One of Europe’s most visually stunning cities, Barcelona balances the medieval intimacy of its Gothic Quarter with the grace and distinction of the wide boulevards in the Moderniste Eixample. It was the home of architect Antoni Gaudí, whose Sagrada Familia Cathedral, Park Güell and Casa Milà are the most profound statements of Modernisme. View the splendid works at the Picasso Museum and the Miro Foundation, or discover Barcelona’s passionate ambiance at a flamenco show.
The following Shore Excursions are available for this port on this cruise, and may be reserved beginning 240 days before the cruise begins for guests receiving Concierge amenities, and 180 days before the cruise begins for all other guests. Guests receiving Concierge amenities will receive a 5% discount off of the prices shown below for Regent Choice tours.
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Spend a full day exploring Barcelona’s icons, including architectural treasures designed by architect Antoni Gaudí, the Gothic Quarter and the nearby Spanish village.
After departing from the pier, you will enjoy a picturesque drive through the city before reaching Gaudi’s masterpiece La Sagrada Familia, the Church of the Sacred Family. Construction on this extraordinary sanctuary began more than 130 years ago, and today the church is still years from completion. Yet every detail is photo worthy from the stained glass windows to the flamboyant spires to the sculpted figures that make La Sagrada Familia worthy of its UNESCO World Heritage Site designation. It is important to note that due to parking restrictions in the area, it is necessary to walk several blocks from the parking area to the church.
Your tour continues with a panoramic drive along the grand boulevard Passeig de Gracia where you will see Gaudi’s imaginative Casa Batllo, also a World Heritage Site. Typical of Gaudi, straight lines were avoided wherever possible, the colors are fanciful and the design stunningly original.
As a counterpoint to this modernistic design, you will enjoy a guided walk through the Gothic Quarter, where the ancient Romans laid out many of the winding atmospheric streets. The highlight here is La Seu, a cathedral dating from the 14th century. Don’t miss its cloisters, which have been called “the loveliest oasis in Barcelona,” or the alabaster sarcophagus of Santa Eulalia.
Then following a traditional Catalan lunch, you will see a different sort of architecture at the Spanish Village, a collection of buildings that replicate various styles from all over Spain. After free time here, you will return to the pier via Montjuic, a broad hill that offers panoramic views of Barcelona.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 2-hours of moderate walking/standing, plus any additional walking at the guests' discretion during free time and photo stops. There will be cobblestone and uneven surfaces to negotiate along with some steps. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and not considered suitable for those with mobility concerns. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Conservative attire is required to enter the religious venues.
Embrace Barcelona's artistic splendor during this scenic and memorable tour of the Miró Foundation and Picasso Museum.
Depart the pier for the drive to the Picasso Museum, which is located in a lovely palace on one of the most beautiful streets of the city's Gothic Quarter. Inside the museum, you will have an opportunity to admire several early Picasso paintings, including those from his pink and blue periods, as well as the earlier Cubist years.
Next, you will make your way to the Miró Foundation. Designed by Josep Lluis Sert and perched on Montjuich Mountain, this exquisite building houses all of the most important paintings and sculptures from Miro's different periods. Upon arrival, you will take a tour of the main galleries and temporary exhibits. Before leaving you will be treated to a glass of Catalan Cava and then re-board your coach for the return drive to the pier.
Please note: This tour involves approximately 2 1/2 hours of moderate walking/standing and approximately 30 stairs at the entrance to the Picasso Museum. The tour is not avialable to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
Some of the world's finest wines are born in the vineyards of Spain. During this excursion you will visit a local winery and experience how a family wine is produced and bottled.
Boarding your coach at the pier, you'll start your day with a panoramic tour of Barcelona, and before proceeding to Torres Winery, you will enjoy spectacular views of the harbour and the Olympic Stadium from the Park of Montjuïc. A scenic drive of just over 1-hour brings you to the village of Vilafranca del Penedès, which has a reputation for producing wonderful wines, and the Bodegas Torres Wine Estate.
This well-respected winery was founded in 1870 by Jaime Torres and at this time, is the family winery that has the most extensive vineyards in the area. The winery has remained in the family for generations and is currently managed by the fourth generation of the Torres family. Along with the winery you will visit today, the Torres family also owns several other wineries in Spain, one in Chile and one in California.
