2 full days in Barcelona

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  • Barcelona City Tours
  • Lenght: Multiple Days
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BARCELONA IN 2 DAYS

Are you in Barcelona for at least two days? Do you want to take the most out of your time in the city? Are you worried you won’t have time enough and might be missing something out?

Two days in Barcelona are enough to get a good overview of the city… if you plan them well. But it’s so easy to plan the wrong timings, and once you get in the city you might not get quickly oriented to move around with confidence. And what about all the time spent online making reservations for your favorite sites, just to realize you didn’t pick the right time and have to rush, or worst, wait outside without nothing to do until it’s time to get in?

All this won’t happen to you if you come with us: we have tested itineraries and timings, and the experience that allows us to organize flaw-less tours that will allow you to see much more than what you’d see on your own. You’ll skip lines everywhere, and let your guide take care of the logistics. And you’ll feel like you are walking around with an old good local friend.

THESE FULL DAY TOURS COVER:

DAY ONE (6 hours)

  • La Rambla & Boqueria Food Market
  • Gothic Quarter & Jewish Section
  • Cathedral of St. Eulalia
  • Born District
  • Tapas Lunch
  • Montjuic Hill

OPTIONAL:

Add two extra hours to visit also the Picasso Museum and the 1888 World Fair area (Ciutadella Park & Arch of Triumph)

DAY TWO (6 hours)

  • Park Guell (inside)
  • Sagrada Familia Church (inside)
  • Light lunch
  • Passeig de Gràcia & Block of Disagreement
  • Casa Batlló (inside)
  • Casa Milà / Pedrera (inside)

OPTIONAL:

Add two extra hours to visit also the Hospital of St. Pau by Domenech i Muntaner and enjoy a full tapas meal.

Final itineraries and timings might vary due to many factors (Park Guell and Sagrada Familia tickets availability, your location and pace, your main interests…)

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SUGGESTED ITINERARIES:

Barcelona in three days

1 hour
Walk

RAMBLA & BOQUERIA MARKET

After your guide meets you at your location, your first Barcelona full day tour starts with a walk down La Rambla and a visit of the colorful Boqueria Market.

3 days in Barcelona Tour

10 to 30 minutes each
Walk

CATHEDRAL OF ST. EULALIA (Optional stop)

The highlight of the morning will be visiting the Cathedral of St. Eulàlia, with its choir, artistic side chapels, the crypt of St. Eulalia and an old cloister inhabited by 13 geese.

If you are not too interested in churches, though, you can just see it from outside and save the time for other sites.

CALL, THE OLD JEWISH SECTION (Alternatively)

As an alternative, if you are interested, your guide can take you instead into the Call, the medieval Jewish Section, where you’ll learn about the community that leaved there until the attacks suffered in 1391. Optional visit of the oldest synagogue in Europe.

Barcelona three day tour

1 hour
Walk

GOTHIC QUARTER Bringing stones to live

Next you’ll be entering the historical Gothic Quarter, walking around medieval alleys and plazas, crossing old courtyards, and learning about the Royal Palace of the Crown of Aragon, the Barcelona City Council and the Catalan Government building, among other.

Barcelona in 3 days

30 minutes
Walk

BORN The Barcelona SOHO

Your walk will next take you to the Born District, where stands the elegant Church of Santa Maria del Mar. The areas is full of boutiques, cafés and tapas bars.

45 minutes
Walk

TAPAS LUNCH Time to eat!

A tapas lunch is a great opportunity to get a little rest and a variety of local specialties. Your guide will take you somewhere in the area where locals go, prices are decent, food is great and service is efficient.

2 hours
Walk

PICASSO MUSEUM & 1888 WORLD FAIR 8-hour tour only

If you’ve chosen the 8-hour day option, after lunch you’ll visit the Picasso Museum to learn about the artist early years and see his work from a totally new perspective. You’ll also walk around the 1888 World Fair area: Ciutadella Park and Arch of Triumph.

2 hours
Taxi ride + Walk

HILL OF MONTJUICThe city’s green lung

In the afternoon you’ll head to the Hill of Montjuic, where you’ll see the sites from the Barcelona Olympics: Olympic Stadium, the Calatrava Tower and the Sant Jordi Stadium by Arata Isozaki.

