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  • Location:Barcelona, Spain
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Skip the Line: Best of Barcelona Tour including Sagrada Familia

Explore the beauty of Barcelona on this Best of Barcelona Tour, which offers a comprehensive view of this exquisite Catalan city, including a visit to La Sagrada Familia. 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 enjoy skip-the-line access at La Sagrada Familia, so you can avoid the long queues at this popular attraction. You’ll also visit the hill of Montjuïc and the Gothic Quarter. On this small-group tour, you'll receive personalized attention from your guide.


  • Full-day or half-day sightseeing tour of Barcelona
  • Skip-the-line access to La Sagrada Familia
  • Panoramic view of Barcelona from Montjüic hill
  • Drive through the Eixample, Barcelona's modernist center
  • Walking tour of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter, including the 2,000-year-old Roman temple

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Look no further if you want a superb highlights tour! Whether you have a full day or just a morning, this small-group experience shows you Barcelona's most distinctive neighborhoods and allows you to bypass the long lines at La Sagrada Familia.

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Best of Barcelona Tour including Sagrada Familia

Skip the Line: Best of Barcelona Tour including Sagrada Familia

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

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

Skip the line at La Sagrada Familia and avoid the very long queues. Your guide will give you a comprehensive tour of the exterior before taking you straight past the long lines and into the magnificent interior of this famous structure, where you will have some free time to explore on your own.

You’ll then head to the oldest part of Barcelona, the Gothic Quarter, where you’ll leave the bus and enjoy a stroll through the narrow streets of medieval Barcelona. 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, where your tour ends at approximately 1pm.

Do you want to visit Park Güell and La Pedrera?
Upgrade to the full-day tour of Barcelona, and you'll continue to Park Güell. Enjoy a guided tour of the famous city garden, where you’ll be introduced to some of Gaudí’s most bizarre creations. Finally, you’ll visit one of Gaudí’s most famous buildings, La Pedrera (1-hour). You will skip the line again, and have an hour to visit interior of the building. Your tour will then end at approximately 4.30pm.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

breath taking, what an experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Wonderful tour guide, very knowledgeable and interesting places we visited. Loved it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Gemma was our tour guide and she was very informative and exercised caution to make sure all of us on the tour was accounted for. The tour was very well organized and we had a sampling of both walking tour and guided tour. I recommend this tour highly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Very good indeed, Feliciano was an excellent client tour leader and guide , very knowledgeable very much I control,of the group in a good way, great English and humour. Very enjoyable

Nancy W
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Highly recommend. Guide Alex was wonderful!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

An excellent trip - finally getting inside Sagrada Familia and La Pedrera. The weather was poor and I was pleased that I had previously visted Park Guell as the implementation of the charging system in the park was confusing making access more difficult as one encountered locked gates etc and meant that one ran out of time

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Fantastic our tour guide was great and very knowledgeable we had a great day. Learned a lot.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great tour, and tour guide Gemma. We got to see it all. Skip the line, is the best way to go.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The tour delivered what it promised. We certainly were happy to avoid the lines outside the Sagrada, as it was plenty crowded inside! Our bus was large and comfortable. The Barri Gotic walk was an extra pleasant surprise, because our guide's historical knowledge made the scene come to life. We appreciated his explaining pintxos and were delighted the tour ended in an area where we could find many choices for tapas. We will use Viator again!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent tour lady

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