Let's discover together Barcelona / Catalonia in my brand-new comfortable Mercedes van!
We will stroll through Barcelona's medieval streets, admire its most iconic sights, marvel at its unique Gaudí architecture, dig into its rich historical heritage and gastronomy as well as enjoy its vibrant urban culture.
We can take my comfortable air-conditioned Mercedes van (without any extra transportation cost) and travel around the city. We can also head towards other must-see places in Catalonia: Costa Brava, Dalí and Gala museums, Montserrat, medieval towns, fisherman's villages, wineries, monasteries…Tell my what you fancy, I'll be happy to tailor make your tour.
Should we spend the day in Barcelona I'd love you take you to my home in the heart of the city (the atmospheric Born district). Built in the XIX century, its high ceilings and barcelonan flavor makes the flat special enough to have been the set of TV series and films. We'll enjoy a choice of local tapas, wine and cava, but would you rather eat out, I have a nice list of selected restaurants ready. Just let me know your preferences, I'm a flexible person and will adapt the tour.
My tour guiding experience started as a member of the Hospitality Program of an American company during the Olympic Games of Barcelona. Having a keen interest in History and Culture in general I found it a pleasure to show my city around. That took me to the States later on where I was a tour leader during the Olympics in Atlanta. I have also worked in Boston and in London.
Besides that I have a 23-year-old experience in Publishing; during my years as an Editor I enjoyed touring Spain with several writers, an experience I now share with my customers.
I consider myself a positive, dynamic and curious person. I love exploring the world and interacting with local people. As many travelers share these interests with me, I provide my tours with facts but also insider knowledge and local stories. I'm also glad to give suggestions on where to go for the rest of your trip.
I hope to see you soon!
A Recent Review of this guide
Cristina's panoramic tour of Barcelona was wonderful, especially capped with a lovely tapas meal at her home. We were a party of four with limited skills in Spanish, but her command of English was exceptional and, with her deep roots in Barcelona, she was very knowledgeable of the region's history and current affairs. We highly recommend the tour.
-Tour guide and tour leader / Hospitality Program, The Coca-Cola Company, USA
-Degree in Literature and Linguistics, University of Barcelona
- History and contemporary American Literature Studies,The American Institute
-23 years experience as an International Fiction and Non Fiction Editor participating in numerous bookfairs and conferences around the world.
-Language studies: English, Swedish, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish, Catalan, French and Italian
-Certificate in teaching Spanish for foreigners, International House, Barcelona
-Cultural Studies, University of Glasgow, Scotland
I am not an official guide but I thoroughly prepare my tours and I will join you all the time. I can also arrange all the tickets in advance in order to avoid queues.