Sitges pick-up and drop off available!

May 2019
We are more than happy to pick up and drop off guests in Sitges. If you are planning a vacation and will be staying in Sitges, you are most welcome to book our tours. Just provide your Sitges address in the booking form when you book your tour. 
If you are staying in other towns just south of Barcelona, please drop us a line so we can check up whether we can pick up at your location.


APRIL 2019
New 4 hour EXPRESS tour to Montserrat Mountain – Get back to Barcelona before midday

4 HOUR morning tour from Barcelona to Montserrat mountain, monastery and basilica. Beat the crowds with a 7.30 am hotel pick-up (optional 7.15 am in summer) in small groups of max 7 guests per minivan and guide and be back at your hotel / aparment before noon. Duration4 hours 7.30am to 11.30pm

Only €69 per person – Click here to read more

Montserrat & Cava Winery day tour from Barcelona

DayTripsBarcelona combines an early morning visit to Montserrat Mountain and Monastery with a visit to the world famous Codorniu Cava Winery.

This tour has a very early pick-up at your hotel or apartment in Barcelona at 7AM. This early pick-up means you avoid being stuck in rush hour traffic jams and have the unique joy of experiencing  the spirituality of magnificent Montserrat Monastery before the crowds arrive.

When the big groups arrive, this tours leaves and we are on the way through wine country to visit the world famous Codorniu  Cava Winery which feature the longest man-made wine cellers in the world!.

Find information about this spectacular new tour on our tour website.

Early Montserrat & Cava Tour on

Montserrat Mountain and Cava Winery - Half Day Tour

3 days of Formula One racing in Barcelona – May 11th to 13th 2018

The Barcelona F1 Formula One race is as usual three days of top high-speed action at this annual event at the Montmelo Circuit de Catalunya racetrack one hour north of Barcelona.

Read more about this event and find links about how to get there by clicking the link below.

And while you are in Barcelona anyway, why not take a DayTripsBarcelona Tour? Our guides are very safe drivers – and we drive so slowly that you will have time to enjoy the views – and there is no need to wear earplugs due to the engine noise!!

Read more about Formula one here or click on the image below to view our tours


New Montserrat Afternoon Tour launched – April 2018

Hi everyone. We are very happy to announce that we now also offer a Montserrat afternoon tour. Many guests asked about this as an alternative when they were unable to be ready for the early morning pick-up time of 7.30 AM on our morning tour.

The afternoon tour hotel pick-up time is at 2.30 PM and drop off in the evening at 8.30 PM

Read more about our Montserrat Afternoon Tour


New gallery of our favourite tour photos Day Trips Barcelona

Hi everyone. We invite you to visit our new gallery page of our own tour photos. Theses are all photos taken by our guides on our most popular tours which are to Montserrat Abbey and Mountain, Girona, Tarragona, the Costa Brava and to the Penedes Wine region.

Pictures day tours outside Barcelona

From March 2018 we no longer offer tours to Andorra from Barcelona.

Views Costa Brava coast of Spain

The beautiftul Costa Brava coastline which you can experience on our A1 Costa Brava beach tour or our A2 Girona and Costa Brava day tour


Best Barcelona hotels 2019

Best hotels in Barcelona 2015

Best hotels in Barcelona 2019

Once again we are pleased  to post our own tips on the best hotels in Barcelona.
As we live in Barcelona, we get many requests for our own personal tips about the best new hotels in Barcelona and some of the favourite classic hotels. There are many excellent hotels to choose from in Barcelona, so it’s difficult for us to answer all these questions.

Please take a look at our partner who have an excellent updated webpage that lists the best hotels in Barcelona and has links to booking apartments and hotel rooms.

And if you are planning a day trip while in Barcelona, please remember that DayTripsBarcelona offers personal hotel pick-ups and drop-offs for our small group Day Tours outside Barcelona. We do not  pick-up at cruise ships however.

