These are sample itineraries for our  Barcelona Minibus Tours.
Final itinerary and timings might vary due to many factors (tickets availability, your location and pace, your main interests…)

PANORAMIC TOUR

9AM

  • TOUR STARTS

GOTHIC QUARTER

The origins of Barcelona

9.15AM

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Your bus tour will start with a drive along Via Laietana, the avenue that crosses the Old Town, connecting the Eixample district with the port. Half way down the street you’ll be passing the Cathedral of St. Eulàlia, that is seen from the bus as it is forbidden to stop even for a photo stop.

Listen to your guide explain the origins of the city, from the Roman times to the Middle Ages.

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OLD PORT

9.30AM

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Next you’ll drive along the Port Vell marina, the Old Port, hearing about the relationship of Barcelona with the sea. At the end of the promenade, in the middle of a turnabout, stands up the statue of Christopher Columbus that marks the beginning of La Rambla. Again, all this is seen from the bus as it is forbidden to stop there.
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MONTJUIC HILL

City Views & Olympic Games

9.45M

  • Photo Stops

You will now start driving up the Hill of Montjuic, enjoying the views over the cruise piers and the city. There’ll be a 10 minutes photo stop at a vantage point to take pictures of the skyline (official bus pick-up and drop-off points are located 5 minutes walk from the vantage point), and another 20 minutes photo stop at the Olympic stadium to see the sites from the 1992 Olympics.

You’ll be finally driving down the other side of the hill past the 1929 World Fair area, seeing from the bus the spectacular building of the Palau Nacional (MNAC museum) and Plaça Espanya with its Venitian Towers and the former bullring Las Arenas, now a shopping mall.

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EIXAMPLE DISTRICT

Modernist Architecture

10.45AM

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Next you’ll drive across the Eixample District, learning about how the grid of Barcelona was laid down by the engineer Ildefons Cerdà and how the Modernism bloomed during the Industrial Revolution times. You’ll drive along the exclusive Passeig de Gràcia, home to high end fashion boutiques but also two great works by Antoni Gaudí: Casa Batlló and Casa Milà (also called la Pedrera), which you will see from the bus.
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SAGRADA FAMILIA CHURCH

Unbelievable

11.15AM

  • Walk

The last stop of your tour will be the highlight of the day: the Sagrada Familia Church by Antoni Gaudi. Started in 1882 and not finished yet, it’s the most visited monument in the whole of Spain and the second largest church in the world, after St. Peter in Rome. Your guide will explain everything about the project: what Gaudi managed to build during this life and what he planned, what has been done after he died in 1929, and how will be the church when it’s done.

The official pick-up and drop-off point for buses is located 3 blocks away from the church, what involves an almost 15 minute walk each way.

12.45PM

  • Drive

1PM

  • TOUR ENDS

The group will be dropped-back to their hotel, cruise pier or other point within the city limits agreed in advance.

TOUR EXTENSION

Book 2 extra hours to include a walk around the Gothic Quarter and visiting the Barcelona Cathedral (only one extra hour if you choose to skip the Hill of Montjuic).

IMPORTANT: take into account that there are only two official pick-up and drop-off points for buses in the area: one in Plaça Catalunya and one by the Port Vell marina, both located a 15 minutes walk each way.

We will program this stop whenever it’s most convenient depending on your location and the entrance slot we manage to secure to enter the Sagrada Familia.

GAUDI TOUR

9AM

  • TOUR STARTS

EIXAMPLE DISTRICT

The elegant Passeig de Gracia

9.15AM

  • Drive by

This itinerary starts driving across the Eixample district and along the elegant Passeig de Gràcia boulevard, learning how the city started growing after the city walls were demolished.

You’ll drive past the Block of Discord you’ll be introduced to the most important architects of the early 1900’s in Barcelona. Here is located one of Antoni Gaudi’s masterpieces: Casa Batlló, that you’ll see from the bus (as it is forbidden to stop there).

You’ll also drive by Casa Milà, located only three blocks further, that you’ll also see from the bus while your guide explains why this building is also called La Pedrera, and points at its amazing rooftop with some very unusual chimneys. Again, buses are not allowed to stop there for photo stops, so you’ll be seeing it from the bus as you drive by.

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PARK GÜELL

Fairy-tale Land

10.15AM

  • Walk

The bus will drive you now North of the city to visit Park Güell, another Gaudí masterpiece: a failed project of a walled community has become now a whimsical park famous for its mosaics, wavy bench and Dragon fountain.

The official bus parking lot is located in a side entrance, on top of the monumental area. Your guide will take you around to see the park main features all the way down to the main entrance of the park with its fairy-tale looking pavilions. From there, you’ll be walking back up the hill to the parking lot using a different path.

11.15AM

  • Ride

SAGRADA FAMILIA CHURCH

Unbelievable

11.30AM

  • Walk

The last stop of the tour will be the breathtaking Sagrada Familia church, where Gaudi worked for the last 43 years of his life. Still not finished, the inside was finally dedicated in 2010 and it doesn’t look like any other church you’ve seen before. It will definitely be the highlight of your whole trip!

The official pick-up and drop-off point for buses is located 3 blocks away from the church, what involves an almost 15 minute walk each way.

12.45PM

  • Drive

1PM

  • TOUR ENDS

The group will be dropped-back to their hotel, cruise pier or other point within the city limits agreed in advance.

TOUR EXTENSION

Book 2 extra hours to go inside either Casa Batllo or Casa Mila (unless you prefer to skip either Park Guell or Sagrada Familia).

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