Then you’ll walk to the area where in 1929 was hosted the second World Fair of the city. The Mies van der Rohe pavilion, the National Palace, the Plaça Espanya with its monumental fountain and the former Las Arenas bullring are some of the buildings you’ll see. That’s where your tour ends.

When your tour ends, your guide can put you on a taxi or give you directions to take the subway or walk back to your hotel.

barcelona in 2 days

45 minutes
Taxi + Walk

PARK GÜELL Fairy-tale land

Your tour starts with a visit of the enchanting Park Guell, one of Gaudi’s failed projects (inside visit), famous for its wonderful mosaics.

1.5 hours
Taxi

MODERNIST HOSPITAL OF ST. PAU 8-hour tour only

If you’ve chosen the 8-hour day option, you’ll visit the Hospital of St. Pau by Gaudi’s competitor Domènech i Muntaner, either right before or right after the Sagrada Familia church.

two days in barcelona

1.5 hours
Taxi

SAGRADA FAMILIA CHURCH Unbelievable

Next you’ll be taken to the incredible Sagrada Familia Church (inside), Gaudi’s masterpiece still under construction. While the inside was completed in 2010, there are still 10 more towers missing. You’ve never seen any other church like this before!

45 minutes
Taxi

LUNCH Time to eat!

Today’s itinerary is more packed than yesterday, so we’ll just stop at some local bar for a quick and light lunch (sandwich, salad…) before moving on to the next stop.

Or if you booked the two extra hours, your guide will take you today to a different tapas bar in the area, so you can continue exploring new flavors and discovering new yummy local recipes.

Tour three days in Barcelona

1 hour
Walk

CASA BATLLO The house of the Dragon

you’ll explore the fancy Passeig de Gracia avenue, inspired in the Champs Elysées in Paris. There you’ll see the Block of Disagreement, and enter another Gaudi masterpiece: Casa Batlló.

2 days in barcelona

1.5 hours
Walk

LA PEDRERA (CASA MILA) The Stone Quarry

Just three blocks away stands another magnificent Gaudi building with a wonderful rooftop that the local society has taken over 100 years to start appreciating. Learn with us why.

When your tour ends, your guide can put you on a taxi or give you directions to take the subway or walk back to your hotel.

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU?

These tours work great for people full of energy with no walking issues, such as adults and families with teens or young adults, staying at least 2 full days in Barcelona and wanting to see everything.

If the plan sounds exhausting, stick to the 6-hour option or consider adding a driver for the second part of the tour (we don’t recommend a fully chauffeured tour because a driver would be a waste in the morning part of the tour). The second day itinerary can also be fully done with a driver, but the first day takes place mostly in pedestrian areas and using a driver doesn’t make sense.

If you are traveling with kids we also recommend to book the 6-hour option and maybe adding a driver for part of the tour, or booking our 2 half days itineraries, instead.

If you have walking issues or use a wheelchair, check with us before booking, as depending on your capacities we might not be able to cover the full itinerary and we’d rather discuss it with you to set the right expectations.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

  • TOURS LENGTH: 6 hours each day, with possibility of extending to 8 hours on request upon booking.
  • Entrance fees are not included*. Prices range from €8 to €22.5/person and can be paid cash or credit card.
  • Taxi rides are not included. Expect at least 1 to 4 rides per day, of around €10 each.
  • Lunch is not included. A typical tapas meal takes around 45 minutes and costs around €15-20/person.
  • Expect to spend 45 minutes to 1.5 hours at each site.
  • The final order of the itineraries might vary depending on your location, as well as Park Guell and Sagrada Familia tickets availability.
  • AND 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. The dress code at the Sagrada Familia Church isn’t usually too strict, but they have occasionally banned access to people wearing short shorts (closer to their butts than to their knees), deep plunging necklines or open backs.

* ATTENTION. Upon booking, you’ll also be charged for the tickets of Park Güell and Sagrada Familia in advance, as we’ll need to book them beforehand.

