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Barcelona

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There is a reason why students around the world congregate to this seaside spectacle. From the white sand beaches, to the breathtaking architecture, to the beachside clubs open until dawn Barcelona is a city that has something for everyone. 
During your WSA weekend you will bike along the boardwalk and take in an intamate Flamenco show plus taste some of the freshest seafood and most delicious tapas of your life. 

Tour Features:

  • Skip-the-line into entrance into the Sagrada Familia
  • Bike along the boardwalk and through some of Barcelona's most beautiful neighborhoods
  • Enjoy front row seats to a Flamenco show
  • Sign up for an optional Sangria and Paella making class

Upcoming Dates:

If your date isn't included, email us
and we'll try to squeeze you in!

Meet Your Tour Guide:

Carsen Silverblatt

For most of my time here I have been working as a tour guide and getting to share my love for the city with visitors from all over the world. For me, Barcelona is the perfect city because it really has something for everyone with its amazing history, art, cuisine, nightlife, and of course, sunny beaches. Come visit Barcelona and by the end I’m sure you will come to the same conclusion! 

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INCLUDED:

  • Skip-the-line entry into the Sagrada Familia
  • Guided tour down Las Ramblas, Block of Discord and Barcelona architecture walk
  • City bike tour along the beach
  • Traditional Flamenco Show included
  • Full-time services of local, professional WSA guide
  • 2 nights accommodations in a top-rated, centrally-located hostel (Fri, Sat)
  • Young dynamic group (30 max.) of fellow travelers
  • All local group transportation
  • Discounts on all future WSA trips


OPTIONS:
Sangria and Paella cooking class

Options to add Thursday and Sunday accommodation

 

BARCELONA Standard 3 Days, 2 Nights

Day 0 - Thursday: Early Arrival
Opt into an early arrival to spend more time in this beautiful city. Have a day to yourself on the beach, go shopping, explore the old town and more. Our local guide will drop in about 8pm to take you out for drinks or food. 

 

Day 1 - Friday: Historic Heart
The official tour kicks off Friday at 10:00am at the hostel. The guide will go over some important details, then it’s off to the beautiful cobblestoned side streets of the medieval old town, Barri Gotic. Your group will continue towards Europe’s most famous shopping street, La Rambla, stopping for souvenirs and photo ops along the way. Now knowing Barcelona’s medieval town, the WSA tour guide will lead you to one of our favorite local Spanish joints for a bite to eat. 

You will spend the afternoon on Barcelona’s picturesque golden beachfront for a bike tour along the boardwalk. The bike tour will then detour through the Parc de la Ciutadella, bursting with cheery locals, and lined with museums, gardens, and the Barcelona Zoo. After a quick siesta back at the hostel, rendezvous at 8:45pm for a traditional Spanish paella class! Dress to stay out, because it’s on for Barcelona’s world renowned nightlife that go until the sun rises!

Day 2 - Saturday: Modernist Expansion
Catch a light breakfast at the hostel by 10:30am, before zipping across town to geek out at Antonio Gaudi’s most ambitious project, the Sagrada Familia: an architectural masterpiece unlike any other. Upon leaving the cathedral, take a hike up to Park Guell, another one of Gaudi’s masterpieces, for a striking panoramic view of the city (and selfies!).

Enjoy the rest of your afternoon off, then regroup at the hostel at 7:00pm for another night out on the scene! Enjoy a group picnic during the Magic Fountain show at Plaza Espana – WSA will bring the cava, but BYO food, and more beverages. Traditional Spanish Flamenco is next at an intimate venue in the Barri Gotic. Tap your feet to the music, while watching a traditional festive dance rooted deeply in Spanish culture! Stick around, because it’s a Saturdaynight in Barcelona! Rip back over 200 different types of shots with us at Chupitos, or dance the night away with us at the beachfront clubs like Shoko or Pacha!

Day 3 - Sunday: Catalan Barcelona
In the morning, come with WSA to see the typical Catalan Sardana Dances in the shadow of Barcelona’s Cathedral. Want to break a sweat and have a free afternoon? Head up the Montjuic for some fantastic views over the entire city and the Mediterranean. Tour members are free to depart whenever to catch their flights or trains home!

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Are you more of a DIY kind of person? Then WSA Detours are perfect for you. Stay in Barcelona’s top-rated hostel where you can walk to the beach and soak up that sunshine. When you start to feel more adventurous, go deeper into the city’s culture and head to the world-famous Boqueria Market to sample the freshest paella. WSA’s Detour Insider Destination Guide will get you past the line for the Sagrada Familia, and see the city's most popular sights and experiences

Tour Features:

  • Skip-the-line and ogle the Sagrada Familia
  • Channel your inner chef in a paella- and sangria- making class (optional add on)
  • Discover Barcelona’s wild nightlife at the city’s hottest beach clubs and bars
  • Stay in a top rated hostel, featuring nightly pub crawls, plus free WiFi and lockers
Lauren Wallender, Elon University

Happy Backpackers

I definitely have WSA to thank for my exceptional experience in Amsterdam. One would think 4 days isn't enough to tour a city but WSA facilitated an optimum weekend full of sightseeing and fun. Amsterdam may have a notorious reputation for its lax drug and sex culture but there’s so much more to the city. Luckily, our tour guide, Arthur, native to the Netherlands, steered us away from the tourist traps and showed us around his beloved city, highlighting all of its gems. I'd definitely like to try other WSA trips in the future. It's hassle free traveling with an awesome itinerary - nice that the tour guides are flexible with the schedule and willing to cater the itinerary to the group's interest! Highly recommend WSA to any student with only a weekend to see a city.
 

Lauren Wallender, Elon University ~ Fall 2014

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