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Barcelona Sightseeing Tours

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Barcelona Sightseeing Tours

You can’t beat an open-topped double-decker bus trip for getting you in the holiday mood. It’s a great way to get to know where the main attractions are and the commentaries through multi-lingual audio headsets will give you some background knowledge of the area you are visiting to help you decide what you want to see. Bus Turistic Barcelona has 45 stops to hop on or off at, plus 6 transfer points where you can change routes. You can travel round all three routes using the same ticket, and buses are very frequent. There is a courier on board to answer any questions you might have, and you will receive a booklet of vouchers giving you discounts for some attractions, restaurants and shops. Sightseeing tour tickets can be combined with tickets to Barcelona Zoo, Aquarium or Nou Camp for further savings.  If you have time, there are tours that take you out of Barcelona to places of interest, like vineyards for a spot of wine tasting, or the ancient Montserrat mountain top monastery, home to the famous “Black Virgin” statue.

Barcelona Sightseeing Tours

If shopping is your thing, board a luxury coach for a trip to La Roca Chic Outlet Village, where fashion is high and prices are low.

A further recent innovation is the Gourmet Bus Tour, which combines a sightseeing tour with fine dining. The high-tech buses have glass roofs with cameras attached to the outside to capture the views from both directions, and iPads on the table to give you information on Barcelona landmarks. The bus will park at a beauty spot for 1 hour when you will be served a gourmet meal prepared by a Michelin starred chef.

If you have the energy you can go on a guided 3 hour cycling tour around the city and down to the beach, using cycle lanes and suitable pedestrian streets. Bikes, helmets, child seats and bottles of water are provided, and you will also get a free drink on the beach.

If cycling’s not for you, there are themed walking tours covering different aspects of Barcelona, like food, art or history, lead by local guides.

If you’re a fan of Gaudi’s works you will love a Secret Night Visit to La Pedrera with a chance to explore all this fascinating building’s nooks and crannies without the crowds and even more magical when lit up for the night, and the view from the roof is amazing. Numbers are limited to 30 per group, so advance booking is advised.

Kate Quigley

Kate Quigley Travel Writer