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  • cleon62558
    Tavares4 contributions
    I booked the transfers from here in the US so I was not sure how it was going to all work out. I must say that I was extremely surprised how smoothly everything went. We had two pick up points: Airport to hotel on one day and Hotel to cruise port on another day. Everything went very well with little issues. We were a big group (8) with lots of luggage and the drivers were very helpful. Would highly recommend Suntransfers.
    Written October 3, 2023
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  • Patty K
    North Barrington, IL8 contributions
    You can see the cable cars as you take in the vista of Barceloneta. Find the beginning of the teleferico near the beach. Once away was 12 euros, roundtrip, 20. The operators keep the car to only a few people (6-8), so you are able to see out a window of your own and take pictures of the city, mountains, and Mediterranean. Once at the top of Montjuic, there is a post hotel, gardens, cemetery build into the hillside, and so much more to explore. There is another cable car and a funicular that can take you further or back down to street level. The return trip, if you bought one-way, is 8 euro, so you are not gouged for a rise back. KEEP YOUR TICKET!
    Written September 25, 2023
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  • Ardeshir B
    Tehran, Iran189 contributions
    It is very easy, convenient and cheap. You just get on the bus and half an hour after that you are in the middle of the city just loke that
    Written September 8, 2023
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  • Myo M
    Coquitlam, Canada24,664 contributions
    On a "crowded cable car" hoping to arrive at the Montjuic Castle on top of the Montjuic Hill, arriving instead after about a 10-minute ride was on the part called Terraza Miramar which is "like a slope" of the Hill but really quite a pleasant area I would say where there's mainly a small park (with a few lovely "maiden statues" & some trees in "a bit of weird shapes") and where sticking out from one corner of the Terraza is a "viewing deck" (with also like a small vendor for ice cream & such) for a "pretty good" view of the Port of Barcelona (with two cruise ships seen at the time) & the sea beyond although there's also a similar view from the "far side" of the Terraza (after going through the small park as just mentioned). And, also to enjoy from another side of the Terraza (the side for my way downhill) is another nice view which is that of a part of the city (but quite a "widespread area" I would say with colorful buildings & some mountain at a distance).

    So yes, not as phenomenal views as I'm sure it would be from the Castle at the top (still "fairly-commanding" views I would say from this part of the Hill), it was a worthwhile stop on the Terraza which came at the end of the day starting from the "main square" Placa de Catalunya (quite a spacious one with also many pigeons & a number of statues) to the Gothic Quarter (with underground Roman ruins at the Barcelona History Museum & gold-glittered shrines at the Barcelona Cathedral with also a rooftop view) to the Columbus Monument at the end of a tree-lined way also "quite vibrant" with plenty of shops all the way from the Quarter to the Monument (with a statue of Columbus on top & those of "big lions" around the base) to finally arriving at the "beach area" (likely one end of the stretch of some continuous beaches as far as can be seen in one direction) before going up a tower right beside where above the tower is the Port Cable Car station.

    And yes, being quite late in the day after going downhill from the Terraza, but which I could have done upon entering the Paral-lel metro station down below was to take the funicular (with a sign for it seen inside the station) which connects with a cable car (yes, another cable car different from the one I took) to get all the way to the top of the Hill.
    Written August 24, 2023
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  • Gerry W
    2 contributions
    Roman is an excellent driver and very professional. We were fortunate to use his service from the airport to Barcelona and from same to Tarragona. Very likable and knowledgeable of Barcelona and Espana.
    Written September 30, 2023
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  • LAW1224
    Escondido, CA70 contributions
    Too short a ride, but views from across the city were stunning.
    Spacious gondolas that were slow enough to comfortably enter and exit.
    Written June 30, 2023
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  • gassershawky
    Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt1 contribution
    driver was there even the flight was delay with family name , a very clean car and driver is very good
    Written October 1, 2023
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  • marcsheridan59
    Vatan, France230 contributions
    Spotlessly clean, incredibly helpful staff and very efficient despite it being totally packed at all times. Security appears to be first class too!
    Compare Sants to the Gare du Nord in Paris and you will understand.
    Written September 28, 2023
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  • camilles501
    3 contributions
    Like every other big city metro! Maps/signage etc all easy to follow. Busy but reasonably clean. People from all walks of life, but we didn’t feel unsafe or see any dodgy behaviour.
    Written September 26, 2023
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  • meinirann
    Carmarthen, UK3,066 contributions
    I found the funicular very expensive. Other funiculars I’ve been on are far cheaper. Difficult to get to from thr metro station too. There was meant to be something between the metro and the funicular - some sort of train - but it wasn’t in operation that day. Apparently it’s only in operation during school holidays? I ended up taking a taxi from Av. Tibidabo up the mountain, the funicular back down, then a taxi from there as I was stuck. It would have been cheaper to get a taxi all the way from the top of the mountain to Av. Tibidabo. Lack of information about transportation makes a visit to Tibidabo very expensive.
