Tijuca Forest Jeep Tour Rio de Janeiro

If you are looking to see Rio de Janeiro’s botanical attractions, we recommend the Tijuca Forest Jeep Tour Rio de Janeiro Tour.

  • Enjoy a Jeep Tour in the Tijuca’s Rain Forest

Constant nature and sweeping beauty in the heart of the urban center, planted by the hands of man. tour with stops at Chinese view, emperors table, Cascatinha waterfall and walks through easy trails.

After being used for sugarcane and coffee plantations by many years, the area was widely devastated, which caused a huge imbalance in drinking water sources. To put a halt on this shortage, King Dom Pedro II ordered a full reforestation over all area, that took thirteen years to be done, and where over 100,000 seedlings of native species were planted. This initiative have eventually transformed this public space in one of the biggest urban green area ever planted by man, a true Natural Heritage with many attractions.

Why Should You Go?

Tijuca’s Rain Forest and Rio de Janeiro are MUST-SEES in Rio de Janeiro. This is a great option if you want to see the biggest Urban Forest the world!

Includes:

  • Roundtrip Transfer to Most Hotels
  • Professional Tour Guide

Excludes:

  • Beverages
  • Optional Gratuities

Rio Hiking Tour – Dois Irmaos Trail + Vidigal Favela

Description of Rio Hiking Tour – Dois Irmaos & Vidigal:

With access via the mythical Vidigal favela, a peaceful community with gorgeous views of the ocean, the Dois Irmãos hiking is a must do when in Rio. We begin our journey as an authentic local resident, using the transports that circulate inside the favela. From the end of Vidigal to the top of Dois Irmãos, where its 533m gives us an amazing view of the touristic shore of the city, we have a secondary Atlantic Rainforest vegetation, which is still under recovery. On the top, fill your eyes with such beauty of the beaches of Rio seen from above. When returning, we take a walk inside Vidigal back to the entrance of the favela.

Why Should You Go?

The Dois Irmãos trail starts on the top of the Vidigal Favela, which we will go up by local van. After hiking for around one hour and a half through the forest, we will reach the summit of the highest mountain, standing at 533m / 1750ft of altitude. It is the perfect viewpoint to understand the social occupation and contrasts in Rio de Janeiro and also the beautiful way the Tijuca Forest mixes with the city. On the way back, instead of using the local van, we will go down walking and make a tour through the favela.

Includes:

Experienced Eco-adventure guide
Guided hiking to Dois Irmãos summit
Guided tour through Vidigal favela
Personal accident insurance

Rio Bike Tour

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere of the Earth and is known worldwide for it´s natural attractives, carnival, samba, bossa nova and incredible beaches. Rio´s people are considered to be the most receptive of the planet. Ride with us, and get to the points that most of the visitors miss.

Joining us on the Rio Bike Tour you´ll explore the city on a very different perspective than on a regular guided tour, experiencing the carioca´s way of life and really interacting with the environment, better understanding why Rio de Janeiro is a unique combination of urban center, nature and leisure.

We offer 2 different Bike Tours around Rio:

Urban Tour

The Urban Tour is a cycling tour in Rio, focusing on the southern part of the city. You’ll visit several of Rio’s famous sites, but also some of its traditional neighborhoods. We’ll start at Copacabana beach, to experience where big part of the social life of the locals is spent. From there we will bike on to Sugarloaf Mountain, to view its imposing vastness up close (we will not visit the Sugar Loaf itself). The tour will also include a stop at nearby Praia Vermelha (Red Beach),a tiny oasis of quietness.

Leaving Praia Vermelha behind us, we will pedal to the lively neighborhood of Botafogo, to get a glimpse of the back lanes of Rio. This stretch of the bike tour will give you a closer look at how real Cariocas (people from Rio) live when they’re not on the beach. The last part of the trip will lead to Lagoa, the big city lake, which is surrounded by green hillsides and fancy neighborhoods.

Panoramic Tour

The Panoramic tour is a bike tour in Rio that will take you from Copacabana to the shores of the Bay of Guanabara and to Lapa and Rio’s historical center. Making use of the new cycle paths you’ll bike through the lively backstreets of iconic neighborhood Copacabana heading to Botafogo. There you’ll pass by Rio’s ‘celebrity’ cemetery, São João Batista, resting place of several Brazilian presidents, writers, singers, actors and also renowned Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.

