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Barcelona: Private 5 Neighborhoods Tour by Electric Bike

1. Barcelona: Private 5 Neighborhoods Tour by Electric Bike

Explore different districts of Barcelona by electric bike on a half-day 5 neighborhoods tour. Meet your guide by the fountains in Plaça Reial in the Gothic Quarter, and travel back to the Middle Ages. Cycle narrow streets and picturesque squares, and then enter the 19th-century extension of L’Eixample. Travel up the elegant Passeig de Gràcia. See the tree-lined Rambla del Raval as you explore the most atmospheric streets of one of Barcelona’s most bohemian quarters. Journey down to the former fishing village of Barceloneta, and experience the very local ambience of Gràcia. The electric bikes will let you cover much longer distances than normal bikes, as well as go up mountains like Montjuïc with relative ease.

Barcelona: Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

2. Barcelona: Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

Discover the sites of Roman settlement in Barcelona that date back 2,000. Let your imagination recreate the Roman Forum in the current Plaça de Sant Jaume, that even today after 20 centuries remains the political power of Catalonia. On this 2-hour guided tour you’ll continue with a walk along one of the world's best preserved Roman walls, and hear about the Roman baths of Pati Llimona. Admire the architecture and monumental buildings of the Gothic Quarter and feel as if you’ve traveled back to medieval times. You’re sure to be impressed by the monumental Plaça del Rei with its Palace of the Viceroy and the beautiful Palau Reial. It was here that Catholic monarchs greeted the navigator Christopher Columbus on his return from the first voyage to the Americas. See the Barcelona Cathedral and Santa Maria del Mar, the ultimate examples of pure Catalan Gothic. Santa Maria del Mar was built in an incredibly short time for its size. This neighborhood is also filled with trendy bars, restaurants, and small boutiques, and provides the opportunity to experience the essence of Barcelona. Walking along the famous Ramblas, you’ll discover why Barcelona is so beloved by visitors. This is a buzzing pedestrianized area where you can enjoy the street performers, small cafes, and traditional Catalan cuisine. You’ll see the famous Boqueria market, as well, where you can experience the gastronomic traditions of the Catalan people in its colorful stalls.

Barcelona: 2-Hour Private City Highlights Kickstart Tour

3. Barcelona: 2-Hour Private City Highlights Kickstart Tour

Discover the essence of Barcelona on a 2-hour walking tour with a private guide. Wander through the most charming and fascinating quarters as you travel on a route that takes in the highlights of the city. Begin the tour with a walk through the Gothic Quarter and discover the narrow stone cobble streets which are steeped in history. Marvel at the elegant Plaza Real and the wonderful church of Santa Maria del Pi. Then, see the architectural contrast of Barcelona in the charming Born District, an area where you'll find distinctive examples of modern and ancient buildings. Visit the beautiful church of Santa Maria del Mar and learn about its interesting history of faith and devotion. Continue the tour to the medieval ruins of the Old Barcelona under the Born Market and get an insight into what life was like in Barcelona 300 years ago.  In the end, receive recommendations from your guide so you can make the most of your visit to this beautiful city.

Barcelona: Churros, Hot Chocolate, and Games Family Tour

4. Barcelona: Churros, Hot Chocolate, and Games Family Tour

Walk through the three medieval quarters of Barcelona, getting lost in its hidden streets away from the tourist crowds. Listen to the stories your local host has to tell you, as you and your children fall in love with the city together. Walk along the lively Ramblas, before admiring some of the masterpieces of Gaudi and the elegance of Plaza Real. Enjoy the colorful Boqueria Market and taste the famous Spanish ham (unless it's Sunday) while your children enjoy the fun games your guides have in store for them. Following that, walk through the Gothic Quarter, discovering its corners and its passages which are full of ancient stories. Stand to admire every detail of the magnificent Cathedral of Barcelona, and feel the sad beauty of the Sant Felip Neri Square and the passing of time as you look at the Roman Ruins. It will then be time for churros and hot chocolate, as your guides offer you the best churros in town. Following your refreshment break, you'll visit the charming Born Quarter where you will encounter the magical Santa Maria del Mar Church which was built entirely by worshipers. Afterwards, visit the buried medieval ruins inside the antique Born Market. Towards the latter end of your tour, take a walk in the beautiful Ciutadella Park. A green lung in the heart of the Old City with leafy paths, little lakes with boats and ducks, lawns to sit on and relax in the sun, and children’s play areas. Enjoy the city including its art, history, and fabulous gastronomy with your family in a cool way which is engaging for the little ones.

Barcelona: 1.5-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Electric Bike

5. Barcelona: 1.5-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Electric Bike

Meet your guide by the Arc de Triomf and hop on a comfortable, high-quality electric bike. Then, set off to enjoy an exciting 1.5-hour tour aboard a bicycle that lets you travel through the city with ease. Head for the medieval streets of the Gothic Quarter, and discover the cast-iron market of El Born on the way. Admire the neighboring Church of Santa María del Mar as a serene and harmonious testament to the city's Gothic architecture. Immerse yourself in the magnificence of the city cathedral, and feel history unfold on the cobblestone streets and squares. Go to Plaça Reial to see the Fountain of the 3 Graces and the lamps designed by Gaudi, the best known practitioner of Catalan Modernism. Head towards La Boquería market on the tree-lined promenade of Las Ramblas and experience its bohemian and cosmopolitan vibe.  Climb back in the saddle of your carefully-designed bike and capture fabulous photographs of landmarks such as La Pedrera and Casa Batlló in L'Eixample. Make your way to Gaudí’s grand masterpiece and arrive at the monumental façade and spires of La Sagrada Família, before returning to the starting point to finish your e-bike experience.  

