Private guided tours in Barcelona with José

Guided tour of Barcelona in english

I am José and I provide private guided tours of Barcelona since 2009.

Do you want to live a unique moment with your love ones? This is my goal

Thousands of people have enjoyed Barcelona on my tours.

A private guided tour is a unique experience. 
A gift for you and the people accompanying you on your trip.

You will have an english speaking guide just for you.

4 hours guided tours in Barcelona

Gaudi and Modernism tour

How was Gaudi?

Why do thousands of people come to Barcelona every day to visit his works?

Gaudi walking tour

Why choose this guided tour?

  • You will learn about Gaudí’s life and his work.
  • You will visit four of his most important works. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • You will discover the hidden symbols and lot of  stories about his works and his life.
  • This is a private tour in english. The tour  adapts to you.
  • José is a licensed guide of Catalonia, which means that you can benefit from skip-the-line entry to the monuments.

How is the visit going?

First, we will visit the Sagrada Familia.

Then we will go to Casa Milà, also known as La Pedrera.

We will discover La Casa Batlló and after, we will go with taxi to Park Güell.

An amazing place where everything: shapes, colors, animals, plants and houses looks like a fairy tale.

What does the guided tour include?

  • Sagrada Familia with its 3 facades: Nativity, Glory and Passion.
  • The Sculptures on the facades
  • The interior of the basilica with its colors and its pillars. The interior is like a big forest!
  • The museum with Gaudi’s models, photos of him and his work and the incredible model upside down!
  • You will also discover: Passeig de Gràcia, Manzana de la Discordia, Casa Batlló, Casa Amatller, Casa Lleó I Morera, La Pedrera
  • At Parc Güell you will enjoy: The Gaudi Bench with its original and multicolored ceramic., The famous Salamander, the exterior of the house where Gaudi lived for 20 years, the original bridges that look like caves.
  • We will visit the interior and exterior of “La Sagrada Familia” and “Park Güell” and the exterior of the rest of the houses.

Price

250 € per group up to 9 people. This is a private four hours tour.

The price does not include tickets or transport.

  Tickets:
- La Sagrada Familia: adult € 26
- Park Güell: € 10 
We will take two taxis (around €10 par taxi)

3 hour guided tours in Barcelona

Guided tour of La Sagrada Familia and Park Güell

Do you want to enjoy two of Gaudí’s most important works?

Sagrada Familia and Park Güell tour
Sagrada Familia and Park Güell tour

Why choose this guided tour?

  • Both sites are classified by Unesco World Heritage.
  • You will learn about hidden symbols and stories about La Sagrada Familia and Park Güell.
  • José is a licensed guide of Catalonia, which means that you can skip-the-line to the monuments.

How is the visit going?

The tour starts at La Sagrada Familia.

We are going to visit this emblematic monument of Barcelona and Gaudi’s dream.

Then we will go to Park Güell, another icon of the city.

Gaudí built it for his friend and client Eusebio Güell.

Pak Güell is full of colors, fantastic shapes and fantasy.

What does the guided tour include?

  • Sagrada Familia with its 3 facades and sculptures, the interior of the church, the museum with Gaudi’s models.
  • Park Güell: the Salamander, Gaudi bench with its amazing and colored ceramic, the exterior of the house where Gaudi lived and lot of hidden corners.

Price

195  per group up to 9 people. This is a private tour.
The tour last 3 hours

The price does not include tickets or transport.
Tickets:
- La Sagrada Familia: adult € 26
- Park Güell: € 10 
We will take one taxi (around €10 par taxi)

Picasso Museum the Gothic Quarter tour

Do you want to understand Picasso and his work better?

Picasso tour in Barcelona
Picasso tour in Barcelona

Why choose this guided tour?

  • We will explain to you Picasso evolution from he was a child until the last years of his life.
  • You will discover the oldest part of Barcelona, the origin of the city.
  • This is a private tour with a licensed tour guide.

How is the visit going?

We will enter to The Picasso Museum.

You will enjoy with some of his work: Las Meninas, The pigeons, his pottery and some works from his youth.

The visit lasts about 50 minutes and after we will have a walk around the historical center of the city : the Gothic and Born area.

What does the guided tour include?

  • The Picasso Museum, the Born and Gothic area.

Price

€ 195  per group up to 9 people. This is a private tour.
The tour last 3 hours

The price does not include tickets.
Tickets:
- Picasso Museum: adult € 12

2 hour Barcelona guided tours

Barcelona at a glance tour

A first impression of all that this incredible city can offer to you.

Barcelona highlights tour

Why choose this guided tour?

  • A general view of the city.
  • You will visit some of the city’s most iconic sites.
  • You will see the beautiful exteriors of some Gaudi buildings like “Casa Batlló” and “La Pedrera”..

How is the visit going?

