Barcelona Full-Day Private Tour
Barcelona is the creative and self-confident capital of the Catalonia region of Spain – vibrating with life, creative style, beauty, and energy. You’ll love the Mediterranean ambiance, architecture, modern design, and creative cuisine on offer on a private guided tour of Barcelona with Magical Spain.
Founded by the Romans, it has long enjoyed the reputation of being the avant-garde capital of Spain if not all of southern Europe. Discover visionary or mad genius Gaudi’s one-of-a-kind creations like the Sagrada Familia, Casa Mila, Casa Batllo, or the Parc Guell. Art lovers can enjoy unique museums, like the Miro Museum or the Picasso Museum, or Miro Museum. And then there is the food and wine.
Full-day Tour of Barcelona Highlights:
Barcelona Full Day Private Tour Itinerary
Beginning with a collection from the airport, your accommodation or any other starting point of your choosing, your private day tour with a guide and a luxury vehicle will begin with a trip back in time to the oldest part of the city, the stunning Gothic Quarter of Barcelona.
Discover the History of Barcelona with your Guide
The origins of Barcelona are swathed in myth and legend, from fantastical tales stating that the city was founded by Hercules and his brother Hermes, to the more realistic but just as fascinating version of events that say Barcelona was forged through war and trade as a Carthaginian outpost. Get to know the real story as your guide takes you through the old town.
Some of the highlights you will encounter as you walk the cobbled streets and visit ancient Roman and medieval artifacts are:
- The Roman City Wall from the time Barcelona was named Barcino
- The Jewish quarter – home to one of Europe’s oldest Synagogues
- Barcelona Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia, the seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona
- The Royal Palace – The Palau Reial de Pedralbes former residence for the Spanish Royal Family
Awesome Architecture & Gaudi Barcelona Experience
After stopping for a typically Barcelona style Tapas lunch enjoyed while you take in the incredible vistas from Montjuic – the site of the Barcelona 92’ Olympic Games, offering the best views of the city, your private driver-guide will take you back downtown to explore the works of Gaudi which really give Barcelona such a unique and distinctive modernist character.
Skip-the-line tickets to the Sagrada Familia
The Temple of Sagrada Família is Gaudí’s unfinished masterpiece and one of the most visited spots in all of Spain, so the chance to skip the queue and enjoy a private tour with your guide is essential to fully experience this iconic and divine structure. When the light kisses the stained glass windows and bathes the cathedral in a kaleidoscope of colors, it truly is a magical moment.
Private Tour of Park Guell
Rounding off the afternoon’s Gaudi architecture tour will be the magical Park Güell, a testament to Gaudí’s vision and imagination. Considered one of Barcelona’s greatest tourist attractions. Its large square was often used for staging traditional Sardana dancing and other social events.
Constructed between 1900 and 1914 the buildings inside Park Guell were designed to be the perfect synthesis between artistic vision, comfortable living space, and community building.
To this end, the structures are not only dazzling on the eye thanks to their undulating and warping forms but also due to the rich symbolism on display. Your guide will discuss with you how elements of Catalanism are sewn throughout, Gaudi’s devout Catholicism and Spanish and historic mythology are all realized in the awe-inspiring designs.
In the tour, we will also gaze upon Passeig de Gràcia’s façades and exteriors, including the main Gaudí houses, such as Casa Milà (“La Pedrera”) and Casa Batlló, which contribute to making Barcelona the truly unique city it is. Amongst other locations, alongside your private guide will visit:
- UNESCO World Heritage Site Casa Batllo
- El Drac de Gaudi: The Dragon Gate at The Guell Pavilions
- Casa Mila – The last completed work of Gaudi before devoting himself to the Sagrada Cathedral
- The Monumento al Calvario, originally designed to be a chapel
Optional extras for your Barcelona Tour
Our mission is to provide our clients with the finest, tailored tours of Spain. This is why we love to get to know our clients before the tour begins, this way we can provide more of the experiences you will love on your Barcelona tour.
With prior requests, MagicalSpain can offer diverse insider experiences in Barcelona, such as hiking or mountain biking in the mountains, private yacht charters, sea kayaking, day trips to Montserrat or the Costa Brava, Jewish touring, or tickets to pro soccer matches.
Families with kids might enjoy family fun such as the Magic Fountain or Poble Espanyol or an art workshop. Wine lovers can do winery visits, lunches & tastings in the Priorat, Montsant, or Penedes wine region.
Meet the Founder of Magical Spain
Hola! I’m Dan O’Beirne C.E.O of Magical Spain, and an American family man who settled here over 20 years ago.
At the heart of Magical Spain lies my two passions in life, travel, and family. After working in the Health and Wellness sector back home in the U.S, my desire to travel led me to Spain where I met my beautiful wife-to-be, and where we now live with our young son. As our relationship blossomed, so did my love for the country, cultures, and people here. It was only natural then that Nuria and I should work together to create Magical Spain as a platform to share this passion and insight into Spain with our American clients.
Contact Your Private Barcelona Tour Itinerary Planner
Our tours are kept to small private groups to provide the best possible experience for our clients. As such we are able to customize our itineraries to suit your interests, needs, and requirements.
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