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Barcelona: Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

1. Barcelona: Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

Discover the sites of Roman settlement in Barcelona that date back 2,000. Let your imagination recreate the Roman Forum in the current Plaça de Sant Jaume, that even today after 20 centuries remains the political power of Catalonia. On this 2-hour guided tour you’ll continue with a walk along one of the world's best preserved Roman walls, and hear about the Roman baths of Pati Llimona. Admire the architecture and monumental buildings of the Gothic Quarter and feel as if you’ve traveled back to medieval times. You’re sure to be impressed by the monumental Plaça del Rei with its Palace of the Viceroy and the beautiful Palau Reial. It was here that Catholic monarchs greeted the navigator Christopher Columbus on his return from the first voyage to the Americas. See the Barcelona Cathedral and Santa Maria del Mar, the ultimate examples of pure Catalan Gothic. Santa Maria del Mar was built in an incredibly short time for its size. This neighborhood is also filled with trendy bars, restaurants, and small boutiques, and provides the opportunity to experience the essence of Barcelona. Walking along the famous Ramblas, you’ll discover why Barcelona is so beloved by visitors. This is a buzzing pedestrianized area where you can enjoy the street performers, small cafes, and traditional Catalan cuisine. You’ll see the famous Boqueria market, as well, where you can experience the gastronomic traditions of the Catalan people in its colorful stalls.

Barcelona: 3-Hour Bike Tour with a Local Guide

2. Barcelona: 3-Hour Bike Tour with a Local Guide

The tour begins beside the fountain in Plaça Reial where your guide will be waiting for you. Then, get on your bike and make your way through the back streets of the Gothic Quarter towards Placa del Rei. From there, the tour heads past the Barcelona Cathedral toward one of the city's greatest pieces of Modernista architecture, the Palau de la Música Catalana concert hall.  Continue on from there as you head to Ciutadella Park with a stop along the way at the Arc De Triomf. After enjoying a walk around the gardens and a refreshing drink, you will be on the move again towards Europe's second most visited landmark, La Sagrada Familia. There will be time to take photos and just generally be in awe of Gaudi's final masterpiece.  Then it's down to the beach to soak up the Mediterranean Sea. Finally, the tour heads back up to the vibrant neighborhood of El Born where you’ll have the last stop at the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar before returning to the starting point of your tour.

Barcelona: Helicopter, Walking, and Sailing 360º City Tour

3. Barcelona: Helicopter, Walking, and Sailing 360º City Tour

Discover the best of Barcelona on a tour by land, sea, and air. Stroll through the Gothic Quarter, enjoy bird’s eye views on a helicopter flight, and sail by the coastline. Land Perspective: Your tour begins with a walk through some of Barcelona's most iconic areas. You'll meet your guide near La Pedrera and start your journey along the elegant Passeig de Gracia. This avenue is famous for its architecture, lined with modernist buildings and high-end boutiques. Continuing on, you'll reach Casa Milà, another masterpiece by architect Antoni Gaudí, known for its unique design. Moving on to the Gothic Quarter, you'll encounter the historic heart of the city. Plaça Catalunya, a bustling square, marks the transition between the modern and historic parts of Barcelona. The hidden corners of the Gothic Quarter lead you to the Cathedral, a magnificent example of Catalan Gothic architecture. Plaça de Sant Jaume is home to important government buildings, including the Town Hall and Palace of the Generalitat of Catalonia. The old Jewish Quarter will enchant you with its winding streets and the charming church of Santa Maria del Pi. Sea Perspective (Las Golondrinas): Leaving the cobbled streets behind, your adventure takes a maritime turn with a leisurely stroll down the iconic La Rambla, leading to the picturesque Port Vell. Here, you'll embark on the famous Las Golondrinas boat – a symbol of maritime exploration in Barcelona. Setting sail along the coast, you'll be treated to unparalleled vistas of the city's skyline juxtaposed against the deep blue expanse of the Mediterranean Sea. Amid the sea breeze, you'll glimpse the monument to Christopher Columbus, proudly pointing towards new horizons. Air Perspective: The tour takes an exhilarating turn as you transition from sea to air. You'll be transferred by van to the heliport, where you'll board a helicopter. As you ascend into the sky, you'll witness the city from an entirely new angle. The sweeping views will include sights like Port Vell, the Barceloneta neighborhood, the Olympic Port, the Olympic Village, and even the mouth of the Besòs River. The sensation of flying over the city will provide an indescribable experience and a unique perspective of Barcelona's layout and landmarks, etching memories that will linger. This multi-perspective tour offers a comprehensive exploration of Barcelona's rich history, stunning architecture, vibrant culture, and breathtaking natural surroundings. It's a half-day adventure that combines walking, sailing, and flying to create unforgettable memories and a deeper understanding of this enchanting city.

