Barcelona in a Day Tour with Sagrada Familia, Park Güell & Casa Batlló
Skip the lines to the top sights of Barcelona
This Day Tour is your one stop shop to the sights of Barcelona. After a walk through the oldest neighborhoods in the city. Guided through the Sagrada Familia, Park Güell & more, your guide will tell of the obsessive mind behind these great works.
- Barcelona in a Day
- Gothic Quarter
- Mercado de la Boqueria
- Casa Batllo
- Casa Mila
- Private Transportation
- Parc Guell
- Symbol of Barcelona
- Sagrada Familia
- Front Facades
- Basilica Towers
- View from above
- Sagrada Familia Museum
If you want to make sure you experience Barcelona in a day, this full day tour is your best choice. Especially if you’re only spending a few days in the Catalan capital, covering all of the major sites in one day is a smart idea. That way, you can spend the remainder of your time exploring the countryside, or enjoying your time at the beach. This six-hour tour includes:
- Skip the line Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló and Parc Guell tickets
- Barcelona Walking Tour
- English-speaking guide
- Climate-controlled luxury bus
Meet at Casa Batlló
Kick off your Barcelona in a Day Tour with one of the most stunning and recognizable buildings in the city. Your tour starts by you skipping the long lines and entering the world of Gaudi's genius.
Casa Batlló was designed by the great architect for the Batlló family back in 1904. You will soon find out why they call the building "The House of Bones," due to its skeletal forms and uneven lines. Inside of the house, you'll find thousands of colorful tiles, known as trencadís. Your expert guide will lead you around different floors and sections of the house, explaining its use while telling stories surrounding the construction of this marvelous edifice.
Before the end of your visit, you will climb to the roof of Casa Batllo, referred to as the "back of a Dragon," for its curvy balcony corners and animal-like chimneys.
Gaudi & Art Nouveau
Heading down the Passeig de Gracia, you'll learn exactly why Gaudi is considered a genius, and why he is so celebrated by his city.
During this portion of the tour, you will visit the Casa Mila - another one Gaudi's residences. The building is regionally known as "La Pedrera" or "stone quarry," and you will quickly find out when you gave upon the beautiful stone facade.
After a luxury climate-controlled bus ride away from the city, it's time to visit Parc Güell, another Gaudi masterpiece. Although many of his ideas for the park never came to fruition, there's plenty to admire in this luxury residential area. It's one of the cities most beloved parks, and is especially famous for its Dragon Stairway.
Are you photographer? Parc Güell is one of the most photographed locations in all of Spain!
After your visit to the Parc Güell, we will arrange a coach trip back to Barcelona center. Before we continue with our Barcelona in a Day Tour, you can relax over a 1.5 hour break which will be enough for you to enjoy a lunch and refreshment. The price of lunch is not included in this tour.
Skip the Line Sagrada Familia Tickets
After your break, we will continue our Barcelona in a day tour by visiting the most popular monument in Barcelona: the Sagrada Familia. The structure is not just one of the most visited sites in Spain, it's also one of the most visited churches in Europe!
With this type of popularity, it's not surprising that queues to get in can often go in a circle around the church. Since we are decisively against waiting in the lines, we make sure you focus your time and attention on actually exploring the place, rather than waiting to explore it.
As you're heading inside with your guide, you will learn the history of this magnificent church and get to admire the exterior of the building, represented in two contrasting facades: Facade of the Nativity and the Facade of Passion.
Your guide will tell you the fascinating history of this church and paint a picture of Gaudi's original plans. Although it was never finished every year it is improved upon, making for an incredibly interesting architectural marvel.
View From the Top
Once your tour is over, it's not the end of your exploration of the Sagrada Familia. Your guide will bring you to the elevators that will bring you up to one of the baslica's towers. From there, you will have the best view of Barcelona beneath you and its unique grid of streets. Also, only when you rise so high from the ground and get to see the intricate details of decorations and carvings in the spears of the towers, you will truly get to appreciate this sensational building.
Feel free to explore the Sagrada Familia once the tour is done. There's a whole museum beneath the floor of the church with detailed photography, sketches and documents.
What you get with this tour
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Simona was an incredible guide. She was thoughtful and knowledgeable. Her delivery of details and nuances was superb. Highly recommend this tour
I thought it was going to be a lot on my feet, but I found the tour to be very relaxing. The guide was great!
With the one day we had in Barcelona, I thought we wouldn't be able to see everything. This tour not only included everything I wanted to see, but plenty that I was surprised to discover.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where to meet?
In the Gothic Quarter - in the Placa de San Jaume
What to bring?
This is a full day walking tour, so wear comfortable shoes. Bring some cash with you, for lunch and drinks during your break. Avoid bringing large bags, the Sagrada Familia requires you to check them. Make sure that all participants have something to cover the knees and shoulders for the Basilica visit.
Q: WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?
A: Price includes admission and skip the line entrance to Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell, round trip coach transportation to Parc Guell and back to Barcelona center, driver and an English-speaking expert guide.
Q: IS THIS A PRIVATE TOUR?
A: No, This is a small group tour with a maximum group size of 18 people.
Q: IS ENTRANCE INTO THE GAUDI HOUSES INCLUDED?
A: No, we walk by and stop in front of Casa Mila and Casa Battlo and your guide will offer explanation of these houses. Same goes for Gaudi's house inside the Parc Guell.
Q: WHAT ARE THE CHANCES THAT MY TOUR WILL BE CANCELED OR THE BASILICA WILL CLOSE SOME AREAS?
A: We run the tour rain or shine all year round. Although it is rare, sometimes part of the Basilica close for special religious events. If an area normally covered on a tour is closed, our guide will still provide explanations of the closed areas from outside. Plus, we will show you an extra site or gallery to compensate.
Q: I HAVE SOME DOUBTS ABOUT MY MOBILITY. IS THIS THE RIGHT TOUR FOR ME?
A: If you have any doubts about your mobility, we strongly suggest you take a private tour.
Q: WILL THE TOUR STILL RUN IF IT RAINS?
A: Absolutely, yes! We run our tours rain or shine.