Barcelona bus tours, colloquially known as “hop on and hop off tourist buses,” are a great way to view the city. Many tourists who initially brush off the idea of such kind of Barcelona sightseeing tours are pleasantly surprised by their experience.
Barcelona tour buses run almost every day from 9am (leaving from Ronda Universitat, Montjuic, Plaza Catalunya, and Colon) until 5:55pm. The only days when tour buses do not run are December 25 and January 1. The Barcelona Tours company states that buses run every 20 minutes, which is subject to change. Since there are no timetables at the stops, it is a case of arriving at the stop and waiting for the arrival of the next bus.
You can buy tickets for adults and children aged between 4 and 12; you can buy it for either a 1- or 2-day period. A 1-day ticket for adults costs €21 and a 2-day ticket costs €27. A 1-day ticket for children costs €13 and a 2-day ticket costs €17. Tourists under the age of 4 can get the ticket for free.
To help you enjoy the tour, you will receive a set of disposable headphones upon boarding the tour bus. If you prefer a personal headphone, consider bringing your own – you will need a standard 3.5mm headphone jack. But if you do not wish to have commentary during the tour, you always have the option not to wear the headphones.
Aside from the headphones, you will also receive a map to accompany you on your journey. The map shows the bus’s route, allowing you to figure out interesting things in the vicinity of every bus stop. The large, paper map is quite difficult to use on the bus’s top deck when it is windy.
Overall, Barcelona bus tours offer a comprehensive and convenient way to explore the city and its top attractions. Whether used more as a hop-on and hop-off way of transport or as a conventional tour to get an overview of Barcelona, you will find bus tours useful. This is a great introduction to a fun city where you have so much to experience.
Barcelona City Tour (Address: Balmes, 5 | 08007 Hours: Monday – Sunday from 8:30 am to 8:00 pm / Phone: 93 317 64 54 / E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Barcelona Bus Turístic (Address: Plaça de Catalunya, 17-S / Open: Daily: 9am – 9pm)