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Barcelona & Park Güell: Private Half-Day Tour with Pickup

1. Barcelona & Park Güell: Private Half-Day Tour with Pickup

Get to know Barcelona up close and surround yourself with vivid greens and vibrant color at Park Güell. Enjoy the chance to save time and skip the entrance line at the park. Choose your pick-up point at your convenience and begin your tour with private transportation to some of the most scenic spots in town. Specialized guides will delve into the depths of Barcelona's architectonic legacy, culture and people, while you sit back and enjoy the ride. The tour starts in the center of town at Plaça Catalunya, home to some of the most distinctive Catalan architecture: Passeig de Gracia. Take in the striking facades of the private modernist buildings in the area. Antoni Gaudí's La Pedrera is certain to stick out. In the part of town aptly described as the "apple of discord," discover many impressive examples of modernist houses like Gaudí’s Casa Batlló, Casa Lleó Morera and Casa Ametller. Venture toward the historic Gràcia district until you reach the world-famous Park Güell. Located on a hill with spectacular views of Barcelona. Park Güell showcases Gaudí's signature style in combination with natural forms. Meander through the uniquely beautiful corners of the park with a professional guide providing interesting facts and stories to understand the work of Gaudí. Follow the footsteps of the famous architect and continue to the Eixample. This district was projected by Ildefons Cerdà as an extension of the old town, to control the growth of the city. Drive toward the modernist gems: Hospital de Sant Pau and Gaudí’s masterpiece, ​​La Sagrada Familia. No photographs you've ever seen of this basilica will compare to your first experience in front of Gaudí's temple. Discover the symbolism in the architecture through your knowledgeable guide. Continue an architectural tour toward the Mediterranean sea, passing by the Plaza Monumental de Barcelona. Make a pit stop at the contemporary Agbar Tower, the newest reference point for the Barcelona skyline. Once you reach Bogatell beach, cross the waterfront through Port Vell (Old Port), Gothic Drassanes and Columbus Monument, near the iconic La Rambla, and end up at the brand new World Trade Center. Climb the Montjuic Mountain. Find the Mirador de l'Alcalde, a terrace that offers spectacular views over the Barcelona skyline. On the same mountain, find facilities from the 1992 Olympics: the remodeled Olympic Stadium, originally built in 1929 and Palau Sant Jordi by Arata Isozaki. Get a taste of old-school urban planning and architecture designed for the International Exhibition of 1929, as Plaça Espanya references St. Peter's Square in the Vatican. See the the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc and the National Palace. Head to the center of the Old Town. Finish the day in the quaint corners of the Gothic Quarter with a relaxing walking tour, with echoes of the Roman and medieval city's past all around you. Stop at the Cathedral Avenue to admire the magnificent temple’s Gothic façade and practically travel back in time to the origins of Barcelona at Plaça Sant Jaume, the seat of today's City Hall.

Barcelona Highlights Small Group Half-Day Tour with Pickup

2. Barcelona Highlights Small Group Half-Day Tour with Pickup

On this half-day tour you’ll be met at the location of your choice and head out by private transportation to see Barcelona’s most distinctive sites. A specialized guide will provide a complete picture of Barcelona, as you travel on a route that takes in the highlights of the city. First, you’ll admire the Barcelona skyline from Montjuic Mountain. At the Mirador de l'Alcalde, a terrace where you can take in the most spectacular panoramic views over the old quarter and Barcelona coastline, you’ll see how the diverse architectural styles of the city mix together so well. Also, while you’re on the mountain your guide will show you important buildings such as the those related to the ‘92 Olympics. See the remodeled Olympic Stadium, originally dating from 1929, and the Palau Sant Jordi of Arata Isozaki. You’ll also find buildings designed for the International Exhibition of 1929, such as the Plaça Espanya, influenced by St. Peter's Square in the Vatican, the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc, and the National Palace. Head down the mountain to the waterfront along the Mediterranean Sea. Take in the new World Trade Center, the Gothic Drassanes, and the Columbus Monument near the iconic La Rambla. End this portion of the tour at Port Vell. Climb Via Laietana, with the Old Town on your left. With your guide, you’ll have the opportunity to explore parts of the Roman and medieval quarters. To appreciate the contrasts of Barcelona, you’ll visit Passeig de Gracia, the street featuring the most distinctive examples of Catalan architecture. Here you’ll find the most striking facades of private Modernist architecture, exemplified by La Pedrera by Antoni Gaudí. You’ll also be able to admire examples of Modernist houses such as Gaudí’s Casa Batlló, Casa Lleó Morera, and Casa Ametller. Finally, the tour takes you to the Eixample district, an extension of the Old Town that was designed for the orderly growth of the city. The regular streets, the revolutionary form of its blocks, and the variety of architectural styles are prevalent right up to the point you reach the iconic cathedral, ​​La Sagrada Familia. Your knowledgeable guide will tell you about the history of the Cathedral and will provide the keys to understanding the mystical symbolism of this important structure.