From there you’ll pedal to the Bay of Guanabara, along the beach of Flamengo, local of the first European settlement after the discovery of Rio de Janeiro. After Flamengo the route continues to the historical center of the city, with stops at Cinelândia and Lapa, well known for its nightlife and the `Steps of Selarón’, 250 steps covered in more than 2000 tiles from different countries. On the way back you cycle along the paths winding through Flamengo Park, designed by famous Brazilian landscaper Burle Marx. The last stretch of the tour will pass along Copacabana beach.

Mykonos Island Tour

Discover the whitewashed villages, pristine beaches, and historic monuments of Mykonos on this comprehensive 4-hour Mykonos island tour. Take in the highlights of Mykonos Town, enjoy spectacular views over the Cyclades islands, visit Ano Mera village, and stroll the sandy shore of Kalafatis beach.  

Meet your guide in Fabriqa Square in Mykonos Town in time for a 9.30am (Saturday and Sunday tours) or 4.30pm (Tuesday and Wednesday tours) departure. Traveling aboard a comfortable tour bus, set out to take in the island’s highlights, starting in Mykonos Town. Jump out to explore the maze-like streets of the Old Town, lined with pretty white-painted buildings; admire the historic Mykonos windmills; and pose for photos with Petros The Pelican, the mascot of Mykonos. Continue along the coast, passing picturesque fishing villages and sandy beaches. Stop in Ano Mera village, where you’ll have free time to explore or visit the 16th-century Panagia Tourliani monastery. Make a final stop at Kalafatis beach, where you can stroll along the beach or enjoy a coffee break (own expense) at one of the seafront cafés. On the way back to Mykonos, pause at one of the island’s best viewpoints to enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding islands. Your tour ends back in Fabriqa Square.

* Please note that the Mykonos Islando tour does NOT include pick up from your hotel and begin at a scheduled “meeting point”. Transfers to the meeting point (to/from available at additional cost).

* Tour available on Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sundays

Delos Tour from Mykonos

The Delos Tour from Mykonos is a can’t miss if you love Greek Mythology. Ride the ferry from Mykonos to Delos with a local guide who shares expert knowledge about the UNESCO World Heritage–listed island. Unveil the drama of Delos during this half-day walking tour through the excavated ruins of its main archaeological site. See the Terrace of the Lions, House of Dionysus, Archaeological Museum of Delos and more as you learn about the sacred isle’s place in Ancient Greek history. Meet at the port or upgrade to include pickup from Mykonos hotels.

Visit the ancient site of Delos on a trip from Mykonos Start your tour with a pickup from your Mykonos hotel, or make your own way to the port to meet your guide and group. Then, hop aboard your ferry and relax as you cross a stretch of the Aegean Sea to the nearby island of Delos. Now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the island is believed to be the birthplace of the Greek gods Apollo and Artmenis and boasts ruins that date back to Ancient Greece. Cruise into the harbor, board your coach, and travel to the main excavation site where a staggering collection of relics awaits.

On a walking tour with your guide, make your way around the agora, the ancient market place where merchants from neighboring countries would meet. Stroll past the Sacred Lake, pose for photos by the Terrace of the Lions — one of the island’s best-known sights — and gaze in awe at the ruined grandeur of Delos’ ancient theater. See old living quarters, such as the House of Dionysus, that hint at the daily lives of islanders in bygone days, and hear tidbits of enthralling Ancient Greek history that puts the sights into historical context. After viewing the Temple of Isis, a sculpture of an Egyptian goddess and various Roman water cisterns, head inside the Archeological Museum of Delos to browse an array of mosaics, statues and other artifacts found during excavations on the island.

After your walking tour finishes, hop back inside your minibus and return to the port to catch your ferry back to Mykonos where your tour will come to an end.

Caldera Sunset Tour With Dinner

Start your Caldera Sunset Tour with Dinner from the pickup point near to your hotel, then board on the biggest & most beautiful Traditional Sailing Wooden Boat, named “APHRODITE” at the “Athinios” Island Port of Santorini, settle in to your comfortable seat on deck (maximum participation up to 130 guests in the Boat with protocol of 245 guests- 185 seated) and cruise to your first stop in the famous Volcano of Santorini, named “Nea Kameni” Island. (New Burnt)

Get out of the boat to the little port of the volcano and enjoy 1.5 hours free time to climb on the top of the volcano see and take pictures of the active crater and walk on its rims and learn from our Guide how volcanic eruptions created Santorini.

