Marianne RobertsUnited States
Mar was AMAZING...Her attention to detail and listening to us was exceptional. Mar knew her city well and shared so much information with us. We were her last tour, before the coronavirus shut down cruise ships arriving in Barcelona. Picking us us at the port and arranging to drop off luggage at two hotels, along with being incredibly flexible with our wants and needs, makes me want to give her a 10 out of 5...Mar's personality and knowledge made her one of very favorite tour guides ever!!! Thank you Mar!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marianne for the great review of our full day tour in Barcelona visiting the main highlights. It was my pleasure meeting all of you and sharing my time. Hopefully the Coronavirus will end soon for everybody... Say hello to the rest of the party. All the best, Mar R All the best!
Susan ReederUnited States
We were very disappointed with this tour. And felt it very overpriced for what we got. We have taken many private tours in many countries. This is the first time we have used your company. We thought it was a walking tour and very good for a 9 and 12 years old kids. We walked very little - took and paid for 2 taxis ( because the guide made 7) twice. The guide seemed tired and mentioned several times she had done a tour in the morning for 40 people from a cruise ship
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am very surprised with the review and I am sorry if the tour didn’t meet your needs. Regarding the price of the tour, others don’t have the tickets included to the 2 most visited sights, but in your case they were included for your party of 6. The type of tour is medium walking while others involve more walking. The taxis are for 4 people and only a minority are bigger and have a capacity for 6, being 7 we had to take two taxis. I love to work with kids making them participate as I did. All the best.
Doug T.Toronto, ON, Canada
Mar gave my wife and I a superb tour of Gaudi's masterpieces in Barcelona, including a visit to his stunning Park Güell (where visitor tickets are very difficult to acquire) and the spectacular church Sagrada Familia (the highlight of any visit to the city). Not only is Mar very knowledgeable concerning Gaudi and his works, she is also a delightful companion for the day. I would highly recommend Mar for any of her tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Doug, Thanks for the fantastic review! It is very nice to hear that you both had a great time with me in Barcelona. It was my pleasure to share a morning with you showing you the best of Gaudi’s works. All the best, Mar R
Christina MatthewsUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Christina, Great review and thanks for all! It was very nice meeting you in person. All the best, Mar R
David TuengeUnited States
Our guide, Mar, was fantastic!! She is extremely knowledgeable about Barcelona and Gaudi, and she is so easy to be with as we toured. Mar really knows how to care for her customers, providing the greatest tour experience. We didn't want the tour to end. Thank you so much Mar!! David and Kathy Tuenge
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David and Kathy, It was really my pleasure to guide you in Barcelona and I also had a good time with you. Thanks a lot for the great review, Mar R
George ScottUnited States
Fantastic. Mar was excellent. Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear George and Deborah, It was my pleasure to spend the day with you in Barcelona. Enjoy the rest of you trip in Spain and also Portugal. All the best! Mar R
Cathleen O'DriscollUnited States
Mar was a perfect tour guide. Would recommend her to everyone. She was knowledgeable and gracious. She was a pleasure to be with. I would hire her again no questions asked.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for the fine words... It is very nice to hear that you had a good time in Barcelona. Greetings to all! Mar R
Michelle BloomUnited States
We had a wonderful day in Barcelona with Mar's guidance. She pulled off a miracle by getting us skip the line tickets to Sagrada Familia. Her commentary inside made us appreciate its beauty even more. The entire day was well planned and interesting. Mar's knowledge of Barcelona and its history is extensive. She made sure that her presentation was relevant to the adults and children. Great tour guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michelle, Thank you very much for the appreciated 5 star and your great comment on our 7 hour tour. It was a pleasure having hosted you and your wonderful family in Barcelona. I also imagine that you had a good Cruise. See you again in Barcelona! Mar R
Inna ShapiroUnited States
Mar was awesome. We had a great first day in Barcelona, exploring the beautiful city. Highly recommend for small, private groups.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Inna, thanks so much for the great review! It was fantastic meeting you in person and also show you the best of my hometown. All the best, Mar R
Mark SealUnited States
