Private Barcelona 4 Day Itinerary
GUIDED ITINERARY FOR BARCELONA IN 4 DAYS
Get to know the city like the back of your hand
Are you in Barcelona during four days? Do you want to spread your sightseeing, so you can take the most out of your days here and still have time on your own so you don’t eventually get overwhelmed? 4 days in Barcelona give you plenty of time to explore the city in depth and no rush. We often recommend to spend 3 days in town, then use your last day to go on a day trip out of town.
But if you’d rather stay in Barcelona city, here is the best plan for 4 days. Come with us learning about the past and present of Barcelona and visit its best sites. And leave in our hands all the trouble of planning, scheduling and making reservations: we’ll take care of everything. Your private guide will be like a knowledgeable good old local friend… that helps you skip the lines!
HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR BARCELONA IN 4 DAYS ITINERARY:
DAY ONE OF THIS ITINERARY
BOQUERIA MARKET (Except Sunday) | LA RAMBLA (Stroll) | GOTHIC QUARTER (Historical walk) | CATHEDRAL (Optional)
JEWISH SECTION (Optional) | BORN DISTRICT (Lovely stroll) | PICASSO MUSEUM (Inside visit)
DAY TWO OF THIS ITINERARY
CASA MILA (Inside visit) | PARK GUELL (Inside visit) | SAGRADA FAMILIA (Inside visit)
DAY THREE OF THIS ITINERARY
PLAÇA ESPANYA | 1929 WORLD FAIR | 1992 OLYMPICS | CITY VIEWS
AND OPTIONALLY (choose one): CABLE CAR & CASTLE / MIRO FOUNDATION / TAPAS LUNCH / MAGIC FOUNTAIN (afternoon tours only)
DAY FOUR OF THIS ITINERARYPICK YOUR 3 FAVORITES: FC BARCELONA STADIUM / GAUDI’S DRAGON GATE / PEDRALBES MONASTERY / TORRE BELLESGUARD / SARRIÀ DISTRICT
WHY THIS IS THE BEST BARCELONA IN 4 DAYS ITINERARY
✓ Skip lines everywhere. No need to pre-purchase tickets yourself.
✓ Cover a lot, and still have free time on your own.
✓ Let us suggest what itinerary works best for each day of your stay. Forget about what’s open and what’s not!
✓ Learn the stories that you won’t find in the books.
✓ Find the authenticity of the Boqueria Market that others will tell you it doesn’t exist anymore.
✓ Discover why the center of Barcelona reminds you of Paris.
✓ Understand the genius brain behind the crazy designs of Antoni Gaudi.
✓ Discover when is Sagrada Familia scheduled to be completed and how likely it is to happen.
✓ See spectacular views over the city from a variety of locations.
✓ Sample some great tapas, the way locals do – OPTIONAL
✓ Visit hidden gems off the beaten path in the “real Barcelona” districts.
✓ And much more, in the best private Barcelona 4-day itinerary just for you and your party!
BARCELONA 4 DAY ITINERARY FAQ
THESE PRIVATE 4 DAY BARCELONA TOURS RUN: Every day. We’ll be happy to suggest the best day for each tour depending on your trip dates, but in case you are curious, here are some things to take into account:
– OLD TOWN TOUR:
Sunday: No visits allowed in the Cathedral of St. Eulàlia and the Boqueria Market is closed.
Monday: The Picasso Museum is closed (except May thru September, included) and the Boqueria Market is only partially open.
Tuesday thru Thursday after 4 PM: The Boqueria Market is only partially open.
– MONTJUIC TOUR:
Monday: The Miró Foundation is closed.
Magic Fountain Show: Click here to see if the show is on on your tour date.
– UPTOWN TOUR:
Not available on Mondays nor in the afternoon (as Torre Bellesguard and the Monastery of Pedralbes are closed).
Sunday: The patatas bravas bar is closed, but an alternative can be offered.
TOUR LENGHT: 4 half days of 3 to 4 hours each, depending on your choice.
RECOMMENDED STARTING TIME: Anytime between 9AM and 11AM for morning tours. For afternoon tours, we’ll discuss with you what are the best options considering your availability and the itinerary for the day. The Up-Town tour is not available in the afternoons.
WHERE DO WE MEET? WHERE DO WE END? We meet at your accommodation within the Barcelona city limits. Alternatively, a different suitable point each day. We end at the last visited site (or back to your accommodation or other point of your choice, if you booked a chauffeured tour that day).
IS THERE A LUNCH STOP? The visit of the Hill of Montjuic can include a tapas lunch on request, and the Uptown Tour can include a quick tapas stop if you choose to visit the Sarria district. The other itineraries don’t a lunch stop. If you’d like to stop for lunch, please book one extra hour for each lunch you’d like to stop for (meal not included).
HOW DO WE MOVE AROUND? You’ll explore the Old Town on foot. For the other days in Barcelona, you choose if you want to combine walking and taxis, or if you prefer to have a private Mercedes car with driver at your disposal.
IS THERE A DRESS CODE? To visit the Cathedral of Saint Eulalia 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.
IS THIS A SKIP-THE-LINE TOUR? Yes! Our guides are licensed and entitled to skip lines and give explanations inside all the Barcelona must-see sites.
CAN WE CLIMB THE STAIRS AT SAGRADA FAMILIA ON THE GAUDI GUIDED TOUR? Only upon request. Click here to learn more about how it works, what’s allowed and what’s not.
