01. The must-see places in Barcelona (2x4h)

To see the basic places in Barcelona, those you can’t leave without visiting. I suggest 2 tours of 4 hours each split into two days or in a row (although two days is more comfortable):

  • 1st tour – the Gothic Quartera walking tour through the old town to taste 2000 years of history: the Ramblas; the Boqueria food Market; the Liceo Opera House; the gothic Pi Church; the old Jewish District, the Sant Felip Neri Square and the imprint that was left upon it by the Spanish Civil War; the interior of the Cathedral; the Royal Palace (inside); the Roman Temple ruins (1st century BC); the City Council and the Government Palace; (if we have time, Santa Maria del Mar Church).
    Halfway through the tour I suggest we make a stop to rest. To me, one of the best options is to go to one of the historic hot chocolate stores to taste the “Suizo”: hot chocolate with cream and churros.
  • 2n tourthe “new” Barcelona. Built starting in the late 19th century: Passeig de Gràcia, the “5th Avenue” of Barcelona, where the wealthy families settled. Casa Batlló (it’s possible to visit the inside to know about the lifestyle of the catalane bourgeoisie). The interior of the Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s masterwork (It’s possible to go up to the towers) and the Park Güell (inside).

As transport we will use either taxis or a chauffeured vehicle for 4 hours. The latter allows us to get the most out of our tours and see the Montjuïc Hill for excellent views of the city and where the 1929 Exposition and the Olympic Games took place. If time permits we will see the Arch of Triumph and the seafront as well.

TOUR PRICE

  • Tour Price 8h: € 440
  • Tour Price 8h + Chauffeured Mercedes 4h (6 p. + guide + driver): € 680

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

DURATION & START TIME

Duration: 2 tours of 4 hours
Recommended Start time:
10a.m. or 3p.m.

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    Itinerary 1st tour- walking tour:

    – Ramblas
    – Boqueria food Market
    – Liceo Opera House
    – Gothic Pi Church
    – Ancient Jewish Quarter
    – Sant Felip Neri Square
    – Cathedral (inside)
    – Royal Palace (inside)
    – City Hall and the Government Palace
    – Augustus Roman Temple (1c BC)
    – (Santa Maria del Mar Church)
    – Hot Chocolate Store

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    Itinerary 2nd tour- Taxi:

    – Passeig de Gràcia: Casa Batlló; Amatller House; Lleó i Morera House.
    – Sagrada Familia (inside, towers not included)
    – Park Güell (inside)
    … and other extraordinary places that I will keep as a surprise.

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    With a chauffeured vehicle for 4 hours we get the most out of our time. The above places plus Spain Square; the Montjuic Hill (panoramic views; Olympic facilities; 1929 International Exposition); and pass by the Arch of Triumph; (if time permits, stop at the Seafront).

    What's included?

    • SKIP THE LINE in monument and museums: as I’m a licensed guide my clients and I have a fast pass.
    • My services as your PRIVATE TOUR GUIDE: you are not part of a larger group.
    • LICENSED TOUR GUIDE: to have passed the official exams of the Catalane Government, it is a guarantee of my knowledge for you. Besides, the license authorizes me to guide you inside monuments and museums.
    • TO BOOK THE necessary ENTRANCES for your tour: service included.
    • The CHAUFFEURED VEHICLE, if you choose this option

    What's Extra? & Estimated Euros Needed

    – The following ENTRANCES:
    · Sagrada Família: 15€ per person.
    · Park Güell: 8€ per person
    (to guarantee the Sagrada Familia and Park Güell entrances, I need to buy them in advance. Please remember that this money has to be paid to me in cash at the beginning of the tour).
    · Cathedral: 5€ per person.
    – HOT CHOCOLATE with CHURROS: 4,2€ per person.
    – TAXIS (if you haven’t chosen the chauffeured vehicle): 4 taxis x 10€ = 40€ (estimated).
    – LUNCH (if we do both tours in one day): 25€ per person.

    Transportation Method

    Walking tour through the downtown, visits of the new city by taxi or chauffeured Mercedes.

    Meet up location / End location

    I will MEET YOU at your hotel/apartment; at the cruise ship terminal or wherever we agree (as long as it is in Barcelona).
    I will DROP YOU OFF wherever you want: hotel, cruise ship terminal etc. An option is the downtown area, where I will suggest some restaurants or some places to visit on your own.

    AIRPORT: If you want to start or finish this tour at the airport, it’s necessary to choose the vehicle option and the tour will last 7.30H

    Minimum & Maximum travellers

    1 to 9 persons

    Notes / restrictions

    AVAILABILITY: It’s not possible to visit the Cathedral on Saturdays after 5p.m. and on Sundays only from 2p.m. to 5p.m. The Boqueria Market is closed on Sundays. On Mondays many of the stops are closed.
    DRESS CODE: to enter the Cathedral shoulders must be covered and shorts must cover the knees (a scarf to cover your shoulders is enough).
    DISABILITY: a wheelchair accessible taxi it’s preferable, but if you use a scooter it is necessary to rent a habilitated taxi for this tour. Please ask for prices. Maybe it will be necessary to extend the tour by an extra hour to reach the described places (you can decide during the tour).

Tour Extensions
  • If you choose the two tours in two different days, extend one day one hour to visit the inside of one of the houses of Gaudí (I recommend la Pedrera) – cost of the extra hour: 55€; and/or extend the other day one hour to visit the Picasso museum
  • Mosaic workshop: make a mosaic by yourself following the “El Trencadis” technique of Antonio Gaudí (activity on your own with your friends or in family). For more information please ask me. It is necessary to book beforehand.