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Salou: PortAventura and Ferrari Land 1, 2, or 3-Day Ticket

1. Salou: PortAventura and Ferrari Land 1, 2, or 3-Day Ticket

If you love adventures and experiencing an endless range of emotions, PortAventura Park & Ferrari Land is the best combo for you! Discover the six worlds of one of Europe's most iconic theme parks. PortAventura Park has more than 5 km of rollercoasters within the total amount of their 40 rides. You will find attractions for all tastes: from thrill rides to get the adrenaline pumping to gentler and family-friendly attractions. Also, attending the new shows and enjoying a wide variety of national and international cuisine it’s a must for each visitor who loves to experience the whole PortAventura adventure! This year, with the grand opening of: Uncharted! The PortAventura Park’s new dark roller coaster is based on the universe of the Sony Pictures film starring Tom Holland and will open midway through 2023. This new ride promises to be one of the year’s greatest experiences, not only at PortAventura World, but also in Europe. Don’t miss it! Also, culminate this great adventure strolling through Bella Italia and discover the history of the legendary Cavallino Rampante Ferrari Land it’s the latest park of PortAventura World and will bring you the passion of Ferrari with your family and friends in spectacular attractions that will make you feel like a real F1 driver.

Cambrils: Costa Daurada Catamaran, with Food and Drinks

2. Cambrils: Costa Daurada Catamaran, with Food and Drinks

Set sail from Cambrils on a scenic catamaran cruise and take in the dramatic views of the Daurada Coast from the sea. Swim or snorkel in the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean and enjoy snacks on board. After departing from the port, take in the stunning views of the coast on a comfortable catamaran. Sail for approximately an hour before dropping anchor between Cap Salou, La Pineda, or Montroig (depending on weather conditions). Bathe in the crystal clear waters, practice snorkeling, or simply soak up the sunshine on deck with a glass of cava. Enjoy delicious snacks with soft drinks, beer, sangria, and cava on board.

Salou: PortAventura Theme Park 1 & 2 Days Entry Ticket

3. Salou: PortAventura Theme Park 1 & 2 Days Entry Ticket

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. This year many surprises await you at PortAventura Park. From February 17th till March enjoy the Carnival of Carnivals at PortAventura Park! Make your way around the park to the samba beats, let yourself be carried away by their parades and shows, and immerse yourself in the best Carnival enviroment! Enjoy to the fullest the grand opening of: Uncharted! The PortAventura Park’s new dark roller coaster is based on the universe of the Sony Pictures film starring Tom Holland and will open midway through 2023. This new ride promises to be one of the year’s greatest experiences, not only at PortAventura World, but also in Europe. 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.

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

4. 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 5 theme areas based on different civilizations PortAventura Park, and a special Sesame Street-themed area for children. Enjoy roller coasters, shows, and thrilling rides. Make a splash with entrance to PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park. Explore a world of water slides, aquatic features, and all other kinds of water-based fun for all the family. 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 Ferrari.

PortAventura and Ferrari Land: Full-Day Trip from Barcelona

5. PortAventura and Ferrari Land: Full-Day Trip from Barcelona

At 9:00 in the morning, we will depart from the office at Estació del Nord, located very close to Arc de Triomf, please be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes in advance. Relax and enjoy the journey, we will arrive at PortAventura World around 10:30 A.M. Spend a full day enjoying the attractions at Ferrari Land and PortAventura Park, complete with comfortable round-trip transfers from Barcelona. Marvel at Europe’s tallest and fastest vertical accelerator at Ferrari World. Experience an authentic racing circuit with a 570-meter track. Feel the thrill of speed with 8 simulators that create an authentic F1 driving experience. See re-creations of the main façades of the Colosseum, the Scala and the Campanile of San Marco. Walk along the streets and stop at a store where you’ll find the most of exclusive products of the Ferrari brand. Enjoy all the flavors of Italy in an authentic trattoria. On this 12-hour combined program you’ll also visit PortAventura Park, which features 6 completely different worlds of adventure. Mediterrània, Polynesia, SésamoAventura, China, México and Far West are waiting for your visit. Whatever you like to do, you'll find something to suit your tastes. PortAventura Park offers 40 rides for you to test your courage and to experience a rush of adrenaline. You’ll find rides boasting records in height, speed and size! You’ll encounter intense, dizzying and exciting attractions such as Dragon Khan, Furius Baco and Shambhala, Europe’s highest roller coaster. You can cool off in water attractions like Angkor or Tutuki Splash. You'll also find plenty of attractions suitable for younger visitors: the Tomahawk roller-coaster in Far West, the exciting Coco Piloto plane ride, the Imperial China play area, and lots more. Your guides will invite you to enjoy a different kind of entertainment as well – the magic of show business with up to 40 daily performances. Discover dances from distant lands, tribal rhythms, shows by the light of bonfires and more. Step inside the Gran Teatro Imperial and experience a world of magic and music where anything is possible! Don’t miss the talking parrots in Aves del Paraíso, the thousands of soap bubbles in Bubblebou and the surprise meetings with friends from Sesame Street. Around 6:30 P.M. meet your guide again to go back to Barcelona office, please bear in mind that July and August we will be departing around 7:30 P.M. because the theme park remains open longer.

