3 night break in Barcelona, Flights and very good 4* Hotel, only £119pp based on two sharing from Broadway Travel (Travelzoo)
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3 night break in Barcelona, Flights and very good 4* Hotel, only £119pp based on two sharing from Broadway Travel (Travelzoo)

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Found 5th Dec 2012
Thought this was a very good price for a 3 day break to the awesome city of Barcelona.
The hotel looks really good, gets very good reveiws on TripAdvisor

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Various dates available throughtout January and February and can fly from six different airports.

Includes a free Welcome Drink at the hotel and entrance to the Spa.

Quite tempted to fly out on the 26th Jan from Gatwick and combine with a Barca home game on the 27th.

NOTE: Doesn't include transfers or checked luggage.
ALSO: If you want to go in March, there are a few dates for £139pp
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great deal, pity none of the airports are close to me
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Be careful of the pickpockets
yup, as above make sure you nail down all your valuables, must be taught in high school over there, how to snatch bags and steel **** from tourists.
DonkeyKonk

Be careful of the pickpockets



Don't be such a tourist, this applies to pretty much any busy city throughout the world.
Has anyone actually got it at this deal.

checked the website and its phone bookings only. Everytime I have rang one of these deals I end up getting "well we dont have this deal but we can send you there on the same day, same flight but for double more"

Ice lolly are the worst for it
Hotel looks quite far from the historic centre, where all the main sites are. Still a very good deal - just wanted to mention it as I booked something simliar once and hadn't noticed how far out it was.
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Don't be such a tourist, this applies to pretty much any busy city … Don't be such a tourist, this applies to pretty much any busy city throughout the world.



He's right actually mate. There is a network of pickpockets that operate on Las Ramblas in Barca, they are known as the best in the world. There was a TV programme where they got a tie of a guys neck without him noticing!

Anyway, potential theft aside, this is a BRILLIANT DEAL!
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Don't be such a tourist, this applies to pretty much any busy city … Don't be such a tourist, this applies to pretty much any busy city throughout the world.


Hard not to be a tourist when abroad
Jellyarms

Hotel looks quite far from the historic centre, where all the main sites … Hotel looks quite far from the historic centre, where all the main sites are. Still a very good deal - just wanted to mention it as I booked something simliar once and hadn't noticed how far out it was.



It is a fair way from the gothic quarter and old town center, however in Barcelona the Metro is so easy and cheap it really makes no difference where you are.

At this price I'm extremely tempted to go back again, despite having only returned from a weekend away a month ago!
As Jellyarms says this hotel is a quite a way from the centre although it is close to a couple of metro stations so may not be the end of the world. If you booked the hotel and flights separately you can shave a few quid off this price as well so I personally wouldn't bother booking it through this company.
In terms of pickpockets, Barcelona does have a reputation for this but if you follow a few basic precautions you should be fine and personally I would never let that stop me from visiting because it's a great city. Considering the cruise port is right in the centre and it's also a popular stag and hen destination there are a lot of 'easy targets' which naturally leads to people trying to exploit this fact.
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Don't be such a tourist, this applies to pretty much any busy city … Don't be such a tourist, this applies to pretty much any busy city throughout the world.


nah, barcelona is renowned for pickpockets.
even in spain, they tell you to be careful when going to barcelona.
also, its the only city in the world I've ever actually seen someone be pick-pocketed, it was my dad.
having said that, great deal for a cheap visit to an amazing city.
Just got back from Barcelona a week ago.. at this price I might go back!!
Great deal, pity about the airports available, i wouldn't let the pickpocket thing put me off though, most major cities have them
ThomGreenwood99

nah, barcelona is renowned for pickpockets.even in spain, they tell you … nah, barcelona is renowned for pickpockets.even in spain, they tell you to be careful when going to barcelona.also, its the only city in the world I've ever actually seen someone be pick-pocketed, it was my dad.having said that, great deal for a cheap visit to an amazing city.



