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Barcelona Hop-On, Hop-off & Boat Trip Combo

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Key Highlights

  • This combo allows you to plan a perfect day in Barcelona
  • Choose either 1 or 2 day to hop-on and off the city tour as much as you wish
  • 2 routes and over 30 stops cover all the top Barcelona attractions
  • See great views of the city on a relaxing boat trip
  • While on the bus, discover the city’s rich culture and history with audio commentary offered in 12 languages
  • With frequent departures every 10-20 minutes, don’t waste time waiting for the next bus
  • A map and guidebook will be given mentioning all the stops on each of the routes, and discounts for different establishments in the city
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    Your ticket is valid for 1 or 2 days depending on the option selected

    Start time

    Barcelona City Tour (Hop-on, Hop-off) - Buses run at the following times:
    01 Nov to 30 Apr: Buses start their first loop at 9:00am and their last at 7:00pm
    01 May to 31 Oct: Buses start their first loop at 9:00am and their last at 8:00pm
    Buses operate approximately every 7 -20 minutes depending on the season
    Duration: Your ticket is valid for 1 or 2 days depending on the option selected. Each loop takes 2 hours to complete
    Boat tour:
    April to October: 11:20am to 7:30pm
    November to March: 11:20am to 5:30pm
    Duration: The boat trip lasts 40 minutes

    Meeting Point

    Barcelona City Tour (Hop on hop off): The route starts from Plaça Catalunya however you can board the bus at any of the stops.
    Boat Tour: The boat tour starts from the offices of BCNavel Tours at Port Vell opposite the Colombus Monument (Mirador de Colom). The closest metro station is Drassanes which is on line L3. If you are coming on the hop-on, hop-off bus get off at Port Vell.

    Ending Point

    Barcelona City Tour (Hop on hop off) - At any of the stops Boat tour: Port Vell

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    This fantastic combo combines two great opportunities to see Barcelona: by land and sea. On your Hop-On, Hop-off City Tour you will explore the many attractions of the city unhurried and at your own pace. Depending on how much time you have; you may choose either 1 or 2 day ticket. The tour also includes a Boat Trip which provides beautiful views of the city.

    The double-decker tour bus will allow you to hop on and off unlimited times throughout the day with the same ticket. Explore Barcelona’s leisure zones, beaches, museums, Gaudi’s famous landmarks and much more on two great routes. Also, learn about the history of Barcelona with audio commentary available in 10 languages (English, Spanish, Catalan, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Hindi and Russian).

    After seeing Barcelona by land, check out the city by water on a relaxing Boat Trip along the Barcelona coastline with fantastic views of the city.

    Itinerary

    The tour Barcelona by Land and Sea: Hop-On, Hop-off City Tour and Boat Trip offers a choice of two great routes covering the main highlights of the city. Hop on and off a double-decker bus as many times as you wish, change route, or just sit and enjoy the view. You will have an option to choose between either 24 hours or 48 hours hop-on and hop-off validity. The tour also includes a relaxing sailing trip along the Barcelona coastline.

    For your Hop On Hop Off tour, you will be given a map and a guidebook mentioning all the stops on each of the routes, and discounts for different establishments in the city. Your luxury bus is adapted for people with limited mobility and have an electric roof for use in the event of rain; they are fitted with anatomical seats and heating on both decks. There will be a supervisor aboard permanently.

    The frequency of buses at the stops varies with the season (between 10 and 20 minutes) and each route takes approximately 2 hours. The routes and stops are described below:

    East Route:

    Plaça Catalunya: A major square in the heart of the Bari Gòtic area of the city. The large, open square is lined with seating and the ornamental gardens contain statues. At one end are wonderful water features.

    Catedral-Barri Gòtic (Cathedral Gothic Quarter): Barcelona Cathedral houses the tomb of Saint Eulalia along with a number of paintings and valuable metalwork. The Cathedral is the most important building in the Gothic Quarter.

    Port Vell: The picturesque old harbour, a popular tourist area with many attractions, including sea-food restaurants.

    Museu d’Història de Catalunya: An interesting museum showcasing the history of Catalonia from its distant roots to the present day in an interactive and innovative way.

    Barceloneta: Known for its sandy beach and its many restaurants and nightclubs along the boardwalk.

    Port Olimpic: This entertainment and leisure zone has become a popular area. Most people come here to enjoy the nightlife on offer in the bars, restaurants and dance clubs.

    Platja del Bogatell (Bogatell Beach)*: Six hundred meters long and one of the safest of Barcelona’s beaches.

    Nova Mar Bella Beach*: This 500 meters beach is a favorite with women. It is one of the beaches created as a result of urban redevelopment in preparation for the 1992 Olympic Games.

    Fòrum*: Designed by the Swiss architects Jaques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron (Herzog & de Meuron), the triangular Fòrum building is an architectural landmark in Barcelona and has been the subject of some controversy.

    La Sagrada Familia (Holy Family Cathedral): Antoni Gaudi’s magnificent unfinished masterpiece.

    Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau (Hospital of the Holy Cross and Saint Paul): Built between 1901 and 1930, designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner and part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today it is still a fully functional hospital.

