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Barcelona: Helicopter, Walking, and Sailing 360º City Tour

1. 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.

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Barcelona: Catamaran Trip Along Port Vell

2. Barcelona: Catamaran Trip Along Port Vell

Sail from Port Vell in Barcelona and discover the beauty of the Mediterranean on a catamaran cruise. Enjoy a relaxed journey on an ecological catamaran with no noise and no vibrations. The catamaran departs from Port Vell, the city’s waterfront harbor. Sail by the Port of Barcelona, and enjoy the panoramic view of Barcelona while feeling the sea breeze.  The vessel will sail to the open sea and you’ll be able to appreciate Barcelona’s skyline from the water and its marina opened in 1991. Do not forget your camera to take beautiful photos. Inside the boat has bar service where you can purchase drinks. After the boat has sailed along the coast, return to Port Vell.

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Barcelona Skyline and Beaches Boat Tour

3. Barcelona Skyline and Beaches Boat Tour

Enjoy a boat tour that gives you the opportunity to visit the port, coastline, and beaches of Barcelona. This experience is the perfect activity for children, as it is a unique opportunity to enjoy nature and different views of the city while allowing you to discover all of its emblematic monuments, the symbols of the culture of Barcelona. With the 60-minute tour - the Skyline and Beaches Ride - the ship will sail from the Portal de la Pau (next to the DrassanesOpier, under the Colón monument), and travel for 9 miles. Sail along the coast of Barcelona and showcasing the main buildings that make up the city skyline. Alternatively, choose the 40-minute cruise on a classic wooden boat around Barcelona Port and take in the iconic monuments and landmarks of Barcelona from a different perspective. Some of the highlights of the tour include the Maremagnum Commercial Center, the Clock Tower, and the Sideroploide – an abstract sculpture made with recovered iron from the sea. Enjoy great views of the castle and Montjuïc Mountain, the lighthouse dating from 1906 (and still in use), and the W Hotel.

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Barcelona: Sunset Catamaran Cruise with Live Music

4. Barcelona: Sunset Catamaran Cruise with Live Music

Spend 1.5 hours sailing on a stunning 78-foot catamaran cruise along the Barcelona coast. Experience the best way to watch the sun set over Barcelona while relaxing and listening to the live jazz on board. Take in views of the city’s skyline and beaches and capture some spectacular images as the light changes at this time of day. Feel at one with nature and connect to the sea, and lie down just 1 meter (3.3 feet) above the water on the nets area. Sit back and relax with a cold drink in luxury and comfort available from the onboard bar. Once the crew has hoisted the sails, you’ll soon be sailing silently along the coast and enjoying the stunning views. This is a roundtrip tour with no stops along the way.

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Barcelona: 1.5-Hour Vermouth Sailing Tour with Drinks

5. Barcelona: 1.5-Hour Vermouth Sailing Tour with Drinks

Sail along the coast of Barcelona aboard a 12-meter yacht to see some stunning views. Admire the skyline of the city from the sea, and see landmarks like Montjuic, Tibidabo, Sagrada Familia, and Torre Agbar. Meet your crew at the renovated Port Olimpic Moll de Maestral. Look for the red and blue flags and boats named Bombon. Benefit from a safety briefing after check-in, and enjoy a welcome drink. Sail out to sea, sip a frozen vermouth and enjoy complimentary light snacks such as olives, cheese and fuet (cured meat). Whether you are a first time visitor or 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 on board or get the chance to help steer the boat if you are feeling more adventurous.  You can choose the perfect time for you to sail from:  - 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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Barcelona: Catamaran Party Cruise with BBQ Meal

6. Barcelona: Catamaran Party Cruise with BBQ Meal

Climb aboard a beautiful catamaran and be welcomed vt the crew as you get ready to sail. Listen to music and enjoy soft drinks as you cruise along the coast to Badalona for an hour. Drop anchor to swim at a beautiful spot in the sea. Enjoy the giant donut for about 20 minutes before enjoying a barbecue feast, which includes pasta salad, hamburgers, sausages, and fruit salad. Redeem your ticket for 2 glasses of free beer or sangria. Return towards Port Olímpic with loud music for dancing. Marvel as your host performs incredible choreography. Soak up the great atmosphere and leave with cherished memories. Top up your tan if you don't want to dance and prefer to sunbathe on deck.

