Christmas Bus Tour in Barcelona
November 24 @ 6:00 pm – December 31 @ 10:00 pm
When the holiday season arrives, Barcelona transforms into a winter wonderland, adorned with festive lights and decorations. What better way to embrace this festive spirit than embarking on a magical 90-minute journey around the city on Barcelona’s Christmas Bus Tour, also known as the “Bus Nadal”.
Note: for the Winter Festival Barcelona 2023 / 2024, not all dates, times and prices are final yet.
An enchanting journey on Barcelona’s Christmas Bus Tour
The Christmas Bus Tour offers a unique opportunity to discover Barcelona’s festive splendor. The bus, decorated in Christmas motifs, takes visitors around Barcelona’s most emblematic areas, showcasing the city’s stunning holiday decorations.
Departing from Catalunya Square, the tour winds through a carefully designed route, covering major districts and attractions. It lets you witness the city’s architectural marvels like the Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló, and the Barcelona Cathedral, all illuminated with mesmerizing Christmas lights.
From the modernist marvels of Passeig de Gràcia to the charming streets of the Gothic Quarter, the Christmas Bus Tour showcases the city’s transformation into a yuletide fairyland. It is an ideal way for both adults and children to experience the magic of Christmas in Barcelona.
Highlights of the Christmas Bus Tour
Holiday Decorations: The main attraction of the tour is Barcelona’s stunning holiday lights and decorations. Each district competes to have the most imaginative and creative displays, turning the city into a radiant spectacle of colors and lights.
City Landmarks: The tour offers spectacular views of Barcelona’s landmarks, bathed in festive lights. It provides a unique opportunity to see these iconic sites in a different light, quite literally!
Festive Atmosphere: The bus itself is decked in festive decorations, creating a jovial ambiance that delights children and adults alike.
Local guide: Discover all the hidden secrets and stories of the city’s sights of interest thanks to our official guide service in Catalan, Spanish and English
Tips to enjoy the Christmas Bus Tour
Dress Warmly: The buses are usually open-top, so be sure to dress warmly to enjoy the tour comfortably.
Book in Advance: The Christmas Bus Tour is popular, so it’s wise to book your tickets in advance.
Choose Your Timing: Night tours allow you to experience the full impact of the holiday lights, but day tours provide a clearer view of the city’s architecture.
Camera Ready: Have your camera ready to capture the beautifully lit landmarks and decorations.
The Barcelona Christmas Tour operates from 24 November to 31 December, running from Monday to Sunday, with the following departure times*:
- 6 pm
- 8 pm
*On 24 and 31 December, the service only operates at 6 pm.
We recommend arriving at the meeting point 20 minutes before departure.
Prices and availability
For the Christmas bus tour of Barcelona, you must have bought a ticket in advance. The ticket price depends on the visitor’s age. Below are the prices for the 2022 season. As soon as we have the final prices for the 2023 Winter Festival we will post it on this website.
|Christmas Bus Tour||Ticket price|
|Adults (13+)||€ 15,00||Book now|
|Children (4-12)||€ 10,00||Book now|
The place of departure is Plaça de Catalunya.
The Christmas Bus Tour is a festive treat that lets you experience Barcelona’s Christmas spirit in a unique and memorable way. It offers a blend of sightseeing and holiday cheer, making it a must-do activity during the holiday season in Barcelona.