Whether it’s your first time visiting Barcelona or you’d like to get an insider's perspective on the vibrant coastal city, make the most of your time with this private, 8-hour tour. Meet your knowledgeable local guide and driver during pickup at your Barcelona hotel or the port, and set off in a private vehicle on a comprehensive sightseeing tour to explore the city’s most iconic buildings, plazas and landmarks.
See the most famous examples of Modernist architecture that define the cityscape, including celebrated works buy Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí like the Sagrada Familia Cathedral, Casa Batlló and the La Pedrera/Casa Mila apartments. Admire the stately buildings and luxury boutiques of Passeig de Gràcia — considered Barcelona’s most expensive avenue — soak up scenes of daily life at Plazas Catalunya and Espanya and see where sporting history was made at the Olympic Arena and Village. When hunger strikes, your guide can recommend excellent spots for an authentic Catalonian lunch (own expense).
In the afternoon, head outside the city center to the majestic natural rock formation of Montserrat, nicknamed ‘The Magic Mountain.’ Admire the craggy peaks that jut dramatically from the landscape, and then ascend the mountain to take in spectacular views and visit the historic Benedictine abbey of Santa Maria de Montserrat. Learn about the long history of the monastery, which has ties to the site of the Holy Grail according to Arthurian legend and is the home of the venerated Virgin of Montserrat black Madonna shrine.
After coming down from the mountain, relax on the return drive to Barcelona, where the full-day tour concludes with a drop-off back at your hotel or the port.