BARCELONA CODE Tours

All our Tours are personalised and not shared with other clients.

You can choose between following options or send us your request.

HALF DAY Tours

- Walking Tour Old & New Barcelona

- Panoramic Tour & Sagrada Familia

- Sagrada Familia & Park Güell

- Gothic Quarter & Picasso Museum

FULL DAY Tours

- GAUDI Tour

- Art & History Tour

- Barcelona Highlights

- Wine Tours

 

 

EXCURSIONS

- Montserrat & Sitges

- Girona & Salvador Dalí Museum

- Tarragona & Wine Tasting

- Combined Tailor-Made Tours

 

our HALF DAY Tours

Walking Tour

Old & New Barcelona

Duration of the Tour: 4-5 hrs

Walking Tour

 

This tour introduces you to the Ancient and Modern History of Barcelona, both periods full of fascinating events and personalities. On a relaxed walk along elegant Passeig de Gracia, we will stop by Gaudi houses and other modernist buildings. After refreshment break at the Market on la Rambla, we will go deeper into the history of Barcelona visiting the gothic Cathedral and Royal Palace, where Columbus was received by Spanish Kings after discovery of America in 1492. 

To fully enjoy this tour of contrasts between Old and New Barcelona you only need to come with comfortable footwear and natural curiosity...

Gothic Quarter – Cathedral – Royal Palace - Catalan Parlament Square – Roman Walls – La Rambla – Boqueria Market (closed on Sunday) – Catalan Music Palace - Paseo de Gracia with modernist houses

Sagrada Familia & Park Güell

Duration of the Tour: 4 hrs

Private van transfer

 

Both Gaudi´s masterpeaces in one morning... If you are keen on Gaudi and want to go deeper into his art and his philosophy, this tour will be  perfect for you.

We will spend about 1,5 hrs at each location allowing you to immerse yourself into GAUDI’s world and vision...

Understand the philosophy behind it discovering the origins of his stunning forms and you will never look at architecture with the same eyes again.
After Sagrada Familia we will continue to the upper part of town visiting Park Güell, another magical place designed by Gaudi, where Nature and Art form a special Symbiosis that will rock your imagination.

(Skip the Line) visit of Sagrada Familia and Park Güell

OPTIONAL: La Pedrera or Battló house and walk along Passeig de Gracia

 Panoramic Tour & Sagrada Familia 

Duration of the Tour: 4-5 hrs

Panoramic Tour

 

This tour is recommendable for the first time visitors, so you can have an overwiev into the local history, a glance to the city from above the hill and from the sea, completing the day with the once in a lifetime experience - an inside and in-depth visit of Basilica Sagrada Familia - Gaudi´s life work and UNESCO World Heritage site.

Let me guide you inside of the Holy Family Church, a breath-taking place full of lights and shapes in constant transformation. It is planned to be finished by 2026. Come and help this really happens! I will explain you how...

Sagrada Familia inside visit - Panoramic drive inc.Montjuic Hill, Eixample areaBarceloneta 

and Olympic Port.

Gothic Quarter & Borne district

Duration of the Tour: 4 hrs

Walking Tour

 

This tour will give you a quick overview into the rich and complex past of Barcelona, still embracing part of its Roman origins inside of medieval buildings. On our walk through the monumental part of the Gothic Quarter and through the narrow streets of El Borne, (ancient merchant quarter)  we will stop on many historical sites and feel the cosmopolitan and culturally rich spirit of Barcelona consolidated over centuries.

For a sweet refreshment we can stop to taste typical spanish hot chocolate with churros in some of the typical Granjas - traditional family shops and restaurants of milk products. If you want to learn more about the history of Chocolate we can visit Museu de Xocolata, located in an ancient monastery in La Ribera district.

La Rambla - medieval Cathedral & Royal Palace - Catalan Parlament - Roman Walls - Sta.Caterina Market - Sta.Maria del Mar - El Borne 1714 Arheological site 

Picasso & Old Town

Duration of the Tour: 4-5 hrs

Walking Tour

 

On this tour you will learn about Picasso´s early life and work, since for him, Barcelona was the place "Where everything began". After the guided visit of Picasso Museum located in El Borne district, we will continue the walk through the old town visiting some of historical places Picasso attended or where he  lived with his family during student years in Barcelona at the end of XIXc. Apart of Picasso´s backgrounds, you will learn more about the rich and complex history of Barcelona walking through the same streets where young artist was finding inspiration for his first professional paintings, which will soon after brake the rules of the Art history forever.

Guided visit of Picasso Museum (closed on Monday), Els Quatre Gats (bohemian bar), walk around El Borne district and monumental part of the Gothic Qarter

Gourmet & History Tour

Duration of the Tour: 4-5 hrs

Walking Tour

 

On this tour you can discover the history of Barcelona tasting the authentic local tapas on the way. We will explore La Rambla, the Gothic Quarter and Ribera district learning about the essence of the city, its culture and its people in an informal and relaxed way, stopping on 2-3 different tapas restaurants for you to learn the typical spanish way of enjoying life through food and shering good moments and tastes with friends.

