Barcelona & Costa Brava


6 Days

Dates of trip

June 2024

Maximum guests

12 guests per trip


There is more to Barcelona than tapas & sangria. Although those are both delicious! Let me take you to one of my favorite cities. You will enjoy learning about the Catalan culture, visiting the majestic monastery of Montserrat, the Penedes region-home to Cava sparkling wine, mesmerizing Gaudi architecture before heading off to the warm Mediterranean Coast. In Costa Brava we will travel back in time in the medieval town of Girona, visit the Salvador Dali museum-one of Spain’s most brilliant artists-and sail & swim along the coast while enjoying show-cooking. I will see you there!



  • Fantastic local knowledgeable host throughout the itinerary
  • 4 night stay in Luxury boutique Barcelona hotel, with breakfast included
  • 2 night stay in Charming Costa Brava boutique hotel, with breakfast included
  • Private transfer from Barcelona Airport to Hotel 
  • Welcome Dinner at local Bistro with great wines
  • Michelin Star Dinner with wine for final meal in Barcelona
  • ‘End-with-a-bang’ Farewell Group Dinner with wine
  • Private Essentials of Barcelona tour, transportation and entrances to Sagrada Familia included.
  • Private Day trip to Montserrat & and a Boutique Cava producer, transport, private guide, entrances, lunch and wine tasting included. 
  • Private Food and Wine Tour in Barcelona, all food and wine included
  • Private Day Trip to Dali Museum and Medieval Girona, transport, guide, entrances and lunch included. 
  • Private Costa Brava Show-Cooking on a Boat day excursion, lunch and wine tasting included. 
  • 4 Traditional Lunches, with wine
  • Tourist taxes (taxes are usually not more than 2€ per person per night. These will be paid on your behalf wherever possible.)
  • .5% of your total trip cost donated to carbon footprint removal
  • On- ground support throughout the trip

  • Restaurant and free time recommendations


  • International flights to and from the US
  • Extra Meals (except hotel breakfasts and as part of any experiences indicated above)
  • Personal expenses
  • Free-day activities 
  • Gratuities
  • Taxi or other public transportation where not specified
  • Credit card fee
  • Travel insurance


  • Jun 2, 2024 - Jun 8, 2024 $5640 per person

    Prices based on 2 share. Single supplement of $920 USD

tour itinerary

Your driver will be in the “Driver’s Waiting Area” outside the Arrivals Gate with a sign reading “The Sophisticated Life” and bring you straight to to your hotel.

Check in at Hotel Pulitzer Barcelona


This boutique hotel is located in a popular area in the heart of the bustling tourist center of Barcelona. 


The hotel was modernized in 2022. A suite and 90 double rooms are located on 5 stories and can be reached by elevator. The multilingual staff at the reception desk in the lobby are ready to assist you with check-in and check-out. Services such as a baggage storage service and a safe ensure a comfortable stay. Wireless internet access (no extra charge) is provided in public areas. The hotel offers a range of facilities for guests with disabilities. Wheelchair-accessible facilities are available. A garden provides extra space for rest and relaxation in the open air. Guests arriving by car can park their vehicles in the parking lot for a fee. Further services include a transfer service, room service, a wake-up call service, a laundry service and a coin-operated laundry. A business center with projector, a flip chart and pens and photocopier is available. Larger events can be organized with the help of the conference service. A conference room is available for conferences, lectures and meetings.

Welcome Dinner – Let’s get started!

In the evening, we’ll all meet up in the lobby at 7pm. It’s time to dive in! We’ll head to a fantastic neighborhood bistro offering a vast selection of great wine paired with excellent Mediterranean cuisine. This will give us all a chance to get to know each other, and your fantastic local host and guide for your Catalan culinary adventure. 

12:00 – 4 hours

Meet your guide at your hotel. This afternoon food and wine tour is all about decoding Barcelona using its great bars and restaurants. We’ll learn about Barcelona’s gastronomy, history and a strong cultural identity while we eat and drink our way around its small charming streets and soak it in firsthand. We’ll lead you through various neighborhoods of Barcelona with a local expert and learn all about the colorful history and cultural nuances of Barcelona and the region of Catalonia. From Roman conquests, wine tasting techniques, local dining culture, to the societal impact of the modern Catalan separatist movement, we’ll get into it all! We’ll visit local establishments for tasty gourmet dishes and a wide variety of wines from around Spain and Catalonia. Wine connoisseurs and foodies, as well as those who simply enjoy eating and drinking, are assured a fantastic time, with loads of information from an English-speaking, personable guide about wine, food, culture and the history of the city and region. This is a walking tour with about 10-15 minutes between each of the destination restaurants. We exclusively include great local establishments, keeping the experience unique, fun, and memorable. 

