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Parte 1: Barcelona we enjoy the sun 300 days a year and from March until November, the sea is also a great way to experience the good weather. Thus, in Premium Traveler Barcelona we have searched for the best ships to enjoy the Mediterranean in the best possible way. Here are 5 activities that will allow you to sail along our local culture.

Parte 1: Barcelona we enjoy the sun 300 days a year and from March until November, the sea is also a great way to experience the good weather. Thus, in Premium Traveler Barcelona we have searched for the best ships to enjoy the Mediterranean in the best possible way. Here are 5 activities that will allow you to sail along our local culture.

Sin duda Catalunya fue la cuna del Modernismo, un movimiento cultural, artístico y arquitectónico que ha dejado huella en el relieve actual de la ciudad de Barcelona, y es que algunos de los edificios más emblemáticos y visitados de la ciudad…

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Can you imagine taking a cocktail touching the sky? With the arrival of fine weather we propose you a very special plan for you to discover Barcelona from three different perspectives. An experience that will take you through the terraces of three of the most emblematic hotels of the city, places from where you can see spectacular panoramic views while enjoying your favorite cocktails. The tour will be on foot accompanied by an expert guide, which will enrich the experience speaking us about countless cultural and historical curiosities of Barcelona. Our “trip” will begin at the top of our hotel, a spectacular terrace from which we’ll have a privileged view of the most elegant street of the city, Paseo de Gracia. After taking our first cocktail we’ll head to our next destination, contemplating some of the fascinating works of Gaudí, such as La Pedrera and Casa Batlló. We arrive to the second stop of our journey, a hotel located in Ciutat Vella, in the heart of Barcelona. From its terrace we’ll enjoy a splendid night view of most of the city and even the coast, all while listening to soft lounge music and savouring another fantastic cocktail. As a culmination…

Barcelona, is an open and cosmopolitan city. An international benchmark for its lifestyle, gastronomy and leisure attractions, besides being the nerve centre for a large number of companies and organizations. Its commercial port is one of the largest in the world and the biggest cruise-ship base in Europe. In addition, is the only European city with more than four kilometers of beaches in the city centre itself (discover Barceloneta with a walking tour)and ranks second in the world list of sports cities*. All this makes of Barcelona the perfect city for hosting the Boat Show that this year celebrates its 53rd edition and that will take place between the 15th and the 19th of October. The venue has more than 230 stands, 700 boats on display and 150 yatchs and superyatchs in the water in Port Vell and El Moll d’Espanya (both ports located close to the city centre). Many activities have been organized these days for the whole family: the “Sea Space” (a sector meeting point with presentations of regattas and themed discussions), Fun Beach (youth and leisure area focused on surfing, windsurfing, paddle surfing, kayaking and light sailing), Traditional Sailing (an exhibition of vessels and sailing from the beginning…

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The cold weather is here … and with it our new proposal Barcelona & Ski. Premium Traveler Barcelona presents this travel program for those who want to enjoy the best of both locations for several days. If it looks interesting to you, keep reading… “ One trip, 2 destinations, a thousand and one experiences ” Want to enjoy a trip that combines the most attractive city of the Mediterranean with the most exclusive ski resort in Spain? Thanks to our winter program you’ll discover the best of Barcelona and Baqueira, two beautiful and distinct destinations that will make your trip a unique experience, full of contrasts: urbanism and nature, culture and adventure, gastronomy and relax, ski and shopping… THE DESTINATIONS: Barcelona: Barcelona is known for its culture, its architecture, its design, its beaches, its nightlife and its gastronomy. In recent years it has become one of the most vibrant and exciting destinations in the world and thanks to its mild climate, is an ideal city to visit at any time of year. During three days we’ll show you the most interesting places for you to understand the essence of Barcelona, its art, its Mediterranean style, its people and its cuisine….

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Boca Chica’s Team is in luck and this is so because they have been awarded at national level in three categories for the excellence on the elaboration of their cocktails. This has positioned this exclusive bar from Barcelona in the Top Ten of the Spanish cocktail bars. The renowned restaurant Boca Grande, located at the Passatge de la Concepció, is divided into four floors and decorated with the characteristic taste of Lázaro Rosa Violán,. One of these floors is occupied by the cocktail bar Boca Chica. Furniture and details from around the world are distributed to convey a sense of solemnity and welfare. These awards have been the result of the hard work in which Sergio Padilla’s team has been immersed in, the exquisiteness of all of the products used on each cocktail, the impeccable presentation and the successful culinary pairings. Firstly, Adolfo Rodriguez has been distinguished as the Best Bartender of Spain in Schweppes’ 2014 MasterClass in the category of gin tonic. This cocktail, called “Infusion “, is a tribute to Jacob Schweppes, creator of the tonic and jeweler by profession. The elaboration of the cocktail is really surprising, prepared inside a small lamp such as the one of…

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Retaking habits which should have never gone is something that people in Barcelona are doing quite a lot lately. Easy activities, adequate to everybody and all pockets in which the most important thing is to occupy our free time joining with some friends while tasting delicious…

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Barcelona is synonymous of modernism, museums, good weather, haute cuisine, great exhibitions… but so it is of sport. And the fact is that Barcelona is considered the second most sportive city in the world…

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Very close to Barcelona, we find a coastal paradise called Costa Brava, popularly known as the Catalan Tuscany. Escaping to the region of the Costa Brava and Emporda…

Want to discover some of the stores where Ferran Adrià and the most reputed Spanish chefs buy products to make their creations?

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Experience the excitement of the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix and take the chance to explore Barcelona’s attractions…

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Last January Hotel The Serras opened its doors in the Catalan capital. This is the first five star luxury hotel-boutique located in the maritime façade of Barcelona…

Today has started the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry.

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Certainly Barcelona has always been one of the Capitals for Art, due to its dynamism and constant evolution. An endless number of spaces dedicated to the exposition and divulgation of art in all its tracks (contemporary, classic, artistic) exist in the city…

El Mas de Torrent Hotel & Spa es un Relais & Chateaux ubicado en pleno corazón del Ampurdán, una exclusiva zona situada al norte de Barcelona, también conocida como la Toscana Catalana…

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Barcelona is a green city, very green! The city has many parks and public gardens, located around the different neighborhoods and areas of the city…

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I found Premium Traveler Barcelona after getting in touch with three other agencies and all of them told me that it would be IMPOSSIBLE to make a reservation at the restaurant El Celler de Can Roca, which I had tried a direct booking and was informed that they were fully booked for the next 11 months. I entered the agency’s website and when I saw they had this and other contacts I decided to send an email and was promptly answered by Mr. Pablo Rovira, who told me it could be a bit difficult, but not impossible. To my surprise two days later (and all this less than two months before travel) Pablo told me that the reservation had been made for the chosen day. After that I hired various services of Premium Traveler Barcelona, ​​not only in Barcelona but also in Girona and Madrid as well. I traveled with my family, 8 people, ages 22 to 80 and everyone loved the tours, vehicles, hotels, restaurants, guides… simply EVERYTHING. Initially we wanted to stay at Hotel Arts, later opted for W because of the location, but I felt very insecure in relation to the hotel modernity… Pablo was tireless to…

The most prestigious cooking school in Barcelona, introduces a unique journey through the highest level of mediterranean cuisine. Warning for foodies, our pursuit for making your stay remarkable brings us to introduce you experiences like this one. Well, this is what happens when Premium Traveler and Hofmann meet. It’s about an exceptional trip through the elite of cooking schools, a great opportunity to understand what happens around their kitchens. The best professionals become teachers and, in a modern and functional workplace, we discover the theory and practice of the culinary science. Hofmann doesn’t only dedicate themselves to train the best professionals, but it also offers the highest quality menus that we can further on savor in their restaurants and patisseries. With them, we will have the opportunity to enjoy a gastronomic route accompained by the best chefs. The nerve center of Hofmann is in it’s cooking school, a space created by chef Mey Hofmann (award-winner of a Michelin star in 2004), who decides to establish in Barcelona after years of hard work in the best cuisines. This work place is the very first step in order to discover the pleasure of cooking, the enormous respect for raw materials, and the opportunity…

Cosmopolitan and with activities that suit all tastes, Barcelona has become one of the capitals of European fashion. With an important artistic legacy, the city welcomes students from around the world, encourages young people to make their collections under the identity of the Barcelona brand and consecrates designers known nationally and internationally. In Premium Traveler Barcelona we love to constantly walk around the city to discover new shops, galleries and Pop Up’s so you can enjoy your stay at its most. If you love shopping, allow to spend at least an afternoon to walk around the city without missing any of the mandatory stops we offer below. For those who love design, our first recommendation is El Museu del Disseny de Barcelona (in the Design Hubb building). It’s common denominator is the object, and gathers about 70,000 objects under the name of applied and decorative arts. From furniture to ceramics, going through graphic and fashion design, this museum offers a critical thought on what should be the real contribution of design in the XXIst century. We step on our route and start shopping in Paseo de Gracia, the main shopping avenue. To discover one of the most iconic stores, formerly…

Under the slogan “See and Understand”, this year’s World Press Photo exhibition is a must stop. The organization introduces an exhibition of 134 pictures and 7 multimedia works from the winners of this international award.

