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Cristina H.

BARCELONA, Spain

¡Hola! I'm Cristina and I did my first tours in 1992 during the Olympic Games in Barcelona, my hometown.

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!

Credentials

-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.

-Driver's License

-Experienced traveller

-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

Restrictions

I am not an official guide and will not be able to guide you inside some historical monuments but I'll join you all the time and will arrange all the tickets in advance in order to avoid queues.

Guide Requirements for Spain

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Tours by Cristina H.

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Private tour guide Cristina

Dalí and a swim in the Mediterranean,...

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Daytrip in an Exclusive Mercedes Benz van to the Dalí museums, Costa,...

1040 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

8 hours

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Private tour guide Cristina

Full Panoramic Tour + lunch in a private,...

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All included: luxury Mercedes Benz van and lunch

684 USD per tour

(max 5 people)

5 hours

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Private tour guide Cristina

Walking Tour and lunch in a private XIX,...

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Best of Barcelona tour followed by lunch at a local's home

532 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

5 hours

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