Premium tour 2 hrs

Rated 4.65 out of 5 based on 17 customer ratings
(17 customer reviews)

33.5€ per person, (Exclusive use of vehicle for one person 62.5 €)

 

On our premium tour you will be guided from the barrio of Gracia near Park Güell up to the Park Natural de Collserola high above the city of Barcelona.

From the viewing points on the country road called La Rabassada, you have ample time for views and photos.

But, the highlight of the Premium Tour is a visit to the viewing deck of the iconic Torre de Collserola.

Seen from anywhere in Barcelona this marvel of engineering designed by Sir Norman Foster provides the best views and photo opportunities in all of the region of Barcelona.

At 560 meters asl the entire city of Barcelona is the back-drop to the most incredible “selfie” imaginable.

Drive a 100% electric Renault Twizy 80 on a guided tour of the Parc Natural de Collserola.

 

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Description

During a TOURISIMO tour, a professional guide will lead you on carefully planned route from our premises only 50 meters from Park Güell, up to the hills, sights and cool air above Barcelona City.

 

Tour plan

After a brief introduction to the twizy and safety talk, you’ll be in charge of your own two-seat electric micro-car. You’ll start off in the one-way system of La Salud, where there is little traffic and no traffic-lights. This will give you time to get used to the new experience, before turning onto Avda Vallcarca.

You’ll follow the guide 1.3 kms on Avda Vallcarca to the start of “La Rabassada”, a true country road on the edge of Barcelona city.  This quiet, winding road will take you up the hills of Collserola where you will stop at a viewing point for some amazing views.

After time for photos and some local knowledge you’ll be guided onwards and higher into the hills. The views get better and the air gets cooler as you go.

You’ll head for the iconic tower on the hill, “La Torre de Collserola”. At the tower you’ll ascend up though this incredible structure to reach the viewing deck, 560 meters a.s.l. From there the views are unforgettable.

After the tower visit you will re-join the “Sightseer” tour route along the city side of the hills until you pass through the beautiful and historic village of Vallvidrera with it’s many modernist houses.

From Vallvidrera, you’ll begin your decent to the city but will stop again at another viewing point which has a completely different perspective on the city, and then continue down the winding roads to meet Barcelona’s outer ring-road, “La Ronda de Dalt”.

You’ll be guided along the lateral of the Ronda back to Vallcarca and arrive, once again, at TOURISIMO’s premises.

 

Duration of the tour

The tour is approximately 18 kms in length, it will take from 1.5 hours to just over 2 (depending if you choose the “Sightseers” tour or the “Premium”, tower visit tour). The entirety of the tour takes place within the 50 kph speed limit and all but a few kilometres are on quiet country roads.

I’m sure you’ll have fun riding in the Twizy, be amazed with the views and photo opportunities on offer, and our guide will ensure that no one gets lost on the way.

Enjoy.

 

 

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17 reviews for Premium tour 2 hrs

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nathan

    Very good value for money, only way to see the tower, will recommend and give five star feed-back. Nathan and Gillian.

    • Marvyn

      Hey Nathan. Thanks for your comments, and for the fun we had on the tour. I don’t think the lift attendant was expecting to be proposed to, but I think she was flattered all the same.

      Rgds – Marvyn.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Roger Mills

    After our visit to Park Guell we decided to take a Tourisimo tour to the Torre de Collserola to see Barcelona from a very different angle and have the experience of driving the electric Renault Twizy cars. What a brilliant idea, and a very good experience, better than our trek to Moutjuich the day before and much better views than from Park Guell. We took some awesome photos of the city from tower, you can almost see inside Camp Nou. We loved the experience of going up in the outside lift with the glass walls, Wow!.

    Great product, excellent realatioship between price, content and quality. Highly recommendable.

    Only one small negative. In November it’s starting to get a little cool in the hills, bring a jacket.

    R. D. Mills

    • Marvyn

      I’m very happy you enjoyed the tour and the tower visit. Thanks for the recommendation.

      Rgds – Marvyn.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    H & D

    Five great big stars to TOURISIMO TOURS. A great excursion and visit to the Tower of Colserola on top of the highest hill of Barcelona. Excellent fun to drive the electric Renault Twizys and to see the city from so far above. The views from the Tower observation deck are really amazing. We combined a visit to Park Guell with a Tourisimo tour and had a fantastic afternoon in Barcelona. Very recomendable.

    H & D.

