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Barcelona Highlights Tour with Montjuïc Cable Car

Discover the history, culture and beauty of Barcelona on this comprehensive morning tour which is perfect for first-time visitors to this amazing city. See famous sites such as the Barcelona cathedral, the Gothic quarter and the Olympic Village before taking a stunning cable car ride to the peak of Montjuic.

In Barcelona, history and tradition goes hand in hand with emerging fashion and new trends, as you'll discover on this fascinating four and a half hour excursion.

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, de 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 you will take a bus to start with a panoramic tour around the rest of the city. You will pass through the elegant Passeig de Gràcia Street, where two of the most important Gaudi’s buildings are located (Casa Batlló and Casa Milà “la Pedrera”), the Triumph Arc, the Olympic Village and the Olympic Port. Next you will have access to the Montjuic Mountain. This is an important place because it was the main scenery of the Olympic Games in the 1992. You will see the Olympic stadium from the bus and later 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 you will visit the Montjuïc Castle. Its origins date back to 1640, being the oldest fortress in the city. During the centuries it 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.

At the end, back to the bus, we will leave Montjuic and come back to the city center passing through Espanya square, where you will admire the magical fountains, the twin venetian towers, the MNAC and the Shopping center Las Arenas, built in an old bullring. We will arrive to Catalunya square, and will end the tour in front of Hard Rock Café, just five minutes walking distance from Julià Travel office.

From the end of January to the beginning of March (dates to be confirmed) the cable car doesn't work due to maintenance tasks, this service will be replaced by an appetizer at the Montjuïc Castle.

Experience Includes

  • Half-day Barcelona sightseeing tour taking in numerous highlights
  • Sightseeing bus tour visiting Paseo de Gracia, the seafront, Montjuic and more
  • Radio guide system.
  • Montjuïc Castle entrance fee.
  • Montjuic cable car ride
  • Entrance fee to The Cathedral.
  • Guided walking tour around the beautiful streets of the Gothic Quarter
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • English-speaking guide

Experience Excludes

  • Optional gratuites
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Lunch/Refreshments

Departs

Daily, year round

Departure location

Balmes 5, close to Plaza Catalunya in central Barcelona.

Start times

Meet at 8.00am for 8.15am departure.

Duration

Around 4.5 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • Due to the degree of walking involved this tour is not recommended for people with mobility issues
  • Guests aged from 4 - 12 years old are eligible for a Child rate