Visiting Barcelona for a day by Cruise Ship?

Here's what you can do to make the most of your time on land

Do you have very limited time in Barcelona and wondering how to make the most of it? It may seems challenging to organize a visit in Barcelona for a day by Cruise Ship.

We’re here to tell you that it’s not! A full day adventure with excursions and shore trips designed to thrill all kinds of traveler.

It’s possible to have a unique experience in and around Barcelona in just one day. Fun and informative tours with the comfort of a private transportation, sidecar or van. Read on to learn how to make the most of your Barcelona shore excursion.

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Barcelona´s traffic is very fluid which makes most of the sights very easily reachable from one another. 

For example, the Montjuïc hill is located right next to the port and offers some of the most spectacular views over the city. It´s a great starting point to get oriented and appreciate the beauty of Barcelona. It hosted the Olympic Games in 1992 and the Universal Exposition in 1929 so you will surely find some jaw dropping monuments on this hill. From there it´s a short ride away to the main streets in the city center. La Rambla and Passeig de Gracia which offer two completely different experiences. 

Passeig de Gracia is an exclusive shopping street featuring some of the best examples of Modernist architecture.  After admiring some of Gaudi´s most famous buildings like La Pedrera and Casa Batllo, you must see his masterpiece. La Sagrada Familia – just a 10 minutes ride away from Passeig de Gracia. This is a quintessential half day itinerary which includes most of Barcelona´s classic landmarks.

Sagrada familia nativity facade during a city tour with brightside tours
Sagrada Familia, during a city tour with BrightSide Tours.



After a busy morning you could take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and head to a Wine tasting tour. Catalonia is a region with a long history of wine production and export dating back to the Roman times. It is one of the regions with greatest diversity when it comes to wine. Nowadays there are numerous wine cellars that offer wine tastings of many different varieties of wine. From the bubbly cava through the fruity and refreshing white wines and reds. For our wine country tour we are partnering with a traditional family ran vineyard that produces several award winning wines. This beautiful estate is located just 20 minutes away from the city in a national park overlooking the Mediterranean sea.

a sidecar on the vineyards, the farmers picking grapes and a basket of grapes
Experience the best wine making in Catalonia with BrightSide Tours.

This comprehensive itinerary provides a great overview of both the city and the surrounding area of Barcelona in just one day, it´s perfect for a small or medium sized group looking for a personal, tailor made Barcelona shore excursion. Thanks to our timeless vehicles we can take you in style, at a relaxed pace and ensure a punctual drop off back to the port or to any place within the city center you indicate. We hope to see you soon!

Choose your favorite combination of tours to enhance your cruise tour in Barcelona for a day and take home a lot more than just pictures!

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