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Private tour guide Jim

Jim

Barcelona, BCN, Spain

I'm an architectural historian and heritage consultant, married into a Catalan family for over 20 years, and I also teach American study-abroad students the history of the city, its architecture, life and people.

I'll help you discover and understand Barcelona, how it got to be the way it is and what is going on right now, including the 'independentista' struggle, and we experience the best sites on a range of stimulating and entertaining routes. Any tickets we can buy in advance, so no lines and no waiting.
The most popular itineraries last four or eight hours, but we can easily set up a longer custom tour or a layover visit to suit the time you have available. Within the city center, we can see everything by strolling or jumping in a taxi. If a private car suits you better I have a hybrid Honda which will get us wherever we want to go in air-conditioned comfort. For larger groups I provide a 7-seater minivan.

If you want a custom tour, just give me an idea of what you'd like to see and how much time you want to spend seeing it, and I'll plan an itinerary. Everything is exactly as you want it to be, just the best private tour I can arrange.

Get in touch as soon as you know when you're coming and let's arrange your visit.

A Recent Review of this guide

Jim is outstanding! This was our 2nd tour with him & it was excellent. He is flexible, informative an lots of fun. In addition to the tour(s), he gave us information & directions for other points of intetest. We had a fabulous time. Thank you Jim. Suzy & Joe
Suzy S.

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Credentials

I'm a professor of American Study Abroad college students, exhibition curator and cultural resource consultant (my particular obsession is with Barcelona's architecture). I'm not a 'licensed tour guide'. I keep close tabs on the local political developments and current cultural debates, and can explain what is happening in Catalonia and its historic capital as we explore it on your own private tour.

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Tours by Jim

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Private tour guide Jim

The best of Barcelona, Gaudi and the,...

The Barrio Gotico, Jewish Call, Ramblas, markets, Modernisme and Gaudi

370 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

4 hours

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Barcelona overview tour with private,...

3-hour introductory drive: Barrio Gotico, Gaudi, Sagrada Familia, Park,...

277 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

3 hours

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Barcelona architecture private walking,...

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A guided tour for architecture lovers: modern and historic buildings,,...

358 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

4 hours

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Catalonia, Montserrat, Colonia Guell,...

Private vehicle to Montserrat monastery, a cava tasting in the Penedes,...

635 USD per tour

(max 7 people)

8 hours

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Family and friends day out to Montserrat,...

Up to seven in a private minibus to explore beyond the city

529 USD per tour

(max 7 people)

6 hours

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Gaudi and Guëll, a private sightseeing,...

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Sightseeing tour of the Palau Guell, the Colonia Guell, the Park Guell,,...

335 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

6 hours

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Barcelona private day tour

Barcelona Roman, Jewish, Medieval, Gaudi, and modern

555 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

8 hours

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