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Barcelona City Tour: Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour

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Key Highlights

  • The Hop-On, Hop-Off tour allows you to plan your own perfect Barcelona Sightseeing itinerary
  • 2 routes and over 30 stops cover all the top Barcelona attractions
  • Hop-on and off as much as you wish or simply relax and enjoy the view
  • Don’t miss a thing with an individual audio commentary.
  • Frequent departures every 10-20 minutes mean that valuable sightseeing time is not wasted waiting for the next bus.
  • When you board the bus you will be given a map and guide to Barcelona which contains great discount coupons
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    Valid for 1 or 2 days depending on the option selected

    Start time

    Buses run at the following times:
    01 Nov to 30 Apr: Buses start their first loop at 9:00am and their last at 7:00pm
    01 May to 31 Oct: Buses start their first loop at 9:00am and their last at 8:00pm
    Buses operate approximately every 7 -20 minutes.
    Duration: Your ticket is valid for 1 or 2 days depending on the option selected. Each loop takes 2 hours to complete

    Meeting Point

    The route starts from Plaça Catalunya however you can board the bus at any of the stops.

    Ending Point

    You may end the tour at any of the stops

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Special Offer: FREE WIFI on board the hop-on hop-off bus.

    The Barcelona Hop-On, Hop-Off tour allows you to discover the many attractions of this delightful city at your own pace.

    This extensive tour covers all the highlights of the city in two great routes, from the unique Gaudi architecture to the lively beaches; all of Barcelona is explored with this hop-on, hop-off tour.

    With one ticket, you can hop on and off as many times as you wish, change route, or just sit back and enjoy the city's epic views from a state-of -the-art open-top bus. While on the bus you can learn about the city’s rich culture and history with audio commentary offered in 12 languages.

    Cruise passengers: This tour is ideal for those stopping in Barcelona as part of a cruise. The closest start point to the port is the World Trade Centre. This is located on the Avinguda del Paralel, just off the Plaça de la Carbonera roundabout. This walk will take around 10 minutes.

    Download the tour route map

    Itinerary

    The Barcelona Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour gives the choice of two great routes covering the main highlights of the city. The East Route has 15 stops and the West Route has 18 stops. Four stops appear on both routes.

    You will be given a map and guide outlining all of the stops on each of the routes, and offering discounts for different establishments in the city. The luxury buses are adapted for people with limited mobility and have an electric roof to use in the event of rain; they are fitted with anatomical seats and heating on both decks. They also have an English-speaking guide aboard permanently.

    The frequency of buses at the stops varies with the season (between 10 and 20 minutes) and each route takes approximately 2 hours to complete. The routes and stops are described below:

    East Route:
    Plaça Catalunya: A major square in the heart of the Bari Gòtic area of the city. The large, open square is lined with seating and the ornamental gardens contain beautiful statues with wonderful water features.

    Catedral-Barri Gòtic (Cathedral Gothic Quarter): Barcelona Cathedral houses the tomb of Saint Eulalia along with a number of paintings and valuable metalwork. The Cathedral is the most important building in the Gothic Quarter.

    Port Vell: This picturesque old harbour is a popular tourist area with many attractions and sea-food restaurants aplenty.

    Museu d’Història de Catalunya: An interesting museum showcasing the history of Catalonia from its distant roots to the present day using interactive and innovative features.

    Barceloneta:This stop is known for its sandy beach and the plethora of restaurants and nightclubs that line the boardwalk.

    Port Olimpic: This entertainment and leisure zone has become a popular area among tourists and locals alike. Most people come here to enjoy the amazing nightlife found in the bars, restaurants and dance clubs.

    Platja del Bogatell (Bogatell Beach)*: With a shoreline 600 metres long, Bogatell beach is one of Barcelona’s safest and most beautiful beaches.

    Nova Mar Bella Beach*: This 500 metre beach is a favorite with women. It is one of the beaches created as a result of urban redevelopment in preparation for the 1992 Olympic Games.

    Fòrum*: Designed by the Swiss architects Jaques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, the triangular Fòrum building is an urban landmark in Barcelona. It’s curious architectural form has been the subject of controversy over the years.

    La Sagrada Familia (Holy Family Cathedral): Antoni Gaudi’s magnificent unfinished masterpiece is truly breathtaking.

    Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau (Hospital of the Holy Cross and Saint Paul): Designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner and built between 1901 and 1930, this famous hospital is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today it is still serves as a fully functioning hospital.

    Park Guell: Designed by Gaudi and declared a Heritage Site by UNESCO. Park Guell contains amazing stone structures, stunning tiling and fascinating buildings.

    Tibidabo: This hill is Barcelona's highest point, so you can see the whole city from here. There is also an impressive modernist church, called the Sagrat Cor (Sacred Heart), a planetarium and the oldest amusement park in Spain (complete with original rides).

    La Pedrera or Casa Milà, (in Passeig de Gracia): A block of flats with a wavy stone facade and sculptures on the roof, this site was designed by Antoni Gaudi and designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.

