Barcelona, the Spanish city of cava and Castellaners, paired with Mallorca’s aqua beaches and alluring landscape, to make an ideally matched duet for a Mediterranean holiday.
In Barcelona, a day in the life of Gaudi melts into an evening back-alley tapas walk with my award-winning food writers.
And hope that the Castellaners, Barcelona’s human-tower-building acrobatic troupe, are in their hometown and not away on tour during your stay.
Then day-trip to Montserrat – and not just to the famous monastery, but join my mountain guide and go higher still on the fabled Tebes Trail to see the ancient hermitages..
Or escape for an overnight up in a 9thC parador in the northern mountains for medieval villages, salt mines, and a Landscape Tasting – wine, olive oil, and honey – tasted at a table, deep in the vines at one of the local farms.
Whatever your interest, Rare Finds can design a trip tailored precisely to your tastes, seasoned with a dash of the unexpected.
Get a glimpse of the the medieval alleyways before the tourists crowd in, with a sunrise jog or walk with my Running Barcelona guide.
Create your own cava at a 1000-year-old farm outside of town, or hire my sommelier for a private tour out to the vineyards of Catalonia.
Explore the city with an architect’s eye, one dragon at a time.
Drive your own Ferrari on a day tour around the countryside.
Ignite all your senses with a bespoke dinner – it’s like theater in the dining room. Or prefer a party? Jump into the local champagneria for flowing cava and pick-your-own tapas from behind the bar. Maybe try the “matrimonio”, a local favorite that rolls dark and white sardines into one savory bite.
Or have your gastro-fun with local specialities at the marketplace’s El Quim, empanadas at the corner shop, or some delectable street food!
Board my captain’s yacht for a sunset sail along the coast.
Past clients have requested Cross Training classes at the local gym, flamenco dance lessons, or a jaunt down to beach in Sitges.
Then hop over to Mallorca, a wild island with canyoneering, kayaking, and full-moon hikes, all around a bustling historic port where you’ll find culture and nightlife.
Taking your family? The “canyoneering” adventure will give you stories to talk about for years! And we’ll cater it to your family, from your athletic millennials to youngsters, and even folks like me.
You’re a vinophile? Spend an afternoon at a winery like Can Ribas Vineyard, one of the oldest on the island.
Love adventure? Get a thrill on a scooter as you explore the island’s serpentine roads.
Tennis fan? Nadal’s academy is located in the eastern mountains.
And if you’re looking for a romance, you’ll love the privacy and scenery at the storied centuries-old stone fort where you can dine under torchlight on the beach and spend the night.
What’s it like being a client of Rare Finds Travel?
Melanie’s defining unique characteristic is that she takes the time to learn
The Grimsey excursion was amazing. Seeing the midnight sun in the arctic
Melanie can move mountains.
The trip fulfilled many dreams for me… Exploring the cinque Terre villa
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Squid on the Street (and other fine foods of Barcelona)
The ancient hermitages of the Tebes Trail
Coasteering in Mallorca
Sunset Sail Barcelona
Cinq Sentits: Theater in the dining room
Spain & Mallorca
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