9 tours you just have to do in Barcelona
July 25th, 2017, Posted by travelwith2ofus
How do you get the most out of your Barcelona tours? One of the best ways to explore any city is on foot. The thing about this great Spanish city is the plethora of sites that await you once you get there.
Guided tours are another great way to see all the exciting spots quickly. With all that there is to see on the various tours available in Barcelona, you will need at least three days to get through half of your itinerary. Here are a few Barcelona tours that will give you more of a picture of what the city of Barcelona has to offer.
Of course you could save some cash if you book a flight and hotel package to Barcelona!
Helicopter Tour of Barcelona City and Coast
The beauty of Barcelona is not completely fathomable until you take to the skies and see it all in its splendor, from the Gothic to the ultra modern.
On this tour, you will be able to see all the landmarks and sights of the city from an aerial view, which is the best way to take in the whole city. Fly over the Sagrada Familia, Torre Agbar, Park Güell, the Olympic Port, the Olympic Ring and stadium, and the Camp Nou- Barcelona's stadium, plus many other eye catching locations. The tours are done in small numbers for your enjoyment. Get this tour from Viator.
Barcelona Gourmet Tapas Walking Tour and Flamenco Show
Have a taste of the gourmet cuisine that Catalonia has to offer. This leg of your Barcelona tours last 3-4 hours and takes you through tapas bars on foot. La Boqueria, La Rambla and the Gothic Quarter are known to have some of the best tapas bars and you will have the chance to go through them. After tapas and drinks, move on to the captivating flamenco show in El Born, one of Barcelona's trendy sections. Get this tour from Viator.
Barcelona Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience
If you have always wanted to learn a thing or two about the secrets of Spanish cooking then this is your chance to enjoy some of it. The interactive Spanish cooking experience includes a cooking class that will teach you the art behind Spanish cooking.
Your small group of explorers will be guided by a master chef who will take you through the process of preparing delicacies like flavorful fish stews, paella, omelets and many others.
Here, you will improve your cooking skills by learning how to prepare paella, one of Spain's most famous dishes, and a flavorsome one at that. You will also be preparing tender, roasted veal accompanied by creamy potatoes. The final thing on the menu is arroz con leche - rice pudding made with cream or crema catalane - a sweet custard.
When you are done preparing your meal, it's time to dig in. Enjoy the mouthwatering meal with a glass of fine wine. With an upgrade of your package, you can go for a tour of the bustling Boqueria Market and experience the Spanish open market while mingling freely with the locals. Your tour will be limited to 14 people so that your chef isn't overwhelmed. Get this tour from Viator.
Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Catalonia
Take a trip around Catalonia and ogle at all the architectural gifts from Gaudi. On the hot air balloon flight you will be taken over the magnificent city with the wind in your face. The sun bathed city looks amazing from the top and you will be able to enjoy a stunning view of Montserrat peaks and the Mediterranean Sea. However, the wind is your master. As part of the fun, you also get to inflate the hot air balloon, after which, you and your group of eight take to the skies. Get this tour from Viator.
Barcelona Park Güell and La Sagrada Familia Tour - Skip the Line
The Park Güell is located in Carmel Hill in the mountain ranges of Collserola. It is an outstanding display of how architectonic elements merge with the lush green of beautiful gardens. A symbol of Gaudi's brilliant architectural mind, the park is a representation of Catalan modernism. The park has also been declared a World Heritage Site as part of the Works of Antoni Gaudí.
For this priority tour, you don't have to wait in the long lines of tourists waiting to get into Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia. The cathedral, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a masterpiece and the epitome of Gaudi's eccentric architectural works.
Your tour guide will walk you through the cathedral's expanse as you admire the exquisite architecture of the cathedral. Be in awe of the magnificent ceilings and the stained windows that make the sight a magical one. As you go through the cathedral, your guide will inform you on the absorbing stories of the architect who came up with these other-worldly ideas. Go to the museum and see relics from the cathedral's history and see the original design sketches and plaster models for the church.
As you walk through the cathedral, hearing about the stories around its famous unfinished status, you will be amazed by the extravagant ornamentation that beautifies the interior. After the tour, lasting 4.5 hours, ends you can stay behind and marvel at the passion facade, the nativity facade and the scene of the birth of Jesus Christ. It is quite the Barcelona tour to cure your curiosity about the basilica. Get this tour from Viator.
France, Andorra and Spain from Barcelona
See the beauty of three countries on a single tour. Most of these tours start from Barcelona and head on to Baga, Ax Les Thermes and finally Andorra. The charming village of Baga is loved for all the medieval heritage found here. After the stopover at Baga, head on to Ax Les Therms, which is a small spa town oozing with French charm.
The short journey to Andorra will be through a high pass through mountains; below you, the stunning view will warm you up for your destination. You will stop for a short break at a mountain valley before going on to the town to indulge in some duty-free shopping. Your guide will introduce you to all the marvels that you see along the way and educate you about them. Get this tour from Viator.
Cava and Wine Day Trip from Barcelona
On this 8-hour tour from Barcelona you visit some of Catalonia's top wineries where you get to taste wines, cava, cheese and tapas. You will learn about the vineyards' history and the wine production process as well.
You will visit Bodegues Jean Leon and taste two of the group's wines. Then, you head to Bodegues Torres where you learn about the wine making process and taste three more wines and local Catalonian cheeses. Get this tour from Viator.
Montserrat Royal Basilica Half-Day Trip from Barcelona
These are 5.5-hour Barcelona tours to show you the Monastery and Royal Basilica independently. You will travel to the Benedictine abbey by coach and view the beautiful landscape of the mountainside while you're at it.
The abbey is revered as a pilgrimage site and one of the most famous ones in Barcelona. You also get to see the expansive basilica and the venerated Black Madonna statue. Also included is a visit to the audiovisual museum. Get this tour from Viator.
Pyrenees Mountains Day Tour from Barcelona
Your last leg of this Barcelona tour series involves a hike around the Pyrenees Mountains to admire its lush green and spectacular scenery.
You will travel through the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains, enjoying the view. Afterwards, you get on a rack railway that takes you to the Nuria Valley to see the rolling hills and the glistening lake. Get this tour from Viator.
If you are visiting Barcelona we recommend these:
Headphones for light sleepers as Barcelona is a busy place and locals and tourists stay out late.
European electrical outlet adapter because standard 220-volt plugs won't work there.
Point and shoot camera because you want to get loads of photos.
Have you ever visited Barcelona? Have you ever tried any of the tours above? Let us know about your experiences.
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