Get back on the boat and continue your cruise to “Palia Kameni” Island (New Burnt) for swimming in the thermal springs created by the volcano’s underwater power. The water temperature ranges from 25-30 degrees Celsius during the summer.

Sailing above the underwater craters from Palia Kameni to Thirasia Island, the boat will anchor close to the island and you will have the time to ship with your wine. Full dinner is served with wine & water!! 

What’s included:

  • Cruise boat ticket
  • Bus Transfer from and to the pickup point near to your hotel
  • Tour Guide on Board (Guide’s Languages: Greek, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish)
  • Buffet Menu: Pork rolls, chicken rolls, rise, baked potatoes, Greek salad, tzatziki (cucumber+yogurt+garlic), bread, seasonal fruit, and free local wine during buffet.

What’s not included:

  • Entrance fee on the Volcano 2,5 euro

*If you wish to avoid the bus service, you can take the boat from the Old Port of Fira at 15:00 and you can disembark at the Old Port of Fira where the boat sails right after Sunset and before Athinios port. Old Port of Fira is located above the main village of Santorini and you can choose between walking down or use the cable car. (Cable Car Ticket Cost: €6 per way)

Caldera Oia Tour

Caldera Oia Tour Highlights

– Volcano Nea Kameni – Thermal Springs Palea Kameni – Thirassia – Oia

Caldera Oia Tour Schedule

Days: Daily Time: Varies

Description

  • The bus will pick you up from your village’s meeting point going to Athinios port, the new port of the island.
  • First stop is the volcano of Santorini where you have 1.30 to climb at the top with your guide. The entrance fee is not included and is 2.5 euro per person.
  • Second stop is the Old Burnt where the Hot Springs are. There you have the opportunity to feel the warm water that is created by the volcano’s power. You will stay there for 30 minutes.
  • Next stop is the island of Thirasia where you will have free time to explore the town, have lunch or swim.
  • Next and last stop is Oia where you will disembark. At the picturesque port of Oia you can enjoy the view, take great photos and reach the village of Oia by foot using the big broad steps or by donkey which is the traditional way and the trademark of Santorini! Walk around and explore the beautiful village of Oia which is famous for its sunset and its narrow streets. After the sunset, the buses will be waiting for you and you will be dropped off at the starting meeting point!

 

Desfile de Balleneras – TGW Boat Party

About the Desfile de Balleneras:

The Desfile de Balleneras (TGW Boat Party) is one of the most fun events of the Miss Colombia Pageant. It is a parade on the water in the Cartagena Bay where the Beauty Contestants are paraded by the Marines as their entourage follows them in yachts, sailboats, and speed boats. It’s a festive event in that everyone is partying in their boats (Expect Great Music, Bikinis, Drinks, & Water Balloon Fights).

It’s a can’t miss event and the only way to experience is by renting a boat and being on the water. TGW includes this event in your package.

What’s Included for the Desfile de Balleneras Event:

The Desfile de Balleneras TGW Event includes Transportation, Boat Access, Some Complimentary Drinks, & Guides.

Swimsuit Competition Miss Colombia

About Swimsuit Competition Miss Colombia:

The Swimsuit Competition portion of the Miss Colombia Pageant is one of the best events of the week. Contestants parade in swimsuits around the pool of Cartagena’s Hilton Hotel (typically its this venue, but it may change). This part of the contest is transmitted live on TV. There are also performances by some of Colombia’s and Latin America’s best music artists. It’s definitely a great event that’s laid back yet very exclusive. The TGW Guides get to the venue before the clients to hold the seats as it’s first come, first serve. They also sell food and drinks at the event.

What’s Included:

Transportation to the competition, guides and your entrance ticket are included.

This event IS NOT SOLD SEPERATELY. We only offer it to our clients that have purchased the Miss Colombia Package

Athens by Night

Athens by Night Tour with Dinner & Show Description:

We will pick you up from your hotel between 8:00PM & 8:30PM. Your evening begins with a short panoramic drive through the City Center and the slope of the sacred hill in where you will be able to photograph the lighted Acropolis, and admire the view of the most important sightseeings of Athens: the  Panathenian Stadium, the Parliament Building and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with the Guards, the Academy of Athens, the University and the National Library, the former Royal Palace, the Temple of Olympius Zeus, the Hadrian’s Gate, and of course the ring road of Acropolis. It’s definitely a different perspective seeing the sights at night vs. the day. 

