Your Local Specialist Travel Advisors For Custom Tours

9 nights Spanish Pyrenees & Barcelona - Navarra to Catalonia

9 nights Spanish Pyrenees & Barcelona - Navarra to Catalonia

MAP OF THIS ITINERARY

Trip Overview:

The Atlantic Pyrenees are situated in the North east of Navarra, where the Pyrenees are at their mellowest. Here villages harmoniously combine the aristocratic with the popular, manifested in the fortified manor houses, palaces and typical farmhouses. Pamplona is the capital of the region, most famous for it's annual bullrunning festi...

+ Read more

Trip Summary:

PAMPLONA (1 night) - BIELSA (2 nights) - VIELHA (2 nights) - SEU DE URGELL (2 nights) - BARCELONA (2 nights) ...

+ Read more

Access:

Daily Departures.

Flying into Bilbao International Airport. Departure from Barcelona.

Totally Spain does not arrange flights so you have the flexibility to book the flights you prefer. We can recommend a travel agent with whom you can book your flights if required. Otherwise a website such as Skyscanner is very useful for checking up-to-date flight schedules and prices.

+ Read more

See all »

Itinerary

Pamplona, Spain

Arrive in Navarra and the city of Pamplona.

Visit Pamplona this afternoon.  See the old city walls, close to the 12th century Gothic Cathedral, as well as the remarkable Plaza del Castillo. Walk the old cobbled streets where the famous San Fermin bull run takes place every July. 

 

 

 

 

Activities & Services Included today

  • 7/8 days car rental. Standard size (Opel insignia or similar) Manual transmission
  • Basic CDW/LDW, unlimited mileage and theft waiver
  • 4 star hotel accommodation in a standard room. Upgrade options available on request.

Bielsa, Spain

Today leave Pamplona heading eastwards by the Yesa reservoir.  Stop for a visit in Jaca; an ancient city (2nd C) with an 11th century cathedral and 16th century Citadel. Also the pretty town of Ainsa which is a member of the `Pueblos Mas Bonitos de Espana´ network.

Later continue to Bielsa and the Parador hotel.

 

 

 

 

Activities & Services Included today

  • Car Rental as described previously
  • 4 star Parador hotel accommodation in a standard room.
     

Meals Included today

  • Full Buffet Breakfast

Bielsa, Spain

After a leisurely breakfast, head out to explore this majestic part of Spain. 

From Bielsa you can visit the National Park of Monte Perdido (lost mountain) and Ordesa, to enjoy the natural wonders of this area. The park is a great example of classic Spanish Pyrenean scenery. Within the park there are four glacial canyons giving the area spectacular cliffs and chasms.

 

 

 

 

Activities & Services Included today

  • Car Rental as described previously
  • 4 star Parador hotel accommodation in a standard room.
     

Meals Included today

  • Full Buffet Breakfast

Vielha, Spain

From Bielsa you next head to Vielha and the Aran Valley; one of the most beautiful in the Pyrenees, surrounded by the highest peaks including Monte Aneto; the tallest mountain on the Spanish peninsula.

The town of Vielha is located along the Nere river and features well-aligned Aranese houses with typically popular architecture of the area combining stone and wood.  Here you'll find plenty of restaurants to enjoy excellent Pyrenean cuisine.  There are lots of outdoor activity companies based here and the town has a very nice atmosphere, attracting both national and international visitors 

The Parador of Vielha is a wonderful place to relax and has a very good spa attached to it.

 

 

Activities & Services Included today

  • Car Rental as described previously
  • 4 star Parador hotel accommodation in a standard room.
     

Meals Included today

  • Full Buffet Breakfast

Vielha, Spain

Today we suggest that you might like to explore the area.  Perhaps enjoy one of the many nice and well signposted walking routes.   The nearby town of Arties is certainly worth stopping in to and also has some lovely restaurants.  The proximity of Vielha to the French border makes a daytrip to France possible too.

 

 

 

 

 

Activities & Services Included today

  • Car Rental as described previously
  • 4 star Parador hotel accommodation in a standard room.
  • Acces for two to the Spa circuit at the Parador in Vielha

Meals Included today

  • Full Buffet Breakfast

Seu De Urgell, Spain

Today you set off for La Seu d'Urgell. You'll travel by Espot which is one of the mains towns providing access to the Aiguestortes National Park should you feel like going for a walk there.  The scenery is stunning.

Proceed from here to La Seu d’Urgell.

 

 

 

 

 

Activities & Services Included today

  • Car Rental as described previously
  • 4 star Parador hotel accommodation in a standard room.
     

Meals Included today

  • Full Buffet Breakfast

Seu De Urgell, Spain

Today enjoy exploring. In this region alone are over fifty romanesque monuments. In La Seu d´Urgell, be sure to see the 12th century cathedral with a Romanesque statue of Santa Maria d´Urgell.

La Seu d'Urgell is located less than one hour from Andorra, should you fancy a daytrip to this independent principality  known best for its ski resorts and tax-haven status that encourages duty-free shopping.

 

 

 

 

Activities & Services Included today

  • Car Rental as described previously
  • 4 star Parador hotel accommodation in a standard room.
     

Meals Included today

  • Full Buffet Breakfast

Barcelona, Spain

This morning, after a leisurely breakfast, set off for Barcelona. You'll drop off your rental car on arrival.

