Introduction to Barcelona 2.5h Walking Tour

In a fun and entertaining way, you’ll get introduced to our remarkable city and region, its 2000+ years of fascinating history, urban development, architecture, and vibrant culture. Together we'll explore the narrow medieval alleys, winding streets, and charming squares of Barcelona's famous historical center, the Old Town 'Ciutat Vella' and its most famous neighborhoods: the Gothic Quarter (the "Barri Gòtic") and "El Born".

We'll share its many stories and legends and talk about some of its most colorful characters: royalties, saints, knights, creatures, daring explorers, traders and artists who built our fascinating city.

We will give you a very educational walk balanced between information and entertainment. Using more than a decade of experience hosting tours we have created this experience for conscious, curious, adult travelers. It is custom-made for you to be the ultimate introduction to both the city and to the Barcelona way of life.

You'll also get up-to-date insider local tips on things to do in and around the city, plus where to eat, drink, shop and explore. We'll make sure that no-one feels like a tourist but like a friend visiting.

About the host: We eat, live and breathe our beloved adopted hometown of Barcelona! With our passion for traveling (we're on a quest to visit all UNESCO World Heritage Sites) and deep knowledge of architecture, history and local culture as a base and our love for storytelling as a form you will have an unforgettable experience. We have been hosting Trip Advisor Award-Winning tours for more than a decade; our tours have also been featured in Forbes Magazine.
Experience/Tour Type: Group (Meet other travelers)
Language(s):
Catalan
Chinese (Cantonese)
Chinese (Mandarin)
Dutch
English
French
German
Greek
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Turkish
Ukranian
Vietnamese
Times & dates available: Daily starting at 3:00pm
Duration (hours): 3.0
Maximum number of people: 9
Testimonials: "One word. Amazing! This experience is THE one you should get upon your arrival in Barcelona. It’s more than just a tour."
Highlights: This is all about getting to know and understand Barcelona and the region of Catalonia. We'll pass by the main Old Town sights but it's not about seeing as many highlights as possible, it's about insight. The walk is not scripted. We'll use our many years of experience living in Barcelona and sharing our passion for our beloved city to customize each walk taking into account your interests, the time of the year, the day of the week, the weather, etc.
Included in experience: Lots of great ADVICE on where and what to eat/drink and where not to! We'll share some of our most beloved and favourite places. The tour itself does NOT INCLUDE FOOD or DRINKS. We'll ADVISE on where to go, what to see and how to prioritise. Also, you'll find out how to skip the line if you want to. The tour itself does NOT INCLUDE any entrance tickets. An entertaining, passionate, very knowledgeable and professional level English-speaking GUIDE.
Please bring: Drinking water and possibly some snacks, the tour is about 2.5 hours long. Appropriate clothing for walking and for the current weather condition. A camera! There will be plenty of picture opportunities. Since we have been asked, we don't mind at all if you leave a tip at the end, but that is all up to you.