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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.

Highlights

  • Barcelona shore excursion
  • Includes skip-the-line access and guided tour at 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

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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

Jeanne P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Very well done. Great highlights - La Sagrada Familia, Gothic Quarter, Olympic Point. Gloria was very informative and courteous. It was a very crowded day in Barcelona Catalonia National Daybut Gloria was very effective in steering us around crowds. Just enough time at each location. Ensured that we were able to get back to the ship by providing a taxi.

kstpierre2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and would highly recommend it.

Stuart D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Absolutely a PERFECT tour of the Best of Barcelona. Our guide, Gloria, was fantastic! She was both knowledgable and excited to tell us all about her city. The sites were also fantastic, from the Montjiuc hill and the Gothic and Jewish Quarters, to the unmatched La Sagrada Familia, we enjoyed every second of the day. We also thoroughly enjoyed eating lunch on our own at one of the Tapas restaurants Gloria recommended - Bilbao Berria. Finally, let me say how much I loved the city of Barcelona. It is beautiful, historic, clean, and not overly crowded. I will be back. Thanks again, Gloria!! You were one of the best tour guides we have ever had.

Stuart D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Absolutely a PERFECT tour of the Best of Barcelona. Our guide, Gloria, was fantastic! She was both knowledgable and excited to tell us all about her city. The sites were also fantastic, from the Montjiuc hill and the Gothic and Jewish Quarters, to the unmatched La Sagrada Familia, we enjoyed every second of the day. We also thoroughly enjoyed eating lunch on our own at one of the Tapas restaurants Gloria recommended - Bilbao Berria. Finally, let me say how much I loved the city of Barcelona. It is beautiful, historic, clean, and not overly crowded. I will be back. Thanks again, Gloria!! You were one of the best tour guides we have ever had.

Sharyl O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

A long walk but very worth it, First time to Spain so we loved it.

Jay R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was excellent. Gemma is the most enthusiastic tour guide and it is very clear that she loves her city and wants to share with everyone, a true ambassador to Barcelona. La Sagrada Familia was an amazing place. Gemma showed us many interesting place in this beautiful city. Vale, let's go!

Carmel G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent tour. A bit too short at the end as we did not have much time in La Pedrera before our
ship sailed. The Guide was wonderful and informative.

Roberto Be

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

ANA WAS EXCELLENT! You get to see Barcelona during the whole day, learn the history, culture and embrace Gaudi's works of art. Probably one of the best tours I've ever been in my whole life. Highly recommended. Not a whole much to see after you finish here.

Donald N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Judy was a wonderful tour guide. Easy pick up and drop off from the port. Highly recommend.

Luwana T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Wonderful tour. Very knowledgeable guide.

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