This was one of the highlights of our Barcelona trip! Our driver brought us everywhere we could possibly go and then some! The value of this trip is immense. We were able to see everything privately without a huge crowd with us. I 100% recommend this tour!
You can visit all the places from the list or pick only the ones you like. Just inform your driver about your choice before the ride. During the stops you can do whatever you want: visit the landmarks, take pictures, ask your driver about the place e.t.c. Take as much time as you want within the overall time limit of the trip.
La Sagrada Familia
The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família is a large unfinished Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, designed by Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí.
Arc de Triomf
Arc de Triomf was built by architect Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas as the main access gate for the 1888 Barcelona World Fair.
The works of Gaudi (Passeig de Gracia)
Spend some time on Passeig de Gracia, admiring the modernist buildings of Gaudi like Casa Batllo, La Pedrera, Casa Amatller and Casa Mila.
Plaça de Catalunya
The large square in central Barcelona that is generally considered to be both its city center and the place where the old city and the 19th century-built Eixample meet.
La Sagrada Familia
Arc de Triomf
The works of Gaudi (Passeig de Gracia)
Plaça de Catalunya
La Rambla Street
Hospital Sant Pau
About the ride
The neighborhoods and landmarks in Barcelona are all very far apart, so make sure you have the time to see them all by experiencing this spectacular city from the comfort of your very own private air-conditioned car and your personal local guide to immerse in the city's Catalan vibe.
At your chosen time, your Welcome driver will pick you up from your accommodation and take you on your fully personalized tour of Barcelona.
You will start your tour on the famous [ride_stops:1] and the on the beautiful coastline of Barcelona, where you will visit two of the city’s most iconic ports: the Olimpic Port and Vell Port. Each of these ports has exceptionally stunning ocean views and amazing traditional architecture. After you have visited the city’s sea life, you will then take the beautiful Plaza Catalunya, passing the iconic 2Arc de Triomf and Columbus Monument. This traditional plaza is a favorite of the locals and is home to many historical statues and fountains.
Your driver will then take you to the ever-popular Olympic Ring, a stadium built to house the 1992 Summer Olympics, and then on to the Jewish Quarter. In this area of Barcelona, you will find the 8National Palace, and one of the city’s most popular squares, Plaza de España. This is a great place to take a lunch break in one of the many tapas restaurants available in the plaza or to ask your driver for some personal restaurant recommendations at the 5La Rambla Street. Next, you will head down the largest road in Barcelona, Avenida Diagonal, to the famous 6Gothic Quarter. This neighborhood is full of ancient buildings from the Roman and medieval eras, making it a great place to walk off your lunch and marvel at the unbelievable architecture. Just a short drive away is 3The works of Gaudi (Passeig de Gracia) where you will find two of Gaudí’s most iconic houses, La Pedrera and Casa Batlló. After your taste of the modernist architecture, your driver will take you up to the hills of Barcelona to visit Park Güell. Stepping into Park Güell is like walking into a bright fairytale, with colorful, abstract buildings all around. Your friendly driver will not only share historical facts about the areas visited but also local insights that will help you get the feeling of the city’s and country’s lifestyle. You will also have the chance to visit the 9Park Güell and the Tibidabo Hill where you can take great panoramic photos of the city.
After you have soaked up all the beautiful tiled artwork of Barcelona, you will then return to your Welcome car, and your driver will drop you safely back at your accommodation for some rest.
Enjoy your travel to a maximum
You will be picked up by a personal driver at a convenient place and time
Enjoy your trip in a nice air-conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi
Pick the stops and the time you spend on each one
Spend less time finding locations and waiting, and more time enjoying your travel
We hand-pick the best, friendliest and most knowledgeable drivers in the city
Our customers rate us excellent on Tripadvisor and other platforms
The driver was timely in meeting our cruise ship, very helpful with luggage for 4, was very familiar with the Highlights most want to see, helped with photo ops, plus altered his usual route to take us by some other places we wanted to see before dropping us off at our hotel! Great experience!
We were very happy with the Barcelona Half Day Tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. We visited assorted City landmarks including Park Guell and La Sagrada Familia and they even offered to drop us off wherever we liked in the city. I would definitely recommend this tour. We also tried the best Tapas in town!!!
Included in the price
- Hotel pickup and dropoff
- Well-maintained car with an English-speaking driver
- Free wifi onboard
- Fuel and Tolls
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Water and Snacks
- Entrance fees for all attractions
- Official tour guide (you can include one after the booking)
- Other beverages and meals
- Tips and gratuities
Frequently asked questionsExpand
What happens after I book?
Once you complete your booking you will receive an email with more details about the Barcelona Highlights tour, your Welcome driver, and any more information you need to know regarding this experience. Feel free to reach out to our customer service team at email@example.com for any specific questions regarding the experience.
Can I customize the tour based on my needs?
Of course, that is one of the main benefits of having a Welcome experience. You can customize every last bit of the experience, from points of visit to time spent per landmark to adding in an extra food stop.
Will there be an official tour guide?
An official tour guide is not included because the overall experience is centered around the driver and the local’s perspective. Although the drivers are very knowledgeable regarding the points of visit, at no point can they be compared with a licensed tour guide who can give more in depth information regarding historic facts and information. If you would like to include an official tour guide in the experience please let us know via email after the booking is completed.
Do I need to be in a good physical shape?
The drivers are trained to adapt the experience depending on the type of participants. Whether you have kids or elders participating, the drivers know exactly how to handle special requests and provide an enjoyable experience accordingly.
Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes and be equipped with wet weather gear if rain is expected. In addition, please note that religious sites require modest attire- knees and shoulders must be covered.
BOOK YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE
We strongly recommend booking any entrance tickets in advance. You can ask your Welcome driver about prices, times and general information on tickets.
BE AWARE OF THE HEAT
In the summer months be sure to wear sunscreen, sunglasses, and perhaps a hat, to shield yourself from the sun. We also recommend staying hydrated throughout the tour with the water provided.
Bring cash in the form of local currency (Euros), as many of the local vendors don’t accept card payments.
SPECIAL NEEDS & ACCESSIBILITY
Please let us know if anyone in your group has special needs, or specific accessibility requirements, and we will be sure to accommodate your needs and tailor the tour accordingly.
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- Please note that the Welcome Drivers are not licensed to be your official tour guide at the local attractions and therefore will not accompany you into the sites. You may, however, hire a professional tour guide at an extra cost
- Your Welcome Driver will provide you with their local knowledge and personal recommendations between stops. Since your safety is Welcome’s top priority, please refrain from distracting the driver during demanding driving conditions
- Your Welcome Driver will drop you off and pick you up as close as possible to your stop whilst always respecting local traffic laws
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