Barcelona City Tour Excursion Reviews
We drove through the major parts of the city and to the Olympics area. Barcelona is beautiful--like a giant living work of art.
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.
Greyline city tours, very nice and we saw almost every inch of Barcelona.
Very interesting place, totally spoilt by hopeless guide.
Did the HOHO around the entire city. Plenty to see and do. Gaudi anything was amazing. Aquarium was nice. Tapas were great.
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.
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.
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.
Stayed on the bus most of the time with stops for a panaromic view and a walk through the Gothic Quarter.
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.
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.
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.