Best of Barcelona Half Day Small Group Tour
Short amount of time, still the need to see everything AND get inside views on the most important attractions in Barcelona? This Half-Day Tour is your fit! Within 5 hours it covers La Sagrada Familia, the Olympic sites, Roman Ruins + much more. Book now and let our experienced guides take you on this fantastic trip!
We will 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.
Before arriving at the Sagrada Família, we will stop at the Hospital de Sant pau I de Santes Creus, built between 1901 and 1930. Well away from the tourist route, this hospital has been declared a ‘UNESCO World Heritage Site’ and is one of the greatest symbols of the Modernist Architecture in Barcelona.
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.
At the start of our short walk through the historic streets of Barcelona, we will stop for brief tour of one of Barcelona’s most traditional indoor food markets: Mercat de Santa Caterina.
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 in part of the Born district, where the guide will point out a variety of restaurants and tapas bars suitable for lunch before ending the tour in the magnificent Santa Maria del Mar church – one of the most beautiful in Barcelona.
The guide will be more than happy to make some recommendations for lunch or dinner in the area, or for further sightseeing or shopping trips.
What is included?
- Transport in a small mini-coach with full air conditioning
- Professional, English speaking guide
- Fast track admission to all attractions
- See the best of Barcelona in one morning!
- 1992 Olympic sites and mountain of Montjuic
- Terrasse of MNAC overlooking Placa Espanya
- Modernist buildings in Eixample quarter
- Visit to Sagrada Familia
- Gothic Quarter with visits to Gothic Cathedral, Roman ruins, Jewish Quarter & Royal palace
- Born district and visit to cathedral of Santa Maria del Mar
How to book this?
- Right after booking you will receive a voucher via email.
- Show it at the meeting point at Palau de la Musica, 10 minutes before noted departure time (Exact details on your voucher).
- Free cancellation until 48h before the start time. Just send us an email and we will refund you – no questions asked!