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From Barcelona: 6-Hour Costa Brava Kayak and Snorkel Tour

1. From Barcelona: 6-Hour Costa Brava Kayak and Snorkel Tour

Discover the Costa Brava on a day trip from Barcelona. Snorkel and Kayak in the Mediterranean while you explore caves and coves and learn about the colorful flora and fauna native to the area. Depart Barcelona and journey along the Costa Brava for approximately 1 hour to reach the start point of your exciting kayak and snorkel adventure. Upon arrival at the beach, get outfitted with all the necessary equipment and listen to the instructions from your guide. Explore secluded beaches and rocky caves by kayak, and swim and snorkel among the native marine life. Encounter volcanic cliffs towering above the shimmering waters, brimming with fish, sea urchins, coral formations, and more. Along the way, enjoy a picnic lunch and complimentary water, and get plenty of free time to chill out on a white sand beach. Head back into the heart of Barcelona at the end of your adventure, and enjoy a round of beer or sangria at a bar on arrival.

Barcelona: Montserrat Tour, Monastery & Optional Wine/Lunch

2. Barcelona: Montserrat Tour, Monastery & Optional Wine/Lunch

Experience an unforgettable guided group tour to Montserrat, Catalonia's most famous mountain range. Take in the beauty of its natural rolling landscape and discover the history and traditions of its medieval monastery. After your bus journey from Barcelona, board the cogwheel train up to the monastery and admire the beautiful nature and iconic multi-peaked mountain range of Montserrat. Once at the monastery, your guide will take you on a walking tour of the historical center of the complex.  Learn about the rich history of the Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, an 11th-century monastery that still functions to this day, with over 70 monks. Entry to the monastery is included in the tour price. Use the allotted free time to wander freely and visit the famous Black Madonna and see paintings by Picasso, El Greco, and Dali at the Montserrat Museum. During your free time, you can also ride the funicular train up the side of the mountain to get even better viewpoints of the monastery.  Travelers who booked the half-day tour option will return to Barcelona after the visit to Montserrat. If you chose a full-day tour option, you'll continue toward a beautiful boutique winery. Arrive at the winery and, depending on the food option you booked, enjoy a light tapas or multi-course lunch. Admire amazing views of the winery and Montserrat mountains as you feast on traditional foods of the region. After your meal, wander around the vineyards, learn about the wine-making process, and enjoy a wine tasting session, before traveling back to Barcelona.

Barcelona: Two-Hour Midday or Sunset Sailing Cruise

3. Barcelona: Two-Hour Midday or Sunset Sailing Cruise

Enjoy beautiful views of Barcelona from the sea as you cruise along the seafront in a luxury yacht. Your trip starts from the very heart of the city. Before setting sail from the spectacular marina, determine your itinerary as a crew. Then leave the land far behind and begin an exciting journey of discovery.  Cruise three or four miles offshore, and take your time to unwind. Feel free to get involved in the running of the yacht and even the planning and navigation. Admire Barcelona's beautiful skyline from open water; enjoy the views of the beach as you travel into stunning blue waters. Feel refreshed with light snacks, cool drinks and – weather permitting – a swim in the sea. The yacht is fully equipped and meets all standards of comfort and safety. Relax with friends and family, and create unforgettable memories together.

Barcelona: Catamaran Party Cruise with BBQ Meal

4. Barcelona: Catamaran Party Cruise with BBQ Meal

Climb aboard the catamaran and be welcomed by the crew as you get ready to sail. Listen to music and enjoy soft drinks as you cruise along the coast to Badalona. Drop anchor to swim at a beautiful spot in the sea. Enjoy the giant donut before tucking into a tasty barbecue feast, including pasta salad, hamburgers, sausages, and fruit salad. Redeem your ticket for 2 glasses of free beer or sangria. Return towards Port Olímpic with loud music for dancing. Marvel as your host performs incredible choreography. Soak up the great atmosphere and leave with cherished memories. Top up your tan if you don't want to dance and prefer to sunbathe on deck.

