If you’re thinking of visiting the Catalonian capital, what better way to take it all in than with a Barcelona city tour? Whether you’re travelling on foot, by bus or even by bike, we’ve handpicked our favourites for you…
First on our list is a hop-on-hop-off bus tour with the Barcelona Bus Turistic. A particularly popular option, this bus lets you travel round all of Barcelona’s key sights without moving a muscle. Whether you’d prefer to sit on the top or bottom deck, it’s not only a comfy way to get around town, but you also get a free pair of headphones to help guide you around the landmarks. The audioguide provides commentary in 16 major languages, with pre-recorded messages being played for every stop along the way. Of course, as this is a hop-on hop-off tour, you can get off at every stop en route too, and with three routes covering the city, you’re spoilt for choice.
If you’re a bit of a history buff, or if you’d simply like to immerse yourself in the depth of culture that Barcelona has to offer, this is the tour for you. Journey through over 2,000 years of history, from the Roman Forums located in Plaza de Sant Jaume, to the breathtaking medieval architecture located throughout the Gothic Quarter. One of the most diverse and interesting areas in Barcelona, the Gothic Quarter was also once the site of a Roman village. The tour finishes at the vibrant Las Ramblas and iconic Boqueria Market, where you’ll get to sample some delicious Iberian cured ham and cava. After all, it’d be rude not to treat yourself after working up an appetite from the walking tour!
If you love a good cruise with family or friends, then what better way to travel around Barcelona than by boat? This tour travels a total of 9 miles around Barcelona’s port, setting sail from the Colom, passing incredible sights such as the iconic World Trade Centre, as well as the famous Castell de Montjuïc that can be seen dominating the skyline for miles. This tour lasts around 40 minutes, although a longer cruise is also available.
Another must-do tour, this one’s for art and architecture buffs – the perfect way to immerse yourself in the deep and warming culture of the city. As you’re probably aware, Gaudí is better known as the master behind the Sagrada Familia cathedral, Casa Batlló, Casa Milá (aka La Pedrera) and plenty other buildings across the city. This particular tour will take you round all of the highlights, and it’s sure to blow your expectations out of the water.
The Best of Barcelona Bike Tour is an ideal way to travel the city and it’s great fun for all the family. Ride around Barcelona via a network of safe bike lanes, stopping off at interesting locations along the way. From hidden squares in the Old Town to the stunning beaches of Barcelona, you’re going to be spoilt with this one. Art lovers will be in for a treat too, as this tour also swings by Gaudí’s masterpieces. Lasting for 3.5 hours, it’s a relaxing yet active way to see the city!