Barcelona is a beautiful city, a place of fantastic architecture, culture, sport and history. From its Catalan heritage to the Spanish Civil War, Gaudi’s architecture to the Nou Camp and Las Ramblas, the city is widely regarded as a must-see destination. For many, roaming around the city is quite enough. That is understandable, because there are fine beaches, the Ramblas has a great atmosphere, the Sagrada Familia is a sight to behold and every football fan wants to head down to the Nou Camp to see Messi and co in action. Walking is a great option and the public transport is very good. However, that is not the only way those staying in luxury hotels can enjoy the city.
Another option is to take one of the Viator Air and Sea tours to explore in a different fashion. A three and a half hour tour of the city by helicopter, boat and shuttle is a truly fantastic experience. It starts on land as you take to the van and pass a series of buildings designed by Gaudi, such as Passeig de Gracia, La Pedrera, Casa Batllo and Sagrada Familia. The ride will then take in the Arch of Triumph, Ciutadella Park and the Columbus Monument, before you get dropped off at the heliport. The chopper ride really is something, as you enjoy a bird’s eye view of the sprawling city of 1.6 million people. From up there it is possible to see some remarkable contrasts between some of the warren-like narrow streets in the inner city and the wide boulevards between them. You can also enjoy a fine view over the Port Olimpic and the Maremagnum.
The former of these areas contains the stadium used for the 1992 Olympic games and many other big sporting events. To round it all off, take to a boat that follows the line of the coast. Barcelona has many fine beaches and it would be amiss not to visit them. From the boat, of course, the crowds can be avoided, but you will get a chance to step out onto the sands. So, while a general wander around the city is fun, there is no doubt that a Viator tour will ensure you get to see the best of Barcelona in comfort and from some unusual angles.