malaga to barcelona following the footsteps of three wondrous spanish artists : gaudi, dali, and picasso (port-to-port package)
locationMalaga - Cartagena - Tarragona - Palamos - Roses - Barcelona
Malaga to Barcelona Following the footsteps of three wondrous Spanish artists : Gaudi, Dali, and Picasso (port-to-port package)
Malaga to Barcelona Following the footsteps of three wondrous Spanish artists : Gaudi, Dali, and Picasso (port-to-port package)
Malaga to Barcelona Following the footsteps of three wondrous Spanish artists : Gaudi, Dali, and Picasso (port-to-port package)
Malaga to Barcelona Following the footsteps of three wondrous Spanish artists : Gaudi, Dali, and Picasso (port-to-port package)
Malaga to Barcelona Following the footsteps of three wondrous Spanish artists : Gaudi, Dali, and Picasso (port-to-port package)
Malaga to Barcelona Following the footsteps of three wondrous Spanish artists : Gaudi, Dali, and Picasso (port-to-port package)
Malaga to Barcelona Following the footsteps of three wondrous Spanish artists : Gaudi, Dali, and Picasso (port-to-port package)
Malaga to Barcelona Following the footsteps of three wondrous Spanish artists : Gaudi, Dali, and Picasso (port-to-port package)
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Duration
8 days
Trip code
MGB_PP
Operator
CroisiEurope Cruises

Overview

We’ll discover Spain through the grand, imaginative works of these three geniuses on a voyage from sunny Malaga to Barcelona—Catalonia's bustling capital—.

Highlights

  • UNIQUE ITINERARY : Port of calls in Roses and Palamos, little-known cities on the Costa Brava
  • Explore(1)Malaga, the birthplace of Pablo PicassoGranada and its AlhambraCartagena, an old port cityHistorical TarragonaThe Monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes and its Catalan Romanesque architectureThe Fishing Museum in Palamos and a tasting of wines in the Bodega BrugarolThe Dali Theater-Museum, the world’s largest Surrealist work of artThe best sites in BarcelonaThe Gaudi masterpieces La Sagrada Familia and Park Güell
  • Malaga, the birthplace of Pablo Picasso
  • Granada and its Alhambra
  • Cartagena, an old port city
  • Historical Tarragona
  • The Monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes and its Catalan Romanesque architecture
  • The Fishing Museum in Palamos and a tasting of wines in the Bodega Brugarol
  • The Dali Theater-Museum, the world’s largest Surrealist work of art
  • The best sites in Barcelona
  • The Gaudi masterpieces La Sagrada Familia and Park Güell
  • DELICIOUS SPANISH CUISINETasting of Spanish cold cuts at La Boqueria Market in BarcelonaOnboard Spanish cocktail party with Sangria and tapasPaella, one of Spain’s delicious dishesTasting of Spanish pastries on board
  • Tasting of Spanish cold cuts at La Boqueria Market in Barcelona
  • Onboard Spanish cocktail party with Sangria and tapas
  • Paella, one of Spain’s delicious dishes
  • Tasting of Spanish pastries on board
  • Participation of Alain Loisin, lecturer(2)During the years I have spent traveling, I have given presentations on several CroisiEurope cruises—from the banks of the Red Sea to the Canary Islands, the Greek islands to the Bosporus, Russia at the time of the czars to the splendors of the Adriatic.Conference themes:Barcelona, Capital of the Distinctive Autonomous Community of Catalonia.Gaudi, Dali, and Picasso—Spain’s Three Contemporary GeniusesThe Culture, Contrasts, and History of Andalusia
  • During the years I have spent traveling, I have given presentations on several CroisiEurope cruises—from the banks of the Red Sea to the Canary Islands, the Greek islands to the Bosporus, Russia at the time of the czars to the splendors of the Adriatic.
  • Conference themes:Barcelona, Capital of the Distinctive Autonomous Community of Catalonia.Gaudi, Dali, and Picasso—Spain’s Three Contemporary GeniusesThe Culture, Contrasts, and History of Andalusia
  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

What's Included



    Itinerary



    Shore Excursions

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    Barcelona stands out for its culture, climate, food, and especially, its festive atmosphere. It’s hard to be bored when in Barcelona! The exuberant city, dotted with Gothic and Gaudi architecture, feels like an eternal vacation. During our panoramic tour, you’ll see the top sites in the city including the Gothic Quarter and the tree-lined pedestrian street, La Rambla. You’ll also stop off at La Boqueria Market for a taste of some Spanish cold cuts.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_BARCEL

    Pre-paid: $125

    On-board: $140

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    Barcelona stands out for its culture, climate, food, and especially, its festive atmosphere. It’s hard to be bored when in Barcelona! The exuberant city, dotted with Gothic and Gaudi architecture, feels like an eternal vacation. During our panoramic tour, you’ll see the top sites in the city including the Gothic Quarter and the tree-lined pedestrian street, La Rambla. You’ll also stop off at La Boqueria Market for a taste of some Spanish cold cuts.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_BARCEL

