If this summer you’re planning on going anywhere in Spain, it has to be Barcelona. Famed for its art and quirky architecture, this city offer travellers the best of both worlds – a city break and beach trip rolled into one. There are few cities that give the many delights that Barcelona offers, as well as beautiful beaches. Because of the array of different sights and attractions, Barcelona is the perfect place for any trip. Be it a romantic getaway for two or a family vacation, it doesn’t matter.
While Barcelona is the perfect place for any trip, because there’s so much to see and do, it’s crucial to plan properly. If you want to ensure that your vacation is a success, it’s vital that you’re smart about planning. The more research you do before your trip, the more enjoyable your time away will be.
With that in mind, we’ve put together this handy guide to everything that you need to know about planning your trip.
Start by booking your flights
The great thing about traveling to Barcelona is that the city has its own airport, so transfer times will be minimal. The first thing that you need to do is book your flights – the sooner you book them, the cheaper they’ll be. If possible, it’s a good idea to opt for flights that include free onward travel.
When it comes to transfers, you have two options. One, to opt for shared transfers – this normally takes the form of a large coach. It’s the cheapest option but also the most time-consuming, as the bus will have various drop offs and collections to make. Private transfers are more expensive but will get you to where you need to go more quickly.
Find the perfect accommodation
Once you’ve got your flights and transfers booked, the next step is to find the perfect accommodation. This might be a little tricky as Barcelona has so many amazing hotels to choose from. From the luxurious Olivia Balmes Hotel to the beautiful W Barcelona hotel, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
The best way to narrow down your choices is by thinking about how far from the city centre you would like your hotel to be. You can also narrow down the choices by selecting a minimum amount of stars you would like your hotel to have. Then, you can use the facilities that you want, to make the list of suitable places even smaller. And last but not least, make sure to take price into account when selecting the perfect place to stay. Don’t forget to browse deal sites to ensure that you don’t miss out of any discounts.
Organise your itinerary
Last but not least, to ensure that your trip is a success, you need to organise your itinerary. With so much to see and do, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. That’s why, before you go, it’s a good idea to have a list of things that you would like to see and do while you’re in the city. A great way to kick off your trip is with a Touriocity tour that shows you around all the best sights and attractions.
For a memorable trip to Barcelona, the Gothic Quarter is a must-see. Packed full of some of the world’s most beautiful architecture, including the Antoni Gaudi, this is somewhere that you have to see. If you’re into sports, Camp Nou – the famous football stadium, is a must-see. For shopping, the best place to go is Placa d’Espanya. These are just a few of the most incredible sights and attractions on offer in this fantastic city. Believe it or not, there are also many more to choose from.
Want to ensure that your trip to Barcelona is a success? Take the tips above on board and you can make sure that your trip is packed full of culture, excitement and fun.