Barcelona Ski Season 2016/2017

Grandvalira Ski Resort in Andorra had big snowfall at the start of January 2017

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Grandvalira live webcam photo from Dec 7th 2014

Grandvalira live webcam photo from Dec 7th 2014

Barcelona skiing season 2017.
After a good snowfall in November 2016 Grandvalira in Andorra and many of the other ski resorts in the Catalan Pyrenees Mountains opened for the 2016 Spanish  Inmaculada puente holiday from the 6th to 8th December.

However, until last week the snow on most pistes had been mostly extra artificial snow.

That has now changed with around 70 cm of new snow over just a few days, actually closing Andorra for a few days until the roads were cleared again.  Looks like the Winter 2017 ski season is going to be very good.

Among other  ski resorts close to Barcelona are Baqueira Beret (3.5 hours by car) La Masella (2 hours by car and La Molina (2 hours by car)

The closest ski resorts to Barcelona just 2 hours by car from the beaches and palm trees of Barcelona. Read more on the links below

Book 1 day private Ski Tours Barcelona to Andorra & Pyrenees
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Things to do in Barcelona Easter 2017


Barcelona Easter Week – What to do and see

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Barcelona Easter Week – What to do and see

Things to do in Barcelona Easter 2017 and on Good Friday. What to do and where to find Easter parades and Good Friday processions in Barcelona. Easter week in Spain is called “Semana Santa” which means “Holy Week.”

Things to do Easter Barcelona Barcelona Easter – Semana Santa

The Easter week starts on Palm Sunday which is called “Diumenge de Rams” in Catalan” and “Domingo de Ramos” in Spanish. Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter week. TWEET THIS PAGE

Dates Easter 2017 Barcelona.

Easter is a moveable feast and falls very late in 2017. In 2017 Easter starts on Palm Sunday on Sunday 9th April 2017. There are parades and processions in Barcelona on Palm Sunday.

Barcelona Good Friday – Viernes Santo

Most Easter parades are on Good Friday – called “Divendres Sant” in Catalan and “Viernes Santo” in Spanish. Good Friday in 2017 is on Friday 14th April 2017. Easter Sunday is 16th April 2017 and Easter 2017 ends on “Lunes de Pascua” Easter Monday on Monday 17th April 2017 and is also called “Diá de la mona de Pascua” which is Easter “mona” cake day. Good Friday and Easter Monday are public holidays so most shops in Barcelona are closed, but restuarants and museums are open.

Visit this Barcelona Easter Guide page to read about Barcelona Easter week and Easter processions and traditions.

Small group tours Barcelona Easter 2017.

Easter is a very busy week in Barcelona,so we recommend that you book day tours and private tours well in advance if possible


Day Tours Barcelona Easter Week

Day Tours Barcelona Easter Week

El Gordo – Spanish Christmas Lottery 2016

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El Gordo – Spanish Christmas Lottery 2016

El Gordo Spanish Christmas Lottery

El Gordo Spanish Christmas Lottery

Did you buy an el Gordo lottery ticket this year. Actually you can buy a ticket from August onwards, but the lottery is drawn every year on 22nd December and called the Spanish Christmas Lottery or  El Gordo, which means the Fatty – or the Fat One!

If you have not already checked your ticket to see if you won – please use the link below to check your lottery numbers.

The world’s biggest lottery with the most overall prize money is in Spain and called Lotería de Navidad or El Gordo! El Gordo is actually the name of the first prize winning ticket. The total prize money is around 2,2 billion euros, which is spread around many ticket numbers.


El Gordo is the first prize and wins 640 million euro spread over 160 tickets with the winning number. It’s quite complicated but you can read more on the links below.
Bona Sort. Good Luck. Buena Suerte!

> Visit the Spanish lottery website
> Check your 2016 El Gordo lottery numbers
> Guide to El Gordo Spanish Christmas lottery.

If you are visiting Barcelona, then DayTripsBarcelona offers tours all winter to lovely destinations near Barcelona including our popular winter road trips!!
Tours from Barcelona to France, Andorra and the Pyrenees mountains.