Barcelona Guide

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#1
Vero Beach, FL
64 Posts
Joined May 2001
We have 2 days in Barcelona (4 of us) and would like to arrange a guide to tour for half a day to get the best overview of the city. Any suggestions?

Beth
#3
Central Ohio, usa
718 Posts
Joined Dec 2000
We were in Barcelona in May. I pre-booked airport/hotel/pier transportation thru Barcelona Taxi Tours. If we had had more time in Barcelona I would have booked this company for tours, also - especially considering how prompt, courteous and friendly our driver, Aurelio was.

Their web site is: barcelonataxi.com, I think.

The e-mail address I find on their e-mails to me is: [email protected] and one e-mail had the "dragonnet" domain mentioned in previous post.

Give them a try - we were very, very pleased.
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REMBRANDT - Med. 9/1998- R/T Barcelona: and so it begins!
LEGEND OF THE SEA - Med. 5/1999-R/T Barcelona
SPLENDOR OF THE SEA - Med. 5/2000-R/T Barcelona
INFINITY - Hawaii 4/2001-Honolulu/Mexico
MILLIE -Med. - 5/2002 (X No Go)
RHAPSODY OF THE SEA - Mardi Gras - 2/2002 UGH!
INFINITY - Trans-Canal - 12/2002-San Diego/Ft. Lauderdale
SUMMIT - Alaska Repo Cruise - 5/2003-San Diego
/ Vancouver
INFINITY - Trans-Canal - 12/2003-San Diego/Ft. Lauderdale
SUMMIT - Alaska Repo Cruise - 5/2004-San Diego/Vancouver
NAVIGATOR OF THE SEAS - 12/04/2004 - E. Caribbean
MILLIE - 5/15/2005 - Mediterranean Barcelona to Venice
NAVIGATOR OF SEAS -12/10/05 -W. Caribbean: G R E A T
SUMMIT - 5/09/06 - Hawaii Circle R/T Los Angeles
NAVIGATOR OF SEAS - 12/02/06 - E. CARIBBEAN: GREAT
ADVENTURE OF THE SEAS - 12/06/09 - S. CARIBBEAN
LIBERTY OF THE SEAS - 12/05/10 - W. CARIBBEAN

What keeps me going:

ADVENTURE OF THE SEAS - 12/11/11 - SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN
#4
Whittier, Ca, USA
32 Posts
Joined Jul 2003
Barcelona has a hop-on hop-off bus that goes all over the city. I think it's around 18 euro, but don't quote me.
#5
Central Ohio, usa
718 Posts
Joined Dec 2000
Yes, Bus Turistic is a great way to see the city! The price when purchased at the "main stop" (by that great, fantastic grocery: El Cortes Ingles) cost us 17/euros each. For that 1 day ticket we could ride all three buses. We ended up just riding the (red or blue - can't remember which) around the city 3 times. For the price of the ticket - you can get on and off as often as you like. It was a fun day!
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Pooh Bear
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened" - Anatole

REMBRANDT - Med. 9/1998- R/T Barcelona: and so it begins!
LEGEND OF THE SEA - Med. 5/1999-R/T Barcelona
SPLENDOR OF THE SEA - Med. 5/2000-R/T Barcelona
INFINITY - Hawaii 4/2001-Honolulu/Mexico
MILLIE -Med. - 5/2002 (X No Go)
RHAPSODY OF THE SEA - Mardi Gras - 2/2002 UGH!
INFINITY - Trans-Canal - 12/2002-San Diego/Ft. Lauderdale
SUMMIT - Alaska Repo Cruise - 5/2003-San Diego
/ Vancouver
INFINITY - Trans-Canal - 12/2003-San Diego/Ft. Lauderdale
SUMMIT - Alaska Repo Cruise - 5/2004-San Diego/Vancouver
NAVIGATOR OF THE SEAS - 12/04/2004 - E. Caribbean
MILLIE - 5/15/2005 - Mediterranean Barcelona to Venice
NAVIGATOR OF SEAS -12/10/05 -W. Caribbean: G R E A T
SUMMIT - 5/09/06 - Hawaii Circle R/T Los Angeles
NAVIGATOR OF SEAS - 12/02/06 - E. CARIBBEAN: GREAT
ADVENTURE OF THE SEAS - 12/06/09 - S. CARIBBEAN
LIBERTY OF THE SEAS - 12/05/10 - W. CARIBBEAN

What keeps me going:

ADVENTURE OF THE SEAS - 12/11/11 - SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN
#6
Vero Beach, FL
64 Posts
Joined May 2001
Do they have city "tours" with English speaking guides giving you highlights of the city or is it more a mode of transporation to see the sights?
#7
Waterdown, Ontario
913 Posts
Joined Aug 2004
Here's the website for bus turistic. I believe there are also audio guides available on the bus in various languages.

http://www.barcelona-on-line.es/eng/...istic_info.htm


Here's the link to the thread I started with a lot of useful Barcelona websites. It covers many of the main tourist sites

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=191543

I think some of the travel books have suggested intineraries for 1, 2 or 3 days in a city. If I can find anything in my notes, I'll post it. From what I've read though, it's pretty easy to do yourself.


Frances
#8
CA
237 Posts
Joined Jun 2005
We took the hop on/off bus all around Barcelona, and I HIGHLY recommend it! You see it all, and the audio with headphones is in English (you tune into a certain channel).

Sit on top if the weather is good: lots of trees. It's a beautiful city.
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#9
Waterdown, Ontario
913 Posts
Joined Aug 2004
Here's links for threads of people who have done reviews of their cruise and touch on their time in Barcelona

By Steve J. Garrod - http://www.shipcafe.net/shipcafe/spl.../sp_review.htm
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...63#post2391963
Jeanfancsy - http://www.cruise-addicts.com/review...?id=0000003212
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...+Universitaria
#10
Colorado
265 Posts
Joined May 2000
We spent four glorious days in Barcelona before our Med cruise. We used the Tourist Bus and it is only a few euros more to book it for two consecutive days rather than just one day. It was a fabulous way to get around. We do not speak Spanish or Catalon and had no trouble finding people who understood English. Just get a good guidebook and explore. It is helpful to read a little bit about Antoni Gaudi, the architect, who build so many of the fascinating buildings before you go. YOu are in for a real treat!

Diane
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#11
Vero Beach, FL
64 Posts
Joined May 2001
Thanks for all the info. Barcelona Taxi was booked for the day we wanted so I am going with the advise to do the Bus Turisto. We had booked a guide for 4 hours on Sat. but the rate was riduculous as he has a 14 passenger bus for the 4 of us. No takers to date on joining us so I have decided to cancel. Sounds like an easy city to navigate and we are now down to a 10 day count down. Can't wait and thanks for all your advice!

Beth