Private Minibus Hire in Barcelona
PRIVATE BARCELONA BUS TOUR AND TRANSFER SERVICES
If your party are more than 7 people and don’t want to split for the rides
Are you 7 or more people visiting Barcelona and are considering to hire a private coach? Walking and taking taxis is not an option for you? Don’t want to or can’t split in two minivans either? Either you are travelling with your extended family, or with a group of friends, class mates / students or coworkers, we have a classy solution for you.
Taxis in Barcelona take 4 to 7 passengers (but the large ones are hard to come by). Private minivans with driver take up to 7 passengers (one less, if you are using a tour guide additional to the driver). Instead, a luxury private minibus can fit 16 people (including the driver), and there are larger buses to fit other group sizes.
At ForeverBarcelona our specialty is organizing private sightseeing tours, but we are happy to offer other transportation services to travelers and visitors, such as airport transfers, cruise pier pick-ups, transportation to restaurants and meeting venues… You name it!
We are aware of the restrictions that apply to minibuses and large buses in different areas of the city (such as forbidden areas with designated pick-up and drop-off points, slower speed compared to minivans, airport and cruise pier rules for drivers… We’ll take the stressful part of the logistics off your plate, to make your stay a breeze.
EXAMPLE OF A GENERAL SIGHTSEEING PRIVATE MINIBUS TOUR IN BARCELONA:
- MONTJUIC HILL (Photo stops)
- CATHEDRAL (Seen from the bus)
- WATERFRONT (Drive along)
- CASA BATLLO (Seen from the bus)
- CASA MILA (Seen from the bus)
- SAGRADA FAMILIA (Inside)
EXAMPLE OF A PRIVATE MINIBUS TOUR OF THE GAUDI SITES:
CASA BATLLO (Seen from the bus) | CASA MILA (Seen from the bus) | PARK GUELL (Inside) | SAGRADA FAMILIA (Inside)
EXAMPLES OF OTHER BARCELONA PRIVATE MINIBUS HIRE SERVICES:
- Other bus tour itineraries on request
- Day trips out of town (Montserrat, Girona, Dali Museum, and other destinations)
- Barcelona airport transfers
- Cruise pier pick-up and drop-off
- Dinner services (transportation to restaurant and back)
- Corporative services (transportation and shuttles to trade shows, meeting venues, team-building locations, factories…)
- Educational services (transportation to universities and other educational institutions, educational visits…)
- Any other charter bus service you may need.
BOOKING YOUR PRIVATE MINIBUS HIRE WITH US WILL BE YOUR GENIOUS MOVE:
✓ English speaking drivers.
✓ Detail-oriented licensed local tour guides (on request).
✓ Group site reservations included when you hire your tour guide service with us.
✓ Move around Barcelona in a time-efficient way.
✓ Keep your party together: forget about splitting in several taxis or walking long distances.
✓ Feel like a VIP driving around on our luxurious minibuses and coaches with leather seats, complimentary water and uniformed driver.
✓ And much more, in our private transportation services just for you and your party!
MINIBUS HIRE FAQ
- HOW MANY PASSENGERS DO YOUR MINIBUSES TAKE? Our private minibuses have room for 14 passengers + guide or additional passenger + driver. We have larger private buses with different capacities, depending on your group size.
- HOW DOES AN AIRPORT PICK-UP WORK? Bus drivers are not allowed to leave the bus at the airport. We’ll send you the bus parking number and detailed instructions to get from the Arrivals Gate to the Private Bus Parking (right underneath), as well as a phone number in case you needed to contact the driver. You can optionally add a hostess or tour guide service, so there’s someone that comes greeting you at the Arrivals gate, escort you to the bus and give you an introduction to the city during the ride.
- HOW DOES A CRUISE PICK-UP WORK? Bus drivers are not allowed to leave the bus at the pier, but all the buses stand in line at the exit of the Terminal. Your bus will have a sign with your name (or your group name) on it, so you can easily recognize it as you walk down the pier. You can optionally add a hostess or tour guide service so there’s someone waiting for you at the Terminal exit, to lead you to the bus and give you an introduction to the city during the ride.
- HOW DOES A TOUR WORK? All our sightseeing city tours by bus include a licensed guide service. Your guide will provide interesting commentary during the rides, take care of the logistics to enter the visited sites, and give explanations inside the sites as well. The group can have some free time at certain stops on request. Please bear in mind that the chauffeured itineraries in our website (other than those specifically designed as minibus tours) are conceived to the speed and freedom of movement of smaller minivans: in most cases, a minibus will require more time to cover an itinerary than a minivan. In the case of day trips out of town, we’ll discuss with you the convenience of having a tour guide or not, depending on your chosen destination/s.
- DOES THE DRIVER GIVE EXPLANATIONS DURING THE RIDES? Absolutely not. While our drivers speak English, they are not trained to give explanations. Furthermore, the Spanish law requires drivers not to be distracted so they can focus on the road and drive safely. Drivers also must stay in their vehicle while you are at the sites, and they are not allowed to show you around: you’ll visit on your own. If you wish to have explanations and someone to show you around, you’ll need to hire our tour guide services.
- CAN YOU ALSO ARRANGE RESTAURANT RESERVATIONS? Yes. Reservation management fees apply. Consult us. Also, bear in mind that most restaurants don’t let large groups eat à la carte. You’ll have to chose a set group menu and their prices usually the simplest ones start from 30€/person and above.
- NON-GUIDED SERVICES DISCLAIMER. When no tour guide or hostess service has been hired, you are ultimately responsible for getting back to the car at the agreed time, or you’ll risk being charged extra hours if you are late.
REVIEWS FROM TRAVELERS LIKE YOU:
“We only had one day and 11 people!! Wow! Sandra made our walking and bus tour of Barcelona an awesome experience for a family that ranged from 18-72. Even the teens loved it! While we only had one day in Barcelona to see the city, we feel like we saw all the sights we wanted to, and we loved it.”
“Lidia picked the 12 of us up from our cruise in our own private bus with driver and even provided a car seat for our toddler. She drove us around pointing out different buildings and landmarks. She was able to bypass lines and was a wealth of information catering to all of us (ages from 2-80). Would highly recommend !”
A PRIVATE MINIBUS HIRE SERVICE IN BARCELONA TAILORED TO YOUR UNIQUE NEEDS
If you are traveling with kids, we can provide adequate car seats for them. Please provide their age, weight and height so we can choose the right model for them.
If you have walking issues or use a wheelchair, some itineraries might require you to provide medical prove of your physical issues so we can request a special permit to approach sites within areas restricted to tour buses. We can provide buses with moving platforms for wheelchair access on request, too.
If you are 6 people or less, please check our other City Tours instead or contact us if you’ll need a transportation service other than a tour. The minibus tours described in this page are private tours and we can’t hook you up with other clients taking them.
These are 100% private minibus or bus services, exclusive for you and your party. Activities such as tours might involve additional per person fees to cover the visited sites – We’ll be happy to detail them when you send us your enquiry.
The following prices are calculated for minibuses up to 14 passengers + guide or additional passenger + driver. Supplements apply for larger vehicles and hostess or tour guide services unless indicated below.
BASE RATE (paid once per service):
AIRPORT TRANSFER45 MINUTES
Barcelona Airport (BCN) only
No hostess service included
Luxury minibus with driver
Entrance fees not included, if any
Licensed Tour Guide
Luxury minibus with driver
DINNER SERVICEUP TO 4 HOURS
Transfer + wait + Transfer
No hostess service included
Luxury minibus with driver
OFTEN BOOKED TOGETHER:
(Pricing and timings might need to be altered to adapt them to minibus speed and limitations)