The Best Hop-on Hop-off Barcelona City Tour
Taking a hop-on-hop-off tour is one of the best ways to see Barcelona. Not only do you have your day planned out for you, with stops at all of the main attractions and sites in Barcelona, but you also get commentary and information about each of the stops and the surrounding areas. A hop-on-hop-off tour is also a great mode of transport to get around the city and is much cheaper than paying for multiple taxis. City Tours work in a circuit, so you can just hop-off at any stop you choose, walk around the area, have a bite to eat, then simply hop back on the next tour bus and continue your journey. There are a few different tour companies to choose from when booking your hop-on-hop-off tour, but Welcome Pickups also offers a fantastic option.
Barcelona City Tour
This hop-on hop-off tour of Barcelona will take you to all the most popular neighbourhoods, historical monuments and famous sites of the city. One ticket of 29€ will give you a day’s access to both the West Route and the East Route, so you can explore every inch of the city. On the West Route, you will have the opportunity to explore the bustling streets of Las Ramblas, the picturesque cruise-ship terminal, the famous Camp Nou Stadium, Montjuic Mountain and the beautiful Plaza de España. On the East Route, your friendly guide will introduce you to the chilling Gothic Quarter, Agbar Tower, the breathtaking Sagrada Familia, Antonio Gaudi’s Park Güell, and the family favourite, the Barcelona Aquarium. Without stops, the entire tour will take around 4 and a half hours, giving you an entire day of first-rate transportation, amazing sites, up to date information, and memories of Barcelona that will last a lifetime.
- Best time of day to visit
If you want to take full advantage of a hop-on-hop-off tour in Barcelona, you should always try to jump on one of the first busses in the morning. That way, you are able to hop on and off at the different attractions at a leisurely pace throughout the day.
- Operating times
The first busses on the Barcelona City Tour leave their stations at 09:00 am, and the last buses leave for their final circuit at 20:00 pm in summer and 19:00 pm in winter. Buses leave every 7 to 25 minutes, depending on the season.
- Ticket Price
The Barcelona City Tour bus costs 29€ for an adult, full day ticket when purchased from the bus, or 26.1€ when booked online in advance. There is a discounted rate of 16€ for children and 25€ for seniors over the age of 65.
- How to get there
The main stop for both the West and East routes is at Plaça Catalunya, in the city centre. However, you can jump on the bus at any one of the Barcelona City Tour stops throughout the city.
The Barcelona City Tour buses are fully equipped for wheelchairs and disability aids. People with disabilities can even get a discounted ticket rate of 25€ for a day pass.
You can get discounts at selected restaurants and shops throughout Barcelona if you show a valid Barcelona City Tour ticket. Ask your driver for the booklet of participating retailers. There are two routes on the Hop-on Hop-off tour, West and East, be sure to ride both to take full advantage of your ticket and see all the attractions. If you can’t print off your ticket don’t worry, you can simply show the email on your phone to the driver.