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Destination: Europe

Port/City: Barcelona, Spain

Activity Type:
Sightseeing and/or City Tours

Approximate Duration:
4 hour(s)

Prices starting from:
*50.00 USD (Adult)
*30.00 USD (Child)
*0.00 USD (Infant)
  

Restrictions:  N/A

Important Port/City Information

Please remember you have up to 4 days prior to your sail date to purchase your Royal Caribbean International Shore Excursions online. If you are within the 4 days, you will then need to purchase your Shore Excursions on board; land excursions would need to be purchased directly through your tour director on the land portion of your Cruisetour.

*Prices shown above are representative. Dates, times, and prices are subject to change and may not be available for your sailing. To purchase a Royal Caribbean International Shore Excursion, you must already have a reservation number for a cruise and have made a payment towards that reservation. Shore Excursions must be purchased in the same currency as your cruise reservation. Exchange rates are determined by a competitive pricing program and may be subject to change without notice. All monetary exchanges onboard are processed in U.S. Dollars directly to your SeaPass® onboard charge account unless otherwise specified.
Shore Excursions
Barcelona City & Airport Transfer - BR41

OVERVIEW: To make the most of your last day in Spain before your flight back home, this tour reveals Barcelona's history during your exploration of its most popular landmarks. HIGHLIGHTS: Ride along Passeig de GrÓcia and see Gaudi's Casa MilÓ and Casa Batllˇ and view La Sagrada Familia and the cathedral in the Gothic Quarter from the outside. Enjoy the views from Montjuic Hill and pause for photos at Mirador del Alcalde. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at the airport. NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approx. 0.5 mile. This tour is available to guests with flights departing from Barcelona after 3:00 pm.
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Overview:
Designed for guests who want to make the most of their last day in Spain before their flight back home, this tour provides an overview of the architecture and vistas that make Barcelona special.

Highlights:
-Passeig de Gràcia: Ride along the beautiful boulevard and see Gaudi’s Casa Milà and Casa Batlló
-La Sagrada Familia: View the ongoing construction from the exterior of the cathedral with commentary.
-Gothic Quarter: Visit St Eulalia’s Cathedral from the interior and the remains of the Roman city alongside medieval buildings.
-Photo stop: Pause for panoramic views of Barcelona from the Mirador del Alcalde.
-Drop off at Barcelona airport.

Full Description:
Experience the western Mediterranean city of Barcelona. One of the most important events that marked its cultural and economic history was its election to host the 1992 Olympic Games. As a result, Barcelona emerged as an international city known for its culture, art, business, events, sports, and cool night life. Its rich culture includes an impressive architectural and monumental heritage. The most splendid examples of Gothic and Modernist buildings present include creative genius Antonio Gaudí's Sagrada Familia. With its western Mediterranean location and an active cosmopolitan character, the city's progressive enrichment is ongoing.

Begin your journey with a scenic motorcoach ride from the pier through the streets of central Barcelona on a panoramic tour of the city. Proceed along the famous Passeig de Gràcia Boulevard, home to the Gaudi architectural landmarks of Casa Milà, known as “La Pedrera” (The Quarry), and Casa Batlló while your guide provides commentary.

Continue via Diagonal Avenue to the upper Eixample area where the Sagrada Familia Cathedral is located. Having begun in 1882, construction continues today following the plans laid down by its designer. Learn about its features from your guide's descriptive narration as you observe the ongoing construction of this magnificent structure. See the nativity facade with its flamboyant spires, stained glass windows and sculpted figures from the exteriors of the church. Discover why La Sagrada Familia is an evolving architectural masterpiece. 

Continue on to the picturesque Gothic Quarter and follow your guide on a brief walk to the 13th century cathedral, founded by Jaume II in 1298. You will receive explanations from both the outside and the inside of the temple. Proceed from the cathedral through the maze of cobbled streets. Experience the infinite varieties of history and art revealed as you turn every corner. Witness the historic center of the Plaça del Rei. Discover the remains of the Roman city alongside medieval buildings where the Catalan monarchy held its court for five hundred years.


Arrive to the Gothic Quarter where you will receive explanations from outside and inside as well of the 13th century Cathedral begun by Jaume II in 1298. Then enjoy a relaxing walking into the Gothic Quarter where the remains of the Roman City survive here alongside Medieval Buildings, witnesses to a splendid past and where the Catalan monarchy held its court for five hundred years. Its historic centre is the Plaça del Rei. An infinite variety of history and art is ever present in the array of cobbled streets which always offer a changing and enriching vision of its many corners.

At the conclusion of your time in the Gothic Quarter, proceed to Montjuic Hill, site of the 1929 International Exposition. At that time, the mountain was developed with exhibition halls and sports arenas and cultivated with parks and gardens. It is Barcelona's most important recreational area today. Admire the 1992 Olympic Stadium. At the summit of Montjuic Hill, pause at Mirador del Alcalde to photograph the panoramic vista of Barcelona and its surroundings. At the end of your tour, you will rejoin the coach for the drive to the airport.

What to Bring:
-You should always take your photo identification when in port.
-Camera and cash for shopping.
-Sun protection and sunglasses

What to Wear: 
-Light clothing and comfortable walking shoes are strongly recommended.

Important Notes:
-This tour is available to guests with flights departing from Barcelona after 3:00 pm.
-Guests must be able to walk approximately 0.5 mile over even and cobblestone surfaces with 20 steps.
-The cathedral is closed to tour groups every Saturday afternoon, Sundays, holidays and during mass services.
-Tour sequence may be altered to avoid congestion.
-Guests’ luggage will be carried in the trunk of the bus during the tour.


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