This is a sample itinerary for our Private Barcelona Tour from the airport.
Final itinerary and timings might vary due to many factors (Sagrada Familia tickets availability, your arrival time, your chosen drop-off point, your pace, your main interests…)
RIDE TO THE CITY - 30 MINUTES
Your driver will be waiting for you at the Drivers Waiting Point of the Terminal, and help you take your luggage to the minivan that will be waiting outside. The ride from the airport to the entrance of the city is a bit less than 30 minutes.
MONTJUIC HILL - 1 hour
Meet your guide
Your tour guide will be waiting for you in Plaça Espanya, to join you as soon as you enter the city. Your sightseeing will start in the Hill of Montjuic, first stopping in the area where the 1929 World Fair took place (a picture of the impressive National Palace towering on top of the hill is a must), then continuing to learn how the 1992 Olympics changed the city. The architecture of the olympic sites is also worth a few pictures. Finally you’ll stop at a vantage point overlooking the city for fantastic pictures of the city skyline and the harbor. If you are taking a cruise, you might even see it from there: how exciting!
GOTHIC QUARTER - 1 hour
A drive past the Old Port marina will take you to the Gothic Quarter: the historical district where the Romans founded Barcelona, and centuries later a wealthy medieval city developed. Follow your guide on a stroll to see the Gothic Cathedral of St. Eulàlia (outside or quick in&out to check it out), and walk around the alleys, backstreets and plazas with important buildings such as the medieval Royal Palace, the City Hall and the Generalitat government building. If you are interested, your guide can also give you a quick tour of the medieval Jewish Section
PASSEIG DE GRÀCIA - 30 minutes
Next you’ll drive towards the Eixample District, the “new” Barcelona that was build in modernist style around the Old Town after the medieval walls were knocked down, and drive along the most elegant street of the city: Passeig de Gràcia. There there’ll be photo stops and short explanations of two apartment buildings by Antoni Gaudi: Casa Batllo and Casa Milà, also called Pedrera.
SAGRADA FAMILIA CHURCH - 1 hour
The last part of your tour will be the highlight of it: you’ll go inside the fascinating Sagrada Familia church with your private guide skipping lines. There you’ll learn everything about this building still under construction since 1882, see details you’d miss if you were on your own, discover the vision of a man that planned a masterpiece that he knew would take generations before it’d be completed.
At the end of the tour you’ll be dropped off at your hotel, apartment or cruise pier with your luggage. If you are staying in Barcelona, your guide will be happy to give you recommendations for places to eat and what to do the rest of your time here.