They were born as an alternative to large hotel chains, whose standards are repeated in every city. Nowadays, they have become popular in major capitals and are perfect for discerning when it comes to find a good place for sleeping. Boutique hotels are places with personality, character and style. They are intimate, luxurious and are often hidden behind facades that denote no clue of what’s behind it. Located in large cities, they are spaces that prioritize design and architecture and assure a personalized service like no other. With very few rooms, they also become focal points for visitors looking for a dining experience, a place to enjoy a drink or a simple opportunity to discover the wonders that are hidden within its walls. In this article, we want to introduce you our five proposals of boutique hotels in Barcelona, five choices of unique spaces that will impress by their personality.   Hotel Mercer We enter a room full of history inside the Mercer hotel, an innovative boutique hotel in the Gothic Quarter situated between Roman walls and medieval arches. Inaugurated in 2012, it has become a unique place for its heritage value as it is formed of architectural pieces dating from various historical…

December is definitely the month of Christmas shopping. The streets dress up and showcases are illuminated to call our attention. Some consider this time of the year as a mandatory free time to shop, however, we suggest yo to enjoy a different Christmas with activities that will make you delve as ever into Catalan tradition. One of the classics in Barcelona during Christmas is the Santa Llúcia Fair. Until December 23rd, the Cathedral Avenue is full of artisans exhibiting objects and other Christmas figures made by hand. We recommend you to come by foot because there is nothing better than wandering around the 280 stands and leave with a unique souvenir that will remind you forever of your stay in Barcelona. In a Spanish table there is no Christmas dinner without “turrones” and “polvorones”. For those who don’t know what they are, “turrón” is a sweet dough obtained when cooking honey or sugar with toasted almonds and other ingredients such as chocolate, eggs, hazelnut, coconut and truffle among others. We suggest you to take a walk through the “Torrons Vicens” store just by La Pedrera, a brand with a long “turrón” tradition which nowadays offers a wide range of products that can…

Within a week of the most important meals and dinners of the year, some families have already planned their Christmas menu. If you are not kitchen lovers and want your holidays to be different, we propose the best plans to enjoy Christmas in Barcelona. It’s Cotton House Hotel first year and they want to celebrate it in style. Their house is fully decorated with ornaments and a tree that contains 8000 cotton springs which pay tribute to the name of the hotel. Everything is also ready for hotel guests and Catalan families who have chosen this place as the best setting to celebrate their holidays. During these days there are special menus for groups and business dinners and have prepared a brunch for the 25th and 26th. The hotel chef will also prepare show cooking and a Candy Bar for the youngest kids. Santa and the Three Kings are also expected during these days.     Another recognized chef and worthy of a Michelin star is Marc Gascons. In his restaurant Informal in The Serras hotel, he has designed his proposal for these dates. We highlight the Christmas and Boxing Day menu, with the essential ingredients of a Catalan Christmas dinner. You will find escudella and carn d’olla or cannelloni, turrón and cava, or catalan…

Internet has it all, it is cheaper if I ride on my own, I can compare more options if I organize it by myself ... These are the most frequent reasons that make you tend to organize a trip without an agency behind. But have you ever thought what would happen if you decided to count on a travel advisor to plan your getaway? Here are five reasons that may change your mind. 1. PRICE: It is probably one of the first values that we consider when we want to organize a trip. Having someone who plans the route can increase the cost of travel. In some cases it is true as intermediaries multiply and therefore also the cost, but we will show why in our case this doesn’t necessarily happen. We work with partners that give us cheaper and better conditions in their service rates, thus the price is the same as when you book by your own. In addition, you'll have someone to turn to if you want to manage reservations, avoid queues, call under any unforeseen... 2. LOCAL KNOW-HOW: One of the added values that we give more importance when we offer our services is that we are...

For those traveling once a year during holidays, for workers who use the plane as a second office, and for the ones who travel as often as they can when work allows. Should we pay more attention when choosing a particular airline? What luggage should we buy? Here are some tips that will make your trip more comfortable. Pay attention with what airline you book your ticket. In either Business or Economy, the airline can make the difference during your trip. Emirates, for example, has made an upgrade in all classes. Among other services, it offers hot towels for personal hygiene, ear plugs, eye mask, pillows and blankets. In addition, some planes have power supply for computers and wi-fi. For passengers in Business and First Class, the company also offers a personal chauffeur service and menus worthy of the best restaurants. Download the application from the airline you’re flying with. It will help your trip to be more comfortable. You can check the status of your flight, see the boarding gate and may even avoid you to print the boarding pass. If you’re a frequent traveler, check out the loyalty cards, you will be able to accumulate credit that can…

We carry Barcelona in our heart because it is our city but we assure you that we have also fallen in love with our capital. After visiting and wandering around its streets, we have found the perfect suggestions for you to spend your best 24h in Madrid. 9: 00h Rise in the Hotel Urso, a palace of the early twentieth century with neoclassical aesthetic and sophisticated style. Located in the heart of the capital, we find spaces that will remind you of a private luxury residence and carry you away from the bustle of the city. In addition, together with Better agency, the hotel organizes The Table by, a Pop-Up restaurant that invites chefs from different regions in Spain who want to transfer their essence into this hotel in Madrid. See what culinary proposal you get during your stay! 10: 30h After a heavy breakfast, begin to immerse yourself into the most authentic Madrid. We have local guides who will take you through the most emblematic places helping you understand the true history of the city. Walk around the Royal Palace, the Cibeles and Neptuno fountains, the Puerta de Alcalá, or “El Barrio de las Letras”. Between visits recover strengths…

This week, Catalunya Turisme’s campaign to promote our territory called out our attention. The great number of opportunities it offers creates as much Catalonias as experiences lived and they have used different characters to describe each story. The video we have chosen is the one by the Roca brothers, chefs of the best restaurant in the world: El Celler de Can Roca. For them, Catalonia tastes like “picada”, “sofirto”, sea and mountain, salty and sweet. Josep Pla, a Catalan writer, said “The kitchen is the landscape led to the casserole”. Our culture and roots live in our kitchen, a cuisine that combines the essence of the Mediterranean and the Vanguard gastronomy. Would you like to taste it? Take a look and discover some of what we can offer.

It’s easy to miss the essential details of a city when visiting it for the first time. We walk by architectural elements that are part of historical monuments without noticing, we avoid buildings of great historical value, we step on tiles that have become icons of the city without realizing … Part of our team met last week to discover more about our city. Do you want to know how we did it all in one morning without losing detail of the most unknown hideouts? On wheels. Yes, we rode on Segway and, together with a guide, we discovered things about Barcelona we didn’t know about. After experimenting a bit how the system worked, we felt comfortable and started gliding down the Paseo Lluis Companys until the Ciutadella Park with stops to understand the history of each site. The first one of them was the Park Waterfall, designed by one of the masters of Gaudí, Josep Fontserè and its hydraulic project designed by the modernist architect. Leaving the park we reached “La Villa Olimpica”, an emblematic neighborhood during the Olympic Games in 1992 for being the area where journalists and athletes lived during the event. After that, we headed to “la…

Are you visiting Barcelona and want to enjoy it like a local? These are 10 things we invite you to try during your stay in order to get out the most of our city. Educate your ear in El Palau de La Música Catalana Walk around la Boqueria Market and take a bite in Pinotxo Try the homemade cakes made by nuns in Caleum Design a candle in Cerería Subirà After sunset, sit on the stairs in front of the National Art Museum and enjoy the colors and the music of the Montjuïc fountain Listen to a jazz concert while savoring a glass of Catalan wine in the Viennese Café of Hotel Casa Fuster Enjoy a chocolate con churros in front of the Santa Maria del Pi church Admire the work L’estel Matinal in the Miró Foundation Make a wish in the dragon of Park Guell Assist a Barça match and celebrate a goal with Barça fans in Camp Nou If you need more tips or are planning to stay in our city, write us and our team will build a customized trip according to your preferences. Contact us through info@premiumtravelerbarcelona.com.

For the beauty of its beaches, the character of each of its towns and the extension of its natural parks, we have fallen in love with La Costa Brava. 100 km from Barcelona and until the frontier point of Portbou, we find a territory where nature has a leading role, hosting scenarios of enormous diversity and biological value. We recall the fishing tradition in the area with the Mediterranean character of Llafranc, Tamariu and Calella de Palafrugell, three small charming coastal towns. Wake up early, grab a towel and your swimsuit and have a swim while the sun rises. Then stroll through one of the most emblematic tracks until you reach Cap Roig, which also houses one of the most important sections of the Mediterranean, its Botanic Gardens. In this area you will find some the most spectacular small beaches for their wild character and many of them can only be reached by foot. Sunbath among the rocks and if you dare, immerse yourself in the ocean to discover the surrounding seabed. During the late afternoon, stroll along the bay and sit down for ice cream or dinner at one of the many proposals at first sea line. Ours? The Tragamar Restaurant. If we…

It is the center of the Roman city and the heart of Barcelona. Its streets are full of history and create a maze through which we discover how the city was formed. Do you visit Barcelona? After wandering around the Gothic Quarter with an expert guide, we are fully convinced that this neighborhood is a must stop in order to understand the city origins. Precisely, the magic of this tour is Sonia, a guide and colleague that made us appreciate those places that we have unnoticed many times and are essential pieces to understand how we got to who we are today. What is Barcelona? A city with an enormous heritage value that still maintains the influence of all those people who have lived in it. Even us, who are born and raised in this city are unaware the amount of surprises that can be found within its walls! Our first advice? Always look up! Get surprised by the details of the towers that rise in the Barcelona Cathedral, the impressive rosette window of Santa Maria del Mar or the gargoyles on a building lying in Calle Bisbe. In Plaza Sant Jaume you will learn about the political history of…

Browsing through the website we found an article that indicates that traveling is good for our health. We reaffirm it after getting back from holidays and, although we work in this field and consider ourselves privileged for organizing plans that eventually generate happiness, we were not aware of the direct impact it actually has in our brain. Anyway, it makes sense right? Forgetting work e-mails, slowing down the weekly pace and not being connected to social networks can reduce stress and evade us from our daily routine. Beyond these statements, medical neurologists recommend investing in anecdotes to open our mind and make it more creative. Traveling gives us the ability to understand because we consciously and unconsciously need to adapt to new sensations, whether they are linguistic, visual, culinary… it also allows us to discover new cultures and practices that give a greater perspective to address the problems of our daily lives. A greater number of experiences offers high cognitive reserves that lengthen our good mental condition. So now you know, make a break in your work and get perspective while traveling. You will clear your mind, forget your worries and reduce the everyday stress. Feel reseted when going back…

The works of the leading masters of the Impressionist and modern paintings are exhibited in Caixa Forum courtesy of the Phillips Collection in Washington. From Romanticism to Abstract Expressionism, you’ll find masterworks of painters such as Manet, Courbet, Sisley, Van Gogh, Degas, Picasso, Modigliani, Kandinsky, Pollock and Rothko, among others forefront. Founded in 1921 by Duncan Phillips, critic and collector of American art, the Phillips Memorial Art Gallery has become one of the largest collections of modern art in the United States. After a while in Asia, this collection arrives to Caixa Forum Barcelona until June 19th. It is an exceptional opportunity to see the major works of some of the most important painters of the past 200 years. In Duncan Phillips words, “the spirit shared by artists from around the world and different eras shows that art is a universal language.” If you need more information about this exhibition and other cultural programming in Barcelona do not hesitate to contact us through info@premiumtravelerbarcelona.com.  

