Barcelona is one of the mosttrendy European capitals and it is not in vain: new trends in art and architecture are mixed with a city full of history. Come with us to discover the Ciudad Condal.
Remember these tours are just examples, at Forocio we organize customized tours and we can adapt to your needs or requests!
The tour includes
- 5 x nights at 4 **** hotel accommodation
- Private bus for transfers
- Meals at local restaurants
- Accompanying guide
- Local guide for city tours according to itinerary
- Entrance to the Sagrada Familia, the National Art Museum of Catalonia, the Liceu Opera Barcelona, the Picasso Museum, the Joan Miró Foundation, the Park Güell, the Casa Milá, the Dalí Theater-Museum.
Day 1: Arrival
Arrival in the morning at Barcelona El Prat International Airport where our guide will pick you up.
First panoramic visit: city center, Passeig de Gràcia, Park Güell, Sagrada Familia, Puerto, Monument to Columbus, Miramar viewpoint, Joan Miró Foundation, Olympic Stadium and Poble Espanyol.
Lunch: Oleum Restaurant
Guided tour of the Thyssen Collection at the National Museum of Art of Catalonia
Check in and welcome cocktail at the hotel
A glass of Champaign will be served on the terrace to enjoy the spectacular views according to weather conditions. The cocktail will be served in the restaurant.
Dinner at the hotel’s exclusive restaurant.
Day 2: Barcelona: Liceu Opera Barcelona & Barrio Gótico, Museo Picasso
Breakfast buffet at the hotel
Visit to the Liceu Opera Barcelona
The Liceu Opera House Barcelona, locally known as the Gran Teatre del Liceu or simply the Liceu, was founded on the Rambla de Barcelona in 1847. It is the largest horseshoe-shaped opera house in Europe and the second largest in the world. With its uninterrupted activity for more than 160 years, the Liceu has been a privileged spectator of some of the most important events of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, becoming a cultural and social reference in Barcelona and Catalonia.
The tour includes an extensive and comprehensive visit to the main areas of the theater open to the public, focusing especially on its history, architecture, social life and all those aspects that have made theater a world leader in opera.
It also includes the exclusive visit to the Círculo del Liceo, Barcelona’s oldest and most prestigious private club, which houses one of the most important private collections of modernist art in Catalonia (the Catalan expression of Art Nouveau) preserved in its original location
Continue the visit to the old town known as the Gothic Quarter. Crowning the promenade with the medieval Cathedral of Barcelona and the surrounding squares.
Lunch – Allium Restaurant
Guided tour of the Picasso Museum
The Picasso Museum is a key reference to understand the formative years of Pablo Picasso. The genius of the young artist is revealed through the 4,251 works that make up the permanent collection. In addition, the Picasso Museum, inaugurated in 1963, also reveals his deep relationship with Barcelona: an intimate and solid relationship that was shaped in his adolescence and youth, and continued until his death.
The Picasso museum is very rich in regards to the work of the formative years in the life of the artist; it is practically exhaustive until the Blue Period. The Museum also houses an important representation of works from 1917, and the series Las Meninas (1957), as well as a complete printed collection.
Dinner: Arcano Bar-Restaurant
Day 3: Barcelona
Breakfast buffet at the hotel
Guided tour that will take you to see the breathtaking views of the port of Barcelona from the Montjuïc park. The mountain of Montjuïc has been a witness and center of key events that have shaped its personality. The first event of this type was the International Exhibition of 1929 held in Barcelona that promoted the development of the area. More recently, the 1992 Olympic Games brought a great renewal.
Guided tour of the Fundació Joan Miró
This museum looks at the work of Joan Miró, a prolific and original artist. Designed in 1975, the Joan Miró Foundation has a magnificent collection of works by the artist
Free lunch on your own
Back to the hotel
Gala dinner at Xalet de Montjuïc
Transfer back to the hotel
Day 4: Barcelona: Sagrada Familia, Casa Milá & Parque Güell
Buffet breakfast at the hotel
The local guide will accompany you to visit Parque Güell, a complex of gardens with architectural elements located on the hill of El Carmel in the Gràcia district of Barcelona and a visit to the Temple of the Sagrada Familia both designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí.
Lunch: Tenorio Restaurant
In the afternoon “Casa Milà”, commonly known as “La Pedrera”. A unique building, built between 1906 and 1912 by the architect Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926), and which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984. Currently, the building houses the main offices of CatalunyaCaixa
Transportation back to the hotel
Dinner on your own
Day 5: Figueras Dali Museum & Girona
Breakfast buffet at the hotel
Transfer to Figueras
Guided tour of the Dalí Theater-Museum
Lunch at a local restaurant: Sidreria de Txot
Trip back to Barcelona via Girona. a beautiful city where you really feel for its history by simply walking through its ancient streets. It is a walled city dating from Roman times, the old town is within the city walls. There is a well-known stretch of houses, built in the nineteenth century, which is part of the wall destroyed by the French in 1809 while the city was under siege.
Farewell dinner at the local restaurant: El Cangrejo Loco
Day 6: Back to destination
Breakfast buffet at the hotel
Transfer to airport
Testimonios de clientes
“The group arrived back to Hungary during the weekend. We already have some feedback from passengers: they were very-very satisfied with all the hotels we had during the trip. Everything was just perfect, bus was nice too, they all had a brilliant time in beautiful Spain. Thank you so much once again for your help with Camino del rey. Talk to you soon again about our trip in 2018.”
