Barcelona overview tour with private guide


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Youth and Family, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



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

3-hour introductory drive: Barrio Gotico, Gaudi, Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, Ramblas and Montjuic

If you're only here for a short time and want to get the most out of the visit, this tour will show you the highlights and orientate you so you can find your own way around.
We'll use my car to see more of the city, with a view across Barcelona from up on Montjuic and the Olympic site, along the beaches, taking in Gaudi's most important buildings, the Barrio Gotico neighborhood.


I'll pick you up and we'll drive around to get a clear idea of what there is to see and do during your visit to Barcelona: Montjuic, the Barrio Gotico and Jewish quarter, the 19th century Eixample district, with its Gaudi houses, avenues and stores, the shore and the Sagrada Familia. If you have anything special you want to see, just let me know where you want to start and we can plan the best itinerary.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I can pick you up from your hotel, the port or we can meet at any location in central Barcelona.

End location: Back to the hotel, your cruise ship or anywhere that's convenient for what you want to do next.

Duration: 3 hours

Morning, afternoon or evening.


We'll use my compact Honda Fit Hybrid to get around the city.

What’s Included

Transport, parking, my time and involvement, stacks of local knowledge and a unique city.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 € - Nothing extra is required apart from refreshments.

What’s Extra

Nothing extra, unless you want to fit in a visit to the Park Guell or the Sagrada Familia. In that case I will buy the tickets in advance so no lines or queues.

A Recent Review of this tour

Terrific introduction to Barcelona. Jim sprinkled history, politics, current events and much more into our three hour tour. Very personable. He zipped us around to the key sites so we got up close to everything. Very good pacing for us. We strongly recommend Jim for any visitor. When we return to Barcelona, we hope Jim will be available again.
Richard Bell

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