I came to Andalucia in 2002 and settled here in the City of Cordoba and I am very, very passionate about my adopted home; the people, the culture, the history and the natural beauty all combine to make this land a little piece of heaven on earth.
When I first arrived in Andalucia, I was over-whelmed by its 'WOW' factor and no where more so than in Cordoba with its 1200 year old Mezquita, Christian Alcazar, Jewish Quarter and Synagogue and so much more, and it is exactly this 'WOW' factor that I would like to share with you.
When you tour with me, you will not only get a Tour with a Local, (which is what I am proud to say that I have become), you will also get a a tour with a native English speaker who came here looking to discover Andalucia in the very same way that you are doing right now. Also, as a seasoned traveller myself, I have very high expectations of what I require from a tour and the guide and it is exactly those high levels of service that I will give to you during your tour with me in Cordoba.
Cordoba is such a wonderful city that it inspired me to set up my own Tour business here and I have been providing private, tailor made tours to clients in Andalucia for 5 years now. You will find me to be a very easy going person who has a passion for history in general and for the history of Andalucia in particular. I am very happy to say that the vast majority of my clients end up becoming friends and keep in touch with me after they return to their own countries and for me that really is the most gratifying outcome of providing my tours.
So please let me introduce you to the city of Cordoba in the first instance and hopefully you may even have time to get to know my Spanish family and friends whilst you are here. As well as my listed tours I will be delighted to provide you with any tailor made tours that you may have in mind. . . . . . maybe you could even take time out to stay with us at our family villa in Puente Genil and discover more of what the province of Cordoba has to offer.
One thing that is for sure is that you will fall in love with Cordoba and Andalucia and I would be delighted to become part of your Andalucian experience.
I look forward to seeing you soon!
A Recent Review of this guide
*** Highly Recommended *** Barry offers an amazing six hour tour of Cordoba and our party of six are so glad we were able to explore this beautiful city with such an expert host. He is extremely knowledgeable about the city and its history and culture. He is proud of his adopted home of Cordoba and his pride shines when he shares the beauty and wonder of the city with you. All interactions were prompt and professional; Barry is personable, knowledgeable, and has a great sense of humor.
Whilst I cannot have an official guide licence here in Andalucia I CAN give guided tours.
I am also a professional man, a qualified accountant, and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and as my training and experience mean that I not only know how to treat people on a one-to-one basis, I also know how to impart information so that clients not only understand it but actually enjoy hearing it.
Guide requirements for Spain.