JULIE AT PAULL TRAVEL

Spellbound in Spain

INSPIRATIONAL ITINERARY

August 2023

SPELLBOUND IN SPAIN

Duration : 12 DAYS
Escape to the vibrant beauty of Barcelona, indulge in a hands-on Spanish cooking class, explore the cliffsides and hidden coves of Ibiza, and soak up some sun at a beach club on this 12-day getaway. From world-class cities to island paradises, this private tour shows you the very best of Spain. Marvel at iconic architecture by Gaudi, journey through old town Barcelona, tour the island of Ibiza, and more on this unforgettable Spanish holiday. Satisfy your wanderlust and create memories to last a lifetime on this incredible 12-day Spanish adventure.

KEY FEATURES

Carefully curated for an unforgettable experience

Chauffeur Service

Transfers with a premium chauffeur service to and from the airport.

Luxury Stays

Experience luxury stays including the Mercer Barcelona.

Tours

Discover all the iconic landmarks with guided tours.

SNAPSHOT

Satisfy Your Wanderlust in Enchanting Spain

Itinerary

  • Start with a guided tour inside the iconic Sagrada Familia temple, the most famous work of Antonio Gaudi and Barcelona’s most visited monument.
  • Explore the Gothic Area:
    • Visit the Cathedral (outside) – a stunning Gothic church.
    • Discover King Square surrounded by historical Gothic and Renaissance buildings.
    • Wander through the Old Jewish Area with its ancient restored synagogue.
    • Experience St. James Square, the oldest and most representative of the city.
    • Walk by the ancient Roman wall of Barcelona, a monumental structure with nearly 2000 years of history.
  • Conclude with a visit to Güell Park and uncover the Gaudi secrets hidden within.
  • Inclusions: Half-day private tour (5 hours), Sagrada Familia and Güell Park entrance fees, transportation in cabs if needed.
  • Exclusions: Meals & drinks, souvenirs.
  • Walk around the Eixample neighborhood to see the unique grid-like urban planning and modernist architecture. Stop in Plaza Catalunya and Passeig de Gràcia.
  • Wander through the cobblestone streets of the Borne neighborhood around the Picasso Museum. There are lots of shops, cafes, and tapas bars.
  • Visit Montjuïc hill to see the views, gardens, museums, and Olympic sites. Take the cable car up for amazing views.
  • Relax in Parc de la Ciutadella and see the Cascada fountain. Then explore Barceloneta beach and neighborhood.
  • Take in Gaudí architecture outside of the Gothic Quarter. See Casa Batlló, Casa Milà (La Pedrera), and Park Güell’s exterior areas.
  • Ride the Aerial Tramway across the harbor for views and go to the beach in the Forum area.
  • Visit Camp Nou stadium and/or the FC Barcelona museum if you’re a soccer fan. Or take in a FC Barcelona match if possible.
  • Wander the Gràcia neighborhood’s plazas and shops, away from heavy tourism. Stop for drinks and tapas at local bars.
  • Tour the Palau de la Música Catalana concert hall and the Santa Caterina Market.
  • Dive into Spain’s rich culinary history with a Spanish Cooking Class that showcases popular Catalan dishes.
  • Prepare a four-course meal including classic paella, starter soup, appetizer, and dessert with fresh seasonal ingredients.
  • Classes are led by professionally trained bilingual Spanish chefs.
  • Enjoy the meal you’ve prepared while sipping on premium Rioja red and Galician white wines.
  • Inclusions: Shared cooking class (3 hours), ingredients, meals & drinks.
  • Exclusions: Transfers, souvenirs.
  • Travel in style in a Mercedes E Class. The ride to Sitges takes roughly 40 minutes.
  • Accommodation at Calipolis Hotel, a semicircular hotel located on the promenade with sea-facing rooms. The hotel’s restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine, and the multilingual staff ensures a comfortable stay.
  • Wander through the old town and stop at one of the many tapas bars or restaurants for lunch. The narrow cobblestone streets are lively and filled with lovely architecture.

  • Spend time at one of Sitges’ beaches. Platja de Sant Sebastià and Platja d’Aiguadolç are two of the most popular. Relax, go for a swim, or partake in beach activities.

  • Visit the Cau Ferrat Museum which was once home to artist and writer Santiago Rusiñol. It displays his collection of art and artifacts in a beautiful Catalan modernist house.

  • See the exterior of the Cathedral of Sitges. It has a unique pink color and stands out on one of the town’s hills.

  • Stroll through the Passeig de la Ribera waterfront promenade. There are good views of the beaches and ocean from here.

  • Stop in some of the many boutiques, galleries, and shops in the center of town. The choices range from local souvenirs to high-end fashion.