Upon arrival, you will be treated to a tour of the cellars and observe how this family wine is produced and bottled - from planting vineyards to winemaking, from the ageing of the wine in the cellars, to the design and marketing of the Torres products. A video presentation helps bring the history of the winery to life and afterwards, you will board a small train which will take you on a relaxing tour through the winery.
Before returning to Barcelona, you will be treated to a tasting of 4 different Torres wines, accompanied by light snacks.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 90 minutes of easy to moderate walking/standing, but participants must be able to make their own way on and off the train. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Participants must be at least 18 years of age to take part in the wine tasting.
Barcelona's Gothic and Medieval history is yours to discover during a picturesque orientation tour of the city.
Depart the pier for the drive through the center of Barcelona. From here, you will continue on to Plaça Sant Jaume, site of the Town Hall and Generalitat buildings, then on to Plaça del Rei, site of the History Museum of the City.
Next, you will leave the Gothic Quarter for a guided panoramic tour of the city's sites, including Montjuïc, Plaça de Espanya, Gran Via, Rambla Catalunya, and Passeig de Gràcia. En route, a photo stop will be made at Sagrada Familia.
Afterward, you will have the opportunity to visit Montjuïc Mountain, another important area of the city where many of the Barcelona's Olympic sites are located. Upon arrival, you will visit a wonderful museum located inside the National Palace of Catalonia. This museum specializes in Gothic and Romanic art, but also features Panteocrats and Gothic pieces found in Old Barcelona, as well as temporary exhibitions on display. Following your visit, you will re-board your coach for the return drive to the pier.
Please note: Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes for this tour, which involves 3 hours of moderate walking over flat, inclined and uneven surfaces, extended periods of standing and more than 30 steps to climb at the entrance of the Barcelona Cathedral. This tour is not considered suitable for guests with limited mobility or guests who utilize a wheelchair. Shoulders and knees must be covered if you wish to enter the Cathedral. The Cathedral is closed to guided groups on Sundays; Bank Holidays 9:00AM-2:00PM and 5:00PM-7:45PM; normal weekdays 1:00PM-5:00PM; and when mass service is taking place. Should this occur during your visit, guides will give an explanation outside and guests will enter on an individual basis to view the interior quietly and reverently. Due to new parking restrictions for coaches, please be advised that there will be a 15-minute walk from the parking area to the Sagrada Familia and vice-versa (30-min in total).
Indulge your senses with the art and flavors of Spain during this full-day journey to Figueres' Dali Museum, and a memorable lunch at the renowned Relais Chateaux hotel, Mas de Torrent.
Depart the pier with your guide for the approximately 90 minute drive past Barcelona's main beaches and areas under construction, then on to Figueres. En route, you will drive along the Costa Brava, and admire the landscape of this beautiful Catalonian region.
Upon arrival in Figueres, you will proceed for a visit to the Dali Museum. Formerly Figueres' local theater, the museum was opened in 1974 and was the site of Savador Dali's first exhibition. Enormous eggs surround the rooftop of the museum's exterior Galatea Tower; its interior décor is influenced by Dali's work. During your guided museum tour, you will view the works of Dali, El Greco, Fortuny and others. You will also see objects of art and surrealistic setups that include the Rainy Day, or Taxi Pluvioso, and the Portrait of Mae West displayed in a living room.
Following your museum tour and some time at your leisure, your drive will continue on to the town of Torrent and its renowned Relais Chateaux hotel, Mas de Torrent. A mas was an old Catalunya manor house, many of which dotted the Mediterranean coastline. The Mas de Torrent is a 5-star-hotel, and its restaurant offers the area's finest cuisine.
After a leisurely lunch at the Mas de Torrent, you will re-board your coach for the return drive to the pier in Barcelona.
Please note: This tour is limited to a maximum of 20 guests, we recommend to pre-book this tour to save disappointment. Once booked, this tour is non-refundable. This tour involves approximately 2 hours of moderate walking inside the museum and inside the Mas de Torrent. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with walking difficulties are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
This highly relaxing tour presents the best of Barcelona, primarily from the comfort of a motor coach.
