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The Ice Bar Experience at Icebarcelona

1. The Ice Bar Experience at Icebarcelona

Visit the first ice bar on the beach in the world. This unique establishment keeps the temperature turned down to -5ºC (20ºF) and was designed by internationally renowned artists. The theme of the lounge, the lighting, and the sculptures are renewed at least twice a year, in order to offer something different every time you come. Shiver in delight, and relax on the terrace – the perfect spot for an al fresco cocktail right in front of the Mediterranean sea. Icebarcelona has become a must-see attraction in the Condal City which is frequented as much by locals as by tourists. Bend an elbow in the coolest bar in town.

Barcelona: Helicopter, Walking, and Sailing 360º City Tour

2. Barcelona: Helicopter, Walking, and Sailing 360º City Tour

Explore Barcelona from different perspectives on a half-day tour by land, sea, and air. Start with a walk through the Old Town. Meet your guide near Passeig de Gràcia, then continue walking, passing houses designed by Antoni Gaudí, before arriving at the Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic). Continue to Plaça de Sant Jaume to see the imposing government buildings of the Town Hall and Palace of the Generalitat of Catalonia. Wander into the old Jewish Quarter, to see the picturesque church of Santa Maria del Pi. Take a promenade down the tree-lined Ramblas on the way to Port Vell. Here, board the boat and sail along the coast for panoramic views of the city’s skyline and the Mediterranean Sea. Marvel at the monument to Christopher Columbus pointing to the Americas as you transfer by van to the heliport. Glide up into the sky by helicopter, and enjoy indescribable views of Port Vell, Barceloneta, the Olympic Port, Olympic Village, mouth of the Besòs River, and more.

Barcelona 1-Hour Paddle Surfing

3. Barcelona 1-Hour Paddle Surfing

Head down to the Olympic Port in Barcelona, on your own or with friends, for 1 hour of paddle surfing in the Mediterranean! Stand up paddle surfing, also known as paddle boarding, is a popular watersport that originated in Hawaii as an offshoot of windsurfing. You’ll surf on a large, stable board using a paddle, with equipment provided. It's much easier than windsurfing and anyone can learn! If it’s your first time, the tour provider’s staff will teach you the basic techniques before you head out into the water. Although it’s not as physically demanding as windsurfing it's still a great workout.

Barcelona: 2-Hour Sunset Cruise on a Sailing Boat

4. Barcelona: 2-Hour Sunset Cruise on a Sailing Boat

Enjoy a fantastic experience to share in a sailing boat. This is the ideal cruise for individual passengers or couples who wish to enjoy the sea and the skyline. From the sea, enjoy the sunset and the coast of Barcelona with pleasant music in the background and relax on-board with one welcome drink. Have the option of an exclusive sailing boat cruise for up to 9 persons. One welcome drink (cava, wine) and seasonal fruit will be provided. If time permits, have a lovely swim as the sun sinks into the sea against the best skyline in the city.  The sea breeze, the sound of the waves, a refreshing swim and lots of laughing are just some of the experiences that you can enjoy with your shared sunset cruise.

Barcelona: E-Bike Tour, Cable Car Ticket & Sailing Trip

5. Barcelona: E-Bike Tour, Cable Car Ticket & Sailing Trip

Explore the historical center of Barcelona by cool electric bike, a cruise by Goleta boat from the Old Port, before boarding the cable car to Montjuic for electrifying city and coast views. Ride to the Sagrada Familia to see Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece, and the Passeig de Gracia, where some of the best modernista buildings of Gaudi and his contemporaries are found, such as the Pedrera, Casa Batlló, Casa Lleó Morera, and Casa Ametller. At Port Vell, board the Goleta boat and sail along the old port and the coast. Enjoying wonderful views of the city from the sea. At Port Vell, hop on the cable car and glide to Montjuïc mountain, riding at a height of up to 330 feet (100 meters) above the port.

Barcelona: 2-Hour Private Sailing Boat Cruise

6. Barcelona: 2-Hour Private Sailing Boat Cruise

Your journey begins in Port Olímpic, from which you will sail either down the coast in the direction of Hotel W, passing by some of the famous monuments of the city, or north in the direction of Port Forum. You can also visit Port Vell and OneOcean marina to see the Old Town and impressive superyachts from the water. The sails will then be set, the engines turned off, and you can simply enjoy the sound of the wind and waves. If you would like to test your skills as a Captain, ask our Skipper and he will show you how to sail. Depending on the weather conditions, you will be able to stop for a swim in the middle of the sea, where you can use our snorkeling equipment and Stand-up Paddle Board. Drinks will be provided for everyone on board, and snacks will be prepared with typical Catalan cheese and fuet. If you wish, a catering package can be organized for you, or you can complete the experience with a professional fisherman, musician, or sommelier.

