Guided tours in English to discover, enjoy and share the city
The first thing you’ll see while your cruise-ship is approaching Barcelona is a bunch of bell towers. Since the 14th century this is how we welcome people, showing off! Those bell towers belong to the Cathedral and other monuments of the Gothic Quarter and since you’ll be here, why not to take a stroll around it? Why not with a private guide?
Actually, we can make way more than taking you to the Old City. Gaudi’s buildings, the waterfront, the F.C. Barcelona stadium, Passeig de Gracia and the Raval are part of our tours. Here you have a sample of what we do.
Why our Barcelona Shore Excursions?
Explore the city in our time-efficient tours
Maximize your scale in Barcelona.
The guide will be waiting for you just outside the boat
and holding a sign with your name on it.
You'll have an unforgettable experience.
Thanks to our award winning company.
Enjoy the knowledge and efficiency of a local company.
You’ll be back at the Pier on time.
Shore Excursions with a private guide
With a private tour, you will see much more with personalized and in-depth service than in a larger group. First, by booking your Barcelona cruise excursions with a local company, you have more control over what you will see and at what time (and how much time you spend in each monument or museum).
In the same way, given that we are locals with a great knowledge of the city, we can guarantee you will be on time at your cruise ship. In a nutshell, forget about the big bus caravan and welcome to a more exclusive experience, welcome to our Barcelona Shore Excursions.
In fact, visits to Barcelona in English, in a private format is our core business. This is the reason why we have designed itineraries to show you different monuments, museums and attractions such as the Gothic Quarter, Sagrada Familia, Park Güell or the Picasso Museum.
Actually all our tours in Barcelona can be booked as a shore excursion.
A perfect day in Barcelona
Once you book one of our excursions to Barcelona, we plan a perfect visit for you.
As a result, we will take care of you from the first minute to offer you a memorable experience.
A perfect day in Barcelona means that you will enjoy the city at your own pace, you will be able to ask all the questions you want and all our knowledge will be at your disposal.
If you prefer a tailor-made Barcelona tour, just fill out the form and our gray cells will start to work.
From the moment that you become travelers-customers of Barcelonina, you will have all the know-how of our back office at your service. Mr. Jordi will be happy to share his mastery of the city in the form of advice to optimize your visit or your stay in Barcelona. Restaurants, shows, advice for renting cars, parking … nothing escapes our customer care manager.
Looking for a great tour?
If you have visited Barcelona many times and are wondering if there are other interesting things out of town, the answer is yes. Enjoy a fantastic day outside the city to discover the country: Montserrat, the wine region of Penedès, the Dali Museum or the city of Girona are among our itineraries.
These tours are made with a guide, a private vehicle and a professional driver.
The guide and the driver will pick you up at the pier, just outside the cruise ship to enjoy a fantastic day discovering the singularity of the Catalan culture and landscape. Do you love art? Are you a gourmet person? We have the perfect experience for you.
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Forget the heavy book like a brick and follow your guide to visit Barcelona. We like to create private tours for travelers like you. In fact, day trips with a private guide are our specialty. Indeed, if you have a request, do not hesitate to contact us. We love challenges!
If this is the first time you visit the city, we advise you not to miss a visit to the Sagrada Familia: this is Gaudi’s masterpiece and the most visited monument in Spain. Then, the old Barcelona, the seaside and the Passeig de Gracia with its Modernist buildings are also essential in Barcelona.
If you’ve already been in Barcelona, our Siganture Tours are a great option. A nice stroll around the Raval area visiting arts and crafts workplaces or Picasso and Barcelona are some of the examples. Would you like to know more? here you have our proposals.
How do the shore excursions with Barcelonina work?
Either if you book on-line or by e-mail contacting us, you must indicate the name of the cruise company and the name of the boat. At the appointed time, the guide will wait for you at the exit of the boat with a sign with your name. This is where you start the tour and to get to the city center, the best way is the taxi. This way you will have more time to visit the city.
Once the tour is finished, the guide takes you to the port by a taxi, this way you arrive at the boat on time.
If you prefer, we can provide a private vehicle with a professional driver for the tour.
What is the advantage of booking a private guided tour?
We are convinced that a guided tour in English with a private guide is the best way to explore a city.
In large groups, the problem is often the others. If you are lucky, everyone in the group will be nice and disciplined but it is very likely that someone will not follow the rhythm of the guide or someone will stop the guide asking irrelevant questions. In addition, the routes are rigid with a schedule to follow and often it seems we spent the day running left and right.
Discovering a city on your own requires a lot of preparation work and a good sense of direction. In addition, your interaction with the inhabitants of the city is almost nil, especially if you do not know the language. Finally, your questions will not be answered and without a professional guide, it is very likely that you miss a lot.
Private tours in Barcelona are the perfect combination of tours organized by information and planning and visiting a city by oneself, by flexibility and tailor-made. In addition, at the end of the visit you will have learned to orient yourself in the city and your Barcelona guide can give you information for hours or days to follow. This way, your only concern is to choose comfortable shoes.
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Anna was great! She was informative without being boring, catered to our specific sight-seeing requests, and kept us fully enlightened and entertained. How this woman has so much knowledge, I don’t know! She literally had the answer to every single question we had. We stopped for a coffee mid-way as she could sense we were getting tired from walking and I enjoyed chatting to her socially. I 100% recommend her for anyone going to Barcelona!
We engaged Anna for a 3 days private tour in Barcelona. She is very dedicated and knowledgeable on every places of interest in Barcelona. When my child wasn’t feeling too well during the trip, she was flexible and accommodative to our last minute changes and requests. My family truly enjoyed our trip in Barcelona and had a wonderful time spent with Anna. If you are looking for customized private tour, Anna will be the best person to engage!!
We concur with all the previous wonderful reviews of Anna and her team. We ended up having three tours with Anna and each one was different, informative and superb. If you would prefer to soak in the city and keep your nose out of the guide books and maps contact Barcelonina. Our trip to Spain had been derailed but once we contacted Jordi, everything started to improve. These folks have it together, make great suggestions on what to do and are patient with letting you make up your mind. Barcelona would not have been nearly as fascinating without them.
If you prefer, we can create a tailor-made visit. This way that would be the perfect tour for you.
Just fill in the form telling us about your wishes and interests and we will take it form there.