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Barcelona: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour 1 or 2-Day Ticket

1. Barcelona: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour 1 or 2-Day Ticket

Embark on a sightseeing tour of Barcelona with a choice of 2 different routes and 40 stops. See the major sites aboard an open-top double-decker bus, hopping off at key points of interest to you, such as the Gothic Quarter or the Picasso Museum, before jumping back on the bus to continue the route. Sit back and relax on an open-deck double-decker hop-on hop-off bus. See all the major sites of Barcelona, hopping on and off at your leisure. Stop to see the Picasso Museum that boasts one of the largest collections of Picasso’s artwork anywhere in the world. Walk down La Rambla and discover one of the city’s most vibrant areas with countless bars and eateries. Marvel at the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites Barcelona boasts. Especially remarkable is the Sagrada Familia, one of the most iconic works of the famous architect, Antoni Gaudi, which can be seen throughout the city on your tour. The buses come every 20-30 minutes and each route is around 2 hours. The tour stops along the routes are as follows:  Red Line: • Plaça de Catalunya • Casa Batlló - Fundació Antoni Tàpies • Passeig de Gràcia - La Pedrera • Francesc Macià - Diagonal • Estació de Sants • Plaça d’Espanya • Caixa Fòrum - Pavelló Mies van der Rohe • Poble Espanyol • Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya • Anella Olímpica • Fundació Joan Miró • Telefèric de Montjuïc • Miramar - Jardins Costa i Llobera • World Trade Center • Colom - Museu Marítim • Port Vell • Museu d’Història de Catalunya • Port Olímpic • Glòries • Arc de Triomf - Barcelona Nord Blue Line: • Plaça de Catalunya • Casa Batlló - Fundació Antoni Tàpies • Passeig de Gràcia - La Pedrera • Sagrada Família • Sant Pau Recinte Modernista • Park Güell • Tramvia Blau - Tibidabo • Sarrià • Monestir de Pedralbes • Palau Reial - Pavellons Güell • Futbol Club Barcelona - Camp Nou • Diagonal Les Corts • Francesc Macià – Diagonal • Eixample

Barcelona: 2-Hour Segway Group Tour by Night

2. 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: Helicopter, Walking, and Sailing 360º City Tour

3. 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: Guided Segway Tour

4. 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: 2-Hour Sailing Experience with Refreshments

5. Barcelona: 2-Hour Sailing Experience with Refreshments

Discover the beautiful coastline of Barcelona on a yacht tour. See the Port of Barcelona, Barceloneta beach, the Castle of Montjuic, and the Tibidabo mountain from a unique perspective on the Mediterranean Sea. Set sail out of the inner marina and admire some of the most luxurious, private mega yachts of the Mediterranean sea moored at One Ocean Marina at Port Vell. Then pass by the famous shopping Center Maremagnum built on the dock, and see the famous statue of Christopher Columbus. Marvel at the World Trade Center building before your ship sets course for the northern mouth of the port of Barcelona. Just before the northern entry of the Port of Barcelona, pass under the largest drawbridge in Spain that gives access to one of the most important commercial ports of the Mediterranean Sea. Once you're out of the harbor, the sails are hoisted and you'll sail along the coast of Barcelona, to enjoy the incredible views of the city. See landmarks such as the Modern W Hotel, the beach of the Barceloneta, the Castle of Montjuic, the Olympic Towers, and Sagrada Familia all from a whole new angle. In the background, the Tibidabo mountain frames the city. Enjoy the sensation of being out on the open sea and feel the salty breeze while savoring some delicious local specialties and Spanish wine or Catalan Cava.

