- This tour starts at €160
1.5 hour tour of 1 site
Extended Tour €175
2 hour tour of 1 site
These fees are total for your party (not per person) and don't include per-person entrance fees to the visited sites
100% Private Tour
Skip the Lines
Half Day Tour
100% Walking Tour
YOUR PRIVATE MINITOUR OF BARCELONA
Explore your favorite site or area at your own pace
You want a tour that focuses on a particular area or monument of Barcelona but don’t have time for a full 4-hour tour? This is what you are looking for!
This customizable short private tour will take you to one site or area of your choice to show you it to you in depth in just 1.5 hours. That’s the perfect amount of time to get to see all the details you’d never notice on your own and hear all the stories that make a place magical and alive, without rushing but also without tiring you out.
WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TOUR
EXAMPLES OF SITES THAT CAN BE VISITED IN THIS 1.5 HOUR PRIVATE TOUR:
(Only one of them per tour)
Need it a bit longer? Extend to a 2-hour tour for a supplement.
AFTERNOON TOURS: Anytime between 3PM and 5PM (some sites might close sooner in the winter – check with us if you need a late tour between October and March)
AVAILABLE: Monday thru Friday, between 3PM and 7PM.
SOME SITES UNAVAILABLE:
Monday: The Picasso Museum is closed.
Thursday: The Picasso Museum does not allow tours after 6PM.
NOT AVAILABLE: Mornings and early afternoons (earliest start is 3PM), as well as weekends (all day).
The Interpretation Center of the Jewish Section is not open in the afternoons.
- 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 short private tour of Barcelona is perfect for people with focused interests, little time or a small budget.
If you are traveling with kids, this tour is a good choice because they’ll get to learn but won’t have time to get overwhelmed or exhausted.
If you have walking issues or are on a wheelchair, let us know in advance. Sites such as Park Guell, Casa Batllo and La Pedrera involve several short flights of steps that can be skipped but the itinerary will have to be altered and might require more time (or shorter explanations). I’m afraid the Sagrada Familia Towers (optional anyway) won’t be an option for you.
If you’d rather tour longer, consider adding an extra 30 minutes to spend more time exploring your chosen site. Or if your budget allows, go for a 4-hr tour that includes your chosen site and a few more.
If you are on a cruise-ship, remember that you’ll be given a convenient meeting point at your requested site (it should be easy to find a taxi at the pier to take you there). Pier pick-up and drop-off are not available for this tour.