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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: Montserrat Tour, Monastery & Optional Wine/Lunch

2. Barcelona: Montserrat Tour, Monastery & Optional Wine/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. Entry to the monastery is included in the tour price. 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.

Barcelona: Sagrada Familia Fast-Track Access Ticket

3. 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. 

Barcelona: Camp Nou and FC Barcelona Museum

4. 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.

Lloret de Mar: Catamaran Sailing Experience with BBQ

5. Lloret de Mar: Catamaran Sailing Experience with BBQ

Enjoy the ultimate day of fun in the sun with a sailing trip along the Costa Brava. Climb aboard a beautiful catamaran in Lloret de Mar and set sail. Lie in the big net bow area and feel the sensation of floating over the sea while listening to music and having a drink.   After 1 hour of sailing past the stunning landscape of cliffs, caves, secluded beaches and fishing villages, the boat will stop at a quiet spot. Swim in a small inlet, play on the giant floating mattress, or go snorkeling in the beautiful waters. Top off the experience with complimentary drinks including beer, sangria, soft drinks, and water. Return to Lloret de Mar with the music turned up, as you soak in the atmosphere.

Salou: PortAventura Theme Park Tickets

6. Salou: PortAventura Theme Park Tickets

Enjoy a day of thrills at PortAventura, Spain's largest theme park, just 45 minutes away from Barcelona by train. Explore the universe, divided into 6 distinct destinations, each with attractions for all ages, unique gastronomy, and typical products to purchase as one-off souvenir gifts. Have fun in Mexico, the Wild West, Imperial China, and Polynesia. With more than 37 attractions, from roller coasters to water slides, and skydiving simulators to cowboy shows, there’s something for everyone. The exotic landscape of marvelous Polynesia is a gift for the senses. Sounds, colors, and sensations will transport you to paradise. Explore the world of the Mediterranean, ideal for those who crave the tranquillity of a traditional fishing village. Have fun in China and go to the Far West to enjoy cowboy dances and shows. Indulge your inner child and put a smile back on your face at the new Sesame Street rides, where Bert and Ernie await old and young alike.

From L’Estartit: Snorkeling Trip to the Medes Islands

7. From L’Estartit: Snorkeling Trip to the Medes Islands

Discover one of the best snorkeling spots off the Costa Brava on this wonderful eco tour. Explore the seven islands of the Medes Islands archipelago, located just a mile from L’Estartit beach. See the incredible marine flora and fauna as you snorkel through this beautiful nature reserve. Meet at the local partner's shop where you guide will welcome you and give you the snorkeling equipment. Watch a short video on the Medes Islands and the marine life you can see there. Then get on board a small boat and depart for the islands. When you arrive at the archipelago, jump into the water in groups of 8 to 10 people with a guide who will show you the best spots to see the fishes. After 50 minutes of snorkeling, return to the boat and you enjoy time for swimming or relaxing on deck. Take a short cruise around the islands before returning to the harbor, where your tour will end.

Barcelona: Sunset Catamaran Cruise with Live Music Option

8. Barcelona: Sunset Catamaran Cruise with Live Music Option

Jump aboard the catamaran boat and set sail on the Mediterranean sea. Take a break and relax from the hustle and bustle of the city. Soak up the sun, sail on the ocean waves, enjoy cocktails, and dance to live music, depending on what you book. Choose the Cocktail and Lounge Music Catamaran Cruise to enjoy a local cocktail on board and background lounge music. Or wait for the best time of day and book the option Sunset Cruise with Live Music Show and experience golden views over Barcelona with Live Music. Fancy a drink or a snack? You can take advantage of the bar service onboard to purchase what you look for. This catamaran trip is a great day out for all the family. Enjoy breathtaking views of this city's skyline that you won't forget.

