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Experience the beauty of Barcelona at Christmas

Barcelona at Christmas by First Class rail


Travel to Barcelona at Christmas

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Barcelona at Christmas 

Holiday Highlights

Barcelona Christmas Markets

Catalan capital and a city of fascinating architecture from gothic to Gaudi, Barcelona revels in its fabulous setting.

Sun-kissed and lapped by the Mediterranean, Barcelona offers gastronomy, culture and vibrant nightlife to its fortunate visitors. Enjoy a different side to this diverse city as you explore its traditional Christmas markets amid the backdrop of stunning buildings and the warmth of the winter sun.

3 night / 4 day holiday by First Class rail on daytime trains from £749 per person.

Barcelona at Christmas: Holiday Itinerary

Day 1 – London to Barcelona by First Class rail on daytime trains

Your holiday begins as you enter the stunningly restored St. Pancras International station. Take your time to appreciate the splendour of the magnificent glass roof, then sit back, relax and watch the countryside swish past as you travel by Eurostar to Paris at speeds of up to 186mph. Enjoy the light meal and drinks served on board in Standard Premier Class (Eurostar’s 1st class for leisure travellers). On arrival at the Gare du Nord your taxi transfer will take you across Paris to the Gare de Lyon to continue your journey by TGV through France into Spain. You travel through the changing French landscape at high speed on this brand new direct train to the vibrant city of Barcelona.

You arrive in time for dinner or tapas before you settle into your hotel for 3 nights the comfortable, traditionally-styled and highly-rated Roger de Lluria Hotel (4 star), ideally located in the centre of the city.

Day 2 – 3 - Barcelona & its Christmas Markets

This morning after breakfast why not explore this magical city and visit the most famous of its Christmas Markets? The Fira de Santa Llύcia dates from 1786 and is a traditional Christmas fair that has expanded to more than 300 stalls selling all manner of handcrafted Christmas decorations and gifts, along with mistletoe, poinsettias and Christmas trees.

The most popular figure on sale for Nativity scenes is the curious Catalan figure of the caganer or your might like to buy a caga tió – a log with a friendly face that is an important part of Catalan Christmases.

You might like to wander around the section of the market named ‘Artesania’. Here there are a wide range of stalls selling various hand-made and artisan products such as jewellery, toys, leather goods and ornaments. There is also a Nativity scene contest, musical parades and exhibitions, including the popular life-size Nativity scene in Plaça Sant Jaume.

There is an undeniably Christmassy feel to the market- particularly in the evening, when the lights of the market glisten against the backdrop of the impressive Cathedral.

Day 4 - Barcelona to London – Homeward bound

This morning after breakfast make your way back to Barcelona Sants station for your First Class journey to London. You travel north on the superfast TGV as it speeds you onward to Paris. Your private transfer takes you across the city to the Gare du Nord and heralds the last leg of your journey.

Here you join the Eurostar service and head for home. Take time to reflect on the magnificent sights, sounds and tastes you have enjoyed over your short break in Barcelona, as you sit back and relax with a light meal and drinks before your arrival into London St Pancras and the final leg of your journey home.

Further information

Your recommended hotel


Hotel Roger de Llúria is a boutique hotel in the centre of Barcelona which combines tradition and modernity in an intimate and luxurious setting filled with elegant details. Passeig de Gràcia, Las Ramblas, Plaça de Catalunya, the Gothic quarter and the Cathedral are just a few of the tourist attractions located near the hotel. Near the hotel you can also find the most exclusive shops and a wide range of cultural attractions. The bus stop for La Roca Village outlet is just 140 yds. away from the hotel. You are also just 10 minutes away by metro from the best beaches in Barcelona.

Departure dates

Throughout December and tailor-made to suit your holiday needs

Holiday duration is 4 days

For information and booking Tel: 01347 825292 or email

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