Tarragona: Roman Heritage Guided Walking Tour

6. Tarragona: Roman Heritage Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy a tour of the main Roman monuments of Tarragona with an official city guide. First you will be introduced to the Roman history of the region next to the city walls, which are the oldest Roman walls outside Italy. Learn why they chose this hill next to the Mediterranean as the gateway to Rome for the whole peninsula. Visit the historic center of Tarragona, where Roman monuments are intertwined with today's houses, streets and squares. With the help of the large city model, the guide will describe how the city used to look, and explain the functions of its buildings. Finally, after watching an audiovisual exhibit with 3D images you will head to the Amphitheater, located by the sea. Learn about the gladiator fights and beast hunting that took place here in ancient times, and review the amazing history of the stadium to this day.

From Barcelona: PortAventura Theme Park Ticket & Transfer

7. From Barcelona: PortAventura Theme Park Ticket & Transfer

Enjoy a full-day of thrills and spills at Spain's largest theme park with an entry ticket and return transfer to PortAventura from Barcelona. Explore the Mediterrània, Polynesia, SésamoAventura, China, México, and Far West regions of the park with over 40 rides to fuel your adrenaline. At 9:00 in the morning, we will depart from the office at Estació del Nord, located very close to Arc de Triomf, relax and enjoy the journey, we will arrive at PortAventura World around 10:30 A.M. At the park, you will discover one-of-a-kind rides in Europe with records for height, speed and size. Encounter intense, dizzying and exciting attractions such as Dragon Khan, Furius Baco and Shambhala, Europe’s highest roller coaster. You'll also find plenty of attractions for younger guests, and lots more fun for the whole family!  In addition to fantastic rides, enjoy a different kind of entertainment through the magic of show business with up to 40 daily performances! Step inside the Gran Teatro Imperial and discover a world of magic and music where anything is possible, including acrobats, dance routines and melodies! Around 6:30 P.M. meet your guide again to go back to Barcelona office, please bear in mind that July and August we will be departing around 7:30 P.M. because the theme park remains open longer. Let yourself be seduced by fantastic offers! 

