First Time Visitor

Rambla Must-see places

01.0 THE MUST-SEE PLACES IN BARCELONA (2x4h)

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Barcelona Skyline - Port Olímpic
Gothic Quarter - Pont suspés - Old Town
Sagrada Família (quadrada)

The Must-See Places (2x4h)

First time in Barcelona and you don’t want to miss anything. To split the tour in two days is the best; if it is not possible, let’s do it in a row stopping for lunch in a typical tapas restaurant.
Let’s make two blocks (4 hours each)
OLD TOWN: a walk to taste 2000 years of history. Let’s discover the Gothic Quarter, La Rambla, Food Market, Cathedral, Roman Temple, etc. A little break is always essential to taste a “Suïs” a delicious hot chocolate with cream and churros in a historic place.
NEW TOWN: includes the fancy Passeig de Gràcia with the most impressive bourgeoise houses such as Casa Batlló and la Pedrera; and of course, Gaudi’s masterpieces: Sagrada Familia and Park Güell.

If you choose the chauffeured vehicle per 4 hours option, then add to the listed places a panoramic tour where you will admire the views of Barcelona from the Montjuïc Hill, you will see the Olympic facilities and we will pass by the Arch of Triumph gateway of the Art Nouveau Architecture in Barcelona. If time permits let’s see the seafront.

TOUR PRICE

€ 480

8h + chauffeured Mercedes 4h
(6 p. + guide + driver images): € 710
TERMS AND CONDITIONS

DURATION & START TIME

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

Itinerary:

OLD TOWN:
– La Rambla: la Boqueria food Market (inside) and the Opera House
– Gothic Pi Church
– Ancient Jewish Quarter
– Sant Felip Neri Square: the imprint that was left upon it by the Spanish Civil War.
– Cathedral (inside)
– King’s Palace (inside)
– City Hall and the Government Palace
– Augustus Roman Temple (1c BC)
– Hot Chocolate

NEW TOWN:
– Passeig de Gràcia: Casa Batlló; Casa Amatller; Casa Lleó i Morera.
– Sagrada Familia (inside, towers not included. Please let me know If you want to visit them)
– Park Güell (inside)

BY CHAUFUERED MERCEDES for 4 hours, the above places plus:
– The Arch of Triumph (passing by).
– Montjuic Hill (stopping).
– (Seafront)

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 and on Mondays many of the stands 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: all the places of this tour are wheelchair-accessible.

What's Included?

* SKIP THE LINE GUARANTEED AT ALL SITES
* My services as your PRIVATE TOUR GUIDE: you are not part of a larger group.
* LICENSED TOUR GUIDE: it authorizes me to guide you inside monuments and museums.
* The ENTRANCES are not included in the cost of the tour but I will PURCHASE them in advance.
* The CHAUFFEURED VEHICLE, if you choose this option.

What's Extra? & Estimated Euros Needed

* ADMISSION TICKETS:
Sagrada Família: 29€ per person.
Park Güell: 11€ per person
Cathedral: 7€ per person
* HOT CHOCOLATE with CHURROS: 4,2€ per person.
* TAXIS (if you have not 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 Old Town; New City by taxi or chauffeured Mercedes.
Note: taxis are perfect and less expensive, but to get the most out of our tour, a vehicle per 4 hours would help on it.

Meet up location / End location

MEET UP: I suggest starting the tour at the Boqueria food Market, but I can pick you up at your hotel/apartment/cruise Ship or wherever we agree as long as it is in Barcelona.
DROP OFF: wherever you want. I can 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 is necessary to choose the vehicle option and the tour will last 7.30h

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); and/or extend the other day one hour to visit the Picasso Museum – Cost of the extra hour: €60
  • If you have a 3rd day in Barcelona, although that there are other interesting places in town to be visited, I would suggest a tour out of town, maybe the Montserrat Tour.

MAP OF THE TOUR (click the icon at the upper-left corner to display the sites)

Barcelona Highlights

02.0 BARCELONA HIGHLIGHTS (4h)

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Sagrada Família (quadrada)
Catedral (cuadras)
Casa Batlló (quadrat)

Barcelona Highlights (4h)

If you have little time, or if you need to get an idea of how the city of Barcelona works, this is your tour! In these four hours we will mainly get to know the places that I think someone needs to visit to cross out Barcelona from his bucket list.  These are the places that will remain in your hearts.
–       The inside of la Sagrada Familia, Gaudí‘s masterpiece and landmark of Barcelona.
–       A walk through Passeig de Gràcia, the most elegant avenue in Barcelona, where the bourgeoise built impressive houses such as the Casa Batlló.
–       the Gothic Quarter: a walk through the History; from Romans to Medieval ages.

