Gothic Quarter (Old Town) with a private licensed guide
Wandering the Old Town is to taste 2000 years of history.
We will visit the Ramblas, the most famous avenue in Barcelona; the Boqueria food market, the most visited in the city; the Liceo Theatre, the magnificence of the bourgeoisie; the gothic Pi Church; the old Jewish District; Sant Felip Neri Square and the imprint of the Spanish Civil War; the Cathedral; the Royal Palace; the City Council and the Government Palace; the roman ruins in the Augustus Temple (1st century BC); and the church of Santa María del Mar. We will also make a few other stops to see other exceptional places of the city that I will keep as a surprise for you.
Halfway through the tour I suggest we make a stop to rest. To me, one of the best options is to go to one of the historic hot chocolate stores where we can taste the "Suizo": hot chocolate with cream and churros.
Ramblas; the Boqueria Market; the Liceo Theatre; the gothic Pi Church; the old Jewish District; Sant Felip Neri Square; the Cathedral (inside); the Royal Palace; the City Council and the Government Palace; the Augustus roman Temple; and the church of Santa María del Mar.
I suggest a stop to rest in one of the historic hot chocolate shops where we can taste the "Suizo": hot chocolate with cream and churros.
Cathedral dress code: shoulders must be covered and shorts are not allowed (an scarf can help).
Availability: this tour is not offered on Sunday. On Saturdays after 5PM it's not possible to visit the Cathedral. On Mondays some of the stops of the Boqueria are closed.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel/apartment; at the cruise ship terminal or wherever we agree (as long as it is in Barcelona).
End location: I will drop you off wherever you want: hotel, cruise ship terminal, etc.
An option is to stay in the Downtown, where I will suggest some restaurants to you or some activity to do on your own.
Duration: 4 hours
Tours are conducted rain or shine.
My tour guide private services (you are not part of a larger group)
As I'm a licensed tour guide I can explain inside of the monuments and museums and we will skip the line
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 EUR - per person for these activities (not included in my fees - tour guides don't pay tickets and we skip the lines):
- Cathedral: 5€ per person (you can exchange this visit for the Ancient Synagogue or the Opera House)
- Hot chocolate & churros (I highly recommend this experience in Barcelona but it is your choice): 4,2€ per person
Tickets to the different places - you should note that with the Official Guide you do not have to queue and you do not need a reservation in any of the establishments if you are 9 or less persons.
I don't have any restriction.
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This was a well done and informative tour that really gives you a feel for Barcelona. Includes churros and hot chocolate! Would highly recommend for anyone's first trip to Barcelona.