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Spain: Girona & Costa Brava

Cycle along shimmering coasts, through medieval villages and past historic castles during VBT’s Costa Brava bike tour. The vast Mediterranean Sea greets you as you ride past picturesque farmlands, coastal vistas, and fruit orchards. Along the way, explore quaint villages and immerse yourself in local life. Dive into the thriving art community amid the fascinating stone buildings in the village of Peratallada; allow gentle winds to carry you through the cobbled streets of Baix Emporda; learn about cider production during a private tour and tasting; and explore Empuries which features some of the most important Greek and Roman ruins on the Iberian Peninsula. Each and every day of your journey is framed by lush farmlands, sunflower fields, and stunning mountain views.

Tour Highlights

  • Learn about the personal life of artist Salvador Dali during a visit to Pubol Castle.
  • Pedal a rural landscape past fields of sunflowers, fruit orchards, and rice fields.
  • Pause in a lovely apple orchard to sample ciders and learn about their production.
  • Admire one of the finest amphitheaters outside of Rome on a guided audio tour of the Greek and Roman ruins of Empuries.
  • Enjoy a scenic private cruise along the Costa Brava.

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|
  • Biking: 2 - 4 hr|
Activity Easy Easy
Cycling
Bar Graph Beginner - Experienced
Cyclists
Vehicle Support Vehicle
Support

Average High /
Low Temperature (°F):

Mar61º/44º

Apr64º/47º

May69º/54º

Jun76º/60º

Sep78º/62º

Oct71º/55º

Average
Precipitation:

Mar1.6 in

Apr1.9 in

May2.3 in

Jun1.6 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 Check
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13 meals: 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners Check Check

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Biking Packages Include:

Custom VBT Bike and Helmet

Two Local, Bilingual Trip Leaders

Vehicle Support

Luggage Transfers

Ride with GPS and Daily Route Notes

Welcome Reception

Facilitated Cultural Experiences

Your Choice of VBT Branded Gear for Your Adventure

Itinerary

Thu, Apr 7 to Sat, Apr 16 - 2022

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All you have to do is get to the airport. On our Air Packages, we’ll take care of the rest, handling all the logistics, so you can travel with peace of mind. Spend your first night aloft and arrive refreshed 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.

Accommodation: Nord 1901, Girona

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.

Afterward, 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 poolside at the hotel (weather permitting).

Today’s Ride Choice

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)
Accommodation: Nord 1901, Girona
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 Emporda province of Catalonia, where you’ll stop at the medieval village of Pubol. Here, you’ll visit Pubol Castle, purchased by Salvador Dali in 1970 as a gift for his wife Gala. Enjoy a glimpse into Dali’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 Pubol 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 cafes. After lunch, you’ll cycle to the coastal village of Platja de Pals for your first night on the Costa Brava. Tonight, meet the hotel owner before enjoying a special dinner in the hotel’s celebrated restaurant.

Today’s Ride Choice

Morning: Pubol 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 Pubol, 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)
Accommodation: Hotel Sa Punta, Platja de Pals
Included Meals: Lunch, Dinner

This morning, you’ll ride into a lush, rural landscape past sunflower fields, fruit orchards and rice paddies, and then step back in time in Baix Empordas 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 back to the 4th century. After you explore this historic village, enjoy lunch at your leisure.

In the afternoon, continue cycling 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. Take some time to visit some of the artists’ galleries before getting back on your saddle for your return ride to your hotel. You are at your leisure this afternoon 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.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: Lunch to Pals and hotel – 23 km (14 miles)

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

Cumulative Distance Range: 26 – 49 km (16 – 30 miles)
Accommodation: Hotel Sa Punta, Platja de Pals
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 BC 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 MOOMA and 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)
Accommodation: Hostal Spa Empuries, L’Escala
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.

Please Note: The Dali Museum is closed on Mondays; if our regularly scheduled visit to the Dalí Museum falls on a Monday, we will visit the museum this morning, prior to your ride.

