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Intimate Barcelona eBike Tour with Gourmet Tapas & Wine

1. Intimate Barcelona eBike Tour with Gourmet Tapas & Wine

Make light work of exploring Barcelona, on a 2.5-hour tour by electric bike, and see more than is possible on a walking tour. With the help of a bike propelled by electric motor, glide from some of the most popular attractions to hidden treasures, including secret bars and cafés. Starting by the Gothic Cathedral, your guide will give you a short briefing about the bikes and cycling rules, before leading you to the El Born neighborhood, Palau de la Música, El Fossar de les Moreres, and seafaring church of St. Maria del Mar. Discover the former fishing village of Barceloneta, now one of the city’s most atmospheric neighborhoods, where you can explore the vibrant life of the city’s beaches. Ride past Art Noveau architecture, and shops and bars that date back to the beginning of the century, including Els Quatre Gats, frequented by Pablo Picasso. Finish with tapas and wine at the world famous Els Quatre Gats, overflowing with history and the echoes of the geniuses who drank and dined there in ages past, from Pablo Picasso to Salvador Dalí. Open your senses to the rich Spanish flavours and leave with photos and memories of mystery, romance and adventure on a tour ideal for electric bike first timers and experts alike.

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Barcelona: E-Bike Tour

2. Barcelona: E-Bike Tour

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.

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Barcelona: Segway Tour

3. Barcelona: Segway Tour

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.

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Barcelona: Bike Tour

4. Barcelona: Bike Tour

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.

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Barcelona: Self-Guided City Audio Tour on Your Phone

5. Barcelona: Self-Guided City Audio Tour on Your Phone

Immerse yourself in the culture and history of Barcelona as you approach iconic landmarks such as La Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, Casa Batlló, La Rambla, and more. Make the most of a unique navigation functionality and follow suggested walking routes that make self-guiding easy. Start your tour to suit your own schedule from Plaça Sant Jaume, the core of the old city in order. Explore its historic square and picturesque places, feeling like a local. Benefit from a self-guided audio tour designed by an accredited expert. Tune into the app's audio commentary, based on a storytelling concept, to hear all about the landmarks you visit. Experience the beautiful capital of Catalonia at your own pace. Find out the highlights as well as hidden gems of the city.

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Barcelona: Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

6. Barcelona: Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

Explore the magical corners of Barcelona’s old town on a guided walking tour of the Gothic Quarter. See some of the city's top sights and stroll around the cobbled streets. Step back in time in this historic neighborhood, which was founded by the Romans over 2,000 years ago. Gaze up at the intricate spires of the Cathedral of Barcelona. Enter the Plaça del Rei (King's Square) and admire its medieval archways and windows. Get to know the secrets and the legends about the political center of the city.

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Barcelona: Private Tour w/ Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

7. Barcelona: Private Tour w/ Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

See Barcelona at its best from the eyes of a local in just 3 hours. Check out prime landmarks like the Cathedral of Barcelona, Palau Güell, Plaça Reial and hear unique insights that only a local would know. Uncover hidden gems and city secrets along the way that will show you an authentic side of the city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Fully experience the local flare with an included local treat to make your city tour a complete experience.

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Barcelona: “The Shadow of the Wind” Literary Walking Tour

8. Barcelona: “The Shadow of the Wind” Literary Walking Tour

Spanish author Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s global bestseller “The Shadow of the Wind” has captivated thousands of readers around the world, and on this 3-hour walking tour you will step into its pages and discover the parts of Barcelona so vividly captured by the novel. Turning fiction into reality, the tour departs from the famous Ramblas Sta. Monica at the Arc del Teatre, before heading down to Placa Reial and Baixada de la Llibreteria. You will visit places still imbued with the magic of Barcelona at the beginning of the 20th-Century. Walk through the shadowy Gothic Quarter and Ribera, reliving events experienced by Daniel Sempere, Julian Carax, Fermín Romero de Torres, and other characters from the novel. Explore a labyrinth of mysteries, as tour participants become characters at the Forgotten Books Cemetery and Santa Maria del Mar. Wander along Calle Montcada, and discover the Santa Lucia Asylum, Xampanyet tapas bar, and Els Quatre Gats restaurant. See the house and bookshop of "Sempere and Sons," and head past the old library of Ateneu Barcelonès.

