Wine and Cava Tour Barcelona

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Wine and Cava Tour Barcelona

Wine and Cava Tour Barcelona

Wine and Cava Tour Barcelona

Discover the traditions, history and culture of the wonderful world of wine and cava in the Penedès wine region near Barcleona. DayTripsBarcelona.com offers a full day Wine and Cava Tour from Barcelona to the Penedès wine making region of Spain just 1 hour to the south-west of Barcelona. This wine-tasting tour from Barcelona visits Spain’s biggest vineyard Bodegas Torres in the morning where we take the award winning Torres Winery tour with wine tasting. In the afternoon we visit the world famous cellars of the Codorniu or Freixenet Cava producers. Enjoy a lovely day in the countryside of one of Spain’s best known wine areas.

Day trips from Barcelona to Andorra and Pyrenees mountains

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 3 Countries in One Day Tour

Cross two mountain passes – including the highest pass in the Pyrenees

Day Tour to Spain, Andorra and France from Barcelona - Visit 3 countries in one day

Day Tour to Spain, Andorra and France from Barcelona – Visit 3 countries in one day

Tours to Andorra, France and the Pyrenees Mountains from Barcleona. Spring and summer is a lovely time to see Andorra and the Pyrenees Mountains. The landscapes are spectacular, often still snow on the peaks of the mountains, blue skies and white clouds. It’s a picture postcard experience. See all this on an Andorra Day tour from Barcelona which is about 12 hours in total. It’s the “three countries in one day”  road trip crossing three country borders and two mountain passes in one day – including the highest mountain pass in the Pyrenees Mountains.
Your guide/driver and mini-van will pick you up early at your hotel or apartment and drive north-west into the Pyrenees Mountains. After breakfast in the mountains, we cross the border into France and visit a historic French mountain village. Then we drive over two mountain passes to reach the tiny mountain locked country of Andorra in the Pyrenees, where we make several scenic stops along the way to to fully experience the tranquility of the majestic peaks, magnificent vistas and historical locations.
See three countries in a day and experience the beauty of the Pyrenees mountains of Spain, France and Andorra. Read more and book your Day Tour to Andorra & Pyrenees

Things to do in Barcelona Easter


Barcelona Easter Week – What to do and see

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Barcelona Easter Week – What to do and see

Things to do in Barcelona Easter 2014 and on Good Friday. What to do and where to find Easter parades and Good Friday processions in Barcelona. Easter week in Spain is called “Semana Santa” which means “Holy Week.”

Things to do Easter Barcelona Barcelona Easter – Semana Santa

The Easter week starts on Palm Sunday which is called “Diumenge de Rams” in Catalan” and “Domingo de Ramos” in Spanish. Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter week. TWEET THIS PAGE

Dates Easter 2014 Barcelona.

Easter is a moveable feast and falls very late in 2014. In 2014 Easter starts on Palm Sunday on Sunday 13th March 2014. There are parades and processions in Barcelona on Palm Sunday.

Barcelona Good Friday – Viernes Santo

Most Easter parades are on Good Friday – called “Divendres Sant” in Catalan and “Viernes Santo” in Spanish. Good Friday in 2014 is on Friday 18th April 2014. Easter Sunday is 20th April 2014 and Easter 2014 ends on “Lunes de Pascua” Easter Monday on Monday 21st April 2014 and is also called “Diá de la mona de Pascua” which is Easter “mona” cake day. Good Friday and Easter Monday are public holidays so most shops in Barcelona are closed, but restuarants and museums are open.

Visit this Barcelona Easter Guide page to read about Barcelona Easter week and Easter processions and traditions.

Small group tours Barcelona Easter.

Easter is a very busy week in Barcelona,so we recommend that you book day tours and private tours well in advance if possible

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Day Tours Barcelona Easter Week

Day Tours Barcelona Easter Week

What is difference between Single-entry or multiple-entry visa for Schengen zone

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Single entry or Multiple entry visa for Schengen

This page explains the difference between single-entry Shengen visa and multiple-entry Schengen visa for visits to Schengen zone countries and non-Schengen countries like Andorra.

At DayTripsBarcelona.com we have a popular tour which visits 3 countries in one day from Bacelona. On this day tour our guests travel from Barcelona in Spain to France and then to Andorra and then back to Spain in one day.

Andorra does not have an visa requirements. You only need a passport to enter Andorra. However because Andorra does not have a railway station or airport, the only way to enter Andorra is by crosseing at the French or Spanish border. Both are members of the Schengen zone like all other EU member states. But Andorra is not a member of the EU or Schengen zone.