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 – 46 miles)
Accommodation: Hostal Spa Empuries, L’Escala
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 Choice

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)
Accommodation: Hostal Spa Empuries, L’Escala
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

VBT provides a morning transportation to Figueres, the birthplace of Salvador Dali, for an included tour of the Dalí Museum. (Note: The Dalí Museum is closed on Mondays; if our regularly scheduled visit to the Dalí Museum falls on a Monday, we will visit the museum the morning of Day 5, prior to your ride.)

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.

Accommodation: Hotel 1898, Barcelona
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 11

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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.

Afterward, 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 poolside at the hotel (weather permitting).

Today’s Ride Choice

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)
Accommodation: Nord 1901, Girona
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 Emporda province of Catalonia, where you’ll stop at the medieval village of Pubol. Here, you’ll visit Pubol Castle, purchased by Salvador Dali in 1970 as a gift for his wife Gala. Enjoy a glimpse into Dali’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 Pubol 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 cafes. After lunch, you’ll cycle to the coastal village of Platja de Pals for your first night on the Costa Brava. Tonight, meet the hotel owner before enjoying a special dinner in the hotel’s celebrated restaurant.

Today’s Ride Choice

Morning: Pubol 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 Pubol, 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)
Accommodation: Hotel Sa Punta, Platja de Pals
Included Meals: Lunch, Dinner

This morning, you’ll ride into a lush, rural landscape past sunflower fields, fruit orchards and rice paddies, and then step back in time in Baix Empordas 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 back to the 4th century. After you explore this historic village, enjoy lunch at your leisure.

In the afternoon, continue cycling 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. Take some time to visit some of the artists’ galleries before getting back on your saddle for your return ride to your hotel. You are at your leisure this afternoon 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.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: Lunch to Pals and hotel – 23 km (14 miles)

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

Cumulative Distance Range: 26 – 49 km (16 – 30 miles)
Accommodation: Hotel Sa Punta, Platja de Pals
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 BC 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 MOOMA and 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)
Accommodation: Hostal Spa Empuries, L’Escala
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.

Please Note: The Dali Museum is closed on Mondays; if our regularly scheduled visit to the Dalí Museum falls on a Monday, we will visit the museum this morning, prior to your ride.

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 – 46 miles)
Accommodation: Hostal Spa Empuries, L’Escala
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 Choice

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)
Accommodation: Hostal Spa Empuries, L’Escala
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

VBT provides a morning transportation to Figueres, the birthplace of Salvador Dalí, for an included tour of the Dalí Museum. (Note: The Dalí Museum is closed on Mondays; if our regularly scheduled visit to the Dalí Museum falls on a Monday, we will visit the museum the morning of Day 5, prior to your ride.)

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 11

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2022 Pre-Trip Extension - Barcelona

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

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

All you have to do is get to the airport. On our Air Packages, we’ll take care of the rest, handling all the logistics, so you can travel with peace of mind. Spend your first night aloft and arrive refreshed 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.

Accommodation: Hotel 1898, Barcelona

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.

Accommodation: Hotel 1898, Barcelona
Included Meals: Breakfast

Check out of your hotel before 11:00 a.m. and continue your exploration of Barcelona. After lunch, meet your VBT representative at 2:45 p.m. in the hotel lobby. Your leader 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.

Accommodation: Nord 1901, Girona
Included Meals: Breakfast

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2 Nights From $545 per person, double occupancy
Single Supplement: From $245

  • 3 nights at Hotel Saratoga
  • Flight from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca
  • Flight from Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona
  • Airport car service for arrival and departure
  • Daily breakfast
  • City information

This morning, meet your local guide at 9:00 a.m. for an included walking tour of Palma de Mallorca. 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.

Accommodation: Hotel Saratoga, Palma de Mallorca
Included Meals: Breakfast

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.

Accommodation: Hotel Saratoga, Palma de Mallorca
Included Meals: Breakfast

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

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