Barcelona is the second best luxury holiday destination in the world, behind New York. It beats symbolic cities like Paris, Rome, London and Venice, according to a study by Condé Nast Johansens, reported in the Expansión newspaper.
Below, we explain why Barcelona is ideal for luxury holidays and how you can get the most out of your luxury holiday with World Experience, your luxury tour agency in Spain.
Gourmet cuisine like nowhere else
Spain has one of the world’s richest cuisines. As well as being delicious and unique, it is also extremely healthy and varied. As the country is home to mountains and coastline, both meat and fish are available in abundance, which can be noted in the country’s quality produce. It also has plenty of vegetables, fruits and legumes.
On top of this, it boasts all kinds of dishes and drinks, from the Iberian ham to ‘tortilla de patatas‘ (potato tortilla) to paella and ‘pulpo a la gallega‘ (Galician octopus). You won’t find food this tasty anywhere else in the world.
If you would like a luxury private tour of Barcelona to discover the country’s cuisine, we recommend our paella cooing workshop with a professional chef. It includes a visit to the La Boqueria and Santa Caterina markets, where we will buy fresh food to make the paellas. Once they are cooked, we will enjoy them along with other local dishes and top-quality wine.
Don’t forget the wine!
Spain is also world famous for its wine and Cava production, Cava is a Catalan product, similar to Champagne. If you wish, we can also visit a one hundred-year-old winery, where a local wine merchant will show us around the vineyards in a convertible 4×4, finishing with a wine and Cava tasting session along with a wide variety of tapas.
Exciting, luxury experiences
Who said that adrenaline and luxury aren’t compatible? Barcelona is a great place for having unique experiences surrounded by marvellous landscapes.
If you’re not afraid of heights, we recommend seeing Barcelona from the air by helicopter. Or, if you want to go one step further, we’ll go the Parque Natural de la Garrotxa, where there’s an amazing extinct volcano. We will fly over this in a hot air balloon and visit the medieval city of Besalú.
Barcelona’s surroundings are home to some of the region’s natural treasures: the Montserrat mountain range for example. There, we give you the chance to ride a horse through the grassland, go on the cable car and go inside the monastery.
A glamourous way to discover Barcelona
On top of the cuisine and the Montserrat experience, there are no end of things to do and see in the city. Visiting the Sagrada Familia, Park Güell and Casa Batlló, going shopping in the designer shops on Passeig de Gràcia or strolling down Las Ramblas are just a few of the most popular activities for tourists.
But there’s so much more!
Seeing Barcelona’s outline from the coast from a sailing boat, is a relaxing experience you’ll remember for the rest of your life.
There’s also our tour of the Born neighbourhood with a Flamenco show and tapas dinner that shows off the best of Spain’s culture.
If you’d also like to have a luxury holiday in Madrid, click here to find out more on the private tours we offer in Spain’s capital.
Gift yourself a unique, luxury holiday!