BARCELONA IN A DAY TOUR (WALKING & CHAUFFEURED)
MOST COMPLETE ONE DAY TOUR OF BARCELONA
Walk in the morning, ride on a luxurious Mercedes car or van in the afternoon
Packing all your city sightseeing in one day can be tough, if you try to do it on your own. Too many things to take into account, and something is likely to go wrong in the end. Instead, hiring a private tour gives you the confidence that your itinerary is planed by a pro and all the details are taken care of. And that’s what we excel in!
We have designed this itinerary considering that while certain areas of Barcelona are best explored on foot, transportation is necessary to cover some other and taxi and subway aren’t always the best choice for everyone. A walking morning with a chauffeured afternoon offers you the best of both worlds, so you can take the most out of your short time in the city.
100% Private Tour
Skip the Lines
Full Day Tour
Part Walking & Part Chauffeured
Not for Walking Issues
Sagrada Familia Church
WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TOUR
HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS PRIVATE ONE DAY TOUR IN BARCELONA:
CATHEDRAL / JEWISH SECTION
(Like a Local)
CASA MILA (La Pedrera)
1888 WORLD FAIR
SOME SITES CLOSED:
Sundays: No visits allowed in the Cathedral of the Old Town, and the Boqueria Market is closed.
Monday: The Boqueria Market is only partially open.
- To enter 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.
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.
Tour operators like us are only allowed to book tickets for the Passion Façade towers – should you be interested in the Nativity Façade towers you’ll have to go back to Sagrada Familia on your own some other day as those tickets are only available for individual visitors.
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.
INCLUSIONS, EXCLUSIONS & PRICING
TAILOR THIS TOUR TO YOUR UNIQUE NEEDS
This tour is conceived for people that only have one day to explore Barcelona, are able to walk but are happy to pay for a private driver to maximize their sightseeing time.
If you are staying more than one day in town, we strongly recommend to split your sightseeing in two days rather than trying to do everything on your first day.
If you are traveling with kids, this itinerary might work because the chauffeured afternoon helps keeping their stamina up. However, we usually recommend shorter tours (4 to 6 hours) so you have the afternoon free to rest or do family activities that don’t require a tour guide. Check out our walking and chauffeured half day tours. Same applies if 8 hours sound like too much for your (or your budget).
If you have walking issues or use a wheelchair, check with us before booking, as depending on your capacities we might or not be able to cover the full itinerary in 8 hours and we’d rather discuss it with you to set the right expectations.