Day 1Excursion starts:
Flight to Barcelona Airport. On arrival you will be met and transferred by the English speaking driver to Mandarin Oriental Barcelona or another hotel in Barcelona city center of your choice.
After check-in you will have a little bit of time for relaxation. After that, at around 3 p.m., the driver will pick you up by Mercedes Mini Van and help you discover the magic of Barcelona on a private four-hour long tour. From the mountains to the beach, wide tree-lined boulevards unravel into pretty parks with playgrounds and shady squares with tiny, happy bars, where a too-hot afternoon is never wasted. Exploring 2,000 years of history here’s a breeze: a port since Roman times, Barcelona has flamboyant art deco architecture to rival that of Paris; Gaudí’s fantastical façades beckon from every street corner, and the redeveloped beachfront boasts sleek modern buildings. Buzzing bars and restaurants in the Gothic Quarter and El Born ensure the city and her visitors’ lunch long and party late into the night.
During this tour you will enjoy scenic drives through Eixample district and on Barcelona’s main avenues: Gran Via, Passeig de Gracia, Montjuic Hill (with a stop at viewing point; Olympic site), Barcelona sea-front (Barceloneta district and beach), Sagrada Familia (interior optional).
You will be transferred back to the hotel. In the evening, it is recommended to take a taxi and enjoy a wonderful dinner at one of the trendiest restaurants in town.