Best Of Barcelona Private Tour: Sagrada Familia And Old Town With Hotel Pick-up

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    - We will pick you up from any hotel or apartment in Barcelona. Please make sure to include the address of your accommodation when booking.
    - Even if your Hotel is not.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Drop-off location at your hotel (or similar)
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Round-trip hotel pick-up & drop-off included.
For a VIP sightseeing experience in Barcelona, book this private tour that includes skip-the-line access at the citys most popular attraction, La Sagrada Familia (entrance fee is at your own expense). Enjoy the comfort of travelling by private vehicle to top attractions like Passeig de Grcia, the waterfront, Montjuc and the Gothic quarter. Take in Barcelonas famous Modernisme architecture, and learn about the city from a knowledgeable guide.
- Private Barcelona sightseeing tour
- Travel around the city by private vehicle with an insider guide
- Skip the typically long line at La Sagrada familia (entry fee not included)
- Admire architectural icons like La Pedrera and Casa Batll
- Learn about Gauds work around the city
- See the Gothic quarter, the waterfront and much more

Highlights

  • Skip the line
  • Led by a local guide
  • Exclusive to Viator
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Multiple departure times and locations available

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Plaza de Cataluna, Barcelona, Catalonia

Start this tour directly from your hotel. Your guide will come to pick you up, so be sure to let us know exactly where you are staying. Enjoy an overview of Barcelona city along the route and pass by Catalunya square, the main square of the city center.

Stop At: Parc de Montjuic, Barcelona, Catalonia

Head straight to the Montjuc Mountain and enjoy splendid panoramic views of the city. The mountain was a strategy to defend the city against attacks. Now it is home to the famous Mir foundation and the Caixa Form. These and other buildings on Montjuc, perfectly illustrate examples of modern art and contemporary architecture. Get the chance to see examples of town planning and architecture especially designed for the 1929 International Exhibition.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Estadi Olimpic, Barcelona, Catalonia

The Montjuc Olympic Stadium is Barcelona's main Olympic facility. It is home to concerts and major sporting events. The second-largest stadium in the world at the time, it was designed for the 1936 Olympic Games, but due to the political situation of the time they never took place there and the stadium fell into disuse until it was remodeled for the 1992 Olympic Games.

Pass By: Las ramblas, Barcelona, Catalonia

Continue your visit of the city heading to Barcelonas waterfront, passing by well-renowned city sights, such as the must-visit Las Ramblas, probably the most famous avenue of the city, home to many bars, restaurants and shops.

Pass By: Mercat de La boqueria, Barcelona, Catalonia

Along the way in the Ramblas, you may pass by the most known covered market of the city, La Boquera. Have a look at the main entrance and feel the hustling and bustling of the market from the minivan.

Pass By: Columbus monument, Barcelona, Catalonia

Along the way, at the lower end of La rambla, you will see the Columbus Monument, pointing to a very unusual location... Find out more information with your local expert guide.

Stop At: Port vell, Barcelona, Catalonia

Pass by Barcelona's Olympic Marina, one of the city's most popular leisure areas. There's nowhere better in Barcelona for fun and relaxation than the Olympic Marina: water sports, beaches and countless restaurants serving seafood cuisine are just some of the attractions in probably the most Mediterranean part of Barcelona.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Museu d'Historia de Catalunya, Barcelona, Catalonia

Pass by the Catalonia History Museum, standing over the Barcelona waterfront. The historic brick building that now houses the museum was originally built in the 1880s to store goods arriving at the port. Since getting a facelift in anticipation of the 1992 Olympics, the building now houses also several street-level bars and restaurants.

Pass By: Port Olimpic, Barcelona, Catalonia

Pass by Barcelona's Olympic Marina, one of the city's most popular leisure areas. There's nowhere better in Barcelona for fun and relaxation than the Olympic Marina: water sports, beaches and countless restaurants serving seafood cuisine are just some of the attractions in probably the most Mediterranean part of Barcelona.

Pass By: Gold Fish Sculpture (Escultura el Peix d'Or), Barcelona, Catalonia

Have a look at the Frank Gehry's spectacular goldfish sculpture at the base of the Hotel Arts and to the nearby Gran Casino de Barcelona.

