New Year's Eve in Barcelona: The City Experience

6 days Special Event, City Stays
A sparkling city on the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona is unrivaled for architectural diversity and cultural vibrancy—making it the perfect place to welcome the new year. Raise a toast on New Year’s Eve with your fellow revelers, then immerse yourself in the city’s bold, imaginative aesthetic. From the twisting corridors of the Gothic Quarter to the colorful street life and fanciful creations of Antoni Gaudí, Barcelona is packed with unique elements that are beautiful to behold.

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      Local       cuisine

Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

Tour group size: 15 - 30 travelers

Tour pace: You will walk for about 1 hour daily across mostly flat terrain, including paved roads and cobblestone streets, with few hills

Let us handle the details

Expert Tour Director

      Local       cuisine

Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

Your tour includes

  • 4 nights in a well-located hotel

  • Breakfast daily, 3 three-course dinners with beer or wine

  • A celebratory New Year’s Eve dinner with Champagne toast

  • 3-day Barcelona Metro Pass

  • Multilingual Tour Director

  • Panoramic sightseeing tour of Barcelona with a local guide

  • A signature farewell dinner experience with flamenco show

Map of tour of Spain

Overnight Flight 1 night

Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Barcelona today.

Barcelona 4 nights Hotel info

Day 2: Arrival in Barcelona

  Included meals: Dinner

Welcome to Barcelona! Transfer to your hotel and enjoy a free afternoon at your leisure before meeting your fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Barcelona & New Year’s Eve celebration

  Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Included entrances: Champagne toast

Discover why the Catalan capital is touted for its unparalleled architectural landmarks, many of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites. 

• Step inside La Sagrada Família, Gaudí’s famous masterwork-in-progress

• Drive along Passeig de Gràcia, past Gaudí’s “House of Bones”

• Stop at Montjuïc, site of the 1992 Olympic Games took place, and take in the panoramic views at Mirador de l’Alcalde Park

• Pass Plaça d’Espanya, one of the city’s most important squares, and stroll past the soaring Columbus Monument, dedicated to the legendary explorer

Then, take the afternoon to explore the city on your own or add an excursion.

This evening, ring in the new year with your fellow travelers at a celebratory dinner, where you will enjoy a Champagne toast.

Optional Excursion - Picasso & Gothic Barcelona $65pp* Details

On today’s immersive excursion, you’ll join a local guide to stroll through one of Barcelona’s most intriguing sections: the Gothic Quarter, or Barri Gòtic. This area is home to some of the city’s most impressive landmarks. Walk past the massive Barcelona Cathedral, which is commonly referred to as La Seu, and is named after the city’s patron saint. Then, admire King Square, discover the artsy El Born neighborhood, and walk by the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar before stepping inside the iconic Picasso Museum. This institution houses an extraordinary collection of artist Pablo Picasso’s work, and you’ll learn more about his life and art during your visit.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $75)

Day 4: Free day in Barcelona

  Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in the city or add excursions.

Optional Excursion - Park Güell & La Pedrera $85pp* Details

On today’s excursion, discover the magnificent works of Antoni Gaudí, the famed Spanish architect known for his bold, distinct designs. Casa Milà is the first stop. Take a guided tour of this building, popularly known as La Pedrera, which was built by Gaudí between 1905 and 1910. Everything about the building is visually unique, from the wave-like stone structure and grandly designed roof to the apartment that reflects the style of the 20th century bourgeois. Next, you’ll head to Park Güell, also designed by Gaudí. Your guide will lead you through the park, which contains stunning buildings, intricate stonework, and colorful mosaics. At the top of the park, marvel at the brilliant views of Barcelona.

Must be booked 20 days before departure

Day 5: Free day in Barcelona

  Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy another free day in the city or add an excursion.

Tonight, say goodbye to your group at a signature farewell dinner, followed by an authentic flamenco show. The art of flamenco dancing is one of Spain’s most well-loved traditions, and the expressive, colorful performance is the perfect way to cap off your trip.

Optional Excursion - Montserrat & Cava Cellars $79pp* Details

Step outside Barcelona this morning on a journey to the Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, located about an hour north of the city. After a guided tour, you’ll be free to explore this mountainous enclave on your own. You may have a chance to visit La Moreneta, Catalonia's miraculous and beloved statue of the Black Virgin of Montserrat. Or, ride the St. Joan cable car to the heights of Montserrat, where you’ll find sweeping views of Catalonia. If you’re lucky, you may be able to hear a performance of L’Escolania, the boys’ choir that practices daily at the abbey. Later, drive to cava wine country. You’ll descend into a wine cellar to learn about the production of cava and taste the sparkling white wine for which Spain is famous. Please note: Due to the ever-changing schedule of church activities, a viewing of the Black Virgin of Montserrat statue cannot be guaranteed.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $89)

Day 6: Departure

  Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay in Barcelona.

Add Barcelona Starting from $299 pp

From the twisting Gothic quarter to the whimsical creations of Antoni Gaudí and the visionary beauty of Eixample, Barcelona's architectural eye candy has no equal. And its music, theater, art, gastronomy and fashion set the pace for European style. (Plus, its nightlife will have you dancing until dawn.)