You know those places where you feel a good atmosphere when just coming in? The Alma Hotel contrasts with the bustle of the city, a unique space that has become one of our best proposals during your stay in Barcelona. It has many of the qualities we look for in a city hotel: good location, quiet atmosphere, personalized service and design. Located in the Golden Mile of Eixample, just a couple steps away from Paseo de Gracia and, therefore very close to the most emblematic places in the city (the Casa Batllo, La Pedrera and Plaza Catalunya), it is an elegant, charming and very popular hotel among business people and lovers of good design. Authenticity, space, comfort, personalized service and high quality are part of their identity. Flashy but elegant, it successfully combines classic and modern, especially in its common areas with high ceilings. A stately building of the early twentieth century safeguards its history. Oriented to Mallorca Street, it has maintained the style of the Barcelona’s classic facades and, facing the interior, its garden fits the modern design of the hotel.   Its 72 rooms (all over 40 square meters), decorated in pastel colors and equipped with a beautiful…

Exclusive and with privileged views. This is how we define the new fashionable place in Barcelona, One Ocean Club, a club located in Barcelona’s Port, ​​where some of the most spectacular yachts in the world dock. Its objective is the provision of marine leisure facilities for users of Marina Port Vell, their guests and friends . However, it has also become a meeting point for Catalan social elite who wants to enjoy the mediterranean lifestyle in the most exclusive way. The culinary direction is runned by César Guillén who introduces a seasonal menú with a modern twist to Catalan traditional dishes. Open from 8am to past midnight, during all day long you will have the opportunity to enjoy a meal by the sea. Its members can participate in private activities such as yoga masterclasses and sailing races among others. They also have access to the gym and the wellness area of ​​the club. Either for lunch or to enjoy one of their cocktails, the terrace becomes a window that overseas the ocean and will take you to the most maritime Barcelona. In addition, the restaurant organizes DJ sessions with the best music and parties to enjoy the most beautiful sunset…

One of the most common mistakes while traveling is watching reality through a lens. We do not see beyond the eye of the camera and forget to close our eyes and record the daily experiences. Well, in order to make your stay in Barcelona memorable, our professional photographers will capture the most special moments of your trip in a private photoshoot. Whether you discover the city with your family, you celebrate an anniversary in a special place with your partner or you enjoy a local wine tasting with your friends, we offer you a professional photoshoot for you to focus mainly in having a good time during vacations. Our customized options extend into the business world. If you want to travel with your team to Barcelona and professionally portray your stay in a conference, convention or other activity, we will give you a file with documents that will strengthen your brand image and will enhance the team building. Forget seeking good lightening, posing for the camera every five minutes or an appropriate setting to immortalize the moment. Our photographers will find the best locations and frames for your trip to become a dream every time you take a look at…

From Mediterranean forests to small beaches hidden around coastal towns, l’Empordà and la Costa Brava have become an idyllic setting throughout the year. Cradle of Catalan international artists such as Dalí, this area has a historical and cultural legacy that seduces all of its visitors. With a wide range of activities, we have offers that include a balloon ride for the most adventurous ones, those who search for a haute cuisine experience will enjoy a dinner at the best restaurant in the world and art lovers will discover the most famous Dalí works guided by an expert. The wide range of services offered by the area makes it the ideal setting to let yourself go for a few days. But why should you choose Premium Traveler Barcelona to book your activities? Because we regularly visit the area and can show you all the secrets hidden in this unique environment. In addition to spending a dream vacation, how would you like the idea of staying in a Catalan Masia with the best services? Here’s our selection of our top five hotel selection in la Costa Brava. Mas de Torrent With a privileged location in l’Empordà, this legendary luxury hotel is a great choice for…

It is considered one of the most important festivities in Catalunya and, both for visitors and residents, Barcelona has a full schedule of activities planned for this day. The tradition of the Sant Jordi dates back to the 15th century, when the population in Montblanc was threatened by a dragon. The beast polluted the air and water, ravaging livestock and the village so the neighbors started to feed him with animals. When they ran out of creatures, they decided to start sacrificing humans, choosing the villagers randomly. Luck decided to choose the princess’s body as food so she addressed herself towards the ferocious animal. When she stood in front of him, a knight attacked the beast with a sword. The legend explains that the pool of blood formed at the the knight’s feet became a rose bush full of red roses. Jordi, the knight, gave a rose to the princess and from then on, all the streets in Catalonia are filled with roses on April 23rd, Saint Jordi’s day. Tradition also says that women give their valentine a book commemorating great writers of European literature such as Shakespeare or Cervantes. This year, April 23rd falls on a Saturday, a great opportunity to search…

Have you ever heard about bleisure? Well pay attention because this new trend that refers to workers who take the opportunity to enjoy a few days of leisure during their business trips is booming. It directly relates with the professional flexibility of many work niches and the interests of workers who intend to add days of leisure in their trips. BridgeStreet Global Hospitality has recently conducted a study that draws conclusions after asking a sample of 640 international workers. In it we highlight that 83% of respondents take advantage during their business trip to visit the city. In addition, 78% said that extending the trip with leisure days adds value to their work. Linked to the technological era we live in, business travelers believe that extending their stay can benefit them both personally and professionally. In Premium Traveler Barcelona we are adapted to the agendas of both companies coming to Barcelona with their teams and workers who have meetings in the city and want to enjoy their free time to the fullest. Indeed, all of our activities have been prepared to explore the city in a dynamic and fun way. Between meetings we organize team meals in a private room with panoramic views of…

As restless travelers, when we visit a new city we like to feel that everything has a story. Well, this is what actually happens when we get into the Cotton House Hotel Barcelona, a house inaugurated a year ago but that still surprises us every day. Reared in a building from the 19th century from la “Antigua Fundación Algodonera”, the hotel has maintained a large number of references of its textile heritage inside. The interior designer of this project was Lázaro Rosa-Violán who decided to build a space that evoqued a relaxed but contemporary and sophisticated style. One of his musts was to incorporate all the necessary elements that ensure the most premium comfort and service to customers who expect luxury at its finest. But the greatest charm of this hotel to which we referred earlier is that cotton is the undisputed star. The owners have preserved original features of the property that adorn the building and every corner in the hotel evoke the same as the fabric does: softness, comfort, delicacy and naturalness. Following the style of stately classes of the rich Catalan industrial bourgeoisie, it maintains an imposing marble staircase, parquet flooring and boisieries delicate adorning ceilings, floors and walls….

After visiting many of our city hotels, we have captured some of the details that our customers value during their stay. Exquisite service? We take it for granted! Here are some of the surprises that might make you come back to the same hotel. Music: The Hotel The Serras de Barcelona offers a CD with music for you to relax in your room. If otherwise you love live music, dance under their sessions DJ’s while tasting a cocktail on their terrace. If you prefer a more relaxing option, enjoy the live performances by guest artists at the Informal restaurant by chef Marc Gascons. Travel light. Yes. No need to carry heavy bags or worry about wrinkled shirts. There are hotels that offer a free laundry service! The Hotel Barceló Emperatriz in Madrid does in just 24 hours. Coffee addict: Many of us have become coffee addicts since Nespresso exists. Well, increasingly, there are lots of hotels that have this coffee machine in their rooms. Wake up and, after a shower , enjoy a coffee while reading the newspaper in your room. You are the Barman: Do you wish to have access to drinks at any time of the day? Serve yourself at the Margot House…

The Michelin Guide or the most prestigious gastronomic world list is one of the best tool to identify the elite in restoration. Luckily for us, this 2016 there are 50 establishments with Michelin stars in Catalonia, led by the world’s best restaurant! Open your stomach because the following culinary proposals have become a major claim for some of our customers. Bon Appetite! El Celler de Can Roca  Joan, Josep and Jordi Roca of El Celler de Can have positioned themselves in the first position for second year. With an innovative proposal, these three brothers continue delivering the specialties that have led them to the top of the guide. Their restaurant is the result of the experience that blends the sweet world(desserts), the liquid(wines) and the salt plates(main courses) and ensure that factors such as light, space, the people, objects, and moments are part of a gastronomical dialogue that goes far beyond food. They define themselves as freestyle or kitchen committed to the forefront freedom without giving up the cooking of previous generations. However, there is one handicap, yet the waiting list pulls back. Still, if you cannot wait, we’ve got the solution to taste the creations of these three chefs. In the…

Spring is here and with it we take advantage of one of the many virtues that our city has to offer, the option to enjoy its terraces. In May, Barcelona begins to notice a considerable rise of its temperature together with a pleasant breeze that encourages us to go out for a drink with friends and family. To this we add the wide range of five star hotels in the city with terraces that offer spectacular views and a high-end luxury atmosphere. How about enjoying a cocktail on one of the most emblematic hotel terraces in the city while an expert guide tells you everything about Barcelona? You will make three stops to enjoy spectacular panoramic views from three different points of view to learn all about Barcelona’s history. With no queues, crowds and with a private guide, you will understand the most emblematic works of modernism from above and in a hotel’s terrace located in the most luxurious avenue in the city, Paseo de Gracia. Then you will be able to imagine how was the daily life of the first people who settled in the city while overlooking the rooftops of the district of Ciutat Vella. You will end the evening…

In the world of luxury details make the difference and in Premium Traveler Barcelona we take for granted that all services and itineraries are tailored according to the profile and characteristics of the most demanding customer in addition to meeting the requirements of the luxury market. As a local, we are always updated with openings of the finest restaurants, the most authentic wineries and our will to offer the best routes with impeccable service to visit the city in the most exclusive way. Still, we always find customers looking to go one step further in their trip’s experience. In addition to the offer and a personalized service, they look for a person who is available during their stay to meet all requests. For them we have designed a Concierge service that solves anything you need anytime during your trip. You visit Barcelona, you’re an haute cuisine lover and your dream is to have lunch at the best restaurant in the world? We know that there is a one year waiting list year but we will try to find a table for you. Your stay coincides with a Barça-Madrid match and you still don’t have tickets? We’ll book a private box with catering service for you…

From luxurious homes in the Zona Alta to stunning penthouse apartments in the Eixample and wonderful renovated properties in the city’s charming Barrio Gotico. Together with Lucas Fox, we have chosen the 12 best buys in Barcelona available this May. Go ahead and dive into some of the most amazing properties in our city! Fully renovated apartment in Eixample This magnificent, recently renovated apartment is set in an unparalleled city-centre location, with one side of the apartment overlooking the tranquil university gardens below and the other leading out to a wonderful, fully decked terrace complete with a sauna and chill out area. The apartment’s beautiful interior has been meticulously designed by Jaime Beristain. Ideal for anyone seeking a pied-a-terre or investment property in an unrivalled Barcelona location. A stunning New Development in the heart of Old Town This exquisitely renovated building in Barcelona’s Old Town dates back to the early 19th Century. The development features ten stunning 2-bedroom apartments, each with high ceilings, balconies and terraces. The two penthouses boast a splendid roof terrace with sweeping views across the city of Barcelona. These beautifully renovated apartments would be perfect as a primary residence, investment property or pied-à-terre. The location is within easy reach…

Luxury is exclusive, attractive, and usually desired but for us, luxury is also time and experience. We refer to the last two concepts before introducing our 3 exquisite routes that go beyond what you can find in a traditional travel agency. Our continuous will to discover Catalonia in a unique way has led us to design the following routes that we assure are full of strong emotions. Catalonia from the air and with a Michelin star lunch The first privilege comes when we pop on a helicopter that flies over some of the most beautiful regions, towns and coasts in Catalonia. We can choose between the mountain of Montserrat, the Costa Brava or the interior of Catalonia according to their respective contrasting landscapes. After discovering from a privileged perspective some of the most beautiful areas of the region, we will stop to taste the most sophisticated tasting menu based on Catalan cuisine. Lunch is served at Ca l’Enric restaurant, awarded with a Michelin star and located in the spectacular volcanic area of la Garrotxa. Montserrat Driving Experience Are you a speed lover? Well then, there’s a sports car waiting for you to drive around some of the most spectacular roads in Catalonia. Aboard a Red Ferrari California Edition you will…

