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Barcelona City Tour Excursion Reviews

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Visit the most important monuments in Barcelona in just one day on a tour of the city; popular sites include Park Güell, Sagrada Família, the Olympic Ring, and the beautiful views afforded by the scenic Montjuic Hill.

catharsis_vc

1 review

We took the city and gaudi tour but unfortunaly it was very rainy and dark the day of the tour, so we were drenched wherever we went. The segrada familia was the highlight of the day, definately the most beautiful Church we have ever seen, unbelievable. We were hoping to see more gaudi work from up close, but only saw a few other building from Inside the bus. there was traffic and rain so this might be why we couldn`t get out for some pictures of them, which is unfortunate, but we were happy to see them. Aside from the Gaudi works though, the rest of the city was not spectacular.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

bharrelslp

3 reviews

Greyline city tours, very nice and we saw almost every inch of Barcelona.


Provider: Independent Operator

ccwells707

1 review

excellent


Provider: Independent Operator

HEYS

1 review

Very interesting place, totally spoilt by hopeless guide.


Provider: P&O Cruises

dwstutt

1 review

Did the HOHO around the entire city. Plenty to see and do. Gaudi anything was amazing. Aquarium was nice. Tapas were great.


Provider: Independent Operator

Bobaloo66

1 review

Fair price for a city-wide tour- this was a good way to take in a lot in a minimum amount of time so you can stop at just those spots that interest you.
We booked reservations through Julia Travel for a dinner & flamenco show, but discovered that Julia dropped the ball (reserve seats directly with the restaurant, http://www.tablaocordobes.com).

Agree with everyone else- Gaudet's architecture is a sight to behold.


Provider: Independent Operator

Aussievicki

1 review

We were met promptly at the ship. Bags were stowed under the bus and we saw the highlights of Barcelona which is a beautiful city in the company of a lovely tour guide. We were then taken to our hotel. A great end to our 3 week cruise. We both felt very safe there. It is a vibrant city with many places to shop, dine and relax which is just what we like to do.


Provider: Independent Operator

milolii

2 reviews

Barcelona: We arrived at 5am. Still sleeping and dreading leaving the ship. We had breakfast in Cagney's one last time and then were escorted off with our luggage by Yahira. Very easy.

We met outside with more from our group for a tour of the city with Barcelona Day Tours. Anna was our guide. She was delightful. This was a shared tour and we picked up six more who were getting on the ships( 4 to the spirit and 2 on a RCL ship) the tour included la Sagrada Famllia(church of the holy family) Anna was very knowledgeable and shared her expertise. We then said good bye to our Canadian Friends (happy planner and family) and went on to our hotel Holiday inn express with Haleoak. This was a budget friendly hotel that had a marvelous boulevard with cafes and shop and vendors one street over that lead to the Beach. This was very lively without the crowds of Las rambles . By now we had had enough of crowds and markets. We enjoyed Paella on the beach at Eseriba.


Provider: Independent Operator

loveandcruises

12 reviews

Stayed on the bus most of the time with stops for a panaromic view and a walk through the Gothic Quarter.


Provider: Royal Caribbean International

hummer88

1 review

Took hop on hop off bus. First stop was a 5 euro cab ride from port. Make sure you get on the correct bus for which loop you want to go on. Used the red buses. Sagrada Familia is a must, as is the Las Ramblas.


Provider: Independent Operator

joanieg1

3 reviews

City tours are great to get a over all picture and decide what you want to see the next day as we were in port over night. After being on a private taxi the prior port, we got tired of the bus and took a cab back to ship.


Provider: Independent Operator

Travel R

1 review

After two not-so-great RCI tours (I did not go with private tour groups on this cruise), I was hoping I would not get a third. We were happily surprised to get a great tour Barcelona City Tour with a very good tour guide. This tour allowed us to visit (although not go inside) all of the highlight attractions of this city, as well as travel up many of its famous streets. It was a great teaser tour to show us everything, and also brought us back in the early afternoon with enough time to then see the city DIY, which we spent in the Las Ramblas area.


Provider: Royal Caribbean International

raylor1

1 review

Very Professional. Tour guide was very concerned for our happiness.

