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Barcelona: 3-Hour Evening Tapas Tour with a Local Guide

1. Barcelona: 3-Hour Evening Tapas Tour with a Local Guide

Escape the touristy spots and discover local neighborhoods on this tapas tour. Throughout the tour, as you delight in the discovery of new tastes, flavors, and dishes, your guide will introduce you to local gastronomic specialties, anecdotes of the city's history, and local neighborhood life. Enjoy your first tapas experience at an old bodega from 1903. Indulge in your first bite and a nice glass of red wine. Stroll through one of the most beautiful squares of the Gothic Quarter and its adjacent narrow medieval streets. Stop at a bar with a beautiful, secret garden to taste Spanish ham and pa amb tomàquet accompanied by a white or red wine. Cross into the old heart of Barcino and visit a charming Bodega from the early 20th century for vermouth and croquettes. Then, on the way to the next place, see some of the oldest businesses of Barcelona, the Roman Walls, the Cathedral, or even a giant work by Picasso before vanishing again in the labyrinth of narrow streets. Stroll into an old brewery from 1897 which currently is one of the most beautiful and famous establishments of Barcelona, not to mention the Catalan Art-Nouveau building it is located on. Taste oyster or patatas bravas with a glass of sparkling wine and enjoy the environment. Arrive at the final spot, a café located in a UNESCO World Heritage building, where we’ll experience a sweet end to the tour.

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

2. 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.

Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and City Tour with Hotel Pickup

3. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and City Tour with Hotel Pickup

Get picked up wherever suits you best and travel by private transport around the best of Barcelona's sites. With your professional guide, explore the different faces of Barcelona's architectonic legacy, its culture and its people. The tour starts at Plaça Catalunya, the main center of Barcelona, connected to the street with the most distinctive Catalan architecture, Passeig de Gracia. Here, find the most striking facades of private modernist buildings; La Pedrera by Antoni Gaudí stands out in particular. In the so-called "Apple of Discord," discover other impressive examples of modernist houses like Gaudí’s Casa Batlló, Casa Lleó-Morera or Casa Ametller. Follow in the footsteps of the architect by entering the Eixample. This district was designed by Ildefons Cerdà as an extension of the old town, for the orderly growth of the city. Drive through its original streets to reach Gaudí’s masterpiece ​​La Sagrada Familia. During a guided visit, learn about the different parts of the building and its symbolism. You will be blown away by the bizarre forms of its columns, roofs and walls as the result of the organic nature of Gaudí’s architecture. Continue on toward the Mediterranean sea, passing by the Plaza de Toros Monument and through the contemporary Agbar Tower, the newest reference point for the Barcelona skyline. Reach Bogatell beach and from here, cross the waterfront through to Port Vell (Old Port), the Gothic Drassanes and Columbus Monument (near the iconic La Rambla) to end at the brand new World Trade Center. At the coastline, climb Montjuic Mountain to Mirador de l'Alcalde, a terrace from where you can enjoy the most spectacular panoramic views of Barcelona’s skyline. On the same mountain, discover the ‘92 Olympics facilities and architecture designed for the International Exhibition of 1929, such as Plaça Espanya (influenced by St. Peter's Square in the Vatican) or the National Palace. From these heights, head back to the center of the Old Town. Finish the day with a relaxed walking tour with your professional guide through the charming corners of the Gothic Quarter, discovering the imprints of the Roman and medieval city. Stop at Cathedral Avenue to admire the magnificent temple’s Gothic façade and then travel back in time to the origins of Barcelona in Plaça Sant Jaume where the City Hall is located today.