Our mind can betray us because the magic of senses can play tricks on us and make us confuse reality. What do we mean? That reality is no always what it seems. This is actually what we will experience in the next activity, a journey through the illusions created in our mind. We entered Catalonia’s Academy of Medicine and enjoyed a glass of Catalan Cava at the entrance while an illusionist welcomed us with a magic trick. Rapidly, we started to notice that our eyes didn’t follow his hands and imagined that the rest of the night would be as disconcerting as it was until the moment. We then followed a guide who explained the history of the building, a unique space in which we learned everything about the beginnings of medicine and surgery in Catalonia. After one last trick, we guessed that dinner awaiting us would be as magical as the visit we had done. And so it was. It’s hard to explain how you feel when you eat a tasting menu where nothing is what it looks like. In fact, it won’t be us who will reveal the secrets.  What looked like rice was actually something else, the cupcake was not sweet and dessert surprised us because our mind played a trick on us. Intrigued? We encourage you to contact us, but not to explain more…

Despite we relate her to the world of yoga since recently, she got the title 15 years ago. Veronica Blume is considered one of the best Spanish tops and her success as a model placed her on the elite of the fashion world. Today she ensures that she prefers the mat to the catwalk, justified after the opening her yoga center, The Garage, where she teaches what she enjoys the most. The passion for this world is seen in each of her sessions, where she conveys her deep respect for the practice. After a class with her, we see that yoga is for everyone and you can practice it everywhere, no matter the place or time. Therefore, we have decided to incorporate it in our selection of experiences and want to encourage you to enjoy it in a very special way. What do you think about starting with private yoga sessions with Veronica in her studio? Or are you one of those who are already devoted and cannot travel without practicing it? In that case we can organize a class in your hotel room for you to have both your body and mind balanced throughout the trip. Focused business-wise as well, yoga is an activity that generates…

It’s time for the perfect appointment for those who want to enjoy the best terraces in Barcelona. The terrace week (June 3rd to June 12th) celebrates its sixth edition and with it, the city has decided to open its terraces with a schedule with more than 200 leisure activities. Among them we find workshops, tastings, dance lessons, DJs, children’s activities, pilates sessions, showcookings and more. In order for you to understand what are these about, take a look at some the activities highlighted below. Ohla Barcelona The most amazing activity in the city is the one hosted in Ohla Barcelona. From 6:30pm to 9pm on Friday 10th, the terrace pool offers a synchronized swimming performance. Have a cocktail while watching awarded water athletes! Hotel Arts This exclusive hotel overlooking the Mediterranean offers you a very good opportunity to watch the sea while having a drink relaxed on the terrace. Thursday 9 at 9pm the Arola restaurant’s terrace will host a concert with a selection of contemporary pop music. Gran Hotel la Florida The best thing about this hotel is its spectacular panoramic views, probably the ones who will give you the best perspective of the city. On Friday at 7:30pm you will be…

The opportunity of living an evening that takes us back to the Middle Ages doesn’t happen every day. Well, both for those who enjoyed the history of the streets of Barcelona daily as for those who visit the city and discover medieval buildings for the first time, we offer the opportunity to enter a unique palace and live an evening where you will travel back to the 13th and 15th centuries. Our team had the opportunity to do so last week and besides being greeted by jugglers, fire and knights, we experienced the idea of becoming a host in a castle. We started touring the Recasens Palace, a building in the Gothic Quarter considered the most important private palace of the city. Perched on the Roman walls, the old watchtower houses books that are over 300 years old and heading up to the highest part rewards with spectacular views of the old town. After visiting the palace from the inside, we discovered other rooms that took us back to the lifestyle of the Middle Ages and which are used nowadays by the Royal Academy of Letters, an institution that promotes the knowledge of Catalan history and literature. In a privileged setting, we entered a room for dinner that followed the indications…

During the last week of May we welcomed a group of 12 Brazilians who visited the city of Barcelona and the best regions around Catalonia. The group was made by the owners of the agencies that sold most trips in 2015 for an important international travel company settled in South America. The goal, get to know Barcelona and fall in love with the Catalan coast. From Premium Traveler Barcelona we worked hard during several weeks in order to organize a unique and customized trip that could draw memories for a lifetime.     Well, it looks like we made it. During a week they visited, learned, savored and lived Barcelona and Catalonia through their culture, gastronomy, architecture, history and people. By land and sea, from north to south, during day and night, by foot, on segway, through vineyards and much more. Their experience was fantastic and the testimonials we received are the best proof of it.     “Barcelona is such a wonderful destination, with many things to do, places to visit and hidden secrets. All I have to say is that my trip was incredible and I need to give credit for that to Premium Traveler Barcelona. They planned every…

International reference for its varied artistic offer, Barcelona hosts some of the most important museums in the world and receives unique expositions only presented in very selected spaces. In Premium Traveler Barcelona we have not only visited the best exhibitions of the main artistic centers but we seek unique works of private galleries, prepare the best itineraries of reference architectural buildings and constantly design routes for the most creative minds. Thus, we want you to dive into one of the European art capitals to show you the constant evolution the city is exposed to in addition to open you the doors of the most private exhibitions. There are spaces dedicated to contemporary and classical art, antiques and photography and we know curators who gather works of national, international, established and young artists. We have also designed routes for you to meet the most emblematic buildings of the twentieth century and which have become symbols of our city skyline. All this is complemented by our constant visits to designer shops, both interior design, product, fashion and accessories design. The offer is as varied as the tastes of each consumer, but we know what to choose in order to fit your expectations….

We had prepared this experience for a long time but we were not able to enjoy it until last week. We are talking about one of those places where you feel privileged due to the limited access of the entry and where the stars have to line up in order to enjoy an incredible experience. Well, stars are precisely what we are talking about, an amazing evening spent under the sky of Barcelona in one of the first summer evenings. We headed up to Observatori Fabra, the first observatory of the Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Barcelona built in the early twentieth century, besides the Tibidabo mountain and with spectacular views of the city. Dinner was served during sunset in the viewpoint of the building and without even realizing, we were eating under a sky full of stars. After the tasting menu, an astronomer introduced the experience and contextualized the visit that awaited us. We had the opportunity to visit this landmark building for Astronomy and Meteorology through its halls and the museum, which helds elements used for observations at the beginning of the century. Later on, we got to the dome, which has a telescope considered as one of the most important in Europe for astrometric work because,…

We love our job and although this might sound pretentious, we are convinced that our work is based on designing dreams. Nevertheless, a dream can only be built if there is a team behind that knows about your tastes, interests and ambitions. This post is written for you to know firsthand who we are, what we do every time you write us and make you understand the process of each request for you to see how we design your customized trip. 1. Application form You write us and we discover what you want to do. We know if you are traveling with your family during holidays, whether your stay is linked to an important meeting in the city or if it is a honeymoon trip. This helps us understand the purpose of the trip and our approach begins to be built according to the request. 2. Questions After understanding your request, Pablo and Oscar, partners and specialists in designing experiences e-mail you with a series of questions that will define a little better what intentions you have during your stay. In addition, they will send you a first proposals that has to do with the form you’ve filled in. It will…

Part of the attraction of wine is that it is not only a drink, but an expression of a region’s culture and the local environment of the vineyard in which it was produced. In Catalonia it is also part of the history and the culture of our region, in fact, it has become a symbol that situates us in the map as the best destination for enotourism.   If you visit Catalonia, we want you to live a unique experience by entering the world of Catalan wine in the most authentic way. In fact, you will discover a family owned winery just 45 minutes away from Barcelona. There, you will be able to touch the soil that make the vineyards grow and discover why climate and altitude condition the type of grapes that grow in the area. Further on, you will enter the winery in order to find out all the process of the different wines in the region as well as understanding why the winery has such an importance in architecture. The visit will be carried out by an expert sommelier guide who will teach you the history of each bottle, the aromas and the savor. To end up, you will participate…

You are staying in Barcelona and besides enjoying the best culture, eating in the finest restaurants and living the streets of the city, you want to relax during your vacations? Pay attention to the following spaces where you will travel through a world of senses. Spaciomm The Hotel Omm is situated very close to one of the most luxurious avenues in Barcelona and its SPA, Spaciomm, is a center of relaxation and personal care, specially designed for wellness, beauty and harmony between body and mind. It is open every day and there is free access to both hotel guests and for those locals who want to take out the most of an urban oasis. The spa has a water circuit, specific therapies, facial and body treatments, a gravitational field, a pilates studio, fitness and hairdresser. Hotel Alma It is one of our favorite hotels in the city and, of course, it also has relaxation area. The SPA of the Alma hotel has a water area, a small fitness room and private cabins for specific beauty treatments. We recommend you to end up your wellness sessions with tea in the peaceful garden located in the ground floor. The wellness area is reserved for guests. Private…

Can you imagine traveling to Brazil without the need of booking plane tickets? Well, this is what happened in the Alquimia Fogo restaurant where through a tasting menu prepared by chef Joao Alcantara, they surprised us from the first bite. Much more than a fancy dinner, we visited Brazil through its culture and traditions. In fact, Alquimia Fogo is definitely this, about traveling to Brazil for a while by using their varied cuisine as a thread but also about getting to understand when, how and why the flavors are mixed in each area. There is a real harmony between the technicality of each dish, perfectly prepared with different cooking methods, and the importance of raw materials. Thus, through a tasting menu of either 10 or 14 dishes (according to your choice), we met Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro, the first areas that the chef wanted to move to Barcelona in order to introduce Brazilian cuisine. Yuca, feijoada, tapioca, pao de queijo … all these ingredients are mixed in complex elaborations but become simply understandable on the palate. It is a fine dining restaurant that doesn’t renounce to the authentic Brazilian flavors and which also does winks at the local Catalan culture, as…

Many artists choose Barcelona as the perfect setting for their summer concerts and many festivals also decide to bring together international singers from different musical registers for their performances in the area. Today we want to recommend another appointment we have marked on our agenda which we believe is essential for a summer night. Cap Roig Festival introduces its new edition with concerts that will last until August 17th. It is a musical encounter that gathers both local and international artists in a luxury location, la Costa Brava. A stunning natural setting of 17 hectares in one of the most important botanical gardens in the Mediterranean hosts an outdoor setting with seating for 2118 spectators. In addition, the origins of the castle and garden date back to 1927, with almost 100 years of history. This year’s lineup includes names like Rod Stewart, Rosario, Antonio Orozco, Alejandro Sanz, Love of Lesbian or The Corrs among others and to enjoy a VIP experience, we propose the following combination. We will start dining on the terrace, overlooking the sea and in the Gastronomic restaurant Via Veneto (a classic in Barcelona that has also moved its kitchens to this festival), tasting its most emblematic dishes combined with typical…

