The tour was bilingual and the guide's command of each language was less than stellar. We could barely understand the heavily accented English and my husband, who speaks French, said the French part wasn't much better. The tour itself was boring. The walking part at the end of the tour involved too much standing around while the same facts were explained in two languages and the Montjuic portion was too concentrated in the Spanish Village, which is really touristy and not too exciting. This one is definitely not worth the time or the money.
Highly recommend the sight seeing tour for an overview of this large city! make sure though you have another day to go back to the places you have seen during the sightseeing. Montjuic cable car was very quick- 5 minutes - would be better to continue on and go over the water however it only takes you one stop during the tour. Montserrat though is beautiful and once in a lifetime- amazing views- good amount of free time.
Spectacular view from Montserrat and montjuic
The Montjuic part was ordinary but Montserrat Tour is spectacular. The journey to Montserrat by the funiculor and the visit to Black Madonna is quite thrilling. The Montserrat part should be a tour in itself as that way one can spend more time in the museum.
Absolutely FABULOUS tour with Kwan- our family of 5 had him all to ourselves- we saw SO MUCH of the Montjuic side of town that we wouldn't have been able to see without this easy FUN tour. The bikes were so easy and comfortable to ride- we had a BLAST!! Best 30 euros spent touring!!!
The tour with name itself is so inviting and tempting but it is hectic as well. It definitely includes the best of Barcelona. The Gothic quarter, mount montjuic, sagarda familia, park guell, la pedrera all in one day. Imagine, how hectic will it be and how much of walking it will be. First thing get the best walking shoes you have and try to learn a little more about all these places a little more, so you know what to ask your guide. Our guide was good but we ended in to a chaos, because we missed two of the members somewhere during the tour which pretty much messed up the tour. But still This is a long day you may want to divide in two days, to see more details but if you don't have time then this is it. I would have preferred to stay and spend more time in Sagrada Familia which is the best in Barcelona among gaudi's creation. So Take a look at your time before you book this tour.
Fantastic experience for my daughter and me. Very personalized bike tour through the city streets, along the waterfront and up Montjuic with beautiful views. Our e-bike guide was extremely courteous and informative.
The Montjuic cable car was alright but Montserrat was amazing!
On both spots, we had time to explore.
The bus trip to Montserrat takes a while but the tour guide was very chatty and full of information so it was never dull.
Montjuic Tour: Male guide was knowledgable but not dynamic and unable to keep track of group, although very nice. Told us wrong time to arrive for the Montserrat tour, so we almost missed it.
Female guide for Montserrat was fantastic!
This is a great tour and well worth the money. You will save about 30 off of what you would pay booking it through a cruise line. Our tour guide, Josef, was incredible. He really has a passion for what he does and for his homeland. One of the first things he did when we boarded the van was to ask us what are the most important things we want to see. We were able to see all of Gaudi's major work. Sagrada Familia was stunning! Pictures can not do justice. Montserrat is a must see. We were able to go into the cathedral and it is beautiful. 7 to 8 hours that the tour lasts is not long enough to go into all of the buildings we saw, so you have to make a choice in what you to see in the time you have. We even had a little time at the end to go up to Montjuic and see the city. We didn't feel like we were running from site to site, but we did have to move through areas fairly quickly to fit in everything we had on our must see list. You will not go wrong if you decide to take this tour. We booked through Viator, and two of the places we visited Malaga and Barcelona we used Top Day Tours. I was very impressed with the level of professionalism and attention to detail. The guides were very knowledgeable, friendly and easy to understand. Josef was a great tour guide, if you have the opportunity to have him as your guide you will not go wrong.
This was an awesome way to see parts of Barcelona and the Sagrada Familia. We saw views of Barcelona from Montjuic Hill which were spectacular. Our journeys through the Gothic Quarter , Park Guell, and La Pedrera were sensational. The different views of the church gave one for thought.
We had a wonderful time on this tour. Jordi, our young guide, was helpful and full of information the entire day. We did a walking tour of Barri Gotic, drove for a brief stop in Montjuic overlooking the city, visited one of Gaudi's houses in Barcelona, toured Parc Guell and spent time at the indescribable Sagrada Familia. It was a whirlwind day. Our only disappointment was the brief time allowed at Parc Guell. This was no fault of Viator there was simply too much to see and tourist groups were allotted a certain time.
This tour was solid, but unspectacular - a very efficient way to hit the major sites in Barcelona and the inclusion of Skip-the-Line access to La Sagrada Familia made it worth the price. This was a fairly large tour - I believe there were 18 of us plus our guide, Gemma, and the minibus driver - and it comes with the typical large tour pro's and con's. I suspect that we might have wanted a little more time at Montjuic had we been there on a nicer day it was rainy the day we went. Similarly, it was nice to get the historical overview of La Sagrada Familia which was stunning, but with 18 people to deal with and a walking tour of the Gothic Quarter afterward the time went VERY quickly. As for the walking tour of the Gothic Quarter, headsets would really have improved this aspect of the tour. When my wife and I wound up in the back of the pack, hearing the guide was a constant struggle.
