What a fantastic way to see the city for the first time.
Some things were a repetition from the sites we visited on the hop-of hop-off bus tour.
We had trouble finding the meeting place AGAIN...
Missed the tour but luckily the travel operator re-scheduled us to a similar tour
at least tour not wasted...
The tour itself is very good, most enlightening....
Bilingual guide with both English/German/Spanish was wasting time in telling the history etc in 2 languages....Next time I'll make sure tour is English speaking only.
The best part of the tour was the cable car, excellent views over Barcelona! The Spanish village was ok. The walking tour in the gothic quarter was very informative and the tour guide was excellent.
I arrived at the travel agency in plenty of time. Someone called for the Highlights tour. As that was not the name under which I signed up for the tour, I did not get up. After a few minutes, someone again called for the Highlights tour. This time, I asked if that was my tour, and was told that it was. This was very confusing.
The bus has no toilet. Be prepared for a LONG time before you use the toilets at the Spanish Village.
The 45 minutes allotted at the Spanish Village is nowhere near enough.
Other than the Spanish Village and the Gothic Quarter, every other attraction you see is a drive-by. Just make sure that is what you want/expect.
On the whole, I recommend this tour, and was very pleased with my guide.
We had a great time. Our guide spoke excellent English and, despite a bus-full of tourists, spoke loudly enough so all could hear during the walking portions. Only problem was having less than 30 minutes to explore the shops of the Spanish village after a 30 minute guided walk-through. With so many unique artisan shops it would have been lovely to have a chance to stop and look over their wares.
Kath United Kingdom
Great tour. Felt rushed at times. Disappointed we just drove past Olympic stadium instead of getting of coach and having a proper look. Lots of walking to start with and cathedral wasn't open to public, again disappointing. Tour guide not aware. Despite some let downs still very enjoyable. Recommend
Albert is a splendid guide and I greatly enjoyed visiting parts of Barcelona I hadn't seen before
This tour was a really great second day tour for us where we got our feet on the ground and started to see the interior of some of the key locations in the city. It provided a nice assortment of venues to visit.
Very good tour to give you a familiarity with the scope and layout of the city. Guide was very knowledgeable and the views at the top of the mountain were fantastic, but bear in mind when you go wondering up there it is quite a big area and there isn't a lot of time to get back to cable car, i panicked as i hadn't realised walking the perimeter how long it took and found myself running the last 10 minutes to ensure i didn't keep the coach waiting on the other end.
good tour and lots of sights seen. Not as 'personal' as other tour but worthwhile none the less.
Very good overview. I found the Gothic tour most interesting, the Spanish village was a little prosaic but contained an interesting modern art gallery.
The tour was very interesting, it gave us a lot of ideas about different parts and places of interest of Barcelona.
It would have been even better if we had been able to spend more time in Spanish Village...
I believe that the tour can provide for a little more time in Pueblo Espanol. We can't be able to see the art crafts so we can buy some articles at those stores.
Just had a short time in Barcelona, so this tour was the perfect one to do. Saw all the sights. Very well organised, and our guide was fantastic. Would recommend and did so to a friend who did the full day tour the next day. thanks
A nice local tour, this Barcelona sightseeing tour gives you a short history as to where important places are in Barcelona as well as the history as to why Barcelona has become Barcelona. Our guide, Carolina, did a good job at explaining things, and since our tour group was small, it was a very personal tour. This tour is a great way to start off one's trip to Barcelona as it lays out the entire city and gives you interesting places to go such as the Olympic Port (which has great food), La Rambla, etc. I would suggest doing this tour for anyone who is unsure completely as to what they plan to do in Barcelona, or to someone who is seeking tips as to how to enjoy Barcelona like the locals.
Christina K USA
A good tour; we were able to see some interesting areas we wouldn't have seen on our own.
This is a good tour for those who want to see a lot of city in a short period of time. Quite expensive though!
A nice trip although it would have been better if La Familia had been added to it versus driving around Olympic Park (which one could not see from the bus anyway). The cable ride was great but not much time left to explore the Fort at the top. Too rushed and tried to stuff too many things into a few hours.