Travel Challenge: Bank holiday in Barcelona


Each week, we invite three companies to offer us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a bank holiday break in Barcelona. Prices are per person, based on two travelling together. Each includes three nights' accommodation and flights departing Fri, 24 Aug.



Includes easyJet flights from Gatwick, B&B at the Mandarin Oriental in a deluxe room and transfers. "The Mandarin Oriental is in an ideal location on the Passeig de Gràcia with the Ramblas just a few minutes walk away," says Jemma Purvis (01306 747008;


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Includes Iberia flights from Heathrow and room-only at the TRYP Apolo Hotel. "In the very heart of the city, the Apolo Hotel is the perfect base for those looking to explore the Ramblas and the historic centre," says Kathy Dover (0871 222 5969;



Includes easyJet flights from Luton (returning Southend) and room-only at the Vincci Maritimo. "This hotel offers a local flavour with many restaurants, bodegas and tapas bars nearby," says Andy Washington (0800 783 2384; (0800 783 2384;