A friend and I have decided to spent 8 days in Barcelona in early September and I have a couple of general questions just to get started.
Is this too much time for a first trip? We go to Paris each sping and spend eight days and always have plenty to do but we are very familiar with Paris and the markets, cafes, places to walk to and the language. Will we have any trouble doing the same types of things in Barcelona?
We usually fly Continental out of Newark, NJ, and we could do this using our frequent flyer miles, but there seems to be a restriction about coming back on a weekend. We are looking at either 8/30 - 9/8 or 9/6 - 9/9/15 and indicating frequent flyer miles allows us to pick either of the from dates but neither of the to dates come up as valid. We are checking this out but can anyone verify this as a restriction.
An alternative is to fly Air Portugal into Lisbon, then on to Barcelona. This is approx $200.00 less expensive then Conti and has a 2 hour layover, which is not a problem. Has anyone done this from Newark?
In addition to the beaches are there other water-related activites? Sailing or other boat trips?
I'm sure I'll have other Q's once we get our dates and air travel set.