Sightseeing Bus Barcelona

Sightseeing Bus Barcelona

See Barcelona with the Hop-on Hop-off

Using the Sightseeing bus around the city is the best way to see Barcelona's main attractions in the shortest time frame and will give you an idea of the distances, enabling you to choose which of the attractions you would particularly like to visit as it will give you a general overview of what there is to see and do in this fabulous city!  Barcelona is a gem that is nestled between the sea and the mountains with its hilly streets that are decorated by the buildings of Gaudí together with the Gothic churches which provide truly breath-taking views. Let yourself be driven by an experienced driver who knows the city like the back of his hand: choose the Hop on Hop off Tour!

Barcelona's Tourist Bus
Barcelona's Tourist Bus

What's included in the Tour

  See Barcelona from on board a comfortable bus;

  You choose where to get off and what to visit;

  Duration of the Tour is approximately 2 hours;

  Audio-guide: 15 different languages;

  Daily rate: adults €30.00; children €16.00; pensioners (65 +) €25:00

  Price for two days: adults €40.00; children €21.00; pensioners (65 +) €35.00

  Fill out the form on this page in order to book the panoramic Sightseeing Bus.

What is Barcelona's Tourist Bus?

This is a tour on a modern bus which offers the opportunity to sit in the fresh air on the upper deck, (it isn't hard to have a sunny day in Barcelona)!  You can choose from two different routes, (the green route and the orange route) or, of course, you can do both from the starting point at Plaza Catalunya. The tour provides an audio guide that is available in a variety of different languages: each route takes about 2 hours and you can get on and off as often as you like to see the attractions you are particularly interested in. The buses run every 5 to 20 minutes depending on the stop and the hop on hop off service makes it possible to get on and off wherever and whenever you wish (at the stops that are marked on the tour) all on the same ticket! You can do the tour during the course of one day if you purchase a daily ticket or over 2 days if you choose the ticket for two days.  In order to book the tour, all you need to do is to fill out the simple form that you can find on this page.

The Green Route

The first stop on the green route is the Arc de Triomf and from there, the bus carries on to the elegant neighborhood of Born, passing along the green Parc de la Ciudadella with its Zoo.  After that, you will descend towards the sea until you reach the Passeig de Colom and eventually, Barcelona's modern World Trade Center which is right on the jetty. Together with your fellow travelers, you will then head inland and will be able to see where the Joan Miró foundation is located where you can get off and see the incredible art works of this world famous Catalan artist.  The tour then continues towards the Olympic Ring, the park that was constructed for the Olympic Games in 1992: you will be rendered speechless when you see the huge Olympic torch!  You will probably experience the same sensation when the bus passes in front of the Catalan National Art Museum (MNAC) which overlooks the majestic fountain and the Plaza Espanya further down.  At this point, you will find yourselves right on the top of Monjuic and you will then pass the Poble Espanyol which is the open air museum that houses a model of Spain in miniature.  After that, you will head towards the CaixaForum, the cultural center that was founded by the association of Barcelona's most famous bank and which is open to the general public together with the Mies Van Der Rohe pavilion. You will then head back towards the Plaza Espanya and will carry on on your comfortable bus until you reach Camp Nou, Barcelona's famous football stadium which is the largest in Europe.  The subsequent stops are the Plaza de Pius XII, the Royal Palace of Pedralbes (which is located in the neighborhood of the same name and is wonderfully elegant), the Güell pavilion (one of the innumerable works of the famous architect, Gaudí) and the majestic monastery of Pedralbes. To finish off, the last part of the tour will take you to Diagonal, the long avenue that effectively divides the city and then on to the Plaza Catalunya, along the Passeig de Gracia where you can admire both the Casa Milá Casa Batlló.

One of the stops on the tour
One of the stops on the tour

The Orange Route

The Orange Route will take you first to the Gothic Quarter with its imposing Cathedral and then on to the famous Port Vell. The next stop is the Catalan History Museum and following on from there, the bus will head towards the vibrant district of Barceloneta. From here, you will carry on to the Olympic Harbor, and on to the beaches of Bogatell and Nova Mar Bella. The sightseeing tour continues on to the Forum, in the Glòries district where you can admire the peculiar Torre Agbar. It would be impossible not to include a stop at the Sagrada Familia but equally unmissable are the modern Sant Pau Centre and the marvellous Park Güell. To finish off, the bus continues on to Tibidabo and then heads back to the Plaza Catalunya passing two of Gaudí's masterpieces on the way, the Casa Milà and Casa Batlló.

Why you should choose the Hop on Hop Off Tour of Barcelona

Getting around the city by bus is convenient and comfortable, its really easy and ensures that you'll save time getting from one place to another.  In just a few hours, you can get to know the city from a privileged view point and you can plan which attractions you want to visit, without having to rush.  Its the perfect way to do any sightseeing with children in complete safety and you'll be able to save money on your tickets as well. Thanks to the Venture card it is also possible to combine these panoramic views of the city with entries to the museums and attractions that best suit your tastes: you can buy these on the bus and after that, you won't have to get your wallet out again!  In addition to this, seeing Barcelona with the hop on hop off tour will enable you see the city from an unusual viewpoint and to watch fragments of daily life whilst being inspired by new experiences: just think about having the chance to visit a shop or a venue that you would have otherwise missed.  You might also opt to buy a complete package which includes the hop on hop off tour  and the Camp Nou experience which includes a visit to Barcelona's world famous football stadium and the Barça museum.

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