Emily AderholdUnited States
Julia was FANTASTIC! She was so sweet, personable and knowledgeable. Our tour was absolutely perfect! She personalized it to our interests and shared in all of our enjoyment with limitless enthusiasm! She also made sure to snap lots of pictures of us. She sent all the pictures to me along with a long list of recommendations for places to go or eat in the city! I highly recommend booking a tour with Julia! It was one of the highlights of our trip to Barcelona!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Emily and Sean! thanks for your kind words :) :) :) I had a great time with you too. It's nice haring from you. I was thinking that by now, Olive may already be sharing the house with you two :) I wish you the best and I hope to see you again in Barcelona in the near future :) Love, Julie
Cathy PurtillUnited Kingdom
Julie was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She has a lovely personality and a great command of English. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Sagrada Familia with her. We all agreed she was the perfect guide for a private tour that includes people with various interests. We recommend her without the slightest hesitation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, family :) I am glad you enjoyed the tour. I wish you a nice flight back home. Hasta pronto! :) :) Julie
Merrill AyersUnited States
Julie was fantastic and we would recommend this tour to everyone. Unfortunately it rained steadily but we managed to cover everything. Having entrance fees included was a plus to avoid the long lines. Using taxis was very easy and conserved time so we could stay longer at each location.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Merrill, Thanks for your nice words. I am glad you enjoyed the tour :) I hope it won't rain tomorrow... I wish you a nice visit of Casa Batlló and a great cruise! All the best, Julie
David PalloneUnited States
Julie was not only pleasant but very knowledgeable!! She was so friendly, answered all the questions we had, and we never felt rushed. We were over the top happy with our tour and WITH her. Cannot wait to use her again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David and Keith, thanks for your feedback :) It was my pleasure being your tour guide :) Enjoy the Picasso museum and sunny Barcelona today. All the best, Julie
Raj KamdarUnited States
Julie is very knowledgeable about br the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell in both historic and architectural aspect. Honestly both site appear over-hyped in the tourist literature but as still work seeing
Raj KamdarUnited States
Julie was a very knowledgeable guide who was quite friendly informative and able to explain a detailed history of the sites visited and was able to answer and expand on questions I asked. I learned several new things about the history of the area which was interesting
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Raj, Thanks for your nice words. I am glad you enjoyed the tour. Have a nice week in Barcelona. All the best, Julie
Judy PearseUnited States
Julie was incredible!!! We asked for a Gaudi tour and we were overwhelmed by her knowledge and extra attempts to wow us with incredible sights and information in Barcelona!! This was our favorite excursion with having spent three plus weeks in Spain!! She was truly amazing and I would highly recommend her to anyone visiting Barcelona...took us into things that no tour did..skip the lines and we didn't wait at any of the sights!! Can't say enough how great she was with wonderful humor! Already recommended
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Judy!! thank you very much for your nice words :) I loved spending the day with the four of you too. It was a pleasure being your tour guide. All the best, Julie :)
Shirley HutchesonUnited States
Julie has now moved to number one from my list of 14 guides I've used from ToursByLocals. First of all you can tell she loves her job. Her knowledge of Dali and of what to make sure we saw was perfect. She made sure that we also experienced the history of the beautiful town of Girona. Our day never felt rushed yet we felt like we truly experienced Dali and Old Town Girona. Julie was fun and made sure the three of us had an excellent experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Shirley! Thank you so much for your kind words :) I am glad that you enjoyed the time we spent together and the places we visited. I enjoyed it as well, since you made me feel like part of your family. Caylan and Cameron are great, I really appreciate the interest the three of you showed in the culture and history of our region. I wish you a wonderful time in Portugal and I truly wish we will cross paths again in the future. Muchos abrazos! Julie
Darwin FongMoraga, CA, United States
Our group had a most delightful experience with Julie as a tour guide in Barcelona. She is extremely personable, efficient and knowledgeable; moreover touring with Julie was especially enjoyable because of her friendly nature, making the tour seem more like a visit with a friend who could tell us about the culture in Barcelona. On a scale of 1-5, our 6-person tour group would rate her 6+. She communicated extremely well both pre-tour (by email) and during the tour...all our needs were well met.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Darwin, your message made me very happy :) I enjoyed my day with the six of you very much too. Thank you very much for your nice words. I wish you all the best. Say hi to the rest of the group for me. Love, Julie