Departing from pier, your immersion into Barcelona's history will be immediate with a pass by the Columbus Monument and the Old Port, while on your way to the Arc de Triomf and the Ciutadella Park; both part of the legacy from the 1888 World Exhibition and, the latter, once the garrison that protected the city. Next, you will make your way to Barcelona's Olympic port, where you will be afforded a few minutes at your own leisure, to really enjoy this window into the Mediterranean and the always seducing atmosphere of this beautifully renovated port, known for its picturesque promenade of restaurants and sleek yachts.
Heading back into town, your coach will proceed through Marina avenue towards Diagonal until reaching the world-famous boulevard of Passeig the Gràcia. This tribute to modernism is home to Barcelona's most famed buildings, among those Antoní Gaudi's Casa Mila and Casa Batllo. Continue on through the city's oldest path, Via Laietana, and enjoy a drive through Plaça Espanya, the Fair and Congress Palace, and María Cristina Avenue en route to Montjuic Hill.
Before returning to the pier, you will enjoy a photo stop from a scenic Montjuic's mirador which offers some of the best views over the city.
Please note: This tour is primarily panoramic in nature with limited optional walking at the stops. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned only to participate to the extent of their personal stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable shoes are recommended. The tour sequence may vary.
This specialized wine tour will take you to the region of Penedés and to the town of Sant Sadurní d'Anoia.
There you will visit the wine cellars of Jean Leon, owned by Torres Wine Cellars. This is a cellar which specifically appeals to Americans visiting the region, since the founder was a Spanish-American gentleman. He first became famous in Hollywood as his story, portrayed at the cellar, explains. You will learn the story of this famous Spanish emigrant who, with his extraordinary and unbreakable willpower, made it through a relentless string of adventures until he saw his dreams become reality.
At Jean Leon you will be greeted by a wine specialist and shown through the cellar. First, there will be a video presentation, which explains Jean Leon's life as well as the foundation of his wine producing company. Then, you will then proceed to the Cellar Museum and you will end with a guided, walking tour of the winery, including explanations of the different wine-making techniques used.
After the visit to the cellar, enjoy a privileged tasting of three wines produced in this cellar (Chardonnay, Merlot '00, and Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva '97), accompanied by some snacks. You will be amazed by the most spectacular views of the Penedés region from the cellar's tasting room. The visitor center is located in a prime spot at the heart of the Penedés region, perched on top of a hill so the views over the numerous vineyards and small villages in the district make the view of the landscape unique and special.
At the conclusion of the tour, your return to Barcelona includes a 1-hour long panoramic city drive that passes through the main city arteries and affords you some spectacular views of the harbour and the Olympic Stadium from the Park of Montjuïc.
Please note: This tour is limited in participation and involves approximately 90 minutes of moderate walking/standing over most flat surfaces. There will be some steps to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with walking difficulties are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
Explore Spain's historic beauty, architecture and culture during this memorable full-day journey to Montserrat, a performance by one of Europe's oldest children's choirs and a tour of Barcelona.
Depart the pier for the 1.5-hour, 40-mile drive to the mountain range of Montserrat, and the holy mountain of Catalonia. The mountain of Montserrat faces south at a height of 2,100 feet. Catalonia's monastery, which dates back to 888 B.C., has long been considered one of the most significant places of pilgrimage in Spain. It is located on top of this glorious mountain that seems to rise suddenly from the flatlands surrounding it. Legend states that the Knight Parsifal discovered the Holy Grail in the mountain. In ancient times, the mountain was full of caves inhabited by religious hermits.
The hallmark of this mountain range and the Patroness of Catalonia is La Moreneta, or Verge de Montserrat, a black virgin found buried in the mountain during the 12th century. Upon arrival, a visit will be made to the Basilica, which was built in the Renaissance style and highlighted by some 16th-century Gothic features. You will then visit the Cloister and Black Virgin, followed by some free time at your leisure.
Next, you will meet your guide at a pre-designated point, and then take in a performance of the Escolania de Montserrat, one of Europe's oldest children's choirs (performance is not guaranteed). Afterward, you will proceed to a restaurant for lunch, followed by a panoramic tour of Barcelona. Along the way, you will pass through the main avenues of Las Ramblas, Rambla Catalunya, Gran Via, Passeig de Gràcia, and Diagonal Avenue, the backbone of the city. Two of the most important works by Gaudí, La Pedrera and Casa Batlló, are located on Passeig de Gràcia. A stop will then be made at the Sagrada Familia for an exterior photo opportunity. Its vast and astounding construction is a testament to the skill of the famous Gaudí. You will be able to admire its beauty from two different perspectives; Gaudí's and Subirat's. Subirat is the architect who is presently continuing Gaudí's work.