If you are in Barcelona and want to see and understand Gaudi, Mar is the one to pick. If you have not seen the Sagranda Familia in the last 10 years (or never) it is the last great Church to probably ever be built and Mar with show it to you (and more of Gaudi's amazing buildings). She is personable, fun, interesting and speaks fluent English. Her tour is a "not to be missed" if you are in Barcelona. Gracia, Mark and Pat Seal
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello everybody, Nice to hear that you had a wonderful time with me in Barcelona. Please, come back to visit us! Thank you so much for the great review regarding my services. All the best, Mar R
Tina LiangUnited States
My group had a day with Mar in Barcelona and it was awesome! She showed us all the highlights in Barcelona and was flexible and accommodating with our needs. We enjoyed her company a lot! Communication with her is easy and she always responds my email in a timely manner. A true professional! Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank yo very much Tina for the absolute excellent review. That encourages me to keep rendering 5 star experience tours to my guests. Enjoy the rest of the summer! Mar R
Sineke (klazina) WinterAustralia
Mar was an excellent guide, she took into account our interest in Gaudi and took us on a ramble past some very interesting buildings, both those designed by Gaudi and some that were designed by others but influenced by Gaudi. She purchased our tickets in advance for Park Guell and Sagrada Familia and organised taxis for the travel between. Her knowledge of both Gaudi and Barcelona is vast and this made our tour most interesting. We would all highly recommend her as a guide. Peter, Sineke, Vivien & David
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sineke, Peter, Vivien & David, Thanks a lot for the 5 star review and all the nice comments... This encourages me to continue doing my best! Have a great summer time. All the best, Mar R
Joe FortsonUnited States
The guide is very good. English is good. Would use her again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for the review...See you again in Barcelona and enjoy the rest of your holidays.Mar R
Ben BraunUnited States
Excellent guide, well organized, knowledgeable, timely communicates with details regarding confirming booking and meeting locations, and most importantly passionate about the subject. We enjoyed Mar's tour of the Basilica and highly recommend her
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for the review. I hope you had a great time in Barcelona. Enjoy the summer vacation! All the best, Mar R.
Victor N.United States
A true 5-star guide! My definition of a 5-star guide is one who is prompt in answering my pre-signing questions, then delivers an exceptional tour and also volunteers to help with my post-tour plans. Mar did all that. She gave my family of 12 an excellent tour of Barcelona, taking us to all the nice and interesting parts of the city and providing the necessary historical background and interesting tidbits. She also graciously volunteered to take many family photos in various spots of the city. Thanks Mar!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Victor for your excellent review! I have enjoyed also having hosted you and your great family in Barcelona. I hope that you also had a good time on the cruise... I wish you a nice summer time. Mar R
Alberto PenaUnited States
Excellent guide. Well informed. Very pleasant and professional.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Alberto, Thank you for the great review! All the best, Mar R
Deborah RuegseggerUnited States
Our group really enjoyed our all day Barcelona tour with Mar. She met us with our luggage at the cruise ship dock then we drove around for the morning narrating and stopping for pictures. We then dropped off our luggage at the hotel and then we were dropped off in the Gothic quarter for a walking tour with a few shopping breaks and lunch thrown in. A wonderful first day in Barcelona. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, Thank you Deborah for the great review and comment... Please say hello to the others Have a lovely summer Best regards, Mar R
Sharon ConradUnited States
We had an awesome day with Mar. She was awesome! She started our day with a few photo opportunities in Barcelona and provided us with much history and information on our drive to Montserrat. Once we arrived she directed our group to the farmer's market place, photo stops, our options for the hour we had in viewing the Montserrat before returning later to see the boys' choir. Which was a highlight! We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Mar and our visit to the Montserrat!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sharon for the great review and comments. Have a great summer. All the best, Mar r
Nadav SharirRaleigh, NORTH CAROLINA, United States
Mar was our tour guide during our visit to Barcelona. She is an excellent guide and we had a great time with her. We certainly recommend her as your guide on your visit to Barcelona.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Nadav, Many thanks for such a wonderful review! I am very glad to know that you enjoyed the tour and also the time spent with me. I also enjoyed being with you and sharing my time as a local expert of Barcelona. I wish you a great summer time, Mar R
