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Spain: Girona & Costa Brava

With our deep Spanish roots, we bring you the authentic Catalonia—on easy cycling routes and low-traffic country roads that others miss. As you pedal Costa Brava’s charming bucolic landscape, you’ll pass farmland and orchards—stopping at a local home where you’ll enjoy lunch with a family, eating ingredients straight from their garden. Spin through ancient medieval villages—pausing by a secluded, spring-fed lagoon for a traditional Catalonian BBQ lunch cooked over an open fire. Here, your charming local host serves authentic seasonal specialties—such as calçots, pa amb oli, and wild-foraged mushrooms. You’ll also experience the sophisticated side of Costa Brava as you explore the cycle-centric city of Girona, take a boat ride to L’Estartit, and discover Púbol Castle—where Salvador and Gala Dali lived and left their indelible mark.

Tour Highlights

  • Learn about the personal life of artist Salvador Dalí during a visit to Púbol Castle.
  • Pedal a rural landscape past fields of sunflowers, fruit orchards, and rice fields.
  • Enjoy lunch at a typical mas—a small Catalonian farmhousefeaturing dishes crafted from our hosts’ organic farm.
  • Admire one of the finest amphitheaters outside of Rome on a guided audio tour of the Greek and Roman ruins of Empúries.
  • Enjoy a scenic private cruise along the Costa Brava.

Positive Impact

VBT is proud to support Wine to Water with a donation on behalf of each guest on this tour. Wine to Water is an international organization providing access to clean drinking water and emergency supplies in water-challenged regions. We believe in giving back to the places that have enriched the lives of our guests. We’re committed to identifying and supporting sustainable initiatives in a variety of areas including education, world health, economic equality, safe drinking water, the environment, and the preservation of cultural traditions.

What to Expect

This tour offers a combination of easy terrain and moderate hills and is ideal for both beginner and experienced cyclists. Our VBT support vehicle is always available for those who would like assistance with the hills.

  • Daily Mileage: 15-35 miles|
  • Biking: 2-4 hours|
  • Group Size: 14-20
Activity Easy
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Bar Graph Beginner - Experienced
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Average High /
Low Temperature (°F):

Mar61º/44º

Apr64º/47º

May69º/54º

Jun76º/54º

Sep78º/62º

Oct71º/55º

Average
Precipitation:

Mar1.6 in

Apr1.9 in

May2.3 in

Jun2.3 in

Sep3.4 in

Oct3.6 in

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One night in Girona and one night in Barcelona in conveniently located hotels with daily breakfast

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6 nights in 4-star hotels

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13 meals: 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners

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Biking Packages Include:

Custom VBT Bike and Helmet

Two Local, Bilingual Trip Leaders

Support Vehicle

Luggage Transportation

Ride with GPS and Daily Route Notes

Welcome Reception

Facilitated Cultural Experiences

Your Choice of VBT Branded Gear for Your Adventure

Itinerary

Thu, Mar 27 to Sat, Apr 5, 2025

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Your vacation is about to begin! Spend your first night aloft and arrive ready for an unforgettable trip.

A VBT representative will greet you at the Barcelona airport to start your adventure off right. A complimentary car service will whisk you to your centrally located hotel in Girona. From here, you are perfectly positioned to explore this charming city at your leisure.

This morning, after an included breakfast, meet your local guide in the hotel and set off on a walking tour of Girona’s Old Town. Discover this city’s ancient past as you cross the Onyar River into one of Europe’s largest Jewish quarters. You will also pass the Church of St. Felix and the town’s splendid Cathedral, which boasts one of the world’s largest Gothic naves. After your stroll, don your cycling clothes and shuttle to the foothills of the nearby Pyrenees, where you’ll meet your VBT trip leaders.

Upon arrival, attend a short orientation and bike-fitting and begin your warm-up ride through scenic mountain valleys and along Lake Banyoles. Pause along the shore of the lake to enjoy a picnic lunch.

Back in Girona tonight, your small group gathers for a welcome cocktail reception before enjoying a delicious dinner at the hotel’s prestigious restaurant.