Barcelona: Sagrada Familia & City Sights Bike or E-Bike Tour

4. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia & City Sights Bike or E-Bike Tour

Cycle through Barcelona's vibrant city blocks on a guided cycling tour. Choose from either a small-group or private experience, with both regular bikes and e-bikes available. Learn about the city’s culture, see historical sites, and discover hidden gems loved by locals. Meet your guide, get set up with your regular bike or e-bike, and then set off to first admire the impressive Gothic style of the Santa Maria del Mar Cathedral. Continue over narrow medieval streets to arrive at The Born Cultural Center, featuring excavated city ruins from the 1700s on display. Cross Parc de la Ciutadella and take in the picturesque scenery of the park’s green spaces and its large majestic fountain. Arrive at the city’s seafront and explore the urban projects around the Port Olímpic marina. Peddle back towards the city center to make your way over to the world-famous Sagrada Familia. Marvel at Gaudi’s yet-to-be-completed masterpiece and learn fascinating facts about the church’s unique blend of Gothic and Art Nouveau styles.  Get another dose of Gaudi magic as you ride over to see the whimsical architecture displayed on Casa Batlló and Casa Mila. Snap pictures of the building’s surreal walls before returning to back where your bike journey began.

Barcelona: Sagrada Familia, Modernism, and Old Town Tour

5. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia, Modernism, and Old Town Tour

Join a local guide and see the best Barcelona on this walking tour. Marvel at the Sagrada Familia, Casa Milà, Barcelona Cathedral, and more. Explore thousands of years of history, stroll through the Gothic Quarter, and see Modernism's impact on the city. Meet your guide at the meeting point and prepare for a tour that will give you a perspective of the entire city of Barcelona. Learn about Modernism as you see some of its most famous sights, such as The Holy Family, the Paseo de Gracia, the Perera, and more. Admire Casa Batlló and Amatller House, then see the House of Pascual and Pons. Pass by the Antonio Rocamora House on your way to Catalonia Square and the most famous street in Barcelona: Las Ramblas. Next, explore the Gothic side of the city. Be amazed by Barcelona Cathedral and the Kiss Mural, then see the Roman Aqueduct and L'Ardiaca House. Other Gothic highlights include Bishop's Bridge, San Felipe Neri Square, the Jewish Quarter, San Jaume Square, the Temple of Augustus, and the Cathedral of the Sea. The tour ends on the King's Square.

Barcelona:Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

6. Barcelona:Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Get to know Barcelona at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. To get started, simply download the app and head to the starting point at Placa de Catalunya (download link and login credentials received after booking). Choose to start your game at a time that's convenient to you. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. As you explore, solve a riddle to move on to the next attraction along the route. Use the map to navigate to each place and feel free to pause the app any time if you'd like to take a break or spend some extra time sightseeing. Start your tour from Placa de Catalunya, the center of Barcelona. Visit the exquisite acoustic Palau de la Música Catalana, and explore the uniquely architectural Barcelona Cathedral. Photograph the Gran Teatre del Liceu and marvel at the Güell Palace by architect Antoni Gaudí. Then, see the iconic Mirador de Colom dedicated to Christopher Columbus and the famous bridge at Rambla del Mar. Admire the El Cap de Barcelona statue that was created for the Olympic Games. Be enchanted by the Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, before experiencing the icing on the cake of this unique tour — the Piccaso Musueum.

Barcelona🌟Tour ТOP-20 main sights on E-Scooter/E-Bike

7. Barcelona🌟Tour ТOP-20 main sights on E-Scooter/E-Bike

You will experience a bike tour with our unique guide in your language. Enjoy picturesque views of Barcelona. You will see palaces, cathedrals, houses and parks in the center of Barcelona, 25 of the most beautiful sights: Sagrada Familia, House of the Cucumber, House of Mila, Casa Batlló, Macaya Palace, Eustachian Cathedral, the kiss mosaic and many others. The route will be 10 km. You will get not only a tour, but also an excellent workout for your well-being. Enjoy the journey the way you like it. The best views of Barcelona in one 2 hour tour. You and I will make an unforgettable journey through different eras that fit easily on the beautiful streets of Barcelona. Enjoy The Arc de Triomf Look The statue of Pau Claris Hear about The Monument to Roger de Llúria Look at Ciutadella Park Explore The Castle of the Three Dragons Enjoy The Barcelona Zoo Discover The Great Cascade Fountain Look The Catalan National Theatre Hear about The Big Flea Market Look at The Design Museum of Barcelona Explore The Agbar Tower Enjoy Monumental Bullring Discover Sagrada Familia Enjoy The Catholic Parish of Sant Francesc de Sales Look Palau Macaya Explore The House of Spikes Discover Casa Milà Hear about Casa Batlló Look at Teatre Coliseum Explore Catalonia Square Enjoy Martí House Discover Kiss of Freedom mosaic Enjoy The Cathedral of Barcelona Look Pont del Bisbe Explore Plaça de Sant Jaume Discover The Palau de la Música Catalana

