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Costa Brava: Water World Aquatic Park & Optional Transfer

1. Costa Brava: Water World Aquatic Park & Optional Transfer

Spend a fun-filled day at Water World Aquatic Park and make unforgettable vacation memories. With your ticket, enjoy access to the park, then explore at your own leisure. You can also upgrade your day out and opt for round-trip shuttle transfer to the park from Calella, Pineda de Mar, Santa Susanna, Malgrat de Mar, Blanes, Lloret de Mar, and Tossa de Mar. At the park, have a blast riding impressive roller coasters, make a splash in the swimming pool, hurtle down epic slides, or simply relax and soak up the sunshine. There’s plenty to keep you occupied, including 15 unique rides, such as X-Treme Mountain, Water Mountain, and Rafting River, as well as a wave pool where you can chill out. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite from all that fun, take your pick from the park’s many places to eat.

Costa Brava: Marimurtra Botanical Garden Entry Ticket

2. Costa Brava: Marimurtra Botanical Garden Entry Ticket

Explore the The Marimurtra Botanical Garden with this entry ticket and discover the botanical, architectural, and cultural heritage of this coastal garden on the Mediterranean. With more than 4,000 species from five different continents, Marimurtra welcomes families, schools, and visitors from all over the world who come to learn about the biodiversity the garden has to offer. Discover the bamboo musical forest, the arid expanses of America, the corners of Australia, or the jungle Pergola. Take in panoramic views from the Temple of Linnaeus, one of the unique architectural monuments of the garden. Listed as a Cultural Asset of National Interest, the garden was created by Carl Faust in the 1920s. Faust wanted to create a garden where young biologists could come to learn. The Marimurtra team continues his work today and every visitor helps to contribute to the conservation of this space.

From Barcelona: Costa Brava Day Tour with Lunch

3. From Barcelona: Costa Brava Day Tour with Lunch

Escape the hustle and bustle of Barcelona on a full-day tour of Costa Brava. Travel north up the coastal highway to Blanes, the gateway to one of Europe’s most beautiful coastlines. Savor a local lunch and visit the charming town of Tossa de Mar.  Depart Barcelona in the morning aboard an air-conditioned bus. Relax and take in the scenery on the drive to one of the few remaining coves that is still free from the crowds and big commercial developments. Enjoy free time to lounge on the beach or go for a swim in crystal-clear waters. Have the option to stay on the beach for the next two hours, or visit the famous botanical gardens. Sit down to a delicious Spanish lunch in a family-owned restaurant. Feast on a mouth-watering selection of traditional dishes and a glass of Sangria, followed by your choice of main courses. Continue along the coast to Tossa de Mar, the last fortified town on Costa Brava. Walk along cobblestone streets to the lighthouse for a stunning view of the coastline. Wander back down through the old town and discover a maze of narrow streets lined with traditional whitewashed houses. Soak up the atmosphere with free time to purchase souvenirs, take a dip at the beach which lies beneath this historic town, or rent a kayak for a quick paddle under the cliffs. After a couple of hours exploring Tossa de Mar return to Barcelona by bus. 

From Costa Brava: Barcelona and Antoni Gaudí's Work Bus Tour

4. From Costa Brava: Barcelona and Antoni Gaudí's Work Bus Tour

Explore Barcelona by tracing the trail of work by modernist architect Antoni Gaudí. Learn from your guide about the design and construction of La Sagrada Familia and Casa Batlló. Get picked up from central locations on the Costa Brava, including Malgrat de Mar, Blanes, Pineda de Mar, Calella, Lloret de Mar, and Tossa de Mar. Discover the life and legacy of Antoni Gaudí, the renowned architect native to Catalonia. Pause at La Sagrada Familia, the world’s largest unfinished Catholic Church, and Casa Batlló in the heart of the city center. Appreciate the unusual style of each building that Gaudí was famous for. Admire the pedestrianized and tree-lined streets in the Rambles and learn about its significance as a historical landmark. See the towering Arco de Triunfo that was once a gateway to the Barcelona World Fair. Learn why Plaça Catalunya is considered Barcelona’s true city center. Find a treat for football fans passing by Camp Nou, F.C.Barcelona’s home stadium. Get panoramic views of the city and harbor at Montjuïc and Mirador de l’Alcalde in the hills on the city outskirts.

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What people are saying about Blanes

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 174 reviews

This tour was fantastic! Carlos, our tour guide, was enthusiastic and knowledgeable, which enhanced our experience. We traveled to Costa Brava in comfort and enjoyed lovely scenery along the way. We went to two coastal towns and ate some delicious paella! Wonderful experience!

It was a great experience. Amazing scenery and tropical gardens!!! It was humid when I went but overall it was worth the sweat, walking and money just to get to know more about what Barcelona has to offer!

The whole trip was very good and our bus driver and guide were great. We had received a lot of information about the individual sights and had enough time to visit everything at the stops.

Hello my daughter and I went on the Costa Brava Day Tour together. In everything that was super planned, we had time for ourselves to shop or look at the region, for swimming..

great, nothing is missing, just bring flip flops to walk on the concrete it wears out your feet because it's big and there's a drop.