Barcelona: City Tour & Flamenco Show with Wine & Tapas

6. Barcelona: City Tour & Flamenco Show with Wine & Tapas

Discover the authentic Spanish culture in this unique private tour including a city tour, a food and wine experience, and the Best Flamenco Show in Barcelona. All in one perfect night just you and your guide. Walk through the Gothic Quarter with your local guide. Explore its alleys, and visit the majestic Plaza Real and the Roman Walls. Learn about the stories of this unique ancient District. Stroll through the Born District, the most charming Quarter of Barcelona. A perfect combination where ancients buildings coexist with modern bars and shops in a magical atmosphere. Taste Tapas in a very traditional bar in the Borne Quarter, accompanied by a cup of red wine, vermouth or local beer, and a glass of local cava. Visit Santa Maria del Mar Church, a beautiful basilica built entirely by the Port’s pilgrims in the 14th century. Before saying goodbye, your guide will give hand you the skip-the-line tickets for the best Flamenco Show in Barcelona, in a Medieval Palace with one free drink included. Experience this unique tour of history, gastronomy, and culture. Your guide will give you tips and recommendations so that you'll get the most out of your visit to Barcelona.

Barcelona: Romantic City Exploration Game

7. Barcelona: Romantic City Exploration Game

Embark on a quest to discover Barcelona’s historic Gothic Quarter and scout for your soulmate on this exploration game with a romantic twist. Solve clues to unlock stories on your phone as you explore with an app as your guide. The storyline begins with you as Lazarius Caspian, a hopeless (and somewhat desperate) romantic with a passion for exploring cities and uncovering hidden truths. But up until now, luck hasn’t quite been on your side. Solve challenges to see the rest of the story unfold. Starting at the Arc de Triomf, simply follow the game route and instructions. Explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from any location where you paused it. As you solve challenges, directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Walk to Barcelona’s famous wonders: the Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Bishop’s Bridge, The Kiss of Freedom, the Cathedral of Barcelona, and more. Discover the Gothic Quarter through the historic center, which stretches from the Mediterranean seafront to Ronda de Sant Pere. Choose to play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups to compete against each other and race to the final stop of the game. Enjoy an experience that’s the perfect mix between a tour, outdoor escape game, and treasure hunt. The entire game will take around 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. You will finish at Plaça Reial.

Barcelona: Private Highlights and Gaudi's Art Bike Tour

8. Barcelona: Private Highlights and Gaudi's Art Bike Tour

After meeting your local guide, ride first through the Medieval Quarter through the majestic Plaza Real. Discover the adjacent narrow stone cobble streets which are steeped in history. Pass by the Columbus Monument as you make your way to Barceloneta, a colorful neighbourhood with a long fishing tradition. Enjoy some time on Barceloneta Beach, a perfect place to gaze at the Mediterranean Sea and take some beautiful pictures. Ride to the lively Ciutadella Park. Cycle among artists playing music, people playing sports, and families enjoying the sun. Visit Arc de Triomf, one of the most impressive monuments of Barcelona. See the iconic Sagrada Familia, the architectural masterpiece of Gaudi. Learn about this magnificent cathedral and its creator from your expert guide. Ride down Paseo de Gracia, the main exponent of Catalan Modernism. Admire Casa Batllo and Casa Mila, two of the most beautiful buildings of Gaudi, among other gems of Catalan architects of that period. Ride along the lively Las Ramblas, the center of the Old Quarter. Finish up the and get plenty of recommendations from your guide so you can make the most of your visit to this beautiful city.

Barcelona: Guided Food Tour & Wine Tasting

9. Barcelona: Guided Food Tour & Wine Tasting

Join a guided walking tour that showcases Barcelona's culinary culture. Explore some of the most interesting parts of the city center and old town, and learn about traditional Catalan-Spanish cuisine. End your tour with a professional wine tasting. Savor the flavors of cava and wine and enjoy a sensory experience as you learn about the secrets behind the most important wines in Southern Europe and the regions in which they are grown, Priorat and Penedes.

Barcelona: Sweet Tasting & Culture Group Walking Tour

10. Barcelona: Sweet Tasting & Culture Group Walking Tour

Be guided through the historic streets of Barcelona, stopping to taste typical Spanish-Catalan sweets on a sensory experience that you will never forget. Uncover the sweet secrets of Barcelona on this walking tour and learn insider knowledge about the city from your local guide. Explore the El born district with its narrow medieval streets filled with designer boutiques, cafes, and cocktail bars. Discover the history that the spectacular city of Barcelona shares with chocolate churros, turrones (a southern European nougat), polvorone (crumbly Spanish shortbread), horchata (sweet rice milk drink), and countless other sweet treats. Sample chocolate, cake, and sweets from some of the best artisan sweet shops in the city.

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What people are saying about Placa Reial

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 113 reviews

This is the best start of you trip in Barcelona! The tour guide Oriol was amazing, he was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his city, which made this experience so authentic and enjoyable. The e-bikes were a good choice as it made the ride much easier.

Loved this bike tour, very informative guide with a lovely manner, my children really listened to what he had to say at each stop. A healthy way to see the city and decide what to visit. A must at the start of your holiday. Well done Raphael, you made our day

This was an engaging and informative way to learn about this exciting area of the city!

Very informative, Great guide. Gave us a lot of value on this tour. Ivan thank you

Excellent! Enjoyed every minute... Highly recommend this tour.