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Barcelona

With rich Roman roots and stunning architecture all set against the sparkling turquoise waters of the Mediterranean, this beautiful Spanish city is as cultural as it is romantic. From the tree lined concourse of LasRamblas to the exquisite spires of SagradaFamilia to the excitement of Europe’s biggest football stadium: Camp Nou, there are an endless array of incredible ways to spend your holiday in Barcelona. Looking for the best flight deals to Barcelona? Call Student Flights. Tours that visit Barcelona or Barcelona hotel accommodation? Call Student Flights.

When to Go and Weather
With its warm Mediterranean climate, Barcelona’s weather is typified by mild winters and hot dry summers. So, no matter what season you plan to travel you’ll be able to enjoy the city. When travelling during the fall and winter months, spend the afternoon exploring the rich architecture of the old city. Take a tour of the Gothic style SagradaFamilia church or stroll down the beautiful LasRamblas to the city’s historic centre. In the summer months, get into Barcelona’s vibrant beach culture. Pack your costume and enjoy the relaxing Mediterranean sun or plan a picnic in the creative enclaves of Park Güell.

Transport
Barcelona is a very modern city and has plenty of ways to get around quickly and conveniently. Try taking the Barcelona Bus Turistic. This hop-on-hop-off style bus allows you the flexibility to explore the city at your own pace. Stopping at all the main attractions, you can easily see some of the best that Barcelona has to offer at an affordable rate. Or, get some fresh air and rent a bike. Ride the beachfront boardwalk or the quieter streets of Born. This chic neighbourhood is a great place to escape the crowds and have a bite to eat or cool off with a drink with the locals. Visitors can also take advantage of water taxis, an intricate metro system and high-speed rail headed to other major European destinations.

Food
With its coastal location, Barcelona’s culinary offerings include generous portions of seafood dishes and unique flavours that will delight even the fussiest of palettes. And, as eating is an incredibly important part of Spanish culture, there are plenty of opportunities to sample some of the country’s amazing cuisine, like their signature Tapas These small dishes are meant to be shared with friends and accompanied with lots of vino. For great eats before a night out, try the always popularMaitea. With generous portions at great prices this is a hotly guarded local favourite. If you’re looking for something more upscale check out the impeccably gourmet QuimetiQuimet. Boasting an impressive menu, featuring dishes like salmon with truffled honey this local hotspot will impress any foodie. For a great place to enjoy some afternoon drinks, relax over some Sangria at La PlaçaReial. This beautiful square is always buzzing and is home to some of the city’s hottest nightclubs.

Fun Facts
Car accidents occur every 19 seconds in Barcelona, making the city one of the worst to drive in globally. Before hosting the Olympics in 1992, Barcelona didn’t have one decent beach. Today it is renowned for them. Camp Nou is the largest privately owned football stadium in the world and home to FC Barcelona.

Flights

  • Johannesburg to Barcelona -Economy Return

    Barcelona

    from R6,270*

    Johannesburg to Barcelona -Economy Return
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  • Durban to Barcelona - Economy Return

    Barcelona

    from R7,190*

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    Barcelona

    from R7,760*

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    Barcelona

    from R7,790*

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    Barcelona

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    Barcelona

    from R8,370*

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    Barcelona

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Holidays

  • Barcelona 3 Nights PLUS Transfers

    Barcelona - Generator Hostel Barcelona

    from R2,030*

    Barcelona 3 Nights PLUS Transfers
    Generator Hostel Barcelona:
    High ceilings adorned with hanging lanterns, floors forged with ornate Hungarian concrete tiles and a lobby gifted with a feature staircase winding its way up to a glass balconied mezzanine. Gen Barcelona is truly a tapestry of layers and styles. When you're not in your dorm or soaking up the sun on the terrace of your private room overlooking the city, you can broaden your mind in the library or relax in the lounge. Located between two main metros, the hotel and hostel is close to the beach and surrounded by the boutiques.
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  • Barcelona 3 Nights PLUS Shared Shuttle Transfers

    Barcelona - Condado Hotel : 3 Star

    from R3,680*

    Barcelona 3 Nights PLUS Shared Shuttle Transfers
    Condado Hotel: Boasting a prime location close to the popular Avenida Diagonal, in the commercial and business district of Barcelona, this beautiful hotel is the perfect choice for an urban getaway. It is just a 10-minute walk from Barrio de Gracia, one of the most vibrant areas in the city, and close to Plaza de Cataluna, in the heart of Barcelona.
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  • 3 Night Hotel & Ticket Package

    F1: Spanish Grand Prix 2017 : 4 Star

    from R10,480*

    3 Night Hotel & Ticket Package
    Spanish Grand Prix: The Santander 2017 Spanish Grand is held at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain.
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Tours

  • Barcelona Day Tour

    Barcelona - Hop On Hop Off Tour

    from R470*

    Barcelona Day Tour
    If you want to visit Barcelona at your own pace and with no hurry, the double-decker tourist bus is your option! You can get on and off all day long, with the same ticket, you can change route and learn about the history of the city through a comfortable audio system with earphones, in 12 different languages. We present a map and guide with all the stops of each of the routes, and discounts for different establishments in the city. Our new buses are adapted for people with limited mobility and have an electric roof for use in the event of rain; they are fitted with anatomical seats and heating on both decks. They also have a stewardess aboard permanently. Now there are 2 routes: East and West. Frequency of buses at the stops varies depending on the season (between 8 and 15 minutes) and each route takes approximately 2 hours.

