Barcelona is one the best cities in the world with so many things to do and see. The city is extremely unique in that it has a beautiful combination of ancient architecture and modern design. Guided tours and experiences are a great way to explore the city and connect to the local culture.
Here are our top choices for guided tours:
1. Camp Nou Experience: F.C. Barcelona Tour
No visit to Barcelona is complete without seeing the Camp Nou stadium in the city. Home to one of the biggest teams in world football, FC Barcelona, or Barca for short, this tour is a must. Explore the stadium, go on the pitch and see behind the scenes at this amazing club. The stadium has a capacity of over 99,000 and has some of the biggest stars in football including Lionel Messi, probably the best player in his generation. Finish the tour and head to the FC Barcelona Musuem where you can see the history behind the club.
2. Barcelona Architecture Walks (Barcelona & Gaudi)
One of the biggest attractions to Barcelona is the amazing and beautiful architecture by Antoni Gaudi. The modernist architecture by Gaudi is all around the city and this company offer the best guided tours. From the unmissable Sagrada Familia and La Pedrera, this tour covers it all. All the guides on the tour are practicing architects, meaning that they have expert knowledge on the subject and can answer any specific questions you may have.
The Barcelona & Gaudi Tour lasts around 3 hours, costs around €38 per person and is listed as one of the world’s top five architecture tours by The Sydney Morning Herald. All tours offered by the Barcelona Architecture walks allow for rich discussion between the groups and guides, a must do if you in the city.
3. Skyline & Beach Tour
For those wanting a more relaxed tour of the city, then take the boat along the coastline. See the beautiful beaches and unique skyline of the city whilst learning about the history and culture of the region. The tour is great for families or for those that have seen everything and want a different perspective. The boat sails just over nine miles along the Catalan coast and is great in the Spring and Summer.
4. Helicopter Tour
Another unique tour of Barcelona is by helicopter. Whilst the tour lasts less than 10 minutes, the views are breathtaking and you can see all the major sites from a different angle. The tour goes along the coast and the skyline of the city can be seen. For those wanting a luxury tour in speed then this is the option for you. The pilots are the guides and offer knowledge and tips when in the air.
5. Backpacker Pub Crawl
What better way to explore the famous nightlife of Barcelona than doing a tour across all the main bars with a tour guide and group. Tourists from around the world use this tour to meet people and go into different bars and clubs with a group. The tour includes free drinks and discounted drinks in all the bars and clubs on the route. This is a great way to meet people and stick to a budget on a night out. The guides know everything about the nightlife and get involved in the partying every night.