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Tarragona: Costa Daurada Catamaran and Snorkeling Tour

1. Tarragona: Costa Daurada Catamaran and Snorkeling Tour

Sail across the azure waters of the Mediterranean on a Costa Daurada catamaran tour from Tarragona. Choose between a 3-hour cruise with snacks and drinks, a 3-hour cruise with drinks, or a 5-hour cruise with a tasty barbecue lunch and drinks. Stop to swim and snorkel in stunning locations. Board the boat and set sail from Tarragona. Sip on a ice-cold drink as the wind blows through your hair. Be on the lookout for caves hidden between the sandy beaches and frolicking dolphins. Drop anchor off the coast so you can enjoy some time swimming. Snorkel around the boat, exploring the underwater life and swimming through schools of silver fish. Soak up some sun on the spacious deck. Enjoy views of dynamic shoreline and turquoise waters as the catamaran sails back to Cambrils.

From Salou: Barcelona City Day Trip and Magic Fountains

2. From Salou: Barcelona City Day Trip and Magic Fountains

For those who visited Barcelona before, join us and we’ll drop you in the city centre of Barcelona where you can enjoy some free time (± 6 hours). You can choose to stroll along the Ramblas with its famous living statues and various stalls of flowers and birds or to walk around the Plaza Catalunya or the Gothic Quarter with its Cathedral of Santa Eulalia and the many side streets plenty of shops and markets. We end the evening together with Montjuic's Magic Fountain performance of water, music and lights (± 50 min). The Magic Fountain's display of moving jets of water are illuminated in many different colors. The dance of the water is synchronized with music and lights. This was probably the first synchronized water, music and light show in the world and it continues to be one of Barcelona's most popular attractions.

From Salou: Full Day Barcelona Panoramic Tour with Free Time

3. From Salou: Full Day Barcelona Panoramic Tour with Free Time

Discover the best of Barcelona on this guided sightseeing tour from Salou. Travel in a spacious and airconditioned bus. Stop to capture pictures of top city sights like the Camp Nou Staduim and the Sagrada Família. Have free time to explore the city at your own pace.  Board the bus in Salou and relax on the hour-long journey to Barcelona. The first stop will be at the Camp Nou, the football stadium of FC Barcelona where, you will have time for a brief photo and a bathroom break. Head to the towering Sagrada Família, Antoni Gaudí's unfinished masterpiece. Take time to walk around this unique cathedral and take pictures. Get back on the bus and pass by the Arc de Triomph, Montjuic hill, and the Olympic village. Listen to onboard commentary as you go by Casa Mila and the colorful Casa Batllo, the beautiful houses built in the modernist style of Gaudí. Head to the city center of Barcelona for free time to explore. Spend your time going for a stroll on Ramblas street, or visiting the Plaza Catalunya. Take some time to lounge on one of the many terraces or purchase a bite at a charming local eatery. Return to Salou by bus at the end of your tour. 

Salou: Parasailing Experience

4. Salou: Parasailing Experience

Meet your guide for a briefing on security and safety measures to ensure a safe and fun experience. Then, set off from the beach on the motorboat and head out to sea. Get set up in your harness and parasail. As the boat picks up speed, feel the adrenaline rush through your body as you ascend into the air. Fly up to 50 meters in the air for a bird's eye view of the beautiful coast of Costa Dorada.

Salou: Guided Jet Ski Tour

5. Salou: Guided Jet Ski Tour

Meet your guide at the port of Salou. Get set up with your lifejacket and receive a short safety briefing before starting the tour. Then, ride your jet-ski out into the sea. Feel the speed and adrenaline as you enjoy an unforgettable experience on the Mediterranean Sea. Follow the guide who will escort you along the coast to ensure a safe and fun experience. Enjoy the views of the Costa Dorada as you ride across the waves at high speed. A deposit of €50 is required before your departure with the jet ski. This amount will be refunded at the end of the activity. To avoid delays, it's best to arrive at the activity point 30 minutes before the departure time.

Riomar: Ebro Delta Cruise and Jeep Tour with Mussels Tasting

6. Riomar: Ebro Delta Cruise and Jeep Tour with Mussels Tasting

Discover the biological, historical, and cultural importance of the Ebro Delta National Park on this tour from Riomar. Start with a jeep tour around the area's main landmarks, then hop on a sailing boat for a cruise along the Ebro River. Finish the evening with a glass of wine and mussel tasting. Meet your guide near the beach and hop in the jeep for a tour of the Garxal Lagoon, where you can spot some native birds and learn about the characteristics of the lagoon. Stop to visit a rice field and discover the history of rice farming and its evolution. Next, board a sailing boat for a cruise through the mouth of the Ebro Delta, circling Buda Island. Learn about the flora and fauna of the national park along the way and immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of the ancestors of the park. Finally, head back to a local restaurant for a tasting of Fangar Bay mussels washed down with a glass of wine or beer or a soft drink.

Salou: Canyoning Day Trip

7. Salou: Canyoning Day Trip

Enjoy a canyoning day trip under the supervision of an experienced instructor. Your day begins after you are picked-up from your accommodation in Salou. Your driver will then take you on a one and a half hour drive to the beautiful Catalonian mountains. Once there you will be given a wetsuit and helmet, and take a walk over the mountain to reach this canyon where begin to jump into the clear fresh water. Navigating your way down through the canyon and swim in the beautiful rock pools for approximately an hour and a half. You will then begin your journey back to Salou.

