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

1. 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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Costa Daurada: Catamaran Tour and Snorkeling

2. Costa Daurada: Catamaran Tour and Snorkeling

Sail across the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean by catamaran along the beautiful Costa Daurada. Be on the lookout for caves hidden between the sandy beaches. The captain will drop anchor off the coast so you can enjoy some time swimming. Snorkel around the boat, exploring the underwater life or sunbathe on the deck if you prefer. Afterwards, the catamaran will sail back to Cambrils. Choose from 3 different options: a 3-hour cruise with snacks and drinks; a 3-hour cruise with drinks only; or a 5-hour cruise with a barbecue and drinks.

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From Barcelona: PortAventura Theme Park Ticket & Transfer

3. From Barcelona: PortAventura Theme Park Ticket & Transfer

Enjoy a full-day of thrills and spills at Spain's largest theme park on this day out to PortAventura from Barcelona. Six completely different worlds of adventure await you in PortAventura Park: Mediterrània, Polynesia, SésamoAventura, China, México and Far West. PortAventura Park is home to 40 rides for you to test your courage and feel an adrenaline rush. Whatever you're into, you're sure to find something to suit your interests! At the park, you will discover one-of-a-kind rides in Europe with records for height, speed and size. Encounter intense, dizzying and exciting attractions such as Dragon Khan, Furius Baco and Shambhala, Europe’s highest roller coaster. You'll also find plenty of attractions for younger guests, and lots more fun for the whole family!  In addition to fantastic rides, enjoy a different kind of entertainment through the magic of show business with up to 40 daily performances! Step inside the Gran Teatro Imperial and discover a world of magic and music where anything is possible, including acrobats, dance routines and melodies! Let yourself be seduced by fantastic offers! 

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PortAventura and Ferrari Land: Full-Day Trip from Barcelona

4. PortAventura and Ferrari Land: Full-Day Trip from Barcelona

Spend a full day enjoying the attractions at Ferrari Land and PortAventura Park, complete with comfortable round-trip transfers from Barcelona. Marvel at Europe’s tallest and fastest vertical accelerator at Ferrari World. Experience an authentic racing circuit with a 570-meter track. Feel the thrill of speed with 8 simulators that create an authentic F1 driving experience. See re-creations of the main façades of the Colosseum, the Scala and the Campanile of San Marco. Walk along the streets and stop at a store where you’ll find the most of exclusive products of the Ferrari brand. Enjoy all the flavors of Italy in an authentic trattoria. On this 12-hour combined program you’ll also visit PortAventura Park, which features 6 completely different worlds of adventure. Mediterrània, Polynesia, SésamoAventura, China, México and Far West are waiting for your visit. Whatever you like to do, you'll find something to suit your tastes. PortAventura Park offers 40 rides for you to test your courage and to experience a rush of adrenaline. You’ll find rides boasting records in height, speed and size! You’ll encounter intense, dizzying and exciting attractions such as Dragon Khan, Furius Baco and Shambhala, Europe’s highest roller coaster. You can cool off in water attractions like Angkor or Tutuki Splash. You'll also find plenty of attractions suitable for younger visitors: the Tomahawk roller-coaster in Far West, the exciting Coco Piloto plane ride, the Imperial China play area, and lots more. Your guides will invite you to enjoy a different kind of entertainment as well – the magic of show business with up to 40 daily performances. Discover dances from distant lands, tribal rhythms, shows by the light of bonfires and more. Step inside the Gran Teatro Imperial and experience a world of magic and music where anything is possible! Don’t miss the talking parrots in Aves del Paraíso, the thousands of soap bubbles in Bubblebou and the surprise meetings with friends from Sesame Street.

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From Salou: Villages & Lake or Waterfalls Jeep Excursion

5. From Salou: Villages & Lake or Waterfalls Jeep Excursion

Explore Baix Camp and Priorat on an excursion into these small monastery towns. On this trip, you’ll see the most unique sights this region has to offer as well as the most beautiful natural landscapes. See spectacular panoramic views of the valleys and admire the artistic flair of the facades of the buildings and monuments. From approximately January till May, visit the Mussara waterfalls, a 1-hour round trip by foot. Here, you can take a dip in its cool waters. From June to October, visit the idyllic Siurana Lake where you can take a swim in the refreshing water or relax and soak up the tranquil surroundings. Your guide will decide the best choice on the day of the tour, depending on the weather and the water levels at each location. If you prefer more urban activities, you can visit the typical Catalan towns or hermitages, true sources of artistic and historical information. This excursion will be made in a 4x4 or Jeep, a rugged adventure vehicle that offers you comfortable seating and an amazing view of your surroundings. Each tour takes place at approximately 1000 meters elevation. The tour is in English but depending on the availability of the guides sometimes other languages are possible.

