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  • Location:Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration:Varies
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.

Highlights

  • 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

Best  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. Stop for a free glass of cava (Catalan sparkling wine) and tapas tasting in a local market. 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:
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.



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Customer Reviews

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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5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great tour. Guide very pleasant and knowledgeable. Would recommend tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Great tour everything it promised.

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