Discover Barcelona from its beginnings to the present day. Stroll the lanes of El Born, where the aristocracy of the Middle Ages built palaces and mansions, and which is now one of the most fashionable districts in the city. Explore the Gothic Quarter, an island of narrow, winding streets of stone and magnificent historic buildings in the middle of a modern metropolis.
Visit the Museum of the History of the City, with a timeline that begins with the very first settlement in this location, well before the Romans made it their city in 15 BC. Stroll the Rambla, the city’s wide promenade, to La Boqueria. More than a market, it is a community gathering place, where locals eat, shop, and connect. Bustling from dusk to dawn, its artistically arrayed foodstuffs provide an explosion of color and aromas that will make your mouth water.
Drive along the elegant Passeig de Gracia with its wrought-iron street lamps and fine array of Modernist buildings, including Gaudi’s Casa Batllo, with a mosaic façade and undulating roof. Then visit his controversial and towering masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia (The Holy Family) Church. Begun in 1883, it is still unfinished. Drive up to Montjuic for a panoramic view of the city. Experience the flavors of Spain while enjoying a tasting of local cheeses, hams and wines.
Need to Know:
Note: As tour visits a religious site, please dress appropriately - no bare shoulders, shorts, or skirts above the knee. There is substantial walking on this tour, approximately 3 3/4 hours and 20 to 40 steps. Tour is offered on Norwegian Jade only.