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Barcelona: Camp Nou and FC Barcelona Museum

1. Barcelona: Camp Nou and FC Barcelona Museum

Tour Camp Nou, the largest stadium in Europe, and visit the accompanying museum. Retrace the footsteps of the Futbol Club Barcelona's legendary players including Kubala, Cruyff, Maradona, Guardiola, and Ronaldinho. Begin your tour of the modern museum with large-format interactive walls, new showcases, and a wide collection of objects that reveal the history of FC Barcelona, explaining the values that have made Barça “more than a club.” Then, take the Camp Nou Experience tour. Visit key Barça areas, including the visitors’ changing room and the tunnel onto the pitch. Catch a panoramic view of the entire stadium. Experience the pitch in 360 Virtual Reality (if this option is booked). Visit the television studio, the mixed zone, the press room, and the commentary boxes. The tour ends on the second floor, where you can visit the fascinating multimedia space, which was renovated in January 2010.

Barcelona: Catamaran Cruise with Cocktail or Live Music

2. Barcelona: Catamaran Cruise with Cocktail or Live Music

Jump aboard the catamaran boat and set sail on the Mediterranean sea. Take a break and relax from the hustle and bustle of the city. Soak up the sun, sail on the ocean waves, enjoy cocktails, or dance to live music, depending on what you book. Choose between a daytime cruise with a local cocktail included and chill-out music atmosphere or sailing in the golden hours while enjoying the sunset with a live music show. Fancy a drink or a snack? You can take advantage of the bar service onboard to purchase what you look for. This catamaran trip is a great day out for all the family. Enjoy breathtaking views of this city's skyline that you won't forget.

Salou: PortAventura Theme Park Entry Ticket

3. Salou: PortAventura Theme Park 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 for Halloween, many surprises await you at PortAventura Park. Discover the Passage of Terror with your little ones, and enjoy a frightening and fun experience with the whole family. 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.

Barcelona: Montjuïc Cable Car Roundtrip Ticket

4. Barcelona: Montjuïc Cable Car Roundtrip Ticket

See Barcelona from above this this roundtrip ticket for the Montjuïc Cable Car. Ride on a newly refurbished cable car to the hill of Montjuïc which provides you with sweeping views of Barcelona. Make your way to the Parc de Montjuïc Cable Car station and hop aboard the spacious car. Make the climb up approximately 270 feet (84.5 meters) on a 2,460-foot (750-meter) run that affords views of the whole region, from the Serra de Collserola to the Mediterranean Sea. Visit three cable car stations on your way up, Parc de Montjuïc, Miramar, and Castell de Montjuïc. Get a bird's-eye-view of iconic landmarks like the imposing Sagrada Familia. Skip the walk back down using the return ticket.

Barcelona: Flamenco Show with Tapas Dinner

5. Barcelona: Flamenco Show with Tapas Dinner

Head to the Tablao de Carmen for a night of authentic flamenco performances. Built as a tribute to the great dancer Carmen Amaya, the Tablao de Carmen has been staging its traditional flamenco show since 1988. Located in the Poble Espanyol de Montjuïc, a magnificent open-air museum incorporating elements of typical Spanish villages across the country, the Tablao de Carmen is the perfect place to soak up the architectural and cultural history of Spain. Feel free to take time before and after the show to check out the 117 full-scale buildings, artisan workshops, and souvenir shops that populate the open air museum. Sit back, relax, and dig into some tapas while watching a flamenco show. Combining experienced professional musicians and dancers with promising youngsters, the show follows centuries-long traditions that have defined the genre. Watch as the stage itself becomes the best school and artistic springboard combined with a style of musical dance performance that doesn't involve formal choreography or synchronized organization. See how the show unfolds according to the interaction among the artists, resulting in a constantly updated show. Pick your favorites from a tapas menu that includes a number of Spanish classics like large olives, cured cheese with rosemary olive oil, Spanish salad, potatoes bravas, marinated chicken, Oxtail croquettes, a potato ball with minced meat filling, and Catalan crème brulée. Sip on water, wine, sangria, coffee, or tea.

From Barcelona: PortAventura Theme Park Ticket & Transfer

6. From Barcelona: PortAventura Theme Park Ticket & Transfer

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. Enjoy a full-day of thrills and spills at Spain's largest theme park on this day out to PortAventura from Barcelona. Six completely different worlds of adventure await you in PortAventura Park: Mediterrània, Polynesia, SésamoAventura, China, México and Far West. PortAventura Park is home to 40 rides for you to test your courage and feel an adrenaline rush. Whatever you're into, you're sure to find something to suit your interests! 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! 

