Barcelona private day tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

110047


Categories

Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
I have done this tour with clients who use wheelchairs and all the places we visit can be accessed easilly.

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (conversational), English (fluent), Catalan (fluent)

Barcelona Roman, Jewish, Medieval, Gaudi, and modern


Once capital of the kingdom of Catalonia, Barcelona is still a place of dreams. On a comprehensive day's visit you will discover a city full of stories: why Columbus came here when he returned from his voyage, why Gaudi used chains to design his masterpieces, and how the local diet helps Catalans live so long. Why are there are no Jews in the Jewish Quarter, and is the Gothic Quarter really gothic? How did the shore get so far from the Medieval Santa Maria del Mar (Saint Mary of the Sea)? We'll look for Saint George and his dragon, patron saint of Catalonia, on the 19th century buildings of Gaudi, discover where the 9th century King Wilfred the Hairy is hidden on the cathedral, and learn why Catalans celebrate the worst day in Barcelona's history: September 11, 1714. Did George Orwell really call the Sagrada Familia 'the ugliest building in Europe', and will it ever be finished? We'll find answers to these and many more questions as we savour this unique Mediterranean city.

Itinerary

Depending on where we agree to meet, we'll walk, use buses and take taxis to see the Gaudí houses, the Gothic quarter with the Cathedral, Jewish quarter (el Call), las Ramblas, la Boqueria market, Santa Maria del Mar, the Born neighborhood and Roman ruins, Parc de la Ciutadella, the Sagrada Familia, Sant Pau monastery and the extraordinary Park Guell. We can have lunch, from tapas to a local restaurant meal. If you want to visit inside any of the sites I will book tickets in advance so no lines to deal with.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 8 hours

Transportation

We'll mostly go on foot within the old city, and use taxis or buses if they're helpful.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Estimated Local Cash Needed

No cash is needed for this tour

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Public Transportation Tickets

Other: If you want to visit inside the Sagrada Familia (25 euros) you can buy the tickets at https://sagradafamilia.org/en/tickets, very easy, or Park Guell at www.parkguellonline.cat/, (I go in free), so no lines.
Anything else you especially want to see I can advise on getting the tickets.
For groups of more than four we will use public tramsport or local taxis, handy and inexpensive, and the cost of these is not included in the tour price.

Restrictions

Covid19 considerations: Tours by locals advice and local controls are clear and sensible. So no handshakes for now, and I'll have a mask in enclosed spaces, like vehicles or museums. Any vehicle we use will be sanitized before each tour.

A Recent Review of this tour

Absolutely delightful! Could not have had a better guide to show us Barcelona! Wonderful information and knowledge of the city and history with a casual feel that was perfect to what we were looking for! Jim exceeded all expectations and we parted feeling we had made a friend for life!!! Highly recommend!!!
Sonya Ward

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    Tour Price

    564 USD PER TOUR(for up to 8 people) (duration: 8 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    110047


    Categories

    Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: Yes.
    I have done this tour with clients who use wheelchairs and all the places we visit can be accessed easilly.

    Maximum travelers: 8

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Spanish (conversational), English (fluent), Catalan (fluent)

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