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Barcelona: E-Bike Tour

1. Barcelona: E-Bike Tour

See the best that Barcelona has to offer without breaking a sweat. Follow your local guide on your e-bike and learn more about the fascinating history of the city. Trace the 2,000-year-old heritage of Barcelona through its old town. Cycle down cobbled streets bursting with charm. Admire Gothic architectural gems like the Cathedral of Barcelona. Make your way down to the seafront for unbeatable views. Visit the Old Port and learn about the former fishing village, Barceloneta.

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Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and Park Güell with Hotel Pickup

2. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and Park Güell with Hotel Pickup

Be collected from your accommodation and your expert guide will share fascinating stories about the city’s one-of-a-kind architecture, culture, and history. The tour will begin next to the Mediterranean Sea, home to the golden sand beach of Bogatell, before following the coastline towards Port Vell (the Old Port). There your guide will show you the Gothic Drassanes and the iconic Columbus Monument located at Barcelona's most famous street, La Rambla. From there, the guide will take you up Montjuïc Mountain to Mirador de l'Alcalde, a beautiful terrace with wonderful views of Barcelona’s iconic skyline. The Mountain of Montjuïc was once the main venue of the 1992 Olympics. Nowadays, you can still admire the Olympic Stadium. You can also find plenty of examples of urbanism and architecture designed for the International Exhibition of 1929. These include Plaça Espanya, The Magic Fountain, the Mies Van der Rohe Pavilion, and The National Palace. The tour will continue down the mountain to the Old Town. There you will leave the vehicle for a while as the narrow streets of the charming Gothic Quarter must be explored on foot. Your guide will take you to the hidden corners of this neighborhood while unveiling the Roman and Medieval history of its streets. After discovering the Old Town your guide will take you to the neighborhood that was made to expand the city beyond its walls, l’Eixample. This district was designed in the 19th-century by the urban planner Ildefons Cerdà. Its grid pattern and wide avenues offer a stark contrast to the more chaotic Old Town. The visit of l'Eixample will start at Plaça Catalunya, Barcelona’s central plaza. The square connects to the boulevard Passeig de Grácia, which features some of the best examples of Modernist architecture. Take a moment to admire the striking façades of private Modernist buildings including Gaudí's famous La Pedrera and Gaudí’s Casa Batlló and the Casa Lleó Morera and Casa Ametller. Your guide will take you to the crown jewel of Barcelona, Gaudí's masterpiece of La Sagrada Familia. After an extensive explanation of the hidden religious symbolism in the façades of La Sagrada Familia, enter the building. You are sure to be captivated by Gaudi’s incredible architectural style, the peculiar shape of the columns, ceilings, and walls and the organic architecture of the basilica. Finally your guide will take you all the way to Park Güell. This magical park is located on the top of a hill that provides spectacular views of Barcelona. In the park’s famous gardens, Gaudí combined his unique architectural style with elements of nature. The result is a place of pure fantasy guaranteed to amaze you.

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Barcelona Highlights City Tour and Montserrat Excursion

3. Barcelona Highlights City Tour and Montserrat Excursion

For the first part of the activity, enjoy a guided walking tour of the Gothic Quarter. Stroll down one of the most important streets in the city until you reach the Cathedral of Barcelona. Take some free time to explore the Cathedral on your own. Meet your guide again to continue the walking tour. Walk through the narrow streets of the oldest part of the city and discover the many secrets it holds. Marvel at the quaint medieval places hidden to the crowds and learn about their historical significance. Follow your guide to Plaça Catalunya to board an air-conditioned bus for a panoramic tour through the city. Drive through Passeig de Gràcia and admire the most popular Gaudí Houses, Casa Batlló and Casa Milà. Note some of the most important modernist façades. Next drive along the coastline of the city as your guide provides information on how this area was significantly redeveloped for the 1992 Olympics. See the Olympic Port, the beach, and the fisherman’s quarter of Barceloneta. Head to the Montjuïc Mountain, the primary location of the Olympic Games in 1992. See the Olympic stadium and ride the cable car for amazing views over the city. Check-in back at the local partner's office on Balmes Street before the starting time of the afternoon activity. Meet your guide and board the bus which will take you to Montserrat. Visit the Benedictine monastery with your guide and learn about the history and architecture of this beautiful site. Admire the Gothic and Renaissance details of the Basilica and sanctuary. Learn about the legend of the miraculous apparition of the Madonna and Child in the cave of Santa Cova. Then, enjoy some free time to explore on your own. Follow a number of walking trails or shop for some local products and liquors, before returning to Barcelona.

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Barcelona: Gaudí Highlights Tour by E-Bike

4. Barcelona: Gaudí Highlights Tour by E-Bike

Explore the Gaudi architecture of Barcelona on an electric bike that makes light work of the distances between each site. The 3.5-hour tour starts from in front of Barcelona’s medieval cathedral, where you will learn how to ride an electric bike and how to navigate the city. Your first stop will be Ciutadella Park, admire the ornamental waterfall, Gaudi’s first major project when he was still a student. Continue to the Sagrada Familia, Barcelona’s most famous building and a spectacular, unfinished, cathedral with distinct spires and façades. When you have finished exploring, your group will return to the Old City via Paseo de Gracia, where you expert guide will make sure you pause to take in the history and stunning exteriors of the Casa Batlló and Casa Milà, at the centre of the Famous La Manzana de la Discordia, a collection of buildings that are some of the world's best representations of the Modernist architectural period, with mosaic façades, ornamental balconies and bizarre chimneys.

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What people are saying about Barcelona Cathedral

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 81 reviews

I booked a solo private tour and it turned out to be a great decision. My tour guide Miguel was very knowledgeable and had such obvious passion for the city that helped me fall in love with Barcelona too. I was only in the city for a couple of days and I would have never been able to experience as much of the city on my own. The private tour was like spending a day with a new friend and knowledgeable local.

The group was rather large, so if you're looking for a personal experience this isn't it, but it was a great way to see key sights in Barcelona and also make it out to Mont Serrat. The only thing was we were so rushed at Mont Serrat and barely had any time to get to the viewing ledge and snap a quick shot of the mountains before sprinting back to the bus (we were 5 minutes late).

There is no better way to see Barcelona than by bike. Guide show us beautiful places and told the history of the city in an interesting way. 10/10

This was a great experience with Marco as a guide. We enjoyed the whole day visiting Barcelona. Highly recommended.

Xavior was an excellent well informed guide. Friendly and helpful. He made our day very special.