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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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6 Minute Helicopter Flight over Barcelona's Coastline

2. 6 Minute Helicopter Flight over Barcelona's Coastline

Take this thrilling helicopter flight over the coastline of Barcelona. Your experience will start at the heliport, next to the major port of Barcelona and only 10 minutes away from the city center by taxi. Jump on the helicopter to enjoy a memorable flight. In one glance you will recognize the old town of Barcelona and where the medieval walls were limiting the city. Have a look at the modern squared urban plan that was established by a famous general of the Spanish army in the mid 19th century. Fly up the Port Forum, where you will see the top of the Blue Museum, a contamporary building constructed by the famous architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron.

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Barcelona: Catamaran Trip Along Port Vell

3. 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: 1.5-Hour Vermouth Sailing Tour with Drinks

4. 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: Helicopter Flight and Yacht Cruise Combo

5. 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: 2-Hour Sunset Sailing Experience

6. 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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Barcelona: Montjuïc, Raval and Gothic Quarter E-Bike Tour

7. Barcelona: Montjuïc, Raval and Gothic Quarter E-Bike Tour

Meet your guide at the starting point to collect your e-bike and start your tour below the Arc de Triomf, one of the city's most iconic landmarks. Then ride through Parc de la Ciutadella, the green oasis of the city center, decorated with the famous monumental Cascada, inspired by the Trevi fountain. Accompanied by your expert guide, arrive at Barcelona’s Port Vell, the city’s historical port. Glance at the yachts bobbing on the water and pass the glitzy Maremagnum leisure center and Cristobal Columbus statue, to reach the Miramar gardens. Afterwards, pass by the Joan Miró Foundation to find the Joan Brossa Gardens between the cable cars and the Montjuïc Castle. Pass by the Sot del Migdia viewpoint before cycling down to Europa Square with its famous Olympic Stadium. Make your way to the viewpoint of the National Palace to enjoy an exceptional 360-degree view of the city from its terraces. Ride down to Pedró Square, a place that became a cherished landmark for Barcelona Christians. Get an introduction to the vibrant area known as El Raval. Then head to the charming Gothic Quarter, home to a labyrinth of little streets. See some of the city’s most impressive 15th-century architecture. Finally, loop back to the original starting point.

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Barcelona: E-Bike Tour

8. Barcelona: E-Bike Tour

See the best that Barcelona has to offer without breaking a sweat. Follow your local guide on your e-bike and learn more about the fascinating history of the city. Trace the 2,000-year-old heritage of Barcelona through its old town. Cycle down cobbled streets bursting with charm. Admire Gothic architectural gems like the Cathedral of Barcelona. Make your way down to the seafront for unbeatable views. Visit the Old Port and learn about the former fishing village, Barceloneta.

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Barcelona: Sailing Tour with Friends on a Private Boat

9. Barcelona: Sailing Tour with Friends on a Private Boat

Admire the beauty of Barcelona as you sail on the Mediterranean Sea. This 3-hour sailing adventure features your own private skipper. All your group needs to do is relax, and enjoy the views with a bottle of cava. The boat has a capacity of 7, and is perfect for your small group to celebrate an occasion or just enjoy some time together at sea. Board a sporty sailboat and enjoy breathtaking views of the Barcelona skyline from a unique vantage point as you cruise along the picturesque coast. Sail past top Barcelona landmarks including Maremagnum, Port Olimpic, and Barceloneta Beach. Your private skipper can teach you some sailing basics, or you can simply sit back, breathe in the fresh sea air, and sunbathe on the deck. Sip complimentary cava to celebrate this special moment together.

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Barcelona: E-Bike Tour, Cable Car Ticket & Sailing Trip

10. Barcelona: E-Bike Tour, Cable Car Ticket & Sailing Trip

Explore the historical center of Barcelona by cool electric bike, a cruise by Goleta boat from the Old Port, before boarding the cable car to Montjuic for electrifying city and coast views. Ride to the Sagrada Familia to see Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece, and the Passeig de Gracia, where some of the best modernista buildings of Gaudi and his contemporaries are found, such as the Pedrera, Casa Batlló, Casa Lleó Morera, and Casa Ametller. At Port Vell, board the Goleta boat and sail along the old port and the coast. Enjoying wonderful views of the city from the sea. At Port Vell, hop on the cable car and glide to Montjuïc mountain, riding at a height of up to 330 feet (100 meters) above the port.

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What people are saying about Barcelona Port

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 281 reviews

It was the best tour we had in Barcelona. Our guide Ivan was so nice well prepared, had great knowledge of history, we were very thankful for him to share those exciting legends and true stories. We recommend this tour for everyone! Emese and Attila from Budapest

Superb bike experience and highly recommend. The 2 leaders were so kind, informative and helpful. The best way to see Barcelona! The experience is great for adults and children; mine were 14 and 11 and loved it.

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.

A must do in Barcelona! Great city views and a nice break from walking around the city. Highly recommend