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Barcelona's most popular day tours - What are the differences?
Among those travellers who are coming to Barcelona for the first time, the favourite choice to explore the city very often are the two hop on - hop off buses.
An alternative to get a great general overview and even more detailed insights are the guided bus tours. Here you can choose from comprehensive Barcelona highlights tours that usually take an entire day or thematic half day tours that focus on a specific topic like Gaudi, general architecture, history or arts.
To explore the historic centre of Barcelona, the best way will be to join a bike or walking tour. Within 2 to 3 hours you will focus on a certain area or topic. The most common walking tours are about Modernisme, the Gothic Quarter, Pablo Picasso or even a gourmet or tapas tour that combines cultural and culinary experiences.
Although the city itself already got many things to offer, it is highly recommended to go on an excursion to the surrounding places in Catalonia. Excursions from Barcelona go to the holy mountain of Montserrat, to Salvador Dali's museum in Figueres and if you are more into beaches, Sitges or the Costa Brava will probably be your favourite choice.
For mountain lovers, just take a tour to the Pyrenees. Pure nature and tranquility in Vall de Nuria will be an unforgettable experience.
The Penedes region about half an hour south of Barcelona is renowned for the world-famous cava sparkling wine. Cava tours & wine tastings in the Penedes region will show you the most tasty side of Catalonia on a day trip. Many people actually combine this with a visit to nearby Montserrat.
On top of that, there are plenty of further very special Barcelona tours: by Segway, by ebike, in a yellow talking GoCar or on a GPS guided Vespa, just to name a few. And if you happen to come to Barcelona during the heat of summer with your children, why not take your family for a day trip to the waterpark of Isla Fantasia?
For those who prefer to discover the diversity of Barcelona on their own, the city discount cards are highly recommended: For museum lovers the Barcelona Articket or Arqueoticket and if you would prefer to include public transport as well go for the Barcelona Card right away.
Whatever you will finally decide to go for, one thing is certainly guaranteed with all these Barcelona tours and activities: You will have a great time and wish you could stay longer!
Barcelona City Tours - What are the differences?
To get to know the city on your own go for one of the two hop on - hop off buses which offer more than 40 stops throughout the city and an informative audio guide in your preferred language.
To see the most famous attractions of Barcelona in one day go for the Barcelona Highlights Tour. The tour is offered exclusively in English so the great guides have got plenty of time to bring the fascinating history of Barcelona to life.
Alternatively, the guided Classic Highlights Morning Tour covers attractions from Barcelona's Roman foundations in the historic Gothic Quarter up to Montjuic and Poble Espanyol in a combined bus and walking tour.
From Gaudi to Picasso the Artistic Afternoon Tour focuses on the artistic heritage of Barcelona. Combine it with the Classic Highlights Tour for a full day bus and walking tour to the highlights of the city.
For Gaudi lovers we offer three different tours: Gaudi Morning & Afternoon Tour, Gaudi Plus Tour and Gaudi Combo. They cover the most impressive architectural top-spots of Barcelona's most famous son.
The Montjuic & Panoramic Tour offers a guided tour through the best panoramas of Barcelona from the harbour promenade to the old port up to Montjuic, the Olympic Park and Poble Espanyol.
To avoid the crowds and explore the city in a small group the Best of Barcelona Tour is offered either as a Half Day Tour or a Full Day Tour. It covers all amazing sights and places and due to the smaller group size you will enjoy a very personalized experience.
If you prefer an exclusive tour just for your group or family take a look at our 100% customizable Private City Tours. The tours of 2 and 4 hours can be booked online, if you are looking for full day tours or private excursions to places like Montserrat or the Penedes vineyards, please just send us an enquiry!
Barcelona's Hop on - Hop off Tours - What are the differences?
The public Barcelona Bus Turistic has been taking travelers around Barcelona for more than 25 years already. More than 2 million tourists per year are hopping on and off their 78 buses on 44 stops of their 3 routes.
Alternatively, the red buses of Barcelona City Tour offer 37 stops on two routes. Their 20 buses come less frequent then the Bus Turistic, but they tend to be less crowded in high season.
Take a look on our detailed, zoomable route maps for each of the hop on hop off buses to find the next stop from your accommodation.
Barcelona Airport Transfers - What are the differences?
The airport shuttle bus is the cheapest option for a Barcelona airport transfer. Our shuttle guides or drivers will be waiting for you at the pick-up points of Barcelona airport, the cruise terminal or at your specified address in the city and they will take you on a shared mini-bus directly to your destination.
The most convenient way to get to and from Barcelona airport is by our private transfers. Here our drivers will wait just for you, holding a sign with your name on it, right at the arrivals of your airport or cruise terminal. If you would like to have an even more stylish service, please select our executive transfer.