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Tarragona: Roman Heritage Guided Walking Tour

6. Tarragona: Roman Heritage Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy a tour of the main Roman monuments of Tarragona with an official city guide. First you will be introduced to the Roman history of the region next to the city walls, which are the oldest Roman walls outside Italy. Learn why they chose this hill next to the Mediterranean as the gateway to Rome for the whole peninsula. Visit the historic center of Tarragona, where Roman monuments are intertwined with today's houses, streets and squares. With the help of the large city model, the guide will describe how the city used to look, and explain the functions of its buildings. Finally, after watching an audiovisual exhibit with 3D images you will head to the Amphitheater, located by the sea. Learn about the gladiator fights and beast hunting that took place here in ancient times, and review the amazing history of the stadium to this day.

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From Barcelona: Tarragona & Sitges Full Day Tour with Pickup

7. From Barcelona: Tarragona & Sitges Full Day Tour with Pickup

Live for a day on the warm shores of Catalonia. Travel to the historic town of Tarragona — the ancient Roman Tarraco — and enjoy the beautiful Sitges, filled with magical corners of modernist charm. You will finish the day at the best urban beach in Europe, San Sebastian. You will be picked up from your hotel in private transport to move comfortably to these 2 locations, situated south of Barcelona. With your specialized guide, visit these 2 coastal towns while hearing the most interesting stories and facts. Tarragona is located 100 kilometers south of Barcelona, ​on the Costa Dorada, where you'll find sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. Its streets house one of the most important and best preserved Roman archaeological sites in Spain, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Tarraco was the capital of "Hispania Citerior," 1 of the 3 provinces that formed the Iberian Peninsula approximately 2,000 years ago. Head from Barcelona to reach this historic scenery, first making a stop in one of the entrances of the old "Tarraco." Here, admire the impressive "Devil’s Bridge." This aqueduct — 217 meters long and 26 meters high — is a spectacular example of the advanced Roman engineering. Begin a walking tour in Tarragona, where you will discover the many preserved remains of this civilization, while your guide provides the most exciting stories. Explore the ancient walls surrounding the city and get immersed in one of the best-preserved circuses in Europe, hidden under structures from the 19th century. See traces of the ancient Roman Forum that survived to the present day alongside medieval and modern Tarragona. Finally, marvel at the ruins of the amphitheater, located on the shore of the Mediterranean since the second century, where bloody battles between gladiators were exhibited. Next, travel to another town whose charm is more colorful and idyllic, thanks to the influence of Modernism. Sitges is located on the Costa del Garraf, 38 kilometers from Barcelona. Its privileged location, where the sea and the mountains meet, became an ideal place to practice health tourism, later becoming a curious location where artists of all kinds settled. Today, Sitges has mixed its traditional fishermen’s houses with a bohemian and lively atmosphere, full of boutiques, restaurants with musicians and artists in the streets. On a walking tour through the town, your guide will take you through the streets and the most hidden corners of its labyrinthine center. See examples of architectural modernism at Casa Bacardi or Casa del Rellotge, as you uncover the curious stories of the "Americanos" who became rich from the new continent. The fame of Sitges — the "Saint Tropez of Spain" — is due to its idyllic walk by the sea. See the church of San Bartolomé and Santa Tecla, the grand staircase, Maricel Palace and the charming "Quiet Corner," where musicians enliven the atmosphere. These spots all lead you to the beach of San Sebastian. End the day enjoying the idyllic location, considered by the New York Times to be the best urban beach in Europe. Relax on one of its terraces or, if the weather permits, take a dip in its crystal waters.

