Well, you know how we love our bus tours (with our old knees and all), but I’d have to say skip the Barcelona City Tour.
We took this tour by accidentally purchasing the wrong bus tickets in advance. If you buy your tickets in advance online you can usually get a discount but make sure you are on the right website. Apparently there are 2 Barcelona Tour Bus companies. The tour we had meant to buy was the Barcelona Bus Turistic, which seemed to have the better routes for the same price.
The Tour we took was pretty much an expensive taxi ride (but we used it all day as mode of transportation). The guide wasn’t particularly interesting and we spent most of the tour parked outside the football stadium (not something I find fascinating). And unfortunately, the part of the tour that takes you along the beach is unavailable during the winter months. So all in all not worth the money unless you are a senior citizen and can use it as a taxi with your discount.
We had little time in Barcelona on this trip but the best parts were exploring by foot. Here are some sites we had time to check out:
-Gothic Quarter (by night is a must)
-a walk along the shoreline at sunset
-and just wandering around different neighborhoods
What are your favorite spots in Barcelona?