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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: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

2. Barcelona: 24 or 48-Hour 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. Each route has an approximate duration of 2 hours. 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: Coastal Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

3. 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.

Costa Brava: Kayak and Snorkel Tour with Lunch and Beer

4. Costa Brava: Kayak and Snorkel Tour with Lunch and Beer

Meet your guide and transfer to the coast by air-conditioned minibus or coach from the Arc de Triomf in Barcelona. It’s just over an hour up the coast of Spain in our air-conditioned minibus or bus. Arrive at the kayaking base camp and meet your kayak tour guide. Change into your swimwear, get snorkeling gear and equipment, and take part in a safety briefing to learn some basic kayaking techniques. Launch off the beach and into the water to start your kayak tour. Hear about local flora and fauna from your guide as you admire the dynamic coastline. Stop along the way to try some snorkeling and exploring coves. Savor a a classic Spanish Bocadillo with chorizo for lunch along the way. Have the option to take part in a kayak race. Keep a lookout marine life like an octopus while you snorkel. Watch swooping bats, splash your guide, and be terrified by old pirate legends. After your tour, you arrive on the beach with time to relax with your toes in the sand. Give back your snorkel gear and other equipment and cool off with a free beer, sangria, or coffee. Have free time to play volleyball with the public nets, go for a cocktail and tapas in a local bar. Take the opportunity to have a short walk along the coast of the bay to different viewpoints or to pick up some souvenirs. Return to Barcelona by bus at the end of your tour. 

Barcelona 3-h Bike Tour and optional lunch at Hard Rock Cafe

5. Barcelona 3-h Bike Tour and optional lunch at Hard Rock Cafe

Explore Barcelona by bike with a team of guides that will fill you in on its historic background, and tell you about everyday life in the energetic city. You will see many of its main landmarks on the relaxing 3-hour tour, giving you an overview of the rich culture and diversity of the modern city. Departing from the central Plaça de Catalunya, you will head down the city’s narrow streets using bike lanes and pedestrianized roads, visiting attractions such as the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Rambla del Raval, Plaça Reial, Plaça Sant Jaume, Barcelona City Hall, Plaça Sant Felip Neri, Cathedral, and the Roman Walls. You will head down to the beaches of Port Vell and Barceloneta, see the Olympic Marina and Olympic Village, and cycle through the greenery of Ciutadella Park. You will also take in some of the sights of the L’Eixample with its wide Modernist streets and buildings, such as the Sagrada Família, Passeig de Gracia, Casa Batlló, Casa Milà and Plaça de Catalunya. You can then opt to end the tour with a lively lunch at the Hard Rock Café on Plaça de Catalunya should you desire.

Barcelona: Guided Segway Tour

6. 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

7. 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: 2-Hour Segway Group Tour by Night

8. Barcelona: 2-Hour Segway Group Tour by Night

Start our tour from a Barceloneta beach where you will enjoy a beautiful coast. This is one of Barcelona's oldest and best-loved beaches. It is thought to have inspired Miguel de Cervantes as the setting for the fight between Don Quixote and the Knight of the White Moon. Next you'll go to the Old Port of Barcelona. It was built as part of an urban renewal program prior to the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Before this, it was a run-down area of empty warehouses, railroad yards, and factories.  Stop in front of the Columbus monument. It was constructed for the World's Fair Barcelona in 1888 in honor to Columbus first voyage to the Americas. And also you will see a charming famous boulevard – La Rambla. Afterwards you’ll move to the central Parc de la Ciutadella, historical landmark of the great expansion of the city. Afterwards you will go all the way up till the Arc of Triumph and going back to the office through the Olimpic Port. This project was carried out following the 1992 Olympics, opening he city to the sea, and this was the area which hosted the Sailing Competitions during the Games. Here are located the famous skyscrapers: Mapfre and Hotel Arts. Both towers are measuring exactly the same, reaching 154 meters in height, and are literaly placed one in front of each other. You'll see them from anywhere in Barcelona,  because of its monumentality and impressive modern architecture.  The rest of the tour you will spend passing close to the new modern area - Forum. You will see one of the most beautiful skyscraper in Barcelona - Agbar Tower. It is one of the most prominent phallic architecture around the world. Torre Agbar is intended to recall the shape of a geyser rising into the air. It was inspired by Montserrat, a mountain near Barcelona. A defining feature of the building is its nocturnal illumination. It has 4,500 LED devices that allow generation of luminous images on its façade. At night this building became as christmas three for citizens.

Barcelona: 2-Hour Sunset Sailing Experience

9. Barcelona: 2-Hour Sunset Sailing Experience

Sail along the coast of Barcelona aboard a 12-meter yacht as you set sail from the renovated Port Olimpic at sunset and relax with your family and friends. Meet your crew at Port Olimpic Moll de Maestral by the boats with red and blue flags named Bombon. Benefit from a safety briefing after check-in, and then enjoy complimentary drinks and light snacks such as olives, cheese, and fuet (cured meat) as the sun goes down. Whether it's your first time on a boat or you are 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 onboard or get the chance to help steer the boat if you are feeling more adventurous. You can also upgrade your experience by choosing to include live guitar music onboard. Float back to Port Olimpic under the evening sky as you conclude your sailing experience.

Barcelona 1-Hour Paddle Surfing

10. 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.

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What people are saying about La Barceloneta

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 9,470 reviews

I did this kayaking with my parents. Kayaking and snorkeling last 3 hours. The rest is free time. Before I did a kayaking, my parents and I were able to swim on the beautiful beach of Costa Brava. Also our guides Tim and Ignacio are very kind and hospitable. 부모님이랑 카약이랑 스노클링 했는데 좋았어요! 대략 3시간에서 3시간 반정도 진행되고 점심으로 샌드위치랑 사과 먹었어요. 3시간이 짧을거라고 생각했는데 은근 힘들어요. 총 투어시간은 10시간인데 왔다갔다 하는 시간 3시간 조금 넘고 설명듣고 카약타는 시간 4시간정도입니다. 그리고 나머지 시간은 자유시간이여서 바다에서 수영했어요. 엄청 재밌고 부모님이랑 좋은 추억 만들었어요.

We LOVED the bike tour, and we learnt so much about the city!! We were all so glad we did it and would probably do it again! Our guide spoke perfect English and was warm and engaging the entire way round. Great way to see the city!!

Amazing Tour ! The Tour guide was amazing and took us through the side of Barcelona that we did not know about. The views, the Segway tour and the whole experience was so breathtaking. The best thing we did in Barcelona so far.

Jorge delivered as promised. The atmosphere was safe, the music was mellow and the sunset was spectacular. Jorge did not talk too much, but he answered questions, made the refreshments and piloted the boat very professionally.

Despite the weather, a really nice laid back experience with a very friendly crew!