Round-trip route with on/off privileges in Barcelona!
More than 250€ in discounts to enjoy Barcelona's best attractions, sights & shopping opportunities!
Free Wi-Fi on board!
Easy to use system map!
2 bus tour routes across Barcelona!
Multilingual audio narration on the bus - available in 16 languages!
Stops at the must-see sites!
Escape the cruise ship shore excursion crowds and enjoy the unique sights of Barcelona!
Option to purchase a pass for 24 or 48 hours!
For guests who want to explore Barcelona on their own schedule, this hop-on / hop-off bus is a great alternative!
The bus will circle the city with numerous stops at all the must-see locations. Stay on the whole loop for a city overview or get off at any/all of the stops for an in-depth exploration. The choice is yours! As the bus moves from stop to stop, you can pick and choose which stops to get off at and explore. Tailor-make the day the way you want it! Along the way, you will learn some history of the city through an individual audio system with earphones, offered in 16 languages - English, Spanish, Catalan, French, Japanese, German, Italian, Portuguese, Hebrew, Dutch, Chinese, Turkish, Arabic, Russian, Norwegian and Swedish (all at no additional cost!).
Upon boarding, you will receive a map and guide from either your driver or hostess. The map includes all the stops and sites you can see as well as discounts for different establishments in Barcelona city (click here for a copy of the Barcelona Sightseeing Excursion Map). Your driver or hostess, while not a guide, can answer many general questions you might have. For more specific information, the buses are equipped with free WiFi.
There are two routes, year-round and it takes approximately 120 minutes (per route) to do the entire loop without getting off, from the time you board the bus. Buses run every 5 minutes.
RED ROUTE From 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM. The full circuit is 120 minutes and runs every 20 minutes.
Plaça de Catalunya
Casa Batlló - Fundació Antoni Tàpies
Passeig de Gracia-La Pedrera
Estacio de Sants
Caixa Forum - Pavello Mies van der Rohe
Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
Fundació Joan Miró
Telefèric de Montjuïc
Miramar - Jardins Costa i Llobera
World Trade Center
Museu d'Historia de Catalunya
Parc de la Ciutadella - Pla de Palau
BLUE ROUTE From 09:00 AM to 08:00 PM. The full circuit is 120 minutes and runs every 20 minutes.
01. Placa de Catalunya 2. Casa Batlló - Fundació Antoni Tàpies 3. Passeig de Gràcia - La Pedrera 4. Sagrada Familia 5. Sant Pau Recinte Modernista 6. Park Güell 7. Tramvia Blau – Tibidabo8. Sarrià 9. Monestir de Pedralbes 10. Palau Reial – Pavellons Güell 11. Futbol Club Barcelona 12. Diagonal - Les Corts 13. Francesc Macia - Diagonal 14. Eixample
At the end of your day, you may get off the bus at the stop you boarded at closest to your Barcelona cruise pier.
Please download a copy of the route map here. You will receive another on the bus. The ticket is only available to be used within 3 months from the moment of booking.
What is included?
Round-trip transportation with on / off privileges
Easy to use system map!
Multi-lingual audio narration on the bus - available in 16 languages
Stops at the must-see sites
Coupon book for discounts and other savings at select stores, restaurants, and attractions
Option to purchase a pass for 24 or 48 hours
Excursion prices shown are quoted in US dollars.
As you may be visiting a religious or memorial site, shoulders and knees must be covered for men and women.
We suggest you have cash (Euros) on hand for refreshments, excursion staff gratuities, shopping, etc.
Sensible, rubber-soled walking shoes are highly recommended along with sun protection.
Please note that admission or entrance fees to the attractions/museums, etc are not included.
Mobile or Paper vouchers are accepted.
Most of the buses are wheelchair accessible. The buses cannot safely accommodate two or more occupied wheelchairs, so if there is already a wheelchair user on the bus that you want to board, unfortunately, you’ll need to wait for the next bus. The wheelchair spaces accommodate wheelchairs measuring up to 70 cm wide, 120 cm long, and 135 cm high. If your wheelchair is larger than this it will not be possible to fit into our buses.
Where we meet
For this Barcelona City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus 1 or 2-Day Excursion, there are numerous starting locations all over town, including locations near your cruise pier. All necessary details will be printed on your Electronic Shore Excursion Ticket.
Fold-up wheelchairs can be accommodated on the lower level of the bus only.
Many sites in the city are not wheelchair accessible.
Guests must be able to navigate a narrow steep staircase to access the top deck of the bus.
Guests must be able to walk on paved, gravel, and cobblestone surfaces, some on inclines at most stops.
