Barcelona Hop On Hop Off Tour

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Join the most convenient way to discover Barcelona. Board a double-decker bus that allows you to hop on and off as many times as you like at any of the 20 stops.

Highlights
  • Hop on Hop off as often as you please and see Barcelona in your own time and at your own pace
  • Stops at Placa Catalunya where some of the city's most important streets and avenues meet
  • Choose from 1 or 2 day passes
  • Includes map and guide with all the stops of each of the routes plus and discounts for different establishments
  • Double-decker buses are adapted for people with limited mobility and have an electric roof for use in the event of rain

excellent, we did both routes and they were informative and very enjoyable.

Only I thought I had booked for 2 days and was told by ticket collecter only 1 day, so I do not know if the booking site was not specific enough or my error.

lucy

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Description

If you want to visit Barcelona at your own pace and with no hurry, the double-decker tourist bus is your option! You can get on and off all day long, with the same ticket, you can change route and learn about the history of the city through a comfortable audio system with earphones, in 12 different languages. We present a map and guide with all the stops of each of the routes, and discounts for different establishments in the city. Our new buses are adapted for people with limited mobility and have an electric roof for use in the event of rain; they are fitted with anatomical seats and heating on both decks. They also have a stewardess aboard permanently with 2 routes to choose from: East and West.

Discover Barcelona in the most convenient way possible. You can hop-off at the Placa Catalunya, where some of the city's most important streets and avenues meet. See its fountains and statues as well as the numerous flocks of pigeons that gather in the center.

We will also pass by Camp Nou, the football stadium home of FC Barcelona and the location of numerous international matches at senior level. You can also choose to stop at other tourist spots such as the Museo Nacional de Catalunya, Anella Olimpica, Fundacio Joan Miro and many more.

Stops:

East Route

  • Plaça Catalunya

  • Catedral-Barri Gotic

  • Port Vell

  • Museu d'Historia de Catalunya

  • Barceloneta

  • Port Olimpic

  • Platja del Bogatell*

  • Nova Mar Bella*

  • Forum*

  • Sagrada Familia

  • Hospital de la Sta. Creu i St. Pau

  • Parc Guell

  • Tibidabo

  • La Pedrera

  • Casa Batlló

*Winter Tour (from November to April): Ciutadella-Zoo, Teatre Nacional-Auditori, Glories-Torre Agbar

West Route

  • Placa Catalunya

  • Arc de Triomf

  • El Born-Ciutadella-zoo

  • Passeig Colom

  • World Trade Center

  • Jardins de Miramar

  • Fundació Joan Miro

  • Anella Olimpica

  • MNAC Museo Nacional de Catalunya

  • Poble Espanyol

  • Caixa Forum

  • Placa d'Espanya

  • Estacio de Sants

  • Camp Nou (F.C. Barcelona)

  • Placa Pius XII

  • Illa Diagonal

  • Av. Diagonal

  • La Pedrera

  • Casa Batllo

Frequency: between 8 and 15 minutes (varies depending on the season)

Loop duration: 2 hours for each route

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Available Languages

Audio guide in English, Spanish, Catalan, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Hindi, Russian, Swedish and Arabic are available on the buses.

Disabled Access All buses for this tour are wheelchair accessible.

Includes

  • Audio guide in Spanish, Catalan, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Hindi, Russian, Swedish, Arabic and Hebrew.

  • Barcelona Attraction Discounts

  • Free WiFi

  • Hop-on Hop-off Ticket

  • Map

  • English audio guide

Location and direction

Start your hop-on hop-off tour at any of the Barcelona City Tour stops by showing your voucher when getting on board. Both routes depart and end at Plaça Catalunya, but you can hop-on and hop-off at any of the bus stops.

Your ticket is valid for both routes and you can change the route at any of the four connecting stops. Upon boarding the bus, you will receive all the information about the route, together with a book of discounts for different attractions in the city.

The buses are adapted for people with reduced mobility and have a sliding roof in case of rain. They are also fitted with anatomical seats and heating on both decks. A stewardess is always present aboard.

Itinerary

Frequency: daily every 5 to 25 minutes depending on season
Duration: each route takes approximately 2 hours

East Route:
Plaça Catalunya
Catedral-Barri Gòtic
Port Vell
Museu d’Història de Catalunya
Barceloneta
Port Olímpic
Platja del Bogatell*
Nova Mar Bella*
Fòrum*
Glòries-Torre Agbar
Sagrada Familia
Recinte Modernista St. Pau
Parc Güell
Tibidabo
La Pedrera
Casa Batlló

(*) Winter Tour (02/11 to 25/03): Stops are replaced by Ciutadella - Zoo, Teatre Nacional - Auditori.

