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Barcelona: 2-Hour e-Scooter Tour

1. Barcelona: 2-Hour e-Scooter Tour

After meeting with your group at the rental site, your sight-seeing tour of Barcelona will begin. Your e-scooter will take you along the beaches to the Olympic Harbor. From there, you will visit the Ciutadella Park, where you will discover many interesting things such as the spectacular Cascada Monumental waterfall and the Parliament of Catalonia. Later on in your tour, you will see the iconic Arc de Triomf. You will then ride through the Old Harbor where many luxurious yachts are docked. Towards the conclusion of your tour, you will stop to admire the beautiful views of the new harbor of Barcelona, Marina-Vela. Further highlights encountered on this tour include the Christopher Columbus Monument and the W Hotel. At the conclusion of your scenic tour, you will return back to the point of origin, where you will return your e-scooters.

Barcelona: Barrio Gotico City Tour in German

2. Barcelona: Barrio Gotico City Tour in German

The past comes to life on this walking tour in the footsteps of one-time residents through winding alleyways and picturesque squares of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter. Every stone has a story to tell. This exploration starts in the days of the Romans, continues to the Middle Ages, and then follows into the early 18th century. Get a glimpse of more than just the history of Barcelona on this German-language tour of Barcelona. Barcelona is anything but some musty museum; it is a dynamic port city constantly reinventing itself and always changing. Every street pulses with life, and old and new blend together to form incredible scenery in a style truly unique to this Mediterranean metropolis. The following topics await you on this walking tour: • Roman luxury: flowing water for a convalescent colony • A holy city gets concurrence • Birth of a nation: a nasty affair and a bloody situation • How the dragon came to Barcelona • The young girl in the pines and the French soldier's bayonet • A slightly spooky brotherhood • The crown of Aragon: from the little city to maritime force • We're talking to you! The advice of the hundreds and the general • King Martin's death: the beginning of the end of codetermination • The Jewish Quarter: the remnants of a lost world • The Inquisition and the hound kings: praise is nothing to play with • My Immortal: a romantic place and the scars of the Spanish Civil War • A Gothic theme park: even houses move, stone by stone • Watch that egg dance • Royal palace: King Fernando fights his fears and doesn't receive Columbus at home • Santa Maria del Mar: the first collaborative project; legends and heroes • The mulberry grave: the vengeance of the Bourbon kings and the head of the general • A half house and the song of the knife-grinder ...and much more.

Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and Park Güell with Hotel Pickup

3. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and Park Güell with Hotel Pickup

Enjoy pickup from your hotel, and a comfortable ride, where your expert guide will share fascinating stories about the city’s one-of-a-kind architecture, culture, and history.  The tour will begin next to the Mediterranean Sea, home to the golden sand beach of Bogatell, before following the coastline towards Port Vell (the Old Port). There your guide will show you the Gothic Drassanes and the iconic Columbus Monument located at Barcelona's most famous street, La Rambla.  From there, the guide will take you up Montjuïc Mountain to Mirador de l'Alcalde, a beautiful terrace with wonderful views of Barcelona’s iconic skyline. The Mountain of Montjuïc was once the main venue of the 1992 Olympics. Nowadays, you can still admire the Olympic Stadium. You can also find plenty of examples of urbanism and architecture designed for the International Exhibition of 1929. These include Plaça Espanya, The Magic Fountain, the Mies Van der Rohe Pavilion, and The National Palace. The tour will continue down the mountain to the Old Town. There you will leave the vehicle for a while as the narrow streets of the charming Gothic Quarter must be explored on foot. Your guide will take you to the hidden corners of this neighborhood while unveiling the Roman and Medieval history of its streets. After discovering the Old Town your guide will take you to the neighborhood that was made to expand the city beyond its walls, l’Eixample. This district was designed in the 19th-century by the urban planner Ildefons Cerdà. Its grid pattern and wide avenues offer a stark contrast to the more chaotic Old Town.  The visit of l'Eixample will start at Plaça Catalunya, Barcelona’s central plaza. The square connects to the boulevard Passeig de Grácia, which features some of the best examples of Modernist architecture. Take a moment to admire the striking façades of private Modernist buildings including Gaudí's famous La Pedrera and Gaudí’s Casa Batlló and the Casa Lleó Morera and Casa Ametller. Your guide will take you to the crown jewel of Barcelona, Gaudí's masterpiece of La Sagrada Familia. After an extensive explanation of the hidden religious symbolism in the façades of La Sagrada Familia, enter the building. You are sure to be captivated by Gaudi’s incredible architectural style, the peculiar shape of the columns, ceilings, and walls, and the organic architecture of the basilica.  Finally, your guide will take you all the way to Park Güell. This magical park is located on the top of a hill that provides spectacular views of Barcelona. In the park’s famous gardens, Gaudí combined his unique architectural style with elements of nature. The result is a place of pure fantasy guaranteed to amaze you.

