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Barcelona is Spain’s second-largest city and the capital of the Catalonia region. A wonderfully vibrant city and a cultural and artistic centre since the Middle Ages, Barcelona makes for a fantastic out, whether for a few hours or a whole day. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CITY TOUR

 

Цена: € 47 на възрастен, € 33 на дете

 

Duration: 3.5 hours

 

Visit of the spectacular XIII century Cathedral built in 1298 by James II in the “Barrio Gotico”, Barcelona’s medieval centre. Drive to the famous works by architect Gaudí, the “Sagrada Familia” and the “Casa Batló” which we will admire from outside. Stroll around the tranquil “Poble Espanyol”, a purpose-built Spanish village that portrays the different architectural styles of Spain. Brief stop at Montjuich Hill, where we will enjoy a wonderful view over the city from the “Belvedere del Alcade” before returning to the ship.

Please note: on holidays or special events the visit to the Cathedral might be cancelled.

 

 

 

PANORAMIC TOUR & SHOPPING

 

Цена: € 47 на възрастен, € 33 на дете

 

Duration: 3.5 hours

 

Leaving the ship we will drive through Barcelona's main streets and squares. Short stop at Montjuich Hill to enjoy the view over the city before moving on for a stop at the “Sagrada Familia” (exterior visit) - Gaudi’s impressive and unfinished church built in a striking Neo-Gothic style. We will admire Barcelona Cathedral before time for shopping in the “Plaza Cataluña”.

Please note: on holidays the stop for shopping will be on “las Ramblas”.

 

 

 

GAUDI’S EXPERIENCE

 

Цена: € 48 на възрастен, € 34 на дете

 

Duration: 3.5 hours

 

Tour the works of Gaudi, Barcelona’s greatest architect; leave the port and drive along the ‘Paseo de Gracia’ to reach Casa Batlló (exterior visit only), which is covered in multi-coloured tiles. We will continue on to Casa Mija (exterior visit only), declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, followed by the ‘Parque Güell’, a garden complex and one of Barcelona’s key tourist attractions due to its remarkable, sinuous buildings, stunning mosaics and ceramic-covered benches. The excursion also includes time to visit inside Gaudi’s unfinished Neo-Gothic masterpiece, the ‘Sagrada Familia’. Return to the port.

 

 

 

PANORAMIC CITY TOUR & NOU CAMP STADIUM

 

Цена: € 50 на възрастен, € 35 на дете

 

Duration: 3.5 hours

 

Thanks to the sheer scale of its impressive architecture, Barcelona’s Camp Nou Stadium – one of the world’s most famous football temples and the largest stadium in all of Europe with a capacity to seat nearly 100,000 people – is a fascinating destination, whether you are a soccer fan or not. Apart from hosting numerous key UEFA matches throughout the years, the stadium has also been used to stage other events, including concerts given by such major pop artists as Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman or U2. In 1982, Pope John Paul II even celebrated mass at the stadium, on which occasion he was made an honorary citizen of Barcelona. Your tour begins with a drive-by sightseeing tour past Gaudi’s Sagrada Família, a minor basilica, and up Montjuich Hill before arriving at Camp Nou Stadium.

Please note: the feasibility of the tour is subject to the schedule of the football club and then the stadium could be closed with very short notice; for this reason the tour could be cancelled even the day before our call for reasons beyond MSC’s control. The visit to the stadium includes walking upstairs and downstairs and is not suitable for guests who experience mobility problems or in wheelchair. This tour is not foreseen for guests onboard MSC Splendida.

 

 

 

MONTSERRAT

 

Цена: € 39 на възрастен, € 27 на дете

 

Duration: 4.5 hours

 

Situated approx. 1 hour by coach from the port of Barcelona lies Montserrat, a mountain-top Benedictine Monastery that forms the highest point of the Catalonian lowlands. Santa Maria de Montserrat, to give the monastery its official name, is a key Catholic pilgrimage site and a favourite destination for religious retreats. Apart from being home to a statue of the Virgin of Montserrat – also known as the Black Madonna or La Moreneta – the monastery boasts a basilica with a resplendent interior that stands in stark contrast to its somewhat austere exterior. Interestingly, the monastery also hosts a publishing house that counts as one of the world’s oldest still functioning presses, with the first book having been printed in 1499. You will have time to look around by yourself before returning to Barcelona.

Please note: the guide will give explanation only outside the Cathedral; guests will visit the site individually.

