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-Park Guell is not to be missed. The mosaics are so beautiful. They were the main reason I wanted to visit Barcelona. The day we were all there, there were musicians placed throughout the park. It was a nice touch to be able to sit a while and listen to different types of music.
-Just resign yourself to being photo bombed. It's impossible to take a photo without a crowd of people in it.
-We actually overslept the morning of our tour and missed it which was very disappointing. I'm sure the tour would have been great and we would have been able to skip the line. We went to the park later on our own and had to kill several hours, as they only allow a certain amount of people to enter each half hour. I recommend the tour.
Unfortunately, there seems to have been a disconnect between the person at the Viator 800 and Julie's Travel in Barcelona, who provided this tour. I called and asked specifically for info. on how long the tour would stop at each tour location. It turned out we were at Sagrada Familia much, much longer than I had been told. Then, once at Park Guell, I was told that there wasn't time to go in to the gift shop. Also, by the time we got to Casa Mila/ La Pedrera, it was getting too dark for photo-taking. And, the tour went over time by 30 minutes. I would have preferred going only to Park Guell, but apparently that is not offered.
A nice way to be introduced to Gaudi's projects around Barcelona. The tour does not include entering the La Sagrada Familia which I overlooked in booking. Time spent at Park Guell was insufficient to really enjoy the park. The tour guide was knowledgeable and pleasant. I would recommend that a visitor visit La Sagrada Familia and Park Guell as separate events in order to really have time to enjoy and explore.
This was a new tour that combined 2 previous separate tours. The 2 tours themselves were very good and we enjoyed both Park Guell and La Sagrada Familia.
The problem was that we were taken by bus from Park Guell and dropped off on the sidewalk in ront of the tour office across from the street from La Sagrada Familia and told the second part of the tour would resume in 45 minutes. No information was provided on where to get something to eat or drink or where bathrooms were close by.
It rained which made the Park Guell tour less than wonderful. The tour was also shortened due to the rain, so I wasn't able to see all of the park which was very disappointing. Otherwise everything was great and the tour of La Sagrada Familia was fantastic.
Pickup from my cruise ship was fast and easy. So glad I had the opportunity to visit Park Guell. Could have spent an entire day at Monserrat. Hope to visit and spend more time there in the future. My tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided interesting information and we drove around town and between destinations. Dropped me off at the entrance to my hotel when the tour was over. Could not have asked for a better tour.
The directions where you had to meet was a street address, but what should been also added is that the gift / tourist shop is opposite Park Guell, as it was quite confusing and we had been to Barcelona before. Also it was not clear that we had to purchase a seperate ticket if we wanted to go up the tower at Sagrada Familia, which was a disappointment. This tour guide was adequate only. The only positive was the Skip the line and the bus from the park to the church.
So glad I had the opportunity to visit Park Guell. Could have spent an entire day at Monserrat. Hope to return and spend more time there again in the future. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and provide interesting information and we traveled between destinations. Could not ask for a better tour.
Not particularly interesting and not worth the money. The tour has three parts and by the start of the third part nearly half the group dropped out. On the up side, the guide was able to tell us some interesting facts about La Sagrada Familia and Park Guell.
This is a perfect tour for a preview of Barcelona.
Our tour guide was amazing and very knowledgeable and very accommodating too.
She picked us up from the cruise port in a very nice van and then dropped us off at our hotel so it was perfect!
The tour gave a great introduction to the La Sagrada Familia since the tour does not include the inside tour of the place. My husband and I felt very prepared and informed when we went to visit the place again to see the inside which is a MUST!.
And the visit to Park Guell was amazing. We went earlier in the day to avoid the rush and people. i'm glad we had a tour guide who explained all the reasoning and explanation to all the structures and designs found there. Gaudi is now my new favorite architect! His work around the city is AMAZING.
Pedro was a good tour guide who gave good information about the history of Sagrada Familia and Park Guell. But with time spent traveling you only get about an hour at each place.
The tour was OK and worth doing but could have been more exciting.
I object to you advertising that the meeting point was in CENTRAL BARCELONA and once I had booked I found out the meeting point was outside the gate to park Guell.
By no means was this central Barcelona. Also you gave no useful info on how to get there.
