Our Best of Barcelona Half Day tour takes you to the icons of the historic center of the city.
We start our small group tour with a drive up the famous mountain of Montjuic, which offers excellent views over the city and which was the main site of the 1992 Olympic games.
After a brief stop at the terrasse of the Catalunya National Art Museum (MNAC) we will make our way down to Placa Espanya and past the Modernist buildings of the Eixample area.
Our drive to the iconic Sagrada Famlia will take us up Passeig de Gracia, Barcelona's most expensive boulevard and the setting of two of Barcelonas most talked about Gaudi buildings: La Pedrera and Casa Batllo.
Finally, we will arrive at Sagrada Família, stopping there for a guided visit inside the basilica. Our Skip the Line policy means there will be no NO QUEUES! For many, this is the highlight of their Barcelona experience.
The group will then head to the oldest part of Barcelona, the Barrio Gotico, which until the end of the 19th century was still surrounded by medieval walls.
Here, we will get off the bus and enjoy a stroll through the narrow winding streets of the historic heart of Barcelona. Our first stop will be for a complimentary glass of the famous local Cava and a selection of traditional tapas in a local market.
From there, we will travel back in time, going from the Roman era through to the early Middle Ages, when the Catalan counts were controlling the Mediterranean sea and Barcelona was the capital of an empire.
During this part of the tour, we will also visit the Jewish Quarter, the Royal palace, the original 2000 year old Roman Temple and parts of the Cathedral.
The final part of the tour takes us to the Born district, where your guide will point out a variety of restaurants and tapas bars suitable for lunch before ending the tour with a visit to the magnificent Santa Maria del Mar cathedral - one of the most beautiful churches in Barcelona.
After the visit, our tour will end here at around 1pm. It is only a 5 minute walk to the Jaume metro stop (L4). But most travelers usually prefer to explore the picturesque El Born quarter with its boutiques, cafes and beautiful plazas after having lunch in one of the tapas bars.
- 1992 Olympic sites and mountain of Montjuic
- Terrasse of MNAC overlooking Placa Espanya
- Modernist buildings in Eixample quarter
- Visit to Sagrada Familia
- Cava and Tapas tasting
- Gothic Quarter with visits to Gothic Cathedral, Roman ruins, Jewish Quarter & Royal palace
- Born district and visit to cathedral of Santa Maria del Mar
Things To Bring
Please wear appropriate clothing to enter churches and good shoes for walking.
Right after booking you receive a voucher.
Please print it or show it on your mobile phone at :
Palau de la Musica (exact address on your voucher)
Please be there 10 minutes before departure.
- Transport in a small mini-coach with full air conditioning- Professional, English speaking guide- Fast track admission to all attractions