Barcelona Express Card: 2 Days of Transport & Discounts
- Duration: 2 days
A good choice for a short visit of the city. The price for the 2-day variant is roughly the same as a metro ticket from/to the airport (separate ticket) and a 10-rides ticket for metro. Discounts for museums are a nice extra value, I would say. I don't know if the lady giving me the card (in the tourist info at the airport) made a mistake, but I only got a blue "transport card" which worked on public transport (incl. the airport metro) and then in the museums and other places they asked me to show them "the red card" (Express card) which I didn't get. In most places showing them the map which comes together with the Express card was enough to get the discount, but they said I was supposed to have "the red card". So make sure that you get all you are supposed to get when picking up the card(s)!
Easy to book online. Friendly, well informed and helpful staff. Great bikes, easy to use, felt safe through entire journey. Guide (Maria) was an absolute delight, exuded passion for Catalan history and the city, took interest in us as people and safety conscious the entire time What a fabulous way to introduce people to Barcelona and it's delights, we covered key sights and the 2.5 hours passed in a blink. Be prepared for a longer tour if you ask loads of questions. Given time to browse a number of the sights although no local bars which was possibly wiser! Would highly recommend. One of our best experiences. Would even consider taking it again when we return in future. Thank you!
It was super easy to exchange the voucher for a ticket at the airport without having to struggle with ticket machines. The only down-side, I didn't get to explore the discounts that the card offered but there were really a lot of options!
Incredible tour! Such a fun way to learn about the architecture & history of Barcelona. Flora told us the incredible stories behind the buildings, as well as how Barcelona became the cosmopolitan city it is today.
Agata was lovely! Would definitely recommend her as a guide with this company. She spoke very clear English and was very knowledgeable of the history of Barcelona and Gaudi.