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  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration:  Varies
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 July 2015

Awesome tour and not having to wait in extremely long lines makes it well worth purchasing if you are traveling to Barcelona. A few years ago, I went to the Sagrada on my own and the line to purchase tickets was literally a mile long...

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

What an awesome experience! Gemma, our tour guide was excellent. This tour should be at the top of your list!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was an awesome inclusive tour of all the highlights of interest for the city. I wish I could have understood my English speaking tour guide better, however. Also, I would have liked to have gotten out of the bus to walk the Olympic village.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The six of us, including three grandchildren, ages 25, 22 and 14, had the best experience ever on this tour because of the knowledgeable, easy going local guide who showed us points of interest that I had never seen before and I have been to Barcelona several times.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Good Guide and Loved the tour of Sagrada Familia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Awesome tour with excellent guide. Best we saw on rntire trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

As advertised with extremely knowledgeable and impressive guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We enjoyed this tour very much. Our guide was very knowledgeable. The tour covered the highlights of the city and then we were able to explore further on our own during our stay. We did the full day option which was a bit exhausting as Barcelona was very hot! The tour moves fast so wear comfortable shoes.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I love the passion and love with which our guides explained everything for us about their beautiful city ...loved every moment of it

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Very well done tour. We were able to see all of the sites of Barcelona and then skipped the line to get into the Sagrada Familia. The tour was just enough time and was very inspiring.

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