The Montjuic and Panoramic Tour
This tour combines two areas of natural beauty used by Barcelona for culture and recreation. The Waterfront which is a living example of how the very old can be successfully combined with the very new: the Old Port with its Dock warehouses and the Gothic Drassanes or shipyards have been preserved and incorporated into a remodeled recreational area, with the Aquarium, the World Trade Center, restaurants and cinemas. Montjuic Hill with its parks, art galleries, museums and the 1992 Olympic Ring of sports stadiums also provides spectacular views over the city. We will visit the charming Spanish Village and have free time for lunch there. After lunch, the tour will return to Placa Catalunya and link with the Montserrat Tour for those who wish to see this special monastery and mountain. Old Port Separated from the Olympic port by long beaches and the old fisherman's quarter, Barceloneta, the Old Port has been remodeled to extend the city center down the Rambla into the harbor. Attractive, popular area with restaurants, shops, nightclubs and frequent open-air entertainment. Columbus Monument The monument, built in his honor in 1888, is at the foot of the famous Rambla. World Trade Center The original imposing building by Henry N. Cobb whose aesthetic features are highlighted by the building being surrounded by water. Mirador de l'Alcalde (the Mayor's Lookout) This terrace is a balcony over the Mediterranean with spectacular views over the harbor and the whole city. The bus will stop here to let you walk around and get the best viewpoints. Olympic Ring Central sports facilities of the '92 Olympic Games, the complex includes the Stadium, the St. Jordi sports pavilion by architect Arata Isozaki, the INEF by architect Ricardo Bofill and the Calatrava Communications Tower. Spanish Village - Guided Tour Built for the 1929 Exhibition, you can see replicas of streets, squares, monuments and buildings from around the country. There is an open air museum with many artists and craftsmen you can watch at work, synthesizing traditional crafts with modern design: glass, ceramics, jewellery, fabrics etc. There are also many bars and restaurants, you will have free time for lunch. Itinerary - Arch of Triumph - Port - Columbus Monument - Gothic Drassanes (shipyards) - World Trade Centre - Mirador de Miramar (Lookout) - Olympic Ring - Poble Espanyol (free time for lunch) Includes - Entrance to the Spanish Village - Officially-licensed, English-speaking local experts - Comfortable air-conditioned bus Excludes - Hotel pick-up - Meals and drinks - Tips and gratuities - Optional activity costs - Personal expenses Please Note - Clients are requested to be at the meeting point 10 minutes before tour starts. - Itinerary might change but the key sites will remain the same. - Pre-paid tickets and entrance fees to any attractions and/or monuments can be non-refundable. Modification fees apply. Please inquire. - This is not a wheelchair accessible tour. However, if you have limited mobility (i.e. you can get on and off the coach) we can take your wheelchair with us.
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