CAN WE CLIMB THE STAIRS AT THE SAGRADA FAMILIA?

Our tours only include the towers upon request. You need to know that:

It is not possible anymore to just climb the stairs: the way up is now only possible by elevator. However, the number of tickets available is restricted to just a few every hour, for an extra fee.

If there is availability, you are given a specific time to get in the line for the elevator (either the one in the Passion façade or the one in the Nativity façade, but not both), and after a 5 to 20 minute wait you finally get in the elevator that takes you to almost the top of the towers. From there you must walk down: it is not permitted to use the elevator to go down anymore. The whole process takes almost one hour, so unless you are OK shortening the rest of the tour itinerary, you should book one extra hour to be able to do the towers.

Do we recommend the towers, though? Only for the adventure of climbing spiral stairs, but not for the views as you’ll get better views from many other city sites. After all, those towers were designed to be bell towers, not vantage points. Also, the way down is narrow and occasionally claustrophobic, and it is definitely not for people scared of heights.

THE TOWERS ARE NOT ACCESSIBLE FOR WHEELCHAIRS, AND NOT SUITABLE FOR PEOPLE WITH HEART OR LUNG CONDITIONS, CLAUSTROPHOBIA OR FEAR OF HEIGHTS. CHILDREN UNDER 6 YEARS OF AGE ARE NOT ALLOWED INTO THE TOWERS.

BOOKING INFORMATION

6 and 8 hour tours, and transportation options can be combined as you prefer.

6-HOUR TOURS

WALKING/TAXI OPTION:

€465/day

HALF WALKING / HALF CHAUFFEURED:

€700/day

WALKING  PART: Taxi rides, if needed, not included

CHAUFFEURED PART: Mercedes car or minivan upto 6 of you + guide & dedicated driver

CHAUFFEURED OPTION:

€830/day

Mercedes car or minivan upto 6 of you + guide & dedicated driver

8-HOUR TOURS

WALKING/TAXI OPTION:

€590/day

Taxi rides, if needed, not included

HALF WALKING / HALF CHAUFFEURED:

€825/day

WALKING  PART: Taxi rides, if needed, not included

CHAUFFEURED PART: Mercedes car or minivan upto 6 of you + guide & dedicated driver

CHAUFFEURED OPTION:

€1060/day

Mercedes car or minivan upto 6 of you + guide & dedicated driver

ENTRANCE FEES

OPTIONAL – Not included.

CHARGED UPON BOOKING:

  • Sagrada Familia Church: €15/person
  • Park Güell: €8.50/person

PAID ON SITE skipping lines:

  • Casa Batlló: €28/person
  • Casa Milà/Pedrera:  €25/person
  • Picasso Museum (8-hr tours): €12/person
  • Hospital of St. Pau (8-hr tours): €13/person

OPTIONAL – PAID ON SITE:

  • Cathedral: €12/person
  • Medieval Synagogue:  €3/person
  • Mies van der Rohe pavilion: €5/person

 

* Fees given as an orientation only. Sites might decide to change them without notice. Discounts might apply for students and/or seniors.

LUNCH

NOT INCLUDED

Expect to pay €20-30/person, depending on your order.

IMPORTANT

We can only secure a guide for you after full payment has been received. Don’t wait until last-minute: we often book out in high season, and Park Guell & Sagrada Familia tickets sell out, too.

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These suggestions for 2 days in Barcelona are not designed packages, but mere suggestions of itineraries that combine well with each other. According to the Catalan law, they are not to be sold under a global price, but individually as separate tours.


Schedule

This tour is:

AVAILABLEMonday through Sunday
OLD TOWN & MONTJUIC DAYSunday: No visits are allowed in the Cathedral of St. Eulalia and the Boqueria Market is closed.

Monday: The Boqueria Market is only partially open and the Picasso Museum is closed.

Recommended starting times:

Full Day Tours:Anytime between 9AM and 10AM

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    Craig D

    We had an excellent two day tour, 6 hours driven and 6 hours walking. Our guide, Miriam, was excellent, personable, spoke English very well and knew the city and its history. We couldn't have been more pleased with our choice.