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From Barcelona: Montserrat Half Day Guided Tour

1. From Barcelona: Montserrat Half Day Guided Tour

Explore the mountain of Montserrat on this day trip from Barcelona. Travel by bus to the mountain and take the cogwheel train to a viewpoint on top of the mountain. Visit the Benedictine Abbey and see the famed Virgin of Montserrat sanctuary. Depart from a conveniently located meeting point in Barcelona and relax on the drive into the peaceful Catalonian countryside. On the drive, listen to your guide share stories and anecdotes about the fascinating history of Montserrat and the religious influences of the site. Admire the luscious rolling landscapes from the minibus, before arriving at the region’s most famous mountain range, Montserrat. See its unique jagged edges and imposing structure. Ride the rack railway to the top of Montserrat. Take in stunning views across the mountain range once you reach the top. From here, visit the Benedictine Abbey and the Santa Maria de Montserrat, which houses the Virgin of Montserrat sanctuary. Learn about the rich history of these beautiful buildings cut into the rock. Visit the famous Montserrat Monastery, where the image of the Mare de Déu de Montserrat is venerated. Widely and affectionately known as La Moreneta, she has been the patron saint of Catalonia since 1881. Have the option to see the Montserrat’s boys choir, one of the oldest in Europe, depending on the date and time of the tour.

Barcelona: Catamaran Cruise with Cocktail or Live Music

2. Barcelona: Catamaran Cruise with Cocktail or Live Music

Jump aboard the catamaran boat and set sail on the Mediterranean sea. Take a break and relax from the hustle and bustle of the city. Soak up the sun, sail on the ocean waves, enjoy cocktails, or dance to live music, depending on what you book. Choose between a daytime cruise with a local cocktail included and chill-out music atmosphere or sailing in the golden hours while enjoying the sunset with a live music show. Fancy a drink or a snack? You can take advantage of the bar service onboard to purchase what you look for. This catamaran trip is a great day out for all the family. Enjoy breathtaking views of this city's skyline that you won't forget.

Barcelona: Helicopter, Walking, and Sailing 360º City Tour

3. Barcelona: Helicopter, Walking, and Sailing 360º City Tour

Embark on a tour that starts with a walking tour across the Passeig de Gràcia and Gothic Quarter. Climb aboard a helicopter and take in the panoramic view of the city skylines and the Mediterranean Sea. Then, take a boat ride and get the sea view, witnessing Barcelona from land, sky, ad sea. Meet your guide and walk along the impressive and most important aristocratic boulevards of Barcelona. Admire the luxury stores that line the sides of the streets, and take in the quality of the historic buildings. Witness the Jewels of Catalonia's home-grown art nouveau, modernism, and the later movement. Understand the difference in architecture with works by Antoni Gaudi like the Casa Batlli and Casa Mila (La Pedrera) that are no declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Continue to the Gothic Quarter and see Plaça Catalunya and the Cathedral tucked away in a hidden corner and Plaça de Sant Jaume to see the imposing government buildings of the Town Hall. Gaze at the palace of the Generalitat of Catalonia, before wandering through the old Jewish Quarter. There, picture the picturesque church of Santa Maria del Pi and down the tree-lined Ramblas on the way to the heliport. Glide up into the sky by helicopter, and enjoy indescribable views of Port Vell. To end this unique experience, board a boat and sail along the coast for panoramic views of the city’s skyline and the Mediterranean Sea, accompanied by your guide.

Barcelona: 1.5-Hour City and Seafront Segway Tour

4. Barcelona: 1.5-Hour City and Seafront Segway Tour

Enjoy a 1.5-hour group Segway tour of Barcelona, with full Segway and helmet rental, and Segway training session before your start. Experience the Mediterranean breeze as you Segway the city’s sidewalks and bike paths for maximum comfort and safety. See the massive cruise ships come in to dock, and glide past the sandy beaches and palm trees of the seafront promenade. Venture down the narrow lanes of the Gothic Quarter, and discover the Barcelona of the Middle Ages and Roman ear. Continue towards the marina to see the gleaming yachts of the rich and famous, and enjoy a panoramic view from the observation deck of the Olympic Port. Continue past the former fishing enclave of Barceloneta, and Segway by the side of the beaches to Port Olimpic. Next, travel through Parc de la Ciutadella, where you can explore this beautiful botanical garden to find its hidden gems.

From Barcelona: Small Group Montserrat Hot-Air Balloon Ride

5. From Barcelona: Small Group Montserrat Hot-Air Balloon Ride

Take an exclusive flight in a hot-air balloon on this tour. Admire the unique needle-shaped formations of Monserrat, one of the most spectacular landscapes in Catalonia. Finish your experience with a champagne toast.  Start your tour early in the morning at the meeting point and head out to the flying zone, where you can help with the inflation of the balloon. Once it’s ready, take off for a fantastic hour-long flight above the monastery and the surrounding area.   Land the balloon and board a 4WD car to the take-off area, where your guide will be waiting for you. Enjoy a bubbly glass of champagne and some snacks with your guide to celebrate your hot-air balloon ride.  With the upgraded option, continue your visit to the 1,000-year-old Benedictine Monastery, which houses the famous La Moreneta statue (visit not guaranteed). Depending on the season and timetable, enjoy a performance of the boys' choir singing. After finishing your sightseeing, taste the typical Catalan dessert mel i mató (cheese drizzled with honey) from one of the local farmers.

