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. After enjoying some free time to take in your beautiful surroundings and seaside vistas, savor a sumptuous dinner of local seafood at an elegant waterfront restaurant.

Day 2

Set off for the captivating medieval village of Pals by chauffeur to discover its perfectly preserved historic center featuring original structures from the 11th century at your leisure. Next, travel to the quaint seaside town of Calella de Palafrugell with its picturesque waterfront lined by white-washed buildings. Stop to savor a beachfront lunch of freshly-caught seafood before making your way to a panoramic lighthouse vista point. End your day in the jewel box village 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 check-out then depart for the vibrant Catalan capital of Barcelona. Arrive at your chic luxury hotel centrally located in the heart of the city. Sit down for a seasonal lunch before enjoying the afternoon 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 a gourmet food tasting 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 minimum trip length for a CountryBred Encounter is 5 Days/4 Nights

Pricing for our Spain Encounters begins at:

  • $800-$950/per person, per day* based on double occupancy and a travel party of two
Small group pricing available for 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

Read Client Reviews

  • Gay B.

    Alentejo to Lisbon
    Above and beyond our expectations for an amazing well organized adventure for 26!!
  • Mark W.

    From Castilla to Basque Country
    Our third CountryBred travel experience guided us through the rich cultural history, food, wine & unique culture throughout central/northern Spain. Our selected experiences coupled with the region/city ambassadors throughout our trip were exceptional and made our experience GREAT! (hotels too!)
  • Barbara R.

    Getaway to Tuscany and Northern Italy
    CountryBred thought of every detail for our trip. We didn't have to think about or worry about anything because they had it all covered by professionals every step of the way. From the chauffeurs, to the private boats, to the ambassadors who were extremely knowledgeable and spoke good English, to the amazing hotels, to the selection of restaurants and wines...WOW!

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  • CountryBred Encounters begin at $750-$1,000/per person, per day
  • The minimum trip length for a CountryBred Encounter is 5 Days/4 Nights
  • All CountryBred Encounters are land touring experiences only and do not include airfare
  • Groups of four or more are eligible for small group pricing


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