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Salou: Off-Road Guided Quad Safari with Hotel Pickup

1. Salou: Off-Road Guided Quad Safari with Hotel Pickup

Enjoy by driving your Quad on the off roads in Salou. Your professional guide, who will also accompany you on the entire route, will brief you on how to use the quad and how to properly handle the equipment. A fantastic activity for friends, family, or couples who want to spend an unforgettable moment with nature. All routes are led by a Professional Guide who can speak English, French, Russian, and Spanish. The routes are designed to accommodate both beginners and families, allowing you to enjoy every moment of your adventure.

Cambrils: Costa Daurada Catamaran, with Food and Drinks

2. Cambrils: Costa Daurada Catamaran, with Food and Drinks

Sail across the azure waters of the Mediterranean on a Costa Daurada catamaran tour from Tarragona. Choose between a 3-hour cruise with snacks and drinks, a 3-hour cruise with drinks, or a 5-hour cruise with a tasty barbecue lunch and drinks. Stop to swim and snorkel in stunning locations. Board the boat and set sail from Tarragona. Sip on a ice-cold drink as the wind blows through your hair. Be on the lookout for caves hidden between the sandy beaches and frolicking dolphins. Drop anchor off the coast so you can enjoy some time swimming. Snorkel around the boat, exploring the underwater life and swimming through schools of silver fish. Soak up some sun on the spacious deck. Enjoy views of dynamic shoreline and turquoise waters as the catamaran sails back to Cambrils.

From Barcelona: PortAventura Theme Park Ticket & Transfer

3. From Barcelona: PortAventura Theme Park Ticket & Transfer

Enjoy a full-day of thrills and spills at Spain's largest theme park with an entry ticket and return transfer to PortAventura from Barcelona. Explore the Mediterrània, Polynesia, SésamoAventura, China, México, and Far West regions of the park with over 40 rides to fuel your adrenaline. At 9:00 in the morning, we will depart from the office at Estació del Nord, located very close to Arc de Triomf, relax and enjoy the journey, we will arrive at PortAventura World around 10:30 A.M. At the park, you will discover one-of-a-kind rides in Europe with records for height, speed and size. Encounter intense, dizzying and exciting attractions such as Dragon Khan, Furius Baco and Shambhala, Europe’s highest roller coaster. You'll also find plenty of attractions for younger guests, and lots more fun for the whole family!  In addition to fantastic rides, enjoy a different kind of entertainment through the magic of show business with up to 40 daily performances! Step inside the Gran Teatro Imperial and discover a world of magic and music where anything is possible, including acrobats, dance routines and melodies! Around 6:30 P.M. meet your guide again to go back to Barcelona office, please bear in mind that July and August we will be departing around 7:30 P.M. because the theme park remains open longer. Let yourself be seduced by fantastic offers! 

Tarragona: Roman Heritage Guided Walking Tour

4. Tarragona: Roman Heritage Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy a tour of the main Roman monuments of Tarragona with an official city guide. First you will be introduced to the Roman history of the region next to the city walls, which are the oldest Roman walls outside Italy. Learn why they chose this hill next to the Mediterranean as the gateway to Rome for the whole peninsula. Visit the historic center of Tarragona, where Roman monuments are intertwined with today's houses, streets and squares. With the help of the large city model, the guide will describe how the city used to look, and explain the functions of its buildings. Finally, after watching an audiovisual exhibit with 3D images you will head to the Amphitheater, located by the sea. Learn about the gladiator fights and beast hunting that took place here in ancient times, and review the amazing history of the stadium to this day.

