Grand City Tour of Barcelona
- Experience all the different shades of Barcelona
- Discover the artistic value of the city
- Highlights tour
In Barcelona, history and traditions go hand in hand with emerging fashion and new trends in cuisine, culture and art. Barcelona offers the possibility to enjoy the sea as well as the mountains. Julia Travel proposes an itinerary that will allow you to enjoy the most emblematic sights the city has to offer.
We will start with a sightseeing tour from the bus that will take you up the elegant Passeig de Gràcia, where you will see the most famous Gaudi houses, casa Batlló and La casa Mila (La Pedrera) as well as other majestic buildings of the Modernism era.
We will take you to the sea where you will be able to admire the intense changes the city underwent with the organisation of the Olympic Games in 1992. You will drive by the Arc of the Trionf, Ciudadela Park, the Olympic Village, the Olympic Port, the beach and the fisherman’s quarter, called Barceloneta, the Port Vell, Plaza (square) de Colon with its famous Columbus monument, indicating which way he sailed to discover the Americas. This point is also the beginning of the famous Ramblas of Barcelona. We will continue the visit driving up Montjuïc where we will make a short stop in Olympic Stadium Lluis Companys. We will continue driving up till Montjuïc Castle where you will enjoy a cable car ride with precious views of the city. The bus will pick you up at the last station and we will continue our Montjuïc visit passing by the sports facilities built for the 1992 Olympic Games: the Lluis Companys stadium, the Palau Sant Jordi, the Olympic swimming pool Picornell until we get to the Spanish Village. We will visit this charming place where you will admire a collection of traditional buildings from all over Spain, and a demonstration of a selection of the handcrafts made in this country.
After the visit of the Spanish village, we will leave the Montjuïc behind and go back down to the city centre. During the drive back to the city centre you will be able to admire the Venetian Towers, the Montjuïc fountains, the MNAC and the CC, “Las Arenas” rebuilt over the ancient “PlazadeToros”(bullrings).
We will arrive at the Plaza de Catalunya, the starting point of the guided walking tour of the old city centre. Our guide will take you to the Ramblas, Cathedral Square, threw the narrow street of the Gothic quarter and to plaza Sant Jaume where the City hall is located and the headquarters of the Catalonian government. Our tour finishes at the Plaza de Catalunya, in front of the Hard Rock Café, where we offer you the lunch and includes a choice of Main Course: Hard Rock Burger/Hard Rock Cheeseburger/Veggie Burger/Honey Mustard Chicken Sandwich. Choice of Beverage: Soft Drink, Coffee or Tea.
When you finish lunch must go to Julià Travel Office, at 10 min walking from the restaurant.
- Artistic tour (starting point at 15.30h, check in time at 15.15h)
Barcelona is known as the capital of Modernism and the place where the famous architect Antoni Gaudí worked and lived. Gaudi, one of the greatest innovators of his time, has left behind numerous treasures for the discerning tourist to discover in Barcelona. This Artistic Tour of Barcelona starts at the Julia Travel Office (Balmes 5), we will take you to the Sagrada Familia (Holy Family) Basilica, Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece which is Barcelona's most famous landmark. The guide will take you on a walking tour of the exterior of the Sagrada Familia, to admire the richly and symbolically decorated facades, where vaults reach up to seventy meters.
Next you will discover Gaudi's bizarre Park Güell which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Be careful, it's easy to get lost in the whimsical design of this bizarre but compelling public park with a perfect integration of the architectural elements in nature.
Our tour continues to Passeig de Gràcia to see Gaudi's famous apartment buildings like Casa Mila “La Pedrera”, Casa Batlló and others modernist buildings. The tour ends near the Casa Batlló - Passeig de Gràcia, 43.
NOTE FOR HIGHLIGHTS: From the end of January to the beginning of March (dates to be confirmed) the cable car doesn't work due to revision tasks, this service will be replaced by a tapas tasting in Spanish Village. The stop at Olympic Stadium will be performed whenever there is any event that prevents access to the stadium.
NOTE FOR ARTISTIC: From 1st of November to 31st of March we will visit the Park Güell before then Sagrada Familia.
- Air conditioned motor coach
- Bilingual Official guide
- Entrance fee to Spanish Village
- Montjuïc Cable Car
- Walking Tour Park Güell with entrance
- Walking Tour outside Sagrada Familia (no entrance)
- Walking Tour Passeig de Gràcia (Casa Milà "La Pedrera" and Casa Batlló, no entrance)
- Optional: Lunch at Hard Rock Café
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entrance to the Gothic Cathedral
- Children: 0-3 years old: free / 4-12 years old: reduced
Carrer de Balmes, 3, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
- JULIA TRAVEL Office - Carrer de Balmes, 5 (Barcelona)
- The second part of this tour starts at 3.30pm in the same place, check-in at 3.15pm
- The arrival at the end of the full day tour will be at Casa Batlló (Passeig de Gràcia, 43)
- The stop at Olympic Stadium will be performed whenever there is any event that prevents access to the stadium
- From 1ST of November to 31st of March we will visit the Park Güell before then Sagrada Familia
- Please be aware that the tour includes Walking Tours, we kindly advise you to use comfortable clothes and shoes and come prepared for some walking
- There is approximately 1 hr 45 min time between both parts of excursions when you will have a time to get a lunch in center of Barcelona (not included)
- If you book the option including lunch at the Hard Rock Café, lunch is composed by choice of Main Course (one choice): Hard Rock Burger or Hard Rock Cheeseburger or Veggie Burger or Honey Mustard Chicken Sandwich. Choice of Beverage: Soft Drink or Coffee or Tea
- You have approximately 1 hours 45 min of free time for lunch (not included) between both parts of the excursions
- Due to annual Maintenance works Montjuïc Cable Car will remain closed from January to February (dates to be confirmed). During this period the cable car will be substituted for an aperitif at the Spanish Village
- Daily from April to October
- Daily except Wednesdays from November to March
- Daily departure at 8.45am / Check-in time: 8.30am
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