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Barcelona: Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

Barcelona: Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

Discover the sites of Roman settlement in Barcelona that date back 2,000. Let your imagination recreate the Roman Forum in the current Plaça de Sant Jaume, that even today after 20 centuries remains the political power of Catalonia. On this 2-hour guided tour you’ll continue with a walk along one of the world's best preserved Roman walls, and hear about the Roman baths of Pati Llimona. Admire the architecture and monumental buildings of the Gothic Quarter and feel as if you’ve traveled back to medieval times. You’re sure to be impressed by the monumental Plaça del Rei with its Palace of the Viceroy and the beautiful Palau Reial. It was here that Catholic monarchs greeted the navigator Christopher Columbus on his return from the first voyage to the Americas. See the Barcelona Cathedral and Santa Maria del Mar, the ultimate examples of pure Catalan Gothic. Santa Maria del Mar was built in an incredibly short time for its size. This neighborhood is also filled with trendy bars, restaurants, and small boutiques, and provides the opportunity to experience the essence of Barcelona. Walking along the famous Ramblas, you’ll discover why Barcelona is so beloved by visitors. This is a buzzing pedestrianized area where you can enjoy the street performers, small cafes, and traditional Catalan cuisine. You’ll see the famous Boqueria market, as well, where you can experience the gastronomic traditions of the Catalan people in its colorful stalls.

Barcelona Main Sights 2.5-Hour Tour by E-Bike

Barcelona Main Sights 2.5-Hour Tour by E-Bike

Depart the Arc de Triomf and ride through the historic neighborhood of El Born. Stop at the maritime church of the Basilica of Santa María del Mar, and then continue to the lively district of El Raval. Journey through more than 2,000 years of history as you see monuments such as the cathedral and city hall on Plaça de Sant Jaume. Cycle to La Rambla del Raval to take a souvenir photo of the El Gat del Raval statue by Fernando Botero. Then, make your way towards the beach and Port Olympic. Pedal along the seafront promenade to Rambla del Poblenou, where attractions include the National Theater by Ricardo Bofill.

Barcelona: 3-Hour Bike Tour with a Local Guide

Barcelona: 3-Hour Bike Tour with a Local Guide

The tour begins beside the fountain in Plaça Reial where your guide will be waiting for you. Then, get on your bike and make your way through the back streets of the Gothic Quarter towards Placa del Rei. From there, the tour heads past the Barcelona Cathedral toward one of the city's greatest pieces of Modernista architecture, the Palau de la Música Catalana concert hall.  Continue on from there as you head to Ciutadella Park with a stop along the way at the Arc De Triomf. After enjoying a walk around the gardens and a refreshing drink, you will be on the move again towards Europe's second most visited landmark, La Sagrada Familia. There will be time to take photos and just generally be in awe of Gaudi's final masterpiece.  Then it's down to the beach to soak up the Mediterranean Sea. Finally, the tour heads back up to the vibrant neighborhood of El Born where you’ll have the last stop at the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar before returning to the starting point of your tour.

Barcelona:Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Barcelona:Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Get to know Barcelona at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. To get started, simply download the app and head to the starting point at Placa de Catalunya (download link and login credentials received after booking). Choose to start your game at a time that's convenient to you. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. As you explore, solve a riddle to move on to the next attraction along the route. Use the map to navigate to each place and feel free to pause the app any time if you'd like to take a break or spend some extra time sightseeing. Start your tour from Placa de Catalunya, the center of Barcelona. Visit the exquisite acoustic Palau de la Música Catalana, and explore the uniquely architectural Barcelona Cathedral. Photograph the Gran Teatre del Liceu and marvel at the Güell Palace by architect Antoni Gaudí. Then, see the iconic Mirador de Colom dedicated to Christopher Columbus and the famous bridge at Rambla del Mar. Admire the El Cap de Barcelona statue that was created for the Olympic Games. Be enchanted by the Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, before experiencing the icing on the cake of this unique tour — the Piccaso Musueum.

