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Barcelona: Helicopter, Walking, and Sailing 360º City Tour

1. Barcelona: Helicopter, Walking, and Sailing 360º City Tour

Explore Barcelona from different perspectives on a half-day tour by land, sea, and air. Start with a walk through the Old Town. Meet your guide near Passeig de Gràcia, then continue walking, passing houses designed by Antoni Gaudí, before arriving at the Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic). Continue to Plaça de Sant Jaume to see the imposing government buildings of the Town Hall and Palace of the Generalitat of Catalonia. Wander into the old Jewish Quarter, to see the picturesque church of Santa Maria del Pi. Take a promenade down the tree-lined Ramblas on the way to Port Vell. Here, board the boat and sail along the coast for panoramic views of the city’s skyline and the Mediterranean Sea. Marvel at the monument to Christopher Columbus pointing to the Americas as you transfer by van to the heliport. Glide up into the sky by helicopter, and enjoy indescribable views of Port Vell, Barceloneta, the Olympic Port, Olympic Village, mouth of the Besòs River, and more.

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The Ice Bar Experience at Icebarcelona

2. The Ice Bar Experience at Icebarcelona

Visit the first ice bar on the beach in the world. This unique establishment keeps the temperature turned down to -5ºC (20ºF) and was designed by internationally renowned artists. The theme of the lounge, the lighting, and the sculptures are renewed at least twice a year, in order to offer something different every time you come. Shiver in delight, and relax on the terrace – the perfect spot for an al fresco cocktail right in front of the Mediterranean sea. Icebarcelona has become a must-see attraction in the Condal City which is frequented as much by locals as by tourists. Bend an elbow in the coolest bar in town.

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Barcelona: 2-Hour Sunset Sailing Experience

3. Barcelona: 2-Hour Sunset Sailing Experience

Sail along the coast of Barcelona aboard a 12-meter yacht as you set sail from the renovated Port Olimpicat at the end of the day, and relax with your family and friends. Meet your crew at Port Olimpic Moll de Maestral by the boats with red and blue flags named Bombon. Benefit from a safety briefing after check in, and then enjoy complimentary drinks and light snacks such as olives, cheese and fuet (cured meat) as the sun goes down. Whether it's your first time on a boat or you are a professional sailor, this excursion is ideal. Your skipper will be your guide and inform you about the views and points of interest along the way. Relax on board or get the chance to help steer the boat if you are feeling more adventurous.

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Barcelona: Segway Tour

4. Barcelona: Segway Tour

See more of Barcelona and do your sightseeing in a fun comfortable way. Familiarize yourself with the easy-to-use Segway during a brief training session, then hit the road. Zip along the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter inside the walls of the former Roman city, populated with palaces, churches, artists’ workshops, and small shops selling all kinds of treats. Continue through the old town, gaze up at the Arc de Triomf, and enter Barcelona's oldest park, Ciutadella Park. Ride down Las Ramblas and stop at the foot of the Columbus Monument. Enjoy a view of Barcelona's skyline in front of the 3 mountains surrounding the city: Montjuïc, Tibidabo, and Collserola. Breathe in the sea air at the old port. Learn about the old fishing village of Barceloneta and feast your eyes on the extravagant yachts that populate the harbor today.

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Barcelona: Bike Tour

5. Barcelona: Bike Tour

Get to know Barcelona on a relaxed, fun, and informative bike tour. Explore several neighborhoods and see the city's main highlights in one go. Bike the labyrinthine streets of the oldest districts, such as the Gothic Quarter. Pass by old churches, palaces, Roman walls, and medieval monuments. Make your way down to the Old Port to understand Barcelona's relationship to the sea. Enjoy the coastal views and learn about the former fishing village, Barceloneta. Branch off along the way through the city's green oases, like Ciutadella Park. Enjoy the sense of freedom when riding along the bike paths off the beaten track.

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Barcelona: 2-Hour Private Sailing Boat Cruise

6. Barcelona: 2-Hour Private Sailing Boat Cruise

Your journey begins in Port Olímpic, from which you will sail either down the coast in the direction of Hotel W, passing by some of the famous monuments of the city, or north in the direction of Port Forum. You can also visit Port Vell and OneOcean marina to see the Old Town and impressive superyachts from the water. The sails will then be set, the engines turned off, and you can simply enjoy the sound of the wind and waves. If you would like to test your skills as a Captain, ask our Skipper and he will show you how to sail. Depending on the weather conditions, you will be able to stop for a swim in the middle of the sea, where you can use our snorkeling equipment and Stand-up Paddle Board. Drinks will be provided for everyone on board, and snacks will be prepared with typical Catalan cheese and fuet. If you wish, a catering package can be organized for you, or you can complete the experience with a professional fisherman, musician, or sommelier.

