Barcelona Travel Tips

All the best advice gathered by local experts

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Waiting for you in Barcelona. COVID-19: Safety First!

 Our tours and activities are suspended until further notice. Meanwhile, we keep working on improving our services and we look forward to receiving you in Barcelona, happily and safely, as we’ve always done. We’re excited to share…
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Private Tour with Spanish Trails

Spanish Trails specializes in inexpensive, quality tours. We take pride in our private tours which have been carefully crafted for over 20 years. These specialized private tours are an exclusive experience, specifically adapted to your needs.…
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Helpful Spanish Phrases to Use on Your Spanish Vacation

Traveling to a new country is both exciting and new, offering fresh perspectives on culture, architecture, food, people, and language. Language is complex yet simple, an oxymoron in every sense, and is one of those special things that brings…
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The Best Picnic Spots in Barcelona

Summer in Barcelona screams for a picnic! Barcelona is full of perfect and peaceful picnic spots and you don't even have to leave town. There are more than 300 sunny days per year, so it's not necessary to worry about the weather. Take your…
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10 Things Locals Want You To Know Before You Visit Barcelona

Barcelona’s architecture, delicious food, excellent shopping possibilities, and great nightlife attract a lot of tourists. This makes it one of the most visited cities around the world and one that is definitely worth discovering! As you may…

Welcome to the Shopping Mecca of Barcelona

Ready for shopping? YES! Barcelona is definitely a shopper’s dream and one of Europe's top cities of fashion. Barcelona has a wide variety of top designer brands, shopping malls, and fashion boutiques. But what is the best time to shop and…
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A Practical Guide for FC Barcelona Fans

As you might know, football is the most popular sport in Spain. It’s not just a hobby; it is a passion of most Spanish people. If you are coming to Barcelona, you definitely need to visit the home of FC Barcelona - Camp Nou! Camp Nou was…
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Best Beaches in Barcelona

It is July in Barcelona, this means the weather is hot and the beaches are packed. People venture from near and far to take a dip in the Mediterranean Sea. Vendors and tourists pack the most popular Barcelona beaches which can make for a not-so-relaxing…
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Park Güell Survival Guide: 5 best tips for your visit!

Alongside Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, Park Güell is one of the most popular tourist attractions and one of the most important must-see places in Barcelona. Not only is the whole park is a masterpiece created by Gaudi, it also has some of the…
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Where to stay in Barcelona – Accommodation options

Here are the best websites to help you choose the perfect place to stay during your visit to the city
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10 Best Tours To Do in Barcelona in 2020

When you are travelling, you really want to make the most of your trip - especially if you're short of time. Here is a list of the 10 best tours to take in Barcelona!
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5 Best Spring Things to do in Barcelona

If you're lucky enough to come visit before the summer kicks in, happy you! Just by being outside you already have a 5-star holidays experience guaranteed.
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The Best of Costa Brava: Beaches, Culture and Adventure

The Costa Brava is just a short distance away from Barcelona, making it the perfect destination for a Barcelona day tour. Its breathtaking landscapes, wonderful hotels and exquisite food is truly something that is not be missed if you in…
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How to Take Wine Bottles Back Home

As experts in day trips in Barcelona, we often get many questions on how to transport wine bottles back to other countries. No wonder! The wines we offer in our wine and food tasting experiences are truly something special and we expect you…
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Why You Should Visit Barcelona in Winter

It's ok if when you think of Barcelona your mind gets filled with images of sun, sand, sangrias, and a few things in between. Summer by the Mediterranean really is something special. But Barcelona is so much more than that! Actually,…
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12 Mistakes Not to Make when Visiting Barcelona

Every traveler knows that the more a person travels, the easier it gets. However, every new city that you visit has its own tricks that may or may not be easy to spot. We often see people visiting Barcelona make basic mistakes time and time…
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2015 Summer sales in Barcelona: July 1st

We're sure you know: Barcelona is one of the best cities in the world for shopping! You can find international brands and local boutiques all concentrated in the city center, or fantastic shopping malls super easy to reach by public transportation. There…
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Top 4 Ways to Read Barcelona News in English

Looking for some Barcelona local news? Here is a selection of 4 local magazines and newspapers, published in English: 1. The Local     The Local is the largest English-language news network in Europe, with having four…
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All you need to know about Travel Insurance

With so many variables to account for, choosing the right travel insurance is tricky business... here are some tips on how to choose the right one! To begin with, it is important to note that travel insurance goes way beyond medical protection.…
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Traveling To and From Barcelona

We thought it’d be helpful to create a list of the top 6 destinations our clients visit the most when traveling in Europe and some tips on how to travel to or from them in relation to Barcelona.
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Shopping in Barcelona: Find the Local Exclusivity

Enough with H&M, Mango and Zara! You are in one of the most artistic and fashioned cities in the world. Give it a shot to Barcelona’s local designers and find yourself surrounded by unique shops and exclusive products
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The Tipping Etiquette: Where, When and How Much

Trying to figure out who to tip, how much and when is always a challenge when you're in a foreign country. Here is a tipping guide to help you out when in Spain!
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Bringing Wine to the U.S.: Here is All You Need to Know

How much wine will you be able to bring back home, in case you fall in love with a bottle (probabilities are high)?
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Top 10 Travel Apps for Your Barcelona Trip

It was about time: here are the best 10 travel apps for your time in Barcelona!
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