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

When your cruise ship sails into the vibrant harbor of Barcelona, get acquainted with the Catalonian capital’s rich cultural tapestry on a half- or full-day sightseeing shore excursion. With a knowledgeable guide, sail past long lines outside of La Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s famously unfinished modernist masterpiece, and ascend to the vertiginous summit of Montjuic hill. Stroll the Gothic Quarter to discover Barcelona’s medieval heritage and enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour. Upgrade to the full-day tour to include visits to Park Güell and La Pedrera. 

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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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

Greet your guide at a pre-arranged location near to the cruise port and commence your comprehensive tour of Catalonia’s vibrant capital. Climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and ascend Montjuïc hill to see monuments from the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. Stop at the Catalunya National Art Museum for a brief interlude and then admire some of Gaudi’s modernist masterpieces as you drive down Passeig de Gracia, home to Casa Batlló and La Pedrera. 

Stop at the Hospital de Sant Pau, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed monument considered one of the city’s greatest symbols of modernist architecture, and then arrive at La Sagrada Familia, the famously unfinished cathedral hailed as Antoni Gaudi’s masterpiece. Sail past the long entrance lines with your priority access pass and then enjoy a guided tour of this incredible building. 

Continue to Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, an ambient enclave that pays testament to the Catalan capital’s medieval heritage, and then travel back in time as you stroll around the Jewish Quarter and a 2,000-year-old Roman temple. 

Conclude your tour in the vibrant Born district, home to the beautiful Santa Maria del Mar church, and bid your guide and group farewell here. 

Upgrade to the full-day tour:
Opt to enjoy the full-day tour to enhance your experience of Barcelona: gain entry to Park Güell and La Pedrera and receive a guided tour of each iconic Gaudi site. 

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Customer Reviews

Ana C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

ANA WAS EXCELLENT! You get to see Barcelona during the whole day, learn the history, culture and embrace Gaudi's works of art. Probably one of the best tours I've ever been in my whole life. Highly recommended. Not a whole much to see after you finish here.

Donald N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

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

Luwana T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Wonderful tour. Very knowledgeable guide.

Dennis P S

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.

teach.mastro Canada

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.

heatherschne

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.

brock

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.

Allyn E

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.

Mark P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

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

rooney

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.

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