This article was first published in 2018 and was updated on the 8th January 2020.
Barcelona has been a hugely popular destination for corporate events for many years. From the Mobile World Conference, which welcomes people from all over the globe, to the small conferences that are just for the office team, Barcelona has many excellent resources to help you fire up your employees and business networks.
However, this blog isn´t about booking those hotel rooms or meeting spaces (although we can help with that too!). This is about how to keep your team excited and motivated before, in between, and after those all-important meetings and networking events. Barcelonatours.net has advice on how to keep your group inspired with awesome team-building activities and how to unwind in those precious free hours.
Team-Building Activities in Barcelona
A vital part of a corporate event is connecting people in a fun and engaging way. Whether you’ve known each other for years or have just met, team-building through healthy competition in a stimulating environment such as Barcelona will drive your group with challenges, while providing a fun break from the serious meetings. The following activities also get your group out and exploring the city without the need for an official guide and following a guide from place to place – using maps and clues, these activities will take your group back to basics!
This is a task to really get the team’s cogs turning but also to see a lot of the city!
This activity is perfect for people in all industries: it will reignite a sense of adventure while challenging you to solve puzzles, riddles and also solve Barcelona’s winding streets! After a quick session to teach your group how to use the iPads and the app, they’ll be split into teams and taken to different parts of the area to start their problem-solving.
The treasure hunt lasts two hours and isn’t just about progressing with your own hunt – it´s about obstructing the other teams! Block paths in a light-hearted fight for victory! Once everyone has completed the challenge, you´ll regroup at the end and prizes will be given to the winning team.
You can also check out our GPS Treasure Hunt which even adds a boat trip into the mix!
Photo Treasure Hunt
Explore the old city of Barcelona and also come away with some photo mementos! The Photo Treasure Hunt is a dynamic, engaging quest through the city, with the aim not just to score the most points, but to take the best pictures!
Your guide will meet you in a central location – with your personalised booklets and instant Polaroid cameras – and give you a thorough explanation of how the hunt works. After handing over the paper maps (no Google maps here!) displaying the hunt locations and final meeting point, your guide will walk the groups to their individual starting lines and you´ll be ready to go!
Over two-and-a-half hours, your group will methodically work their way through the city, looking for the answers to the questions in your booklet. We also include a list of items your group needs to collect (some of it involves chatting to the public!) and they’ll have to be on the lookout for great photo opportunities. At the final meeting point, your guide will count up the points and penalties while enjoy a complimentary drink! Just like the iPad challenge, points mean prizes, and the event will end with the prize-giving.
Please visit our team-building activities page for more options.
Once your teams have completed the formal challenges of a corporate event and the informal challenges of these exciting team-building exercises, they´re going to need a reward – especially if they didn´t win any challenges! After the adrenaline has subsided, try these activities to help your group unwind…
Private Boat Trip
No one can resist the call of the Mediterranean Sea, especially in Barcelona where you can see the water from so many parts of the city. A private boat trip is a brilliant end of conference treat, as your corporate group feels the stresses of the week flow away over the gentle waves with a drink in their hand and an unparalleled view of Barcelona’s coastline.
We have boats to suit every group; from small yachts to huge catamarans, boats with private dining rooms to boats space for dancing – all your trips can be tailored to your specific needs. Add in a few bottles of cava and some “pica pica” (small snacks to whet the appetite) and your group will be feeling easy breezy in no time.
Visit our Boat Trips page for more information about our fantastic vessels.
Private Party Bus Tour
An excellent way to combine the classic sightseeing bus tour with a fun and lively environment is to hire our Barcelona Party Bus. It’s not just for birthday parties or celebrations – it’s a great way to bring people together and make the most of Barcelona’s beautiful sights. Barcelonatours.net prides itself on being able to provide tailor-made experiences for corporate groups in Barcelona – our Party Bus tours are no exception.
The Bus is a great space to bring people together in a relaxed, close environment, free from the pressures of other groups invading your space. It allows you to absorb Barcelona’s big, picture-worthy sights in a small window of time – something that lets your group to feel the grandeur and diversity of Barcelona’s sights and architecture. Sweep down her wide avenues in total comfort, with a drink in hand and the best view possible of the locations. The bus can also stop to allow for some photos, before whisking you off to your next iconic spot. With some drinks, music and even fun lighting, your group will feel like true VIPs.
Click here for full details of the Barcelona Party Bus.
Everybody loves food! And a group dinner in Barcelona is an amazing way to reward your team for their hard work. We can help with all manner of group travel and group activities in Barcelona, and a group dinner in a delicious restaurant is one of our most popular requests.
With nearly ten years of experience in event planning in Barcelona, we have the local knowledge and expertise you need. We can find restaurants to suit every group size, dietary requirement and budget. Restaurants for groups in Barcelona offer a huge variety when it comes to cuisine, so whether your group is looking for the traditional tapas and paella or something fresh and exciting like a plant-based sushi restaurant with an innovative menu, Barcelonatours will work to find the best group restaurant for you.
Group menus can start from as little as 25-30€ per person and for that price will often include three-courses and a glass of wine per person. Menus that include a tapas sharing course can give your group the chance to try many different dishes while still selecting their own main course. Many restaurants are willing to customise their menus to suit vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets. We can also offer halal restaurants and kosher options.
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With all of these incredible options and more, Barcelonatours.net is the place to plan an exciting corporate event.
For those finishing touches, visit our corporate services page for information about hotels, transfers and much more.
To start your journey with Barcelontours.net and receive a personalised quote, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call now on 0034 935 008 226.