Visit the most important monuments in Barcelona in just one day on a tour of the city; popular sites include Park Guell, Sagrada Familia, the Olympic Ring, and the beautiful views afforded by the scenic Montjuic Hill.
We did a half day tour before embarking and saw some of the highlights of Barcelona. We felt that this tour was only so so. Lots of places of interest were left out. After the cruise, we did the tour of Girona and the Costa brava and were thrilled. We had an excellent guide and we saw so much. Would recommend this tour highly.
We had 4 days in Barcelona prior to Embarkation. Great overview of city - well run, saw lots, tour guide awesome. Included entry to Park Guell, trip to Montserrat, Montjuic, drive to look at other sites.
Our excursions were over 2 days while in port. The Montserrat Monastery is a MUST see. We returned from the Monastery and the bus drive was through the city and up to Guadi's park development. Quite interesting as he designed everything from the longest (and quite comfortable) snake-like bench and what he did with his coffee cups.
This was the included city tour. This was a fairly easy walk, which was good for us as 3 in our party are mobility challenged. We had a very knowledgeable guide and we learned a wealth of detail about the sites visited.
Great guide (Leo) actually was so conscientious of disabled in his group. Walked slow enough, very knowledgeable and thorough. After this excursion we boarded the big red hop on/hop off bus to see an overview of the city. An amazing city.
We did a day tour with Viator to some small towns outside of Barcelona - highly recommend. We also did the typical HOHO bus tour. Beyond that we toured the usual spots on our own. Lots of walking but tabs were good as well.
We used the Hop on/Hop off bus to see the sights. They ran so often that it was no problem at all to get off, visit places and get back on. A caution for see Sagrada Famillia, is that inside tickets go very quickly and you may have to plan a day in advance to get them for the next day. It is truly worth seeing this amazing structure. There is so much to see and experience that 2 days were not nearly enough for us. Plan ahead of time...
This was our first time to Barcelona. It is a jaw dropping experience. I was disappointed that we couldn't go inside La Sagrada Familia church but I understand why time wouldn't permit. However, the visit to the Spanish village was not necessary. I would have preferred more time on Montjuic or seeing other Gaudi sights. I think this is one of those cities to book your own driver in. But I have heard you need to buy tickets to La Sagrada Familia on line ahead of time so check into this with whomever you book beforehand.
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