Today's Ride Choices

Morning: Warm-up — 12 km (7 miles)

What to Expect:

Get acquainted with your bike as you cycle on easy paved roads, which are similar to the routes you will have throughout your Costa Brava bike tour. You will ride on a combination of two-lane country roads with light traffic and at times on more heavily trafficked roads. Occasionally, you will have the opportunity to ride on a designated bike path. This easy scenic ride takes you to the shores of Lake Banyoles, Catalonia’s largest natural lake. The lake was the rowing venue for the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics and today is a popular training location for rowers.

Cumulative Distance Range: 12 km (7 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The first full day of your Costa Brava bike tour begins with a scenic ride into the heart of the historic Baix Empordà province of Catalonia, where you’ll stop at the medieval village of Púbol. Here, you’ll visit Púbol Castle, purchased by Salvador Dalí in 1970 as a gift for his wife Gala. Enjoy a glimpse into Dalí’s personal life and witness his many talents as you gaze at original paintings, sculptures, and custom-designed furniture. You can also admire some of Gala’s haute couture dresses, designed exclusively for her by Christian Dior. Gala chose her beloved Púbol Castle as her final resting place and is buried in the cellar’s mausoleum.

Later, ride through lush farmlands and small villages where you may enjoy lunch at your leisure in one of the village cafés. After lunch, you’ll cycle to the coastal village of Platja de Pals for your first night on the Costa Brava. Tonight, enjoy a special dinner in the hotel’s celebrated restaurant.

Today's Ride Choices

Morning: Púbol to Ullastret — 18 km (11 miles)

Afternoon: Ullastret to Sa Punta Hotel — 16 km (10 miles) | Begur Challenge Loop PLUS — 14 km (9 miles)

What to Expect:

From Púbol, ride through the scenic Catalonian landscape. Your ride will take you on narrow country roads past farms and through forests with some rolling hills. If you would like a longer ride, you can enjoy extra cycling through the countryside, occasionally sharing the road with passing cars. Once at your hotel take the longer option with its rewarding elevation gain.

Cumulative Distance Range: 18 – 48 km (11 – 30 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

This morning, you’ll ride into to the village of Peratallada. Its name translates into “carved stone”—an apt label, as most of the buildings were built from stone taken from the moat that still partially encircles the village. This remarkable town has been declared a historic artistic monument. Its dominant structure is the Castle of Peratallada, dating to 1065 AD. Restoration of this now privately owned castle revealed traces of a Bronze Age settlement.

After you explore this historic village, continue cycling to a lush, rural landscape past sunflower fields, fruit orchards, and rice paddies, and then step back in time in Baix Empordà’s medieval villages. Coasting into Pals, you will be charmed by cobbled stone streets and an impressive Gothic Quarter whose facades feature distinctive windows, stone balconies, and semicircular arches. The town’s Roman wall with its four square towers and the Romanesque clock tower—Torre de les Hores (Tower of the Hours)—dates to the 4th century. Take some time to enjoy the lunch here at your leisure and visit some of the artists’ galleries before getting back on your saddle for your return ride to your hotel.  This afternoon gives you the opportunity to relax by the lovely swimming pool or stroll down to the nearby beach.

This evening, enjoy a sumptuous dinner in your hotel’s elegant dining room.

Today's Ride Choices

Morning: Hotel to Torrent and Peratallada — 26 km (16 miles)

Afternoon: Peratallada to Pals and hotel — 23 km (14 miles)

What to Expect:

Enjoy a morning of easy riding as you glide into Peratallada. In the afternoon, continue cycling to the village of Pals. Additional riding is available after your exploration of Pals. Cycling on narrow country lanes and some busier roads, you will pass medieval villages before ending with an uphill ride to your hotel.

Today may offer an additional independent ride for experienced cyclist. Ask your trip leaders for details.

Cumulative Distance Range: 26 – 49 km (16 – 30 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, you’ll cycle toward your home for the next three nights on the Mediterranean. Today’s leg of your Costa Brava bike tour leads you along scenic country vistas with the spectacular snow-capped Pyrenees in the distance. Your destination is the province of Alt Empordà (upper Empordà), north of Baix Empordà (lower Empordà).

