Experience Barcelona in a Day
Great for first-timers
or anyone hoping to take in as much as humanly possible, in just one day.
Barcelona is not the type of city you’d want to attempt to experience
fully in just one day. However, we recognize that many of you have limited
travel time and other motives for wanting or needing to see it all in
a short amount of time. So, we’ve designed a comprehensive, two-part
tour just for you! In this tour, you’ll see the old, the new, the
high, the low, the wet, the dry, and everything in between, not to mention
all of the major sights that combine to make Barcelona the wonderfully
unusual city it is.
Part One, in the morning, consists of a driving tour, in which you, your
guide, and driver will set out on a sensational city-wide adventure. You’ll
obtain a spectacular general overview of Barcelona and sense of the city’s
layout, while riding by the main modernist architectural gems and other
city highlights, such as the beach and harbors, and areas harder to reach
on foot. You’ll stop briefly 3-4 times along the way to enjoy short
strolls and closer looks at a couple of the monuments you wouldn’t
want to just drive by, not to mention admire sweeping panoramic views
from two of Barcelona’s most breathtaking lookout points. For lunch,
we’ll take you to one of our favorite local joints, where the hope
is that you won’t run into any other tourists, and where your guide
will offer a hand in ordering and describing a selection of tasty local
delights (remember, everyone pays for his or her own food and drink, unless
otherwise arranged in advance!).
Once you’ve rested, filled your bellies, and re-energized, you’ll
embark on Part Two of this full-day escapade, in which you’ll explore
the oldest and most enchanting neighborhood of Barcelona on foot: the
Gothic Quarter. Here, you’ll meander through the maze of medieval
alleyways to discover charming hidden courtyards, imposing palaces and
cathedrals, and other famous “must-sees”, such as ‘Las
Ramblas’ and the ‘Boqueria’ market.
What more could you ask for in one day? A wonderful city overview in the
morning by car, a traditional lunch, and an afternoon of delving deep
into the historic neighborhoods, explorable only on foot.
In order to live up to its name, “Barcelona in a Day!”, this
tour is meant to be a two-part, full-day experience. However, if you’re
interested, you can also opt for the driving portion only, which would
be a half-day City Highlights type of tour.
There are various ways to enjoy this experience –
let us know which works best for you:
Getting around: On
foot.* Car & driver.
*With us, there’s always a chance that your walking tours will
include rides on the ‘metro’ or other forms of public transport.
If so, this is included in the tour price.
We highly recommend
you read our General
before booking. We want you know exactly
what to expect. Please feel free to propose your own personal twist on
any existing route or guideline!