A day in Barcelona from Cruise Ship
A day in Barcelona from Cruise Ship
As we all know, Barcelona has the main cruise port in Spain. Many of the ships that travel throughout the Mediterranean leave from here and it is also an important stop for all Mediterranean cruises.
If your cruise makes a stopover in Barcelona and you want to see the best Barcelona has to offer in one single day, you will need to organize it in advance. Especially with our Shore Excursions in Barcelona you will have nothing to worry about except to enjoy and sit back.
Barcelona is one of those cities that has many places of incredible charm and countless activities that you can do, and since time is limited, we have studied an itinerary that will make you enjoy the city and its attractions without wasting time waiting in lines.
Our Shore Excursion in Barcelona will last 6 hours and you will be accompanied by a private driver with a minivan or car and an expert guide who will be with you throughout the tour. During the 6 hour tour you will be able to visit different historical places in the city, including entering Gaudí’s most famous work of art, La Sagrada Familia.
You will meet your private guide and private driver at the port where your cruise will arrive and the places you will visit will be as follows.
Passeig de Gracia
The first place we will visit is Passeig de Gràcia, one of the most luxurious streets in Barcelona, where the best shops and some famous works of art are located.
Along this street we will visit Antoni Gaudí’s famous Casa Battló, one of the most photographed attractions in the city. A few meters ahead we will visit another famous building by Gaudí, La Pedrera, which is a UNESCO heritage.
Continuing with our Barcelona day tour, we will visit the most famous street in Barcelona, La Rambla. The liveliest street in the city, with its flower stalls, human statues, the terraces and it is a place where you will recharge yourself in a good mood.
The Gothic Quarter
We will make a stop in the Gothic Quarter, located in the heart of the city. It is the oldest and most beautiful neighborhood to see in Barcelona. The origin of the Gothic Quarter dates back to Roman times which you can still see in some remains, although its maximum splendor was achieved during the Medieval Age with the construction of churches and Gothic palaces. In addition to remembering its medieval past, this neighborhood also has an important Jewish legacy by living the largest Hebrew community on the Peninsula.
Continuing with our tour of Barcelona, we will visit El Born, located right next to the Gothic Quarter and it is one of the most fashionable neighborhoods to visit in Barcelona. Although there are many important places to see in El Born, the jewel is the magnificent Basilica of Santa María del Mar in the Gothic style and famous for the literary work “La Catedral del Mar”.
Last but not least, we will visit the icon of the city. The Sagrada Familia, despite being continuously under construction, is the icon of the city. It would be a shame to see it only from the outside since its interior is a real wonder with its forest of modernist statues. Therefore we will provide you with skip the line tickets, so you will not have to wait at all. Among the many curiosities that are hidden behind the Sagrada Familia, the works of this church are expected to end in 2026 coinciding with the centenary of its creator Antonio Gaudí, but the work is so complex that when you are in front of it, it is inevitable to doubt whether they really will. If you want to climb one of the towers of the Sagrada Familia as an extra activity, do not hesitate to check with our staff for more information.