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Priority Access: Best of Barcelona Tour Including Sagrada Familia

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Tour snapshot
Get oriented in Barcelona on a guided tour of the city's highlights
Duration:
6h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
16
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    6h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    16
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Get acquainted with Barcelona’s highlights on this sightseeing tour, which includes skip-the-line access to La Sagrada Familia. Choose from a half- or full-day tour to suit your schedule, and travel in a small group that ensures personalized attention. Hit all of the city’s landmarks, and listen to commentary that expands your understanding of Barcelona. Plus, avoid long lines often at La Sagrada Familia with a skip-the-line ticket.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Guide commentary provides in-depth insights and little-known facts
  • Travel with ease between far-flung and difficult to reach locations 
  • Save hours of time with skip-the-line entry to La Sagrada Familia
  • Small-group tour ensures plenty of time to ask questions 
  • Half- or full-day options to fit any schedule
What to expect
Meet your guide and small group at a central pickup point, where you board a tour vehicle and watch the urban scenery speed by on the ride to Montjuïc Hill. As you take in sweeping views of the city, get oriented to its geography and hear about the history of the 1992 Olympics from your guide. Stop at the Catalunya National Art Musuem on the way down Passeig de Gracia, admiring Plaça Espanya, LaPedrera, and Gaudi’s Casa Batlló. With the small-group tour’s intimate atmosphere, you have plenty of time to ask questions and hear the history of these Barcelona landmarks. Arrive at La Sagrada Familia, and follow your guide past the waiting crowds and use your priority access tickets for hassle-free entry. After an orientation, spend some free time exploring on your own, then come back together with your group to ask questions before heading on to the Gothic Quarter and the Jewish Quarter for a stroll among buildings that represent the city’s medieval heritage and Jewish history. End up in the Born district, where you part with your group. Feel free to sit down for lunch at one of the many restaurants; your guide is happy to provide a recommendation. Upgrade your tour to continue with entrance to La Pedrera and Park Güell, which spans a full day of exploring and learning from your guide.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Guide commentary provides in-depth insights and little-known facts
  • Travel with ease between far-flung and difficult to reach locations 
  • Save hours of time with skip-the-line entry to La Sagrada Familia
  • Small-group tour ensures plenty of time to ask questions 
  • Half- or full-day options to fit any schedule
What to expect
Meet your guide and small group at a central pickup point, where you board a tour vehicle and watch the urban scenery speed by on the ride to Montjuïc Hill. As you take in sweeping views of the city, get oriented to its geography and hear about the history of the 1992 Olympics from your guide. Stop at the Catalunya National Art Musuem on the way down Passeig de Gracia, admiring Plaça Espanya, LaPedrera, and Gaudi’s Casa Batlló. With the small-group tour’s intimate atmosphere, you have plenty of time to ask questions and hear the history of these Barcelona landmarks. Arrive at La Sagrada Familia, and follow your guide past the waiting crowds and use your priority access tickets for hassle-free entry. After an orientation, spend some free time exploring on your own, then come back together with your group to ask questions before heading on to the Gothic Quarter and the Jewish Quarter for a stroll among buildings that represent the city’s medieval heritage and Jewish history. End up in the Born district, where you part with your group. Feel free to sit down for lunch at one of the many restaurants; your guide is happy to provide a recommendation. Upgrade your tour to continue with entrance to La Pedrera and Park Güell, which spans a full day of exploring and learning from your guide.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 3142BARCELONA1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Fully guided tour of Barcelona
  • Pre Reservation for Skip the Line Priority Access to Sagrada Familia.
  • ON FULL DAY TOUR Pre Reservation only for Skip the Line Priority Access to La Pedrera.
  • ON FULL DAY TOUR Pre Reservation only for Skip the Line Priority Access to Park Güell.
  • Walking Tour of historical Gothic Quarter.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Actual payment for pre reserved ticket to Sagrada Familia. Can be paid on day of tour (26€).
  • ON FULL DAY: Actual payment for pre reserved ticket to La Pedrera. Can be paid on day of tour (25€).
  • ON FULL DAY: Actual payment for pre reserved ticket to Park Güell. Can be paid on day of tour (10€).
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Explore Catalunya, C/ Palau de la Música, 1, 08003 Barcelona, Spain Explore Catalunya Office. We are located in a little alley between the Palau de la Música building and Via Laietana, opposite the Palau de la Música's cafeteria.