Many travellers already combine the transfer to their hotel or the waiting time until boarding the cruise line with a private sightseeing tour.
Our Private City Tours are 100 % customized to your wishes. The driver will guide you through Barcelona and show you the highlights of this amazing city. If you wish, you can create your own tour by informing the driver of the sights you would like to see. And of course, at any time you are welcome to drop-off the car to take pictures, go shopping or just enjoy the charm of Barcelona.
Barcelona Boat Tours - What are the differences?
With the Catamaran Tour enjoy the experience of sailing on board with either the largest ecological passenger catamaran in Europe (green route) or the catamaran with three bows (purple route). There is also the possibility to buy snacks and soft drinks, beer and sangria, to fully enjoy your holiday.
The Catamaran Sailing tour starts at Port Olimpic and sails across the Mediterranean sea. Explore this amazing and unique experience. Enjoy the music on the catamaran and swim in the sea, with a buffet on board with some typical snacks like pasta salad, Catalan sausage, bread, sauces and fruit salads. Throughout the cruise you may consume soft drinks, water, beer and sangria.
Barcelona from the Sky - What are the differences?
Enjoy one of the three amazing Helicopter Tours and feel the charm of Barcelona from the sky. You have the options to choose between a morning or an afternoon tour and three different panoramic flights: Costa Tour, Sky Tour, Montserrat. The flight will take place according to the weather and wind conditions.
Otherwise the Barcelona Ballooning Tour offers you the chance to experience Barcelona from above with your little group, up to 8 people, where your private atmosphere is guaranteed. During your tour in the balloon you have a view over the majestic mountains of the pre-Pyrenees, Montserrat and Montseny.
Barcelona Food & Wine Tours - What are the differences?
Montserrat, Food and Wine Small Group Tour let you enjoy the spectacular views from the Montserrat Monastery and moving to the Oller del Mas Castle you will be served with an exquisite regional menu, with wines produced organically from the vineyard.
Our expert enologists will guide you to visit the cellar the wines for a beautiful walk. And with the wine-tasting course you will taste three products of an excellent quality, before the return to Barcelona.
Enjoy our Montserrat and Cava Small Group Tour and have a walk through the gothic shapes of Montserrat and visit the magnificient natural park and mountains to get a spectacular view over the plains of Catalunya up to Pyrenees. Top this tour with a testing of different types of the famous Cava sparkling wine in the renowed local winery of Cordoniu.
Enjoy Montserrat, Tapas and Wine Tour by wine tasting in Oller del Mas, after a visit to Montserrat Natural Park and Sanctuary. Oller del Mas is one of the most important wineries in the region; with your small group you will visit the vineyards and taste 3 different wines will also enjoy a brunch spread of Spanish gastronomy, including tapas, cheese, bread and pastries.
Come and explore the vineyards and, of course, the tastes of Catalonia's wines and cavas, with our Wine and Cava Route Bus Tour; you will be taken into three cellars of the Penedès region. Have a look at the elaboration of wine and cava and afterwards you will be rewarded with several delicious tastings.
Sitges and Cavas Freixenet Tour combines one of the favourite destinations for tourists visiting Catalonia with a visit to the Freixanet Cava cellar. Enjoy Sitges beaches after having tasted three different cavas of the Freixenet range and visited the cava cellars.
Choose Sitges and Wine Small Group Tour if you want to discover the vineyards and cellars of one of the most important wine producers in Spain, while strolling through the vineyards. You'll get to know the wine making process and taste the products of own production: wine and olive oil. Feel the Mediterranean charm of Sitges and let yourself be seduced by its small streets and modernist beach atmosphere.
Barcelona Skip the Line Visits - What are the differences?
Sagrada Familia is one of the most visited buildings in the world. You will visit the astonishing interior of this church, where ceiling reaches seventy meters. You will also visit Sagrada Familia museum, where you will see drawings, plaster models and pictures about the history and development of this basilica from its early beginnings to the present day.
Since Barcelona is the birthplace of Joan Miró, his art work can be found all over the city. Together with Salvador Dalí, Miró is considered the most important Catalan painter of the 20th century; the Fundacio Miró Museum in Barcelona has been established by Joan Miró himself in 1972 and the same year Miró comissioned his friend and architect Josep Lluís Sert to design a larger museum for his collection of modern art.
Parc Güell is situated on the slopes of the mountain range of Sierra de Collserola.
When it was constructed between 1900 and 1914 by the most famous contemporary architect Antoni Gaudí, the parc was on the northern ends of Barcelona. Nowadays, due to the expansion of the city it is sitting like an island in the city and thanks to its elevation Parc Güell is offering great views up to the Mediterranean Sea.