Barcelona: Flamenco Show at City Hall Theater

5. Barcelona: Flamenco Show at City Hall Theater

Make your way to Barcelona City Hall to enjoy the traditional Spanish art form of flamenco, awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 2010. Watch as some of the most talented artists in Spain create a unique atmosphere with music, singing, and dancing. Surrender to the charms of some of the most prominent dancers on the Catalan flamenco scene as they perform in the former Teatro de Barcelona. Admire the beautiful features of the early 19th-century theater, including a stage framed with light bulbs, velvet curtains, and original stage machinery. Let the improvised flamenco "jam sessions" get under your skin and sense the visceral emotion taking place on stage. Get back to the roots of authentic flamenco with performances like the fast-rhythm "Bulerías," guitar "solos," beat percussion, singing in its purest form, face-to-face duels and "Soleás." See legendary dancers including Ivan Alcalà, Raúl Ortega, Patricia Dominguez, and Yolanda Cortés. Hear seductive singers like Antonio el Mantecao, Miguel de la Tolea, La Tana, and Josefa G.Contreras. Admire flamenco guitarists, Oliver Haldon, and Eduardo Cortés, along with percussionists Joni C. Sanchez and Jacobo C. Sanchez.

Barcelona: Flamenco Show with Tapas Dinner

6. Barcelona: Flamenco Show with Tapas Dinner

Head to the Tablao de Carmen for a night of authentic flamenco performances. Built as a tribute to the great dancer Carmen Amaya, the Tablao de Carmen has been staging its traditional flamenco show since 1988. Located in the Poble Espanyol de Montjuïc, a magnificent open-air museum incorporating elements of typical Spanish villages across the country, the Tablao de Carmen is the perfect place to soak up the architectural and cultural history of Spain. Feel free to take time before and after the show to check out the 117 full-scale buildings, artisan workshops, and souvenir shops that populate the open air museum. Sit back, relax, and dig into some tapas while watching a flamenco show. Combining experienced professional musicians and dancers with promising youngsters, the show follows centuries-long traditions that have defined the genre. Watch as the stage itself becomes the best school and artistic springboard combined with a style of musical dance performance that doesn't involve formal choreography or synchronized organization. See how the show unfolds according to the interaction among the artists, resulting in a constantly updated show. Pick your favorites from a tapas menu that includes a number of Spanish classics like large olives, cured cheese with rosemary olive oil, Spanish salad, potatoes bravas, marinated chicken, Oxtail croquettes, a potato ball with minced meat filling, and Catalan crème brulée. Sip on water, wine, sangria, coffee, or tea.

Barcelona: Flamenco Show at Tablao Flamenco Cordobes

7. Barcelona: Flamenco Show at Tablao Flamenco Cordobes

Watch a flamenco show at an historical venue on Barcelona's famous La Rambla, and experience a traditional folkloric experience from Spain. Make your way to the tablao (flamenco theater), where legendary artists such as Juan Villar have performed. The theater still brings the most important flamenco artists to its stage for an assurance of quality. Embrace the sensual rhythms and primal power of the music, song and dance. Admire the colorful décor of the venue, inspired by motifs that transport you back to the time of the Moors. Upgrade to the dinner option and go on a culinary journey through the foods of Spain and its regions, from the gazpachos of the south to the delicious pintxos (small snacks) of the Basque Country. Savor an authentic paella from Valencia amongst more than 40 different delicacies to try.

Barcelona Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight with Breakfast

8. Barcelona Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight with Breakfast

Float across the sky and enjoy incredible views of mountains, forests, streams and green hills and vast fields. On this 6-hour program you’ll drive a half hour from Barcelona to the Natural Park of Montseny, declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. You’ll be picked up at your accommodation for the drive to the take-off area. The hot air balloon flight will last more than 1 hour. After landing, you'll be invited to enjoy a Catalan-style breakfast in a typical country house. Savor some of Catalan's most popular dishes. The will be a maximum of 8 passengers on the flight, plus the pilot. If you prefer, you can book a private flight. Whichever option you choose, it’s sure to be a memorable one!

Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery Visit & Lunch at a Farmhouse

9. Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery Visit & Lunch at a Farmhouse

Take a day trip from Barcelona to visit Monserat. Take in the mountain views, visit the famous monastery, then head to a local farmhouse for a delicious dinner. Begin in the upper part of Passeig de Gràcia. Then journey to the natural splendor of Montserrat, Catalonia’s most emblematic mountain topped by a Benedictine Monastery. Montserrat is an ideal trip to spend a day in nature, just a few kilometers away from Barcelona. En route to the Monastery, admire the Massif of Montserrat, a multi-peaked rocky range packed with needle-shaped formations. Upon arrival, visit the Monastery, which was founded in the 10th century and still functions with 150 monks to this day.  It famously hosts the dark figure of La Moreneta, who is the patron saint of Catalonia. Your guide will explain the Monastery's history, which dates back nearly a thousand years. After the visit, you will have free time to buy a souvenir and take pictures. Next, visit a farmhouse with stunning views. Enjoy a delicious 3-course menu; consisting of salad, barbecued food (with vegetarian and halal options), and dessert. Following this adventurous day, return to the center of Barcelona by private transport.

Barcelona: Paella Cooking Experience + Boqueria Market Tour

10. Barcelona: Paella Cooking Experience + Boqueria Market Tour

On this 3-hour activity you’ll join a professional chef on an introductory tour of the world famous Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, Barcelona's oldest and best food market, dating back to the 13th century. While telling you about the foods on offer, especially the seafood, and the basics of Spanish and Catalan cuisine, the chef will buy some of the fresh ingredients needed to prepare an authentic paella de marisco, or seafood paella, Spain’s traditional rice dish. Walk with the chef through the winding streets of La Ciutat Vella, or old town, to El Born, the most fashionable district of the city. Enter you your private dining room that’s adjacent to the big open kitchen where the chef will prepare the delicious paella de marisco, as you watch the process. Take the edge off your appetite with some traditional Spanish and Catalan hot and cold tapas. The chef will introduce you to a variety of the famous appetizers such as patatas bravas, pimientos de padrón, tortilla de patatas, chorizo, and of course the famous dry-cured ham, el jamón. Learn how to make your own pan con tomate, the most typical Catalan tapa, and how to build traditional Basque pintxos or montaditos, the tapas with toothpicks. Then you can enjoy your creations accompanied by some lovely sangría. While you are eating your tapas and homemade pintxos, the chef will cook the paella de marisco. You’ll be into the adjacent open kitchen to stand around the large paellera, the traditional round, shallow pan made of polished steel that the paella de marisco will be prepared in. As the chef begins to prepare the paella you’ll hear about the history of the dish, the ingredients used, and the steps in the preparation. With the paella simmering in the kitchen you’ll be invited over to the bar where you’ll learn all there is to know about sangría, the world famous Iberian wine punch that dates back to medieval times. Try your hand at mixing your own sangría. Once the paella de marisco is finally ready to be enjoyed, you’ll head back to the tables, sit down, and enjoy the feast along with your own freshly mixed sangria.

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*2 hours in Pals *2 hour lunch stop in Costa Brava. I recommend you bring your own lunch, so that you can spend some time on the Cami de Ronda hiking trail. *20-30 minute guided tour in Girona *1.5 hours free time in Girona. A day tour can only give you a glimpse, but it would be nice to have more time in Costa Brava and Girona. Our group had 4 people. Travel in nice, super clean SUV. The guide was fun and friendly and gave us a little info about Spain and Catalonia along the drive.

Fantastic emotive performances from the dancers' and singers'. Food was great too, but didn't feel like there was enough time to finish the main course we had. The servers were very accommodating to our requests. The location itself was a lovely building and atmosphere. So nice to be able to walk through Poble Espanol before and after the show.

Shopping at the market place was the best. All the food was super fresh and a great way to get immersed in the culture. Francesco was a great chef and teacher. I loved learning and making a seafood paella with his guidance! Great time and will definitely go again!

Jon was a great tour guide! He gave us a brief, engaging history of Barcelona on the drive to Monserrat and once we arrived he continued engaging us with history with jokes and other anecdotes. We really enjoyed our time and would definitely come back!

The tour was terrific, Roger (tour guide) was knowledgeable and super fun, and we had a great group. Loved it!