Barcelona: Full-Day Guided City Highlights Tour
- Skip the line
- Duration: 8 hours
Start your tour outside the UNESCO-listed basilica and meet your guide. Gaze up at the immense facades and towers and get your first impressions of Gaudí's unfinished masterpiece. Then, enter the basilica and see the awe-inspiring interior with its forest of pillars. Bathe in the colorful light from the stained-glass windows and understand what Gaudí's meant when he said that "the sun is the best painter." Discover a vibrant clash of Gothic and Art Nouveau designs. Home in on the symbolic details and modernist representations of the Holy Family with your guide. Hear how the current construction is progressing after over a century's worth of work. As you walk around the basilica, learn more about Gaudí's life through his work and the legacy he left behind. At the end of tour, enjoy the freedom to keep exploring with your newfound knowledge.
Meet your guide at a meeting point close to the Sagrada Familia. Benefit from skip-the-line access to the cathedral, and begin a 1 hour and 15-minute guided tour. Your local expert guide will provide a personal experience where you will gain a comprehensive insight into the history of Gaudi's most famous work. Learn about the intricate architectural features of the cathedral in the most detailed and enthusiastic way possible. Experience Gaudí’s masterpiece to the fullest and learn about Catalan modernism with its many interpretations and enigmas.
We enjoyed the tour. Our guide, Francisco, was very knowledgeable, entertaining and enthusiastic in explaining the facts about the site. Really enjoyed the experience because of him!
See the best that Barcelona has to offer without breaking a sweat. Follow your local guide on your e-bike and learn more about the fascinating history of the city. Trace the 2,000-year-old heritage of Barcelona through its old town. Cycle down cobbled streets bursting with charm. Admire Gothic architectural gems like the Cathedral of Barcelona. Make your way down to the seafront for unbeatable views. Visit the Old Port and learn about the former fishing village, Barceloneta.
Learn all about the life of the father of Modernist Architecture on this private tour. Visit his most famous buildings and the places he frequented with your expert local guide. Walk around the Plaza Real, the elegant square decorated with the streetlights of a recently graduated Gaudi. Then, visit one of his first masterpieces, Palau Güell, a sober structure in the Raval Quarter, almost devoid of the exterior decorations that so characterized his later works. Before you leave the Old City, you'll also visit the preferred tavern of Antoni Gaudi and Pablo Picasso. Walk along Paseo de Gracia, a showcase of Catalan Modernism, where the works of Antoni Gaudi and other famous architects of the time can be seen. It's impossible to understand Gaudi's work without having seen Casa Batllo and Casa Milá (La Pedrera), two masterpieces created at the peak of his career. Finally, Sagrada Familia. ...
See more of Barcelona and do your sightseeing in a fun comfortable way. Familiarize yourself with the easy-to-use Segway during a brief training session, then hit the road. Zip along the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter inside the walls of the former Roman city, populated with palaces, churches, artists’ workshops, and small shops selling all kinds of treats. Continue through the old town, gaze up at the Arc de Triomf, and enter Barcelona's oldest park, Ciutadella Park. Ride down Las Ramblas and stop at the foot of the Columbus Monument. Enjoy a view of Barcelona's skyline in front of the 3 mountains surrounding the city: Montjuïc, Tibidabo, and Collserola. Breathe in the sea air at the old port. Learn about the old fishing village of Barceloneta and feast your eyes on the extravagant yachts that populate the harbor today.
From Plaza Catalunya, the tour begins with a lovely walk through the oldest part of the city. Explore the charming Gothic Quarter, a maze of narrow streets filled with Roman and medieval architecture. Your informative guide will take you to the Cathedral, Jewish Quarter, Royal Palace, and St. James’ Square. Head to the famous Santa Maria del Mar church in the Born district, then take a well-deserved rest with a coffee at a local cafe. After this you’ll be taken in a comfortable coach to Montjuic, to see incredible views over the city. The next stop is at the Sagrada Familia. Learn the history and the intriguing symbolism of the basilica. Tour the outside facades, then skip the lines and head inside to see the incredible interior. Afterwards, enjoy a glass of regional wine and sample the local delicacy of acorn-fed Iberico ham. Continue to Park Guell on Tibidabo mountain to admire the ...
