Skip the Line: Best of Barcelona Tour including Sagrada Familia

Explore the beauty of Barcelona on this Best of Barcelona Tour, which offers a comprehensive view of this exquisite Catalan city, including a visit to La Sagrada Familia. Perfect for first-time visitors, the tour will show you the city’s most iconic sights and allow you to discover some of Barcelona’s best-kept secrets. You'll enjoy skip-the-line access at La Sagrada Familia, so you can avoid the long queues at this popular attraction. You’ll also visit the hill of Montjuïc and the Gothic Quarter. On this small-group tour, you'll receive personalized attention from your guide.

What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Best of Barcelona Tour including Sagrada Familia
Skip the Line: Best of Barcelona Tour including Sagrada Familia

Start with a drive to Barcelona's famous hill of Montjuïc, the site of the 1992 Olympic Games, which offers excellent views over the city. After a brief stop at the Catalunya National Art Museum, continue down to Plaça Espanya and on past the modernist buildings of the Eixample area.

On your way to the Sagrada Famlia, you’ll go through Passeig de Gracia, home to designer stores and two of Barcelona’s most renowned Antonio Gaudí buildings – La Pedrera and Casa Batlló.

Skip the line at La Sagrada Familia and avoid the very long queues. Your guide will give you a comprehensive tour of the exterior before taking you straight past the long lines and into the magnificent interior of this famous structure, where you will have some free time to explore on your own.

You’ll then head to the oldest part of Barcelona, the Gothic Quarter, where you’ll leave the bus and enjoy a stroll through the narrow streets of medieval Barcelona. From there, travel back to the early Middle Ages, visiting the Jewish Quarter, the Royal Palace, the original 2,000-year-old Roman temple and part of the Cathedral.

Continue to the Born district, where you’ll have free time for a quick lunch before heading to the magnificent Santa Maria del Mar church, one of the most beautiful in Barcelona, where your tour ends at approximately 1pm.

Do you want to visit Park Güell and La Pedrera?
Upgrade to the full-day tour of Barcelona, and you'll continue to Park Güell. Enjoy a guided tour of the famous city garden, where you’ll be introduced to some of Gaudí’s most bizarre creations. Finally, you’ll visit one of Gaudí’s most famous buildings, La Pedrera (1-hour). You will skip the line again, and have an hour to visit interior of the building. Your tour will then end at approximately 4.30pm.

Days of Service

Daily

Meeting Time

8:30am

Details

Inclusions

  • Fully guided tour of Barcelona
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Skip the line entrance ticket to Sagrada Familia
  • Walking tour of the Gothic quarter
  • Complimentary transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Small-group tour

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Voucher Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Schedule and Pricing

Departure Point

Catalonia and Barcelona

Duration:

Varies

Return Details

Policy:

Refunds, when possible, must be requested at least 4 business days prior to the travel date. Refunds are subject to a 7% administration fee. The Rail Protection Plan™ does not apply.

Note: Tours may be delayed or run late. Please plan accordingly.

8:30 AMTour
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Half-day includes skip-the-line access and guided visit to Sagrada Familia (45-mins to 1-hour). Tour concludes at Santa Maria del Mar Church (1pm). From
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8:30 AMTour
Code:BCNFD
Full-day includes skip-the-line access and guided visit to Sagrada Familia (45-mins to 1-hour). In the afternoon visit enjoy guided visits of Park Güell and La Pedrera (1-hour). Tour concludes at 4pm. From
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Customer Reviews

Danielle B

July 2015

We enjoy this tour that take you for a bus ride in Barcelona, than enough time at Sagrada Familia with great information. Very good

rkpta62

July 2015

Awesome tour and not having to wait in extremely long lines makes it well worth purchasing if you are traveling to Barcelona. A few years ago, I went to the Sagrada on my own and the line to purchase tickets was literally a mile long...

ToddQ

July 2015

What an awesome experience! Gemma, our tour guide was excellent. This tour should be at the top of your list!

supate

July 2015

The six of us, including three grandchildren, ages 25, 22 and 14, had the best experience ever on this tour because of the knowledgeable, easy going local guide who showed us points of interest that I had never seen before and I have been to Barcelona several times.

John H

July 2015

Good Guide and Loved the tour of Sagrada Familia

Jennifer A

July 2015

This was an awesome inclusive tour of all the highlights of interest for the city. I wish I could have understood my English speaking tour guide better, however. Also, I would have liked to have gotten out of the bus to walk the Olympic village.

schwagd

July 2015

Awesome tour with excellent guide. Best we saw on rntire trip.

Susan E

July 2015

As advertised with extremely knowledgeable and impressive guide.

Dario M

July 2015

We enjoyed this tour very much. Our guide was very knowledgeable. The tour covered the highlights of the city and then we were able to explore further on our own during our stay. We did the full day option which was a bit exhausting as Barcelona was very hot! The tour moves fast so wear comfortable shoes.

Ernest H

July 2015

This tour was great. We did the 1/2 day and it really gave us a good look at the city.

Yovivianne

July 2015

I love the passion and love with which our guides explained everything for us about their beautiful city ...loved every moment of it

jimt

July 2015

The tour was well organized between transportation, walking tour and museums visited. The guide was full of valuable information.

susan r

July 2015

Very good tour guide. We really enjoyed the day. Well worth taking this tour.

stephen w

July 2015

Very well done tour. We were able to see all of the sites of Barcelona and then skipped the line to get into the Sagrada Familia. The tour was just enough time and was very inspiring.

Robyn L

July 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. It is a full day but a great way to see all of the main sights of such a wonderful city if you only have a short stay. Our guide Gemma was absolutely delightful and incredibly knowledgeable, she made the tour very enjoyable indeed.
It is a great way to get your bearings in the city and an overview of the beautiful old areas compared to the new. It was a very hot day and she was very considerate of this and made sure that everyone was in the shade where possible. Would definitely recommend this tour.

Edward B

July 2015

Great but exhausting tour. Bring water and comfortable shoes! Just as advertised so you get all that you expected and a lot more.

Kenneth G

July 2015

Very professional and informative Guide. We learned so much history plus got a lot of local flavor. Excellent.

oreenez

July 2015

Tour was excellent tour driver very informative

Gualberto C

July 2015

The tour made me really educated and I have a great appreciation for the architect Goudi

Chip

June 2015

I felt like I saw all,the most omportant parts of Barcelona. Toni was a great tour guilde as well. Very well informed on the history of all our travels. Great job!

Jennifer F

June 2015

Well worth the cost. Super time at this place.

Renato T

July 2015

Tour was fantastic . Our guide Toni was very knowledgeable and made it a great day!

Lorraine D

June 2015

Wonderful tour of the best spots to see in Barcelona. Walking portion was a bit long considering how many sights were packed into the day. Would definitely recommend this tour.

Debra C

June 2015

Really enjoyed this tour! The guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about the city!
She took us to great little corners of the city.