Take a break from riding after you pass through a lovely apple orchard and enjoy lunch at a typical mas—a small Catalonian farmhouse. Our hosts, Eva and Marc, will spoil you with food grown from their organic farm and offer the opportunity to sample the rice harvested from nearby Pals.

In the afternoon, enjoy a scenic ride past a medieval water mill before arriving in the village of Parlava. Here, you may continue riding or shuttle to our Mediterranean beachfront hotel. Once at the hotel, wander along the waterside cycling path into the town of L’Escala or treat yourself to one of the hotel’s many spa options.

This evening, enjoy dinner on your own in one of the hotel’s restaurants or walk along the beachside cycling path to a restaurant in the neighboring village of Sant Martí d’Empúries. This small village was first settled by the Greeks in the 6th century BCE and later became an important medieval political center. It continues to maintain much of its historic charm, so it’s easy to imagine what life may have been in that bygone era.

Today's Ride Choices

Morning: Hotel Sa Punta to Lunch — 19 km (12 miles)

Afternoon: Lunch to Parlava — 14 km (9 miles) | Parlava to Hotel PLUS — 22 km (14 miles)

What to Expect:

A glorious morning ride traverses apple orchards framed by the snow-capped Pyrenees. After lunch, you may shuttle to your Mediterranean beachfront hotel or continue cycling past a medieval water mill, through Parlava, where you may shuttle to your Mediterranean beachfront hotel in L’Escala.

Cumulative Distance Range: 19 – 55 km (12 – 35 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, you will shuttle 45 minutes to the bucolic mountain town of Cantallops near the border of France for the starting point of today’s ride. You will cycle through a rural landscape of vineyards and olive and cork trees before meeting your trip leaders, who will prepare a lovely picnic lunch for your enjoyment.

Later, continue riding to one of the most important sites in the area: the perfectly restored Peralada Castle. Explore the village of Vilabertran, famous for the Santa Maria de Vilabetran monastery, as well as for being the setting for Dalí’s 1913 painting Vilabertran, which he painted when he was only nine years old. You will complete your cycling today in the village of Castelló D’Empúries, where you can opt for some extra miles all the way back to your hotel or hop on a shuttle.

After returning to your hotel, enjoy its spa (additional cost) or nearby beach, or explore the neighboring ruins of Empúries, some of the most important Greco-Roman ruins on the Iberian Peninsula. Admission to the ruins is part of your VBT tour and includes a self-guided audio tour of this archaeological site, which has one of the finest amphitheaters outside Rome. The large terraces of your garden-view spa rooms are ideal for relaxing and enjoying the beautifully landscaped native vegetation surrounding the hotel.

Dinner tonight is at your leisure. Dine at one of the hotel’s restaurants or walk along the beachside cycle path to enjoy a quiet meal in the village of L’Escala.

Today's Ride Choices

Morning: Cantallops to Lunch — 20 km (12 miles)

Afternoon: Lunch to Castelló d’Empúries — 22 km (13 miles) | Castelló d’Empúries to Hotel PLUS — 34 km (20 miles)

What to Expect:

Cycle through a rural landscape to Peralada Castle, finishing the ride in Castelló D’Empúries. At the end of today’s ride, you can opt for some extra miles or shuttle back to the hotel.

Cumulative Distance Range: 20 – 76 km (12 – 45 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

This morning, you’ll shuttle to neighboring L’Escala’s marina. Here, you’ll embark a chartered boat for a private cruise along the scenic Costa Brava coast. During this tour, you’ll cruise past gorgeous coves and the dramatic, craggy rock formations of the Islas Medes jutting into the sea. These crystal-clear waters nurture significant biodiversity, making it one of the most important marine reserves in the western Mediterranean.

Your trip leaders will meet you at the end of your cruise in the port of L’Estartit, with your bicycle ready for the day. Today’s ride will pass the impressive Montgri Massif, which locals say looks like a sleeping bishop. You’ll see the ancient Montgri Castle perched on its summit as you pedal along. Stop for lunch on your own in the quaint town of Torroella de Montgri, resting on the banks of the Ter River. Once a royal port for the Kings of Aragon, it retains its medieval core and stalwart walls.

