LIBERTYVILLE, Illinois – Whether it’s movies, restaurant reviews, or the football club, Barcelona seems to be always in the news. This spectacular city on the Mediterranean, the capital of Catalonia, is hot. It has trend-setting restaurants, Michelin-starred chefs, the architectural marvels of Antoni Gaudi, wonderful museums, and a dazzling nightlife.
TourCrafters has put together a 5-day/4-night, land-only package that costs US$450, and lets you visit Barcelona, learn some Catalan culinary secrets, and use your frequent-flyer miles. The package includes a private transfer from airport to hotel; accommodations in the perfectly-located 4-star Hotel Condes de Barcelona; a tour—with English-speaking guide – of the celebrated Boqueria Market; a cooking class with either lunch or dinner and a recipe booklet at Cook & Taste; and a complimentary tapa, glass of wine, and shopping discount at Spain’s leading department store, El Corte Ingles. There’s also plenty of time to explore the city on your own (and the Hop-On-Hop-Off bus tours here are particularly good).
TourCrafters also makes it easy to extend the trip, to the paella-famous city of Valencia, to the cosmopolitan Spanish capital Madrid, or even to the southerly resort towns on the sun-splashed Costa del Sol.
The package is valid until March 25, with the exception of the Christmas/New Year period and February 26 to 29. The price quoted is per person, double occupancy, and is subject to availability. For additional information, visit www.tourcrafters.it/tour.lasso?ID=86. For reservations, call 800-482-5995.