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Hidden Jewels in Barcelona and Tenerife

9
Days,
Starting At:
$2,699 per person
On this 9 day group tour, experience the best of bustling Barcelona and undiscovered Tenerife, located in Spain’s Canary Islands. This trip includes all of Barcelona’s highlights that you must see when visiting the iconic city. Once in Tenerife, you’ll dine amongst the stars while stargazing in UNESCO World Heritage site, Las Cañadas National Park, home to the world’s third largest Volcano, Mt. Teide. You'll also tour La Gomera by jeep, whale watch, taste authentic Canarian food and wine, and much more!

Itinerary Information

Day 1: Arrival

Welcome to Barcelona! You will be met at the airport by your private driver and taken to your hotel. The afternoon is yours to enjoy!Includes: airport transfer to your hotel

Day 2: Free Day in Barcelona

Today is your free day to explore the city. We recommend walking around the Gothic Barcelona. Explore the famous Ramblas, market of laBoquería, Raval, and the little pedestrian streets in the Gothic area. We also recommend checking out the Gaudi sites in the city - Sagrada Familia and Park Güell, and enjoy some local tapas in this magical city.Includes: breakfast

Day 3: Free Day in Barcelona or optional visit to Montserrat Monastery

Today is yours to continue to explore Barcelona at your own pace. Or, choose our optional excursion to the 10th century Benedictine Abbey located on the Montserrat mountain. The views from the 1200 foot perch where the Abbey is located are spectacular. Join your guide as you discover the historic and architecturally stunning monastery.Includes: breakfast

Day 4: Farwell to Barcelona- Welcome to Tenerife

Today you’ll be picked up from your hotel for your transfer to the airport. A short flight will take you to the largest of the Canary Islands, the beautiful island of Tenerife!When you arrive in Tenerife, you’ll be met by an official guide and your private transportation. Once you check into your ocean view room at the beautiful Sheraton La Caleta Resort and Spa, the rest ofthe day and evening are yours to enjoy.Includes: Breakfast, airport transfer

Day 5: Santa Cruz, La Laguna, Vineyard Tour

Today your official guide and transportation will meet you at the hotel to take you on a tour in the north of the island.You’ll start out with a quick drive through of Tenerife's capital, Santa Cruz, one of the world’s busiest shipping ports. See how the city’s restaurants, art galleries, natural history museum, and striking contemporary architecture of the Adan Martin Auditorium and theTenerife Espacio de las Artes all contribute to a definitively Spanish cosmopolitan atmosphere.The day continues with a walking tour in La Laguna, which is considered to be the cultural capital of the Canary Islands. Its historical center was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999 and is known for its many beautiful churches, including Santo Domingo, the Church of the Holy Christ and the San Miguel Chapel.Afterwards, the tour continues to Bodegas Monje Vineyard in El Sauzal for lunch. Located 500 meters above sea level, the vineyard is situated on rocky ground and dry lava from the nearby volcano. The Monje family is among Tenerife’s first wine producers, cultivating and bottling wine since 1750 from the three grapes grown here — Listan Negro, Listan Blanco, and Negramoll.Includes: breakfast, tour with official guide and private transportation, lunch, wine tasting

Day 6: Tenerife Whale Watch

This afternoon, you’ll set out for a group whale watch to spot non- migratory bottlenose dolphins, pilot whales, and 21 other marine species that are unique to this area. Since these beautiful creatures don’t migrate, visitors are practically guaranteed to spot marine life every day of the year!Includes: breakfast, group whale watch

Day 7: Mt. Teide National Park

After your included breakfast, you'll enjoy a lesiurely morning to yourself where you can walk around the seaside boardwalk or enjoythe pool with a magnificent view of La Gomera in the background.This afternoon you'll visit Las Cañadas National Park, home to Mt. Teide, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2007. This parkis characterized by its unique lunar landscape and flora and fauna, seen nowhere else on earth.Once in the park, pass the Chinyero volcano (site of the last major volcanic eruption in Tenerife in 1909), and stop at Roques de Garcia, where you can admire the view of Mt. Teide from 3,718 meters high. If the weather is good, you'll have the option to take the cable car to the summit of the volcano.You'll enjoy the beautiful sunset overlooking the other Canary Islands and can stop to take memorable photos at a few of Mt. Teide’s stunning vistas.Later, you’ll enjoy a cocktail dinner under the stars. This is an experience not to be missed!Tenerife is one of the best locations on the planet for stargazing because of its clear dark skies, low light pollution and a high altitude.Includes: breakfast, tour with official guide and transportation, cocktail dinner with stargazing

Day 8: La Gomera by Jeep

After breakfast at the hotel, visit La Gomera, an island of hidden beauty.Discover and explore this island in chauffeur driven jeeps, enjoying the open air and panoramic views. Enter the Garajonay National Park and be amazed by the ancient rain forest, visit small and tranquil villages, sample traditional Gomeran cuisine in a local restaurant and discover ancient legends whilst witnessing the fascinating whistling language, which you can only find on this island.There is also time to explore San Sebastian, the islands capital city, once visited by Christopher Columbus on his way to discover the new world. Step back in time and discover the unique charm and dramatic scenery of this unspoiled island.Includes: hotel pick up and drop off by Jeep, ferry transportation to La Gomera, chauffered Jeep transportation within the island, lunch, and a demonstration of the Silbo language.

Day 9: Depart Home

Today an included transfer will take you back to the airport for your return trip home.Includes: breakfast at the hotel, private airport transfer