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Best City Tours in Barcelona

Best City Tours in Barcelona

The best way to discover Barcelona is by doing a city tour! As Barcelona is a big city with a difficult orientating structure, it is not easy to find your way here. With all its different districts, there is so much to see and to do and for this reason you need at least a week to explore all the best things this vibrant city has to offer. Thus, if you are here for a short city trip, taking a guided tour is the perfect way to make the best out of your trip. Especially for people visiting this amazing place for the first time, we highly recommend to try one of the many excursions.

From walking tours to bus tours, there are a lot of options you can choose between.  To make your choice easier, we have listed the best city tours in Barcelona. So, forget struggling with the city map to find your way and try one of these amazing city tours!

# 1 Barcelona Street Art Tour

With this amazing tour, you get to see this city in a whole different way. The Barcelona Street Art Tour will show you the industrial and alternative side of Barcelona with high brick walls painted with graffiti, stencils and all kinds of street art. Your guide, who is an artist himself, will learn you more about the developed street art and graffiti art evolution in Barcelona.

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During the tour, they take you to skate spots, hidden galleries and boutiques, and also some local bars that have a strong connection with Barcelona’s emerging scene. The company thinks sustainable too because they only offer tours on eco-friendly bamboo bikes or by foot. There are different tours you can choose from through the Poble Nou, Born or Raval neighborhood. The price starts from €17 per person, depending on which tour you prefer. Besides the art tours, they also offer graffiti workshop, where you will learn various common used techniques for graffiti and street art.

Area:  Arc De Triomf
Price: €17/person

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# 2 Barcelona Vespa Tour

With this amazing tour, you get to see this city in a whole different way. Vesping will show you the secrets and alternative side of Barcelona just riding a scooter! You can rent a Vespa and choose the Barcelona tour you prefer; after that, let yourself be guided along the route of a Barcelona that often remains unknown to tourists and residents, but which also includes the most famous points of attraction that you cannot miss.

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Vesping is much more than a simple scooter rental: it offers guided and private tours, where the precious secrets of the city are shared, to make the stay unique and special. The price starts from €20 per person, depending on which tour and type of scooter you prefer. Besides the Vespa tours, they also offer activities for team building, weddings, filming, and much more!

Area:  The office where to rent your scooter is situated near La Sagrada Familia
Price: €20/person

# 3 Barcelona Sweet Tour

The Barcelona Sweet Tour is especially made for all the sweet food-lovers. Here you can taste different treats of the sugary Spanish and Catalan cuisine while walking through Barcelona’s sweet streets. For €49 per person, you will be able to try 10 delicious sweets, such as melindros and churros and also visit local cake shops and cafés.

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During the tour, the guide gives you more information about the importance of the cake and chocolate making culture in Catalonia. It takes place in the Barri Gotic and Born neighborhood and has a limit of 15 people. Furthermore, you don’t have to worry about the language border because all their guides speak fluently English.

Area: Barri Gothic
Price: €49/person

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# 4 Private tour with architect

If you are interested in the architecture of Barcelona’s amazing buildings, then the Private tour with architect is made for you!

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They offer 3 different tours in diverse neighborhoods. The first tour starts at the Passeig de Gracia and ends in the Gràcia neighborhood, where you can enjoy different architectural buildings, including many famous ones designed by Gaudi. The second tour will guide you through the architectural compartments of the Raval district, which is famous for its bohemian lifestyle. It is in interesting architectural area with medieval buildings such as the former Hospital de la Santa Creu, and innovative designs by famous architectures like Richard Meier. The third and last tour will show you the Ribera and Born districts, where you can find a mix of modern and antique buildings. This amazing private architectural will cost € 61,75 per person with a 5% discount if you order online.

Address: Plaza Catalunya
Price: €61,75/ person

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# 5 Accessible Walking Tour

In Barcelona everything is possible, for this reason there are also tours for people with a reduced mobility. In this way, they get the possibility to enjoy the beautiful streets of this amazing city. The Accessible Walking tour is especially adapted by following a accessible and easy route through the smooth streets of Barri Gotic. Find out more about the area and the interesting facts by the professional guide that leads the walking tour.

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In total, it takes one hour but the guide adapts its pace to those taking parts. There is also the possibility to hire a transportable chair during the tour. For the accessible walking tour, you pay only €12,15 with a 10% discount if you book online!

Area: Barri Gothic
Price: €12,15/ person

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# 6 Las Golondrinas Boat Tour

Are you more interested in Barcelona’s coastline because you are born at the beach? Take the Las Golondrinas Boat Tour which will provide you beautiful views at Barcelona from the see. The Golondrinas boat will start from the old harbor, Port Vell and continue its route at the Barcelona coastline.

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You will enjoy this tour on a modern motorized catamaran with a bar on the lower floor, where you can buy drinks, as well as disability-friendly toilets. There is the possibility to choose between two tours: one from 40 minutes and the other one takes 90 minutes. For the short tour, you will pay 7,20€ and the longer tour costs 15€.

Area: Barceloneta
Price: €7,20 for 30 minutes, €15 for 90 minutes

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We hope you have the chance to try out one of our Best City Tours in Barcelona. Still looking for something to do before or after one of these tours? Check out all the activities Barcelona has to offer!

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Written by: xavi


Hello there! I love to travel, and Barcelona is a great city to live, thats why I decided to write about it and share my experiences!


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