Essential Girona & Barcelona

The Trip

Travel in Spain’s leading gastronomic region: Catalonia. Meet chefs and artisan producers crafting local stand-out foods and wines. Discover what makes this region unique in Spanish gastronomy and Emporda wines. A discovery of the Catalan countryside and villages and classy Girona and Barcelona.

7 days / 6 nights

Trip starts in Girona and ends in Barcelona

3 nights Emporda village; 2 nights Mediterranean coast boutique hotel; 1 night Barcelona


  • Historic Girona tour
  • Private cooking class at your hotel
  • Goat cheese maker visit and tasting
  • Lunch in a vineyard cottage near the Pyrenees
  • Emporda winery visits
  • Dali Museum and Dali's house visit
  • Lunch in Cadaques in the restaurant run by ElBulli alumni
  • Barcelona gourmet tour



Girona, known as "little Barcelona", has an intact call, or Jewish quarter, and is home to El Celler de Can Roca, which has 3 Michelin stars and holds the 2015 S. Pellegrino World's Best Restaurant title.


Essential Girona & Barcelona

Day 1 – Meet in Girona. Walking tour Girona. Charcuterie and wine pairing with a local sommelier. Michelin-starred lunch. Cooking class in village hotel. Boutique village hotel.

Day 2 – Catalan goat-cheese maker visit and tasting. Northern Catalunya winemaker visit with lunch in the vineyards.

Day 3 – Emporda winery visits. Lunch in a seaside village. Costa Brava coastal walk

Day 4 – Dali Museum in Figueres. Casa Museo Dali in seaside village of Cadaques. Check in to boutique hotel directly on the coast

Day 5 – Explore the beaches and Greek ruins near your hotel, or spend time in the hotel spa. Sant Pere de Rodes Monastery overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Seafood lunch in a fishing village.

Day 6 – Transfer to Barcelona. Off-the-radar market tour and lunch. Afternoon gourmet tour in Barcelona's Gothic and Poble Sec neighborhoods.

Day 7 – Transfer to the Barcelona airport for departure.

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Customize The Trip

Customize this trip to match your interests and dates. We can add days and activities, or swap out those tours that interest you less. Call us to talk about your interests.

Extend Your Journey

Spend a couple of days in Catalonia's Priorat wine region with a stop off in the Cava-producing Penedes near Barcelona.