Private Barcelona in a Day Tour with Sagrada Familia and Park Guell

Get to know the Catalan capital with skip-the-line tickets and your own expert private guide

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Looking for ultimate introduction to Barcelona? Our top-rated private guides are ready to show you the best of their home city on a hassle-free full day tour, tailored just for you! With transport and skip-the-line tickets included, exploring Barcelona in a day has never been easier. Stroll through the Gothic Quarter, sample local produce in Mercado del Boqueria, and admire the iconic works of Gaudi—including the magnificent Sagrada Familia. Bienvenido a Barcelona!

  • New Tour
  • Private English speaking guide
  • Visit the Gothic Quarter
  • Mercado de la Boqueria
  • Skip the line at Park Guell
  • Skip the line at Sagrada Familia
  • See Gaudi's masterpiece

Your day begins at Cathedral Square in the Gothic Quarter, where your friendly private guide will be waiting to greet you and start showing you around their wonderful city. As a private tour, the pace and content can be tailored just for you, but your guide will come prepared with an excellent itinerary for the day.

Take time to get to know Spain's history as you walk where it all happened in the Gothic Quarter. Then sample tasty Catalonian bites in the atmospheric Mercado del Boqueria before heading the incredible Park Güell by private vehicle. After some free time to enjoy a delicious Catalonian lunch (not included), you'll skip the line to explore the true symbol of Barcelona—Gaudí's amazing Sagrada Familia.

Private Barcelona in a Day Tour Description

Your 6.5-hour private city tour includes:

  • Private walking tour of the Gothic Quarter

  • Local jamón (ham) and cheese tasting at the market (closed Sundays)

  • Skip-the-line entry and private tour of Park Güell

  • Free time for lunch (not included)

  • Skip-the-line entry and private tour of Sagrada Família

  • Climate-controlled vehicle for certain stops

  • Your own expert English-speaking guide

The Gothic Quarter and the Mercado del Boqueria

Your day begins in Barcelona's most historic neighborhood: the Gothic Quarter. You'll walk past the Roman ruins depicting the city's ancient past and head through the medieval alleys and cobblestone streets that carry stories of their own. And your guide will make sure you see Barcelona's 13th-century cathedral that is often overlooked by the grand basilica you'll see later in the day.

As you pass through the nearly 2,000-year-old neighborhood, your guide will lead you through the local Mercado del Boqueria (closed on Sundays). Take in the amazing aromas that swirl through the impressive market. Sample delicious jamon (Iberico ham) and local cheeses from family-run stalls that have inhabited the market for generations.

Park Guell

Next, you'll hop in an air-conditioned vehicle and head to your next destination. Along the way, be sure to watch for Casa Batllo, which is likely the most famous "House of Bones" that Gaudí created. You'll be whisked away from the hustle and bustle of the city at the surreal Park Güell. Your private guide will have your skip-the-line tickets ready so you can bypass any crowds. This magnificent place was envisioned by Gaudí as a luxury residential area outside of Barcelona's city center.

As you stroll along the colorful walkways and staircases of the park, your guide will explain Gaudí's colossal ideas for this complex—and why they never actually came to pass. Nowadays, Park Güell is the most beloved park in Barcelona and a fantastic place to see the city from above. Your guide will make sure you get postcard-worthy photos from the trencadís-adorned balconies that rise above its iconic Dragon Stairway.

Free Time for Lunch

After a morning of exploring, you're bound to be hungry. Luckily, Barcelona's food scene is among the best in Spain. Lunch isn't included in the tour price, but your guide will have plenty of recommendations whatever your tastes.

Sagrada Familia

The last stop on your private Barcelona in a Day Tour is the iconic Sagrada Família. Not only is it the most popular church in Spain, but it's also one of the most visited churches in all of Europe! It's not surprising that the lines to get in can take hours, so stick with your guide who will make sure you skip the line to see the interior of this stunning cathedral.

Discover the history of this magnificent church as you admire the exterior of the building that represents two contrasting facades: Façade of the Nativity and the Façade of Passion. Learn more about the eccentric genius who envisioned this masterpiece and started its construction at the age of 30, way back in 1882. Amazingly, the cathedral is still partly under construction, almost 150 years later!

Be prepared: stepping inside this cathedral will take your breath away. The colors and glow from the stained glass windows rival any cathedral in Europe—perhaps even besting them all. This is where your guide will really come in handy so you can take it in and learn all about this incredible structure.

After the tour, you're welcome to remain in the church for as long as you like. Be sure to go to the Sagrada Família museum located downstairs below the church, too!

What you get with this tour
Private walking tour of the Gothic Quarter
Local jamón (ham) and cheese tasting at the market (closed Sundays)
Skip-the-line entry and private tour of Park Güell
Free time for lunch (not included)
Skip-the-line entry and private tour of Sagrada Família
Climate-controlled vehicle for certain stops
Your own expert English-speaking guide
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Excellent, informative tour for first time visitors to Barcelona who want to capture the major sites in one day. Transportation was on large buses reserved for our group only and tour guide was friendly and knowledgable.

Private Barcelona in a Day Tour with Sagrada Familia and Park Gull
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Kimberly Ferris

Excellent guide (Raoul). Great day.

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21 November 2022
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Charlotte Carpenter

Would definitely highly recommend!! Far exceeded our expectations. Outstanding

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

Would this tour be cancelled due to rain?

No, we run our tours rain or shine!

What's included in the price?

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.

Does this tour enter the homes built by Gaudi?

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.

Does the Sagrada Familia ever close unexpectedly?

The church itself is almost always open for tourists, but on rare occasions parts 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.

Where does this tour end?

This tour ends at Sagrada Familia, which is about a 35-minute walk from where you started.

What if I have concerns about my mobility?

If you have reduced mobility, it's a good idea to take this private Venice tour. The itinerary is much more flexible and easily modified than any small group tour.

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