This evening, trade stories of your Costa Brava bike tour alongside your trip leaders and travel mates during a festive farewell reception and dinner at your lovely beachside inn. Much of the menu is harvested from the hotel’s organic garden, and you will sample some of Catalonia’s finest wines with this special meal.

Today's Ride Choices

Morning: L’Estartit to L’Escala — 26 km (15 miles)

What to Expect:

From the port of L’Estartit, you will cycle through town before joining quieter country roads that link the various medieval villages you will enjoy on today’s ride.  Some of the roads will be busier than those on previous days, but the riding is easy and scenic.

Cumulative Distance Range: 26 km (15 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

VBT provides a morning transportation to Figueres, the birthplace of Salvador Dalí, for an included tour of the Dalí Museum.

After the tour, travel to the Hotel 1898, centrally located on Las Ramblas Boulevard near the Placa de Catalunya, for your final night in Spain. You have the remainder of the afternoon and evening free for independent exploration.

If you have chosen the Post-Trip Extension you will first travel to the Hotel 1898 in Barcelona. From there, complimentary transportation will be provided to Barcelona’s international airport for your flight to Palma de Mallorca where you will stay at the Hotel Saratoga for three nights. VBT provides city information that includes recommendations on what to see and do during your stay.

Included Meals: Breakfast

After an included breakfast this morning, complimentary transportation to the Barcelona airport will be provided (an approximately 20- to 30-minute drive, depending on traffic) for your departing flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Spain: Girona & Costa Brava

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Sat, Mar 29 to Fri, Apr 4, 2025

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Meet your VBT representative in Girona at the hotel Nord 1901 at 9:00 a.m. The contact information for the hotel will be included with your final documents. Please contact the hotel to advise them of any travel delays or changes so the staff can alert your VBT trip leaders. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the Old Town of Girona before shuttling to the foothills of the Pyrenees, where you will meet your VBT trip leaders for lunch. Please be dressed for cycling for your warm-up ride before departing Girona.

Upon arrival, attend a short orientation and bike-fitting and begin your warm-up ride through scenic mountain valleys and along Lake Banyoles. Pause along the shore of the lake to enjoy a picnic lunch.

Back in Girona tonight, your small group gathers for a welcome cocktail reception before enjoying a delicious dinner at the hotel’s prestigious restaurant.

Today's Ride Choices

Morning: Warm-up — 12 km (7 miles)

What to Expect:

Get acquainted with your bike as you cycle on easy paved roads, which are similar to the routes you will have throughout your Costa Brava bike tour. You will ride on a combination of two-lane country roads with light traffic and at times on more heavily trafficked roads. Occasionally, you will have the opportunity to ride on a designated bike path. This easy scenic ride takes you to the shores of Lake Banyoles, Catalonia’s largest natural lake. The lake was the rowing venue for the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics and today is a popular training location for rowers.

Cumulative Distance Range: 12 km (7 miles)

Included Meals: Lunch, Dinner

The first full day of your Costa Brava bike tour begins with a scenic ride into the heart of the historic Baix Empordà province of Catalonia, where you’ll stop at the medieval village of Púbol. Here, you’ll visit Púbol Castle, purchased by Salvador Dalí in 1970 as a gift for his wife Gala. Enjoy a glimpse into Dalí’s personal life and witness his many talents as you gaze at original paintings, sculptures, and custom-designed furniture. You can also admire some of Gala’s haute couture dresses, designed exclusively for her by Christian Dior. Gala chose her beloved Púbol Castle as her final resting place and is buried in the cellar’s mausoleum.

Later, ride through lush farmlands and small villages where you may enjoy lunch at your leisure in one of the village cafés. After lunch, you’ll cycle to the coastal village of Platja de Pals for your first night on the Costa Brava. Tonight, enjoy a special dinner in the hotel’s celebrated restaurant.

Today's Ride Choices

Morning: Púbol to Ullastret — 18 km (11 miles)

Afternoon: Ullastret to Sa Punta Hotel — 16 km (10 miles) | Begur Challenge Loop PLUS — 14 km (9 miles)

What to Expect:

From Púbol, ride through the scenic Catalonian landscape. Your ride will take you on narrow country roads past farms and through forests with some rolling hills. If you would like a longer ride, you can enjoy extra cycling through the countryside, occasionally sharing the road with passing cars. Once at your hotel take the longer option with its rewarding elevation gain.

