Panoramic Barcelona Tour
An Introductory Tour to the Highlights of Barcelona
DURATION: UP TO 4-HOURS
A driving tour through the main highlights of the city such as the Eixample district, the modernist Gaudí buildings, the old part, the Ramblas, the Port Vell and Olympic harbour, the Montjuic mountain and Plaza de España.
With an English-speaking driver, you will pass the old city centre of Barcelona, which was surrounded by walls during Roman times and now makes up the Gothic Quarter. Narrow streets with quiet squares and attractive corners are home to an abundant collection of Gothic style buildings.
Surrounding Barcelona's impressive gothic Cathedral, are medieval buildings like the Casa dels Canonges and Casa d´Ardiaca. The Plaça del Rei brings together another labyrinth of marvellous buildings, such as the Palau Reial Mayor, former home of kings of Aragon, and the Chapel of Santa Ágata. The Plaça Sant Jaume holds the Palau de la Generalitat (headquarters of the Catalan government) and the City Hall.
Drive along the urban development of central Barcelona which has been defined, since the end of the 19th century, by the Eixample district. An extensive grid, with large avenues and chambered corners, joins the irregular layouts of old districts and outlying towns to the surrounding hills. The emerging Catalonian bourgeoisie chose this place to build mansions and palaces, following the most daring principles of Modernism. Works by Gaudí, such Casa Milà "La Pedrera," Casa Batlló and the temple of the Sagrada Familia (the Holy Family) are just a few of the many modernist gems treasured by the city.
One of the main arteries of the historic quarter, La Rambla, leads to the Mediterranean Sea, and it is one of the best places to catch the rhythm of the city. You will be led through its different sections, from the Romanesque church of Santa Anna, to the bird and flower stalls, passing gorgeous examples of Baroque and Renaissance architecture on the way.
Some of these modern facilities are the inheritance from the 1992 Olympics. Their mark can also be seen on the hill at Montjuïc, beside the monumental work from the 1929 World Exhibition. The Plaça d'Espanya, the Magic Fountain, the Palau Nacional and the Olympic Ring are a few of its most important works. The Olympic Stadium, the Calatrava Tower and the Sant Jordi Sports Centre.
This 4-hour tour includes:
- Gothic Quarter
- Eixample District
- La Rambla
- Gaudi Architecture
- Port Olimpic
- Montjuic Mountain
Pick-Up/Drop-Off: Your driver will pick you up from your Barcelona city-centre hotel. At the conclusion of the tour, your driver will drop you off back at the hotel.
Includes: A private expert English-speaking driver for up to 4-hours.
Excludes: Driver Gratuity, Extra Hours, Extra Kilometres.
- The driver, while knowledgeable, is not a licensed guide, and may not leave the vehicle to guide on foot.