  • Take a hike from Sitges up to the Parc del Garraf. The trails go through scenic woods and hills overlooking the sea.

  • Partake in the nightlife, especially along the beach boardwalks. There are numerous beach clubs, bars, and LGBTQ-friendly nightclubs.

  • Try some classic Catalan dishes like paella or fideuà. And don’t forget to get churros con chocolate!

  • Depart from the hotel to Barcelona-El Prat Airport in a Mercedes E Class.
  • Be greeted by your chauffeur holding a sign with your name as you exit customs.
  • Travel in style to your destination in a Mercedes E Class.
  • Start with a visit to Santa Gertrudis, a quaint village nestled in the heart of the island.
  • Journey to Sant Miguel to explore the fortified church and learn about local traditions.
  • Discover the cave of Can Marça, a former smugglers’ hideout that offers breathtaking views of the coast and a luxurious private island.
  • Briefly explore Sant Antoni before heading to ES Vedra, the mystical rock formation in the sea.
  • Relish a delicious lunch at Sa Caleta.
  • In the afternoon, explore the natural park of Las Salinas and its stunning views, understanding the historical value of salt from the Phoenician era.
  • Conclude with a panoramic view from the castle of Ibiza overlooking the old town.
  • Inclusions: 8-hour private tour, transportation, entrance to the cave Can Marça, lunch (Starter, Paella, Sangria, coffee, and water).
  • Exclusions: Meals & drinks not mentioned, souvenirs.
  • Immerse yourself in the island’s vibes, explore its beaches, or relax at your hotel.
  • Take a drive along the northwest coast. Stop at secluded coves like Cala Xarraca, Cala d’en Serra, and Cala Boix for relaxing beaches and walks.
  • Visit the village of Jesús, with its whitewashed buildings and lively crafts market on Wednesdays. Have lunch at one of the local restaurants.
  • Explore the interior hill towns like San Juan Bautista. These offer a quiet, traditional side of Ibiza with historic architecture.
  • Spend time in Santa Eulària des Riu, Ibiza’s only river. Walk along the promenade, shop at the artisan market, and dine along the marina.
  • Check out the beach resort of Portinatx. Relax on the beaches or hike to the lighthouse for amazing cliff views.
  • Take a kayaking or snorkeling trip to some of the hidden coves and uninhabited islets just offshore.
  • Visit the village of San Carlos and the monument Puig de Missa. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere away from the crowds.
  • Tour the north for Can Pirata distillery, a 400-year old farm estate that makes organic olive oil and wine.
  • Go to an evening concert or performance at Teatro Pereyra cultural center in Ibiza Town for local arts.
  • Drive to the highest point of the island, standing at 475 meters, to marvel at a panoramic view of Ibiza.
  • Descend to a secluded cove to snorkel in the crystal-clear waters.
  • Relish lunch at a beach club/restaurant boasting majestic sea views.
  • Engage in more snorkeling and bathe in the secret beaches of Ibiza.
  • Explore a 17th-century defense tower and appreciate the breathtaking views of the coast from cliffs.
  • Experience the thrill of cliff diving by jumping into the sea from the rocks.
  • End the tour near the rock island of Es Vedra and witness the mesmerizing Ibiza sunset.
  • Inclusions: Bilingual tour guide, snorkel masks, soft drinks and water during the tour, lunch (Menu includes bread with alioli, olives, salad, fish and chicken paella, white wine, water, soft drinks, and dessert).
  • Exclusions: Transportation, meals & drinks not mentioned.
  • Immerse yourself in the island’s vibes, explore its beaches, or relax at your hotel.
  • Take a drive along the northwest coast. Stop at secluded coves like Cala Xarraca, Cala d’en Serra, and Cala Boix for relaxing beaches and walks.
  • Visit the village of Jesús, with its whitewashed buildings and lively crafts market on Wednesdays. Have lunch at one of the local restaurants.
  • Explore the interior hill towns like San Juan Bautista. These offer a quiet, traditional side of Ibiza with historic architecture.
  • Spend time in Santa Eulària des Riu, Ibiza’s only river. Walk along the promenade, shop at the artisan market, and dine along the marina.
  • Check out the beach resort of Portinatx. Relax on the beaches or hike to the lighthouse for amazing cliff views.
  • Take a kayaking or snorkeling trip to some of the hidden coves and uninhabited islets just offshore.
  • Visit the village of San Carlos and the monument Puig de Missa. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere away from the crowds.
  • Tour the north for Can Pirata distillery, a 400-year old farm estate that makes organic olive oil and wine.
  • Go to an evening concert or performance at Teatro Pereyra cultural center in Ibiza Town for local arts.
  • Depart from the hotel to Ibiza Airport in a Mercedes E Class.

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