Barcelona: 4-Hour E-Bike Photography Tour

4. Barcelona: 4-Hour E-Bike Photography Tour

With more than 500km of bike lanes in Barcelona, you're guaranteed a fun and exciting experience during this electric bike tour. Enjoy the city like a local on an electric bike traveling through the streets. See the highlights of Barcelona including the Modernism route, the beaches, Roman Barcelona and much more. There will be a refreshment stop at the end of the tour for tapas and a drink. Discover La Pedrera (Casa Mila), Casa Batllo, the Gothic Quarter, the Columbus monument, the Barceloneta district, the Sagrada Familia, the Park of the Citadel, the Arc de Triumph, Agbar Tower and not forgetting, of course, the beautiful beaches.

Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and City Tour with Hotel Pickup

5. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and City Tour with Hotel Pickup

Get picked up wherever suits you best and travel by private transport around the best of Barcelona's sites. With your professional guide, explore the different faces of Barcelona's architectonic legacy, its culture and its people. The tour starts at Plaça Catalunya, the main center of Barcelona, connected to the street with the most distinctive Catalan architecture, Passeig de Gracia. Here, find the most striking facades of private modernist buildings; La Pedrera by Antoni Gaudí stands out in particular. In the so-called "Apple of Discord," discover other impressive examples of modernist houses like Gaudí’s Casa Batlló, Casa Lleó-Morera or Casa Ametller. Follow in the footsteps of the architect by entering the Eixample. This district was designed by Ildefons Cerdà as an extension of the old town, for the orderly growth of the city. Drive through its original streets to reach Gaudí’s masterpiece ​​La Sagrada Familia. During a guided visit, learn about the different parts of the building and its symbolism. You will be blown away by the bizarre forms of its columns, roofs and walls as the result of the organic nature of Gaudí’s architecture. Continue on toward the Mediterranean sea, passing by the Plaza de Toros Monument and through the contemporary Agbar Tower, the newest reference point for the Barcelona skyline. Reach Bogatell beach and from here, cross the waterfront through to Port Vell (Old Port), the Gothic Drassanes and Columbus Monument (near the iconic La Rambla) to end at the brand new World Trade Center. At the coastline, climb Montjuic Mountain to Mirador de l'Alcalde, a terrace from where you can enjoy the most spectacular panoramic views of Barcelona’s skyline. On the same mountain, discover the ‘92 Olympics facilities and architecture designed for the International Exhibition of 1929, such as Plaça Espanya (influenced by St. Peter's Square in the Vatican) or the National Palace. From these heights, head back to the center of the Old Town. Finish the day with a relaxed walking tour with your professional guide through the charming corners of the Gothic Quarter, discovering the imprints of the Roman and medieval city. Stop at Cathedral Avenue to admire the magnificent temple’s Gothic façade and then travel back in time to the origins of Barcelona in Plaça Sant Jaume where the City Hall is located today.

