Barcelona in One Day city private tour: Sagrada Familia, Park Guell & Old Town (by car)

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8 hours

Pick up & drop off

At your chosen destination


By foot + private car

No hidden cost

All taxes included

Private guide

Professional & licensed



Activity level


We’ve carefully constructed the perfect itinerary that hits every location you need to see in order to really get a feel for the magic and beauty of Barcelona.

Perfect view of Passeig de Gracia? Check. Colored serpentine benches in Park Guell? Check. Gazing down La Sagrada Familia? Of course!

And of course Barcelona isn’t just about the major monuments, so your guide will be sure to point out lesser-known nooks and crannies along the way to give you a more in-depth perspective on this complex and fascinating city. After getting a taste for the general layout of Barcelona, you’ll be much more comfortable getting around and exploring each neighborhood further during the remainder of your trip.


*Please note: this tour can include entry into cathedral or museums at extra cost

Available: daily*

Barcelona in One Day tour:

Tour Overview:

Old town

The tour begins by an exploration of the old town, heart of Barcelona, full of beautiful monuments, squares, and narrow streets. You will find amazingly harmonious mix of modernity with Roman and medieval imprints.

Admire some of the city’s most emblematic monuments and buildings, including Plaça del Rei, Santa Maria del Mar and the Cathedral, as well as its smaller hidden treasures and evocative side streets.

Las Ramblas
Have a walk on the lively Ramblas, probably the most emblematic avenue of Barcelona, full of bars, restaurants and street artists. In the medieval times it was a small sandy river used as a natural defense at the very limit of the old city walls and nowadays is one of the most lively spots of the city.
Passing through the glorious Plaça Catalunya, you enter the newer city district of Eixample, literally translated as “extension,” which immediately becomes recognizable by its more spacious streets and elegant atmosphere. The main artery of this sizable district, Passeig de Gracia, is lined with high-end international designer stores and modernistic buildings from some of the world’s most recognized architects such as Gaudi and Montaner.
Passeig de Gracia and Modernista buildings
Passeig de Gracia’s is a famous avenue and perfect blend of unique architectural heritage and high-end shopping. Learn about the path leading up to this avenue’s status as Barcelona’s Luxury Promenade from your private guide.

Marvel at the surprising façades of Gaudí’s famous houses (Casa Batlló and Milà, also known as la Pedrera).

Sagrada Familia
The icon of Barcelona and a truly unique experience. Initially intended to be a simple Roman Catholic church dedicated to Jesus, Mary and Joseph, the church ultimately became the most prominent example of Catalan Modernism.
Park Güell
The waving balcony and the colorful Guard’s House, with the imposing Barcelona skyline and sea in the background, is the city’s favorite postcard. It’s also a great summary of what the Catalan capital is like: a creative, cosmopolitan city with a Mediterranean lifestyle.

Park Güell is one of the outstanding examples of Catalan Modernism and an unmissable destination for anyone visiting Barcelona.

Montjuïc hill
The green Montjuïc (213 metres h.) is the most famous hill in Barcelona. Because of the 1929 World Fair in Barcelona, palaces, pavilions, parks, botanical gardens, sports stadiums, and exhibition rooms were built on the hill. Some of those buildings still remain today and serve as museums. You will discover examples of urbanism and architecture specially designed for the International Exhibition of 1929.
Plaça D'Espanya & International Exhibition 1929
The spectacular neobaroque silhouette of the Palau Nacional can be seen on Montjuïc’s slopes from across the city. Built for the 1929 World Exhibition it houses a vast collection of mostly Catalan art spanning the early Middle Ages to the early 20th century.

The National Palace and the Magic Fountain are the highlights of the area.

Columbus monument & Barcelona Port
One of the most emblematic and characteristic icons of the city is the majestic monument built in in honor of the discoverer Christopher Columbus.

The old port of Barcelona or Port Vell has a long history, being built almost 2,000 years ago.

Nowadays it’s converted into a space of reference for locals and tourists and perfectly integrated into the urban life of the city.

Arc de Triomf & Ciutadella park
Built in the New Moorish style, the Arc de Triomf rises majestically at the end of the Passeig Lluís Companys. In 1888, the triumphal arch served as the main entrance to the World’s Fair.

The combination of red brick with the series of friezes around the arch, make it a singularly beautiful landmark of Barcelona.

From the Arc we will reach the Parc de la Ciutadella, that was the location of the old Barcelona’s Citadel and also the site for the Universal Exhibition. Nowadays it is a beautiful public park and the green lung of the city.

  • All the must-see monuments and neighborhoods unraveled in a day
  • Enjoy unique panoramic views of the city from Montjüic Mountain
  • Visit the Park Guell without any queue, Gaudí’s most avant-garde urban project
  • Discover the Old town and its most emblematic monuments and buildings 
  • Learn about modernism strolling the elegant Passeig de Gracia, the place where best modernist masterpieces like La Pedrera and Casa Batlló were built
  • Explore iconic landmarks of Barcelona
  • Private guide and vehicle
  • Old town walking tour
  • Tickets to Park Guell
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Memorable experience
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food or beverages