Agreed, had my phone and wallet taken from me and didn't even notice anyone even close by. They even had the skill to take my blackberry but leave the case in my pocket...kept tapping my pocket to check it was there so didn't notice until I was back at the hotel!
I really like Barcelona, lots to see and good shopping. I've been a few times and never had any issues with pickpockets but you see them everywhere. Take a walk down Las Ramblas at night and you'll be offered everything from beer to cocaine and prostitutes all in plain view. I saw that same programme that someone above mentioned about the pickpockets where the prostitutes go to grab men in the "downstairs" area to distract them. They tried that with me a few times even though I was clearly walking with my wife! You definitely can't relax walking around after dark.
The oddest thing I found though is there are police everywhere but seem to do nothing.
I'd love to go back...have 3 kids though so not going anywhere for a while! At this price I would have snapped it up
JusticeForThe96

He's right actually mate. There is a network of pickpockets that operate … He's right actually mate. There is a network of pickpockets that operate on Las Ramblas in Barca, they are known as the best in the world. There was a TV programme where they got a tie of a guys neck without him noticing!Anyway, potential theft aside, this is a BRILLIANT DEAL!



Yeah as others have pointed out leave any valuables at home or in the hotel safe. Yes it's sensible to do this everywhere, but especially so in Barcelona where pickpocketing is rife. Some tips on avoiding it are here:

http://www.barcelona-tourist-guide.com/en/general/safety/barcelona-pickpockets.html


But make sure you have photocopies of your passport and dont take all your credit cards in one wallet, leave some in the safe, some in another pocket perhaps - in fact I wouldnt take your passport out with you, yes legally you need to carry ID in Spain but you should be ok with a photocopy of it or a drivers licence. If you have an expensive phone think twice about if you really need it on a 2-3 day trip. If a metro train looks busy (or a station looks busy) wait for the next train (or until the rush of passengers exiting the station has subsided). It's a shame because it is a nice city but petty crime is a big problem here compared with other nice Spanish cities (Compostela, Zaragosa, Sevilla, Cadiz, Valencia).
Whats the weather like this time of year?
mbh69

Whats the weather like this time of year?



Was around 14-18 degrees when I went, it was warm enough to just walk around in a jumper.
I went for New Years Eve last year and during the day when the sun came out it was really warm eg t-shirt weather. I remember sitting by the harbour drinking a beer and it was lovely. Soon as the sun went down the temperature plummeted probably to around zero.
Very tempted as they even fly from Southend but don't much fancy the weather at that time of year.
I was in Barcelona for 3 days a couple of years ago, popped over on my own for a city break, stayed near las ramblas.

I really hated it to be honest, hence my warning abut the pickpockets. I had read up on the place before and thought it couldn't be that bad, well it really can be.

I didn't get get pickpocketed, well I did have what I presume was a lady of the night grab my front pocket (took a while to shake her off, haha, that sounds odd... Was pretty scary at the time though, this was in a busy street about 8pm) I didn't venture too far from my hotel after this, especially after 9pm

Also was surrounded during the afternoon by a group of what appeared to be school children with a clipboard doing a collection (I had read up on this scam before going, google Barcelona Scams or something and loads of these tricks come up). Basically situation ended with me shouting "No, No NO!" And them calling me a bustardo or something...

It's a beautiful city, definitely worth seeing, the tourist buses are excellent,just a shame about the darker side of it, and.dfinitely prepare yourself before going. I went for a long walk by the seafront and saw what looked to me a few victims of theft (women in swimsuits. Crying, looking for stuff / speaking to police)
I went there on holiday a few years ago and a mate had his wallet stolen before he even got out the airport.
Just remembered also in a nightclub New Years Eve and saw out the corner of my someone's hand going slowly for my wife's drink. I caught the bast**d but soon as I confronted him suddenly 5 of his mates appeared out of nowhere. Yes could have happened anywhere in he world but just seemed to fit in perfectly with everything we'd experienced there!
good find!
So this how they want to fund their independence! pick-pocketing? Let them have it sooner than later.

