Welcome to Catalonia, a vibrant and enthusiastically independent nation within Spain. With their own language, parliament and a distinctive literary and artistic tradition, Catalans have a strong sense of national identity which feeds a flourishing cultural tradition found only in this region. Join The Unique Traveller to explore Catalonia from historic, winding city streets to open skies and mountain valleys and sample some of finest food and wine the country has to offer.
Barcelona and Catalonia getaways
Spanning the south-eastern coast of Spain, Catalonia is a stunning region bordered by the towering Pyrenees to the north and featuring the glorious Costa Brava beaches along the Mediterranean.
And there's far more to this breathtaking region than oodles of natural beauty and sun-kissed seaside. There's also plenty of culture, amazing architecture, delicious cuisine and brilliant wines. In fact, there's so much going on in Catalonia - and its cosmopolitan capital Barcelona - that you could visit over and over again and never tire of its sights and sounds.
Whether you're looking for a relaxing weekend away or a longer trip to Spain, Barcelona and Catalonia holidays could be the ideal option. Here at the Unique Traveller, we can help you plan extraordinary breaks that will give you the chance to enjoy the must-see attractions and sample genuine Spanish life.
Holiday your way
As one of Spain's most important tourist destinations, it only takes a moment to understand what draws visitors from all over the world to this mesmerising metropolis.
For one thing, it's practically impossible to walk around Barcelona and not spot a bit of the genius of Antoni Gaudi - the modernist architect who designed not only the spectacular cathedral, La Sagrada Familia, but also lamp posts, the Parc Guell and buildings like La Pedrera and Casa Batllo.
In Barcelona, you'll also find La Rambla, a lively tree-lined street full of shops, performers and food stalls, that stretches for 1.2 km between the Paca de Catalunya and the Barri Gotic.
If you'd like to try your hand at cooking a Catalonian feast, head to La Boqueria food market, where you can discover all of the amazing ingredients and then take a cooking class to learn how to prepare regional dishes.
For those who'd rather do the tasting than the cooking, a gastronomy tour could be the perfect choice. Explore some of the finest delicatessens and restaurants the city has to offer, or head to a pintxo - a contemporary tapas bar - to try something a little bit different.
Meanwhile, you could get out of the city and spend some time discovering medieval towns like Emporda and Pals, or the fishing villages along the Costa Brava - Calella, Begur, Tossa del Mar and Sitges. Or there's the town of Girona, which has a fascinating Jewish Quarter, and Figueres is famous as the hometown of Salvador Dali.
Of course, no holiday in Espana would be complete without sampling the country's fabulous wines, and a Spanish wine tour will give you the opportunity to see how the tipple is manufactured. Plus you can spend some time exploring the vineyards and wineries, while tasting other local delicacies.
And if you're looking for a little something special to ensure your getaway is truly unforgettable, why not get a bit creative with your time? A candlelight dinner for two overlooking a vineyard, experiencing family life with a dinner in a private home, spending a day making cheese - these things and more can all be arranged.
Plan your next break with the Unique Traveller
If you're ready to embark on a one-of-a-kind Spanish holiday, get in touch with the Unique Traveller today. As experts in organising distinctive and relaxing getaways in Barcelona, Catalonia and elsewhere in Spain, we can help you plan perfect trip.
From romantic breaks for two, to family-friendly excursions and even incentive travel for corporate clients, we have extensive experience in arranging amazing Spanish tours, and we'll work with you to ensure your next vacation is just what you were looking for.
Catalonia and Barcelona Tours