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  • Location:Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)
See the best of Barcelona on this private sightseeing tour, which offers a comprehensive view of this exquisite Catalan city and includes skip-the-line access at La Sagrada Familia, a popular attraction that often has long lines. Perfect for first-time visitors, the tour will show you the city’s most iconic sights and allow you to discover some of Barcelona’s best-kept secrets. You’ll also visit the hill of Montjuïc and the Gothic Quarter, and you can upgrade to the full-day tour to include visits to Park Guell and La Pedrera. Accompanied by your own private guide, you'll enjoy personalized attention on this special private tour.


  • Best of Barcelona private half-day sightseeing tour
  • Skip-the-line access to La Sagrada Familia
  • Panoramic view of Barcelona from Montjuïc hill
  • Complimentary cava wine tasting in typical local market
  • Drive through the Eixample, Barcelona's modernist center
  • Walking private tour of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter, including the 2,000-year-old Roman temple
  • Upgrade to the full-day tour to include Park Guell and La Pedrera

What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Best of Barcelona Private Tour including Sagrada Familia

Best of Barcelona Private Tour including Sagrada Familia

Start your Barcelona sightseeing tour with a drive to Barcelona's famous hill of Montjuïc, the site of the 1992 Olympic Games, which offers excellent views over the city. Then stop briefly at the Catalunya National Art Museum, and continue down to Plaça Espanya and on past the modernist buildings of the Eixample area.

On your way to La Sagrada Famlia, drive through Passeig de Gracia, home to designer stores and two of Barcelona’s most renowned Antonio Gaudí buildings – La Pedrera and Casa Batlló.

When you arrive at La Sagrada Familia, your skip-the-line access allows you to avoid the very long queues and go straight in!

You’ll then head to the oldest part of Barcelona, the Gothic Quarter, where you’ll leave your coach and enjoy a walking tour through the narrow streets of medieval Barcelona. Stop for a complimentary glass of cava (Catalan sparkling wine) in a local market. From there, travel back to the early Middle Ages, visiting the Jewish Quarter, the Royal Palace, the original 2,000-year-old Roman temple and part of the Cathedral .

Continue to the Born district, where you’ll have free time for a quick lunch before heading to the magnificent Santa Maria del Mar church, one of the most beautiful in Barcelona. Your tour ends here.

This private tour of Barcelona is hosted by a professional guide. Please list any special interests you have (art, architecture, history, culture) at the time of booking to alert your guide, who will then prepare for your private tour.


Upgrade to the full-day private tour to include visits to two of Antoni Gaudi’s most fabulous sites – Park Güell and La Pedrera. At Park Guell, enjoy a private guided tour of the famous city garden, where you’ll be introduced to some of Gaudí’s most bizarre creations. At La Pedrera, you’ll skip the line again and have an hour to explore the interior of the building.

Tour options:
8:30am Barcelona Half-day Tour
Half-day tour includes skip-the-line access and guided visit at La Sagrada Familia (45 min to 1 hour). Tour concludes at Santa Maria del Mar Church at 1pm.

8:30am Barcelona Full-day Tour
Full-day tour includes skip-the-line access and guided visit at La Sagrada Familia (45 min to 1 hour). In the afternoon, enjoy guided visits of Park Güell and La Pedrera. Tour concludes at 4pm.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our guide, Enrique, arrived at our hotel on time and provided us with an excellent tour. He was very knowledgeable and appeared to enjoy the tour as much as we did!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour is fabulous, well covered, and worth it especially with the skip-the-line in La Sagrada Familia. Our tour guide, Alexandra, is fantastic and speaks very good English with great knowledge and history of Barcelona! She is very friendly and make us feel comfortable during the tour. We would highly recommend her as your tour guide for the trip. The tour is perfect if you have only a few days to spend in Barcelon.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Most interesting and historic tour of our entire trip of Spain. We visited local venues and learned about the local culture. Sights were amazing and people were friendly. Our tour guide Shaun was fabulous!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

One of the best tours we ever took. Our guide Feliciano was amazing friendly and extremely knowledgable. We would recommend Viators to all our friends.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our guide Veronica was wonderful! because two members of our party have hearing problems it was especially important to have a guide who spoke English well. Veronica's English was excellent. She was very informative and helpful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

The tour was breathtaking. We loved our driver Marcello from Adventure Bellismo. He gave all of us fun nicknames and made the long drive unforgettable. Guide at Pompeii was great as well. This was worth every penny. You won't be able to see all the sites on a large tour bus. This was incredible!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Excellent guide-!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Hands-down, the best tour we have ever done. This is worth splurging on due to the personal experience. Fabian was more knowledgeable than any other guide we have experienced around the world. He was easy to understand and customized the information to our interests. If I could give this experience more than 5 stars, I would.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This was by far the best of our three Viator excursions (taken from our cruise ship's ports). The day could not have been better. We saw so much, including a great panoramic view of Barcelona from near the Olympic hilltop, the 1992 Olympic facilities, old and new Barcelona, and the highlight - Sagrada Familia. This basilica was amazing. It exceeded our high expectations, especially on the inside. Not to be missed and don't just do the outside. Our guide (Lydia Sekouris) was one of the very best local guides that our group of frequent travelers has ever experienced. She was amazing, seeing to our every need, providing so much information, speaking fluent English, and being always cheerful. If you are considering a city tour of Barcelona, be sure to ask for Lydia. I can't remember which local agency in Barcelona that Viator used for this city tour (great), since they kept my voucher upon check-in, but we were so pleased that Lydia picked up our group of 14 travelers right at the hotel and dropped us off at the end of the tour at a most wonderful restaurant that she recommended, when we asked if we could go to a good restaurant near our hotel rather than being dropped off at the hotel. She, and her excellent driver, was always quick to accommodate our wishes in ways that most tour companies and guides do not. In contrast, our other Viator tour in Barcelona (with a different local agency that they use) was terrible. The guide was a bust and they required all 14 of us to find our way to their agency office, where they also dropped us off after the Monserrat tour, instead of picking us up at our fairly nearby Hilton hotel. It cost our group members a total of 75 euros to get taxis to get to the Travel Agency, where they piled us on a bus of over 50 people for our "private' tour. This extra cost of 75 euros greatly diminished the "value" of taking this private tour instead of taking the one offered by our cruise ship.

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