Leonid ShusterUnited States
Mar is an excellent tour guide. She is very knowledgeable and knows hidden gems of the city. She is very accommodating and has made a number of special arrangements for us, even at the last minute. If you want an unforgettable Barcelona experience, Mar is the guide for you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Leonid & family, It’s so nice to hear that you had a good time with me visiting Barcelona. Enjoy the rest of your holidays in Israel and thank you for all... Best regards, Mar R
Dawn BelardinelliSan Francisco, CA, United States
Mar was amazing!!! She customized our tour for us to see Gaudi' Familia Sagrada and Picasso Museum. She arranged everything in advance and we did not have to wait in any lines! She was extremely knowledgeable and we learned everything about Gaudi and Picasso. We also had a walking tour in parts of Barcelona. She even arranged transportation for us fo our ship! I highly recommend Mar and will contact her when we come back again !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Dawn, You were amazing as well... I am so glad that you liked all the visited sites with me such as the main Gaudi's masterpieces and also Picasso Museum. Come again to Barcelona and also enjoy the rest of your holidays. Muchas gracias, Mar R
Angelica SanchezUnited States
Great tour, guide is very knowledgeable and very accommodating. We had a great time!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Angelica & family, I am very glad to hear that you had a great time with me in Barcelona visiting La rambla, the Old city, Montjuich and also the Gaudi’s masterpieces including the Sagrada Familia basilica. Thanks for the lunch and all the time that we spent together. Say hello to your family and enjoy the rest of your holidays, Mar R
John OdonnellUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello John, it was very nice meeting you in person showing you the best highlights of my hometown Have a good year and all the best, Mar R
Carol PowellUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carol, it has been wonderful to meet you today in Barcelona... Enjoy the rest of you holidays. Thanks a lot for the 5- stars reviews, Mar R
Richard KelloggUnited States
We had a wonderful tour with Mar! We only had a short time in Barcelona as we were departing on a cruise, and our tour with Mar certainly helped us make the best of that time. Mar shared the history of the city as we walked the Gothic area. Navigating all of the narrow walks and finding the unique areas and shops would not have been possible without Mar's help. I highly recommend a tour with Mar!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Richard and Susane and thanks for the excellent review! Good to hear that you had a great time with me visiting the Old city, navigating all of the narrow walks and finding the unique areas and local shops. I was my pleasure to meet you and I hope to see you soon in Barcelona. Enjoy the rest of your holidays. Yours sincerely, Mar
Jeanne KellyUnited States
This was our second tour with Mar and once again, it was as if we were walking with a knowledgeable friend. We thought we had seen everything we had to see in the Gòtic area on our own in the days before but Mar revealed hidden streets and buildings and passageways. Her knowledge of the history of Barcelona is vast and broad. We had a snack in a "local" coffee shop, not a typical tourist one. She also made suggestions for museums and restaurants.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to show you the best sites of my city. Enjoy the rest of your stay and I hope to see you soon in Barcelona... Thank you so much for the great review, Mar R
Jeanne KellyUnited States
Mar was very knowledgeable about everything Gaudí. On the way to Park Güell, she pointed out so many "extras" along our way and explained the history of each. Park Güell and Sagrada Família was a magical experience which came to life through Mar's professional and thorough experience. She is personable and warm. It was like having a friend guide us. She made recommendations for restaurants and other sights to see. We were 3 women and we would highly recommend Mar as your guide for this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola, There are no words to thank all the good comments about me...It has been an unforgettable morning and I wish you a good stay in Barcelona. See you on Friday! Mar R
Martin VaughanCharlotte, NORTH CAROLINA, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Martin for the great review! I am very glad to know that you had a good time visiting the inside of the Sagrada Familia Basilica. All the best, Mar R
Thank you Mar. What a wonderful tour. You made our visit to Sagrada Familia a joyful and fun event packed with information and things of interest. It was fascinating to hear the "local" view coupled with the history and grandeur that is Gaudi's Sagrada. Barry, Janice & Roslyn