  • Casa Milà, Pg. de Gràcia, 92, 08008 Barcelona, Spain The Barcelona Full-day Tour ends at Casa Milà (La Pedrera)
  • Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, Plaça de Santa Maria, 1, 08003 Barcelona, Spain The Barcelona Half-day Tour can end in front of the Santa Maria del Mar or at Sagrada Familia church, it depends on the itinerary order on the day, and you will be informed on the day of the tour. Besides the itinerary, the stops and contents are the same.
  • Sagrada Família, Barcelona, Spain The Barcelona Half-day Tour can end in front of the Santa Maria del Mar or at Sagrada Familia church, it depends on the itinerary order on the day, and you will be informed on the day of the tour. Besides the itinerary, the stops and contents are the same.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please remember that although we have made a pre reservation for you at the Sagrada Familia, and Park Güell and La Pedrera for those booking the Full Day Tour, the actual ticket must be paid for in the office before the start of the tour. We thank you in advance.
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • This tour operates only in English.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Inclusions
  • Fully guided tour of Barcelona
  • Pre Reservation for Skip the Line Priority Access to Sagrada Familia.
  • ON FULL DAY TOUR Pre Reservation only for Skip the Line Priority Access to La Pedrera.
  • ON FULL DAY TOUR Pre Reservation only for Skip the Line Priority Access to Park Güell.
  • Walking Tour of historical Gothic Quarter.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Actual payment for pre reserved ticket to Sagrada Familia. Can be paid on day of tour (26€).
  • ON FULL DAY: Actual payment for pre reserved ticket to La Pedrera. Can be paid on day of tour (25€).
  • ON FULL DAY: Actual payment for pre reserved ticket to Park Güell. Can be paid on day of tour (10€).
Departure details
  • Explore Catalunya, C/ Palau de la Música, 1, 08003 Barcelona, Spain Explore Catalunya Office. We are located in a little alley between the Palau de la Música building and Via Laietana, opposite the Palau de la Música's cafeteria.
  • Casa Milà, Pg. de Gràcia, 92, 08008 Barcelona, Spain The Barcelona Full-day Tour ends at Casa Milà (La Pedrera)
  • Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, Plaça de Santa Maria, 1, 08003 Barcelona, Spain The Barcelona Half-day Tour can end in front of the Santa Maria del Mar or at Sagrada Familia church, it depends on the itinerary order on the day, and you will be informed on the day of the tour. Besides the itinerary, the stops and contents are the same.
  • Sagrada Família, Barcelona, Spain The Barcelona Half-day Tour can end in front of the Santa Maria del Mar or at Sagrada Familia church, it depends on the itinerary order on the day, and you will be informed on the day of the tour. Besides the itinerary, the stops and contents are the same.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Casa Milà, Pg. de Gràcia, 92, 08008 Barcelona, Spain The Barcelona Full-day Tour ends at Casa Milà (La Pedrera)
  • Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, Plaça de Santa Maria, 1, 08003 Barcelona, Spain The Barcelona Half-day Tour can end in front of the Santa Maria del Mar or at Sagrada Familia church, it depends on the itinerary order on the day, and you will be informed on the day of the tour. Besides the itinerary, the stops and contents are the same.
  • Sagrada Família, Barcelona, Spain The Barcelona Half-day Tour can end in front of the Santa Maria del Mar or at Sagrada Familia church, it depends on the itinerary order on the day, and you will be informed on the day of the tour. Besides the itinerary, the stops and contents are the same.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please remember that although we have made a pre reservation for you at the Sagrada Familia, and Park Güell and La Pedrera for those booking the Full Day Tour, the actual ticket must be paid for in the office before the start of the tour. We thank you in advance.
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • This tour operates only in English.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 7 Jul. 2020
A note from Priority Access: Best of Barcelona Tour Including Sagrada Familia
At Explore Catalunya we take the Coronavirus outbreak very seriously. In addition to our safety procedures, we have adapted our tours to avoid periods where there might be large crowds, and we have carefully ensured that any places we visit follow the same high hygiene standards as us.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
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ngpl
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia38 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Family
Truly one of the best day tours we had. If you are short of time this tour covers the few places you must see in Barcelona - gothic quarters, sagrada familia, park guell and cast mila. The history, the insights given by Rod our guide was incredible. He had little replicas of coins and artefacts in his backpack to show us at certain stops to allow us to feel the history of the place. Truly wonderful experience. Thanks Rod!
Written 9 February 2020
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ExploreCatalunya
Hello, Thank you for sending us the review. Rod goes out of his way to make this day special. He'll be very happy that yin appreciated it so much. Thanks, Robert
Written 9 February 2020
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sandydig
Los Angeles, CA6 contributions
Jul. 2021 • Family
We did the half day tour with Enrique. It was a great balance of walking and riding for the 2 kids. He rearranged the day so that we were outside walking in the morning before it was too hot. The views of the city were fabulous too! Highly recommend the tour.