The visit to Casa Batlló provides a thrilling experience for lovers of the fantastic, theatrical and vibrant. Behind the Modernist style façade, its rooms express their difference with the most refined succession of artistic and architectural details designed by Gaudí with the utmost creativity and featuring the finest work by artists and professionals from the period.
Being considered as one of the most outstanding buildings of the 20th century, Casa Mila (La Pedrera) is the fantastic sight for all architect lovers. Its spectacular facade and the unique rooftop make Casa Mila a major landmark in Barcelona's Eixample district.
The Poble Espanyol was designed by the architect Josep Puig i Cadafach in 1929 for the World Exhibition of Barcelona to showcase the diversity of Spanish culture. Following a search through the length and breadth of Spain, 117 buildings were chosen, which are now visited by 1.3 million people every year.
Barcelona Zoo focuses its activities on three core themes: the dissemination of information, research and the protection of animal species in danger of extinction; also it offers a whole host of activities and services for a perfect day out: restaurants, bars, pony rides, miniature railway, electric cars, shop, picnic areas.
The visit begins on the first floor of the Museum: the Camp Nou Experience retraces the steps of players that have made history and visitors can feel the true Barça passion by visiting the most emblematic areas of the Camp Nou, including the visitors’ changing room and the tunnel onto the pitch, from where a panoramic view of the whole stadium can be enjoyed. The tour ends on the second floor, where you can visit the fascinating Multimedia space.
Barcelona Bike Tours - What are the differences?
The Barcelona Bicycle Tour combines cycling through the Gothic quarter, along the beach promenade and up to the Sagrada Familia with a guided sightseeing tour.
If you want to be part of an authentic experience off the beaten track then Alternative Bike Tour is the right choice. The tour will take you to places that are normally not on tourist's itinerary.
During the ebike Highlights Tour you will cover the most famous attractions in Barcelona and can explore the diversity of the city from mountains to beaches, from the port to plazas and Montjuic.
You have also the opportunity to rent a bike and make your own tour. Either with the bicycle Rental for only 10 € for 24 hours or a modern electric ebike with a cruising speed up to 25 km per hour.
Day Tours from Barcelona - What are the differences?
The wonderful mountain landscape of the Pyrenees is only 2 hours away with the bus from Barcelona and convince with peacefulness landscape and immerse in the amazing nature.
Explore the coastline along the Costa Brava with different bus tours and visit some Mediterranean villages.
Or combine the visit of famous cities around Barcelona and enjoy their charm and fame such as Sitges, Girona, Tarragona, and Figueres.
For those who are interested in arts or who want to experience a wonderful tour Figueres is the right city. Explore the world-famous Dali museum and the beautiful city, which inspired the artist Dali the most.
The mystical mountain Montserrat with it's famous monastery is definitely a worth-visiting attraction. During the ride the guide inform you about interesting facts and the history of Montserrat.
As Catalunya offers a great culinary offer with typical Spanish food and well-known wines, there is a wide range of food and wine excursions, especially in combination with a visit to Montserrat.
There is an appropriate Barcelona bus tour for everybody...so choose yours.
Barcelona Transport Cards - What are the differences?
The Barcelona Card offers free public transport and airport train. Furthermore free admission to 22 attractions and discounts for several other museums, restaurants, night-time venues, etc.
The Barcelona Articket is specific for art lovers with 50 % discount to seven leading art centers.
For archeological lovers the Barcelona Arqueoticket is the best way to safe 30 % discount for each of the five museums with the best archeological collection.
Barcelona Walking Tours - What are the differences?
During the Gothic Quarter – Walking Tour you will get an insight of the history from this quarter and will explore the indoors of worth-seeing buildings.
The Modernisme – Walking Tour will impress with the Quadrat d´Or , the Golden Quadrate, which became the focus of modernista by the works of many architects such as Gaudi.
Embark on a journey through places of the life of the amazing artist Picasso with the Picasso - Walking Tour. It leads you through the Bohemian Barcelona and ends with a guided visit of the Picasso Museum.
The Maritim – Walking Tour offers a great chance to a guided tour through the port and a harbour cruise with the Golondrina boats. It is the perfect combination of Barcelona's impressions from the shore and the sea.
Furthermore, there are two Culinary - Walking Tours. During the Gourmet – Walking Tour you explore the historic center and the most emblematic gastronomic establishments. By the self-guided Tapas Tour you can enjoy typical Spanish tapas at four fantastic locations.
Make your choice. To just see the available tours for certain days, please select your date.