    Pre-paid: $125

    On-board: $140

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    We'll leave from Malaga and head for Granada. Granada is the former capital of the last Islamic realm in southern Iberia—a kingdom that left its mark on the architectural heritage of the area you will discover today. We will visit the Alhambra, whose translation from Arabic—The Red One—refers to the sun-dried bricks used to build the fortress's outer walls. This true wonder of Moorish art stands as one of the most prestigious testimonies of Muslim presence in Spain. We'll then wander through the gorgeous gardens and courtyards of the Generalife, the former summer palace of the Nasrid rulers.
    Enjoy free time after lunch in a local restaurant.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    • For your information, please note that the bus trip should take about 3 hours to go and 3 hours to return.
    EXC_GRENA4

    Pre-paid: $250

    On-board: $279

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    We'll leave from Malaga and head for Granada. Granada is the former capital of the last Islamic realm in southern Iberia—a kingdom that left its mark on the architectural heritage of the area you will discover today. We will visit the Alhambra, whose translation from Arabic—The Red One—refers to the sun-dried bricks used to build the fortress's outer walls. This true wonder of Moorish art stands as one of the most prestigious testimonies of Muslim presence in Spain. We'll then wander through the gorgeous gardens and courtyards of the Generalife, the former summer palace of the Nasrid rulers.
    Enjoy free time after lunch in a local restaurant.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    • For your information, please note that the bus trip should take about 3 hours to go and 3 hours to return.
    EXC_GRENA4

    Pre-paid: $250

    On-board: $279

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    Located along the Costa del Sol, under the watchful eye of the Castillo de Gibralfaro, sits the vibrant city of Malaga. Malaga is much more than a seaside resort as it is home to some fantastic museums, including one dedicated to its native son, Pablo Picasso. We’ll take a stroll through the historic center to see some of the main sites, including the Alcazaba fortress and the Roman theater. After, we’ll visit the cathedral before heading to the Picasso Museum, devoted to the influential, 20th-century artist.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_MALAG2

    Pre-paid: $108

    On-board: $120

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    Located along the Costa del Sol, under the watchful eye of the Castillo de Gibralfaro, sits the vibrant city of Malaga. Malaga is much more than a seaside resort as it is home to some fantastic museums, including one dedicated to its native son, Pablo Picasso. We’ll take a stroll through the historic center to see some of the main sites, including the Alcazaba fortress and the Roman theater. After, we’ll visit the cathedral before heading to the Picasso Museum, devoted to the influential, 20th-century artist.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_MALAG2

    Pre-paid: $108

    On-board: $120

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    The remains of the monumental complex that includes the Monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes are an excellent example of a medieval settlement. Experts believe the style is uniquely autochthonous.  Different legends recount the origins of the site, but the first traces of a religious point date back to the 9th century. It was the center of the Church’s power in the region from the 11th to 14th century. The monks departed from the monastery in 1798, and the structure fell into ruin. It was declared a historical monument in 1930 and has been meticulously restored in several phases over the past 90 years. We’ll visit the church, monastic cells, dining room, and several annexes within the complex.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_PERERO

    Pre-paid: $140

    On-board: $156

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    The remains of the monumental complex that includes the Monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes are an excellent example of a medieval settlement. Experts believe the style is uniquely autochthonous.  Different legends recount the origins of the site, but the first traces of a religious point date back to the 9th century. It was the center of the Church’s power in the region from the 11th to 14th century. The monks departed from the monastery in 1798, and the structure fell into ruin. It was declared a historical monument in 1930 and has been meticulously restored in several phases over the past 90 years. We’ll visit the church, monastic cells, dining room, and several annexes within the complex.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_PERERO

    Pre-paid: $140

    On-board: $156

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    Roses has been known throughout the ages for the calm waters in its natural port. The Greek Quarter, Roman town, and 11th-century monastery are all found within the historic citadel walls. Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor and Archduke of Austria, ordered the construction of the fortifications we see now in 1543 to protect it from pirate and French attacks. The monumental, Renaissance-style entryway built at the time is known as the Sea Gate. Following partial demolition of the site, the Spanish government declared it a national monument in 1961. We’ll then head to the Dali Theater-Museum, the world’s largest Surrealist object. Why is it called a theater museum? Because it was built on the ruins of a municipal theater and Salvador Dali designed and decorated it himself. Who else would have the audacity to put giant eggs on the facade? The collections inside include his paintings, drawings, sculptures, engravings, installations, holograms, stereoscopes, and photos. Get a real feel for the man and his unique art during this excursion. You might never look at the world the same again.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_ROSES

    Pre-paid: $159

    On-board: $177

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    Roses has been known throughout the ages for the calm waters in its natural port. The Greek Quarter, Roman town, and 11th-century monastery are all found within the historic citadel walls. Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor and Archduke of Austria, ordered the construction of the fortifications we see now in 1543 to protect it from pirate and French attacks. The monumental, Renaissance-style entryway built at the time is known as the Sea Gate. Following partial demolition of the site, the Spanish government declared it a national monument in 1961. We’ll then head to the Dali Theater-Museum, the world’s largest Surrealist object. Why is it called a theater museum? Because it was built on the ruins of a municipal theater and Salvador Dali designed and decorated it himself. Who else would have the audacity to put giant eggs on the facade? The collections inside include his paintings, drawings, sculptures, engravings, installations, holograms, stereoscopes, and photos. Get a real feel for the man and his unique art during this excursion. You might never look at the world the same again.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_ROSES

