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Skip the Line: Best of Barcelona Private Tour including Sagrada Familia provided by Explore Catalunya

Skip the Line: Best of Barcelona Private Tour including Sagrada Familia

Skip the Line: Best of Barcelona Private Tour including Sagrada Familia
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See the best of Barcelona your way on a private half-day tour that includes a skip-the-line admission ticket to La Sagada Familia, where lines can often exceed two hours. Choosing a private tour means that you’ll receive the undivided attention of your guide as you get the inside scoop on Barcelona’s culture and history. Plus, you can upgrade to a full-day tour see more.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Get your bearings in Barcelona on a private sightseeing tour
  • Save up to two hours of waiting with a skip-the-line admission ticket to La Sagada Familia
  • Enjoy wine tasting and go to the top of Montjuic Hill
  • Choose between a half- or full-day option
What to expect
  • See the best that Barcelona has to offer on this private half-day guided excursion covering some of the city’s top highlights (and optional upgrade to a full-day visit). Best of all, this intimate, personalized visit allows you to customize some portions of your visit to cater to your specific interests. Start your day with pickup from your Barcelona hotel around 8:30am. Depending on your specific itinerary, it may also be possible to adjust your start time once the booking is confirmed. Begin by driving with your guide to the hilltop sanctuary of Montjuïc, a combination park, cultural and recreational area that hosted the 1992 Olympic Games. Enjoy superlative views of the Barcelona cityscape before making a quick stop at the Catalunya National Art Museum and then heading back down to Plaça Espanya and through Eixample, a neighborhood known for its modernist architecture. Continue the trip with a drive down Passeig de Gracia, one of the city’s most upscale shopping streets, passing the famous architectural works of Antoni Gaudí, La Pedrera and Casa Batlló, as you go. Soon you’ll arrive at the towering La Sagrada Familia cathedral, where you’ll take advantage of your included skip-the-line admission ticket, heading right inside to view the incredible construction feats inside this one-of-a-kind religious structure. Proceed next on a walking-based wander through the narrow streets of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter. Sip on an included glass of cava (sparkling wine) at one of the district’s local markets, then meander your way back in time, passing the remains of a 2,000-year-old Roman temple and the area’s ancient Jewish Quarter and Royal Palace. You’ll then head to El Born, a trendy area just adjacent to the Gothic Quarter, where you’ll stop for a short lunch break before visiting the beautiful Santa Maria del Mar church. Those on the half-day tour will end their trip here around 1pm. For those who select the full-day tour upgrade, you’ll continue in the afternoon with guided visits to two of the magnificent creations of Antoni Gaudí, the hillside Park Güell and the beautiful La Pedrera. See the itinerary below for more details on the full-day and the two tour options.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Get your bearings in Barcelona on a private sightseeing tour
  • Save up to two hours of waiting with a skip-the-line admission ticket to La Sagada Familia
  • Enjoy wine tasting and go to the top of Montjuic Hill
  • Choose between a half- or full-day option
What to expect
  • See the best that Barcelona has to offer on this private half-day guided excursion covering some of the city’s top highlights (and optional upgrade to a full-day visit). Best of all, this intimate, personalized visit allows you to customize some portions of your visit to cater to your specific interests. Start your day with pickup from your Barcelona hotel around 8:30am. Depending on your specific itinerary, it may also be possible to adjust your start time once the booking is confirmed. Begin by driving with your guide to the hilltop sanctuary of Montjuïc, a combination park, cultural and recreational area that hosted the 1992 Olympic Games. Enjoy superlative views of the Barcelona cityscape before making a quick stop at the Catalunya National Art Museum and then heading back down to Plaça Espanya and through Eixample, a neighborhood known for its modernist architecture. Continue the trip with a drive down Passeig de Gracia, one of the city’s most upscale shopping streets, passing the famous architectural works of Antoni Gaudí, La Pedrera and Casa Batlló, as you go. Soon you’ll arrive at the towering La Sagrada Familia cathedral, where you’ll take advantage of your included skip-the-line admission ticket, heading right inside to view the incredible construction feats inside this one-of-a-kind religious structure. Proceed next on a walking-based wander through the narrow streets of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter. Sip on an included glass of cava (sparkling wine) at one of the district’s local markets, then meander your way back in time, passing the remains of a 2,000-year-old Roman temple and the area’s ancient Jewish Quarter and Royal Palace. You’ll then head to El Born, a trendy area just adjacent to the Gothic Quarter, where you’ll stop for a short lunch break before visiting the beautiful Santa Maria del Mar church. Those on the half-day tour will end their trip here around 1pm. For those who select the full-day tour upgrade, you’ll continue in the afternoon with guided visits to two of the magnificent creations of Antoni Gaudí, the hillside Park Güell and the beautiful La Pedrera. See the itinerary below for more details on the full-day and the two tour options.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3142BARCELONA1_P
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Fully guided private tour of Barcelona
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • A glass of cava wine
  • Walking tour of the Gothic Quarter
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • C/ Palau de la Música, 1, 08003 Barcelona, Spain Our office is located right opposite the glass wall next to the open air cafe of the Palau de la Musica.