Fast Track: Sagrada Familia & Barcelona Full-Day Tour

Fast Track: Sagrada Familia & Barcelona Full-Day Tour

Explore Barcelona on this 8-hour guided tour and see some of the most famous Gaudí landmarks. Walk down hidden streets in the Gothic Quarter, and stop to taste local tapas and wine. Start your tour with a drive to Montjuïc, the site of the 1992 Olympic Games, where you will be rewarded with superb views over the city and coast. After a brief stop at the Catalunya National Art Museum (MNAC), make your way down to Plaça Espanya and drive past the Modernista buildings of L’Eixample. The journey to the Sagrada Familia takes you up Passeig de Gracia, home to famous designer stores and the setting for two of Barcelona’s best-loved Gaudí buildings, La Pedrera and Casa Batlló. Before you tour the Sagrada Famìlia, you'll get an in-depth explanation of why this amazing building is so important to us and what it meant to Gaudí himself. Get fast-track access to explore inside Gaudi’s monumental, and incomplete, Sagrada Familia. You can save up to 2 hours of waiting in line in the summer. After your visit inside the church, continue to the Barrio Gótic, the oldest part of the city, which was still surrounded by Medieval walls as late as the mid-19th century. Stroll through the winding streets of the medieval quarter. Explore Barcelona’s Roman origins, through to the early Middle Ages when Catalan counts controlled the Mediterranean Sea and Barcelona was the capital of an empire. Visit the Jewish Quarter and the original 2,000-year-old Roman Temple. End the morning with a visit inside the magnificent Santa Maria del Mar church.  After a quick lunch, head to Park Güell, the fabulous city garden designed by Gaudí. Your guide will lead you through the park explaining Gaudi’s concept and introducing you to some of his most bizarre creations. Finally, drive back to La Pedrera on Passeig de Gracia and skip the lines to tour inside one of the greatest Modernista buildings of them all.  Your guide will leave you here to allow you to spend as long as you want to explore the house with its brilliant architecture, visit the recreated 18th-century private dwelling, and enjoy the permanent exhibition in the rooftop attic.

Barcelona: 1.5-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Electric Bike

Barcelona: 1.5-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Electric Bike

Meet your guide and hop on a comfortable, high-quality electric bike. Then, set off to enjoy an exciting 1.5-hour tour aboard a bicycle that lets you travel through the city with ease. Head for the medieval streets of the Gothic Quarter, and discover the cast-iron market of El Born on the way. Admire the neighboring Church of Santa María del Mar as a serene and harmonious testament to the city's Gothic architecture. Immerse yourself in the magnificence of the city Cathedral, and feel history unfold on the cobblestone streets and squares. Go to Plaça Reial to see the Fountain of the 3 Graces and the lamps designed by Gaudi, the best known practitioner of Catalan Modernism. Head towards La Boquería market on the tree-lined promenade of Las Ramblas and experience its bohemian and cosmopolitan vibe. Explore the beauty of Barcelona's waterfront, immerge yourself in the vibrant atmosphere as you pedal along the picturesque coastline, and ride past iconic landmarks such as the famous Barceloneta Beach and the impressive Port Vell. Marvel at the architectural wonders of the city, including the iconic W Hotel and the historic Gothic Quarter from afar.

El Born: Basilica Santa María del Mar Tour & Terrace Experie

El Born: Basilica Santa María del Mar Tour & Terrace Experie

Embark on a historical and cultural journey with our exclusive tour of Santa Maria del Mar, an architectural jewel embodying the essence of Catalan Gothic in the heart of Barcelona. Perfect for families and history enthusiasts, this tour uncovers not just a church, but a living symbol of the city's history. Guided by our expert guides, direct collaborators of the Basilica, you'll explore every corner of this emblematic building. Our passionate and knowledgeable guides will immerse you in a captivating narrative spanning from the ancient origins of the temple to its current significance in the cultural life of Barcelona and Catalonia. This guided tour will take you through the main floor, the elevated tribunes, the mystical crypt, and, ultimately, to the rooftops. From these heights, you'll experience a unique perspective of Barcelona with 360-degree panoramic views, offering an unforgettable experience for photography lovers and those seeking spectacular vistas. Located in the vibrant El Born neighbourhood, Santa Maria del Mar is not just a tourist destination, but a journey through centuries of history and art. From key moments in the 14th century to contemporary events, every era has left its indelible mark on this magnificent building. Ideal for those interested in historical, cultural, and religious tours, this experience at Santa Maria del Mar is a must-do opportunity to connect with Barcelona's medieval past and enjoy one of the city's finest cultural experiences.

