GAUDI’S BARCELONA BY SEGWAY
We’ll be touring Barcelona on board a Segway that’ll take us to admire the extraordinary works of the Modernist architect, Antoni Gaudí, to whom the city owes much of its fame.
What we will see
- Arc de Triomf
- Segway tour in Gaudí’s footsteps
- Sagrada Familia
- Passeig de Gracia: Casa Milà and Casa Batlló
- Casa Fuster designed by Domènech i Montaner
- La Monumental
What we will do
- Our coach will take us from the port directly to the Arc de Triomf, one of the city’s symbols, built for the 1888 Universal Exhibition as the main gateway to the fair.
- Time for a few, vital, safety instructions and then we’ll each be given our Segway, a fun electric vehicle, similar to a scooter, to wander around at leisure.
- Once you feel confident, we can set off to discover the city in the footsteps of Antoni Gaudí, the brilliant Catalan architect, who immortalised Barcelona with his marvellous works.
- Our Segways will glide us comfortably past his “Sagrada Familia”, the incredible Neo-Gothic church, the symbol par excellence of Catalan art, with its slender spires and exuberant façades that will take your breath away.
- We’ll continue along Barcelona's most famous shopping avenue, Passeig de Gracia, where the shop windows of major fashion designers alternate with masterpieces of Modernist architecture.
- You’ll be able to admire Casa Milà, best known by its nickname, La Pedrera. Gaudí’s most mature work, this building is a triumph of curved lines with undulating façades, chimneys that coil around one another and the rounded wrought iron railings. A little further on stands Casa Batlló, with its façade and roof covered entirely in glistening, multi-coloured scales.
- Barcelona is also home to the works of Gaudí’s distinguished colleagues belonging to the Modernist movement, including Casa Fuster, the final work of Domènech i Montaner, which features may of the architect’s characteristic elements, such as floral decorations or trefoil windows.
- Last of all, we pass opposite La Monumental, Barcelona’s, if not Spain’s, most famous plaza de toros, specially designed for the corrida.
- On our return, we’ll hand back our Segways and you’ll be free to return to our ship under your own steam.
What you need to know
- This excursion only has a few stretches on foot. However, it requires a good level of physical fitness.
- Minimum age: 16 years.