The tour begins at Passeig de Gràcia is the most upmarket street in town.

Then we will go to the Gothic Quarter, the historic center of Barcelona. Here you can admire remains from Roman and medieval eras.

Barcelona has 2,000 years of history.

What does the guided tour include?

  • Passeig de Gràcia, Casa Batlló, Casa Amatller, Casa Lleó I Morera, Gaudi’s La Pedrera, Plaza de Catalunya, the Gothic Quarter, the Cathedral (exterior).

Price

145  per group up to 9 people. This is a private tour.
The tour last 2 hours

Sagrada Familia tour

We will visit La Sagrada Familia, the dream of Antonio Gaudí

Sagrada Familia tour
Sagrada Familia tour

Why choose this guided tour?

  • You will learn everything about Gaudi and La Sagrada Familia.
  • La Sagrada Familia is classified by Unesco World Heritage Site.
  • You will discover the hidden symbols and lot of stories about La Sagrada Familia and Gaudi.
  • José is a licensed guide of Catalonia, which means that you can benefit from skip-the-line.

What does the guided tour include?

  • The interior and exterior of the basilica.
  • The interior of the basilica with its colors and its pillars.
  • The museum with Gaudi’s models.

Price:

110  per group up to 9 people. This is a private tour.
The tour last 1h20m

The price does not include tickets
 Tickets:
- La Sagrada Familia: adult € 26

Do you need a hand to organize your stay in Barcelona?

If you are planning your trip to Barcelona and you do not know the city, you will surely have doubts.

You can leave me a message in this article with your question and I will answer you with pleasure.

If you have any doubts about which public transport tickets to buy, whether your hotel is well located, where to buy tickets for the monuments, what activities to do with the children …

Please do not hesitate to leave us a message.

José wants to be your man you can trust in Barcelona.

The 10 mistakes you should avoid if you travel with children

To travel with children can be a lot of fun or  a nightmare, if you don’t take into account some details.
On this post I am going to give you 10 tips to make your trip an exciting experience for the whole family.

I am José Gómez, a Licensed Guide from Barcelona and father of two kids.

Do you want to learn about my tours? Click here.

I have been organized guided tours for families with their little ones for years, that has given me a lot of experience of what mistakes to avoid if your travel with children. Also my trips with my family  has taught me a lot about this subject.

If you continue reading I am going to give you some tips that will surely be great for you when planning your trip with children.

1. Make a good planning of the places you want to visit, how we are going to get around, where we are going to eat …

A good organization will avoid surprises… to lose a lot of time in queues, in restaurants or get lost when traveling. Children do not like these kind of situations and they can begin to get tired.

2. Prepare a backpack with water, food and some candies (cookies, chocolate or similar).

Little ones usually get hungry or thirsty at the most inopportune time and they also need to satisfy their need quickly.

Sometimes it is difficult to find a store to buy them something, also if we are in the city center,  it is usually expensive. 

3. Avoid restaurants where you think you will have waiting for a long time.

Children are often very overwhelmed waiting in restaurants and more if they are hungry.

If you cannot find any restaurant, it is better to eat a sandwich and continue your visit.

4. Avoid walking too long.
Walking for many children is simply a necessary act of getting around and they find no pleasure in it.
If they notice that they are walking too much they often begin to complain of foot pain or that they are tired.

5. When visiting monuments:
-Do it first thing in the morning. Children are usually more receptive, also you will avoid large crowds and the hottest hours.

-Take  tickets in advance. You will avoid the unpleasant surprise that  tickets have sold out.

-Make short visits. Think that it is difficult for children to hold their attention for more than 50 minutes.

6. Negotiation is essential.
In times of crisis, make them understand that later we will go to the park or to the pool, it usually works. Offering them some chocolate also usually works (although from my own experience it does not always work).

7. Have parks and swimming pools located.

They are places where the little ones enjoy a lot. They will eliminate tension and let their imagination run wild.

8. Choose centrally located accommodation to avoid spending a lot of time getting around the city


9. “It is better to do little well than a great deal badly.”


If we want to do a lot of things in a row, we may feel frustrated and not be able to enjoy the opportunity to spend time together.

10. It is important to change the “chip” and be aware that our new reality is now “slow”.

Now I enjoy my travels in another way: I love seeing the expressions of my children when discovering new things … seeing those faces of surprise and excitement for me is wonderful. Traveling with an infant could be very fun!

If you want to visit Barcelona. I would love to be your guide!

I provide tours to discover this amazing city. They are tours for the whole family, not just for kids. I adapt my tours to the little ones and adults.

8 tips to visit Casa Batlló with children and enjoy it to the fullest.

I am José Gómez, a full time licensed guide and  father of 2 little ones who love to discover exciting things about Barcelona.

If you want to know about my guided tours, click here.