We recommend comfortable walking shoes for this tour!

Your guide, an expert in Catalan history and culture, will pick you up at your hotel to begin our day. We’ll head to Montserrat mountain, rising up over the Penedes, a place of great importance in Catalan culture. There you’ll get to know the history behind the beautiful Benedictine abbey and have a private tour of the inside, learning about all the artistic and historical nuances to be discovered at every corner. We’ll then take in the natural beauty and head for a scenic natural walk along the trail. On the return, you will avoid the steep way up by taking the funicular the last stretch of the way! You’ll also have the chance to buy some local cheese, honey, or delicious sweets made by the monastery.

After we’ve taken in the beautiful scenery, we’ll drive to a quaint restaurant to stop for a traditional Catalan lunch. With full bellies, we’ll drive south to D.O. Penedes, an important wine appellation close by. Here we will enjoy a private visit at a boutique vineyard that focuses on high quality Cava and is one of the best producers in the area. You will learn all about the great wines of this region and get to know the processes that go into the winemaking from vine to glass. We’ll do a quick field visit to see the grapes and then will get to taste a selection of some of our favorite wines accompanied by some light snacks. At the end of the visit around 5:30pm, we’ll begin the drive back to Barcelona.

10:00 – 4 hours

Meet your guide in your hotel lobby. This half day tour of Barcelona is all about getting to know the city and seeing the main highlights. We’ll begin with an incredible guide, who is equal parts charming and knowledgeable. The tour is a great blend of the top sights with some off-the-beaten-path spots as well and will include the Barcelona sites that are most interesting to you. Your guide will take you inside the Sagrada Familia (without towers) for a private tour, as well as show you the Gothic Quarter and Cathedral, Casa Mila (exterior), Casa Batllo (exterior), The Montjuic Castle, park and viewpoint of the city, The Olympic facilities (a short exterior stop), The National Palace and Plaza Espanya, and Las Ramblas. During the tour, you can enjoy a brief historical walking tour through the Gothic and Born neighborhoods to visit some of the locations that cannot be explored by vehicle, inclusive of Plaza Reial, Plaza Sant Jaume, Plaza del Rei, the Church of Santa Maria del Mar, and more, time permitting. With so much to see, your guide will work with you to prioritize the locations you are most interested in visiting to make the most of your time on the tour. This tour includes transportation, entrances to the Sagrada Familia, pick-up from your accommodation and an extremely knowledgeable and personable guide. We can adjust the amount of time walking vs. the amount of time spent driving as you wish.

Fancy Dinner (tbd)

Let’s all great dressed up and head out for a fantastic gourmet meal for our last night in Barcelona!

Check out of Hotel Pulitzer Medieval Girona & Dalí Museum On this full day trip, we’ll explore the city of Girona, which is a very well-preserved medieval town of about 90,000 people that has a stunningly beautiful old quarter, with a rich Jewish, Medieval and Roman heritage. It is full of tiny, winding cobblestone streets, pedestrian bridges, colorful houses and buildings lining the Onyar River, great shops, charming cafes and restaurants, an incredible Cathedral, Arab Baths and much more. We’ll take a stroll along the top of the ancient Roman wall that still surrounds part of the town, as well as wander through the peaceful gardens inside the towers at either end. After a great lunch at one of our favorite restaurants and an interesting tour of the old quarter, we’ll head to the town of Figueres to see the Salvador Dalí Museum. The Theatre-Museum is the largest surrealistic object in the world, located in the former Municipal Theatre. After exploring this eccentric and interesting space, we’ll start our journey to the hotel. Entrance fees to museums are included. Dalí Museum Note: Your guide will not accompany you inside the museum, and there are no audio guides available. The reason that there are no audio guides is that Dalí said that there are two kinds of visitors: those who don’t need a description, and those who aren’t worth a description. His museum, his rules! Your guide will, however, fully prepare you for the visit, giving great insight into what to look out for and the best “approach to the museum”.

Your driver for the day will meet you at your hotel at 11am and drive you 25min away to the port of Palamós where you will meet your hosts, Jaume and Clara. Both are local experts and passionate about the Costa Brava and it’s fantastic food! We’ll head out to sea on a refurbish traditional wooden fishing yacht. We’ll take in the sun, discover secret coves, swim, and then eat a delicious lunch on board. We’ll taste anchovies, paella, suquet, or some of the famous shrimp from Palamós with great wines from D.O. Empordà while anchored in front of a unique rocky Costa Brava beach. 

