Planning A Legendary Barcelona Holiday Is Easy

Your Secret Handshake For The Best Of Barcelona

When it comes to the perfect holiday, Barcelona has what legends are made of. The city literally has everything you will possibly need to live life to the absolute fullest… But it can also be hard to make your hard earned time and money last as long as it should if you fall into the typical tourist traps.

Now imagine having a guide that went everywhere with you, giving you the insiders tricks and reviews on the best stuff to do here. Then at whatever epic location or experience you choose to check out, you get the members hook up with a simple and secret handshake. It’s that easy.

That’s what makes a holiday you’ll never forget: doing whatever you wanna do, whenever you wanna do it, while looking like a VIP and saving a bunch of cash while you do it. That’s why we created an Escape Package to suit just about everyone’s unique interests and budgets in the notoriously diverse culture of Barcelona. We want you to experience it to the fullest.

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What Comes With Your Barcelona Escape?

VIP Member Deals

Exclusive Member Only Deals

We work directly with our Barcelona partners from paella cooking classes to disco club entry to get you the largest variety and most exclusive experiences. We bring them the best customers, and they give you the best deals. It’s almost too easy.
Barcelona VIP Card

Easy To Save & Use Anytime

You'll get your personalized Barcelona VIP Card with QR code you can show and scan at anytime in the top Barcelona partners to get your member deal, which are all featured in your digital Escape Guide you can download for offline reference.
Seven Day Trial

Try It Free For Seven Days

You'll have a full seven days to try out the dozens of VIP deals we’ve packed in our different Barcelona Escapes. If you decide during that time the value of the VIP deals are not fair, let us know and you won’t be charged a cent. We’re that confident.
Barcelona Essentials Escape Guide
Barcelona Free Attractions Guide
Barcelona Subculture Escape Guide
Barcelona Adventure Escape Guide
Barcelona Gay Escape Guide

The Most Essential Barcelona Experiences

Even though Barcelona is covered with stunning buildings, there's far more to do in this city than stand and stare. When the sun comes up, you can get active outside, relax on the beach or carry on the party in so many different ways! Elevated Escapes has Barcelona's widest selection of first class activities, tours and experiences.

No matter how big or small your budget, or how wild your trip ideas are, we'll work on your behalf to plan and give you the best weekend of your life! What Barcelona can boast above many other destinations is unending possibility. You can do what you want to do, when you want to do it and make memories that will last a lifetime!

  • Tapas & Flamenco Show

    The Tapas & Flamenco Show starts with unlimited tapas and sangria followed by Spanish Flamenco show. Book now and get your Barcelona VIP Card for more deals!
    Tapas & Flamenco Show Barcelona
  • Paella Cooking Class

    The Paella Cooking Class starts with the La Boqueria market tour and then Spanish Cooking lessons. Book now and get your Barcelona VIP Card for more deals!
    Paella Cooking Class Barcelona
  • Barcelona Segway Tour

    The Barcelona Segway Tour starts with a lesson before your full adventure around Barcelona. Book now and get your Barcelona VIP Card for more deals!
    Barcelona Segway Tour
  • GoCar Barcelona

    The GoCar Barcelona Tour is an amazing experience where you will get to see every area of beautiful Barcelona on this exclusive GoCar Barcelona Tour!
    GoCar Barcelona
  • Barcelona Bus Tour

    The Barcelona Bus Tour is an amazing experience where you will get to see every area of beautiful Barcelona on this exclusive Bus Tour of Barcelona!
    Barcelona Bus Tour
  • Yacht Tour

    The Barcelona Segway Tour isn’t your average Yacht Tour… You’ll be given cava, cocktails and everything you’ll need to make this something you’ll never forget!!
    Barcelona Yacht Tour

The Most Recognized Barcelona Attractions

With so many incredible Barcelona experiences, it might be easy to forget to check out the rest of Barcelona’s famous attractions. Fortunately the main neighbourhoods of Barcelona includes lots of famous places to check out. There’s so much to do around Plaça de Catalunya, Las Ramblas, Plaça España, Eixample, El Raval, El Born, Gràcia, Poblenou and more.

No matter where you are staying in Barcelona, it’s a great launch pad to the rest of this city. But it’s always important to know when and where you want to go so you don’t miss anything. Don’t worry though, with our easy listings we can help pack everything into your Escape, from famous buildings to sunny beaches and all the hidden gems in-between!