From Barcelona: Tarragona & Sitges Full Day Tour with Pickup

8. From Barcelona: Tarragona & Sitges Full Day Tour with Pickup

Live for a day on the warm shores of Catalonia. Travel to the historic town of Tarragona – the ancient Roman Tarraco – and enjoy the beautiful Sitges, filled with magical corners of modernist charm. You will finish the day at the best urban beach in Europe, San Sebastian. You will be picked up from your hotel in private transport to move comfortably to these 2 locations, situated south of Barcelona. With your specialized guide, visit these 2 coastal towns while hearing the most interesting stories and facts. Tarragona is located 100 kilometers south of Barcelona, on the Costa Dorada, where you'll find sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. Its streets house one of the most important and best preserved Roman archaeological sites in Spain, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Tarraco was the capital of "Hispania Citerior," 1 of the 3 provinces that formed the Iberian Peninsula approximately 2,000 years ago. Head from Barcelona to reach this historic scenery, first making a stop in one of the entrances of the old "Tarraco." Here, admire the impressive "Devil’s Bridge." This aqueduct – 217 meters long and 26 meters high – is a spectacular example of advanced Roman engineering. Begin a walking tour in Tarragona, where you will discover the many preserved remains of this civilization, while your guide provides the most exciting stories. Explore the ancient walls surrounding the city and get immersed in one of the best-preserved circuses in Europe, hidden under structures from the 19th century. See traces of the ancient Roman Forum that survived to the present day alongside medieval and modern Tarragona. Finally, marvel at the ruins of the amphitheater, located on the shore of the Mediterranean since the second century, where bloody battles between gladiators were exhibited. Next, travel to another town whose charm is more colorful and idyllic, thanks to the influence of Modernism. Sitges is located on the Costa del Garraf, 38 kilometers from Barcelona. Its privileged location, where the sea and the mountains meet, became an ideal place to practice health tourism, later becoming a curious location where artists of all kinds settled. Today, Sitges has mixed its traditional fishermen’s houses with a bohemian and lively atmosphere, full of boutiques, restaurants with musicians, and artists in the streets. On a walking tour through the town, your guide will take you through the streets and the most hidden corners of its labyrinthine center. See examples of architectural modernism at Casa Bacardi or Casa del Rellotge, as you uncover the curious stories of the "Americanos" who became rich from the new continent. The fame of Sitges – the "Saint Tropez of Spain" – is due to its idyllic walk by the sea. See the church of San Bartolomé and Santa Tecla, the grand staircase, Maricel Palace, and the charming "Quiet Corner," where musicians enliven the atmosphere. These spots all lead you to the beach of San Sebastian. End the day enjoying the idyllic location, considered by the New York Times to be the best urban beach in Europe. Relax on one of its terraces or, if the weather permits, take a dip in its crystal waters.

Salou: PortAventura Ferrari Land Admission Ticket

9. Salou: PortAventura Ferrari Land Admission Ticket

Experience the passion of Ferrari with a 1-day entry ticket to the Ferrari Land theme park at PortAventura World on the Costa Dorada. Skip the line to enter the park by going directly to the entrance and scanning your ticket.  Marvel at a stunning recreation of Italy and the birthplace of Scuderia Ferrari, including the façades of the Colosseum, La Scala, and Campanile of San Marco. Stroll through the streets and discover a fabulous store selling exclusive branded products. Enjoy the flavors of Italy in an authentic trattoria or at restaurants serving traditional cuisine. Tour the world in a single lap aboard a Ferrari GT, take an interactive journey through the history of the motoring marque, and more.

From Salou: Day Trip to the Village and Marshland of Siurana

10. From Salou: Day Trip to the Village and Marshland of Siurana

Explore Tarragona on this day trip from Salou aboard an air-conditioned vehicle. Travel to charming town of Siurana for 1h 15-minutes aprox of free time where you can go for a coffee or have a drink in a restaurant. See Baix Camp and Priorat and admire the waters of the Siurana marshland.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Salou and relax on the scenic drive into the countryside. Stop to take pictures of and explore the small monastery towns of Baix Camp and Priorat.  See the most unique sights this region has to offer as well as the most beautiful natural landscapes. Admire spectacular panoramic views of the valleys and take in the artistic flair of the facades of the buildings and monuments. Visit the idyllic Siurana marshland where you can relaxing for about 20 minutes and soak up the tranquil surroundings. Your guide will decide the best choice on the day of the tour, depending on the weather and the water levels at each location. If you prefer more urban activities, you can visit the typical Catalan towns or hermitages, which are true sources of artistic and historical information.

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based on 2,159 reviews

Great prices through GetYourGuide. Saved a good amount on gate prices. Having the tickets on your phone means no ticket queues. Portaventura was fabulously decorated for Christmas with loads of photo opportunities. It was busy but nothing like during summer months. Only 30 mins for Dragon Khan. Downside - the water rides- log flumes and Tutuki splash not open in winter but River Rapids were open. Great family day out

Vincente was a great guide! He went above and beyond the duties of a tour guide, and he was very good at adapting to the needs and interests of the different people on the tour. He was also very knowledgeable. We had a great time!

Our guide Alina was terrific! She taught us so much about the history of Catalonia and Spain. She was very knowledgeable and engaging. She made Tarragona come alive.

I love portaventura,it was really busy so paid €40 pp for a fast pass which is worth it

Great opportunity not to wait in the line but go directly into the park.