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Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and City Highlights Bike Tour

1. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and City Highlights Bike Tour

Cycle through Barcelona's vibrant city blocks on a 3-hour bike tour with a guide riding by your side. Choose from a small-group or private experience. Learn about the city’s culture, see important historical sites and famous hotspots, and discover hidden gems loved by locals. Meet your guide, pick your bike, and enjoy an exclusive welcome area where you can refill your bottle of water, sip on a refreshing welcome drink, and store your bag before the tour starts. Climb on your bike and head over to admire the impressive Gothic style of the Santa Maria del Mar Cathedral. Continue over narrow medieval streets to arrive at The Born Cultural Center, featuring excavated city ruins from the 1700s on display. Cross Parc de la Ciutadella and take in the picturesque scenery of the park’s green spaces and its large majestic fountain. Arrive at the city’s seafront and explore the urban projects around the Port Olímpic marina. Peddle back towards the city center to make your way over to the world-famous Sagrada Familia. Marvel at Gaudi’s yet-to-be-completed masterpiece and learn fascinating facts about the church’s unique blend of Gothic and Art Nouveau styles.  Get another dose of Gaudi magic as you ride over to see the whimsical architecture displayed on Casa Batlló and Casa Mila. Snap pictures of the building’s surreal walls before returning to back where your bike journey began.

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Barcelona: E-Bike Tour

2. 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

3. 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: Bike Tour

4. Barcelona: Bike Tour

Get to know Barcelona on a relaxed, fun, and informative bike tour. Explore several neighborhoods and see the city's main highlights in one go. Bike the labyrinthine streets of the oldest districts, such as the Gothic Quarter. Pass by old churches, palaces, Roman walls, and medieval monuments. Make your way down to the Old Port to understand Barcelona's relationship to the sea. Enjoy the coastal views and learn about the former fishing village, Barceloneta. Branch off along the way through the city's green oases, like Ciutadella Park. Enjoy the sense of freedom when riding along the bike paths off the beaten track.

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Barcelona: Self-Guided City Audio Tour on Your Phone

5. Barcelona: Self-Guided City Audio Tour on Your Phone

Immerse yourself in the culture and history of Barcelona as you approach iconic landmarks such as La Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, Casa Batlló, La Rambla, and more. Make the most of a unique navigation functionality and follow suggested walking routes that make self-guiding easy. Start your tour to suit your own schedule from Plaça Sant Jaume, the core of the old city in order. Explore its historic square and picturesque places, feeling like a local. Benefit from a self-guided audio tour designed by an accredited expert. Tune into the app's audio commentary, based on a storytelling concept, to hear all about the landmarks you visit. Experience the beautiful capital of Catalonia at your own pace. Find out the highlights as well as hidden gems of the city.

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Barcelona: Bike Tour with Tapas and Drink

6. Barcelona: Bike Tour with Tapas and Drink

Get an overview of Barcelona’s historic center by bike. Ride at a relaxed pace and stop to listen to your guide's local anecdotes about famous sights and local gems. Cycle back through the ages in the Gothic Quarter. Learn about the city’s origins, see Roman remnants and medieval constructions. Gaze up at the ornate spires of Barcelona Cathedral. Pass by outstanding modernist architecture and admire its originality. Explore charming streets and thoroughfares such as the tree-lined La Rambla. Finish your tour with a selection of tapas. Treat your taste buds with the Mediterranean flavors and experience this local food tradition. Enjoy the laid-back Spanish ambiance.

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Barcelona: Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

7. 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

8. 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: Private Tour w/ Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

9. Barcelona: Private Tour w/ Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

See Barcelona at its best from the eyes of a local in just 3 hours. Check out prime landmarks like the Cathedral of Barcelona, Palau Güell, Plaça Reial and hear unique insights that only a local would know. Uncover hidden gems and city secrets along the way that will show you an authentic side of the city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Fully experience the local flare with an included local treat to make your city tour a complete experience.

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Barcelona Highlights: Half-Day Private Van Tour

10. Barcelona Highlights: Half-Day Private Van Tour

Discover Barcelona and understand the Catalan way of life with the help of a local Catalan guide and know the real story of the Sagrada Familia Basilica. Visit the most charismatic and important places of the city, get panoramic views at the top of Montjuic Park, and travel along the city coastline. Begin your tour driving to Montjuic hill to observe the panoramic views of Barcelona from the top, get familiar with its dimension, the skyline, and most iconic places. Continue through the city, visiting the most famous Basilica in Southern Europe, The Sagrada Familia from the outside (tickets in advance to visit inside). Learn the history behind Gaudi's works, visiting also from the outside La Pedrera House and Casa Batllo along the Paseo de Gracia and Plaza Catalunya. Travel along the beach area and stop at viewpoints to take some memorable photos. Take a short (optional) walk through the Gothic Quarter, Roman Ruins, Jewish Quarter, the City Hall, and the Cathedral of Barcelona (optional inside visit).

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4.7 / 5

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It was a great tour with our super friendly and well informed guide Fiona, she was great. The tour itself was really worth it and I totally recommend it.

It was a fantastic way to see Barcelona from the street level, i.e. much better than by car or bus. The guide was fantastic and I throughly enjoyed it.

Julia was fantastic! Knows the city well and so friendly! Was one of favorite things we have done so far!

It was fantastic. It takes you to most important places in Barcelona and I also liked the waiting place.

We did it on a wet and drizzling day! It was still fun… we were given rain coats!