Pass By: La Barceloneta, Barcelona, Catalonia

Pass by the Barceloneta, once the home of fishermen, people associated with the fishing trade and the metal industry, and nowadays one of the city's most visited and popular districts. The neighborhood, with its narrow, rectilinear streets, was built on a military grid structure to provide accommodation for the former inhabitants of La ribera who had lost their homes due to the construction of the Citadel Park.

Pass By: Playa de la barceloneta, Barcelona, Catalonia

Located in the traditional fishing district, this is one of Barcelona's oldest and best-loved beaches. It is thought to have inspired Miguel de Cervantes as the setting for the fight between Don Quixote and the Knight of the White Moon. It was here that the knight errant was finally defeated and abandoned his quest.

Stop At: Ciutat vella, Barcelona, Catalonia

Continue the day with a walking tour of the medieval Old Town of Barcelona. Enjoy a stroll in the Gothic quarter, where the history of Barcelona began. Learn about Catalan traditions and Barcelonas origins, while exploring enchanting corners, picturesque plazas and the narrow alleys of the Gothic quarter.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), Barcelona, Catalonia

Walk in a maze of winding streets dating back to Roman times, live the passing of times through medieval and gothic architecture, have a look to the transformation of a city from its oldest times to a modern and vibrant lifestyle.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Placa reial, Barcelona, Catalonia

Visit the Royal Square, one of Barcelona's busiest, most vibrant spots of the Old Town. Have a look at the lamp posts made by a very young Gaud and take the best of the shade of the palm trees. Find out why it is called the Royal Square even if the king has never lived in this square...

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Placa de sant jaume, Barcelona, Catalonia

In the ancient Roman city of Barcelona, the Plaa Sant Jaume was the site of the Forum, the meeting place and stage for political debate. It could be said that the square continues to fulfill the same role today, as it is flanked by Barcelona's two political powerhouses: Barcelona City hall and the seat of the Catalan government, the Palau de la generalitat de catalunya.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: City Hall (Casa de la Ciutat / Ayuntamiento), Barcelona, Catalonia

City Hall, also known as the Casa de la Ciutat (the house of the city), stands on one side of the Plaa Sant Jaume, right in the middle of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter and in front of the Palau de la Generalitat de catalunya. The neoclassical faade conceals Gothic gems such as the historic Great Hall, or Sal de Cent, designed by Pere Llobet and built in the 14th century.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Palau De La Generalitat De Catalunya, Barcelona, Catalonia

The Palau de la Generalitat in Barcelona is the seat of the Catalan government. The Palau has pure Gothic, flamboyant Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque elements behind the neoclassical faade.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: MUHBA Temple d'August, Barcelona, Catalonia

As you explore Barcelona's Gothic Quarter you'll come across one of the city's best-kept secrets. Inside a small medieval courtyard, the four columns from the Temple of Augustus have survived despite the passing of the centuries. They are more than 2,000 years old, like Barcelona itself.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Placa del rei, Barcelona, Catalonia

Pass by the Monumental Kings Square, the Gothic architectural ensemble which best exemplifies the city's medieval past. The royal palace, the Palau Reial Major, and its surrounding buildings, enclose a harmonious and peaceful square which is still imbued with Barcelona's splendor during the Middle Ages.
An absolute must-see visit while walking through the Old Town of the city and listening to the fascinating stories of your guide.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Barcelona cathedral, Barcelona, Catalonia

Pass by the Barcelona Cathedral and discover its faade and the combination of Romanesque, Gothic and neo-Gothic styles due to the fact that it was built over six centuries. Funded by donations from the medieval brotherhoods and guilds, the building work in Santa Creu commenced in 1298 and was completed around 1890, following the original plans, in the neo-Gothic style.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Placa Sant Felip Neri, Barcelona, Catalonia

The romantic, slightly faded Plaa Sant Felip Neri is an unmissable corner of the Gothic Quarter. Presided over by the baroque church from which it takes its name, the square features a number of historic elements that make it particularly attractive.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Major Synagogue, Barcelona, Catalonia

The Greater Synagogue of Barcelona is one of the oldest in Europe and the last one to be discovered. Located in a privileged environment, the Call de Barcelona, the old Jewish quarter of the city, which still retains its medieval architecture.