La Rambla - Boqueria Market - Cathedral - Royal Palace - Catalan Parlament - Roman Walls - Sta.Maria del Mar - Tapas bars stop in El Borne district  

our FULL DAY Tours

GAUDI Tour

Duration of the Tour: 6-8 hrs

Panoramic Tour with stops

 

If you wish to go for a complete Gaudi Day on your stop in Barcelona, this is deffinitely your option. On a confortable drive between the sites you will learn more about life and work of this visionary architect. Gaudi defined Barcelona with his colorful, organic forms built following traditional handcraft techniques and the rules of sacred geometry, turning them into stone to keep inspiring new generations.
Immerse yourself into GAUDI’s World inside of Sagrada Familia church... Understand the philosophy behind it discovering the origins of his stunning forms and you will never look at architecture with the same eyes again.
We will continue to upper part of town and visit Park Güell, another magic place designed by Gaudi, where Nature and Art form unique Atmoshphere in which you easily feel transported into the world of Farie Tales with Gingerbread houses and magic woods.

On top roof of La Pedrera (Milá House) we will see the astonishing set of architectural-sculptures resembling the Star Warriors, serving originally as ventilation towers and chimneys and shaping the landscape of Barcelona forever. Casa Batlló and Palace Güell are another two masterpeaces, each one with its own style and background story... Come to explore in depth the world of Gaudi´s endless imagination.

 

God´s Architect (60 min)

 

Inside visit of Park Güell and Sagrada Familia, outside visit of La Pedrera and Batlló house. Panoramic Tour with stops by other Gaudi´s buildings

ART & History Tour

Duration of the Tour: 6-8 hrs

Panoramic Tour with walking part

 

This Tour of main Highlights of Barcelona will give you an image with deeper focus on historical, artistical, political and social backgrounds of uneven city´s development through the centuries. On relaxed panoramic drive you will learn more about the Catalan Trade tradition with former colonies, held by local burgeous Families. To show their power, many invested in beautiful Art Nouveau Palaces we can admire today.

Medieval times were another period of vital importance for local Kingdom of Aragon and narrow streets of the Gothic quarter are the best place to imagine the life of people in those days.

Crucial Artists were connected to Barcelona and this artistical spirit is still there to feel today in many art galleries and local designer and artesan shops. Gaudi, Picasso, Miró and Dalí are each one of them a  separate story apart. You will learn more about their origins and later influence on international Art scene. We will also walk the same streets where they hangout in their student years before heading off to Paris and the life of world fame.

 

Panoramic drive through Golden Quarter of Eixample area with stops at Batlló house and La Pedrera

 

OPTIONAL INSIDE VISIT:

- Sagrada Familia

- Catalan Music Palace

- La Pedrera

- Picasso Museum

- Hospital St.Pau

- History museum with roman archeological site and medieval Royal Palace

Barcelona Highlights

Duration of the Tour: 6-8 hrs

Panoramic Tour with walking part

 

On this tour you will have a breaf introduction into the local history with stops on the main sites in the modern part of town like Sagrada Familila, Batlló house and La Pedrera. After relaxed break by the sea in Barceloneta quarter we will continue with the walk around the monumental area of Gothic quarter visiting medieval Cathedral and roman remains.

Up from Montjuic Hill you will have magnificant views to the port and the City. There are lot of options to choose from for spending afternoon hours. Apart of romantic gardens, Montjuic is home to Joan Miró museum, 1992 Olympic Stadium, Spanish Village and World Exhibition complex with National Palace, built in 1929.

Monumental panoramic view from the National Catalan Museum of Art will give you another beautiful perspective of Barcelona.

If time allows we can take a cable car up to Montjuic castle or down to Barceloneta beach where our driver will pick us up for transfer back to the hotel.

 

Panoramic drive with stops at Batlló House and La Pedrera, inside visit of Sagrada Familia, lunch stop in Barceloneta quarter, walk in the Gothic quarter and afternoon visit of Montjuic Hill with view stops.

our EXCURSIONS

 MONTSERRAT & Black Madonna 

Duration of the Tour: 5-6 hrs

 

Make a wish, than go to see and touch black Madonna of Montserrat or MORENETA (as locals call her). Finally, Do not forget to come back one day to thank her when the wish becomes true...

National pride and Patron Saint of Catalonia, the Virgin of Montserrat is situated in a holy shrine inside of Benedictine Monastery on astonishing rocky mountain of the same name, 40km from Barcelona.

Discover the mixture of legends and history  behind the unforgettable natural scenery and enjoy the angelic voices of Escolania, one of the oldest boy´s choirs in Europe.

On a confortable scenic drive to Montserrat you will learn more about the history of the region, also deeply connected with the Myth of the black Madonna cultivated by local people over centuries.

