Meet a guide at your accommodations in Barcelona between 8:30am and 9:30am (the exact departure time is up to you), then travel to Montjuïc to get sweeping views of the old quarter and Barcelona coast from the hilltop overlook. This is also the perfect place to explore some of Barcelona’s biggest landmarks, including the 1992 Olympics Stadium, and the Palau Sant Jordi.
Descend to the waterfront to tour the main sites along the Balearic coast: see the new World Trade Center building, the Gothic Drassanes, and the Columbus Mounument. Upon arrival in Port Vell, stretch your legs on a walking tour of the Gothic old town area. Continue up the Via Laietana to see the remains of the ancient Roman city, then spot some of the highlights of Catalonia’s modernist architecture along the Passeig de Gràcia, passing La Pedrera, Casa Batlló, Casa Lleó, and Casa Ametller.
Drive through the ground-breaking architecture and forward-thinking layout of the Eixample neighborhood, then make a final stop at La Sagrada Familia cathedral, Gaudí’s most iconic work. This 5-hour tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.