  • Park Güell

    Park Güell is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Barcelona. It's a beautiful and original space. Suitable for everyone!
    Park Güell, Barcelona
  • Free Walking Tour

    The best Free Walking Tour in Barcelona. Your whole perception of Barcelona will change after going on this tour. It's not only interesting, it's fun too. And it's free!
    Free Walking Tour Barcelona
  • Plaça de Catalunya

    Plaça de Catalunya is the centre of Barcelona. Not only is it hugely convenient in its proximity to nearby shopping and attractions, it is also a point of interest and beauty in its own right.
    Plaça de Catalunya, Barcelona
  • Barcelona Beaches

    THe Barcelona beaches have become an essential feature of this top travel destination. There are a lot of beaches to choose from. Who doesn't like the sea?
    Barcelona Beaches
  • Arc de Triomf

    Arc de Triomf is an iconic monument in Barcelona. A really fun area, near lots of other great locations. Recommended for everybody!
    Arc de Triomf, Barcelona
  • Bunkers del Carmel

    Bunkers del Carmel is one of the best places to view to the whole of Barcelona from. Unlike most places where you need to pay, Bunkers del Carmel are free and open 24/7.
    Bunkers del Carmel, Barcelona

The Most Notorious Barcelona Subculture

We are ready to take you straight in to the very heart of Barcelona and it's secret subculture treasures, including the location to some of the most famous street art, wicked skateparks, notorious private smoking clubs, thriving nightlife, and the famous gems throughout the city centre of Barcelona that most only hear rumours about while here…

So don’t get caught up in all the hype and selfie sticks, we will highlight everything you will need to know and everything you need to see while you are here on a subculture adventure in Barcelona. You'll leave with a full understanding of the history, its deep subculture, and a list of places you'll want to come back to visit again and again on every holiday.

  • El Trece Bar

    El Trece Bar is certainly a must-see when you are on a Subculture Escape in Barcelona.
    El Trece Bar, Barcelona
  • Nevermind

    Nevermind is certainly a must-see when you are on a Subculture Escape in Barcelona. Any night of the week you can get good food, cold drinks and rockin music till the early morning.
    Nevermind, Barcelona
  • Photography Tour

    Photography Tour is certainly a must-use stylist when you are on a Subculture Escape in Barcelona.
    Photography Tour, Barcelona
  • Barcelona Dalí Gallery

    Barcelona Dalí Gallery is certainly a must-see when you are on a Subculture Escape in Barcelona.
    Barcelona Dalí Gallery
  • Street Art Tour

    Amigos Skate Shop is certainly a must-see when you are on a Subculture Escape in Barcelona.
    Street Art Tour, Barcelona
  • Hemp Museum Gallery

    Hemp Museum Gallery is certainly a must-see when you are on a Subculture Escape in Barcelona.
    Hemp Museum Gallery, Barcelona

The Most Extreme Barcelona Adventures

Whether you’re here on your own, for a wild stag do party or just an adventure with friends and family, Barcelona has it all and so much more to experience! It has more physical activities such as bubble football, paintballing, driving, sailing, any water-sport you can think of, and famous beaches where you can play volleyball, swim or just relax.

Is there really something for everyone? Yes! Because of its location. It’s right by the sea where there’s water sports, near the Pyrenees mountains where you can go skiing and snowboarding, it’s near the beautiful Montseny Valley where you can go hiking and enjoy the rolling green. Anywhere and however active you want to be, Barcelona can deliver.

  • Nightlife Tour

    Check out the coolest bars on offer in this crazy, party-fuelled paradise. There are so many types of bars to choose from: there’s something for everyone!
    Barcelona Nightlife Tour
  • Bubble Football

    We welcome everyone from regular bubble footballers to newbies looking to try this amazing sport for the first time. From stag parties to a bunch of mates up for a good time, we can offer everyone a great time and also make you feel like a world champion!
    Bubble Football Barcelona
  • Speed Tour

    The Barcelona Speed Tour is an amazing experience where you will get to rent one of 20 different cars for a racing adventure! From the Ferrari 458 Spider to the Aston Martin DB9 and Porsche 911, there’s a car to suit everyone’s wildest dream!
    Speed Tour Barcelona
  • Paintball

    Have you tried paintball before? When you have a Barcelona paintball battle with us though, we’ll surpass your already high expectations for the sport.
    Barcelona Paintball
  • Jet Ski Barcelona

    Cruise the ocean with the Best Jet Skis in Barcelona and experience another level of adventure in BCN! Book your Barcelona Jet Ski Experience today!
    Jet Ski Barcelona
  • Barcelona Stag Party

    This entire Barcelona Stag Party of adventures can be customized to your specific dates, desired raunchy levels, group sizes and weird requests!
    Barcelona Stag Party

The Most Progressive Barcelona Gay Culture

More and more people in the gay community are choosing to go to Barcelona for their holiday. It’s not hard to see why. Barcelona is arguably the gay capital of Europe and even the world. A combination of its very progressive and open culture has allowed more and more and better and better venues to spring up all over Barcelona.

