Barcelona is one of the top tourist destinations for travellers from all around the world. Why is that exactly? A lot of interest probably comes from the fact that Barcelona has a little bit of something for everyone and is accessible in so many ways. A testament to that is the variety of tours you can do!
It is easy to see the side of Barcelona that is most interesting to YOU with the right information. Context Travel tours are our walking tour go-to company, offering tours of Barcelona’s seaside neighbourhood, Gaudí’s architecture, family-friendly outings and even custom half-day trips outside the city. There are alternative transportation options, though, and tour in Barcelona for everyone. Aspasios is here to help guide you, whether it is by foot or on wheels!
Tour for a Cause
Want to make a difference and learn about Barcelona at the same time? Hidden City Tours offers a truly unique experience with their tours led by the people who perhaps know the city the best. See a side of the Gothic Quarter that is truly unique, led by trained tour guides who, at one point, struggled with homelessness. Give a little back to the world while enjoying your tour! Hidden City Tours (website) +34 655 585 156
Barcelona is a delight for all the senses, but many would claim taste above all. We suggest taking a food-themed tour and getting to know one of Barcelona’s many gastronomic neighbourhoods more intimately. Cooking school Barcelona Cooking offers food tours, cooking classes and wine tastings – all right across from the Boquería Marketplace! For a closer lok at a less touristy neighbourhood, try the Pica-Pica in Poble Sec, learning about the tavern culture of Barcelona. Barcelona Cooking (website) +34 931 191 986 Pica-Pica in Poble Sec via Context Travel (website)
While any given tour will cover the basic history of Barcelona back to its Roman roots, a few tours can give you more insight into the forces that have shaped Barcelona in its modern form. For war history buffs and enthusiasts, we recommend the Homage to Catalonia: The Spanish Civil War in Barcelona. If you’re passionate about radical history and the scandals glossed over by mainstream history, try the Raval neighbourhood tour. Homage to Catalonia via Context Travel (website) Rebel Barcelona Tours (website)
Tour by Bus
Touring Barcelona by bus is one of the most popular tourist activities. For many people, these audio guided tours work out since they are available in many languages and offer hop-on-hop-off options, allowing you to see what you would like up close and on foot. The two most popular companies, both of which have big, red, London-style buses are listed below. Barcelona City Tour (website) +34 93 317 64 54 City Sightseeing (website)
Does 4 wheels sound like too many and walking by foot too little? Getting around by bike or segway is a great way to cover a lot of ground and still get an up-close look. OK Barcelona Tours has got you covered for a variety of areas of the city by bike. To see the city from the ground without tiring your feet, Barcelona Segway Glides is the way to go! OK Barcelona Tours (website) Barcelona Segway Tours (website) +34 933 104 108 Whether you’re in the city to gorge on Iberian culinary delicacies, bask in the city’s glorious architecture or lend a helping hand while buffing up on Barcelona, we are sure there is a tour for you in Barcelona!