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How To Book Your Barcelona Taxi "At Your Disposal" To Tour The City of Barcelona and its Surroundings

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This page will enable you to book a taxi to tour the city of Barcelona or for a day trip in the surroundings of Barcelona. We will explain the advantages of booking a taxi at your disposal, ideas of itineraries in and outside Barcelona using a taxi at your disposal, how to book the service and we will also answer the main questions you might have regarding the service.

Please note when we use the term ‘taxi at your disposal’ on this page we mean a taxi with a taxi driver available at your disposal to tour the city of Barcelona or the surroundings of Barcelona for a specific period of time.



Why consider pre-booking a taxi to tour the city or the surroundings of Barcelona?

  • In the current COVID-19 times, you might want to avoid taking the public transportation or booking a city tour or a half-day or a full day trip with a group of people you don’t know. You might feel more comfortable touring the city or the surroundings of Barcelona on your own, with your family members or your group of friends using a taxi to do so.
  • You can book a taxi at your disposal for a minimum of 2 hours and a maximum of 12 hours.
  • You can build your own tour itinerary depending on your interests and stop at different places during the duration that you want.
  • The will pick you up from your accommodation and will drop you off at the suits you best: your accommodation, Barcelona Airport, Barcelona Cruise Terminal, Barcelona Sants Railway Station, etc. You can also take your luggage on board.
  • Upon booking you will be able to select the number of people and suitcases. A taxi where your party and suitcases fit will be confirmed accordingly. The vehicles can fit up to 12 people and 12 suitcases.
  • The taxi will be in excellent conditions: the car will be less than 5 years old and will be perfectly clean.
  • The taxis used are primarily Mercedes E class vehicles. However, note that Mercedes E Class vehicles are only 100% guaranteed if you choose a Mercedes E Class vehicle. There are good chances that the service will be in a Mercedes E class vehicle as 90% of the taxi fleet is made of Mercedes vehicles but if you book a Standard Sedan or a Station Wagon a Mercedes E class vehicle is not 100% guaranteed.
  • The taxi company that provides taxis at your disposal requires its taxi drivers to be kind and courteous, to wear a shirt and a tie (the tie is not compulsory in summer). Smoking in the car is forbidden and the drivers must keep the volume of the radio low. The taxi company aims to provide premium taxi rides and its taxi drivers represent the image of quality of the company.
  • Complimentary WIFI and bottles of water on board.
  • The price of the service will be shown upon booking and you will pay the indicated price online. You won’t have to pay anything extra to the driver, which means there won’t be any surprises with the price.
  • If you’re visiting the city or its surroundings with children you will be able to order infant seats (0-18 months / up to 13 kg), child seats (1-5 years old / 25 kg) and/or booster seats (5-8 years old / up to 30 kg) upon booking.

A 24/7 customer helpline is included with the service. It means that in the unlikely case you have any issue or complaint related to the service, a Customer Support Phone Number and Email is available. A qualified Customer Support agent will address your concern over the phone or by email, in English, Spanish or Catalan.


Where can you go with a taxi at your disposal?

When you book a taxi at your disposal you can go wherever you want inside or outside Barcelona. However, the price and the booking process to book a taxi at your disposal to visit Barcelona or to go outside Barcelona will be different.

Rates
Price per hour: €35.00 approximately in Barcelona


How to book a taxi at your disposal to tour the city of Barcelona?

You can book your taxi at your disposal to tour the city of Barcelona from the link below. You will be redirected to the booking site of the taxi company.
On the left-hand side booking form, click on the hourly tab at the top of the booking form.

Select the duration you want to have the taxi at your disposal. Make sure to prepare your itinerary and calculate your itinerary duration before booking so that you’ll have enough time to see all that you want to see within the duration you selected.

In the pick up address field indicate your desired pick up location.
In the drop off field indicate your desired drop off location after the tour is finished. For example you might want to be picked up at your hotel or apartment and dropped off at a restaurant, at an attraction or at the airport. In this case, you will indicate your hotel name or apartment address in the pick up address field and the restaurant address, the attraction name or the airport in the drop off field.
There is no need to indicate the tour itinerary that you want to make in the booking form. Once on board, you will just need to indicate to the driver what is your desired itinerary.

Fill out the other requested fields and proceed to check out. When you fill out the booking form make sure to type a valid email address and mobile phone number. You will then receive an email instantaneously with your booking confirmation, the instructions to find your driver, and the email and phone number of the taxi company in case you need to contact them. You won’t need to print out your booking confirmation to show it to the driver – stating your name to the driver is enough- however make sure to keep your booking confirmation in your inbox so that you have all the important information at hand before your pre-arranged taxi at your disposal service. You will receive a second email with your invoice. You will also receive a text message to your phone number with your booking details.

Please note that the hourly rate calculation is only valid for a taxi at your disposal within the city of Barcelona. See indications below if you want to book a half-day or full-day trip outside the city of Barcelona.


How to book a taxi at your disposal for a day-trip from Barcelona?

You can book your taxi at your disposal for a half-day or full-day trip from Barcelona from the link below. You will be redirected to the booking site of the taxi company.

On the left-hand side booking form, click on the Door to Door tab at the top of the booking form.

  • Enter your pick up location in the TAXI FROM field.
  • Enter your drop off location in the TAXI TO field.
  • Click on Add Stops to add your first stop.
  • Enter the name of your first stop in the empty field that shows above the Time at stop field. Then, select the stop duration.

Click on Add Stops if you want to add other stops and select the stop duration.