    Written May 8, 2023
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  • suz039
    Altea, Spain74 contributions
    decided as the weather was very warm and had booked to stay in Sitges for a couple of days to use the ferry. Directions go to port at end of Las Ramblas and turn right. We had luggage with us which was taken off us before we boarded which we were worried about as we were not given a luggage ticket or receipt.The ferry was very quiet small bar and usual snacks similar to train journey. Very small outdoor space so not a cruise. Music on the journey of 55 mins was the latest club music and absolutely blasting so there was not much chance for conversation did try and ask one of the staff about Sitges but we couldn't hear each other. On arrival in Sitges port if you are staying in the main village it is a VERY long walk you would need a taxi or bus . Lots of bars and restaurants at the port but transport needed for the village center. Travelled back to Barcelona on the train from Sitges lot quicker and easier.
    Written July 26, 2016
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  • adele p
    4 contributions
    Our Driver Jose met us at the agreed time off the ship at the cruise terminal. We spent 4 memorable hours driving round Barcelona. Jose was very knowledgeable and I’ve seen parts of the city I’d never visited before . ( where you’re tour bus can’t go ) it was a very pleasant relaxed tour. We Would have no problem booking again and would do when we return to Barcelona. 5*sevice
    Written September 7, 2023
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  • OrcaHerts
    Stevenage, UK47 contributions
    Used Viva fir transfers in Fuerteventura. On arrival the driver was waiting right outside the arrival doors. Within 40 mins we were st our accommodation in Corralejo.
    On the say of return I contacted Viva to see if they could pick us up an hour earlier than booked. Within 10 mins 30 seater bus arrived for just the two of us. Really pleasant journey back. Viva were faultless. Can not recommend enough.
    Written May 10, 2023
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  • bloosmartie9
    Sheffield, UK11 contributions
    We travelled from Barcelona to Palma on the overnight ferry leaving at 11pm. The confirmation email for our booking said that there were maps on the Balearia website of the ports. I looked everywhere and could only find the details for what turned out to be the restricted dockside area. Not knowing that at the time, we drove to that address (thankfully very early) and were turned away by a quite bemused armed policeman. We then proceeded to drive back to Barcelona and had to follow signs for the docks until eventually we were lucky enough to spot a sign for the Balearia terminal. We parked and went in to ask where we were supposed to take the car, to be told to drive it to terminal S. This information does not appear to be anywhere on Balearia's website (I looked again at both the Spanish and English translations of the site thinking that perhaps something had been lost in the language barrier) which is very strange.
    We arrived as advised two hours before the departure time and then took part in a rather messy display of cars having to reverse into queues in a small space on the quay. I am only grateful we were not towing anything, unlike the several caravans and boats being taken on board. It was confusing that there appeared to be Balearia staff there with no identification or high-visibility jackets so we were unsure who was supposed to be organising things.
    We then waited until about 40 minutes before the departure time at which point we were guided into a single queue on the quay. Cars in front of us all had their hazard lights on which we assumed they had been advised to do by the staff but none mentioned this to us and we didn't understand why this would be necessary. We were near the back of this queue but it later transpired that we were following a Balearia van in convoy through the streets of Barcelona, with vehicles ignoring street signs and traffic lights in the desperation not to lose sight of the vehicles in front, leading to some interesting moments with other road-users. The last two cars in the convoy (us and the car in front) did eventually get left behind. By this time we realised that they were leading us back to exactly where we had been earlier in the day. Thankfully, another member of staff was waiting near that part of the actual dock and flagged down the next convoy leader for us to join them. We finally arrived at the boat and boarded without incident.
    The ferry itself was fine if a little tatty. We had a four-berth cabin which was comfortable and had everything you would expect (decent towels, bedding, soap etc). We slept well and woke up just before the staff began the very subtle process of banging on doors and shouting down the corridors to warn people we would be arriving soon. There was not a lot of direction as to when we should leave our cabin but we don't appear to have been told off for waiting until we were permitted to go back to our car so it seems to be fine.
    I don't think I have ever witnessed anything quite so shambolic as the organisation of this trip from start to finish. I can only hope this was a one-off but I somehow doubt that and I would be amazed if no one has ever come to grief following the convoy in this way. For the amount of money we paid this was pretty poor.
    Written May 4, 2018
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  • Serge M
    Philadelphia, PA96 contributions
    We traveled once from Madrid to Lisbon and that was the best train ride I have ever had and I will explain why: I can never sleep in trains and here I slept soundly the whole night and woke up very refreshed and energetic!
    The cabin was for just two people, a little tight, but quite enough room. We had a small sink, towels and two toiletries bags, given to us as gifts! The journey was very comfortable, we would do that again and highly recommend it!
    Written March 29, 2017
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