With temperatures in the mid-teens, smaller crowds and some key events in the cultural calendar, autumn is one of the best times to visit Barcelona -- get in on the secret with this 3-night escape from Luxury Holiday Collection for £199 per person, up to £125 cheaper than we've seen elsewhere.
Return flights from three London airports (Luton, Southend, Stansted), Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, and three nights at the 4-star Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel in a Deluxe Room, with an all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast.
Depart on select dates from 3 October-18 December. Travel in August for £50 more. For £30 more, depart from Birmingham, Dublin, Edinburgh, East Midlands and Prestwick. See Fleetway's website for a full list of dates, including ones for 2015.
There is a Metro stop directly opposite the hotel, so the city's attractions, including the colourful Parc Guell, Gaudi's modern Gothic cathedral La Sagrada Familia and Placa de Catalunya, where many of Barcelona's main streets and avenues meet, are easily accessible.
As well as a rooftop pool and a fitness centre with an indoor swimming pool and a whirlpool, the contemporary Renaissance Barcelona Fira has a Mediterranean dining room, a snack bar and a restaurant with panoramic views over the city. There's also a unique vertical garden, with palm trees and plants that grow up the side of the hotel.
Stay four nights for £249 per person.
Transfers & baggage
Return shuttle transfers are £20 per person; checked luggage costs from £40 per person, return. A local city tax of 0.99€ per person, per night, is payable at checkout.