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Caribe Aquatic Park Full-Day Tour From Barcelona

8. Caribe Aquatic Park Full-Day Tour From Barcelona

Enjoy the thrills of the Caribe Aquatic Park at PortAventura, with round-trip transfers from Barcelona by air-conditioned coach. Practice rafting, go down trepid slides or relax on a lounger, indulging you with a mixture of the sound of the waves that reach the sand and the tasty reggae rhythm that runs through every corner of this amazing water park. With more than 50,000 square meters, see more than 4,300 tropical plants that are all carefully looked after to the smallest detail. Attractions, water slides and pools for every taste and age are available, but King Khajuna, Europe’s highest free fall water slide, is only for the brave. A fantastic combination between excitement and relaxation with a single objective: the whole family will experience a unique Caribbean adventure.

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Salou: Priorat & Siurana Wine-Cellar Tour with Wine Tasting

9. Salou: Priorat & Siurana Wine-Cellar Tour with Wine Tasting

The tour starts with pickup at your hotel in Salou, Cambrils or Pineda. From there, embark on a 100 kilometer round-trip journey through the stunning mountains of Priorat, an area renowned for wine production. Taste the wine for yourself on a 1-hour guided wine tasting at the cellars of Scala Dei, the oldest winery in the region. Next, visit the legendary village of Siurana, the site of the last Muslim stronghold in the final 12th-century battle against Christians. Relax here for about 35 minutes and snap a photo of the castle ruins and the surrounding landscapes. Finish your tour by admiring the stunning scenic views on the way back to your accommodation.

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Tarragona & Sitges Small Group Full-Day Tour

10. Tarragona & Sitges Small Group Full-Day Tour

Take a full-day excursion to Tarragona and Sitges and combine a tour of the Roman city with an afternoon lazing on the beach. The 11-hour trip departs from Barcelona and heads south to Tarragona’s breathtaking 2,000-year-old Roman Aqueduct, known locally as El Pont del Diable (The Devil’s Bridge). The perfectly preserved piece of ancient Roman history is hardly ever visited by tourists, but leaves an indelible impression on all who see it. From the Aqueduct, travel into Tarragona city center and explore the ancient Roman capital of the Iberian Peninsula, entering the Old Town through a narrow gateway in the Roman walls. Starting at the Archaeological Walkway, admire the surviving stone walls, wander through the historic old quarter, pass the medieval hospital, and stop at the cathedral to enjoy the Sunday morning antique market for a great chance to pick up some unique gifts. Explore the beautiful cathedral before continuing to the Roman Forum and nearby Roman Circus. Walk along underground passageways that once held the Circus stands, and arrive at Plaça de la Font, one of the most popular squares within the Old Town. Enjoy breathtaking sea views over the Roman Amphitheatre, and imagine gladiators battling each other to the death! It’s a poignant moment to stand on the dusty ground that once bore witness to countless scenes of sacrifice and passion. At approximately 12:30, depart Tarragona for Sitges. En route, you will stop briefly at Roc de Sant Gaieta, an intimate village built on the rocky shoreline. Stroll around its tiny white houses, and let your imagination take you away to Ibiza-style fishing villages, built with a touch of Roman-Greco flair. Arrive in Sitges at 14:00, in perfect time for lunch. This once quiet fishing village today boasts a long and sandy beach, groovy boutiques, and a handful of interesting sights. Fashionable since the 1890s, when it became an avant-garde, art-world hang-out, Sitges provides a maze of shady side streets, where you can enjoy the Mediterranean atmosphere of its whitewashed houses. After a leisurely lunch, head off to one of the 17 beaches in town to spend a relaxing afternoon soaking up the sun. Reunite with your group at 18:00 for the return journey to Barcelona.

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4.4 / 5

based on 1,013 reviews

The trip was more than we could have dreamed of. The drive up the mountains was comfortable and the scenery was amazing. Our guide James had all the knowledge required to inform us about the history of each location and could answer any questions we had. We were in awe of the vistas. The length of the trip was very good value for money. The teenagers enjoyed it. I would advise people to charge their phones and cameras as there is so much to capture. I will be recommending this trip to my family and friends.

We did the 3 hour tour and loved every minute the crew were great (ok we didnt snorkel) but the experience was great as we were a family of 8 its hard to have everyone smiling and we all loved it

Great! The entry was fast thanks to the scan with the application! A top stay in Port Aventura and Ferrari Land with the family, I recommend

Wonderful scenery and knowledgeable guide. Highlight of the week.

Very enjoyable afternoon. Great experience. Staff very friendly.