Barcelona from Above: Private Driving Tour of the City’s Best ViewsPrivate Tour

Discover the extraordinary vistas of Barcelona's skyline visiting amazing viewpoints of the city, including Carmel Bunkers, Montjuïc, Tibidabo & Glòries Observation Deck on this private driving tour.
Adults: 2 Children: 0

Things to know


4 hrs


First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Off the beaten path, Photography

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Transport Mode:

Driving tour: including a private vehicle throughout the tour

What's included:

A friendly, professional English Speaking tour guide for your own private group, Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places, Tickets to the Glòries Tower Observation Deck, Private vehicle throughout the tour including hotel pick-up

What's not included:

Food and drink, Gratuities, Hotel drop-off
Meeting points: If we don't receive your hotel information, your guide will meet you at the entrance to KFC located at Av. de Gaudí, 2, 08025 Barcelona, Spain.

What makes this tour special

Discover several incredible panoramic views over the city of Barcelona on this half-day private driving tour around the city's most amazing viewpoints, with tickets to the amazing Glòries Tower skyscraper included. 

On your private tour, you will:

Discover some of the most astounding panoramic views high above Barcelona, kept secret by the locals, on this fabulous private driving tour to the very best viewing points over this stunning city! Your private guide will meet you at your hotel, and whisk you off in search of some of the finest panoramic views, not just of Barcelona but all of Europe! 

Enjoy a relaxing and thoroughly scenic drive out of the city centre, during which time your guide will share lots of fascinating history and stories of Barcelona with you as you head up the hill, towards your first stop: the Carmel Bunkers. Rather than bunkers, this place was used during the Spanish Civil War to store firearms - specifically anti-aircraft weapons. 

Afterwards, the area became a shanty town; the residents were rehoused during the Olympic Games in 1992 and today the site is still a well-kept secret by the locals and provides a breathtaking view over Barcelona - with the city and her grand monuments stretched out beneath you.  

Next drive to Tibidabo,  which at 512 meters it is the highest hill overlooking Barcelona. It rises sharply in the northwest and enjoys panoramic views of both the city and the coastline. Perched on the summit is the astonishingly beautiful Sagrat Cor Church (Sacred Heart), which was begun in 1902 and completed 60 years later. It is a vast neo-gothic church with a massive statue of the sacred heart of Jesus on top: a truly spectacular sight to behold. 

Then drive to beautiful Montjuic  - the most famous hill in Barcelona, filled with pavillions, temples, palaces, parks, botanical gardens, and other monuments from when Barcelona hosted the World's Fair in 1920. It literally means Jewish Mountain, named for the medieval Jewish cemetery there, and has glorious views over the city. 

For years it was an important defence outpost of the city, with a wooded valley and fort. Today, there are many castles and museums to see and admire on Montjuic, including the Magic Fountain - and of course wonderful views over the city! 

Then it's time to drive back into the city where you will be dropped off at the Glòries Tower where your guide will give you your tickets and guide you to the entrance. Then you have free time to head up to the Observation Deck of this grand glass skyscraper - with, yes, some of the greatest views over the city!  
Please note: 
- This tour runs rain or shine, and on a rainy day, the visibility of the city skyline might be affected. Your guide will be happy to change the stops to offer the best experience.
- Access to the Carmel Bunkers implies a walking part to get to the top of the hill from the parking area.

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QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
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