Barcelona Shore Excursion: Barcelona City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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No matter which cruise ship you arrive on, this is the perfect do-it-yourself shore excursion in Barcelona. This open-top double-decker bus tour can be found in Barcelona Port (Port Olympic – Stop 6), which is a 15-minute walk from the cruise terminals. A hop-on hop-off tour is the best way for cruise passengers to get around the city. Get a bird's-eye view of the medieval cobbled streets of Las Ramblas, discover the Port Olympic seafront promenade, see FC Barcelona's famous football stadium, and more.

You can hop on and off the open-top double-decker bus as many times as you like. There are two walking routes, the Eastern Route and the Western Route, and they are linked together so you can easily switch between them to experience the best of Barcelona, ​​while that your boat is in port. Your ticket is valid for both routes.

Eastern Road:
The complete route lasts 120 minutes (in winter) and 140 minutes (in summer). Buses depart every 7-15 minutes from each stop depending on the time of year. Highlights include: Plaça Catalunya, Catedral-Barri Gòtic, Barceloneta, Port Olympic, Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, Tibidabo, La Pedrera, Casa Batlló.

West Road:
The complete course lasts 120 minutes. Buses depart every 7 – 15 minutes from each stop. Highlights include: World Trade Center, Jardins de Miramar, Anella Olímpica, Poble Espanyol, Camp Nou (FC Barcelona), Montjuic, L'Illa Diagonal.

Take the opportunity to include a walking tour of Barcelona
Why not take advantage of your hop-on hop-off ticket by including a walking tour or two around Barcelona? Get off the bus at the stop you choose as the starting point for the walk and your guide will be waiting for you. After your walk, you can board the bus again for the rest of the hop-on hop-off tour. Choose from the following walking tours.

Heart of Barcelona walking tour (1 hour 45 minutes): Wander the narrow medieval streets of Barcelona as you step back in time, and learn about the fascinating history of the famous Gothic Quarter.

Walking tour of Park Guell (1 hour 45 minutes): Discover this spectacular garden complex designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, the genius behind some of Barcelona's most famous buildings.

Carefree Shore Excursion:
This excursion is less than a 10-minute walk from the cruise port, so you can work out how long it takes to get back to your ship in Barcelona. Please allow yourself plenty of time to enjoy the excursion and to ensure that you will be back in port in time. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.

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