Private Tours of Barcelona

With a private tour, you're the boss!


If you are looking for "the most charismatic and entertaining guides in the business" according to Cosmopolitan Magazine, UK, or you are looking for a genuinely informative trip around the city, SANDEMANs has the guides you're looking for!

Whether you are a school group, incentive travel company, a solo traveller or even a family looking for a more child-friendly tour, we are proud to be your best choice!

We make setting up your trip easier for you! For your convenience, our most popular Private Tours and times are now available to be booked online up to one week in advance!

Are the times and days offered online not suiting your agenda? Would you have another route in mind? Our specialized team is happy to help personalise your Private Tour. Contact us using the form below!

We guarantee a memorable tour that is out of the ordinary: all at a reasonable price!

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Our most popular Private Tour routes and times now available to be booked online.

We know how time consuming and stressful it is to organize a trip sometimes. To make things a little simpler for you, we have summarized our most popular routes and starting times which are now a click away from being booked with at least one week notice!  

Due to a high demand of Private Tours, certain dates and times may be fully booked. We highly recommend you to secure your guide by booking with several weeks notice.

Is your prefered starting time or date not available online? Do you have something more specific in mind? Check below our Personalised Private City Tours!
 
Book the Appetiser Private City Tour now
Book the General Private City Tour now
Book the Gaudí & Modernism Private Tour now

Personalised Private City Tours

Check below our most popular Private City Tours!


Booking a bespoke private SANDEMANs Tour gives you the freedom to tailor an experience to your needs and interests. You get to decide the route, where the tour starts and finishes, how long it lasts and even what language it is given in!

Our tours are designed to show you the best of Barcelona by foot, but like we said, you're in charge! We can arrange private cars, buses and boats and almost all of our tours can be done by bike.
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During this condensed two hour route through Gothic District, you'll travel  from Hercules, the legendary founder of the city, to Christopher Columbus; from Wilfred the Hairy, a heroic Catalan knight, to Pablo Picasso; Barcelona’s history is full of great adventurers, merchants, artists and warriors.

The city has been shaped by many of the great seafaring civilizations of the Mediterranean. The sense of commerce, creativity and reaching for the horizon is what makes Barcelona such a unique place. Despite two millennia of proud history, for Barcelona the past is not enough. This is a city that is constantly reinventing itself to embrace the future.


This tour covers:  

  • Plaça del Angel
  • Barcelona Cathedral
  • The Gothic Quarter
  • King Martin’s Watchtower
  • The Generalitat
  • The Council of One Hundred
  • Roman Necropolis
  • Catalan national identity
  • Plaça Nova
  • Santa María del Pi
  • Catalan legends & heroes
  • Picasso in Barcelona
  • Spanish Civil War
  • Roman ruins
  • Santa María del Mar



Our recommendation: Highly recommended to join during your first day in the city or those limited with time.

What do you want to do after the tour? Complete your experience with some tapas at the end of the tour! Your private tour guide will be glad to offer you some suggestion along the tour!

Book the Appetiser Private City Tour now

This three hour tour is a more in-depth version of our Appetiser Tour.  During this wonderful route through the Gothic District and Born, you’ll travel  from Hercules, the legendary founder of the city, to Christopher Columbus; from Wilfred the Hairy, a heroic Catalan knight, to Pablo Picasso; Barcelona’s history is full of great adventurers, merchants, artists and warriors. The city has been shaped by many of the great seafaring civilizations of the Mediterranean. The sense of commerce, creativity and reaching for the horizon is what makes Barcelona such a unique place. Despite two millennia of proud history, for Barcelona the past is not enough. This is a city that is constantly reinventing itself to embrace the future.

We have include a short break for you to take quick coffee, a “caña” or during the summer time “horchata” but should you rather skip this you may do so, as we said before… on a Private Tour, you are the boss!


This tour covers:  
  • Plaça de l'Àngel
  • Barcelona Cathedral
  • Plaza del Rey
  • The Gothic Quarter
  • King Martin’s Watchtower
  • Chapel & Palau del Joctinet
  • The Generalitat
  • The Council of One Hundred
  • Santa María del Mar
  • Roman Necropolis
  • Catalan national identity
  • Synagogue y Placa San Felipe Neri
  • La Llotja de Mar
  • Plaça Nova
  • Port Vell historic harbor
  • Santa María del Pi
  • Catalan legends & heroes
  • Picasso in Barcelona
  • Carrer de les Dames y Placa de Olles
  • Spanish Civil War
  • Roman ruins
  • El Born District

Our recommendation: Highly recommended to join on your first day in the city!

What do you want to do after the tour? Would you like to complete the Spanish day with tickets to one of the best Flamenco Shows in Barcelona located at Plaça Reial? Your private tour guide will be glad to offer you some suggestion along the tour!
Book the General Private City Tour now

During this two and a half hour tour, you’ll travel through time with your private tour guide from the oldest district of the city to the Sagrada Familia which as for today still is under construction. The tour is much more than a series of photo opportunities (although don't forget your camera!).

The tour starts at the core of the Gothic District and travels through time following the life of Antoni Gaudí. This walking tour explores the beautiful Eixample district where the best examples can be easily discovered on foot, leading to the unfinished masterpiece of Sagrada Família. This unique building is a bridge between the twin historic highlights of Catalan culture: the medieval merchant city and the 19th-century industrial metropolis. It combines tremendous views over the city Gaudí loved with fascinating insights into his creative mind. No visit to Barcelona is complete without this UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its breathtaking spires.


