Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Barcelona Sightseeing Tour: Gothic Quarter Walking Tour, Olympic Village and Montjuic Cable Car Ride. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Excellent starter trip or if you are limited for time.
We really enjoyed our tour. The guide was excellent, constantly switching backwards and forwards from English to Italian can't be easy. The only negative from our point of view was that there is nothing of Gaudi on the morning tour.
This was our second Viator trip in Spain within three days, and we thoroughly enjoyed both. We learned so much about this lovely city by the Mediterranean Sea. It was definitely worth taking.
Given the amount of time this was a good introduction to Barcelona. I would certainly praise the tour staff - very efficient and pleasant.
Sights,,of course, were incredible. A short stroll, a quote from our guide, to the entrance to the cable car was not short. This should be noted for all tours so that someone with limited walking ability can decide if this is the excursion for them. Our guide did not wait for her entire group to enter the individual cable cars, rather entered the car prior to ours. The guide should always be on the last car for safety. The person in our group with a walking problem never heard what she said since she never waited for her entire group. Knowledgeable guide.
This tour was OK - we got to see everything in good time. But the guides constant babbling about the Barcelona football team, how they only had one more game to win to achieve the title, and how seemingly every 'square' we passed through would be thronging with thousands upon thousands of happy supporters the following weekend if they did was just too much! Thankfully, this one wasn't expensive, or too long!
This tour was good but not enough getting off the bus to take pictures. Many places we saw were in the bus. we didn't see much of the castle. Gothic tour was good. I wished the tour was only in English, we had English and French therefore the descriptions were exhausting to listen to both languages.
Tour was Great. The only issue was that we were not able to go on the cable car due to windy condition. Other than that, the tour was great. Enjoyed my stay in Barcelona.
L E. B
Really enjoyed the walk through the Gothic Quarter
Cable car ride. Nice views of city at the bottom, but yu do not stop at the top, just do the round trip
Olympic Village interesting and really worth the look
Loved the Spanish Village
This tour is fine, if a bit routine compared to some of the other ones we did. Nothing wrong with it really, it just felt a bit disjointed between the Gothic Quarter and the Olympic/Montjuic areas, and the hour long stop at the Spanish Village near the Olympic Stadium when the phenomenal art gallery building was within sight felt like a waste. (The Spanish Village is a replica of most of the regions of Spain, but of course is fake.)
get a better bus.The seats were so tight that it was impossible to sit facing the front of the bus. It was hard to hear the guide and some of the most important sights were not on the tour. If you are six foot or better don't take this tour.
It was nice, the last part (spanish village and cable ride) was the best pat of the trip.
Really good fun and we saw all the things that wanted to in one go
the cable car rider over Barcelona was the highlight. the tour guide kept running late at places which was frustrating. everything was repeated very loud in French, German, Spanish, English which was annoying. but the tour did give you a good overview of the city.
The tour was good, went to all the places it stated and the tour guide was very nice. She spoke lovely English so there were no communication issues at all. Bus was new and air conditioned. My only criticism is that rather than holding up an umbrella so everyone could see her, perhaps the tour company can hold up a sign. Also, on some of the tours purchased by the cruise ships, everyone gets a "walkie talkie" type of apparatus so you can clearly hear everything the guide was discussing. I'd have given it a higher rating if I hadn't gotten separated from the group. While my back was turned taking a photo, I turned around and the group had moved on. I would have thought someone in the group would have pointed out that someone was missing. I wound up having to pay for a taxi back to my hotel as I could never find the group again.
The tour itself is very nice. However, the buses used could be maintained better. Had to wait for a replacement bus because the microphone system wasn't working and that wasted time where we could have spent more at a stop. The buses were also dirty. We only had 40 minutes available time at the Spanish Village. The tour guide was good to accommodate the situation.
This was a good tour to get a feeling for the city. The guide was informative and pleasant. The only downside was the lack of time available to really explore the sites visited.
It's a good overall summary of Barcelona and I would recommend it to all visitors on limited time.
It wasn't what I expected. However, we did see some sights I wasn't aware of.
This is my second time to join this tour. The description on the website of viator did not match what was actually covered during the tour. We didnt stop by the Olympic Stadium and Hard Rock Cafe. Again, I feel that we are wasting so much time at El Pueblo Espanol.
Tour was good but had limited photo opportunities as we didn't stop often and was on the wrong side of bus for photos. Spanish Village was interesting but not what I ex- pected. Had a nasty fall in the village that re-sulted in 2 extremely scraped knees, 2 injured and bruised hands & 1 shoulder.