Barcelona is without doubt one of Europes most exciting cities.  It is a place of extraordinary architectural dazzle, achieved by what has been called both Catalán Art Nouveau and Modernisme, by architects Gaudi, Domenech i Montaner and Puig i Cadafalch.  Monumental sculptures by local masters like Joan Miró adorn public spaces, and museums house extraordinary treasures ranging from works of the ancient Romans to those of Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí.  The city is further enhanced by brightly colored outdoor markets, a magnificent Mediterranean port and a plentiful array of stylish restaurants.  Needless to say, the nightlife is splendid.

This afternoon is at leisure to settle in to Barcelona and enjoy time to yourself. Visit the Gothic Quarter and the bustling Las Ramblas boulevard, with its numerous street entertainers.  This lively tree-lined pedestrian mall stretches for 1.2 kilometres and is popular with both tourists and locals alike.  Also just off of the Ramblas see the colourful Boqueria Food Market, one of Europe’s largest and most famous food markets.

 

Activities & Services Included today

  • Car Rental as described previously
  • 4 star Parador hotel accommodation in a standard room.
     

Meals Included today

  • Full Buffet Breakfast

Barcelona, Spain

Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast before meeting your expert private guide and driver.  Today you’ll see why Barcelona is the heart of architectural modernism and experience the work of Antoni Gaudi, the maximum exponent of this spectacular artistic movement.

You’ll visit the remarkable Sagrada Familia - one of the most famous and spectacular of Gaudi’s works. It’s a Christian temple where Gaudi worked on fulltime from 1915 until his death in 1926 – even living on-site in the year leading up to his death. His remains are buried in the crypt. Work continues to this day on the building!

You’ll also visit Parc Guell – adored for brightly coloured mosaic tiles in animal forms and its great views over the city. Gaudi lived here from 1906 until 1925 – his former residence is now the location for the Gaudi Museum. Finally you’ll see the private residences Gaudi worked on in downtown Barcelona including Casa Mila- La Pedrera  on the Passeig de Gracia. This last building - Casa MIla - you will visit the interior on your own.

Enjoy the afternoon at leisure.

This evening you’ll take part in a guided small group tapas tour with all food & drinks included. It’s a great way to experience Barcelona's most interesting and authentic bars and restaurants without the research or guesswork. Your guide will recommend the wines and other drinks to try and order the speciality tapas at each bar or tavern. Your guide will talk about the history of tapas, the types of tapas served in Catalonia and elsewhere in Spain and will also give you a history of the neighbourhood you are visiting as well.

Activities & Services Included today

  • Private Half-Day tour in Barcelona with expert, English speaking guide
  • Private driver and transport for half-day
  • Pre-Booked Entrance tickets for Sagrada Familia
  • Pre-Booked Entrance tickets for La Pedrera (Casa Mila)
  • Pre-Booked Entrance tickets for Park Güell
  • Guided Gastronomic walking tour with a small group. Includes delicious tapas and drinks ( 10 people maximum)
  • 4 star hotel accommodation in a standard room. Upgrade available on request


Meals Included today

  • Full Buffet Breakfast
  • Tapas style dinner

Departure,

After breakfast you’ll be collected at your hotel by a private driver who will transfer you to Madrid International Airport for your departure.

 

Activities & Services Included today

  • Private transfer from your Barcelona hotel to Barcelona Airport

Meals Included today

  • Full Buffet Breakfast

Please remember that this tour can also be done in reverse starting in Barcelona and finishing in Pamplona or Bilbao.  It can also be used as a template for a custom trip should you wish to modify, add or subtract days to suit your schedule.

Share this:

GALLERY OF THIS ITINERARY

About this trip

This Trip Includes

Accommodation (based on 2 people sharing)

  • 9 nights accommodation in quality Paradores & 4-star hotels in a standard room. Upgrade options available on request.

Meals

  • Full Buffet breakfast daily
  • Tapas style dinner in Barcelona. All food and drink included.

Transport

  • Car hire as described in itinerary on Day 1
  • Half-day private driver in Barcelona (Day 9)
  • Transfer from your Barcelona hotel to Barcelona airport

Private Guided Tours

  • Private Walking tour in Barcelona with expert English speaking guide (includes transport + private driver) 

Pre-Booked Entrance Tickets

  • Barcelona – Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera (Casa Mila) & Park Güell

Group Guided Tours

  • Gastronomic guided tour with a small group in Barcelona. All food and drink included.

Special Highlight

  • Acces to the Spa circuit at the Parador in Vielha

Other

  • Comprehensive personalized trip documentation including local maps, guides and tourist information
  • Totally Spain's specialist trip planning service and support
  • Spanish Government tax


NOT INCLUDED
Flights, Personal Travel Insurance, Porterage (not commonly available in Spain), Tips, Meals, drinks or hotel extras other than those described above. Anything else not specified above.

Customer Reviews

Belen, we were thrilled with the arrangements you made for us. As you know, this was our first trip with individual drivers and guides and recommended hotels. Things went very smoothly and stress free. The pace was good in general.    ...

Dick and Sue Kellogg, Camp Sherman, OR, USA
2019-07-06

More reviews >>

LIKE THE LOOK OF THIS ITINERARY OR SOMETHING VERY SIMILAR?

Then please contact us today so that we can customize this trip to suit your exact needs and dates of travel; and prepare a personalized proposal for you to consider.