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Barcelona in a Nutshell: Gothic Quarter, Olympic Village and Gaudi’s Barcelona

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Barcelona in a Nutshell: Gothic Quarter, Olympic Village and Gaudi’s Barcelona
Barcelona in a Nutshell: Gothic Quarter, Olympic Village and Gaudi’s Barcelona
Barcelona in a Nutshell: Gothic Quarter, Olympic Village and Gaudi’s Barcelona
Barcelona in a Nutshell: Gothic Quarter, Olympic Village and Gaudi’s Barcelona
Barcelona in a Nutshell: Gothic Quarter, Olympic Village and Gaudi’s Barcelona


  • Our destination in a Nutshell products show you the very best of a city in just one day!
  • The morning “Barcelona Orientation” includes a walking tour of the Gothic Quarter and a cable car ride at Montjuic Mountain
  • In the afternoon follow the famous Gaudi trail – including visits to the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell
  • Fully guided tour with a local expert guide


Short on time? Want to see the very best this wonderful city has to offer? Then this is the Barcelona sightseeing tour for you.

The day is split into two parts. The first part is a Barcelona introduction which includes visits to the Olympic Village, the Gothic Quarter (the oldest part of Barcelona), Plaça Sant Jaume and El Poble Espanyol (the Spanish Village). Your morning also includes an aerial view of Barcelona from the Montjuic Mountain cable car.

The focus of the afternoon is Barcelona’s incomparable architecture; particularly the work of Antoni Gaudi. An expert guide will help you to understand the unique vision of the man who shaped Barcelona. You will see Parc Guell and have plenty of time to explore the spectacular Sagrada Familia.

Cruise passengers: This tour can easily be taken if arriving in Barcelona by cruise ship; it will take you around 55 minutes to reach the start point. Take bus 17 from the port and transfer to metro line 1 at Urquinaona from where it is just 2 stops to Universitat. Alternatively a taxi should take 15-20 mins and cost no more than 10Euros.


You will start your Barcelona in a Nutshell tour by seeing the places that depict the changes the city underwent for the Olympic Games in 1992. Drive past the Olympic Village, the Olympic Port, the beach and the fisherman’s quarter, called Barceloneta, the Port Vell, Plaza (square) de Colon with its famous Columbus monument, indicating which way he sailed to discover the Americas. This point is also the beginning of the famous Ramblas of Barcelona.

Then you will drive to the Montjuic Mountain, from where the 18th-century castle offers a panoramic view of the city which you will see from your included cable car ride. After a visit to the Spanish village, you will leave Montjuïc and go back down to the city centre. During the drive back to the city centre, admire the Venetian Towers, the Montjuïc fountains, the MNAC and the CC, “Las Arenas” rebuilt over the ancient “Plaza de Toros” (bullrings).

You will arrive at the Plaza de Catalunya, the starting point of the guided walking tour of the old city centre. Our guide will take you to the Gothic Cathedral, through the narrow street of the Gothic quarter and to plaza Sant Jaume where the City hall is located and the headquarters of the Catalonian government.

Next, you will go for an artistic Barcelona tour, exploring the works of Antoni Gaudi.

Your tour starts with a visit to the La Sagrada Familia or Holy Family Cathedral. One of the must-see Barcelona attractions the cathedral, designed by Antoni Gaudi, is an amazing piece of architecture that remains unfinished even after 100 years. Marvel at the expressionist artwork of the cathedral and its Nativity Façade where the theme of Christ’s birth and childhood is depicted. This tour will take you around the Sagrada Familia from the outside for 30 minutes (internal visit not included). Continuing your Barcelona tour you will reach Park Güell. This beautiful public park was created by Gaudi and declared a Heritage Site by UNESCO. Park Guell contains amazing stone structures, stunning tiling and fascinating buildings and offers wonderful views over Barcelona. You will have around 30 minutes at leisure to explore the park.

After Park Guell, you will return to Paseo de Gracia, where your tour ends near Casa Battlo.

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  • Great time !!

    Time spend in Barcelona could not get better with Nutshell: Gothic Quarter, Olympic Village and Gaudi’s Barcelona tour. The tour was extremely confortable. Guide was very helpful...

    Amandeep S Mahal
  • Good experience

    We had a good experience on Barcelona, it is a beautiful city.atrractive!...

  • barcelona in a nutshell

    Very well organised, our guide Martha was extremely knowledgeable and very helpful. We were a large group but she handled the whole tour excellently....

    Darryl A Braganza
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Activity Schedule

When does it run?



7 hours

Start time

Morning tour: Starts at 9:00am and ends at 1:00pm
Afternoon tour: Starts at 3:00pm and ends at 6:00pm

Meeting point

Please make your way to the local activity operator’s office at Calle Balmes, 5, Barcelona. (The closest Metro station is Universitat).
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

Ending point

Paseo de Gracia

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  • Walking tour of the Gothic Quarter
  • Transport by air conditioned coach
  • Expert bi-lingual guide (English and Spanish)
  • Cable Car


  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Lunch
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance to the Sagrada Familia

Please note

Please arrive at the departure point at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour.

This tour will not visit the inside of the Sagrada Familia.

Due to annual maintenance work, Montjuïc Cable Car will remain closed from January 25 to February 14 (both dates included). During this period the cable car will be substituted for an aperitif at the Spanish Village.

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.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Your visit to Guell Park and Sagrada Familia will be for a duration of approximately 30 minutes each.
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