Barcelona Highlights

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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours 45 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 10 to 15 minute taxi (not included, approximately 15 EUR each way) is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress As you will be visiting a religious or memorial site, shoulders and knees must be covered. Sensible, rubber-soled walking shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended.
Restrictions Guests must be able to walk on paved, as well as cobblestone surfaces. There are steps required to enter several of the sites as well as steep curbs in some areas.

Barcelona Highlights

See the best of Barcelona on a morning adventure with your experienced, English-speaking tour guide. This Barcelona sightseeing tour is perfect for first-time tourists who want to see the highlights of Barcelona with a knowledgeable local.

Your day starts with a guided walking tour of the historic El Born neighborhood. Take in this popular chic neighborhood with its mix of modern and timeless gothic architecture, lined with boutique stores, colorful tapas bars and trendy cafes.

You will then board your air-conditioned coach as you embark on a panoramic tour of Barcelona. Your tour bus will take you up the coast of Barcelona for scenic views of the Mediterranean Sea, where you will be able to admire the intense changes the city underwent with the organization of the Olympic Games in 1992. You will drive by the Arc of the Triomf, Ciudadela Park, the Olympic Village, the Olympic Port, the beach and the fisherman's quarter, called Barceloneta, the Port Vell, and Plaza de Colon with its famous Columbus monument, indicating which way he sailed to discover the Americas. This is also the beginning of the famous Ramblas of Barcelona.

Your tour continues with a drive up to Mont Juic Mountain, where you will make a short stop at the Olympic Stadium. The expansive views of the city and sea from Mont Juic are breathtaking as you explore the area. Make your way up until you reach the Viewpoint of the Museu Nacional D'Art De Catalunya (MNAC), where you will take a short cable car ride for even more fabulous views.

Finally, you will leave Mont Juic and head to Passeig de Gracia, where you will see Antoni Gaudi's Casa Mila, which was named a UNESCO World Heritage building. Considered one of the most influential architects of his generation, Gaudi led the Modernist movement to design structures that combined architecture, nature, and religion and was able to create something completely unique.

Admire Venetian Towers and many more attractions on your way back into the city. On your last stop, you'll have an opportunity to see the iconic, La Pedrera. This was the last commissioned work of architecture from Antoni Gaudi. La Pedrera, also known as Casa Mila, was a departure from Gaudi's usual Neo-Gothic work in that it incorporated more features inspired by nature, hence the name "La Pedrera," which references the building's likeness to a stone quarry.

You can see the art, architecture, history, and beautiful views of Barcelona on this informative and fun guided tour of the city and still have the afternoon to explore on your own.

Please Note: Your tour departs from and returns to the Estacio del Nord area, which is near the Arc de Triomf. This tour may operate as a bilingual tour with English and Spanish narration.

From January 20 to about March 12 (dates may vary), the Montjuic cable car is under maintenance and will be substituted with the Port cable car. The tour concludes about 10 minutes walking distance from where it begins.

4.5 Stars4.7 / 5  |  13 ReviewsReview This Tour
Barcelona Highlights and Spanish Village.
November 05, 2019
Great day out with tour guide Errol. Excellent English thoroughly enjoyable day. Great weather as always. Only downside was we did not go to Spanish Village dut to another bloody marathon. Tour companies should alter their itineraries around these events.
Reviewer: Gregory Lord
4 Stars
Great views
October 13, 2019
Enjoyed this trip, but was not given my ticket to the Spanish Village, so missed out on it, although I had paid for it.
Reviewer: Lyn Scantlebury
4 Stars
Barcelona Highlights
August 20, 2019
We enjoyed the walking tour of the Gothic quarter and Ramblas it was nice to walk through the streets with the guide explaining everything we saw. We drove through parts of Barcelona but would have liked to stop to take pictures of certain places like the beach. The time spent on the Mount Juric was beautiful as you got to see the whole panoramic view of this beautiful city.
Reviewer: Lori Scaccia
4 Stars
Barcelona Highlights & Spanish Village
June 06, 2019
We had a free shuttle bus that dropped us off close to Laramba which was the road that we needed to walk on to get to the tour operator. Previous reviews on this one was that the directions were a little sketchy. As it turned out we literally arrived at the office with no time to spare. We were lucky we made this tour as it left right on time. Perhaps in future the tour could leave a little later giving the cruise ship passengers a little more time to get to the location. We were concerned about this one based on past reviews. All in all it was a great tour and the guide once again was fantastic.
Reviewer: Robert Bunyan
5 Stars
Pre-cruise trip in Barcelona (day 2)
October 03, 2017
Early Sunday mornings in Barcelona were so quiet, fresh and beautiful. On our shuttle ride, we toured some old buildings, still Gaudi's works, and some new constructions, including the 1992 Olympic Games venue, the Columbus Monument, and the Ramblas Ave. Ramblas was really crowded, the place where terrorists attacked not long ago. It was filled with flowers. Then we went to Mont Juic, which overlooked the whole city from the mountain. We were amazed that the Sagrada Famina that is nine kilometers away was clearly visible. We took a cable car down the mountain and went to a preservation of the Spanish-style town, very charming. After the tour, we went to Picasso Museum that is close to our hotel and is hidden in a small alley. It is worth a look. We went to La Paradeta seafood at night. The restaurant offers fresh fish and two ways of cooking the fish. We ordered eight kinds of fish, shrimp, and clams, which were all very fresh and delicious, well-deserved reputation.
Reviewer: Shan X
5 Stars
Barcelona tour
January 06, 2017
Interesting tour - wonderful guide - passionate and excited about her city and her country. Only thing stopping it from being excellent was need to get to tour start - not picked up at ship. This fact needs to be relayed PRIOR to booking - may have affected our decision to book.
Reviewer: susan watson
4 Stars