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Private City Kickstart Tour: Barcelona
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Private City Kickstart Tour: Barcelona

By Withlocals
Recommended by 98% of travellers
98% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
With a local insider by your side, you won't miss any of the must-see spots in Barcelona. This private walking tour offers a quick yet thorough glimpse of the city, including highlights such as Boqueria Market, El Born, and Barceloneta Beach. Get answers to all your questions—ideal for a solo traveler or individual group of up to eight people.
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Duration: 1h 30m
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Live guide: English, Spanish
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Highlights
  • Explore Barcelona like a local and avoid the tourist crowds
  • Private walking tour of the city ventures beyond the guidebook
  • Get insider tips on must-see neighborhoods like El Born and Barceloneta
  • Guide caters itinerary and commentary to your interests

  • Private Tour
  • Local Guide
  • Local Tips and Tricks
  • City Orientation
What's not included
  • Snacks and Drinks


Start:
  • Passatge de la Banca, 7, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
    On La Rambla, in front of the Wax Museum (Museu de Cera)
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Pushchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 24380P129

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Private tour: only you & your local guide
    • Post Covid-19 regulations are applied to this product with regards to the number of participants, delivery methods of the tour and content of the tour.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 24380P129

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    • Withlocals
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    • O4464UGelisam
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great introduction to Barcelona
      My family took the Highlights & Hidden Gems of Barcelona 3 hour walking tour with Moises. It was a great introduction to the city. He was fun to be with and answered all of our questions. He gave us good suggestions on how to use the rest of our week and where we should go to eat. I would recommend Moises for any tour you are able to book him for.
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      Market tour of Barcelona
      Alessandro was absolutely amazing Inwould highly recommend him him to anyone that is interested in the market culture of Spain It was a perfect overview of all three markets
      Written 10 July 2024
    • chrissS2686CE
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Just ok
      Hard to find where to meet at for the start of the tasting. Tour guide was not very informative about the food, and was kind of quiet. It was just ok.
      Written 10 July 2024
    • R4131ZVjasonw
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent walking tour
      Liliia was perfect! Very knowledgeable, accomodating, energetic, and fun. We chose the Gaudi tour but she added general history of Barcelona at our request. Would highly recommend
      Written 10 July 2024
    • I286MApatg
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great fast, yet fun tour of Barcelona!
      Our family of 8 flew into Barcelona the night before a cruise. We had only a short time to see the City. Our tour guide Octavio met us at our hotel and we had a great walking tour. Six of our family members were ages 24-30 and they really enjoyed and related to Octavio. Since we were late in arriving and hungry Octavio called a restaurant, made reservations, and took us to enjoy Tapas. It was very busy on a Saturday night but we were immediately seated at a lovely table. Octavio explained all about the foods and ordered for us. The meal was heavenly and the conversation even better. It was so great to have a private tour guide that could relate to us, show us things we would enjoy, and fit things into our limited time schedule! Highly recommended!
      Written 8 July 2024
    • marksT8567YR
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      Shedding light on Gaudi
      We had an enjoyable tour/conversation with Pili. She brought up probably the most important aspect of Gaudi's architectural vision - everything in the design of the facade and interiors of his buildings is focused on manipulating light to achieve a desired effect. It's a simple and profound insight that she illustrated and commented on while we were walking past the Casas and around Sagrada Familia. Pili has a great personality, she was flexible with the schedule and overall a pleasure to have her as a guide to the light and heart of Barcelona
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    • SuperTed19
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      Great Way to Explore Less-Travelled Areas
      Fiorella did an excellent job of showing us around El Ravel. Since the majority of our time in Barcelona was spent in the standard tourist areas, it was nice to see a bit of the “real” city.
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    • Melissa S
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      Wonderful Tour
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      Federico was great- he told us about places we walked by, answered our questions, and introduced us to many fabulous food and drink options! We loved the food and highly recommend Federico and this tour!
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    • danyelg2013
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      Fun experience.
      We weren’t sure what to except and probably should have been more hungry, but in general we enjoyed the tour. We did learn about the foods that Barcelona was know for and tried several different items which was our goal. Our guide Marina was sweet but she seemed a little less experienced than other tour guides. Overall, we are glad we did it and would do it again in a different city on a future vacation.
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    • ashleyrJ3912GY
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour of the Sagrada Familia!