Get to know Barcelona on a relaxed, fun, and informative bike tour. Explore several neighborhoods and see the city's main highlights in one go. Bike the labyrinthine streets of the oldest districts, such as the Gothic Quarter. Pass by old churches, palaces, Roman walls, and medieval monuments. Make your way down to the Old Port to understand Barcelona's relationship to the sea. Enjoy the coastal views and learn about the former fishing village, Barceloneta. Branch off along the way through the city's green oases, like Ciutadella Park. Enjoy the sense of freedom when riding along the bike paths off the beaten track.
The Sagrada Familia is the most symbolic emblem of Barcelona. Built by Antoni Gaudì, it is also one of the most particular buildings in the world. As soon as you lay your eyes on this majestic symbol of the modernist movement, you begin to truly appreciate the most visited building in Spain. Complete with spires that defy the laws of gravity and its incredible statues, the Sagrada Familia makes its visitors feel as though they have fallen into another universe. Travel in a group consisting of no more than 15 people and a licensed guide, as well as an art historian with a Ph.D. Explore the wonders of this incomplete masterpiece, becoming an expert in Gaudi in under two hours. Benefit from skip-the-line tickets and maximize your visiting time, discovering the way Antoni Gaudi brilliantly combined nature, religion, and modernist architecture. The cathedral contains a mesmerizing play of l...
Don't miss any of the details inside Gaudí's unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia. Let your guide point out the contrasting nativity and passion façades. Then, step through the heavy doors covered in hand-carved vines. See the rows and rows of tree-like pillars that seem to reach to the heavens stretch out before you. Look up at the stained-glass windows and bathe in the warm light that filters through. Note the Christian iconography as you hear about the history of the church. Understand Gaudí's modernist vision as your guide brings the symbolism of the stonework to life. At the end of your tour, ascend one of the basilica's towers and gaze out over the views of Barcelona. Once back down at ground level, continue exploring the monument as long as you like.
You can't leave Barcelona without seeing the wonder that is Antoni Gaudí's Sagrada Familia Cathedral. Learn all about Gaudí's unfinished dream and how its history and design were altered after the death of the architect. Learn all about the secret messages hidden in the façades of the Sagrada Família from your local guide. Walk around the temple and read all the sculpture work and look up at the sky and see how the new towers raise. Finally, and most importantly: get inside and discover a church like nothing you’ve seen before. The tour ends at Sagrada Familia. Once inside, you can select the language of your audio guide and stay for as long as you please. After your tour, unravel the history of Sant Pau, a hidden gem just 5 minutes away from the church.
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Ok, here goes! First let's just get to the bottom line for those that just scan through reviews. This was a great tour with an excellent tour guide. We met Daniel promptly at the set time and he was very cordial from the get go. My 25 yr old daughter and I did the 6-hr private tour. We were only going to be in Barcelona 4 days coming from our ski trip in the French Alps, so we wanted to get the most bang for the buck on our first full day in town. We stayed just of Las Ramblas on the edge of the Gothic section of town so our walk to met Daniel was not far. What impressed us most besides Daniel's personality was his knowledge of the history and his ability to convey that information as we waked along. He also had a tablet with power point slides that provided more historical context. Every step of the way was a walk through history. Even the tiles on the streets we walked had a story. Designed by Domènech i Montaner or Gaudi? I would recommend this highly! Ask for Daniel.
Kike was very kind, caring, cares about people, explains the stories of m different places well. Speaks French 1st experience in electric scooter of very good quality that can climb up to 25 km. Fun, sporty and playful
David was excellent. Very informative and friendly guy who made the trip for a family of four including two teenagers really fun. Would definitely recommend the e scooter tour!
There is no better way to see Barcelona than by bike. Guide show us beautiful places and told the history of the city in an interesting way. 10/10
Couldn’t have done all this on our own in one day!