8 Day itinerary in Spain, Europe

Barcelona & the Balearic Island of Menorca

On this eight day journey you will discover the greatest spots of Barcelona and its amazing food, and then you will be able to pamper yourself on the turquoise beaches of Menorca.

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By Karin and Helena


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Wellness retreat


Psychedelic Ceremonies







Enjoy a Gastronomic Experience in Barcelona


Discover La Sagrada Familia


Snorkel the beautiful beaches of Menorca


Taste the local wines of Menorca


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Day 1

place Barcelona Gastronomic Experience

The adventure kicks off at an old bodega turned tapas bar, where things have hardly changed since the 1930s. With a glass of the city’s favorite apéritif—sweet vermouth—in hand, you’ll enjoy tasting locally cured meats, cheeses, olives, and other Spanish delicacies. Optional Private Guided City Visit Sunset Cruise Experience La Sagrada Familia Guided Visit Barcelona Boqueria Market Guided Visit

Guide: Included for the day


  • Mid-Range Accommodation: 3* hotel
Day 2

place Biking Guided Visit – Gaudi City Tour

Your private guide will take you on a whirlwind panoramic tour of this wonderful city by bike. This is a great way to get some exercise while learning your way around Barcelona’s historic streets. In the afternoon you will visit La Sagrada Familia and Park Güell accompanied by your local guide. Optional Barcelona Architecture City Tour Barcelona Cooking Class Guided Gothic Quarter Tour: Ascend Mt. Tibidabo Barcelona Wine Experience

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast


  • Mid-Range Accommodation: 3* hotel
Day 3

place Day Trip to Montserrat & Wine Tour

Your destination is Catalonia’s holiest site, the 16th-century Benedictine monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat. Sitting on a mountain at an altitude of 4,055 feet, the views from here are spectacular. You can reach the monastery on a 1.5-hour hike, or simply take a five-minute cable-car. Afterward, you’ll visit Oller del Mas, a 10th-century castle that’s also a venerable winery. Optional Other Day Trips: Girona or Sitges Monumental Catalonia Tour - Tarragona A Day with Salvador Dali: Figueras Costa Brava Hike and Beach Day

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast


  • Mid-Range Accommodation: 3* hotel
Day 4

place Discover Barcelona

Today is a free day to explore Barcelona any way you’d like! This enchanting, creative, and much-loved city offer plenty of options from cultural sightseeing to gastronomy tours. If you haven’t experienced them yet, you’ll likely want to check out notable attractions such as Park Guëll, Casa Milà, Casa Batllò, the Picasso Museum, Las Ramblas, La Boqueria market, Camp Nou football stadium, the Gothic Quarter, and Tibidabo amusement park.

Meals: Breakfast


  • Mid-Range Accommodation: 3* hotel
Day 5

place Flight from Barcelona to Menorca

Today you have a free morning in Barcelona before heading to the airport to catch your flight to Menorca. Upon arrival on the island, pick up your rental car and head out to explore! Menorca is ideal for travelers who prefer a tranquil beach holiday to the constant partying of its western neighbor, Ibiza. Optional Discover the beaches of Menorca Mongofre Hiking Adventure Menorca Guided City Tour Menorca Cooking Class

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast


  • Mid-Range Accommodation: 3* hotel
Day 6

place Snorkel Experience - Discover the beaches of Menorca

It is not necessary to go to the Caribbean to enjoy dream beaches with an incredible turquoise color that seems taken from another world. Menorca is known for its crystal clear waters and clean sea beds. Discover the richness of the funds of the first marine reserve of Menorca in the north of the island on this snorkel activity, accompanied by a specialized guide and with the necessary equipment. In the afternoon, you will have free time to explore Menorca’s beaches. Optionals Catamaran Sailing Experience Day Trip to Ibiza Day Trip to Formentera Visit to S'Albufera National Park

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast


  • Mid-Range Accommodation: 3* hotel
Day 7

place Horseback Riding - Cheese & Wine Experience

Today, you’ll enjoy a leisure activity perfectly suited for an island with a stunning coastline like Menorca: horseback riding. In the early afternoon, you will visit a cheese farm to live a unique experience of savoring the island: a novel pairing with local wines, a pleasure for the senses. Optional Kayak Adventure Visit to Museo de Menorca Explore the megalithic monuments of Trepucó and Talatí de Dalt Visit the medieval city of Ciutadella

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast


  • Mid-Range Accommodation: 3* hotel
Day 8

place Menorca Depart

At the designated time drive back to the airport and return your rental car before you catch your flight back home.

Meals: Breakfast

What’s Included

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  • 3* hotel

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  • Breakfast (7)

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  • Transfers as stated on the itinerary

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  • Activities as listed on the itinerary

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  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Other meal or drinks not mentioned

About Karin


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I have 20 + years in the travel industry including hotels, an international tour operator as well as a sustainable tourism consultant. I hold a master's degree in Intl Tourism Development. I have traveled extensively throughout Spain & Portugal

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