Barcelona Private City Tour, Skip the Line La Sagrada Familia

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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

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Plaza de Cataluna, Barcelona, CataloniaStart 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 centre.Stop At: Parc de Montjuic, Barcelona, CataloniaHead 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 minutesPass By: Las Ramblas, Barcelona, CataloniaContinue 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, Barcelona, CataloniaAlong the way in the Ramblas, you may pass by the most known covered market of the city, La Boquería. Have a look to the main entrance and feel the hustling and bustling of the market from the minivan.Pass By: Columbus Monument, Barcelona, CataloniaAlong 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, Barcelona, CataloniaThe beach is surrounded by contemporary and modern architecture, best represented by the World Trade Centre and the transformed Old Port and the Mare magnum shopping centre. Still keeping its authentic charisma, Port Vell is now full of restaurants, nightclubs and fashion shops.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Ciutat Vella, Barcelona, CataloniaContinue 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 minutesStop At: Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), Barcelona, CataloniaWalk 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 minutesStop At: Placa Reial, Barcelona, CataloniaVisit the Royal Square, one of Barcelona's busiest, most vibrant spots of the Old Town. Have a look to 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 minutesStop At: Placa de Sant Jaume, Barcelona, CataloniaIn 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 fulfil 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 minutesStop At: City Hall (Casa de la Ciutat / Ayuntamiento), Barcelona, CataloniaCity 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 minutesStop At: Palau De La Generalitat De Catalunya, Barcelona, CataloniaThe 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 facade.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: MUHBA Temple d'August, Barcelona, CataloniaAs 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 minutesStop At: Placa del Rei, Barcelona, CataloniaPass 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 splendour 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 minutesStop At: Barcelona Cathedral, Barcelona, CataloniaPass 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 minutesStop At: Placa Sant Felip Neri, Barcelona, CataloniaThe 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 minutesPass By: Major Synagogue, Barcelona, CataloniaThe 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, Barcelona, CataloniaGet 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 neighbourhood, you will note that Cerdà’s concept of urban planning was revolutionary and Utopian.Pass By: Passeig de Gracia, Barcelona, CataloniaAlong the way, pass through Passeig de Gràcia, with its typical Catalan architecture. The avenue is home to the most remarkable facades of modernist buildings, including Gaudi’s La Pedrera, Casa Batlló and Domènech’s Casa Lleó i Morera or Cadafalch's Casa Ametller.Pass By: Casa Lleo i Morera, Barcelona, CataloniaAlong 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, Barcelona, CataloniaAlong the way, pass by the Casa Batlló, one of Antoni Gaudí’s most impressive houses. This facade is an absolutely must see while being in Barcelona.Pass By: Casa Mila - La Pedrera, Barcelona, CataloniaAlong 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, Barcelona, CataloniaPass 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, Barcelona, CataloniaDrive 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 facade will certainly be the highlight of your tour.Duration: 1 hour

What's included

  • 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

What's not included

  • Ticket to Sagrada Familia (25€euros) To be paid to the guide on the day of your tour.
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - City Hall (Casa de la Ciutat / Ayuntamiento)
  • Entry/Admission - Palau De La Generalitat De Catalunya
  • Entry/Admission - Barcelona Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica of the Sagrada Familia


  • 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