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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: Catamaran Trip Along Port Vell

5. 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

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: Helicopter Flight and Yacht Cruise Combo

8. 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

9. 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: 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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What people are saying about Barcelona Port

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 2,850 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

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.

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

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