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Bon Nadal! Celebrate the festive season in Barcelona.

Discover the city during Christmas time with an exclusive tour for you and your group.

Christmas in front of the Sea

Bon Nadal! as we say in Catalonia. It’s time to celebrate this festive season and there’s no better place to live it than in Barcelona. Discover this beautiful city during Christmas time with a local guide exclusively for you and your group. This is your chance to experience this celebration in the Barcelona way. Christmas spirit may be universal, but we can’t say the same for its traditions. You’ll be amazed with the unique rituals and traditions of Catalonia and Barcelona.

The important:

  • 2,30h tour approximately through the most emblematic spots in Barcelona.
  • Monolingual guide (English, French, Italian, Spanish or Catalan).
  • Private tour: 10 people max.
  • Includes: Coffee and/or Tea, tickets to Cathedral, private guide.
  • Not included: Pick up hotel, tips.

From Monday to Sunday

Start time: 3,30PM or 4,30PM.

Tour language: English, French, Italian, Spanish or Catalan.

Departure point: Carrer Montsió, 10 (08002) Barcelona

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Barcelona Private Experience

In the Christmas in front of the Sea private tour you will discover the famous Christmas market, Fira de Santa Llúcia. You will also go up to the roof of the Cathedral of Barcelona, explore a food artisans Market in the Gothic Quarter, visit the Port Vell Fair or even drink a hot chocolate in Petritxol Street. We offer you the most convenient tour for families or small private groups from 2 to 10 people. If you ask your guide, he/she will recommend you what other plans you can make in the city.

The tour, point by point

Start at Carrer de Montsió, 10.

Barcelona Cathedral.

Capilla and Santa Llúcia Christmas market.

Plaça de Sant Jaume.

Basílica de Santa Maria del Pi.

Carrer Petritxol.

Plaza dels Traginers.

La Rambla and La Boqueria market.

Finish at Port Vell (Old Port).

What you’re going to see in this tour

Barcelona Cathedral

The elevator taking visitors to the rooftops can be accessed though the chapel of the Innocent Saints, next to the door of San Ivo. From the rooftops, we can see the two bell towers, the two lateral pinnacles, the cimborio crowned by the Holy Cross (sustained by the image of Saint Helena), the Cloister and a spectacular panoramic view of Barcelona. (45 minutes)

Fira de Santa Llúcia

In this fair that dates from 1786 you won’t find many Santa Clauses, but you will find everything you need for the traditional catalan Christmas crib: moss, figurines, shepherds, little houses, trees and caganers… You’ll also find tree decorations, lucky mistletoe and tió logs with smiley faces sporting a typical Catalan cap, the barretina. (30 minutes)

Plaça de Sant Jaume

The Plaça Sant Jaume has been the city’s political centre almost since its inception. Today the Plaça Sant Jaume is an open space, a “lung” in the middle of the Gothic Quarter. The square is the site of the most important buildings in the lives of Barcelona and Catalonia: City Hall and the Palau de la Generalitat. (15 minutes)

Basílica de Santa Maria del Pi

Food Artisans Market A nice surprise that pops up in Plaça Santa Maria del Pi (by the church of the same name), in the Gothic District, this mini-market has around twenty stalls selling artisanal treats such as Catalan honey, chocolates, cheeses, wines, and cakes. A good one for non-kitsch stocking fillers. (15 minutes)

Carrer Petritxol

If you are looking for streets with special charm in Barcelona, you can’t miss carrer Petritxol. This pedestrian street is known to be the street of chocolate in Barcelona and is documented since 1340. Its comes from the word “pedrítxol” that refers to those stones that didn’t allow carriages to enter certain streets. Petrítxol was the first pedestrian street in 1959. (15 minutes)

La Rambla

La Rambla is exactly 1.2 kilometres long and nearly everyone who visits Barcelona walks along it. La Rambla was laid out in 1766, following the contours of the medieval city walls that had bounded this part of Barcelona since the 13th century. The Rambla is a meeting place for everybody. (20  minutes)

Mercat de la Boqueria

La Rambla’s history is the Boqueria Market’s history. The evolution from a past of peddlers to a modern and charming present, full of color and life. The market is a metaphor for Barcelona’s life, a human river that is the delight for those who like watching. (20 minutes)

Port Vell

The Port Vell will host a Christmas fair by the sea from December 5 to January 5, which will be located in front of the Columbus monument. It will have a wide variety of stalls, an area of gastronomy and activities for all audiences next to a 31-meters Christmas tree, as well as a floating nativity scene and a classic carousel. (15 minutes)

Why book this tour from here

Small groups

 We want you to have a good experience. That’s why we limit the number of people on our regular tours. If many people sign up, we put two guides. We care that you have the best possible experience.

Free cancellation

If eventually, you can not come with us we will refund the full amount of the activity, as long as you notify us 48 hours in advance.

Local expert guides

You’ll meet a guide who knows what he is talking about. We do not repeat scripts. Our guides are professionals who have studied and know their trade. They are not passing through the city.

How to book this tour?

Making the reservation is very easy. You just have to book through this page. Click on the “Book Now” button and follow the steps. The purchase is made through the internet with a safe and easy process.

When you finish the purchase you will receive an email confirming your reservation, with all the details and the meeting point.

If eventually, you have a problem and you can not go to the tour do not worry. We will refund your money if you notify us 48 hours in advance.

Contact us if you have any questions or special requests.