72 Hours in Barcelona

Park Guell in Barcelona, Spain

Upon arrival, Barcelona captures all the senses. This bustling city has so much on offer. We are here to help guide you through the first 72 hours so your client can maximise their time in destination while still feeling like they got to explore. This insider’s guide is an example of product you will see on goway.com, and includes options that may not be on goway.com, making you looking like an expert to your client.

As most flights arrive from North America during the day, we recommend a dinner and flamenco show to get into the flavour of the city. Upon arrival, recommend after check in to have a cat nap at the hotel and get ready for dinner. This helps prevent major jet lag, and allows your guests to stay up and get a feel for a city that dines later than most North Americans.

Rise and shine! It’s time to get the most out of this city. Take a hop on hop off tour or a private tour of Barcelona. Make sure the tour covers the major highlights and gives you adequate time to visit them. Most group tours are half a day long, but we recommend a full day. This will make sure they do not miss anything.

Insider Tip: The bus will allow a guest who has done a tour to go back to spend time at sights that they may have seen but not properly visited. If you are spending four days in this city, we recommend making sure you have a day with this pass without any plans to use local transport. The advantage to the hop on hop off bus is for tourists is it can be used as a form of local transport taking them from sight to sight. This also provides some independence without losing confidence in safety.

Famous La Boqueria market with vegetables and fruits

If clients do have time at leisure as they have picked a shorter tour, here are some examples of some ‘must see’ sights on day one. Visit the Picasso Museum and Gothic Quarter first thing in the morning. The reason being, clients have a chance to take beautiful photos with less people in them. As the day goes by, the area tends to get busier and lines get longer. Later, visit The Sagrada Familia. Many tours visit the outside, but guests will want to go back and explore the inside of this famous site. Or spend more time at the Guell Park to take in the beautiful Gaudi structures. Tonight, recommend your clients ask their hotel for a great place for tapas and sangria. They are in Barcelona and food and nightlife are plentiful.

Insider Tip: Mention to your passenger that Barcelona does suffer from petty theft. Locals and tourists alike can experience issues. Recommend they leave their valuables in the safe and carry only what they need at that time and a major credit card.

There are a few options for your last full day. Whether it is taking a trip out to Monserrat Mountain, or spend the time visiting the rest of the city. Barcelona is sandwiched between the beach and the mountains, take at least half of today to explore one or the other. Consider taking a cooking class this afternoon. Wander the markets, they provide the best local flavour of any city. Another local’s haunt would be to visit the football stadium, a must-see for any soccer lover. If you are there when a match may be on, we can try to assist with tickets. We do not guarantee this, but we are always willing to check.

Insider Tip: Barcelona is known for its gold and leather crafts, recommend allowing time to explore if these items interest you.

Your clients will move on to their next destination with a taste for this city and we can’t help that they may want to go back. Personally, I spent two weeks in Barcelona, and there is still more I need to visit.

Insider Tip: if clients are visiting in the month of December, there are only 14 official working days in that month, so things may be opened and closed a lot over their visit. This may dictate which sites they see on which days. However, the city is bustling and always beautiful at that time of the year.

La Sagrada Familia designed by Gaudi
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