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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 November 2015

Enrico was an amazing tour guide. Very knowledgeable, informative and fun. My wife and I took the full day tour which we have no regrets for doing we managed to see so much of Barcelona. Highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

My first report was a 5 star and in detail, nothing has changed!! Mamie Bennett

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour, captured so much. GREAT tour guide!!! Highly recommend this tour in Barcelona. P.S. Make sure you see Park Guel, the Gothic area, Born and eat at El Quim in the Market!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Feliciano Dominguez was our guide and he was absolutely fabulous. Very knowledgeable, and so proud of his city which you always like to see in a guide. We were a fairly large group and he kept us all engaged and together. The tour also included other areas such as the Cathedral and historic sites, not just Sagrada Familia. He timed our tour of Sagrada Familia for the best time for the light coming through the stained glass windows and it was awesome. He pointed out many features that I would have missed had I gone by myself plus the lines to get in are along - even in November!. I had signed up for this half day tour but was sorry I didn't sign up for the full day tour since Feliciano was so good however, I didn't have the right shoes with me for walking so much and my feet hurt. But next time...

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour guide. This was well worth the money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

An interesting, fun and educational tour of a beautiful city. Absolutely recommend for anyone visiting Barcelona. And hopefully your guide will be Feliciano Dominguez --- he is fantastic or as one of the other tour members commented to me, he's the real deal. A very good time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour with a great tour guide.I really had a great time there was enough time at each stop and skipping the lines was a bonus

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Enrique was great! it is a very informative tour, and I highly recommend it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Feliciano and Mickey were fantastic hosts! I was so impressed with everything we were able to cover in one day! Feliciano was so knowledgeable and answered all of my questions in depth. I wouuld highly recommend people do this tour and request Feliciano if at all possible. His insight and humour really made this tour the best!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The three of us in our group all loved our day trip. The time allocated for each of the activities were appropriate, not rushed. Since the group was small the tour guide, Felipe, had plenty of time to interact with the group which he did very professionally. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend this trip especially those who like Gaudi and his works.

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