Cumulative Distance Range: 18 – 48 km (11 – 30 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

This morning, you’ll ride into to the village of Peratallada. Its name translates into “carved stone”—an apt label, as most of the buildings were built from stone taken from the moat that still partially encircles the village. This remarkable town has been declared a historic artistic monument. Its dominant structure is the Castle of Peratallada, dating to 1065 AD. Restoration of this now privately owned castle revealed traces of a Bronze Age settlement.

After you explore this historic village, continue cycling to a lush, rural landscape past sunflower fields, fruit orchards, and rice paddies, and then step back in time in Baix Empordà’s medieval villages. Coasting into Pals, you will be charmed by cobbled stone streets and an impressive Gothic Quarter whose facades feature distinctive windows, stone balconies, and semicircular arches. The town’s Roman wall with its four square towers and the Romanesque clock tower—Torre de les Hores (Tower of the Hours)—dates to the 4th century. Take some time to enjoy the lunch here at your leisure and visit some of the artists’ galleries before getting back on your saddle for your return ride to your hotel.  This afternoon gives you the opportunity to relax by the lovely swimming pool or stroll down to the nearby beach.

This evening, enjoy a sumptuous dinner in your hotel’s elegant dining room.

Today's Ride Choices

Morning: Hotel to Torrent and Peratallada — 26 km (16 miles)

Afternoon: Peratallada to Pals and hotel — 23 km (14 miles)

What to Expect:

Enjoy a morning of easy riding as you glide into Peratallada. In the afternoon, continue cycling to the village of Pals. Additional riding is available after your exploration of Pals. Cycling on narrow country lanes and some busier roads, you will pass medieval villages before ending with an uphill ride to your hotel.

Today may offer an additional independent ride for experienced cyclist. Ask your trip leaders for details.

Cumulative Distance Range: 26 – 49 km (16 – 30 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, you’ll cycle toward your home for the next three nights on the Mediterranean. Today’s leg of your Costa Brava bike tour leads you along scenic country vistas with the spectacular snow-capped Pyrenees in the distance. Your destination is the province of Alt Empordà (upper Empordà), north of Baix Empordà (lower Empordà).

Take a break from riding after you pass through a lovely apple orchard and enjoy lunch at a typical mas—a small Catalonian farmhouse. Our hosts, Eva and Marc, will spoil you with food grown from their organic farm and offer the opportunity to sample the rice harvested from nearby Pals.

In the afternoon, enjoy a scenic ride past a medieval water mill before arriving in the village of Parlava. Here, you may continue riding or shuttle to our Mediterranean beachfront hotel. Once at the hotel, wander along the waterside cycling path into the town of L’Escala or treat yourself to one of the hotel’s many spa options.

This evening, enjoy dinner on your own in one of the hotel’s restaurants or walk along the beachside cycling path to a restaurant in the neighboring village of Sant Martí d’Empúries. This small village was first settled by the Greeks in the 6th century BCE and later became an important medieval political center. It continues to maintain much of its historic charm, so it’s easy to imagine what life may have been in that bygone era.

Today's Ride Choices

Morning: Hotel Sa Punta to Lunch — 19 km (12 miles)

Afternoon: Lunch to Parlava — 14 km (9 miles) | Parlava to Hotel PLUS — 22 km (14 miles)

What to Expect:

A glorious morning ride traverses apple orchards framed by the snow-capped Pyrenees. After lunch, you may shuttle to your Mediterranean beachfront hotel or continue cycling past a medieval water mill, through Parlava, where you may shuttle to your Mediterranean beachfront hotel in L’Escala.

Cumulative Distance Range: 19 – 55 km (12 – 35 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, you will shuttle 45 minutes to the bucolic mountain town of Cantallops near the border of France for the starting point of today’s ride. You will cycle through a rural landscape of vineyards and olive and cork trees before meeting your trip leaders, who will prepare a lovely picnic lunch for your enjoyment.

