BARCELONA 3 DAY TOUR

THE PERFECT ITINERARY FOR BARCELONA IN 3 DAYS

Tour in the morning, have time on your own in the afternoons

Are you in Barcelona for at least 3 days? Do you want to take the most out of your time in the city but don’t want to be overwhelmed? You don’t know how to organize your sightseeing to take the most out of your time, but still leave you some free time to relax and do other fun things besides touring?

Staying 3 days in town gives you the opportunity to cover all the must see in Barcelona, plus going a bit off the beaten path, and still have time for relaxing, shopping and other leisure activities… if you plan your time well. If you don’t have time to plan (or don’t want to spend your precious time doing it), leave it in our hands!We have selected for you the itineraries that combine best, so there is no overlapping/repeated sites and you don’t miss a thing while you explore the sites with us: 3 perfect days in Barcelona.

Our suggested tour combinations to see Barcelona in 3 days have been chosen for their high flexibility in order to match your interests, budget and energy levels. Plus since they are 4-hour tours, you’ll still have the afternoons on your own to enjoy everything else the city has to offer.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE OUR 3 DAYS BARCELONA TOUR

  • Cover a lot, and still have free time on your own.
  • Skip lines everywhere. No need to pre-purchase tickets yourself.
  • Learn the stories that you won’t find in the books.
  • Find the authenticity of the Boqueria Market that others will tell you it doesn’t exist anymore.
  • Discover why the center of the city looks like Paris.
  • Understand the genious brain behind the crazy designs of Antoni Gaudi.
  • Discover when is Sagrada Familia scheduled to be completed and how likely it is to happen.
  • See spectacular views over the city from a variety of locations.
  • Sample some great tapas, the way locals do.
  • And much more, in a private tour just for you and your party!
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100% Private Tour

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Skip the Lines

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Multiple Days

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Walking & Taxis

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Chauffeured

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Kid-Friendly

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Christian Heritage

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Jewish Heritage

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Food Market

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Picasso Museum

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Art Museums

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Gaudi Sites

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Sagrada Familia Church

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Tapas - OPTIONAL

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Customizable

HIGHLIGHTS OF YOUR FIRST DAY:

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HIGHLIGHTS OF YOUR SECOND DAY:

HIGHLIGHTS OF YOUR THIRD DAY:

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TOUR LOGISTICS

  • TOUR LENGHT

3 half days of 4 hours each.
Possibility of adding extra hours upon booking.

  • RECOMMENDED STARTING TIME
MORNING TOURS: Anytime between 9AM and 11AM
AFTERNOON TOURS: Contact us to discuss  your options.
  • CALENDAR

GAUDI TOUR: Available very day.
SOME SITES CLOSED – OLD TOWN TOUR:
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 thru Thursday after 4 PM: The Boqueria Market is only partially open.
SOME SITES CLOSED – MONTJUIC TOUR:
Monday: The Miró Foundation is closed.
Magic Fountain Show: Click here to see if the show is on on your tour date.

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DRESS CODE

  • 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.

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MONTJUIC MAGIC FOUNTAIN​

This Tour of the Hill of Montjuïc can also be scheduled in the late afternoon and hook it up with the Magic Fountain show:

  • End the tour there, so you can watch it right after.
  • End at some nearby restaurant, so you can go on your own after dinner.
  • Extend the tour and have the guide stay with you during the show.
The Montjuic Fountain show takes place Friday and Saturday in the evening all year around except maintenance works and special events, plus some Wednesdays and Thursdays during high season. Check their schedule here.

Sagrada Familia spiral staircaseOur 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

ENTRANCE FEES | Not included*

CHARGED UPON BOOKING:
Sagrada Familia Church: €32/person
Park Güell: €10/person
PAID ON SITE skipping lines:
Casa Milà/Pedrera:  €38/person
Picasso Museum (8-hr tours): €12/person

OPTIONAL - PAID ON SITE:
Cathedral: €12/person
Medieval Synagogue:  €3,5/person
Mies van der Rohe pavilion: €7/person
Miró Foundation: €13/person OR Montjuic Castle: €5/person AND Montjuic Cablecar: ( OR tapas lunch)

OPTIONAL - EXTRA HOURS NEEDED:
Museum of History (extra hours needed): €7/person
Casa Batlló: €29/person
Hospital of St. Pau (8-hr tours): €15/person

TRANSPORTATION

Old town tour: 100% Walking Tour. Taxi rides from your hotel/apartament and back not included, if needed.
Gaudi and Montjuic tours - Your choice:
- Walking tour with occasional taxi or subway rides (rides not included)
- Mercedes car or minivan for upto 6 of you + guide & dedicated driver.

