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Barcelona Behind the Scenes: Cabaret and Carnival

from $3,475 per person for 6 days, 6 nights
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  • Max Group Size: 14
  • Moderate
  • Urban Exploration

Join us for behind-the-scenes perspectives and special access to stunning sights and hidden wonders in this Mediterranean capital city. During a week of new and unusual experiences, you’ll be intrigued, entranced, and surprised at every step. Wandering though Barcelona’s historic streets and cobblestone squares, we’ll discover marvelous locations such as a Baroque anatomical amphitheater, a former Masonic Temple, and a subterranean bomb shelter. In addition, our explorations of history, culture, and spectacle will take place during one of the most exciting times in the year: Carnival. We’ll celebrate this festive season with shows inspired by Barcelona's golden age of classical music and cabaret, and don our best outfits for a private Carnival Gala inside a Belle Époque atelier. Whether it will be your first time in Barcelona or your fifth, this adventure is an extraordinary opportunity to fully immerse yourself in one of the most diverse and breathtaking cities in Europe.

  • Live music and performance
  • Down the rabbit holes of history
  • Carnival Gala at a Belle Époque atelier


Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.

Trip Leader

Felipe Trigo
Felipe Trigo is a historian, trip guide, and events whiz with a degree in History from Barcelona University. He curates immersive, dynamic itineraries that explore history through the most surprising and hidden elements within the city, such as visits to normally off-limits private collections and houses, hidden bunkers and shelters, and performance events, theatrical tours, concerts, and dinners in the most unusual locations. Inspired by a special devotion to stage arts, Felipe has directed the underground cabaret company Kriminal Kabarett since 2011. For the past five years, he has served as co-director for Hendrick’s Congress for Curious People in Spain. He has been creating and leading trips for Atlas Obscura since 2018, welcoming travelers to discover the myths and mysteries of Barcelona, Rome, and soon Andalucia and Tuscany.
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A private, almost intimate tour of the culture and cuisine of Barcelona.
—Madhumathy R. (February 2017)

Additional Info

Activity Level

We recommend that you have a medium fitness level to fully participate in this trip. You should be comfortable staying on your feet for long stretches at a time, and walking up to 6 miles a day. We will be out and about most of each day, with time to rest at lunch and dinner, both of which take place on the later side in Barcelona. 

Arrival & Departure

You should plan to arrive in Barcelona by 3 p.m. on February 17 and depart anytime on February 22. We’ll provide the option of booking extra nights at our hotel (subject to availability) before and/or after the tour, and are more than happy to provide suggestions for things to do and see in the city on your own.

Dates and Prices

Feb 17–Feb 22, 2020
The total cost of this trip is $3,475. A $500 deposit is required to hold your space. The deposit is non-refundable after three days. The final payment of $2,965 will be due by November 19, 2019. All reservations will be final after this date and subject to our cancellation policy. By submitting your deposit, you agree to the trip's Terms & Conditions. For travelers wishing to have single accommodations during the trip, an additional $530 will be due at the time of the final payment.
  • Six nights of hotel accommodation.
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel, five lunches, and two dinners.
  • The company of two expert guides, with a great depth and breadth of knowledge about Barcelona, its elaborate history, and its vibrant arts and culture.
  • Admission to all proposed activities and events.
  • Transportation and flights to and from Barcelona, including airport transfers.
  • Travel insurance (recommended).
  • Additional meals and drinks outside of Atlas Obscura offerings.
Shared Room
$3,475 per person
Single Room
$4,005 per person
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