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Port Vell: Our most recommended tours and activities

Barcelona: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

1. Barcelona: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

See the best of Barcelona on a double-decker hop-on hop-off bus tour. Get access to two routes with one ticket for a complete sightseeing experience. Each route has an approximate duration of 2 hours. Take a complimentary map to help you decide where you want to go and enjoy audio commentary. In addition to the open top, the buses also have an electric roof on top for use in the event of rain. The buses are adapted for people with limited mobility and are fitted with anatomical seats and heating on both decks. They also have an attendant aboard to help you with anything you may need. East Route • Plaça de Catalunya • Port Vell • Museu d'Història de Catalunya • La Barceloneta • Port Olímpic • Poble Nou - Zoo • Teatre Nacional - Auditori • Glories- Torre Agbar • Sagrada Familia Cathedral • Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau • Park Güell • Tibidabo • La Pedrera • Casa Batlló West Route • Plaça Catalunya • Arc de Triomf • El Born- Ciutadella-zoo • Passeig Colom • World Trade Center • Jardines de Miramar • Fundació Joan Miró • Anella Olímpica • Mnac (Museo Nacional de Catalunya) • Poble Espanyol • Caixa Fòrum-Pavelló Mies Van Der Rohe • Plaça d'Espanya • Estació de Sants • Spotify Camp Nou (F.C. Barcelona) • Plaça Pius XII-Palau Reial - Pavellons Guell-Monestir de Pedralbes • L'illa diagonal • Avinguda Diagonal • La Pedrera • Casa Batlló • Plaça Catalunya

Barcelona Aquarium: Skip-the-Line Admission Ticket

2. 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. 

Barcelona: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

3. Barcelona: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Embark on a sightseeing tour of Barcelona with a choice of 2 different routes and 34 stops. See the major sites aboard an open-top double-decker bus, hopping off at key points of interest to you, such as the Gothic Quarter or the Picasso Museum, before jumping back on the bus to continue the route. Sit back and relax on an open-deck double-decker hop-on hop-off bus. See all the major sites of Barcelona, hopping on and off at your leisure. Stop to see the Picasso Museum that boasts one of the largest collections of Picasso’s artwork anywhere in the world. Walk down La Rambla and discover one of the city’s most vibrant areas with countless bars and eateries. Marvel at the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites Barcelona boasts. Especially remarkable is the Sagrada Familia, one of the most iconic works of the famous architect, Antoni Gaudi, which can be seen throughout the city on your tour. The tour stops along the routes are as follows:  Red Line: • Plaça de Catalunya • Casa Batlló - Fundació Antoni Tàpies • Passeig de Gràcia - La Pedrera • Francesc Macià - Diagonal • Estació de Sants • Plaça d’Espanya • Caixa Fòrum - Pavelló Mies van der Rohe • Poble Espanyol • Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya • Anella Olímpica • Fundació Joan Miró • Telefèric de Montjuïc • Miramar - Jardins Costa i Llobera • World Trade Center • Colom - Museu Marítim • Port Vell • Museu d’Història de Catalunya • Port Olímpic • Zoo • Parc de la Ciutadella Blue Line: • Plaça de Catalunya • Casa Batlló - Fundació Antoni Tàpies • Passeig de Gràcia - La Pedrera • Sagrada Família • Sant Pau Recinte Modernista • Park Güell • Tramvia Blau - Tibidabo • Sarrià • Monestir de Pedralbes • Palau Reial - Pavellons Güell • Futbol Club Barcelona - Camp Nou • Diagonal Les Corts • Francesc Macià – Diagonal • Eixample

Barcelona: Port of Barcelona Eco Catamaran Cruise

4. Barcelona: Port of Barcelona Eco Catamaran Cruise

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 views while feeling the sea breeze.  Take a break from the hustle of the city, navigating calmly the waterfront of the city and its marina that opened in 1991. The boat has a bar service where you can purchase drinks, such as wine, champagne, water, soft drinks, beers, and snacks. Wait for the best time of the day and select the sunset hours to admire the golden views over the city. You will be on board an ecological catamaran powered by solar panels that is respectful of the environment and, in addition, with the purchase of your ticket you will be contributing to the cleaning of 1kg of plastic per day from the Mediterranean sea.