 

 

 

FLAMENCO SHOW

 

Цена: € 62 на възрастен, € 43 на дете

 

Duration: 4 hours

 

This tour lets you simply sit back and relax on the coach while you enjoy drive-by viewings of Barcelona’s main sights, including the magnificent Passeig de Gràcia and Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Família, which was consecrated as a minor basilica by the Pope in 2010. Continuing up to Montjuich Hill, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the city below and after a photo stop, head for Poble Espanyol, a unique open-air architectural museum situated on the hill. The museum was originally constructed for the Barcelona International Exhibition in 1929 with the aim of mimicking a townscape that would reflect the architecture, style and culture typical of various Spanish regions in a single place. A 30-minute flamenco show accompanied by a fruity sangria punch rounds off your tour.

 

 

 

HIKING IN COLLSEROLA NATURAL PARK   

 

Цена: € 55 на възрастен, € 39 на дете

 

Duration: 5 hours

 

A green oasis in the midst of one of the Mediterranean coast’s most densely populated urban areas, Collserola Natural Park gained national park status in 2010 and is now a protected area. After being transferred to the park (30-min. drive), a professional mountain guide will accompany you on a journey through natural diversity. Besides the park’s astounding landscapes, the tour also offers a unique high-up perspective of Barcelona’s world-famous architecture, including the Sagrada Familia basilica, Camp Nou stadium and 38-storey Torre Agbar. You will pass by the Collserola Tower, designed by Sir Norman Foster for the 1992 Summer Olympics, before arriving at the summit of Tibidabo. This  512m peak overlooks the city and is the site of the Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor, a modernist church, where the bus awaits you for the return trip to the port.

Please note: as this tour includes an 8km trail walk, we recommend wearing hiking shoes and bringing water. This tour is not suitable for passengers with mobility limitations. Tour guides in English or Spanish only.

 

 

 

BEACH TOUR IN SITGES

 

Цена: € 38 на възрастен, € 27 на дете

 

Duration: 5 hours

 

Located 40km south of Barcelona, Sitges features fabulous beaches and an upbeat atmosphere, which is probably why it has transformed from a small fishing village into one of southern Catalonia’s most popular tourist destinations. Sitges is bustling in summer, when locals and visitors spend their days on the beaches and streets of the historical centre. After a 45-minutes bus drive and upon arrival in this gorgeous town, you will be taken on a pleasant guided tour of the old district, including the local market, town hall, Museu Romàntic “Can Llopis” (recreating the lifestyle of the Romantic Era), and the Church of San Bartolomé y Santa Tecla. After the tour you will have the opportunity to relax on one of Sitges’ legendary beaches.

Please note: tour available from June through September. We suggest bringing a swimsuit, towel, sunscreen and a hat.

 

 

 

AN INSIDE LOOK INTO GAUDI’S MASTERPIECES

 

Цена: € 65 на възрастен, € 46 на дете

 

Duration: full day, lunch not included.

 

Join us and discover the masterpieces of Antoni Gaudi, the architect whose famous works can be found in Barcelona and surroundings. Leave the port for a drive along Barcelona’s famous “Paseo de Gracia”, known as Spain’s most expensive street, to Casa Batlló with its outer walls of multi-coloured tiles (exterior visit only). Then continue on to the bizarre Casa Mija, one of seven Gaudi properties to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site (exterior visit only), followed by the Park Güell, a garden-city complex and one of Barcelona’s main attractions with its remarkable, sinuous buildings, stunning mosaics and ceramic-covered benches. The excursion includes a stop to admire the outside of the Sagrada Familia basilica, Gaudi’s unfinished neogothic masterpiece. Enjoy some free time to have lunch (not included) or go shopping before driving for approx. 1 hour to Santa Coloma de Cervelló to visit Colònia Güell, one of Gaudi’s most revered works for its structural innovations and unique use of materials. Built in the middle of a pine forest, the highlight of this masterpiece is the crypt. The church itself was never completed.

Please note: this tour involves walking on uneven ground, steps and cobblestone surfaces and is not suitable for those with mobility limitations. This tour is only for guests onboard MSC Fantasia.

 

 

 

A DAY AT “ISLA FANTASIA”

 

Цена: € 50 на възрастен, € 35 на дете

 

Duration: 6 hours

 

This child-friendly excursion to Barcelona’s favourite waterpark offers fun for the whole family, with 22 different aquatic attractions, five enormous swimming pools, children play areas, and of course several bars and restaurants. It’s the perfect on-shore destination for a few hours of complete relaxation and worry-free fun .

Please note: slippery surfaces in the park mean this tour is not suitable for guests in wheelchairs or with other mobility limitations. Tour available from June until early September.