Barcelona: Montjuïc Segway Tour

3. Barcelona: Montjuïc Segway Tour

Begin this incredible experience from Nou de la Rambla. Here, you will meet the professional guides and with a little training you will feel ready to ride on your Segway. Before you start climbing the mountain of Montjuïc, you will cross the Ramblas and Port Vell to arrive at the first station, the Poble Sec viewpoint, a perfect place to start enjoying the spectacular views of the city and its outskirts. Now, you will move towards the highest point of the mountain where you will find Montjuïc Castle. A place marked by many wars and violent acts. Currently, this place is used by locals and visitors to hold cultural events, exhibitions and family activities of all kinds. When you are on the mountain, you will go through the lush gardens as you approach the Olympic Ring. The vital center of the 1992 Olympic Games, a place full of memories and lived emotions. Here, you will find some of the most important facilities such as the extraordinary Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium, the Palau Sant Jordi and the Bernat Picornell pools. Before returning to the starting point, you will descend the mountain passing by the National Museum of Catalonia Art and The Magic Fountain, a great spectacle of lights, water and music. This is not all because before ending your Montjuïc Segway tour, you will make a little getaway to the Poble Sec and Paral.lel area, where your professional guides will give you some gastronomic recommendations.

Private Tour of Barcelona with Driver/Guide

4. Private Tour of Barcelona with Driver/Guide

Enjoy Barcelona in your own private vehicle from tip to toe. You will be picked up from your hotel or place of choice and start the tour with your driver/guide. Embark on a 4-hour tour of Barcelona’s best and most important landmarks and touristic attractions. Relax at your own pace with your family and/or friends. The panoramic private luxury tour will include Villa Olimpica, the Olympic Stadium, Palau Sant Jordi, Calatrava Tower, Montjuic (where you can enjoy panoramic views of city and harbor), Plaza España, Port Olimpic, Valvidrera, Paseo de Gracia and Gaudi’s Casa Batllo and La Pedrera. Also enjoy a quick view of Las Ramblas and the Sagrada Familia. Once the tour is finished, your driver/guide will take you to your hotel or place of choice.

Barcelona: Private Highlights Tour w/ Sagrada Familia Entry

5. Barcelona: Private Highlights Tour w/ Sagrada Familia Entry

Start your tour from your hotel, our guide will come to pick you up in a comfy minivan to start your tour. Pass by Barcelona’s main highlights, have a look to the Plaça Catalunya, Barcelona’s central square, that connects to the avenue Passeig de Grácia, an elegant boulevard that hosts a wealth of modernist architecture like the famous Gaudi’s Casa Batlló and La Pedrera, but also the amazing Casa Ametller and Casa Lleo i Morera. Pass by the old Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, declared a UNESCO World Heritage for its exceptional beauty and functionality, explore the Eixample district following the footsteps of Gaudi to visit a true gem of human heritage, the Sagrada Familia. The work of a genius or of a fool, this undisputable masterpiece will certainly be the highlight of your visit to Barcelona. Take your time to visit the peculiar shape of the columns, ceilings, the organic architecture of the basilica and the many examples of religious symbolism hidden in its unique façades. Continue your day passing by the Agbar Tower, in the heart of the economic district of Barcelona, and by the Plaza de Toros Monumental on the way to the seaside. Enjoy the refreshing breeze while you have a look to the Olympic Village and the Olympic Port, the result of Barcelona’s 1992 Olympic Games. Take a picture to the Golden Fish by Frank Gehry at the feet of the Arts Hotel, one of the most famous skyscrapers in town. The visit to the Olympic Barcelona continues to the top of the Montjuic Hill, where you will admire the Olympic Stadium and the Sant Jordi Palace, as well as the famous Calatrava’s Communication Tower. Pass by Plaza España, designed for the 1929 International Exhibition and inspired by the Vatican’s Saint Peter Square. Have a look at the Magic Fountain before heading to the Old Town. Reach the Gothic Quarter to discover a maze of winding streets dating back to roman times. Relax in intimate squares and visit the medieval Barcelona with its charming Gothic Cathedral, have a look to Sant Jaume Square, the political heart of Barcelona since roman times and nowadays flanked by Barcelona's two political powerhouses: Barcelona City Hall and the seat of the Catalan government, the Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya. Experience the different faces of Barcelona in this thorough and complete tour to the main highlights of the city with our expert guide that will share fascinating stories about the city’s one-of-a-kind architecture, culture and history.

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What people are saying about Palau Sant Jordi

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 23 reviews

We had never done a segway, it's very intuitive and it really allows you to take pleasure in visiting a vast place! Montjuic is a truly magnificent place, especially when it's with a French guide who knows his subject very well! The guide was super pleasant and took the time to tell us the story of Montjuic and its surroundings during the 3 hour visit. We recommend this activity!

Fast and Easy

I booked a tour for my customers and the whole process was very easy and fast. Even when I made a question via email and the agency answered me effectively and quickly. I know that my clients really enjoyed the activity.

Arnau was an excellent guide, great driver, highly recommend him!