Cambrils: Jet Ski Tour

8. Cambrils: Jet Ski Tour

Ride a jet ski across the waves and discover the Costa Daurada. Enjoy an unforgettable experience on the water, filled with speed and adrenaline. Choose from a number of tour options to suit your schedule. Meet your guide at the port in Cambrils to start your tour. After a safety briefing and instructions on how to operate the jet skis, head out onto the open water. Follow your instructor as you cruise down the coastline, and feel the thrill of this activity.

From Barcelona: Tarragona & Sitges Full Day Tour with Pickup

9. From Barcelona: Tarragona & Sitges Full Day Tour with Pickup

Live for a day on the warm shores of Catalonia. Travel to the historic town of Tarragona – the ancient Roman Tarraco – and enjoy the beautiful Sitges, filled with magical corners of modernist charm. You will finish the day at the best urban beach in Europe, San Sebastian. You will be picked up from your hotel in private transport to move comfortably to these 2 locations, situated south of Barcelona. With your specialized guide, visit these 2 coastal towns while hearing the most interesting stories and facts. Tarragona is located 100 kilometers south of Barcelona, on the Costa Dorada, where you'll find sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. Its streets house one of the most important and best preserved Roman archaeological sites in Spain, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Tarraco was the capital of "Hispania Citerior," 1 of the 3 provinces that formed the Iberian Peninsula approximately 2,000 years ago. Head from Barcelona to reach this historic scenery, first making a stop in one of the entrances of the old "Tarraco." Here, admire the impressive "Devil’s Bridge." This aqueduct – 217 meters long and 26 meters high – is a spectacular example of advanced Roman engineering. Begin a walking tour in Tarragona, where you will discover the many preserved remains of this civilization, while your guide provides the most exciting stories. Explore the ancient walls surrounding the city and get immersed in one of the best-preserved circuses in Europe, hidden under structures from the 19th century. See traces of the ancient Roman Forum that survived to the present day alongside medieval and modern Tarragona. Finally, marvel at the ruins of the amphitheater, located on the shore of the Mediterranean since the second century, where bloody battles between gladiators were exhibited. Next, travel to another town whose charm is more colorful and idyllic, thanks to the influence of Modernism. Sitges is located on the Costa del Garraf, 38 kilometers from Barcelona. Its privileged location, where the sea and the mountains meet, became an ideal place to practice health tourism, later becoming a curious location where artists of all kinds settled. Today, Sitges has mixed its traditional fishermen’s houses with a bohemian and lively atmosphere, full of boutiques, restaurants with musicians, and artists in the streets. On a walking tour through the town, your guide will take you through the streets and the most hidden corners of its labyrinthine center. See examples of architectural modernism at Casa Bacardi or Casa del Rellotge, as you uncover the curious stories of the "Americanos" who became rich from the new continent. The fame of Sitges – the "Saint Tropez of Spain" – is due to its idyllic walk by the sea. See the church of San Bartolomé and Santa Tecla, the grand staircase, Maricel Palace, and the charming "Quiet Corner," where musicians enliven the atmosphere. These spots all lead you to the beach of San Sebastian. End the day enjoying the idyllic location, considered by the New York Times to be the best urban beach in Europe. Relax on one of its terraces or, if the weather permits, take a dip in its crystal waters.

From Salou: Montserrat Monastery and Colonia Güell

10. From Salou: Montserrat Monastery and Colonia Güell

Travel to the Monastery of Montserrat, the largest monastery in Catalonia and the second largest in Spain. Listen to the long-established, renowned boys choir sing in the basilica if you come between September and June. Admire the stunning landscape of the monastery's surroundings. Look out over mountains of various shapes and sizes that loom into view from the plateau where the monastery is situated. Queue to touch the statue of the Black Madonna, the patron saint of Catalonia who is said to bring you luck – or even a child. Visit the various museums in the area or make your way over to the market and peruse a selection of homemade products. Relax at one of the restaurants for something to eat or drink. In the afternoon, head back to Salou. Make a stop at the village of Roc de Sant Gaietà, a beautiful coastal town featuring a diverse array of architectural styles and a small beach. Admire the picturesque white houses lining the narrow streets and stop to rest in squares decorated with fountains and plants. Enjoy to look around on your own, take photos, and have an ice cream or drink.

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based on 63 reviews

In the morning we visited Colonia Güell. It was wonderfully quiet. This is partly because this is not at all a popular tourist destination for many Spaniards and foreigners (very unjustified by the way!) but also because according to our (super) guide Bruno it is best to visit the colonia in the morning and Monstserrat in the afternoon. Visit starts at the beautiful crypt (designed by Gaudi) with explanation, then a tour with information about the most important houses in the colonia. After this there is a short break. We enjoyed the interior of Ateneu Unio. In the afternoon the visit to the monastery of Montserrat follows. The drive there is an experience in itself. The monastery is beautiful and you should definitely visit the black madonna and the prayer room behind it. With the cable car we went all the way up where you (in good weather) have a beautiful view of the surroundings. You can go back down on foot, but we didn't have the time for that anymore.

Excellent experience! The staff were great and very helpful. The port is easy to access via bus if you are staying outside of the area. We stopped for around an hour and were given the opportunity to jump into the sea before lunch was served which was very enjoyable.

Travel by coach often makes me feel unwell but the air conditioned coach was lovely, the guide Bruno was very knowledgeable, the whole day was a great whistle stop tour for someone visiting Barcelona for just a day. The free time was great too.

Perfect activity for the family. Stunning views,food, drink and sea swimming-a great day with the most fantastic staff

Really friendly staff. Great tour. Plenty drinks and food on board. Loads of time for swimming/snorkelling