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  3. Barcelona
  4. Sagrada Familia

Fast Track: Sagrada Familia & Barcelona Full-Day Tour

Product ID: 7691
Explore Barcelona’s major sights on this full-day personal tour of the city, with preferred access at the Sagrada Familia or La Pedrera. Book with us and avoid hours of queueing. Visit all the city's top sites, plus plenty of hiddens corners.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Tour Barcelona in small groups of no more than 15 people for a more intimate experience
  • Enjoy fantastic views of the city from Montjuic, site of the 1992 Olympic Games
  • Drive along the wide boulevards of the L'Eixample
  • Gain fast track access to go inside the Sagrada Familia and see Gaudi's towering monument
  • Stroll through the narrow streets of the Barrio Gotic, and explore Barcelona's history from Roman times to the Middle Ages
  • Skip the lines and explore inside the La Pedrera, one of the best loved of Barcelona's Modernista buildings
  • Wander around the bizarre city garden of Gaudí's Park Güell
Full description
Explore Barcelona on this 8-hour guided tour and see some of the most famous Gaudí landmarks. Walk down hidden streets in the Gothic Quarter, and stop to taste local tapas and wine.

Start your tour with a drive to Montjuïc, site of the 1992 Olympic Games, where you will be rewarded with superb views over the city and coast. After a brief stop at the Catalunya National Art Museum (MNAC), make your way down to Plaça Espanya and drive past the Modernista buildings of L’Eixample.

The journey to the Sagrada Familia takes you up Passeig de Gracia, home to famous designer stores and the setting for two of Barcelona’s best-loved Gaudí buildings, La Pedrera and Casa Batlló. Before you tour the Sagrada Famìlia, you'll get an in-depth explanation of why this amazing building is so important to us and what it meant to Gaudí himself.

Get fast track access to explore inside Gaudi’s monumental - and incomplete - Sagrada Familia. You can save up to two hours queueing in the summer!

After your visit inside the church, we'll continue to the Barrio Gótic, the oldest part of the city, which was still surrounded by Medieval walls as late as the mid 19th century.

Stroll through the winding streets of the medieval quarter. Explore Barcelona’s Roman origins, through to the early Middle Ages when Catalan counts controlled the Mediterranean Sea and Barcelona was the capital of an empire. Visit the Jewish Quarter and the original 2,000-year-old Roman Temple. We end the morning with a visit inside the magnificent Santa Maria del Mar church. 

After a quick lunch, head to Park Güell, the fabulous city garden designed by Gaudí. Your guide will lead you through the park explaining Gaudi’s concept and introducing you to some of his most bizarre creations.

Finally, drive back to La Pedrera on Passeig de Gracia and skip the lines to tour inside one of the greatest Modernista buildings of them all. 

Your guide will leave you here to allow you to spend as long as you want to explore the house with its brilliant architecture, visit the recreated 18th-century private dwelling, and enjoy the permanent exhibition in the rooftop attic.
Includes
  • Guide
  • Entrance fee and tour of the Sagrada Familia
  • Parc Güell entrance
  • Entrance fee and tour of La Pedrera
What’s Not Included
  • Tips

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Tour departs from opposite the outdoor café of the Palau de la Musica, just off Via Laietana. The office address is Calle Palau de la Musica, 1, 08011.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 52 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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The best one day tour of Barcelona anyone can without rushing.

HAd a wonderful guided tour of Barcelona and whether it was just bby the bus, walking or actually being in each spot of this well rounded tour, the details were awesome and the hidden gems like Eg. the Lift at the Columbus column, the Barcelona kiss etc that were shared really were true (I asked other friends abt some of these and they didnt know!). The skip the line worked exactly like it is supposed to and adequate time provided. The small bus was perfect and service was awesome. Miguel, our tour guide is the best, funny and wants to spread all info he has. I later took a tour of my own across all the places that we had to see just by the bus, but again Miguel's guidance helped. Overall you don't feel tired at the end of it and return with a great experience.

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June 11, 2019

Judy, our guide, is a wealth of information. She did not disappoint from start to finish. She gave us a historical background of all places we’ve visited. Her instructions are clear and on point. I will not recommend this for families with small kids though due to the amount of walking involved. Overall, an excellent tour! I highly recommend.

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April 11, 2019

Very busy full day tour

This tour covered the main big tourist attractions in Barcelona in one day. Whilst this was great as we were only in the city for a few days, we would love to have spent more time in Parc Guell and the Sagrada Familia. As this tour was very full on I felt that I would have preferred to have had more free time at the attractions instead of hearing from our guide about the history etc. At the Parc Guell we were there for 1 hour and had our guide talking for 30 minutes with the same at the Sagrada. Gloria was very professional and pleasant and I know it is a difficult balance to let us have time and get all the information. As this tour was pretty full on I feel people should be made aware of this as a few older couples struggled with the pace. If you are stuck for time to cover the main attractions and have no mobility problems, it is a very comprehensive tour. Main points are Sagrada Familia, The Olympic Park, La Pederia, Parc Guell and a walking tour in the Gothic Quarter.

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November 7, 2018

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Product ID: 7691