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Barry for your evaluation and also great comments about my guiding services... I was very nice hosting you 3 in Barcelona. Have a great trip to Scotland and say hello to Janice & Roslyn. Best wishes, Mar R
Our 4 hour tour with Mar was excellent. She is easy, friendly, very knowledgeable, interested in you and judged our pace perfectly. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, Thanks a lot for the great review and let me tell you that it was my pleasure to host you and also guide you around Barcelona. I also hope that you enjoyed the visit to the Boqueria market... Enjoy the rest of your stay in the city and may be see you one day in your beautiful country. Mar R
Stuart SchlossbergSan Antonio, TX, United States
We met Mar outside of the Sagrada Familia. Before entering, she gave us a comprehensive overview of its long history. She even showed us the best place to take photos of the whole structure. Once inside, she discussed with us the contribution of each of the many artists and architects. She was able to answer our many questions. She made us understand and appreciate what made this cathedral so special.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Stuart, Thanks a lot for the 5 star-review... It was my pleasure to guide you inside the Sagrada Familia Basilica and I also enjoyed meeting you! I wish you a very good Easter holidays, Mar R
Alan AndersonUnited States
Mar was just what our group ordered. Mar is knowledgeable flexible and an extremely nice guide. We had a 2 day tour in Barcelona and Mar and her excellent driver Eval took us on a drive through Spain to Barcelona. I would recommend Mar for any length tour. Just an excellent choice for ANY tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alan and friends, Thank you very much for your very valuable review! I enjoyed a lot hosting you in Barcelona for 2 days and also accompanying you to Madrid where I guess that you also had a great time. The driver was also very happy to hear your good reviews and he says hello to all of you. Best wishes, Mar R
Frank PetkunasUnited States
Thank you so much Mar for a wonderful tour of Barcelona. Not only were you prompt and considerate of our every comfort, you educated my whole family on the high points of Barcelona. We will definitely recommend this tour to any of our friends visiting Barcelona in the future. Thanks again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so happy that you and your great family had so much fun and enjoyed the time spent with me in Barcelona. Thanks a lot and the best wishes for 2019!! Mar R
Gr MortensonMcKinney, TEXAS, United States
The Sagrada Familia is a sight not to be missed in any visit to Barcelona, period. And, to see this wonderful basilica without a guide as enthusiastic and knowledgeable about every conceivable detail of this project as Mar would be the same as losing the chance to truly understand not only the evolving structure but the key, talented and persistent people behind this project as well as the religious significance of the architecture. We highly recommend Mar and her guided tour of Sagrada Familia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, I am very happy to know that you had a great time with me in Barcelona visiting the inside of the Sagrada Familia basilica. I also enjoyed sharing my time with you! Thank you for all and I wish you a fantastic X-Mas holidays with your family and dog... Mar R
Brian PrudentUnited States
Mar did a wonderful job. She was very knowledgeable and had access to transportation and hard to get tickets for segrada familia cathedral. I would highly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Brian and family, Thank you for the 5 star rating. It was a pleausure to spend a few hours with you.. Enjoy the rest of you stay in Barcelona! Mar R
Diane PellePlatte City, MISSOURI, United States
Mar is a super guide. She met us promptly at the ship and drove us to Montserrat one way and returned to the ship another way to give us a different view. Since Montserrat is a stop on a pilgrimage trail, it is meaningful that Mar has completed her own pilgrimage. She helped us enjoy the views with minimal walking and explained the meaning/importance of what we saw. She is friendly and easy to talk with. Highly recommend her as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, it's so nice to hear from you and to know that you enjoyed that morning with me in Montserrat. Thanks to both of you and I wish you a Happy X-Mas and also a fantastic 2019! Mar R
Edward JohnsonUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Edward and thank you for the 5 star rating! I imagine that you had a wonderful time in Spain Say hello to your family and dogs.
Suzanne MelzigUnited States
We just loved Mar. she was charming and very well informed and customized the tour to our interests. We will use her again next June with our whole family. Thank you Mar for a great afternoon. The Melzigs
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Suzanne and party, I enjoyed being with you today and thank you a lot for the good words about me and the tour. Have a nice "private" party and also a lovely time in Barcelona. See you next June!