LUNCH | Not Planned

Old Town and Gaudi tours: These tours do not involve a lunch stop. If you'll need to stop for lunch, please book one extra hour.
Montjuic tour: The second part of this tour can be a local tapas lunch on request (or book one extra hour to have time to do more sightseeing).
Expect to pay €20-30/person, depending on your order.
Learn more about lunch on tour here.

BOOK NOW

Our team is small and we can only secure a guide for you after full payment has been received.
Don’t wait until last-minute: we often book out.

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PRICING (2020 fees)

TOTAL PER EACH HALF DAY (not per person)
EACH WALKING TOUR:  €335
EACH CHAUFFEURED TOUR:  €635

EXTRA HOURS:
Guide only: €95/hour
Guide + driver: €175/hour

* Site ticket costs are given as an orientation only, as they can change without notice. Discounts might apply for students and/or seniors.
More questions?   Inclusions  —  Exclusions  —  FAQ  —  Contact

TAILOR THIS TOUR TO YOUR UNIQUE NEEDS

These tours work great for anyone staying at least 3 days in Barcelona and wanting to see as much as possible but still have some time on their own.

If you are traveling with kids, 4 hours work usually fine. When booking, consider if they are early birds or late risers, and if they are likely to get hungry before the end of the tour make sure to bring some snacks. You’ll have the afternoon on your own to relax and do family activities that don’t require a tour guide.

If you’d rather go out of town one day, check out our city itineraries for 2 days (2 half days2 full days or 1.5 days) and our day trips.

If you have walking issues:

  • OLD TOWN: This tour is 100% walking as it takes place in a pedestrian area. There are frequent stops and sometimes it’s possible to seat, and you can also ask the guide to make a coffee break. The area is relatively flat, so the tour can be done with a wheelchair or scooter. Using a driver is doable but it doesn’t save you much walking – it mostly gives you the opportunity to rest when moving from one area of the Old Town to the next (2 rides during the tour, plus the rides from and back to your hotel).
  • GAUDI SITES: Transportation is needed at least to get to Park Güell and Sagrada Familia, but it’s equally time efficient to go by taxi than having a driver (unless you are 4 people or more and need more than one taxi, in which case the logistics are a bit slower compared to a minivan with private driver). The driver, though, provides more comfort. There are short sections of steps in Casa Batlló and Casa Milà, as well as Park Güell. Wheelchairs and people who can’t do stairs require an extra hour to cover the whole itinerary.  The Sagrada Familia towers are not accessible for wheelchairs.
  • MONTJUIC HILL: A driver will allow you to move around faster and therefore see more things in comfort. Walking instead allows you to enjoy more being outdoors. Wheelchairs are recommended to get the driver, unless it’s a motorized chair or scooter. People with walking issues are also recommended to get a driver, as otherwise the tour is mostly walking and uphill (with escalators in some areas).

LEGAL NOTICE

These suggestions for 2 days in Barcelona are not designed packages, but mere suggestions of itineraries that combine well with each other. According to the Catalan law, they are not to be sold under a global price, but individually as separate tours.

REVIEWS FROM TRAVELERS LIKE YOU:

