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Barcelona: Camp Nou and FC Barcelona Museum

1. Barcelona: Camp Nou and FC Barcelona Museum

Tour Camp Nou, the largest stadium in Europe, and visit the accompanying museum. Retrace the footsteps of the Futbol Club Barcelona's legendary players including Kubala, Cruyff, Maradona, Guardiola, and Ronaldinho. Begin your tour of the modern museum with large-format interactive walls, new showcases, and a wide collection of objects that reveal the history of FC Barcelona, explaining the values that have made Barça “more than a club.” Then, take the Camp Nou Experience tour. Visit key Barça areas, including the visitors’ changing room and the tunnel onto the pitch. Catch a panoramic view of the entire stadium. Experience the pitch in 360 Virtual Reality (if this option is booked). Visit the television studio, the mixed zone, the press room, and the commentary boxes. The tour ends on the second floor, where you can visit the fascinating multimedia space, which was renovated in January 2010.

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Barcelona: Sagrada Familia Fast-Track Access Ticket

2. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia Fast-Track Access Ticket

Explore Antoni Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia. Skip the long lines with fast-track entry and discover the beautiful basilica at your own pace. Learn about its history with an included audio guide. Find out firsthand why Gaudi's iconic work — its impressive facades and interior — is one of Spain's most visited monuments. Admire a combination of Gothic and Art Nouveau forms in this UNESCO-listed structure that dominates the Barcelona skyline. Gaudi began working on the true symbol of Barcelona in 1882, and the Sagrada Familia remains a work in progress today. Although unfinished, the basilica remains a must-see.  

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Barcelona Aquarium: Skip-the-Line Admission Ticket

3. Barcelona Aquarium: Skip-the-Line Admission Ticket

The Barcelona Aquarium is located in Port Vell, the city’s old harbor area, and is the world's most important marine leisure and education center dedicated to Mediterranean undersea life. Book your priority access ticket for this unique attraction that has already been visited by more than 14 million people. The aquarium is the perfect place to learn about the seabed and the many species that live there. See the 35 Mediterranean and tropical tanks that are home to 11,000 animals from some 450 different species. Most spectacular of all is the immense Oceanarium, 5 meters deep and 36 meters in diameter. A transparent 80-meter-long tunnel runs through the Oceanarium, making it possible for you to walk among sharks, gilt heads, morays, ocean sunfish, and many other species. With your ticket you'll also be able to visit the permanent exhibitions, Planeta Aqua and Explora! that show the importance of water in the development of the planet, and where kids can discover the underwater world, using all of their 5 senses. After your visit, you'll be able to enjoy the different services on offer, such as the café, shop, and others. 

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PortAventura & Ferrari Land Tickets: 1, 2, or 3-Day Entry

4. PortAventura & Ferrari Land Tickets: 1, 2, or 3-Day Entry

Enjoy 1, 2, or 3 days of thrills with a ticket to 2 amazing parks, meet fascinating characters, explore mysterious ruins in far away lands, feel like a real cowboy or cowgirl, embark on amazing adventures and make your dreams come true. Feel the adrenaline rush on board roller coasters, unwind in the spa, enjoy the fresh air with a round of golf or simply sit back and enjoy the tranquility of the gentle Mediterranean breeze. Explore PortAventura's third theme park dedicated to the prestigious Italian firm Ferrari. Visit a unique park in Europe and see its tribute not only to the technological facet of Ferrari, but also to its role as an emblem of Italian genius. Feel the speed, innovation, adrenaline, theming, and leading rides on an international scale. Discover Ferrari Land's incredible attractions and amazing spaces dedicated exclusively to the legendary Italian racing team. The tickets are valid for consecutive days after the first activation. The number of days depends on the option chosen.  Every year from November to January, PortAventura Park provides visitors with an unforgettable Christmas experience. From November 20 to January 9, the park is transformed into a wonderland of color, music, stars, shows, decoration, and Christmas spirit.

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Hop-On Hop-Off Barcelona City Tour 1 or 2 Day

5. Hop-On Hop-Off Barcelona City Tour 1 or 2 Day

Discover Barcelona at your own pace on a double-decker hop-on hop-off bus tour! One convenient ticket is valid for two routes, each with stops at the best sites in Barcelona! A complimentary map and guide with the routes and stops will help you choose where to get off and where to stay on. You will also enjoy audio commentary in 15 different languages. 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 • Cathedral-Barri Gotic • Port Vell • Museu d'Història de Catalunya • La Barceloneta • Port Olímpic • Platja del Bogatell* • Nova Mar Bella* • Forum* • Sagrada Familia Cathedral • Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau • Parc Güell • Tibidabo • La Pedrera • Casa Batlló • Glòries-Torre Agbar (*) Winter Tour (November 2 to March 25): these stops are replaced by Ciutadella - Zoo, Teatre Nacional - Auditori. 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

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Barcelona: Flamenco Show at City Hall Theater

6. Barcelona: Flamenco Show at City Hall Theater

Make your way to Barcelona City Hall to enjoy a traditional Spanish art form, awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 2010. Soak up the unique atmosphere of flamenco as some of the most talented artistes in Spain seduce with music, singing and dancing. Surrender to the charms of some of the most prominent dancers on the Catalan flamenco scene as they perform in the former Teatro de Barcelona. Admire the beautiful features of the early 19th-century theater, including a stage framed with light bulbs, velvet curtains and original stage machinery. Let the improvised flamenco "jam sessions" get under your skin and sense the visceral emotion taking place on stage. Get back to the roots of authentic flamenco with performances such as the fast-rhythm "Bulerías," guitar "solos," beat percussion, singing in its purest form, face-to-face duels and "Soleás." See legendary dancers including Ivan Alcalà, Raúl Ortega, Patricia Dominguez and Yolanda Cortés. Hear seductive singers, such as Antonio el Mantecao, Miguel de la Tolea, La Tana and Josefa G.Contreras. Admire flamenco guitarists, Oliver Haldon and Eduardo Cortés, along with percussion by Joni C. Sanchez and Jacobo C. Sanchez.

