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

1. 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.

Barcelona: Scavenger Hunt & Gothic Quarter Self-Guided Tour

2. Barcelona: Scavenger Hunt & Gothic Quarter Self-Guided Tour

Get to know Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter 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 “Catedral de Barcelona”, “Bishop’s Bridge”, "The Boqueria Market", “The Royal Square” 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 “Plaça de l'Àngel” and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at the “The Royal Square”. 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.

Barcelona: “The Shadow of the Wind” Literary Walking Tour

3. Barcelona: “The Shadow of the Wind” Literary Walking Tour

Spanish author Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s global bestseller “The Shadow of the Wind” has captivated thousands of readers around the world, and on this 3-hour walking tour you will step into its pages and discover the parts of Barcelona so vividly captured by the novel. Turning fiction into reality, the tour departs from the famous Ramblas Sta. Monica at the Arc del Teatre, before heading down to Placa Reial and Baixada de la Llibreteria. You will visit places still imbued with the magic of Barcelona at the beginning of the 20th-Century. Walk through the shadowy Gothic Quarter and Ribera, reliving events experienced by Daniel Sempere, Julian Carax, Fermín Romero de Torres, and other characters from the novel. Explore a labyrinth of mysteries, as tour participants become characters at the Forgotten Books Cemetery and Santa Maria del Mar. Wander along Calle Montcada, and discover the Santa Lucia Asylum, Xampanyet tapas bar, and Els Quatre Gats restaurant. See the house and bookshop of "Sempere and Sons," and head past the old library of Ateneu Barcelonès.

Barcelona: Photoshoot Tour Old Town

4. Barcelona: Photoshoot Tour Old Town

Take home a unique and personalized souvenir of your time in Barcelona on a private 1.5-hour photo shoot. Stroll the city streets with a professional photographer, and pose in front of some of the city’s most scenic spots! The photo session is ideal for families, groups of friends, or couples. Your photographer will know exactly where to take you to get the best views, and provide you with an insider’s look at the city. Discover some of the most incredible attractions from a different perspective, including the Arc de Triomf and Barcelona Cathedral. Once the tour is over, get 25 high quality, retouched images (selected by you) delivered digitally by email the following week.

Barcelona: 2-Hour Private City Highlights Kickstart Tour

5. Barcelona: 2-Hour Private City Highlights Kickstart Tour

Discover the essence of Barcelona on a 2-hour walking tour with a private guide. Wander through the most charming and fascinating quarters as you travel on a route that takes in the highlights of the city. Begin the tour with a walk through the Gothic Quarter and discover the narrow stone cobble streets which are steeped in history. Marvel at the elegant Plaza Real and the wonderful church of Santa Maria del Pi. Then, see the architectural contrast of Barcelona in the charming Born District, an area where you'll find distinctive examples of modern and ancient buildings. Visit the beautiful church of Santa Maria del Mar and learn about its interesting history of faith and devotion. Continue the tour to the medieval ruins of the Old Barcelona under the Born Market and get an insight into what life was like in Barcelona 300 years ago.  In the end, receive recommendations from your guide so you can make the most of your visit to this beautiful city.

Barcelona: City Tour & Flamenco Show with Wine & Tapas

6. Barcelona: City Tour & Flamenco Show with Wine & Tapas

Discover the authentic Spanish culture in this unique private tour including a city tour, a food and wine experience, and the Best Flamenco Show in Barcelona. All in one perfect night just you and your guide. Walk through the Gothic Quarter with your local guide. Explore its alleys, and visit the majestic Plaza Real and the Roman Walls. Learn about the stories of this unique ancient District. Stroll through the Born District, the most charming Quarter of Barcelona. A perfect combination where ancients buildings coexist with modern bars and shops in a magical atmosphere. Taste Tapas in a very traditional bar in the Borne Quarter, accompanied by a cup of red wine, vermouth or local beer, and a glass of local cava. Visit Santa Maria del Mar Church, a beautiful basilica built entirely by the Port’s pilgrims in the 14th century. Before saying goodbye, your guide will give hand you the skip-the-line tickets for the best Flamenco Show in Barcelona, in a Medieval Palace with one free drink included. Experience this unique tour of history, gastronomy, and culture. Your guide will give you tips and recommendations so that you'll get the most out of your visit to Barcelona.

Barcelona: Tapas Walking Tour & Flamenco Show

7. Barcelona: Tapas Walking Tour & Flamenco Show

Visit a Modernist-style tapas bar in the heart of Barcelona’s Eixample neighborhood, and then finish the night in an emblematic flamenco bar in the heart of the Gothic Quarter in famous Plaça Reial.   This exciting 3-hour evening experience includes a stroll around Eixample to sample authentic Catalan tapas such as ‘pa amb tomàquet,’ and a visit to a ham delicatessen in Born. Finish your evening with a 45-minute authentic flamenco show featuring some of the genre's newest rising stars performing this dance to traditional Spanish music! 

