3. Barcelona Half-Day Shared Coach The Montjuïc & Panoramic Tour

Outstanding views over the city. Drive along the waterfront by the Port and Olympic Ring. Visit Poble Espanyol at you own pace.

Location

This tour combines two areas of natural beauty used by Barcelona for culture and recreation:

The Waterfront which is a living example of how the very old can be successfully combined with the very new: the Old Port with its Dock warehouses and the Gothic Drassanes or shipyards have been preserved and incorporated into a remodelled recreational area, with the Aquarium, the World Trade Centre, restaurants and cinemas.
Montjuïch Hill with its parks, art galleries, museums and the 1992 Olympic Ring of sports stadiums also provides spectacular views over the city. We will visit the charming Poble Espanyol, with about 45 minutes free time to see the village and have lunch.
 
Waterfront
Old Port: Separated from the Olympic port by long beaches and the old fisherman's quarter, Barceloneta.
Columbus Monument: built in his honour in 1888, it is at the foot of the famous Rambla.
Gothic Drassanes: Medieval shipyards which now house the Maritime Museum. One of the finest examples of civil Gothic architecture in Europe.
World Trade Center: original imposing building by Henry N. Cobb whose aesthetic features are highlighted by the building being surrounded by water.
 
Montjuïc Hill
Mirador de Miramar (Lookout) stop: This terrace is a balcony over the Mediterranean with spectacular views over the harbour and the whole city. The bus will stop here to let you walk around and get the best viewpoints.
Olympic Ring: Central sports facilities of the '92 Olympic Games, the complex includes the Stadium, the St Jordi sports pavilion by architect Arata Isozaki, the INEF by architect Ricardo Bofill and the Calatrava Communications Tower.
 
Poble Espanyol
Final place on the tour so people who so wish can stay for as long as they like. Built for the 1929 Exhibition, you can see replicas of streets, squares, monuments and buildings from around the country. It is an open air museum with many artists and craftsmen you can watch at work, synthesyzing traditional crafts with modern design: glass, ceramics, jewellery, fabrics, etc. There are also many bars and restaurants, where you can stop for lunch as you will have about 45 minutes free time. Read more about Poble Espanyol.
After lunch, the tour will return to Plaça Catalunya and link with the Montserrat Tour for those who wish to see this special monastery and mountain.

Be kindly noticed:
  • We advise you it takes about 15-20 minutes by taxi from the port to Plaza Cataluña depending of the terminal. You will need consider the time to the boarding can be very crowded depends on the day.
  • The tour will start from plaça Catalunya, in front of Deutsche Bank and Hotel Olivia Plaza. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure time. Look for the orange umbrellas!
  • Please read - http://www.barcelonaguidebureau.com/legal-information/
 
Cancellation policy:
Cancellations are allowed until 24 hours before the tour.