We toured Sagrada Familia on a rainy day and the line was out the door and down the block despite the weather. We were very glad to have bought the Skip the Line tickets. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Words can't describe the beauty and intricacy of the site or the genius of Gaudi'. Our separate guide in Parc Guell was also very knowledgeable and friendly. She made sure that we all sat back on the amazing ceramic bench and experienced the ergonomic features so advanced for i's time. The weather had improved by the afternoon and we enjoyed the park very much.
Great tour... our guide shared so much about the country, culture and history of Spain and Montserrat as well as Guell Park. Good balance of touring and traveling without being overload. Great way to see the great sights of Barcelona. I strongly recommend.
This all day tour had pickup at our hotel, so that was great. The tour only had 8 people, which made for a much better experience, more personal, get-to-know-your-travel companions type of vibe. Plus, a smaller group made it easier to get somewhere, get out, tour around, get back in the shuttle and go to the next location. The tour took us around various points throughout Barcelona, then went straight up to Monserrat before lunchtime. Monserrat is a site to see, situated up in the mountains. Great views, great architecture and history. We also had a chance to hear the boys choir which is amazing. There really wasn't much time for lunch, so you would need to pick up something quick in the cafeteria or other restaurants in Monserrat. Then the tour continues again back in Barcelona to visit other notable places, with the last stop ending in Park Guell. Then everyone gets dropped off back at their hotels or the cruise port. Very informative, our guide was great, only English spoken on this tour. Overall, a great tour, would recommend to anyone.
Our tour was great because of our tour guide Marta. She spoke English without an accent and she patiently answered our questions and supplied us with a lot of interesting information about each place we visited - Montserrat, Park Guell and Sagrada. Wish we had more time though in Montserrat. Since we did not go inside the Sagrada Familia Church in this tour, we recommend that you take a separate Skip-the-line tour of Sagrada Familia.
Elena and Gabby did a great job helping us to understand the background/history of the beautiful things/places we were viewing. Barcelona is such a wonderful city with a lot of variety of places to go/see!
Park Guell is an INCREDIBLE place to spend the day...Gaudí is quite the architect!!
The side trip to Montserrat is FABULOUS...the mountain views, the monastery are a wonderful site to visit!
I had high hopes for this Viator tour, since I had an excellent experience in 2012 using them to see the Colosseum and the Vatican. Unfortunately, this tour was not as good. The tour group was large, about 18 people, and it was very rushed when visiting La Sagrada Familia. Some older people in my group had a hard time keeping up with the brisk pace of our tour guide. We didn't have much time to stop and take photos or just soak in the architecture. After La Sagrada, we were handed off to a different tour guide who took us to Park Guell. The park was smaller than what I expected, but interesting to view. We did have 15 minutes of free time at the end of the tour at the park, to wander around on our own. The tour concluded with a walking tour to view the exteriors of 2 homes designed by Gaudi. Overall the guides were informative, but the pace at La Sagrada Familia was too fast.
The Sagrada Familia is absolutely amazing and we had a wonderful tour guide - he explained things well and really made the tour come alive! Our next segment involved another tour guide who was nice but it was a bilingual group - Spanish and English - he had to say everything twice and very fast - and I felt that it was not the same - we would lose interest - and we all felt something was lost in this process. I think both language groups felt the same way. Too bad - we were looking forward to the Parc Guell. I think we did not get a good tour because of it - the information was given in a very hurried fashion - and I feel we were short changed here. I don't think the guide could have done it any other way.
Review tour on 8/10. We only had 1 day in Barcelona and thought this would be the best use of our time.
Pros: guided tours of Sagrada Familia and Park Guell
Cons: did not visit museum at Sagrada Familia, EXTREMELY disorganized (waited over 1 hour for bus), guide was difficult to understand and hear.
Very nice and the tour guide Martha was amazing and very knowledgeable. She has shared some knowledge that even was not part of the tour about Barcelona and Spain. Montserrat was very beautiful and park Guell amazing. Recommend.
Excellent! The inside of Sagrada Familia was crowded but excellent. Loved the park Guelle and other Goudi's works.
This tour consisted of two separate tours. In the morning our guide Christina begun by taking us on a walking tour of the old city. We then travelled by bus through part of the city to the cable car for a ride to the lookout on the hill overlooking the city. Unfortunately due to a mix up a number of us in the party got off at the wrong terminal and did not get to the lookout. The bus then dropped us back to the office. We found Christina a little difficult to understand at times and this was aggravated by the poor quality of the small loudspeaker she used.
The second tour which began, two hours later, was based around Gaudi and his the influence on the architecture in the city. Our stops included the new and unfinished Community Church, the Gaudi theme park, Guell Park, and the Gaudi designed Casa Mila and Casa Batllo buildings in the modern central city. The tour ended here and we found our own way home. Again our male tour guide was difficult to understand. Sometimes he gave his commentary in two or more languages which although perfectly acceptable did add to this difficulty.
Of the two we found the second or afternoon tour more interesting and enjoyable.
