Are you passionate about European History and Architecture? Would you like to discover the origins of Barcelona, understand its present, and have all of your questions answered by a highly educated private, local guide? The Best of the Oldtown 3-hour walking tour explores in depth the Roman ruins as well as the Gothic and the Jewish quarters, and visits the interior of the medieval Cathedral of Santa Creu and Santa Eulàlia, and local markets. Best of the Oldtown in 6 hours also includes the Raval neighborhood, a guided visit to Santa Maria del Mar Basilica (Saint Mary of the Sea), a walk through the medieval walls, the Royal Shipyard, and many more charming, off-the-beaten-path spots.
Not necessarily. We will visit sites in the most efficient and logical order, customized to take into account your hotel’s location, where you’d like the tour to finish, and the best timing to avoid crowds.
The tour takes place rain or shine. The weather in Barcelona is very pleasant and sunny most of the time, never extremely hot or cold. However, we do get occasional rain, mostly March to May and October to November. Check the weather forecast before the tour and be prepared to enjoy your time in Barcelona, rain or shine.
Of course! With young children, we may limit the number of site visits and take short breaks to enjoy an ice cream or a hot chocolate with churros. (Adults can request these little breaks as well!)
Yes but please let us know to plan it according to your needs. We kindly recommed you take the shortest version.
Yes, although local business and food markets are closed on Sundays and holidays. Please note that the synagogue-museum observes Shabbat and is closed on Saturdays as well as Jewish holidays. Museu d’Història de Barcelona (MUHBA), which houses Santa Àgata Royal Chapel, is closed on Mondays. If for some rare reason another site is closed, we will let you know in advance.
The Cathedral of Barcelona asks female visitors to cover their shoulders inside of the church and not wear shorts or miniskirts. If you are visiting Barcelona in the summer time, just make sure to bring a scarf to cover your shoulders in the church, and avoid wearing shorts that day.