Then you will have the chance and the opportunity to walk through the narrow picturesque streets of Plaka, the old city, to end up at a traditional Greek tavern and enjoy a tasteful Greek dinner, while being entertained by the famous live bouzouki music, and Greek folk dances in traditional costumes.

After your dinner, we will drive you back at your hotel around midnight!

Additional Information

Athens by Night Inclusions: Dinner and Dance Show
Exclusions: Drinks at the Bar  & Optional Gratuities

Athens Sightseeing Tour

Athens Sightseeing Tour Highlights

– Visit to the Acropolis – Guided Tour of the Acropolis Museum (except on Mon) – Overview of All the Must See Sites of Athens

Athens Sightseeing Tour Schedule

Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat, & Sun Time: 8:30am

Description

Discover Athens with our Athens Sightseeing Tour that combines many of the city’s principle modern and classical sights. During this quality value day out you will see a variety of sites including the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of Parliament House on Constitution Square, Panathenian Stadium (site of the first modern Olympic games in 1896), the Temple of Zeus and the Presidential Palace. The climax of the tour will be a visit to the citadel of the ancient city of Athens, the Acropolis. It holds several monuments including the incredible Parthenon. A visit to the newly built, stunning Acropolis Museum will also be a major highlight of the day!

Additional Information

Inclusions: Entrance Fees to the Acropolis Entrance Fees to the Acropolis Museum (except on Mon) Exclusions: Gratuities Please Note: The climb up to the Parthenon is not suitable for people with walking difficulties. Tour returns at approximately 1:30 p.m. The Acropolis Museum does not open on Mondays.

Rosario Islands Tour

Rosario Islands Tour Highlights

Rosario Islands Tour – Day trip to the Rosario Islands from Cartagena – Relax on pristine beaches on remote islands – Go for a swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean – Explore the local aquarium and discover a large array of marine life 

Description

After hotel pickup in Cartagena, venture to the marina and board your stylish sea vessel. Set sail over the shimmering sea to the idyllic Rosario Islands, an attractive archipelago favored by Colombian locals and tourists alike; declared a protected national park in 1977, the protected waters teem with troves of tropical fish. Continue to cruise over the water and stop at a specific island which is completely private. Jump from the boat into the crystal clear Caribbean waters below, swimming and splashing in some of the clearest and cleanest water in the world. Sink your toes into the silken sands as you enjoy the refreshing shade of a palm tree, listening to the gentle lapping of the waves. Enjoy a delicious lunch that will complete this trip. The food will always be fresh and the fish will be caught on same day. Before returning to your boat for the sail back to Cartagena feel free to use the kayaks, hammocks, and even take a dive to do some snorkeling (optional at own expense). Watch the sun sink into the shimmering sea before finishing your tour with magical memories.

Inclusions

  • Private transport from hotel to port (only covers hotels located at Boca Grande, Laguito, Casco Antiguo and Getsemani)
  • Speedboat transportation
  • Bilingual English/Spanish (English support)
  • Traditional Colombian lunch
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Drop-off at the port

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Harbor tax approx. USD $7 ($16,500 Colombian Pesos) per person
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Island walking tour
  • Hiking, snorkeling and body massages
  • Admission into Aquarium

Totumo Volcano Tour

Totumo Volcano Tour Description

Soothe your skin in the healing mud bath on a 4-hour Totumo Volcano tour in Cartagena. After pickup from your Cartagena hotel, travel by air-conditioned minivan to the site of the incredible Totumo Volcano. Sit back and absorb the scenic scenery of the Bolivar region as you pass atmospheric mangroves and splendid seaside sights.  Enjoy a guided tour of the area, exploring verdant forests and glittering lakes for panoramic views of the surroundings. Arrive at the volcano, a legendary natural landmark steeped in history and legend; according to local folklore, a priest sprinkled holy water over the molten lava of the volcano, transforming it into the therapeutic mud bath it is today. 

