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Barcelona Tours, Vacations Packages & Travel Experiences


  • A young couple enjoying the views of Barcelona like many others on Spain Vacations.
  • Looking over the city
  • Cityscape
  • Central Barcelona - the starting point for all Barcelona tours.
  • La Rambla shopping is a must inclusion for all Spain holidays.

Our Barcelona Tours 

Barcelona is the capital and largest city of Catalonia and Spain's second largest city. It is located directly on the Mediterranean coast of Spain. Barcelona's official languages are Catalan and Spanish. However, most signs are indicated only in Catalan because it is established by law as the administrative language. Yet, Spanish is also widely used in public transport and other facilities. Most locals are bilingual in Catalan and Spanish and instinctively address foreigners in Spanish. In 1992, Barcelona gained international recognition by hosting the Olympic Games. This had the effect of changing the city with neighbourhoods being renovated. For visitors, this has translated into the very modern, yet also incredibly old city you see now on Spain holidays. The new elements work to preserve, complement. and celebrate the old. 

Barcelona Trip Highlights 

This very attractive city is full of outdoor markets, restaurants, shops, museums and churches and is excellent for walking around plus it has an extensive and reliable Metro system for more far-flung destinations. The centre of the city is focused around the Ciutat Vella ("Old City") which allows the visitor to experience the life of Barcelona while the beaches that the city was built on provide sun and relaxation during the long periods of agreeably warm weather. Las Ramblas is a beautiful tree-lined pedestrian walkway and the busiest and most lively street in the city. Often called Les Rambles because it is actually a series of several different streets each called 'Rambla de …’ of which the sections each have a distinctly different feel. Placa Reial, near Las Ramblas is where one can enjoy a sangria and is a great place to sit, relax and drink especially in the evenings on a trip to Spain.

Placa de Catalunya

As you get closer to Placa Catalunya, you will find more street performers, including those in costumes. Towards the pier, there are artists who do pencil drawings, paintings, etc. La Placa de Catalunya is the epicentre of the city connecting all the major streets. The Square is known for its fountains and statues plus the shops that surround it. A favourite meeting spot for locals is the El Portal de l'Angel. This large pedestrian walkway is one of the most expensive streets in all of Spain and offers visitors many new and stylish shops. 

Barceloneta

For a pleasant excursion while on a holiday in Spain, the Harbour Cable Car aerial tramway connects Montjuic which overlooks the city, to Barceloneta, the harbour region that was heavily revitalised and turned into a beach suburb for the 1992 Olympic Games. It starts in Barceloneta on the top of the 78 metre/255 feet tall Torre San Sebastian tower, which has also a restaurant at the top.  

Sagrada Familia

No one can visit Barcelona and not be aware of the renowned architect, Antoni Gaudi. His uniquely whimsical architectural style is to be seen all over the city. Gaudi was born a Catalan and produced some of the most moving buildings and works of art still standing. While many were controversial in their day, they’ve since become icons, beloved by locals and Spaniards alike. The most famous is the Sagrada Familia, one of the most famous and breathtaking locations to visit in Barcelona. Although still incomplete a century after it was begun, the church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From the outside, visitors will be astonished by the sheer height and intricacy of the design of the church, and while slow and filled with detail, the progress that has been made is impressive. The project began nearly a century ago. The height of the church will be, once it is finished, exactly equal to the height of the largest mountain in the nearby hills. The height is overwhelming when standing at its base and the inside of this masterpiece is even more impressive. Other Gaudi architecture includes the Parc Guell with its unusual layout and ornamentation and the apartment buildings of La Pedrera/Casa Milà and La Casa Batllo both of which can be visited internally. 

Montserrat

Many travellers on trips to Spain don’t realise how many great day trips are located close to Barcelona. Perhaps chief among these, Montserrat lies in the beautiful Montserrat mountain range. A beautiful monastery stands at the centre of the mountain range where visitors can attend masses that include wonderful live church choirs, composed of young men who live at the monastery. 

