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Help with Barcelona, Catalonia itinerary this winter

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I need some input from experts of this area! I'm trying to finalize our itinerary for 2 weeks over Christmas and New Years. I don't like to always be hopping around, but we want to venture outside of Barcelona by train and/or car to see some of the countryside and smaller towns. The challenge, i think, is the fact that Christmas and New Years fall in the middle of the weeks that we are traveling and I'm guessing that it is best to be in Barcelona over those days as there is more activity. I did do some checking and there are some things open on the holidays in Barcelona that we can visit, if we plan properly.

So here is a rough idea of an itinerary.

Our flight is already booked. We fly into Madrid and out of Barcelona. This was because we initially thought we were going to meet our daughter in Cordoba first, but that has since changed. We have been to Madrid before, but will stay there a couple of nights to hit a couple of places that we want to return to.

Dec 21: Arrive in Madrid early am
Dec. 22: Madrid
Dec. 23: Train to Barcelona, arrive 1:30pm
Dec. 24 Barcelona
Dec. 25 Barcelona
Dec. 26 Train to Tarragona in am. Explore Tarragona then rent car and drive to Els Guiamets, staying at Hotel Rural Cal Torner
Dec. 27 Els Guiamets -- wine tasting in Priorat
Dec. 28 Drive back to Tarragona, train to Girona; arrive Girona 1:30p
Dec. 29 Girona
Dec. 30 Girona and environs (rent car and drive around, possibly Cadiques, etc or up into mountains)
Dec. 31 Train to Barcelona
Jan. 1 Barcelona
Jan. 2 Barcelona
Jan. 3 Barcelona
Jan. 4 early am fly home

Am i trying to do too much? We don't have to be in Barcelona during both holidays if you think there is another place we should be that would make the trip flow better. Should i throw somthing out? Maybe just a day trip to Girona? However, we would like to drive some and see some of the coast. I know my husband would like to so the wine visit, if at all possible, but I don't want to feel like we are always on the move.....

I welcome any input people may have.

I would also like input re: recommended restaurants for Dec 24, 25, 31 and Jan 1. Many are closed and I would like to hear what others have done or would recommend.

Thanks in advance for any input.

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