West Route:
Plaça Catalunya
Arc de Triomf
El Born- Ciutadella-zoo
Passeig Colom
World Trade Center
Jardins de Miramar
Fundació Joan Miró
Anella Olímpica
MNAC Museo Nacional de Catalunya
Poble Espanyol
Caixa Fòrum-Pavelló Mies Van Der Rohe
Plaça d’Espanya
Estació de Sants
Camp Nou (F.C. Barcelona)
Plaça Pius XII-Palau Reial- Pavellons Guell-Monestir de Pedralbes
l’Illa Diagonal
Av. Diagonal
La Pedrera
Casa Batlló
Plaça Catalunya

Itinerary

Hours of Operation:

High Season - Summer (May 1 - Oct 31): 9:00 - 20:00
Low Season - Winter (Nov 1 - Apr 30): 9:00 - 19:00

Notes

Restriction(s)
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  • Buses are adapted for people with limited mobility.

  • This activity is wheelchair accessible.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
All Packages
  • Printed VELTRA voucher

Additional Note(s)
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  • Please present your printed voucher to the bus driver when getting on board.

  • 2-day tickets must be used on consecutive days.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Reviews

excellent, we did both routes and they were informative and very enjoyable.

Only I thought I had booked for 2 days ...
and was told by ticket collecter only 1 day, so I do not know if the booking site was not specific enough or my error. more

lucy

We really enjoyed the tour and fully recommend this way to see Barcelona. We did the tour bus in Paris and also Barcelona and this... one in Barcelona was by far superior. The commentary is very informative, the buses regular and the drivers and cashiers helpful. both routes were excellent and I would say that 2 days is not enough time to see everything more

Chris

It was my first visit to Barcelona and this Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour was the best idea any one could have recommended. I suggest to do... the full route first to see all the places you can visit and then make the stops on and off. There are so many places to visit that if you don't have much time you may miss the ones you really wanted to see; plus you get familiarized with the route and where the stops are.

The bus' staff was very nice and helpful.
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Neyda

We love the formula. Try to do it whenever available. The buses came every 5-10 minustes. Which was very nice. Would recommend it ...to anyone more

Christiane

With limited time in Barcelona, we found this was a wonderful way to hit all the high spots!

Wendy

This is a terrific tour and probably the best way to see the City, especially if you only have a couple of days. But even if you h...ave more time, I would recommend doing it as you see all the major attractions and can pick the ones you want to come back to on other days, or spend the rest of your time doing other things. We initially booked the one day tour, but half way through the day upgraded to the two day tour because it was so great, and the two tours are on completely different sides of the City so you really do get to see everything and learn a lot about the City and its history. The buses come frequently so if you only want to hop off and take a few pics, you don't have to wait long for the next bus to come and you can hop back on, or if you want to stay somewhere for a couple of hours you can do that too. We never waited more than about 10 mins for a bus. The workers on the buses are all young so tend to goof off a bit, but are nice and friendly and helpful if you have questions. No food is included but there are usually food options at each stop (and you can ask one of the workers on board where would be the best place to stop and eat). The only gripe I have is that I booked the day I arrived in Barcelona via my iPad and didn't have access to a printer to print out the confirmation, and even though I brought the confirmation number with me to the bus the next morning, I was told I must have the print out. The person at the bus stop directed us to the main office (which was only a few blocks away), but they would not let us print out our confirmation there and were actually quite rude about it. Fortunately there was a place a few doors down where we could check email and print, but it was a bit of a hassle. Overall a great experience for good value, I would highly recommend. more

Michelle

although the ques very long early morning it became less later in the day, it was great to first see everything and then decide wh...ere to stop and get of the next day more

yvette

We really enjoyed our tour. The bus stop was across the street from our hotel. The tour covered all of the attractions in Barcelon...a. We found that the bus was also in many of the cities we were going to so we used it again in Naples. more

Harold

Best way to see the city! Great value for the price & the routes provided quick access to all of the hot spots we wanted to se...e. Be sure to map out your activities with siesta and closing times in mind. The busses run so frequently you have virtually no down time standing around waiting. The audio provides great information, however the earbuds are standard and a bit uncomfortable - consider bringing and using your own set along for comfort. Just wish it ran later in the evening - but if you plan it right and conserve your energy, walking back to your hotel later in the evening from your last stop is a safe and enjoyable way to take in the nightlife. more

Susanne

A Fantastic city and a fantastic way to discover it!

