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Cambrils: Costa Daurada Catamaran, with Food and Drinks

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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 Barcelona: Tarragona & Sitges Full Day Tour with Pickup

5. 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.

Tarragona & Sitges Small Group Full-Day Tour

6. 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

7. 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. 

From Salou: Day Trip to the Village and Marshland of Siurana

8. From Salou: Day Trip to the Village and Marshland of Siurana

Explore Tarragona on this day trip from Salou aboard an air-conditioned vehicle. Travel to charming town of Siurana for 1h 15-minutes aprox of free time where you can go for a coffee or have a drink in a restaurant. See Baix Camp and Priorat and admire the waters of the Siurana marshland.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Salou and relax on the scenic drive into the countryside. Stop to take pictures of and explore the small monastery towns of Baix Camp and Priorat.  See the most unique sights this region has to offer as well as the most beautiful natural landscapes. Admire spectacular panoramic views of the valleys and take in the artistic flair of the facades of the buildings and monuments. Visit the idyllic Siurana marshland where you can relaxing for about 20 minutes and soak up the tranquil surroundings. Your guide will decide the best choice on the day of the tour, depending on the weather and the water levels at each location. If you prefer more urban activities, you can visit the typical Catalan towns or hermitages, which are true sources of artistic and historical information.

Barcelona: Caribe Aquatic Park Full-Day Ticket with Transfer

9. Barcelona: Caribe Aquatic Park Full-Day Ticket with Transfer

Enjoy the thrills of the Caribe Aquatic Park at PortAventura, with round-trip transfers from Barcelona by air-conditioned coach. Practice rafting, go down trepid slides or relax on a lounger, indulging you with a mixture of the sound of the waves that reach the sand and the tasty reggae rhythm that runs through every corner of this amazing water park. With more than 50,000 square meters, see more than 4,300 tropical plants that are all carefully looked after to the smallest detail. Attractions, water slides and pools for every taste and age are available, but King Khajuna, Europe’s highest free fall water slide, is only for the brave. A fantastic combination between excitement and relaxation with a single objective: the whole family will experience a unique Caribbean adventure. 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 aquatic park remains open longer.

Tarragona:Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Audio Tour

10. Tarragona:Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Audio Tour

Get to know Tarragona at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts. After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Tarragona most important attractions on foot. In the history-filled city of Tarragona you will first visit the beautiful Monument als Castellers. Then the unique Font del Centenari and then the irreplaceable Mercat De Tarragona. This wonderful route continues to the Rambla Nova. As a fifth stop you will find the Balcó del Mediterrani. As you continue your walk through the city you will find the interesting Amfiteatre de Tarragona. Of course, the Circ Romà could not be missing from this tour. In addition, you will also admire the Tarragona City Hall. The penultimate destination is the enviable Placa dels Sedassos. While the icing on the cake of this unique tour could not be other than the Cathedral Terragona.

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4.4 / 5

based on 2,159 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.

I love portaventura,it was really busy so paid €40 pp for a fast pass which is worth it

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