Barcelona: Big Fun Museum & Museum of Illusions Ticket Combo

7. Barcelona: Big Fun Museum & Museum of Illusions Ticket Combo

Enjoy 7 museums and a time out zone in Barcelona with this attraction ticket to the Big Fun Museum. Enjoy themed rooms and immerse yourself in an exciting world full of fantasies. Trick your eyes with mind-bending illusions.  Experience the 3D paintings at the Museum of Illusions come alive. See illusions painted by the greatest artists in Barcelona. Capture pictures as you try to pet a dinosaur, lean on the Grand Cannon, and travel to amazing places.  Head to the Big Fun Museum's Records and Wonders room to find out about incredible facts and records worldwide. Uncover everything from Secrets and mysteries to odd traditions. Meet the tallest man in the world, ride the smallest car, and take a photo with Elvis Presley.  Change your perspective on the world with upside down and outsized obejects in the Topsy Turvy room and the Giant's House. Enter a world full of marshmallow, candies, donuts and cotton candy in the Sweet Museum.  Try to keep your sanity in the Museum of Madness. Discover several extreme psychiatric techniques applied throughout history. Enjoy a collection of art made with all kinds of food at Food Art.  Walk through the strange world of the mirrors created by Lewis Carroll in Alice Through the Looking Glass. Jump into a ball pit in the Dry Pool. 

Unusual Barcelona Bike Tour in French

8. Unusual Barcelona Bike Tour in French

Discover a different side of Barcelona on a guided bike tour. You will cover many subjects (cultural, historical, political) since the idea is to offer you a general point of view on this beautiful city, but with an original and critical approach that will give you the impression of getting to know the city and its inhabitants better. This bike tour is highly recommended for groups of friends and couples. It is also an excellent activity for families (highly secured) as the guides will adapt their speech to interest everyone. All sizes of bikes are available as well as an arm that get attached to the main bike for smaller kids.

From Salou: Full Day Barcelona Panoramic Tour with Free Time

9. From Salou: Full Day Barcelona Panoramic Tour with Free Time

Discover the best of Barcelona on this guided sightseeing tour from Salou. Travel in a spacious and airconditioned bus. Stop to capture pictures of top city sights like the Camp Nou Staduim and the Sagrada Família. Have free time to explore the city at your own pace.  Board the bus in Salou and relax on the hour-long journey to Barcelona. The first stop will be at the Camp Nou, the football stadium of FC Barcelona where, you will have time for a brief photo and a bathroom break. Head to the towering Sagrada Família, Antoni Gaudí's unfinished masterpiece. Take time to walk around this unique cathedral and take pictures. Get back on the bus and pass by the Arc de Triomph, Montjuic hill, and the Olympic village. Listen to onboard commentary as you go by Casa Mila and the colorful Casa Batllo, the beautiful houses built in the modernist style of Gaudí. Head to the city center of Barcelona for free time to explore. Spend your time going for a stroll on Ramblas street, or visiting the Plaza Catalunya. Take some time to lounge on one of the many terraces or purchase a bite at a charming local eatery. Return to Salou by bus at the end of your tour. 

Barcelona: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 7 Attractions

10. Barcelona: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 7 Attractions

Visit 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 top attractions of your choice and save up to 35% compared to buying individual tickets with a Barcelona city pass. Browse the included digital guide to plan and book ahead the attractions you want to visit, then show the digital or printed copy of your pass on the day, for entry. Valid for 60 days from its first use, your pass gives you plenty of time to enjoy your vacation. Go on a tour of Sagrada Familia, visit Gaudí's La Pedrera, make your way around town with a 1-day hop-on hop-off bus tour including 45 stops, take in the panoramic sights from Montjuïc cable car, explore the home of FC Barcelona, or relax on a Las Golondrinas boat cruise. With the Barcelona Explorer Pass you can choose any 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 attractions, museums, or tours from the following: Popular attractions • Parc Güell Guided Tour (R) • Sagrada Familia Guided Tour (R) • Casa Batlló • La Pedrera • Las Golondrinas Boat Cruise • Barcelona Bus Turistíc (Hop-On Hop-Off) • FC Barcelona - Camp Nou Stadium Tour • Picasso Museum Guided Tour (R) • Poble Espanyol de Barcelona • Barcelona Montjuïc Cable Car Tours & experiences • Barcelona Bike Tour (R) • Montserrat On Your Own with Bus Transfer Included (R) • Tapas Tasting and Gothic Quarter Tour (R) • Gaudí and Modernism Walking Tour (R) • Best of Barcelona Architecture Walking Tour • Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour (R) • Raval Walking Tour: Barcelona's Gritty Past (R) • Barcelona Ancient Markets Walking Tour (R) • Gaudi Experience 4D • Estrella Damm Brewery (R) • Escape Hunt Barcelona Places of interest • L'Aquàrium de Barcelona • Barcelona Zoo • Vicens House Gaudí • MACBA - Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art • MEAM - Museu Europeu d'Art Modern • Fundació MAPFRE • CosmoCaixa Barcelona • Moco Museum • Museu de la Música • Egyptian Museum of Barcelona • Sant Pau Modernist Center • Big Fun Museum and Museum of Illusions - combined entry • Casa Amatller • Olympic and Sports Museum • Gaudi's Crypt at Colonia Güell • History Museum of Catalunya • Catalunya en Miniatura • Illa Fantasia Water Park (seasonal - open in summer) (R) Reservations required in advance Attractions and tours are subject to change. Please check the digital guide included on your confirmation voucher before you go for the full list of inclusions, opening times, and reservation instructions, where applicable. Make sure to book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