Written 1 August 2021
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Rachel F
Wednesbury, UK4 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Solo
Absolute highlight of the holiday, I did the half day tour but now wished I'd done the full day
The guide Sergio was so friendly and welcoming and you could tell he was passionate about his city. The car ride was extremely comfortable and very welcome after a week of walking.
There was a suitable amount of free time as well as the guided sections meaning it felt relaxed yet had the reassurance of knowing the guide was near by.
At the sangrada famillia the guide explained the exterior in depth and then allowed us to enter by ourselves so we could experience the breath taking beauty uninterrupted.
The knowledge and passion of Sergio made this the highlight of my holiday.
Would completely reccomend, you wont be dissapointed!
Written 17 January 2020
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ExploreCatalunya
Dear, We are so happy you had such a nice time in Barcelona, this city is beautiful and our tour guides are passionated by it. I will let Sergio know about your positive review. Sincerely, Núria
Written 21 January 2020
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David G
Lewes, DE11 contributions
Nov. 2021
We did this tour with Sergio on November 8, 2021. The tour was well organized and incredibly informative. Sergio’s enthusiasm and love for his city made it even better. We did the entire day which I would highly recommend. It was absolutely money well spent. We came away with a greater appreciation of this incredible city, its history, and culture.
Written 18 November 2021
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ExploreCatalunya
Hi, I will pass the on to Sergio. A big thank you from the team, for letting us know how you felt. Thank you, Robert
Written 18 November 2021
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helencc2017
London, UK10 contributions
May 2022
A great introduction to Barcelona. Rod was a superb guide, bringing the history to life with humour and passion. If it’s your first visit to Barcelona or you’d like to understand more about the city as you walk this is a really good tour. We did the half- day tour, it gave us more time at the Sagrada, the building is so beautiful we went back for a second visit.
Written 14 May 2022
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Patricia H
1 contribution
May 2022
This tour was a great way to see the highlights of Barcelona. I was especially excited to see the works of Gaudi: Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, and La Pedrada-Casa Mila. The Gothic Quarter with its old, older, and oldest buildings was of great interest to me also. Our amazing guide Gloria is what really made the tour exceptional. Her knowledge, love, and passion for Barcelona and its rich history was evident throughout.
Written 21 May 2022
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ExploreCatalunya
Hello, Thank you so much. I will pass this on to Gloria. Regards, Robert
Written 22 May 2022
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Po Shan Leung
7 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Solo
This is my first visit in Spain and Gaudi's work was the main reason for my visit to Barcelona. This small group guided tour was really well organised. Our tour guide Sergio was really friendly and cheerful. He gave us sufficient information but did not overload us. Highly recommend for anyone traveling to Barcelona.
Written 23 January 2020
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ExploreCatalunya
Hi, A big thank you from there team here and especially from Sergio. Robert
Written 24 January 2020
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graham c
Maidstone, UK26 contributions
Feb. 2020
We had a Gaudi day during our break and The Sagrada Familia was the star of the day. We booked the Tower tour as well, which i would thoroughly recommend.
The was was superb and very knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely worth getting priority access to beat the crowds. There is an Airport " style" security gate to get in but that is a minor detail. Once in the Architecture is stunning, don't forget your camera. I had a smile on my face from start to finish, the Sagrada Familia has been on my " bucket list " for a long time and i would thoroughly recommend the tour.
Written 27 February 2020
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ExploreCatalunya
Hello, First of all, thanks for reviewing us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed La Sagrada Familia and the tour. Kind regards, Ester
Written 10 March 2020
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Jeffery R
3 contributions
Jun. 2021
This tour was with Explore Catalunya and Rodrigo was our tour guide. We were surprised to find that it was just the 3 of us and one other person. Rod drove us in a new new mini-van to Mount Montjuic. On the way there and inside the van he explained the history of Barcelona and places to see. We then went to Park Guell, the Cathedral and gothic quarter and had free time for lunch. After that, Sagrada Familia and La Pedrera. Rod was very personable and a great tour guide. Highly recommended.
Written 28 June 2021
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Cayla F
5 contributions
Just excellent! Rod was an amazing guide, very friendly, personable, and knowledgeable. Some some of the best sights in Barcelona and had adiquit time at each one. If you are short on time or don't know where to start, I definalty recommend this tour. We did the full day tour and has plenty of breaks in between sights and a lunch break to recuperate.
Written 11 May 2022
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