Barcelona: Churros, Hot Chocolate, and Games Family Tour

8. Barcelona: Churros, Hot Chocolate, and Games Family Tour

Walk through the three medieval quarters of Barcelona, getting lost in its hidden streets away from the tourist crowds. Listen to the stories your local host has to tell you, as you and your children fall in love with the city together. Walk along the lively Ramblas, before admiring some of the masterpieces of Gaudi and the elegance of Plaza Real. Enjoy the colorful Boqueria Market and taste the famous Spanish ham (unless it's Sunday) while your children enjoy the fun games your guides have in store for them. Following that, walk through the Gothic Quarter, discovering its corners and its passages which are full of ancient stories. Stand to admire every detail of the magnificent Cathedral of Barcelona, and feel the sad beauty of the Sant Felip Neri Square and the passing of time as you look at the Roman Ruins. It will then be time for churros and hot chocolate, as your guides offer you the best churros in town. Following your refreshment break, you'll visit the charming Born Quarter where you will encounter the magical Santa Maria del Mar Church which was built entirely by worshipers. Afterwards, visit the buried medieval ruins inside the antique Born Market. Towards the latter end of your tour, take a walk in the beautiful Ciutadella Park. A green lung in the heart of the Old City with leafy paths, little lakes with boats and ducks, lawns to sit on and relax in the sun, and children’s play areas. Enjoy the city including its art, history, and fabulous gastronomy with your family in a cool way which is engaging for the little ones.

Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and Park Guell Full-Day Tour

9. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and Park Guell Full-Day Tour

Start on the famous Las Ramblas, near to the first stop, Palau Güell. Meet your guide and make your way to the central fountain of Plaza Real to admire the elegance of the Gothic square. See the beautiful arches, Gaudi’s lampposts, or just watch the locals going about their daily lives. Next, make your way to La Boqueria Market. Take in the sights and smells of the market, one of the oldest in Barcelona. Wander through the narrow passages of the Gothic Quarter, and hear of many the legends and stories from these streets from your guide. Enjoy a short coffee break in a café where famous artists such as Picasso convened.  Continue with a walk along the most elegant avenue of Barcelona, the impressive Paseo de Gracia. Admire the most aristocratic palaces of the city, Casa Mila (La Pedrera) and Casa Batlló, two masterpieces of Gaudi architecture. Learn about the exciting Art Noveau era of the city, Gaudi’s life, and his strange death. Then, stop for lunch and enjoy some typical Barcelona tapas, accompanied by a glass of red wine in a traditional restaurant of a beautiful promenade.  After a relaxing break, a taxi will take you to Park Güell, where Gaudi’s art coexists with nature. Enjoy skip-the-line tickets access to the park, and join your guide in wandering its beautiful paths. After a walk in the park, a taxi will take to your last stop. Visit the most iconic example of Gaudi’s work, the Sagrada Familia. Your guide will show you the different facades of the cathedral, and give you an introduction to the history of the building. Say farewell to your guide and receive your skip-the-line tickets to access the cathedral, as well as an audio guide so you can explore its interior at your own pace.

Barcelona: Sightseeing, Wine, and Tapas Cycle Tour

10. Barcelona: Sightseeing, Wine, and Tapas Cycle Tour

Take in the sights and taste the tastes of Barcelona on a private sightseeing tour and culinary experience. Work up an appetite seeing what Barcelona has to offer and then dive into some tapas and Spanish wine. Let your guide show you the best sights in Barcelona along with some hidden gems. Bike through Barcelona's magnificent waterfront, see the Gothic Quarter and the unfinished-but-spectacular Sagrada Familia basilica. Finish off your tour with a sampling of Catalan cuisine. Enjoy delicious wines, craft beer, and delectable tapas plates.

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Everything was great, but unfortunately our helicopter flight could not take place because the king was in Barcelona and this was forbidden. But the organizers couldn't do anything about that.

On land, in the air, on water. So I was able to get an idea of Barcelona from different perspectives in a short time. It's a great option - not cheap, but very rewarding - and recommended.

Our guide Paolo was superb with humour and knowledge we couldn’t of had a better time. Highly recommend both him and the tour. Brilliant and great value for money.

Were a very good tour of the city along the various Gaudi houses down to the harbour. Was very informative and knowledgeable.

Very competent guide Lukas!! We would never have found the hidden sights.!