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  • Location:Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration:4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Barcelona Sightseeing Tour: Gothic Quarter Walking Tour, Olympic Village and Montjuic Cable Car Ride

Get the perfect introduction to the amazing sights of Barcelona during this 4.5-hour morning tour of this iconic Catalan capital. Enjoy a coach-based sightseeing excursion to Paseig de Gracia, allowing an opportunity to admire architect Antoni Gaudí's most iconic buildings, before heading to the Olympic Village of Barcelona (Vila Olimpica) and visiting majestic Montjuic mountain. Then take a cable car ride, stop by a re-creation of a Spanish Village at Poble Espanyol and meander the old city center on a walking tour. This introductory sightseeing experience also includes select discounts for shops at Poble Espanyol. 

Highlights

  • Barcelona sightseeing half-day tour
  • Wander around the beautiful streets of the Gothic Quarter with your guide, and see the Barcelona Cathedral
  • Tour the Montjuic Mountain and see the Olympic Stadium, and the Palau Sant Jordi
  • Take in aerial views of Barcelona from a cable-car (included)
  • Please Note: Montjuic’s cable car will not operate from Jan 20th to March 5th, due to technical inspection. Instead, you will enjoy a snack and drink at the Spanish Village

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

You can cover many of Barcelona's top sights in just one morning on this whirlwind tour. The cable-car ride with its amazing aerial views of the city is a definite highlight!

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What You Can Expect

Barcelona Sightseeing Tour: Gothic Quarter Walking Tour, Olympic Village and Montjuic Cable Car Ride

Port Olimpic, Barcelona

Pack many of Barcelona's top sights into one 4.5-hour morning tour during this sightseeing overview of the famous Catalan city. During the course of your excursion you'll have the chance to check out the work of famous architect Antoni Gaudí, explore Barcelona's ancient city center, explore Spanish culture at Poble Espanyol and see the unique attractions atop Montjuic.

Start your excursion by meeting your guide in central Barcelona at 9am, continuing by coach bus for a visit to the Passeig de Gracia, where you'll see some of the amazing architecture of Antoni Gaudí. Then head to Barcelona's Olympic Village (Vila Olimpica) and Port Olympic, enjoying fantastic views of the coast along the way. This famous sporting site played host to visiting athletes during the city's 1992 Olympic Games.

Proceed next to Montjuic Mountain for a high-altitude view of Barcelona and its port during a cable-car ride above the city. After your sky-high excursion, get picked up by your coach, which will then take you past the sports facilities used for the Olympics, including Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium, Palau Sant Jordi and Picornell Olympic Swimming Pool.

Head next to the Spanish Village (Poble Espanyol) where you'll have the chance to explore architecture and crafts typical of the various regions of Spain. Then return to central Barcelona to tour the city's ancient center on foot. Begin at the Plaza de Catalunya before continuing along the narrow walkways of the Gothic Quarter with your guide. During your wandering you'll see a variety of 15th century structures, including Barcelona Cathedral and Plaza San Jaume, which features government buildings like the Palace of Generalitat and the Town Hall.

Finish the day by heading back to starting point.

Customer Reviews

Mervyn S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great tour to do, we actually stayed close to the gothic quarter and got to know our way around here quite well. Very interesting and well worth it. I also did a night tour of the gothic area.

AMY L D USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our tour guide, Alberto, was fantastic. The gondola ride was fun. The highlight for my mom and I was the Spanish Village. I wish we had been able to spend more time there exploring on our own.

Alongcameme

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great tour, enjoyed it very much. I suggest you book tours to really give you a feel of the culture, the history and what you are looking at. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about Barcelona. Great tour would highly recommend. The tour company also have so many other tours as well.

Ken United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

Katherine K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Our guide was excellent. The gothic area is so interesting. Need about 30 minutes longer at the cathedral though.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Excellent tour. Very knowledgeable tour guide.

Lynne M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

If you have limited time in Barcelona this is the tour to take. The city is beautiful and has been well maintained since the 1992 Olympics. The cable car ride to the fort gives you a magnificent view of the city.

Marietta M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

There were 5 of us and we were accommodated nicely. Tour information provided was insightful and the guide was very informative and knowledgeable. We had a great time for our first visit to the beautiful city of Barcelona.

R HOPE B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Great half-day trip. You see a lot in a very short period. Well worth the money.

n3khan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Very good tour and informative tour. It is not the main touristic areas (which was expected) and a nice mixture of bus, walking and cable car. It ends at the Spanish Villa which was really nice.

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