9. Private Full Day Tour Of Barcelona's Highlights
You will be picked up in a private vehicle at your hotel or apartment in Barcelona and start your private tour in the heart of the city. You will start the tour through the oldest part of the city - the charming Gothic Quarter - discover a maze of quaint, narrow streets full of Roman and medieval architecture. You will then visit the Cathedral, Jewish Quarter, Royal Palace, and St. James Square. You'll be able to see part of the Roman wall and the medieval area of Barcelona. You end this portion of the tour with a visit to Santa Maria del Mar church in the Born district and then take a rest and treat yourself to coffee and a croissant at a local cafe. Afterwards, you head over, in a comfortable private vehicle, to Montjuic - the site of the 1929 International Exposition and the 1992 Olympic Games and you visit one of the best viewpoints to see the city.
From there, you continue down to Spain Square and the Eixample district with its impressive modernist buildings and then you continue on to the Sagrada Familia. Here, you'll learn all about the history and the intriguing mystical symbolism of the Basilica, tour the outside facades that are still under construction and see the incredible interior that will leave you speechless. In addition to a detailed explanation of the facades from your private guide, you will also have skip-the-line tickets to go inside. Best of all, after the visit, only steps away from the Sagrada Familia, you will enjoy a glass of regional wine and you'll have the opportunity to sample one of the cherished local delicacies Acorn-fed Ibericus Ham. Top it off with a glass of Cava (Catalan Champagne).
Continue to Parc Guell on Tibidabo mountain where the city is beneath your feet and you can admire the marvelous city gardens - another astounding Antoni Gaudi designed UNESCO World Heritage Site. Last, but certainly not least, you will visit the zenith of Gaudi’s work, a true masterpiece - La Pedrera. Here, again, you will skip the line and go straight in. You will get to see the interior of this unique building, a private acquisition for the Mila family, and afterwards you will get to go up to the roof and enjoy a unique perspective of Passieg de Gracia below. Here is where the tour ends, in the center of the city.