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Barcelona: Small-Group Catamaran Cruise with Sunset Option

1. Barcelona: Small-Group Catamaran Cruise with Sunset Option

Discover the beauty of Barcelona on board a small-group catamaran cruise. Relax as you feel the sea breeze and the sun's rays with a stop for swimming during the day, or a magnificent sunset in the evening. After meeting your guide in the exclusive Marina Vela port, board the catamaran and be handed a welcome drink. Find a nice spot to sit in the sun or shade on a vessel that has a maximum capacity of just 30 people. The boat will then set off and leave the port. As you leave the city behind, pass by the famous W hotel and admire its striking architecture. As you head out to sea, listen to relaxing lounge music played on the onboard sound system. Marvel at the views of the Barcelona skyline, including Montjuic, the Sagrada Familia, Barceloneta beach, Torre Agbar, and Tibidabo. Use this opportunity to take incredible pictures, with the sea and city as your backdrop. The cruise will continue to Port Forum, in the eastern reaches of the city. If you have selected the daytime option, the boat will then stop for 30 minutes. You can either soak up the peaceful atmosphere on the boat or go for a quick dip in the sea. If you have picked the sunset option, you will be able to admire a beautiful sunset over the city. The boat will then return to the port.

Barcelona: One or Two Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

2. Barcelona: One or Two Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

See the best of Barcelona on a double-decker hop-on hop-off bus tour. Get access to two routes with one ticket for a complete sightseeing experience. Take a complimentary map to help you decide where you want to go and enjoy audio commentary. In addition to the open top, the buses also have an electric roof on top for use in the event of rain. The buses are adapted for people with limited mobility and are fitted with anatomical seats and heating on both decks. They also have an attendant aboard to help you with anything you may need. East Route • Plaça de Catalunya • Port Vell • Museu d'Història de Catalunya • La Barceloneta • Port Olímpic • Poble Nou - Zoo • Teatre Nacional - Auditori. • Glories- Torre Agbar • Sagrada Familia Cathedral • Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau • Park Güell • Tibidabo • La Pedrera • Casa Batlló West Route • Plaça Catalunya • Arc de Triomf • El Born- Ciutadella-zoo • Passeig Colom • World Trade Center • Jardins de Miramar • Fundació Joan Miró • Anella Olímpica • MNAC Museo Nacional de Catalunya • Poble Espanyol • Caixa Fòrum-Pavelló Mies Van Der Rohe • Plaça d'Espanya • Estació de Sants • Camp Nou (F.C. Barcelona) • Plaça Pius XII-Palau Reial- Pavellons Guell-Monestir de Pedralbes • L'illa diagonal • Avinguda Diagonal • La Pedrera • Casa Batlló • Plaça Catalunya

Barcelona: Guided Segway Tour

3. Barcelona: Guided Segway Tour

After a quick training session, we will set off on our Segways from Barcelona beach to discover the highlights of the city. Glide down to the old port area of Port Vell, redeveloped as part of an urban renewal program prior to the 1992 Summer Olympics. Stop in front of the monument to Christopher Columbus, built in 1888 to commemorate his first voyage to the Americas. Travel along the famous La Rambla on the way to the green oasis of Parc de la Ciutadella in the 19th-century district of L'Eixample. Admire the Arc de Triomf before heading to Port Olimpic to check out the Torre Mapfre and Hotel Arts twin towers. We will end the tour with a visit to the regenerated area of Forum Park, built for the 2004 Universal Forum of Cultures.

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

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

Explore Barcelona from different perspectives on a half-day tour by land, sea, and air. Start with a walk through the Old Town. Meet your guide near Passeig de Gràcia, then continue walking, passing houses designed by Antoni Gaudí, before arriving at the Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic). Continue to Plaça de Sant Jaume to see the imposing government buildings of the Town Hall and Palace of the Generalitat of Catalonia. Wander into the old Jewish Quarter, to see the picturesque church of Santa Maria del Pi. Take a promenade down the tree-lined Ramblas on the way to Port Vell. Here, board the boat and sail along the coast for panoramic views of the city’s skyline and the Mediterranean Sea. Marvel at the monument to Christopher Columbus pointing to the Americas as you transfer by van to the heliport. Glide up into the sky by helicopter, and enjoy indescribable views of Port Vell, Barceloneta, the Olympic Port, Olympic Village, mouth of the Besòs River, and more.

Barcelona 1-Hour Paddle Surfing

5. Barcelona 1-Hour Paddle Surfing

Head down to the Olympic Port in Barcelona, on your own or with friends, for 1 hour of paddle surfing in the Mediterranean! Stand up paddle surfing, also known as paddle boarding, is a popular watersport that originated in Hawaii as an offshoot of windsurfing. You’ll surf on a large, stable board using a paddle, with equipment provided. It's much easier than windsurfing and anyone can learn! If it’s your first time, the tour provider’s staff will teach you the basic techniques before you head out into the water. Although it’s not as physically demanding as windsurfing it's still a great workout.

