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Our most recommended Barcelona Port Activities

Barcelona Aquarium: Skip-the-Line Admission Ticket

1. Barcelona Aquarium: Skip-the-Line Admission Ticket

The Barcelona Aquarium is located in Port Vell, the city’s old harbor area, and is the world's most important marine leisure and education center dedicated to Mediterranean undersea life. Book your priority access ticket for this unique attraction that has already been visited by more than 14 million people. The aquarium is the perfect place to learn about the seabed and the many species that live there. See the 35 Mediterranean and tropical tanks that are home to 11,000 animals from some 450 different species. Most spectacular of all is the immense Oceanarium, 5 meters deep and 36 meters in diameter. A transparent 80-meter-long tunnel runs through the Oceanarium, making it possible for you to walk among sharks, gilt heads, morays, ocean sunfish, and many other species. With your ticket you'll also be able to visit the permanent exhibitions, Planeta Aqua and Explora! that show the importance of water in the development of the planet, and where kids can discover the underwater world, using all of their 5 senses. After your visit, you'll be able to enjoy the different services on offer, such as the café, shop, and others. 

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Barcelona’s Montjuïc Cable Car Ride: Round Trip Ticket

2. Barcelona’s Montjuïc Cable Car Ride: Round Trip Ticket

This return ticket on the newly refurbished cable car is an unforgettable way to get to the hill of Montjuïc overlooking Barcelona. The cable car links the city to the top of the historic hill where you will be rewarded with panoramic views. To do so, climb approximately 270 feet (84.5 meters) on a 2,460-foot (750-meter) run that affords views of the whole of Barcelona; from the Serra de Collserola to the Mediterranean Sea. The cable car has 3 stations: Parc de Montjuïc, Miramar, and Castell de Montjuïc, and you can depart from Parc de Montjuïc to arrive at Castell de Montjuïc in style! The cable car is fully accessible, and offers the following opening hours: January and February: from 10:00 to 18:00 March to May: from 10:00 to 19:00 June to September: from 10:00 to 21:00 October: from 10:00 to 19:00 November and December: from 10:00 to 18:00 You can use your return ticket once during the day to explore the sights of Montjuic before you return.

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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.

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6 Minute Helicopter Flight over Barcelona's Coastline

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

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

This Barcelona sightseeing tour features 2 different routes with 40 stops to choose from! See the major sights aboard an open-top double-decker bus, spending as much time as you like at places of interest to you. Hop-off at other key points of interest, including the Gothic Quarter and explore this district’s Medieval streets, or visit the fascinating Picasso Museum that boasts one of the largest collections of Picasso’s artwork anywhere in the world! La Rambla is another of Barcelona’s most popular tourist attractions, hop-off here and discover one of the city’s most vibrant areas with countless bars and eateries!  A number of buildings in the city are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Especially remarkable are the works of architect Antoni Gaudi, which can be seen throughout the city. His best-known work is the immense but still unfinished cathedral, Sagrada Familia. This has become a symbol of Barcelona known around the world. Other works by Gaudi that can be seen on the tour include his famous Casa Batllo, Casa Mila, and Park Güell. Frequency: 20-30 minutes Duration: 120 minutes The tour stops along the routes are as follows:  Red Line 1. Plaça de Catalunya 2. Casa Batlló - Fundació Antoni Tàpies 3. Passeig de Gràcia - La Pedrera 4. Francesc Macià - Diagonal 5. Estació de Sants 6. Creu Coberta 7. Plaça d’Espanya 8. Caixa Fòrum - Pavelló Mies van der Rohe 9. Poble Espanyol 10. Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya 11. Anella Olímpica 12. Fundació Joan Miró 13. Telefèric de Montjuïc 14. Miramar - Jardins Costa i Llobera 15. World Trade Center 16. Colom - Museu Marítim 17. Port Vell 18. Museu d’Història de Catalunya 19. Port Olímpic 20. Zoo 21. Pla de Palau - Parc de la Ciutadella 22. Barri Gòtic  Blue Line 1. Plaça de Catalunya 2. Casa Batlló - Fundació Antoni Tàpies 3. Passeig de Gràcia - La Pedrera 4. Sagrada Família 5. Eixample 6. Park Güell 7. Tramvia Blau - Tibidabo 8. Sarrià 9. Monestir de Pedralbes 10. Palau Reial - Pavellons Güell 11. Futbol Club Barcelona 12. Diagonal Les Corts 13. Francesc Macià – Diagona 14. MACBA - CCCB

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Barcelona Skyline and Beaches Boat Tour

6. 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: 1.5-Hour Vermouth Sailing Tour with Drinks

7. 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: Sagrada Familia and City Highlights Bike Tour

8. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and City Highlights Bike Tour

Cycle through Barcelona's vibrant city blocks on a 3-hour bike tour with a guide riding by your side. Choose from a small-group or private experience. Learn about the city’s culture, see important historical sites and famous hotspots, and discover hidden gems loved by locals. Meet your guide, pick your bike, and enjoy an exclusive welcome area where you can refill your bottle of water, sip on a refreshing welcome drink, and store your bag before the tour starts. Climb on your bike and head over to admire the impressive Gothic style of the Santa Maria del Mar Cathedral. Continue over narrow medieval streets to arrive at The Born Cultural Center, featuring excavated city ruins from the 1700s on display. Cross Parc de la Ciutadella and take in the picturesque scenery of the park’s green spaces and its large majestic fountain. Arrive at the city’s seafront and explore the urban projects around the Port Olímpic marina. Peddle back towards the city center to make your way over to the world-famous Sagrada Familia. Marvel at Gaudi’s yet-to-be-completed masterpiece and learn fascinating facts about the church’s unique blend of Gothic and Art Nouveau styles.  Get another dose of Gaudi magic as you ride over to see the whimsical architecture displayed on Casa Batlló and Casa Mila. Snap pictures of the building’s surreal walls before returning to back where your bike journey began.

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Barcelona: Helicopter Flight and Yacht Cruise Combo

9. 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

10. 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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What people are saying about Barcelona Port

It was a fantastic way to see Barcelona from the street level, i.e. much better than by car or bus. The guide was fantastic and I throughly enjoyed it.

Exceptional prin diversitatea de specii si modului de organizare. Recomand cu mare drag, in special familiilor cu copii.

Julia was fantastic! Knows the city well and so friendly! Was one of favorite things we have done so far!

It was fantastic. It takes you to most important places in Barcelona and I also liked the waiting place.

It was an amazing experience. It felt like you have an ocean underneath your feet.