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Priority Access: Barcelona Sagrada Familia Tour
Select a start time to suit your schedule, and then meet your guide in central Barcelona. Walk straight past the long entrance lines, which are often in excess of two hours long, to Gaudi’s Gothic masterpiece: La Sagrada Familia. After skipping the line, set off to explore Barcelona’s attention-grabbing church on a comprehensive walking tour. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, La Sagrada Familia is consecrated and was proclaimed a minor basilica by Pope Benedict XVI. Learn all about its fascinating history from your guide, and hear how Gaudi designed the church’s interior as a Latin cross complete with five aisles. Gaze in admiration at the opulent ornamentation and walk underneath vaults that measure some 230-feet (70-meters) high.Before leaving the church, visit La Sagrada Familia Museum to see drawings, plaster models and pictures about the development of the cathedral since the late 1880s. La Sagrada Familia remains famously unfinished, and the museum also documents information about the construction that is currently underway. The anticipated completion date of the building is 2026, the centennial of Gaudi’s death.Your tour finishes inside the museum, but you can stay inside for longer, if you wish, to browse the exhibits at your own pace.
City Sightseeing Barcelona Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Board the open-top, double-decker bus at any of the 44 stops around the city to begin your City Sightseeing tour of Barcelona. Enjoy 360-degree views and informative onboard commentary as you wind your way through Barcelona's fascinating medieval streets. Learn about the city's history, culture, architecture and ancient Roman heritage, and hop off at any time to explore more by foot.Explore the enchanting Gothic Quarter, visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed landmarks and stand in awe of the works of famed architect Antoni Gaudi, who's best-known for his legendary unfinished church, La Sagrada Familia, which stands as the symbol of the city. Other sights you can see include Casa Batllo, Casa Mila, Park Güell, Calle Reina Christina, the Picasso Museum and Parc de la Ciutadella, Barcelona's most central park, which includes a zoo, a lake, a large fountain and several museums. For evening entertainment, perhaps catch a concert at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, L'Auditori or Palau de la Música Catalana.Your City Sightseeing pass gives you unlimited travel on all three routes for your choice of 1 or 2 days. See below for route details.
Priority Access: Best of Barcelona Tour Including Sagrada Familia
Start with a drive to Barcelona's famous hill of Montjuïc, the site of the 1992 Olympic Games, which offers excellent views over the city. After a brief stop at the Catalunya National Art Museum, continue down to Plaça Espanya and on past the modernist buildings of the Eixample area.On your way to the Sagrada Famlia, you’ll go through Passeig de Gracia, home to designer stores and two of Barcelona’s most renowned Antonio Gaudí buildings – La Pedrera and Casa Batlló. Skip the line at La Sagrada Familia and avoid the very long queues. Your guide will give you a comprehensive tour of the exterior before taking you straight past the long lines and into the magnificent interior of this famous structure, where you will have some free time to explore on your own.You’ll then head to the oldest part of Barcelona, the Gothic Quarter, where you’ll leave the bus and enjoy a stroll through the narrow streets of medieval Barcelona. From there, travel back to the early Middle Ages, visiting the Jewish Quarter, the Royal Palace, the original 2,000-year-old Roman temple and part of the Cathedral.Continue to the Born district, where you’ll have free time for a quick lunch before heading to the magnificent Santa Maria del Mar church, one of the most beautiful in Barcelona, where your tour ends at approximately 1pm.Do you want to visit Park Güell and La Pedrera? Upgrade to the full-day tour of Barcelona, and you'll continue to Park Güell. Enjoy a guided tour of the famous city garden, where you’ll be introduced to some of Gaudí’s most bizarre creations. Finally, you’ll visit one of Gaudí’s most famous buildings, La Pedrera (1-hour). You will skip the line again, and have an hour to visit interior of the building. Your tour will then end at approximately 4.30pm.
Barcelona Hop-on Hop Off Tour: East to West Route
You can hop on and off the tour as many times as you like aboard this sliding-roof double-decker bus. The two tour routes are interconnected so you can easily hop between them to discover the best of Barcelona. Your ticket is valid on both routes. You will also have free wifi access aboard the hop-on hop-off, and you will be able to use the same username and password on the on Madrid, Seville, Granada, Malaga and other cities same hop-on hop-off services.East Route: The entire route takes 120 minutes (in winter) and 140 minutes (in summer). Buses depart every 7-15 minutes from each stop depending on the time of year. Highlights include: Placa Catalunya, Catedral-Barri Gòtic, Barceloneta, Port Olímpic, Sagrada Familia, Parc Güell, Tibidabo, La Pedrera, Casa Batlló. West Route: The entire route takes 120 minutes. Buses departs every 7 - 15 minutes from each stop. Highlights include: World Trade Center, Jardins de Miramar, Anella Olímpica, Poble Espanyol, Camp Nou (F.C. Barcelona), Montjuic, L’Illa Diagonal.
Barcelona Half-Day Bike Tour
This cycling tour is suitable for all ages and is not the least bit strenuous. You will ride at a relaxed pace, with no hills to conquer, and stops are made every few hundred yards at points of interest to take photos and hear the fascinating history and stories of Barcelona from your excellent guide. You'll have the use of a comfortable and easy-to-ride bike, and gain useful tips and advice about what to do and see while you're visiting Barcelona.The tour begins with a brief introduction to the history of Barcelona before heading to the tour shop to collect the bikes. Some of the sights on the bike tour include:Placa Sant JaumePlaca del ReiLa CatedralLa Sagrada FamiliaParc de la CiutadellaAlso Palau de la Musica Catalana, Arc del Triomf, Plaza de Toros Monumental, Vila Olímpica, Barceloneta beach, Port Vell, El Borne, Basilica de la Santa Maria del Mar and more!Barcelona Beach Break:Late in the tour we take a break at an outdoor beach bar to relax for a bit and to enjoy the opportunity to mingle with your fellow bikers, while taking in the sights and atmosphere of the Mediterranean. Remember to bring a swim suit if you want to take a dip in the sea and some extra spending cash for food and drinks
Montserrat and Cava Trail Small Group Day Trip from Barcelona
Leaving Barcelona, you'll head straight to Montserrat to visit the Royal Basilica where the famous 12th-century statue of the Black Virgin is housed. At 1pm on weekdays there is the opportunity to hear one of Europe's oldest children's choirs, La Escolania de Montserrat. While you're here there's time to visit the fascinating Museum of Montserrat, go for a walk or ride the rack railway or cable car up the mountain. In the afternoon, leave Montserrat to visit one of the most famous wine producers of the Penedes region, to visit a winery. Visit their vast wine cellars, sample the product and see why this sparkling wine has acquired international fame.