EMS Photo Adventures & Kah-Wai Lin Photography

Barcelona: Festival de la Merce & Siurana Prades Mountains

September 20-29, 2022

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  • Participating in the 120-year-old, annual Festival de la Merce
  • Driving along the coast to visit Catalonia’s most beautiful villages sitting in the Prades Mountains
  • Exploring the incredible talents of celebrated architect Antoni Gaudi and seeing works of Salvador Dali hanging in the Dali Theatre-Museum


  • Trip Length: 10 days / 9 nights
  • Clients: Minimum 12 – Maximum 20 
  • Leaders: 3 Professional Photographers 
  • Double Occupancy: 
    • 12-14 Participants – $7,065
    • 15-20 Participants – $6,515
  • Single Supplement: $550
  • Deposit: $2,000 per person
  • Registration Deadline: March 15, 2022
  • Final Payment: July 15, 2022


This adventure is a unique and specialized destination photographic trip create and defined by photographers for photographers. A tour where the focus is on capturing images, not to include local lectures or guided talks.

You will receive guidance and in-the-field instruction from three professional photographers:

  • Two-time Pulitzer Prize Winner, Essdras M Suarez
  • Landscape photographer and master instructor, Dr. Kah-Wai Lin
  • Travel and Cultural Photographer, M-J L. Adelman


Once you arrive at the Barcelona Airport you will be met and transported to your hotel. In the evening, we will enjoy a welcome dinner where leaders will outline the week’s events.

During the first few days we will get a taste of what Barcelona has to offer:

  • We will be awed by the work of genius architect Antoni Gaudi’s when visit some of his most famous buildings – Sagarad Familia, Casa Vicens, Casa Batlo, and Casa Mila – and explore Parque Guell, one of the most famous sites in Barcelona.
  • A short drive will take us to some of Barcelona’s bohemian neighborhoods where we will find pedestrian streets linked by atmospheric plazas, fringed by tapas bars with their word famous Iberic hams hanging from the ceiling and eateries known for international cuisine.
  • Then, we will spend the weekend entrenched in the culmination of the annua, 5-day celebration of the Festival de la Merce, the largest street party in Barcelona and the highlight of the Barcelona Festival Calendar. The 120-year-old Festival bids goodbye to the summer and welcomes in the autumn. 
  • Monday afternoon we will take a scenic drive to the city of Siurana del Prades Mountains to photograph the beautiful landscapes in the evening and morning light. 
  • On our last day, we will drive to Figueres to visit the Dali Museum and return in the afternoon to spend our final hours in Barcelona.

In addition, there will be presentations by: Two-time Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Essdras M Suarez and the much-revered landscape photographer and master instructor, Dr. Kah-Wai Lin.


  • 4-star, centrally located accommodations
  • Meals: All breakfasts, 7 out of 8 Lunches and 7 out of 9 Dinners
  • Transportation in a large touring coach offering lots of room for equipment and water on board during tour
  • Transportation to and from airport to hotel
  • Entry to all sites


  • Flight to and from Barcelona and all accompanying charges.
  • Personal expenses such as room service, internet charge, laundry, telephone calls
  • Personal Travel, Medical, Equipment or Trip Cancellations insurance
  • One lunch and 2 dinners and all alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities for local guides, drivers, etc.