Barcelona 2 nights Hotel info

Day 6: Free day in Barcelona

  Included meals: Breakfast

Spend the day exploring Barcelona at your leisure or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Figueres & the Dalí Theatre-Museum $89pp* Details

Venture north of Barcelona for a visit to Figueres, the hometown of Salvador Dalí. Take a guided tour of the Dalí Theatre-Museum, viewing a collection of the artist’s works housed in the town’s former municipal theatre. This is the largest single collection of Dalí’s works anywhere, and the artist himself is buried in a crypt beneath the museum. Afterward, stroll around the artist’s hometown to learn more about where he was born and what his everyday life was like. Enjoy some free time here for lunch before departure.

Must be booked 20 days before departure

Day 7: Free day in Barcelona

  Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy another free day in the city.

Day 8: Departure

  Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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Passport & visa requirements

  • In order to enter Spain, U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least six months beyond the date of reentry.  
  • We recommend having at least one blank passport page for entry stamps.
  • There is no visa required for U.S. or Canadian citizens.
  • If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact each country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.

Tour pace

  • You will walk for about 1 hour daily across mostly flat terrain, including paved roads and cobblestone streets, with few hills.
  • Travelers should be healthy enough to participate in all included walks without assistance. Adding optional excursions may increase the total amount of walking on your tour.
  • You should feel comfortable managing your own baggage at times.
  • If you have any mobility concerns or physical restrictions, please contact our Customer Experience Team.

Transportation & arrival Information

  • Round-trip flights booked through Go Ahead arrive in and depart from Barcelona. A Go Ahead representative will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Please remain in the arrival lounge, as the representative might be escorting one of your fellow travelers to the bus at the time of your arrival.
  • Transfers to and from the airport at your destination are included for travelers who have purchased their flights through Go Ahead. Travelers who purchase their own flights may request airport transfers with Go Ahead for an additional cost. 
  • All other included transportation on this tour is by private motor coach.

Baggage allowance

  • Airlines have varying weight restrictions on baggage. Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage; be advised that you are responsible for any such costs. 
  • Contact your airline for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flight, but please note that Go Ahead travelers are restricted to one checked bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights. 
  • One carry-on bag of 45 total inches (length + width + height) is also permitted. 
  • Make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication and documents in your carry-on bag.

Clothing & packing tips

  • Winters in Spain are generally mild. However, to ensure you’re comfortable for outdoor sightseeing and celebrations, we recommend packing a warm coat, hat and gloves, as well as rainwear. 
  • We also suggest packing lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that can be easily layered.
  • A sturdy pair of walking shoes, sneakers or winter boots is recommended for sightseeing. 
  • You may want to pack dressier attire if you plan to visit a high-end restaurant or attend a special performance.


  • There are no major health risks associated with traveling to Spain. 
  • At least 60 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider for the latest updates and entry requirements, or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at
  • If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour as well as any possible delays encountered.
  • If you have dietary restrictions and/or food allergies please notify Go Ahead at least 30 days prior to your departure by logging in to and updating your traveler info. To update this information closer to your departure date, please call our Customer Experience Team.


  • Catalonian cuisine, which can be found in Barcelona, is markedly different from food in other parts of Spain. Nearly every restaurant will offer pa amb tomàquet—toasted bread with tomato and olive oil. Fresh seafood, hearty meat dishes, cheeses and locally grown vegetables, such as wild mushrooms, are culinary mainstays. 


  • Spain operates on the European standard 220-240 volts and uses Types C, E or F plugs with two small, round pins.
  • We recommend packing a universal adapter, as well as a voltage converter if you plan on using your own hairdryer or other device without a built-in converter.
  • Your hotels may provide hairdryers, irons and other small appliances. However, these amenities cannot be guaranteed.


  • Wi-Fi is available in most hotels, though some charges may apply. 
  • There is no Wi-Fi on any of the motor coaches. 
  • Please contact your mobile service provider for information on roaming charges.

Time zones

  • Spain is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and six hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST). 
  • When it’s noon in New York, it’s 6pm in Barcelona.


  • You will use the euro in Spain. 
  • Better rates of exchange are usually available overseas, although it is worth ordering some currency from your local bank to use when you first arrive. 
  • We strongly advise that you take debit/bank cards and credit cards, which can be used to withdraw cash at local banks as needed.  
  • You can use most debit/credit cards at ATMs on the international networks Cirrus and Plus, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees.
  • Inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans so that they won’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges.
  • International banks and businesses primarily accept debit and credit cards that work with the EMV chip system. If you do not already have at least one debit or credit card with a chip in it, we strongly recommend requesting one from your bank prior to your tour.


  • At the conclusion of your tour, it’s customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity in local currency. Please keep current exchange rates in mind. 
  • We recommend tipping the equivalent of $7USD/CAD to $10USD/CAD per person per day for your Tour Director and the equivalent of $3USD/CAD per person per day for your driver. 
  • If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD/CAD per local guide. 
  • Tips can only be paid in cash.

Purchasing excursions on tour

  • Most optional excursions will be available for purchase while you are on tour. 
  • Your Tour Director will only accept cash (in USD only), Visa or MasterCard as payment for excursions. 
  • Please be advised that if you pay for an excursion by credit card while on tour, it may take up to three months for your card to be charged. 
  • Some optional excursions may only be purchased in advance. See page four of your tour itinerary for more information.

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