Go on the ideal tour for people on a short visit: the only way to see everything, covering the distances and avoiding the queues. Visit all the best sights in Barcelona by combining the Gaudí - The Sagrada Familia Tour and The Montjuic and Panoramic Tour.
Take this combination tour of the highlights of Barcelona!
The Gaudi Tour
- Passeig de Gracia:
This broad, elegant avenue was built for and by the wealthy Barcelonians and until now, it's as if they have never left; luxury and designer shops line the street along with major banks and the stock exchange. Architectural details include modernist lampposts and Gaudí's tiles for pavements as well as a myriad of grand buildings that include two of Gaudí's houses, Casa Batlló and Casa Milà (façade).
- Sagrada Familia
: Guided tour. The jewel in the crown of Gaudí's works, the temple is a synthesis of his overall conception of architecture. The richness of detail and its significance need explaining in order to appreciate this fascinating and extraordinary building in full. Gaudí wished the temple, which is still being built, to be financed by the people, not by taxes or funding. Entrance fees finance the completion of the building.
The Montjuic and Panoramic Tour
- Old Port:
Separated from the Olympic port by long beaches and the old fisherman's quarter, Barceloneta, the Old Port has been remodeled to extend the city center down the Rambla into the harbor. This is an attractive, popular area with restaurants, shops, nightclubs and frequent open-air entertainment.
- Columbus Monument:
Built in 1888 in honor of the famous explorer, it is at the foot of the famous Rambla.
- World Trade Center:
an original imposing building by Henry N. Cobb whose aesthetic features are highlighted by the building being surrounded by water.
- Mirador de l'Alcalde (the Mayor's Lookout)
: This terrace is a balcony over the Mediterranean with spectacular views over the harbour and the whole city. The bus will stop here to let you walk around and get the best viewpoints.
- Olympic Ring:
A central sports facilities of the 1992 Olympic Games, the complex includes the Stadium, the St Jordi sports pavilion by architect Arata Isozaki, the INEF by architect Ricardo Bofill and the Calatrava Communications Tower.
- Spanish Village
: Guided tour. Guests who wish can stay here for as long as they like. Built for the 1929 Exhibition, you can see replicas of streets, squares, monuments and buildings from around the country. There is an open air museum with many artists and craftsmen you can watch at work, synthesizing traditional crafts with modern design: glass, ceramics, jewelery, fabrics etc.
There are also many bars and restaurants which you can visit during free time for lunch.
After lunch, the tour will return to Plaça Catalunya and join with the Montserrat Tour for those who wish to see this special monastery and mountain.
- Passeig de Gracia
- Sagrada Familia
- Columbus Monument
- Miramar Lookout
- Olympic Ring Stadiums
- Poble Espanyol
- Entrance to Sagrada Familia and the Spanish Village
- Officially-licensed, English-speaking local experts
- Transportation by comfortable air-conditioned bus
- Hotel pick-up
- Meals and drinks
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities
- Optional activity costs
- Clients are requested to be at the meeting point 10 minutes before tour starts.
- Itinerary (starting 01 March 2013): Passeig de Gràcia > Gaudí Houses (Façades of Casa Batlló and La Pedrera) > Eixample > Sagrada Família > Arc de Triomf > Old Port > Columbus Monument > Gothic Drassanes (shipyards) > World Trade Centre > Montjuic Hill (Miramar Look-out) > Olympic Ring > visit to the Poble Espanyol (free time for lunch).