Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Barcelona Private Tour

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From $71.89

129 reviews   (4.87)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: madrid, spain

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


This is not just another city tour; this is the best of Barcelona from a unique perspective! Get to know Barcelona on a city tour that gives you the perfect overview, with city highlights, hidden gems, storytelling, and a local treat - this tour has it all!

Forget about big touristy groups and the crowds; it's time to see Barcelona at its best but from the eyes of a local. Check out main landmarks like Cathedral of Barcelona, Palau Güell, Plaça Reial and uncover hidden gems and city secrets with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. And the cherry on top, a local treat is included.

Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems Private City Tour™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.

What's Included

1 local drink/tasting

Local Guide

Private Tour

What's Not Included

Food and drinks, unless specified

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 10
  • ADULT: Age: 11 - 99

Additional Info

  • CO2 Neutral: all tours carbon emissions are offset
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Private tour: only you & your local guide
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Post Covid-19 regulations are applied to this product with regards to the number of participants, delivery methods of the tour and content of the tour.
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Port Vell
Meet & Greet: Say hi to your local host in front of the Wax museum on La Rambla and get the perfect introduction to your tour as you get ready to explore the treasures of Barcelona

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Mirador de Colom
Curious Cafe: Discover a unique and magical cafe with a forest inhabited by strange trees, gnomes and a one of a kind decor that makes this place really spectacular

Statue of Columbus: Spot the monument dedicated to Christopher Colombus, a Catalan explorer - let’s see if you can guess where the statue is pointing to!

25 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Las Ramblas
Lively La Rambla: Take a stroll through one of the most famous streets in Barcelona, a tree-filled boulevard where you can find many surprises

• Admission Ticket Free

Palau Guell
Gaudi’s Work: Make a stop at one of the first works of Gaudi, the Palau Guell. Check out this masterpiece and hear more about how this famous artist decorated Barcelona with its unique style

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Placa Reial
Plaça Reial: Explore this photogenic square in the Gothic Quarter that transforms at night. Your host can give you recommendations of where to go for a bit of nightlife fun

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)
Politics & History: Check out the City Hall, also known as the Casa de la Ciutat where you’ll hear more about the Catalan tensions

Churros Break: Visit a xurreria in service since 1968 where you’ll grab a batch of fresh churros to enjoy with a side of chocolate dip

Hidden Square: Find this plaza gem hidden among the streets of the Gothic Quarter that’s like an oasis in the middle of the bustle of the city where locals love to go to relax

35 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Barcelona Cathedral
Stunning Cathedral: Admire the outside of the Barcelona Cathedral on what has always been considered the spiritual center of Barcelona

Beautiful Mural: See a beautiful mural that from up close looks completely different and its made up of 6000 tiny ceramic tiles

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Museu d'Historia de Barcelona - MUHBA
City Walls: Walk along the remains of the city walls of Barcelona towards the Roman Tower that will give you a unique insight into Gothic, medieval and Roman Barcelona

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar
Gothic Architecture: Find one of the most perfect examples of Gothic style architecture in Barcelona at the basilica of Santa Maria del Mar

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

El Born
Food Market: Wander through a lesser-known food market with a colorful atmosphere, the Mercat de Santa Caterina, and see the many local products you can find in this red-roofed market

• Admission Ticket Free

Palace of Catalan Music
Music & Goodbye: Say goodbye to your local host at the Palau de la Musica, an outstanding concert hall that’s also a UNESCO World Heritage Site

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Fabulous introduction to Barcelona
lynncB8762CT, 27-09-2022
Alan was an amazing guide! He gave us a 3 hr walking tour & is very knowledgeable & enthusiastic about Barcelona’s interesting history. We learned a lot even in the first 10 minutes of the enjoyable morning. Thank you Alan!
Do this as soon as you land in Barcelona
sarahsuj, 27-09-2022
Luis was a fantastic tour guide! On our 3 hour walking tour, he shared so much about Barcelona allowing both me and my partner to just relax and enjoy. He had such a dynamic personality and taught us how to take great photos at all the major sights while sharing tips and tricks on how to navigate the city! Highly recommend!
Lots of ground covered!!
jennifertN2454MT, 21-09-2022
Great tour guide! Friendly and knowledgeable!

Recommend you save the location in google maps as he points things out .. hard to remember it all!! Lol
Great tour with a kind and knowledgable tourguide, highly recommend for your first day in Barcelona!!
Stay29497922742, 04-09-2022
We had a great tour with Lounis! He is very kind, speaks English well and knows a lot about Barcelona. He shows you the popular things like Las Ramblas and other busy spots, but he also shows you the places you probably don’t know about, so you see all the beautiful streets that the locals know, but the tourists don't. During the tour, he asks you what you want to see and is very flexible: do you want to hear about the history of Barcelona or do you want to know where to eat/go out: ask him and he’ll tell/show you!
Amazing experience
Smitha_S, 27-08-2022
I had the most amazing tour with Lounis. He was really knowledgeable, engaging,kind, funny and took into consideration that I had just flown into Barcelona so the tour was really tailored to my comfort level. I would 100% recommend this to fellow travellers. Particularly as a solo female traveler I felt totally safe and got to see all the amazing sights and learn the history behind them.
Thank You again lounis for the gelato and amazing tour. You really set a high bar for the rest of my trip

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