 

Montserrat

Escolania Boy´s Choir

 

Monastery and Natural Park of Montserrat with Black Madonna – Boys Choir ESCOLANIA (singing at 1pm Mon-Tue during school season)   

SITGES

Duration of the Tour: 6 hrs

 

Take a trip back in time to the elegant Beach Resort of Sitges, a former fishermen village, today a charming little beach town with own Film Festival and Carnaval tradition. It is known as a very liberal place and you will find cheerful and colorful crowd, a mixture of cosmopolitan and traditional local residents and visitors.

Sitges was the meeting place for artists, bohemian, intellectuals and bourgeoisie in the late 19th century.  Today you will find long sandy beaches and colonial palaces built by Ïndianos" (returning emigrants from former Spanish colonies in South America), excellent restaurants and bars offering local specialities, numerous art galleries and  shops with something for all ages. 

Depending on time available we can organise a Wine Tasting session in local bodega or delicious lunch by the sea. Perfect for a nice and relaxed day, just half an hour from Barcelona!

Sitges anytime

 

Walk through Sitges exploring its past and present – Bacardi house (old Market) - Church St. Bartolomeu - Museum Cau Ferrat and Maricel Palace - Time at leisure for lunch, museum visits, shopping or beach relax.

Salvador DALÍ & Medieval Girona

Duration of the Tour 8 hrs

 

This cultural Tour will take you into the heart of Girona region, famous for its beautiful scenaries, rich artistic and historical backgrounds and top quality local cuisine, based on "land and sea" products.

The charming medieval town of Girona will astonish you with its beauty and amount of legends and stories waiting to be told. Not without reason was it chosen for last filming location of Game of Thrones. We will stroll through the steep and narrow streets of El Call, one of the oldest Jewish Quarters in Europe and admire the colorful house-fronts on the river Ter.

The second part of the tour will transport you into the surrealist world of SALVADOR DALÍ´s Theatre-Museum in Figueres, where we will explore the fascinating language and symbolism of Dalí´s psychoanalytic Art, influenced by Sigmund Freud´s theories.

Upon request we can organise an exclusive lunch in some of the restaurants of the area.

Girona medieval town - medieval Jewish quarter El CALL - Cathedral of Girona - Salvador DALI Museum in Figueras.

Combined Tours

Send us your request and we will design the perfect Tour for you

MONTSERRAT & SITGES

Duration of the Tour: 8 hrs

The Montain and the Sea Option. Tour for Nature Lovers.

MONTSERRAT & WINE

Duration of the Tour: 8 hrs

Tour for veneration of Christian and Greek Gods, all in one.

SITGES & WINE Tasting

Duration of the Tour: 6 hrs

Fashion and Eneology, both pure Science. Tour for Ladies and Gentleman.

FAMILY Tours

Duration of the Tour: 6-8 hrs

In Barcelona there are plenty of options for children. We can always customize the Tour in the way best adapted to the youngest ones. Let us know the age of your children and we will organise an active and fun Day Program in a children-friendly environment.

 

Horse riding, e-bike, Segway, Zoo, Mosaic or Chocolate workshops...

Cister Monastery & Roman Tarragona

Duration of the Tour: 8 hrs

 

After a confortable one hour drive following the way of roman Via Augusta along the Mediterranean coast, we will reach Tarraco, ancient port and capital of Roman province Hispania Citerior.

In the modern city of Tarragona,  the past is hidden on every corner. We will start with a walk in the old town, an open air Archeological Museum of roman and medieval remains scattered in between the winding streets, sunny terrasses and  picturesque squares.

In the afternoon we will visit Sta Maria de Poblet Monastery, an oasis of peace and spirituality, which served at the same time as the royal crypt of the Kings of Aragon, a fortified royal residence and an  important military complex.

Upon request we can organise a traditional lunch in a  typical land house - La Masía.

 

Tarragona

Our own South

 

Roman Aqueduct – remains of roman Walls, Forum, Circus, Amphitheatre - Cathedral of Tarragona - Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de POBLET

WINE TOURS

Tailor Made Tours on request including guided visit to vineyards and wine cellars by local expert and Tasting of selection of wines and cavas.

 

PENEDÈS

Duration of the Tour: 5-6 hrs

 

Vilafranca de Penedès, just 30km away from Barcelona is known as a Capital of CAVA, a Spanish version of French champagne. Famous Penedès wine cellars are often located in stunning properties, attraction in themselves. But there are many other rather familiy-run cava wineries that still use the traditional hand-crafted and ecologial methods of wine production.

PRIORAT

Duration of the Tour: 8-10 hrs

 

Exclusive Wine Tour in further southern region of Priorat, 2 hrs from Barcelona. This is a place for nature lovers with terraced slopes covered by vineyards and olive trees in between the medieval villages untouched for ages. We will visit Gratallops, Wine Cathedral of Priorat, Scala Dei, a 12th c. Carthusian monastery and village with Romanesque church. The region has a top international reputation for its full-bodied wines and own D.O for olive oils. The local cuisine  is simply spectacular!

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