Whether it’s the impressive architecture, delectable tapas or that cool, Mediterranean atmosphere - Barcelona is without a doubt an unmissable city, get ready for Jaw-dropping beauty at every turn on guided tours of Barcelona. The influence of artists such as Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali have given Barcelona its reputation as a remarkably artistic city. There are very few cities in Europe where you can enjoy the culture and vibrancy of a city break with the fun and relaxation of a beach holiday, and here Barcelona offers the best of both worlds! There's no better way to get to know a city than to head out on a guided bike tour for a few hours. Barcelona is made up of narrow lanes, so cycling is the easiest mode of transport and the most fun!
Barcelona's Las Ramblas is one of the longest and most famous main streets in Europe. This boulevard is bordered by trees, chic shops and trendy coffee-shops. Among the restaurants, there are colourful flower stalls, kiosks with souvenirs and delicious Catalan ice cream. You'll also find La Boquería, the most famous traditional market in the city, where you can taste 100% authentic local food. Don’t miss it when you take our Barcelona guided sightseeing tour!
As the saying usually goes - you get what you pay for! You certainly do in Barcelona with its vibrant food scene, the surplus of unique historic architecture, and some of the best nightlife in Europe it's easy to see why Barcelona might not be necessarily cheap but not too terribly expensive, compared to other top city destinations in Europe. There are food options in Barcelona for just about any budget but, as always, you should avoid the tourist areas that are filled with overpriced and low-quality restaurants. Also, remember mealtimes are different in Spain and that lunch and dinner are eaten late in comparison to northern Europe. If you like a wine with dinner or a cold beer on a hot day, you'll find that local brands in Barcelona are relatively cheap, even in bars, compared to some other places in Europe. Do your research online before you head out to ensure you get a quality meal at the best price. Public transport in Barcelona is inexpensive and if you book your accommodation in advance, you'll find centrally located hotels for great prices. Entrance fees to museums are a little expensive but well worth the money! Booking a Barcelona guided tour with transport and museum tickets saves on costs and takes the stress out of your experience.
Barcelona experiences comfortable weather all year round. The lines to enter the city’s most popular sights and attractions, like the Basilica de la Sagrada Família, are at their longest in the summer and on Christian holidays like Christmas and Easter. Early March, May and mid-September to October are the best times of the year for sightseeing in Barcelona with fewer crowds, shorter lines, and pleasant weather. Sunny and clear skies mean that you can stay outdoors and experience in fun activities like cycling tours, beach sports and rock climbing adventure tours. Barcelona summers tend to be hot and humid, making it a perfect time for the beach, especially in September. December is on the chillier side but the festive spirit in the air and generally low prices make it an ideal time to visit. Magical Christmas markets open throughout the city with the most famous being the Fira de Santa Llucia.
There's something for every tourist and every taste in Barcelona. With every district offering something unique you can enjoy a sophisticated evening in a traditional Spanish Cantina or party hard in the best clubs, you’ll find more than enough going on after the sun goes down and if you can keep up with the locals - be prepared to see the sun come back up again! Take our Barcelona VIP night tour to see sophisticated cocktail bars and discover hidden delights in Barcelona's gothic alleyways with your local guide. If partying is not your thing, why not take our Barcelona chill-out sunset cruise and sunset jazz cruise for a grown-up and relaxed atmosphere to discover Barcelona at night. Spend your evening well and immerse yourself in the sensuous rhythms of Spanish flamenco with our flamenco show with private transportation and dinner for you and your family. Food tours are best at night and our 5-star tapas and wine tour is always a popular choice among travellers visiting Barcelona.
Our private Girona tour takes you and your party to the ancient town of Girona, a beautiful place to visit to escape the city. You’ll find old compelling houses lining the quaint cobbled streets. There’s also a stunning cathedral, Benedectine monastery and a Jewish museum that details the history of the Jewish community that resided there until the late 1400s. Something different? We also have a private tour for up to 6 people in luxury transport to the beautiful Mediterranean town of Sitges, a seaside town with more than a dozen beaches. However, there’s more to the town than just beaches! There are beautiful avenues, quaint and walkable streets and selection of thought-provoking museums to keep you busy on a day trip. You could even combine the two locations to make a fun-packed full-day private tour from Barcelona, just get in touch!
We have an abundance of tours on offer that are especially for cruise ship passengers or we can customise any of our tours to fit with your itinerary and time table. Barcelona shore excursions are among our most popular tours as the city centre is just a 10 minutes drive from the cruise port. Our private Barcelona shore excursions offer 100% flexibility and can be customised to your and parties needs. You pick the time, the place and the itinerary! You'll be accompanied by your local guide and fully private luxury transport. At the end of the day, you'll be dropped back off with plenty of time before you board your cruise ship and say goodbye to Barcelona.
Barcelona can seem a daunting place to visit with little ones but most people don't know that Barcelona has plenty of magical sights and fun-packed activities perfect for families. On our Barcelona Just for kids private tour, the whole family will enjoy an interactive tour of the city with great stops along the way. Visit the Sagrada Familia, Passeig de Gracia and Gaudi’s Casa Batlló with your local guide and private transport. Like any of our private tours, you could customise your day to include a stop at the Font Màgica de Montjuïc which is a spectacular fountain show at night and should definitely be on your list of things to do when visiting the city with or without the kids! The 20-minute show features 4700 lights and 52-meter water jets dancing and moving to the music and is truly a magical sight. If you're going to take a break from the city and head to the beach, we have water sports and water-based activities that the kids will love.