There are steps required to enter several of the sites as well as steep curbs in some areas.
Seating on the bus is on a first come basis.
Excursion tickets are only valid on Barcelona Turistic buses. Unused tickets or tickets presented to another operator are non-refundable.
As there is no specific end time for the excursion, it is the guest's responsibility to know their ship's scheduled departure time and plan their day to be back on board at the appointed time.
The ticket is only available to be used within 3 months from the moment of booking.
Will they cancel the Barcelona City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus 1 or 2-Day Excursion if it is raining?
The Barcelona City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus 1 or 2-Day Excursion operates rain or shine, within safety guidelines. The buses include covered areas on the lower deck and many also include electric roofs over the top deck in case of inclement weather.
Will I see the Sagrada Familia on this Barcelona City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus 1 or 2-Day Excursion?
That is completely up to you. You choose what sites and routes you want to take. The Sagrada Familia stop is located on the Blue line.
Will there be restrooms?
Restrooms are located near each bus stop. In Europe, a small package of tissues is suggested as public restrooms may or may not have toilet paper. Most public restrooms require a small fee. Having a few local coins is highly recommended as they do not always make changes.
Is there shopping time included on this Barcelona City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus Excursion?
Shopping time is completely up to you. You decide how you want to spend your time.
Can I use my Barcelona City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus 1 or 2-Day Excursion ticket on any on/off bus?
Your ticket is only valid on the City Sightseeing buses. Unfortunately, other buses have accepted City Sightseeing tickets and then charged the guests extra once on board. There is no refund for unused tickets or tickets presented to the wrong operator.
Can I use US dollars?
Most large stores and restaurants will take major credit cards and some may take other currencies besides the Euro. Small stores restaurants or sidewalk vendors will usually only take local currency. The best exchange rates for currency are usually at major bank ATMs. The worst rates are at the airport, train stations, or exchange bureaus located in major excursionist areas. Before leaving home, please check with your credit card companies and banks on what transaction or other fees they may apply if you use a debit or credit card abroad. These are in addition to the fees applied by the vendor or host bank where you are using the card.
Do I need to take my passport with me on the Barcelona City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus 1 or 2-Day Excursion to show with my Electronic Shore Excursion Ticket?
No, it is not necessary to take along your passport unless noted by your cruise line or listed in the Restrictions or Notes tab for the excursion. Your local operator has your booking noted. Please arrive with a printed copy of your eticket or digital copy if applicable.
For the Barcelona City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus 1 or 2-Day Excursion, we issue full refund for your deposit or full payment to us if: Canceled by client prior to excursion date with a minimum of 24 hours prior notice by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For cancellation reasons below, you must contact us via email within 14 days after your excursion:
Your ship arrives into port late and you cannot make it in time to the meeting location (we will verify with the tour operator).
Your ship skips/misses the port.
Weather conditions or equipment failure prevents the operator from running the excursion.
A medical problem prevents you from safely participating in the excursion (we will verify with the excursion operator and the guest may send doctor's note). This applies to individuals only and not the remainder of the group.
Cancellations/deposit refund requests that do not comply with the above may not be subject to refund.
Refunds may be subject to a service charge fee as determined by the payment processor, please refer to Terms and Conditions for more information.
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Be your own excursion director with this easy-to-use bus system to all the must-see locations with scenic views and local information on the way. You choose how and where to spend your day in Barcelona!
This is the second time I tried this kind of excursion, first time I tried in Mexico City and loved it. Looking online found out that Shore Excursioneer offered this excursion in Barcelona, I didn't hesitate and booked... different city & views, same amazing experience. Note that you can't see it all in one day so you have an excuse for your next cruise...to finish seeing Barcelona!Show Management Response
Management Response: Hello Goretti. Thank you for sharing your review for the Barcelona City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus 1 Day Excursion. Many people enjoy this excursion option in Barcelona as it allows them to pick and choose the sights they want to stop and explore. The map and route make it easy for guests to be at the bus stop to hop back on and head to the next highlight. We look forward to helping you book this again for your next cruise to Barcelona so you can continue your adventure. Regards, Shore Excursioneer Team
5/5 (Visited on September 2015)
A very unique way to visit the most important places in Barcelona and the greatest part is that you can take the time you want on each stop! No rush!
Highly recommend it! Show Management Response
Management Response: Hello Andrea. Thank you for posting your comments about the Barcelona City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus 1 Day Excursion. Yes, this excursion does offer a lot of flexibility for guests to customize a sightseeing trip around Barcelona to see what interests them. We also have guests who just stay onboard a make a loop to see the city. We offer similar excursions to other ports as well. Regards, Shore Excursioneer Team
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