Complete Gaudí Tour: Casa Batlló, Park Guell & Sagrada Família with Tower Climb

Duration: 5 hours 15 minutes
Destination: Spain, Kiribati, Barcelona
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  • 5 hours 15 minutes
  • Barcelona
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

This tour is a deep dive into the life and work of Atoni Gaudí, with first entrance at Casa Batlló; stops at La Pedrera and his early work at Casa Vicens; a skip the Line tour of Park Güell.

Highlights

  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Includes free admission to top local attractions
  • Led by an art historian
  • Small-group tour

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Passeig de Gracia, Barcelona, Catalonia

Passeig de Gracia

Stop At: Casa Batllo, Barcelona, Catalonia

The name Gaudí is almost synonymous Barcelona. The city’s favorite architect (and maybe its favorite son, if you don’t count the soccer players) has come to embody the style and joie de vivre of a city deeply rooted in its natural surroundings. This is Barcelona at its vibrant, playful best.
On this, the most complete tour available of Gaudí’s work, we visit three of his residential works, including one unknown to most visitors; skip long lines to wander beautiful Park Guell; and, of course, embark on a thorough exploration of Gaudí’s greatest work and final resting place, La Sagrada Família.
Your tour starts with first entrance to Casa Batlló, arguably Gaudí’s most impressive residential property (and certainly his most-visited). Entering ahead of the morning crowds, you’ll discover some of the genius solutions Gaudí employed to solve architectural problems throughout the house, dispersing light and air throughout its many levels. A sure highlight is the roof, designed to resemble the scales of a dragon – the great emblem of Barcelona.


Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Manzana de la Discordia, Barcelona, Catalonia

Discord Block

Pass By: Casa Amatller, Barcelona, Catalonia

From the outside

Pass By: Casa Mila - La Pedrera, Barcelona, Catalonia

The best thing about Gaudí was that his work was constantly changing and adapting to the styles and materials of the time. You’ll see this clearly with our next two visits, to his other residential properties. First is a guided tour of the outside of Casa Mila, known locally as La Pedrera, or The Stone Quarry. You’ll see why as you stand and gaze at this imposing block. On first glance, it can seem a little drab but once you learn how its face was assembled and then carefully carved, inch by inch, we bet you’ll feel differently.


Pass By: Casa Lleo i Morera, Barcelona, Catalonia

from the outside

Stop At: Parc Guell, Barcelona, Catalonia

Somewhere in the middle is Park Guell. Part fanciful explosion of color, part thoughtful study of organic forms, it is a perfect reflection of the natural world. Not least because it’s all incredibly functional, with a secret drainage system, visual illusions and stone benches designed for perfect ergonomics. Don’t forget to bring a camera, the park is home to the best viewpoint in Barcelona. Since this became a ticketed site a few years ago, entrance lines have become extremely long – so it’s a good thing you have Skip the Line Access.


Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: Casa Vicens, Barcelona, Catalonia

The facade of Casa Vincens is a totally different experience. One of Gaudí’s earliest works, it is colourful and flamboyant in the over-the-top manner of an architect still developing his own style and vernacular.

Stop At: Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Catalonia

Your tour ends, as Gaudí himself did – in the La Sagrada Família. In the final years of the architect’s life he abandoned all other projects, and much of his life in general, to work on this magnificent and completely unique church. He even went door to door collecting donations and moved into its basement so he could work around the clock. It’s an incredible representation of everything that made him such a unique talent – so much detail and symbolism, blending the natural and human world together in a riot of colors, shapes and characters.
It can be hard to know where to look on your first visit to La Sagrada Família, so it’s lucky you have a Gaudí expert on hand to guide your experience. You’ll spend a full hour exploring the church itself, from its detailed façade to the stained glass windows inside.
Your tour also includes pre-reserved access to ascend one of the church towers, for incredible views over Barcelona and beyond.
Due to the popularity of Gaudí and his works, we’ll find long lines outside all three of the sites we enter (Casa Batlló, Park Guell & La Sagrada Família), but with pre-reserved entrance to each, we’ll sail straight inside. With small groups of 15 people or fewer and headsets for every guest, you’ll find it easy to hear and interact with your guide. Meanwhile our private transport between sites means you’ll cover more ground than would be possible even in a whole day on your own.
Give Gaudí the time he deserves on this complete tour of his finest works.


Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Avinguda Diagonal, Barcelona, Catalonia

Avinguda Diagnal

Inclusions
  • Special access Sagrada Família tower climb
  • Transfer between sites by private vehicle
  • Passionate expert tour guide
  • Headsets
  • Small groups of 15 people
  • Entry/Admission - Casa Batllo
  • Entry/Admission - Parc Guell
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

Exclusions
  • Snacks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lockers: €1
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note that the rooftop terrace of Casa Batllo or Towers of Sagrada Familia might not be accessible during a rain/heavy wind
  • Unfortunately the supplier is unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour.
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended
  • Sagrada Famillia: There will be a security check before entering the site
  • Sagrada Familia: Backpacks need to be checked before accessing the towers. Please be aware there are lockers next to the lift, you need a €1 coin to use a locker.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Sagrada Familia: For security reasons wheelchairs, baby strollers, persons with reduced mobility, pregnant women & children under 6 years old are not allowed to climb the towers.
  • Sagrada Famillia: Please remember that the attire must be appropriate for the Cathedral visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress.
  • Sagrada Familia: Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.
  • NOTICE: Casa Batlló will undergo restoration works until June 2019. You will have the unique opportunity to observe how the restorers' team are working to reveal the original skin of Gaudi's Casa Batllo. The ongoing restoration works may cause some inconveniences.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Departure Point

Passeig de Gràcia, 41


Departure Time

8:45 AM


Return Details

Sagrada Família, Barcelona, Spain

Voucher info

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

Duration

5 hours 15 minutes

Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.

User's Reviews

Image - 11 Sep 2018 -

Janet N

Our guide was extremely knowledgeable. Unfortunately, the elevator in Sagrada Familia was broken so we couldn't go up to the top. Very disappointing.

Image - 12 Jul 2018 -

catherinegresh

La Vacanza Travel is THE way to see Gaudi in Barcelona. Our guide was fabulous and I would recommend spending as long a time on a tour with La Vacanza Travel to see the most.

Image - 11 Jul 2018 -

kazzaperfect

All I can say is that you must do this tour if you are in Barcelona. Our guide Ressie was extremely well informed, articulate and this was her passion and you could see it in the way she spoke. The tour covered all aspects of what you would expect to see with Casa Batllo, La Pedrera, Park Guell and Sagrada Famaiia. The time allocated to look around and take phooto's worked really well. An excellent tour all around. Our guide Ressi also gave us some tips on where to have dinner and also to visit a place called Sitges which was well worth the effort

Image - 10 Jul 2018 -

clementsoverseas

Great tour. Learned a lot about Gaudì and his work and felt Teresa was very aware of us and very knowledgeable as well as kind, patient, cheerful and relaxed. Great day. Loved how there was some walking g but the bus took us to the top entrance of Park Guell. Thank you!

Image - 15 Apr 2018 -

eliane S

The tour guide is fabulous. We had an almost private tour with a brilliant tour guide on April 10. She showed us everything and was also an expert on art history. Thank you!!

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