Barcelona: 2-Hour Sailing Experience with Refreshments

6. Barcelona: 2-Hour Sailing Experience with Refreshments

As you sail out of the inner marina, you can admire some of the most luxurious, private mega yachts of the Mediterranean sea moored at One Ocean Marina at Port Vell. Then pass by the famous shopping Center Maremagnum built on the dock, see the famous statue of Christopher Columbus, and marvel at the unique World Trade Center building before your ship sets course for the northern mouth of the port of Barcelona. Just before the northern entry of the Port of Barcelona you'll pass under the largest drawbridge in Spain that gives access to one of the most important commercial ports of the Mediterranean Sea. Once you're out of the harbor, the sails are hoisted and you'll sail along the coast of Barcelona, to enjoy the incredible views of the city. You'll be able to see landmarks such as the Modern W Hotel, the beach of the Barceloneta, the Castle of Montjuic, the Olympic Towers, and Sagrada Familia all from a whole new angle. In the background, the Tibidabo mountain frame the city. Enjoy the he sensation of being out on the open sea and feel the salty breeze while savoring some delicious local specialties and a good Spanish wine or Catalan Cava.

Barcelona: Coastal Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

7. Barcelona: Coastal Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

Embark on a round-trip helicopter flight in Barcelona for an unforgettable perspective of the city. Choose between flights with different lengths, each offering unique views of Barcelona’s buildings, beaches, and waters from the sky. Fly over the city and spot white-sand beaches, turquoise blue waters, and picture-perfect panoramic views. Fly through 10 Barcelona beaches and enjoy the views of the city of Barcelona from the coast. Choose a longer flight to take in even more sights, including the World Trade Center, Port of Barcelona, the Colom Statue, Barceloneta, Maremágnum, Olympic Harbor, the Forum, Torre Glòries (Torre Agbar), Riu Besòs and Montserrat Mountain. See the mega-yachts in the harbor, watch as people sunbathe and swim in the Mediterranean Sea, and spot spectators staring up at you wondering how exciting it must be to fly overhead.

Barcelona: Sailing Tour with Friends on a Private Boat

8. Barcelona: Sailing Tour with Friends on a Private Boat

Admire the beauty of Barcelona as you sail on the Mediterranean Sea. This 3-hour sailing adventure features your own private skipper. All your group needs to do is relax, and enjoy the views with a bottle of cava. The boat has a capacity of 7, and is perfect for your small group to celebrate an occasion or just enjoy some time together at sea. Board a sporty sailboat and enjoy breathtaking views of the Barcelona skyline from a unique vantage point as you cruise along the picturesque coast. Sail past top Barcelona landmarks including Maremagnum, Port Olimpic, and Barceloneta Beach. Your private skipper can teach you some sailing basics, or you can simply sit back, breathe in the fresh sea air, and sunbathe on the deck. Sip complimentary cava to celebrate this special moment together.

Barcelona: E-Bike Tour, Cable Car Ticket & Sailing Trip

9. Barcelona: E-Bike Tour, Cable Car Ticket & Sailing Trip

Explore the historical center of Barcelona by cool electric bike, a cruise by Goleta boat from the Old Port, before boarding the cable car to Montjuic for electrifying city and coast views. Ride to the Sagrada Familia to see Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece, and the Passeig de Gracia, where some of the best modernista buildings of Gaudi and his contemporaries are found, such as the Pedrera, Casa Batlló, Casa Lleó Morera, and Casa Ametller. At Port Vell, board the Goleta boat and sail along the old port and the coast. Enjoying wonderful views of the city from the sea. At Port Vell, hop on the cable car and glide to Montjuïc mountain, riding at a height of up to 330 feet (100 meters) above the port.

Barcelona: 1.5-Hour Vermouth Sailing Tour with Drinks

10. Barcelona: 1.5-Hour Vermouth Sailing Tour with Drinks

Sail along the coast of Barcelona aboard a 12-meter yacht to see some stunning views. Admire the skyline of the city from the sea, and see landmarks like Montjuic, Tibidabo, Sagrada Familia, and Torre Agbar. Meet your crew at the renovated Port Olimpic Moll de Maestral. Look for the red and blue flags and boats named Bombon. Benefit from a safety briefing after check-in, and enjoy a welcome drink. Sail out to sea, sip a frozen vermouth and enjoy complimentary light snacks such as olives, cheese and fuet (cured meat). Whether you are a first time visitor or a professional sailor, this excursion is ideal. Your skipper will be your guide and inform you about the views and points of interest along the way. Relax on board or get the chance to help steer the boat if you are feeling more adventurous. 

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Such a nice experience at the catamaran with the team on board. Very lovely and friendly staff.I had organised a surprise for my partner since it was the first time we flew to Spain, Barcelona. Enjoying a great city all day, and ending up traveling on a catamaran and being able to see the city from the sea, just at sunset, I think it's something unique and special. Many thanks to the captain and the crew who let us swim in Mediterranean waters. Highly recommended to everyone.

Every city break I go on i make sure to explore the city on a hop on hop off bus because it's the best was of finding out interesting facts and see all the hidden gems of the city. I'm so glad I booked a 48 hours ticket as there were 2 different routes to explore. I had plenty of time to visit attractions at most stops during the 2 days of using hop on hop off. Definitely recommended.

Great way to learn a new city. Hop on off is very convenient. Audio commentary is pretty good as well. Highly recommend.

This was a great activity, the guides were great and very informative.

It was amazing and super fun! Definitely a must in Barcelona!