PRIVATE BARCELONA GAUDI TOUR
4 HOUR BARCELONA PRIVATE GAUDI TOUR
The secrets of the master
Have you heard about Antoni Gaudi sights in Barcelona and can’t wait to see them? Are you aware there are lots of details and stories there you are likely to miss unless there’s someone there to point them out for you? Do you get bored listening to audioguides full of fillers that never go straight to the point? Do you hate joining a large group of other visitors on a site tour and not being able to make all the questions you have? Are you all for skipping (very long) lines?
The Gaudi sites are the must-see of Barcelona. You can’t say you’ve been here unless you have seen at least a few of his masterpieces. But lines are long, unless you buy tickets in advance and time everything perfectly to arrive at the site within that short entrance span they give you. Audioguides are slow: I personally get impatient and end up skipping lots of stops. And joining one of the group tours that are organized at the sites means first of all being there at the right time (since they only usually schedule a few a day), and then not being able to hear your guide well or make questions. Plus how many sites can you really see in one morning? On your own, probably not more than one, maybe two.
Our Forever Barcelona Private Gaudi Tour is our most popular tour, and here is why: Our guides are experts that will be happy to answer as many questions you have. With us you get to skip all the lines without having to worry about getting tickets in advance: we take care of all that. And you’ll be efficiently navigated around the city to take the most out of the tour, and get to see the 4 Gaudi masterpieces in just one morning (3 inside, 1 outside). At the end of the tour, you’ll be as passionate about Gaudi as our tour guides are!
100% Private Tour
Skip the Lines
Half Day Tour
Walking & Taxis
Sagrada Familia Church
WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TOUR
HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS PRIVATE GAUDI TOUR:
CASA MILA (La Pedrera)
CAN WE VISIT CASA BATLLO INSTEAD?
SURE! Visiting all 4 sites requires 6 hours, but we can skip one of the other three sites to do casa Batllo instead an stick to a 4-hour tour.
Just make sure to let us know upon booking, so we can make the necessary arrangements.
Possibility of adding extra hours upon booking.
April thru October: Anytime between 1PM and 4PM
November thru March: Anytime between 1PM and 3PM (to take the most out of the sunlight)
AVAILABLE: Every day.
- 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 great for people wanting to see the top Gaudi sites but not needing to spend a whole day touring.
HINT: Add one or two extra hours to stop for lunch or see more sites.
If you are traveling with kids, the Gaudi sites are very kid friendly! And most kids are totally capable of following a 4-hour tour. If you are worried about their stamina, bring snacks for them and consider adding a driver (specially if you don’t want to split your family in several taxis if you are 4 or more, or during the summertime when an air-conditioned van is so worth it).
If you have walking issues or use a wheelchair, please check with us before booking: some sites involve stairs, and while they can be avoided that requires a longer detour and eventually an extra hour might be needed to cover the whole itinerary. Taxi drivers are forced by law to accept wheelchairs (but they aren’t always pleased to do it…). Adding a driver will add comfort to your sightseeing and make it easier, but it won’t make it remarkably more time-efficient. The Sagrada Familia towers are not accessible for wheelchairs.
If you’d rather spend a whole day touring and see ALL the Gaudi masterpieces, check out our Full Day Gaudi Tour.
If you are on a cruise, this is a great way to visit the Gaudi sites efficiently. Pier pick-up and drop-off is included for chauffeured tours. For walking / taxi tours you’ll be asked to join your tour guide at the first site in the itinerary (it should be easy to find a taxi at the pier).
If you don’t need to focus so much in Gaudi and prefer an overview of the city, check out our Barcelona sightseeing tour offer.
If you are an architecture fan, check out also our other Barcelona architecture walks.