Sweet Mediterranean Cruise: Before & After

We’ve put together some pre- and post-cruise options for you. Pricing and dates are tentative as our intrepid programming director customizes the itinerary based on your feedback. Please email Babs at Babs [at] discoversweet.com.

We hope you’ll join us for extended days and nights in Catalonia’s capital Barcelona. It’s a vibrant and beautiful city with fascinating architecture, distinct museums, remarkable sites, great shopping,
delicious food and electrifying nightlife. Viva España.

It’s Barcelona Pride when we land, so we’re adding pride-related entertainment, too!

Plan to arrive at least one day prior on June 30 to chill out before we embark or mix and match one or two days pre-cruise and a few days post-cruise. We’ll shake the jet lag together.

ACCOMMODATION PRE-CRUISE, JUNE 29-30, 2012
Axel Hotel, Barcelona
June 29-30, 2012
http://www.axelhotels.com/barcelona
A “hetrofriendly” gay hotel, with contemporary interiors, centrally located in Barcelona’s city center Eixample neighborhood close to public transportation, trains, sites, shops and restaurants.

$217 per night per room with double bed without breakfast (double occupancy)
$202 per night per room double bed without breakfast (single
occupancy)
Rates are for standard Axel City category (upgrades available for an additional $55 per night).

ACCOMMODATION POST-CRUISE, JUL 8-10, 2012
Axel Hotel, Barcelona
July 8-10, 2012
http://www.axelhotels.com/barcelona
A “hetrofriendly” gay hotel, with contemporary interiors, centrally located in Barcelona’s city center Eixample neighborhood close to public transportation, trains, sites, shops and restaurants.

$170 per night per room double bed without breakfast (double occupancy)
$155 per night per room double bed without breakfast (single occupancy)
Rates are for standard Axel City category (upgrades available for an additional $55 per night).

PRE-CRUISE OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
DAY ONE: June 29, 2012
12pm – Guided four
hour walking tour, using public transportation
Price around $30 per person with a 10-person minimum
Early evening cocktails and dinner. You pay as you go.
10pm – Traditional Flamenco show
Price around $55 per person

DAY TWO: June 30, 2012
Sleep in, swim, shop or see the city on Barcelona’s hop-on, hop-off
tour sightseeing bus (Pay as you go).
12pm – Guided four hour walking tour, using public transportation
Price around $30 per person with a 10-person minimum
Evening cocktails, dinner and clubbing in gay Barcelona (pay as you go)

DAY THREE: July 1, 2012
8:30am – Guided four-hour bus tour with luggage drop off at port.
Price about $65 per person (10-person minimum)
1pm – Arrival at Port Adossat.
Afternoon: Small group departure from Axel Hotel to Port Adossat
Terminal by taxi or shared shuttle (pay as you go).

POST-CRUISE OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
DAY ONE: July 8, 2012
8:30 am – Guided five-hour bus tour from Port Adossat Terminal.
Price about $75 per person (10-person minimum).
Transfer with luggage from EPIC with time for lunch (on own). Drop off
at Axel Hotel at 2pm.
9:30am – small group departure from port to Axel Hotel by taxi or van
(pay as you go)
Early evening cocktails and dinner (pay as you go).
10pm: traditional Flamenco show.
Price about $55 per person

DAY TWO: July 9, 2012
Tour to Dali museum, Figueres & Girona (8 hours)
Price about $125 per person (10-person minimum)
Stop at Figueres, hometown of Salvador Dali, free time to explore the
city and the Salvador Dali Museum and Theater, time for lunch on own.
Visit the beautiful walled fortress of Girona, enjoy a two-hour guided
walking tour to the Jewish quarter, one of the best preserved in
Europe, explore the medieval town of narrow streets that reflect two
centuries of Moorish occupation. Return to Barcelona.
Evening cocktails and group dinner (pay as you go).

DAY THREE: July 10, 2012
Sitges Beach Day by train (8 hours)
Exploring and lunch on own
Price about $30 per person (12-person minimum).
Half the fun is getting there, so grab your bikinis, bathing suits and
flip flops and travel by train to Sitges, renowned gay-friendly beach
town. We’ll have time for lunch, people watching on the beach and a
return to Barcelona

Montserrat & Wine Country Tour (8 hours)
Lunch on own.
Price about $125 per person (12-person minimum)
Visit the spectacular Monastery on top of mount Montserrat and explore
the Cava country of Catalunya with a visit and tasting to Freixenet
Winery, one of the best producers of Cava (Spanish Champagne). Return
to Barcelona.

Evening cocktails and farewell Barcelona dinner (pay as you go).

DAY FOUR: July 11, 2012
Transfer to airport on own by Aerobus, taxi or shared shuttle (pay as you go).

PLEASE REPLY ALL TO THIS EMAIL WITH YOUR CHOICES BY FRIDAY, MARCH 2.
Thank you. We can’t wait to see you in Barcelona.

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