Following your tour, you will re-board the coach for the return drive to the pier.
Please note: The drive between the pier and Montserrat is approximately 1.5 hours in each direction. This tour involves moderate, uphill walking from the coach parking to the Basilica, mainly flat walking in the main square and downhill walking when returning to the coach. Depending upon the ship's scheduled departure time, the Barcelona portion of this tour will be slightly adjusted. Due to new parking restrictions for coaches, please be advised that there will be a 15-minute walk from the parking area to the Sagrada Familia and vice-versa (30-min in total). This tour is not considered suitable for wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
Spanish architect Antonio Gaudí left his mark on Barcelona with unrivaled passion and imagination, as you'll see on this tour to three of his most renowned masterpieces.
You will have the opportunity to discover one of the most important hidden jewels of modernist architecture, Gaudi's Colonial Güell, the location of your first stop. An industrial village built to provide accommodation for factory workers. Gaudi was in charge of the building of the church and even though the church remained unfinished, the crypt is a culminating point of Gaudi's works. This construction includes for the first time practically all of his architectural innovations.
Leaving Colonial Guell, you will make your way to La Sagrada Familia (Church of the Holy Family). It has become an icon of the city, its spindle-shaped towers dominating the skyline. Started in 1882, it remains unfinished and quite controversial, as construction continues sporadically. Gaudí worked on the project himself for more than 40 years and his genius is apparent throughout (outside visit). Sagrada Familia has being a consecrated Temple, since October 2010.
You will then proceed for a visit to another famous Gaudí monument, Casa Batlló. The present Casa Batlló is a result of a total refurbishment of an old previous conventional house built in 1877. Gaudí was commissioned by the owner Josep Batlló i Casanovas to totally renew the old building. On that basis, Gaudí produced this astonishing house, one of the most fancy and “special” of Barcelona.
Following your visit, you will re-board your coach for the return drive to the pier.
Please note: This tour involves approximately 30-minutes of walking, which includes uneven terrain. Due to new parking restrictions for coaches, please be advised that there will be a 15-minute walk from the parking area to the Sagrada Familia and vice-versa (30-min in total). This tour is not considered suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilize a wheelchair. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
Explore two masterpieces that reveal the genius of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, whose genius manifested itself through free-form organic design and sensual colors and textures.
After departing from the pier, you will enjoy a panoramic drive through Barcelona, passing several architectural treasures, the most stunning being those where famed architect Antoni Gaudí left his indelible mark. Among them is Casa Batllo, a whimsical residence with undulated balconies and a façade covered with mosaics inspired by nature.
Your first stop will be Park Güell, named for the businessman who commissioned Gaudí to design the park in the early 1900s. Like Casa Batllo and five other Gaudí properties around Barcelona, the park has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site for its boundless creativity.
As you meander through the urban oasis, you can expect to see organically inspired buildings decorated with colorful mosaic tiles, the so-called Dragon Stairway guarded by a salamander sculpture and a portico shaped like a giant wave. The landscape architecture is breathtaking.
You will reboard the Coach and depart to your next loaction and still, Gaudí’s most famous masterpiece is La Sagrada Familia, the Church of the Sacred Family. Where you will enjoy a guided interior visit of this master piece and learn about Catalan Modernism and the symbolism seen in all its corners. Construction on the sanctuary began more than 135 years ago, and the church is still years from completion. Yet every detail is photo worthy, from the stained-glass windows to the flamboyant spires to the extraordinary sculpted figures.
Gaudí worked on the church for 43 years, and it was his sole project for the last decade of his life. In 1926, he was buried in the crypt of La Sagrada Familia.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 3 hours of walking/standing and approximately 25steps to negotiate. There will be some inclines and unpaved surface at Park Guell plus any additional walking at the guests' discretion during free time. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns who are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested. This tour must be purchased no later than 7 working days prior to the operating date.
Terms & Conditions:
Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. Concierge benefits do not apply to Executive Collection private cars or other private arrangements. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children 17 years and under must be accompanied by a an adult 18 years or older on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.