand the artist’s work and way of life.

Here you will enjoy a glass of champagne in the backyard surrounded by olive trees, and fishermen of the area will offer a delicious Mediterranean lunch.

After this fantastic experience, you will visit Cadaqués one of the most beautiful fishing villages of Costa brava and Spain, where you can relax in your hotel, dine on one of its terraces, or get lost walking around its white streets.

 

Day 6:

In the early morning we proceed to the Dalí Museum, an old theater transformed by Salvador Dalí into his museum where we can appreciate his amazing and influential work.

Once we complete our visit to the museum with our expert guide, we make our last stop before returning to Barcelona. As the final touch to a dream voyage, we will visit a fantastic vineyard where you will feel in love of Catalan wines and have a different lunch surronded by grapes and nature.

 

Day 7:

At your convenience our private luxury cars will be waiting to transfer you to the Barcelona Airport.

INCLUSIONS:

6 Nights in a Luxury rooms in 5 & 4-star accommodations, including hotel taxes and service charges
All transportation and all baggage handling as indicated in detailed itinerary.
Meals as indicated in detailed itinerary (6 Breakfast, 4 Lunch, 2 Dinner)
All special events, private tours, guest experts and entrance fees, as indicated in detailed itinerary
Services of a local guides
All the local experts and specialists
Reservations at restaurants, spas, cultural events and performances
All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
The full services of I Live Spain Concierge before, during and after your trip
Firsthand, sophisticated destination knowledge and recommendations from our travel specialists
24h support in each destination during your trip

NOTE: Tour prices are in US dollars and are based on double occupancy. Single occupancy prices are available, upon request.

EXCLUSIONS:

Airfare, airport taxes and fuel surcharges
Travel visas and permits (if required).
Travel insurance
Gratuities
Personal and other expenses such as bar bills, transportation, laundry and other expenses not stated in the itinerary.

Days

7

Where

Barcelona

Type of Trip

Intimate Group

NEXT DEPARTURE DATES

JUN • 29 • 2017
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