Arty, magical and enchanting with the Gaudi's creations, Magic Fountain and La Rambla full of street performers, Barcelona has long been an excellent weekend break destination.
In a Curious Kat's style, we will not only cover the usual tourist attractions, but also taste the best of the local food and discover a natural beauty area of Parc Natural Muntanya de Montserrat.
What will we do?
We will be hiking in Montserrat, segwaying in Barcelona, visiting magical Gaudi's Park, following the guides around the town on a walking tour, hanging out in La Rambla...
London Gatwick to Barcelona (easy jet)
Dep Fri, 28 March[masked]:25 Arr Fri, 28 March[masked]:30Flight 85731 Adult1 x £53.49
Barcelona to London Gatwick (easy jet)
Dep Sun, 30 March[masked]:40Arr Sun, 30 March[masked]:00Flight 85781 Adult1 x £67.49
Subtotal flights and options for all passengers: £120.98
Update: as these flights have now gone up in prices, please also feel free to book:
London Gatwick to Barcelona Dep Fri, 28 March[masked]:55 Arr Fri, 28 March 2014 10:00 Flight 85711 Adult1 x £76.49 Barcelona to London Gatwic kDep Sun, 30 March[masked]:55Arr Sun, 30 March[masked]:10Flight 85801 Adult1 x £62.49
Subtotal flights and options for all passengers: £138.98
Flying back on Monday:
As the flight prices go up quickly, some people decided to fly back on Monday. The flight departing at 15:10 is only £51.49. You will need to reserve a room with hostal fernando for an extra night, please contact me if you would like their contact details. I will be happy to take you back to the airport on Monday and we will find something else interesting to do for the rest of your stay.
Price: Early bird price of £210 applies if you pay in full by the end of January. In February you can still get a slight discount and pay the total of £230. From 1 March the full price of £260 will apply.
Deposit: of £100 (+paypal fees) needs to be paid on RSVP to secure your place. Please note, until the deposit is paid your place is not confirmed.
The final payments have to be in my account two weeks before the trip the latest. Please put this date in your diary now as no reminders will be sent and if you have not paid by then you will be removed from the trip and your deposit will not be refunded. Bank account details to pay the balance can be found here: http://www.meetup.com/Curious-Kat-Adventure-Club/pages/Bank_account/. Please make sure you account for the paypal fees in your calculations (so the £3.70 on top of £100 deposit should not be deducted from the reminder of the payment).
What's included: 2 nights' accommodation, 2 x breakfast, city tour, segway tour, airport transfers, train tickets to Montserrat, hike in Montserrat and funiculars, packed lunch on Saturday, Gaudi Park 's entry fee
Plan of the trip
Friday 28 March 2014
10:25 - 13:30 Flight
13:30 -14:30 going through security
14:30 - 15:30 transfer to the hostel
15:30 - 16:00 refreshing and showering
16:00 - 17:30 Pinxos in Bilbao Berria (not included) - a very typical tapas place
18:00 - 19:30 Segway tour of Barcelona (included)
19:30 - 20:00 transfer to Park Guel
20:00 - 21:30 Park Guel visit
22:00 late dinner (as the Spanish do) :)
Saturday 29 March 2014
Hiking in Montserrat - all day trip.
Lunch (sandwich) included.
All day hiking
Sunday 30 March 2014
10:45 meeting to walk over to Jaume I (5 minutes' walk). If you are not downstairs we will leave without you.
11am - 14:00 walking tour of Barcelona (included*)
14:00 - 15:30 free time in Barcelona
15:30 meeting at the hostel to pick up bags and travel to the airport
15:45 - 17:45 transfer to the airport
Flight back at 18:40
Accommodation: hostel style. A limited amount of upgrades to twin or single rooms available at a premium. Please let me know after booking if you are interested, they will be at first come first served basis.
IMPORTANT: By signing up to this trip you have agreed to the following disclaimer:
'While safety is our top priority and although we never take unnecessary risks, we do recognise that any outdoor activity/trip involves a danger of personal injury or death. Remember that you should be aware of and accept these risks as you are responsible for your own safety and you should not undertake anything beyond your abilities. It is also your responsibility to be correctly equipped for the weather and activity you have chosen to participate in.' The organiser only facilitates the group, and doesn't take responsibility for your safety during the trip.
You also confirm that you will be responsible for your own insurance and make sure that it is at an appropriate level for this trip and activities you will be participating in (if in doubt, check with your insurance provider).
There is always a small risk that the weather could make it dangerous to do the activities planned - in which case alternatives will be provided.
Please note that unless the trip is cancelled the payments are non-refundable as the costs need to be paid in advance. However you may be able to sell your place to your friends or other group members if you follow this procedure;http://www.meetup.com/Curious-Kat-Adventure-Club/pages/What_to_do_if_you_can_no_longer_attend_an_event/.
*you may be asked for donations as the tour is run by volunteers