Figueres

Figueres is a small city in Catalonia. It has a wealth of history spanning many centuries that has been preserved and reflected in several museums in the area as well as in the compact Old Town. The city's main attraction is the world famous museum and theatre of native son, Salvador Dalí. After the Prado in Madrid, it is the most visited museum in all of Spain.

Costa Brava

Girona is an ancient town several thousands of years old. The town has an attractive Jewish quarter. Girona is said to consistently win a country-wide poll of citizens as their preferred city to live in. The Old Town is on the east bank of a river, with narrow pedestrian streets surrounded by old city walls. The Costa Brava is a coastal region starting at Blanes which is only 60 kilometres/37 miles northeast of Barcelona, boasting excellent beaches while on a trip to Spain. Other well known resorts are Tossa de Mar and Lloret de Mar.

Extend your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your Spain vacation at one of Goway's other European destinations. You can choose from  a Paris vacation, a London vacation or an Amsterdam vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from Spain.

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Barcelona, Spain

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    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Get off the beaten path and discover three countries in 9 days! Starting in Barcelona, enjoy the city at your own pace. Then, drive to Huesca and Jaco, charming medieval cities located close to the French border. In Lourdes, France, visit a famous pilgrimage site before finally heading out to Andorra, located high in the Pyrenees mountains.
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    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Explore the quintessential highlights of Spain in Madrid, Seville, and Barcelona. Discover historical landmarks and artistic masterpieces in Madrid and Barcelona, explore the old cities of Toledo and Ronda, and enjoy delicious tapas and beautiful Flamenco music.
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  • Barcelona Signature

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: From the whimsical delights of Gaudi’s imagination to the classical beauty of the city’s Gothic quarter, this is a 5-day Barcelona program you’ll never forget. Explore the unique culture of Catalonia in Spain’s most enchanting and imaginative city including tapas tastings, see the largest football stadium in Europe and discover the Spanish countryside to Montserrat.
    Duration:
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    US$ 1,603
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  • Spanish Deluxe: Madrid, Seville, Granada & More

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Discover Spain on a 8-day program personalized just for you. With your own personal tour guide, get an intimate look at the Royal Palaces of Madrid, Seville and Granada, and discover the famous works of Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona. This program is tailor-made to ensure you discover the heart of Spain.
    Duration:
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    US$ 2,653
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  • Majestic Hotel Barcelona: Stay of Distinction

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Elegant and luxurious, stay in the the award-winning Majestic Hotel Barcelona and enjoy privately guided excursions on your short trip to Spain. See the iconic Sagrada Familia and visit the mountain-top monastery of Montserrat. Explore the unique city of Barcelona, a city with a unique blend of Catalan culture, distinctive architecture, lively nightlife, and stylish hotels.
    Duration:
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    Prices From:
    US$ 1,648
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  • Classic Spain & the Mediterranean In Depth

    Explore the highlights of Spain and the Mediterranean on this city and cruise combo. You’ll begin in Madrid, Seville, and Barcelona to experience the vibrancy of Spain before boarding a cruise ship and visiting Mediterranean highlights, from Naples and Rome to Florence and Cannes.
    Duration:
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    Prices:
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  • Essentials of Spain Barcelona to Madrid

    Ideal for a first time visitor, this essential Spain tour starts in the country’s most unique and famous city, Barcelona. It then takes in historic Granada, Sevilla, and Toledo before disembarking in Madrid.
    Duration:
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    Prices From:
    US$ 4,244
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  • Highlights of Barcelona

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: From the whimsical delights of Gaudi’s imagination to the classical beauty of the city’s Gothic quarter, discover the unique culture of Catalonia in Spain’s most enchanting and imaginative city. Then, combine gourmet food and Catalan culture and visit famous tapas bars and La Boqueria market.
    Duration:
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    Prices From:
    US$ 948
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