Tours & activities in Barcelona

Barcelona General Private Tour

Explore the iconic Gothic Quarter and El Born district indepth on this 3-hour private walking tour

ABOUT THE Barcelona General Private Tour

This 3-hour tour is a more in-depth version of our Appetiser City Tour. During this 3-hour wonderful route, you will learn about great adventurers, merchants, artists and warriors, such as Christopher Columbus and Pablo Picasso, and will visit some of the main attractions in the Gothic Quarter and El Born neighbourhood, including Barcelona Cathedral, the Gothic church Santa Maria del Pi, Plaça Sant Jaume and many more.

This tour includes an optional short break for you to have a refreshment. 

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.

Our recommendation: Highly recommended to join during your first day in the city! Our unique guiding style of combining history with pure showmanship has made us one of the most popular walking tour companies in all of Europe!

Is your prefered 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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Inclusions & exclusions
What’s included
  • Private walking tour
  • Local English-speaking guide
Additional Information
  • Most popular starting times available online
  • Full refund for cancellations with more than 72 hours notice
  • Invoice available after tour date
  • Maximum capacity: 30 people per tour guide. Larger groups can book two private tours online or contact us at for further quotations
  • If you are travelling with children, please let us know during the checkout process and we can adapt the tour to their needs
  • Wheelchair accessible
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Your General Private City Tour of Barcelona starts just outside the Jaume I Metro Exit in front of Hotel Suizo


  • See Barcelona Cathedral, Plaça del Rei and the Gothic Quarter
  • Explore Plaça Sant Jaume and La Generalitat de Catalunya
  • Visit Plaça de Sant Felip Neri and the Synagogue
  • Learn about Catalan national identity and Catalan legends and heroes
  • Find out what happened during the Spanish Civil War
  • Walk along Port Vell, Barcelona's most notable harbour front
  • Discover the roman ruins
  • Learn about Pablo Picasso's life in Barcelona
  • Finish off the tour in El Born district
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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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