Barcelona Private Tour with Skip-the-Line Access to La Sagrada Familia

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona
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  • 8 hours
  • Barcelona
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  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Round-trip hotel pick-up & drop-off included.

For a VIP sightseeing experience in Barcelona, book this private tour that includes skip-the-line access at the city’s most popular attraction, La Sagrada Familia (entrance fee is at your own expense). Enjoy the comfort of travelling by private vehicle to top attractions like Passeig de Gràcia, the waterfront, Montjuïc and the Gothic Quarter. Take in Barcelona’s famous Modernisme architecture, and learn about the city from a knowledgeable guide.
- Private Barcelona sightseeing tour
- Travel around the city by private vehicle with an insider guide
- Skip the typically long line at La Sagrada Familia (entry fee not included)
- Admire architectural icons like La Pedrera and Casa Batlló
- Learn about Gaudí’s work around the city
- See the Gothic Quarter, the waterfront and much more

Highlights

  • Skip the line
  • Led by a local guide
  • Exclusive to Viator
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Multiple departure times and locations available

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Plaza de Cataluna, 08206 Barcelona Spain

Start this tour directly from your hotel. Your guide will come to pick you up, so be sure to let us know exactly where you are staying. Enjoy an overview of Barcelona city along the route and pass by Catalunya square, the main square of the city center.

Stop At: Parc de Montjuic, Avinguda del Castell, Barcelona Spain

Head straight to the Montjuïc Mountain and enjoy splendid panoramic views of the city. The mountain was a strategy to defend the city against attacks. Now it is home to the famous Miró foundation and the Caixa Forúm. These and other buildings on Montjuïc, perfectly illustrate examples of modern art and contemporary architecture. Get the chance to see examples of town planning and architecture especially designed for the 1929 International Exhibition.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Estadi Olimpic, Passeig Olimpic, 15-17, 08038 Barcelona Spain

The Montjuïc Olympic Stadium is Barcelona's main Olympic facility. It is home to concerts and major sporting events. The second-largest stadium in the world at the time, it was designed for the 1936 Olympic Games, but due to the political situation of the time they never took place there and the stadium fell into disuse until it was remodeled for the 1992 Olympic Games.

Pass By: Las Ramblas, La Rambla, 08002 Barcelona Spain

Continue your visit of the city heading to Barcelona’s waterfront, passing by well-renowned city sights, such as the must-visit Las Ramblas, probably the most famous avenue of the city, home to many bars, restaurants and shops.

Pass By: Mercat de la Boqueria, La Rambla, 91, 08001 Barcelona Spain

Along the way in the Ramblas, you may pass by the most known covered market of the city, La Boquería. Have a look at the main entrance and feel the hustling and bustling of the market from the minivan.

Pass By: Mirador de Colom, Placa Portal de la Pau, s/n, 08001 Barcelona Spain

Along the way, at the lower end of La Rambla, you will see the Columbus Monument, pointing to a very unusual location... Find out more information with your local expert guide.

Stop At: Port Vell, Moll de la Fusta, 08039 Barcelona Spain

Pass by Barcelona's Olympic Marina, one of the city's most popular leisure areas. There's nowhere better in Barcelona for fun and relaxation than the Olympic Marina: water sports, beaches and countless restaurants serving seafood cuisine are just some of the attractions in probably the most Mediterranean part of Barcelona.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Museu d'Historia de Catalunya, Placa Pau Vila, 3, 08039 Barcelona Spain

Pass by the Catalonia History Museum, standing over the Barcelona waterfront. The historic brick building that now houses the museum was originally built in the 1880s to store goods arriving at the port. Since getting a facelift in anticipation of the 1992 Olympics, the building now houses also several street-level bars and restaurants.

Pass By: Port Olimpic, Edifici Capitania, S/N, Barcelona Spain

Pass by Barcelona's Olympic Marina, one of the city's most popular leisure areas. There's nowhere better in Barcelona for fun and relaxation than the Olympic Marina: water sports, beaches and countless restaurants serving seafood cuisine are just some of the attractions in probably the most Mediterranean part of Barcelona.

Pass By: Gold Fish Sculpture (Escultura el Peix d'Or), Passeig Maritim Barceloneta, 53, 08003 Barcelona Spain

Have a look at the Frank Gehry's spectacular goldfish sculpture at the base of the Hotel Arts and to the nearby Gran Casino de Barcelona.

