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The 10 Best Barcelona Tours

1
Sagrada Familia Guided Tours

Of all the Barcelona tours to choose from, this one is an absolute must! After all, if you haven’t visited the Sagrada Familia, have you even been to Barcelona?

Towering high above the city skyline, this striking modernist church is Gaudi’s most famous architectural masterpiece and has become an icon of Barcelona.

Despite construction being unfinished, the Sagrada Familia is one of Spain’s most visited attractions. During your tour, you’ll marvel at the ornate façade before climbing the towers for splendid city views. Inside, you’ll be bathed in ethereal light as the stained-glass windows work their magic among the columns.

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Park Güell Tours

Many Barcelona tours feature the astonishing work of Antoni Gaudí, with Park Güell being a real highlight. This colorful pleasure garden took 14 years to create, with mosaic-covered benches, majestic stairways, and even viaducts all adding to the lasting appeal.

A giant ceramic lizard greets you on arrival, and winding paths curve through nature with surprising sculptures revealed at every turn. The wave-shaped balcony is the center point for most tours, and from here you’ll enjoy some of the best views out across the city. Don’t miss the Greek Theatre, the acoustic Hypostyle Room, or the otherworldly Laundry Room Portico!

3
Barcelona Walking Tours

The best way to get to know Barcelona is on a walking tour in the Gothic Quarter. This is the most popular tourist district, thanks to its ancient architecture and atmospheric cobbled streets.

You’ll soak up the lively vibe of Las Ramblas, visit the cathedral, and discover the Plaça del Rei with its beautiful palaces. In the Jewish Quarter, you’ll also check out Spain’s oldest synagogue and wander down alleyways that were here in the Middle Ages. Free walking tours are available if you want to explore without breaking the bank!

Come back at night for a spooky ghost tour of the Gothic streets if you dare!

4
Montserrat Day Tour from Barcelona

If you want to escape the heat and bustle of the city, head out to the enchanting mountain retreat of Montserrat. Lying 30 miles northwest of Barcelona, Montserrat offers a spiritual experience in the heart of nature. After riding the cogwheel train up the steep slopes, you’ll explore caves, trails, and mountainside hermitages, all of which boast spectacular countryside views.

The main event is the stunning Benedictine Monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat, with its beautiful Royal Basilica. After your tour, you can tuck into tapas and glug a bit of local wine before returning to the city, fully refreshed.

5
Barcelona Bike Tours

Some of the most thrilling Barcelona tours involve two wheels! Bike trips are a fun way to take in multiple sights in just a few hours. Most tours see you cycling through the Gothic Quarter past Gaudí favorites like Casa Milà and Casa Batlló.

If you want to do something different, take a street art tour or do some coastal sightseeing by bike, before climbing Montjuic Hill for the views. Don’t worry, the electric bike will do all the hard work!

After your cycling adventure, continue the theme with a segway tour or even a scooter exclusion, and whiz around the streets in style.

6
Camp Nou Stadium & Museum Tours

Camp Nou is the largest stadium in Europe and a must-see for all football fans. It can hold nearly 100,000 spectators, so if you happen to be in town when a game is scheduled, you know that the atmosphere here will be buzzing!

Tours of the Camp Nou Stadium and the F.C. Barcelona Museum whisk you off behind the scenes with a visit to the changing rooms as well as the pitch, via the tunnel of course. You’ll enjoy photo stops at key locations and pop into the press room to see where the action happens away from the grass.

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Barcelona Food Tours

You can’t visit Barcelona and not fall in love with the food, so consider taking things a step further by joining a cuisine-themed excursion. Tapas tours and wine tasting experiences are popular, giving you a flavor of the real Barcelona. You’ll learn about the history of the city as you visit foodie hotspots to sample local hams, cheeses, and olive oils.

For a totally immersive experience, take a tour of La Boqueria Market and let your taste buds go to town while tucking into some of the produce. Turn up the heat with a cooking class and learn secret recipes passed down through generations.

8
Boat Tours & Sailing Experiences

See the Catalonian capital in a new light during one of these relaxing Barcelona tours. You’ll cruise along the stunning coastline, taking in views of secluded beaches and of course the glittering city skyline in the distance. Sit back and chill out onboard with drinks and tapas, while the sun shines and the Mediterranean surroundings sparkle.

There’s everything from sailing cruises to party boat tours on offer, as well as private trips for those who want a little more exclusivity. Some Barcelona boat tours offer swimming stops while others treat you to a sunset you’ll never forget.

9
Costa Brava Day Tours from Barcelona

Barcelona isn’t far from the wild coast of Costa Brava, so why not venture out for the day and explore this largely undiscovered gem. The beaches here are pristine, the headlands photogenic, and the hiking paths are some of the most picturesque in Spain.

These tours from Barcelona feature swimming and snorkeling in quiet coves, kayaking to hidden caves or exploring the trails that meander through the natural parks. You can stop in the pretty resort towns for a spot of lunch with a slice of beach life or browse the art museums dedicated to the likes of Dali, Picasso, and Miró.

10
Day Trips to the Pyrenees from Barcelona

Breathe in lungfuls of fresh mountain air as you explore the beautiful Pyrenees on a day tour from Barcelona. On the way, you’ll stop in medieval market towns like Vic and mountain villages such as pretty little Queralbs, for a taste of the Pyrenees life.

Highlights of the day include riding the traditional rack railway up to Vall de Nuria, hiking scenic mountain trails, and boarding the cable car for views from a great height!

On some tours, you can take in the tiny principality of Andorra, which is hidden away in the Pyrenees and famous for its ski resorts and shopping.

Planning your visit to Barcelona

About Barcelona

From Gothic cathedrals and sandy beaches to iconic art and mouth-watering tapas, Barcelona really knows how to put on a show. The capital of Spain’s Catalonia region is famed for its unusual architecture, with Gaudí reigning supreme among the city’s design heroes. Barcelona is one of the most visited destinations in Spain, and it’s easy to see why.

Barcelona tours are your passport to discovering what makes this thriving cultural city tick, with trendy restaurants and a vibrant nightlife offering the finishing touches. Whether you’re into museums or mosaics, Barcelona has something to offer all types of travelers.

Good to know before arriving

Barcelona is an easy city to navigate, thanks to its cheap and convenient metro system and the FGC train which will take you into the foothills. In the Gothic Quarter, walking is king, and this is also the best place to stay if it’s your first time in the city.

Hop-on hop-off bus tours are a fun way to take in the sights of Barcelona, as you can jump off at the attractions that most appeal.

A Barcelona Pass can save you money on attraction entry if you’re in town for a few days. There’s a Barcelona Museum Pass too, which offers skip-the-line tickets to some of the famous museums.

Places and experiences that cannot be missed

You can’t visit Barcelona and not take in a bit of Gaudí, so don’t miss some of his most outlandish creations like Casa Milà, Casa Batlló, and the Casa Vicens. Some Barcelona tours also take in the Picasso Museum where you’ll see some of the artist’s most famous works.

Over at Poble Espanyol you can admire a full-scale replica of traditional Spanish villages at the open-air model museum. It’s a favorite with children and adults alike! The Barcelona Aquarium and Zoo are popular with families, and the PortAventura theme park never fails to entertain.

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