All Barcelona in 8 hours in one day or 4 and 4 hours in two days with a private licensed guide
To see those places you can't leave without visiting, I suggest 2 tours of 4 hours each split into two days or in a row (although two days is more confortable):
First - a walking tour though the old town to taste 2000 years of history: the Ramblas; the Boqueria food market; the Liceo Opera House; the Gothic Quarter; the Old Jewish Quarter; the imprint of the Spanish Civil War in Sant Felip Neri Sq; the Cathedral; the Royal Palace; the City Hall and the Government Palace; the roman Temple ruins (1st century BC) + the Montjuïc Hill for excellent views of the city where the 1929 Exposition and the Olympic Games took place.
Second - the "new" Barcelona built starting in the late 19th century: Passeig de Gràcia, the "5th Avenue" of Barcelona, where the wealthy families settled. Casa Batlló & La Pedrera. The Sagrada Familia, Gaudi's masterwork and the Park Güell.
* As transport we can use either taxis or a chauffeured vehicle for 4 hours (the latter allows us to get the most out of our tours).
1st tour- walking tour: Ramblas; Boqueria market; Liceo Opera House; gothic Pi Church; Old Jewish Quarter; Sant Felip Neri Square; Cathedral; the Royal Palace; the City Hall and the Government Palace; the Augustus Roman Temple; and other exceptional places that I will keep as a surprise.
Montjuic Hill for the views and the Olympic Stadium.
2nd tour- Passeig de Gràcia: Casa Batllo, La Pedrera; Sagrada Familia (inside but not towers); and Park Güell (inside).
* To visit the inside of one of the houses of Gaudí it's necessary to extend the tour one hour - I recommend visiting La Pedrera (cost of the extra hour: 63€).
* With a Chauffeured vehicle for 4 hours we see more places: Seafront and the Arch of Triumph.
* Cathedral dress code: shoulders must be covered and shorts are not allowed.
* To book in two different days (same cost), please book my tours:
Gaudi Tour: Sagrada Familia + Park Guell and more (4H)
Walking tour of the Old Town/Gothic Quarter (4H)
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: At Catalonia Square, which is the centre of Barcelona. In front of the Zurich cafeteria (very popular).
Duration: 8 hours
Tours are conducted rain or shine.
Walking through the downtown (4h) and by taxi or chauffeured vehicle through the new city (4h).
If you choose the chauffeured Mercedes for 4h (max capacity: 6 travellers + 1 guide + 1 driver), the cost of the tour would be 855€ instead 540€ (entrances are not considered in these prices) - if this is you option, please ask me how to book it.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 EUR - per person for the following Items:
- Barcelona Cathedral: 5€
- Hot chocolate & churros (optional): 4,2€
Plus 4 taxis: total 40€ (estimated cost)
Lunch (if we do both tours in a row): 25€ per person
I don't have any restriction.
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Francesc was an excellent tour guide!! He didn't just take us to the sites and give us a bunch of information he made it interactive and engaging. Also, he was very thoughtful, when it came to our 6 month old son we had with us. He was constantly helping us with our stroller getting in and out of taxis or up/down stairs and he made sure we saw the sites even though we had to frequently stop to change a diaper/feed our son. We would highly recommend Francesc!!!