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Catalonia

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Introduction

Catalonia, nestled in the far northeastern corner of Spain, is a distinctive region with its own ideas. Bordering France and Andorra in the north, the Spanish states of Aragon and Valencia in the south and west and the Mediterranean Sea in the east, it's a region noted for its great ‘national' pride and identity - especially in its cities, which are passionate, beautiful and energetic.

Catalonia attracts walkers, cyclists, history-buffs, partygoers, foodies, artsy types and many more besides. It's a diverse region whose landscape changes from the plains to the Pyrenees, through sun-drenched rural heartlands, past medieval cities and Roman towns and the bustling beaches of the Costa Brava.

Catalonia's largest city is Barcelona, one of Spain's most exciting and cosmopolitan cities, where private yachts moor up, restaurant goers eat very late and Antoni Gaudí's architectural landmarks are so numerous and so extraordinary that they're impossible to miss.

Barcelona is the arrival point and first introduction to the region for most visitors, but beyond are other cities worth including in a tailor-made Catalonia itinerary. Nearby Sitges is a chic party town with a bar-scene to match, while to the north is the beautiful old city of Girona, situated at on the confluence of four rivers and characterised by its colourful houses along the banks of the rivers.

Special offers in Catalonia

Romance Of The Rivieras on Seabourn

12-day stay and cruise from £4,610 pp incl. flights

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cruise offer

Tailor-made fly, stay & cruise holiday. Book by 30 June
Book by: 30 June 2018

Uncover the historic charm of the French and Italian rivieras in style, accompanied by stops at glitzy Monte Carlo and the island beauty of Menorca and Corsica. And, your ultra-luxury, all-inclusive cruise will be bookended by equally luxurious stays in Barcelona and Rome – two European city greats.

Balearic Chic

8-day cruise from £3,345 pp incl. flights

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cruise offer

Save over £5,400 per suite. Book by 31 July
Book by: 31 July 2018

Enjoy savings of 30% on this fully all-inclusive luxury cruise that includes flights, all drinks and your choice of up to 37 free shore excursions.

Regent's Splendid Royal Sojourn

15-day tailor-made cruise from £6,050 pp incl. flights

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cruise offer

New Special Fares - Save over £10,000. Book by 31 July
Book by: 31 July 2018

This 15-day luxury cruise will see you explore ancient architecture in Italy, people watch in glitzy Monte Carlo, relax on an azure blue-water-framed beaches and so much more. And, you'll do it with all-inclusive indulgence onboard an elegant cruise ship featuring six gourmet restaurants and a spa.

Mediterranean Grandeur & Grace

8-day cruise from £4,865 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Save over £2,500 - book by 31 July
Book by: 31 July 2018

Enjoy savings of up to 30% on this fully all-inclusive luxury cruise that includes flights, all drinks and your choice of up to 32 free shore excursions

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Top itineraries in Catalonia

‭‬‬‬Catalonia Coast & Country‬

10-day tailor-made self-drive from £925 pp incl. flights

From mountain towns down to idyllic seasides and rural villages, this is your chance to head off the beaten track among Catalonia’s endless charm. You'll knit together hiking trails, beaches and rustic villages with scenic drives and stays in historic accommodation, from castles to farmhouses.

Romance Of The Rivieras on Seabourn

12-day stay and cruise from £4,610 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Tailor-made fly, stay & cruise holiday. Book by 30 June
Book by: 30 June 2018

Uncover the historic charm of the French and Italian rivieras in style, accompanied by stops at glitzy Monte Carlo and the island beauty of Menorca and Corsica. And, your ultra-luxury, all-inclusive cruise will be bookended by equally luxurious stays in Barcelona and Rome – two European city greats.

Girona’s historic gems

4-day tailor-made break staying at Hotel Camiral from £615 pp incl. flights

This short break will see you escape to the medieval charms of Girona, where you'll stay in a luxury hotel surrounded by Spain's most acclaimed golf course just moments away from the historic charms of the city, enjoying fantastic food and wine along the way including a gourmet welcome dinner.

Alluring Italy & Riviera

8-day cruise

Discover ancient capitals and historic monuments on this all-inclusive luxury cruises from Rome to Barcelona

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Top places to stay in Catalonia

Grand Hotel Central, Barcelona

Grand & elegant hotel

Billed by The Guardian as one of Europe’s hippest new hotels, this central offering features contemporary rooms, spa treatments, inventive dining and a spectacular rooftop pool and cocktail bar with views over the city.

Avenida Palace Hotel, Barcelona

Grand & elegant hotel

This central offering is an ideal base from which to explore Barcelona, with much of the city’s attractions within a stone’s throw from its superb rooftop pool.

Mas de Torrent, Girona

Historic hotel from £1,155 pp incl. flights

This eighteenth-century estate has been converted into an idyllic all-suite getaway. Its original charm is best found in the farmhouse rooms and Michelin-standard traditional dining, while more contemporary indulgence can be found in private pools and spa treatments.

Majestic Hotel & Spa, Barcelona

Historic hotel

With rooms deemed worthy of the Dalai Lama, a rooftop pool with views of Gaudi’s masterpieces and dining by a Michelin-standard chef, the Majestic is a superb option in central Barcelona.

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Where to go in Catalonia

Sitges

Sitges is situated just south along the coast from Barcelona. It's a popular holiday destination with Barcelona's trendy set - which are drawn by its pretty sandy beaches, ample smart hotels and bustling bar scene.

Girona

Girona is arguably Catalonia's prettiest city and a major attraction for travellers. Set on the confluence of four rivers, the Ter, Onyar, Güell and Galligants, the ancient city's striking pastel coloured houses, arched stone bridges and narrow cobbled streets make a trip to Girona a memorable one.

Barcelona

Barcelona is considered by many to be Spain's most cosmopolitan city. It's certainly one of the country's most exciting cities, situated in the heart of Catalonia's Mediterranean coast. It's one of Europe's busiest ports and lives as a port town should, staying up late and doing everything with ene…

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Catalonia articles

Top 10 driving holidays in Spain & Portugal

From wild coastlines and beach curves to mountain peaks and rolling countryside, the charms of the Iberian Peninsula are seemingly endless. To help point you in the right direction our destination experts have put together the following self-drive routes that showcase the best of it all.

Make a self-drive holiday luxurious

From renting classic cars to planning high-end picnics, these tips will help you craft a luxury self-drive holiday.

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