Sample some local specialties at an authentic local restaurant (own expense) before changing into your bathing suit. Climb the wooden staircase to the summit of the 50-foot (15-meter) volcano, and then descend by ladder into the viscous depths below.  Float upon the dense mud, choosing to receive a personal message from an on-site attendant. Rub the thick liquid into your skin to take advantage of its rejuvenating qualities, and then emerge to take a refreshing dip in a nearby lake. Rinse off and revitalize then relax during the journey back to your Cartagena hotel.

Additional Information

Inclusions: Totumo volcano day trip Mud baths Bilingual English- and Spanish-speaking guide Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions: Gratuities (optional) Food and drinks.

Cartagena City Tour

Description of Cartagena City Tour

Cartagena is an important historical city, as its port marks the historical entry point for Spanish conquers into South America. Its fortifications, built for the protection against invasion, still stand strong in the walled city today. The colonial architecture seen in houses, government buildings and churches aided in its 1984 designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a guided sightseeing Cartagena City tour and learn about Cartagena’s famous past. Your guide will inform you about everything from the economic activity in 4000 BC to the current- day living standards. Learn about the traditions and culture of one of Colombia’s most fascinating cities. Your guided tour takes you through the historic center of Cartagena. Take photos of the famous clock tower (Torre del Reloj) before continuing on to Plaza de la Aduana, a place where hundreds of years ago, slaves were traded in an open market. Then, head over to the Cathedral of Cartagena before ending up at Plaza de Bolivar, home to the Gold Museum, Inquisition Palace and the Theater of Heredia. Then, visit Castillo San Felipe (San Felipe Castle). Located on the Hill of San Lázaro, this fortress was built by the Spanish in the 1600s. Admire breathtaking views of Cartagena and the sea from atop the hill. Learn about the castle’s history as you take a guided tour through the fortress. Afterwards, travel over to the Bóvedas district, an area known for its craft stores and art galleries. Spend some time browsing the local shops before heading back to your hotel.

Additional Information

Inclusions:  Bilingual English- and Spanish-speaking guide Entrance fees Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions: Gratuities (optional) 

Private Transportation to or from Buzios

If you are visiting Buzios while in Rio de Janeiro and you need private transportation to and from Buzios, we can assist you without a problem.

Includes:

Private Transportation to or from Buzios/Rio de Janeiro. Transfer from your hotel or rented accommodation in Rio de Janeiro’s Zona Sul (south zone) to Buzios, RJ. (or vise-versa)

Days & Hours:

Available 24/7 (Need at least 48 hours lead time to book)

More about Buzios:

Armação dos Búzios is located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in an area known as Região dos Lagos. The peninsula of 8 kilometers in extension features 23 beaches: Geribá, Tartaruga, João Fernandes, João Fernandinho, Ferradura, Ferradurinha, Azeda, Azedinha, Ossos, Manguinhos, Tucuns, Brava, Amores, Armação, Forno, Foca, Olho de Boi, Caravelas, José Gonçalves, Virgens, Canto, Rasa, Moças.

Common outdoor activities include snorkeling, scuba diving, tanning or lying in the sun, and beach hopping on aqua taxi or buggies. As for nightlife activities, Rua das Pedras is the place to go. Literally translated as “Stone Street”, the cobblestone pathway is the center of the city life, featuring a large variety of stores, restaurants, clubs, bars and art galleries.

Some of the most famous restaurants include Chez Michou, the busiest place to eat French-style crepes and drink caipirinhas in town; Satyricon, considered to be one of the fanciest restaurant in Búzios, specialized in sea food; Pizzeria Capricciosa, located side-by-side with Satyricon yet specialized in Italian food. Last but not least, is the relatively new restaurant Sollar, located in the beginning of the Orla Bardot, which features the renowned Italian chef Danio Braga.

Half Day Buzios Schooner Tour

Description of Half Day Buzios Schooner Tour

Savor the Buzios coastline and its beaches like Azeda and Azedinha, João Fernandes and João Fernandinho, where you can see crystal clear waters and marvel with beautiful landscapes. Swim at the stops and get to know the boat staff. Drinks like caipirinha and food are available for purchase, water is included.  Snorkels are available for rental at the schooner. The regular Half Day Buzios Shchooner Tour starts by leaving the pier from downtown, where you will see beaches like do Canto and Praia da Armação. See Praia dos Azores, Praia da Azeda, Praia da Azedinha, Praia de João Fernandes and Praia de João Fernandinho. 

