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PortAventura & Ferrari Land Tickets: 1, 2, or 3-Day Entry

1. PortAventura & Ferrari Land Tickets: 1, 2, or 3-Day Entry

Enjoy 1, 2, or 3 days of thrills with a ticket to 2 amazing parks, meet fascinating characters, explore mysterious ruins in far away lands, feel like a real cowboy or cowgirl, embark on amazing adventures and make your dreams come true. Feel the adrenaline rush on board roller coasters, unwind in the spa, enjoy the fresh air with a round of golf or simply sit back and enjoy the tranquility of the gentle Mediterranean breeze. Explore PortAventura's third theme park dedicated to the prestigious Italian firm Ferrari. Visit a unique park in Europe and see its tribute not only to the technological facet of Ferrari, but also to its role as an emblem of Italian genius. Feel the speed, innovation, adrenaline, theming, and leading rides on an international scale. Discover Ferrari Land's incredible attractions and amazing spaces dedicated exclusively to the legendary Italian racing team. The tickets are valid for consecutive days after the first activation. The number of days depends on the option chosen. 

Salou: PortAventura Theme Park Tickets

2. Salou: PortAventura Theme Park Tickets

Enjoy a day of thrills at PortAventura, Spain's largest theme park, just 45 minutes away from Barcelona by train. Explore the universe, divided into 6 distinct destinations, each with attractions for all ages, unique gastronomy, and typical products to purchase as one-off souvenir gifts. Have fun in Mexico, the Wild West, Imperial China, and Polynesia. With more than 37 attractions, from roller coasters to water slides, and skydiving simulators to cowboy shows, there’s something for everyone. The exotic landscape of marvelous Polynesia is a gift for the senses. Sounds, colors, and sensations will transport you to paradise. Explore the world of the Mediterranean, ideal for those who crave the tranquillity of a traditional fishing village. Have fun in China and go to the Far West to enjoy cowboy dances and shows. Indulge your inner child and put a smile back on your face at the new Sesame Street rides, where Bert and Ernie await old and young alike.

Costa Daurada: Catamaran Tour and Snorkeling

3. Costa Daurada: Catamaran Tour and Snorkeling

Sail across the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean by catamaran along the beautiful Costa Daurada. Be on the lookout for caves hidden between the sandy beaches. The captain will drop anchor off the coast so you can enjoy some time swimming. Snorkel around the boat, exploring the underwater life or sunbathe on the deck if you prefer. Afterwards, the catamaran will sail back to Cambrils. Choose from 3 different options: a 3-hour cruise with snacks and drinks; a 3-hour cruise with drinks only; or a 5-hour cruise with a barbecue and drinks.

House of Illusion Mystery Theatre and Comedy Show

4. House of Illusion Mystery Theatre and Comedy Show

Be greeted by attentive staff and escorted up the grand stairs and onto a beautiful terrace or into the Houdini Bar. For Gold and VIP guests, you will be escorted into the VIP area, where you will at once be presented with a glass of champagne and treated to a beautiful room overlooking the sea. All guests will be treated to a close up parlor show before the doors to the theater open and you will be shown into a beautifully decorated, candlelit theater, where you will be served as much white wine, red wine, lager and soft drinks as you like, without even having to lift a finger. On the early dinner show option, enjoy a meal of fresh salad, marinated chicken, fries and ice cream or upgrade to the VIP package for a three course dinner of a mixed meat starter, sirloin steak or baked cod and a special dessert. Be entertained at your table by weird and wonderful mystery entertainers, followed closely by a hilarious variety performance, full of a mixture of magic, comedy and laughter. Throughout the second half of the show, explore the concept of ‘Dreams’. A mysterious world full of mystery, magic and bewilderment. Be full of amazement as the performers leave you lost for words with shadowography, manipulation, theatre of the mind and of course grand, mind blowing illusions.

Barcelona: Full Day Panoramic Tour with Free Time from Salou

5. Barcelona: Full Day Panoramic Tour with Free Time from Salou

Discover the best of Barcelona on this amazing guided sightseeing tour. Take the bus in Salou and relax for the one-hour journey to Barcelona. The first stop will be at the Camp Nou, the football stadium of FC Barcelona where, if possible, you will have time for a brief photo and a bathroom break. The second stop will be at Barcelona's most important landmark: the Sagrada Família, Antoni Gaudí's unfinished masterpiece. You will have the chance to walk around and take pictures. During the panoramic tour through Barcelona you will also see and hear explanations about the Arc de Triomph, Montjuic, the Olympic village, the beautiful houses built in the modernist style of Gaudí: Casa Mila and the colorful Casa Batllo. Once in the city center of Barcelona, enjoy some free time to explore the city at your own pace. You can choose to stroll along the Ramblas with its famous living statues and various stalls of flowers or walk around the Plaza Catalunya. You might take some time to lounge on one of the many terraces or take a bite in a restaurant as there are many on the Ramblas and in the Gothic Area.