    • Marvyn

      Thank you both so much. It was a pleasure having you on the tour. Hope to see you again.

      Rgds – Marvyn.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Marie & John B.

    Wow! Only word to decribe the adventure. I always thought Barcelona was just bars, beaches and Gaudi, how wrong I was. To really appreciate Barcelona you should try a TOURISIMO tour, in three or four minutes from their base very close to Park Guell you are in the countryside. The PARK NATURAL DE COLLSEROLA comes right down to the city and has very good “mountain” type roads all through it, excellent for driving on. With tourisimo you follow a guide who leads you to the best sightseeing points in the city. The views just keep getting better as you climb the hills in your little electric car as part of a small convoy behind the guide’s electric scooter.

    We opted for the tour which includes a visit to the tower on the highest hill, LA TORRE DE COLLSEROLA and I’m so glad we did. We went up the tower in an outside, glass walled elevator which was an experience in itself, then we came out onto an observsation deck and WOW! again. The whole city of Barcelona spread out like a blanket before you. They say you can see from the Pirreneas mountains to Majorca from the tower. The guide told us we were 560 meters above sea level and it feels like it too. Up there with visits to the CN Tower in Toronto or the Sky Tower in Auckland, New Zealand. Just an amazing experience.

    The TOURISIMO guide was very knowlegeable about the city and very funny too. He looked after very well and nothing was rushed. I would recommend this activity to anyone visiting Barcelona. Thank you TOURISIMO – Marie & John.

    • Marvyn

      Marie and John. What a great time we had with you on the tour, very entertaining. So glad you enjoyed it so much, and I’ll send you the photos of the wild boars (pork salglars) just to prove to you that they exist in the Collserola Natural Park.

      Thanks again for coming.

      Rgds – Marv.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cristian

    I have visited Barcelona many times but never have I been up La Torre de Collserola. We booked a Tourisimo as they offer the chance to do just that. We drove a funny little electric car, a Renault Twizy, and followed a guide on an electric scooter up the hills behind Barcelona and went to the tower. Amazing views that get better as you dive up the hills and from the tower you can see almost all of Catalunya. Well worth the price for this experience.

    C & R.

  6. Rated 4 out of 5

    Sandrea

    Really nice tour, the Twizys are a real buzz to drive, but the tower has crazy opening times. We couldn’t go on Friday because they don’t open, then on the Saturday Marvyn at Tourisimo had to negotiate with the security guy to let us stay longer on the viewing deck. Thanks to Marvyn’s persistence we stayed and got some excellent photos of Barcelona on a beautiful day.

    Only gave it four stars because of the tower, not because of Tourisimo, they deserve 5……………… Sandrea-over-the-world.

  7. Rated 4 out of 5

    Fotocrazy1988

    If you’re looking for something differed to do in Barcelona this is it. The visit to the tower was an excellent experience. A really nice photographic record to take away.

    • Marvyn

      Thanks so much Fotocrazy,great to have you along and I hope those shots come out the way you want them to. Don’t forget to send me a file or two for the site.

      Rgds – Marvyn.

  8. Rated 4 out of 5

    Celia Harding

    A good tour but a bit of a let down at the tower. Low cloud and then some rain sort of spoiled the views. The boss of Tourisimo offered to cancel, reschedule, or change the tour to the more basic one for a reduced price but we thought it would clear up soon. It didn’t.

    The tour was fine with better views from the stops by the road than the tower itself because it was lost in the clouds most of the time. We had fun driving the twizy and got out of the city for a while.

    I can’t blame Tourisimo for the weather but choose a clear day to do this tour.

    Celia H.

    • Marvyn

      Hi Celia.
      A big thank you for your kind comments and patience waiting for the cloud to clear. Sorry about that but we can’t guarantee the weather, not even in Barcelona in August. You are welcome to do the tour again on a clear day as I know you and D were looking forward to it. Hope to see you again on your next visit.

      Rgds – Marvyn.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Pål Amundsen

    I, my parents and my brother have been to Barcelona four times in my lifetime and until this most recent visit, we had always winged it with our vacation plan, but this time however we decided to try and be a bit more professional by getting a look at things from a better angle. With this tour we were not disappointed, and my little brother Tyler hasn’t stopped going on about the tour since we got back to Stokmarknes here in Norway. The whole tour was enjoyable, informative and felt incredibly refreshing in comparison to just walking around the city as we have on previous visits. I would recommend this tour to anyone else who is interested in experiencing this wonderful city from such wonderful vantage points. The view from Torre de Collserola is one that I will remember until the day I die.
    Also worth mentioning that the tour guide was funny and sociable. One thing I’ve noticed in previous tours on other holidays, was that tour guides usually tend to be either boring or intimidating. It was a nice surprise to have a guide that seemed genuinely interested in the city.