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Barcelona: 4-Hour Private Picasso Museum & Walking Tour

9. Barcelona: 4-Hour Private Picasso Museum & Walking Tour

Enjoy a private guided tour of one of the most popular museums in Barcelona. After admiring the work of Picasso and learning about his connection to Barcelona, your guide will take you on a walking tour of the historic El Born district. Your 4-hour tour begins with a visit to the Picasso Museum, where you’ll hear about the formative years of Pablo Picasso. The ingenuity of the young artist is revealed through the 4,251 works that make up the permanent collection. Opened in 1963, the Picasso Museum also reveals his relationship with Barcelona: a close and inseparable link that was forged in his adolescence and youth, and endured until his death. The museum's collection covers the formative years of the artist's life, and is practically complete until the Blue Period. The museum also houses an important representation of works from 1917, the Las Meninas series (1957), and a complete collection of prints. After visiting the Museum, your guide will take you on a 2-hour private walking tour in the El Born district of Barcelona. Admire landmarks such as the famous Basilique of Santa Maria del Mar, the lovely streets of the district, and depending on your preferred itinerary, perhaps the Cathedral of Barcelona and the Roman wall and ruins.

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Barcelona: Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

10. Barcelona: Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

Discover the sites of Roman settlement in Barcelona that date back 2,000. Let your imagination recreate the Roman Forum in the current Plaça de Sant Jaume, that even today after 20 centuries remains the political power of Catalonia. On this 2-hour guided tour you’ll continue with a walk along one of the world's best preserved Roman walls, and hear about the Roman baths of Pati Llimona. Admire the architecture and monumental buildings of the Gothic Quarter and feel as if you’ve traveled back to medieval times. You’re sure to be impressed by the monumental Plaça del Rei with its Palace of the Viceroy and the beautiful Palau Reial. It was here that Catholic monarchs greeted the navigator Christopher Columbus on his return from the first voyage to the Americas. See the Barcelona Cathedral and Santa Maria del Mar, the ultimate examples of pure Catalan Gothic. Santa Maria del Mar was built in an incredibly short time for its size. This neighborhood is also filled with trendy bars, restaurants, and small boutiques, and provides the opportunity to experience the essence of Barcelona. Walking along the famous Ramblas, you’ll discover why Barcelona is so beloved by visitors. This is a buzzing pedestrianized area where you can enjoy the street performers, small cafes, and traditional Catalan cuisine. You’ll see the famous Boqueria market, as well, where you can experience the gastronomic traditions of the Catalan people in its colorful stalls.

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What people are saying about St. Mary of the Sea Cathedral

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 1,473 reviews

Very interesting visit. The rhythm was perfect for a family with young children, our daughters were able to play in a park, taste the churros… We learned a lot about this city that we love. Indeed, we had never taken the time to take a guided tour, it's a budget but it allowed us to have another vision of this city that we had visited many times by missing certain things. . Our guide Fred is originally French which is a real plus for communication.

We saw so much things in 1.5 hours. Our advisor was very nice. We have been a bit late but she tried her best to make the full tour and she spoke german. We really enjoyed the tour. We made it the first day toget an overview of barçelona. I can really recommend it!

This is the best start of you trip in Barcelona! The tour guide Oriol was amazing, he was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his city, which made this experience so authentic and enjoyable. The e-bikes were a good choice as it made the ride much easier.

A great tour! We saw so many things, which was a great introduction to the city! And Jules was fantastic! The tapas and wine exceeded our expectations! We would take the tour again, or at least another tour in the city!

Superb bike experience and highly recommend. The 2 leaders were so kind, informative and helpful. The best way to see Barcelona! The experience is great for adults and children; mine were 14 and 11 and loved it.