For many, holidays are just around the corner and because they become the most expected days of the year, we must enjoy them at their most. Besides, you’re traveling? Pay attention because the following tips will bring out the best of your experience. Plan ahead. We know that sometimes it is not easy because holidays are unpredictable due to our workload. Many trips that are improvised become the best ones but we assure you from our experience that if you plan a trip with time you will have the opportunity to choose the best destination and cheaper accommodations and activities during your stay. Like you, there are thousands of people who have chosen the same place for their holidays so if you do have time to plan it, take advantage of rates and availability. Besides, who said that the best time to travel is during summer? Document yourself! Do you visit a city or country for the first time? Put interest in their culture, traditions, gastronomy, geographical areas … Reaching a new country and having contextualized the area will allow you to gain perspective and know how to address your trip in the best way. Live Like Local. For us, luxury is also being able to live in an authentic way…

If you’re not a Barcelona citizen but faithful to our blog or have heard of it from a local, you’ve probably noticed that this city has many reasons to be enjoyed throughout the year. Thus, if you stay in Barcelona during summer or visit it for a couple of days during your holidays, be aware of the agenda because you will find everything the city has to offer. 1. Enjoy the music festivals and the best outdoor performances in emblematic locations of the city. Brunch Electronic is the best option for young electronic music lovers, there is outdoor Opera organized by el Liceo and once again, the Grec Festival organizes its iconic dancing summer festival. In addition, several parks in Barcelona offer outdoor music with free performances. 2. The terraces of the best luxury hotels open their doors to both guests and other visitors to offer a variety of summer cocktails and live music performances with the best views.     3. One of the best claims in Barcelona are its beaches, however if you want to avoid the crowded Barceloneta, just a half hour away you will find either Sitges or el Maresme coast. Our advice? That whenever you reach any of them, venture among the rocks and walk a little…

In this blog entry we become hosts because we consider that Catalonia has also a bit of ourselves. We want to introduce our hometown and make you discover the magic of our land, an area that has the privilege of extending the UNESCO World Heritage list with Gaudi’s works, the archaeological site of Tarragona, the monastery of Santa Maria de Poblet and the Romanesque churches in the Vall de Boi among others. So, even though in this post we won’t be able to include all the reasons why you have to visit Catalonia, pay attention to some of them … For its history We go back to the counties of the Carolingian Empire and the later Middle Ages to shape the region of Catalonia. Still, in the area of Empúries, the ruins that date back to the first settlements of the Greeks and Romans are preserved. All our capitals maintain architectural elements of the different towns that have settled in each area in order for you to always find routes framing your favorite historical events. For its culture The historical legacy of the territory has built an area with a huge cultural value. Philosophers, historians, musicians and artists born in Catalonia exported their talent and magnified the legacy of…

Just before reaching September and taking advantage that many of you are still on holidays, we want to introduce one of the most coveted destinations both by Spanish and international travelers: the Balearic Islands. Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca and Formentera are filled with visitors during the summer months because something magic is created around them. Their turquoise waters, the hidden beaches and the island rhythm incites everyone to stay for a few days in order to enjoy the wonderful scenery and the eternal summer parties that characterize them. We get to any of these islands from Barcelona and, less than an hour away by plane, we have endless possibilities in what are considered some of the best coastlines in the world. According to the type of trip you are looking for, whether alone, with friends, family … we will find the best options for you to enjoy the islands at their most. However, pay attention to the following ideas and check what plans suit best for you! -Rent a villa by the sea in one of the most exclusive areas of Ibiza. We are talking about one of the islands with most celebrity concentration per square meter. In fact, during summer we find faces like the Casiraghi brothers, Giorgio Armani, Paris Hilton, Mariah Carey, Valentino, Justin Bieber…

When we visit a luxury hotel, we expect to find much more than a comfortable bed, a shower with well regulated water and a wide choice during breakfast. Part of our job is to look for the best rooms with the most personalized service and the perfect comfort for you to have the best stay in our city. Thus, we have chosen the W Hotel, which houses one of the most spectacular rooms of Barcelona. And what’s the best part of it? That we have captured all the details so you can come in and visit it with us! Situated by the sea, the W hotel was designed by architect Ricardo Bofill and has 473 rooms including 67 suites, two WOW Suites and one Extreme Wow Suite. This last room is considered the best one in the hotel, unique for its views, extras and the beautiful space each host can enjoy of. We arrived to the 25th floor of the hotel and found three doors that we later realized were part of the same suite. As if it was the best penthouse of a skyscraper, we entered a luxury apartment with a 360 degree view of the city of Barcelona. The first desk is decorated with a picture by Ricardo Bofill, an outline of what is…

Catalonia has become one of the best destinations for honeymooners for its varied landscape and the many experiences its cities can offer. But, have you ever thought about the possibility of making an extra step and getting married away from home in an intimate ceremony? Premium Traveler Barcelona has met many couples who want to enjoy this day in a very special way and our extensive experience in organizing luxury events has led us to develop the best proposals for you to enjoy the happiest day of your life. And because this day can’t be a result of an improvised organization, offering you a privileged setting is the best first step for us to build your most important event. Blessed with extraordinary landscapes, inevitably Catalonia is synonym of a wedding destination. Its rural landscape is populated with charming farmhouses located in the best natural landscapes and many couples choose it to say “I do”. On the other hand, Barcelona helds emblematic places where you can also celebrate an unforgettable day: the National Art Museum of Catalonia, the Barça Camp Nou, La Llotja de Mar, Casa Batlló, and an extensive variety of private luxury locations. There are proposals for everyone and we will definitely know how to find the place that meets…

We are local The fact of living in Barcelona and being able to visit its hotels constantly helps us judge better what room fits best your trip. You will not assume risks because we guarantee a good rest, an essential reason when traveling. ¿Why should you spend time comparing? We will do it for you We only need a small briefing of what you wish in order to propose you different hotel options that adjust to your preferences. Do you want to stay in the best suite in town? Would you rather prefer a boutique hotel in the old town? Or do you dream of a room with a sea view? We have answers to all of these questions! Our relationship with suppliers helps us have better rates  It is obvious that we become intermediaries and that our work is paid but many people think that this comission is paid by the customer! Well, in most cases this is not true because our relationship with each hotel guarantees the same prices than what you will be able to find online. Plus, you will save all the time wasting!     Personalized service We now understand that the rates are the same than online but what added value do we…

About two weeks ago, Barcelona became the the capital of the equestrian world, celebrating the 105th International Jumping Competition. For the fourth year in a row, CSIO Barcelona hosted the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping Final, the most important competition in the international equestrian calendar. During four days, the Olympic arena of the Real Club de Polo de Barcelona became the venue of nine competitions with the most outstanding riders in the world and international companies who sponsored the tournament. For the occasion, Longines, official sponsor of CSIO Barcelona, hired us to offer both European agents and other invited guests a Barcelona city tour. Our challenge, as is any other trip, was to make them experience a different experience, showing our best Barcelona with just two tours. Our final proposal? A Gaudí tour and a subsequent winery visit, lunch and tasting. The first visit was designed to discover some of the greatest works of the most important architect in our city, Antonio Gaudi. They traveled back in time into the nineteenth century when entering La Pedrera and discovered the legacy modernism has left while walking around the gratest avenue, Paseo de Gracia. Everything was done with a specialized guide who filled up the visit with stories about Barcelona…

Today we want to introduce you a classic in Barcelona whose three owners decided to renovate a few months ago. Located on the mezzanine floor of the Sayrach House, an emblematic building of Barcelona’s modernism, the staff is always willing to get everything ready to make you feel like home. We are talking about La Dama, much more than a restaurant, it is a new concept filled up with rooms decorated following the classic Art Nouveau style but with a twist that fits the XXIst century perfectly. There are no schedules or specific reasons to have an appointment in one of these spaces. We started the night with a vermouth at the lobby bar and finished the second glass in one of the tables distributed among its 4 lounges while we waited for the first course. The kitchen wants to pay tribute to the classic dishes hard to find in modern menus and among many proposals we highlight plates that recall the French savoir faire as a sea rod with caviar, oysters, lobster, assorted Italian sausages, the rillete duck or meat cuts such as chateaubriand and an appetizing cotoletta Milanese. Our decision? 3 delicious courses to start with and a breathtaking fresh fish as a main course. We finished the meal with a drink in the cocktail bar…

You already know how we organize a trip but, Who are we? Why do we work together? Why are we passionate about our job? In this post we want to share  WHO is behind the Premium Traveler Barcelona team. Pablo, Founder-director of Premium Traveler Barcelona is the soul of the company, always around and aware of what we can’t miss. He is inmersed in the company 24 hours a day and makes every opportunity  a very interesting proposal, as difficult as it may seem. His commercial background and creative spirit has lead him to design the best routes and experiences for you to live each service in a unique way. Oscar, the most international partner and the employee all companies would like to have on their team, designs every experience in detail and adapts it to you until you are convinced that what you are booking is the best choice for your trip. He is patient, thoughtful and manages to establish a much closer relationship of what we usually find between “travel advisor” – customer. You will be thrilled to meet him in person! Clara is in charge of communication and tries to open the agency to the world. She is aware of what happens daily in…

World Press Photo, the most important photojournalism and one of our favorites exhibitions, is opening in Barcelona with its 59th edition . With 155 winning photos chosen by the Photographic Social Vision Foundation, it always wants to search for a debate around international issues and conflicts creating a better understanding of the world throught high-quality press photography. This year, the jury selected the finalists from 82,951 photos made by 5,775 photographers from 128 different countries. The winner photography is called Hope for a New Life from the Australian photographer Warren Richardson. In it we can see how a baby is given, through a hole in a wire barrier, to a Sirian refugee who had been able to cross the Serbian frontier in Hungary. Due to the important response of this exhibition, the Photographic Social Vision Foundation has created activities which include workshops and guided visits in order to generate a debate from the value of the works done in photojournalism. World Press Photo – November 10th to December 11th – CCCB

3, 2, 1. Action. The WOW effect in any event is essential to leave a footprint on the guests and we guarantee that our team of professionals and the wide range of spaces in Barcelona can multiply this impact. We start the events season with different proposals for our clients but, how do we prepare them? Briefing with the client This first meeting is essential to understand what the clients want, whether we are dealing with a company or a private. Perhaps a corporate event in an emblematic place in Barcelona? A birthday celebration in a modernist building? A work dinner in a private room? A wedding in a castle? The first contact helps us understand the type of idea you have in order to start developing a story because we know that there are as many stories as clients! First proposal With this exchange we already have the first guidelines to work on a first proposal. We have chosen different locations, catering options, possible thematic performances, activities and workshops … Everything that fits perfectly to the event each client has in mind. The importance of details After deciding how to face up the project, our job now is to work in depth every detail of the celebration. We have…

