Friday, February 17, 2012

Early Booking Specials: Barcelona October 2012 - Mushrooms, Wine and More!


The Spanish Touch is pleased to announce our early special for this autumn, taking full advantage of the season and local festivities we've put together a unique package for anyone who is looking for a deeper look into the history, culture and people in Catalonia.  From October 4 - October 13, 2012, come join us for an unforgettable experience!

October 4 - Arrival in Barcelona. Welcome dinner. Night in Barcelona.

October 5 - Breakfast at hotel. Full day tour of Barcelona's old city, including the Gothic Quarter, Cathedral and the Born district. Optional tapas tour in the evening. Night in Barcelona. 

October 6 - Get an early start and head up to Berga, a town in the Queralt mountains renowned for its "bolets", or wild mushrooms. Today is the first day of the annual Mushroom festival, complete with a market, recipes, traditional dancing and even a spectacular bonfire of the fallas - the wooden effigies representing different aspects of the culture and life related to the mushrooms. Night in a Country Bed-and-Breakfast outside of Berga.

October 7 - Spend the morning searching for mushrooms with an expert guide. In the afternoon, enjoy a cooking demonstration with the day's harvest at a local restaurant. Night in a Country Bed-and-breakfast outside of Berga.

October 8 - This morning head up to the Costa Brava, passing through the charming city of Girona. Walk through the ancient streets and learn the story of one of the best  its old city streets and shops. In the afternoon visit the charming fishing village of Cadaques. Night in Costa Brava.

October 9 - Morning visit to Salvador Dali's Theater-Museum in Figueres. After lunch, return to Barcelona. Afternoon at leisure. Night in Barcelona.

October 11 - Head down to the Penedes wine region south of Barcelona for a morning visit to two local winemakers who love to show their products first hand. After lunch, take a 4x4 excursion into the vineyards of an award-winning winery before enjoying one last tasting and returning to Barcelona. Night in Barcelona.

October 12 - Morning at leisure in Barcelona. In the afternoon, we head to the town of Sant Sadurni, the heart of Cava (Spanish Sparkling wine) production for the tremendously enjoyable CavaTast, a celebration of the harvest and wine that is so important to the town's livelihood. Night in Barcelona.

October 13 - Transfer to Barcelona airport for your return flight.

Dates: October 4 - 13, 2012.

Price per person: From $2,880. Price includes guided tours, tastings, entrance fees where applicable, accommodation and transportation within Spain. Price based on a group of (6) six people.

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