Tourists are our guests and should be protected as diplomats and by principals, their safety should be paramount and those who betrays our guests should receive the shot on the spot, the ultimate punishment. Time to boycott these cities and I'm sure there will be afterwards serious attempts to tackle these issues. Shame on Police and the government.

Any similar offers for my Madrid?
only one airport from scotland? :-(
Stemroach

yup, as above make sure you nail down all your valuables, must be taught … yup, as above make sure you nail down all your valuables, must be taught in high school over there, how to snatch bags and steel **** from tourists.



Have you considered that someone might have tried teaching them spelling and grammar in school? Maybe it didn't occur to you because that isn't what they tried wherever you went.

Anyway thanks for the warning.
I've lived in Barcelona for the last six years and whilst it's true that there are a lot of pickpockets - mainly gangs of Eastern Europeans / Roma and Sinti gypsies - if you keep your valuables in tight pockets or in bags with a strap over the body, look about you when in crowds and be careful at night then you should be fine.

Of course theft isn't taught as school here and you'd be very unlikely to come across a Catalan pickpocket. I hate the amount of petty crime but and very thankful for the fact that barely any of it is violent. I've never heard about someone getting seriously attacked or even seen a bar fight in all my time here and though most people I know have been pickpocketed I guess I'd rather have that than violence. I think a night out in Swansea or Croydon (two places very close to my heart) is more dangerous than a weekend in Barcelona.

That doesn't change the fact that they should tighten the laws in Spain to combat it. I've spent plenty of time in Madrid and seen exactly the same thing there.
Sephiroth

I went there on holiday a few years ago and a mate had his wallet stolen … I went there on holiday a few years ago and a mate had his wallet stolen before he even got out the airport.



Yeah, Gatwick has a bit of a reputation now, I guess...
Shame Barca are playing away on the weekend of the 12th.
just thought i would add to the 'pick pocket' debate.

i believe that it is slightly exaggerated. its common sense to take precautions no matter where you travel, even at home. if you are walking around with your bag open or wallet hanging out of your pocket, to be honest, its your own silly fault!

i was in barcelona last year, and i saw the opposite of pick pocketing.. it was in the busy market on las ramblas, some guy actually dropped his wallet, and another person (both spaniards) picked the wallet up and ran after him to give him it back.

if your careful, you will be fine, if your careless, its your own fault!
adamski88

just thought i would add to the 'pick pocket' debate.i believe that it is … just thought i would add to the 'pick pocket' debate.i believe that it is slightly exaggerated. its common sense to take precautions no matter where you travel, even at home. if you are walking around with your bag open or wallet hanging out of your pocket, to be honest, its your own silly fault!i was in barcelona last year, and i saw the opposite of pick pocketing.. it was in the busy market on las ramblas, some guy actually dropped his wallet, and another person (both spaniards) picked the wallet up and ran after him to give him it back.if your careful, you will be fine, if your careless, its your own fault!



These criminals are highly specialised professionals.
I consider myself a very seasoned and security conscious traveler, yet I fell for the pigeon **** trick, even though I knew about it beforehand.
There are however mixed reports that police are finally getting their act together to make things safer for the tourists.
jsoap

These criminals are highly specialised professionals.I consider myself a … These criminals are highly specialised professionals.I consider myself a very seasoned and security conscious traveler, yet I fell for the pigeon **** trick, even though I knew about it beforehand. There are however mixed reports that police are finally getting their act together to make things safer for the tourists.



seems not!
Barcelona is a fantastic city. The locals of Barcelona have always cautioned me about the pick pockets. However I was lucky not be nicked. You just need to be extra cautious.

One funny thing is the cat and mouse game between the police and hawkers. The police arrive casually just for the street sellers to pack up and leave. Once the police leave its business as usual.
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