Catalonia and Valencia: City to Sea

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Embark on an exclusive journey along Spain’s dramatic eastern coastline beginning in the majestic Costa Brava and ending in the vibrant coastal city of Valencia. Discover quaint seaside villages nestled along the Costa Brava’s ruggedly beautiful coast before experiencing the ancient origins and modern marvels of Barcelona, Tarragona and Valencia.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive at Barcelona El-Prat Airport where you will be welcomed by your private chauffeur. Depart for the dramatic coastline of Catalonia’s breathtaking Costa Brava. Arrive in the town of S’Agaro for check-in to your luxurious five-star resort by the sea. Enjoy a free day to take in your beautiful surroundings with time to relax at the beach and pool. In the evening, savor a sumptuous dinner of local seafood specialties at an elegant waterfront restaurant.

Day 2

Set off by chauffeur for the captivating medieval village of Pals to enjoy free time discovering its perfectly preserved historic center featuring original structures from the 11th century. Next, travel to the quaint seaside town of Calella de Palafrugell with its picturesque waterfront lined by white-washed buildings. Savor a beachfront lunch of freshly-caught seafood at a renowned restaurant, before enjoying free time to admire Calella and its sweeping coastal views at your leisure. From Calella your chauffeur will next transport you to the lovely coastal town of Llafranc to stroll along its tranquil seaside promenade and beach.

Day 3

Take advantage of a full free day to enjoy the beach and relax at your hotel’s stellar seaside pool and wellness center with luxury spa.

Day 4

Enjoy breakfast before checking out and departing S’Agaro by chauffeur for the vibrant Catalan capital of Barcelona. Arrive for check-in at your chic luxury hotel centrally located in the heart of the city. Sit down for a casual welcome lunch before enjoying a bit of free time to rest and relax. In the early evening, be greeted by your local expert and embark on a special walking tour of the city, starting with the vibrant sights and sounds of La Rambla, followed by an in-depth look at the historic Barri Gotic, and Plaza Real. End your private evening tour with special food samplings at the city's fabled Boqueria market, and a historic pastry shop.

Day 5

Spend a full free day exploring Barcelona at your own pace. In the evening, enjoy dinner at an eatery renowned for its regional Catalan flavors superbly prepared with a contemporary flair.

Day 6

Depart Barcelona by chauffeur for Tarragona, the magnificent ancient city by the sea, where you’ll enjoy a privately guided tour of the city’s illustrious Roman ruins, including its sweeping amphitheater overlooking the Mediterranean. Next, visit the heart of Tarragona’s Old City to experience its bustling Rambla Nova before enjoying a typical lunch paired with regional Priorat wines. In the afternoon, depart for the enchanting city of Valencia for check-in to your five-star luxury design hotel.

Day 7

Spend the day discovering Valencia’s picturesque streets and lively markets with the help of your local expert. Start the morning at the Mercado Central indoor market to experience the region’s authentic flavors and ingredients. Stop for a refreshing orxata, a sweet beverage native to Valencia and made from tigernut milk, before sampling the region’s typical fartons pastrie, a glazed confection perfect for enjoying with orxata. Continue your private walking tour with a visit to Valencia’s medieval towers and UNESCO World Heritage honord Llotja de la Seda silk exchange. For lunch, depart by chauffeur for the historic fisherman’s enclave of El Cabanyal for a meal of typical paella alla Valenciana, and time to explore its colorful fisherman’s barracas with the help of your guide.

Day 8

Today you will visit Valencia’s famed City of Arts and Sciences independently using your pre-purchased tickets. Admire the extraordinary architecture of the complex, designed by esteemed architects Santiago Calatrava and Felix Candela, before visiting its illustrious aquarium, the largest in Europe.

Day 9

After breakfast you'll depart by chauffeur for Barcelona El Prat Airport, in preparation for your return flight or the next leg of your adventure.

Experiences We Recommend

  • Guided historical walking tour of the 11th century village of Pals
  • Private boat tour along the Costa Brava with free time for swimming at scenic coves
  • Evening food tour through Barcelona's renowned markets and historic pastry shops
  • Archaeological focused visit of Tarragona's Roman ruins including its amphitheater and Old City
  • Vermouth producer visit with exclusive tasting
  • Historical walking tour of Valencia's UNESCO designated sites including its medieval tower and Llotja de la Seda silk exchange
  • Traditional paella Valenciana cooking class
  • Artisan honey producer visit with tasting
  • Sampling of traditional turron at historic shop


The recommended tour length for this sample itinerary is 9 days/8 nights with pricing options beginning at $7,000/person* based on double occupancy. Please note that the “Share Bred With Friends” preferred pricing program will be applied to travel parties of four or more.

*The final price of your custom tour will be determined by your travel party size, departure dates, trip length, amount of meals included, percentage of guided time requested, cities chosen in your itinerary and signature CountryBred excursions selected. This sample itinerary can also be crafted for solo travelers.

Encounters Include

  • Stays at five & four-star boutique luxury hotels
  • Chauffeured transport for touring & transfers
  • Private touring with professional local guides
  • Engaging activities led by cultural experts
  • Signature experiences with insider access
  • Regionally authentic dining
  • Traveler Welcome Package
  • Taxes & base gratuities

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