Rachel ReynoldsUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the great comments! I wish you a good time in Barcelona and see you in 2026 or even before. Mar R
Spero ValavanisUnited States
Mar was an outstanding guide and Evo was a great driver. Mar was knowledgeable and engaging while she shared the history of both Barcelona, Antonio Gaudi and his work. No trip to Barcelona should ever miss the experience of Sagrada Familia, one of the most significant architectural works of all time!! Thank you Mar!!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Spero, family and friends, thanks a lot for the time we spent together. It was my pleausure to guide you and show the best of the Gaudi’s works. I hope that you had a good lunch with lots of wine & fun. I re- sent the review to the driver Ivo, and he was very happy to hear your comments. Best regards, Mar
Joni RenardYoungsville, LA, United States
Wonderful day in Monserrat with Mar and Ivel ! We enjoyed our time on the mountain then were brought to a farm to table lunch that was wonderful. She was a great guide and feel like we made a new friend. Thanks TBL for a wonderful guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I enjoyed hosting you in Barcelona and also Montserrat. Thanks a lot for the 5 star review. Warm regards. Your new friend, Mar R
Todd HeeUnited States
Great knowledge of history and knows how to share in a fun way. She is able to flex how much time we spent in different areas. When we had a party of 9. The max tour size was for 7 or 8, but she was able to get a larger mini bus for our group. Accommodating and excellent. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Todd, I really appreciate your great words about me and all the services provided. Enjoy the rest of your holidays and say hello to your family, Mar R
Judy WinstonUnited States
Mar was a delight and knew how to show off her beautiful city. Her knowledge of history and her perfect English made for a wonderful experience. Thank you
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Judy, I am so happy to know that you both had a good time with me in Barcelona visiting the Gaudi's masterpieces and also the Picasso's museum. Thanks a lot for the fantastic review and say hello to your friend. Mar R
Gerard LogueUnited States
Mar was one of the best guides we have ever had. We used Mar for 2 days of touring in Barcelona. She was very knowledgeable. There were 9 of us and we were only in Barcelona for a day and a half but she was able to put together a package to see most of the highlights. We did a panoramic tour along with walking tours. She was able to get us in the Sagrada Familia , Picasso museum and Park Guell plus so much more. If you are looking for a tour guide in Barcelona our group highly recommends her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gerard, Thank you so much for the great review! I enjoyed spending two mornings with you showing you my beautiful city, Gaudi's masterpieces and Picasso. Say hello to all and if you ever come back to Barcelona, let me know. Mar R
Julian LokeyUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola from Barcelona, I really appreciate your good comments... Thank you so much to all of you, Mar R
Steve BurtonUnited States
Wonderful tour guide and extremely knowledgeable on the must see's of Barcelona. Coordinated a private car from the port to the hotel as well as from hotel to airport. This was a blessing since there was a 7 day taxi strike.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to show you Barcelona and I am really happy that you liked all the services provided. Thank you for the great review and enjoy the rest of the summer time...
Laura TrivetteUnited States
Mar was exceptional! She made our tour a highlight of our time in Barcelona. We would highly recommend her for a custom tour. She was flexible and met our specific requests.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your great review! I wish a good summer holidays in Spain and enjoy...
Mar was an excellent tour guide; she knows Barcelona inside and out an provided us with a lot of history and explanations. She was very pleasant and she also took us to see a couple of additional buildings from Gaudi that I really wanted to see. She was a delight and I would recommend her 110%. She made us love Barcelona!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Than you very much Silva for your great and encouraging review. It was great to be able to host your family during your Barcelona visit. All the best and have a wonderful summer!
Allen LevDelray Beach, FL, United States
Mar is an excellent guide. Not only did we receive general info, but also wonderful specifics about Gaudi, Las Ramblas, the Gothic Quarter, and Sagrada Familia. Very personable. You will enjoy the tour and the time
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Allen and family, thank you for the fantastic review. It was really nice touring with you. Enjoy the rest of your holidays, Mar R
Maria Margarita TorresPhilippines
Mar shared so much interesting history about Montserrat. She really knew her way around so we were able to see and touch the Black Madonna&Child. She gave us enough time to enjoy the view, the architecture, the market and the gift shop.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much to all of you. I really appreciate your comments. Enjoy the rest of your trip!
Maria Margarita TorresPhilippines
Mar planned our tour well. She is helpful, knowledgeable and flexible. Our driver Coco was also helpful and efficient.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great and thanks a lot for your review! If you and your family ever come back to Barcelona, I will show you the Boqueria market and have lunch together..
Virginia MuellerFlorissant, MO, United States
My sister-in-law and I were visiting Barcelona and we only had one day before we left for home. In searching the web we found "tours by locals" and we wanted to end our stay visiting the church and buildings of Gaudi. It was very short notice but after calling, Mar responded instantly with an email that she was available the next day. She was ABSOLUTELY SUPERB! She made the day a fabulous one from the history, explanations, and a stop for outstanding hot chocolate! Wonderful tour guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, I am so happy to hear so many good things from you... it is really a good way to end up this year and start the new one. The best for 2018!