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Barcelona: Montserrat Tour w/ Optional Wine Tasting & Lunch

1. Barcelona: Montserrat Tour w/ Optional Wine Tasting & Lunch

Experience an unforgettable guided group tour to Montserrat, Catalonia's most famous mountain range. Take in the beauty of its natural rolling landscape and discover the history and traditions of its medieval monastery. After your bus journey from Barcelona, board the cogwheel train up to the monastery and admire the beautiful nature and iconic multi-peaked mountain range of Montserrat. Once at the monastery, your guide will take you on a walking tour of the historical center of the complex. Learn about the rich history of the Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, an 11th-century monastery that still functions to this day, with over 70 monks. Use the allotted free time to wander freely and visit the famous Black Madonna and see paintings by Picasso, El Greco, and Dali at the Montserrat Museum. During your free time, you can also ride the funicular train up the side of the mountain to get even better viewpoints of the monastery.  Travelers who booked the half-day tour option will return to Barcelona after the visit to Montserrat. If you chose a full-day tour option, you'll continue toward a beautiful boutique winery. Arrive at the winery and, depending on the food option you booked, enjoy a light tapas or multi-course lunch. Admire amazing views of the winery and Montserrat mountains as you feast on traditional foods of the region. After your meal, wander around the vineyards, learn about the wine-making process, and enjoy a wine tasting session, before traveling back to Barcelona.

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Sagrada Familia: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Guided Tour & Ticket

2. Sagrada Familia: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Guided Tour & Ticket

Make your visit to the Sagrada Familia unforgettable with a 1.5-hour guided tour of Gaudí’s masterpiece. See the Basilica’s dream-like façade and interior in a small-group or private tour setting accompanied by an expert guide. During the tour you will learn about the ongoing construction, the current predicted completion date, and the generations of craftspeople, architects and artists learned how to bring Gaudi’s vision to life. Your guide will meet you outside, starting the tour with a little introduction before heading to the Basilica’s entrance. After you’ve headed through security, hear all about the Nativity Façade, the first completed section of the Basilica. Next, you will step into the interior of the Sagrada Familia. Marvel at the world created by the intense colored light from the stained glass windows and the branch-like columns extending over the ceiling. Gaudí intended for the interior to look and feel like a walk through the woods, with the light exuding a sense of sifting through forest leaves.  As you exit the Basilica you will hear about the Passion Façade, representing the story of Jesus’ crucifixion. Experience the drama of the Passion through the tower’s stark and angular sculptures. This façade, like most of the Sagrada Familia, was built after Gaudí’s death.  Head to Sagrada Familia Schools next, designed for the children of the workers building the Sagrada Familia. Hear how it was reconstructed more than once and even moved locations to make way for the Basilica.  Your last stop will be the Sagrada Familia Museum, where your guide will share original sketches and plans with you that demonstrate the complexity of Gaudi's architecture and vision. Find artifacts here from Gaudi’s life and the Basilica's own history, such as his upside-down model of the Basilica.

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Sagrada Familia: Tour

3. Sagrada Familia: Tour

Start your tour outside the UNESCO-listed basilica and meet your guide. Gaze up at the immense facades and towers and get your first impressions of Gaudí's unfinished masterpiece. Then, enter the basilica and see the awe-inspiring interior with its forest of pillars. Bathe in the colorful light from the stained-glass windows and understand what Gaudí meant when he said that "the sun is the best painter." Discover a vibrant clash of Gothic and Art Nouveau designs. Home in on the symbolic details and modernist representations of the Holy Family with your guide. Hear how the current construction is progressing after over a century's worth of work. As you walk around the basilica, learn more about Gaudí's life through his work and the legacy he left behind. At the end of tour, enjoy the freedom to keep exploring with your newfound knowledge.

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

4. 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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Park Güell: Tour

5. Park Güell: Tour

Immerse yourself in Gaudí's creative vision and explore Park Güell with a guide. Visit the highlights and seek out some of the hidden corners only a local would know. See the Serpentine Bench and the salamander, El Drac, as well as many sculptures, sinuous benches, and twisted stonework. Admire Gaudí's signature technique, trecandís, which uses brightly-colored mosaics made of broken tile. Step inside the Sala Hipóstila, the Hall of the Hundred Columns, listen to its incredible acoustics and gaze up at its shimmery ceiling. Stroll down vaulted walkways made using old Catalonion construction techniques. Walk through the park up the wooded hill and reach the open space of Nature Square. Enjoy breathtaking panoramas of the city below.

