BARCELONA CODE Tours

Best of BARCELONA in ONE DAY

Just stopping for a day on your cruise and you wish to make the most of your limited time in town?        

Skip the lines on-board and in the city and take a private tour adapted to your party and your timing.

our Suggestions:

Shore EXCURSIONS

For City Experiences

GAUDI Tour

Duration of the Tour: 4-5 hrs

 

One of the most mysterious personalities in modern art history, Gaudi defined Barcelona Skyline with his colorful, organic forms following the rules of the Nature and sacred geometry. Immerse yourself into GAUDI’s world and understand the philosophy behind it. Discover the origins of his stunning forms and you will never look at architecture with the same eyes again.

Enjoy the panoramic drive seeing Gaudi´s and other modernist houses on the way; Skip the lines at Sagrada Familia, an unique church in constant transformation (planned to be finished by 2026). And to conclude the Gaudi experience: an exclusive view to the city from Park Guell where Nature and Art form a special Symbiosis that will rock your imagination.

 

Inside visit of Park Güell and Sagrada Familia (Holy Family Church) Outside visit of La Pedrera (Milá house) and Batlló House at Passeig de Gracia.

PICASSO & MIRÓ Tour

Duration of the Tour: 4-5 hours

 

Miró was born near La Rambla and Picasso came as a teenager from the far South, but both remained closely connected to Barcelona until the end of their lifes. After all the places where they lived around the world, it is in Barcelona where both decided to open their museums and leave a piece of atmosphere, with their colourful signature and strong identity, to inspire the future generations.

Join me on the tour through Picasso world and check your imagination by decoding Miró language on these two fascinating locations in town.

 

Included guided visit of PICASSO Museum and Foundation MIRÓ (closed on Monday). Walk in Old Town and around Montjuic Hill.

HISTORY Tour

Duration of the Tour: 4-5 hrs

 

If you are interested in History this tour will give you a full overview of the rich and complex past of Barcelona on combined panoramic drive through elegant Eixample and walking tour in the Old town.

Founded by Romans in 1stc.BC as a military settlement on Via Augusta, Barcelona still embraces part of its original Roman city in her interior. On our walk we will follow the footsteps of the Romans through the ancient street grid, still recognizable today. 

In the middle Ages Barcelona was a walled city and a leading port of the Mediterranean Sea trade. We will visit the Royal Palace, where Columbus was received by Spanish Kings in 1492. Stroll continues through the narrow streets of former jewish querter El Call while learning more about life and customs of the Sephardi Jews before Iberian Peninsula stopped being homeland for all 3 religions (Christianity, Judaism and Islam) beginning the time of monotheist and modern State of Spain.

Finally, in XIX c. Barcelona experienced huge urban transformation from medieval into a modern city, built in the European artistic style Art Niveau, known locally as Modernism. On a confortable panoramic drive through Eixample area you will see many impressive houses, built by Gaudi and other arquitects.

 

Combined Walking & Panoramic Tour visiting the historical sites in the Old Town and modern city area (Eixample quarter). Possible to complete with an inside visit of the venue of your interest (ej. History Museum of Barcelona with roman arquelogical site, Jewish sinagoge, Top roof of medieval Cathedral or Sta. Maria del Mar church, Batlló house, La Pedrera)

Shore EXCURSIONS

For countryside Experience

MONTSERRAT

Duration of the Tour: 5-6 hrs

 

Make a wish, than go and touch black Madonna of Montserrat or MORENETA, as locals call her... Do not forget to come back one day to thank her when the wish becomes true... National pride and Patron Saint of Cataluña, the Virgin of Montserrat is situated in a Benedictine Monastery on the astonishing mountain 40km from Barcelona.

Discover the mixture of legends and history  behind the unforgettable natural scenery and enjoy the angelic voices of Escolania, one of the oldest boy´s choirs in Europe.

On a confortable scenic drive to Montserrat you will learn more about the history of the region, also deeply connected with the Myth of the black Madonna cultivated by local people over centuries.

 

Benedictine Monastery and Natural Park of of Montserrat with Black Madonna – Boys Choir ESCOLANIA (singing at 1pm Mon-Fri during school season)  

 SITGES

Duration of the Tour: 6 hrs

 

Take a trip back in time to the elegant Beach Resort of Sitges, a former fishermen village, today a charming little town with own Film Festival and Carnaval tradition. It is known as a very liberal place and you will find cheerful and colorful crowd, a mixture of cosmopolitan and traditional local residents. In the late 19th century Sitges was the meeting place for artists, bohemian, intellectuals and bourgeoisie. Long sandy beaches and colonial palaces built by Ïndianos" (returning emigrants from former Spanish colonies in South America), excellent restaurants and bars, numerous art galleries and boutiques for an exclusive shopping experience... What else could you need for a nice and romantic day, just half an hour from Barcelona?

 

Walk through Sitges exploring its past and present - Bacardi house (old Market) - Church St. Bartolomeu - Palace Maricel – Cau Ferrat Museum – St. Sebastian Beach

PENEDÈS WINE Tour

Duration of the Tour: 5-6 hrs

 

This is a Tour for a relaxing day in the countryside on which you will learn all about the wine making process and Cava tradition in Catalonia.

The Penedès region is located 30 km south from Barcelona and is known as Capital of Cava, a Spanish version of famous French champagne. Local producers like Freixenet  or Cavas Codorniu are located in stunning modernist properties, attraction in themselfes. But there are many other smaller, family-run wineries where traditional hand-craft and ecological methods are still in use.

 

Included guided visit to vineyards and cellars followed by wine Tasting. Lunch organised on request.

combined Tours:

MONTSERRAT Tour can be combined with PENEDES Wine Tour or free time for lunch and shopping in SITGES, fashionable Seaside Resort, a former fisherman village.

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AIRPORT Transfers

PORT Transfers

Arrival Assistance & TOUR

Duration of the Tour: upon request

Guide and driver on disposal

Pick up, Meet & Greet at the Airport following the Tailor Made Tour until your embarkation to the ship.

AIRPORT Pick Up (NO Tour)

with english speaking driver

Pick up at the Airport and Transfer to your ship.

PORT Pick Up & TOUR

Duration of the Tour: upon request

Guide and driver on disposal

Pick up, Meet & Greet at the Port following the Tailor Made Tour until your departure flight or Transfer to the hotel.

PORT Pick Up (NO Tour)

with english speaking driver

Transfer from the Port to your destination.

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