7. Barcelona: Private Highlights Tour w/ Sagrada Familia Entry
Start your tour from your hotel, our guide will come to pick you up in a comfy minivan to start your tour. Pass by Barcelona’s main highlights, have a look to the Plaça Catalunya, Barcelona’s central square, that connects to the avenue Passeig de Grácia, an elegant boulevard that hosts a wealth of modernist architecture like the famous Gaudi’s Casa Batlló and La Pedrera, but also the amazing Casa Ametller and Casa Lleo i Morera.
Pass by the old Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, declared a UNESCO World Heritage for its exceptional beauty and functionality, explore the Eixample district following the footsteps of Gaudi to visit a true gem of human heritage, the Sagrada Familia. The work of a genius or of a fool, this undisputable masterpiece will certainly be the highlight of your visit to Barcelona. Take your time to visit the peculiar shape of the columns, ceilings, the organic architecture of the basilica and the many examples of religious symbolism hidden in its unique façades.
Continue your day passing by the Agbar Tower, in the heart of the economic district of Barcelona, and by the Plaza de Toros Monumental on the way to the seaside. Enjoy the refreshing breeze while you have a look to the Olympic Village and the Olympic Port, the result of Barcelona’s 1992 Olympic Games. Take a picture to the Golden Fish by Frank Gehry at the feet of the Arts Hotel, one of the most famous skyscrapers in town.
The visit to the Olympic Barcelona continues to the top of the Montjuic Hill, where you will admire the Olympic Stadium and the Sant Jordi Palace, as well as the famous Calatrava’s Communication Tower.
Pass by Plaza España, designed for the 1929 International Exhibition and inspired by the Vatican’s Saint Peter Square. Have a look at the Magic Fountain before heading to the Old Town.
Reach the Gothic Quarter to discover a maze of winding streets dating back to roman times. Relax in intimate squares and visit the medieval Barcelona with its charming Gothic Cathedral, have a look to Sant Jaume Square, the political heart of Barcelona since roman times and nowadays flanked by Barcelona's two political powerhouses: Barcelona City Hall and the seat of the Catalan government, the Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya.
Experience the different faces of Barcelona in this thorough and complete tour to the main highlights of the city with our expert guide that will share fascinating stories about the city’s one-of-a-kind architecture, culture and history.