Barcelona even has an entire district dominated almost exclusively by the gay community and different venues. Don’t just rely on the taxi driver! It’s easy to overlook the best places to go, if you arrive and try to muddle through yourself. We’ve been through the muddle for you so you can save time, save money and focus on just enjoying yourself!

  • Arena VIP

    Arena VIP is one of the most popular venues on a Saturday night. Cool place, cool music, fun people (and lots of them!).
    Arena VIP, Barcelona
  • Punto BCN

    Punto BCN is a great place to meet people. It's a big bar and popular. It's a famous location, right in the centre of the action.
    Punto BCN, Barcelona
  • Museum Bar

    Museum Bar is one of the most famous pre-club venues in Barcelona. It's always busy. It's always fun.
    Museum Bar, Barcelona
  • La Sue BCN

    La Sue BCN is well known amongst the lesbian community. Sue herself is famous! It's also in the heart of the LGBT area of Barcelona (Eixample).
    La Sue BCN
  • Moeem

    Moeem is a hugely popular cocktail bar. People come here 7 days a week. It has a good energy and it's a great place to meet, chat and dance.
    Moeem Barcelona
  • Arena Classic

    Arena Classic is a well-known and much-loved club venue in Barcelona. This should definitely be an option if you're going out on a Friday or Saturday!
    Arena Classic, Barcelona

Build Your Very Own Custom Barcelona Escape In Three Easy Steps

Travel Activity Search

Step 1. Choose What You Wanna Do

Booking with Elevated Escapes is almost too easy. All you have to do is fill out our quick, 3-minute questionnaire to see exactly what you want to see and do on your Barcelona Escape. We understand sometimes there might be group or special requests, so you can always give us a call and we give you an instant quote over the phone to help you plan.
Plan Your Escape

Step 2. We Will Plan Your Escape

One of our Barcelona Experts will be personally assigned to you and will then contact you to explain your custom holiday quote and how easy and stress-free it truly will be to plan your escape in Barcelona. This is your personal agent and you can contact them ANYTIME you have questions or changes with your free quote.
Book Your Custom Escape

Step 3. Book With A Small Deposit

After we do all the hard work planning your Barcelona Escape with all the incredible partner deals we get, you’ll receive your final quote with your discounts. Once you confirm your booking with a small deposit, we will then give you access to your own personalized itinerary where you can start planning what to do and where to stay.

Why Trust Us With Your Barcelona Vacation?

“There are so many travel companies! Which one do I choose?” Fair question. Here at Elevated Escapes, we are like you. We love to have a good time and we've learnt how to experience the best of Barcelona. We know exactly how to share our knowledge and connections with you. We also know that when we consistently offer the best service, we get the most business. It’s this win/win ambition, putting us on the same side, which keeps us and you at the head of the game!

Top Rated Activities

The #1 Rated Barcelona Experiences

Our constant push to improve our service means we're always searching for new and exciting activities. Once we find something we know our members will get a real kick out of, we visit the site in person to make sure it meets our high standards and truly is the BEST in Barcelona.

VIP Member Deals

We Get You Member Only Deals

We work directly with our various Barcelona partners to get you the largest variety and most exclusive experiences in the city. Because we bring our Barcelona partners the best customers like you, they give us the best deals to offer you, its a win-win-win situation that’s changing the travel game.

Satisfaction Guarantee

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

We are so confident, we back up every order with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. This will save you any second guessing on your Barcelona adventure, while cutting out the risk and personal hassle. The result is a holiday you won’t have to worry about, and one you’ll never forget!

Secure Order System

Order With A Secure Checkout

All the information you provide us with every booking is processed with 256-bit encryption standards and transmitted without risk using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol. We will never rent your personal information for any marketing, and you will only hear from us about your VIP deals.

Barcelona VIP Card

Instant Delivery & Customized VIP Card

As soon as you order you'll be emailed your booking confirmation and personalized Barcelona VIP Card that you can save to your phone. Then show your booking QR code on the day of your booking, and scan your VIP card at anytime in the top Barcelona partners to get your member deal.

Barcelona Tourism Support

VIP Travel Concierge Support

Elevated Escapes makes the whole experience of organising a Barcelona trip easier, taking the hassle and stress away from each step. Our dedicated team of Barcelona specialists are here to ensure you have the best holiday ever. If you have ANY questions, contact us so we can help you as soon as possible.

Barcelona: The Paradise Holiday Escape That You Will Never Want To Leave!

