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Barcelona Guided Tours

Barcelona is a great destination to explore while on holiday and there are many operators offering tours of the city, making it possible to see almost anything at any time. Barcelona city tours come in all shapes and sizes, from guided bicycle rides round the city to boat trips in the old harbour. Taxi tours are an interesting sightseeing opportunity, as is a ride on one of the open-air buses. Walking excursions are popular in Barcelona, taking in Barri Gotic (the Gothic Quarter) and the city's impressive modernist architecture. There are also tapas or gourmet outings available, visiting Barcelona's historic culinary destinations.


Here is a selection of hand-picked tours and excursions, bookable through tour partner Viator:


Barcelona Card with Guidebook

The Barcelona City Card offers free entries, discounts and added value offers to many of Barcelona's major attractions. Take advantage of the unlimited free travel on public transport including metro and urban buses, and discounts at attractions like Barcelona Aquarium and IMAX.Travel on the airport train is included. You can choose from 2, 3, 4 and 5 day passes - the choice is yours!Every card comes with a FREE guidebook with helpful information on the establishments associated with the card, as well as a city map - BOOK NOW! Click here to find out more about this deal!


Barcelona City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Utilize the Barcelona City Hop-on Hop-off Tour which has three different tour routes to explore the city! See the major sights aboard an open-top double-decker bus, and with over 44 stops to choose from you can hop on and hop off all around the city. Spend as much or as little time at places of interest before jumping aboard for the next stop - the choice is yours!An informative printed guide about each of the stops is issued with the ticket, as well as a discount voucher booklet to be redeemed at main sights and landmarks around the city. If you have any questions, guides travel on board to provide you with personalized and up to the minute information to help you make the most of your visit. Come and enjoy yourself while you discover "much more than a tour" in Barcelona.You can hop-on and off as many times as you like at any of the 44 stops. The Northern route and the Southern Route are two hours long, while the Forum route is 40 minutes long. The three tour routes are inter-connected so you can hop easily between each of the stops!For complete route and full list of stops, please click on "View Map" below.Special Offer - Book now and receive a 10% discount off the recommended retail price - BOOK NOW! Click here to find out more about this deal!


Montserrat Royal Basilica Half-Day Trip from Barcelona

Getaway to the Montserrat mountains on a half-day trip from Barcelona. You'll visit the Royal Basilica with its 12th-century carving of the Black Virgin and perhaps hear the children's choir sing.After driving through picturesque little villages you will arrive at the incomparable setting of the craggy mountain of Montserrat, which rises majestically up from the plain to 4,051 feet (1,235 meters) and has spectacular views. The Royal Basilica of Montserrat has been one of Spain's most important pilgrimage sites for hundreds of years, due to its famous 12th-century Romanesque carving of the Virgen Moroneta, the Black Virgin. At 1pm on weekdays there is the opportunity to hear one of Europe's oldest children's choirs, La Escolania de Montserrat. On your way back to Barcelona you will make a stop at the harbor, where you may choose to visit the Barcelona Aquarium (entrance fee not included). There is a variety of restaurants, cafes, shops and cinemas in this area, so feel free to conclude the tour here and stay on to explore. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Independent Day Trip to Montserrat, Torres Winery and Sitges

Visit three outstanding attractions on a full-day trip from Barcelona. You'll tour the famous Torres Winery, ride the rack railway to the top of Montserrat, pay a visit to Montserrat Monastery and relax by the beach at colorful Sitges. Best of all, this is a partially guided tour and you will have plenty of time to spend at your leisure at each attraction.First stop is the Torres Winery (Bodegas Torres), where you will take a tour to find out how Spanish wine is made. Then you'll continue to the Benedictine Monastery of Montserrat, founded in the 11th century. The Montserrat mountains provide a mystical backdrop for the Virgin of Montserrat, the patron saint of Catalonia, who is worshiped at the shrine in the monastery's Royal Basilica. While at Montserrat, you'll ride to the top of the mountain on the rack railway for panoramic views, and enjoy the monastery's audiovisual presentation, Montserrat portes endins (history of Montserrat). Next you'll travel to cosmopolitan Sitges, which was a meeting place for Modernist writers, musicians, critics, sculptors and painters in the 1980s, and was called the Mecca of Modernism. At Sitges you can relax on the beach, stroll along the promenade and spend some time shopping. Your ticket includes discounts at numerous shops, restaurants and places of interest in Sitges. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Tapas Evening Walking Tour of Barcelona