Ian G (Chicago, Illinois)
Ian G (Chicago, Illinois)
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My wife and I scheduled a private 3-day tour with ForeverBarcelona. Maria Jesus was absolutely phenomenal. She took us to all of the sites, allowed us to skip all of the lines, and was so through with her knowledge of the history of the city that we learned so much. Great job introducing us to this beautiful city.
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My husband & I hired ForeverBarcelona tour company for a three day experience of Barcelona for ourselves and family of two adult daughters and their spouses. I worked closely with Pilar & Marta via email months in advance of our trip and they did not disappoint! They picked us up at the port post our Princess Cruise and our guide Miriam spent three days educating us, broadening our senses on all levels. The itinerary that Pilar & Marta put together for us included all the necessary sights but also included special dining options and Cava tastings that we would never have been able to experience on our own. I can not imagine our visit to Barcelona being this great had we been on our own.
Amitesh Dutta
Amitesh Dutta
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ForeverBarcelona is a very professional outfit. Starting with prompt responses to accomodating last minute changes, everything was perfect. The icing on the cake was our guide Marga. After spending 3 days with her, we feel like we know the city pretty well. Marga was great at adapting the tour to our likes and what we wanted to to. Overall a trip worth every penny.
Edward M (New York City, NY, USA)
Edward M (New York City, NY, USA)
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We did an Old Town Tour with Tapas at the end, a Montjuic museums tour and a Gaudi tour, and could not have been happier; all three were great. Miriam, who did the Old Town and Gaudi tours was thorough, knowledgeable, passionate, funny, fun and a joy to be with. Her insights and guidance we used for the entire time we were in Barcelona. And Marta was really great on the museums tour, giving us both art history and art interpretation and explanation. A great experience from start to finish — and we didn’t want it to end!
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Maria was our guide for 3 days. I do not have enough words to describe our time with her. She was amazing, showed us many areas of the city and gave us information on where to eat and how to get around the city. She left us well prepared to explore on our own.
Diana Woodrow (Clearwater, Florida, USA)
Diana Woodrow (Clearwater, Florida, USA)
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Our three day tour (four hours each day) with Miriam was spectacular and well planned. the first day was chauffeured and Miriam took us to Montjuic for an overview of the entire city of Barcelona, which really gave us a good perspective. We enjoyed the beautiful park like area and the Spanish Village (Poble Espanyol), the Miro Museum and other sites. With her depth of knowledge of history and art of the Catalan region, Miriam made our tour more meaningful. Afterwards she took us to the best Tapas place and helped us choose the right selections, which we enjoyed immensely. The second day we did a walking tour of the historic city, including the beautiful Opera House, ending at the famous Boqueria Market which was so much fun! The third day we again had a driver and visited Park Guell and the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, which was the highlight of our tour! Miriam has been a guide for 18 years and loves what se does — she knows how to tailor the tour to your interests and abilities. The drivers and cars were first class.
Michael H (Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA)
Michael H (Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA)
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Our first day was Architecture with Miriam. Clearly her love for the city, its architecture and Gaudi was infectious as we tried to absorb the key works in only a half day. It was like touring Barcelona with an old friend who was showing us her city. Her knowledge of the details was superb. We then spend two half days with Marta and did the art galleries, the old city, the Market and Montjuic with her. We moved fast to cover so much but Marta was not deterred. Her knowledge of the arts and history was also superb. Working with guides helps you focus on all the key areas in three days and eliminates the waiting queues at all of the venues. We also had the afternoons to go back and linger at some of the venues.
GadgetMan55 (Fort Worth, Texas, USA)
GadgetMan55 (Fort Worth, Texas, USA)
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We found ForeverBarcelona through TripAdvisor and wound up booking three half-day tours with them. We decided to go with two half-day driving tours and a final half-day walking tour of the city. Javier was just fantastic… the first day, he and his driver met us right outside the cruise ship terminal and took us for a terrific overview drive throughout the city – from Montjuic to the Olympic area to the city center and beyond. Javier had ben guiding tours for many years and knew when to be at each sight, the best way to tour the sights as well as so much local knowledge and insight. He was just a terrific, amazing guide.
Deborah and Richard Sasson (Houston, Texas, USA)
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We were two couples taking the 3-day walking tour of Barcelona with Javier. What a delight he was! Our tour was like seeing the city with an old friend, who not only knew the history and architecture, but also the best restaurants. We were very anxious not to miss any of the Barcelona sights. However, when I look back at my guidebooks, I realize Javier did not leave anything out. He was constantly answering our questions and providing interesting anecdotes. Because of his registered guide status and extensive knowledge, we walked pas the huge lines and right into the different venues making the best use of our time.
David_1064 (Olympic Valley, CA, USA)
David_1064 (Olympic Valley, CA, USA)
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My wife and I spent 3 great days in Barcelona. We came away with a deep appreciation of the heritage of Barcelona. We had a wonderful 3 days, and only wished we had booked for two additional ones to see the countryside. Next time.
Anjikan (Wichita, Kansas)
Anjikan (Wichita, Kansas)
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One of the best parts of our trip to Barcelona was having Marga as our guide. She was like a hip guidebook come to life; the cool friend you wish you had in Barcelona. She took us all over Barcelona, to the Miro and Picasso Museums, the Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell, La Pedrera, Montjuic – all the while throwing in interesting tidbits and anecdotes about art, architecture, history and local politics, along with the occasional restaurant recommendation.
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We booked three days of tours and each one was a delight.
Ismperio (Boston, Massachussetts, USA)
Ismperio (Boston, Massachussetts, USA)
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Javier was our guide for 3 half days in Barcelona, and worth every penny. He was very knowldegable and fun to be with… like an old friend.

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