Tours & activities in Barcelona

3-hour Barcelona Private City Tour

Enjoy a comprehensive overview of Barcelona's fascinating history and must-see sites with your private tour guide

ABOUT THE 3-hour Barcelona Private City Tour

This 3-hour private tour will show you Barcelona's top attractions and take you through the history of Spain's second-largest city. Your local private tour guide will take you to must-see spots such as the Gothic Quarter, Barcelona Cathedral, the Roman Necropolis, the Generalitat and much more!


Get ready to discover the Catalan capital, a city bursting at the seams with culture

Barcelona - one of Europe’s quirkiest cities - is home to a unique language, culture and people. Hear the tale of how the city developed from a Roman trading colony to an outpost of Islamic Iberia, before flourishing into an economic and political centre of the Mediterranean region.

Your private guide will describe the rise and fall of the Francoist dictatorship, as you immerse yourself in the medieval Gothic Quarter and El Born. You will hear about Pablo Picasso and the mark he left on Barcelona, as well as discovering architectural treasures such as King Martin’s Watchtower and the Generalitat.

Explore Barcelona at your own pace

This 3-hour private tour covers the must-see sights of Barcelona at a leisurely pace. More time with your expert local guide also means you can get great insider tips about museums, theatres, clubs or about the best local food and beers - it also affords you the chance to stop for a break or refreshments partway through.

Only have time to see the top attractions in Berlin? Choose our 2-hour Highlights Private Tour instead!


Is your preferred starting time or date not available online? Do you have something more specific in mind? Do not hesitate to contact us here

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Your 3-hour Barcelona Private City Tour starts just outside the Jaume I Metro Exit in front of Hotel Suizo

  • Plaça de l'Àngel
  • Barcelona Cathedral
  • Plaza del Rey
  • The Gothic Quarter
  • King Martin’s Watchtower
  • The Generalitat
  • The Council of One Hundred
  • Santa Maria del Mar
  • Roman Necropolis
  • Catalan national identity
  • Synagogue & Plaza de San Felipe Neri
  • Santa Maria del Pi
  • Catalan legends & heroes
  • Picasso in Barcelona
  • Carrer de les Dames & Plaça de les Olles
  • Spanish Civil War
  • Roman ruins
  • El Born district


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Inclusions & exclusions
What’s included
  • Private walking tour
  • Local English-speaking guide
Additional Information
  • Most popular starting times available online
  • We can adapt the tour for you, even when booking online! You will be asked some questions during the checkout process to help us better tailor the tour to the needs of your group
  • Full refund for cancellations with more than 72 hours notice
  • Invoice available after tour date
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With a private tour, you're the boss!


Whether you’re travelling with a group, or simply want your own private guide, SANDEMANs private tours offer you the flexibility to name your time, meeting point and what you specifically want covered, all at some of the best prices in Barcelona.

We believe in supporting local communities and are committed to giving a voice to some of Barcelona's best local freelance tour guides, who passionately share the city's history and culture with their own unique and always-entertaining style.

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Tailor your experience with a SANDEMANs private tour

  • Expert guides
  • Regular and bespoke options available
  • Pick-up service from your hotel or hostel available
  • Variety of languages available
  • Excellent customer service support


Participation in tours promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe is strictly on a voluntary basis. Neither SANDEMANs NEW Europe, nor the self-employed freelance guides who are the providers of the tours promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe, will be held responsible in any way for injuries to body or property incurred during tours. The tour guides reserve the right to deny participation in any tour, to any person, for any reason. Thank you for your understanding.


I am travelling alone; can I book a Private Tour?

Yes, absolutely!

Is there a maximum capacity per group?

Yes, for us to guaranty the quality of the tour, each tour guide can take a maximum of 30 people.

Larger groups can book two private tours online or contact us at for further quotations.

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