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 Grącia and see Gaudi's Casa Milą and Casa Batlló 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.
Before returning home from your cruise vacation, a tour of this lively Mediterranean city should not be missed! You'll see Barcelona's highlights, explore the Gothic Quarter and spend some time gathering those last minute souvenirs and gifts. You'll stop for photographs at one of the city's best-known landmarks, Sagrada Familia, also known as the Temple of the Sacred Family. Construction on this multi-spiral sanctuary began over 100 years ago and today it stands not quite half-complete. Since the 1992 Olympics, the Temple has become a city hallmark and is a lasting tribute to the ecclesiastical work of its designer Antoni Gaudi. Continue to the Gothic Quarter where you will see some of the most outstanding modernist buildings located in Paseo de Gracia. On foot, you'll walk through the winding narrow streets of the Medieval Gothic Quarter, unrivaled for its medieval atmosphere and wealth of historic buildings. Visit the Gothic Cathedral, built from 1298 to 1450 on the site of a Roman temple dedicated to Hercules, with its interior adorned with tall columns and ancient stained glass from the Middle Ages. Enroute to your final destination, you'll pass the Maritime facade of Barcelona, circle the Columbus Monument and then along Paralel Avenue and Espanya Square. Your coach will climb to the top of Montjuic Hill, passing the 1992 Olympic Ring and Stadium. At the tour's conclusion, guests will be taken to the airport.
Note: Guests must be able to walk approximately 0.5 mile over even and cobblestone surfaces with 45 steps. The Cathedral is closed on Sundays, during special events and during Catholic mass services. Should this occur during your visit, guides will give an explanation outside and guests will then enter on an individual basis to view the interior quietly and reverently.Please be advised that due to the Papal visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Barcelona on November 6 and 7th, the tour itinerary will be changed due to closures of the Gothic Cathedral. The tour will visit the "Pueblo Español" (Spanish Village) instead of the mentioned Cathedral. This will impact the Voyager of the Seas' October 31st voyage that debarks in Barcelona.
Transit Port: Many guests utilize the port of Barcelona as a transit port, either boarding or leaving the ship before or after their cruise. To meet the needs and desires of those guests with a little extra time in Barcelona, Royal Caribbean will be offering a limited tour program, which will be available to guests who fall into any of the following categories:
a) Guests with flights departing after 3:00 pm, the last day of the cruise.
If you meet any of the above criteria, you can participate in the tour listed above. You will be contacted by the on board Explorations! Staff to provide further details regarding your departing flight as you will need to be organized into the appropriate coaches. For more information, please contact the Explorations! Desk onboard the ship.