    Pre-paid: $159

    On-board: $177

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    Join us for a guided tour of Antoni Gaudi’s magnum opus, La Sagrada Familia. Five generations have watched the cathedral being built, and it is still a work in progress. The work of art contains never-before-seen building and structural systems suffused with symbolism and the utmost care in every detail. We’ll continue our celebration of Gaudi at the Park Güell, perched on the hills of the city. The park is designed to bring the peace and calm expected from nature, contrasted with the fantastically shaped roofs and unusual pinnacles dotting the buildings.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_BARCE2

    Pre-paid: $206

    On-board: $229

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    Join us for a guided tour of Antoni Gaudi’s magnum opus, La Sagrada Familia. Five generations have watched the cathedral being built, and it is still a work in progress. The work of art contains never-before-seen building and structural systems suffused with symbolism and the utmost care in every detail. We’ll continue our celebration of Gaudi at the Park Güell, perched on the hills of the city. The park is designed to bring the peace and calm expected from nature, contrasted with the fantastically shaped roofs and unusual pinnacles dotting the buildings.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_BARCE2

    Pre-paid: $206

    On-board: $229

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    Cartagena is a vibrant seaside resort with a diverse history of rulers—Carthaginians, Romans, Moors, and the Kingdom of Castile, to name just a few. It’s a compact city, with an overabundance of historical attractions. We’ll learn about the city’s rich heritage on a tour of the old town and the harbor. A panoramic elevator will bring you to the fortified Castillo de la Concepción, where you’ll be able to take in the wonderful views before visiting the fort. The site originated as a Roman temple, evolved into a Moorish fort, and subsequently turned into a medieval citadel. The castle was used up to the Spanish Civil war as a strategic lookout.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_CARTHA

    Pre-paid: $100

    On-board: $111

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    Cartagena is a vibrant seaside resort with a diverse history of rulers—Carthaginians, Romans, Moors, and the Kingdom of Castile, to name just a few. It’s a compact city, with an overabundance of historical attractions. We’ll learn about the city’s rich heritage on a tour of the old town and the harbor. A panoramic elevator will bring you to the fortified Castillo de la Concepción, where you’ll be able to take in the wonderful views before visiting the fort. The site originated as a Roman temple, evolved into a Moorish fort, and subsequently turned into a medieval citadel. The castle was used up to the Spanish Civil war as a strategic lookout.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_CARTHA

    Pre-paid: $100

    On-board: $111

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    The Palamos Fishing Museum has a rich collection of past, present, and future tools and objects for fishing off the Costa Brava coast. This is the only museum dedicated to this theme in the Mediterranean. One of the highlights is being able to board actual fishing vessels. Afterwards, we’ll head to the magnificent Bodega Brugarol wine cellar. Located just a few miles from the coastline, this vineyard is known for its excellent organic wines. We’ll visit the underground cellars built right below the vineyard to learn about the age-old (and new) processes they use. Our tour will take us through the shadowy labyrinth of cool, insulated rooms where wine notes are cultivated. We’ll enjoy a tasting of the organic wines with cheese and Spanish cold cuts.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_PALAMO

    Pre-paid: $170

    On-board: $190

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    The Palamos Fishing Museum has a rich collection of past, present, and future tools and objects for fishing off the Costa Brava coast. This is the only museum dedicated to this theme in the Mediterranean. One of the highlights is being able to board actual fishing vessels. Afterwards, we’ll head to the magnificent Bodega Brugarol wine cellar. Located just a few miles from the coastline, this vineyard is known for its excellent organic wines. We’ll visit the underground cellars built right below the vineyard to learn about the age-old (and new) processes they use. Our tour will take us through the shadowy labyrinth of cool, insulated rooms where wine notes are cultivated. We’ll enjoy a tasting of the organic wines with cheese and Spanish cold cuts.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_PALAMO

    Pre-paid: $170

    On-board: $190

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    Tarragona is the oldest Roman settlement on the Iberian Peninsula with a deep history that can be felt on every street corner. The city still retains a medieval feel to it as well, with a strictly Catalan flair. We’ll begin our tour at the Roman ruins, where we’ll visit the amphitheater and the Roman circus.

    We’ll then jump a half millennium forward as we tour the cathedral, the ramparts, and the ruins of the Jewish Quarter.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_TARRAG

    Pre-paid: $127

    On-board: $142

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    Tarragona is the oldest Roman settlement on the Iberian Peninsula with a deep history that can be felt on every street corner. The city still retains a medieval feel to it as well, with a strictly Catalan flair. We’ll begin our tour at the Roman ruins, where we’ll visit the amphitheater and the Roman circus.

    We’ll then jump a half millennium forward as we tour the cathedral, the ramparts, and the ruins of the Jewish Quarter.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_TARRAG

    Pre-paid: $127

    On-board: $142



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