Your private city tour starts with pickup at your Barcelona accommodation by your guide, who introduces you to the city’s top features and gives you tips you can use during the rest of your stay. Head first to Passeig de Gràcia, known for its line of modernist buildings such as La Pedrera (Casa Milà), Casa Lleó and Casa Batlló.
Continue to Eixample, designed by Ildefons Cerdà as an extension of the old town, and pass by Hospital de Sant Pau, another modernist masterpiece. When you arrive at La Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudí’s famously unfinished legacy, you have skip-the-line access so you can go straight in to marvel at the remarkable architecture (entrance fee itself is at your own expense). Inside this modernism jewel, admire the columns, ceiling and other features to try to understand Gaudí’s symbolism.
Next, visit the Ciutat Vella neighborhood, passing by the Arc de Triomf. Check out Parc de la Ciutadella, and follow your guide past sites like the Castle of the Three Dragons and the sculpture known as ‘The Grief,’ located in a lake. Continue to the city’s waterfront, traveling from Port Vell near La Rambla to the World Trade Center Barcelona.
Head next to Montjuïc outside the city center to enjoy a view of the city, including facilities from the 1992 Summer Olympic Games and the International Exhibition of 1929. Then go back into town for a leisurely walking tour through the Gothic Quarter, the city’s historical district of narrow streets and charming spots.