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  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration:  Flexible
Explore Barcelona in a unique and exciting way – by GoCar! Easy and fun to drive, the GoCar is guided by GPS (Global Positioning System), which means that the car always knows where you are, even if you don't. As you drive near La Sagrada Familia or Park Güell, the GPS tells you where to turn and what you're passing, and it waits patiently if you want to stop. With three different itineraries and tour lengths to choose from, you can discover Barcelona on your own schedule!

Highlights

  • Self-drive GoCar tour in Barcelona guided by talking GPS
  • Travel around Barcelona at your own pace
  • View Gaudí's masterpieces such as La Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, Casa Batlló and Casa Milá (La Pedrera)
  • Visit Barcelona's charming neighborhoods including Gracia, l'Eixample, Barceloneta and Bonanova
  • See sights that interest you such as La Monumental bullring, Camp Nou, Montjuic, Olympic Port and Tibidabo
  • Choose between three different routes

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

You'll get lots of attention riding around in your little three-wheeled yellow car. You can go at your own pace, the GPS directions are easy to follow, and parking is a breeze. A quirky and memorable way to see the sights!

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What You Can Expect

Barcelona GPS-Guided GoCar Tour

Barcelona GPS-Guided GoCar Tour

A narrated, self-drive GoCar tour guided by GPS is a fantastic way to explore Barcelona at your own pace. The talking GPS gives you directions that are clear, concise and informative, and it highlights specific locations throughout Barcelona as you drive, providing a unique experience during your stay in Barcelona. Your three-wheeled GoCar seats two and has a lockable trunk for your belongings. No experience is necessary, and you will receive helmets and a briefing on how to operate the car safely before you head out from the shop.

Unlike a traditional tour, you decide where you want to go and when you want to stop. Your tour can take anywhere from 1 hour to 2.5 hours – the choice is yours. Simply get your car, choose a designated route or make up your own tour of the city, and let the fun begin!

There are three routes and time options available, with lots of historical and cultural sights and landmarks along the way, including:

  • La Sagrada Familia
  • Park Güell
  • Casa Milá (La Pedrera)
  • Casa Batlló
  • Montjuic
  • La Monumental bullring
  • Arc de Triomf
  • Las Ramblas
  • Olympic Port
  • Camp Nou
  • Barceloneta Beach
Please see the Itinerary section below for details on each tour.

Itinerary


Barcelona Highlights Tour:

On this 1-hour tour, see Barcelona's main attractions, including Gaudí's main artworks La Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera and Casa Batlló. See the Arc de Triomf, the Parc de la Ciutadella – Barcelona's main park – and La Monumental bullring. Drive by the elegant Passeig de Gracia street and the legendary Las Ramblas, home to the famous Boquería Market and Columbus Monument. Finish with amazing views of the Mediterranean Sea as you drive by Port Vell, the Barceloneta Beach and the Olympic Port.

Oympic Tour:
This 2.5-hour tour takes you around the interesting urban layout of Barcelona Olympic area and waterfront. Turn on your engine to drive past the beautiful Arc de Triomf, near the entrance of the Parc de la Ciutadella, and follow your GPS as it guides you to the coastline. See the Santa Maria del Mar Cathedral, and continue driving by the waterfront until you reach the Columbus Monument. See the Barcelona Contemporary Arts Museum (MACBA) and the Centre of Contemporary Culture Barcelona (CCCB), then arrive to the top part of the famous Las Ramblas. Next, head to Montjuïc to enjoy outstanding views of the Barcelona skyline. Tour the area, home to the Spanish Town and the Olympic Stadium, then head back to central Barcelona by the waterfront, taking in views of Port Vell and the Mediterranean Sea.

You may upgrade your downtown tour to include La Sagrada Familia on your route, which will take a total of approximately three hours.

Discover Gaudí: La Sagrada Familia Tour:
The uptown tour takes you outside of the old town to discover Gaudí's most important creations. On this 2.5-hour tour you will start driving east by the Arc de Triomf and the Parc de la Ciutadella, and continue by the Agbar Tower and La Monumental bullring. Next, see the famous Gaudí monuments of La Sagrada Familia and Park Güell, then head north to the Tibidabo mountain for amazing views of Barcelona. Drive south by Gaudí's Pedralbes Monastery and FC Barcelona's renowned stadium Camp Nou, or venture into areas that many visitors never never see, such as the buzzing bohemian neighborhood of Gracia. Continue your tour on the famous Avenida Diagonal road until you reach the elegant Passeig de Gracia. Here, see many examples of art nouveau on the building and street decorations, as well as Gaudí's Casa Milá (also known as La Pedrera) and Casa Batlló.


Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

The Go Car tour was fun and the arrangments were easy to book. really need to have two people to pay attention to directions and road signs along the way to stay on the tour route. The streets are busy and road markings are few. GPS screen is hard to see in bright sun. It was a good way to see alot in a short period of time but will need to go back and do a walking tour of the sights we Go Car toured

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Great fun! Best way to discover the city.

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