BARCELONA OLD TOWN AND BARRI GOTIC WALKING TOUR
BARRI GOTIC WALKING TOUR
Into the backstreets
Do you like to walk? Do you want an overview of the city so you can continue exploring it on your own? Do you think a private guide adds up a lot to your sightseeing?
After our Gaudi tour, this is our other best-seller, perfect if you are an independent traveler that enjoys walking, but are afraid you’d miss too much on your own. Also, if you want to get a good orientation and a solid background on the city to continue exploring it on your own later, this tour will take you around the city center so you get a good understanding of the city layout and its history that allows you to take the most out of the rest of your time in Barcelona.
WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TOUR
100% Private Tour
Skip the Lines
Half Day Tour
100% Walking Tour
Not for walking issues
HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS PRIVATE TOUR OF THE GOTHIC QUARTER:
Possibility of adding extra hours on request upon booking.
MORNING TOURS: Anytime between 9AM and 11AM
AFTERNOON TOURS: Anytime between 1PM and 4PM)
SOME SITES CLOSED:
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 to Thursday, after 4PM: 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.
INCLUSIONS, EXCLUSIONS & PRICING
TAILOR THIS TOUR TO YOUR UNIQUE NEEDS
This tour is perfect for people able to walk about 2 miles in a morning, with frequent stops but mostly standing although there are some opportunities to walk or take a coffee break.
HINT: Add one or two extra hours to stop for a lovely tapas lunch or see more sites.
If you are traveling with kids, this tour can be child-friendly if we limit the historical facts and focus on the fun details and the exploration. The explanations at the Picasso museum can also be adapted. A stop for gelato or hot chocolate with churros half way through the tour will definitely make their day!
If you have walking issues, remember that this tour is 100% walking and that there are some opportunities to seat but not frequently. If your pace is slow, you might not be able to complete the whole itinerary in 4 hours. We are reticent to recommend a driver for this itinerary because it won’t save you much walk, just give you the opportunity to seat for a 10 minute ride to move from one of the visited areas to the next (the itinerary would be modified accordingly).
If you are on a wheelchair, the Old Town is relatively flat and has no cobble-stoned streets. The Cathedral and the Picasso museum are wheelchair accessible, but the medieval Synagogue is not: there are a few steep steps at the entrance.
If you aren’t a Picasso fan, no problem! Ask your guide to take you to the Museum of History of the City to see its Roman ruins, or just continue exploring other areas of the Old Town off the beaten path. Or let us take you on a great tapas meal!
If you are more than one day in Barcelona, our Barri Gotic Tour combines beautifully with our Gaudi tour. Or consider going on a day trip out of town (for more medieval history and museums, don’t miss our Tour of the Dali Museum and Girona).