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  1. Spain
  2. Catalonia
  3. Barcelona
  4. Old City Barcelona

Barcelona: Walking Tour, Old Town, Port and Sailboat Cruise

Product ID: 137444
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Dive into the story of Barcelona with this introductory tour to the medieval city center; the perfect way for first-time visitors to get acquainted with the city. Following the tour enjoy a brief introduction to Catalan history, enjoy a boat cruise.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
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
  • Explore the historic heart of Barcelona with an expert guide
  • Admire Barcelona from the sea on an hour-long sailboat cruise from the historic harbor with complimentary drink
  • Learn the history of Barcelona beyond Gaudí - this ancient city has so many incredible stories to tell
Full description
Your tour starts next to the famous Boqueria Market, where you’ll meet your guide and go straight to the spot where Barcelona began; the center of the old city. The ancient Romans established a city here 2,000 years ago and be surprised by how much of those original structures still exist. Passing huge fragments of the old Roman wall, step into the Plaza Nova to see a mural by Picasso and the Barcelona Cathedral.

Your guide will lead you into the narrow side-streets of the city, on a tour of of the historic center. Along the way, explore the old Jewish Ghetto and get some architectural history. 

Your final stop is Barcelona’s historic port, where you’ll learn about the city’s ancient connection to the sea, see a modern sculpture by Roy Lichtenstein, and hop aboard an 85-foot sailboat for an hour-long cruise up the coast where you’ll bask in beautiful views of land and sea as you enjoy a complimentary drink. 

For travelers visiting Barcelona for the first time, this tour, with its passionate local guide and small group of 15 people or fewer, is the perfect way to familiarize yourself with the city and develop the sort of local knowledge that will set you up for the rest of your stay. There is no easier, or more enjoyable way to begin your vacation in Barcelona.

Includes
  • Expert, local tour guide
  • 1-hour cruise with complimentary drink
  • Small groups of 15 people
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Your guide will be waiting for you with a local partner sign at Plaça de Sant Galdric, 08002 Barcelona.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Baby strollers
Know before you go
• Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory
• If the weather is stormy the boat will not leave its mooring
• Unfortunately guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers cannot be accommodated on this tour
• Comfortable walking shoes recommended