Barcelona & the Catalan Countryside

Barcelona and Catalonia

Imagination-inspiring Barcelona has long been one of Europe's most high-energy creative capitals. Here, medieval shipyards and palaces still amaze, alongside Gaudí's modernisme, Miró’s quirky art and more than one mind-blowing market. This is a city for savoring both tradition and innovation.

Our other big recommendation for anyone going to Barcelona: get out of town. The landscape is dotted with ancient hill towns and masía farm houses. The Costa Brava is all blue inlets and whitewashed villages. Go to slow down your pace. And track down great food and wine. We especially love the historic city of Girona, the Roman ruins on the sea, the hiking and biking. Then there's Dalí.

Sightseeing in the medieval hilltowns of the Empordà
A retreat to bring your senses alive. Daily Pilates and fitness and rich cultural traditions in a luxurious medieval hilltown setting.
6 nights - Spring and Fall
Cava tasting with Spanish Journeys in the Penedes wine country
Tour and taste at a historic estate in the vine-covered hills near Barcelona. A perfectly delicious one-day getaway.
Daytrip from Barcelona
Tamariu, one of the coastal villages on the Spanish Journeys Costa Brava trip
Explore the arty coastal villages, historic hilltowns, hidden vineyards, and great kitchens of the Empordà. Seriously dreamy. And not far from Barcelona.
4 Nights