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Barcelona: Helicopter Flight and Yacht Cruise Combo

7. Barcelona: Helicopter Flight and Yacht Cruise Combo

Climb aboard a 12-meter yacht at a private marina in the old harbor of Barcelona, and then sail along the amazing coast with a professional skipper. See landmark attractions such as the Christopher Columbus monument and the distinctive Maremagnum shopping mall and entertainment complex from the water. Sip complimentary drinks aboard the boat, including wines, beers and vermouth. Enjoy free snacks and fresh fruit as you cruise along the coastline for about 1.5 hours. Then, marvel at the city sights on a scenic helicopter flight and experience Barcelona from the air. Look down on historic attractions and get bird's eye views of the old quarters of the city center. Fly PM and sailing AM: sail starting at 9:30 AM or 12:00 PM / helicopter between 2:00 PM and 5:30 PM Fly AM and sailing PM: sail starting at 2:30 PM or 4:30 PM / helicopter between 10:30 AM and 2:00 PM The two activities are not consecutive, but you can choose the morning or the afternoon depending on the departure time of sailing. For last minute reservations (less than 24 hours before departure time), the helicopter flight will be the next day, if the helicopter company has no availability for same day.

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Barcelona: Dance on a Sunset Cruise with Live Music

8. Barcelona: Dance on a Sunset Cruise with Live Music

Experience the wind in your hair as the sun sets over the sea. Listen to talented musicians play live music, and dance as you glide across the sea in this eco-friendly sunset cruise from Barcelona. Sail on a a quiet, comfortable, and ecological boat as you take in magnificent views of Barcelona bathed in the glow of the setting sun. Visit the Port of Barcelona and cruise along the city’s most ancient harbor. Venture out into the open sea and appreciate Barcelona’s skyline from the water. Snap some remarkable photos. Have a drink at the service bar, and dance to the live music.

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Barcelona Boat Trip

9. Barcelona Boat Trip

Do you dream of the perfect holiday? Spend the best and most unforgettable 2 hours on board a luxury sailboat. If you want to enjoy the city and the sea like never before, this is the perfect opportunity. All you have to do is relax, forget all your problems, and get carried away by a beautiful boat on an incredible sailing journey you will never forget. Feel the fresh sea breeze and dive into the clear waters of Barcelona to experience the best moments of your life. Meet new people from all around the world, and be mesmerized by a breathtaking view over Barcelona.  The sail is two hours long, beginning with a a short presentation of the crew members and rules on board. Then, you will set sail near the coastline. You will stop to swim in the sea before eventually sailing back to the port. Enjoy complimentary beer, water, and soft drinks, as well as a bottle of cava and snacks. Don't hesitate, book now!

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Barcelona: 2-Hour Sunset Sailing Experience

10. 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 Olimpicat at the end of the day, 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 on board or get the chance to help steer the boat if you are feeling more adventurous.

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Planning Your Visit

  • What to pack?

    Remember that sailing in the Mediterranean means you'll be exposed to the elements, so bring plenty of sunscreen as well as a hat and umbrella. Check if your Barcelona tour boat operator is providing food and beverages on your cruise. Even if they are, it's best to bring extra bottled water and snacks just in case.

  • What about a river cruise?

    Though Barcelona might be sandwiched between rivers, its embankments aren't as rich with the historic and architectural eye-candy you'd expect in London, Paris, or Madrid, for instance. If you're set on taking to the water, then we can't recommend the sea enough!

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What people are saying about Barcelona

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,402 reviews

Great trip with great views which could have been taken to the next level with a tour guide. Overall the trip does exactly what it says on the tin. Good value for money.

Amazing activity. Flavio took us to some great places, explained everything very well and was enthusiastic about the tour itself. Would 100% recommend.

Fantástica experiencia, súper recomendable! Todo muy bien organizado, el barco fenomenal y el patrón muy atento y buen guía.

So special. Everything was perfect. Eduardo and Megan were so professional. I would definitely recommend.

Really beautiful & Sergio was one of the best hosts I’ve had