Guided tour

Barcelona Highlights Small Group Half-Day Tour with Pickup

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Activity provider: In Out Barcelona Tours
Guided tour

Barcelona Highlights Small Group Half-Day Tour with Pickup

Activity provider: In Out Barcelona Tours

From US$ 85.85 per person

Enjoy a half-day tour that focuses on many of Barcelona’s architectural highlights. Travel with your guide by private transportation up Montjuic Mountain for a panoramic overview of the city, admire examples of Modernist architecture, and more.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German
Pickup optional
You will get a message 24 hours prior to departure with the specific pickup time at your accommodation as well as the name of your guide and their telephone number.
Private or small groups available


  • Enjoy panoramic views of Barcelona from Montjuic Mountain
  • Visit the Old Town and see remnants of Roman and medieval times
  • Admire the buildings along Passeig de Gracia, the most upscale street in Barcelona
  • Tour in a small group of 8 guests with hotel pickup and drop-off included
Full description
On this half-day tour you’ll be met at the location of your choice and head out by private transportation to see Barcelona’s most distinctive sites. A specialized guide will provide a complete picture of Barcelona, as you travel on a route that takes in the highlights of the city. First, you’ll admire the Barcelona skyline from Montjuic Mountain. At the Mirador de l'Alcalde, a terrace where you can take in the most spectacular panoramic views over the old quarter and Barcelona coastline, you’ll see how the diverse architectural styles of the city mix together so well. Also, while you’re on the mountain your guide will show you important buildings such as the those related to the ‘92 Olympics. See the remodeled Olympic Stadium, originally dating from 1929, and the Palau Sant Jordi of Arata Isozaki. You’ll also find buildings designed for the International Exhibition of 1929, such as the Plaça Espanya, influenced by St. Peter's Square in the Vatican, the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc, and the National Palace. Head down the mountain to the waterfront along the Mediterranean Sea. Take in the new World Trade Center, the Gothic Drassanes, and the Columbus Monument near the iconic La Rambla. End this portion of the tour at Port Vell. Climb Via Laietana, with the Old Town on your left. With your guide, you’ll have the opportunity to explore parts of the Roman and medieval quarters. To appreciate the contrasts of Barcelona, you’ll visit Passeig de Gracia, the street featuring the most distinctive examples of Catalan architecture. Here you’ll find the most striking facades of private Modernist architecture, exemplified by La Pedrera by Antoni Gaudí. You’ll also be able to admire examples of Modernist houses such as Gaudí’s Casa Batlló, Casa Lleó Morera, and Casa Ametller. Finally, the tour takes you to the Eixample district, an extension of the Old Town that was designed for the orderly growth of the city. The regular streets, the revolutionary form of its blocks, and the variety of architectural styles are prevalent right up to the point you reach the iconic cathedral, ​​La Sagrada Familia. Your knowledgeable guide will tell you about the history of the Cathedral and will provide the keys to understanding the mystical symbolism of this important structure.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in a private air-conditioned minivan between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM
  • Professional guide
  • Small-group tour with up to 8 guests
  • Walking tour of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter
  • A complete visit to Barcelona’s highlights
  • Personal expenses

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4.3 /5

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October 29, 2022

Kurt, unser Guide, hat erst am Vortag erfahren (leider hat es insofern das Problem gegeben, dass wir die Tour auf deutsch gebuchten haben und einen Tag zuvor die Info bekommen haben, dass die Tour in englischer Sprache abgehalten werden würde). Hätten dies aber nicht gewollt, daher der kurzfristige Einsatz von Kurt. Er sagte uns gleich zu Beginn, dass er die klassische Barcelona-Tour schon sehr lange nicht mehr gemacht hatte. Dennoch hat er uns alles wichtige gezeigt und falls er sich bei manchen Details nicht ganz sicher war, hat er zwdurch mal recheriert. Er hat nicht so viele geschichtliche Details genannt, was uns bei der Hitze und auch, da wir mit drei Kindern/Jugendlichen die Tour gemacht haben, nicht gestört hat. Leider durfte er uns nicht vom Schiff/Hafen abholen, der Treffpunkt unweit der Kolumbusstatue war mit dem Taxi jedoch gut erreichbar- leider jedoch extra zu bezahlen, zusätzlich zum Tourpreis inkl Abholung von einem Ort unserer Wahl....

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August 9, 2022


I was confused as to why I was grouped with people that had signed up for other tours. It was disorganized in the fact that we were constantly waiting on each other since we all had paid for different things. I really liked our guide. Also I was scheduled to be done at 1:00 but the tour ran over an hour late and threw the rest of my plans for the day off.

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June 3, 2019

Product ID: 61383