OVERVIEW: This tour is for guests with arriving flights on the day of embarkation before 9:15 am at Barcelona's EL PRAT Airport (BCN) who want to enjoy a small taste of Barcelona before boarding the ship.
HIGHLIGHTS: Ride through the picturesque streets of Barcelona. Pass by 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 port.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approx. 0.5 mile. Participants must provide their flight details to email@example.com 7 days prior to arrival into Barcelona.
This tour is for guests with arriving flights on the day of embarkation before 9:15 am at Barcelona's EL PRAT Airport (BCN) who want to enjoy a small taste of Barcelona before boarding the ship.
-Photo stop: Pause for panoramic views of Barcelona from the Mirador del Alcalde.
-Passeig de Gràcia: Ride along the beautiful boulevard.
-Sagrada Familia: Pass by the exterior with commentary.
-Gothic Quarter: View St Eulalia’s Cathedral from the exterior and remains of the Roman city alongside medieval buildings.
-Drop off at the port.
This tour is your opportunity to enjoy a small taste of Barcelona before your embarkation transfer to the ship. Your tour departs from the airport and your coach will take you to Montjuich Hill, the 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.
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. Admire the exterior as your guide narrates. 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.
At the end of your tour, you will rejoin the coach for the drive to the ship.
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.
-Guests must be able to walk approximately 0.5 mile over even and cobblestone surfaces with 20 steps.
-Tour sequence may be altered to avoid congestion.
-This tour can only be offered to guests with arriving flights on the day of embarkation before 9:15 am at Barcelona's EL PRAT Airport (BCN). Guests will be met at their arrival flight.
-Participants must provide their flight details to firstname.lastname@example.org on/before 7 days prior to arrival into Barcelona. Otherwise, it is the guest's responsibility to be in front of the Tourism Information Office located in Terminal 1, outside Customs, no later than 10:15 am.
-Guests arriving with flights landing at Terminal 2 will need to take the complimentary shuttle provided by the airport over to Terminal 1 where the meeting point is located.
-Guests’ luggage will be carried in the trunk of the bus during the tour.