Spain Trip Itinerary
Day 1 -3: Fly from Dubai to Barcelona for some sunny beach, stunning landscape, lots of tapas and shopping.
Day 4: Train from Barcelona to Valencia and Bunol and get bruised by tomatoes.
Day 5 -7: Flight to Ibiza for parties that start in the evening and go on till morning.
Barcelona has attractive beaches, mountains, culture, history and some amazing local cuisine and wine. What more would you want to spend your summer.
Sagrada Familia basilica – It is a finest architecture of Antoni Gaudi that begun in 1882 and is expected to be the tallest religious building in Europe by 2026. There are many guided tours available online that will take you through this architecture and its marvelous interior. You can easily book these tours through Viator or you can buy them directly from Sagrada Familia official website.
Approx. cost – $37
Parasailing – A fun way of viewing Barcelona from birds eye view. Up to 3 people can fit into one parachute and is a best experience to go with friends or family. Barcelona has many beach activities and you can read more about it on Lifestylebarcelona.
Approx. cost – $85
Montserrat – A pilgrimage to Santa Maria de Montserrat is an hours drive from Barcelona. When you reach the foot of the mountain, you could take a cogwheel train to the mountain top. At the top you can visit the Basilica and also there is a great view of unique rock formation.
Approx. cost – $56
Spanish Village – Poble Espanyol– This village is combination of history and art. It is a unique place with many craft shops where you can see people working on leather, pottery, glass etc.
Approx. cost – $12
Self Indulgent Taste:
Food and drinks– Paella is a great spanish dish and is popular in Barcelona. It is served in the pan the food is cooked in. La Rambla street has many restaurants at reasonable price. Some touristic food joints are located at Plaça Reial square in Barri Gòtic of Barcelona, Catalonia. Fresh Sea food are never short of supply. Port Olimpic has some good seafood restaurants and open air terraces where you can enjoy the view but it can get very expensive.
To cool the summer down try some Sangria which is made of red wine, fresh fruits and a dash of brandy.
Approx. cost – $20 – $30
Valencia and Bunol
Valencia is a place you can go around with cycle. We rented cycles and visited Valencia Cathedral and Holy Grail. Watch out for opening hours as you don’t want to miss the Holy Grail in the Cathedral.
Most amusing part of Valencia is a drive to Bunol for La Tomatino. Its a famous food fight festival where thousands of people come from different parts of the world. You will definitely come out with lots of bruises especially if you plan to go in the narrow streets where the trucks arrive. When trucks loaded with tomatoes pass in the narrow street, along with tomatoes, you will also get squashed.
This island is known for its lively nightlife and Mike Posner’s’I took a pill in Ibiza’ song.
When the days are quiet, its the best time to rent a Vespa or quad and go around the island or take a ferry to Formentera. Ibiza has long extended beach for the morning’s to relax and longer nights for parties. This island never sleeps.