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  • Location:Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration:Varies

Barcelona Shore Excursion: Best of Barcelona Small-Group Tour - Skip the Line at La Sagrada Familia

While you are in port in Barcelona, explore the best of this exquisite Catalan city on this shore excursion. This sightseeing tour includes skip-the-line access at La Sagrada Familia, where the long lines can often make a day in port very frustrating. Your guide will also show you more of the city’s iconic sights like the hill of Montjuïc and the Gothic Quarter. If a half-day tour isn’t enough, upgrade to the full-day tour to also visit Park Güell and La Pedrera. On this small-group tour, you'll receive personalized attention from your guide.


  • Barcelona shore excursion
  • Includes skip-the-line access and guided tour at La Sagrada Familia
  • Panoramic view of Barcelona from Montjüic hill
  • Walking tour of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

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What You Can Expect

Barcelona Shore Excursion: Best of Barcelona Small-Group Tour - Skip the Line at La Sagrada Familia

Enjoy skip-the-line access at La Sagrada Familia

Your day in Barcelona will be well-spent on this sightseeing shore excursion, which includes skip-the-line access at La Sagrada Familia. After you meet your guide, drive up to Barcelona's Montjuïc hill, the site of the 1992 Olympics. After a brief stop at the Catalunya National Art Museum, continue to Plaça Espanya and past the modernist buildings of the Eixample area.

Drive through Passeig de Gracia, home to Barcelona’s renowned Antonio Gaudí buildings – La Pedrera and Casa Batlló. Then stop at the Hospital de Sant Pau, one of the greatest symbols of the modernist architecture in Barcelona and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

When you reach La Sagrada Familia, one of the most well-known and popular attractions in Spain, you’ll skip the long lines that are often very long. Your guide will lead you straight inside this magnificent structure for a guided tour.

You’ll then head to the oldest part of Barcelona, the Gothic Quarter, where you’ll stroll through the narrow streets of medieval Barcelona. From there, visit the Jewish Quarter, the Royal Palace and the 2,000-year-old Roman temple.

Continue to the Born district and Santa Maria del Mar church, one of the most beautiful in Barcelona, where your tour ends.

Upgrade to the full-day tour to include guided visits to two of Antoni Gaudi’s most fabulous sites – Park Güell and La Pedrera. You’ll tour the famous city garden and visit the interior of La Pedrera.


Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Judy was a wonderful tour guide. Easy pick up and drop off from the port. Highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Wonderful tour. Very knowledgeable guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our top priority for our Barcelona visit was to go inside the La Sagrada. We had seen a television documentary about this amazing place, but our cruise ship did not provide a tour of the inside, instead their tours just did a drive by. Our travel agent then told us about Viator, and we will always use Viator in the future. The pickup from our ship was easy and on time. Our guide was extremely interesting and knowledgable, and went out of her way for everyone in our group of 8.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We missed our pick up at the dock-too many terminals and pick up point not clear. Once we found our way to the starting point, our guide Judith was thorough and personable and interesting.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This is one of the favorite Tourist sights I have ever seen. I think you could go here everyday and find something new. I will never use the word gaudy to describe something tacky. He is right up there with MIcheangelo in terms of artistic genius. Our tour guide was very nice and smart. I only wish we could have been picked up at our cruise ship and gone right on the tour instead of transferring in the city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Gemma provided an excellent tour of Barcelona. Her stories and knowledge were fabulous. I highly recommend the local tour company.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was a very enjoyable tour. Our delightful guide, Gemma, went out of her way to make sure we enjoyed her beautiful city. She covered everything mentioned in the tour description plus gave dining and shopping recommendations that were wonderful! I highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Outstanding tour and tour guide. Extremely educational and enjoyable.
Highly recommend this one!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Much much better than taking a cruise ship tour. No waiting around a lounge on the ship to be herded off to a bus. Just walk off the ship and be met by your driver. Less expensive too. Will do the shore excursions through Viator again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our tour was great! Our tour guide Gemma was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. There was an issue on the tour but Gemma made up for it by giving us extra free time and extending the tour. We traveled around the city stopping for pics before arriving at La Sagrada Familia. It is not to be missed in Barcelona and breathtaking! Make sure if you choose port pickup that you look for a taxi holding a small sign with your name or a tour guide holding a sign with your name on it. Overall I would recommend this tour. You do not want to wait in the extremely long line to get in.

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