Children really enjoy  Antonio Gaudí´s buildings and Casa Batlló is one of his most original works.

Taking a child to visit a house of Gaudi is almost guaranteed success. The little ones love colors, shapes and fantastic shapes  that are very present in all  these houses that he designed.

In all the years that I have been working as a licensed guide, I have guided to hundreds of families with children through this monument.

I am going to give you 8 tips to visit Casa Batlló with children and enjoy it to the fullest:

1. Before entering, stand on the opposite sidewalk, from where you can enjoy an excellent view of the facade.

On the roof you will see a large stretched dragon with his scales. The façade is inspired by the legend of Saint George who saved a princess fighting a terrible dragon.

2. Buy tickets in advance and on the official site as there are some web portals that charge you an extra commission.

3. Make your visit first thing in the morning. You will enjoy it much more.

Inside the Casa Batlló the corridors are narrow and when many people gather, the little ones can become overwhelmed and lose interest in the visit.

4. When entering, let the children go first and leave them set the pace.

The whole house is a great surprise and when we go from one room to another. Little ones love to discover all these items and show us.

5. As you go up to the attic, you will see a transparent glass on the landings that when looking through them gives us the feeling that we are diving.

Gaudí was inspired to decorate the interior of the house in an underwater world.

6. When we reach the attic, a white spiral staircase awaits us that goes up to the roof. Children enjoy this spiral stairs because they do not know what they will find at the end. It leads to the roof.

7. From the roof you enjoy a magnificent view of the city and you can touch the back of the dragon!

8. Learn a little about the history and most remarkable points of Casa Batlló.

In this way, you can explain things to  children and together you will enjoy the experience much more.

You can find information in all the travel guides. The monument has audio guides, but sometimes you get lost between the buttons and the headphones.

And also… .you have me… .I would love to be your guide! 🙂

I provide private guided tours of La Casa Batlló that also include a visit to Paseo de Gracia, the exterior of La Pedrera, La Casa Amatller and La Casa Lleó i Morera, as well as many more surprises.

The price of the guided tour is € 110 per group (up to 9 people).Duration 1h20. The price does not include tickets. I assure you that we will have a great time.as I am a licensed guide you will avoid the long lines.

Here you can read some opinions of some participants in my visits.


If you want more information you can listen to the podcast I dedicated to visiting La Casa Batlló with kids.

4 tips to visit La Sagrada Familia with children and spend an exciting time together

Children love La Sagrada Familia.

In all these years that I have been working as a guide I have seen many families with their little ones enjoying a lot discovering this wonder by the brilliant architect Antoni Gaudí.

My name is José, and I am licensed guide of Barcelone. If you want to learn more abour my tours, click here.

It is the most visited monument in Spain and an essential visit if you come to Barcelona.

In this post I am going to give you 4 important tips to visit it with children and enjoy it to the fullest.

1. Buy tickets in advance (it is very important)

The access to the interior is limited and if you want to buy the tickets on the same day of the visit they will surely be sold out.

Buy tickets on the official site of La Sagrada Familia. There are some sites that sell them, but they charge an extra commission.

The ticket price is: € 26 for adults, € 24 for students and € 22 for seniors. Free for children under 12 years old.

2. Visit it early in the morning. (doors open at 9:00)

I know what you are thinking … that we are on holidays and we want to sleep! but if you continue reading, I will explain below why it is so worth going to La Sagrada Familia  soon.

You will avoid the hottest hours that in the summer months can be very overwhelming. Our goal is to carry out the activity in such a way that our little ones feel as comfortable as possible.
You will also  avoid the large queues to access the venue that usually form from mid-morning.

3.Plan well how to get there.

There are two metro lines that reach the monument (the blue and the purple lines). The stop is called “Sagrada Familia”

If you have a bad combination to get there by public transport, I recommend you take a taxi. Traveling by taxi in Barcelona is quite affordable. It is essential to have a good start and that the children do not arrive tired and overwhelmed by the rush and subway transfers.

4. Prepare the visit, you will enjoy it much more.

You can use a travel guide will tell you about the most important stuff: history, symbols and anecdotes about La Sagrada Familia.

La Sagrada Familia also has audio guides that you can use. They are a good option, although the little ones find them a bit difficult since they tend to get confused with the numbers and the explanations.

and you also have me :-). I would love to be your guide. My guided tour to La Sagrada Familia is a private tour, just for you and although it is not a visit only for children I adapt it to the little ones and adults, so that they can also enjoy it to the fullest.

The price of the tour is €110 par groupe (up 9 people).  
Tickets are not included :€26 adult, €24 student and €22 seniors. Free for less 12 years old.

The visit lasts 1h20 and as I am a licensed guide you will avoid the long lines.

I encourage you to visit this marvelous place you will surely love it.