    Park Guell: Designed by Gaudi and declared a Heritage Site by UNESCO. The park contains amazing stone structures, stunning tiling and fascinating buildings.

    Tibidabo: This hill is Barcelona's highest point, so you can see the whole city from here. There is also an impressive modernist church, called Sagrat Cor (Sacred Heart), a planetarium and the oldest amusement park in Spain (complete with original rides).

    La Pedrera or Casa Milà, (in Passeig de Gracia) : A block of flats with a wavy stone facade and sculptures on the roof, designed by Antoni Gaudi and designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.

    Casa Batlló (in Passeig de Gracia) : Another Gaudi masterpiece built in his signature style in which fluid lines and organic forms replace straight lines and right angles. Passeig de Gracia is Barcelona’s most elegant and architecturally interesting avenue.

    *In winter (November to March) the stops at Platja del Bogatell*, Nova Mar Bella*, and the Fòrum* are replaced by stops at:

    Ciutadella-Zoo: Parc Ciutadella contains a spectacular waterfall and navigable lake plus the splendid Barcelona Zoo with more than 7,000 animals of 400 different species from around the world.

    Teatre Nacional-Auditori: A working theatre and one of Barcelona’s most important cultural centres

    Glòries-Torre Agbar: The Torre Agbar, or Agbar Tower, is a 33-story tower at Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes. It is the third tallest building in Barcelona and includes a number of revolutionary architectural design details.

    West Route:

    Plaça Catalunya: The major square in the heart of the Bari Gòtic area of the city.

    Catedral-Barri Gòtic (Cathedral Gothic Quarter): Barcelona Cathedral is the most important building in the Gothic Quarter and houses the tomb of Saint Eulalia along with a number of paintings and valuable metalwork.

    Passeig Colomb: This street contains the Cristobal Colon – a statue of Christopher Columbus with pointing symbolically towards the New World – and the House of Cervantes, where the famous writer Miguel de Cervantes lodged during his stay in Barcelona.

    World Trade Center: This impressive complex houses a Congress and Convention Centre, plus more than 125 offices and shops as well as the Eurostar’s Grand Marina luxury hotel.

    Jardins de Miramar: Public gardens with views over Barcelona Harbor.

    Fundació Joan Miró: A collection of modern art which honours artist Joan Miro.

    Anella Olimpica: One of the four major competition sites built for the 1992 Olympic Games.

    MNAC Museo Nacional de Catalunya: An exceptional museum and one of the world’s most important centers for Romanesque art, with works spanning a millennium. Housed in the stunning Palau Nacional.

    Poble Espanyol (Spanish Town): An outdoor open-air architectural museum located on the mountain of Montjuïc in Barcelona.

    Caixa Forum: Built to house a factory in 1911 by architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch, this redbrick modernist fortress opened in 2002 as a center for art exhibits, concerts, lectures, and other cultural events.

    Plaça d’Espanya: One of Barcelona's most important squares, built on the occasion of the 1929 International Exhibition, held at the foot of Montjuïc.

    Estació de Sants: Barcelona’s main railway station.

    Camp Nou: Home of FC Barcelona and one of Europe’s largest football stadiums.

    Plaça Pius XII: A square close to the main shopping streets.

    L'illa Diagonal: A gargantuan mall housing 170 shops and restaurants, two 4-star hotels, and a sports center. The shops include Diesel, Miss Sixty, Lacoste, Zara and the flagship store of Barcelona fashion house Custo.

    Avinguda Diagonal: One of Barcelona's most important avenues. It cuts the city in two, diagonally from west to east, hence the name.

    La Pedrera or Casa Milà, (in Passeig de Gracia): A block of flats with a wavy stone facade and sculptures on the roof, designed by Antoni Gaudi and designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.

    Casa Batllo (in Passeig de Gracia): Another Gaudi masterpiece built in his signature style in which fluid lines and organic forms replace straight lines and right angles. Passeig de Gracia is Barcelona’s most elegant and architecturally interesting avenue.

    The next part of the tour, the Boat Trip will start near the bus stop on the West route. After the Barcelona sightseeing by land you will now take a calm and relaxing tour by sea, as you will embark on a sailing trip along the Barcelona coastline which will show you a stunning view of the city.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • 1 or 2 day Hop-On Hop-Off Barcelona city tour (depending on option selected)
    • Audio guide in English, Spanish, Catalan, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Hindi, Russian, Swedish and Arabic

    Exclusions

    • Entrance tickets to attractions
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Food & Drinks
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
    Please carry 2 copies of your printed voucher to redeem one for the Barcelona City Tour and another for the Boat tour.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Reviews
    • Fantastic service

      The best way to see Barcelona in a short stay. Buses are regular. Plenty of stops. Option of the voice tour guide gives you the option to really get to know the history of the...

      Rahima Patel
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      Used the HOP ON - HOP OFF bus two day ticket to view many of the Barcelona sights. Great way to get around Barcelona and well worth the ticket price....

      Richard W Lambert
    • Great way to see Barcelona

      Saw the main sites and then could go back to ones we wanted to spend more time viewing. Excellent way to get around the city and visit....

      Michael Ofeild
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