Barcelona: Barrio Gotico City Tour in German

6. Barcelona: Barrio Gotico City Tour in German

The past comes to life on this walking tour in the footsteps of one-time residents through winding alleyways and picturesque squares of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter. Every stone has a story to tell. This exploration starts in the days of the Romans, continues to the Middle Ages, and then follows into the early 18th century. Get a glimpse of more than just the history of Barcelona on this German-language tour of Barcelona. Barcelona is anything but some musty museum; it is a dynamic port city constantly reinventing itself and always changing. Every street pulses with life, and old and new blend together to form incredible scenery in a style truly unique to this Mediterranean metropolis. The following topics await you on this walking tour: • Roman luxury: flowing water for a convalescent colony • A holy city gets concurrence • Birth of a nation: a nasty affair and a bloody situation • How the dragon came to Barcelona • The young girl in the pines and the French soldier's bayonet • A slightly spooky brotherhood • The crown of Aragon: from the little city to maritime force • We're talking to you! The advice of the hundreds and the general • King Martin's death: the beginning of the end of codetermination • The Jewish Quarter: the remnants of a lost world • The Inquisition and the hound kings: praise is nothing to play with • My Immortal: a romantic place and the scars of the Spanish Civil War • A Gothic theme park: even houses move, stone by stone • Watch that egg dance • Royal palace: King Fernando fights his fears and doesn't receive Columbus at home • Santa Maria del Mar: the first collaborative project; legends and heroes • The mulberry grave: the vengeance of the Bourbon kings and the head of the general • A half house and the song of the knife-grinder ...and much more.

Barcelona: 2-Hour e-Scooter Tour

7. Barcelona: 2-Hour e-Scooter Tour

After meeting with your group at the rental site, your sight-seeing tour of Barcelona will begin. Your e-scooter will take you along the beaches to the Olympic Harbor. From there, you will visit the Ciutadella Park, where you will discover many interesting things such as the spectacular Cascada Monumental waterfall and the Parliament of Catalonia. Later on in your tour, you will see the iconic Arc de Triomf. You will then ride through the Old Harbor where many luxurious yachts are docked. Towards the conclusion of your tour, you will stop to admire the beautiful views of the new harbor of Barcelona, Marina-Vela. Further highlights encountered on this tour include the Christopher Columbus Monument and the W Hotel. At the conclusion of your scenic tour, you will return back to the point of origin, where you will return your e-scooters.

Barcelona: 4-Hour E-Bike Photography Tour

8. Barcelona: 4-Hour E-Bike Photography Tour

With more than 500km of bike lanes in Barcelona, you're guaranteed a fun and exciting experience during this electric bike tour. Enjoy the city like a local on an electric bike traveling through the streets. See the highlights of Barcelona including the Modernism route, the beaches, Roman Barcelona and much more. There will be a refreshment stop at the end of the tour for tapas and a drink. Discover La Pedrera (Casa Mila), Casa Batllo, the Gothic Quarter, the Columbus monument, the Barceloneta district, the Sagrada Familia, the Park of the Citadel, the Arc de Triumph, Agbar Tower and not forgetting, of course, the beautiful beaches.

Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and City Tour with Hotel Pickup

9. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and City Tour with Hotel Pickup

Get picked up wherever suits you best and travel by private transport around the best of Barcelona's sites. With your professional guide, explore the different faces of Barcelona's architectonic legacy, its culture and its people. The tour starts at Plaça Catalunya, the main center of Barcelona, connected to the street with the most distinctive Catalan architecture, Passeig de Gracia. Here, find the most striking facades of private modernist buildings; La Pedrera by Antoni Gaudí stands out in particular. In the so-called "Apple of Discord," discover other impressive examples of modernist houses like Gaudí’s Casa Batlló, Casa Lleó-Morera or Casa Ametller. Follow in the footsteps of the architect by entering the Eixample. This district was designed by Ildefons Cerdà as an extension of the old town, for the orderly growth of the city. Drive through its original streets to reach Gaudí’s masterpiece ​​La Sagrada Familia. During a guided visit, learn about the different parts of the building and its symbolism. You will be blown away by the bizarre forms of its columns, roofs and walls as the result of the organic nature of Gaudí’s architecture. Continue on toward the Mediterranean sea, passing by the Plaza de Toros Monument and through the contemporary Agbar Tower, the newest reference point for the Barcelona skyline. Reach Bogatell beach and from here, cross the waterfront through to Port Vell (Old Port), the Gothic Drassanes and Columbus Monument (near the iconic La Rambla) to end at the brand new World Trade Center. At the coastline, climb Montjuic Mountain to Mirador de l'Alcalde, a terrace from where you can enjoy the most spectacular panoramic views of Barcelona’s skyline. On the same mountain, discover the ‘92 Olympics facilities and architecture designed for the International Exhibition of 1929, such as Plaça Espanya (influenced by St. Peter's Square in the Vatican) or the National Palace. From these heights, head back to the center of the Old Town. Finish the day with a relaxed walking tour with your professional guide through the charming corners of the Gothic Quarter, discovering the imprints of the Roman and medieval city. Stop at Cathedral Avenue to admire the magnificent temple’s Gothic façade and then travel back in time to the origins of Barcelona in Plaça Sant Jaume where the City Hall is located today.

Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and Park Güell with Hotel Pickup

10. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and Park Güell with Hotel Pickup

Enjoy pickup from your hotel, and a comfortable ride, where your expert guide will share fascinating stories about the city’s one-of-a-kind architecture, culture, and history.  The tour will begin next to the Mediterranean Sea, home to the golden sand beach of Bogatell, before following the coastline towards Port Vell (the Old Port). There your guide will show you the Gothic Drassanes and the iconic Columbus Monument located at Barcelona's most famous street, La Rambla.  From there, the guide will take you up Montjuïc Mountain to Mirador de l'Alcalde, a beautiful terrace with wonderful views of Barcelona’s iconic skyline. The Mountain of Montjuïc was once the main venue of the 1992 Olympics. Nowadays, you can still admire the Olympic Stadium. You can also find plenty of examples of urbanism and architecture designed for the International Exhibition of 1929. These include Plaça Espanya, The Magic Fountain, the Mies Van der Rohe Pavilion, and The National Palace. The tour will continue down the mountain to the Old Town. There you will leave the vehicle for a while as the narrow streets of the charming Gothic Quarter must be explored on foot. Your guide will take you to the hidden corners of this neighborhood while unveiling the Roman and Medieval history of its streets. After discovering the Old Town your guide will take you to the neighborhood that was made to expand the city beyond its walls, l’Eixample. This district was designed in the 19th-century by the urban planner Ildefons Cerdà. Its grid pattern and wide avenues offer a stark contrast to the more chaotic Old Town.  The visit of l'Eixample will start at Plaça Catalunya, Barcelona’s central plaza. The square connects to the boulevard Passeig de Grácia, which features some of the best examples of Modernist architecture. Take a moment to admire the striking façades of private Modernist buildings including Gaudí's famous La Pedrera and Gaudí’s Casa Batlló and the Casa Lleó Morera and Casa Ametller. Your guide will take you to the crown jewel of Barcelona, Gaudí's masterpiece of La Sagrada Familia. After an extensive explanation of the hidden religious symbolism in the façades of La Sagrada Familia, enter the building. You are sure to be captivated by Gaudi’s incredible architectural style, the peculiar shape of the columns, ceilings, and walls, and the organic architecture of the basilica.  Finally, your guide will take you all the way to Park Güell. This magical park is located on the top of a hill that provides spectacular views of Barcelona. In the park’s famous gardens, Gaudí combined his unique architectural style with elements of nature. The result is a place of pure fantasy guaranteed to amaze you.

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The organisers were great and gave us a one on one tutorial on using a Segway safely. They made sure we felt comfortable before hitting the streets and they were always close by in case of anything. We visited a lot of the main tourist sites in Barcelona and enjoyed the tour. Also a really fun tour to do on a Segway. Would definitely recommend. Our tour guide was more than happy to snap some pictures and videos of us too.

I had the absolute best time on my tour today! Highlight of my trip. Our tour guide who unfortunately I can’t remember how to spell his name but it began with M! Was so lovely and knowledgeable and was happy to answer any questions from the group. I 100% would recommend this tour to anyone it was great and I got some amazing pictures!

We had the sweetest and most informative tour guide, Rene, and we had so much fun! Also, my friend felt pretty shakey on the segway, but they made sure that she was safe and comfortable the entire time. We went to a few places around Barcelona, and I loved the range of destinations

Alex was super nice! Great experience. We learned a lot and Alex made sure we rode the Segways safely

Good value for money and captures most of the important and iconic landmarks