Sitges Patchwork Festival & Barcelona

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13 Mar 2020 - 20 Mar 2020
Duration: 7 nights
Ref: 20022
With: Janet Clare


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Single Supplement: £369
Deposit: £250

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Join Janet Clare on this holiday centred around the Sitges International Patchwork Festival. Enjoy two days at the festival and then experience the history and architectural highlights of Girona and Barcelona; two of the most important cities in Catalonia.

We have also arranged two included workshops with Janet during our stay in Girona, making this the perfect combination of sewing and sightseeing.


For over a decade the town of Sitges has been hosting the International Patchwork Festival, the biggest textile art fair in Spain. The event brings together national and international exhibitions dedicated to patchwork, workshops, and around 100 merchandise marquees. The quilts are exhibited in a number of historic buildings throughout the town and the merchandise marquees are located on the seafront promenade. The festival has become an international reference event in the area of textile art and welcomes more than 15,000 visitors each year.


Meet Janet and your Tour Manager at London Heathrow airport for your flight to Barcelona. Transfer by coach to your hotel in Sitges.


Enjoy two days at the International Patchwork Festival in Sitges.


This morning we’ll transfer by coach to Girona and enjoy a walking tour of the city. Highlights will include:

  • The cathedral; an excellent example of Catalan Gothic architecture
  • The old fortifications; offering panoramic views of the city and the surrounding countryside
  • El Call; Girona’s Jewish Quarter and one of the best preserved in the world

In the afternoon we’ll join Janet for a workshop at the hotel.


After a second workshop with Janet this morning; this afternoon we’ll visit a local quilt shop. There will be time to shop and meet the owner, Rosario Casanovas.


This morning we’ll transfer by coach to Barcelona and spend the rest of the day exploring the city with our local guide. Highlights include:

  • Passeig de Gracia; one of the most famous streets in the city
  • Montjuic; a prominent hill overlooking Barcelona harbour
  • Sagrada Familia; Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece
  • Casa Batllo and La Pedrera; more of Gaudi’s masterpieces
  • Els Encants market; one of the oldest in Europe
  • Ribes & Casals Fabric Store


This morning we’ll take a walking tour of some of the older parts of Barcelona with our local guide. Highlights include:

  • Gothic Quarter; centre of the old city
  • Las Ramblas; Barcelona’s most famous street
  • Cathedral; a beautiful gothic cathedral with stained glass windows dating back 500 years
  • La Boqueria; popular food market
  • Plaza Catalunya; the centre of Barcelona where some of the city’s most important streets meet

Free afternoon to explore Barcelona, shop or sit at a café and watch the world go by.


We bid farewell to Barcelona and transfer to the airport for our return flight to London.


Twin/double room: £1579 per person
Single supplement: £369
Sea View Room Supplement: £65 per person
Please note: The sea view supplement covers 3 nights at the Hotel Calipolis in Sitges only. Please call to book this supplement.

Deposit: £250


  • Return British Airways economy flight London Heathrow to Barcelona with 1 piece of hold luggage
  • Coach travel as detailed in the itinerary
  • 7 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • Welcome drink
  • Two days entrance ticket to Sitges International Patchwork Festival
  • Two workshops with Janet Clare, kit and tea-coffee included
  • Half-day guided tour in Girona
  • Full day and half day guided tour of Barcelona, including entrance to the Sagrada Familia
  • Visit to local patchwork shop and fabric shop
  • The services of an experienced tour manager who will accompany the tour throughout
  • Gratuities for driver and local guide


Drinks, meals other than those specified; travel insurance; and any personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry etc.


Why not bring a non-crafting partner with you?
If a non-crafting family member or friend wishes to accompany you on any of our holidays, and is sharing a room with you, then the following reductions will apply to the price the non-crafter pays:
Europe - £50


Stitchtopia Holidays are designed with all crafters in mind, wherever you live in the world! If you would like to make your own flight arrangements and meet us at our first hotel, please let us know - we would love to tell you more about our “meet us there” holiday discounts.


For single travellers who are interested in our trips, but don’t have a friend able to come with them why not join our "Stitch Together" programme to help with the costs of a single occupancy room? We have designed a way for you to find someone to share a room with on any of our Stitchtopia Holidays.

Find out more about our "Stitch Together" programme >>

Hotel Calipolis, Sitges★★★★

This 4-star hotel occupies an unbeatable location in the centre of Sitges’ promenade, close to local amenities and beaches. Bedrooms are large, comfortable and well-lit and come equipped with air conditioning, TV, mini bar, safe, hair dryer and free Wi-Fi. Hotel facilities include two restaurants, a bar, swimming pool and gym.

Hotel Gran Ultonia, Girona★★★★

This 4-star hotel is located in the centre of Girona, just a few minutes' walk from the main attractions. The bright, spacious rooms come equipped with minibar, safe, TV, hair dryer, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. The hotel terrace gives spectacular views of the city’s cathedral.

Hotel Evenia Rosselló, Barcelona★★★★

This 4-star hotel is located in the Eixample district of Barcelona, just 350 metres from Paseo de Gracia and Avenida Diagonal; two of the major avenues in the city. Hotel facilities include gym, café bar, a restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine and tranquil outdoor terrace. The bedrooms are fully equipped with modern facilities including air conditioning, TV, free Wifi, safe, hair dryer, mini bar and kettle.