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Costa Dorada including Tarragona and Barcelona
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Costa Dorada including Tarragona and Barcelona

  • 7 Night Holiday
  • Half Board
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Our Costa Dorada 7 night holiday offers the perfect combination of amazing beaches, fascinating history, impressive architecture and delicious food.

Discover the Catalan capital of Barcelona, home to Gaudi’s celebrated architecture such as Park Guell, stroll along Las Ramblas and take in the incredible views of the city from Montjuic mountain. Take an excursion to Tarragona and see its Roman amphitheatre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Visit Reus, the birthplace of the world’s most famous architect Gaudí and learn more about his life and work of at the Gaudí Centre. You will also take a trip to Poblet and Montblanc, which includes a guided visit of the monastery of Poblet.


There will be plenty of time at your leisure to relax and enjoy the abundance of beaches in Costa Dorada; it’s no wonder that it’s referred to as the Gold Coast.

 

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Euro (€)
Local Time
Ireland/UK Time +1 hour
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check requirements. 
Airport
Flight duration is approx 2 ½ hours. Barcelona Airport is approx 1.5 hours from your hotel.
Climate

The Mediterranean climate or Barcelona is warm and sunny. Expect temperatures of 13 to 19 degrees.

Food & Drink

Spanish food tends to be delicious, healthy, and full of flavour. Tapas, paella, fresh fish, grilled meat, seafood and chorizo are just some of the many things you can expect to find on the menus here. The food of the region is perfectly complemented by local wines.

Average Prices for Region

Coffee: €1.45

Beer: €4.00

Glass of wine: €3.50

Main course: €12.00

Soft Drink: €2.00

Bottled Water: €0.50

Packing List

We advise you to bring:

  • Your valid passport
  • Sun cream
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Recommended Reading

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Homage to Barcelona by Colm Toibin

Holiday highlights

Beautiful Beaches

Costa Dorada, which means “Golden Coast”, has plenty of stunning beaches to relax on along its 92 kilometre coastline; and with 300 days of sunshine every year it’s not surprising why it’s a popular tourist destination. Also you will find plenty of restaurants and cafes offering the best of Catalan cuisine.

La Sagrada Família

The construction of the Sagrada Família in Barcelona began in 1892 and it’s expected to be completed in 2026! Gaudi, its designer, allegedly stated “My client is not in a hurry." Although not yet fully completed, you will be amazed by Gaudi’s incredible creation.  

Las Ramblas

Las Ramblas is the centre of the city for tourists and locals alike. Las Ramblas forms the boundary between the Gothic Quarter and El Raval and is filled with cafés, restaurants and shops. It has many side streets, which lead to an array of squares and other interesting areas.

Tarragona

You will enjoy a guided tour to Tarragona and see its ancient Roman ruins, which have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Tarragona amphitheatre looks incredible against the background of the vivid blue Mediterranean sea.

Poblet

Discover how the Cistercian monks live at the Poblet Monastery, an active 12th century Gothic monastery and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s one of the largest and most complete Cistercian abbeys in the world.

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Euro (€)
Local Time
Ireland/UK Time +1 hour
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check requirements. 
Airport
Flight duration is approx 2 ½ hours. Barcelona Airport is approx 1.5 hours from your hotel.
Climate

The Mediterranean climate or Barcelona is warm and sunny. Expect temperatures of 13 to 19 degrees.

Food & Drink

Spanish food tends to be delicious, healthy, and full of flavour. Tapas, paella, fresh fish, grilled meat, seafood and chorizo are just some of the many things you can expect to find on the menus here. The food of the region is perfectly complemented by local wines.

Average Prices for Region

Coffee: €1.45

Beer: €4.00

Glass of wine: €3.50

Main course: €12.00

Soft Drink: €2.00

Bottled Water: €0.50

Packing List

We advise you to bring:

  • Your valid passport
  • Sun cream
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Recommended Reading

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Homage to Barcelona by Colm Toibin

Trip Itinerary - Day by day

Day 1- Travel to Spain

Travel to Spain

Upon arrival into Barcelona, you will be met by our local representative in the airport before being transferred to your hotel in Cambrils located on the beautiful Costa Dorada, south of Barcelona.