Barcelona: 3-Hour Segway Tour

4. Barcelona: 3-Hour Segway Tour

Enjoy a 3-hour Segway experience in Barcelona’s old port, considered the most beautiful spot in the city. You'll see the harbor, Palm Tree Boulevard, the heart of the old port and newer neighborhoods. Make stops to take photos of the most fascinating sights along the way. During the ride, take in attractions such as the Monument to Columbus, the Head of Barcelona, Arc de Triomf, and any more. Highlights of Barcelona on the tour include: Port VellHead of BarcelonaColombus MonumentPark CiutadellaArc de TriomfSagrada FamiliaPort OlimpicBarceloneta Beach

Barcelona Highlights Small Group Half-Day Tour with Pickup

5. Barcelona Highlights Small Group Half-Day Tour with Pickup

On this half-day tour you’ll be met at the location of your choice and head out by private transportation to see Barcelona’s most distinctive sites. A specialized guide will provide a complete picture of Barcelona, as you travel on a route that takes in the highlights of the city. First, you’ll admire the Barcelona skyline from Montjuic Mountain. At the Mirador de l'Alcalde, a terrace where you can take in the most spectacular panoramic views over the old quarter and Barcelona coastline, you’ll see how the diverse architectural styles of the city mix together so well. Also, while you’re on the mountain your guide will show you important buildings such as the those related to the ‘92 Olympics. See the remodeled Olympic Stadium, originally dating from 1929, and the Palau Sant Jordi of Arata Isozaki. You’ll also find buildings designed for the International Exhibition of 1929, such as the Plaça Espanya, influenced by St. Peter's Square in the Vatican, the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc, and the National Palace. Head down the mountain to the waterfront along the Mediterranean Sea. Take in the new World Trade Center, the Gothic Drassanes, and the Columbus Monument near the iconic La Rambla. End this portion of the tour at Port Vell. Climb Via Laietana, with the Old Town on your left. With your guide, you’ll have the opportunity to explore parts of the Roman and medieval quarters. To appreciate the contrasts of Barcelona, you’ll visit Passeig de Gracia, the street featuring the most distinctive examples of Catalan architecture. Here you’ll find the most striking facades of private Modernist architecture, exemplified by La Pedrera by Antoni Gaudí. You’ll also be able to admire examples of Modernist houses such as Gaudí’s Casa Batlló, Casa Lleó Morera, and Casa Ametller. Finally, the tour takes you to the Eixample district, an extension of the Old Town that was designed for the orderly growth of the city. The regular streets, the revolutionary form of its blocks, and the variety of architectural styles are prevalent right up to the point you reach the iconic cathedral, ​​La Sagrada Familia. Your knowledgeable guide will tell you about the history of the Cathedral and will provide the keys to understanding the mystical symbolism of this important structure.

Barcelona: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

6. Barcelona: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

Explore Barcelona's beauty at your own pace with a self-guided audio tour. Discover this beautiful and romantic city while listening to its interesting history and local stories from the audioguide. Just download the MP3 and detailed map, and learn as you go. First, download a vibrant MP3 self-guided audio tour combined with a fully detailed map of the area of your tour. Begin the tour by walking towards the first location and relax in the gorgeous Mediterranean city. As you walk around Barcelona, you will be pointed to learn about its diverse history from the industrial revolution to its involvement in the Spanish Civil War. Visit the bustline La Boqueria Market, the impressive Old Royal Palace, and take the chance to do a little shopping. Find the Columbus Monument, the Old Shipyards, Guell Palace, Barcelona Cathedral, and Placa de St Felip Neri. Vear off onto side streets and find small markets off La Rambla. Opt to buy some of the best culinary dishes in Spain here and add the option to see the Basilica de la Sagrada Familia.

