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The Best of Barcelona in One Day with Optional Lunch

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    Barcelona Morning Sightseeing Tour: (4.5 hours)Greet your guide at a centrally located point in Barcelona and travel to Plaça de Catalunya to enjoy a leisurely stroll around the distinctive fountains and impressive statues of the square. Navigate the labyrinth of medieval streets that comprise Barri Gòtic and gaze at the splintering spire of Barcelona’s Cathedral as you head towards Place Sant Jaume.

    Return to your coach to enjoy sweeping vistas of the Mediterranean Sea as you ascend to the Olympic Village. See monuments from the Olympics and then continue your ascent to Montjuic hill to see the city’s impressive skyline from a unique vantage point; visit the Spanish Village to see a diverse architectural tableau inspired by different Spanish regions.

    Conclude your morning tour with a cable car ride to Montjuic Castle and capture even more fantastic photographs from the vertiginous position of the ancient fortress. Return to sea level and bid your guide farewell before beginning your afternoon tour.

    Artistic BarcelonaTour Including Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia and Priority Access Pass to Park Güell: (4.5 hours)Meet your guide in central Barcelona and embark on your artistic exploration of the city. Start at La Sagrada Familia, a controversial modernist construction that has remained famously unfinished. Gaze at its sky-piercing spires as your guide explains the compelling history of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site.

    Next, visit the verdant expanse of Park Güell, an outdoor complex thronged with eccentric sculptures and richly decorated terraces. Sail past the long lines outside with your priority-access pass and explore the green landscape with your guide.

    Conclude your tour with a wander down Passeig de Gràcia, a boulevard home to two of Gaudi’s artistic expressions, La Pedrera and Casa Batlló. Hear of how the buildings were originally designed as luxurious private apartments and then bid your guide and group farewell at this central location.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Carrer de Balmes, 5, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
    Departure Time
    8:15 AM
    Duration
    10h 30m
    Return Details
    CASA BATLLÓ, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
    Inclusions
    • Local guide
    • Radio guide system.
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Lunch (if option selected): there are 2 different options for the Lunch, one at Hard Rock Cafe (main dish + Drink) and the other at Nuria Restaurant (Paella + Drink)
    • Guided walking tour outside of Sagrada Familia.
    • Guided walking tour of Passeig de Gràcia (Casa Milà “La Pedrera” and Casa Batll
    • Entrance fee to the Montjuïc Castle.
    • Montjuïc cable car.
    • Guided walking tour of Park Güell with admission tickets.
    • Entrance fee to The Cathedral.
    • Entry/Admission - Teleferic de Montjuic
    • Entry/Admission - Montjuic Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Parc Guell
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Entrance fees to other attractions not specified above
    • Entry/Admission - Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
    • Entry/Admission - Passeig de Gracia
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Please be aware that the tour includes walking, we kindly advise you to use comfortable clothes and shoes and be ready for some walking.
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • You have approximately 1 hours 15 min of free time for lunch (not included) between both parts of the excursions.
    • For your comfort, a radio guide system is offered during the tour, in groups of more than 5 people.
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Failure to show up at the established check-in time may entail losing the tour.
    • Please note that the itinerary is subject to change due to the events to be celebrated in the City (demonstrations, sport events, cultural events, oficial acts and public works).
    • The duration of the tour includes the round trip to the destination.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 19 April 2019 via mobile

    In my opinion, the tour was nice and enough to learn and immerse in Catalan culture for one day. It is combined with walking, bus and a lift ride up the palace. Our afternoon tour guide was amazing and passionate about history and his culture....More

    1  Thank Izzy M
    Alex B, Director General at Julia Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2019

    Dear izzyyy40, Thank you for sharing your experience on our Barcelona full day tour. I am pleased you had a great experience and were able to learn abour our culture through the day. Moreover, I am delighted our guide made your experience so enjoyable with...More

    Reviewed 9 April 2019 via mobile

    The tour should have been better organised and timed out. The 1st tour guide did not take us to the top of the castle view because time was short - she should have managed the time better. Also we booked an English tour and somehow...More

    1  Thank Ascaribbean1
    Alex B, Director General at Julia Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2019

    Dear Ascaribbean1, Thank you for posting a review on our Barcelona Highlights and Artistic tour. I am disappointed to see our tour did not live up to your expectations and I will keep your comments in mind for future revisions of the tour in order...More

    Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

    Where do I begin. 1) There were 2 tour guides, a Spanish & a English speaking guide. However, the English speaking guide was unable to fully translate what the Spanish guide would state. Now the funny thing is that not only did she not know...More

    9  Thank Karolyn M
    Edgar W, Director General at Julia Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

    Dear Karolyn M, Thank you for posting a review on our Barcelona Highlights + Artistic full day tour. I would like to apologize on Julia Travel’s behalf if you felt the explanations of the guide were not good enough. I will speak to the people...More

    Reviewed 9 July 2018

    Events that took place there are significant, interesting and very relevant to the history and origins of Barcelona. Close to many other relevant historical sites so easy to include in tour.

    Date of experience: June 2018
    3  Thank Chris R
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