It’s time to get perspective. Before ending this 2016, we look back and realize that it’s been a year full of experiences, amazing trips and unforgettable moments from our clients! We have opened our home to travelers from USA, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, Brazil, Colombia, Germany, England, Switzerland with their families, couples, in form of companies, groups of friends, travel advisors, businessmen… The best? The result of each experience and the great feedback we got from our clients due to our detailed and personalized services. Without further explanation, here is a small summary of what this 2016 has been for Premium Traveler Barcelona. 1 /TAILOR-MADE TRIPS FOR CLIENTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD During this year we have organized tailor made trips for clients from all over the world, mainly couples and families. Some focused their trip in visiting Barcelona through architecture, culture and gastronomy. Others explored areas of Catalonia such as Montserrat, El Penedés (vineyard region), Costa Brava (the land of Salvador Dalí) and other regions of Spain such as Andalucía, Madrid and the Basque Country. All of them with a common denominator: we created unique, tailor made trips, choosing the most special hotels, private guide tours, suggesting the best local restaurants and…

The event that we want to introduce today is a petition from Societé Generale, a French bank that called us to organize a dinner in Barcelona for its top clients. It was a challenge as such discerning attendees, who have probably tried menus in the best restaurants and visited the most stunning spaces are not easy to surprise with. The WOW effect was a must, both thanks to the venue and the gastronomy. The idea was to choose an emblematic place in the city, decorated for the occasion, with exquisite service and a menu that could fit all palates but which would mainly represent Spanish culture. After many visits, we opted for a cocktail and dinner in La Llotja de Mar, a building that represents the city commerce but which is not open to the public and, therefore, an excluisve place to host an event. After picking up the guests at the hotel, we started the evening with a cocktail in the outside area, with appetizers from the Le Chef catering and guided visits to the building, a unique opportunity to discover what is hidden behind the walls of Barcelona’s Chamber of Commerce. We then guided the clients to the Contracts Hall, a clear and open space, lightened for…

One of the most exclusive events celebrated each year introduces its 3rd edition in the Liceu Opera House in Barcelona. We are talking about the Masquerade Ball, a celebration that dates back to 1848 and which lasted until a few years before the first Wold War. Nowadays, the Círculo del Liceu claims to keep on celebrating it by organizing an extravagant party only a few can attend. This “invitation only” event brings together guests from all around the world. Exclusively organized in one of the most magnificent venues in Barcelona, ladies are required to wear gala attire and gentlemen are obliged to don tuxedos. However, the essential piece is a mask, an iconic accessory all attendees have to surprise with. This edition will be celebrated on February 17th and Premium Traveler Barcelona can get you on the list. If you are wishing to attend the Masquerade Ball, one of the most exclusive events in Barcelona, please contact us through info@premiumtravelerbarcelona.com.

In a small town of Castilla y León, located in the northwest area of the Iberian peninsula, we find “El Capricho”, a gastronomic point where people from all over the world come over to taste their meat, after the prestigious Time magazine qualified it as “the best meat in the world”. At Premium Traveler Barcelona we have had the privilege of enjoying it recently and can guarantee that eating at “El Capricho” is a unique experience that we will hardly forget. Thus, we strongly recommend this experience for all food lovers who travel searching the finest local restaurants in the world. The gastronomic proposal offered by this restaurant turns around the beef, being specialized in “cecina”, “morzilla”, cow’s tongue and of course, chops, always being able to choose between the maturation of the meat. The secret of its meat is in the oxes selected by Jose Gordón, owner of the restaurant and obsessed by the elegance and the nobility of these animals. In fact, he travels all around the Iberian peninsula searching for the best oxes and old cows, often with the purpose of not extinguishing some native breeds. He then moves the selected oxes to a natural space, with no buzz or cables, where the client can walk around during his…

Welcome once again to one of the most important events of the year. The GSMA Mobile World Congress celebrates its new edition from February 27th to March 2nd and the most important technological companies take this time to introduce their latest products as it represents the most important meeting for mobile operators from all over the world. As we understand that it is an important time to create professional bonds but to also take advantage of what the city has to offer, our team will organize everything you need in order to have the perfect stay. From the most comfortable transfers to finding the best place to have a private lunch with clients as well as wine tastings or other teamwork activities for your colleagues. Perhaps, you want to extend your stay with a visit to la Garrotxa or L’Empordà where you will discover the magic of its varied landscape and the best local gastronomical offers. Our concierge service will also take care of any extra needs 24/7. If you are visiting the city for work and want to get the most from your stay contact us through info@premiumtravelerbarcelona.com and we will design a tailor made weeek.

Welcome to one of the most complete cities in the world. Not only for its cultural diversity, activities, historical value and its economic asset. Barcelona has beaches, mountains, Mediterranean climate and belongs to a pioneer country in gastronomy. For you to get the most out of the city, here are our 48 premium hours in Barcelona. Friday 4pm Stay at The Serras Hotel, an elegant five-star hotel overlooking the Mediterranean but with unparalleled artistic value. The back view of the hotel is the same one that Pablo Picasso observed and painted from his studio, located in the same building. Taste a glass of champagne while a guest relations advises you and accompanies you throughout your trip to make your stay as comfortable as possible. 6pm To start having a taste of what the city looks like, there is nothing better than strolling around the city center discovering the most authentic bars where you will taste from the most traditional tapas, such as the “tortilla”, to the most creative and sophisticated gastronomic proposals. In Vilaviniteca you can combine a Catalan wine with selected cheese or Spanish ham. Further on and produced by Albert Adrià (Ferran Adrià’s brother) we will try elaborated local dishes. We highly recommend to…

Spanish gastronomy is internationally known but Michelin star restaurants are not the only ones who offer exquisite dishes. Here are 1o things you need to eat if you visit Spain! 1. Pan con tomate – all Catalan restaurants will offer pan con tomate but the best one is served with “pan de coca”. Add fresh anchovies from L’Escala if they have them! 2. Tapas: You won’t understand Spanish gastronomy if you don’t have a tapas meal. Quimet i Quimet – Barcelona 3. Tortilla: Tortilla de patatas is the traditional local variety but you can also try it with onions, vegetables, mushrooms or a classic omelette. Flash Flash – Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia 4. Guiso/Cocido: Every country has a traditional stew. The Spanish stew includes chickpeas, pork, beef, chicken and vegetables. The Cruz Blanca – Madrid 5. Paella / Arroz caldoso: La Paella traditionally comes from Valencia and its varieties include vegetarian, seafood and mixed paella. El Magatzem – Barcelona 6. Bocadillo de Calamares: This ancient tradition from Madrid is served in local bars and perfectly pair with a cold beer. Arriba (Ramon Freixa) – Madrid 7. Jamón Serrano: Rather than a specific restaurant (every traditional local restaurant will have jamon) we would encourage you to ask for the jabugo variety. 8. Croquetas: Croquettes…

We can’t stop discovering new areas of the Catalan territory which continuously make us fall in love with our land. Both if you visit Barcelona for a week or are a local and feel like escaping from the city bust, pay attention to these amazing landscapes hidden around Catalonia which you won’t find anywhere else. Empordà & Costa Brava 150KM It is a historical region in Catalonia located in the province of Girona and highlights the natural beauty of its surroundings. Beaches are combined with vast plains that collect protected natural areas. We recommend walking along the Camí de Ronda, a wonderful way to discover coves, cliffs and small beaches and end up having lunch in les Cols restaurant for a 5 star local gastronomical proposal. National Park of Montserrat 40KM It is visible from many points in Catalonia and millions of people visit it every year. With about 2000 hectares of natural reserve, the large monastery settled between the mountain range worships the image of La Moreneta, the Virgin of Montserrat. A great way to visit it? While driving a luxury sports car! Penedès 50KM It is a privileged territory for grape harvest and, therefore, the perfect setting to savor wine….

Last month Barcelona hosted one of the most important events of the year, the Mobile World Congress and we had a leading role in the organization of activities for its assistants. Some of them were: Special dinner in El Celler de Can Roca Despite the difficulty of booking the table and, especially during these dates, the second best restaurant in the world welcomed a group that came from the Hotel Arts Barcelona in a luxury private minibus. The guests tasted a seasonal menu signed by the Roca brothers with local and international wines.     Driving a luxury sports car Another of the highlighted activities during the week was the organization of a route in five ferraris. For 2.5 hours, drivers toured some of the best roads from Barcelona to Sitges, a magical fishing village located 50 kms south. The Ferraris were the California model and the Ferrari 458 Italia, real sports cars.     Visit to a local winery The same customers, after the route in ferrari, traveled in a private minibus to the wine area of Penedés, where one of the best wineries in the area is located. There, they visited the vineyards, discovered the cellar and enjoyed a typical Catalan lunch by…

Barcelona is, among many other things, one of the most desired cities by skaters around the world. The city has several internationally recognized “spots” where young -and not so young- skaters do tricks, jump stairs… In fact, for this reason, last week the VANS team, # 1 skateboarding brand in the world, invited their 35 Global managers to Barcelona. The company contacted Premium Traveler Barcelona to help them turn their stay into an experience. After understanding the profile of the group, the values of the brand and their aim for the trip, we started to work and develop different activities so that the Global Manager team could know Barcelona from different points of view, always providing our stamp of creativity and exclusivity. Organized activities: Private tours: The first two days were dedicated to various tours in a private luxury minibus, visiting both the most essential Barcelona spots, as the Sagrada Familia or Parc Guell, to some of the most famous skate areas in the city: MACBA & Forum. These cultural tours were guided by two experts, who contextualized the visit with history, culture, architecture and the Barcelona lifestyle. Exclusive dinner: Entre otras actividades, una de las noches organizamos una cena en el que es probablemente el restaurante con las…

If you like running and you are staying in Barcelona, here is the best way to discover the city. The Carretera de les Aigües is a 10-kilometer road located in the Collserola Natural Park, a beautiful green area a couple minutes away from the city center. Only few European cities offer a natural space like this one with such a beautiful perspective so, for us, it is the ideal way to practice sport and disconnect from the city bust. It is highly frequented by locals who love nature, running, cycling and exercise in general. Together with a personal trainer, we encourage you to discover this environment through a running session. The personal trainer will pick us up at the hotel or apartment, and by private vehicle we will drive to the starting point of the activity. We will begin with a warm-up and stretching session and will study the different options of the course. There are unpaved sand tracks, trails that cross a forest or we can even cheer you up and reach the top of Tibidabo mountain, the highest point in Barcelona. The route will always be adapted to your level, whether or not you run frequently but feel like discovering Barcelona in a different way as…

