Welcome to Central Catalonia

Heading west from Barcelona, you'll traverse the undulating landscapes of the Conca de Barberà, where a trio of beautiful Unesco-listed Cistercian monasteries awaits. Lively, untouristed Lleida, in far western Catalonia, has plenty of history, especially visible in its spectacular old cathedral-fortress.

Halfway between Barcelona and the Pyrenees along the C17 lies the graceful town of Vic, home to an astounding fresco-filled cathedral.

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$109.49 Cultural & Theme Tours

Barcelona to Cardona and Salt Mountain Park Small-Group Tour

The natural environment of Cardona is one of the most particular of our geography: south of the town is the astonished Saline Valley of Cardona, an open pit exploited since Neolithic times. This depression in the ground, elongated - ellipse shaped, has unique natural features in the world that have made it worthy of inclusion in the Plan for Areas of Natural Interest in Catalonia.Here was opened, from 1929 to 1990, which was once one of the most important salt mines of the planet. Today the area has been adapted and transformed into the Salt Mountain Cultural Park. Its visit will allow us to see the museum area, located outdoors in the old mineshaft, 'Maria Teresa', which tells the story of the industrial exploitation of the Valley. Next, you will be on a guided tour 86m deep: inside the Salt Mountain galleries, you will admire the curious images produced by the various colorful folds and seams, and the creation of incredible stalactites and stalagmites formations.After this trip to this millenarian natural site, you will visit the historic center of Cardona, flanked by Romanesque and Gothic buildings, while our specialized guide provides the most exciting legends and chronicles occurred in this enclave. In Cardona, the traces of its past discover the strong and brave character of its population.Cardona has experienced some of the most important episodes in our history and walking through its streets and visiting the castle-fortress is like traveling ten centuries back in time. The Castle of Cardona is one of the best preserved medieval historic areas in Spain. In 1714, during the War of Spanish Succession, it was a real impregnable fortress and later even its citadel could not be taken by the redoubtable Napoleon. If you want to discover real hidden treasures of Catalonia’s geography, history and architecture, choose this unique tour to Cardona.

$113.89 Outdoor Activities

High quality Wine and Cava Tour from Barcelona

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: SANT SADURNÍ D'ANOIAWe will go in the county around Sant Sadurní, El Penedès.Duration: 5 hours

$1144.66 Cultural & Theme Tours

MONTSERRAT & ANDORRA full day private tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Montserrat Monastery, Montserrat, CataloniaYou will have the opportunity to discover the monastery of Montserrat, visit the renovated building inside and visit the black madonna (patron Saint of Catalonia). Also will be time to take a walk throught some of the path near by the monastery.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Santuario de Meritxell, Meritxell, Canillo, Canillo ParishThe sanctuary of Meritxell is the main religious centre in Andorra, Actually there are two buildings, a replica of the old romanesque sanctuary and the new and modern construction by Bofill absolutelly integrated into the mointain, will be possible to visit inside and the image of our Lady of Meritxell (patron Saint of Andorra)Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Pyrenees Andorra, Andorra la Vella, Andorra la Vella ParishAll long the way you will enjoy the Pyrenees mountains, and will be in two different countries in one day (Spain and Andorra) so don't forget your passport! Specially spectacular in winter season when you can see all snowy mountains.

$52.92 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private tour to Montserrat! The most complete tour, cablecar & lunch included!!!

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Montserrat Monastery, Montserrat, CataloniaEnjoy this private tour in the nature of the unique Montserrat (jagged mountain) and the antique Monastery hidden among the peaks. Get aboard the cog train and enjoy the amazing views of Montserrat. Meet ‘La Moreneta’, the Black Madonna. Taste fabulous products in the Street Market of the local farms. Make a hike to an amazing viewpoint of the valley.- Enjoy a day out of town in the mountains- Visit the medieval monastery- Watch the famous children´s choir- Visit the black Madonna- Tickets for train and cable car are included- Discover a great viewpoint in a short hike- A sandwich and water are included per person- Visit a local farmer's market and try its cheeses- Family friendly, playground and ice creams for kidsDuration: 6 hours

$460.17 Cultural & Theme Tours

Monteserrat & Sitges Full Day Tour 9 Hours

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Montserrat Monastery, Montserrat, CataloniaWe can see and enjoy the nature the monastery of montserrat, and as optional the trainrail & Cabin CableDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Sitges Leisure, Sitges, CataloniaWe enjoy visiting the magnificient beach of sitges with tha whole valleyDuration: 4 hours

$115.25 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Adara Sunset Sailing

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Marina de BadalonaOur guests will be able to appreciate one of the magical Barcelona sunsets while tasting some cava and taking in the city's spectacular skyline. We will sail south from the Badalona Marina and make our way until the Barceloneta Beach and return back to the Badalona Marina.