Barcelona really does have the best of everything: numerous beaches by the ocean (some clothing optional!), enjoyable weather nearly all year round, a rich history at every turn, the nightlife that is nothing short of legendary, along with the most diverse range of cultures you can experience to the fullest. It’s no wonder Barcelona has become one of the most socially progressive cities in the world.
It ticks every box but Barcelona is about much more than this. If you've already picked Barcelona as your destination then we salute you on your choice. When it comes to the perfect holiday then Barcelona really is where it's at and the city itself literally has everything you can possibly need to live life to the fullest. We know this because here at Elevated Escapes, we are just like you.
We have wild experiences, we love weekends of action and adventure and perhaps the occasional party… or three! But we also deliver top quality Barcelona Escapes at top value. There is so much going on and so many great options the only problem you'll have is trying to cram it all into your Barcelona adventure. That’s why we can help you plan your Barcelona Escape every step of the way.

Want more proof? Here are just a few of the things you need to know about your Barcelona Escape!

Just A Few Of Our Greatest Barcelona Escape Reviews

Where A Few Of Our Partners Have Been Featured:

  • Frommer's Travel Guides
  • MTV
  • Barcelona Connect
  • La Vanguardia

Any Other Questions On Your Barcelona Escape? We Got Them Covered Right Here!

Booking Your Barcelona Escape

1When is the best time to book my Barcelona Escape?
If you know you want to book one of our awesome experiences (and you know you’ll be free of course!) then the best thing to do is to book as soon as possible as we usually sell out in the days closest to the experiences. In the majority cases we offer free changes to bookings (within 48 hours of activity) and our VIP Travel Concierge Support will gladly help you make any changes or additions you would like to make if you contact us at anytime.
2What do I get when I order from Elevated Escapes?
Once you order your instantly receive your booking confirmation, as well as your Barcelona Escape Guide and VIP card for all of the top attractions and experiences in Barcelona. Along with the detailed write up about what is unique to each location and their address, we’ll also give you exclusive member-only deals you can grab with your VIP card that you can save directly on your phone.
3How do I use my Barcelona Escape Guides & VIP Card?
We will email you a digital card that you can save to your phone, which means you don’t need to carry a bit of paper (which you may lose) around with you and you even help the environment. Your card comes with your name and a personalized QR code to prove its authenticity. Just turn up at which ever location you want to check out from the Barcelona Escape Guide and show them your card to get your exclusive member deal, our use your unique member discount code to save up to 50% of other experiences in Barcelona. As easy as that!
4Why did you make the Barcelona Escape?
Our goal is to create a unique experience here in Barcelona where YOU get a choice in how it unfolds. Unlike the regular tourist activities most travel companies offer, our goal is to get you access to the best of the city, right at your finger tips, without controlling when or how you experience it. This way you waste less time searching for the best stuff to do, and get right to the action!
5How do you choose who to include in the guide?
We’re a Barcelona-based company so we know it like the back of our hand. We can see all the local options for ourselves, compare them all and then bring you the best. If a new competitor comes up, offering a better service and a better deal for our loyal readers, we’ll include them in the updated guides we release every time there is something new to experience!
6What if I book with Elevated Escapes and I’m not happy with it?
We’re not just in this for the short-term and have quickly build a solid reputation of providing Barcelona experiences unlike anyone else. Being a credible and reliable service means everything to us, and that means your 100% complete satisfaction comes first. If you’re not happy with your Barcelona experience, for any reason, contact us and we will happily make it right with another Barcelona experience or refund.
7Why should I trust Elevated Escapes with making my Barcelona trip awesome?
Elevated Escapes is a Barcelona-based tour operator, assisting with travel, activities, rentals and accommodation in Barcelona. We are competitive company which works tirelessly to deliver the best deals on the best activities (in the best city in the world!). We know our competition and we are competitive. Why? Being the best, brings you the most customers. It’s a win/win situation when we can offer you more than anyone else. We get customer satisfaction and so do you!

All About Barcelona

1Is Barcelona a safe place for tourists?
On the whole, yes, Barcelona is a very safe place. While the locals are very passionate people, they are not generally aggressive. A good example is they regularly protest about various social issues (famously for their independence from the rest of Spain) but protests are almost always peaceful with rarely any violence.

One problem Barcelona does have however, is pick-pockets and lots of them. They usually target tourists and in tourist areas. Two hotspots for pick-pockets are La Rambla and the beaches. It’s worth making sure you’re possessions are safe at all times, however. Don’t just rely on buttons and zips, always be aware of where your things are. Fortunately, again most pick-pockets are not violent.

