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Barcelona, Spain Tour

Barcelona Pickleball Trip

TRIP LOCATION:

Barcelona, Spain

Includes day trips to:
Montserrat Monastery
Figueres and Girona
Penedés and Sitges

TRIP DATES:

May 25 – June 1, 2023      BOOK

Sept 19 – 26, 2023      BOOK

Teaming up with Pickleball Trips
and Scott Moore in September

TRIP PRICE:

Starting at $3,295

$300 Early Bird Discount

Offer ends 12/31/2022

Where we're going!

The Barcelona pickleball trip is based in the city of Barcelona which is located on the Mediterranean Sea. This is an ideal location for a pickleball vacation because of its warm weather, rich culture and history, gastronomy, music, art, festive atmosphere, and its friendly people.

Barcelona will be our home base for the pickleball trip. It is a vibrant and historical coastal city that never sleeps. From Barcelona we’ll take three incredible day trips, always returning to sleep at our hotel in Barcelona . On our day trips we’ll take guided tours of the following cities: Montserrat Monastery (UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Dalí Museum in Figueres and the medieval town of Girona, and a wine tasting trip to the region of Penedès followed by a visit to the charming, historic beach village of Sitges. 

Pickleball is scheduled for at least every other day throughout the tour, and includes both pickleball instruction as well as open play and competition with the locals. Fortunately pickleball continues to grow throughout Spain, offering a unique opportunity to play with the Spaniards on your pickleball vacation.

Pickleball Tour Details

What's Included:

  • 7 nights in a handpicked 4-star hotel
  • Access to pickleball courts and locker room facilities
  • Pickleball instruction and participation in all organized pickleball activity
  • Transportation to and from the pickleball sports center (pickleball courts)
  • Buffet breakfast every morning
  • 4 gourmet dinners
  • Private deluxe motor coach for day trip excursions
  • Day trip to Montserrat
  • Day trip to Dalí Museum and Girona
  • Day trip to Penedès wine tasting and Sitges
  • Professionally guided tours in each city we visit
  • Comprehensive tour handbook when you arrive
  • Guided tours of the Museums and other historical sites (Palaces, Cathedrals, Mosques)
  • Bilingual tour director
  • Flamenco performance
  • “Bienvenido” welcome reception
  • “Hasta Luego Fiesta” farewell dinner and party

Brief Itinerary Barcelona Tour

Day 1:  Barcelona: Airport transfer to hotel, optional pickleball, reception and dinner

Day 2:  Barcelona: Morning pickleball, walking tour of “Old Barcelona”, welcome dinner

Day 3:  Barcelona: Morning pickleball, “Gaudí” Tour of Güell Park and the Sagrada Familia Basilica

Day 4:  Figueres and Girona: Tour to Figueres to visit Dalí Theatre-Museum in the morning, lunch, tour and free shopping time in the Provincial Capital of Girona and dinner back in Barcelona

Day 5:  Montserrat and Montjuïc: Morning pickleball, afternoon trip to Montserrat Monastery, dinner in the old Bullring “Arenas” followed by music-light show at the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc

Day 6:  Penedés,  Sitges & Flamenco: Tour and wine tasting at vineyard in Penedés, “Paella” (Spanish rice) lunch in the coastal town of Sitges, Flamenco dinner show in Barcelona

Day 7:  Barcelona: Morning pickleball, free time to shop and explore, farewell Fiesta dinner!

Day 8:  Barcelona: Departures, arrive same day to US or Canada

Full Itinerary Barcelona Tour

Day 1 – Welcome to Barcelona!

  • Morning:  Arrival to Barcelona-El Prat International Airport. Easy transportation (25 minutes) from the airport to our 4-star hotel located in the center of Barcelona, near the Rambla and seaport. You can relax at the hotel and nearby cafés or stroll along the Rambla just outside of the hotel to begin to get to know this picturesque and vibrant city.
  • Lunch:  On your own
  • Afternoon:  Pickleball courts will be available for optional afternoon play. Later, we will get together for a warm and friendly “Bienvenido” Welcome Reception at the hotel.
  • Dinner:  On your own

Day 2 – Tour of Barcelona

  • Breakfast:  At the hotel restaurant
  • Morning:  We go to the pickleball courts for three hours of instruction and play.
  • Lunch:  On your own at the hotel or one of many local restaurants.
  • Afternoon:  We explore Barcelona by foot with a guided walking tour of “Old Barcelona”. We stroll through the city’s historic center to visit the Gothic Quarter, the Cathedral, Las Ramblas (the city’s busiest, most colorful boulevard), and the world-famous Boquería Food Market. We’ll complete our walking tour at “Port Vell”, Barcelona’s lively waterfront area under the Christopher Columbus monument pointing to the Americas. Plenty of restaurants to choose from at the port.
  • Dinner:   When we complete our walking tour we will enjoy a “Bienvenido” Welcome Dinner in a restaurant at the seaport.