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Barcelona: Montserrat Tour w/ Optional Wine Tasting & Lunch

7. Barcelona: Montserrat Tour w/ Optional Wine Tasting & Lunch

Experience an unforgettable guided group tour to Montserrat, Catalonia's most famous mountain range. Take in the beauty of its natural rolling landscape and discover the history and traditions of its medieval monastery. After your bus journey from Barcelona, board the cogwheel train up to the monastery and admire the beautiful nature and iconic multi-peaked mountain range of Montserrat. Once at the monastery, your guide will take you on a walking tour of the historical center of the complex. Learn about the rich history of the Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, an 11th-century monastery that still functions to this day, with over 70 monks. Use the allotted free time to wander freely and visit the famous Black Madonna and see paintings by Picasso, El Greco, and Dali at the Montserrat Museum. During your free time, you can also ride the funicular train up the side of the mountain to get even better viewpoints of the monastery.  Travelers who booked the half-day tour option will return to Barcelona after the visit to Montserrat. If you chose a full-day tour option, you'll continue toward a beautiful boutique winery. Arrive at the winery and, depending on the food option you booked, enjoy a light tapas or multi-course lunch. Admire amazing views of the winery and Montserrat mountains as you feast on traditional foods of the region. After your meal, wander around the vineyards, learn about the wine-making process, and enjoy a wine tasting session, before traveling back to Barcelona.

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Hola BCN: 48, 72, 96, or 120-Hour Public Transport Ticket

8. Hola BCN: 48, 72, 96, or 120-Hour Public Transport Ticket

With a public transport ticket that offers unlimited travel for 2 days or more, you’ll be able to get around Barcelona and the surrounding area and save yourself time and money. Discover Barcelona at your leisure as you travel by the metro, buses, and trams as many times as you like.  Visit the city’s landmarks and monuments at your own pace on a pass that’s valid for an unlimited number of journeys on the metro and buses operated by Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB), trains operated by the Generalitat city network, and the tram and Renfe suburban trains. A pass to connect with the Barcelona airport line is included. Your public transportation ticket is valid for 48, 72, 96, or 120 consecutive hours after the validation date (depending on the option chosen).

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Barcelona’s Montjuïc Cable Car Ride: Round Trip Ticket

9. Barcelona’s Montjuïc Cable Car Ride: Round Trip Ticket

This return ticket on the newly refurbished cable car is an unforgettable way to get to the hill of Montjuïc overlooking Barcelona. The cable car links the city to the top of the historic hill where you will be rewarded with panoramic views. To do so, climb approximately 270 feet (84.5 meters) on a 2,460-foot (750-meter) run that affords views of the whole of Barcelona; from the Serra de Collserola to the Mediterranean Sea. The cable car has 3 stations: Parc de Montjuïc, Miramar, and Castell de Montjuïc, and you can depart from Parc de Montjuïc to arrive at Castell de Montjuïc in style! The cable car is fully accessible, and offers the following opening hours: January and February: from 10:00 to 18:00 March to May: from 10:00 to 19:00 June to September: from 10:00 to 21:00 October: from 10:00 to 19:00 November and December: from 10:00 to 18:00 You can use your return ticket once during the day to explore the sights of Montjuic before you return.

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Sagrada Familia: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Guided Tour & Ticket

10. Sagrada Familia: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Guided Tour & Ticket

Make your visit to the Sagrada Familia unforgettable with a 1.5-hour guided tour of Gaudí’s masterpiece. See the Basilica’s dream-like façade and interior in a small-group or private tour setting accompanied by an expert guide. During the tour you will learn about the ongoing construction, the current predicted completion date, and the generations of craftspeople, architects and artists learned how to bring Gaudi’s vision to life. Your guide will meet you outside, starting the tour with a little introduction before heading to the Basilica’s entrance. After you’ve headed through security, hear all about the Nativity Façade, the first completed section of the Basilica. Next, you will step into the interior of the Sagrada Familia. Marvel at the world created by the intense colored light from the stained glass windows and the branch-like columns extending over the ceiling. Gaudí intended for the interior to look and feel like a walk through the woods, with the light exuding a sense of sifting through forest leaves.  As you exit the Basilica you will hear about the Passion Façade, representing the story of Jesus’ crucifixion. Experience the drama of the Passion through the tower’s stark and angular sculptures. This façade, like most of the Sagrada Familia, was built after Gaudí’s death.  Head to Sagrada Familia Schools next, designed for the children of the workers building the Sagrada Familia. Hear how it was reconstructed more than once and even moved locations to make way for the Basilica.  Your last stop will be the Sagrada Familia Museum, where your guide will share original sketches and plans with you that demonstrate the complexity of Gaudi's architecture and vision. Find artifacts here from Gaudi’s life and the Basilica's own history, such as his upside-down model of the Basilica.

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The tour started on time and the guides are just so informed about Gaudi and Barcelona. Thats what made the tour experience memorable cause we got to learn things from locals themselves.

Gaspar was the best tour guide we could have asked for. Took us to so many beautiful spots and the BEST lunch in Girona

Super friendly and knowledgable guide. Great restaurants and good portion sizes!

The performance is just amazing and something to see when visiting Barcelona.

Loved it Nou Camp was amazing , hotel Gran Havana fabulous & so central