When traveling abroad in a foreign place, it's always good to experience a mix of care-free spontaneity, and structured touring. Auto Europe recommends this as a way to break up the repetition of either and to add a dose of diversity to your daily itinerary. If you are the type who desires an insider's view while touring Barcelona and hope to get up-close-and-personal with the city's many exciting attractions, we recommend that you include one (or more) of the guided tour options we've assembled below as part of your upcoming trip to Spain.
What better way to catch up on some exercise than to glide through the streets of Barcelona on a bicycle, soaking up the dynamic cultural energy, blanketed in the tropical tranquility of warm sunlight and ocean breeze? Pedal past all of Barcelona's attractions, pausing along your route to take photos and learn the unique histories that make each destination so famous. As the tour comes to a close, patrons will enjoy food and drinks at a beachside bar overlooking the golden sand and crystalline waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
Discover the magic of rotating gyroscopes as you are whisked through Barcelona's energetic cityscape, at the helm of what's arguably the future of transportation: a Segway. Rest your legs, and hit the streets on a relaxed, expertly guided Segway tour, stopping along the route at numerous must-see destinations including renowned local restaurants serving local cuisine. Groups are usually small and travelers can expect to tour Barcelona's attractions in a friendly group with the feeling of a private tour without the hefty price-tag.
Easily the most convenient method for visiting the top sites and attractions in Barcelona, the hop-on, hop-off bus tour affords travelers the freedom to spend as much time as they like at their favorite destinations and to skip those which are of less interest. A fleet of red double-decker buses stops frequently along designated routes through Barcelona, and a single day-pass gives patrons the option to change routes and riding these special buses anywhere they please throughout the city, enjoying convenient pick-up at a number hot locations throughout Barcelona.
Available as a private or group tour, travelers eager to enjoy the many cultural delicacies and culinary offerings in Barcelona can take a walking tour to some of the city's most popular restaurants, wine-bars, and tapas cafes. This tour guides patrons through a journey of cultural understanding and exploration which uses delicious Spanish cuisine as its medium. For those who desire a taste of fine wines, look no further: this tour includes a sampling of some of Spain's most impressive wines in various vintages.
For the outdoorsy types eager to explore the ancient lands surrounding Barcelona, a tour of Montserrat Mountain and its various on-site attractions may be the perfect way to fulfill the ultimate vacation itinerary. Montserrat translates to "saw mountain," a fitting name for the serrated ridges that line the summit of this imposing mountain. On this tour, you will visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat, explore the Romanesque carving of the Virgen Moreneta, and travelers will have the opportunity to taste a variety of locally produced liquors native to the region. With a healthy mix of hiking and relaxing, a tour of Montserrat Mountain is an excellent way to explore the majestic Spanish landscapes and is one of the top attractions in Barcelona.
For those traveling with the entire family in tow, a day at the Illa Fantasia Waterpark is a day well spent. With over 20 unique water-slides, multiple swimming pools, a miniature golf course, and a picnic area, Illa Fantasia has something for everybody. Enjoy the culinary offerings from a variety of restaurants or construct a family picnic with ingredients purchased at the on-site supermarket. Need to give the kids a break from site-seeing? Make sure to check out Illa Fantasia, where you can blissfully relax under palm trees, sipping cold drinks while the kids gallivant around the water park.
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