GAUDI’S BARCELONA BY SEGWAY (long itinerary)

  • Port

    Barcelona

  • Level of difficulties

    Moderate

  • Type

    Not available

  • Price

    Adults

    EUR79.0

  • Duration in hours

    3.5

  • Shore excursion code

    02E9

Description

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.