Pass By: La Barceloneta, Barcelona Spain

Pass by the Barceloneta, once the home of fishermen, people associated with the fishing trade and the metal industry, and nowadays one of the city's most visited and popular districts. The neighborhood, with its narrow, rectilinear streets, was built on a military grid structure to provide accommodation for the former inhabitants of La Ribera who had lost their homes due to the construction of the Citadel Park.

Pass By: Playa De La Barceloneta, Paseo Maritimo Barceloneta, 14, Barcelona Spain

Located in the traditional fishing district, this is one of Barcelona's oldest and best-loved beaches. It is thought to have inspired Miguel de Cervantes as the setting for the fight between Don Quixote and the Knight of the White Moon. It was here that the knight errant was finally defeated and abandoned his quest.

Stop At: Ciutat Vella, Bounded by Rambla, Universitat, Laietana and Ferran, Barcelona Spain

Continue the day with a walking tour of the medieval Old Town of Barcelona. Enjoy a stroll in the Gothic Quarter, where the history of Barcelona began. Learn about Catalan traditions and Barcelona’s origins, while exploring enchanting corners, picturesque plazas and the narrow alleys of the Gothic quarter.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), Mediterranean Seafront to Ronda de Sant Pere, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona Spain

Walk in a maze of winding streets dating back to Roman times, live the passing of times through medieval and gothic architecture, have a look to the transformation of a city from its oldest times to a modern and vibrant lifestyle.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Placa Reial, 08002 Barcelona Spain

Visit the Royal Square, one of Barcelona's busiest, most vibrant spots of the Old Town. Have a look at the lamp posts made by a very young Gaudí and take the best of the shade of the palm trees. Find out why it is called the Royal Square even if the king has never lived in this square...

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Placa de Sant Jaume, Placa Sant Jaume, 08002 Barcelona Spain

In the ancient Roman city of Barcelona, the Plaça Sant Jaume was the site of the Forum, the meeting place and stage for political debate. It could be said that the square continues to fulfill the same role today, as it is flanked by Barcelona's two political powerhouses: Barcelona City Hall and the seat of the Catalan government, the Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: City Hall (Casa de la Ciutat / Ayuntamiento), Placa Sant Jaume 1, 08002 Barcelona Spain

City Hall, also known as the “Casa de la Ciutat” (the house of the city), stands on one side of the Plaça Sant Jaume, right in the middle of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter and in front of the Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya. The neoclassical façade conceals Gothic gems such as the historic Great Hall, or Saló de Cent, designed by Pere Llobet and built in the 14th century.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Palau De La Generalitat De Catalunya, Placa de Sant Jaume, 4, 08002 Barcelona Spain

The Palau de la Generalitat in Barcelona is the seat of the Catalan government. The Palau has pure Gothic, flamboyant Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque elements behind the neoclassical façade.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: MUHBA Temple d'August, c/ Paradis, 10, 08002 Barcelona Spain

As you explore Barcelona's Gothic Quarter you'll come across one of the city's best-kept secrets. Inside a small medieval courtyard, the four columns from the Temple of Augustus have survived despite the passing of the centuries. They are more than 2,000 years old, like Barcelona itself.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Placa del Rei, s/n, 08002 Barcelona Spain

Pass by the Monumental King’s Square, the Gothic architectural ensemble which best exemplifies the city's medieval past. The royal palace, the Palau Reial Major, and its surrounding buildings, enclose a harmonious and peaceful square which is still imbued with Barcelona's splendor during the Middle Ages.

An absolute must-see visit while walking through the Old Town of the city and listening to the fascinating stories of your guide.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Barcelona Cathedral, Pla de la Seu, S/N, 08002 Barcelona Spain

Pass by the Barcelona Cathedral and discover its façade and the combination of Romanesque, Gothic and neo-Gothic styles due to the fact that it was built over six centuries. Funded by donations from the medieval brotherhoods and guilds, the building work in Santa Creu commenced in 1298 and was completed around 1890, following the original plans, in the neo-Gothic style.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Placa Sant Felip Neri, Paseo de Palau Episcopal, Barri Gotic, 08002 Barcelona Spain

The romantic, slightly faded Plaça Sant Felip Neri is an unmissable corner of the Gothic Quarter. Presided over by the baroque church from which it takes its name, the square features a number of historic elements that make it particularly attractive.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Major Synagogue, Carrer De Marlet 5, 08002 Barcelona Spain

The Greater Synagogue of Barcelona is one of the oldest in Europe and the last one to be discovered. Located in a privileged environment, the Call de Barcelona, the old Jewish quarter of the city, which still retains its medieval architecture.

