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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

Discover the exuberance and beauty of Barcelona on a 4.5-hour morning tour of this exquisite Catalan city. Perfect for first-time visitors, this tour is the ideal introduction to Barcelona's famous sights, including a sightseeing tour from the coach of Passeig de Gracia street where you will see all of Gaudi's famous buildings, the Olympic Village (Vila Olimpica) and the beautiful Montjuic mountain. Enjoy a cable car ride, visit the Spanish Village (Poble Espanyol) and finish this experience with a walking tour through Barcelona's old city centre.


  • 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

Meet your local guide in central Barcelona and start your morning with a sightseeing tour from your coach around the Passeig de Gracia street where you will discover Gaudi's amazing buildings.

Next, take in views of the Mediterranean Sea and the Barcelona Coast on the way to the Olympic Village (Vila Olimpica), home to athletes during the Olympics, and the Port Olympic.

Continue to the Montjuic Mountain for a panoramic view of the city and harbour as you enjoy a cable-car ride. After taking in all the aerial views of Barcelona's skyline the coach will pick you up to pass by all the sports facilities constructed for the Olympic Games of 1992: the Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium, the Palau Sant Jordi and the Picornell Olympic Swimming Pool.

You will then head towards the Spanish Village (Poble Espanyol) to see typical architecture and traditional crafts from different regions of Spain.

From there, head back to central Barcelona, where you will enjoy a walking tour of the old city centre. You will start from Plaza de Catalunya, with its many fountains and statues, and will continue towards the narrow medieval streets of the Gothic Quarter with your local guide. You will see many buildings dating from the 15th century, including the Barcelona Cathedral, as you continue to Plaza Sant Jaume, where the important government buildings are located, including the Palace of Generalitat and the Town Hall.

You will then head back to the starting point, where this tour concludes.

Customer Reviews

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.

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.

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Excellent tour. Very knowledgeable tour guide.

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.

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

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

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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