  10. Rated 4 out of 5

    Katarina

    We loved the tour experience very much but it started to rain on the way down the mountain.The Twizy has no windoiws so my shoulder got a bit wet and my husband said he didnt like the wet roads so many. Our guide was very helpful and slowed the touring down and we stoped under a tree tilll the rain stoped.

    The rest of the tour was fantastic, we are amazed at the views from the lookout points but the viewes of everything from the Tower of Colserola was something increadible.

    I have work meeting in Barcelona next month and I will bring collegues to share this experience.

    Katarina T.

  11. Rated 4 out of 5

    Dave

    Great experience. Best thing we did in Barcelona. The kids still talk about it and want me to buy a Twizy.

    Great views, great company and fantastic photos. Highly recommended.

    Dave Rochelle & the kids.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Marvyn Johnson

    Thanks so much, Hannah, Gal, Martine, Mal & Nikki, Kenny & Terri.

    We’ve had some fantastic tours this week all because of the fantastic people who trust us to show them another side of Barcelona. Lots of fun with you guys speeding though the hills, even if we did see a spot of rain on Wednesday. The tower visits are pretty special and I’m so happy you all enjoyed them.

    Thanks for the photos you sent Martine, great pics are always very welcome.

    Thanks again, and I hope to see you back in Barcelona soon.

    Best regards – Marv.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kenny & Terri

    This was our first visit to Barcelona and we wanted to see as much as possible in the short time we were there. The tour was just the right length for us, we saw sites that we would never have managed to see unless we had taken a bus tour or possibly a taxi, the taxi wasn’t really an option as we didn’t know what to ask for and we are not fans of bus tours.
    Possibly the best part was, that whilst we drove ourselves, it was also a guided tour which meant my “navigator” didn’t have to do any back seat driving, so I also managed to spend a relaxing couple of hours seeing the sites, with only exclamations of “look at that view” coming from my traveling companion. 🙂 Certainly well worth the money!

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Martine

    We loved Barcelona, and the Tourisimo Tour was one of the highlights of our stay there. We are so glad we took the Premium Tour! The views from “La Torre de Collserola” over the city were spectacular. I was a little nervous about driving the Twizy, but after being fully briefed and we got out onto the county roads it was so much fun. Marvyn was so informative, and passionate about Barcelona. It’s a truly unforgettable experience.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mal

    Hi Marvyn and team, were back in Scotland now and would like to say a great big thank you for a fantastic tour. It was easy to find you form Vallcarca metro and I was glad you told me of the escalators up the hill to Park Güell, en route to your office/base and those Twizy cars are really easy and good fun to drive and as you said in your safety talk there effortless to park (might just get one for nipping around town).

    You are right when you say the views are breath taking and unforgettable, of all the trips we did during our 8 days in Barcelona it was definitely one of the most memorable and well worth doing, Tibidabo was great and especially for the views form the viewing deck up Torre de Collserola, seeing 360 degrees all the way from the Mediterranean sea to the mountains, I was amazed to see as far as Montserrat, sure was worth the premium tour and I’m surprised more people haven’t discovered it yet.

    Getting out of the city heat and bustle up in the cooler mountains on the quiet winding roads through the villages was so good in that heat. I’ll be recommending it to everybody that’s coming to Barcelona as it was a great trip with a good knowledgeable and informative guide.

    Well done,

    Mal & Nikki

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gal

    השותפה שלי ואני לקחנו את הסיור הזה כדי לחוות משהו פחות תיירותי, אותנטי. זה היה מעל הציפיות שלי במיוחד בגלל האלמנט של הנהיגה העצמית, והנסיעה החלקה במעלה ההר. איזה נוף מרהיב!

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Hannah

    unique experience and a new and refreshing perspective on the city i love so much! First of all driving the TWIZZY is fun, easy and comfortable. really gave me an independent feeling, unlike busy bus tours, or crowded groups- this felt intimate and personal. New routs I have never been on before – fresh ride, clean air, green and just beautiful.

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