CAN WE SEE THE MAGIC FOUNTAIN ON THE MONTJUIC TOUR? Yes. If the Montjuïc Tour is scheduled for the late afternoon, it can be hooked up with the Magic Fountain show. There’s different possibilities: End the tour there, so you can watch it right after, end at some nearby restaurant, so you can go on your own after dinner, skip one site so there’s time to see it with your guide, or extend the tour and have the guide stay with you during the show. The Montjuic Fountain show takes place Friday and Saturday in the evening all year around except maintenance works and special events, plus some Wednesdays and Thursdays during high season. Check their schedule here.
DO THE FOUR DAYS NEED TO BE CONSECUTIVE? Not at all: Book your tours for whatever dates work best for you, even if they are weeks apart (like one day before departing on a cruise and the other day when you are back). We’ll be happy to recommend what itinerary works best for each day, depending on your available dates.
HOW DOES THE 3-HOUR TOUR OPTION WORK? The 3-hour tour option allows you to visit everything in the day itinerary minus one site or area of your choice. This is great if your budget is tight, or your energy levels not too high, or if there’s a particular site you don’t care much about. Because drivers charge the same for 3 or 4 hours, the 3-hour option is only available as a walking & taxi tour. 3-hr chauffeured tours can still be done, but their cost will be the same as a 4-hr chauffeured tour.
TRAVELERS THAT TOOK OUR 4 DAYS BARCELONA ITINERARY SAY:
“Marta was an absolute delight. She planned our entire 6 day stay in Barcelona, evenly distributing sites and excursions.
She always made it a point to make sure we secured lunch plans and she was willing to help us arrange after our tour.
We never felt hurried and she really really knew her way around the city.”
TAILOR YOUR BARCELONA 4 DAYS ITINERARY WITH US
These tours work great for people with no walking issues, such as adults and families with teens or young adults, staying at least 4 half days in Barcelona and wanting to see everything.
If you are traveling with kids, these itineraries are child friendly. Consider booking chauffeured tours when possible, to keep their energy levels up and their mood good. Also consider if they are early birds or late risers, and if they are likely to get hungry before the end of the tour make sure to bring some snacks. You’ll have the afternoon on your own to relax and do family activities that don’t require a tour guide.
If you have walking issues or use a wheelchair:
OLD TOWN: The visit is 100% walking as it takes place in a pedestrian area. There are frequent stops and sometimes it’s possible to seat, and you can also ask the guide to make a coffee break. The area is relatively flat, so the tour can be done with a wheelchair or scooter. Using a driver is doable but it doesn’t save you much walking – it mostly gives you the opportunity to rest when moving from one area of the Old Town to the next (2 rides during the tour, plus the rides from and back to your hotel).
GAUDI SITES: Transportation is needed at least to get to Park Güell and Sagrada Familia, but it’s equally time efficient to go by taxi than having a driver (unless you are 4 people or more and need more than one taxi, in which case the logistics are a bit slower compared to a minivan with private driver). The driver, though, provides more comfort. There are short sections of steps in Casa Batlló and Casa Milà, as well as Park Güell. Wheelchairs and people who can’t do stairs require an extra hour to cover the whole itinerary. The Sagrada Familia towers are not accessible for wheelchairs.
MONTJUIC HILL: A driver will allow you to move around faster and therefore see more things in comfort. Walking instead allows you to enjoy more being outdoors. Wheelchairs are recommended to get the driver, unless it’s a motorized chair or scooter. People with walking issues are also recommended to get a driver, as otherwise the visit is done mostly walking and uphill (with scalators in some areas).
UPTOWN: Taxis or a driver will be needed to move from one site to the next. The FC Barcelona Stadium and the Pedralbes monastery are mostly accessible, but the Torre Bellesguard isn’t.
These are 100% private tours of Barcelona, exclusive for you and your party. You have control over your budget and decide your preferred means of transportation for each day. There are multiple combinations, so we are giving you the cost of each different length and tour option, so you can create your own combination. You’ll also find below the additional entrance fees for each itinerary (not included).
BASE RATE (per each day, depending on your choice):
Itinerary to be agreed with you
Licensed Tour Guide
Walking + Taxis if needed
Licensed Tour Guide
Walking + Taxis if needed
Licensed Tour Guide
Car or van with driver
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ADDITIONAL PER PERSON FEES:
Charged upon booking:
– Sagrada Familia: €32/person
– Park Guell: €10/person
– Casa Milà / Pedrera; €34/person
– Picasso Museum (8-hr tours): €17/person
OPTIONAL, paid on site skipping lines:
– Cathedral (€15/person)
– Medieval synagogue (€5/person)
– Monastery of Pedralbes: €8.50/person
– Mies van der Rohe pavilion: €10/person
– Miró Foundation: €17,25/person
– Montjuic Castle: €15/person
– Montjuic Cablecar:
– FC Barcelona Stadium: €31/person
– Torre Bellesguard: €10/person
OPTIONAL FOOD STOPS (not included): Expect to pay €20-30/person for the tapas lunch in Montjuic, depending on your order, or €5-10 per person to share some patatas bravas with a drink per person in the Sarrià snack. Learn more about food on tour.
TAXIS: Taxi rides on walking tours are not included. Expect at least 2-3 rides, of around €10 each. If you are 4 people or more, two taxis might be necessary for the rides.
* Costs are given as an orientation only, as they can change without notice. Discounts might apply for students and/or seniors.