If you are not an EU or a US citizen you will in all likelihood need a Schengen visa to enter the EU and Spain. Most visitors get a single-entry Schengen visa. The Schengen visa for Spain is issued by Spanish consulates and embassies in your country

On a single-entry Schengen visa without territorial limitations you can travel back and forth within all Schengen countries for 90 days as long as you stay within the Schengen zone. So for 90 days you are welcome to visit all Schengen countries like for rexample France on your single entry Schengen visa.

However, the single entry visa becomes invalid if its holder leaves from the Schengen zone to a country outside of Schengen – like Andorra.  In other words the single entry visa does not officially allow you to leave the Schengen zone and return on the same day – like for example on a day tour to Andorra from Barcelona.

20140306_165641_Richtone(HDR)As mentioned, Andorra is not a Schengen country, so any non EU or non-US passport holder will need a multiple entry Schengen visa.

This is because our Day tour to Andorra leaves the Schengen zone when we enter Andorra – and re-enters Schengen zone when the tour leave Andorra later the same day.

On our Day Tours to Andorra from Barcelona, if you only have a single entry Schengen visa, we recommend that you bring your passport, flights tickets and your Barcelona hotel booking reservation, so that the border police can see that  you are just visiting Andorra for the day and also visiting Barcelona.

Officially, the Spanish border police could deny a tourist re-entry to Spain from Andorra with just a single-entry Schengen visa, but border checks are only sporadic, and we have never heard of that happening to any day tour company, and we have never had any problems ourselves on any of our Andorra day tours despite having been stopped sometimes for passport checks.

If you want to book our Day Tour to South of France from Barcelona then there is no problem with a single-entry Schengen visa because both Spain and France are Schengen zone members.

You can read more about this on the Schengen official site here
http://ec.europa.eu/immigration/tab2.do?subSec=12&language=7$en

EU and USA passport holders do not need a multiple Schengen visa to visit Andorra.

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New tour launched – Day Tour from Barcelona to Girona, Figueres and Dali museum

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New Barcelona tour launched – Day Tour to Girona, Figueres and Dali museum

Dali museum in Figueres

DayTripsBarcelona.com has launched a new tour for 2014 to Girona, Figueres and the Dali Museum.

Enjoy a lovely day tour from Barcelona on a small group tour to north Catalonia to visit historic Girona, the City of Sieges, and to Figueres, to visit the world famous Dali museum of surrealist painter Salvador Dali.

Optionally instead of visiting the Dali Museum in Figueres, private tour guests can follow in the footsteps of Dali and choose to visit one of the other two Dali museums in the “Dali triangle, which are the Dali Portlligat House-museum in Cadaqués or the Castell Gala Dalí de Púbol.
Dali lived in his house in Port Lligat (or Port Ligat) from 1930 until 1982 and this is where he did his best work. Upon the death of his wife and muse Gala Dali, he moved to Castle Gala in Púbol, where she spent her final years. Púbol Castle is now also a house/museum.

DayTripsBarcelona has been offering this tour for the past year on a private tour basis with top reviews from guests. As with all of our tours, our guide stays with guests all day. Our guides are safe and experienced drivers, are very friendly and service minded, have in depth knowledge of all destinations, speak excellent English and make sure that guests have an enjoyable and memorable day.

To read more about this tour and see photos from the Barcelona Dali museum tour, please visit the tour page:
http://www.daytripsbarcelona.com/b1_day_tour_girona_figueres_dali.html

Remember DayTripsBarcelona offers tours all year round to lovely destinations near Barcelona including our popular 3 countries in one day road trip that visits France and Andorra
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Masella Ski Resort now offer night time illuminated ski pistes

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Ski at night – at the Masella Ski Resort near Barcelona

Masella skiing by night on illuminated pistes

Masella skiing by night on illuminated pistes

From the 2013/2014 season the Masella ski resort offers evening skiing every Friday and Saturday evening and on some bank holidays all through the winter.

13 pistes that are served by 7 ski lifts will be illuminated from 18.30 – 21.30 on Fridays and from 18.00 – 21.00 on Saturdays

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Barcelona skiing season starts in November 2013!

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5 ski areas near Barcelona to open weekend as early as Saturday 23rd November 2013 and ski season in Grandvalira Andorra to start in November 2013

The skiing season will be starting extra early this year in Andorra and the Pyrenees. After heavy snowfall in the Pyrenees in mid-November 2013  five ski resorts near Barcelona – Baqueira Beret, La Masella, La Molina, Vall de Núria y Vallter 2000 – plan to open partially as early as weekend starting Saturday 23rd November 2013 with between 40cm and 1m of snow.

