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Barcelona in a Day Tour with Sagrada Familia Skip-the-Line Tickets

Embark on an immersive exploration of Barcelona
From US$326 privately
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Tour Details
Duration
6 hours
Product Type
Tour
Venues
  • Sagrada Familia
  • Barcelona Cathedral
  • La Boqueria
  • Gothic Quarter
Photos & Highlights
  • Gain deep insights into Barcelona's captivating history and vibrant culture, whether you're visiting for the first time or call the city home.
  • Hosted by a seasoned local guide or scholar who will illuminate the city's hidden treasures and enrich your experience with their expert knowledge.
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Tour Description
On this six-hour tour, you'll embark on an unforgettable journey through Barcelona's most iconic sites, guided by a local expert. From the historic Gothic Quarter to the bustling Las Ramblas, and the awe-inspiring Sagrada Familia, you'll immerse yourself in the city's rich history and vibrant culture.

Your adventure begins as you meet in the charming Plaza Nova for coffee and introductions. You'll delve into ancient Roman history and wander through the enchanting Gothic Quarter. Then explore the main Cathedral and step into El Call, the historic Jewish neighborhood, to uncover medieval tales.

Next, visit El Born, and taste local treats at La Boqueria market. During lunch, you'll have the chance to recharge while diving into Spanish gastronomy and Catalan identity.

The highlight of your day awaits at the Sagrada Familia – Gaudí's masterpiece.  Here you'll learn about its symbolism, connection to Modernisme, and the architect's intriguing life.

By the end of this captivating tour, you'll gain a deeper understanding of Barcelona's history, culture, and architectural wonders, leaving you with lasting memories and insightful experiences.

  • You're eager to immerse yourself in Barcelona's rich history and culture, guided by a knowledgeable local expert, and explore iconic sites like the Gothic Quarter, Las Ramblas, and the Sagrada Familia.
  • You want to experience the city's vibrant heritage and architecture while enjoying a six-hour journey that includes visits to historic landmarks, local markets, and discussions about Barcelona's fascinating past and present.
  • If you're traveling with young children under the age of 12, consider our family-oriented walking tours as a more suitable option to accommodate their needs and interests.
  • Plaza Nova: Experience the vibrant atmosphere of this historic square, known for its lively street performers and picturesque surroundings.
  • Gothic Quarter: Step back in time as you wander through the narrow medieval streets, where history comes alive in the form of stunning architecture.
  • Barcelona Cathedral: Marvel at the intricate Gothic architecture of the city's Cathedral, a masterpiece of religious artistry and a serene oasis in the bustling city center.
  • El Call: Explore labyrinthine alleys that whisper stories of centuries past, offering a glimpse into Barcelona's rich Jewish heritage.
  • El Born: Immerse yourself in this trendy district, where historic sites meet contemporary culture, with its art galleries, boutiques, and bustling nightlife.
  • La Boqueria: Satisfy your senses at Barcelona's famous food market, where vibrant stalls offer a colorful array of fresh produce, local delicacies, and culinary delights.
  • Las Ramblas: Stroll down the iconic tree-lined avenue where street performers, shops, and cafes create a lively and ever-changing atmosphere.
  • Sagrada Familia: Stand in awe before Antoni Gaudí's masterpiece, a basilica that fuses nature-inspired architecture with religious symbolism, making it a symbol of Barcelona's artistic and spiritual essence.
General Information
  • There will be a break in the tour to stop and use bathroom facilities as well as opportunities to stop and rest along the way if needed. 
  • Please communicate any mobility needs or concerns with our team at the time of booking. Additionally, please communicate with your Context Expert throughout your experience. 
Tickets
  • Includes Skip-the-line tickets to La Sagrada Familia
    • Note: Our skip-the-line tickets will get us to a special lane where our group will have to stand in line due to security and crowd control measures.
Transportation
  • Includes the cost of Taxi from Lunch to Sagrada Familia
Resources
  • For more information on planning your tour, take a read through our Sagrada Familia blog post. 
  • If you are looking to learn more about Barcelona prior to a visit, check out our online lectures.
For more information about Context Tours, please visit our FAQs.

Where do we meet? Where does the tour end? 
We meet opposite the main cathedral in front of the Hotel Colon and end the tour at Sagrada Familia. Your confirmation email will have the exact meeting point details along with a map.

Is this tour walking-intensive and/or wheelchair accessible?
The route may include narrow sidewalks and cobblestoned streets; please contact us to discuss your mobility concerns in more detail so that we can best advise.

What are skip-the-line tickets?
For this tour, your tickets are pre-purchased which allows you to directly enter the security line at the cathedral without waiting to purchase tickets. You will still have to wait in a security line or in a line to have your pre-purchased ticket scanned.   

Will this tour enter the Barcelona Cathedral? 
Please note this tour does not include entrance tickets to the Barcelona Cathedral. Due to the itinerary and timeline of the tour you will visit most of the sites from their exteriors with the exception of Sagrada Familia where you will experience it from both the interior and exterior.

Do we buy children's tickets to the Sagrada Familia?
Tickets are free of charge for children under 11. We only buy adult tickets. 
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Marco was a wonderful guide, Very knowledgable. Well paced tour.
very informative and friendly
This was an amazing day and Olga was a spectacular tour guide. The sites we visited were fascinating. Olga’s extensive knowledge and enthusiasm made this an extremely rich experience. She made Gaudi come alive for us resulting in a deep appreciation for his vision, creativity and brilliance. We fell in love with Barcelona on this tour! Thank you Olga for a memorable, informative day!