Barcelona Highlights Small Group Half-Day Tour with Pickup

6. Barcelona Highlights Small Group Half-Day Tour with Pickup

On this half-day tour you’ll be met at the location of your choice and head out by private transportation to see Barcelona’s most distinctive sites. A specialized guide will provide a complete picture of Barcelona, as you travel on a route that takes in the highlights of the city. First, you’ll admire the Barcelona skyline from Montjuic Mountain. At the Mirador de l'Alcalde, a terrace where you can take in the most spectacular panoramic views over the old quarter and Barcelona coastline, you’ll see how the diverse architectural styles of the city mix together so well. Also, while you’re on the mountain your guide will show you important buildings such as the those related to the ‘92 Olympics. See the remodeled Olympic Stadium, originally dating from 1929, and the Palau Sant Jordi of Arata Isozaki. You’ll also find buildings designed for the International Exhibition of 1929, such as the Plaça Espanya, influenced by St. Peter's Square in the Vatican, the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc, and the National Palace. Head down the mountain to the waterfront along the Mediterranean Sea. Take in the new World Trade Center, the Gothic Drassanes, and the Columbus Monument near the iconic La Rambla. End this portion of the tour at Port Vell. Climb Via Laietana, with the Old Town on your left. With your guide, you’ll have the opportunity to explore parts of the Roman and medieval quarters. To appreciate the contrasts of Barcelona, you’ll visit Passeig de Gracia, the street featuring the most distinctive examples of Catalan architecture. Here you’ll find the most striking facades of private Modernist architecture, exemplified by La Pedrera by Antoni Gaudí. You’ll also be able to admire examples of Modernist houses such as Gaudí’s Casa Batlló, Casa Lleó Morera, and Casa Ametller. Finally, the tour takes you to the Eixample district, an extension of the Old Town that was designed for the orderly growth of the city. The regular streets, the revolutionary form of its blocks, and the variety of architectural styles are prevalent right up to the point you reach the iconic cathedral, ​​La Sagrada Familia. Your knowledgeable guide will tell you about the history of the Cathedral and will provide the keys to understanding the mystical symbolism of this important structure.

Barcelona: Private City Sights Tour, Including Cable Car

7. Barcelona: Private City Sights Tour, Including Cable Car

Our private city tour offers an intimate experience of Barcelona’s best sights, from a unique perspective. Take in the famous La Ramblas, including the Boqueria Market, Gran Teatre del Liceu, and Palau Guell. Then continue to the Rayal to explore the Old Town. Next, catch the Montjuic funicular to see some of the best views of Barcelona. While there, you can take a private visit to Montjuic Castle with our expert guide. You can also enter the Tower of the Castle, with 360ª views over Barcelona. After the castle, we see the Olympic Stadium and the Palau Sant Jordi, famous for hosting the best concerts in town. We also stop at one of the best terraces in the area to savour traditional tapas paired with a local wine or beer. Finally, get ready for Barcelona’s famous Magic Fountain show. The mixture of water, light and music will make for a magical ending to a day full of memorable sights.

Barcelona & Park Güell: Private Half-Day Tour with Pickup

8. Barcelona & Park Güell: Private Half-Day Tour with Pickup

Get to know Barcelona up close and surround yourself with vivid greens and vibrant color at Park Güell. Enjoy the chance to save time and skip the entrance line at the park. Choose your pick-up point at your convenience and begin your tour with private transportation to some of the most scenic spots in town. Specialized guides will delve into the depths of Barcelona's architectonic legacy, culture and people, while you sit back and enjoy the ride. The tour starts in the center of town at Plaça Catalunya, home to some of the most distinctive Catalan architecture: Passeig de Gracia. Take in the striking facades of the private modernist buildings in the area. Antoni Gaudí's La Pedrera is certain to stick out. In the part of town aptly described as the "apple of discord," discover many impressive examples of modernist houses like Gaudí’s Casa Batlló, Casa Lleó Morera and Casa Ametller. Venture toward the historic Gràcia district until you reach the world-famous Park Güell. Located on a hill with spectacular views of Barcelona. Park Güell showcases Gaudí's signature style in combination with natural forms. Meander through the uniquely beautiful corners of the park with a professional guide providing interesting facts and stories to understand the work of Gaudí. Follow the footsteps of the famous architect and continue to the Eixample. This district was projected by Ildefons Cerdà as an extension of the old town, to control the growth of the city. Drive toward the modernist gems: Hospital de Sant Pau and Gaudí’s masterpiece, ​​La Sagrada Familia. No photographs you've ever seen of this basilica will compare to your first experience in front of Gaudí's temple. Discover the symbolism in the architecture through your knowledgeable guide. Continue an architectural tour toward the Mediterranean sea, passing by the Plaza Monumental de Barcelona. Make a pit stop at the contemporary Agbar Tower, the newest reference point for the Barcelona skyline. Once you reach Bogatell beach, cross the waterfront through Port Vell (Old Port), Gothic Drassanes and Columbus Monument, near the iconic La Rambla, and end up at the brand new World Trade Center. Climb the Montjuic Mountain. Find the Mirador de l'Alcalde, a terrace that offers spectacular views over the Barcelona skyline. On the same mountain, find facilities from the 1992 Olympics: the remodeled Olympic Stadium, originally built in 1929 and Palau Sant Jordi by Arata Isozaki. Get a taste of old-school urban planning and architecture designed for the International Exhibition of 1929, as Plaça Espanya references St. Peter's Square in the Vatican. See the the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc and the National Palace. Head to the center of the Old Town. Finish the day in the quaint corners of the Gothic Quarter with a relaxing walking tour, with echoes of the Roman and medieval city's past all around you. Stop at the Cathedral Avenue to admire the magnificent temple’s Gothic façade and practically travel back in time to the origins of Barcelona at Plaça Sant Jaume, the seat of today's City Hall.

