Barcelona: Montserrat Tour w/ Optional Wine Tasting & Lunch
- Duration options: 5 - 9 hours
Barcelona walking tours are an ideal way to embrace the culture. Depending on your interests, there are tours for art enthusiasts, history buffs, foodies, and even photographers. Some of its most famous landmarks include the Picasso Museum, Sagrada Familia, and the Casa Mila. At night both the locals and travelers gather at the Magic Fountain for a fascinating show of lights, music, and movement. Many walking tours in Barcelona have included these sights in their itinerary to make for both a fun and educational experience. Peruse the tour guides to find out if these sights are included.
With each walking tour of Barcelona, you’ll learn loads of information from your tour guide. These guides often speak English, are familiar with the area and have tons of knowledge to share. When booking your tour, you’ll be given important information such as where to meet, the length of the tour, and at what times you’ll take a bathroom or lunch break.
Tour the Gothic Quarters to develop a real understanding of the history of Barcelona. This neighborhood dates all the way back to Roman times. On a walk through the neighborhood, you’ll pass the Gothic Cathedral, Sant Jaume Square, and the Museum of History of Barcelona. You’ll feel like you stepped back in time while in the Gothic Quarters.
Don’t forget to pack your swimsuit and bathing trunks. Barcelona received recognition from National Geographic as the “Best Beach City.” It has several beaches throughout the city but some of the most popular are Nova Icaria Beach and Mar Bella Beach. Along with swimming, you can make a sandcastle, try to catch a fish or compete with the locals in a game of beach volleyball.
Get into the Spanish culture by taking in a flamenco show or making a visit to La Boqueria Food Market where you can shop for delicacies like black eel, mato (cheese) and bulls’ tails. You can even get some cooking tips for food preparation from the vendors at the market.
Foodies can’t help but fall in love with Barcelona. It has some of the best tapas in the world. Take a food and wine tour that will let you experience all of the local produce and culinary delights Barcelona has to offer. You’ll also learn about Spanish eating customs and practices on this tour.
Want to experience modern day Barcelona?
Don’t forget to tour Barceloneta. Take a stroll on the beach and work on your tan before you leave the city. After the sun goes down, stop by the hip neighborhood of Ciutadella for a little club hopping and partying.
Tour El Raval to experience Barcelona's eclectic art scene. Here, you can buy Boho chic outfits, see avant-garde art pieces, and grab a cocktail at Bar Marsella (once frequented by Picasso and Hemingway).
Stroll this boulevard to get a feel for what it is like to be a barceloní. A walking tour down La Rambla will take you past street performers, musicians, artists, and lots of food vendors. If it is soccer season, you can even cheer on the Barcelona team at the iconic Canaletes fountain. Lastly, there are numerous shops and cafes on this street.
Want to find out? Take a night walking tour. If you’re really brave, you’ll take a ghost, haunted Barcelona, or cemetery tour. Your guide will spook you with tales and legends of ghost sightings as you walk. Those of you who are not up for meeting with ghosts can embark on an evening tapas tour or a pub/club crawl.
Special tours that focus on graffiti artwork (these folks are really talented), the architectural work of Antoni Gaudi, and the interests of children (like a candy shop) are also available.
With many of these walking tours, you’ll be able to skip the line at main attractions. Lunch, dinner, or drinks (with pub crawls) might also be added.
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We had a great time on this tour. Our family of 4 - 2 adults and 2 late teen children - really enjoyed seeing the sights of Gaudi with our very knowledgeable tour guide, Oliver. The pace was perfect and Oliver was pleasant and full of info! He handled the various interests of our group well and answered all questions posed. We would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone who wants to both see the sights and learn about them and about Spain/Catalonia as well.
Guide explained every detail about the life and work of the artist Picasso. It was full of facts, anecdotes and other details we might not have noticed by looking at the paintings. Excellent guide!
This a nice way to get introduced to some of the local food. My favorite- pinchos Fernando will take you to good, hidden places. Very nice tour.
Manu was a great guide! Sharp on time, great infos and overall knowledge! Super nice! Best way to visit park Guell! Totally recommend it!
Our experience was amazing. Our guide was really nice too (his name was Pol). I really recommend this tour