Barcelona: Park Güell Admission Ticket

9. Barcelona: Park Güell Admission Ticket

Visit Park Güell with your timed admission ticket and explore the unique site at your own pace. Marvel at Antoni Gaudí's colorful mosaic art such as the Dragon Stairway with its world-famous salamander. Have a break from the city life while strolling through the green Austria Gardens and take stunning photos of Barcelona from the park's viewing points.  The plan for the park was assigned to Gaudí by Eusebi Güell, a Catalan entrepreneur who wanted to recreate a British residential park on Muntanya Pelada (Bare Mountain). It was opened as a municipal park in 1926, recognized as an artistic monument in 1969 and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. While you have to enter the park at your booked time slot, you can stay for as long as you like after and take it all in.

Girona: Game of Thrones Small Group Tour

10. Girona: Game of Thrones Small Group Tour

Take part in an intriguing journey inside the new official filming location of Game of Thrones. Guided by an expert of the show, who's also a medieval history accredited guide, this tour will take your knowledge of the series to another level. You will start your journey at the famous Saint Marti's stairs in central Girona, and continue admiring the stunning architecture and narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter. Linking architecture with one of the most famous medieval fiction stories, this tour is a must-do activity for GOT fans. The tour will start in one of the most famous stairs of Girona, the stairs of the Church of Sant Martí s'Acosta in the Pujada de Sant Domenech. Head deeper into the narrow and winding alleys of the Jewish quarter (Call Jueu), street of Claveria, Sant Llorenç street, Cúndaro street. Then, pass the Cathedral of Santa Maria to reach Cartanyà Bisbe Street, in the neighborhood near the Casserna dels Alemanys (German Headquarters). Return to the cathedral to admire its baroque façade and see the large stairs that lead down to the square. From there, you'll head to Ferran the Catholic street to see the Arab baths. Visit the Plaza dels Jurats and make your way to the magnificent Romanesque monastery of Sant Pere de Galligans. Finally, you'll see the surroundings of the Church of Sant Feliu, also with a grand staircase. These sites appear as locations in the fictional towns of Braavos and King's Landing. Your guide will have an Ipad to show you the locations of Game of Thrones filmed in Girona city and you can compare them with the real spots.

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What people are saying about Catalonia

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Whilst in Barcelona we did 6 organised trips with a guide and this one did not disappoint! Yes it is more expensive but in my opinion if you are a huge football fan like myself then it is well worth the money. Our guide Diana was fabulous. She was so passionate about all things related to the club, was knowledgeable and patient with everyone and kept us enthralled the whole way round the tour. Getting to see areas that aren’t open to everyone and hearing details that Diana knew first hand made this a wonderful trip. The only negative I have is that we booked whilst in Barcelona and couldn’t get access to a printer to get our tickets and I missed the small print details telling us were to meet the guide and we wasted the first few minutes of the tour trying to find the starting point….no reflection on the tour just personal misfortune and our lack of good internet service.

Fabulous interactive game that lead us to see parts of Tarragona that we had already walked past and not noticed! Packed full of historical information and tips. Great way to pass a Sunday afternoon (26/6) when the museums/shops are closed. Only issue we had was finding the starting point as the Google map link had us go round in circles 3 times before we found the exact address…I’d advise others to use a paper map that are available in the tourist information office to locate the start point.

It was a great spiritual experience for me. Love everything about it. Wished I could spend more time to fully explore the area. The view is also stunning. The guide Merza was super friendly and funny. Gave us a lot of his personal tips and showed us around the place diligently. As the timing was very tight, he gave us suggestion and options on where we should prioritise and visit.

This was a highlight in our stay in Barcelona. Enrique was great. We enjoyed lunch at the Plaza in Cadaques where we had excellent pizza and sangria. We wanted to immerse ourselves in art and this day trip emphasizing on Dali was wonderful. Seeing his home gives greater insight and a more personal view into the artist.

Tour was excellent! Exceeded my expectations. Tour guides were knowledge and enjoyable to spend a few hours with. Would highly recommend to others