The Gothic Quarter and Bike Tour of Barcelona

Cultural & Theme Tours in Spain

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Saddle up and explore Barcelona by bike! Whether you’re a serious cyclist or just looking to see the city in a new way, this combination walking and biking tour is a great way to see many of Barcelona’s highlights in a relatively short time. Combining culture, history and fun, your expert tour guide will show you both major attractions and secrets known only to locals.   Tour Highlights:   • Roman ruins  • Cathedral of Barcelona  • The Jewish Quarter  • Antinque Synagogue  • Plaza Sant Jaume  • Barcelona's Inner Harbor • Arc de Triomf (home of the 1888 Universal Expo) • Olympic Village & Port (award winning urban renewal projects) • Palau de la Musica (hidden modernist gem) • Santa Maria del Mar (church from the 1300s that took only 55 years to build!)
You’ll begin your tour by biking through some of Barcelona’s award-winning urban renewal projects developed for the 1992 Summer Olympics. You’ll get to see the Olympic Village, as well as the port and inner harbor, home to luxury vessels. As you bike through this gorgeous area, your guide will explain how much the area has changed over time into the beautiful place it is today. You’ll then head off to the 1988 Universal Expo grounds, including the Parc de la Ciutadella. The sprawling green space, which is like Barcelona’s version of Central Park, still holds structures from the Expo. You’ll even see the Arc d’Triomf, the grand reception that greeted visitors to the Expo! Before leaving the bikes behind you’ll also get a chance to see Palau de la Musica, a hidden modernist gem, and the Santa Caterina Market, Barcelona’s oldest fresh food market! With the cycling portion of the tour completed, you’ll now venture on foot into the medieval Gothic Quarter (closed to bicycles) – a must-see for everyone visiting Barcelona! This neighborhood is Barcelona’s oldest and full of hidden gems and fascinating stories at every turn. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into the past as you navigate the narrow, winding streets. Throughout your journey, your guide will show you some of Barcelona’s highlights, including the Cathedral of Barcelona, the Jewish Quarter, the Ancient Synagogue and Plaza Sant Jaume. You’ll end your tour satisfied that you have seen the very best of Barcelona!

What’s included

  • Bicycles
  • Helmets
  • Private tour
  • Professional, knowledgeable and passionate guide with excellent English!

What’s not included

  • Gratuities

Highlights

  • Cycle the city streets to absorb the local atmosphere
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
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