• Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration: Flexible
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When your cruise ship sails into the vibrant harbor of Barcelona, get acquainted with the Catalonian capital’s rich cultural tapestry on a half- or full-day sightseeing shore excursion. With a knowledgeable guide, sail past long lines outside of La Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s famously unfinished modernist masterpiece, and ascend to the vertiginous summit of Montjuic hill. Stroll the Gothic Quarter to discover Barcelona’s medieval heritage and enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour. Upgrade to the full-day tour to include visits to Park Güell and La Pedrera.


  • Barcelona shore excursion
  • Includes skip-the-line access to La Sagrada Familia
  • Panoramic view of Barcelona from Montjüic hill
  • Walking tour of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Barcelona Shore Excursion: Best of Barcelona Small-Group Tour - Skip the Line at La Sagrada Familia

Enjoy skip-the-line access at La Sagrada Familia

Greet your guide at a pre-arranged location near to the cruise port and commence your comprehensive tour of Catalonia’s vibrant capital. Climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and ascend Montjuïc hill to see monuments from the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. Stop at the Catalunya National Art Museum for a brief interlude and then admire some of Gaudi’s modernist masterpieces as you drive down Passeig de Gracia, home to Casa Batlló and La Pedrera, considered two of the city’s greatest symbols of modernist architecture, and then arrive at La Sagrada Familia, the famously unfinished cathedral hailed as Antoni Gaudi’s masterpiece. Sail past the long entrance lines with your priority access pass and then enjoy a guided tour of this incredible building. 

Continue to Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, an ambient enclave that pays testament to the Catalan capital’s medieval heritage, and then travel back in time as you stroll around the Jewish Quarter and a 2,000-year-old Roman temple. 

Conclude your tour in the vibrant Born district, home to the beautiful Santa Maria del Mar church, and bid your guide and group farewell here. 
Upgrade to the full-day tour:Opt to enjoy the full-day tour to enhance your experience of Barcelona: gain entry to Park Güell and La Pedrera and receive a guided tour of each iconic Gaudi site.

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Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

This was a fabulous excursion - Loved to see all the sights - and experiencing La Sagrada Familia in all its splendor

Kristen Hepburn Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Great walking tour of the old part of Barcelona and then got in the van to go to Sagrada Familia. We were so glad we took this tour and got to go in the church. What an amazing thing to see!! The last part of the trip with the drive to the Montjuic hill was ok. Tour guide gave a great recommendation for lunch where we had Paella and Sangria after the half day tour ended.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Super day trip, lots of walking but worth every step. The La Sagrada Familia is breath taking.....have to see. Barcelona is a must to visit for a week...so much to do. Loved our tour guide.

Joan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Michael is an amazing guide. His love for his city is apparent, and his joy in sharing it with us was so obvious. His knowledge of the city and La Sagrada Familia is amazing. We truly enjoyed the tour!

Kay B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Our guide Camillo was extremely knowledgeable about history, art, architecture, and had a great command of the English language. He was very kind and helpful to me when I needed to avoid stairs. He also has a great sense of humor.

Steven M United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

We booked the tour to pick us up and drop us off at the cruise ship. My wife were the only ones from our ship, so they had a cab waiting for us and then arranged for a cab to bring us back
Josef was our tour guide and as the BEST!! He was extremely knowledgeable, organized and very passionate!!
We highly recommend this tour company and tour. We had a fabulous time. Thanks for the wonderful experience


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Good tour with a small group
Very knowledgeable guide


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Barcelona is amazing. There's so much to see and the tour guide, Josep, took us on a whirlwind experience on the highlights of Barcelona. The sights in Barcelona are breathtaking and this tour will allow you to get a glimpse of this within a short few hours. Would definitely recommend.

Robert K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

La Sagrada is not to be believed. After viewing the church from the exterior we were given 1-1/2 hours to tour the interior on our own. I thought that this was going to be too much time, but it turned out to be too little. There is so much to see and read. The models of very sections of the church were marvelous. It is hard to believe that they will actually complete the structure before the 100 year celebration in 10 years. We later viewed an apartment structure and a failed residential development by Gaudi. He was amazing! We saw other areas of Barcelona, but a shore excursion is not nearly enough time to view this city. We had some free time for lunch and tried one of the local restaurants the guide suggested. The tapas were very good.

Irina W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Joseph was an amazing guide. He was the best guide we had all week on our Mediterranean cruise. He was a true local- his family has been in Barcelona for 400 years! He was enthusiastic, interesting, and his main goal was for us to enjoy our day. He went out of his way to make sure we had a good time and were safe. He basically stopped in the middle of the crosswalk to make sure we all safely crossed the street. He gave us genuine recommendations of where to eat. I had the best meal on the trip thanks to Joseph. Although, we didn't have a lot of time at Park Guell, we got to see 3 of Guadi's masterpieces.. La Padrera, Sagrada Familia, and the Park. To fully experience the park, you need at least 2-3 hours. Since our tour was several days after the terrorist attack at las Ramblas , we were to see the Sagrada familia last as opposed to first due to a special mass that was taking place until 3pm. There was only 4 of us from the Norwegian Epic doing the tour so we were nervous getting back to the boat on time by 5pm. Joseph reassured us it wasn't going to be a problem and kept the group on time to make sure we got back to our boat. Ideally, it would have been great to have Joseph come inside the Sagrada Familia with us to explain the inside. But he did an amazing job explaining the various facades of the cathedral. It is the one thing not to miss in Barcelona. We only had about a half hour to explore the inside, which was enough time. Joseph met us promptly at 430pm and got us a taxi the taxi fare was included in the ticket and we were at the port terminal by 4:50pm. Joseph went above and beyond to make sure we saw everything and had a fantastic experience. I highly recommend this tour especially to people who are in Barcelona on a cruise just for 1 day.

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