Barcelona: Half Day Tour on Sidecar Motorcycle

9. Barcelona: Half Day Tour on Sidecar Motorcycle

Discover Barcelona's beautiful sights while cruising on a sidecar motorcycle driven by private guide. Visit the essential landmarks, including the Columbus Monument, Ciutadella Park, Plaza España, Palau Nacional, Montjuic Hill & viewpoints, Olympic Stadium, Old Port and Barcelona Beach. Explore the historic streets of the medieval district of El Born and also see the Arc de Triomf, Passeig de Gracia and the La Rambla promenade.See Barcelona's UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the Sagrada Familia, Casa Milá, and Casa Battló, with the opportunity to stop off and take pictures. On the extended tour, see Barcelona's many UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the Sant Pau Hospital, Park Güell, and Casa Vicens. Enjoy a beautiful ride through the charming neighborhood of Garcia. As you ride along, your guide will share information about the landmarks and Mediterranean culture. Ask questions via wireless communication devices in your helmets.

Barcelona: Night Tour on Sidecar Motorcycle

10. Barcelona: Night Tour on Sidecar Motorcycle

Discover Barcelona from the sidecar of a classic motorcycle, safely driven by your private guide. Take a spectacular journey through the architectural treasures, the glamorous avenues, and the fun-loving downtown districts. At night, witness how Barcelona turns on the spotlights for a brilliant sightseeing show. Feel the magic of the architectural masterpieces and experience the passion of the Mediterranean lifestyle. See many UNESCO World Heritage sites beautifully lit up, like Sagrada Familia, Casa Milà, or Casa Batlló, with the opportunity to stop off and take pictures. Enjoy the slow-paced drive, giving you the chance to see everything. During the ride, listen as your guide explains the landmarks and ask questions via wireless communication devices in your helmets. Relax with hotel pick-up and drop-off in the city center.

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We learned and saw so much about Barcelona in one day - just great! Even though we actually booked a guide who speaks German, we were very satisfied with the replacement guide Jordi. (Language English) I would book a private tour again and again, because you often get more information and see even more typical of this city than on general tourist routes. The driver always let us out very close to sightseeing points and picked us up again. Even picking you up directly from your hotel and bringing you back is worth its weight in gold when the temperature is around 30 degrees.

Excellent experience to see the main monuments and get an overview of the city. Manuel was a top guide, he gave all the explanations about the city and also related the historical part of each place we visited. 100% recommendable excursion.

This was such a phenomenal way to see so much of Barcelona in several hours. Pau was very knowledgeable, warm, friendly and fun to have as a guide. This was a highlight of our trip!

It was a wonderful and original way of discovering the city and its highlights. Not to speak of the motorcycle itself, a vintage beautiful one - lovely to ride it through town!

An absolute must in Barcelona. Such an amazing cathedral. Not to be missed. Park Guell was also brilliant.