The tour of Gothic quarters and Montjuic was made more enjoyable by the guide who was very well informed.
Interesting, but fairly useless. Cabkd csr to Montjuic not available jan/feb, dont tell you when booking, dont tell you till half way thru tour. I suppose it got me started but not worth the money.
Doing what: Barcelona in One Day Sightseeing Tour
we had wonderful time during our tour in Montjuic; our tour guide explained everything and we loved the place. I wish I can come back here with my husband.
Sightseeingn tour with Montjuic Cable Car ride was fantastic and informative. Montserrat Tour is one that I will not recommend. There is very little and the guide was more concerned with complaining about things than actually explaining history.
This tour is fine, if a bit routine compared to some of the other ones we did. Nothing wrong with it really, it just felt a bit disjointed between the Gothic Quarter and the Olympic/Montjuic areas, and the hour long stop at the Spanish Village near the Olympic Stadium when the phenomenal art gallery building was within sight felt like a waste. (The Spanish Village is a replica of most of the regions of Spain, but of course is fake.)
Thank you Maria for such a fantastic tour to Montjuic and around the city. We had a beautiful time, this is a great way to get to know Barcelona. We highly recommend Maria and Jairo @ eBikes, they also gave us some good tips of where to eat and their recommendations were actually some of the best places we tried out of all of our stay! Many thanks one more time! It was lots of fun!
I was a bit underwhelmed about the tour on my recent trip. Our guide Feliciano was fabulous and very knowledgable about a lot of the political and religious history of the city, which was really terrific in putting context around the sites. However, when we went to Sagrada Familia, you just get handed the audioguide. So while you skip the line, which is great, there is very little additional benefit to not doing this on your own. Also, we went up to Montjuic which was supposed to be a spectacular view of the city...it wasn't great. We didn't stop at a very picturesque spot so the pictures are pretty disappointing...also it was an overcast day so that didn't help. While Feliciano was great and the best part was actually the on-foot journey around the old town, i don't quite know if this was a worthwhile excursion.
Absolutely an excellent tour everything from start to finish was brilliant - the tour guides, the tour coaches and most of the all tour itself, Montjuic Cable Car trip was excellent - lovely views and setting, visited the Spanish village which was lovely, gothic quarter. The Montserrat tour was breath taking, the views were amazing, the cog train up the side of the mountain was great. The monastery was amazing and the rock formations around it were spectacular - the tour was excellent value for money - would use again.
This was just okay. The montjuic palace was just a "shell" with nothing much of interest inside. The cable ride was short and not particularly exciting unless you like to look at panoramic views.
Tour began over 15minutes late due to a 5 person family coming late. Tour guides were very knowledgeable and friendly however the morning tour guide had a very heavy accent and so her English was incredibly hard to understand and there was almost no time at Montjuic which was the most interesting place to visit out of the entire morning tour IMO, therefore my mother and I tried rushing with taking pictures that we ended up missing the tour bus for the stop after Montjuic (yet, they waited 15min at the start of the tour for others? This was the reason why no time was given at Montjuic. Why should the rest of the tour suffer time at landmarks because of latecomers?) It wasn't the biggest deal for my mother and I to miss the bus after Montjuic but they should really give people more time here. (TIP: don't leave anything on the morning bus as you will never see it again!). The afternoon tour was better but due to rain I skipped out on the last hour or so since it was just looking at the outside of building and hearing some history about it-I'd much rather go inside at another time to certain places.
Doing what: Barcelona in One Day Sightseeing Tour
I always like to take a city tour like thsi to give you an overview of a city. It helps me decide what areas I want to return to spend more time and also I get to see places I may not normally have time to see. Well this tour did not disappoint. It is actually two tours in one when the upgrade is added. The first half is the Gothic Quarter and Montjuic. Ana was our guide for this part. Like a good Mother Goose she made sure that her flock was well tended to. She was highly informative and took some really nice photos of us.
After a break for lunch we returned for the second half of the tour. This was lead by Julio. The group was much larger for this part but he kept us all together and did not lose any of us. This part focused on the more modern mainly the Born distict and the Gaudi architecture. The visit to Park Guell was fascinating if also a bit cold. All in all it was a fun day!
Doing what: Barcelona in One Day Sightseeing Tour
The concept of our tour was fine for an overview of Barcelona highlights but our guide was just OK. A mic system would have been helpful. At Montjuic Hill, we spent over 45 minutes standing in one spot listening to a history of Barcelona while we waited for the arrival of two people from a late arriving cruise ship. The park appeared to be lovely but we never moved from the single spot. Even though it was denied that we were waiting for the couple, we left immediately after their arrival. If every tour spends this much time on Montjuic Hill, then the information needs some editing. It could easily have been told to us as we traveled by bus between the rest of the sights. By the time we were to break for lunch, we were already over an hour late on the timing of the tour and by the end of the day, we were almost two hour late.
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