Welcome to Barcelona City Tour: Old Town, Historic Port, and Cathedral Rooftop

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Location: Barcelona
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 3.0 hours
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Currency: EUR
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Madrid
Highlights - Explore the historic heart of Barcelona with an expert guide. It can be hard to know what to see in the historic center but we have just the route that puts you into the center of Catalonian history and culture.
- Enjoy a guided visit to Barcelona’s majestic Cathedral with skip-the-line tickets, and climb to the rooftop terrace for spectacular views over the city.
- Learn the history of Barcelona beyond Gaudí - this ancient city has so many incredible stories to tell; from the Spanish Inquisition and Civil War to neighborhood legends and bizarre Christmas traditions.
- With small groups of only 15 people or fewer, your experience will be intimate and your guide easy to interact with.
Dive into the story of Barcelona with this introductory tour to the medieval city center; the perfect way for first-time visitors to get acquainted with the city. Following an extensive itinerary that packs a lot into a short amount of time and takes you to places where others don’t, you’ll see some of Barcelona’s most beloved sights, enjoy a brief introduction to Catalan history and culture, and enjoy spectacular views over the city from the rooftop terrace of the magnificent Barcelona Cathedral. 

Your tour starts next to the famous Boqueria Market, where you’ll meet your guide and go straight to the spot where Barcelona began; the center of the old city. The Ancient Romans established a city here 2,000 years ago and you’ll be surprised by how much of those original structures still exist. Passing huge fragments of the old Roman wall, you’ll step into the Plaza Nova to see a mural by Picasso and the Barcelona Cathedral. 

Inside the beautiful Barcelona Cathedral - and after skipping any lines with your special access tickets! - you’ll enjoy a fully guided tour of the impressive space, before making your way up to the rooftop where majestic views over the city wait. 

Continuing on through the city your guide will lead you into narrow side-streets for a tour of the historic center. Although this is one of the most vibrant and historically-rich parts of the city, many visitors don’t know what to look for when they explore, or which spots are the most important. We’ve carefully crafted a route that showcases the best of this small area, weaving together a rich tapestry of stories from across 2,000 years of history.
Along the way, you’ll follow in the footsteps of a martyr; explore the old Jewish Ghetto; get some architectural history in a square that used to be the favorite of Antoni Gaudí; and even see where Barcelona’s official executioner lived. 

Every street, plaza and point of interest on this tour is intimately connected with the story of Barcelona. From its beginnings as a small outpost of the Ancient Roman Empire, through its consolidation as a regional capital, and all the way to the early 20th-century flowering and 1992 Olympics that turned it into the beautiful cosmopolitan city that it is today. Since you’re touring with a local guide, you’ll also get some insight into modern politics, including Catalonia’s quest to gain independence from Spain. 

For travelers visiting Barcelona for the first time, this tour - with its passionate local guide and small group of 15 people or fewer - is the perfect way to familiarize yourself with the city and develop the sort of local knowledge that will set you up for the rest of your stay. There is no easier, or more enjoyable, way to begin your vacation in Barcelona.

Commentary English: Guide
Included Expert, Local Tour Guide
Skip-the-line tickets to Barcelona Cathedral
Special access to the Cathedral rooftop terrace
Excluded Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Know before you book Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour.
Know before you go Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure.
Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
Additional Information
Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.

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Operating Info

Product Start Date 2020-04-12
Product End Date 2020-10-31
Booking Cut-off 2 minutes
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 15 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation


Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 41.3820449, 2.1713682
Address: Plaça de Sant Galdric, Barcelona, 08002, ES
Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Pla%C3%A7a+de+Sant+Galdric,+08001+Barcelona,+Spain/@41.3820449,2.1713682,3a,75y,358.62h,90t/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x12a4a2f647a7c2df:0xfe5a4381cc6ba1e6!8m2!3d41.3820194!4d2.1712734
Notes: Your guide will be waiting for you with WALKS sign at Plaça de Sant Galdric, 08002 Barcelona. This small square is located BEHIND Palau Virreina building (you can walk through the building), close by La Boqueria Market. Closest metro stops are ""PLAZA CATALUNYA"" (L3 ""Green Line"" & L1 ""Red Line"") and ""LICEU"" (L3 ""Green Line"").
Start Location Notes Plaça de Sant Galdric, Barcelona, 08002, ES
End Location Address Maremagnum shopping center, Moll d'Espanya, 5, Barcelona, 08039, ES
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 41.375182, 2.182867
Address: Maremagnum shopping center, Moll d'Espanya, 5, Barcelona, 08039, ES
Start Location Notes Plaça de Sant Galdric, Barcelona, 08002, ES
End Location Address Maremagnum shopping center, Moll d'Espanya, 5, Barcelona, 08039, ES


Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 72 hours
Cancellation Notes: Cancellations received greater than 72 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 72 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after tour departure.


Adult 15-99 years €28.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years €26.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years €0.00 Available on request


Option Name 2020 Pricing
Option Description 2020 Pricing

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Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.

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Mobile tickets will be accepted

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