Barcelona: Old Town Evening Tour with Tapas and Drinks

8. Barcelona: Old Town Evening Tour with Tapas and Drinks

After meeting your English-speaking on this Barcelona food tour like no other we`ll take you right to the historic centre of the old city of Barcelona, together we`ll have a walk in Gothic Quarter. Just a stone’s throw away, you will enjoy the first tapas experience of the evening in an historical bar, where we’ll start tasting a “filling bomb” with cold local beer. The next place awaits us as we navigate our way through one of the most beautiful squares of the Gothic Quarter and its adjacent small streets that still retain their old medieval ambiance. Our next stop is a family-owned bar where we’ll taste Catalan cold cuts and “pa amb tomàquet” (bread with tomato) accompanied by a nice glass of white or red wine (as you do!). Our Barcelona tapas tour continues to the heart of the old Jewish Quarter. Next up is a hidden, charming, typical Bodega (with a fantastic cellar), where you can have a “vermut” (vermouth) or “cava” and indulge in the home-made croquettes and other typical tapas (you can expect “patatas bravas”, “padrón peppers”, sausage in cider sauce and bread with tomato). Before we take you to the last drink stop, we will treat you with a surprise local sweet. Then, on the way to the last venue, we’ll see the Cathedral or even a giant work by Picasso before vanishing again in the labyrinth of narrow streets. We’ll walk then in a very local and traditional Vermouth cellar where of course you will get a glass or Vermouth or local “pincho”. It is a must to taste. Throughout this Barcelona tour you will discover new tastes, flavors, and dishes. Your guide will give you insights into local gastronomic specialties and anecdotes of the city's history and local neighborhood life. Eating tapas is one of the best things to do in Barcelona, no doubt about that, and a great way to connect with the daily lives of the locals. At some point during this tour, you will likely meet some of the local characters in the Old Town and perhaps even get drawn into a conversation or two. You never know what the evening has in store!

Barcelona: Gothic Quarter, Sagrada Familia & Park Güell Tour

9. Barcelona: Gothic Quarter, Sagrada Familia & Park Güell Tour

Delve into the enchanting Gothic Quarter during a captivating walking tour and discover its charming sites like the stunning facade of the Catedral, Pont del Bisbe, and learn about St. George before visiting the most influential square when it comes to Catalan Power. Follow your guide through the narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter before setting foot onto the famous Las Ramblas where you'll have some leisure time to visit the famous Boqueria Market & pick up some local snacks at your own expense. Enjoy a quick transfer passing by Placa de Catalunya and Gaudi's Casa Battlò before enjoying a guided tour of Park Guell. Here you'll visit the panoramic terrace, and hypostyle room & have the chance to take some great photos with Barcelona's famous mosaic lizard. After the drive back to the city you'll have a short break before enjoying a guided tour of Barcelona's most famous monument, the incredible and unforgettable Sagrada Familia! Setting foot in this immense cathedral, the coloured stained windows will guarantee an unforgettable ending to your Barcelona in a Day Tour.

Barcelona: City Highlights Bike, E-bike, or E-Scooter Tour

10. Barcelona: City Highlights Bike, E-bike, or E-Scooter Tour

Head off on your bike, e-bike, or e-scooter tour and go past Ciutadella Park, a beautiful green space that offers a variety of attractions to visitors including a lake, zoo, museums, gardens, and historic monuments like the Arc de Triomf. The, continue to the statue of Pau Claris, a great politician in the history of Catalonia. Explore The Castle of the Three Dragons, one of the Museum’s scientific sites. It currently contains the zoology and geology collections. The Castle also houses a library specialising in these scientific fields. Discover other impressive and famous sights including the Catalan National Theatre decorated in the Roman style, the Design Museum of Barcelona, and the Agbar Tower (Torre Glòries) – a modern, geyser-like skyscraper designed by French architect Jean Nouvel. Carry on to the Monumental Bullring, a 1914 art nouveau bullring, now used for concerts and shows, with a bullfighting history museum inside. And, of course, discover the iconic Sagrada Familia – a must-see in Barcelona, featuring stunning Gothic and Art Nouveau architecture designed by Antoni Gaudi. See other locations including the House of Spikes, Catalonia Square, the Cathedral of Barcelona, and much more, so you have a well-rounded vision of this enchanting city by the end of your tour.

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In a word: great! Nice guide who told a lot about the Gothic Quarter. Helicopter is of course a highlight, literally and figuratively, and the boat trip is also beautiful. (Can be a bit chilly at sea!) Well organised, everything connected perfectly. Highly recommended!

Really interesting and informative tour. Our guide Isabelle was very knowledgeable and engaging and got us all chatting. We had walked the Gothic quarter on our own but saw and learnt so much more on this tour. Highly recommended.

Amazing!! From start to finish everyone was so kind. My flight was delayed and the guide waited for me to get there! Your was informative and fun. The E-bikes were amazing and made the traveling so enjoyable. Highly recommend!

Very knowledgeable guide who was kind and patient trying to manage the pacing with a disabled participant and various other paces. I enjoyed looking at the exterior of the sights.

The guide was perfect. She is so nice and knows so much about the city. I appreciated much.