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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: 3 Countries in 1 Day Small-Group Tour

7. Barcelona: 3 Countries in 1 Day Small-Group Tour

On this full-day excursion you’ll make an early start from Barcelona and soon be in the medieval Catalan village of Baga, surrounded by the rocky peaks of Cadi-Moixero National Park. Explore Baga’s central square and medieval church before crossing the border into France, where you will stop in the charming and beautiful ancient spa town of Ax-Les-Thermes. Your guide will recommend some of the best natural fountains to visit, and those best suitable for soaking your feet in. You'll then have free time to enjoy the healing waters, browse the local artisan shops and look out for a souvenir to remember your visit. After an hour of wandering around this typical French village, its time to choose from one of the many local restaurants for a traditional French lunch.  After lunch, you’ll take the scenic route over the Pyrenees Alps into neighboring Andorra, to the capital Andorra la Vella. You will have a little bit of time to visit Andorra la Vella’s tax-free shops for bargain-priced wine and souvenirs On the return drive, admire the Romanesque church of St. Climent and the stunning valley views before continuing on your way back to Barcelona, arriving in time for pre-dinner drinks and tapas or whatever else your evening holds.

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Barcelona: Skip-the-line Guided Tour of Picasso Museum

8. Barcelona: Skip-the-line Guided Tour of Picasso Museum

Skip the lines and delve into the history and work of Picasso with an expert guide. Explore the formative years of Pablo Picasso and discover the genius of the young artist admiring the 4,251 pieces that make up the permanent collection. Meet the guide at the museum entrance and, after a short explanation, admire the collection and temporary exhibit, providing a thorough chronology of Picasso's development as an artist. Admire work from his early days in Barcelona through his major later periods, visiting masterworks like "Science and Charity", "Royan", and "Las Meninas", a reinterpretation of the Velazquez painting of the same name. The Picasso Museum, opened in 1963, also reveals the artist's deep relationship with Barcelona: an intimate relationship that was shaped in his youth and continued until his death. The discussion will finish with a focus on Picasso's contemporaries and his lasting influence on the art world. At the end of the tour, the guide will leave you to continue your exploration at your own pace and will be happy to offer recommendations on other sites of interest.

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Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery Visit & Lunch at a Farmhouse

9. Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery Visit & Lunch at a Farmhouse

Take a day trip from Barcelona to visit Monserat. Take in the mountain views, visit the famous monastery, then head to a local farmhouse for a delicious dinner. Begin in the upper part of Passeig de Gràcia. Then journey to the natural splendor of Montserrat, Catalonia’s most emblematic mountain topped by a Benedictine Monastery. Montserrat is an ideal trip to spend a day in nature, just a few kilometers away from Barcelona. En route to the Monastery, admire the Massif of Montserrat, a multi-peaked rocky range packed with needle-shaped formations. Upon arrival, visit the Monastery, which was founded in the 10th century and still functions with 150 monks to this day.  It famously hosts the dark figure of La Moreneta, who is the patron saint of Catalonia. Your guide will explain the Monastery's history, which dates back nearly a thousand years. After the visit, you will have free time to buy a souvenir and take pictures. Next, visit a farmhouse with stunning views. Enjoy a delicious 3-course menu; consisting of salad, barbecued food (with vegetarian and halal options), and dessert. Following this adventurous day, return to the center of Barcelona by private transport.

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Barcelona: 2-Hour Cocktail Master Class with Tapas

10. Barcelona: 2-Hour Cocktail Master Class with Tapas

Enjoy a unforgettable evening of cocktails and traditional Spanish Tapas in Barcelona's renowned Gothic Quarter.  Kick off your experience with a glass of cava in a bar located in the bustling city centre, then learn the tricks of the trade from a professional mixologist who will show you the secrets behind four classic cocktails. With your mixologist’s step-by-step guidance, you’ll learn the perfect method behind each of these classic drinks. As you have fun honing your bar tending skills, a private chef will serve you a variety of tasty traditional tapas to enjoy before you finally sit back and sample the fruits of your labor.

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What people are saying about Catalonia

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based on 3,656 reviews

The tour started on time and the guides are just so informed about Gaudi and Barcelona. Thats what made the tour experience memorable cause we got to learn things from locals themselves.

Dont miss this activity its worth the time and money Only the weather was not helpful on our trip. Other than this all good and excellent The guide was perfect

Gaspar was the best tour guide we could have asked for. Took us to so many beautiful spots and the BEST lunch in Girona

Amazing night out ! the people and drinks were awesome, the tour is in the heart of the city, great locals bars

Super friendly and knowledgable guide. Great restaurants and good portion sizes!