Doing what: Barcelona in One Day Sightseeing Tour
United States of America
This tour was broken into two parts with two separate guides: 1 La Sagrada Familia, and 2 Park Guell and a Gaudi walk.
La Sagrada Familia tour was great. The pacing was good and our tour guide Vigo was careful to answer questions as they came up. An older lady had a cane and was afraid she wouldn't be able to keep up so Vigo kept a slow pace when we were walking and got her a wheelchair at the site and wheeled her around. We got a lot of information about the Cathedral, inside and out, that really helped us understand what we were seeing. 5 Stars!
The last part of the tour was quite frankly terrible. Park Guell is a huge place and our different guide quickly rushed through with the rest of us barely keeping up, never mind the previously mentioned woman who had trouble walking. A few including her gave up and returned to the bus. Our guide Angela? rushed from point to point and if you were not right by her side you had no idea what was going on as she didn't wait for the group to catch up and would just start talking as she got to each spot. The slower people in the group, or people who just got caught up in the crowd had no chance to hear anything. At the end we got 30 minutes to wander around before returning to the bus with no idea what to see and no guidance given as to how to spend our time. The Park is amazing but this was a terrible way to see it. The same rushed theme carried on at the last part of the tour as we walked through crowded streets in central Barcelona. The tour guide didn't care who was around or still following as people just gave up and left as she didn't seem to notice. She even once rushed to catch a crossing light and leaving half the group either stuck behind the light or walking against the red through honking traffic. After this me and a few others decided to leave and not complete the tour, which had already lost a good half dozen people. The tour could have been so much better given the subject.
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.
Excellent tour. We had to meet at the office where the company is located which is not completely specific. We joined our group and tour guide and commenced to the Church which is about one block away.. Our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable about the church. The second part of our tour we had a different guide and we walked to a bus about 5 minutes away and took it to Guelle parc. Beautiful experience and our guide was also knowable about Gaudi and his many talents. It is a long day and very exhausting but worth it. I would definitely recommend it.
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.
Excellent in every sense! Beautiful and astounding architecture, wonderful tour guides. We had one guide for La Sagrada Familia and a different guide for Park Guell and the artistic tour. Best event of our trip!
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.
Cynthia E S
While the Sagrada is a not to be missed Barcelona highlight, we visited in 2011 and toured using the audio guides that came with the entrance ticket - it was a better overview of the history, architecture and symbology than this guided tour. Similarly, Parc Guell should be a planned visit, however, this tour was unknown to us at time of booking combined with a Spanish and Portuguese tour and that limited any benefit from a guided tour. The only benefit was the skip the line feature, but you can do that by buying your tickets online in advance anyway. Shop around - there are better tours.
Hola'...this tour was truly fantastic. Admittedly I had already done most of the morning tour already myself but the afternoon tour to Park Guell and Sagrada Familigia was terrific especially due to the guide Amelia.
The amount of knowledge and passion that this young lady has for Gaudi was for me, infectious. She truly made the afternoon in an otherwise long day truly magical and interesting.
Everyone else on the tour were also impressed with her. Good luck Amelia...you have a huge future ahead of you.!!
Doing what: Barcelona in One Day Sightseeing Tour
Everything was well planned. Our first guide was a bit difficult to understand with such a large group. We werent given any time to explore the La Sagrada Familia or its souvenir shop. Our guide to Patk Guell was wonderful. Be prepared for a lot of walking!
both our driver and tour guide deserve 5 stars. they were very accommodating to our needs especially photo ops. Montserrat was an amazing place to visit and enoyed the boy choir very much. although it drizzled a bit, it didn't dampen the spirit! Park Guell was unique. Unfortunately, we had to rush through the park and couldn't quite see and absorb the ambience of this beautiful place. 45 mins including waiting to enter the park is too short, I would have given this tour 5 stars if we have another 45 mins at 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.
The best tour ever!
The best tour ever, or did I already say this? Christian, our tour guide, was extremely knowledgeable and very passionate about his city and its rich history. The bus picked us up from the cruise port and, luckily, we did not have to pick up any more people. So, with our luggage stowed away, our tour started right away. Christian timed it so we made it to Montserrat to watch and listen to the boys choir at 1pm! This tour was an unforgettable experience and we saw a lot - La Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, Montserrat and so much more along the way. I took amazing pictures! All were in agreement that Christian was excellent. As he dropped each guest at their hotel, he pointed out other areas of interest and recommended places to eat within walking distance. This is a great and reasonable price-wise way to see Barcelona, especially if you only have one day! I want to add that we had a great driver so sorry, I forgot his name but he was very professional!
Excellent opportunity to see 2 major attractions. Tour guide Cinta for La Sagrada Familia part of tour was excellent. She was very knowledgeable and extremely pleasant. Wish we had a little more time at Park Guell. On the 'walking' part of the tour to Casa Batllo and La Pedrera it was very difficult to hear our tour guide with the busy street noise in the background. Would have been helpful to have radios and earphones to hear what the guide was saying. We ended up leaving this part of the tour because we could not hear her. But would still highly recommend this excursion! Great appreciation for Gaudi after seeing his works!
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