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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: Sagrada Familia and City Highlights Bike Tour

2. 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: E-Bike Tour

3. 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: Segway Tour

4. Barcelona: Segway Tour

See more of Barcelona and do your sightseeing in a fun comfortable way. Familiarize yourself with the easy-to-use Segway during a brief training session, then hit the road. Zip along the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter inside the walls of the former Roman city, populated with palaces, churches, artists’ workshops, and small shops selling all kinds of treats. Continue through the old town, gaze up at the Arc de Triomf, and enter Barcelona's oldest park, Ciutadella Park. Ride down Las Ramblas and stop at the foot of the Columbus Monument. Enjoy a view of Barcelona's skyline in front of the 3 mountains surrounding the city: Montjuïc, Tibidabo, and Collserola. Breathe in the sea air at the old port. Learn about the old fishing village of Barceloneta and feast your eyes on the extravagant yachts that populate the harbor today.

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Barcelona: Bike Tour

5. Barcelona: Bike Tour

Get to know Barcelona on a relaxed, fun, and informative bike tour. Explore several neighborhoods and see the city's main highlights in one go. Bike the labyrinthine streets of the oldest districts, such as the Gothic Quarter. Pass by old churches, palaces, Roman walls, and medieval monuments. Make your way down to the Old Port to understand Barcelona's relationship to the sea. Enjoy the coastal views and learn about the former fishing village, Barceloneta. Branch off along the way through the city's green oases, like Ciutadella Park. Enjoy the sense of freedom when riding along the bike paths off the beaten track.

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Barcelona: Bike Tour with Tapas and Drink

6. Barcelona: Bike Tour with Tapas and Drink

Get an overview of Barcelona’s historic center by bike. Ride at a relaxed pace and stop to listen to your guide's local anecdotes about famous sights and local gems. Cycle back through the ages in the Gothic Quarter. Learn about the city’s origins, see Roman remnants and medieval constructions. Gaze up at the ornate spires of Barcelona Cathedral. Pass by outstanding modernist architecture and admire its originality. Explore charming streets and thoroughfares such as the tree-lined La Rambla. Finish your tour with a selection of tapas. Treat your taste buds with the Mediterranean flavors and experience this local food tradition. Enjoy the laid-back Spanish ambiance.

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Barcelona: Private Segway Tour

7. Barcelona: Private Segway Tour

See more of what Barcelona has to offer by Segway. Get the most out of your tour with a private guide. Complete a short training session on the easy-to-use, self-balancing vehicles and start exploring both the old and new neighborhoods. Go to the seaside and see the old port, as well as the former fishermen’s enclave of Barceloneta. Wind through the enchanting Gothic Quarter, known for its 4th-century Roman Wall and the bustling pedestrian street, Las Ramblas. Glide through the green Ciutadella Park and pass by the towering Arc de Triomf.

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Barcelona: 2-Hour Segway Group Tour by Night

8. 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.

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Andalusia and Barcelona 7-Day Package Tour From Madrid

9. Andalusia and Barcelona 7-Day Package Tour From Madrid

Experience the diverse cultures of Spain on a 7-day tour of several distinct areas, and learn about the influence of the Moors in Seville, Granada and Cordoba. Discover the vibrant coastal resorts of Valencia and Barcelona, driving through mountains and along the magnificent Mediterranean coast along the way. Day 1: Madrid - Cordoba – Sevilla Depart Madrid, and drive by comfortable air-conditioned coach through the magnificent countryside of La Mancha to Cordoba. Spend some time exploring the city’s famous mosque and Jewish Quarter, before continuing for dinner and an overnight stay at the 4-star Hesperia Sevilla in the lovely Andalusian city of Seville. Day 2: Seville This morning a local guide will lead you on a tour of Andalusia’s most vibrant city to experience the sounds and sights of the radiant park of Maria Luisa, the mosaic walls of the Plaza de Espana, and the world’s largest Gothic cathedral at Seville Cathedral. Take in a typical Santa Cruz barrio, then enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Day 3: Seville - Granada After breakfast, depart for Granada, and visit the incredible Alhambra on arrival. Wander among the beautiful Nazari Palaces and monuments of the Generalife, and discover the best expression of Islamic art in Spain. The former palace and harem of the Moorish rulers contains sections that date back to the 9th century. An optional visit to the Sacromonte caves is available, as well as the chance to attend a typical flamenco show. Check in to the 4-star Meliá Granada Hotel for your overnight stay. Day 4: Granada - Valencia Depart Granada after breakfast and travel through the northern foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Admire views of the beautiful towns of Guadix, Baza, and Puerto Lumbreras en route to the Mediterranean resort of Valencia. Upon arrival, check in to the 4-star Silken Puerta Valencia or Tryp Oceanic Hotel. Day 5: Valencia - Barcelona Explore one of the liveliest cities in Spain, with free time at leisure to discover Valencia’s mix of old and new. Go to the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences to see the dramatic buildings of Santiago Calatrava, or wander the historic streets of the Old Town. Depart for Barcelona mid-morning, and drive up the coast of the Balearic Sea. Check in to the 4-star NH Constanza Hotel on arrival. Day 6: Barcelona After breakfast, enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Barcelona’s historic neighborhoods. Go to Montjuic Park to visit the Olympic stadium, and enjoy panoramic views of the city below. Take in the monument to Christopher Columbus in the old port, and stroll the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter. The afternoon is free to explore at leisure. Visit some of the Gaudi buildings of L’Eixample, such as the unfinished Sagrada Familia, or the ornate apartments of Passeig de Gracia. An optional night tour will take you down some of the city’s wide avenues to see fountains and monuments floodlit for the evening. Day 7: Barcelona - Zaragoza - Madrid Leave Barcelona, and drive throught the diverse Aragon landscape en route to Zaragoza. Enjoy some free time to explore sights such as the cathedral and Aljaferia Palace at your own pace, and discover an extraordinary mix of Islamic, Romanesque and Gothic architecture. Continue to Madrid for the end of your tour services.

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Barcelona Highlights: Bus and Walking Tour

10. Barcelona Highlights: Bus and Walking Tour

See the most emblematic sights the city has to offer as you start with a walking tour of the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. Stroll down one of the most important streets in the city until you reach the Cathedral of Barcelona. You’ll then have some free time to explore on your own then meet your guide again to continue the walking tour. Walk the narrow streets of the oldest part of the city and discover the many secrets it holds. Marvel at the quaint medieval places hidden to the crowds and learn about their historical significance. Follow your guide to Plaça Catalunya to board an air-conditioned coach for a panoramic tour through the city. Drive through Passeig de Gràcia and admire the most popular Gaudi Houses, Casa Batlló, and Casa Milà (La Pedrera), noticing some of the most important modernist facades as you go.   Next, listen to your guide’s explanations as you drive near the sea to discover the changes to the coastline of Barcelona for the Olympic Games in 1992. See the Olympic Port and the beach and the fisherman’s quarter from the bus, then head to the Montjuïc mountain, the famed backdrop of the Olympic Games. See the Olympic Stadium and ride the cable car for amazing views over the city.

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It was a great tour with our super friendly and well informed guide Fiona, she was great. The tour itself was really worth it and I totally recommend it.

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.

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.

We did it on a wet and drizzling day! It was still fun… we were given rain coats!