Excellent knowledge, friendly and good communicator. Highly regarded Julie.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Peter and Mary, Thank you very much for you review. I really appreciate it. I hope you had a good flight back home and you are now enjoying your time back home in your beautiful city :) All the best, Julie
David ZonaUnited States
My family loved Julie. Entertaining and informative. Definitely a great tour of Sagrada Familia with her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I loved you guys too! :) You are a beautiful family. Thanks for your interest in visiting the Sagrada Familia with me. I wish you a great day in Barcelona today. I hope you enjoyed the flamenco show :) All the best, Julie
David BoyarskyUnited States
We took a tour for 5 people in Barcelona on July 31st with Julie G. She was absolutely excellent. Very knowledgeable and despite the taxi strike made it a great experience. She customized the tour as we requested and everything promised as part of the tour was taken care of.In addition she provided us with a list of restaurants per our request.She also helped us to arrange transportation to the pier on August 1st since there still were no taxis.Definitely a 5 out of 5. We would highly recommend her
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David, I hope you had a nice cruise. I am glad you were open to take the public buses. It may have taken more time than using taxis but despite the taxi strike, I think everything worked out pretty well in the end :) I enjoyed spending time with you two and your grandchildren. Say hello to all of them from me. Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. I wish you the best. Yours sincerely, Julie
Richard ShieldsAustin, TX, United States
Our family had a fantastic one day tour with Julie. She is energetic, fun, engaging, funny, smart and really knowledgeable about Barcelona and Catalonia. Our kids (13 and 16 years) really enjoyed her. She provided great historical overviews of the numerous places we visited and added interesting local insights and stories that only someone from Barcelona would know. We spent most of the day with Julie, and we were never without an interesting and fun conversation. I recommend her highly!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Family! I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour :) It was a pleasure showing you my city. You are a beautiful family and I am sure the kids will never forget this trip around Europe. I hope you'll enjoy Barcelona's "playa" and I wish you a great time in Rome too. Quizás todavía nos veamos por Barcelona hoy o mañana :) Un abrazo fuerte para todos! Hasta siempre! Julie
Ern ShermanUnited States
Julie was fantastic!! True local with a knowledgeable yet relaxed style. Barcelona is a beautiful city and she provided a wonderful touch to our experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ern and Michele! I am very glad you enjoyed the tour :) :) It was a pleasure showing you my city. I hope you are having a good time today in Barcelona. I wish you a safe trip back home. I am sure it's going to be a very special summer with the new family member :) I hope you'll bring Leo to see Barcelona one day :) :) All the best, Julie
Kurt K.Leawood, KS, United States
Julie is phenomenal! She adapted and customized the tour to our group's diverse needs. She was funny, friendly, informative and spoke great English. We wish she could have accompanied us on the rest of our cruise itinerary!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kurt and family, thank you very much for your nice words. It was a real pleasure spending time with all of you and showing you my city :) I wish you a very nice trip on the Rapsody and I hope to see you again in Barcelona one day :) Hasta pronto!! Julie
To really appreciate huge, busy, bustling and overwhelming Barcelona, a guided Tour, even if only for 1/2 a day, is definitely a Must. 18 year old daughter and I were so happy & grateful to have Julie as our guide!! Our views on Barcelona were enhanced after an in-depth 1/2 day Tour of the highlights of Barcelona which went by so quickly. Julie is very intuitive, very pleasant, with a warm and relaxed personality. Julie is thoroughly knowledgeable of Barcelona, it's people, it's history and Spain
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Monica and Dea, Thank you so much for your nice words! I am really happy that the morning we spent together contributed to making your stay in Barcelona a positive experience :) And I think its great that you got to try Rocambolesc's ice-cream :) On Netflix's Chef's table (season 4) you can learn more about this pastry chef's life: Jordi Roca. I cannot thank you enough for chosing me as your guide! I wish you all the best in life and I hope that we will cross paths again in the future :) :) Graciaaas
David ParkerUnited States
Julie and the driver were great. She was very informative not only about locations we visited but also about Catalan and the culture and customs. She has a very pleasant personality and we would enjoy future tours with her as well. Thank you Julie David and Jim
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David and Jim! Thank you very much for your nice words. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour :) I enjoyed the time we spent together too. I wish you a happy stay in Barcelona. I hope you'll like fideua! :) All the best, Julie