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!

  • Private Barcelona in a Day tour
  • Gothic Quarter
  • Mercado de la Boqueria
  • Casa Battlo, Casa Mila and the genius of Gaudi
  • Park Guell
  • Sagrada Familia
  • Skip the line to 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.

You'll discover more of Barcelona's most famous district, admiring the unique casas designed by Gaudí, which include the striking Casa Batlló and Casa Milà. Then try fresh produce in the atmospheric Mercado del Boqueria before heading the incredible Park Guell by private vehicle.

After some free time to enjoy a delicious Catalan lunch (not included), you'll skip the line to explore the true symbol of Barcelona—Gaudí's amazing Sagrada Familia. Before waving goodbye, your guide will give you plenty of local knowledge and recommendations to make to most of your Barcelona vacation.

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. Meet your friendly private guide who will describe the great sights you will see throughout the day. Exploring the 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. You'll also 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 and local cheeses from family run stalls that have inhabited the market for generations.

Gaudi's Great Buildings

Next, you'll explore the exteriors of three beautiful buildings designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí: Casa Batlló, Casa Mila, and Casa Vicens. These buildings are notable for their Catalonian modernist style, an artistic movement born from, and in opposition to, the modernist movement of the 19th century. Your guide will explain how these buildings were instrumental in changing architecture worldwide.

The Casa Batlló features an intensively detailed façade of colorful ceramic tiles and is nicknamed the “house of bones.” You'll quickly see why when you're standing near it. Casa Milà looks as if it were carved from a single piece of stone, which is why it's nicknamed La Pedrera or "the stone quarry". You’ll also see Casa Vicens, one of Gaudi’s earliest works and one of the most elaborately decorated.

Park Guell

Next, you'll hop in an air-conditioned vehicle and head to your next destination, 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 explian 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.

Your guide will explain 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! It's perhaps Barcelona's most iconic landmark, and the perfect place to end your city tour.

After the tour, you're welcome to remain in the church for as long as you like and possibly even climb the towers. 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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Charlotte Carpenter

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

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We toured with Miguel yesterday for "Barcelona in a day". We enjoyed our time with Miguel immensely. He was enthusiastic, extremely knowledgeable, solicitous and we even experienced the partial eclipse together at Park Guell. In all a fantastic tour. Thank you.

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19 October 2022
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Shannon Hickey

A private tour with Miguel is like exploring with a friend that is knowledgeable and has all the "ins". It was exclusive (we skipped all the lines), expansive, informative and so fun! Thank you, Miguel!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

You'll meet your friendly private guide at Cathedral Square in front of the Hotel Colon. The address is Avinguda de la Catedral 7, 08002, Barcelona. A representative will be there holding a "The Tour Guy" sign.

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.

Where to meet?

You'll meet your friendly private guide at Cathedral Square in front of the Hotel Colon. The address is Avinguda de la Catedral 7, 08002, Barcelona. A representative will be there holding a "The Tour Guy" sign.

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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