Delve into the eccentric imagination of Antoni Gaudi on a combo tour that combines two of Barcelona’s most interesting experiences. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, sail past the long lines at the entrance of La Sagrada Familia with a priority access pass and marvel at the inspiring interior of the famously unfinished church. Afterwards, explore the sculpted splendor of Park Güell and stroll down Passeig de Gràcia to see Pedrera and Casa Batlló, two of the architect’s most distinctive and dynamic designs.
Barcelona Combo Tour, combining a skip-the-line La Sagrada Familia tour with an artistic Barcelona tour
Skip past the long entrance lines with a priority-entrance ticket to the UNESCO-listed La Sagrada Familia
Learn all about Antoni Gaudi's work on the church while visiting its interior and museum
Enjoy a skip-the-line tour of Park Güell
Spend the afternoon seeing more Gaudi creations: Casa Batlló, La Pedrera and Park Güell
Skip-the-Line La Sagrada Familia Tour (1.5 hours):Greet your guide at a central Barcelona location and sail past the long lines at the entrance hall of La Sagrada Familia, which are often in advance of 2 hours. Head straight inside Gaudi’s monumental Gothic masterpiece and embark on a guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site. Hear of the structure’s fascinating history from your knowledgeable guide as you gaze at the opulent ornamentation and interminable ceilings of the consecrated basilica. Visit the La Sagrada Familia Museum to see drawings, designs and plaster models of the church and discover the planned completion date of the famously unfinished building. Artistic Barcelona Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry to Park Güell (3 hours):After your enriching tour of La Sagrada Familiar, reconvene with your guide and set out for a stroll across Park Güell, a UNESCO-listed garden complex replete with distinctive architectural features and mosaic terraces. Glide past long lines with your skip-the-line ticket and explore the landscaped splendor of the park with yor guide. Next, wander down Passeig de Gràcia to see more of the inspiring architect’s creations; marvel at the visual eccentricity of La Pedrera and Casa Batlló and discover how the buildings were designed as lavish private residences. Bid farewell to your guide at this central location when the tour concludes.
While the first half of our tour, the La Sagrada, was lovely, the wheels fell off the bus when visiting Park Guell. We were handed off to another tour guide and group. Our tour guide was giving a bilingual tour (not advertised as this...) and it was difficult to follow her insights.
Great church--structurally and history wise. Though it seems like a tourist spot rather than a place of worship, the interior and exterior design and architecture is so fascinating that it was worth it. Our guide (and most guide) have us used an audio to help us listen to his explanation of the church. It is worth it and shouldn't be missed
Most enthusiastic and informative guides, one for Sagrada Família and one for the remainder of the tour. Both were super knowledgeable about the subject and guided us thru the sights with ease, passing the lines waiting to get into each site.
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour having missed them on 2 prior visits to Barcelona. Our guide was sick with a bad cold; however, she was very knowledgeable and did the best she could with much coughing and being sick.
The tour for Sagrada Familia was absolutely horrible and unprofessional as there were a number of issues. Park Guell was fine, but definitely not enough to save this tour experience for reasons below:
1. Last minute tour guide replacement led to a late tour departure
2. Tour guide's English was atrocious as she would constantly try to use complex words incorrectly with extremely awkward pronunciation and grammar. It was very clear she was not comfortable in English and she was not supposed to be leading an English tour to begin with.
3. First tour guide completely forgot about the second tour and was about to leave us in the middle of Sagrada Familia with no way to find the next tour guide.
4. When she tried to point us out to the next tour guide she didn't even bother to take us there, she told us she had to run and that we should head across the street and look for the guide. We literally had no idea who the second guide was or what he/she looked like.
5. The first guide did not even give the second guide a count for how many people were supposed to be coming so we ended up losing at least 3-5 people who explicitly had asked the first tour guide where to go for the second part of the tour. I have no idea where those people went, but they definitely did not get to complete the tour.
6. We were apparently 20 minutes late to the second guide who was meeting with another group of angry tourists wondering why they were sitting outside in the hot Spanish sun for so long.
The real interesting thing abut this cathedral is the exterior, which can be seen for free. The interior is not worth your time or money in my opinion. BTW the 18 towers will be completed by about 2021 rather than the 100 years estimated by Gaudi.
This was an exceptional tour. We had an excellent guide who was top notch in explaining the details of this stunning church. After 1 hour and 15 minutes of touring there, we took a bus to Park Guell with a new guide, who was also very good. This time the group was a mix of English and Spanish speakers, so there was down team for everyone, while the guide repeated the narration in the other language. The tour ended at Gaudi's apartments, with commentary explaining their history. A well spent 41/2 hours.
The day of the tour was raining. We had an excellent tour of LaSagrada. We were then turned over to another guide for Park Guell. It is several miles out of the city. When we got there, he decided it was raining and we would skip this. The park was opened and we saw people going in and out and other buses were there. When I stated I wanted to go, he told me he would give me my ticket and I could go myself. He further told me it would be my responsibility to get back to the city, which as stated was several miles away. What was really galling was the bus was returning to Barcelona for a walking tour, which was also in the rain. That he was willing to do. We were told there were no rain checks for Park Guell. This was a major disappointment.
The tour provided an extensive tour and commentary by the guide of the Sagrada Familia as well as a bus ride to the park, which would have been a very steep walk. It also included visits to the exteriors of two Gaudi houses with commentary by the tour guide. The skip the line aspect was a real bonus in the Sagrada Familia, as the lines were very long. Well worth the price.