This is a sample itinerary for our Private Full Day Tour of Barcelona (partly walking / partly chauffeured).
Final itinerary and timings might vary due to many factors (Park Guell and Sagrada Familia tickets availability, your location and pace, your main interests…)
GOTHIC QUARTER - 1h 30min
The historical area
Start your day walking around the Gothic Quarter, the heart of the Old Town, exploring its medieval alleys and plazas, passing by Roman ruins, taking a look at Gothic patios… The Royal Palace, the City Council and the Generalitat Government building are also located there.
CATHEDRAL OF ST. EULALIA
The most important site of the Gothic Quarter 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. Entrance is optional: ask your guide to just see it from outside, or let you quickly go in and out to check it out, or take you inside and show you around in detail, as you prefer.
Medieval Jewish Section
If you were not too interested in the Cathedral, you might prefer to visit the Call, the medieval Jewish Section, that despite having been attacked in 1391 it is still a place full of history that keeps its medieval flair. Here is located the oldest synagogue in Europe.
RAMBLA & BOQUERIA MARKET - 1 hr
A lovely stroll
Your Barcelona in A Day Tour continues with a short walk that will take you to La Rambla, a famous promenade in the heart of the Old Town, always lively any time of the day. You’ll be seeing a few interesting sites, including a charming flower market, but the best part will definitely be 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.
PASSEIG DE GRÀCIA / EIXAMPLE DISTRICT - 30 minutes
CASA BATLLO & CASA MILÀ (outside view)
Your walk will later take you into the Eixample District, the Expansion designed by the city planner Ildefons Cerdà. Here you’ll discover the Modernist architecture (local Art Nouveau) and its top architects reunited at the Block of Disagreement: Domènech i Muntaner, Puig i Cadafalch, and of course, Antoni Gaudí. You’ll see the outside of Casa Batlló and Casa Milà/Pedrera, two apartment buildings by Gaudi.
TIME TO EAT - 45 minutes
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!
PARK GÜELL - 45 minutes
After lunch, your Barcelona in A Day Tour becomes chauffeured: we’ll be joined by the driver to continue exploring the city. First of all you’ll drive uptown to walk around the colorful Park Güell by Gaudi, famous for its ceramic bench and the salamander fountain. You’ll feel like you are inside a fairy tale.
SAGRADA FAMILIA CHURCH - 1.5 hours
Next you’ll head to Gaudí’s masterpiece and one of the highlights of this private tour: 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!
WORLD FAIR & WATERFRONT - 30 minutes
Driving around the city
Back with the driver, after visiting the church your Barcelona in A Day Tour continues with a 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.
HILL OF MONTJUIC - 1 hour
The last stop of your Barcelona in A Day Tour 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. Enjoying the city skyline and learning about two important these two important events in the history of Barcelona will be a lovely way to end your day.
At the end of the tour you’ll be dropped off back to your hotel or apartment, or at any other location of your choice within the city limits.