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- 98%Family Travelers
- 98%Budget Travelers
- 82%History Buffs
- 82%Local Culture
- 51%Business Travelers
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
Member Reviews (18)
- Bus TurísticMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Mar 02, 2014
I'm not a Tour Bus type of guy, either within a City or as part of a European vacation. I prefer to drive a rental car out in the Country on my own schedule, and within Cities like Madrid or Barcelona, I like to walk and use the Metro. And do I really want any of my friends to see me on top of a double-decker bus among the hordes of tourists?
In Barcelona, I made a well-considered exception. Barcelona's attractions are incredibly spread out (much more so than Madrid) and some sights are not easily reached by the Metro or even the Bus. And since there was no way that our 3 day stay here could even scratch what there is to see here, I appreciated the chance to sample the various attractions by line of sight. One tour book refers to the visitor we tries to see all of Barcelona's attractions his/her own way by foot/bus/metro as the winner of the "Dumb Tourist of the Year" Award.
Gayle and I concentrated on a few marque sights and we really appreciated the efficiency (and good driving) that Bus Turistic had to offer. The choice of sights on their routes and the audio explanations (in multiple languages) were also impressive. For us, the visits to Parc Guell, Basílica de la Sagrada Família, and Camp Nou/FC Barcelona (all on the Blue Route) were among our highlights. We also spent a fair amount of time on the Red Route, but unfortunately just ran out of time in our unrealistic hope to hop off the bus and see much more. We also walked quite a bit and particularly enjoyed our walks back from Parc Guell and along the Upper Ramblas in the L'Eixample neighbourhood.
My only suggestion to the good folks at Bus Turistic is that they might want to consider running their bus routes in both directions. For example, on Sunday Afternoon, we tried to stop at the Joan Miro Museum in favour of Poble Espanyol a few stops back. Unfortunately, this Museum (and others) close early at 2:30 PM. To get back to Poble Espanol would have required a decent walk or taking the Red Route 4/5 of the way around again.
We bought the 2 Day Pass for 30 Euros each and very much thought that we got our money's worth. The weather was nice and we met lots of interesting people, although even the off-season crowds (both on an off the bus) can be large and intense in places.
- Bus TurísticOct 16, 2013
A very good city to use Tour Buses in. They run on 2 different, yet intersecting loops, so that it is simple to transfer from one to the other. The sights are quite spread out and it can be difficult to get around. We found that the 2-day passes represented good value for money. They were always very busy, so I assume that we weren't alone in our thoughts/opinion.
- Bus TurísticApr 14, 2013
Start from Bus Touristic. 23 euro per day, three loops with the choice of 8 languages audio guide will give you the best opportunity to see Barcelona for a short time. they also provide you with coupon book that gives you discounts to main attractions and restaurants.
- Bus TurísticFeb 12, 2013
Always a good way to get an overview of a city. Just remember sunscreen, a hat and to take a light jacket that can zip up. It may a hot day but the winds blow furiously when you're sitting on the top, and as the day turns to evening you may need one.
- Bus TurísticMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Nov 21, 2012
This is probably one of the best ways to see the city. Especially if you're staying down near the water and want to get all the way up to La Sagrada Familia or the Olympic park - and learn some cool stuff along the way. The bus I took gave us earphones and the option to listen in English. One of the best decisions I made during the Barcelona trip!
- Bus TurísticMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersAug 19, 2012
Туристический автобус в Барселоне - самый лучший, на котором мне приходилось ездить. Отлично продуманная сеть маршрутов, с удобно расположенными остановками. Великолепное аудиосопровождение на русском!
- Bus TurísticMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesHistory Buffs+ 1Aug 15, 2012
A lot of Barcelona's sights are spread out so a tour bus is an excellent way to orient yourself to the city and figure out what to return to and look at in more depth. There are three routes and you can switch from one to another which provides some flexibility to view what you are most interested in.
- Bus TurísticJul 18, 2012
Use the Bus Touristic to get to the main attractions all around Barcelona. You pay one fare for a whole day or two day ticket. Get on and off the bus when you want at the many attractions. You can spend as much or as little time you want at the attractions. You may choose to stay on board and listen to an audio guide thru headphones (choice of languages) which they provide. There is a choice of three different routes red, blue and green. Information of this useful service can be found online, in hotels and tourist information centres. It is safe, reliable and reasonably priced too.
- Bus TurísticMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 1Jul 05, 2012
Barcelona is a large city with plan areas and hills. It is impossible to visit it by foot, you should move from one place to another with some means. In my opinion the bus turistic is a great chance to have a quick overview of the city and then choose what to visit in detail.
- Bus TurísticMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 3First to ReviewJul 05, 2012
Barcelona's version of HopOn HopOff bus, the BBT is a really convenient way to see the beautiful and artistic city. There are two main routes that take tourists to various parts of the city and to help tourists gain bearing to this vast city. With the exception of the Ramblas which is primarily designed for pedestrians, the BBT takes tourists to most, if not all of the sightseeing places in the main part of Barcelona. There are numerous stops all over sightseeing spots in the city and tickets could be purchased on the buses.