(Lloret de Mar)
Enjoy a couple of days in the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona spending your time partaking in a number of exclusive private tours before leaving the city. Head towards the coast and enjoy time in a magnificent, sumptuous beach resort on one of the most beautiful beaches along the Costa Brava. There are lots of interesting sites nearby such as Girona, medieval towns and villages, the Salvador Dali museum and house, quaint fishing villages, gems of coves and small beaches, as well as a number of water based activities. A truly wonderful, luxurious vacation - this is sure to be one to remember for years to come!
Meet your driver for a private airport transfer.
A welcome package with your vouchers, a city map, train tickets (if relevant) and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.
A unique opportunity to find off-the-beaten track Tapas bars with your private English-speaking guide. Enjoy a wander through the back alleys and discover a hidden side of Barcelona. You will explore the Eixample district known as the Quadrat d'Or, or Golden Square, where you’ll find some of the best samples of Modernism Architecture. Check out the Old Medieval Town (or Casa Antic) and La Boquería food market just off Las Ramblas, the best place to watch Barcelona’s bustling evening life. (Food & Drinks at own expense).
El Palace (5*) is a luxury hotel set in the heart of the city centre of Barcelona, close to Las Ramblas, and on the equivalent of Rodeo Drive. Nearby is some of the most prestigious shopping areas, as well as beautiful boulevards, theatres and modernist buildings. Totally refurbished and opened again in late 2009, it offers some of the most spacious rooms in the city. The works have preserved the classic spirit that has always characterised this property, distinguished as a symbol of Barcelona’s hotel tradition. 42 of the 125 rooms are suites and junior suites, all equipped with lastest-generation technology. A new room design, a soft interior re-decoration of public areas and lounges and the realignment and optimisation of the architectural infrastructure enhances the beauty and majesty of the property. The Caelis Restaurant, awarded with a Michelin Star is part of El Palace and offers top-class cuisine, while the emblematic bar Rien de Rien bar is themed in the the style similar to the Moulin Rouge of Paris. Enjoy an after dinner drink here and take in the live jazz ensembles that play here during weekend nights in high season. On the spa side of things, El Palace has launched the Mayan Luxury Spa and a Fitness Room, a unique spa with a Temazcal Sauna, exclusive in Spain.
Take a half day walking tour following the footsteps of the legendary Architect Gaudi, with your private English-speaking guide. Walk the Barcelona of the 1900's, in the neighbourhood of " El Ensanche", discovering the temple of "La Sagrada Familia", Gracia avenue with the houses of Gaudí, and the Batlló House. Other sights to be visited are the Paseo de Gracia, and the facades of Casa Batlló and La Pedrera. (Tickets to Casa Batlló, Sagrada Familia and La Pedrera are included).
Meet your private driver and guide for a half day tour of the Catalunya countryside en route to Montserrat. Driving through the centre of Barcelona, you'll head north through villages and beautiful countryside to the sacred Montserrat mountain range. You'll be guided through the Monastery, as well as a Renaissance Basilica from the 16th century. Here you can view the Black Madonna, the Patron Saint of Catalunya. Perched on a protruding piece of rock, the Monastery is one of Spain's most significant pilgrimage destinations. Entrance fee included.
Meet your driver for a private transfer to your hotel accommodation in Lloret del Mar.
The Alva Park Resort & Spa (5*) is located near Lloret de Mar Beach. Close by one can find Lloret de Mar Castle. Luxurious hotel guestrooms have balconies, a turndown service, and trouser presses; rooms also include refrigerators, jetted tubs, and separate bathtubs and showers. At Alva Park Resort And Spa recreational amenities include an indoor pool, a health club, and a spa tub. The property also features a complimentary airport shuttle, a poolside bar, and a children's club.
Board a catamaran today and get ready for an adventure on the sea! The sails will be hoisted and you will get to enjoy the great coastal views of the stunning scenery of the Costa Brava. Once the anchor is dropped in a sheltered cove, take a dip in the azure waterse, or simply relax on deck. Meanwhile, a delicious buffet meal will be prepared for you of rice and pasta salads, a barbecue with burgers and sausages, and a refreshing fruit salad. Help yourrself to the complimentary beer, sangria and soft drinks. After two hours of anchoring, the catamaarn will head back towards home. If you prefer to have a private, chartered day on the water just speak to your Sales Advisor.
The Alva Park Resort & Spa is an ideal location for visiting Barcelona and Girona, the Dali Museum in Figueres, beautiful local fishing villages (such as Tossa del Mar and Cadaques - which also houses Salvador Dali's house which is now a museum) , and nearby ancient ruins (such as L'escala Empuries with Greek and Roman ruins) as well as preserved medieval countryside towns (such as the hilltop village of Pals and nearby picturesque village of Peratallada as well as Besalu which houses the oldest known Jewish baths). The Benedictine monastery atop Montserrat mountain is just under 2 hours drive away, while the Cavas Cordiniu, the well known Catalan Champagne house can be visited. The Santa Cotilde Botanical gardens are a mere ten minutes walk from the resort, while the Mar y Murta botanical gardens are in nearby Blanes. If you feel like spending some time on the water options include a private chater of a sailboat or motorboat. Glass bottomed boats leave from Fenals beach - a 2 minute walk from Alva Park resort.
Avail of a private transfer between Alva Park Resort resort in Fenals, on the coastline north of Barcelona to Barcelona airport.
Citizens of other countries may require a visa. Please ask your Sales Advisor. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Spain for the most up to date visa information.
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