For your next visit to Barcelona, consider booking a private walking tour of the city. A walking tour is a great way to make sure you don’t miss any must-see sights, especially if you’re on a tight schedule, as you won’t waste any time getting lost. Your English-speaking guide is a local expert who will give you the history and insights behind the sights you will see, so you can leave that heavy guidebook back at the hotel and just listen and enjoy.
The following is a sampling of private walking tours that we can reserve for your next trip to Barcelona. All tours can be customized to meet your specific interests, so just let us know what you are interested in and we can tailor a tour to meet your needs.
Gothic Quarter Walking Tour (4 hours) – private walking tour of the historic Gothic Quarter, where you will learn about the origins of the city, the respectful coexistence of different religions, their social life and what their lives were like in this quarter. The 4 hour tour includes a guided visit of the Cathedral, plus suggested sites such as the Plaça Nova, the Jewish Quarter (the Call) and the historic Major Synagogue dating back to 1391, Plaça Sant Jaume, Plaça del Rei, Plaça Reial, Plaça de l’Angel, Temple d’August, Palau Reial, Plaza and Palau del Lloctinent, Basílica de la Mercé, and Basílica de Santa María del Pi. For more information, click here.
Gourmet & Tapas Walking Tour (4 hours) – food plays an integral role in experiencing the essence of this vibrant city. The 4 hour private walking tour begins in the famous Boquería market in the heart of the Gothic Quarter. From there you will wander around the Gothic Quarter admiring the most reputable gourmet shops. The sweet and salty itinerary ends in the Ribera Quarter next to the church of Santa Maria del Mar. The tour can be completed with a wine tasting session and a “pinchos” appetizer, or a “tapas tasting” experience can be incorporated into the tour so you can sample some of the distinctive sweet and savory dishes offered at various establishments. For more information, click here.
Gaudí Architecture Tour (4 hours) – this tour is designed to give visitors the unique opportunity to discover the personality and masterpieces of Gaudí from a historical, cultural and artistic point of view. A suggested itinerary includes visits to Gaudí’s most representative buildings, such as the Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló, La Pedrera (Casa Milà), and Park Guell. For more information, click here.
Private Bicycle Tours (3 hours) – if you want to combine your sense of adventure with your interest in history and sightseeing, then a bicycle tour is a great way to explore Barcelona. All tours are led by a local guide who will take you on a fun-filled journey through this beautiful city.
- The City Tour includes about 17 stops, where you will see the works of famed architect Antonio Gaudí, including the Sagrada Familia, the Gothic Quarter, the Cathedral, the Roman City Walls, Parc Ciutadella, the beaches and much more. For more information, click here.
- The Modernist Architecture Tour is a picturesque tour that explores the Catalán version of Modernism made famous by Antonio Gaudí and others, with plenty of photo opportunities. On the tour route you will see Els Quatre Gats, Palau de la Música, Parc Ciutadella, Arc de Triomf, La Monumental, Sagrada Familia, Hospital Sant Pau, Casa Vicens, Casa de les Punxes, Casa Milá, Casa Batlló, Casa Amatller, and other Modernist curiosities and secret corners. For more information, click here.
Jewish Legacy Walking Tour (4 hours) – the Jewish Legacy tour will cover the areas of Barcelona that are associated with Jewish history, and includes a visit to the historic Major Synagogue which dates from 1391 and is claimed by some to be the oldest in Europe. The suggested itinerary includes stops that highlight various aspects of Jewish heritage in Barcelona, including an overview of the daily lives of Jews in medieval Barcelona in the Gothic Quarter, the role played by Jews in the history of the Crown of Aragón and its relationship with the Royal House, and the role played by Jews in commerce in Barcelona. For more information, click here.
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