Flights not included
The Meridian Hotel & Spa is a luxury hotel built in the classic Spanish style and is surrounded by open spacious lawns and gardens that provide a refreshing vacation atmosphere. The hotel is located in the El Vendral town of Palia San Salvador on the Gold Coast strip of Catalonia. Just a short drive from the capital of the coastal strip, the city of Tarragona and various tourist attractions and activities for the whole family.
Less than an hour’s drive from Barcelona International Airport.
A true culinary celebration with expert chefs, cooks and confectioners. A rich menu fit for royalty, staying true to traditional Jewish kitchens from around the world, and emphasizing a high level of kosher service and uncompromising quality. Experience a magnificent Pesach Seder and feel like the Sons of Kings. On Shabbat and Yom Tov enjoy lavish dinners with elegant plating and endless choice. Special care has been taken to combine the best of Jewish traditional cooking from a variety of countries to be savored in the holy atmosphere of Shabbat.
Our First day begins at Goel Park, a luxury neighborhood designed by architect Antonio Gaudi which failed as a business enterprise but has become a spectacular park full of special architectural features. From there we will continue through the Spanish Square to the Jewish Mountain, Montjuic, for a gorgeous view of the city below. After a visit to the Olympic Stadium, we will continue on a motorized tour through Colon Square – Columbus Boulevard and the promenade along the city’s old port towards the Ciutadella Park and Victory Gate. Listen to the tour guide and get excited about the masterpiece by artist Antonio Gaudi. As we enter the Ishmaela district, we look out over the houses of Casa Batllo, and of Casa Mila on the Peso de Garcia. We will continue our tour of the city itself and tour the ancient Gothic quarter of Barcelona, the Jewish Quarter and the Ancient Synagogue, ending on the famous Ramblers Avenue.
Option A – Tarragona and Cruise on Cambrils
Tarragona, the capital of Tarragona district, is now a bustling tourist town on the Mediterranean. We will stop on the way to view the Devil’s Bridge, the ancient Roman medieval aqueduct that served as a bridge over the valley. In the Old City we will visit the Roman ruins, ancient alleys and squares, see the location of the Old Jewish Quarter and visit the museum housed in the watchtower leading to the circus stands, where popular horse racing used to take place. We will look out to the Mediterranean and see the stadium where Gladiator fights and animal baiting were held during the Roman period. From there we will continue to the seaside resort of Cambrils, board a ship in the harbor and set sail for about an hour along the coast to the bustling town of Sloo.
Option B – An amusement park for families and children- Port Aventura Park
For families, children and all the young-at-heart, we will travel about an hour’s drive from the hotel to a very special theme park, with facilities suitable for all ages and some of the best rollercoaster rides in Europe. The park has five different ‘worlds’, divided by countries and continents, where you will find rides, performances and attractions for the whole family. The five worlds are: China, Polynesia, Mexico, the Far East and the Mediterranean which contain over 30 rides, and hold more than 100 performances a day.
Take a stroll through the Montserrat mountain range, which means ‘the jagged mountain’, located in the center of Catalonia, not far from Barcelona. The ridge was declared a nature reserve and as such there are numerous hiking trails that expose the hiker to a rich world of flaura, fauna and wildlife. We will choose an easy hiking trail from which we can, among other things, look out over the Pyrenees and see the islands of Ibiza and Majorca from afar.