Barcelona: Picasso Museum Guided Tour

Barcelona: Picasso Museum Guided Tour

Are you an art lover and would like to discover the works of one of the most important artists of the 20th Century? Then you can miss this guided tour of the Picasso Museum in Barcelona. The meeting point will be at the Fossar de les Moreres. From there, we will head towards the Picasso Museum on a nice and short walk. Although the Picasso Museum was initially housed in a single building, the “Palau Aguilar”, it was extended over the years. It is currently made up of five different palaces, built between the 13th and 14th Centuries. Once inside the Picasso Museum we will learn about his artistic evolution, from his youth to his death, discovering also his period in Barcelona between 1895 and 1904. Did you know the Picasso Museum was the first and only museum created during the artist’s lifetime? It is the perfect place to discover all the details of the artist’s life and career. Appreciate his artistic evolution through the collection of more than 3.500 works and the most complete in the world of works from his youth. With your guide’s explanations, you will learn about the five periods that market Picasso’s lifetime: the blue, pink, cubist, neoclassical and surrealist periods. At the end of the guided tour, you can stay inside the museum for as long as you like, to admire all the works at your own pace.

Barcelona: Guided City Pub Crawl with 4 Drinks

Barcelona: Guided City Pub Crawl with 4 Drinks

Get ready to quench your thirst for adventure because on this tour we put the “Bar” in Barcelona! This isn’t just a pub crawl; it’s a social and cultural experience. A local guide will take you and a group of like-minded travellers through El Born, Barcelona’s former red light district. As you tipsily wander the streets you’ll learn forbidden facts about the city’s history. Your guide will give you clues to spot 14th-century brothels and tell you fascinating legends about the city's sex-fuelled past. You’ll also uncover a hidden graveyard and if you’re lucky, you just might experience some paranormal activity before taking the edge off with a drink. Along the route, you’ll stop at four atmospheric bars where you’ll try the flavours of traditional Spanish drinks including, vermouth, white sangria, a local shot, and a surprise cocktail! While sipping these delicious drinks you’ll learn about their history and evolution and before socialising with newfound friends. We’ll finish the tour at a fancy cocktail bar where we’ll dance the night away because in Barcelona, the party never stops. Still thirsty? Continue the night with your new friends and make the memories that you’re going to talk about for years to come.

Barcelona: 2.5-Hour On the Trail of Gaudí E-Bike Tour

Barcelona: 2.5-Hour On the Trail of Gaudí E-Bike Tour

Explore Barcelona through the architecture of Antoni Gaudí on a 2.5-hour tour by e-bike. Meet by the Arc de Triomf and admire its neo-Mudéjar style before going into the Parc de la Ciutadella to see the Italian-inspired fountain with possible contributions by a young Gaudí. Then, head to the colorful Born district, once a seaside resort for the medieval aristocracy. Visit Casa Calvet, designed by Gaudí and declared a Place of Cultural Interest in 1969. Move on to the modern quarter of Grácia and immerse yourself in its unique Catalan Modernism style. See buildings of extraordinary designs, such as the Casa Batlló and La Pedrera.  Weave your way through Vila de Grácia, Barcelona's coolest suburb and its true administrative and commercial center. Admire the 33-meter tall bell tower, crowned with the famous bell of the "Marieta." Get brilliant views of Casa Vicens, considered one of the first buildings of the Art Nouveau movement and the first house designed by Gaudí. Journey along Passeig de Sant Joan to reach the astonishing Sagrada Familia, Gaudí's unfinished basilica, under construction since 1883. Take in the views of the spires and facades of what many call Gaudí's masterpiece and a jewel in Barcelona’s architectural crown. Return to the starting point to drop off your bikes at the end of the tour. 

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Adam was engaging and conveyed numerous details of the chapel, the concierge and Notre Dame. He also provided the historical context of each landmark which significantly increased our appreciation of the sites. Adam obtained a national certification as a tour guide which requires extensive education and testing - additional credibility for the information provided. Overall a thoroughly enjoyable tour! I plan to read more French history!

This activity was a great way to introduce someone to the city of Barcelona. Our guide, Albert was very knowledgeable, friendly and added humorous, which made the information we received more relatable and everyone to have a good time. My recommendation would be to add more “free time” to take pictures or walk around the designated area to enjoy the sceneries or views.

Loved seeing Barcelona through leisurely bike stroll with our guide. Very i formative and truly liked understanding history of this beautiful city! The Tapas and wine tasting after was a nice topper to a beautiful tour!

Great way to get an overall introduction to Barcelona and easy way to see most of the sights. very informative guide.

Abba was very knowledgeable and very pleasant guide