Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Barcelona Shore Excursion: Best of Barcelona Small-Group Tour - Skip the Line at La Sagrada Familia. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
We started the tour out in a downpour but our guide meet us at the cruise port and got us on a bus right away. The rain stopped soon after our tour so we were able get out and see all the things that were on the schedule. Anna was a fantastic guide telling so much about the history of Barcelona and the sights we were seeing. It was an incredible day. My only disappointment was that we did the half day and transportation back to the dock was our responsibility. I had called there office to check on this was told that during the lunch break the bus would take those of us on the half day tour back to the port. That didn't happen. It wasn't hard to get a taxi but it cost us more. The tour, all aspects of it was great.
Jordi (Jorges) picked us up at the pier and brought us to the meeting spot for the rest of the tour. We had 45 minutes until the official start of the tour but there were multiple coffee shops open and it was a pretty area to explore. We first rode to a great spot for a view of the entire city at Montjuïc and then headed to Sagrada Familia. I am so grateful we allowed time to go inside because it is awe inspiring! The sunlight through the stained glass is magnificent. We enjoyed our short tour of the Gothic Quarter at the end. I wish we had more time to do the full day tour!
Great guide who really knew the city and sights. Waiting in line was minimal compared to other lines a block long. Guide was very accomodating to all requests. Timely pick-up at the cruise port.
This was not the trip we signed up for BUT, Christian made the trip all worth while. He is an independant guide but hasa passion for Barcelona. He was the best guide on our entire trip and oh by the way where he took us was very interesting. Still have not gotten into the church, but there is always a next time. If Christian had not been so good the company would have heard from me. They still might for the matter
Great tour! The guide was very knowledgeable and very friendly! He def kept us entertained at all time!
Tour Guide, Enrique, was very knowledgeable. And skip the line was essential if you want to see so many great places in one day. The only thing missing was inside visit of Casa Batlo, which is a must if you are in Barcelona.
The tour and everything connected with it were great! They picked us up at the ship and took us on a city tour and the old city and Sagrada Familia and our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful in every way. We are only sorry we didn't get to take the full tour, but had to get back to the ship for departure. We have taken other Viator tours and have been very pleased with them and would recommend Viator to our friends and will book with you again whenever we travel. Thank you!
We were on a cruise ship vacation with Norwegian Cruise Line and Veronica (our tour guide from our Viator booking) met us at the Barcelona pier. On this day many passengers were getting off the cruise for the last time and I was afraid in the mass confusion that we would have trouble meeting up with this tour but Veronica was right on time and stood clearly with the limo drivers and had a sign with our name on it. It turns out that we were the only two people on the tour this day so we had a private tour! She was wonderful- very informative and relaxed. She took us to many historical and beautiful sights but my favorite place was La Sagrada Famila! (I didn't expect to be so moved by the beautiful church and the stories behind its construction- and it is still under construction!) We also stumbled upon a festival day in town and saw many exciting events (dancing and human pyramid competitions) taking place,. We were running behind schedule for the tour but Veronica never made us feel rushed. She completed the tour as planned and was a complete professional the entire tme, despite the fact we were the only people in the tour. I could't believe other cruisers hadn't signed up for this tour. Viator has a cruise ship guarantee for if you ever miss being back to the ship on time. At any rate, we took the half day tour and we had plenty of time to spend in town on our own and were back on board ship with many hours to spare. I highly recommend this tour!
a great tour--wonderful guide- saw a lot- learned a lot about Barcelona - wonderful city
It was really nice tour. The Guide Anna, she was just amazing. She had lot of patience, knowlege and details. We really enjoyed the tour because of her.
This tour was wonderful due to our guide,Victor. He made it very special. he was extremely knowledgeable and made it interesting by challenging us to think.
After a bit of confusion as to our pick up time, the local office managed to come pick us up at the ship terminal, 35 minutes late. However, our tour with Nicholas, or Nicco, more than made up for that delay. He was a walking historian giving interesting insight on all the places we stopped. Ask for him! I would never attempt to walk the Gothic quarter without his guidance. Fabulous!
It was pouring rain for more than half of the tour. About mid-point of the tour we considered leaving the group as we were soaked despite having the proper rain gear. In my opinion, if the weather is adverse, the tour company should have cancelled the tour. Not having to wait in line to see La Sagrada Familia was the selling point of this tour (especially in the heavy rain). Walking through the Gothic Quarter was amazing and we had a great meal at a local tapas restaurant. The other outstanding sights were Park Guell and lastly, La Pedrera. Our guide Anna had an incredible knowledge base. However, she needs to manage her time better as it was 6 pm by the time we completed touring our last stop at La Pedrera. As this was a Shore Excursion, we assumed we were going to be taken back to the cruise terminal. However, this was not the case and because we didn't stipulate returning back to the terminal or being dropped off at a hotel, we had to obtain transportation from La Pedrera to the hotel we were checking into. Thus, when a customer makes this excursion reservation, they should be asked about transportation options to do at the end of the full day tour.