Provider: Independent Operator

momcat

2 reviews

Bus tour which included considerable walking to reach La Sagrada Familia and other sites, including the park at the top of Montjuic and the lovely cathedral.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

sofmoll

2 reviews

On the day of disembarkation in Barcelona our plane did not leave till 6.35pm, so we booked our only Carnival tour with some on-board credit. It was expensive, and we knew it, but we did it simply because we didn't want to be dumped in Barcelona early in the morning with all our luggage hampering us from doing anything at all. At least this tour meant our bags would be safe in the tour bus and we would be transferred to the airport later in the day. The excursion was average. There was a bit of a drive round the city, which was not much use to us as we'd spent 3 days in Barcelona pre-cruise but which people might value if they had not done like us. Following that we were taken to catch the train to Montserrat, something you could do independently for a fraction of what we had paid for our tour... but yes, we had bag sitting and that is what we needed. We were left to wander in Montserrat - a lovely spot but I feel we had too much time up our sleeves. The tour guide was pleasant enough but confusing in the instructions and directions he gave. A very nice lunch was provided. Then off to the airport. Therein lies my main gripe... the tour description said we'd finish at the airport at 3pm or 3.30pm (can't remember which), but we were deposited there at 2pm. Definitely not worth the money, and I'm left wondering if what someone else did would have been a better idea... go straight from the ship to the airport to check in bags, then return to spend the day in Barcelona, then travel back to the airport later. The Aerobus to and from Catalunya Square would have been a cheap and easy method of travel to the airport.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

cruzcruzcruz

3 reviews

Found it interesting but crowded on a busy Sunday. This tour included the transfer to the ship. The next time we saw our luggage was in our room.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

hillside

1 review

We disembarked in Barcelona and explored on our own. We stayed on Las Ramblas at Le Meridien and it was a great location. We spent a day riding the Hop On Hop Off Bus. We especially enjoyed the food market at Las Ramblas.

Provider: Independent Operator

TrudeDC

1 review

Barcelona is a nice city but you must beware of pickpockets!! Tour was not worth the money. Showed main Cathedral and Gaudi Cathedral and other Gaudi buildings which were pretty ugly in our opinion. Spanish model village was quite good. If we went back to Barcelona we would go to the harbour on our own.

Provider: P&O Cruises

wannaberetired

2 reviews

Too rushed in Barcelona and we didn't go in the Sagrada Familia. Spent too much time in Montserrat and not enough in Barcelona. Recommend a private tour. Very industrial port.

Provider: Oceania Cruises

MJ from PA

3 reviews

Booked City Highlights of Barcelona. The tour guide was good and we saw some of the facilities used when the Olympics was held there. The city seems to have declined since I was there a few years ago - more dirty and stinky than I remember. But we decided to stay in the city instead of returning to the ship and walked down Las Rambles toward the port until we found a good restaurant. We enjoyed tapas, paella and sangria for lunch on our own.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

QuietTraveller

2 reviews

This was and end of the cruise, get to know Barcelona tour. The tour guide covered all of the outside attractions in Barcelona and was quite knowledgeable. The city is amazing and three days is not enough to scratch the surface.

Provider: Windstar Cruises

Katie Starlight

1 review

Barcelona Day Tours gave us a great tour. Jody dropped us off at the sites after explaining them to us and stayed with the van and luggage. I would definitely recommend them.

Provider: Independent Operator

heather147

2 reviews

Was a bit disappointed with the Sagrade Familia as it was a bit like a building site and the area was crowded with tourists, especially as there were several cruise liners in port that day.

Provider: Thomson Cruises

Orchid 135

1 review

Barcelona Loop Tour: Promised one hour at the Gaudi Park. One hour at The Cathedral. one hout at The Ramblas/ In actuality 30 mins at the Park £0 mins looking at the Cathedral from the outside then a 4 block walk accross roads to return to the coach. One ghour at The Ramblas. An absolute fraud.

Provider: Cunard Line

limerick101

2 reviews

Again short bus tour of the city's sporting history, Nou Camp & Montjuic /Olympic stadium. 4 hr Tour again enough with children in very hot climate. Again prices for tour to be expected could have gone on our own but the ease of being ferried around on air conditioned bus was great.

Provider: Thomson Cruises

Stephen James

1 review

guide concentrated on cathedrals and very little else. It was very busy in the city and we were left to wander around a market even if we did not want to

Provider: P&O Cruises

NewsyCruisey

1 review

Our tour guide kept us engaged and was extremely knowledgeable. We even had spots where we had a little exploration time. We arrived at the cruise port timely and better educated about Barcelona!

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

ohionana26

2 reviews

A good way to see the city and then we could go back later and visit areas we wanted to see better (Las Rambas)

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Travel_Grande

1 review

This was a great choice. We went on the hop on hop off bus and visited a number of places. Had fun in the football stadium and my son got a no 10 with his name on it!!