Later, continue riding to one of the most important sites in the area: the perfectly restored Peralada Castle. Explore the village of Vilabertran, famous for the Santa Maria de Vilabetran monastery, as well as for being the setting for Dalí’s 1913 painting Vilabertran, which he painted when he was only nine years old. You will complete your cycling today in the village of Castelló D’Empúries, where you can opt for some extra miles all the way back to your hotel or hop on a shuttle.

After returning to your hotel, enjoy its spa (additional cost) or nearby beach, or explore the neighboring ruins of Empúries, some of the most important Greco-Roman ruins on the Iberian Peninsula. Admission to the ruins is part of your VBT tour and includes a self-guided audio tour of this archaeological site, which has one of the finest amphitheaters outside Rome. The large terraces of your garden-view spa rooms are ideal for relaxing and enjoying the beautifully landscaped native vegetation surrounding the hotel.

Dinner tonight is at your leisure. Dine at one of the hotel’s restaurants or walk along the beachside cycle path to enjoy a quiet meal in the village of L’Escala.

Today's Ride Choices

Morning: Cantallops to Lunch — 20 km (12 miles)

Afternoon: Lunch to Castelló d’Empúries — 22 km (13 miles) | Castelló d’Empúries to Hotel PLUS — 34 km (20 miles)

What to Expect:

Cycle through a rural landscape to Peralada Castle, finishing the ride in Castelló D’Empúries. At the end of today’s ride, you can opt for some extra miles or shuttle back to the hotel.

Cumulative Distance Range: 20 – 76 km (12 – 45 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

This morning, you’ll shuttle to neighboring L’Escala’s marina. Here, you’ll embark a chartered boat for a private cruise along the scenic Costa Brava coast. During this tour, you’ll cruise past gorgeous coves and the dramatic, craggy rock formations of the Islas Medes jutting into the sea. These crystal-clear waters nurture significant biodiversity, making it one of the most important marine reserves in the western Mediterranean.

Your trip leaders will meet you at the end of your cruise in the port of L’Estartit, with your bicycle ready for the day. Today’s ride will pass the impressive Montgri Massif, which locals say looks like a sleeping bishop. You’ll see the ancient Montgri Castle perched on its summit as you pedal along. Stop for lunch on your own in the quaint town of Torroella de Montgri, resting on the banks of the Ter River. Once a royal port for the Kings of Aragon, it retains its medieval core and stalwart walls.

This evening, trade stories of your Costa Brava bike tour alongside your trip leaders and travel mates during a festive farewell reception and dinner at your lovely beachside inn. Much of the menu is harvested from the hotel’s organic garden, and you will sample some of Catalonia’s finest wines with this special meal.

Today's Ride Choices

Morning: L’Estartit to L’Escala — 26 km (15 miles)

What to Expect:

From the port of L’Estartit, you will cycle through town before joining quieter country roads that link the various medieval villages you will enjoy on today’s ride.  Some of the roads will be busier than those on previous days, but the riding is easy and scenic.

Cumulative Distance Range: 26 km (15 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

VBT provides morning transportation to Figueres, the birthplace of Salvador Dalí, for an included tour of the Dalí Museum.

After the tour, travel to Barcelona’s Hotel 1898. The tour concludes here at approximately 2:30 p.m. You will need to make your own transportation arrangements to the Barcelona airport. Departing flights prior to 5:00 p.m. are not recommended. If you have an earlier departure, you will need to make your own transportation arrangements to Barcelona.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Spain: Girona & Costa Brava

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Accommodations (Please Note: Days are based on the Air Package Itinerary. Accommodations may vary depending on departure date. )

Enjoy Your Vacation Longer With Low-Cost Trip Extensions

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2025 Pre-Trip Extension - Barcelona

2 Nights From $495 per person, double occupancy
Single Supplement: From $395

  • 2 nights at Hotel 1898 Barcelona
  • Airport car service for arrival
  • Transportation from Barcelona to Girona
  • Daily breakfast
  • City information

Your vacation is about to begin! Spend your first night aloft and arrive ready for an unforgettable trip.