Combine gourmet food and Catalan culture on a pre-dinner walking tour of Barcelona's famous tapas bars. It's a great way to begin your visit of Barcelona - not only do you get an overview of this fabulous city, you also learn how to order tapas (bar snacks) and discover some of the best bars and cafes Barcelona has to offer. Plus, your friendly, informative guide can offer suggestions to help you get the most from your stay in Barcelona.Your tapas walking tour of Barcelona begins at a restaurant offering a wide selection of local, delectable tapas. Here you will enjoy three tapas with a glass of wine or beer, while your food and wine guide provides insights into the flavors of the wine, the cuisine and Spanish culture. From here your guide will lead you to Barcelona's most famous street, La Rambla, with its bird cages, tapas bars and local restaurants. On your stroll down La Rambla you will make a detour to La Boqueria, the city's famous food market which offers an array of fresh produce including fruit and vegetables, live seafood, cheeses and every type of meat imaginable. You'll continue to the Gothic Quarter, where you will discover the architecture, atmosphere, language and gastronomy that are unique to Spain, and some of the gourmet shops which are over 100 years old. Your last stop will be at a Basque bar in a historic 14th-century building, an ideal spot to take a break on your trip through the Gothic Quarter. Here three tasty tapas and a glass of wine, beer or cider will be waiting for you. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Barcelona in One Day Sightseeing Tour

Spend a full day in Barcelona seeing all the highlights of the city including the monuments and buildings created by Spain's most famous artists - Gaudi and Picasso. See the classic sights of Barcelona in the morning and after lunch, you will explore the city's artistic side.Start your morning tour with a stroll through Plaza de Catalunya, considered to be the centre of the city. The plaza is known for its many fountains and statues. Wander the narrow medieval streets of the Gothic Quarter where you will find many buildings dating from the 15th century including the Barcelona Cathedral. Continue to Plaza Sant Jaume where the important government buildings are located, including the Palace of Generalitat and the Town Hall. Continue to the Montjuich Mountain, offering a panoramic view of the city and harbor, you will also see great views of Villa Olimpica (home to athletes during the Olympics) Tour the Olympic Stadium in Montjuich, Palau Sant Jordi and Calatrava Tower.Visit the Poble Espanyol (Spanish Village) and the  which reproduces the most typical regional architectural styles in Spain. Here you will also be able to taste Catalan Cava, the renowned local sparkling wine. After lunch, you will begin your artistic journey through the city. Start along Paseo de Gracia to see Gaudi's famous apartment buildings including Casa Batllo and La Pedrera; then enjoy a 30 minute visit at Gaudi's bizarre Parc Guell which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to the La Sagrada Familia (Holy Family) Cathedral, Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece which is Barcelona's most famous landmark. Visit Barcelona's Monumental Bull Ring and the famous Cathedral Sta Maria del Mar, the only gothic church in Catalonia completely finished. The tour ends near the Picasso Museum which exhibits works from the blue and pink periods of the world-famous painter. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Montserrat and Cava Trail Small Group Day Trip from Barcelona