Great news for the 2014 ski season with Grandvalira in

Grandvalira ski opening 30 november 2013

Grandvalira in Andorra opens end November 2013

Andorra also planning to open in November on Saturday 29th November 2013. Visit their websites for more information of which lifts will be open.
This means that the chances are very good that most ski resorts near Barcelona will be open for the Spanish holiday puente on December 6th to 8th 2013.

 

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Christmas lights in Barcelona

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Christmas lights in Barcelona
The Christmas lights of Barcelona are called “Els llums de Nada.” and Christmas starts in Barcelona Christmas lights are turned on every year by the Mayor of Barcelona. In 2013 the Christmas lights ceremony will be on Thursday 28 November which is the same date as the annual Barcelona Shopping Night event, which kicks off the Barcelona Christmas shopping on Barcelona’s fashionable shopping street Passeig de Gracia

Christmas Lights Barcelona

Christmas Lights Barcelona

There are usually Christmas lights in more than 390 locations and streets in Barcelona with illuminations covering about 60km of roads. And the tower Torre Agbar in the Sant Marti district is also part of the Barcelona Christmas lights with a special Christmas light show from 18:00 to 23:00 in December and until 5th January.  The Magic Fountain of Montjuic will have a special Christmas water and music show in December which is free and can be seen on Fridays and Saturdays in December 2013 and on 25th December and 1st January between 19:00 to 21:00. The tower Torre Agbar in the Sant Marti district is also part of the Barcelona Christmas lights with a special Christmas light show from 18:00 to 23:00 in December and until 5th January.

> Read all about Barcelona Christmas and Christmas traditions

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What’s on in November 2013 in Barcelona

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leo_messiIn November 2013 Barcelona offers you a wide choice of sports and culture events including the Barcelona Jazz Festival 2013, the Film Festival In-Edit 2013, Manga comic fair and the Film&Cook 2013 – Festival de Cine y Gastronomia. Among the top concerts are Bruno Mars, Arctic Monkeys, Suede and Alter Bridge and as always FC Barcelona provides world class football action at the Camp Nou where they welcome league teams and AC Milan in the Champions League. Unfortunately star player Leo Messi will be injured for all of November, but hopefully the rest of the star studded squad can bring home the victories.

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Whats On in August in Barcelona 2013

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Whats On in August in Barcelona 2013
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Barcelona Festivals and concerts August 2013

15th to 21st August 2013 Festa de Gracia – Gracia Festival neighbourhood street festival. 17 streets in Gracia are decorated by their residents and there is a full programme of live music concerts and activities for families and kids.

14th to 18th August 2013. Barcelona´s oldest festival in the gothic area of Barcelona called “Festes de Sant Roc de la Plaça Nova”

All August:  MASiMAS Festival –  annual series of concerts in August at various Barcelona clubs and concert venues

All August:  “Musica als Parcs” – series of free open air jazz and classical concerts throughout the month of August in some of Barcelona’s nicest parks.

Selected dates August:  “Nits d’estiu a La Pedrera”  series of summer jazz concerts on roof of Casa Mila also called “La Pedrera de nit”

Selected dates in August: Noches Mágicas en la Terraza de Casa Batlló. Series of evening concerts on the Casa Batllo modernist courtyard terrace from Tuesday to Sunday.

FC Barcelona games August 2013
Various dates in August. Gamper Cup 2013 on Friday 2nd August.  Tickets Gamper Cup. See the Barça’s stars and the new Barca stars like Neymar at Camp Nou stadium for the traditional Joan Gamper Trophy. Barca welcomes on top Brazilian team Santos for a friendly pre-season game. The first league game at Camp Nou is FCB v Levante in mid-August. At the end of August 2013 Barca play At Madrid in the second leg of the first title of the season, the Spanish SuperCup 2013.
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Barcelona “Cinema al Fresco” outdoor cinema August
The Sala Montjuic open air movie season in the moat of Montjuic Castle comes to a close at the beginning of August, but the ourdoor short film festival Mecal Air in on all August at Poble Espanyol also on Montjuic hill in Barcelona screening short films with a bar and barbeque. For full length feature movies visit the CCCB museum who organise Gandules 2013 – a series of free open air movies in the CCCB courtyard in August.

Barcelona beach clubs and outdoor dance clubs
Barcelona has several beach clubs with open air dance floors including the new Atlantida beach club. Find Barcelona beach clubs here. Also check out La Terrrazza outdoor club in the Spanish village Poble Espanyol.

Weather in Barcelona in August?
Barcelona is hot and humid in August. Check the Barcelona weather here. To cool down visit the Barcelona beaches or find out how to get to beaches outside Barcelona.

> Find more things to do in Barcelona in August
> Barcelona Events and Festivals August 2013

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