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Skip the Line: Best of Barcelona Private Tour including Sagrada Familia

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US$ 124.30
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    What to Expect
    See the best that Barcelona has to offer on this private half-day guided excursion covering some of the city’s top highlights (and optional upgrade to a full-day visit). Best of all, this intimate, personalized visit allows you to customize some portions of your visit to cater to your specific interests.

    Start your day with pickup from your Barcelona hotel around 8:30am. Depending on your specific itinerary, it may also be possible to adjust your start time once the booking is confirmed. Begin by driving with your guide to the hilltop sanctuary of Montjuïc, a combination park, cultural and recreational area that hosted the 1992 Olympic Games.

    Enjoy superlative views of the Barcelona cityscape before making a quick stop at the Catalunya National Art Museum and then heading back down to Plaça Espanya and through Eixample, a neighborhood known for its modernist architecture.

    Continue the trip with a drive down Passeig de Gracia, one of the city’s most upscale shopping streets, passing the famous architectural works of Antoni Gaudí, La Pedrera and Casa Batlló, as you go. Soon you’ll arrive at the towering La Sagrada Familia cathedral, where you’ll take advantage of your included skip-the-line admission ticket, heading right inside to view the incredible construction feats inside this one-of-a-kind religious structure.

    Proceed next on a walking-based wander through the narrow streets of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter. Sip on an included glass of cava (sparkling wine) at one of the district’s local markets, then meander your way back in time, passing the remains of a 2,000-year-old Roman temple and the area’s ancient Jewish Quarter and Royal Palace.

    You’ll then head to El Born, a trendy area just adjacent to the Gothic Quarter, where you’ll stop for a short lunch break before visiting the beautiful Santa Maria del Mar church. Those on the half-day tour will end their trip here around 1pm.

    For those who select the full-day tour upgrade, you’ll continue in the afternoon with guided visits to two of the magnificent creations of Antoni Gaudí, the hillside Park Güell and the beautiful La Pedrera. See the itinerary below for more details on the full-day and the two tour options.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Centrally located hotels in Barcelona
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Fully guided private tour of Barcelona
    • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
    • A glass of cava wine
    • Walking tour of the Gothic Quarter
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • A maximum of 8 people per booking
    • Please note: From January 11 to January 17 La Pedrera will be closed for maintenance. These are the regular works for maintenance performed annually and during the same dates." You will have the alternative to visit the Casa Batllo instead.
    • This tour operates in English only.
    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 1 week ago

    Having had an amazing time on the Dali tour a couple of years ago, we re-booked for the best of Barcelona half day tour including the Sagrada Familia. It didn’t disappoint! We went on Friday 6 September 2019 and our guide Gloria was brilliant! Gloria...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank MrandMrsOyston
    Reviewed 8 May 2019 via mobile

    Miguel, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable of Barcelona with great tips of the city and sites. He was always enthusiastic to answer any questions thrown his way. Thank you Miguel and Explore Catalunya for a memorable day!!! We can't wait to return after 2026...More

    1  Thank amr1976
    Reviewed 22 April 2019 via mobile

    Thanks to Rod, Tony, and the crew at Explore Catalunya, I really feel like I got to enjoy the best of what Barcelona has to offer. Rod was a friendly and fun guide and didn't even give me any guff for almost being left behind...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Jenelle P
    Reviewed 22 March 2019 via mobile

    The tour really was amazing and one of the main highlights of our Mother and Son trip to Barcelona. We did the full day Barcelona Tour. The tour was the perfect pace and covered so many interesting sights to see. I did allot of research...More

    1  Thank jacksY4615AE
    ExploreCatalunya, Front Office Manager at Explore Catalunya, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2019

    Wow! Thank you so much for this lovely review. We are very happy to hear that you had such an amazing day with Gloria! We will pass your comment on to her, she will be very happy to hear about "her people". I hope you...More

    Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

    This tour was outstanding! Our guide,Gloria, was knowledgeable, articulate, friendly, fun, competent, and helpful. The tour was an excellent overview of Barcelona that included the important Gaudí sites and sights. The tour was small, perhaps 10 or 12 people so there was opportunity to ask...More

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    26 July 2018|
    Response from rwrites | Reviewed this property |
    The tour consisted of 2 parts: half day or full day. We took full day. Some people left at lunch time and another couple joined us then. I guess we were 12-15 people at most. We had a small bus and 2 guides, one was training... More
    26 July 2018|
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    Response from rwrites | Reviewed this property |
    When we went, the guide was with our group outside and gave us a very detailed explanation of the 3 different entrances which are Gothic. She then went inside with the group and talked about it and then gave us free time on... More
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