Sightseeing tours of Barcelona
There are many tours and ways to see Barcelona. Choose from hop-on-hop-off bus tours to talking cars, segways or bike tours. On this page we have listed some of the most popular and most fun ways to see Barcelona. If you want to see Barcelona yourself then check out our Barcelona Top Ten Things to do list.
Hop on Hop off buses Barcelona
A Hop on / Hop off bus tour of Barcelona is an easy and practical way both to see many attractions in Barcelona in one day and to get a feel for the city. Hop-on/hop-off means that you can get on or off at all stops along the route. They are also sometimes called "ho-ho buses." The hop-on-hop-off buses in Barcelona are modern with open top decks and audio guides in many languages. Hop-on/hop-off means that you can get on or off at all stops along the route. If you want to leave the bus to spend time at a Barcelona attraction, then just "hop off" the tour bus and "hop on" again later, when you are ready to continue the route. The bus are in constant circulation and you usually don't have to wait for more that 15 minutes for the next hop-on-hop-off bus to come by. Another advantage of hop-on-hop-off buses is that they are double-deckers with an open top which is gives a better view of the city and for taking snaps of Barcelona’s landmarks. If you are on the top deck, remember your sun lotion in the summer - and a jacket in the winter.
There are 2 different hop on / hop off bus tours in Barcelona that both use open top double-decker tour buses. The routes are similar, so you can pick any of the two companies although the all red buses usually have shorter queues.
Bus Turistic - Hop on/ Hop off tours of Barcelona
> Red, Green and Blue tour buses. 3 tour routes which you can all ride with 1 ticket.
> Total of 44 stops. audio guides available in 10 languages.
> From June to end September an night route on Friday and Sunday. > Buy Tickets
Barcelona City tours
> Red buses. 2 routes of Barcelona - East and West
Mini-van and coach tours of Barcelona
If you prefer more traditional sightseeing coach tours with a real guide instead of a recording, who tells you about Barcelona via a microphone then we can recommend various bus tours and small group mini-van tours. BGB offer coach tours of Barcelona where you get on a coach with a local guide to tell you about the city sights as you drive by and stays with you throughout the tour. The advantage of a minivan or coach tour with a local guide is that you get more personal attention than the audio guides on the ho-ho buses. It's more fun and often more informative and you can ask the guide questions. The small group tours are even better as you get more access to the guide. Guide books and websites are a great help for planning a visit to Barcelona, but a friendly local tour guide can really bring the history and culture of the city to life with rich detail, anecdotes and details that are not always in the guide books. So if you want to know more than just the basic information about historic sights and buildings in Barcelona, then a guided tour is a great solution. The tour guides in Barcelona are qualified and usually native or long term residents of Barcelona. They know Barcelona and the Catalan way of life very well and can often help you with little translations and answers to questions.
> Book BGB coach tours of Barcelona
Personal tour guides & private tours
If you prefer to avoid the crowds, but still want good information, then why not consider a personal tour guide? It might be a more expensive than group tours, but usually excellent value for money. Personal tour guides in Barcelona will show you all the city and the sights and also enrich your stay with exclusive information about where to shop at reasonable prices, where to eat, what the best things to do in Barcelona are from breakfast at the best coffee shops in Barcelona to dinner and dancing at the best restaurants and clubs in the city. Personal tours guides often provide more services than group tour guides - they are your interpreters, hosts, ambassadors, entertainers, helpers and a general source of information to make sure your trip to Barcelona is as memorable as possible. Often they will also drive you themeselves or provide cars with drivers.
Walking tours Barcelona
If you want an active and healthy way to see the most famous sights of Barcelona, and perhaps have a bit more time to chat to your guide, then you might choose one of the many guided walking tours of Barcelona. The walking tours are excellent because the guides provide a lot of information and there is plenty of time to absorb it all. However walking is too leisurely for you and want to improve your fitness levels, then try a jogging tour of Barcelona.
Bike tours Barcelona
Another very popular way to see Barcelona are the bike tours of Barcelona This is a clean, green and healthy way to see the sights of Barcelona and Barcelona is putting in new bicycle lanes every day. Friendly and well- informed tour guides will give you many insights into the city while dispensing traffic safety tips. The traffic in Barcelona can be a bit unpredictable, so helmets are always a good thing and remember not to take photos while you are riding the bike!
> Book half day bike tour of Barcelona
> Bike tours in Barcelona
Other fun ways to tour Barcelona
If you want to see Barcelona in a different way, then try these interesting and fun ways to explore Barcelona
> Motorbike sidecar tours Barcelona
> Segway tours of Barcelona
> Talking Go Cars Barcelona
Barcelona audio guide app
If you prefer to plan your own tours of Barcelona, then for just 12 euros you can download a smart phone Iphone or android audio tour app guide to Barcelona. The Barcelona audio guide app has almost 6 hours of playing time with detailed descriptions of 100 top sights and attractions in Barcelona. Download the audio tour app for your Iphone, android phone, blackberry or ipod/mpeg player.
> Download smartphone app tour of Barcelona
Take a Barcelona Movie Tour. The number of movies shot on location in Barcelona is growing every year. El Perfume starring Dustin Hoffman was shot here in 2006. Director Woody Allen filmed the hit move "Vicky Christina Barcelona " in 2007 which won Penelope Cruz an Oscar for best supporting actress.
Barcelona Book Tours. Why not try the fascinating Shadow of the Wind tour based on the bestselling novel “The Shadow of the Wind” by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, or the Cathedral of the Sea Tour inspired by the best selling book of the same name.
Day tours from Barcelona
After a few days in Barcelona, then you might like to get out of the city. Have a look at the half-day tours of Barcelona. We can recommend the tours to beaches outside Barcelona, to vineyards, to Montserrat mountains and monastery, or to towns nearby Barcelona like, Vic, Girona and Sitges to name a few.
> Day tours from Barcelona
We hope you enjoy your stay in Barcelona
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