Travelling by Ilha Branca going straight to Ilha Feia, where there is another stop. After that, sail to Praia da Tartaruga, the last stop for swimming and diving. Traverse through Praia das Virgens and Praia dos Amores before getting back to the starting point. Each stop lasts around 30 minutes to go to the beach instead of staying inside the schooner. Don’t forget to bring towels and a camera.

Inclusions
  • Schooner ride
  • Bottled water
  • Experienced schooner crew
Exclusions
  • Lunch (Available for Purchase)
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase)
  • Round-trip transfer to hotels or accommodation

Flamenco in Barcelona at Tablao Cordobes

Description of Flamenco in Barcelona at Tablao Cordobes

The Flamenco Night at “Tablao Cordobes” show reveals the variety of music, singing and dancing incorporated in this passionate art form. Tablao Flamenco Cordobes, managed by a family of artists is a tablao known all over the world by its high quality standards and for keeping the most traditional flamenco features, in a market corrupted by the appearance of many deformed products targeted towards the ever increasing amount of tourists of Barcelona. It is a flamenco show known internationally and appreciated by flamenco experts for its devotion to the authentic flamenco tradition in Barcelona. Its high artistic level and rock solid values, resulting from more than 46 years of history, make Tablao Flamenco Cordobes a clear leader in flamenco in Barcelona, both for the experts and the most valued artists in the flamenco world both nationally and internationally, producing in a tablao, every night, an elite and professional flamenco show, while respecting the traditions that requires the most authentic flamenco.

Improvisation is a key element of flamenco, with each artist individually interpreting the rhythm and communicating the beat to the other players. Communication between the artists and audience is also an important part of the performance. While being entertained by a fabulous live flamenco show, you have the option to enjoy a traditional Spanish buffet meal with 33 different hot and cold dishes, including paella. You can also enjoy traditional pastries and fruit. A selection of drinks are also available during your meal, including wine, sangria, beer, soft drinks, mineral water and coffee. Alternatively, you can simply order a drink to enjoy while watching the show.

Additional Information

Inclusions: Entrance fees & Dinner 

Exclusions: Gratuities (optional), Hotel pickup and drop off 

Fast Track Sagrada Familia Park Guell Tour

 

Fast Track Sagrada Familia Park Guell Tour Description

Discover two of Gaudí’s jewels. Go for a walk in Park Güell and look at its nature and design, and admire Sagrada Família’s rich architecture. The Fast Track Sagrada Familia Park Guell Tour is a can’t miss. 

Park Güell Tour is a can’t miss! You will not find any park like this one in the world! This architectural marvel, created in the middle of nature by Antoni Gaudí, was commissioned by Count Güell, who wanted him to design an elegant estate with family homes. Today it is a public park and it belongs to the city’s heritage. It has been declared UNESCO’s World heritage site and is just another marvel that awaits you on your visit to Barcelona. 

When you go to Park Güell, you should enter by the big staircase dominated by the dragon decorated with mosaic of ceramic tiles, the Catalan style known as “trencadís”. This dragon is one of the most characteristic images of Barcelona. Originally written Park Güell (using the English spelling), the park is arranged around a large central square bordered by a snaking, “trencadís”-covered bench. Below the square, the roof is supported by 86 Doric columns, like trees, with paths between them, and viaducts on sloping columns: Gaudí’s work, like no other, unites nature and architecture. 

After you finish the visit in the Park Güell our guide will escort you to the bus and take you to to Sagrada Familia.

We will take you know one of the Antoni Gaudi’s treasures. The famous architect Antoni Gaudí, one of the greatest innovators of his time worked and lived Barcelona has left behind numerous treasures for the discerning tourist to discover in Barcelona. 
The Sagrada Familia is one of the most visited buildings in the world. We will visit the astonishing interior of this church, where vaults reach seventy meters. Antoni Gaudí designed a Latin cross plan with five aisles, extremely rich in ornamentation and symbolism. We will also visit the Sagrada Familia museum, where you will see drawings, plaster models and pictures about the history and development of this basilica from its early beginnings to the present day. The museum will also give valuable information about Antoni Gaudi´s life and career.

INCLUDED

Bilingual official guide.
Entrance and guided visit to Park Güell.
Entrance and guided visit to Sagrada Familia.
Transfer from Park Güell to Sagrada Familia.

EXCLUDED

Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off.

Barcelona Hop on Hop Off Tour

Description of Barcelona Hop On Hop Off Tour

The Barcelona Hop On Hop Off tour allows you to discover the many attractions of this delightful city at your own pace.