PortAventura and Ferrari Land: Full-Day Trip from Barcelona

5. PortAventura and Ferrari Land: Full-Day Trip from Barcelona

At 9:00 in the morning, we will depart from the office at Estació del Nord, located very close to Arc de Triomf, please be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes in advance. Relax and enjoy the journey, we will arrive at PortAventura World around 10:30 A.M. Spend a full day enjoying the attractions at Ferrari Land and PortAventura Park, complete with comfortable round-trip transfers from Barcelona. Marvel at Europe’s tallest and fastest vertical accelerator at Ferrari World. Experience an authentic racing circuit with a 570-meter track. Feel the thrill of speed with 8 simulators that create an authentic F1 driving experience. See re-creations of the main façades of the Colosseum, the Scala and the Campanile of San Marco. Walk along the streets and stop at a store where you’ll find the most of exclusive products of the Ferrari brand. Enjoy all the flavors of Italy in an authentic trattoria. On this 12-hour combined program you’ll also visit PortAventura Park, which features 6 completely different worlds of adventure. Mediterrània, Polynesia, SésamoAventura, China, México and Far West are waiting for your visit. Whatever you like to do, you'll find something to suit your tastes. PortAventura Park offers 40 rides for you to test your courage and to experience a rush of adrenaline. You’ll find rides boasting records in height, speed and size! You’ll encounter intense, dizzying and exciting attractions such as Dragon Khan, Furius Baco and Shambhala, Europe’s highest roller coaster. You can cool off in water attractions like Angkor or Tutuki Splash. You'll also find plenty of attractions suitable for younger visitors: the Tomahawk roller-coaster in Far West, the exciting Coco Piloto plane ride, the Imperial China play area, and lots more. Your guides will invite you to enjoy a different kind of entertainment as well – the magic of show business with up to 40 daily performances. Discover dances from distant lands, tribal rhythms, shows by the light of bonfires and more. Step inside the Gran Teatro Imperial and experience a world of magic and music where anything is possible! Don’t miss the talking parrots in Aves del Paraíso, the thousands of soap bubbles in Bubblebou and the surprise meetings with friends from Sesame Street. Around 6:30 P.M. meet your guide again to go back to Barcelona office, please bear in mind that July and August we will be departing around 7:30 P.M. because the theme park remains open longer.

From Salou and Cambrils: Ultimate Speedboat Experience

6. From Salou and Cambrils: Ultimate Speedboat Experience

Come enjoy 2 hours of thrills, excitement and relaxation, all in one memory-filled trip on the fastest speedboat on the Costa Dorada. After you depart from Salou or Cambrils, your captain will soon have the boat gliding along the Costa Dorada coastline. Sit back and relax while enjoying the feeling of the wind and waves, and let your adrenaline start to flow.   Once the boat reaches its destination, you’ll drop anchor to take a dip in the gorgeous Mediterranean Sea. Life jackets and snorkels will be provided. Those who don’t want to swim can soak up the sun from the comfort of the boat. Drinks will be served while the boat is anchored. Choose from a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on offer. Once everyone is back on board, it’s full speed ahead back to the marina.

From Barcelona: Tarragona & Sitges Full Day Tour with Pickup

7. From Barcelona: Tarragona & Sitges Full Day Tour with Pickup

Live for a day on the warm shores of Catalonia. Travel to the historic town of Tarragona – the ancient Roman Tarraco – and enjoy the beautiful Sitges, filled with magical corners of modernist charm. You will finish the day at the best urban beach in Europe, San Sebastian. You will be picked up from your hotel in private transport to move comfortably to these 2 locations, situated south of Barcelona. With your specialized guide, visit these 2 coastal towns while hearing the most interesting stories and facts. Tarragona is located 100 kilometers south of Barcelona, on the Costa Dorada, where you'll find sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. Its streets house one of the most important and best preserved Roman archaeological sites in Spain, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Tarraco was the capital of "Hispania Citerior," 1 of the 3 provinces that formed the Iberian Peninsula approximately 2,000 years ago. Head from Barcelona to reach this historic scenery, first making a stop in one of the entrances of the old "Tarraco." Here, admire the impressive "Devil’s Bridge." This aqueduct – 217 meters long and 26 meters high – is a spectacular example of advanced Roman engineering. Begin a walking tour in Tarragona, where you will discover the many preserved remains of this civilization, while your guide provides the most exciting stories. Explore the ancient walls surrounding the city and get immersed in one of the best-preserved circuses in Europe, hidden under structures from the 19th century. See traces of the ancient Roman Forum that survived to the present day alongside medieval and modern Tarragona. Finally, marvel at the ruins of the amphitheater, located on the shore of the Mediterranean since the second century, where bloody battles between gladiators were exhibited. Next, travel to another town whose charm is more colorful and idyllic, thanks to the influence of Modernism. Sitges is located on the Costa del Garraf, 38 kilometers from Barcelona. Its privileged location, where the sea and the mountains meet, became an ideal place to practice health tourism, later becoming a curious location where artists of all kinds settled. Today, Sitges has mixed its traditional fishermen’s houses with a bohemian and lively atmosphere, full of boutiques, restaurants with musicians, and artists in the streets. On a walking tour through the town, your guide will take you through the streets and the most hidden corners of its labyrinthine center. See examples of architectural modernism at Casa Bacardi or Casa del Rellotge, as you uncover the curious stories of the "Americanos" who became rich from the new continent. The fame of Sitges – the "Saint Tropez of Spain" – is due to its idyllic walk by the sea. See the church of San Bartolomé and Santa Tecla, the grand staircase, Maricel Palace, and the charming "Quiet Corner," where musicians enliven the atmosphere. These spots all lead you to the beach of San Sebastian. End the day enjoying the idyllic location, considered by the New York Times to be the best urban beach in Europe. Relax on one of its terraces or, if the weather permits, take a dip in its crystal waters.