  • Airports:
  • Barcelona-El Prat Airport, 08820 El Prat de Llobregat Spain
  • Ports:
  • Port barcelona Cruise Stop, de, 08039 Barcelona, Spain
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Please note: From January 11 to January 17 La Pedrera will be closed for maintenance. These are the regular works for maintenance performed annually and during the same dates." You will have the alternative to visit the Casa Batllo instead.
  • This tour operates in English only.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Fully guided private tour of Barcelona
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • A glass of cava wine
  • Walking tour of the Gothic Quarter
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • C/ Palau de la Música, 1, 08003 Barcelona, Spain Our office is located right opposite the glass wall next to the open air cafe of the Palau de la Musica.
  • Airports:
  • Barcelona-El Prat Airport, 08820 El Prat de Llobregat Spain
  • Ports:
  • Port barcelona Cruise Stop, de, 08039 Barcelona, Spain
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Please note: From January 11 to January 17 La Pedrera will be closed for maintenance. These are the regular works for maintenance performed annually and during the same dates." You will have the alternative to visit the Casa Batllo instead.
  • This tour operates in English only.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 7 Jul 2020
A note from Skip the Line: Best of Barcelona Private Tour including Sagrada Familia
At Explore Catalunya we take the Coronavirus outbreak very seriously. In addition to our safety procedures, we have adapted our tours to avoid periods where there might be large crowds, and we have carefully ensured that any places we visit follow the same high hygiene standards as us.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers

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KamisZ
7 contributions
Great tour of Barcelona!
Jan 2020
Fantastic tour, i highly recommend. Our tour guide, Rodriguez, was very hospitable and enthusiastic about Barcelona and its history. He ensured we enjoyed every part of the tour despite the blazing winds.
Written 17 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ExploreCatalunya
Hi, I will let Rodrigo know what you said. He is super passionate about our lovely city. Thanks, Robert
Written 20 February 2020
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Ben H
Orlando, United States4 contributions
Private tour
Jan 2020 • Couples
Our incredible guide, Sergio, provided a half day tour geared toward our history and architecture interests, including walking and being driven around the city.
Written 31 January 2020
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ExploreCatalunya
Hello, Just a quick note to thank you for choosing us and especially for sending us this review. Thanks, Robert
Written 3 February 2020
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Adora N
7 contributions
A Wonderful tour of Gaudi!
Nov 2019
Our tour guide Sergio, was so knowledgeable and helpful. He made our experience so wonderful. He knew so much about the Sagrada Familia. and so much about Gaudi. He was such an expert, and he went above and beyond what her needed to do to help us. It was such a pleasure touring with Explore Catalunya, they are the highest quality of tours, and the friendliest people to deal with. Highly recommended..
