- Barcelona combo tour with 10% savings
- Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour that includes a walk through the Gothic Quarter
- Tour Montjuic and enjoy a glass of cava at the Spanish Village (Poble Espanyol)
- Take in views of Barcelona’s skyline, including La Sagrada Familia, on a cable car ride up Montjuic
- Visit Montserrat, an impressive mountain outside the city, and see the Royal Basilica and the 12th-century carving of the Black Virgin
- Take an optional cog-wheel train ride up Montserrat for unbeatable vistas
Meet your local guide in central Barcelona, and start your morning sightseeing tour with a stroll through Plaza de Catalunya; admire its many fountains and statues, and then wander along the narrow medieval streets of the Gothic Quarter. As you walk, your guide will explain interesting details about Barcelona’s historical sites. See many buildings from the 15th century, including Barcelona Cathedral, as you continue to Plaza Sant Jaume, where important government buildings are located, including the Palace of Generalitat and the Town Hall.
Next, board a coach and take in views of the Mediterranean Sea and Barcelona’s coastline on the drive to Montjuic, a hill near the coast that features many attractions. Pass the Olympic Village (Vila Olimpica), which was home to athletes during the 1992 Olympics, and drive by Port Olympic. Continue up Montjuic for a panoramic view of the city and harbor, and then enjoy a tour of Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium, the Palau Sant Jordi and Calatrava Tower. Next, visit the Spanish Village (Poble Espanyol) to see architecture and traditional crafts from different regions of Spain, and enjoy a tasting of cava, the sparkling wine of Catalonia (included).
Finally, board the Montjuic cable car (included) and take in aerial views of Barcelona landmarks like La Sagrada Familia as you ride down the hill to Montjuic Castle. Admire the castle from the outside, then head back to central Barcelona, where you’ll have a short break for lunch (own expense).
Montserrat Royal Basilica Tour (afternoon):
After you’ve eaten lunch, meet your afternoon guide in central Barcelona and board your coach for the drive through picturesque villages to craggy Montserrat, a mountain that overlooks Barcelona and has been one of Spain's most important pilgrimage sites for hundreds of years. With your guide, visit Montserrat’s Royal Basilica, where you’ll see its claim to fame – the 12th-century Romanesque carving of the Virgen Moreneta (the Black Virgin). Next, go to the visitor's center to sample one of four typical Montserrat liquors (included) elaborated in distilleries located nearby, and enjoy an 30-minute video “Montserrat Inside Closed Doors.”
Upgrade to climb Montserrat by cog-wheel train! Traveling to an elevation of 4,051 feet (1,235 meters), Montserrat’s cog-wheel train follows the remarkable, jagged form of the mountain and provides spectacular views that can only be seen from on the train. If you choose not to upgrade, you will have more time to spend inside the basilica or to wander around the area.
Reviewed by Aldona C, November 2012
This was our first tour with your company and it was just great. The guide did a great job and was very knowledgable. Would suggest this tour to all visitors.
Reviewed by Donna C, April 2013
Our tour guide was Marc and he shared a wealth of information and was entertaining. He had to do the tour in three languages and I felt we may have been cheated; doing three languages took a lot of time and maybe we would have had more information if he had more time for English. I would have liked less time in the Spanish Village and a little more time in at Montjuic.