Meet your guide in the morning at your Barcelona hotel, and begin your full-day introduction to Spain's artistic seaside metropolis with a taxi ride to Plaça d’Espanya. Watch the action at this popular public gathering place that connects several major thoroughfares and was built to celebrate the 1929 International Exhibition.
Travel like a local on public transport to reach the Arc de Triomf, the starting point for a scenic walking tour that takes you through the green oasis of Ciutadella Park and the medieval labyrinth of Barcelona’s Gothic quarter. Here, explore more than 2,000 years of layered history that seeps out of narrow alleyways and neighborhood landmarks like the Cathedral of Barcelona.
Catch another taxi to reach a well-known restaurant in the city center, where you'll enjoy a typical Spanish lunch (included). After this rejuvenating meal, spend the afternoon among the city’s celebrated modernist architecture. Stroll down the Passeig de Gràcia for a look at famous buildings including the unmistakable Casa Batlló and Pedrera apartments designed by Antoni Gaudí.
For the grand finale of the 8-hour tour, visit Gaudí’s last, unfinished masterpiece — the Sagrada Familia Cathedral. Say farewell to your guide and step inside the spectacular Gothic and Art Nouveau church to explore the highly symbolic interior independently (entrance ticket not included).