Jaume will do some show-cooking for you all, while Clara (who happens to also be a sommelier) will share all about the wines. Meanwhile you can jump in and out of the water and play around in the amazing Mediterranean setting. 

Enjoy unmatched surroundings and discover the most exclusive corners of the finest part of the Costa Brava. We will sail alongside the coast and enjoy the serenity and crystal blue color of the Mediterranean Sea. 

Once you get out to sea, the Mediterranean starts to shine and invites you to jump in and have a swim. On board, the ship has a refrigerator stocked with snacks and drinks which are at your disposal for the whole day. You will be back to shore around 3pm and then be meet by your driver again and taken back to the hotel. 

Final Group Dinner
After a rest we’ll reconvene as a group to have a fantastic gourmet dinner together to celebrate our last night.

Private Transfer from Costa Brava to Barcelona City Center or Airport

Tour gallery

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Payment Conditions
  • Upon Confirmation: a non-refundable 30% percent deposit of the above-listed price is due.
  • 30 days prior to the first date of travel: 70% percent of the above-listed price will be due.

*Adler & Marlow reserves the right to cancel the booking if payment is not received according to the terms listed in this document.

Fine Print
  • In a few cases, there are city tourist taxes that must be paid on arrival to a hotel and cannot be prepaid by us. In these cases, travelers will need to pay this tax directly to the hotel. It is usually just a few euros per person per night. 
  • At the time of the booking: If the hotels quoted are no longer available, we will include other hotels of the same quality, location, and amenities to the best of our ability.
  • The order and timing of your tours and experiences may be slightly adapted based on availability and our recommendations for the best possible itinerary at the time of booking.
  • private experience signifies that your guide will be dedicated 100% to your travel party at the predetermined times. It does not indicate that start times and the general plan can be altered on the day of your experience. If you’re just running a bit late, no problem! Please message your guide directly to let them know. All of our private experiences and transfers are scheduled according to the timetables you see on your itinerary. Should you decide during your trip that you would like to cancel or make changes to a service in your itinerary, we will do our best to accommodate the request. These changes are not guaranteed and additional fees may apply. Fees related to anything included in your confirmed plan are non-refundable.
Fees for Cancellation

Written notice of cancellation must be received by email at [email protected], and the following % of total trip cost penalty will be applied from the date of the cancellation notice:

  • More than 45 days: 20% of total trip cost;
  • 44-30 days: 30% of total trip cost;
  • 29 days or less: 100% of total trip cost 

Particular conditions of contract may apply, where not specified, these General Terms and Conditions will apply. Refunds will be made by wire transfer.

Important Disclaimer

In the event of unforeseen circumstances such as inclement weather, canceled or delayed flights, natural disasters, any personal reasons, etc. that may affect your travel plans or alter your trip plan and your ability to follow the itinerary, we will do our absolute best to accommodate you and offer alternatives. However, we highly recommend purchasing travel insurance to protect yourself in the event of unexpected changes in case a solution cannot be offered, as refunds and reimbursements are not guaranteed.

Tour Frequently asked questions

Are the trips domestic or international?

Both. The trips will focus on food & wine destinations around the world. There be land and sea-based itineraries.

Are the trips for adults, couples, women, men, coed, or families?

Most trips will be for adults over the age 18, all genders. But some trips will be women only. Some will allow for children. The trips will be small from 12-15 people except for cruises.

What will be the cost and length of the trips?

The lengths will range from weekend trips of 3-4 days, trips from 5-7 days and longer trips of 8-10 days. It will depend on the destination and itinerary. Pricing will depend on the length and location.

What about pricing? Are the trips budget friendly or luxury trips?

Expect affordable luxury tours with 4–5-star hotel accommodations. For most itineraries, some meals and tours will be included. Airfare will not be included but may be quoted as an add-on. Pricing will depend on the tour and length. Deposits and cancellation policies will vary per trip.

Will roommate pairing be available for double-occupancy rooms?

This service will not be provided. You will need to book with your own travel companion or pay for a single room. There may be an additional charge for a single room i.e., a single supplement.

Are vaccines required?

Vaccine requirements will depend on the destination. Some countries will require COVID-19 vaccines and/or testing for entry. Other vaccines may also be required for entry. Please read these requirements before making any deposits. voluptatibus commodi numquam, error, est. Ea, consequatur.

Is travel insurance required?

Yes. Travel insurance is required. It is highly recommended that you include medical coverage and evacuation.

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