I spent 1hr waiting at the tourist buro to find out that I could catch a bus from Placa Cataluña to the park.
Dr M H Linck
Tour date Aug19th disappointed to find out on the tour we were not going into the Sagrada family church Couldn't hear the tour guides explanation English was ok as well! Ended up with only 50 mins at Parc guell which is not enough for this beautiful park so we left the group and spent 2 hours there
It was very hot in July when we went so be sure to bring water. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of what we saw. She explained every sculpture on the facade of Sagrada Familia. She told of it's history and it indefinite future. We traveled from there by air conditioned bus to Park Guell, where again she was very knowledgeable. She pointed out the stone Rosary, the wave shape of the laundry area, and explained the theater's drainage. She described how the Park was initially supposed to be a wealthy neighborhood. We thoroughly enjoyed all of her stories about Gaudi and her enthusiasm. Once we arrived back in the city, we took a short walking tour to see a few other buildings with very interesting architecture all of which she explained in detail. This was a great tour.
La Sagrada is the most astonishing landmark with its beautiful architecture. Lots of crowds but well worth the wait. You can take pics as well. We spent almost half a day at this landmark. Park Guell was nice as well but the weather was hot hot hot. Didn't feel like walking in the park.
We were disappointed that this tour did not include entry to La Sagrada Familia which we assumed it would perhaps we should have read the fine print the rest of the tour was quite informative and we loved the Park Guell.
This tour was very informative and well run. You can go into the park without a guide but there is not really anything to tell you about what you are seeing and the story behind the Guell family and how the park came about. Well worth the money.
Stupidly thought that this price included 'skip the line' INTO La Sagrada Familia - but it didn't. Would not have paid the very high price of this trip for six adults if I had realised it was an outside walk round only and entry into Park Guell. Will read the smallprint before booking in future !!
I am not sure about the name of our tour guide...I think Orio. He was very knowledgeable and articulate. He explained in details and gave us time to ask questions and take lots of photos. Park Guell is a fantastic attraction. A must-see. I would definitely recommend this tour to all my friends and relatives. Thank you!
Felt a little fast but other than that it was beautiful and the tour guide was great!! Definitely recommend this, you cannot go wrong with the amazing Park Guell and Sagrada Familia as well as other Gaudi houses on Gracia.
GillyMac99 United Kingdom
Our main reason for returning to Barcelona was to visit Park Guell and we're so pleased we did. The tour was supposed to be 1 hour 45 mins but overran by about 45 mins - it would have been difficult to fit it into the shorter time and we missed parts out even then. The 'free' outer areas of the park are very beautiful and well worth a visit - the musicians who play there are a treat and certainly add to the atmosphere. Our guide, Isabelle, pointed out lots of interesting things we would otherwise have missed. We rushed the 'pay' part rather so will perhaps go back for a leisurely walk round but I would recommend this tour even with the time constraint
We pre booked a walking tour to Park Guell, when we got off the tour bus we were directed to one of the entrances which was the wrong part. Because i am in a wheelchair it took us some time to walk back to where we were supposed to meet the guide. Unfortunatly we missed the tour because they startee without us, we then had to queue and pay AGAIN for tickets to get in, we ended up waiting 2 hours to get in. Once we were in the park we telephone the number on our prebooked tickets and spoke to the guide who has already started the tour, he told us that he has our tickets but he refused to come and give it to us. Prebooking this tour was a waste of our money !!
Good tour to see the highlights though we did not see the Bull ring as stated. The 2 Gaudi houses are drive-bys only so you have the luck of the draw whether the traffic lights allow you time to see them or not. Construction on Sagrada Familia meant we only saw 2 sides of the church this trip, which is too bad. Park Guell is pretty but may not be worth the time for some people. We left the tour at the Cathedral and walked back to our hotel since it was closer than ending the tour at the Museum (since we were on evening tour adn it was closed anyway). Our Guide was good and provided nice commentary in EN, FR and ESP.
Not recommended. The information provided by the guide regarding Park Guell, its origins and features, during the tour is readily available on the Internet. Better to visit the park without a guide and save the cost of the tour!
Very disappointed. Impossible to appreciate Gaudi's buildings while speeding past in bus. Not enough time at Parc Guell. Group too big to manage and tour tried to achieve too much in limited time!
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