Baraka Travel Agency
“Having collaborated with Forocio for the first time in 2009, I can honestly say that they are professional and work with a really helpful staff. We had a few groups visiting Spain, and all of our passengers came home with a lifelong memory. They had a really good time, and were satisfied with your services. You did a brilliant job, see you next time!. ”
BarakaTravel Agency – Hungary
(Viaje España)Katalin Guzsaly
“Back from Sevilla, I just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you and Forocio for organizing the trip for us. Everything went well… We all had a great time: the hotel accommodations were good, and the hotel food was good too. I want to especially commend our guide Pablo Carbajosa, who is an excellent guide, and a very lovely person. We truly enjoyed his sense of humor, his knowledge, his kindness, as well as his impressive linguistic abilities. I hope we can have another trip with Forocio, if not this year, then next year. I am going to give your address and information to the next Field Directors, who may contact you even before they get here next year. Best wishes, and once again, thank you very much!”
St. Marys University
(Viaje España)Eva Bueno
“Another successful ISU trip in Spain! Thank you for all that you do for us.”
Howard Van Auken, PhD Bob&Kay Smith
Entrepreneurship Fellow Professor of Management Iowa State University
(Viaje España)Howard Van Auken
“Hemos pasado un viaje sensacional en Valencia. Nuestra guía, Ester fue muy accesible, simpática y la visita informativa e interesante. El personal y servicio del hotel Excelsior fue efectivo, atento y cordial. De nuevo, nuestro conductor, Eduardo Navarro, ha sido extraordinario… Muchas gracias por el servicio de primera clase+ que he recibido de parte de tu empresa.”
Linda Luft, M.A
The University of Arizona – United States of America
(Viaje España)Linda Luft, M.A
“Forocio is my best choice for field trip arrangements and support during my short and long visits to Spain. I have taken groups of students from the College of DuPage to Madrid and Granada for five weeks and I was very pleased with all the support I received from Forocio. I sincerely recommend their services, their tour guides are well prepared and their expertise made our learning experience valuable. I highly recommend Forocio for all your trips in Spain.”
Edith Jaco, Ed.D.
Director of the Spain Study Abroad Program
College of DuPage – United States of America
(Viaje España)Edith Jaco, Ed.D.
“Trabajamos con Forocio desde hace más de 20 años con total satisfacción tanto por parte de nuestros clientes como nuestra. Es una empresa seria y fiable. Los precios son muy competitivos y se esmeran por complacer las necesidades de los clientes. Mientras la relación siga siendo tan buena como hasta ahora, seguiremos trabajando y recomendando Forocio para reservas hoteleras y viajes.”
Estdio Internacional SampereVirginia Sampere
“For the last 6 years Forocio has been essential to our study-abroad program in Madrid. Their rare combination of expertise, dependability, and affordability makes our program run smoothly and makes my life much easier. Our extended field trip to Barcelona is the highlight of our summer and the meals Forocio arranged for us were exquisite. My students bragged to their friends from other programs about the hip restaurants we went to in Spain.”
George A. Carlsen
Director of the Madrid Summer Study Abroad Program
Pepperdine UniversityGeorge A. Carlsen
“We have worked with Stefan Schmuckle and Forocio since 2012, taking groups of American university students to Europe during the month of January. Our groups have ranged in size from 23-32, and we have visited five cities per trip, ranging from Barcelona to St. Petersburg, Russia. We have always sought the elusive combination of acceptable price point and comfortable accommodations – and Stefan has always delivered. Not once have we had a guide or transport fail to show up on time or arrived at a hotel that was not only expecting us but ready for early check-in. Stefan even handled all the flights between the European cities. We could not be more pleased with Forocio and look forward to working with them in the future.”
Janie Spencer, Ph.D.
Professor of Spanish
Birmingham-Southern CollegeJanie Spencer, Ph.D.
“Just wish to express my appreciation for helping and organizing a very successful experienced with all our groups and individuals. It was overall an enjoyable trips Thank you for your patience, trust and attention to details and most importantly, for accommodating to our many requests with a feeling that we are at our homes and with our families. After a long relationship I can admit that you are the number one travel agency that provides the level of superb services and professionalism, and after all I would like to thank you for never refer back to us for money or financial issues …
Well done Forocio team we do appreciate your hard work.”
Vladimir Travel & tourism Lebanon
General ManagerZiad Khairallah
“ Forocio es un sinónimo de servicio ,profesionalismo y cercanía con el cliente.
Hemos tenido la oportunidad de hacer grupos , servicios privados, reserva de hoteles, guías y consulta de cualquier tema sobre nuestros mutuos clientes, son unos socios comerciales que juntos hacen la diferencia para que tus clientes regresen contentos y quieran repetir.
Sus precios justos y te dan las opciones que pidas para siempre estar en precio de acuerdo a las necesidades del cliente sin afectar el servicio.
Por ahora, eso es todo y me despido de usted no queriendo perder la oportunidad de reiterale mis sentimientos de congratulación y agradecimiento por todo lo recibido de Stefan Schmückle y todo su equipo.”
BCeuropa Travel Management