Mini Tour of Barcelona
Private Express tour of Barcelona

Express Mini-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.

EXAMPLES OF SITES THAT CAN BE VISITED IN THIS 1.5 HOUR PRIVATE TOUR:​

(Only one of them per tour)

Picasso Museum tour

PICASSO MUSEUM PRIVATE TOUR  --  Permanent Collection

Located in a pedestrian alley of the Born district, occupying 5 medieval mansions, this museum will show you the Picasso you didn’t know about: his early years in Málaga, La Coruña and Barcelona, and his beginnings in Paris (from the Blue Period to the start of the Cubism). The end of the museum is dedicated to Las Meninas series – a wonderful exponent of the end of the life of the artist.

After visiting this museum, you’ll have a more solid background to understand the other works by Picasso from a new point of view.

Park Guell Tour

PRIVATE TOUR OF PARK GUELL BY GAUDI

Discover the secrets of this park that was actually a failed housing development. Hear about its promotor, the Count Eusebi Güell - best friend and patron of Gaudi, and second richest person in Spain in the early 1900's. See how ahead of his time Gaudi was with his green architecture ideas and his mastery of ergonomics. 

Optional entrance to the Gaudi House Museum.

Tour Casa Batllo

PRIVATE TOUR OF CASA BATLLO BY GAUDI

This apartment building in the elegant Passeig de Gracia is considered Gaudi's first masterpiece. A building that fascinates by the shapes that evocate stories of dragons and princesses as well as natural elements like the bottom of the sea or water lilies.
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Gaudi's understanding of what comfort means, including ventilation and sunlight for instance, and his tricks to achieve it will blow your mind..
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Optional access to the Modernist Living Room.

Outside view of La Pedrera

PRIVATE TOUR OF CASA MILA (LA PEDRERA) BY GAUDI

Gaudi's second project in Passeig de Gracia was even more controversial, and not even the owners were happy with his design. Learn about the quarrels he had with the Mila, and how he nevertheless imposed his brilliant ideas. 

The visit takes you to the rooftop, the attic with an exhibit on Gaudi's architecture, and an entire modernist apartment.

Tour Barri Gotic

PRIVATE TOUR OF BARRI GOTIC

A walk around the historical area of Barcelona, to discover the origins of the city. From the Romans to the Middle Ages, passing by old ruins and imposing medieval structures. Important dates in our history, but also quirky stories and unusual elements that you won't find in the guide books. 

Optional entrance to the Cathedral of Saint Eulalia.

Hebrew inscription at the synagogue

PRIVATE TOUR OF THE JEWISH SECTION, "EL CALL"

A stroll around the alleys that were once populated by the medieval Jewish community of Barcelona. See the elements left that speak about those times, many of them hard to find without help. Discover how they arrived to our land, how they thrived and what was their end... 100 years earlier than you'd presume! (hint: it was before the Inquisition). Our guides will speak about this dark times with respect and will deliver a non-white-washed version of the facts.

Optional entrance to the Medieval Synagogue.

View of Sagrada Familia on tour

PRIVATE TOUR OF SAGRADA FAMILIA

The most visited monument in Spain deserves more than just a short description. We have not one but two mini-tours: one including the access to the towers and one without it. Which one fits your plans best?

Both tours are private skip-the-line tours.

NOT IN THIS LIST?

Contact us and let us know what site you’d like to visit with us. We’ll be glad to discuss your options and organize your dream mini-tour!

WHY THESE ARE THE BEST OPTION TO VISIT YOUR FAVORITE SITE

Skip lines everywhere. No need to pre-purchase tickets yourself.
Way more fun than boring audioguides.
Much more personal than crowded public group tours.
Our guides are the perfect knowledgeable companion to help you make your visit more meaningful than you ever thought.
Your favorite site, with a friendly expert.
Leave with custom recommendations for the rest of your stay at the end of the visit.
And much more, in a private tour just for you and your party!

MINI TOURS FAQ

    • OUR EXPRESS TOURS IN BARCELONA RUN: During the opening hours of your chosen site.
      PICASSO MUSEUM: Tours are forbidden on Sunday afternoon and the first Sunday of each month. Closed on Monday.
      CATHEDRAL OF SAINT EULALIA: Tours not allowed on Saturday afternoon, Sunday all day, and Catholic holidays.
      MEDIEVAL SYNAGOGUE: Closed on Saturdays.
    • TOUR LENGHT: 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on your choice.
    • RECOMMENDED STARTING TIME:
      – MORNING TOURS: 10AM to noon
      – AFTERNOON TOURS: Anytime between 3PM and 5PM.
    • WHERE DO WE MEET? At the site of your choice.
    • WHERE DO WE END? At the site. You’ll be offered the possibility to stay longer inside after the guide leaves (as long as the site closing time hasn’t arrived yet).
    • HOW DO WE MOVE AROUND? This is a 100% walking tour. Transportation from your accommodation to the site is not included.
    • IS THERE A DRESS-CODE FOR ANY SITE? 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.
    • IS THIS A SKIP-THE-LINE TOUR? Yes! Our guides are licensed and entitled to skip lines and give explanations inside all sites.

TAILOR YOUR EXPRESS 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.

If you are more than one day in Barcelona, we’ll be happy to customize other tours for you that don’t overlap with this one. Did you know we also offer food tours and day trips out of town?

PRICING

This is a 100% private tour, exclusive for you and your party. There is a base rate total per tour (no matter how many people you are), plus a per person rate to cover the entrance fees, when needed.

BASE RATE (paid once per tour):

1 SITE ONLY

1.5-HR TOUR
€160
  • Highlights of Your Favorite Site
  • Licensed Tour Guide
  • 100% walking tour

1 SITE IN DETAIL

2-HR TOUR
€175
  • Your Favorite Site in Depth
  • Licensed Tour Guide
  • 100% walking tour

2 SITES

3-HR TOUR
€225
  • 2 Sites of Your Choice
  • Licensed Tour Guide
  • Taxi ride between sites if needed
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ADDITIONAL PER PERSON FEES (as required)

CHARGED UPON BOOKING:

– Sagrada Familia: €32/person
– Park Güell: €10/person
– Casa Milà / Pedrera (€26/person)

PAID ON SITE skipping lines: 
– Picasso Museum (€12/person)
– Casa Batlló: €29/person
– Cathedral (€3/person)
– Medieval synagogue (€3,5/person)

TAXI RIDES: If you book the 3-hour tour and walking from one site to the other is not time-efficient, the required taxi ride is not included (average cost is between €7-12).
 

* Costs are given as an orientation only, as they can change without notice. Discounts might apply at the museums for students and/or seniors.

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ALTERNATIVES TO THIS BARCELONA MINI-TOUR:

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