If you prefer to do the tour with a chauffeured car, then we can add to the above listed places: a panoramic view of the city passing by the Arch of Triumph, the gateway to Art Nouveau in Barcelona; and the Montjuïc Hill, to see the Olympic Stadium and where we will enjoy excellent views of the city.

TOUR PRICE

€ 240

by chauffeured Mercedes
(6 p. + guide + driver images): € 470
TERMS AND CONDITIONS

DURATION & START TIME

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

Itinerary:

– Sagrada Família (interior, towers not included. If you want to visit them, please let me know before booking).
– Passeig de Gracia Av. (exterior): Casa Batlló, Casa Amatller.
– Cathedral (exterior)
– Augustus Roman Temple (1c BC)
– King Palace (inside)

BY CHAUFUERED MERCEDES, the above places plus:
– The Arch of Triumph (pass by).
– Montjuic Hill (stopping).

Transportation Method

Either taxi or chauffeured Mercedes.
Note: taxis are perfect and less expensive, but to get the most out of 4 hours a vehicle would help on it.

Minimum & Maximum travellers

1 to 9 persons

Notes / restrictions

DRESS CODE: note that the Sagrada Familia is a church.
DISABILITY: all the places of this tour are wheelchair-accessible.

What's Included?

* SKIP THE LINE GUARANTEED AT ALL SITES
* My services as your PRIVATE TOUR GUIDE: you are not part of a larger group.
* LICENSED TOUR GUIDE: it authorizes me to guide you inside monuments and museums.
* The ENTRANCES are not included in the cost of the tour but I will PURCHASE them in advance.
* The CHAUFFEURED VEHICLE, if you choose this option.

What's Extra? & Estimated Euros Needed

* Sagrada Família admission tickets: 29€ per person
* TAXIS (if you have not chosen the chauffeured vehicle): 3 taxis x 10€ = 30€ (estimated).

Meet up location / End location

MEET UP: I suggest starting the tour at the Sagrada Familia (in front of the gift shop), but I can pick you up at your hotel/apartment/cruise Ship or wherever we agree as long as it is in Barcelona.
DROP OFF: wherever you want. I can 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 is necessary to choose the vehicle option and the tour will last 3.30h

Tour Extensions
  • Extend the tour by one hour to visit the interior of one of the houses of Gaudí (I recommend la Pedrera); or the Park Güell; or the Picasso museum– cost of the extra hour: 60€

MAP OF THE TOUR (click the icon at the upper-left corner to display the sites)

Gaudí Sagrada Família

03.0 GAUDÍ: Sagrada Familia, Park Güell … (4h)

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Park Guell
La Pedrera
Sagrada Família (quadrada)

Gaudí Tour (4h)

I presented a diploma today, to a madman or to a genius. Time will tell” said the Architecture Chair at the University of Barcelona about Antoní Gaudi. Let’s answer this question visiting some of his constructions:

– Passeig the Gràcia became the avenue where the wealthy Catalan families settled in the late nineteenth century. An emerged social class, that promoted the beginning of the economic development of Catalonia (now, the richest area of Spain). Casa Batlló and La Pedrera are some of its buildings.

– The Park Güell, a luxury residential site, was the reality of a utopia for his friend and patron, Eusebi Güell.

– The church of La Sagrada Família is the masterpiece of Gaudí, still unfinished and landmark of Barcelona.

TOUR PRICE

€ 240

Extra hour for one of the
Houses of Gaudí: € 60
TERMS AND CONDITIONS

DURATION & START TIME

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

Itinerary:

– The Park Güell (inside)
– Sagrada Família (inside. Towers not included; please let me know If you want to visit them)
– Discord Block : Casa Lleó i Morera; Casa Amatller; Casa Batlló (exterior)
– La Pedrera / Casa Milà (exterior)

If you extend the tour an hour we can visit the inside of one of the houses of Gaudí.

Transportation Method

Taxis are perfect for this tour. However, it is possible to use a chauffeured Mercedes.