Start off your first day in Barcelona right by having a VBT representative greet you at the airport. A complimentary car service will whisk you to your centrally located hotel. From here, you are perfectly positioned to explore this charming city at your leisure.

After a delicious included breakfast at your hotel, you are free to explore on your own, using our included city information packet to guide your discoveries.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Check out of your hotel before 11:00 a.m. and continue your exploration of Barcelona. After lunch on your own, make your way to the hotel lobby by 2:45 p.m. to meet your VBT Representative who will assist with your private transportation to Girona, the cultural capital of Catalonia. Upon arrival, enjoy a short stroll to the hotel where you will stay for the next two nights.

Note: Transportation times are subject to change; the exact time will be confirmed upon your arrival in Barcelona.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Hotel 1898

Discover a true treasure. Located in the heart of Barcelona, the historic Hotel 1898 was once home to the Philippines Tobacco Company. The structure was built in 1891 by architect Josep Oriol Mestres. Early in this century, hotelier Núñez i Navarro restored the property, preserving its historic splendor and 19th-century architectural elements and transforming it into the modern-day Hotel 1898. Today, this unique, colonial-style structure exudes a special personality that brings the best of Barcelona’s rich past to its guests. Centrally located on Las Ramblas Boulevard and just a block from Placa de Catalunya, the hotel is an easy walk to all of Barcelona’s important sites. The elegant rooms are equipped with air conditioning, free WiFi, and beautiful marble bathrooms. The rooftop terrace features a heated swimming pool, as well as a lovely indoor pool, fitness center, and spa in the tastefully designed basement of the hotel.

Wi-Fi In Room
FREE WiFi Included
Air Conditioning
Air Conditioning
Airplane

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2025 2024

2024 Pre-Trip Extension - Barcelona

2 Nights From $495 per person, double occupancy
Single Supplement: From $395

  • 2 nights at Hotel 1898 Barcelona
  • Airport car service for arrival
  • Transportation from Barcelona to Girona
  • Daily breakfast
  • City information

Your vacation is about to begin! Spend your first night aloft and arrive ready for an unforgettable trip.

Start off your first day in Barcelona right by having a VBT representative greet you at the airport. A complimentary car service will whisk you to your centrally located hotel. From here, you are perfectly positioned to explore this charming city at your leisure.

After a delicious included breakfast at your hotel, you are free to explore on your own, using our included city information packet to guide your discoveries.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Check out of your hotel before 11:00 a.m. and continue your exploration of Barcelona. After lunch on your own, make your way to the hotel lobby by 2:45 p.m. to meet your VBT Representative who will assist with your private transportation to Girona, the cultural capital of Catalonia. Upon arrival, enjoy a short stroll to the hotel where you will stay for the next two nights.

Note: Transportation times are subject to change; the exact time will be confirmed upon your arrival in Barcelona.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Hotel 1898

Discover a true treasure. Located in the heart of Barcelona, the historic Hotel 1898 was once home to the Philippines Tobacco Company. The structure was built in 1891 by architect Josep Oriol Mestres. Early in this century, hotelier Núñez i Navarro restored the property, preserving its historic splendor and 19th-century architectural elements and transforming it into the modern-day Hotel 1898. Today, this unique, colonial-style structure exudes a special personality that brings the best of Barcelona’s rich past to its guests. Centrally located on Las Ramblas Boulevard and just a block from Placa de Catalunya, the hotel is an easy walk to all of Barcelona’s important sites. The elegant rooms are equipped with air conditioning, free WiFi, and beautiful marble bathrooms. The rooftop terrace features a heated swimming pool, as well as a lovely indoor pool, fitness center, and spa in the tastefully designed basement of the hotel.

Wi-Fi In Room
FREE WiFi Included
Air Conditioning
Air Conditioning
Airplane

Air Package Only

2025 2024

2025 Post-Trip Extension - Mallorca

2 Nights From $595 per person, double occupancy
Single Supplement: From $195

  • 3 nights at Hotel Saratoga*
  • Flight from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca
  • Airport car service for arrival and departure
  • Daily breakfast
  • City information
1 Begin your Post-Trip Extension / Walking tour of Mallorca

This morning, meet your local guide at 9:00 a.m. for an included walking tour of Palma. After your orientation tour, you’ll have ample time for exploration during your independent stay at our centrally located hotel. Wander the Old Town, brimming with medieval atmosphere, inviting shops and relaxing cafés. Marvel at the Gothic wonder of the massive Seu Cathedral. Head up to the 14th-century Bellver Castle, a spectacular circular structure built by King James.