    Casa Batlló (in Passeig de Gracia): Another Gaudi masterpiece, this site was built in the architect’s signature style where fluid lines and organic forms replace straight lines and right angles. Passeig de Gracia is Barcelona’s most elegant and architecturally interesting avenue.

    *In winter (01 November to 29 March) the stops at Platja del Bogatell*, Nova Mar Bella*, and the Fòrum* are replaced by stops at:
    Ciutadella-Zoo: Parc Ciutadella contains a spectacular waterfall and lake plus the splendid Barcelona Zoo with more than 7,000 animals of 400 different species from around the world.

    Teatre Nacional-Auditori: A working theatre and one of Barcelona’s most important cultural centres

    Glòries-Torre Agbar: The Torre Agbar, or Agbar Tower, is a 33-story tower at Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes. It is the third tallest building in Barcelona and includes a number of revolutionary architectural design details.

    West Route:
    Plaça Catalunya: The major square in the heart of the Bari Gòtic area of the city.

    Catedral-Barri Gòtic (Cathedral Gothic Quarter): Barcelona Cathedral is the most important building in the Gothic Quarter and houses the tomb of Saint Eulalia along with a number of paintings and valuable metalwork.

    Passeig Colomb: This street contains the Cristobal Colon – a statue of Christopher Columbus pointing symbolically towards the New World – and the House of Cervantes, where famous writer Miguel de Cervantes lodged during his stay in Barcelona.

    World Trade Center: This impressive complex houses a Congress and Convention Centre, more than 125 offices and shops and the Eurostar’s Grand Marina luxury hotel.

    Jardins de Miramar: Public gardens with views over Barcelona Harbor.

    Fundació Joan Miró: A collection of modern art, this site honours artist Joan Miro.

    Anella Olimpica: One of the four major competition sites built for the 1992 Olympic Games.

    MNAC Museo Nacional de Catalunya: An exceptional museum and one of the world’s most important centres for Romanesque art, works in this museum span a millennium.. Housed in the stunning Palau Nacional.

    Poble Espanyol (Spanish Town ): An open-air architectural museum located on the mountain of Montjuïc in Barcelona.

    Caixa Forum: Built to house a factory in 1911 by architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch, this redbrick modernist fortress opened in 2002 as a centre for art exhibitions, concerts, lectures, and other cultural events.

    Plaça d’Espanya: One of Barcelona's most important squares, this site was built for the 1929 International Exhibition, held at the foot of Montjuïc.

    Estació de Sants: Barcelona’s main railway station.

    Camp Nou: Home of FC Barcelona and one of Europe’s largest football stadiums.

    Plaça Pius XII: A square close to the main shopping streets.

    L'illa Diagonal: A gargantuan mall housing 170 shops and restaurants, two 4-star hotels, and a sports center. The shops include Diesel, Miss Sixty, Lacoste, Zara and the flagship store of Barcelona fashion house Custo.

    Avinguda Diagonal: One of Barcelona's most important avenues, this site cuts the city in two, diagonally from west to east.

    La Pedrera or Casa Milà, (in Passeig de Gracia): A block of flats with a wavy stone facade and sculptures on the roof, designed by Antoni Gaudi and designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.

    Casa Batllo (in Passeig de Gracia): Another Gaudi masterpiece, this site was built in his signature style where fluid lines and organic forms replace straight lines and right angles. Passeig de Gracia is Barcelona’s most elegant and architecturally interesting avenue.

    The tour ends at your convenience and you need to make your own arrangements to return to your accommodation.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Transportation in an open-top bus
    • English-speaking guide aboard bus
    • 1 or 2 day ticket (depending on option selected)
    • On-board audio commentary (Spanish, Catalan, English, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Hindi and Russian)
    • FREE WIFI on board the hop-on hop-off bus
    • Map and guide with all the stops on each of the routes and discounts for different establishments in the city

    Exclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Entrance fee
    • Food and drinks
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please board only the red bus bearing the name Barcelona City Tour. You are requested to bring your printed voucher to any of the stops on the bus tour. The conductor/host will exchange your isango! voucher for a hop-on hop-off bus tour voucher.

    Your ticket is valid for 1 day or 2 consecutive days depending on the option selected.

    The duration and frequency of the tour may vary due to traffic conditions.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The buses are adapted for people with limited mobility and have an electric roof for use in the event of rain. They are fitted with anatomical seats and have heating on both decks. There is a guide permanently aboard.
  • Reviews
    • A good way to see all the sights of Barcelona if you only have a short time there. Go around once and see all and then go around again and stop of at places that interest you...

      M D JAKEMAN
    • good

      Agata Abrahamiankhoygany
    • very organized

      Agata Abrahamiankhoygany
    • A good way to get around the city

      Kathleen Pallent
    • Best Tour of Barcelona

      An indication of time required to see the attraction as part of the map would be useful. Also indication of the cost of tickets and distance to the Attraction from the Bus Stop....

      SATISH N MADHIWALLA
    • Great way to save your feet!!

      In all my world travels -always get tew days, best way to get a quick overview of the city. Do one route one day and other route the next....

      Robert Henry
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