Flexible and customized tours just for you & your friends
Custom Barcelona Tours
Visiting Barcelona with a group of family or friends? We’re here for you. We know how hard it is to create an itinerary that works for a diverse group of people with a diverse set of interests. Scheduled daily tours may not be the right answer for your group.
That’s why we have travel experts ready to help you create a custom tour itinerary that makes everyone in your group happy. It’s all about your choice of sights and adventures on your schedule and in your language.
Private, convenient, totally customizable—and totally fun. No boring cookie-cutter tours, shuffling about on someone else’s schedule. Your tour, created with your group’s interests and comfort in mind.
There’s no dragging your group to a central meeting point to ride around in a nondescript tour bus like you get from other tour companies. We pick you up right at your hotel and whisk you around in style in a luxury sedan, minivan, or SUV. And we do it at the time that works best for you.
It’s absolutely the best way to do Barcelona as a group—leave the details to us! Just give us a call, tell us what you want (and when you want it) and we’ll take it from there.
Barcelona is for foodies
There are so many reasons to visit Barcelona, but the food is definitely one of the best. Who doesn’t dream of Spanish tapas and wine?
Imagine a private tapas and wine tour in one of the most fascinating parts of the city. Stroll through Barri Gòtic sampling patatas bravas, jamón ibérico, brocheta de camarones, pan con tomate, and tortilla Española accompanied by bright and bubbly cava or sherry (or a cold glass of beer, if you prefer).
Speaking of cava—no true wine connoisseur should miss out on a tour of the world-famous Codorníu Cellars tour. No winery tour can prepare you for the massive Codorníu cava cellars; they measure some 25 kilometers spread over five different levels. And no wonder—Codorníu produces over 45 million bottles of sparkling Spanish wine each year. Bonus points if you’re a fan of Catalan Modernism: Puig i Cadafalch designed the estate buildings.
If you’d like to know more about Catalan wines, you’ll love our Penedès wine tour. Visit the Jean Leon Bodega and sample the Vinya la Scala, a magical Spanish Cabernet wine—it was actually served at Ronald Reagan’s inauguration! Jean Leon transformed Spanish whites; he was the first in Spain to use oak barrels for fermentation.
And if your heart is set on Codorníu cava, don’t worry! This tour includes both the Jean Leon Bodega and Codorníu Cellars.
Your own date with Gaudí
It’s no secret that Gaudí and Barcelona go hand in hand; the Sagrada Família alone gets over 3 million visitors per year.
But you don’t have to be one in 3 million on a private Sagrada Família and Park Güell tour. Skip the lines with VIP admission to the cathedral and get the inside story on this amazing Gaudí masterpiece from your professional tour guide.
We also arrange your timed tickets to Park Güell to suit your schedule, and we take you to Passeig de Gràcia, quite possibly the swankiest boulevard in Barcelona, to see more Gaudí wonders (and all the ultra-luxe shops and boutiques).
Or maybe you’d love to know what it was like actually living in one of Gaudí’s elaborate designs. We have an exclusive private tour of La Pedrera (Casa Milà) and Palau Güell, two of Gaudí’s more spectacular residential buildings.
At Casa Milà, you can actually tour a fully restored apartment, furnished in early 20th-century style, to get an up-close-and-personal look at the life of an affluent barceloni of Gaudí’s era. At Palau Güell, you’ll get to see Gaudí’s first use of trencadís, his signature broken ceramic mosaic that came to define the decorative styling of Catalan Modernism. Passeig de Gràcia is also part of the tour.
Of course, Gaudí wasn’t the only famous Modernist of his time. If you want to experience the entire Modernism oeuvre, you’ll love our Gaudí and Modernisme tour of the Gothic Quarter. You’ll see Palau Güell to get an introduction to Gaudí, and you’ll also see the Palau de la Musica by Domenech i Montaner, as well as his Fonda España.
But the tour doesn’t end there—we visit the Four Cats restaurant, a favorite hangout of Pablo Picasso and other Catalan avant-garde artists of the time. The restaurant is on the first floor of Casa Martí, one of Puig i Cadafalch’s most recognized works.
Speaking of art…
Barcelona is at the heart of Spanish Surrealist movement—Picasso, Dalí, and Miró all left their mark on the city. Why not spend an afternoon exploring Picasso’s artistic legacy at the Picasso Museum? Our Picasso and Bohemian Barcelona tour takes you through the Gothic Quarter and trendy El Born to show you medieval Barcelona followed by a guided tour of the Picasso Museum, where over 3,500 works are on display.
But the tour doesn’t end there—you’ll also experience La Rambla, quite possibly the most famous avenue in Europe. A trip through La Boqueria market, another Barcelona icon, is also included.
There’s no better way to get to know a city than by walking its streets and alleys. That’s why we created several fully customizable city walking tours.El Call, Barcelona’s fabled Jewish Quarter, is especially compelling on foot. Visit the Jewish baths, the ancient synagogue, and the Interpretation Centre, which tells the story of Barcelona’s past all the way back to the Roman era. You’ll also see Plaça Sant Felip Neri, one of the most beautiful spots in Barcelona.
Shopping anyone? On an El Born walking tour, you’ll visit the epicenter of Barcelona’s indie art and fashion scene. Shop like a local at Casa Gispert, Barcelona’s oldest specialty store, and grab a coffee at Cafés El Magnifico. El Born’s fashion boutiques are to die for—and the restaurants, bars, and nightlife are second to none in Barcelona.
Not sure what suits? We can customize a Barcelona highlights tour to give you an amazing overview of the city. Check out Montjuïc and the Olympic stadium, wander the Old City, stroll along Passeig de Gràcia to see Casa Batlló and La Pedrera, and get a VIP tour of Sagrada Família. Or just tell us what you want to see and let us design a private tour.
Day tripping Barcelona
Barcelona is a great launch pad for some amazing day trips. Montserrat is a wonderful place to unwind and get in touch with your spiritual side, and it’s an easy drive from Barcelona to this magical mountain. See the monastery and basilica, and shop the local food stalls for a bit of local cheese or honey.
Is the beach calling your name? How about a day trip to Sitges, a beach resort frequented by Barcelona’s elite in the 19th and 20th centuries. This tour even includes Montserrat, so you can do it all in a day.
And what about a day trip to Figueres and Girona? Discover the truth behind Dalí’s famous quote “The difference between a madman and me is that I am not mad” in the Dalí Theatre-Museum in his birthplace Figueres. Then take the train to Girona to explore this 2000 year old town where many cultures have left their footprint.
Take the hassle out of transfers
We know how hard it is to collect everyone at the airport and find your way to your hotel. Who needs the hassle after a long flight? That’s why we offer private airport transfers. Having your own professional driver meet you at the airport and drive your group to your accommodation is priceless when time is short and tempers are frayed.
And if you’re just in Barcelona for a few hours between your flight and your cruise ship departure, our private airport transfer and highlights tour is the perfect way to spend them. Over the course of about three hours, your driver/tour guide will show you essential Barcelona sights. You decide what you want to see and your guide will make it happen.
It’s all about you
These tours are just templates—a framework for possibilities. Everything can be customized and organized around your group travel goals, all you have to do is ask. Our Barcelona travel experts are here to help you make your trip a success.
So what are you waiting for? If you have a group Barcelona adventure in your future, get in touch today and let us show you what’s possible with our custom Barcelona tours.