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Family-friendly activities: Things to do in Barcelona with kids

Planning a family trip to Barcelona? You'll be happy to hear that there are various things to do in Barcelona with kids. Take a cable car up the mountains to Montserrat – history buffs will love the heritage, and everyone will love the view. Or discover what fun a funicular is and travel up to Montjuic for a different view of the city. Culture, art, lakes, and fountains blend perfectly for kid-friendly activities in Parc de la Ciutadella and Park Güell. You can try different tastes at the Chocolate Museum or harness your inner racecar driver at Ferrari World. Or just enjoy a day out at Barcelona’s beaches.

Tibidabo Amusement Park: Enjoy incredible views

Take your kids to this unique theme park, which sits on top of a mountain and offers panoramic views of Barcelona. Your whole family can enjoy the thrilling ride on the Ferris wheel and other carousels while taking in the sun. Make sure to walk around the hill and take photos of the views and the beautiful temple. If you get hungry after all the rides, you will have a variety of gastronomic spots to choose from. 

You can leave your belongings in luggage lockers and buy gifts at the park’s souvenir shop. Breastfeeding and changing rooms are available on site so you don’t have to worry if traveling with a baby.

Museum of Music: Find family harmony

There are hundreds of instruments to strike a chord with your kids. Show your kids that music is different and yet the same around the world. Listen to Balinese gamelans and jazz saxophones or see how pianos evolved from lyres to electronic keyboards. And what in the world is an idiophone? Check the schedule to see if you can go hear the glass flute or learn how to play a chair.

Note that strollers are welcome and there are storage facilities onsite. Baby changing stations are also available, and there is a café just at the museum’s entrance.

Poble Espanyol: Visit all of Spain in one village

Not all of Spain is the same. Wander through this living museum and let the kids discover the different regions of Spain. Andalusia, Galicia, Basque, Catalan, Castilla – all have unique identities and their own ways of having fun. Performers and artisans are eager to share stories and entertain, and maybe even teach. To engage young minds further, join in a detective game where you’ll meet characters who share information and clues to solve puzzles as you explore. Learn folk dances or watch the flamenco in action. Maybe try to make some jewelry or stained glass instead of buying souvenirs! Check the schedule for special events like medieval fairs and magic acts.



Strollers are allowed, although you should note that there may be some areas hard to navigate. Free lockers are available for storage, and the Wi-Fi is free. There are plenty of restaurants to try, and the whole attraction is open late (well past midnight on Fridays and Saturdays) if bedtimes are not an issue.

The Chocolate Museum: Taste history in action

Chocolate is full of flavor and history. The kids may enjoy learning about its journey from the Americas to Europe, and then how it is made into their favorite sweet. The Chocolate Museum has displays about history as well as chocolate-makers at work. And there is also plenty of chocolate-filled fun for every age. Everyone from infants to adults can paint with chocolate. Older children can listen to a chocolate elf tell tales or imagine they’re Aztecs and Mayans trading cocoa. Families can work together on creating tasty chocolate lollipops. Here, learning is sweet.

If you’re making the trip with small children, note that strollers are welcome, and there are baby changing facilities. The café mostly serves sweets, so you may want to bring alternatives or wait until your next stop. Some of the activities are scheduled, while others need to be booked in advance, so you should check the schedule and make the necessary arrangements.

The Olympics Museum: Learn the athletes’ stories

Bring your sports stars to the ultimate athletic venue. The Olympics Museum highlights the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and all sports, encouraging active lifestyles. This is not just a museum to look at Michael Jordan’s high-tops or wonder how heavy those torches were or whether billiards is a sport. Some exhibits take kids through the basics of various activities, then test their abilities on a climbing wall, batak equipment, and various simulators.

Children of all ages are welcome, and strollers are allowed. You must leave larger bags in lockers by the entrance. Food and drink are not allowed in, but there is a café on site.


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What people are saying about Barcelona

I booked the combination of the morning and afternoon tour. In the morning our guide was Lola who did a great job and told us a little about the buildings we were walking by. In the afternoon at park guell there was only one other person besides me and the guide, Paula. It was a great experience and Paula put a great effort into the photos. But I wished I had gotten the photos a little sooner (took one week).

Our guide Carla was amazing. Dhe studied art history in university so she had a lot of interesting information to give us about the architecture and seemed just as excited as we were about the Roman origins of Gothic Barcelona. She answered all of our questions and was extremely personable. We highly recommend her to anyone who wants a great tour with a nice and knowledgeable person. Great experience.

Photographer did a great job taking time at each spot and on the walk to the different locations. It was a hot day and she was very willing to help in anyway possible. Can't wait to see the pics she got as well! Communication was great and the owner makes sure to answer any questions punctually! Would recommend!

Went on a Monday so very little to no queuing, no need for fast track tickets.

Don't try walking to the cable car it is to far, get a taxi