Barcelona & Park Güell: Private Half-Day Tour with Pickup

7. Barcelona & Park Güell: Private Half-Day Tour with Pickup

Get to know Barcelona up close and surround yourself with vivid greens and vibrant color at Park Güell. Enjoy the chance to save time and skip the entrance line at the park. Choose your pick-up point at your convenience and begin your tour with private transportation to some of the most scenic spots in town. Specialized guides will delve into the depths of Barcelona's architectonic legacy, culture and people, while you sit back and enjoy the ride. The tour starts in the center of town at Plaça Catalunya, home to some of the most distinctive Catalan architecture: Passeig de Gracia. Take in the striking facades of the private modernist buildings in the area. Antoni Gaudí's La Pedrera is certain to stick out. In the part of town aptly described as the "apple of discord," discover many impressive examples of modernist houses like Gaudí’s Casa Batlló, Casa Lleó Morera and Casa Ametller. Venture toward the historic Gràcia district until you reach the world-famous Park Güell. Located on a hill with spectacular views of Barcelona. Park Güell showcases Gaudí's signature style in combination with natural forms. Meander through the uniquely beautiful corners of the park with a professional guide providing interesting facts and stories to understand the work of Gaudí. Follow the footsteps of the famous architect and continue to the Eixample. This district was projected by Ildefons Cerdà as an extension of the old town, to control the growth of the city. Drive toward the modernist gems: Hospital de Sant Pau and Gaudí’s masterpiece, ​​La Sagrada Familia. No photographs you've ever seen of this basilica will compare to your first experience in front of Gaudí's temple. Discover the symbolism in the architecture through your knowledgeable guide. Continue an architectural tour toward the Mediterranean sea, passing by the Plaza Monumental de Barcelona. Make a pit stop at the contemporary Agbar Tower, the newest reference point for the Barcelona skyline. Once you reach Bogatell beach, cross the waterfront through Port Vell (Old Port), Gothic Drassanes and Columbus Monument, near the iconic La Rambla, and end up at the brand new World Trade Center. Climb the Montjuic Mountain. Find the Mirador de l'Alcalde, a terrace that offers spectacular views over the Barcelona skyline. On the same mountain, find facilities from the 1992 Olympics: the remodeled Olympic Stadium, originally built in 1929 and Palau Sant Jordi by Arata Isozaki. Get a taste of old-school urban planning and architecture designed for the International Exhibition of 1929, as Plaça Espanya references St. Peter's Square in the Vatican. See the the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc and the National Palace. Head to the center of the Old Town. Finish the day in the quaint corners of the Gothic Quarter with a relaxing walking tour, with echoes of the Roman and medieval city's past all around you. Stop at the Cathedral Avenue to admire the magnificent temple’s Gothic façade and practically travel back in time to the origins of Barcelona at Plaça Sant Jaume, the seat of today's City Hall.

Barcelona: 1-Hour Short Panoramic Segway Tour

8. Barcelona: 1-Hour Short Panoramic Segway Tour

Enjoy this 1-hour short Segway experience in old port, the most beautiful place in Barcelona. You will see all of the harbor, Palm Tree Boulevard, and the heart of the old port – Drassanes and and new neighborhoods. Make photo stops of the most fascinating sights along the way. During your ride, enjoy Barcelona’s unique monuments such as the Monument of Columbus, the Head of Barcelona, Gambrinus Lobster Statue, the Wounded Shooting Star, W Hotel, and San Sebastia cable car. See the highlights of Barcelona: - Port Vell - Museum of history Catalunya - Face of Barcelona - Monument of Colombus - Lobster statue - Montjuic mountain

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What people are saying about Drassanes

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 139 reviews

The tour covered most of what you need to know and see about Barcelona. It is a fascinating city with diverse culture and history. In and Out Barcelona sent a very knowledgeable tour guide who knew the ins and outs of Barcelona. Joan Pare was funny, well informed, respectable and intuitive. He was totally candid and at times inspiring on his views of Barcelona and Spain in general. I am much more cognizant of Spain's history because of my interactions with Joan. Sagrada Familia, that is a masterpiece by Antoni Gaudi. I just learned of his tragic death but also how much colorful his life was.

A great tour that I'd highly recommend to anybody. It doesn't matter if your a first time visitor to Barcelona, or you've been before, this tour takes you off the beaten track to some super local bars & restaurants. The food and wine was thoroughly enjoyed and the guide entertained us with stories and history of the places we visited and the locals that live there. They also gave us some recommendations of other places to visit which gave it that extra personal touch.

All activities were well arranged and allocated sufficient time . It gives a good idea and views on the best of Barcelona . The two optional visits ( familier inside and park quell ) should be part of the tour rather than as optional. Tour guide Marco is good.

Arnau was an excellent guide, great driver, highly recommend him!

Our guide was very Nice and his knowledge were great