Minimum & Maximum travellers

1 to 9 persons

Notes / restrictions

DRESS CODE: note that the Sagrada Familia is a church.
DISABILITY: all the places of this tour are wheelchair-accessible.

What's Included?

* SKIP THE LINE GUARANTEED AT ALL SITES
* My services as your PRIVATE TOUR GUIDE: you are not part of a larger group.
* LICENSED TOUR GUIDE: it authorizes me to guide you inside monuments and museums.
* The ENTRANCES are not included in the cost of the tour but I will PURCHASE them in advance.
* The CHAUFFEURED VEHICLE, if you choose this option.

What's Extra? & Estimated Euros Needed

* ADMISSION TICKETS:
Sagrada Família: 29€ per person
Park Güell: 11€ per person
(La Pedrera: 26€ per person)
* TAXIS: 3 taxis x 10€ = 30€ (estimated).

Meet up location / End location

MEET UP: I suggest starting the tour at the Sagrada Familia (in front of the gift shop), but I can pick you up at your hotel/apartment/cruise Ship or wherever we agree as long as it is in Barcelona.
DROP OFF: wherever you want. I can 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 is necessary to choose the vehicle option and the tour will last 3.30h

Tour Extensions
  • Mosaic workshop: make a mosaic by yourself following the “El Trencadis” technique of Antonio Gaudí (perfect activity to do with your children). For more information please ask me. It’s necessary to book beforehand.

MAP OF THE TOUR (click the icon at the upper-left corner to display the sites)

Tapas & Famenco

05.0 TAPAS TOUR in the Old Town & FLAMENCO (3,5+1h)

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Flamenco Dancer

Tapas & Flamenco (3,5+1h)

Do you know the expression? ‘good things come in small packages’. Well, try Spanish finger food and a show! The best way to end your day!

There’s no better way to discover Spain than eating, and the way to enjoy it is certainly with a local, who shows you the places we go. So, don’t let anyone to pull the wool over your eyes and try with a local the popular TAPAS (cold or hot Spanish appetizers including the iconic jamon ibérico) and Pintxos (a little sandwich that is served on a stick).

The icing on the cake for this evening: A flamenco show, a dance traditionally from the south of Spain but due to historical reasons became very popular in Catalonia, the birthplace of the legendary flamenco dancer Carmen Amaya (she even danced for Roosvelt). You will meet Mimo, a relative of her, who will tell you the fascinating history of the family and will make you understand why flamenco is not just a dance but a way of life.

TOUR PRICE

DURATION & START TIME

Duration: 3,30 hours + 1 hour
From Tuesday to Friday at 5.30 p.m.

Itinerary:

– 3 restaurants for “Tapas” and “Pinchos” in the Old Town, passing by the Gothic Quarter; the Cathedral; the king’s Palace; the Music Palace etc.
– Poble Espanyol
– A Flamenco place

Transportation Method

Walking through the Old town and taxi to reach the Flamenco place.

Minimum & Maximum travellers

1 to 9 persons

Notes / restrictions

AVAILABILITY: only from Tuesday to Friday (please ask me if it is possible in August as many bars of Tapas are closed).
DRESS CODE: none.
DISABILITY: all the places of this tour are wheelchair-accessible.

What's Included?

* My services as your PRIVATE TOUR GUIDE: you are not part of a larger group.
* The FLAMENCO ENTRANCES are not included in the cost of the tour but I will BOOK them in advance.
* Note that we will visit the POBLE ESPANYOL without paying the entrance of it.

What's Extra? & Estimated Euros Needed

* Tapas & Pinchos – estimated cost: 30€ per person.
* Flamenco Admission tickets: 45€ per person with one drink included
* TAXIS (to go & come back to the Flamenco place): 2 taxis x 10€ = 20€ (estimated)

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.
END LOCATION: I will leave you into the Flamenco place. After the show (10.30PM), you can take a taxi to go back.

MAP OF THE TOUR (click the icon at the upper-left corner to display the sites)

Montserrat

20.0 MONTSERRAT (6h)

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Montserrat (6h)

The Sanctuary of the Virgin of Montserrat is more than a place of worship; it has always symbolized the identity of the Catalan people. First at all we will visit the Sanctuary, we will understand what it represents for Catalan people, we will learn about the Benedictine monks, and it is a must to greet the Black Madonna, Female Patroness Saint of Catalonia.
But, when we go up to the mountain it is not only for spiritual reasons, but to be in contact with the natural reserve as well. We will reach the very top of the mountain by funicular to go hiking following an easy path to see the magnificent views: the Pyrenees Mountains (border with France) and to admire the peculiar shapes of Montserrat, reason of its name. (If hiking is not for you, we can visit the museum of Art; to stop for a coffee; or to taste the typical home made food at the Farmers’ market as “Mel i Mató”).
Finally we will listen to the boys’ choir (the oldest choir in Europe).

