Is it the movies filmed there, the fabulous restaurants or the recent consecration of Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia?  Suddenly  Barcelona is the hot travel destination.
 
TourCrafters has seized the moment with a 5-night/6-day Barcelona package that costs $1,099 and includes round-trip transatlantic air from New York, fuel surcharge, accommodations in the Hotel Condes de Barcelona, an arrival transfer, a two-hour guided walking tour of Modernist Barcelona and a Hop-On Hop-Off bus ticket.  The package is valid until March 31.
 
Everybody’s talking about Barcelona these days.  Not only does the city have beautiful tree-lined boulevards, the picturesque Gothic Quarter, fine art museums and architect Antoni Gaudi’s Modernist creations like the Sagrada Familia, but it is also the cradle of Spanish cuisine, often called the world’s best.  Its innovative restaurants and traditional markets, alone, make a trip worthwhile.  Add to this the lively nightlife and smart shops and you have a winning destination.
 
The modern 4-star Condes de Barcelona, in two converted 19th-century palaces, is ideally located on the Passeig de Gracia in the heart of Modernist Barcelona, close to several Gaudi buildings, shops, restaurants and transportation.  It boasts a Michelin two-star restaurant, an affordable bistro and a roof-top bar with a memorable view.
 
All prices are per person, double occupancy, are subject to availability and do not include airport taxes.  Reservations must be paid for within 72 hours of booking.  Add-on air fares are $61 from Washington, D.C., Miami and Chicago and $161 from Los Angeles.
 
For additional information about this and other good-deal European packages, visit the TourCrafters website; for reservations, call 800-482-5995.