Day 3 – Barcelona, Gaudí Tour

  • Breakfast:  At the hotel restaurant
  • Morning:  We go to the pickleball courts for three hours of instruction and play.
  • Lunch:  On your own at the hotel or one of many local restaurants.
  • Afternoon: We will explore the architecture of one of the most relevant citizens of Barcelona: Antonio Gaudí, the best known practitioner of Catalan Modernism. Among other magnificent constructions we will visit La Pedrera or Parc Güell, both UNESCO World Heritage sites. We will finish this tour in his most emblematic building, the unfinished Sagrada Familia Cathedral. The Sagrada Familia is a symbolic expression in stone of the Christian faith. In this temple, you can recognize the the history of the Catholic Church, the Sacred Scriptures, the tradition of dedication to the Saints, Christian doctrine and worship. Definitely a must see of Barcelona.
  • Dinner:  On your own

Day 4 –  Montserrat Monestary and Montjuíc Fountain Show

  • Breakfast:  At the hotel restaurant
  • Morning:  We go to the pickleball courts for three hours of instruction and play.
  • Lunch: We take the bus heading to the Monastery of Montserrat at 13:00 and have lunch together on the way in a Masia, a traditional rural construction typical of the Catalan Countries.
  • Afternoon:  At 16:00 we get to the Monastery of Montserrat. This Benedictine Monk retreat offers you some of the most spectacular mountain views of Catalunya. You will learn about the holy grotto where visitations by the Virgin Mary were reported, the World famous Montserrat Choir boys recitals along with details on the mountain walks with breathtaking views. There we have a guided visit of 4 hours. At 20:00 the bus takes us back to Barcelona and drops us in Montjuic a nice hill in the south of the city with wonderful sights and lots of attractions.
  • Dinner:  In “Las Arenas”, old bull ring in Plaza España/Montjuic from where we walk back to Montjuic and watch the Magic fountain once it gets dark.

Day 5 – Dalí Museum in Figueres and Girona

  • Breakfast:  At the hotel restaurant
  • Morning: We take the bus to Figueres (1h 40 minutes) to visit the Dalì Theatre-Museum, considered the last master piece of Salvador Dalí, one that allows the visitor to experience the geniou’s surrealist works and thoughts.
  • Lunch: All together in Girona, the capital city of the Province of the same name. A city on a human scale with all the charm of a larger city.
  • Afternoon: We will take a stroll through the old city and you will have the rest of the afternoon free to wander the streets of Girona on your own. We will offer you a range of suggestions to enjoy some traditional aspects of the city.
  • Evening:  We continue our journey by coach for a late evening arrival in Barcelona (1h 30 minutes).
  • Dinner:  On your own

Day 6 –  Barcelona – Penedès – Sitges

  • Breakfast:  At the hotel restaurant
  • Morning: We take the bus to wine and cava bodega in the wine region of Penedès (40 minutes). The county of the Alt Penedès, in the south of Barcelona, is dedicated to the production of excellent-quality wines and cavas. Wine-growing is carried out at over 300 wineries. In one of the charming towns of this region we will have a two hours guided visit to a traditional bodega including wine and cava tasting.
  • Lunch:  On your own at a local restaurant. We’ll suggest several options so you can savor the local fare.
  • Afternoon: After lunch we take the bus again to Sitges (30 minutes). The town of Sitges is located 37 km to the south of Barcelona, and its beaches and streets retain the beauty that inspired a whole generation of catalan artists in the late 19th century. We recommend you visit the modernista-style mansions and museums, and soak up the atmosphere of its pavement cafés and leisure attractions.
  • Dinner: Tables are reserved for dinner and a fiery evening of Spanish dance and music! Get ready for throbbing guitars, lamenting solos, colorful dancers and the emotional, rhythmic stomp of flamenco.

Day 7 – Barcelona – “Hasta Luego Fiesta” and Farewell Dinner

  • Breakfast:  At the hotel restaurant
  • Morning:  We go to the pickleball courts for three hours of instruction and play.
  • Lunch:  On your own
  • Afternoon:  On your own to explore, shop, or visit any of the city’s many attractions that may have caught your eye throughout the tour.
  • Dinner:   We get together for the lively “Hasta Luego Fiesta” celebration and farewell dinner.

Day 8 – Barcelona – Departure Flights

  • Breakfast:  At the hotel restaurant
  • Morning:  After breakfast, bus transfer to the airport for departure flights. Arrive same day to US or Canada.

Important information about the itinerary: Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and will make every effort to provide equally appealing alternatives when adjustments need to be made. We appreciate your understanding.