Fill out the other requested fields and proceed to check out. When you fill out the booking form make sure to type a valid email address and mobile phone number. You will then receive an email instantaneously with your booking confirmation, the instructions to find your driver, and the email and phone number of the taxi company in case you need to contact them.

You won’t need to print out your booking confirmation to show it to the driver – stating your name to the driver is enough- however make sure to keep your booking confirmation in your inbox so that you have all the important information at hand before your pre-arranged taxi at your disposal service. You will receive a second email with your invoice. You will also receive a text message to your phone number with your booking details.



What would be an example of a tour itinerary in Barcelona with a taxi at your disposal?

When booking a taxi at your disposal in Barcelona the taxi driver will take you wherever you want in Barcelona. However you will need to select a service duration upon booking so you should have an idea of the places you will want to see and how long want to stop at these places to calculate the total duration of your itinerary before making a booking.

We suggest that you use a web mapping service such as Google Maps to calculate the distance duration between the places you want to see. We recommend you that you add at least 30 minutes to your estimated itinerary duration in case of any delays the day of your tour.

You will find some itinerary suggestions below for a 3 hour and a 4 hour and 30 minutes itinerary, however you can book a taxi at your disposal for a minimum of 2 hours and a maximum of 12 hours.

3 hour itinerary: Sagrada Familia & Park Guell
Taxi ride from your accommodation to the Sagrada Familia: 20 minutes
Stop at the Sagrada Familia to walk around the Sagrada Familia and take pictures: 30 minutes
Taxi ride from the Sagrada Familia to the Park Guell: 15 minutes
Stop at the Park Guell to visit the Park Guell: 1 hour
Taxi ride from the Park Guell to your accommodation: 20 minutes

4 hour and 30 minutes itinerary: Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, Camp Nou
Taxi ride from your accommodation to the Sagrada Familia - 20 minutes
Stop at the Sagrada Familia to walk around the Sagrada Familia and take pictures: 30 minutes
Taxi ride from the Sagrada Familia to the Park Guell: 10 minutes
Stop at the Park Guell to visit the Park Guell: 1 hour
Taxi ride from the Park Guell to the Camp Nou: 20 minutes
Visit of the Camp Nou: 2 hours
Taxi ride from the Camp Nou to your accommodation: 20 minutes


What would be an example of a tour itinerary outside Barcelona with a taxi at your disposal?

When booking a taxi at your disposal from Barcelona to visit the surroundings of Barcelona you will need to select a service duration upon booking and indicate the places you want to go and the time you want to stop at each place. This means that you will need to prepare your itinerary before booking so that you can indicate accurate information upon booking.

We suggest that you use a web mapping service such as Google Maps to calculate the distance duration between the places you want to see. We recommend you that you add at least 30 minutes to your estimated itinerary duration in case of any delays the day of your tour.

You will find some itinerary suggestions below for a 5 hour and a 8 hour itinerary, however you can book a taxi at your disposal for a minimum of 2 hours and a maximum of 12 hours.

5 hour itinerary: Montserrat Monastery
Taxi ride from your accommodation to Montserrat Monastery: 45 minutes
Stop at Montserrat Monastery to visit Montserrat Sanctuary and surroundings: 3 hours.

Taxi ride from Montserrat Monastery to your accommodation: 45 minutes

8 hours itinerary: Montserrat Monastery & Penedes Wine region
Taxi ride from your accommodation to Montserrat Monastery: 45 minutes
Stop at Montserrat Monastery to visit Montserrat Sanctuary and surroundings: 3 hours.

Taxi ride from Montserrat Monastery to a winery of the Penedes area: 45 minutes.

Lunch at a winery of the Penedes area: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Visit of a winery of the Penedes area: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Taxi ride from the Penedes area to your accommodation: 45 minutes


How much time in advance should you arrange a taxi at your disposal?

You can book a taxi at your disposal up to 30 minutes before. However, if you require an infant seat, a child seat or a booster seat, make sure to book your taxi ride more than 1 hour before the requested pick up time.


How will you find your driver?

If you request to be picked-up at your hotel, your taxi driver will be waiting for you at the hotel reception at the requested pick up time. Please inform the hotel receptionist that you are waiting for your taxi driver as the taxi driver will introduce himself to the hotel receptionist.

If you request to be picked-up at an apartment or private address, please wait outside on the street at the requested pick up time.


What is the cancellation policy?

If you book a taxi for up to 6 people you can modify or cancel your booking for free up to 1 hour before the scheduled pick up time.
If you book a larger vehicle for more than 6 people such as a minibus or a bus you can modify or cancel your booking for free up to 12 hours before the scheduled pick up time.

You will need to send an email to the email address indicated on your booking confirmation or to call the telephone number indicated on your booking confirmation to request the modification or the cancellation.

Modifications or cancellations by email are only possible from Monday to Friday, from 09:00 to 18:00. The cancellations by phone are possible 24/7.
Cancellations requested within the allowed period will be refunded in full to your credit card.


What are the COVID-19 safety measures on a pre-booked taxi at your disposal?

Wearing a face mask is compulsory in Barcelona. The taxi driver will wear a face mask and you will need to wear a face mask too.
The cars are sanitized by the taxi drivers after each taxi journey.



 

How to arrange a guided tour with a professional tour guide?

The taxi at your disposal service detailed above that you can book to tour the city of Barcelona is not a guided tour. The taxi driver will not provide any guided comment during the service. If you would like to arrange a guided city tour of Barcelona, a half-day trip or a full-day trip with a professional tour guide, then follow the links below.

Montserrat Tours: Organized Tours from Barcelona to Montserrat Monastery

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