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Costa Brava: Water World Aquatic Park & Optional Transfer

1. Costa Brava: Water World Aquatic Park & Optional Transfer

Spend a fun-filled day at Water World Aquatic Park and make unforgettable vacation memories. With your ticket, enjoy access to the park, then explore at your own leisure. You can also upgrade your day out and opt for round-trip shuttle transfer to the park from Calella, Pineda de Mar, Santa Susanna, Malgrat de Mar, Blanes, Lloret de Mar, and Tossa de Mar. At the park, have a blast riding impressive roller coasters, make a splash in the swimming pool, hurtle down epic slides, or simply relax and soak up the sunshine. There’s plenty to keep you occupied, including 15 unique rides, such as X-Treme Mountain, Water Mountain, and Rafting River, as well as a wave pool where you can chill out. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite from all that fun, take your pick from the park’s many places to eat.

Round Trip Ferry to Tossa de Mar

2. Round Trip Ferry to Tossa de Mar

Enjoy round-trip ferry tickets to Tossa de Mar from Blanes or LLoret de Mar. Journey along the coast and discover a unique landscape of beautiful coves and beaches that can only be seen from the sea. Departing from Blanes, the ferry take 1 hour and 15 minutes to reach Tossa de Mar. On the way, it stops at Fenals Beach and in LLoret de Mar, where you can hop off the boat and wander around this beautiful town. (Those departing from Lloret de Mar will join here.) Once the boat arrives in Tossa de Mar, leave the boat to visit this old fishermen’s town. Stroll around this medieval town, visit the castle or relax on the beach surrounded by natural rock formations. Alternatively, you can stay on board to go back to your original departure point right away. Enjoy a day out exploring this stunning stretch of the Costa Brava but don’t forget to check the departure times of the ferry back to your destination.

From Barcelona: Costa Brava Day Tour with Lunch

3. From Barcelona: Costa Brava Day Tour with Lunch

Escape the hustle and bustle of Barcelona on a full-day tour of Costa Brava. Travel north up the coastal highway to Blanes, the gateway to one of Europe’s most beautiful coastlines. Savor a local lunch and visit the charming town of Tossa de Mar.  Depart Barcelona in the morning aboard an air-conditioned bus. Relax and take in the scenery on the drive to one of the few remaining coves that is still free from the crowds and big commercial developments. Enjoy free time to lounge on the beach or go for a swim in crystal-clear waters. Have the option to stay on the beach for the next two hours, or visit the famous botanical gardens. Sit down to a typical Mediterranean lunch in a family-owned restaurant. Feast on a mouth-watering selection of traditional dishes and a glass of Sangria, followed by your choice of main courses. Continue along the coast to Tossa de Mar, the last remaining fortified town on Costa Brava. Walk along cobblestone streets to the lighthouse for a stunning view of the coastline. Wander back down through the old town and discover a maze of narrow streets lined with traditional whitewashed houses. Take an hour to soak up the atmosphere and purchase souvenirs from the local craft shops, take a dip at the beach which lies beneath this historic town, or rent a kayak for a quick paddle under the cliffs. After a couple of hours exploring Tossa de Mar return to Barcelona by bus. 

From Girona: Medieval Costa Brava Day Trip

4. From Girona: Medieval Costa Brava Day Trip

After getting picked up from your hotel in Girona, head to Peratallada, a beautiful, well-preserved medieval town. Enjoy some time to walk around before sampling some traditional snacks to build up your energy before heading to the village of Pals for a guided tour. Next, head towards Begur, where you can wander around and discover the area's colonial past. Then, descend into Calella, a beautiful and famous fishing village. Here, you'll have lunch and enjoy some time to take a walk along the Camí de Ronda, the old path used by locals and the police to combat smuggling, towards the neighboring town of Llafranc, or towards Cala del Golfet, an oh-so-Mediterranean beach. Then drive to the Sant Sebastià Lighthouse, a beautiful natural viewpoint where you'll enjoy panoramic views of the Costa Brava and the towns of Calella de Palafrugell and Llafranc, before heading back to Girona.

From Casa Brava: Barcelona and Antoni Gaudi's Work Bus Tour

5. From Casa Brava: Barcelona and Antoni Gaudi's Work Bus Tour

Explore Barcelona by tracing the trail of work by modernist architect Antoni Gaudí. Learn from your guide about the design and construction of La Sagrada Familia and Casa Batlló. Get picked up at a central location in Barcelona for a tour through the city and towards the Montjuïc hills. Discover the life and legacy of Antoni Gaudí, the renowned architect native to Catalonia. Pause at La Sagrada Familia, the world’s largest unfinished Catholic Church, and Casa Batlló in the heart of the city center. Appreciate the unusual style of each building that Gaudí was famous for. Admire the pedestrianized and tree-lined streets in the Rambles and learn about its significance as a historical landmark. See the towering Arco de Triunfo that was once a gateway to the Barcelona World Fair. Learn why Plaça Catalunya is considered Barcelona’s true city center. Find a treat for football fans passing by Camp Nou, F.C.Barcelona’s home stadium. Get panoramic views of the city and harbor at Montjuïc and Mirador de l’Alcalde in the hills on the city outskirts.

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What people are saying about Blanes

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 174 reviews

It was an EXCELLENT experience at the water park apart from queuing at the start. I had already bought my tickets 2 weeks before I got there and it was a QR code on my phone. So obviously I’m thinking that when I get there, I just show my code and they let us in, no!! After queuing in one que and realising (when we got to the barrier) that we were queuing for nothing. We then had to join another que and then show them our QR code to be given paper tickets for entry. Very confusing and the whole process took us about 30 mins before we actually entered the park. Apart from that, the water park itself is amazing! I cannot fault the rides at all, the queuing to get on each ride wasn’t too bad either. I went on EVERY ride and I think the longest I qued up for was probably 45mins. The weather was amazing too. This park is a definite if your visiting Lloret De Mar, perfect for adults, perfect for kids and even more perfect for a family. I’ll give it an A****

Easy to book, great service. The boat even stopped enroute to look at the fish in a small cove area before sailing onto the destination. Pushchair was easy to get on and off boat without folding it down. Refreshments on board at a very reasonable price. Top tip would be to take swim shoes as the sand is so hot when you get off and difficult to walk on! Excellent little trip out with 2 young girls aged 3 and 10 :) thank you :)

We loved the tour, they take you to most beautiful places and beaches in Costa Bravo. The lunch was delicious! Enough time to see beautiful botanical gardens near the coast line and have time at the beach on first stop. Second stop you can either check out the old town or stay on the beach, both options are great! Take water shoes as beaches are rocky a bit.

We loved my daughters and I the day on the Costa Brava! The landscapes are magnificent and the beaches, although crowded, rejuvenating. Our guide, Judith, and our driver, Luis, were very attentive!

Chloe was a fantastic tour guide. We thoroughly enjoyed ourself on the tour.