From Barcelona: Medieval Villages Day Tour

6. From Barcelona: Medieval Villages Day Tour

Discover the medieval villages of Catalonia on a guided small group tour around the area. Visit Besalú, Rupit, and Travertet, with a mix of free time to explore and storytelling from your guide. Meet your guide in central Barcelona in the morning before setting off for a drive through the heart of the Catalan countryside to the ancient town of Besalú. When you arrive, take a guided walk through this beautifully preserved village from the Middle Ages. Admire the town's arcaded streets, visit a restored mikveh (an old Jewish bath from the 12th century), and see the remains of a medieval synagogue. Continue by minivan to the village of Rupit. En route, you’ll pass Castellfollit de la Roca, one of the smallest towns in Catalonia with just 1,000 inhabitants living in just 3,280 square feet of space, located on the edge of a basalt precipice. When you arrive in Rupit, enjoy 2 hours of free time to explore this beautiful village at your leisure. Wander along the cobblestone streets lined with 16th-century country houses, stop by the hanging wooden bridge, and visit the Baroque-era Church of Sant Miquel. Purchase lunch at a local restaurant and see the remains of the Castle of Rupit perched on a rocky peak. Next, enjoy a scenic drive to the top of the Cingles de Tavertet sandstone cliffs. Pass a megalithic tomb (a field of funerary urns) and then the Iberian Wall before reaching the village of Tavertet. With your guide, tour this charming village, which has been declared a National Property of Cultural Interest due to its 48 preserved houses from the 17th and 18th centuries. Learn about the village as you admire the houses and the 11th-century Romanesque Church of Sant Cristòfol. Enjoy a short break for coffee at a local café at your own expense or walk to the viewpoint to admire stunning views over the Panta de Sau Lake. Then, relax on the drive back to Barcelona and take in views of El Magatalls, a beautiful lush forest, and El Montseny, a UNESCO Man and Biosphere-listed natural park.

From Barcelona: Half-Day Hot Air Balloon Flight Ticket

7. From Barcelona: Half-Day Hot Air Balloon Flight Ticket

Experience magical aerial views of the Catalan countryside from the vantage point of a hot air balloon, and glide with the breeze over landscapes that include the Montserrat Mountains, Pyrenees and Costa Brava. Flights are scheduled throughout the year and early in the morning, when the winds are calm and the air is cool and stable. Upon arrival at the launch site, you will be invited to participate in preparing and inflating the balloons before getting on-board and airborne. Float up on the gentle take off and discover some of the most majestic views of Catalonia, depending on the area chosen for the experience. Your actual balloon flight will last for approximately 1-hour. During the flight, the pilot will be in permanent contact with the ground crew, who will be there to greet you upon landing. After packing away the balloon, celebrate with a traditional Champagne toast and get your personal flight certificate signed by your pilot.

Barcelona: Panoramic Helicopter Flight

8. Barcelona: Panoramic Helicopter Flight

Soar over the city of Barcelona during a thrilling helicopter flight. Get a birds-eye-view of this stunning coastal city and explore it from a unique perspective. Take pictures of sights like the Blue Museum from the sky.  Check-in at the Barcelona Heliport which is just 10 minutes away from the city center by taxi. Experience the excitement of taking off and beginning your in-air adventure. Admire the old town of Barcelona with medieval walls bordering the district.   Get a unique perspective on the city's modern squared urban plan that was established by a famous Spanish general in the mid 19th century. Fly over the Port Forum and see the Blue Museum which was constructed by the famous architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron. Experience breathtaking views of the Sagrada Familia. See the top of Montjuic hill without having to make the climb. Enjoy the exhilarating feeling when you pass over Camp Nou and Agbar Tower. Return to the Heliport at the end of your tour.

Barcelona: 2-Hour Private Boat Cruise

9. Barcelona: 2-Hour Private Boat Cruise

Experience Barcelona's iconic skyline from a unique perspective as you take to the seas on a 2-hour boat cruise for you and up to 10 other passengers. Meet your skipper at the port where you will board your luxury private boat and head out to sea. Upon boarding the boat, enjoy 2 complimentary drinks, with your choice of beer, sangria or soft drinks. Soak up the relaxed atmosphere and chilled music as you admire the skyline and coast before returning to the port. 

Barcelona: Photoshoot Tour Old Town

10. Barcelona: Photoshoot Tour Old Town

Take home a unique and personalized souvenir of your time in Barcelona on a private 1.5-hour photo shoot. Stroll the city streets with a professional photographer, and pose in front of some of the city’s most scenic spots! The photo session is ideal for families, groups of friends, or couples. Your photographer will know exactly where to take you to get the best views, and provide you with an insider’s look at the city. Discover some of the most incredible attractions from a different perspective, including the Arc de Triomf and Barcelona Cathedral. Once the tour is over, get 25 high quality, retouched images (selected by you) delivered digitally by email the following week.

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4.7 / 5

based on 1,665 reviews

Our guide was Martina and she was really nice and knowledgable. She showed us few of Gaudi houses, walked us through Barcelona and then brough us to helipad. Helicopter ride is absolutely amazing experience and it is really not a problem even if you're afraid of hights. Martin was there to send us all of. Boat trip was done on our own and you can use it next day. Absolultely recommend this!

Good experience with great views, but if your take-off spot is near, Andorra will be prepared to be in very chilly weather for up to 4 hours. the tour operator was kind to offer us jackets to stay warm, and they were very helpful throughout the tour. If you are going for the first time, it will be an excellent experience.

Thank you! This was really easy to have the transportation and guide included at the same time. The guide was kind and we got some free time to explore which was fun.

Lola was an amazing photographer. Very patient with my 10 year old and I and suggested very good spots. I would highly recommend.

it was an hour but they give us extra drink, an the tour and sangria was excelent