Written 21 November 2019
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Carolyn D
3 contributions
Mrs
Nov 2019 • Couples
Excellent tour, highly recommend. Tour guide, Nicholas, was very enthusiastic & knowledgeable! Went above & beyond!
Written 8 November 2019
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MrandMrsOyston
Addingham, UK12 contributions
Magical Memories
Sep 2019
Having had an amazing time on the Dali tour a couple of years ago, we re-booked for the best of Barcelona half day tour including the Sagrada Familia. It didn’t disappoint! We went on Friday 6 September 2019 and our guide Gloria was brilliant! Gloria had such passion, personality and knowledge. We learnt so much from her and will have magical memories for life - especially of the Sagrada Família. Thank you so much, we will be back.
Written 7 October 2019
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amr1976
Virginia Beach, VA89 contributions
One of the best tours I have ever taken!
Miguel, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable of Barcelona with great tips of the city and sites. He was always enthusiastic to answer any questions thrown his way. Thank you Miguel and Explore Catalunya for a memorable day!!! We can't wait to return after 2026 to see the completion of La Sagrada Familia! 😎 Mérci. La pareja de Virginia.
Written 8 May 2019
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Jenelle P
2 contributions
Fantastic experience!
Apr 2019 • Solo
Thanks to Rod, Tony, and the crew at Explore Catalunya, I really feel like I got to enjoy the best of what Barcelona has to offer. Rod was a friendly and fun guide and didn't even give me any guff for almost being left behind (my fault lol). You get to see all the big things you think of when you think Barcelona with no waiting and no lines, and when you price out the value of each individual ticket, the tour is definitely worth it. My tour group was relatively small I think, so we had plenty of time everywhere we needed to be. I would recommend this tour to anyone!
Written 22 April 2019
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jack s
London, UK21 contributions
Amazing tour guide Gloria and the perfect Barcelona full day tour!
The tour really was amazing and one of the main highlights of our Mother and Son trip to Barcelona. We did the full day Barcelona Tour. The tour was the perfect pace and covered so many interesting sights to see. I did allot of research on full day tours and this one was the best on price and also with how much was covered on the tour.
What really made the trip super special and truly unforgettable was our amazing tour guide Gloria. She was so passionate and filled with information. She had the perfect balance with delivering information and keeping us laughing during the whole day. She was the best tour guide I have ever had and I have booked tours all over the world. She made the whole group feel special, important and comfortable. She works hard at making sure each and every guest gets some one on one time with her. She takes the time to get to know everyone on the trip. By the end of the trip she felt like she was part of my family. I highly recommend Gloria and Explore Catalunya Tours. Thanks for a special and memorable day! It was a honor to be one of “Your People” Gloria.
Written 22 March 2019
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Wow! Thank you so much for this lovely review. We are very happy to hear that you had such an amazing day with Gloria! We will pass your comment on to her, she will be very happy to hear about "her people". I hope you enjoyed the rest of your vacations. Kind regards, Patricia
Written 23 March 2019
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Otdewmn
Barcelona, Spain1 contribution
Skip the line: best of Barcelona
This tour was outstanding! Our guide,Gloria, was knowledgeable, articulate, friendly, fun, competent, and helpful. The tour was an excellent overview of Barcelona that included the important Gaudí sites and sights. The tour was small, perhaps 10 or 12 people so there was opportunity to ask questions and get additional information. We rode in a small comfortable bus; our driver, Rafael, was excellent. We also walked through several parts of Barcelona’s old town. I enthusiastically recommend this tour!
Written 5 January 2019
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Anne-Sophie D
Cary, NC15 contributions
Amazing tour full of great history
We had an amazing time with our tour guide Gloria! She was absolutely fabulous! It's so much better to be in small groups of 10-15 people. We can enjoy the city and each other too.
The tour was really dense and rich in history. I had lived in Barcelona for two years and didn't know everything Gloria told us.
I highly recommend this tour and make sure to do the full day!
Gracias Gloria!
Written 27 July 2018
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Good excursion
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Thank you Sergio for a wonderful day!
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