Priority Access: Best of Barcelona Tour Including Sagrada Familia

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Priority Access: Best of Barcelona Tour Including Sagrada Familia
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Explore the beauty of Barcelona on this Best of Barcelona Tour, which offers a comprehensive view of this exquisite Catalan city, including a visit to La Sagrada Familia. Perfect for first-time visitors, the tour will show you the city’s most iconic sights and allow you to discover some of Barcelona’s best-kept secrets. You'll enjoy skip-the-line access at La Sagrada Familia, so you can avoid the long queues at this popular attraction. You’ll also visit the hill of Montjuïc and the Gothic Quarter. On this small-group tour, you'll receive personalized attention from your guide.

Please note: From January 7th to January 13th, La Pedrera will be closed for maintenance. These are the regular works for maintenance performed annually and during the same dates. You will have the alternative to visit the Casa Batllo instead.
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In Brief

Location:
Barcelona, Spain
Country:
Spain
Duration:
6 hours
Operates:
See Availability
Highlights:
Comprehensive tour of the city
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Includes free admission to top local attractions
All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
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Start with a drive to Barcelona's famous hill of Montjuïc, the site of the 1992 Olympic Games, which offers excellent views over the city. After a brief stop at the Catalunya National Art Museum, continue down to Plaça Espanya and on past the modernist buildings of the Eixample area.

On your way to the Sagrada Famlia, you’ll go through Passeig de Gracia, home to designer stores and two of Barcelona’s most renowned Antonio Gaudí buildings – La Pedrera and Casa Batlló.

Skip the line at La Sagrada Familia and avoid the very long queues. Your guide will give you a comprehensive tour of the exterior before taking you straight past the long lines and into the magnificent interior of this famous structure, where you will have some free time to explore on your own.

You’ll then head to the oldest part of Barcelona, the Gothic Quarter, where you’ll leave the bus and enjoy a stroll through the narrow streets of medieval Barcelona. From there, travel back to the early Middle Ages, visiting the Jewish Quarter, the Royal Palace, the original 2,000-year-old Roman temple and part of the Cathedral.

Continue to the Born district, where you’ll have free time for a quick lunch before heading to the magnificent Santa Maria del Mar church, one of the most beautiful in Barcelona, where your tour ends at approximately 1pm.

Do you want to visit Park Güell and La Pedrera?

Upgrade to the full-day tour of Barcelona, and you'll continue to Park Güell. Enjoy a guided tour of the famous city garden, where you’ll be introduced to some of Gaudí’s most bizarre creations. Finally, you’ll visit one of Gaudí’s most famous buildings, La Pedrera (1-hour). You will skip the line again, and have an hour to visit interior of the building. Your tour will then end at approximately 4.30pm.

Inclusions

  • Fully guided tour of Barcelona
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Walking tour of the Gothic quarter
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Departure Point

Explore Catalunya, C/ Palau de la Música, 1, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

Returns To

1: Casa Milà, Passeig de Gràcia, 92, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
2: Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, Plaça de Santa Maria, 1, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
3: Sagrada Família, Barcelona, Spain