      We had a great tour with Ellie of the outside of the Sagrada Familia Church. Then we were able to go in and spend as much time as we wanted inside. Ellie is very knowledgeable and she is American so it was helpful to have someone from our home country for the tour. Highly recommend this tour with Ellie!
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    • maggiecX7754BF
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    pdale
    Richmond Hill, Canada15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023 • Couples
    After a long night and day of travel, meeting Federico for a 1.5 hour kickstart tour was a good way to acquaint ourselves with the city. He was friendly and knowledgeable and had an easy manner providing good recommendations along the way on where to focus some of our time for eating and sightseeing. We saw some interesting sights including Palau Güell, the Gothic and Jewish Quarters, El Born and the Cathedral. Federico had good insight into the history and current statuses of the areas we went through. I would recommend the experience to anyone. Thanks Federico! We have used With Locals in Budapest and now Barcelona and love the way it works - lots of great experiences and options and a number of local hosts to choose from.
    Written 25 September 2023
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    George Schmid
    Philadelphia, PA137 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2023 • Couples
    Our tour with Sebastian was a highlight of our time in Barcelona. Sebastian is communicative and forthright with ideas we hadn't considered. He was adept in quickly getting us in and out of venues, even when lines seemed impossibly long to navigate. He is passionate about living life and of Barcelona and that clearly comes through in the tour. He loves history and shared many stories and pointed out and explained things we had walked by earlier in our visit and hadn't even noticed. He is very personable and answered all of our questions and even shared his list of favorite restaurants in the area. The food and drink choices he recommended we try on the tour were simply delicious and we left our two hours with Sebastian with full tummies as well as minds.
    Written 2 December 2023
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    Tiffany H
    Miami, FL1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Family
    We loved Liliia. I am traveling with two teenager girls who get bored very easily and she did a great job capturing their attention and keeping it exciting for the girls and me! She made herself comfortable in the group and adjusted to our needs. It was a great way to start our trip in Barcelona and I’m sad I hadn’t discovered this site when I was in Madrid.
    Written 3 January 2024
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    Trevin L
    Medford, OR4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2021 • Couples
    Zuzanna was a wonderful guide! She knew quite a bit about the city and was super easy to be around. She also shared some of her favorite spots to eat and relax as a local and where to get the best value for your money food wise. Highly recommended tour and guide. Thanks, Zuzanna!
    Written 25 June 2021
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    gail S
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2024 • Couples
    Seeing Barcelona through Luis's eyes was such a treat. His passionate and opinionated perspective allowed us to experience the city in an authentic way. Lluis's sharp intellect and depth of knowledge prompted us to engage in interesting debate and conversation; as a result we learned so much about Catalan history and culture. Thank you!
    Written 14 May 2024
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    Sonja B
    33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jose was awesome and very knowledgeable! As a born and bred Barcelonian, he really explained the history of Barcelona. He asked us first our interests and then catered our walking tour around what we wanted to learn. Thank you Jose!
    Written 18 January 2020
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    i8toys
    West Midlands, UK88 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2023
    We thoroughly enjoyed our kickstart tour with Federico as a family of four, mum, dad and 2 older teens. Federico was a great ambassador for the city and we loved walking through the Gothic quarter. We were taken to really interesting places, monuments and were able to piece together a timeline of events in Barcelona.
    Written 13 April 2023
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    Eve G
    Los Angeles, CA6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We met with Fiorella our 1st day in Barcelona for a 1.5 hr kickstart tour. She was friendly and incredibly knowledgeable. By the time we finished we had seen beautiful treasures of the city that we would not have encountered on our own, recommendations for great places to eat, a sense of the culture and pride of the Catalan people, and were off to a great start. We are experienced travelers and have been with many guides. Fiorella is a definite find. She engaged our 3 teenage children as well. Thank you Fiorella
    Written 10 August 2023
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    Sohail K
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2019 • Couples
    Although Fiorella was very good in explaining local history and

    stories of areas we walked through but Barcelona has many other

    attractions. This tour as it states a kick start tour and don't expect

    it covers all places.  As a host Fiorella was very polite and

    knowledgeable of areas covered under this tour.
    Written 8 January 2020
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    JCHP03
    Wiesbaden, Germany3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2021 • Couples
    Miriam made sure to know what we wanted to see and what mattered to us and made sure to point those things out along the tour. It was perfectly paced and her knowledge of the city was great from the history to the quaint shops off the beaten path. Everyone says to just get lost in Barcelona and wander and she definitely helped us start our wandering.
    Written 4 July 2021
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