    DURATION: Complete route takes approximately 2 hours
    DEPARTS: April - October : Daily between 09.00am - 08.00pm / January - March & November - December : Daily between 09.00am - 07.00pm
    MEETING POINT: Plaza de Catalunya - tour starts from here but can be joined at any stop
    Book and pay by - 30 April 2017
  • Barcelona Day Tour

    Barcelona - Sagrada Familia Tour

    from R570*

    Barcelona Day Tour
    The end of the tour is in Sagrada Familia. Gaudi, one of the greatest innovators of his time, has left behind numerous treasures for the discerning tourist to discover in Barcelona. Discover this magnificent modernist building in the guided tour inside the church. Sagrada Familia has a Latin cross plan with five aisles, richly and symbolically decorated, where vaults reach seventy meters. Later on, we will stop by the Sagrada Familia museum, where you will see drawings, plaster models and pictures about the history and development of this basilica from its early beginnings to the present day. The museum will also give valuable information about Antoni Gaudi's life and works. Sagrada Famillia is one of the most visited buildings in the world. We will also visit Sagrada Familia museum, where you will see drawings, plaster models and pictures about the history and development of this basilica from its early beginnings to the present day. The museum will also give valuable information about Antoni Gaudi's life and career.

    DURATION: Approximately 1,5 hours
    DEPARTS: Daily at 12.00pm
    MEETING POINT: Julia Office at Plaza Sagrada Familia no 3, Barcelona. Please be at departure point at least 15 minutes prior to departure time.
    Book and pay by - 30 April 2017
  • Barcelona Day Tour

    Barcelona - Spanish Cooking Lesson

    from R830*

    Barcelona Day Tour
    Learn in our cooking lessons how to cook the most famous Spanish dish: Paella (a rice based dish with seafood. meat and vegetables). Following the instructions of our chef, you will prepare your own full menu consisting of paella, 2 different tapas and dessert Enjoy your creations for lunch with Spanish wine.

    DURATION: 4 Hours
    DEPARTS: Daily at 11:00am
    MEETING POINT: Cook and Taste - 3 Carrer del Paradis, 08002 Barcelona
    Book and pay by - 30 April 2017
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    Contiki : Mediterranean Highlights - 13 Days

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    Beginning in Rome, your 2 week adventure takes you to all the hotspots along the Mediterranean coast. Flamenco dance in Barcelona, rub shoulders with the rich & famous on the French Riviera, enjoy the delights of Tuscany, walk in the footsteps of Roman Emporers & soak up the Spanish flavour of Madrid. Plus heaps more in between!

    Day 1 : Arrive Rome
    Day 2 : Rome
    Day 3 : Rome to Florence
    Day 4 : Florence
    Day 5 : Florence to Italian Riveria
    Day 6 : Italian Riveria to French Riviera
    Day 7 : French Riviera
    Day 8 : French Riviera to Avignon
    Day 9 : Avignon to Barcelona
    Day 10 : Barcelona
    Day 11 : Barcelona to Madrid
    Day 12 : Madrid
    Day 13 : Depart Madrid
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    Contiki : Spanish Spree - 14 Days

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    With two weeks flamenco-ing your way through Spain, you'll be hablando Espanol before you know it! Particularly in the Winter time, when our Spanish Spree has a magic local feel. You'll cover numerous parts of this cultured country, exploring everywhere from San Sebastian to Segovia, to Seville. Cultured days and raging nights are ripe for the picking.

    Day 1 : Arrive Madrid
    Day 2 : Madrid
    Day 3 : Madrid to Bilbao
    Day 4 : Bilbao to Pamplona
    Day 5 : Pamplona to Barcelona
    Day 6 : Barcelona
    Day 7 : Barcelona to Valencia
    Day 8 : Valencia to Granada
    Day 9 : Granada
    Day 10 : Granada to Seville
    Day 11 : Seville
    Day 12 : Seville to Cordoba
    Day 13 : Cordoba to Madrid
    Day 14 : Depart Madrid
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TOP 10 THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN BARCELONA

  1. Sagrada Familia Church
  2. Barcelona Aquarium
  3. Spanish Village
  4. Barcelona FC Museum & Camp Nou Stadium
  5. Picasso Museum
  6. Magic Fountain Show
  7. Las Ramblas Street
  8. Modernist Park Guell
  9. Poble Espanyol villiage
  10. Tibidabo Hill Amusement Park

Highlights
Make sure you’ve packed a camera to catch all the amazing attractions of Barcelona. Take a tour of the awe-inspiring SagradaFamilia. While it is still under construction (and will be until 2026), this brilliant architectural feat is just one of the city’s 5 UNESCO World Heritage sights and should not be missed. Wander the BarriGotic edged with fascinating buildings that date back to the Roman era or stroll down LasRamblas towards the sparkling shores of the Mediterranean. There’s lots of great shopping here and the streets arealways alive with street performers and artists. If the weather is nice, relax on one of the city’s many beaches or go for a swim. The Barceloneta beach is a popular spot and fringed with delicious restaurants serving traditional seafood dishes in case you get hungry. Looking to dance the night away?Start the evening off right by with some fresh Sangria at PlacaReial. This beautiful square is a popular meeting place for both locals and tourists and has an amazing vibe as the sun goes down. After a big night out, unwind and take in panoramic views of the city from the terrace of Park Güell. Featuring unusual buildings and intricately tiled mosaics, this garden complex was skilfully designed to combine nature with the art nouveau architectural style. For those wanting to shop some of Europe’s hottest designers, then why not peruse the fashionable pedestrian street of El Portal de l'Àngel. Lined with shops selling both local and international brands, this street is located in one of the city’s ritziest neighbourhoods. For more information on Barcelona flights, tours and hotels call Student Flights.