Barcelona: Sunset Catamaran Cruise with Live Music

5. 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.

Barcelona: Two-Hour Midday or Sunset Sailing Cruise

6. Barcelona: Two-Hour Midday or Sunset Sailing Cruise

Soak up the views of Barcelona from the sea on a cruise along the seafront. Board a luxury yacht and enjoy the ambiance on board with an open bar and music. Your trip starts from the very heart of the city. Before setting sail from the spectacular marina, determine your itinerary as a crew. Then leave the land far behind and begin an exciting journey of discovery.  Cruise three or four miles offshore, and take your time to unwind. Feel free to get involved in the running of the yacht and even the planning and navigation. Admire Barcelona's beautiful skyline from open water; enjoy the views of the beach as you travel into stunning blue waters. Feel refreshed with light snacks, cool drinks and – weather permitting – a swim in the sea. The yacht is fully equipped and meets all standards of comfort and safety. Relax with friends and family, and create unforgettable memories together.

Barcelona: City Tour by Private Eco Tuk Tuk

7. Barcelona: City Tour by Private Eco Tuk Tuk

Embark on an electric tuk-tuk tour of Barcelona and discover some of the main highlights of the city. Enjoy the perfect introduction to Barcelona as you scoot past landmarks including the Sagrada Familia on this tour. Admire the exterior of some of Barcelona's most iconic landmarks including La Pedrera, Casa Batlló, and Sagrada Familia. Ride through Catalunya Square and Gothic Quarter. See Port Vell, Ciudadela Park, and Arc de Triomf. Drive by the pedestrian street of La Rambla. Go past Plaza de Cataluña and ride through the Olympic Port used for the 1992 Summer Olympics on this fun and exciting adventure through the city. Get recommendations from your guide on places to visit and food to try as you ride.

Barcelona: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus with Eco Catamaran Cruise

8. Barcelona: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus with Eco Catamaran Cruise

Explore Barcelona in comfort aboard a double-decker bus with two different routes included in your 24-hour or 48-hour ticket. Hop on and off as many times as you'd like to discover the city at your own pace and enjoy a scenic catamaran cruise along the coast. The West route (orange) will take you to discover the city beyond its most emblematic modernist buildings. The itinerary covers an extensive circuit that'll take you to the westernmost landmarks of Barcelona, such as the FC Barcelona stadium and the National Museum of Art of Catalonia. Hop off at any of the two museums and board the bus back again once you have finished your visit. Go to El Born to savor the amazing cuisine and quaint ambiance or sit back, relax and enjoy the view of the city. The East route (green) will take you to the most artistic part of the city. Capture Barcelona's concrete jungle of modernist buildings. From Plaça Catalunya to Park Güell, admire the most impressive landmarks around this part of town. See the magnificent Sagrada Familia and marvel at the extensive symbolism of its façades. Learn about the city's history and discover all the secrets it hides. Get off on stop 4 or 5 of the West route (orange) or stop 3-Port Vell of East route (green) to experience a catamaran cruise along Barcelona Coast. Choose between a 60 minutes cruise or the premium 90 minutes ride that includes chill-out background music. Leaving from Port Vell, admire monuments such as the World Trade Center and the largest yachts in the city. During the walk, you will be able to get a unique perspective of Barcelona. You'll arrive at the area of Puerto Olympics so that you can see from there the port founded in the 1991 Olympics.

