Start your Barcelona exploration by meeting your guide and small group in the morning in the city’s Gothic Quarter. Set out by car for a sightseeing trip on top of the city’s Montjüic hill.
Enjoy the panoramic views from this hilltop vantage point as you discover sights like the sports facilities used in the 1992 Olympic Games and the modernist architectural Palau Nacional, home to the Catalan National Museum of Art. You’ll also get a look at the ‘magic fountains’ of Plaza de España before heading to the whimsical Park Güell designed by Barcelona architect Antoni Gaudí. Continue into the Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, where you’ll discover historic sights including the city’s Roman walls, the Gothic cathedral, medieval Jewish area, and much more.
Take a mid-day break for an included Mediterranean-style lunch served seaside with an accompanying beverage. It’s a great way to sample some of Barcelona’s rich culinary traditions and learn about the important role that food plays in daily life.
Following lunch, you’ll take a scenic drive past the Olympic Village as you head to the Sagrada Familia, one of Barcelona’s most iconic structures. Marvel at the intricate design and incredible engineering behind this UNESCO World Heritage site, a building whose construction has been in process for more than 100 years.
Finish your trip along Barcelona’s upscale Passeig de Grácia, where you’ll get to check out the modernist ‘Manzana de la Discordia’ project, plus a number of Gaudí residential projects like Casa Mila (La Pedrera) and Casa Batlló. Your excursion will end here.