Gastronomy can be discovered by cooking and eating, so our proposal is a trip around the Mediterranean culinary culture through a gastronomical tour that includes everything. We start the morning by meeting with a Catalan chef to decide which dish or dishes we want to cook and later on we will approach la Boquería market, inaugurated in 1836 and with 300 points of sale with selected products, to choose the best ingredients. The chef will teach us how to select the product and what stops are the best in order to take out the most of our menu. After the visit to the market, we will approach a gastronomic classroom to prepare the showcooking, a master class of local food with local fresh products! The culinary artist will show us how to prepare the dishes and, of course, will encourage us to participate in the preparation of the menu so we can reproduce it back at home. After so much cooking, you will have to wet your appetite by tasting the dishes that we have prepared. Everything will be combined with selected wines for the occasion and you will enjoy the meal with the chef, the perfect person to talk about Spanish cuisine! Tell us what you…

Summer is around the corner and to welcome it, we want to introduce the line up of some of the most important music festivals in Europe which happen to be celebrated around Barcelona! Jardins de Pedralbes The Festival de Jardins de Pedralbes is celebrated outdoors in Barcelona between gardens and the Pedralbes Palace, a building full of history. From June 5th to July 14th national and international artists will perform in an enclosure that also offers dinner before the concert and drinks after the party. You will find: Noa and Pasión Vega, India Martinez and Rosana as national artists. Kool and the Gang, Sting, Birdy, The Beach Boys and Yann Tiersen among others as international stars. Festival de Cap Roig One of the most important botanical gardens on the Mediterranean coast hosts leading artists for their concerts throughout the summer season. The VIP tickets gives access to the cloister before the concert with a cocktail dinner. You will find: Estopa, Els Amics de les Arts, Melendi, David Bisbal, Luis Fonsi and Miguel Bosé as Spanish artists and Andrea Bocelli, Woody Allen, Anastacia, Norah Jones, Ben Harper and Jason Derulo among other international figures. Festival de Perelada Founded in 1987 due to the musical interest of its president, Carmen Mateu,…

It is an unknown area in Catalonia but picks up a very rich terriotory with different landscapes. La Garrotxa joins the natural park with 40 volcanoes that form lava flows with the valley of the river Fluviá with a more abrupt nature of cliffs that give way to an area declared of natural interest. We wanted to get the most out of it and discover all the possibilities that this territory can offer so we have spent two days in this region in search of the best hotels, cultural visits and outdoor activities. The landscape speaks for itself but finding the best accommodation which can claim the environment is a challenge. Well, we believe that we have found a location that meets three things that we love to find when we want to search for a getaway: nature, gastronomy and rest. Les Comelles is a new concept of agrotourism in La Garrotxa which is precisely based on these 3 pillars, mixed in equal parts and combined with many other activities. This family house with eight rooms is located in the Vall d’en Bas and is integrated into nature to admire the setting. Your purpose, enjoy the silence being aware of the tranquility, either in your room,…

In the Sarrià-Sant Gervasi neighborhood, near the Putxet Gardens, we find the Spoonik restaurant, an authentic gastronomical jewel that has burst with great energy between the haute cuisine Barcelona panorama. A few days ago, several members of the Premium Traveler Barcelona team had the opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable experience, a gift for the five senses. Because in Spoonik you will not only enjoy tasting dishes full of creativity and flavor but also witness a full-fledged show. It is a unique work of art created by chefs Jon Giraldo and Jaime Lieberman, of Colombian and Mexican nationalities (their cuisine has Mexican and Colombian influences on a clearly Mediterranean essence) and since several years settled in Barcelona. The first thing that surprises us is the warm and friendly welcome Jon gives us. After being asked about our intolerances and savoring a glass of champagne we sat at the bar, a must if you want to see how the show takes place. Being close to the kitchen (and therefore being able to see how the whole team works) and especially Jon, who delights us with his charisma and his spoiled explanations about each dish, adds great value to the experience. “The show must begin” so…

There are several programs that bring together the top companies of the tourist sector and we are proud to have been able to position ourselves as one of the best exclusive travel agencies in Catalonia. Becoming part of each of them is not easy as they demand a number of requirements in addition to being accepted by a board formed by experts in tourism and luxury. Below, you will find the programs of which we are part and which endorse our work in the sector: Barcelona Premium It is a program that belongs to Barcelona Turisme created to position Barcelona as a destination of exclusive trips and unique experiences in addition to attracting high income tourism. We are one of the six incoming agencies chosen to represent the city. Catalunya Premium It is a brand that affiliates companies and entities linked to the luxury sector that offer premium proposals designed to thrill the public who visits Catalonia looking for authentic, exclusive and personalized experiences. Our varied selection of proposals around the Catalan territory has allowed us to become one of the reference agencies in the region. Costa Brava & Pyrenees Unique Premium One of our recent additions has been our association to this program, created to…

Mas de Torrent is a Catalan masia that we have already named previously as it has become one of our reference hotels in la Costa Brava. Well, the resort has recently presented the Nature Suite, an eco-sustainable construction completely integrated in its surroundings. They have managed to create a space where you can sleep without giving up all the comforts of a luxury hotel while respecting the surrounding in order to leave the least ecological footprint on the land. Slow Nature Suites and the construction company Arquima, specialized in modular manufacture of wood structure and with a vision of respect for the environment, have led to carry out this craft project while maintaining the beauty of nature. Every detail of the suite is handcrafted and with ecological and sustainable materials from local suppliers. In addition, fabrics also follow this idea and in fact, the mattress, pillows and bed cloths have been chosen under “sleep green” philosophy, where the sleeping art becomes a sustainable ritual. The integration of this room into the hotel allows you to enjoy a “slow” stay while appreciating the natural environment, a philosophy that we have been defending recently to create a mind and body reset during your vacations. If you love craftsmanship and the “back to basics” pleasures that…

The best proof that a customer is happy with the services we offer is the testimonial he sends us after his trip. Therefore, we have decided to collect the last reactions of our travelers! “Oscar and the Premium Traveler team were great to work with. The tours were all intimate and the guides were knowledgeable. Using them to help plan our honeymoon in Spain was extremely valuable and I would do it again every time. If you are planning a trip to Barcelona or Madrid, and want an extra touch of luxury, these are the guys you want to use! ” Justin & Kayla H. Phoenix, AZ, USA “I wanted to thank you and your company for the wonderful transfer accommodation as well as the marvelous tour. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour; and Marta was a fantastic tour leader. Both she and Luis was very competent in their roles and very congenial. The tour and transfer could not have gone any smoother.”  Tracy Kiser (USA) “We have used this team twice now, and each time the tours are customized to our groups’ tastes and interests. The guides are extremely informed, and they always made us feel extremely important. We will always recommend…

From planning a business trip for a few executives to organizing a private company dinner for a group of 180 people in one of the most exclusive venues in Barcelona. At Premium Traveler Barcelona we are also specialists in corporate travel management and collaborate with companies from all over the world designing and executing their business events in Barcelona and the stay of their company members or guests. We like to manage all the needs that an executive or a company can have during their business trips and understand that every trip and enterprise is different, therefore, our services are 360º. We deal with the management of accommodation in hotels or apartments, private transportation with chauffeur service, restaurant reservations, translators, event planning and the organization of private tours, luxury experiences, activities or visits. In fact, one of the most exciting activities we organize for companies, are those that run around incentive traveling. These trips are full of experiences that act as rewards or prizes for employees. A gastronomical tour with a Celler de Can Roca dinner for a few privileged, VIP tickets for a FC Barcelona match in Camp Nou, a stay focused on leisure and even a trip that can combine a visit between Barcelona and La Costa Brava area. Teambuilding activities with the best professionals definitely create a lifetime experience as…

How does a Premium Traveler Barcelona trip look like? Last June we had the pleasure of organizing a tailor made trip to Patricia and Mauro, visiting some of the most beautiful places in Spain. Brazilians, from Rio de Janiero, they are sophisticated travelers who like special and singular places, the luxury of the authentic, meeting local people and discovering the local culture through gastronomy while staying in charming hotels.   We organized a 14 day trip around Barcelona, ​​Costa Brava, Andalucia and Madrid to discover some of the most interesting cities and regions in Spain. Throughout the tour, we selected the best boutique hotels, a selection of our favorite restaurants and organized the most special tours and experiences that best suited their profile. We also took care of all the logistics in vehicles with private driver and other details that allowed Patricia and Mauro to worry just about enjoying and relaxing. “It’s been one of the best trips of our lives.” In this case were also lucky of having Patricia who is a fantastic photographer and has portrayed the essence of the trip with snapshots that convey in a very clear way her experience in Spain. BARCELONA Patricia and Mauro began their trip in Barcelona, ​​housed in the…

1. Visit Gaudí’s works but without the tourist crowd. Our proposal is the facade of the Vicens house on Carolines street or the Teresianas school in Sarrià neighborhood. 2. Head up to the Tibidabo amusement park and enjoy the sights of the city. You can also have a ride in the roller coaster!  

How about visiting the city and forgetting about restaurant reservations, how to surprise your husband or wife with a last minute boat ride, heading to la Costa Brava with a sports car and any other special requirement you have during your stay? Our luxury concierge service is designed for any discerning traveler (business or pleasure), who for whatever reason can’t schedule too far in advance their agenda and need to organize their stay while in the city. It is a 24/7 service that covers any needs you might have, always studying your profile in advance in order to be prepared while you are enoying one of the best trips of your lives. With a team of professionals aware of what happens daily in the city and, most important, used to solve last minute requests, our agency is specialized in the most select concierge service.  Exclusivity, comfort, time-saving and access to whatever you want (as difficult as it might seem), we HAVE and CAN arrange: A table for 8 people in the Celler de Can Roca VIP tickets for the FC Barcelona – Real Madrid game 1 night in advance VIP access to the opening of a major fashion event A unique route by some of the finest private art collections in Spain…

For some, it becomes the favorite season of the year… during Autumn leaves start to fall and with these, the landscape offers a redish-golden color that create a breathtaking scenery. In Premium Traveler Barcelona we plan outdoor activities and visits all year long but there is one which gains a great importance during this time of the year. It’s a visit to a local winery, a half indoor and outdoor experience which allows you to discover some of the most important cultural traditions together with a walk around the vineyards that design one of the most emblematic landscapes in Catalonia. Just 45 minutes away from Barcelona, lies a family owned vineyard that allows us to discover the wine’s local culture, tradition and history. With a great Mediterranean weather, during Autumn we can still stroll around the landscape and understand the vineyard land and mix it with an indoor visit, guided by a sommelier who will teach us about the wine making process and end up with a tasting. This tasting is usually complemented with cheese, olive oil and Spanish cold meats which will allow us to savor the best local tastes! Both for locals and foreigners, this plan becomes one of our TOP proposals! A great way to spend the day with family and…

