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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: Segway Tour

2. Barcelona: Segway Tour

See more of Barcelona and do your sightseeing in a fun comfortable way. Familiarize yourself with the easy-to-use Segway during a brief training session, then hit the road. Zip along the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter inside the walls of the former Roman city, populated with palaces, churches, artists’ workshops, and small shops selling all kinds of treats. Continue through the old town, gaze up at the Arc de Triomf, and enter Barcelona's oldest park, Ciutadella Park. Ride down Las Ramblas and stop at the foot of the Columbus Monument. Enjoy a view of Barcelona's skyline in front of the 3 mountains surrounding the city: Montjuïc, Tibidabo, and Collserola. Breathe in the sea air at the old port. Learn about the old fishing village of Barceloneta and feast your eyes on the extravagant yachts that populate the harbor today.

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Barcelona: Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

3. Barcelona: Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

Explore the magical corners of Barcelona’s old town on a guided walking tour of the Gothic Quarter. See some of the city's top sights and stroll around the cobbled streets. Step back in time in this historic neighborhood, which was founded by the Romans over 2,000 years ago. Gaze up at the intricate spires of the Cathedral of Barcelona. Enter the Plaça del Rei (King's Square) and admire its medieval archways and windows. Get to know the secrets and the legends about the political center of the city.

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Barcelona: Private Segway Tour

4. Barcelona: Private Segway Tour

See more of what Barcelona has to offer by Segway. Get the most out of your tour with a private guide. Complete a short training session on the easy-to-use, self-balancing vehicles and start exploring both the old and new neighborhoods. Go to the seaside and see the old port, as well as the former fishermen’s enclave of Barceloneta. Wind through the enchanting Gothic Quarter, known for its 4th-century Roman Wall and the bustling pedestrian street, Las Ramblas. Glide through the green Ciutadella Park and pass by the towering Arc de Triomf.

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Barcelona: “The Cathedral of the Sea” Literary Walking Tour

5. Barcelona: “The Cathedral of the Sea” Literary Walking Tour

Visit locations described in Ildefonso Falconés’s blockbuster novel "The Cathedral of the Sea," and learn about the mysteries and intrigue of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter on a 3-hour walking tour that turns fiction into reality. Set in the 14th-Century, at the height of the Spanish Inquisition, “The Cathedral of the Sea” describes in masterful detail how Barcelona’s humblest residents embarked on building a cathedral that was set to be the greatest temple ever known. This is the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, still standing in the Ribera district and where your tour begins. As you walk through the Ribera and the Gothic Quarter, you will relive the stories of the novel through its various locations; places that date back more than 700 years, and have their histories etched in their walls. You will learn more about the book’s characters, and uncover the story of Santa Maria del Mar, one of the most emblematic monuments of Barcelona, and the apogee of Catalan Gothic art.

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Barcelona: Gothic Quarter Walking Tour with Pintxos

6. Barcelona: Gothic Quarter Walking Tour with Pintxos

Discover old Barcelona by starting on Pelayo Street, one of the most important streets in the city, which runs past the Plaza de la Universidad. Continue to Plaza de Catalunya, one of the biggest squares in Spain and one of the most important places in Barcelona. From here, walk down La Ramblas, one of the most beautiful and famous avenues of the city. Walk the length of the street, passing by many flower and souvenir stands along the way. As you stroll, the guide will tell you how Emperor Augustus founded the city, and how he chose the name. Arrive at the old port of the city. See the remains of the old city wall as you walk through the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter, before arriving at Nova Square. Here, in the center of the Gothic Quarter, you'll be able to admire the Cathedral, built in the Gothic style.  From your guide, hear about important figures in the history of the city, such as St. Roque, or Wilfredo the Hairy. Learn more about the flag of Catalonia and how its current design came about. Next, walk around Plaza del Rei and Plaza del Pi, until you reach Plaza de Sant Jaume, the current administrative and political center of the city. Finally, see the town hall, and the Palau de la Generalitat.  Finish your tour at a local bar to taste some authentic pintxos. Take the opportunity to chat with your guide, and ask for recommendations for the rest of your time in Barcelona.

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Barcelona: Best of Barcelona Walking Tour

7. Barcelona: Best of Barcelona Walking Tour

Experience Barcelona from a different perspective on a tour with a local guide who is passionate about the city and its rich heritage. During your tour, discover what makes Barcelona famous including its many UNESCO World Heritage Sites and learn why it is the only city in the world to be awarded a prestigious Royal Gold Medal, which is usually only awarded to individuals for distinguished services to architecture. You will also visit the famous La Boqueria market for samples of some delicious local produce. In the company of your guide, learn more about Barcelona's history, culture, monuments, fantastic architecture, museums, galleries, and fascinating local people. Visit sights such as the Gothic Quarter, Cathedral of Barcelona, Placa del Rei, Political Square, Gothic Church of Santa Maria del Pi, and the Sagrada Familia Basilica.

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Barcelona: Roman and Medieval History Walking Tour

8. Barcelona: Roman and Medieval History Walking Tour

Go back in time with this guided tour of Barcelona focusing on the city's medieval and Roman history. Visit palaces, civilian buildings, churches, and emperors’ tombs. Listen to your local guide as they recount tales of witches, jousting matches between knights and the horrific cruelty perpetrated during the Spanish Inquisition. During your tour, learn more about why Barcelona's Gothic Quarter is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List and immerse yourself in the city's ancient history. Travel through centuries of mysteries and legends as you wander through the streets of the Old Town and discover everything there is to know about Barcelona's past, from Barcino’s foundation in the 1st century BC to the times of the Catalonia-Aragon Crown during the Middle Ages.

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