Barcelona: 2-Hour Sunset Sailing Experience

7. Barcelona: 2-Hour Sunset Sailing Experience

Sail along the coast of Barcelona aboard a 12-meter yacht as you set sail from the renovated Port Olimpicat at the end of the day, and relax with your family and friends. Meet your crew at Port Olimpic Moll de Maestral by the boats with red and blue flags named Bombon. Benefit from a safety briefing after check in, and then enjoy complimentary drinks and light snacks such as olives, cheese, and fuet (cured meat) as the sun goes down. Whether it's your first time on a boat or you are a professional sailor, this excursion is ideal. Your skipper will be your guide and inform you about the views and points of interest along the way. Relax onboard or get the chance to help steer the boat if you are feeling more adventurous. You can also upgrade your experience by choosing to include live guitar music onboard.

Barcelona: 6-Hour Vespa Rental with GPS

8. Barcelona: 6-Hour Vespa Rental with GPS

Discover Barcelona by Vespa. Departing from the Sagrada Familia, you will be free to go wherever you like. Seek elevation at sites like Tibidabo and Montjuic, or visit the impressive and triangular Forum Building then cruise the University area. With a Vespa the city is yours to discover. Use a simple touch-screen to plan your excursion and enjoy the city in a unique and original way. Have a look at our Tours: Olympic Tour The year 1992 was an important and decisive one for Barcelona. The city opened its horizons and commanded the attention of the whole world. From this moment onwards the city changed its appearance, transforming at the speed of light. Streets, colors, beaches, services - all are still changing in Barcelona, and the tourist becomes the architect. Let this tour enchant you with the views, monuments, and quarters of the city. Above all, you will bask in the contrast between the old city and its modernism. Gaudí Tour This tour is dedicated to the artist from Barcelona who has made this city unique and special. Gaudí is rightfully famous for the incredible harmony displayed in architecture that often features rounded shapes and colored mosaics. Don’t waste time: let’s go! This is an artistic tour that will demonstrate the playful aspects of life and creativity. Beach Tour If the sea and its horizon are an inspiration to you, then let our brightly colored Vespa guide you through 8 kilometers of beaches, green spaces and futuristic places. You will realise that no other city is as multi-faceted as Barcelona! Remember that previous motorcycle driving experience is requested. A deposit of EUR 300 for each rented Vespa is required.

Barcelona: Private Sailing Experience from Port Olimpic

9. Barcelona: Private Sailing Experience from Port Olimpic

Sail with a private sailing yacht along the Mediterranean coast of Barcelona, alongside a professional skipper. With your closest friends and/or family, enjoy this unforgettable experience whilst seeing Barcelona like never before. With snacks (olives, cheese, salami, and crackers) and drinks (wine, beer, sangria, cava, and soft drinks) included, this private yacht rental of up to 2 hours, leaves every day from the renovated Port Olimpic. Don’t miss out, book your sailing experience now, up to two hours before departure.

Barcelona: Afternoon Sailing Experience with Snacks

10. Barcelona: Afternoon Sailing Experience with Snacks

Board a 12-meter yacht for a 2-hour sailing excursion starting from Barcelona’s renovated Port Olimpic. Sail along the coast to the Barceloneta area, relaxing on deck or stopping to enjoy a swim in the sea. Take in the best views of Barcelona’s skyline on this shared yacht rental with a professional skipper, departing from the heart of Barcelona. There will be plenty of drinks and snacks along the way. Enjoy the sun and the wind as you experience Barcelona from the water on this unique activity.

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What people are saying about Vila Olimpica

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 2,980 reviews

Everything was great, but unfortunately our helicopter flight could not take place because the king was in Barcelona and this was forbidden. But the organizers couldn't do anything about that.

On land, in the air, on water. So I was able to get an idea of Barcelona from different perspectives in a short time. It's a great option - not cheap, but very rewarding - and recommended.

Were a very good tour of the city along the various Gaudi houses down to the harbour. Was very informative and knowledgeable.

Very competent guide Lukas!! We would never have found the hidden sights.!

This was a great activity, the guides were great and very informative.