Day 2- Tarragona and Reus

Morning

Tarragona

This morning, step back in time and explore the former Roman stronghold of Tarragona, where ancient Roman ruins lie beside modern day buildings. Visited by famous Roman figures like Julius Caesar and the Emperor Augustus, the Roman influence is still very much evident in the town today. Enjoy an included visit to Tarragona’s amphitheatre, set against the backdrop of the blue Mediterranean Sea, where sporting and fighting events took place during the Roman era, before having some free time to explore at your own pace.

Afternoon

Reus

This afternoon, continue to the neighbouring city of Reus, birthplace of the famous Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudi. Pay tribute to his genius with an included visit to the Gaudi centre, dedicated to the architect’s life and works. Then enjoy a walking tour around the interesting city centre where your guide will point out some of the Catalan modernist buildings this busy town has to offer. Have some free time for a spot of shopping in the pedestrianised area or to watch the world go by in one of the bustling squares whilst drinking a "vermouth", for which Reus is renowned, before returning to Cambrils.

Day 3- At Leisure

All

At Leisure

Today is free to enjoy at your own leisure. Your guide will be happy to suggest places of interest to see and visit depending on your own tastes.

Day 4- Barcelona

Morning

Panoramic Tour of Barcelona

A panoramic tour of Barcelona today will help you to get your bearings in this stunning city. As you drive through the streets your guide will point out incredible pieces of art & architecture in the style of Antoni Gaudi and other Catalan Modernist Artists. Your first stop is Montjuïc Viewing Point so you can see the entire city laid out before you. Next you move on to visit two of Gaudi’s most famous works, La Sagrada Família Church and Park Güell.

Afternoon

Gothic Quarter

After lunch you will embark on a walking tour of Barcelona’s iconic Gothic Quarter. The Gothic Quarter or Barri Gòtic is the centre of the old city of Barcelona and many of the buildings date from medieval times, some from as far back as the Roman settlement. The area is made up of a labyrinth of small streets running off the famous Las Ramblas, many of which open up to squares, which contain churches and basilicas and open air cafes where you can relax and watch the world go by.

Day 5- At Leisure

At Leisure

You will have today free to spend at your leisure. Take a stroll on the beach, enjoy a cool drink and a few tapas, and perhaps do some souvenir shopping.

Day 6- Poblet and Montblanc

Morning

Poblet

Today enjoy a guided excursion to the Monastery at Poblet, a 12th century Gothic monastery and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Poblet is one of the largest and most complete Cistercian abbeys in the world. Built between the 12th and 15th century, it is renowned for it stunning Gothic architecture During your included tour, you will see how the monks lived in this still active monastery and visit the burial tombs of the kings of Aragon in its magnificent 12th century church.

Afternoon

Montblanc

Finish your day with a stop at Montblanc, the home of Spain’s best preserved medieval walls. It was also at Montblanc that San Jordi slayed the monster dragon on the 23rd of April many, many years ago and this is commemorated with a plaque at the city’s gate. Enjoy some free time to explore the winding streets before returning back to Cambrils.

Day 7- At Leisure

At Leisure

On your last free day, enjoy a relaxing day at your hotel or take a trip to the nearby beach.

Day 8- Return Home

Return Home

Time to head for home, with some wonderful holiday memories. Transfer from your hotel to Barcelona airport for your flight home, with guide assistance.

* Please note that the order of your excursions on the itinerary above is provisional and subject to change

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Hotel & accommodation available for this trip

Hotel Melia Sol Port Cambrils 4 Star

Located 400m from the beach and the centre of the town of Cambrils, this hotel is ideally placed for you to enjoy your holiday on the Costa Dorada. The rooms, all equipped with a balcony are bright and comfortable and the hotel provides all the modern facilities needed to ensure ... read more read more read more

Located 400m from the beach and the centre of the town of Cambrils, this hotel is ideally placed for you to enjoy your holiday on the Costa Dorada. The rooms, all equipped with a balcony are bright and comfortable and the hotel provides all the modern facilities needed to ensure an enjoyable and stress free stay such as a restaurant, bar and swimming pool.

Hotel address
Hotel Melia Sol Port Cambrils
Rambla Regueral, 11
Tarragona - Cambrils

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* Some hotel facilities may be seasonally operated or under maintenance and therefore unavailable at the time of your stay. Charges may apply for certain facilities.

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