During the cooler months of the year, sailing trips in Barcelona can produce some amazing colours and lights with the low pressure being more prevalent than high pressure.Read More
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Take a Gothic Quarter walking tour before experiencing a Sailing Trip
From the old to the new, a perfect day!
Booking a boat tour here on your holidays is a great way to meet other like minded travellers to share good times and make new friends. For the romantic, chartering a classic sailing boat all to yourselves for an exclusive sail trip around the Catalan coastline will be an unforgettable experience. A tour into the old town is just the way to build an appetite for this.
Barcelona is a vibrant city that attracts and charms all walks of life in the millions every year. Taking time to wander around the historical Gothic quarter is an absolute must. This is the area that Barcelona was built around after the settlement of the Romans. It was Caesar Augustus in 14 AD that formalised the name Barcino from other similar mythical names such as Barkenon and Barca Nino. Some of the detailing in the buildings and monuments will take you back in awe, whilst you wind your way through the enclosed back alleys, transporting you back to medieval times. It is easy to imagine sailors of old frequenting this area to unwind after a long sail, fishing in the Mediterranean Sea for some of the local delicacies on offer here.
This is also an area that I would personally recommend to opt in for a walking tapas tour. If an organized walking tour is not your preference, a good place (and my favourite place) to start would be the Santa Caterina Market to the Eastern edge of the Gothic Quarter in El Born. Well away from the majority of tourists you can enjoy high quality fresh local food, and I can't leave this article without mentioning the rabbit croquets and different types of meets and cheeses on offer with a glass of Cava.
The heat does build up in this area without relent, and don't rely on GPS to get you out within the tight, high alleys of solid stone. To finish a visit to this area, a short walk to sea for a breath of sea breeze is most welcome. Sit and chill in one of the numerous outside bars restaurants is a well deserved treat as the sun beats down. To escape the city heat as priority and to take in the spectacular Catalan coastline without walking your socks off, come to see us down at Port Olympic for a spectacular boat tour to feel rejuvenated once again. We can provide you with the thrill of sailing on a sailing trip that fills your needs. You can kick back and relax as you sunbathe on deck whilst we do all the hard work of mooring the boat, tacking, jybing and trimming the sails. Or for the more engaged and adventurous of sailor types, we would be happy for you to crew with us and be fully involved with the handling of the boat itself. Check out our sailing trips page to see if there could be a time that would fit in with your exploration of the ancient Gothic quarter of medieval Barcino.