George

We had a great time in Barcelona thanks to the Hop on Hop off Tour. It allowed us to discover the city and later select the place...s we wanted to visit most. We took a two day tour and we will recomend it to everyone visiting the city for the first time or even if you go back, we will use it again. more

Rafael

Takes you ALL over the city to every highlight and icon of the city. There are two routes that you can take. It was totally worth ...it and you will need the 2-Day Pass to see everything fully. Awesome tour! more

LaKursha

Great way to see almost everything then pick which places you would like to 'hop off'. Then just wait for the next bus t...o hop back on. more

Dianna Lynne

Great way to see Barcelona. No problem using the voucher and the tour company was very efficient and informative. We did way more ...than we would of done on foot. Highly recommend the hop on hop off bus tour. more

Alison

It was an excellent way to explore the city when you only have one day to do so.

Charles W

Your Barcelona Hop On Hop Off was the perfect way to see the city. Having the 2 different routes gave you an overview of the ent...ire city. This is a must for anyone visiting Barcelona! more

Dennis

Hop-on hop-off is absolutely a must for day tourist! The bus service is very professional, timely, frequent and covered a number o...f must-see locations and buildings. The city bus parked just outside the cruise ship terminal to the Hoho bus pick-up point cost 3.50 euros for return trip and was only a short ride to the city. more

Iris

Great way to see the city with brief desc<x>riptions of the sites.

Lillian

City- discovery is a good and reliable company. Me and my husband has been using them for our travels/ excursions especially in Eu...rope. We just hope that they would continue keeping strict rules when it comes to customers information. Thank you. more

Lucia

It takes you to all the big sites, for real - we discovered that a lot of these buses pass through them (Tower Bridge) or near the...m (not past the front of Buckingham Palace!?) - this bus made sure you saw everything.

Also, if you get it so you can ride any of the routes, it's cheaper and better than taking a taxi anywhere! The stops were all over the city, and there was one in Plaza Catalunya, which was right where we were staying - we used it to get to the mountain, to the mall, to the churches, everywhere!

Definitely book this one.
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Jennifer

Unsure

jane

Excellent order procedure. Would however like to see more information about the actual tour provider and more details about times ...and how to identify the bus, what do the specific bus stops look like etc. Not being able to speak the local language, one needs as much information as possible beforehand. more

Neil

Very courteous and prompt responses. Thank you!

Mary Ann

I like all things about your service. I`ll recommend you my friends.

Ekaterina

Great service

david

The fast and easy booking makes travelling so much better. Happy to use this site.

Lynette

Glad i booked through city discovery. Everything went smoothly and the local guides were better and more knowledgeable than i was ...expecting. Would use again and recommend to others. more

Helen Granger

Found what I wanted

David

Very prompt service and kept us up to date whilst waiting for arrangements to be confirmed.

Stephen

I am quite satisfied with the way my order was handled.- in a speedy manner. Customer support was excellent & I would definite...ly recommend City Discovery for any future trips to Barcelona. I will also highly recommend to my friends. more

Robert

Barcelona city tour bus (red one) - city walk and Picaso gallery tour all excellent

John

The hop on/off tour bus is an excellent way to travel around Barcelona and very informative I would definitely do this again and c...ouldn't recommend enough great value for money more

susan

Good service.

Tony

The best way to explore the city

Vijay Kumar

This hop on hop off Tour Bus really helped me to see most of the beautiful places/tourist attractions in Barcelona. I was in Barce...lona for 2 days only and had such a great impressions. The buses ar clean, it has language translations and the people are very friendly. I would absolutely recommend this for tourist/foreigners coming there for the first time. more

Maria

very convenient

GEORGIOS

A great way to get to know a new city. Stay on bus for a whole loop and find out where you want to explore. Once decided get back ...on the bus and hop on and off as many times as you like.
Great value for money
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CityDiscovery

great solution for a one-day stay

Kinga

Excellent way to get around the city. We bought 2 day passes which allowed us to get to each of the places we wanted on both orang...e and green routes. Great value for money and by the end of the day when you are worn out it's lovely just to sit and watch the world go by as you are taken back to Placa Catalunya. more

Patricia

It was the best way to see Barcelona...100% satisfied..Hop on Hop off...the only way to go

Roxanne

Bus tour was perfect for us booked 2 days and used it during the day and evening on both routes

Paul

easily accessed and thoroughly enjoyed the city and the tour

Neville

Well organised. Buses turn up at regular intervals, so no long waits. Clear audio and relevant stops.

Debra

Really good overview of the city

Sarah

A good way to familiarise yourself with the city

John

The tour was very informative and helped orient us to the city.

Kathleen

very good

FABRIZIO

Very interesting, easy to take the bus, polite staff.

Elzebir Kimball-Nunez

Just couldn't fault this service and would strongly recommend it to any one taking a break in Barcelona. It did every thing t...hat we imagined it would do over the 2 days and it was very convenient to where we were staying as Santa Anna. more

Sylvia

Great overall view of Barcelona sights and neighborhoods.