Combine a visit to Montserrat and one of Spain's most famous producers of cava (sparkling wine) on a full-day small group tour by minivan from Barcelona. You'll travel in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan and receive individual attention from your expert tour guide.Leaving Barcelona, you'll head straight to Montserrat. On arrival, you can visit the Royal Basilica where the famous 12th-century statue of the Black Virgin is housed. At 1pm on weekdays there is the opportunity to hear one of Europe's oldest children's choirs, La Escolania de Montserrat. While you're here, take the opportunity to visit the fascinating Museum of Montserrat, go for a walk in the surrounding parklands or ride the rack railway or cable car up the mountain. In the afternoon you'll leave Montserrat to drive down to Sant Sadurni d'Anoia, Spain's Cava Capital, to visit some of the biggest underground wine cellars in Europe. Visit one of the most famous wine producers of the Penedes region, Freixenet, with a visit to their vast wine cellars. where you can sample the product, to see exactly why this sparkling wine has acquired such international fame. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Hot Air Balloon Flight over Catalonia

A hot air balloon flight from Barcelona is the best way to enjoy the sense of freedom and tranquility of floating through the air as you enjoy outstanding views of Catalonia from heights of up to 3,000 feet. You'll be airborne between 1 - 1.5 hours before enjoying a sumptuous champagne brunch.Only 30 minutes from Barcelona, the flight takes place close to Montseny Natural Park. The take-off site is in Cardedeu (25 miles north of Barcelona and the nearest take-off sight from the city). Floating through the air you can enjoy panoramic views of the Pyrenees, Mediterranean Sea, Montserrat, the massifs of Montseny and sometimes even Barcelona itself.On landing you will be served a champagne toast and brunch as you are presented with your Flight Certificate. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Pyrenees Mountains Small Group Day Trip from Barcelona

Leave Barcelona for the day to hike the spectacular Pyrenees mountains on a small group excursion from Barcelona by minivan. You'll visit charming mountain villages, travel in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan and receive individual attention from your expert tour guide.The first stop on your small group tour is Vic, a beautifully maintained old market town with a beautiful cathedral. Next you'll visit the stunning stone-built village of Queralbs, from where you'll catch the rack railway high into the Pyrenees to Nuria. Here, you can spend the rest of the day exploring the beautiful mountain scenery, following hiking routes, horse riding, trying your hand at archery and going boating. See the itinerary for more details.Please wear warm clothes and good walking shoes on this tour. This tour does not require any special physical condition, but a reasonable level of fitness is needed if you wish to walk in the Vall de la Coma de la Vaca. It's up to you how far and how high you want to go! Click here to find out more about this deal!


Barcelona Half-Day Bike Tour

There's no better way to see the sights and learn the history of Barcelona than by joining a bike tour! You get to have fun and socialize, have some exercise and be entertained by your knowledgeable English-speaking guide. This enjoyable and informative outdoor experience also gives you the chance to meet other travelers. There's no doubt it will be the best day you'll spend in Barcelona!This cycling tour is suitable for all ages and is not the least bit strenuous. You will ride at a relaxed pace, with no hills to conquer, and stops are made every few hundred yards at points of interest to take photos and hear the fascinating history and stories of Barcelona from your excellent guide. You'll have the use of a comfortable and easy-to-ride bike, and gain useful tips and advice about what to do and see while you're visiting Barcelona.Safety:The tours follow carefully planned routes, avoiding busy streets and traffic and riding mainly on bike paths, down Gothic alleyways, through parks and along the beach, so just pedal and enjoy the ride.Weather:The tours go out rain or shine. Rain ponchos are provided in wet weather. It's a good idea to bring along some sun protection in the summer and something warm to wear in the spring and fall. Bikes:You will love our bikes; they're so fun and easy to ride! They have 3 speeds, wide handlebars, big tires, super-comfortable seats and, of course, bells. Everybody loves bells. Kid bikes are also available on request.Beach break:Late in the tour we take a break at an outdoor beach bar to relax for a bit and to enjoy the opportunity to mingle with your fellow bikers, while taking in the sights and atmosphere of the Mediterranean. Remember to bring a swim suit if you want to take a dip in the sea and some extra spending cash for food and drinks Click here to find out more about this deal!

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