If you catch them trying, they will quickly disappear (hopefully not with your things!). It’s really worth being vigilant as it would be a shame for your experience of Barcelona to be tainted by a few rotten apples.
2What’s the best way to get around in Barcelona?
Barcelona is a very well connected city. From the airport, you can either get into the city by bus, metro or taxi. Bus is the cheapest option (around €6). In the city itself, the easiest way to get around is walking. Most of the places you’ll need to get to are walk-able from each other. It’s also a great way to see the city.

If you need to go outside the centre (to Montjuïc, for example), the metro system is very cheap and easy to use. If you’re staying for a week or more, it’s worth getting the ‘T-10’ which gives you ten journeys for ten euros. Another great way to get around is cycling. There are lots of bicycle hire shops and the cost of hiring a bicycle for a day is very reasonable.

Finally, if you want a fun way of getting around, you can get a lift on a bicycle rickshaw. Most of them are down near the beach. It’s quite expensive (they charge by the passenger) but it’s worth doing once or twice for the experience.
3When is the most popular night to party in Barcelona?
It depends what you’re looking to do. Different venues are popular on different nights. This is a party city and there’s lots on every night of the week. Generally speaking, however, Saturday is the biggest night of all. Feel free to check out our wide-range of bars, clubs and discos where you can see which night has what you are looking to experience!
4What should I do for eating food in Barcelona?
You won’t have a problem finding good food in Barcelona. We have various recommendations ourselves. A good rule of thumb, however, if you’re running late for lunch or dinner and you’re not sure where to go, is not to be afraid of poking your heads into bars and smaller restaurants, off the beaten track. While La Rambla is a very popular place to eat, that doesn’t mean it has the best food (and certainly not the best prices!).

The more ‘local’ bars do some really great food. The food itself will generally be more true to the cuisine of Catalonia. Of course there are some restaurants which are popular tourist destinations for a reason but there are many which are only popular because of their location. Location is important but if you love food and you want to try the real thing then go for a wander, get lost and find great food!

If you’re looking to make something yourself, there’s a famous option in Barcelona. Forget McDonalds and KFC. You get those everywhere! Go to a supermarket. They have big ones where you can get better value for your money, as well as smaller corner shops (which are often 24 hours). You can buy an assortment of tapas: olive oil, bread, jamón, chorizo and cheese are a good start. Then find a nice spot such as Ciutadella Park and enjoy a delicious (and cheap!) meal in the sun.
5What are the laws on drinking and drugs in Barcelona?
Barcelona has similar drinking laws to most EU countries. You must be 18 years old to drink (it’s worth taking ID, if you’re lucky enough to have youthful looks). It is also illegal to drink alcohol outside after 11pm. There are private smoking associations where you can smoke various products that have been decriminalized and regulated. You must become a member first, however. You must be 21 years old and you will be asked for identification. Different associations have different rules and entry policies.
6Do I need to speak Spanish while in Barcelona?
Barcelona is a hugely international destination and, as such, most people speak English here, especially in shops, bars, restaurants etc. If you do speak Spanish (or Castellano, as it’s correctly called) this will be a big help and it’s naturally appreciated. If you know Catalan, you will be absolutely loved. Even if you only know a few words, use them! The locals will really appreciate it. An easy one to remember is ‘merci’ which means ‘thank you’, like in French.

If you only speak English don’t worry but it’s polite not to assume everyone understands. Learning a simple Castellano phrase such as ‘lo siento, no hablo Castellano’ (sorry, I don’t speak Castellano) is enough. Note we’re not just referring to ‘Spanish’ as ‘Castellano’ to be pedantic. As the official language of Barcelona is Catalan, referring to ‘Castellano’ as ‘Spanish’ can be quite insulting. The locals are used to tourists making this mistake but a little sensitivity and respect will not go unrewarded!
7Do I need to be aware of any social/cultural issues?
To avoid making any faux pas, it’s worth reading a little about Barcelona’s history. Until 1975, they were under General Franco’s dictatorship. This was a highly repressive regime in which the borders were shut (not allowing people in or out of the country). This is why Barcelona and Spain as a whole has remained very ‘Spanish’.

As with diversity in people, Spain has been playing catch-up with the rest of Europe industrially, technologically and in many other ways. Although Spain (and particularly Barcelona) is blossoming, Franco’s regime is still very much within living memory and this, tied with an historic desire for independence, has made their Catalan identity very important to them.

One tip, if you speak classic ‘Spanish’, is to refer to it as ‘Castellano’, to differentiate it from ‘Catalan’ (the native language to Barcelona and the rest of Catalonia). As always, however, if you’re friendly you shouldn’t have any problems.

Planning A Legendary Barcelona Holiday Is Easy