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

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

Discover the best of Barcelona on a tour by land, sea, and air. Stroll through the Gothic Quarter, enjoy bird’s eye views on a helicopter flight, and sail by the coastline. Land Perspective: Your tour begins with a walk through some of Barcelona's most iconic areas. You'll meet your guide near La Pedrera and start your journey along the elegant Passeig de Gracia. This avenue is famous for its architecture, lined with modernist buildings and high-end boutiques. Continuing on, you'll reach Casa Milà, another masterpiece by architect Antoni Gaudí, known for its unique design. Moving on to the Gothic Quarter, you'll encounter the historic heart of the city. Plaça Catalunya, a bustling square, marks the transition between the modern and historic parts of Barcelona. The hidden corners of the Gothic Quarter lead you to the Cathedral, a magnificent example of Catalan Gothic architecture. Plaça de Sant Jaume is home to important government buildings, including the Town Hall and Palace of the Generalitat of Catalonia. The old Jewish Quarter will enchant you with its winding streets and the charming church of Santa Maria del Pi. Sea Perspective (Las Golondrinas): Leaving the cobbled streets behind, your adventure takes a maritime turn with a leisurely stroll down the iconic La Rambla, leading to the picturesque Port Vell. Here, you'll embark on the famous Las Golondrinas boat – a symbol of maritime exploration in Barcelona. Setting sail along the coast, you'll be treated to unparalleled vistas of the city's skyline juxtaposed against the deep blue expanse of the Mediterranean Sea. Amid the sea breeze, you'll glimpse the monument to Christopher Columbus, proudly pointing towards new horizons. Air Perspective: The tour takes an exhilarating turn as you transition from sea to air. You'll be transferred by van to the heliport, where you'll board a helicopter. As you ascend into the sky, you'll witness the city from an entirely new angle. The sweeping views will include sights like Port Vell, the Barceloneta neighborhood, the Olympic Port, the Olympic Village, and even the mouth of the Besòs River. The sensation of flying over the city will provide an indescribable experience and a unique perspective of Barcelona's layout and landmarks, etching memories that will linger. This multi-perspective tour offers a comprehensive exploration of Barcelona's rich history, stunning architecture, vibrant culture, and breathtaking natural surroundings. It's a half-day adventure that combines walking, sailing, and flying to create unforgettable memories and a deeper understanding of this enchanting city.

Barcelona: Sunset Sailing Tour with Tapas and Open Bar

10. Barcelona: Sunset Sailing Tour with Tapas and Open Bar

Embrace the magic of Barcelona's sunset from a new perspective on our shared sailing experience. As the sky transforms into a breath-taking masterpiece and the stars start to twinkle above, let the tranquil sea and the mesmerising colours of the sunset create unforgettable memories that will warm your heart. Enjoy the views and witness the city's landmarks while you sip on your drinks and enjoy the snacks to complement the enchantment of the moment. This is your opportunity to share a romantic evening, or simply seek relaxation after a day of exploring Barcelona. This tour is great for couples, friends and photography fans.

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I booked a Barcelona City Highlights Segway Tour in March 2024. It was a 2-hour tour and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Barcelona this way! I was remiss in writing down my guide’s name but he was from Columbia and spoke amazing English and REALLY knew Barcelona! Even though I didn’t book a private tour, I was the only one to sign up and he happily gave me a private tour anyway! He assisted getting on and off the Segway to ensure I was safe and we saw so many locations, I can’t even list them all here! I would HIGHLY recommend this tour AND my guide! He was attentive, informative, and most of all safety conscious! 10 stars for Euro Segway Barcelona!

The ticket actually allows you 24/48 hours travel which means if your first ride is at 16.30 on day one you can access the bus until 16.30 the next day. Very good value as a 2 day ticket can actually span 3 days.

It was just an amazing tour with so much information about Barcelona. Just perfect! We stopped in between for views and get something to drink. The kids and ourselves had lots of fun! Thanks so much…

Bus driver and ticketing person on each and every bus were amazing! So helpful with suggestions and maps. I love these HO/HO buses!!

Great amount of small fish in the aquarium but wish there were more rooms etc! Overall great since I went with my sister :)