To Barcelona and Beyond, Catalonia Welcomes Travelers With New Experiences

With new experiences and expanded air service, Catalonia is opening its arms to U.S. travelers by offering enticing and inspiring ways to visit the region, from its lively capital, Barcelona, and beyond. Among the new offerings for travelers is The Grand Tour of Catalonia, a website that provides a framework for travelers to customize a visit to the region. Covering close to 1300 miles (or 2000km) along suggested scenic routes, the Grand Tour of Catalonia details the diverse offerings of the region in and beyond the gateway of Barcelona to coastal vineyards, mountain ranges, the beach resorts of Costa Brava, picturesque small towns, ancient monasteries, Roman-era ruins, and, of course, world-famous Cava producers. Travelers who are looking for immersive experiences can choose Grand Tour of Catalonia itineraries based on suggested routes in each region or by interest: vineyards, history, outdoor activities, art, and more.  The site includes not-to-be-missed experiences, such as Solsonès in central Catalonia known for its outdoor activities like hiking and kayaking among the forests, fields, lakes, and mountains; the Cistercian Lands of the great monasteries of the region, including the Royal Monastery of Poblet, resting place of several Catalan kings; the Castell de Gardeny in Lleida which housed the Templar soldiers in the 12th century; following the Dalí Triangle from his home town of Figueres to the Dalí Theater and Museum, and the azure waters and pristine beaches of the Costa Brava, among many other highlights and detours. The Grand Tour of Catalonia routes and highlights can be found at grandtour.catalunya.com, along with each section detailed in PDFs that can be easily downloaded to help with vacation planning. Because of the breadth and depth of experiences highlighted, the Grand Tour itineraries are ideal for a variety of travelers, from couples to families, wine and food connoisseurs to adventurers and lovers of history and natural wonders. Each route has been meticulously planned along the most scenic roads to allow travelers to detour into small towns and villages. For more information about travel to and within Catalonia visit www.catalunya.com.

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