This one lets you explore the baroque beauty and beachside charms of Barcelona, including the Sagrada Familia, flamenco shows and more. But that's not all this trip is about. On day 2 we've got tickets to the hottest celebration in Europe, as we let loose at the Barcelona Pride parade. And the party doesn't stop there, as we've hooked you up with after party tickets, too.
We'll join up & kick off in the sultry Spanish city of Barcelona. From the hip hood of Gracia to the iconic church of Sagrada Família, this place is filled with possibilities. We'll warm up to the spirit of adventure with a welcome dinner, then the night hours will be open to us if we're feeling mischievous.<br/>
Welcome to one of the world's most iconic Pride celebrations! We'll head to the Pride Village today, partying in the parade with musical performances by huge acts, DJS, exhibitions and amazing clubs. The parade lasts around 2.5 hours, with a riot of colour and music getting us in the party mood. Which is just as well, as we've hooked you up with tickets the afterparty. It's time to let loose until dawn!<br/>
We've got the morning off today, which is just as well as our heads are a little tender. Once we're feeling refuelled and refreshed, optionals today include a bike ride through the gothic quarter, or if you aren't ready until evening, a flamenco show with tapas and drinks will get us back in the party mood.<br/>
Our trip ends after breakfast this morning. Swap details and start planning next summer's adventures!<br/>
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