Included Meals: Breakfast

2 Continue your Post-Trip Extension

After a delicious included breakfast at your hotel, you are free to continue exploring on your own, using our included city information packet to guide your discoveries.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Departure Airplane

After an included breakfast this morning, complimentary transportation to the Palma de Mallorca airport will be provided (an approximately 30-minute drive, depending on traffic) for your departing flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Hotel Saratoga

The Hotel Saratoga is ideally located on Paseo Mallorca, one of the central streets in Palma de Mallorca. Within blocks of the hotel, you’ll find the best restaurants, shops, museums, and historical sites, including the Cathedral, the Castle of the Almudaina, and the waterfront promenade. After a day of exploring, enjoy the hotel’s two restaurants, a bar with harbor views, two swimming pools (one of them on the roof), and a gym with spectacular views of the Cathedral. For an additional cost, indulge in the spa and sauna. Spacious superior rooms provide all the modern conveniences, including satellite flat-screen TV, safe, telephone with answering machine and automatic wake-up calls, air conditioning, and fully equipped bathrooms with hairdryers. The receptionists can help you reserve optional tours of Mallorca.

Wi-Fi In Room
FREE WiFi Included
Air Conditioning
Air Conditioning
Airplane

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2025 2024

2024 Post-Trip Extension - Mallorca

2 Nights From $445 per person, double occupancy
Single Supplement: From $145

  • 3 nights at Hotel Saratoga*
  • Flight from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca
  • Airport car service for arrival and departure
  • Daily breakfast
  • City information
1 Begin your Post-Trip Extension / Walking tour of Mallorca

This morning, meet your local guide at 9:00 a.m. for an included walking tour of Palma. After your orientation tour, you’ll have ample time for exploration during your independent stay at our centrally located hotel. Wander the Old Town, brimming with medieval atmosphere, inviting shops and relaxing cafés. Marvel at the Gothic wonder of the massive Seu Cathedral. Head up to the 14th-century Bellver Castle, a spectacular circular structure built by King James.

Included Meals: Breakfast

2 Continue your Post-Trip Extension

After a delicious included breakfast at your hotel, you are free to continue exploring on your own, using our included city information packet to guide your discoveries.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Departure Airplane

After an included breakfast this morning, complimentary transportation to the Palma de Mallorca airport will be provided (an approximately 30-minute drive, depending on traffic) for your departing flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Hotel Saratoga

The Hotel Saratoga is ideally located on Paseo Mallorca, one of the central streets in Palma de Mallorca. Within blocks of the hotel, you’ll find the best restaurants, shops, museums, and historical sites, including the Cathedral, the Castle of the Almudaina, and the waterfront promenade. After a day of exploring, enjoy the hotel’s two restaurants, a bar with harbor views, two swimming pools (one of them on the roof), and a gym with spectacular views of the Cathedral. For an additional cost, indulge in the spa and sauna. Spacious superior rooms provide all the modern conveniences, including satellite flat-screen TV, safe, telephone with answering machine and automatic wake-up calls, air conditioning, and fully equipped bathrooms with hairdryers. The receptionists can help you reserve optional tours of Mallorca.

Wi-Fi In Room
FREE WiFi Included
Air Conditioning
Air Conditioning
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This was one of the best VBT tours we have taken. Food, riding, scenery, exploration of the art of Dali, wonderful guides and fantastic accommodations. Pre-trip in Barcelona is a must do to see the Gaudi architecture and Picasso museum as well as experience Catalonia at its best.

mecrr, Red Bluff, CA, United States

Scenery, riding history, art, food - it has it all

We loved this trip! The scenery, the biking routes, the guides, the accommodations were all fanatastic. We liked the other guests, the fabulous breakfasts and particularly loved our post trip to Mallorca.

Bets70, St. Louis, MO

Wonderful Experience!

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