Salou: PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park Ticket

6. Salou: PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park Ticket

Experience the thrills of PortAventura Aquatic Park, just 45 minutes from Barcelona, with a full-day entrance ticket, and enjoy one of the best and largest water parks in Spain. Located in the heart of the Daurada on the Catalonian coast, the amazing water park will plunge you into refreshing adventures, where you can practice rafting, go down water slides, or just relax in the sun on a lounger. Even young children can have bags of fun at the Caribbean-themed playground. Listen to the sound of the waves, combined with reggae music in every corner of the park. Explore more than 50,000 square meters (over 538,000 square feet) of tropical plants and water rides. Search for pirate treasure, travel full-speed down rapids, surf the waves of the vast pool, or relax in the calm waters of the river that borders the Aquatic Park. All this and more is waiting in a dream setting among palm trees, fantastic bars, restaurants, and exotic vegetation that will transport you to the heart of the tropics.

Salou : 1-Hour Quad Safari

7. Salou : 1-Hour Quad Safari

Enjoy by driving your Quad on the off roads in Salou. Your professional guide, who will also accompany you on the entire route, will brief you on how to use the quad and how to properly handle the equipment. A fantastic activity for friends, family, or couples who want to spend an unforgettable moment with nature. All routes are led by a Professional Guide who can speak English, French, Russian, and Spanish. The routes are designed to accommodate both beginners and families, allowing you to enjoy every moment of your adventure.

Salou: Guided Jet Ski Tour

8. Salou: Guided Jet Ski Tour

Meet your guide at the port of Salou. Get set up with your lifejacket and receive a short safety briefing before starting the tour. Then, ride your jet-ski out into the sea. Feel the speed and adrenaline as you enjoy an unforgettable experience on the Mediterranean Sea. Follow the guide who will escort you along the coast to ensure a safe and fun experience. Enjoy the views of the Costa Dorada as you ride across the waves at high speed.

Tarragona: Scavenger Hunt and City Sights Self-Guided Tour

9. Tarragona: Scavenger Hunt and City Sights Self-Guided Tour

Get to know Tarragona at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour. You'll explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks: Find sights: You will use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions: Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions about the sight. Most of the time, the answers are hidden in signs, pictures, etc. A great and fun way to learn new things about the city. Have fun: During the adventure you can also expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places like the “Cathedral of Tarragona”, “Roman Walls and Circus of Tarraco”, “Sedassos Square”, “Mediterranean Balcony” and many more! After you buy the ticket, you will receive an access code that you can use in the app. After you book the game, you’ll get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the “Archaeological Walk” and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at the “Mediterranean Balcony”. The experience is not limited in time. You can explore the city at your own pace and take breaks. Just download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours.

Salou: PortAventura, Caribe Aquatic Park & Ferrari Multi-Day

10. Salou: PortAventura, Caribe Aquatic Park & Ferrari Multi-Day

Enjoy thrills with your friends and family all year round at PortAventura World. Feel the adrenaline rush onboard roller coasters or simply sit back and enjoy the tranquility of the gentle Mediterranean breeze. Explore the different worlds at the three parks of the resort: PortAventura Park, Ferrari Land, and PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park. Meet fascinating characters, explore mysterious ruins in faraway lands, feel like a real cowboy or cowgirl, embark on amazing adventures and make your dreams come true. Discover Ferrari Land's incredible attractions and amazing spaces dedicated exclusively to the legendary Italian racing team. Visit a park unique to Europe and see the tribute not only to the technological achievements of Ferrari, but also to its role as an emblem of Italian genius. Experience the speed, innovation, adrenaline, of world-renowned rides.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,531 reviews

The highlight of our trip to Salou was this jeep excursion with Juan Carlos & Jorge. From the swim in the crystal clear lake, to the breathtaking scenery and the friendliness of the guides, it was just such a lovely day. Then we got to Siurana and I honestly think I have never seen such a beautiful village perched as it was high up on the mountains. It was like something out of a story book. Everyone on the tour loved this magical place. Then it was on to Prades, the red village which was also quite lovely. We stopped here for lunch. Everything about this trip was spectacular and do with the price. And when the guides are so friendly and informative it is the icing on the cake!! Thank you

This was the best experience of our entire trip in salou. Nikki our guide was very knowledgeable and fun, making the trip even better. If you like nature and a bit of an adrenaline rush, you have to do this. I can’t explain how amazing it was, but my partner and I left trying to figure out when we can return to go canyoning in salou again! Thank you Luis and Nikki for offering this activity, we’ll be back

We’ll that was an absolutely fantastic experience with Luis and Niki. I can’t emphasise enough how fun this was, even better with a professional like Luis, constantly making you fee comfortable in and out of the water, I will recommend this to anyone. Seen octopus, school of fish, sea urchin, coral, starfish ect… thank you both for the experience and memories. Now I’m going for my diving licence☀️

Hello team, it was a successful tour. Went alone with the boss and we really let the jet skis drive. A great team, the friendliness and nature of the jet skis, top notch. I will gladly come again. THANK YOU VERY MUCH

Luis was great. the route was fun but not too challenging. very friendly atmosphere. would recommend