Whether you want to pay homage to Barca’s Camp Nou home ground or take in the Sagrada Familia – Gaudi’s landmark church – Barcelona is perfect for a city break.
Say ‘Hola’ to the Catalan capital with today’s Big Deal on flights and accommodation from The Travel Company Edinburgh (TTCE).
The Big Deal offers return flights to Barcelona from Glasgow Prestwick, and three-night room-only accommodation based on two sharing a standard double or twin room in the Eurohotel Barcelona Gran Via Fira.
Deal price is per person deposit. Balance to be paid to TTCE upon booking.
The city breaks are for three nights, flying out on the following dates:
4th, 10th, 12th, 25th, 27th September
Flights depart from Glasgow Prestwick at 17:30, arriving into Barcelona El Prat at 21:10. Coming home, flights depart from Barcelona El Prat at 21:50, arriving into Prestwick at 23:45.
Eurohotel Gran Via Fira
The stylish four star Eurohotel Barcelona Gran Via Fira is just outside central Barcelona, in the L’Hospitalet de Llobregat area of the city.
The city’s main attractions can be easily reached using the fantastic underground service.
Tried, vetted and approved by TTCE staff, the hotel offers modern, stylish rooms with private balconies overlooking the gardens or city streets.
Each room comes with air conditioning, Wi-Fi internet, digital television, a minibar, safe, telephone and a private bathroom. The rooms have either one large double bed or twin beds.
There is a fitness centre with a spa, sauna and pool where you can enjoy some peaceful laps of the swimming pool or unwind in the Turkish hammam bath.
A stroll down the Rambla is the ideal introduction to Barcelona’s appeal, a broad avenue lined with shops, market stalls and colourful street life.
History is a short walk away in the medieval streets and buildings of the Barri Gotic, an atmospheric and ancient quarter of the city that still contains some of Barcelona’s finest bars and cafes.
Also close to the Rambla is the Boqueria market, a glorious assembly of Mediterranean produce, gourmet treats and Spanish spices, the perfect place for a little gift shopping.
A more modern temple of worship is the Camp Nou. If you can grab a ticket for a Barcelona home match, take the opportunity to see some of the world’s greats in action. If not, a stadium tour gets you close to pitchside and gives you a taste of the club’s rich history.
When the sun shines, join the locals on Barceloneta beach. A great place to hang out, soak up some rays and enjoy a little local Cava in one of the beach bars.
The Eurohotel Barcelona Gran Via Fira has picked up plenty of positive feedback on TripAdvisor. These are excerpts from recent reviews:
‘Lovely stay… Lovely warm reception from the staff… could not have been more helpful… The room was quite spacious and spotlessly clean. Bed a bit firmer than I would have liked, but still had a good night’s sleep on it. Breakfast was adequate. Only criticism was cooked food could have been hotter.
Bit out of town, bus and metro very close and cheap. All in all had a very pleasant stay.’
‘Perfect. Nice hotel. Excellent accommodation and hospitality there… hotel at good location, far from the hassle and noise… access easy… near the metro station and bus…’
Whether it’s the beaches, the superb food, stylish shopping or, yes, the football that is at the heart of Barcelona’s appeal, today’s Big Deal is great way to stay in this evocative city.
Make your own homage to Catalonia with this exciting city break.