Barcelona Highlights

Barcelona Highlights with optional entrance fee to Poble Espanyol and/or lunch

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Half-day excursion around Barcelona that will allow you to discover the history of the city while visiting some of the most important places in a comfortable and easy way

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The first part of the visit consists in a guided walking tour through the small and narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter, the oldest part of the city. During this early visit we will see Las Ramblas, the Cathedral Square, The Cathedral, the Old Jewish Quarter, among other interesting places. You will be given of some free time to visit the Cathedral by yourself.

Later we will take our bus to start with a panoramic tour around the rest of the city. We will pass through the elegant Passeig de Gràcia, where there are located two of the most important Gaudi’s buildings (Casa Batlló and Casa Milà “la Pedrera”), the Triumph Arc, the Olympic Village and the Olympic Port. For the next part of the visit we will access to the Montjuic Mountain. This is an important place because was the main scenery of the Olympic Games in the 1992. We will see the Olympic stadium from the bus and later we will have the opportunity to enjoy the panoramic views of the city riding the aerial tramway (subject to the weather conditions). For the next part we will visit the Montjuïc Castle. Its origins date back to 1640, being the oldest fortress in the city. During the centuries has been a watcher tower, dungeon, execution center and, above all, an ideal viewpoint to know what’s going on from a bird’s eye-view. Today, it is an incomparable landscape to enjoy a 360º panoramic picture of Barcelona and being part of the numerous social, civil and cultural events taking place here. Take a trip to Barcelona's hectic past and enjoy the most privileged views of the city.

After the visit to the Castle, again on the bus, we will follow the tour and at this point of the excursion, the group will be divided according to the option of tour chosen. The people who have chosen the option of Highlights with entrance to Poble Espanyol will get off the bus at this point to enjoy the visit and the lunch, in the case of having it included in the option of the tour.

The people who have chosen the option without Poble Espanyol entrance, will continue the route in the bus back to the city center passing through Espanya square, where we will admire the magical fountains, the twin venetian towers, the MNAC and the Shopping center Las Arenas, build in an old bullring. We will arrive to Catalunya square, and we will end up the tour in front of Hard Rock Café, just five minutes walking distance from Julià Travel office.

Information about Poble Espanyol:

Located in the heart of the Montjuic Mountain, Poble Espanyol was created from the desire to concentrate the soul of Spain in a single space. You will be able to have a nice walk as if you were in a typical Andalusian quarter, on the Santiago’s road or inside a medieval Catalan monastery; live watch the craftsman working with leather, jewels, guitars or glass; admire the works from Picasso, Dalí and Miró in the Contemporary Museum Fran Daurel. In addition, you will experience the most popular Spain celebrations like Sanfermines, Tomatina and Castells thanks to the spectacular multimedia experience FIESTA.

If you choose the option with Lunch included, you can enjoy 2 menu options in the Restaurant Font de Prades:

Menu 1

A starter to be chosen: Spinach "canelones" with pinions / Salad with crudités. / Andalusian "gazpacho" cream.

A main course to be chosen: Grilled chicken and side dish. / Grilled bass and side dish. / Grilled catalán sausage with white beans.

Dessert: Crema catalana.

Bread with tomato and a glass of wine and mineral water per person

Menu 1

Main course: Paella marinera.

Dessert: Crema catalana.

Bread with tomato and a glass of wine and mineral water per person

Highlights

* La Pedrera is the reflection of Gaudi’s imagination, with an atypical terrace dominated by chimneys that remind of medieval knights.

* The Montjuïc Cable Car takes the visitor to Parc de Montjuïc, Mirador and Castell de Montjuïc to enjoy the finest panoramic views of Barcelona.

* Poble Espanyol is an open-air Spanish architectural museum with full-scale replicas of the characteristic buildings, squares and streets of the country.

* The Barcelona Cathedral represents the beauty of the Gothic Catalan art and has a magnificent Cloister in which thirteen white geese are kept.

Included

* Transport to the monuments.

* Bilingual guide.

* Radio guide system.

* Montjuïc Castle entrance fee.

* Montjuïc cable car ride.

* Entrance fee to the Cathedral.

* Poble Espanyol entrance fee (if option selected).

* Lunch menu in Restaurant La Font de Prades (if option selected).

Excluded

* Lunch or other services not specified above.

* Hotel pickup and drop-off.

* Optional gratuities.

* Transport from Poble Espanyol to city center.Please Note* This tour is bilingual English and Spanish, however for your comfort, a radio guide system is offered during the tour, in groups of more than 5 people.

* Correct dress code may be requested to access the Cathedral.

* The visit in Poble Espanyol is on your own (not guided). Please note that transportation back to the city center is not provided.

* Please, be aware that the tour includes Walking Tours, we kindly advise you to use comfortable clothes and shoes and be ready for some walking.

Essential Information

* This tour starts from Julià Travel Gray Line Spain office at: Carrer de Balmes nº 5.

* This tour ends at Plaça Catalunya or at Poble Español depending on the option you choose.

* Please check in at the counter at least 15 minutes before the departure time.

* Julià Travel Gray Line Spain contact, 0034 93 317 64 54 / incoming@julia.net

* Cancellation policy: a 100% cancellation penalty applies if cancelled 24 hours or less prior to travel date or in case of no-show