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Private Walking Tour of Barcelona, Spain

PRIVATE HALF DAY BARCELONA WALKING TOUR

Unexpected secrets of the city center

Do you like to walk? Do you want an overview of Barcelona so you can continue exploring it on your own? Do you think a private guide adds up a lot to your sightseeing? Of course: it’s the best way to start getting to know the city!

After our private 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 the best orientation and a solid background on Barcelona to continue exploring it on your own later, this walking 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. It’ll be the highlight of your trip to Spain!

HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR PRIVATE BARCELONA WALKING TOURS:

Sites included in our private walking tour in Barcelona

GOTHIC QUARTER   |   CATHEDRAL (Optional)   |   JEWISH SECTION (Optional)   |   LA RAMBLA & BOQUERIA MARKET
CASA BATLLO   |   CASA MILA   |   SAGRADA FAMILIA (Inside)

WHY THIS IS THE BEST WALKING TOUR IN BARCELONA

Skip lines everywhere. No need to pre-purchase tickets yourself.
Walk around alleys and patios off the beaten path.
Be shown the authentic stalls at the Boqueria Market that tourists miss.
Discover why the center of Barcelona looks like Paris.
Find out if Sagrada Familia can be finished by 2026.
And much more, in the best private tour just for you and your party!

PRIVATE TOUR FAQ

SAGRADA FAMILIA IS ONLY OPEN IN THE WEEKENDS. CONTACT US TO DISCUSS YOUR OPTIONS FOR TOURS MON-FRI.

  • THIS WALKING TOUR RUNS: Every day (unless a site is exceptionally closed).
    SOME SITES CLOSED:
    – Sunday: No visits allowed in the Cathedral of St. Eulàlia and the Boqueria Market is closed.
    – Monday: The Boqueria Market is only partially open.
    – Tuesday to Thursday, after 4PM: The Boqueria Market is only partially open.
  • WALKING TOUR LENGHT: 4 hours. Possibility of adding additional extra hours.
  • RECOMMENDED STARTING TIME: Anytime between 9 and 11AM for morning tours. 1PM to 2PM for afternoon tours.
  • WHERE DO WE MEET? Your accommodation, if it’s close to Passeig de Gracia or the Gothic Quarter. Otherwise, in front of Hotel Colon.
  • WHERE DO WE END? At the last visited site (usually Sagrada Familia, but it depends on tickets availability).
  • IS THERE A LUNCH STOP? No. You are welcome to book one extra hour to allow for a lunch stop on tour.
  • IS THIS PRIVATE BARCELONA WALKING TOUR IN ENGLISH? Sure! All our guides are perfectly fluent in English. And we can also offer this tour in Spanish, French, Italian and German.
  • HOW DO WE MOVE AROUND? This tour is mostly done on foot except for one taxi or subway ride between the Barcelona city center and Sagrada Familia. An extra ride between the Boqueria Market and Casa Batllo might be suggested depending on your pace and energy levels.
  • IS THERE A 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.
  • IS THIS A PRIVATE SKIP-THE-LINE TOUR? Yes! Our guides are licensed and entitled to skip lines and give explanations inside all sites.
  • CAN WE CLIMB THE STAIRS AT SAGRADA FAMILIA? Only upon request. Click here to learn more about how it works, what’s allowed and what’s not
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REVIEWS FROM TRAVELERS THAT TOOK THIS WALKING TOUR OF BARCELONA:

Family during a private walking tour of Barcelona, Spain

“Best money ever spent. Our guide was fantastic. Magnificent memories. We just can’t thank Miriam enough.”

Moth082 (Sidney, Australia)

“We saw major landmarks and wandered through back alleys. We couldn’t possibly have seen all of it on our own.”

EEM1561 (Darien, Connecticut, USA)
Family on our Barcelona Walking Tour in English

TAILOR THIS WALKING TOUR OF BARCELONA TO YOUR UNIQUE NEEDS

Our second most popular tour (just after our Gaudi Private Tour), it is great for anyone wanting to get a nice overview of what Barcelona has to offer, as long as you are able to walk.

HINT: Add one or two extra hours to stop for lunch or see more sites.

If you are traveling with kids, this tour is the best choice most of the time, specially with teens. If you are afraid they’ll get tired with so much walking, consider booking a private tour by car instead.

If you have walking issues, this tour probably won’t work for you as it involves about 2 miles of walk with frequent stops but not always opportunities to seat. However, it is possible to cut the walk in half by taking a taxi from the Boqueria Market to Casa Batllo. Also, if you are slow but can walk longish distances, then the best would be adding an hour so it becomes more doable.

If you are on a wheelchair, this tour is wheelchair friendly as the Old Town is relatively flat and has no cobble-stoned streets. The Sagrada Familia is also adapted to wheelchairs, EXCEPT FOR THE TOWERS (which are anyway optional).

If you’d rather tour longer, check out our full day walking tour.

If you are on a cruise-ship and your budget won’t allow you to book a chauffeured tour, this private tour is a great option. However, take into account that pier pick-up is not available for walking tours: you’ll be given a convenient meeting point in the city center (it should be easy to find a taxi at the pier to take you there).

If you are more than one day in Barcelona (Spain), this tour overlaps with most of our other itineraries: check our itineraries for Barcelona in two days instead if you need more than one tour, or consider taking a day trip out of town.

If budget is an issue or time is short, consider a private 1.5 hour tour of your favorite site, instead.

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.

BASE RATE (paid once per tour):

REDUCED

3-HR TOUR
€225
  • 2 areas of your choice
  • Licensed Tour Guide
  • Taxi rides not included
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STANDARD

4-HR TOUR
€275
  • Full itinerary
  • Licensed Tour Guide
  • Taxi rides not included

PREMIUM

6-HR TOUR
€450
  • Lunch stop & more
  • Licensed Tour Guide
  • Taxi rides not included

PAY €75, CHANGE YOUR TOUR DATE UNLIMITED TIMES *
*Within 2 years from your original tour date, notifying us at least 30 days in advance. Click to learn more >>

ADDITIONAL PER PERSON FEES CHARGED UPON BOOKING

  • Sagrada Familia: €32/person

OPTIONAL AND PAID ON SITE skipping lines:

  • Cathedral (€3/person)
  • Medieval synagogue (€3,5/person)

* Site ticket costs are given as an orientation only, as they can change without notice. Discounts might apply for students and/or seniors.

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