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Barcelona, Spain Shore Excursions



Montserrat Half Day Tour (4 - 4.5 hours)
Take a 40-mile drive through the countryside to the Rack Railway train station.
Climb aboard the train for a 14-minute ride up the rugged Montserrat Mountain range. These mysterious peaks have been featured in many legends; in the Arthurian myth, this is the location of the Holy Grail.
Hike (approximately 70 steps on a 45° ramp) to the famous Montserrat Monastery that is perched on a ledge, hanging 2,400 feet above the River Llobregat. Founded as a Benedictine Abbey during the 11th century, it is now the location of the Shrine of Our Lady of Montserrat, or "La Moreneta." This small Romanesque statue depicts the Virgin Mary with her child Jesus on her lap. Made of wood, this figure has turned black as the varnish has changed over time, giving her the name, "The Black Madonna." Guests, including children, wishing to visit churches must ensure that shoulders and knees remain covered. You can wear shorts that reach below the knee and tank tops, as long as you bring a sweater or scarf to wrap around your shoulders.
Trek through these cliffs on different paths from the Main Square during approximatly 60-minutes of free time. Note: Total distance walked is approximately 2 miles.
Rest at one of the snack bars or cafeterias and cash in your voucher for a beverage.
After approximately 2 hours of traversing the trails, proceed to the motor coach, which takes you back down the mountain and to your hotel or the airport.
-Guests will not be able to book this tour online; Guests should visit the Port Adventures Desk onboard in order to make reservations.
-This Port Adventure includes a transfer to your local downtown hotel or Barelona International Airport. Tours end at DCL Hotels only and Plaza Catalunya.
-Guests must be ambulatory. Wheelchairs (collapsible or electric) are not permitted. Tour operators will deny participation to Guests arriving in wheelchairs or electric scooters.
-Guests may experience queues if you wish to visit the sculpture of La Moreneta during their free time.
-This excursion is available for All Ages; however, it is recommended for Guests 5 and older.
-If mass is taking place, group access to the Basilica might be denied. Guests can access the Basilica independently if they wish. -This excursion is stroller accessible; however, some portions of the tour may require Guests to fold accompanying strollers. In addition, lightweight strollers are recommended.
-Guests are encouraged to bring credit cards or currency to purchase optional extras such as souvenirs.
-Due to the extremely limited availability of this shore excursion, Guests are encouraged to book early.
-You should never feel that gratuities are expected from you. However, it is customary to leave a few extra Euros in recognition of service at restaurants, for taxis, and for exceptional excursion guides and drivers. It is always up to you as to what you feel is appropriate.
Adult Price [with hotel transfer]: $65 (ages 10 and up) / Adult Price [with airport transfer]: $79 (ages 10 and up)
Child Price: $45 (ages 3 to 9)


Panoramic Drive Through Barcelona (3 - 3.5 hours)
Enjoy a guided bus tour of Barcelona. Note that although this tour is conducted primarily on a coach, in order to fully enjoy this excursion, you must be able to climb on and off the bus at two separate stops.
Stop at vista point on Mirador del Alcalde for splendid views over Barcelona.
Continue soaring over the city at the Olympic Stadium—built in 1929, but not used until the 1992 Olympic Games.
Drive past the Pueblo Español (the Spanish Village), Congress Palace and España Square and onto the Arc de Triomf. Built in 1888 for the World's Fair, this massive arch with ornate carvings stands as the gateway to the Citadel Park.
Ride through the park and stop near Gaudì's La Sagrada Familia for a 30-minute exterior visit. Here you can also shop for souvenirs at market-style shops around the church and enjoy a complimentary beverage at a nearby restaurant.
Next, drive down Passeig de Gràcia to see two more of Gaudì's magnificent creations, Casa Mila and Casa Batlló.
Finally, pass the city's main square, Placa Catalunya and Via Layetana, the busiest commercial avenue, and the Columbus Monument before arriving back at the airport.
-Guests will not be able to book this tour online; Guests should visit the Port Adventures Desk onboard in order to make reservations.
-This Port Adventure includes a transfer to your local downtown hotel or Barcelona International Airport. Tours end at DCL Hotels only and Plaza Catalunya.
-Wheelchairs need to be standard size and collapsible; no electric wheelchairs/scooters permitted. Guests must be able to board and disembark the motor coach on their own.
-This excursion is stroller accessible; however, some portions of the tour may require Guests to fold accompanying strollers. In addition, lightweight strollers are recommended.
-The order of tour sites may vary depending on traffic and overcrowding of venues.
-Please note that due to parking restrictions, there is 15 minute walk to and from Sagrada Familia.
-Guests are encouraged to bring credit cards or currency to purchase optional extras such as souvenirs.
-Due to the extremely limited availability of this shore excursion, Guests are encouraged to book early.
-You should never feel that gratuities are expected from you. However, it is customary to leave a few extra Euros in recognition of service at restaurants, for taxis, and for exceptional excursion guides and drivers. It is always up to you as to what you feel is appropriate.
Adult Price [with hotel transfer]: $59 (ages 10 and up) / Adult Price [with airport transfer]: $75 (ages 10 and up)
Child Price: $39 (ages 3 to 9)





   


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