Provider: Independent Operator

Crazymama2

1 review

Big city, busy but interesting. Went to soccer stadium, market on the Rambla and a bicycle cart tour.

Provider: Independent Operator

JohninDC

3 reviews

Wonderful, beautiful city. After our tour we walked the Ramblas, enjoyed a wonderful lunch, a pitcher of sangria, and did some shopping.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

weatherguy

12 reviews

C.) Barcelona, Spain Here, weatherGIRL's biking in Barcelona tour was cancelled due to lack of participation, so I re-booked another tour entitled Barcelona half-day and FC football stadium (soccer) in Barcelona. The highlight for me in this tour was the La Sagrada Familia catedral -- the cathedral that ain't never been finished for hundreds of years, and still won't be finished at the earliest in the year 2026. Still in spite of its on-going construction, it offered beautiful photo opportunities for which I seized on the outside. We were then whisked along to the Barcelona soccer stadium, which they call football. We were escorted inside to see the press area, the inside of stadium, locker areas, the many trophies won, up close, and a photo opportunity with the trophies & a selected player, super-imposed in the image. After our tour, we then took ourselves to the pretty shopping district of Las Ramblas, whose walking strip has a canopy of trees along it, that lines it, and many outside cafes & eateries along the wide walking area. We also ate here within the strip as well.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

Stephen Tompkins

1 review

Too much to see in a day, will go back. Very clean city, lots and lots to see and do.

Provider: P&O Cruises

Kathy Terry

1 review

We went all over the city- our personal driver on a motorcycle. Wonderful, wonderful.

Provider: Independent Operator

EATPRAYTRAVEL

1 review

Very impressed with the buildings, architecture, and cleanliness of the streets. Graffitti are a problem, but did not take away the beauty of the city.

Provider: Independent Operator

EATPRAYTRAVEL

1 review

Impeccable service, very knowledgeable driver who gave a narration of the city and its surroundings, gave us tips for future visits, where to get tickets, when to visit, etc. etc.

Provider: Independent Operator

Linda Swanson

1 review

This excursion was organised free of charge by the cruise line and was excellent. Lasted about 3 hours.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

Still Dreaming

1 review

Great tour loved that she used a mike, but I wish we could have toured a few more places. It was a great way to get a feel for the city.

Provider: Independent Operator

Sagacious Traveler

1 review

We booked two tours with Barcelona Day tours. The first was a private 1/2 day city tour in which we were picked up from the airport, shown quite a bit of the Barcelona and then delivered to our bed and breakfast when done. Right after disembarking from our ship, the second tour was a day long trip that combined a Freixenet Cava winery tour and tasting followed by a few hours in Montserrat. We were picked up from the ship, taken on these tours, and afterwards participants were taken to their respective hotels.

Provider: Independent Operator

Jen and Joe Traveler

1 review

This was not an only English speaking tour therefore the tour guide was switching from Italian and English so quickly that you felt like you were missing out on so much. I would tour Barcelona on my own next time or try to hire a tour guide not booked through the cruise line.

Provider: MSC Cruises

Lynn and John Plant

1 review

My husband loved it the 5 rating is his!.......i wanted to see La Sagrada Familia ):

Provider: P&O Cruises

escape12

1 review

Had a SUPERB guide. Loved the city, loved the shopping.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

relaxatsea

6 reviews

We took the Barcelona City Tours hop on, hop off bus for two days. By doing this, we saw all of the major sights. We also walked all over the city and enjoyed our four days there very much. We had been warned about pickpockets, so left all of our valuables in the hotel safe and used money belts under our clothes for the small amount of cash we took with us each day.

Provider: Independent Operator

EJKorvette

3 reviews

Just amazing. Just being in Barcelona is amazing, and we got to drive all over while looking out of the window at everything!

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

Ah Noooooooo

2 reviews

Fantastic guide, very knowledgeable. Great city. LOVED Barcelona.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

Alba Dia

1 review

Comfortable coach, as with any coach tour the passenger's side if the devoid of tourist. The excursion allowed us to get off at las Ramblas and make our own way back to the ship.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Niffykat

1 review

I LOVED BARCELONA, and will plan a trip to go back there. The Gothic Area is Fantastic. I could spend more time exploring the roads and alleys. Would love to have seen inside some of those BIG doors in the alley's the led into home courtyards etc... maybe they should add a HOME tour, I would have really like to see some of them on the inside.... fantasy.... also our Guide as Fabulous.....

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

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