NANCY

I love these tours because it gives you the flexibility of seeing all different highlights of the city, audio tour and then you ca...n figure out easily how you want to spend your time. You end up seeing parts of the city you wouldn't have normally gone to. more

Michele

Great tour, excellent guidance, nice busses. A must do experience

ALKIVIADIS

this bus was interesting but there seemed to be more of the bus touristic buses

Sharon

This tour was a good value for money.

Pradip

Excellent tour, we thoroughly enjoyed it but English commentary was too fast and not always clear. Would recommend tour to others.... more

David

We wish the price of the hop on hop off could have included entrance into the cathedral. I have a problem with Churchs charging mo...ney to see the inside. Even at the Vatican you do not pay a fee. more

Robert

It's a very good way to see the city of Barcelona as it is HUGE!
I have never seen such a large place! Tour is very go...
od, the guides are really pleasant & helpful. more

Angela

I was disappointed with the audio system. It was hard to keep it in my ear, and it was hard to understand the dialog. I would have... preferred a live guide the way it is in NY. more

Eva

The weather was extremely hot and like in many other cities (e.g. Oslo) the tour organizers should be kind enough to offer us some...thing to drink!!!
It was a long journey and we were not able to purchase water during the stops. I was very much thirsty and was about to fade away after 4 hours!!!
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GULDEM

.Sit upstairs to get the best views - but it can get a it chilly! Downstairs facing backwards is not advised! Excellent tour tho...ugh, very helpful guides on the bus and the commentary was just right. Probably the best way to visit the whole city. more

Diana

A good bird's eye view of Barcelona's attractions and a good way to help tourists plan what they do want to see in more ...depth.
The audio guide was great.
Would recommend a new stop - at the TOP of Parc Guell so people could walk DOWN through it and then catch the bus again at the bottom/
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Rosalie

Great that you can stop and go when and where you want. You also get different view of things from top of bus. Had 2 day ticket an...d used it to the full going back on the bus in the evening to view things in a different light...Brilliant more

George

Hop On Hop Off is a very good idea to a round of the town. I'm very happy, good experience. We see maximum, in minimum time.

Joël

By traveling on both the East and West routes, we saw all the highlights of Barcelona. Just wish we had more time to get off more... than we did. But this is a great way to see everything when your time in Barcelona is short. more

Earl

Could do with a few more buses operating.1st November a public holiday and the start of the winter route yet brilliant sunshine &a...mp; very warm. Didn't seem to be good planning more

Lucilla

Great way to gain an introduction to Barcelona and see lots of fascinating points of interest. I am sure there are a few places w...e did not see, but the east and west routes covered all the important ones. We loved the routes, price, ease of on/off and the staff on the buses were very good as well. more

Jeffery

Good value for the price. we did not have time to get off so just took the entire tour. Recommend as someone else did to bring y...our own headset as theirs have poor sound. Also difficult time finding their stops to board. Once on board very enjoyable especially on a nice day when you sit on top in the open air. more

Diane

The tour system was reliable. We found the east bound route took up too much time because the bus was so slow.
Of general i...
nterest I caught a man picking my pocket in the Metro at Plaza Espanya. He wasn't able to steal anything so I let him go. There were no Metro officials around. more

James

The Hop On Hop Off Tour is a must in EVERY major city. This was a great tour.

Jamie

Once we got on the bus we had a really good day. The commentary was good and mostly in time. The driver was very good. The buses w...ere really frequent on the route.
The second day was raining, and even though there was a cover over the top, we did get very cold and wet. This was not the operators fault though! It would have been a rush to do both routes in 1day.
The only criticism was getting the bus in the first place. We queued for ages to find we were in the queue for the wrong bus(there are 2 different companies ). We then had to get to the other side of Placa Catalunya and queue again.

Definitely a good thing to do, even better if we had clearer instruction on where to get on!
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Pam

Great way to see Barcelona, now want to return and spend more time at a lot of the places we saw.

Wendy

Easy and comfortable way to go to all the great touristic points in Barcelona!

Sidney

Great way to see the city. We took the full 2 hours without getting off. Then next day we stopped at various places and got back o...n. Best place to sit is top deck in the back where there is shade. more

Mary Ann

Nice tours, very good drivers. Due to traffic, comments difficult to understand. Maybe you could re-record them via equalizer emph...asizing formant/higher frequencies. more

Gerald

great tours covered all we wanted to see!

alison

Barcelona is very large, so the Hop on Hop off bus is a great way to see quite a bit of the city and then decide where you want to... go back and spend more time. more

Kim

Very convenient for general tourist.

Yupada

Great way to see a very large city.

NANCY

It´s ok, works perfect and have great time

Johanna

Commentary sometimes not in sync with bus movement

Brian

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