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Barcelona to Lisbon

MEDITERRANEAN RHAPSODY | 17 Nights | Departs Oct 14, 2015

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Palamos, Spain

Palamos, Spain-port

Experience Costa Brava and understand why Salvador Dalí and others have long been inspired by its beaches and coves. Spend a day in the warm sand of La Fosca or learning about the history of this fishing village in Museu de la Pesca or simply taking in the Mediterranean air while walking down the promenade. Just an hour north of the city, you can visit the extraordinary Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres. The museum holds works done from his adolescence to the last years of his life.

 

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

As shore excursions to be offered in this port are not yet confirmed, below is a list of those offered previously. We make every effort to have excursions finalized at least 240 days in advance of sailing, and often sooner, so please check back regularly.

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Barcelona On Your Own
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity Required
  • Begur and the Ruins of Empuria
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Discover Medieval Girona City
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Gaudis Barcelona
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Girona & Dali
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Historic Besalu
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Peralada Castle Wine Cellars
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Spains Famous Costa Brava
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Three Characteristic Medieval Villages
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Trolley Train Panoramic Tour
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Barcelona On Your Own

    Light Activity /Walking Minimal Activity Required
    Duration: 8 hours
    Tour Code: pms-008

    Explore Barcelona independently, spending as much time as you like wherever you like, without feeling rushed or obliged to see anything but your favorite attractions.

    After departing from the pier, you will drive approximately ninety minutes down the coast to Barcelona, where you will have the day to yourself to do whatever you please, starting in the heart of the city. While this is not a guided tour, an escort will accompany you on the coach and provide a brief orientation before you set-off on your own. Feel free to ask them for assistance with any questions you may have that will help you with your self-exploration of the city.

    If you like stunning architecture, you’ll want to be sure to see the towering Sagrada Familia, the still unfinished 19th-century church designed by modernist architect Antoni Gaudi. He also created Casa Batllo, a whimsical residential masterpiece with undulated balconies and a main façade covered with mosaics inspired by nature. It’s a sight to behold.

    For a historical perspective, there is Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, where the ancient Romans laid out many of the winding atmospheric streets. Other avenues well worth strolling include leafy La Ramblas, which is lined with sidewalk cafés and elegant shops, and Passeig de Gracia, Barcelona’s grandest boulevard.

    Art aficionados will love the masterpieces found in the Picasso Museum and the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art. Or if you are interested in an extraordinary view of the city, take the funicular to hilltop Tibidabo and then ride the glass elevator to the top of the 377-foot telecommunications tower.

    After approximately five hours of exploring, simply return at the designated time at the meeting place and rejoin your coach for the drive back to the pier in Palamos.

    Please note: Walking on this tour is at the guests’ discretion. Participants may encounter uneven and cobblestone streets in certain sections of the city. The tour is available to wheelchair guests that have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach, and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; a bottle of water from the ship; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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