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Barcelona: E-Bike Tour, Cable Car Ticket & Sailing Trip

7. Barcelona: E-Bike Tour, Cable Car Ticket & Sailing Trip

Explore the historical center of Barcelona by cool electric bike, a cruise by Goleta boat from the Old Port, before boarding the cable car to Montjuic for electrifying city and coast views. Ride to the Sagrada Familia to see Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece, and the Passeig de Gracia, where some of the best modernista buildings of Gaudi and his contemporaries are found, such as the Pedrera, Casa Batlló, Casa Lleó Morera, and Casa Ametller. At Port Vell, board the Goleta boat and sail along the old port and the coast. Enjoying wonderful views of the city from the sea. At Port Vell, hop on the cable car and glide to Montjuïc mountain, riding at a height of up to 330 feet (100 meters) above the port.

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Barcelona: Private Segway Tour

8. Barcelona: Private Segway Tour

See more of what Barcelona has to offer by Segway. Get the most out of your tour with a private guide. Complete a short training session on the easy-to-use, self-balancing vehicles and start exploring both the old and new neighborhoods. Go to the seaside and see the old port, as well as the former fishermen’s enclave of Barceloneta. Wind through the enchanting Gothic Quarter, known for its 4th-century Roman Wall and the bustling pedestrian street, Las Ramblas. Glide through the green Ciutadella Park and pass by the towering Arc de Triomf.

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Barcelona: 1.5-Hour Sunset Cruise on a Sailing Boat

9. Barcelona: 1.5-Hour Sunset Cruise on a Sailing Boat

Enjoy a fantastic experience to share in a sailing boat. This is the ideal cruise for individual passengers or couples who wish to enjoy the sea and the skyline. From the sea, enjoy the sunset and the coast of Barcelona with pleasant music in the background and relax on-board with one welcome drink. Have the option of an exclusive sailing boat cruise for up to 9 persons. One welcome drink (cava, wine) and seasonal fruit will be provided. If time permits, have a lovely swim as the sun sinks into the sea against the best skyline in the city.  The sea breeze, the sound of the waves, a refreshing swim and lots of laughing are just some of the experiences that you can enjoy with your shared sunset cruise.

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Barcelona: Electric Scooter Tour

10. Barcelona: Electric Scooter Tour

Start the tour with a trip to Gaudi’s iconic masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia. Listen to your guide explain why it has been under construction for over 100 years and why it is still not finished. Continue the tour along one of the most popular avenues in Barcelona, the Passeig de Gràcia. Admire several of the city's most celebrated pieces of architecture from artists such as Antoni Gaudí, Josep Puig i Cadafalch, Lluís Domènech i Montaner, and many others. As you glide along the street, soak up the rich historical atmosphere and listen to fascinating stories about the city’s past. Stop by the city’s Arc de Triumph next, which was built for the 1888 Barcelona World Fair, then head over to Ciutadella Park. Ride through the green heart of the city to reach the famous Cascade Fountain and see colorful parrots flying around. Travel back towards the Eixample district, passing by La Monumental, which is the last bullfighting arena in Catalonia which was still in use until 2011. After that, visit the Olympic Port build for the Olympic Games in 1992. Ride alongside the Barceloneta beach and breath some fresh air from the ocean. Finally, travel back towards the Eixample district, passing by La Monumental, which is the last bullfighting arena in Catalonia which was still in use until 2011.

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What people are saying about Vila Olimpica

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 2,904 reviews

Great tour for those who want to have a nice and nice day out. The highlight is of course the helicopter flight which "only" lasts 6-7 minutes. (but OK for the price) All in all a great day with good and courteous guides. To recommend!

Amazing activity. Flavio took us to some great places, explained everything very well and was enthusiastic about the tour itself. Would 100% recommend.

Great little excursion around the local area & sea front. the tour guide David was very knowledgeable and patient

A must do in Barcelona! Great city views and a nice break from walking around the city. Highly recommend

A very fun activity to do. The Segway is a means of ballad accessible to all.