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Discover some of the best-kept secrets of Barcelona during this half-day or full-day private tour of the city’s top sights. Get personalized attention from your guide as you skip the lines at the iconic La Sagrada Familia cathedral. Then stroll the atmospheric streets of the city’s Gothic Quarter on a walking tour, stopping to admire a 2,000-year-old Roman temple. You’ll also get to sip cava, Catalonia’s signature sparkling wine, at a local food market, check out modernist architecture in the city’s Eixample district and take in gorgeous views from the hilltop Montjuïc area, among other stops. This private tour also includes round-trip transport from your hotel and optional upgrade to a full-day tour featuring afternoon visits to architect Antoni Gaudí’s La Pedrera and Park Güell.

Highlights

  • Best of Barcelona private half-day sightseeing tour
  • Skip-the-line access to La Sagrada Familia
  • Panoramic view of Barcelona from Montjuïc hill
  • Complimentary cava wine tasting in typical local market
  • Drive through the Eixample, Barcelona's modernist center
  • Walking private tour of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter, including the 2,000-year-old Roman temple
  • Upgrade to the full-day tour to include Park Guell and La Pedrera

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Best of Barcelona Private Tour including Sagrada Familia

Best of Barcelona Private Tour including Sagrada Familia

See the best that Barcelona has to offer on this private half-day guided excursion covering some of the city’s top highlights (and optional upgrade to a full-day visit). Best of all, this intimate, personalized visit allows you to customize some portions of your visit to cater to your specific interests.

Start your day with pickup from your Barcelona hotel around 8:30am. Depending on your specific itinerary, it may also be possible to adjust your start time once the booking is confirmed. Begin by driving with your guide to the hilltop sanctuary of Montjuïc, a combination park, cultural and recreational area that hosted the 1992 Olympic Games.

Enjoy superlative views of the Barcelona cityscape before making a quick stop at the Catalunya National Art Museum and then heading back down to Plaça Espanya and through Eixample, a neighborhood known for its modernist architecture.

Continue the trip with a drive down Passeig de Gracia, one of the city’s most upscale shopping streets, passing the famous architectural works of Antoni Gaudí, La Pedrera and Casa Batlló, as you go. Soon you’ll arrive at the towering La Sagrada Familia cathedral, where you’ll take advantage of your included skip-the-line admission ticket, heading right inside to view the incredible construction feats inside this one-of-a-kind religious structure.

Proceed next on a walking-based wander through the narrow streets of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter. Sip on an included glass of cava (sparkling wine) at one of the district’s local markets, then meander your way back in time, passing the remains of a 2,000-year-old Roman temple and the area’s ancient Jewish Quarter and Royal Palace.

You’ll then head to El Born, a trendy area just adjacent to the Gothic Quarter, where you’ll stop for a short lunch break before visiting the beautiful Santa Maria del Mar church. Those on the half-day tour will end their trip here around 1pm.

For those who select the full-day tour upgrade, you’ll continue in the afternoon with guided visits to two of the magnificent creations of Antoni Gaudí, the hillside Park Güell and the beautiful La Pedrera. See the itinerary below for more details on the full-day and the two tour options.

Itinerary

Upgrade:
Upgrade to the full-day private tour to include visits to two of Antoni Gaudi’s most fabulous sites – Park Güell and La Pedrera. At Park Guell, enjoy a private guided tour of the famous city garden, where you’ll be introduced to some of Gaudí’s most bizarre creations. At La Pedrera, you’ll skip the line again and have an hour to explore the interior of the building.

Tour options:
8:30am Barcelona Half-day Tour
Half-day tour includes skip-the-line access and guided visit at La Sagrada Familia (45 min to 1 hour). Tour concludes at Santa Maria del Mar Church at 1pm.

8:30am Barcelona Full-day Tour
Full-day tour includes skip-the-line access and guided visit at La Sagrada Familia (45 min to 1 hour). In the afternoon, enjoy guided visits of Park Güell and La Pedrera. Tour concludes at 4pm.

Customer Reviews

Urs E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great tour, saw all the main sights in one day. The driver was great and very knowledgeable.
Highly recommend it.

Robert I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Rodrigo customized this tour for our needs and was extremely accommodating. His vast knowledge and use of maps, diagrams and pamphlets helped make this a tour to remember in Barcelona.

Irene T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Unspeakably awesome landmarks, excellent guide. Gave proper commentary on so much in city as well as landmark.

Joyce D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Our guide Veronica was fabulous. Extremely knowledgable,personable. We had a wonderful tour of Barcelona and learned a lot about the historical sites and history of Barcelona. We would highly recommend this private tour.

WIN F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

A good overview of Barcelona. The pickup and drop off at our six in our group hotel was prompt and convenient. Our guide was very knowledgeable in this driving and walking tour. The self-guided tour of Sagrada Familia should not be missed.

Karen L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Outstanding, Brilliant, fantastic.

Our guide was so amazing we booked another tour to Montserrat for the following day.

I cannot rate this company and particularly Rodrigo highly enough.

we have used other companies in other cites an this was the best ever!

kmiller4051

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Great tour guide, very helpful, insightful...all enjoyed.

Sally B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

We took a full day private tour of Barcelona with Enrique in February of 2016. It was an awesome experience! Enrique was wonderful and very knowledgeable. We skipped the long lines at various places of interest Sagrada Familia is amazing!, and we had a great lunch in the Gothic Quarter.

Jerald B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Our guide Enrrika was absolutely amazing! Very knowledgeable, very patient with us and is passionate about his job and his love of his city. We saw things that most people would never have seen on a larger group tour. He stopped when we wanted pictures or would go around the block so I could get a picture.
Well worth the money to have your own private tour guide.

Brian F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Anna was excellent and we had a great tour! We will highly recommend to anyone we know heading to Barcelona - thanks!

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