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Special discounted rates are available for IBIC2016 delegates for tours or individuals and groups​ in and around Barcelona. Remember to use the discount code IBIC2016 when making the reservation.

Search and select your preferred tour. Click on the selected tour to find a detailed description of the tour i​ncluding rates and the services included. When booking you will be prompted to introduce a discount code:​ IBIC2016.


All Barcelona Highlights Tour

The ideal tour for people on a short visit: the only way to see everything, covering the distances and avoiding the queues. Visit all the best sites in Barcelona by combining The Gaudi Tour and The Montjuïc & Panoramic Tour.

Sagrada Familia: Skip the line!

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 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.

Barcelona Gourmet Tapas Walking Tour and Flamenco Show

Visit a Modernist-style tapas bar in the heart of Barcelona’s Eixample neighborhood, and then finish the night in an emblematic flamenco bar in the heart of the Gothic Quarter in famous Plaça Reial. This exciting 3-hour evening experience includes a stroll around Eixample to sample authentic Catalan tapas such as ‘pa amb tomàquet,’ and a visit to a ham delicatessen in Born. Finish your evening with a 45-minute authentic flamenco show featuring some of the genre's newest rising stars performing this dance to traditional Spanish music! Numbers are limited to 10 on this small-group tour, ensuring you’ll enjoy personalized attention from your guide.

Montserrat, food and wine (Full day)

Montserrat is the most important mountain in Catalonia. A unique massif, famous for its gothic shapes, beautiful views, The mountain is known as the symbol of the catalan people identity. All the day through, as our groups are maximum for 15 people, you feel local for one day. On the way to Montserrat our guides introduce you to this “magic mountain” where Mother Nature meets religion, history and the identity of the catalans. Enjoy the stunning landscape of this Natural Park. The guided tour includes a short walk to the monastery where you can enjoy the spectacular views and get a true feel of spirituality Montserrat has to offer.

Salvador Dali Museum, Figueres and Cadaques Small Group Day Trip form Barcelona

Spend the morning at the unique Dali museum in Figueres and finish the day on his beloved Costa Brava, visiting his home in Port Lligat and the magnificent Cap de Creus. This tour offers you much more than just a Dali-Museum Tour as we will visit places that other tours leave behind. To avoid the crowds in Cadaques during the height of the summer, we will substitute the Dali house in Port Lligat with a visit to Pubol Castle, the magnificent present Dali gave to his beloved wife


For those interested in local gastronomy and wine, there are plenty of offerings to suite your tastes (and delight your taste buds!) including:

Cooking classes and tours of a local market

Learning to make a tasty new dish is one of the best souvenirs you can bring home (and it won’t even take up any space in your suitcase!). Spain’s cuisine is famous for its varied and complex flavors and this class is a chance to pick out your ingredients and learn to make traditional Spanish dishes under the guidance of a professional chef.

Sweet Walking Tour and Tasting

Learn about Spanish culture and tradition and indulge your sweet tooth by sampling the many delicious local chocolates and pastries offered as part of this tour.  Your guide will take you on a journey through the charming streets of the Gothic Quarter and the Born, Barcelona’s Old City.

Oller del Mas Winery Tour and Tasting

This tour takes you into the beautiful Catalan countryside so that you can visit the Oller del Mas Castle winery. Located in the picturesque remains of a 10th century castle, the winery has a spectacular view and over 1000 acres of land. The visit will include a walk through the vineyards with a detailed explanation of how the wine is made. The second part of the visit will focus on the cellar and will including a wine tasting course in which you will be able to taste three products.

Tapas Walking Tour

No visit to Spain is complete without trying tapas. This tour will explain the history and varieties of tapas and take you to several of Barcelona’s famous tapas bars. As you walk the city sampling delicious tapas, you will get to see the Gothic Quarter, the heart of Barcelona’s historic city center. With your guide you will wander the narrow streets and bustling plazas of this charming neighborhood while learning about the history, culture and gastronomy of Barcelona. Includes a welcome drink (beer or water), 8 tapas, and two further drinks.

For those of you who want to break a sweat and really get your body moving (or burn off the calories from all the delicious food you have eaten on your trip), we suggest a hiking or bike outing:

Barcelona by Bike

This bike tour is a great way to become familiar with the city in a short amount of time.  The tour takes you on a ride through Barcelona’s most interesting and historic neighborhoods.  Along the way you will stop to see the major monuments and buildings of each neighborhood while learning about Barcelona’s history and culture.  Most of the ride will take place on cycling paths, pedestrian zones and parks and stops will be made along the way to discuss important monuments, take photos and have a drink.

Scenic Tour of Collserola Nature Park

Collserola Park, situated on the hills overlooking Barcelona, is one of the Europe’s largest metropolitan parks and is an unexpected green oasis in this city of over three million people. The ultimate chance to stretch your legs, this tour takes you on a hike through the beautiful woodland while offering intermittent glimpses of the city below. As you walk you will discover buildings hidden within the forest and learn about the history and development of the city and its environs. The heights of Collserola Park offer some of the most spectacular views of the city and sea and they provide a welcome respite from the noise and crowds of the city. The endpoint of the tour is Tibidabo hill, which was much beloved by Gaudi and is one of the most important visual points of reference from within the city itself.

Here are some of Barcelona’s best known and best loved institutions.  For your convenience we have included quick links to the booking page (in English) for each.  If you see a star  next to the name it means that guided tours are available if you click on the star. Be sure to use our code when booking a tour in order to get a special discount.

+ Museums
Picasso Museum
National Museum of Catalan Art (MNAC)
Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA)
Fundació Joan Miró
Museum of the History of the City
Maritim Museum

+ Architecture and Monuments
Sagrada Familia  
Casa Milà (also known as La Pedrera)   
Casa Batlló  
Parc Guell
Montserrat (day trip)  

+ Sports
FC Barcelona Stadium (Camp Nou)
Attend a FC Barcelona match at Camp Nou
Olympic and Sports Museum

+ Shopping
La Roca Village Outlet Shopping
Century Old Shops Walking Tour

+ Family activities
Amusement Park on Tibidabo  – Barcelona’s very own amusement park, with a spectacular view of the city. 
PortAventura  – Large amusement and water park located about an hour from Barcelona and easily reachable by bus or train.
CosmoCaixa – A science museum with fun interactive exhibits, an indoor rainforest and a planetarium. 
Museu Blau – This very modern space is the seat of the natural history museum and has lots of great activities for kids.
Park of the Ciutadella – Once the site of a citadel, it is now the largest park in the city.  Featuring a majestic fountain and a sculpture of a mammoth, it is a wonderful place to picnic and let the kids run around and let off steam.  
Bus Touristic – A great way to see the city and a good alternative to walking for smaller children who might tire easily.