Pass By: L'Eixample District, La Exaimple -- Center City, 08011 Barcelona Spain

Get back on the road and drive through the Eixample district, designed by Ildefons Cerdà after 1895, to expand the city. (The word “Eixample” actually means “expansion” in Catalan). Passing by the streets of this elegant neighborhood, you will note that Cerdà’s concept of urban planning was revolutionary and utopian.

Pass By: Passeig de Gracia, Barcelona Spain

Along the way, pass through Passeig de Gràcia, with its typical Catalan architecture. The avenue is home to the most remarkable façades of modernist buildings, including Gaudi’s La Pedrera, Casa Batlló and Domènech’s Casa Lleó - Morera or Cadafalch’s Casa Ametller.

Pass By: Casa Lleo i Morera, Passeig de Gracia, 35, 08007 Barcelona Spain

Along the way, you will pass by Casa Lleó - Morera or Casa Ametller, built by the modernist architect Lluís Domènech, the University teacher of Gaudí.

Pass By: Casa Batllo, Passeig de Gracia, 43, 08007 Barcelona Spain

Along the way, pass by the Casa Batlló, one of Antoni Gaudí’s most impressive houses. This façade is an absolutely must see while being in Barcelona.

Pass By: Casa Mila - La Pedrera, Passeig de Gracia, 92, 08008 Barcelona Spain

Along the way, pass by Casa Milá-La Pedrera and get enchanted by its atypical shape. Listen to your guide telling you about this piece of art by the hands of Gaudí and get to know why this building is known as ‘La Pedrera’ (the house of stones).

Pass By: Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 167, 08025 Barcelona Spain

Pass by the old Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, declared a UNESCO World Heritage for its exceptional beauty and functionality. It is one of the foremost works of Lluís Domènech i Montaner, the leading architect of Catalan Modernisme, and the teacher of Gaudi at architecture university.

Stop At: Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, Carrer de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona Spain

Drive to the last destination of this tour, the life project of a genius or a fool, with no doubts the Sagrada Familia will leave a lifelong impression. Experience a moment full of emotion, admiring Gaudi's masterpiece, considered as the most emblematic landmark of Barcelona.

There are no words to describe the feeling one gets when entering this magnificent temple of Modernism. The organic shapes found throughout its structure, the light filtering through its stained glass windows and the symbolic nature of the building’s sculpted façade will certainly be the highlight of your tour.

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions
  • Pickup and drop-off at your hotel or apartment
  • Tour in private transport.
  • Professional local guide
  • Private tour
  • Old Town Walking tour
  • Tour of the modernist part of the city
  • Infant seats available upon request

Exclusions
  • Ticket to Sagrada Familia (25€euros) To be paid to the guide on the day of your tour.
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
- We will pick you up from any hotel or apartment in Barcelona. Please make sure to include the address of your accommodation when booking.
- Even if your Hotel is not listed, you can type it down in the field.
- Pick-up time will be between 8 and 9 am. We will send a message 24 hours prior departure through the booking system to inform you on the specific pick-up time at your hotel as well as the name of your guide and the telephone number.


Departure Time

9:00 AM


Return Details

Drop-off location at your hotel (or similar)

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

8 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

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Saundra L

Private tour with Rocio was excellent. Compacted history, culture, and fun in one full day. Per her recommendations, ate like a local.

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Michelle F

Wonderful day, seen some fantastic sights, tour guide was super informative, funny and made this tour.

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roxyhoehn

Excellent tour guide, but cold rain put a cloud over a beautiful city. Streets were crowded with umbrellas.

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John Q

Dagoberto did a great job in navigating the city. He knew how to avoid the crowds. We would definitely recommend this tour!

Image - 15 Oct 2018 -

Janet M

Alejandra was absolutely phenomenal, I highly recommend her. She gave us an incredible experience and was so personal and kind. There is no better way to tour and explore the city then having her as a personal tour guide. We felt comfortable and safe and the driver was great!

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