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

Valid for 1 or 2 days depending on the option selected

Start time

Buses run at the following times:
01 Nov to 30 Apr: Buses start their first loop at 9:00am and their last at 7:00pm
01 May to 31 Oct: Buses start their first loop at 9:00am and their last at 8:00pm
Buses operate every 5- 25 minutes depending on the season.
Duration: Your ticket is valid for 1 or 2 days depending on the option selected. Each loop takes 2 hours to complete

Meeting Point

The route starts from Plaça Catalunya however you can board the bus at any of the stops.

Ending Point

You may end the tour at any of the stops

Inclusions

  • Transportation in an open-top bus
  • 1 or 2 day ticket (depending on option selected)
  • On-board Audio Guide in 15 Languages: Spanish, Catalan, English, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Hindi, Russian, Swedish, Arabic and Hebrew
  • FREE WIFI on board the hop-on hop-off bus
  • Map and guide with all the stops on each of the routes and discounts for different establishments in the city

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Entrance fee
  • Food and drinks

ITINERARY

The Barcelona Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour gives the choice of two great routes (East/Green Route and West/Orange Route) covering the main highlights of the city.

You will be given a map and guide outlining all of the stops on each of the routes, and offering discounts for different establishments in the city. The luxury buses are adapted for people with limited mobility and have an electric roof to use in the event of rain; they are fitted with anatomical seats and heating on both decks.

The frequency of buses at the stops varies with the season (between 5 and 25 minutes) and each route takes approximately 2 hours to complete. The routes and stops are described below:

East Route:
Plaça Catalunya: A major square in the heart of the Bari Gòtic area of the city. The large, open square is lined with seating and the ornamental gardens contain beautiful statues with wonderful water features.

Catedral-Barri Gòtic (Cathedral Gothic Quarter): Barcelona Cathedral houses the tomb of Saint Eulalia along with a number of paintings and valuable metalwork. The Cathedral is the most important building in the Gothic Quarter.

Port Vell: This picturesque old harbour is a popular tourist area with many attractions and sea-food restaurants aplenty.

Museu d’Història de Catalunya: An interesting museum showcasing the history of Catalonia from its distant roots to the present day using interactive and innovative features.

Barceloneta:This stop is known for its sandy beach and the plethora of restaurants and nightclubs that line the boardwalk.

Port Olimpic: This entertainment and leisure zone has become a popular area among tourists and locals alike. Most people come here to enjoy the amazing nightlife found in the bars, restaurants and dance clubs.

Platja del Bogatell (Bogatell Beach)*: With a shoreline 600 metres long, Bogatell beach is one of Barcelona’s safest and most beautiful beaches.

Nova Mar Bella Beach*: This 500 metre beach is a favorite with women. It is one of the beaches created as a result of urban redevelopment in preparation for the 1992 Olympic Games.

Fòrum*: Designed by the Swiss architects Jaques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, the triangular Fòrum building is an urban landmark in Barcelona. It’s curious architectural form has been the subject of controversy over the years.

Glòries-Torre Agbar: The Torre Agbar, or Agbar Tower, is a 33-story tower at Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes. It is the third tallest building in Barcelona and includes a number of revolutionary architectural design details. La Sagrada Familia (Holy Family Cathedral): Antoni Gaudi’s magnificent unfinished masterpiece is truly breathtaking.

Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau (Hospital of the Holy Cross and Saint Paul):Designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner and built between 1901 and 1930, this famous hospital is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today it is still serves as a fully functioning hospital.

Park Guell: Designed by Gaudi and declared a Heritage Site by UNESCO. Park Guell contains amazing stone structures, stunning tiling and fascinating buildings.

Tibidabo: This hill is Barcelona’s highest point, so you can see the whole city from here. There is also an impressive modernist church, called the Sagrat Cor (Sacred Heart), a planetarium and the oldest amusement park in Spain (complete with original rides).

La Pedrera or Casa Milà, (in Passeig de Gracia): A block of flats with a wavy stone facade and sculptures on the roof, this site was designed by Antoni Gaudi and designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Casa Batlló (in Passeig de Gracia): Another Gaudi masterpiece, this site was built in the architect’s signature style where fluid lines and organic forms replace straight lines and right angles. Passeig de Gracia is Barcelona’s most elegant and architecturally interesting avenue.

