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Barcelona in a Day: La Sagrada Família, Casa Milà, Historic Center & Sailboat Cruise

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7hrs

Max 15

Why take this tour?

This Barcelona in a day tour distills the essence of city into an unforgettable 7 hours of exploration. From the narrow streets of the Barrio Gotic and El Born to the airy splendor of the Sagrada Família and Gaudí's most famous houses, we cover more of the city than any other tour on the market and sprinkle the day with surprises, like an hour-long boat cruise from the city’s historic harbor. Its the perfect expereince for anyone who wants to see it all in a short period of time.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.The most comprehensive one-day tour of Barcelona, including more inside access than any similar tour and city strolls of Passeig de Gracia and L’Eixample.
  • Created with Sketch.See the majority of Gaudí’s most famous buildings in Barcelona, including skip the line access to La Pedrera House and a full tour of the Sagrada Família.
  • Created with Sketch.Explore the historic heart of Barcelona, including the old Jewish Quarter, Gothic Quarter, beautiful public squares, El Born Neighborhood and the church of Santa María del Mar
  • Created with Sketch.Feast your eyes on lovely panoramas from the top of La Pedrera
  • Created with Sketch.Explore the old port of Barcelona
  • Created with Sketch.Take a 1-hour sail-boat cruise up the coast and see Barcelona from a completely different perspective while enjoying a complimentary glass of wine.
  • Created with Sketch.Enjoy the company of an expert local guide and a maximum of 14 other travelers.

Take a day to see the best of Barcelona.

Your Barcelona in a Day tour begins on the steps of the Sagrada Família. As you inspect the different facades of the Basilica, you'll learn why they look so different; and how Gaudí's death has affected the project, which has now been going over 120 years.

Stepping inside with pre-reserved tickets, you'll take a full tour of the sanctuary and museum as you learn about the life of Antoni Gaudí, and get insights into how he used groundbreaking methods to design images that seem to come from dreams.

Your Barcelona in a Day tour continues as you hop on a subway (getting a few tips about how to get around the city as you go) to arrive at t...

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Your Barcelona in a Day tour begins on the steps of the Sagrada Família. As you inspect the different facades of the Basilica, you'll learn why they look so different; and how Gaudí's death has affected the project, which has now been going over 120 years.

Stepping inside with pre-reserved tickets, you'll take a full tour of the sanctuary and museum as you learn about the life of Antoni Gaudí, and get insights into how he used groundbreaking methods to design images that seem to come from dreams.

Your Barcelona in a Day tour continues as you hop on a subway (getting a few tips about how to get around the city as you go) to arrive at the Passeig de Gracia; ground zero for Art Nouveau architecture and Barcelona's own Madison Avenue.Your guide will show you famous houses like the Casa Batlló, the Casa Amatller, and the Casa Lleó Morera, and point out the unique architectural details to help you understand what makes each structure so special. As a highlight, you'll skip the line into Casa Milà, known locally as La Pedrera, or 'The Quarry', and enjoy a full tour, featuring period details and recreations of Gaudí's original furniture designs. You'll also step onto the roof, a stunning open-air art gallery in which every chimney has been turned into a mesmerizing sculpture.

Jumping back on the subway, you'll zip over to La Rambla to take a quick stroll down Barcelona's most famous pedestrian street, then take a leisurely break for lunch, in which your guide will be happy to give you recommendations for great places to eat at any price point.

Your Barcelona in a Day adventure recovenes in the heart of the city; the Gothic Quarter for a stroll through history. Walking past Roman Walls that date back thousands of years, you’ll learn how Barcelona went from a provincial fishing village to the heart of an entire region unified by a very hairy king.

Next, you’ll explore the most interesting areas of the old city's inlcuding the Jewish Ghetto, Sant Felip Neri Square, the Plaça St Jaume, and more. You’ll also see the city’s second most iconic church in the neighborhood of El Born and a shop selling trinkets you won’t find anywhere else in the world; the only hint we’ll give you is that they're an ode to Catalonians’ near obsession with the topic of digestion.

Finally, you’ll head down to the historic port, where there's a surprise waiting for you: an 85-foot sailboat will pick you up and take you for a relaxing, hour-long cruise up the coast with a complimentary glass of wine.

You cover a lot of ground on this Barcelona tour, but it culminates in an unforgettable exeprience of Catalonian history and culture that you can't get any other way.

  • Sites Visited
  • Sagrada Família
  • Casa Milà
  • Casa Batlló (outside)
  • Historic Center
  • La Rambla
  • El Born
  • Santa María del Mar
  • The Old Port
  • Sailboat
  • Tour Includes
  • Skip the line tickets at Casa Milà
  • Pre-reserved tickets for the Sagrada Família
  • Sailboat Cruise
  • Complimentary glass of wine
  • Expert local guide
Taking in the original facade of the Sagrada Família
All of Gaudí's buildings are bursting with details
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Mar and Chrissy were great: knowledgeable, friendly and engaging. Thank you!


FAQ

Does the Sagrada Familia have a dress code?
Yes. In the Cathedral, both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. It is sufficient to bring extra coverings (e.g., a scarf) with you and to put them on before entering to the holy areas.
I don't eat meat. Is there a vegetarian option during the jamón tasting?
Unfortunately there is no other option during the jamón tasting. Catalans have a deep love of ham and in their eyes, no veggie is quite equivalent.
Is there a vegetarian option during the jamón tasting?
Unfortunately, no. The Spanish taking jamón very seriously and thus there are no meatless options in the deli we visit.
Can I bring a bag with me into the Sagrada Familia?
Yes, but you can only bring small bags and backpacks. They will be checked before you enter the church. If you are going to climb the towers you have to leave backpacks in security lockers located at the base of the towers and costing €1.00.
Does this tour always visit the rooftop of the Casa Mila?
Occasionally the rooftop is closed due to heavy rains. But we usually visit rain or shine.
Is this tour wheelchair accessible?
Some of the Gaudí residences are not completely wheelchair accessible. Because of this, we regret that we cannot offer this tour to people who use wheelchair or have mobility limitations.