What you'll do
You could start the day learning about the locals’ typical breakfast, a cafè amb llet (coffee with milk) and pastry on a charming old town square in the heart of the Barrio Gòtic. Explore the labyrinth of twisting lanes in this part of town and wander an endless variety of shops, eateries and little bars. The 'Gothic Quarter' still exudes a lived-in vibe that makes it a feel like an outdoor museum.
A few steps away looms the Gothic Cathedral - the rooftop views and the leafy cloister should not be missed. From the Cathedral, stroll to what once was the Roman Forum where you can admire the beautiful architecture and walk until you reach the city's most beautiful Gothic building, the Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar.
If by this time you still have an appetite for tasting the local specialities, the colourful Mercat de Santa Caterina is a modern market with endless tempting eateries, many with peculiar names sometimes difficult for travellers to decipher. Let your Local Host explain to you the various dishes and options and maybe note down their personal recipes too!
Your Local Host will also advise you on the best way to spend the following days of your trip, allowing you to discover other areas of Barcelona that you will love and revealing other hidden gems that they know you’ll love.
What To Expect
We’ll be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personalities and interests so we can assign a like-minded local who can create a bespoke experience for you.
Your Local Host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary and agree a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
Your Local Host may also suggest adjustments or new routes if they feel that there is something just around the corner that you may enjoy, or perhaps if the weather affects your itinerary.
Although you will see the main attractions in the area, your Local Host will also help you to discover the places, things and stories that you won’t find in a guidebook and that make the city unique.
* Private and personalised experience
* 8 hours with a Local Host
* Walking experience (other transport can be arranged at an additional cost)
What's Not Included
* Food and drinks
* Tickets to any attractions
* Transportation costs
* Gratuities (optional)
Cancel up to 7 days before your experience and get a full refund.
Your meeting point is flexible, and to be agreed with your Local Host. Meet-up at your hotel or accommodation can be requested, or your Local Host will meet you at a convenient location close to the start of your experience.
* Spend a day with a local who will create an experience that's fully customised to your interests and what you'd most like to see
* See Barcelona's iconic attractions or off the beaten path spots - the choice is yours!
* Get a unique insider’s perspective as you explore the city
* Eat and drink like a local, picking up street food from a market or stopping off at an authentic bar or café
* Get tips and tricks from your local for other areas to explore and exciting things to do on the rest of your trip
A Day in Barcelona, Your Way | BarcelonaReview by: Kelly C
Jonathan was such a pleasure. Easy to get to know. So funny and humorous. Has lived in Barcelona for many years and knew much of what someone visiting would find interesting. Spent the entire day with us and didn't "rush". I would highly recommend using Jonathan if visiting the city. We felt like we had made a friend by the end of the day!
A Day in Barcelona, Your Way | BarcelonaReview by: Brandon R
A day in Barcelona
We had a great time. Jonathan knows the city, shared his knowedge as an old friend. It was a memorable adventure.
A Day in Barcelona, Your Way | BarcelonaReview by: Quentin M
Tour of the City
My wife and I had a great time with Jonathan. He was very knowledgeable about the city and showed us a lot of cool places "off the beaten path". If you are going to Barcelona. Jonathan is the one you want taking you around.