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: From January 11 to January 17 La Pedrera will be closed for maintenance. These are the regular works for maintenance performed annually and during the same dates." You will have the alternative to visit the Casa Batllo instead.
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • This tour operates only in English.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Absolute best tour of Barcelona. Judith was an excellent guide. Knowledgeable and personable. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 25 Nov 2019
Our guide (I believe his name was Rodriguez) was very well informed on the history of Barcelona and the sights he showed us. To start with, we had a walking tour of the Barri Gòtic and the El Born area. Then he drove us to the Montjuic hilltop. From there we went to Sagrada Família and went in skipping any lines. Then we continued on to Park Guell, and ended the day at Casa Mila. It was a whole day tour, and we saw and learnt a lot about Barcelona. Highly recommend it for someone who wants to get some true insights into the history of Barcelona
• Submitted 22 Nov 2019
We had a wonderful time! Our guide, Judit was informative, an excellent communicator, and very organized! We learned a lot about Barcelona and visited a lot of major sites in one day! She made sure that our group stayed together and answered all of our questions. When one of the group’s participants fell she made sure he was ok and kept checking on him. We have been on other Viator tours before and we’re really impressed with this excursion.
• Submitted 30 Oct 2019
4 couples of our friends booked this tour and we feel very lucky to have had an incredible, guide: Rod (Rodrigo). He made the tour very interesting and informative and we were never bored. Rod was very good at making the history of Sagrada Familia, Park Guell and Casa Mila fun to hear about. He had the ability to keep us involved in the discussion of the venues and he was extremely knowledgeable. This was an excellent tour and the skip the line aspect allowed us to see more in a shorter time frame. This was a great tour.
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
Sergio was an amazing host and tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and we learned things we would never know from reading. Everything was explained very carefully and the tour was really well planned. Loved every minute!
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
Great tour guide. Efficient sightseeing with the right combination of information, walking, and free time.
• Submitted 02 Oct 2019
The tour was pretty complete with lots of walking and a bus ride. The guide was passionate and interesting. The only disappointment was that the end of the half day tour was not at the same staring point and we needed to get back on our own 4 kl away from start,
• Submitted 01 Oct 2019
This tour was Fabulous! I can’t say enough how wonderful the experience was from the time we showed up to Viator office and meeting our guide RODRIGO “Rod”. WOW can’t say enough about how knowledgeable he was of everything we saw and did. Be even went above and beyond on telling us things we would NEVER have learned had it not been for Rod AMAZING guide. I hope he never leaves what he’s doing and we hope we see him again
• Submitted 30 Sep 2019
We had the best tour guide her name is Gloria she was very animated in her descriptions of each part of the tour. Bus driver was great as well. I would recommend this tour to anyone looking for a wonderful high lighted tour and a great guide.
• Submitted 30 Sep 2019
Sergio was an awesome guide! He was very knowledgeable! The tour itself was so amazing! We 1st did a city tour, next was skip the lines into the most beautiful Familia Sagrada Church, next was the Beautiful Casa Batllo which was all Gaudi Architecture, and the final tour was Casa Mila. This was well worth it to do this full day tour! It was AMAZING!!!!
• Submitted 18 Sep 2019
It was fantastic! Gloria had such a vast knowledge of all our sites that it bordered on information overload. She called us “Her People”. Her warning of unsavory areas or people was “Taxi Taxi” was very effective and helpful as was her constant reminders to keep backpacks and wallets up front. All in all a great tour by a great lady.
• Submitted 16 Sep 2019
Judie was an excellent tour guide. Enjoyed Sagrada Familia in particular. Details of the building, lighting, carvings added to the experience.
• Submitted 09 Sep 2019
Great ,complete overview tour with a great gentleman guide who we unfortunately can't remember his name. Well worth the money, B and B
• Submitted 30 Aug 2019
Loved our tour guide Gloria, she’s excellent at giving the historical facts without making it just a history lesson. I don’t think I’d ever try to see Sagrada Familia and the other Gaudi highlights without the priority access.
• Submitted 23 Aug 2019
Gloria was a great guide and provided a good overview of the city. In some places I did feel rushed as we had to keep the time (like Sagrada Familia and Park Guell). Overall I liked the pace. I didn't feel we needed 2 hours for lunch and could have used that time to see other places.
• Submitted 12 Aug 2019
Exhausting day but worth it. Lots of walking in the heat, but only way to see Sagrada, Park Guell, etc. Knowledgable guide made Sagrada a true wonder. Be warned the tour ends at Le Pedererer (spelling) and you are left there, not at where the tour started. Resulted in cab rides or long walks back to hotel. Good tour and would recommend if time limited.
• Submitted 08 Aug 2019
We were so happy we booked this tour. Migel was our tour guide and he was very knowledgeable and you could tell he had a genuine love for Barcelona. This tour covered more than we expected to see in our short visit. Thank you Migel Nichola and Barry Western Australia
• Submitted 31 Jul 2019
Our guide Miguel was excellent! We have a far better appreciation for Barcelona only due to Miguel. He was friendly, courteous, professional and very knowledgeable. What a great guy!
• Submitted 29 Jul 2019
Nadine was a great tour guide. She gave us a good orientation of the park and then let us explore on our own. We did not get to visit the museum by the gate due to lines and impending rainstorm but visited Gaudi's house. My favorite sight of many in the city.
• Submitted 29 Jul 2019
Loved the tour and our guide Miguel. He was fun, gave lots of practical tips and trivia, not just the usual historical facts and figures. The pace was perfect and I did not get tired.
• Submitted 25 Jul 2019
If you have limited time to spend in Barcelona this is an amazing tour that introduces you to many of the city’s highlights. Our guide, Gloria, was simply amazing. She connected with every member of the tour making them feel welcome and well cared for. She showed us the Cathedral, St Maria Del Mar, the Jewish Quarter, the Park, Montjuïc, Sagrada Família and Gaudi’s Casa Mila. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes, there is a lot to see and do on this tour! If you are able to request a guide we highly recommend Gloria!
• Submitted 16 Jul 2019
Our tour guide, King, was an exceptional Guide to all of us as we walked the streets to Barcelona. My Family of 11 made up about half of the group. Rodrigo made sure we were all prepared for our tour. From guiding us to use the restrooms to avoiding pick pockets. He was certainly passionate and an expert in is trade craft. We took several tours on our trip to Europe and Rodrigo certainly made all the other guides pale in comparison. Thank you for taking your time to get to know each of us and making us all feel special.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2019
My wife and I did the best of Barcelona full day tour 7/13/19. Our guide whose name escapes me was excellent. We started off with 11/2 hour walking tour of the gothic quarter. Visited la Sagrada Família,Montjuic mountain with lovely views, casa mila, park guell, la Pedrera, passed the Olympic stadium, plaza espana and so much more. It was a long tiring day and well worth it. Saw and learned a lot.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2019
A great way to cover a lot of ground and hit the major sights in 1 day. Tour guide Gloria was fabulous! Super-knowledgeable and funny and friendly.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019

In Brief

Location:
Barcelona, Spain
Country:
Spain
Duration:
6 hours
Operates:
See Availability
Highlights:
Comprehensive tour of the city
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Includes free admission to top local attractions
All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included