Pass By: L'eixample district, Barcelona, Catalonia

Get back on the road and drive through the Eixample district, designed by Ildefons Cerd after 1895, to expand the city. (The word Eixample actually means expansion in Catalan). Passing by the streets of this elegant neighborhood, you will note that Cerds concept of urban planning was revolutionary and utopian.

Pass By: Passeig de Gracia, Barcelona, Catalonia

Along the way, pass through Passeig de Grcia, with its typical Catalan architecture. The avenue is home to the most remarkable faades of modernist buildings, including Gaudis La Pedrera, Casa Batll and Domnechs Casa Lle - Morera or Cadafalchs Casa ametller.

Pass By: Casa Lleo i Morera, Barcelona, Catalonia

Along the way, you will pass by Casa Lle - Morera or Casa Ametller, built by the modernist architect Llus Domnech, the University teacher of Gaud.

Pass By: Casa batllo, Barcelona, Catalonia

Along the way, pass by the Casa Batll, one of Antoni Gauds most impressive houses. This faade is an absolutely must see while being in Barcelona.

Pass By: Casa mila - La Pedrera, Barcelona, Catalonia

Along the way, pass by Casa Mil-La Pedrera and get enchanted by its atypical shape. Listen to your guide telling you about this piece of art by the hands of Gaud and get to know why this building is known as La Pedrera (the house of stones).

Pass By: Recinte modernista de sant pau, Barcelona, Catalonia

Pass by the old Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant pau, declared a UNESCO World Heritage for its exceptional beauty and functionality. It is one of the foremost works of Llus Domnech i Montaner, the leading architect of Catalan Modernisme, and the teacher of Gaudi at architecture university.

Stop At: Basilica of the Sagrada familia, Barcelona, Catalonia

Drive to the last destination of this tour, the life project of a genius or a fool, with no doubts the Sagrada Familia will leave a lifelong impression. Experience a moment full of emotion, admiring Gaudi's masterpiece, considered as the most emblematic landmark of Barcelona.
There are no words to describe the feeling one gets when entering this magnificent temple of Modernism. The organic shapes found throughout its structure, the light filtering through its stained glass windows and the symbolic nature of the buildings sculpted faade will certainly be the highlight of your tour.

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions

Pickup and drop-off at your hotel or apartment

Tour in private transport.

Professional local guide

Private tour

Old Town Walking tour

Tour of the modernist part of the city

Infant seats available upon request

Exclusions

Ticket to Sagrada Familia (25euros) To be paid to the guide on the day of your tour.

Food and drinks

Gratuities

Entry/Admission - Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Infant seats available

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 03-Jul-2019

    Wonderful day, seen some fantastic sights, tour guide was super informative, funny and made this tour.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    The highlight was La Segrada Família was the highlight and exceeded all our expectations. The tour of the city was informative and interesting but is not everyone’s cup of tea.
    Our guide was excellent, and very helpful. In fact all our guides were very good.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Private tour with Rocio was excellent. Compacted history, culture, and fun in one full day. Per her recommendations, ate like a local.

  • 30-Oct-2018

    Excellent tour guide, but cold rain put a cloud over a beautiful city. Streets were crowded with umbrellas.

  • 29-Oct-2018

    Dagoberto did a great job in navigating the city. He knew how to avoid the crowds. We would definitely recommend this tour!

  • 15-Oct-2018

    Alejandra was absolutely phenomenal, I highly recommend her. She gave us an incredible experience and was so personal and kind. There is no better way to tour and explore the city then having her as a personal tour guide. We felt comfortable and safe and the driver was great!

  • 09-Oct-2018

    Mat our driver did a fantastic job! He showed us the sites and got us right into the Sagrada. He was very informative and entertaining. I highly recommend Mat and Viator

  • 02-Oct-2018

    Eduardo was so knowledgeable of the history of Barcelona and so personable it made the tour perfect.

  • 01-Oct-2018

    Pablo was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and accommodating and he supplied additional tips such as restaurant recommendations.

  • 24-Sep-2018

    Jordana was the best tour guide we have ever had! She was professional, knowledgeable, friendly and very accommodating to what we wanted to see and do. I would highly recommend this tour and Jordana especially. Just excellent!

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