This tour covers:  
  • Gaudí’s life and life's work
  • Stars of the Modernist era
  • Casa Batlló
  • Casa Milà (La Pedrera)
  • The Catalan Renaissance
  • Casa Asia
  • Passeig de Gràcia
  • Casa Lleó-Morera
  • The Eixample district
  • Casa Amatller
  • Palau Macaya
  • Casa Comalat
  • The Tragic Week
  • The tour ends outside Sagrada Família

Our recommendation: Should you want to enter to the the Sagrada Familia at the end of the tour, we highly recommend you to start this tour no later than 2.30pm to leave yourself sometime to visit Sagrada Familia.
Book the Gaudí & Modernism Private Tour now

During this extended four hour tour, you’ll travel through time with your Private Tour guide from the oldest district of the city (Gothic District) all the way through the Eixample ending  by the Sagrada Familia which as for today still is under construction.

The tour starts at the core of the Gothic District and travels through time following the life of Antoni Gaudí. This walking tour explores the beautiful Eixample district where the best examples can be easily discovered on foot, leading to the unfinished masterpiece of Sagrada Família. This unique building is a bridge between the twin historic highlights of Catalan culture: the medieval merchant city and the 19th-century industrial metropolis. It combines tremendous views over the city Gaudí loved with fascinating insights into his creative mind. No visit to Barcelona is complete without this UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its breathtaking spires.

We estimated a short break for you to take quick coffee, “caña” or during summer time the popular “horchata” but should you rather skip this you may do so, as we said before… on a Private Tour, you are the boss!


This tour covers:  
  • Plaza Real
  • Palau de la Musica
  • Plaza Sant Felip de Neri
  • Las Ramblas
  • Plaça Catalunya
  • Gaudí’s life and life’s work
  • Stars of the Modernist era
  • Casa Batlló
  • Casa Milà (La Pedrera)
  • The Catalan Renaissance
  • Casa Asia
  • Passeig de Gràcia
  • Casa Lleó-Morera
  • The Eixample district
  • Casa Amatller
  • Palau Macaya
  • Casa Comalat
  • The Tragic Week
  • The tour ends outside Sagrada Família

Our recommendation: Should you want to enter to the the Sagrada Familia at the end of the tour, we highly recommend you to start this tour no later than 1pm to leave yourself sometime to visit Sagrada Familia. The tour is much more than a series of photo opportunities (try not to forget your camera!).

What do you want to do after the tour? After the tour ends, you can take public transportation, a taxi or even walk the 2,5km to Park Guell. Should you want the guide to accompany you to Park Güell, we can organize it by adding an additional 1,5 to 2 hours to the tour. Please note, the guides we work with will not be guiding inside of the Park itself.

Barcelona is a cosmopolitan city that is constantly reinventing itself; a place of innovation and wonder. However, although it is the home of the first Spanish examples of gas lighting, photography, steamboats, electricity and railway, cars weren't introduced here until many years later, meaning the streets were designed for pedestrians and cyclists.

This is what makes it such a great city for a bike tour. This is a pleasant trip through the Barcelona that renowned architect Antoni Gaudí saw, and takes us past some of his professors' works and his own early projects that embodied his dream of a modern metropolis. This is more than just a bike journey; it is a journey through Barcelona's evolution from its medieval history to a contemporary city.


This tour covers:
  • Church of Santa Maria del Mar
  • Gaudi’s early works
  • Ciutadella Park
  • Arc de Triomf
  • The Catastrophe of Tetuán
  • The Monumental Bullfighting Ring
  • The Industrial Revolution in Catalonia
  • Olympic Village and the 1992 Olympics
  • Views from Port Olympic
  • La Barceloneta
  • El Cap de Barcelona
  • The haunted metro station

Our recommendation: If you aren’t confident on a bicycle, the route can be done by public transport or by foot! Bicycle for kids are also available upon request. Don't forget your camera - the scenes you will discover will make you feel as though you've stepped into a picturesque postcard!

¡Vámonos de tapas! Going out for tapas is much more than just a meal; it’s one of the most important social events for Spanish people. You know when it starts but you never know when it might end!

This great evening out across three charming local bars around the most beautiful areas in Barcelona, includes a selection of the most popular tapas in the country: the famous patatas bravas, delicious chorizo, typical Catalan pa amb tomàquet, pintxos, croquetas de jamón… You will also learn how to drink as Catalans do using a porrón, a traditional wine pitcher.

If you want to live an authentic Spanish experience, choose our combination of the Tapas Tour and Flamenco show, essential parts of the Spanish culture!

After the Tapas Tour discover the Spanish soul with an incredible and top-quality flamenco show at Los Tarantos tablao, opened in the Plaça Reial in the autumn of 1963 as a club destined to become an essential reference for flamenco in Barcelona. Artists like Salvador Dalí went often to this tablao to enjoy the passion of the Spanish music. Today, Los Tarantos is known for its nightly performances featuring a new generation of Catalan flamenco artists.


This private tour experience includes:   
  • Two to three tapas bars
  • Selection of tapas
  • A beer, wine or soft drink in each bar
  • Guided visit through the Gothic, Barcelona's and Born quarters
  • Learn how to drink wine from a traditional Spanish Porrón
  • Vegetarian options available
  • Optional flamenco show at Los Tarantos tablao

Our recommendation: Please note you must be over 18 years old, with valid photo ID to join this tour, unless accompanied by an adult (parent/teacher…) and no alcohol will be served to kids under 18 years old.

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