September 7-14, 2022

With hosts Cesar Escuin & Cheryl Sturm, experience the fascinating city of Barcelona through the eyes of one of their top guides. There’s no better way to discover Spain’s second-largest city than through her art and wine. View Gaudí’s masterpieces at Casa Mila, Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló, and Güell Park. See more world-class art and architecture at the Picasso Museum, Miro Foundation, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion, and Dalí Museum. Hungry yet? Explore La Boqueria with a private chef followed by a cooking class—tasting amazing cuisine that is both traditional and innovative. Sip as a local might during an incredible wine experience in a private cellar & vineyard tour outside of Montserrat.

Day 1: United States – Barcelona

Wednesday, 7 September 2022

  • Depart the U.S. on your flight to Barcelona, Spain.

Day 2: Barcelona

Thursday, 8 September 2022

  • Arrive in Barcelona and transfer to your luxury hotel accommodations, Mandarin Oriental Barcelona
  • Enjoy an optional late afternoon tour of Casa Milà, one of Antoni Gaudí’s architectural works
  • Feast on a chic but relaxed welcome dinner at El Passadis d’en Pep
  • Return to your hotel

Day 3: Barcelona

Friday, 9 September 2022

  • Depart the hotel via coach for a chef tour of La Boqueria market followed by a Cook & Taste and paella cooking contest
  • After lunch, depart on foot to visit the Cathedral of Barcelona and the Picasso Museum.
  • In the afternoon, head back to the hotel to enjoy an evening at leisure before another blissful overnight at Mandarin Oriental Barcelona

Day 4: Barcelona

Saturday, 10 September 2022

  • Take a day trip to Figueres in Catalonia, where famed artist Salvador Dalí used to live
  • Vist the Dalí Theatre-Museum and Dalí Jewels Collection
  • Enjoy lunch at a local gourmet restaurant
  • Enjoy your evening and dinner exploring Barcelona at leisure

Day 5: Barcelona

Sunday, 11 September 2022

  • Depart via coach where your panoramic drive passes Mirador de Colom (The Columbus Monument) and the Olympic Stadium, built in 1927
  • Arrive at the Joan Miró Foundation to experience the art of Joan Miró and other twentieth and twenty-first century artists
  • Visit the Barcelona Pavilion, an architectural work designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
  • Enjoy your lunch and afternoon at leisure
  • Join us for an optional visit to Casa Batlló by Antoni Gaudí, just across the street from the hotel
  • Take a very short walk from the hotel to meet for dinner
  • Return to the hotel and enjoy the rest of your evening at leisure

Day 6: Barcelona, Montserrat

Monday, 12 September 2022

  • Depart via coach for a spiritual visit to Santa Maria de Montserrat, an abbey famed for enshrining the images of the Virgin of Montserrat
  • Head to Pere Ventura winery for a special lunch and cellar tour before visiting the family’s old historic home and vineyards
  • Head back to the hotel for an evening at leisure

Day 7: Barcelona

Tuesday, 13 September 2022

  • Visit Antoni Gaudí’s Basílica de la Sagrada Família for an architect explanation and tour
  • Visit Güell Park, one of the most impressive public parks in the world
  • Enjoy lunch and your afternoon at leisure
  • Join us for a farewell dinner
  • Head back to the hotel and enjoy your final evening at leisure

Day 8: Barcelona – United States

Wednesday, 14 September 2022

  • Depart on own for your flights home

If you are interested in experiencing this popular Spain destination through the R. Crusoe & Son lens, please fill out the form below or call us at (800) 585-8555.