*In winter (02 November to 25 March) the stops at Platja del Bogatell*, Nova Mar Bella*, and the Fòrum* are replaced by stops at:
Ciutadella-Zoo: Parc Ciutadella contains a spectacular waterfall and lake plus the splendid Barcelona Zoo with more than 7,000 animals of 400 different species from around the world.

Teatre Nacional-Auditori: A working theatre and one of Barcelona’s most important cultural centres

West Route:
Plaça Catalunya: The major square in the heart of the Bari Gòtic area of the city.

Ciutadella-Zoo: Parc Ciutadella contains a spectacular waterfall and lake plus the splendid Barcelona Zoo with more than 7,000 animals of 400 different species from around the world.

Passeig Colomb: This street contains the Cristobal Colon – a statue of Christopher Columbus pointing symbolically towards the New World – and the House of Cervantes, where famous writer Miguel de Cervantes lodged during his stay in Barcelona.

World Trade Center: This impressive complex houses a Congress and Convention Centre, more than 125 offices and shops and the Eurostar’s Grand Marina luxury hotel.

Jardins de Miramar: Public gardens with views over Barcelona Harbor.

Fundació Joan Miró: A collection of modern art, this site honours artist Joan Miro.

Anella Olimpica: One of the four major competition sites built for the 1992 Olympic Games.

MNAC Museo Nacional de Catalunya: An exceptional museum and one of the world’s most important centres for Romanesque art, works in this museum span a millennium.. Housed in the stunning Palau Nacional.

Poble Espanyol (Spanish Town ): An open-air architectural museum located on the mountain of Montjuïc in Barcelona.

Caixa Forum: Built to house a factory in 1911 by architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch, this redbrick modernist fortress opened in 2002 as a centre for art exhibitions, concerts, lectures, and other cultural events.

Plaça d’Espanya: One of Barcelona’s most important squares, this site was built for the 1929 International Exhibition, held at the foot of Montjuïc.

Estació de Sants: Barcelona’s main railway station.

Camp Nou: Home of FC Barcelona and one of Europe’s largest football stadiums.

Plaça Pius XII: A square close to the main shopping streets.

L’illa Diagonal: A gargantuan mall housing 170 shops and restaurants, two 4-star hotels, and a sports center. The shops include Diesel, Miss Sixty, Lacoste, Zara and the flagship store of Barcelona fashion house Custo.

Avinguda Diagonal: One of Barcelona’s most important avenues, this site cuts the city in two, diagonally from west to east.

La Pedrera or Casa Milà, (in Passeig de Gracia): A block of flats with a wavy stone facade and sculptures on the roof, designed by Antoni Gaudi and designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Casa Batllo (in Passeig de Gracia): Another Gaudi masterpiece, this site was built in his signature style where fluid lines and organic forms replace straight lines and right angles. Passeig de Gracia is Barcelona’s most elegant and architecturally interesting avenue.

The tour ends at your convenience and you need to make your own arrangements to return to your accommodation.

 

Madrid Flamenco Show with Dinner

If you are looking for a great Madrid Flamenco show, we have you covered! Select the show time that best suits your schedule and then make your own way to Corral de la Moería, an acclaimed flamenco stage located in the heart of Madrid’s atmospheric Old Town. Step inside and absorb the electric atmosphere as you take your seat at a table in front of the stage.  If you’ve upgraded to include a meal, enjoy a delectable selection of Spanish dishes along with the show. Please see the Itinerary section below for sample menus.  Then watch as flamenco dancers and musicians take to the stage with fast-paced choreography. After an hour, the experience concludes and leaves you free to continue exploring the Old Town of Madrid independently.

Itinerary Sample Menu:

3-Course Menu:

First course (choice of one): Poultry Egg Yolk over Ropa Vieja (shredded beef), Carrot Cream and Madrid Stew Broth Vegetable Ravioli with Prawns, Green Shoots and Miniature Vegetables

Main course (choice of one): Braised Veal Pie, Sautéed Boletus and Mashed Potatoes Roasted Hake with Root Vegetable Purée and Mushroom and Lemon Consommé

Dessert: Five Textures of Chocolate

Selection of Corral de la Morería” wine (1/2 bottle per person), Red Wine D.O.Ca. Rioja, or White Wine D.O. Rueda, and Mineral Water