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Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and City Tour with Hotel Pickup

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

2. 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.

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4.4 / 5

based on 99 reviews

The tour covered most of what you need to know and see about Barcelona. It is a fascinating city with diverse culture and history. In and Out Barcelona sent a very knowledgeable tour guide who knew the ins and outs of Barcelona. Joan Pare was funny, well informed, respectable and intuitive. He was totally candid and at times inspiring on his views of Barcelona and Spain in general. I am much more cognizant of Spain's history because of my interactions with Joan. Sagrada Familia, that is a masterpiece by Antoni Gaudi. I just learned of his tragic death but also how much colorful his life was.

I am extremely satisfied. The service is great. The city tour informative and entertaining. The guide Vincente is very knowledgeable and conveys the content in an entertaining way. There are also insider tips for the rest of the day. The drivers Joaquin drives very experienced and calm in the hustle and bustle of the big city. I highly recommend it.

All activities were well arranged and allocated sufficient time . It gives a good idea and views on the best of Barcelona . The two optional visits ( familier inside and park quell ) should be part of the tour rather than as optional. Tour guide Marco is good.

Our guide, Jordi, was excellent His command of the English language made him easy to listen to and he seemed genuinely interested in the history and details of areas and stops covered by the tour. Would enthusiastically recommend him.

Arnau was an excellent guide, great driver, highly recommend him!