Other than being already consolidated as a receptive agency for luxury travel, Premium Traveler Barcelona has a department specialized in organizing events and unique experiences for people and companies. Well, Christmas is undoubtedly one of the most busy times of the year in terms of business dinners and we know that it is often not easy to find the perfect place or that your agenda probably does not allow you to worry about it. With a very diverse portfolio of options for all types of public, we are committed to organize a very special Christmas dinner for you and your team / company. From traditional proposals framed in a historical building in our city to team building activities that end with a meal in the middle of nature. We look for customization and, above all, to help you delegate everything that becomes the organization and development of the event. Want to know more? Attention at some ideas: 1. Wine tasting and lunch in a local cellar in the Priorat Area. Get out of the routine and escape with your team to enjoy a different day between vineyards. An unusual activity for most which will become an unforgettable experience that connects with our local culture.     2. Private dining room. We rent the…

Other than being already consolidated as a receptive agency for luxury travel, Premium Traveler Barcelona has a department specialized in organizing events and unique experiences for people and companies. Well, Christmas is undoubtedly one of the most busy times of the year in terms of business dinners and we know that it is often not easy to find the perfect place or that your agenda probably does not allow you to worry about it. With a very diverse portfolio of options for all types of public, we are committed to organize a very special Christmas dinner for you and your team / company. From traditional proposals framed in a historical building in our city to team building activities that end with a meal in the middle of nature. We look for customization and, above all, to help you delegate everything that becomes the organization and development of the event. Want to know more? Attention at some ideas: 1. Wine tasting and lunch in a local cellar in the Priorat Area. Get out of the routine and escape with your team to enjoy a different day between vineyards. An unusual activity for most which will become an unforgettable experience that connects with our local culture.     2. Private dining room. We rent the…

Once in a while, our team goes out to discover new services for our clients, and what can we say… every time these experiences have to do with gastronomy, the result is always beyond expected! Well, last week we witnessed a showcooking in a gastronomic classroom in Barcelona. Professional kitchens, a chef ready to cook a complete menu, chairs around to follow the class and a table prepared to taste the dishes.     But, what is exactly a showcooking? A masterclass based on a menu or a type of cuisine. Always customizing it, the chef explains what we are going to cook and gives us a list with all the ingredients and steps so we can later on replicate it at home. While preparing the dish, she tells us everything about the cooking times, tools that are used, elements to enhance the flavor of the dishes and even tricks that we can apply on other recipes. Mediterranean cuisine, a personalized menu, baking pastries … There are endless options of how to approach a showooking but what especially strikes us is to be able to discover how other regions or countries approach their cuisine… Understand the culture through food! Are you visiting Barcelona? We encourage you to learn everything about paella (one of…

Once in a while, our team goes out to discover new services for our clients, and what can we say… every time these experiences have to do with gastronomy, the result is always beyond expected! Well, last week we witnessed a showcooking in a gastronomic classroom in Barcelona. Professional kitchens, a chef ready to cook a complete menu, chairs around to follow the class and a table prepared to taste the dishes.     But, what is exactly a showcooking? A masterclass based on a menu or a type of cuisine. Always customizing it, the chef explains what we are going to cook and gives us a list with all the ingredients and steps so we can later on replicate it at home. While preparing the dish, she tells us everything about the cooking times, tools that are used, elements to enhance the flavor of the dishes and even tricks that we can apply on other recipes. Mediterranean cuisine, a personalized menu, baking pastries … There are endless options of how to approach a showooking but what especially strikes us is to be able to discover how other regions or countries approach their cuisine… Understand the culture through food! Are you visiting Barcelona? We encourage you to learn everything about paella (one of…

There are a number of hotels in Barcelona that have been in our minds for years as they have become reference spots for a luxury stay in our city. Well, one of them is the Hotel Sofia which we visited a few days ago after its remodeling. Located on Avenida Diagonal, central axis of Barcelona, the hotel opens to the city with a decoration managed by Jaime Beriestain and the Selenta Grup team. The best? That we have found a space for each moment of the day.     Among the facilities we find Philosofia, a cafe with  terrace and a library that faces the diagonal and offers, in addition to pastries and sandwiches, food to take away. Our team had lunch at Impar, a Mediterranean restaurant with ham and cheese bars, oysters and an open kitchen. A highly recommended proposal for locals who want a pleasant place for a work lunch, a safe bet to dine with your friends and a perfect opportunity for hotel guests looking for a first contact with Spanish cuisine. In addition, there is BESO, the hotel’s most exclusive gastronomical experience, with classics designes by the chef of the well-known Via Veneto restaurant in Barcelona. All of them, paired with wines selected by the inhouse sommelier.     Despite having…

Nowadays, visiting a hotel is not just about sleeping over during your stay but it has become much more. In Barcelona, we are lucky to have the best proposals to stay during our trip and, in fact, there is so much choice that we like, that we usually try to find the time to visit them. Below you will find our selection of hotels worth discovering! THE WITTMORE It is a hotel for this time of year as it looks like a private English club. With its fireplace, a library full of Spanish guides and literature of all kinds, it gives the feeling of being at home, where you can spend the afternoon playing games and drinking tea or coffee. It is one of the most discreet and private hotels we know with a policy that doesn’t accept children, photos and animals. If you are looking for a cozy space but with a stately appearance, this stop is a must.     HOTEL BRUMMELL It is located on a street that you will probably not bump in when you walk around Barcelona. However, we recommend you to change your way and visit this casual and very familiar hotel. We like the Hotel Brummell because it offers great brunches, always organizes activities…

A week ago we participated in the EMOTIONS fair, which is considered the happiest event in the industry. And that happens because when we work with travelers and guests, the goal is to make them happy and this is what we are passionate about. Barcelona is positioned as one of the best destinations for luxury travel so this fair brought together buyers from around the world from the US, Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East and we welcomed them by showing them everything our city can offer.     Both during the four days of the Fair in Barcelona’s Maritime Museum and during the events prepared by the organization or the ones we decided to celebrate, we had the opportunity to generate synergies with the best international partners. We made presentations about our agency at the Torre de Altamar restaurant to a small number of partners and attended a party at the Omm Hotel with all the fair exhibitors and buyers.     Events like these one give us the opportunity to show how we work with our clients to offer the best services as well as to meet other international partners in the world of luxury. After this celebration we will continue developing new activities…

As in other European cities, Christmas is a great time to visit Barcelona. The streets are dressed up with lights, restaurants offer special gastronomical proposals to celebrate the arrival of the new year and the city is full of activities to enjoy a well-deserved vacation. We like to celebrate it with our loved ones so we propose all kinds of activities so that you can enjoy a unique Christmas in our beloved city. Visit the Santa Llúcia market and walk around the old town Strolling through the city center means finding Christmas traditions by the town hall (Plaza Sant Jaume), discovering unique shops hidden among the narrow streets, getting surprised by the small figures done and sold by artisans in the Santa Llúcia Market and ending the afternoon drinking chocolate with churros at La Pallaresa coffee.     Concerts Saying goodbye to 2017 with a concert is also a great opportunity that we like to take advantage of. We propose to visit the Auditori with its New Year concert, the Swan Lake performance on December 30th or the Liceo with Johann Strauss on the 26th. A unique opportunity to visit two emblematic buildings with a top billboard.     Christmas and New Years eve dinner at the Omm hotel  One of the coolest hotels in Barcelona…

We escape to the mountain, only an hour and a half away from Barcelona and this is what we find. A paradise in the middle of nature in which we dive to enjoy mountain sports, go out to play at one of the best golf courses in Spain, privileged places for fishing, an amazing natural landscapes and everything combined with the best gastronomy. This is la Cerdanya, located in the Catalan Pyrenees between France and Andorra, which has become the perfect setting for those who seek to disconnect from the routine in a privileged environment.     The mountains invite you to connect with nature and one of the best ways to do it is while enjoying adventure sports or skiing its snowy mountains in winter. From December to approximately Easter, ski resorts open for mountain skiing and snowshoeing. At the base of the Carlit mount, for example, there is a beautiful excursion full of frozen lakes and forests of black pine that go around the lake of the Bulloses. But for those who don’t enjoy skiing, Cerdanya has two golf courses, one of them considered one of the most beautiful in Spain for its paths full of natural forests.     Its Aerodrome also invites you to discover the area from the…

Estamos con vosotros, a estas alturas ya no sabemos qué regalar. Hartos de ideas con las que no sabremos si acertaremos hemos pensado en proponeros experiencias con las que seguro sorprendes a tus más allegados. Sí, somos de Barcelona pero como siempre, insistimos en que esta ciudad lo tiene TODO y cuenta con muchas singularidades que vale la pena descubrir. ¿Esta vez ya tienes tus regalos comprados? Pues piensa en nosotros para cumpleaños, cuando tengas que soprender a tus amigos que se casan, aniversarios de bodas o simplemente para planes con tu familia y amigos. Ruta de la arquitectura / diseño / museos Barcelona tiene muchas caras: además de la ciudad gótica y la modernista, hay una contemporánea, una ciudad que mira al futuro; una Barcelona donde los más renombrados arquitectos y artistas de todo el mundo han conseguido crear con sus edificios, auténticos iconos de la arquitectura. En este tour recorreremos junto a un guía especializado en arquitectura, los edificios más emblemáticos del S. XX y XXI que han posicionado Barcelona como una de las capitales de referencia de la arquitectura contemporánea. Visitaremos el MACBA (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Barcelona) realizado por Richard Meier, la Torre Agbar de Jean Nouvel, el Palau Sant…

In Barcelona we enjoy the sun 300 days a year and from March until November, the sea is also a great way to experience the good weather. Thus, in Premium Traveler Barcelona we have searched for the best ships to enjoy the Mediterranean in the best possible way. Here are 5 activities that will allow you to sail along our local culture. Sailing to coastal vineyards & wine tasting On board a 15 meter wooden sailboat can become the perfect way to get to one of the oldest wine regions in Spain. There, we reach a family owned wine cellar that gathers Mediterranean organic wines. Expert sommeliers will welcome you and tour you around the vineyards and wine cellars that gather thousands of liters of organic wines and cavas. End the visit with a wine tasting.     Become a fisherman for a day Have you ever tried fishing or would love to experience an open water “catch and release” activity?  With our expert guide you will learn this technique of catching maritime species and giving them back to the sea. Starting from Barcelona’s old harbour, you will travel along the coast until you reach open water where he will immerse you into the…

In Barcelona we enjoy the sun 300 days a year and from March until November, the sea is also a great way to experience the good weather. Thus, in. November, the sea is also a great way to experience the good weather. Thus,[…]

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