Barcelona is Spain's second largest city and is famous for its tradition, culture and history. La Ramblas is a must, with its promenade stretching from the centre of the city to the waterfront.
Ritz Carlton Hotel Arts
On the shores of the Mediterranean and overlooking Port Olympic, this striking contemporary hotel enjoys a spectacular beachfront location near Barcelona 's finest shops and restaurants.
The graceful silhouette of the Hotel Arts Barcelona offers guests spectacular views over the city and sea. Attention to detail is a mark of a great hotels and the Arts does not disappoint.
From floors 30 to 33, the Club is a reserved area specially designed to offer privacy and a personalised service. It has its own Club Concierge team, who will do everything to make your stay even more enjoyable.
The Club has a spacious private lounge on floor 33, The Club Lounge. The lounge has double height windows with exceptional views over the Mediterranean and the Olympic Port; relax, rest and enjoy something from the buffet or have a leisurely drink.
Friday - Conference in the Salon Granados Meeting Room
The Bar in the Club Lounge or the hotel sun terrace are open for those who do not have to work....for conference members however, your company is requested at the Salon Granados Meeting Room.
Friday - Dinner at Restaurant Barceloneta
This well-reknowned, upmarket restaurant specialises in Mediterranean cuisine offering a great selection of fish and seafood cuisine.
Our tables are located on the balcony, from where you can contemplate the expensive yachts bobbing up and down.
Saturday - Torres Vineyard Visit
In 1870, when the Torres family founded its wine-making and exporting company, they understood the importance of both respecting traditions and maintaining the quality of their products. Today, thanks to this commitment over the last century, Bodegas Torres is one of the leaders in the wine and brandy industry. It is a company that has been able to evolve and remain close to its customers.
Its scope is genuinely international and it strives to contribute to social progress, the preservation of the natural environment and the well-being of its workforce.
You will come to understand what wine production means to Torres, as well as how, generation after generation, it continues to be applied, step by step.
You will find out about the whole process, from planting vineyards to wine-making, from the ageing of wine in cellars to the design and marketing of Torres products.
Saturday - Lunch at Mas Rabell
The welcoming country house Mas Rabell de Fontenac dates from the 14th century and lies at the foot of the royal castle of Sant Martí Sarroca. Its 45 hectares lie 330 meters above sea level and are overlooked by a fortified farm where the Fraternity of St. Michael of the Vines gathers to celebrate its chapters, thus fulfilling the solemn rites handed down since medieval times. This vineyard has an amazing collection of over 200 different grape varieties gathered from all over the world.
The vineyard of Mas Rabell grows amongst others, Merlot , Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Sauvignon and Chardonnay.
In the part of the house known as the Witches house they serve traditional Mediterranean dishes with their wines and brandies in a friendly and cordial atmosphere. During lunch, you will be able to taste a good selection of the wines that were featured during the tour of the vineyard.
Saturday - Dinner at El Cangrejo
The El Cangrejo Restaurant is a very short walk from the Hotel Arts. We will escort you and guide the way to this wonderful restaurant. The restaurant has three distinct areas, each with its own ambience.
Firstly, there are the two indoor dining rooms, separated by an open kitchen. Our dining area is on our upper floor, boasting all-round windows which allow diners to enjoy a sweeping panorama of the Mediterranean.
Sunday - Nou Camp Visit
In 1925, Barcelona founder Joan Gamper first floated the idea of a museum to preserve the history of Barcelona FC. The Board rejected the idea at the time and it remained dormant until 1982 when Josep Lluis Nunez spearheaded a project to bring together all of the team's trophies, documents and other historical items of interest. These pieces were dispersed in various locations at the time, and some were very poorly preserved. The museum was inaugurated on 24 September 1984.
VIP Guided Tour + Museum
The Nou Camp tour will feature the following:
- A private visit with a FC Barcelona guide which will feature a visit to the Museum and the Visitors' changing room
- A welcome drink in the Presidential Lounge, located in central stadium where VIP and FC Barcelona presidential members take cocktails at half time on regular season matches
- A visit to the Presidential balcony where a copy of the European Cup can be used of a background for a souvenir picture
- A walk on a part of the Barcelona FC pitch
Sunday - Tapas Lunch
A visit to Barcelona would not be complete without tapas. A well prepared tapas is both wonderfully appetising and great fun. Sunday lunch will be an informal, convivial affair and you can eat and drink as much or as little as you like. As our atmospheric tapas bar is located close to the Arts Hotel, you may wish to take your leave early to take in the city or the nearby park and zoo or you may wish to linger and converse through the afternoon finishing with a brandy and a cigar!
Sunday - Dinner at Posit Restaurant
The Posit Restaurant is located just behind the Hotel Arts and is a well-known restaurant which overlooks the Barcelonetta Beach . We will escort you to this superb restaurant; please gather in The Club Lounge at 20:00. The entrance is through a large glass structure and one decends the spiral staircase to beach level!
Monday - Departure Day
Take the morning to enjoy Barcelona as you wish! The coaches for the transfer to Barcelona El Prat airport will leave late morning