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.
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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.
average, the visiting sites are not impressive, tour guide is not patient
Tour was average, spent to much time at the cathedral, would have like to spent more time being told where shops, eating places, markets and beach was. We didn't have too much time at the old spanish villlage. Think the tour could be plannned out better.
This was just okay. The montjuic palace was just a "shell" with nothing much of interest inside. The cable ride was short and not particularly exciting unless you like to look at panoramic views.
If the tour should have started on time and not 20 minutes late due to late participants and if the guide should have been more "present" and if ear phones/microphone should have been used during the walking part...then the scoring would have been higher...
I would give this tour a 4/10. Our guide was trying to do it for the English, the Spanish and the 4 French tourists. The four French tourists took up most of his time and he spent a lot of time with them, while we all waited around. If you do this tour, ask and make sure that the guide has only one or max 2 languages to go through.
The tour was average. The highlight was the cathedral and gothic quarter. After that they take you up to the olimpic village which is a huge waste of time. If you are not mindful of the time they will leave you behind. I was late by 1 minute and the tour bus left us! We had to catch a taxi back to the city.