Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Barcelona in One Day Sightseeing Tour. 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.
I loved the tour and the city of Barcelona. I was very pleased with the tour guides and I will highly recommend the tour to friends.
This tour was amazing, we saw so much in one day, and our guides were fantastic, very informative. Some people may say that it is annoying when the guide speaks in different languages but it just gave us more time to look around at things on our own.
United States of America
This tour required us to meet at the tour office. It is not difficult to find. Our one-day tour was actually the morning and afternoon tours combined. We were given a lunch break between tours, then returned to the tour operator's office for the afternoon tour. Our morning guide was very personable and provided commentary in both English and Spanish. We did walk through a portion of the old town and were able to go inside the cathedral. We did not do a walking tour of Port Olympic. As for seeing the Olympic stadium, that was a drive-by viewing. We did go into Poble Espanol and have a drink of the Cava, a Spanish champagne. It would have been nice to have had more time to wander the village. In the afternoon, our guide was very informative and also multi-lingual. We covered everything listed in the itinerary. You get to see the outside of the Sagrada Familia Cathedral. It is an unfinished cathedral, but worth going back to see. There is an admission fee for this church to help pay for the completion of the construction, ongoing for more than 100 years. This tour was mainly a look at the work of the architect, Gaudi. We would recommend both the morning and afternnon tours as a way of seeing Barcelona more in-depth.
Great tour good guide, maybe we should of seen a bit more, but its a big historical city and 1 day is just no enough, remember a lot of walking on this one.
I had only a short time in Barcelona and we covered a lot of areas and had excellent explanations. I really enjoyed the stop at Pueblo Espanya, the World Exposition, about all the regions in Spain. The next time I visit Barcelona I'll visit some of the areas we visited in more depth.
I booked two tours in advance, through Viator. Thinking it was a bit chancy to do that, I was skeptical when I arrived. Now I must commend the fabulous guides, Fernando and Jordi for making available such a rich experience. The knowledge of these two guides was amazing and the courtesy and friendliness totally unexpected. I enjoyed these so much that I came back on April 19 for the another tour. Both guides had great knowledge, friendliness, kindness, and amazing ability to ‘guide’ all of us through marvelous views and information.
The guides for both sections of the tour were the best I have experienced in any city--Fernando and Jordi. The courtesy and knowledge were exceptional--cannot imagine a better experience.
Very good tour, very well paced with ample time to "check out the sights" without getting bored about being "in one place too long." Guell Park was, in my opinion, the high point of the sightseeing tour.
We enjoyed the tour very much. It is the best to see the most of Barcelona in one day and would do it again. The tour guide was very good and liked to show his home town to us.
Gregory M S
This was a great experience, but we spent too much time over lunch at the faux Spanish village and too little time at Sagrada Familia -- not even getting inside!
A great tour taking in all the sights of the city. The tour of the Spanish Village was very interesting. Recommended to 1st-time visitors to Barcelona.
We enjoyed this tour but I must say our male guide whose name I have forgotten, was not the friendliest guy. At one point he even called me impatient when I tapped his shoulder to ensure he knew I was standing behind him and in need of a map of the Spanish Town. I also didn't appreciate when he stretched his arms over his head exposing his sweaty arm pits right in front of me. I also asked a question at one point and was told, I am going to tell you about that in a minute. Some tour guides are cut out for the job but this guy definitely wasn't. He really needs some lessons in customer service. He even left 2 members of our group at the Spanish Town who did not return to the bus on time. I think if he had of emphasized that the bus would be to the left and NOT in front, they would have never been left behind. The itinerary for the tour was excellent and we were happy to have a change in guide for the afternoon portion of our tour. She was a breath of fresh air after our experience with the morning guide.
KENNETH G D
Tours are great introduction to Barcelona. Guides very informative.
This trip was a mixed bag for us. We thoroughly enjoyed the morning half which included a bus ride around the city with stops at points of interest including the Olympic Stadium and a Spanish village representative of the different regions of Spain. The afternoon visit to La Sagrada Familia was not as successful. The guide was a bit arrogant and not as open to questions as we would have liked. In spite of that, the visit to the Monument area was really interesting as we spent time there on our own.
Great way to get a full tour of Barcelona if you are only there for a short period of time. I was only in Barcelona for three days so it worked out superbly. There were only two areas that I would say were a down fall. First is that you don't get to do the interior tour of La Sagrada Familia. Secondly, if you partake in the traditional Spanish meal at Poble Espanyol you don't have much time to take advantage of the village shops nor tour the village at an easy pace. I would suggest since the tour operator gives you almost two hours of free time anyhow between the morning and afternoon tours that they just include the meal and give you the extra time to peruse, shop and experience Poble Espanyol. Also word of advice make sure you show up at least 20 -30 minutes before the tour departs..The office is busy and the tour departs promptly 10-15 minutes prior.
very nicel tour guides very information and entertaining. It is a long day-unsure if I would do it again due to the length of the day.