Cambrils: Catamaran Cruise with Food and Drinks

8. Cambrils: Catamaran Cruise with Food and Drinks

Embark on an unforgettable luxury catamaran tour from Cambrils and admire the coastline of Catalonia. Enjoy swimming or snorkeling in the clear waters of the region along with food and drinks. You will sail approximately for 1-hour until anchoring the catamaran between Cap Salou and La Pineda. Take a bath in the turquoise waters and have the opportunity to appreciate the seabed of Cap Salou. Feast on delicious snacks with soft drinks, beer, vermouth, wine, and cava on board. You can also enjoy an onboard barbeque during the tour. Depending on the direction of the wind, you will go south to the Montroig area, where water sometimes is of an intense blue. Admire the stunning beauty of the area while you swim or snorkel in the water.  

Tarragona & Sitges Small Group Full-Day Tour

9. Tarragona & Sitges Small Group Full-Day Tour

Take a full-day excursion to Tarragona and Sitges and combine a tour of the Roman city with an afternoon lazing on the beach. The 11-hour trip departs from Barcelona and heads south to Tarragona’s breathtaking 2,000-year-old Roman Aqueduct, known locally as El Pont del Diable (The Devil’s Bridge). The perfectly preserved piece of ancient Roman history is hardly ever visited by tourists, but leaves an indelible impression on all who see it. From the Aqueduct, travel into Tarragona city center and explore the ancient Roman capital of the Iberian Peninsula, entering the Old Town through a narrow gateway in the Roman walls. Starting at the Archaeological Walkway, admire the surviving stone walls, wander through the historic old quarter, pass the medieval hospital, and stop at the cathedral to enjoy the Sunday morning antique market for a great chance to pick up some unique gifts. Explore the beautiful cathedral before continuing to the Roman Forum and nearby Roman Circus. Walk along underground passageways that once held the Circus stands, and arrive at Plaça de la Font, one of the most popular squares within the Old Town. Enjoy breathtaking sea views over the Roman Amphitheatre, and imagine gladiators battling each other to the death! It’s a poignant moment to stand on the dusty ground that once bore witness to countless scenes of sacrifice and passion. At approximately 12:30, depart Tarragona for Sitges. En route, you will stop briefly at Roc de Sant Gaieta, an intimate village built on the rocky shoreline. Stroll around its tiny white houses, and let your imagination take you away to Ibiza-style fishing villages, built with a touch of Roman-Greco flair. Arrive in Sitges at 14:00, in perfect time for lunch. This once quiet fishing village today boasts a long and sandy beach, groovy boutiques, and a handful of interesting sights. Fashionable since the 1890s, when it became an avant-garde, art-world hang-out, Sitges provides a maze of shady side streets, where you can enjoy the Mediterranean atmosphere of its whitewashed houses. After a leisurely lunch, head off to one of the 17 beaches in town to spend a relaxing afternoon soaking up the sun. Reunite with your group at 18:00 for the return journey to Barcelona.

Tarragona: Scavenger Hunt and City Sights Self-Guided Tour

10. Tarragona: Scavenger Hunt and City Sights Self-Guided Tour

Get to know Tarragona at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour. Use a fun app to explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks.  Make use of hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions at the city's top sights. Look for answers hidden in places like signs and pictures. Expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Reach amazing places like the Cathedral of Tarragona, the Roman Walls and Circus of Tarraco, Sedassos Square, and the Mediterranean Balcony. Get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the Archaeological Walk and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at the Mediterranean Balcony. Download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours, but you can pause and resume the game whenever you wish. 

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 3,776 reviews

Great prices through GetYourGuide. Saved a good amount on gate prices. Having the tickets on your phone means no ticket queues. Portaventura was fabulously decorated for Christmas with loads of photo opportunities. It was busy but nothing like during summer months. Only 30 mins for Dragon Khan. Downside - the water rides- log flumes and Tutuki splash not open in winter but River Rapids were open. Great family day out

Vincente was a great guide! He went above and beyond the duties of a tour guide, and he was very good at adapting to the needs and interests of the different people on the tour. He was also very knowledgeable. We had a great time!

Our guide Alina was terrific! She taught us so much about the history of Catalonia and Spain. She was very knowledgeable and engaging. She made Tarragona come alive.

Professional and very friendly guide. The experience was so much fun — Highly recommend!

Great opportunity not to wait in the line but go directly into the park.