8-hour tour of Barcelona (half walking and half chauffeured)
Do you have a whole day to explore the best Barcelona sites?
Let’s do it together! We’ll walk the city center and use a driver for the other sites.
Our tours are private tours for your party only. No strangers joining your tours.
Get to skip the lines in all museums and sites. Don’t even buy tickets in advance.
The tour will start at 9.30AM with a walking tour, then after lunch we’ll be joined by the driver:
In 8 hours we can cover:
Cathedral (inside or outside, as you prefer)
Eixample District / Passeig de Gràcia
Block of Disagreement & Casa Batlló (outside)
Casa Milà / Pedrera (outside)
Sagrada Família church (inside – towers not included)
1888 World Fair area
TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THAT… To enter the Cathedral you need to cover your shoulders and your skirt or pants must be long to your knee.
AND DID YOU KNOW… That with our official tourguide license we get to skip the lines?
The Gothic Quarter is the heart of the Old Town, where you can walk around the medieval alleys and plazas, pass by Roman ruins, take a look at Gothic patios… The Royal Palace, the City Council and the Generalitat Government building are also located there.
The most important site there is the Cathedral, where you can see the crypt where St. Eulàlia is buried, a remarkable choir, gorgeous side chapels, and the lovely cloister where the geese live.
Nearby is the Call, the medieval Jewish Section. Despite having been attacked in 1391, it is still a place full of history that keeps its medieval flair. If you are interested, we can visit there the oldest synagogue in Europe.
From there, a short walk will take us to La Rambla, a famous promenade in the heart of the Old Town, always lively any time of the day. We’ll be seeing a few interesting sites, including a charming flower market.
Next we’ll enter the Boqueria Food Market, said to be one of the best food markets in the whole world. A great mix of colorful displays, local produce and exotic food that you will love.
Our walk will later take us into the Eixample District, our Expansion designed by the city planner Ildefons Cerdà. Here we’ll discover the Modernism (our local Art Nouveau) and its top architects reunited at the Block of Disagreement: Domènech i Muntaner, Puig i Cadafalch, and of course, Antoni Gaudí. We’ll see the outside of Casa Batlló and Casa Milà/Pedrera, two apartment buildings by Gaudi.
Around 1pm we’ll take you to a local tapas restaurant so you can enjoy our traditional food in and informal way: tapas! We’ll order and share small dishes to share, to try different local specialties and get familiar with our food. Yummy!
After lunch, we’d be joined by the driver to continue exploring the city:
First of all we’ll head to Gaudí’s masterpiece: the Sagrada Família Church. Of course, we’ll take you inside with no lines! The architect worked here for 43 years until his death in 1926. Still under construction, it is said that it’ll be completed by 2026-30 approx. You’ve never seen anything like that before!
Back with the driver, after visiting the church we’ll drive around the city past the area of the 1888 World Fair (Arch of Triumph and Ciutadella Park) and continue along the Waterfront, driving across the Olympic village and marina, along the beaches, around the Barceloneta fishermen district, the Port Vell (Old Port) & Columbus circle.
Our last stop will be the Montjuïc Hill, where we will see the city views from a vantage point, see the 1992 Olympic facilities and the Stadium, and finally continue through the 1929 World Fair area.
Transportation: Walking for the first half of the tour, and private minivan/car with driver in the afternoon.
Tour is available Mon-Sun.
On Sundays no visits allowed in the Cathedral of the Old Town, and the Boqueria Market is closed.