On our return journey, we can do the last part of our trip by taking the cable car or the rack railway.

TOUR PRICE

€ 505

by my vehicle 4 adults + 2 children + me
(by chauff. Mercedes 6 p + me + driver €725)
(by train & rack railway €380 + €35 per person)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS

DURATION & START TIME

Duration: 6 hours (7h. train option)
Recommended Start time: 08.30am / 2.30pm

Itinerary:

– I will take advantage of our trip (one hour) to introduce Catalonia, our economy, history and Montserrat
– Basilica of Montserrat
– Montserrat Farmers’ market: taste the typical home made food
– Funicular to go hiking or just to admire the panoramic views / or Art museum with one of the 5 Caravaggio in Spain (recommend funicular)
– To listen the boys’ choir of Montserrat
– Optional: to take the Cable Car or Rack Railway on our return journey

Transportation Method

According with your choice:
* My private car (KIA Sorento); capacity up to 4 adults + 2 children + me
* A chauffeured Mercedes; capacity up to 6 adults + driver + me
* Minibus (up to 15 travelers). Cost of the bus + my services: €700
* Train

Notes / restrictions

AVAILABILITY: it’s not possible to see the Boys’ Choir on Saturdays; neither in their Holy week holydays; or in their summer holydays; or on Christmas, but it doesn’t prevent us to do this tour.
DRESS CODE: confortable shoes for hiking (in case that you want to do this activity). Note that it is a Sanctuary.
DISABILITY: all the places of this tour are wheelchair-accessible.

What's Included?

* My services as your PRIVATE TOUR GUIDE: you are not part of a larger group.
* LICENSED TOUR GUIDE: it authorizes me to guide you inside monuments and museums.
* The ENTRANCES are not included in the cost of the tour but I will PURCHASE them in advance.
* The kind of TRANSPORT that you have chosen (included tolls, fuel, parking).

What's Extra? & Estimated Euros Needed

* Ticket for the FUNICULAR of Saint Joan: 9,8€ per person / or Montserrat MUSEUM: 7€ per person
* Optional: to take the CABLE CAR or the RACK RAILWAY: 7,5€ per person
* Optional: FARMERS’ FOOD HOME MADE PRODUCTS

Minimum & Maximum travellers

According with the transportation option that you have chosen.

Meet up location / End location

MEET UP: at your hotel/apartment/cruise Ship or wherever we agree as long as it is in Barcelona.
DROP OFF: wherever you want: hotel/apartment/cruise Ship. I can suggest some restaurants in Barcelona.

AIRPORT: If you want to start or finish this tour at the Airport, it has an extra cost of 40€

Tour Extensions
  • Extend this tour by 2/3 hours to eat in a typical Catalan restaurant and to do one of these activities:
    – to visit the Güell’s Crypt (a lovely work of Gaudi 25 minutes away from Barcelona).
    – to visit a familiar champagne winery (called cava)
    – to take a hot-air balloon and to see the surroundings of Montserrat from the air.

MAP OF THE TOUR (click the icon at the upper-left corner to display the sites)

27.0 Medieval Villages and Nature (9H – Trip out Barcelona)

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Medieval Villages and Nature (9h)

This is a daytrip to travel back in time. Small villages that have rest isolated in the mountains, frozen in time and hardly, 50 years ago, open to the civilization. A mix of history and nature… the deep Catalonia.

Volcanos created a landscape of cliffs and beech forests. Cliffs that interrupted the course of rivers leaving waterfalls and lakes.
These conditions made difficult the communication between the big cities and these small villages on the top of the cliff; therefore, we find medieval villages with Romanesque churches; mountains; cliffs; lakes and beech forests with little presence of the human step.

The real taste of Catalonia: beans of Santa Pau and cold meat from these lands are a reference in Catalonia that we won’t miss.

