If you are in Barcelona and want something really unique and unforgettable, we suggest to participate in a hot air balloon flight. The flight does not belong to the most popular attractions of the city (for additional information – Attractions and Tours in Barcelona) because it is quite expensive, moreover it requires approximately 5 hours (for additional information – Hot Air Balloon Operating Hours).
Nevertheless, it is guaranteed that it will be worth to sacrifice time and money for it. Thousands of tourists have already taken part in this activity and almost all of them (approximately 99 %) were extremely satisfied with it. The professional and friendly staff was also praised by them.
This unique and exciting attraction give you the opportunity to interrupt the usual sightseeing activities and to leave the rush of the city behind you in order to enjoy the freedom and see the most breathtaking places of Catalonia from a bird’s eye view. During the 60-75 minutes which you spend in the air, ca. 900 meters above sea level, you can see such beautiful landmarks as the Pyrenees, the Montserrat Natural Park, Costa Brava and the Mediterranean Sea.
Furthermore, you can admire the most famous landmarks of Barcelona, for instance Sagrada Familia, Camp Nou, MACBA (Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art) and Torre Agbar. The experience is enhanced by the wonderful light of the rising sun and by the fresh and pleasant morning air. In addition to these, there are provided useful and interesting information about the landmarks you see.
At the end of the flight you will be invited to a brunch and a Champagne toast (you can choose also between non-alcoholic drinks). This will be also the moment when you will get your flight certificate.
There are a few special packages to chose from. You can reserve a Private Flight – and assure yourself a wonderful, private experience. Another possibility is to take part in a 2-Hour Flight which makes it possible to spend a longer time above wonderful Catalonia. In this case, your route is not determined in advance, it is dependent on direction and strength of the wind. Therefore, this package is recommended mainly for those who like spontaneous and unpredictable adventures. The flight will end with a tasty breakfast. You can choose also a combination of these possibilities.
Of course, the special packages are more expensive than the standard ones but if you want something very unique and unusual it will be worth to pay for them.
Booking the Tickets
Since Hot Air Balloon Flight is a popular attraction, we suggest to book your tickets online in advance, as soon as possible. You can book it here or here. The process is simple, it requires just several minutes. After the booking you will receive the confirmation about your reservation and also a voucher which you either print or show it on your Smartphone when you arrive to the location of the event. In order to find out and confirm the exact date and time of your flight, call the operators of the booking company one day before the experience.
Transport to and from Plaça de Catalunya is included in the price of the ticket.
You can choose between several packages: Standard, Private, 2-Hour or Private 2-Hour Flight (the latter two is available just here). In case of private flight you can choose the number of persons who participate on the journey. It is quite an expensive package but the price per one person decreases with the increase of the group’s size.
If you reserve the attraction here, you will be entitled also to a compulsory insurance. Moreover, in case of standard flights, your kids can get a significant discount if they are 6-12 years old (for additional information – Kids and Families in Barcelona).
Nevertheless, those who book here can also enjoy a guided tour in English (for additional information – Attractions and Tours in Barcelona).
Since Hot Air Balloon Flight is an outdoor activity, you need to be prepared that it can be cancelled because of unfavorable weather conditions. If such a problem occurs, there will be offered two possibilities for you: either take part in the activity another day or get a refund for your tickets (for additional information – Weather in Barcelona).
Who is it Recommended for?
Hot Air Balloon Flight is one of the most unique and pleasant attractions in Barcelona. It is appraised by almost everyone who have tried it. This activity is particularly popular with romantic couples who visit the city (for additional information – Romantic Vacation in Barcelona). Nevertheless, it can be enjoyed by other tourists too.
However, it is not suitable and recommended for everybody. First of all, there is an age limit, children how are younger than 6 years old cannot take part in this attractions (for additional information – Kids and Families in Barcelona). Secondly, number of places for those travelers who are disabled or weigh more than 90kg / 200 pounds is limited (in both cases 1 or 2 persons per balloon). Therefore they have to inform the staff about their conditions in advance (for additional information – Accessibility of Hot Air Balloon and Weight Limit for Passengers on Hot Air Balloon). Thirdly, pregnant women better not to participate in this attraction.
Fourthly, it is obvious that this attraction is not dedicated to people who are afraid of heights.
Finally, depending on the season, the flights starts quite early, between 06:00 and 08:00 (a.m.). Therefore, if you are not a morning person, this attraction is not the most suitable one for you (for additional information – Hot Air Balloon Operating Hours and Booking a Hot Air Balloon in Winter).