I have hosted many distinguished guests, including the first man that stepped on the moon, foreign dignitaries, celebrities, actors, and 1000s of other visitors.
My professional expertise and knowledge will give you one of the most unforgettable experiences of your trip.
I exclusively give private, fully-customized, guided tours. Tours can be walking or sedan driven, for 1 to 6 guests, of your own organized group.
SKIP ALL THE LINES
As a Licensed Guide, I provide access to the preferred visitor entrances at sites—so you'll spend all your time seeing the City instead of waiting in line with tourists.
I have received recognition for my communication skills, and for a strong specialization in the masterpieces of Antonio GAUDI, the most outstanding architect of our time, including: Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, Casa Batlló, La Pedrera, etc.
I also take pride in providing tours that even children and teenagers find entertaining and enjoyable, so I look forward to working with your whole family.
I AM VERY FLEXIBLE with your requests, because I was a Tour Director for many years before becoming a local Barcelona guide full-time, and I have traveled the world on my own. I have been on your side, and I know how to give you what you expect for your money. Barcelona is always a pleasant, unexpected surprise for first-time visitors and a "must come back" place for repeat guests.
As an EXTRA BONUS, I will take time to listen to your interests to recommend exciting things to do on your own. I will provide plenty of tips for dining and further knowledge about Barcelona and its beautiful surrounding areas.
I have landmark photography experience. I like photography and know the best vantage points for the perfect, scenic shots. Bring your camera or smartphone along, and I will be very happy to take most of the pictures for you. No need for selfies when you are with me!
Looking forward to hosting you in Barcelona with ToursByLocals!
A Recent Review of this guide
Josep was an incredible tour guide. So available prior to the tour to confirm details . Had a wealth knowledge of Barcelona history and LaSagrada. Related to all members of our group ranging from 8 to 70 year old. We could have stayed all day listening to the wealth of information he was willing to share. Highly recommend a tour with a Josep. Once the world settles will head back to Barcelona and hope we can engage Josep again.
*Barcelona born OFFICIAL LICENSED GUIDE #0194 with 20 years experience.
*Licensed for the entire Catalonian Region in English, German, French and Italian.
*SWORN INTERPRETER & TRANSLATOR in English-Spanish #10026 appointed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
*Longstanding Teacher at the Tourism University School "C.E.T.T" in Barcelona to newly Licensed Guides.
*Member of AGUICAT The Catalonian Licensed Guides Association.
*II GAUDI WORLD CONGRESS participant.
*Preferred Guide for BARCELONA GUIDE BUREAU.
*Longstanding TOUR DIRECTOR for major European Tour Operator.
*Founder and CEO of the Guiding School on wheels "BUS BROTHERS".
*Consultant for Youth Travel for the "BARCELONA TOURIST BOARD" for several years.
My Tours are always PRIVATE TOURS and EXCLUSIVE for you and your party only. I am not driving when guiding but for your comfort I can arrange for a car and dedicated driver for tours in which the vehicle is not included.
Consult also for LARGER PARTIES