Cheap Cruise Shore Excursions in Barcelona
Barcelona is an enchanting seaside city with boundless culture, fabled architecture and a world-class drinking and dining scene. Barcelona's architectural treasures span 2000-plus years. Towering temple columns, ancient city walls and subterranean stone corridors provide a window into Roman-era Barcino. The architecture here is at the top of some people's list of favorite's and is one of the reasons people enjoy the city so much. Another reason? The deep blue Mediterranean beckons. Sun-drenched beaches make a fine backdrop to a jog, bike ride or long leisurely stroll along the seaside - followed by a refreshing dip. You can also enjoy the view from out on the water while kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding or taking it easy on a sunset cruise. And if that isn't enough, the night also holds limitless possibilities in Barcelona. You can start with sunset drinks from a panoramic terrace or dig your heels in the sand at a rustic beachside chiringuito. As darkness falls, live music transforms the city: the rapid-fire rhythms of flamenco, brassy jazz spilling out of basements, and hands-in-the-air indie-rock at vintage concert halls. The possibilities are endless in this fabulous city, and if you are visiting on a shore excursion, it can be hard to know where to start to make the most of your short time here. These shore excursions provide excellent opportunities for a great experience in Barcelona, no matter what your interests are.
Segway Tour: An Overview of Barcelona
When your cruise ship sails into the bustling Port of Barcelona, disembark to explore the spectacular city on a 2-hour Segway tour. Delve into the Catalonian capital's rich heritage and enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, with numbers limited to five people. Climb aboard your electric Segway and listen to an orientation session to ensure you feel confident steering the vehicle. Once you've got to grips, glide to the grand Gothic Quarter and explore the enclave's charming sights; meander through serpentine streets in search of the Main Synagogue of Barcelona, a structure declared Europe's oldest Jewish place of worship. Cruise to the Columbus Monument and listen to stories of the world's most intrepid explorer while gazing out to sea. Envy the owners of opulent yachts in Port Vell, a gorgeous harbor and social hub, then stop at the 19th-century Palau de Mar to admire the imperial grandeur of the structure and discover the Museum of Catalan History. Drive to the metropolitan complex of Maremagum to admire the futuristic architecture of the entertainment complex, then explore the charming neighborhood of Paseo Juan de Borbon on the way to the quaint Barceloneta Beach. Absorb the convivial atmosphere of the fishing quarter the follow the promenade to the bustling Olympic Port. Conclude your tour at the Gothic Quarter and bid farewell to your guide after your exciting tour through the city.
Take A Guided Tour of Barcelona (Skip the Lines!)
When your cruise ship sails into the vibrant harbor of Barcelona, get acquainted with the Catalonian capital's rich cultural tapestry on a half- or full-day sightseeing shore excursion. With a knowledgeable guide, sail past long lines outside of La Sagrada Familia, Gaudi's famously unfinished modernist masterpiece, and ascend to the vertiginous summit of Montjuic hill. Stroll the Gothic Quarter to discover Barcelona's medieval heritage and enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour. Upgrade to the full-day tour to include visits to Park Guell and La Pedrera. Greet your guide at a pre-arranged location near to the cruise port and commence your comprehensive tour of Catalonia's vibrant capital. Climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and begin your journey. Conclude your tour in the vibrant Born district, home to the beautiful Santa Maria del Mar church, and bid your guide and group farewell here.
See Montserrat and Cava Trail
On this Barcelona shore excursion you'll enjoy a private Montserrat and Cava Trail wine region. Swap the cruise port for mountains, history and wine tasting on this private, full-day Barcelona shore excursion. Following pickup from Barcelona cruise port, travel out of the city to Montserrat, a mystical, multi-peaked mountain in the heart of Catalonia. Here you can visit the mountain's Benedictine abbey, Santa Maria de Montserrat, where the famous 12th-century statue of the Black Virgin is housed. At 1pm on weekdays, you'll also have the opportunity to hear one of Europe's oldest children's choirs, La Escolania de Montserrat. While you're at Montserrat, you'll have time to visit the fascinating Museum of Montserrat, go for a walk or ride the rack railway or cable car up the mountain. In the afternoon, leave Montserrat to visit one of the most famous cava producers of the Penedes region, Freixenet (cava is a Spanish sparkling wine). Visit their vast wine cellars, sample the product and learn why this sparkling wine has acquired international fame. Plus, you'll enjoy the undivided attention of your very own guide on this private excursion.
Take a Fun Scooter Tour
Embark on an adventurous exploration with a scooter rental package when your cruise ship docks in the beautiful city of Barcelona. Discover sights according to your own itinerary and see legendary landmarks like Gaudi's masterpiece La Sagrada Familia and the colossal Cathedral of Barcelona. Admire the seaside splendor as your cruise along the curve of coastal roads and feel the warm sun on your skin. No experience is necessary to enjoy this adventurous alternative to conventional tours. This excursion is located within a 15-minute walk to the cruise port, so you determine the time you return to your ship in Barcelona port. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port.
Get the Card with Free Transportation and Explore On Your Own
Make the most of Barcelona for less while you're in Port with the great-value Barcelona Card. When your cruise ship docks, pick up your sightseeing pass and set off to explore the Catalan capital independently. Gain free or discounted entry to more than 20 top visitor attractions
, including the Casa Gaudi Museum, Picasso Museum, National Art Museum of Catalonia, and Chocolate Museum. Enjoy numerous savings at other attractions, and receive a free guidebook
to help you plan your stay. You'll also benefit from included public transport
and further discounts at select city restaurants, shops and more.
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