Walking up to three miles around Barcelona on many cobblestone streets and in pedestrian-only areas. Use of public transportation (metro), which does not have escalators or elevators at most stations and will require climbing up and down flights of stairs. The drive from Barcelona to Girona is about 65 miles or approximately two hours.
Breakfast buffet at the hotel which traditionally includes a selection of cold cuts, cereal, bread, pastries, fruit, yogurt, jam, coffee, tea, juice, milk, and water.
We will begin by taking public transportation to the Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter) for an introductory walking exploration. With your local expert, discover Barcelona's magnificent Gothic cathedral, the former Jewish quarter, as well as some hidden treasures such as the Plaza Felipe Neri, the Roman Columns, and Plaza del Pi. We will also visit Las Ramblas - the city's most famous boulevard – spotting lively cafes and restaurants.
On your own to explore local cuisine. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions.
We will depart by coach to the historic city of Girona. Upon arrival at the program hotel, we will check in and take some time to relax and freshen up before dinner.
At or near the hotel, enjoy a three course meal from a select menu with a complimentary glass of wine and water.