TOUR PRICE

€ 648

by my vehicle 4 adults + 2 children + me
(by chauff. Mercedes 6 p + me + driver €xxx)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS

DURATION & START TIME

Duration: 9 hours
Recommended Start time: 09.00am

Itinerary:

– Tavertet (an hour driving time away from Barcelona) + Cliff + Sau lake
– Rupit and waterfall
– Fageda d’en Jordà beech forest
– Castellfollit de la Roca (Panoramic views)
– Besalú
– Romanesque church of Porqueres
– Lake of Banyoles

Transportation Method

According with your choice:
* My private car (KIA Sorento); capacity up to 4 adults + 2 children + me
* A chauffeured Mercedes; capacity up to 6 adults + driver + me
* Minibus (up to 15 travelers). Cost of the bus + my services: €xxx

Notes / restrictions

DRESS CODE: confortable shoes.
DISABILITY: unfortunately it is not possible to do this tour in wheelchair.

What's Included?

* My services as your PRIVATE TOUR GUIDE: you are not part of a larger group.
* LICENSED TOUR GUIDE: it authorizes me to guide you inside monuments and museums.
* The kind of TRANSPORT that you have chosen (included tolls, fuel, parking).

What's Extra? & Estimated Euros Needed

* Meals: 30€ per person
* Optional: to buy some cold meat
* Optional: Jewish sinagoghe at Besalú.

Minimum & Maximum travellers

According with the transportation option that you have chosen.

Meet up location / End location

MEET UP: at your hotel/apartment/cruise Ship or wherever we agree as long as it is in Barcelona.
DROP OFF: wherever you want: hotel/apartment/cruise Ship. I can suggest some restaurants in Barcelona.

AIRPORT: If you want to start or finish this tour at the Airport, it has an extra cost of 40€

MAP OF THE TOUR (click the icon at the upper-left corner to display the sites)

TAILORED-MADE TOURS

10.0 TAILORED TOUR

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Frequently traveler told me what they want to visit. Let me know your interest and I will customize your tour.

Below you will see my fee for different kind of tours and you can consider that to visit the inside of a monument o museum takes us 1 hour (the Sagrada Familia usually 2 hours). As a tip I can tell you that it doesn’t make sense to visit a lot of places without understand it; in this case you wouldn’t enjoy your trip.

TOUR PRICE

  • Tour Price 4h (regular tour): € 240
  • Each extra hour costs: €60 (so 5 hours costs €240 + €60 = €300)
  • Tour Price 2h: €195
  • Tour Price 3h: €220
  • Chauffeured Mercedes 4h (6 p. + guide + driver images): € 250 (please add this cost to my fee)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

DURATION & START TIME

If the tour last 4 hours i recommend to start it at 10a.m. or 3p.m.

For 5 hours at 09.30a.m. or at 2p.m.

6 hours or more we should stop to eat something

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    Itinerary on foot & taxi:

    – Cathedral (exterior only)
    – Augustus Roman Temple (1c BC)
    – King Palace (exterior only)
    – The Arch of Triumph (pass by).
    – Casa Batlló (exterior only).
    – Sagrada Família (interior, towers not included. If you want to visit them, please let me know before the tour).

    Itinerary with a chauffeured vehicle. The previous places plus:

    – Montjuïc Mountain: Spain Square, Olympic Stadium and panoramic balcony.
    – La Pedrera (exterior only).

    What's Included?

    * SKIP THE LINE GUARANTEED AT ALL SITES
    * 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.
    * The ENTRANCES are not included in the cost of the tour but I will PURCHASE them in advance.
    * The CHAUFFEURED VEHICLE, if you choose this option.

    What's Extra? & Estimated Euros Needed

    * Sagrada Família admission tickets: 29€ per person – SKIP THE LINE GUARANTEED AT ALL SITES
    * TAXIS (if you have not chosen the chauffeured vehicle): 3 taxis x 10€ = 30€ (estimated).

    Transportation Method

    Either taxi or chauffeured Mercedes.
    Note: taxis are perfect and less expensive, but to get the most out of 4 hours a vehicle would help on it.

    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 is necessary to choose the vehicle option and the tour will last 3.30h

    Minimum & Maximum travellers

    1 to 9 persons

    Notes / restrictions

    DRESS CODE: none.
    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
  • Extend the tour by one hour to visit the interior of one of the houses of Gaudí (I recommend la Pedrera) – cost of the extra hour: 55€