There’s no doubt that Barcelona is one of the most popular destinations in Spain. Millions of tourists come to Barcelona each year to explore the unknown treasures all around Catalonia. Many cruise ships dock at the Barcelona Cruise Port and the passengers use the day to relax outside. We made a list of the most popular Barcelona shore excursions everyone should take.
Cruise passengers usually arrive at Barcelona Airport and use public transport or a taxi to arrive at the Barcelona Cruise Port. Unfortunately, there are no direct public transport connections from Barcelona Airport to Barcelona Cruise Port. In order to use public transport, you will need to combine at least two transport modes. Usually, this is not a very convenient option if you carry a lot of luggage.
The best solution is to arrive at the cruise port by taxi. Therefore, you can take a taxi at the airport or book a private Barcelona airport transfer. Regular airport taxis charge by the meter plus additional rates for luggage, night and weekend rides. On the other hand, the private Barcelona airport taxi is booked in advance at a fixed cost, so it’s more cost-effective.
Barcelona Cruise Port
The Barcelona Cruise Port is one of the biggest ports in Europe and a strategic point in the Mediterranean. Many cruise lines dock at this port for a day, which allows its passengers to take day trips to Barcelona and its surrounding area. The nearest metro station is Drassanes, where you can take the metro to the Barcelona city centre. Also, local buses are available at the bus stops near the port. However, if you want to make the most of your stay and visit as many places as you can, book a private taxi transfer from Barcelona Cruise Port.
Barcelona Shore Excursions
Barcelona shore excursions are usually booked prior to your arrival. You can choose a group or private guided tour with a predefined itinerary. Another option is to book a private custom tour according to your preferences. These are the most popular Barcelona shore excursions you can book with us.
1) Barcelona sightseeing tour
If you’re in Barcelona for the first time, don’t miss the opportunity to explore this vibrant, sunny city. Although one day is not enough to get to know the city, visiting the main attractions will be enough for start. You can use public transport to get around the city or book a private Barcelona tour. Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces are the jewels of Barcelona. Among his most famous works are Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, Palau Guell, Casa Mila, Casa Battlo and Casa Vicens. Another great artist lived and worked in Barcelona, Pablo Picasso. You can visit the Picasso Museum and get acquainted with his life. Also, football fans can’t miss the FC Barcelona Camp Nou Stadium. Finally, mix with the locals and walk around the Las Ramblas Street.
2) Montserrat day trip
For a quiet and relaxing day, take a day trip to Montserrat. Here you can enjoy the amazing views of the mountain and enjoy the silence in the Montserrat Monastery. Furthermore, you can climb the mountain by cogwheel. Apart from the breathtaking view, the amazing rock formations are the reason to visit this mountain.
The Santa Maria de Montserrat is a mountain-top abbey that dates back to the 9th century. It houses the statue of the Virgin of Montserrat, the dark La Moreneta. Many people come to visit this statue because it is believed it performs miracles.
Today, Girona is popularly known as the setting for Braavos and King’s Landing in the TV series “Game of Thrones”. It is situated in northern Catalonia and you will enjoy the scenic ride from the Barcelona Port to Girona. Here you can visit the well-preserved Jewish quarter, the Benedictine Abbey of Sant Pere de Galligants and the Church of Sant Feliu.
Afterwards, you can continue to Figueres, the birthplace of the famous artist Salvador Dali. In the Dali Museum, you can learn more about this life and his work. You can admire some of his finest art pieces. If you have time on the way back to Barcelona, visit the Castle of Sant Ferran.