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Barcelona: “The Shadow of the Wind” Literary Walking Tour

1. Barcelona: “The Shadow of the Wind” Literary Walking Tour

Spanish author Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s global bestseller “The Shadow of the Wind” has captivated thousands of readers around the world, and on this 3-hour walking tour you will step into its pages and discover the parts of Barcelona so vividly captured by the novel. Turning fiction into reality, the tour departs from the famous Ramblas Sta. Monica at the Arc del Teatre, before heading down to Placa Reial and Baixada de la Llibreteria. You will visit places still imbued with the magic of Barcelona at the beginning of the 20th-Century. Walk through the shadowy Gothic Quarter and Ribera, reliving events experienced by Daniel Sempere, Julian Carax, Fermín Romero de Torres, and other characters from the novel. Explore a labyrinth of mysteries, as tour participants become characters at the Forgotten Books Cemetery and Santa Maria del Mar. Wander along Calle Montcada, and discover the Santa Lucia Asylum, Xampanyet tapas bar, and Els Quatre Gats restaurant. See the house and bookshop of "Sempere and Sons," and head past the old library of Ateneu Barcelonès.

Barcelona: Half Day Tour on Sidecar Motorcycle

2. 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: Private Tour w/ Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

3. Barcelona: Private Tour w/ Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

See Barcelona at its best from the eyes of a local in just 3 hours. Check out prime landmarks like the Cathedral of Barcelona, Palau Güell, Plaça Reial and hear unique insights that only a local would know. Uncover hidden gems and city secrets along the way that will show you an authentic side of the city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Fully experience the local flare with an included local treat to make your city tour a complete experience.

Barcelona: 1.5-Hour Private Kick-Start Tour with a Local

4. Barcelona: 1.5-Hour Private Kick-Start Tour with a Local

Receive a warm welcome to Barcelona with a private tour that will kick off your time in the city in the best way possible. Discover main attractions and landmarks like the Cathedral of Barcelona and Santa Maria del Mar in only 90 minutes. Get up-to-date tips on where locals like to grab a bite and unwind, or what about a unique family-owned restaurant in a local hotspot? On this private tour, your local guide will make sure you see Barcelona like a local. Your guide will have all your questions covered and will give you a city orientation to get you acquainted with Barcelona to help you enjoy the rest of your stay to the fullest.

Barcelona: Slow Tour of the Gothic Quarter and Beyond

5. Barcelona: Slow Tour of the Gothic Quarter and Beyond

Join your guide on this 3.5-hour tour to see some historically significant sites of Barcelona in an authentic manner: see the places frequented by people who live in the neighborhood, unknown to the general public. Barcelona’s narrow and labyrinthine streets make the ideal scenario to enjoy the city center without hurry, reveling in the remains that are preserved from the glorious past of the city. Your route begins at “Carmela”, the sculpture by Jaume Plensa next to the Palau de la Música and runs almost 3 kilometers through Barri de Sant Pere, the Ribera, and the Gothic Quarter. Along the way, you’ll see sites like the Convent de Sant Agusti, Capella d’en Marcus, Santa Maria del Mar, Temple Roma, House of the Ardiaca, and more.   In addition to a pleasant gastronomic surprise during the tour, you’ll also have the opportunity to taste a snack in a very special place, connected with the art, quietness, and charm of Gothic architecture. The tour ends in the most touristic area of the city, where you can visit on your own the more popular monuments of the city.

Barcelona Segway Tour

6. Barcelona Segway Tour

See the best of Barcelona by Segway on this 2-hour tour through its historic streets. Starting at Arc de Triomf next to the city park  you will meet your guide who will introduce you to your vehicle. Then off you go! Easy to manoeuver and a delight to drive, tour the treasures of the city and hit the harbor. Zip along the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter inside the walls of the former Roman city, populated with palaces, churches, artists’ workshops and small shops selling all kinds of treats. Move to the old harbor and the royal shipyards, and then continue to the statue of Columbus at the end of the famous Las Ramblas avenue. From there, under the protection of the Mercè – Barcelona’s city patron - you will glide towards Barceloneta. With the city outlined by the towers of Santa María del Mar, pass by Palau de Mar and enter the old fishermen’s quarter to follow the beach all the way down to the Olimpic Village. Here, the past merges with the future at Barcelona’s new “22@” innovation district.

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4.8 / 5

based on 363 reviews

Absolutely lovely ! Olga was an amazing guide showing around the city, giving a flavor and history of Barcelona along the way. Would certainly recommend anyone to take a tour on a Segway! Will surely do it again.

The BCN Segway tour was SO FUN!

SUCH a fun way o see the City. And our tour guide Willy, and (yikes! I forgot her name but she was amazing too!) were both SO great!!! and they gave us amazing suggestions for where to eat off the beaten path!

Interesting tour with great guidance

The tour was fun - Christina made the tour interesting and was very warm! A heartfelt thank you

Eric was amazing. knoweldgebale, patient and caring. A+

Our guide was very Nice and his knowledge were great