La experiencia con Tate fue maravillosa! Con sus explicaciones fuimos capaces de meternos en la piel de Gaudi, Subirachs,... y entender la evolución de la construcción de la Sagrada Familia. Muy recomendable. Yo personalmente salí cargada de la energía que transmitía la luz del interior. Quedé fascinada
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gracias Patricia! Fui fantástico poder compartir la belleza, la calma y la espiritualidad de la Sagrada Familia contigo y con tu familia. Os deseo a los 6 todo lo mejor para el año nuevo.
William (Bill) PennockUnited States
Tate is a PHD expert in Architecture making her perfect for any Gaudi tour. Her knowledge of La Sagrada Familia is deep and well communicated. She gave us sufficient time and knowledge to take in the majesty that is this amazing multi generational building. She also picked the perfect time for the magical afternoon light. Her investment in radios gave us freedom to walk around and still hear, Especially important for my hearing impairment. I was able to hear everything. We highly recommend Tate
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bill and Barbara, thanks for your nice comments :-) I am glad that you decided to take a second day of touring because touring with you was very interesting: Bill you analize everything and Barbara you have such a quick eye finding beautiful designs in places that I passed by dozens of times and I had never noticed! Bill, you are such a brave man surviving this 2 powerful women around, LOL! I loved to get to know the story of your mum, a pioneer aviator who looks like a painting of the Louvre. :-)
William (Bill) PennockUnited States
Tate's tour was perfectly balanced between her knowledge of things a visitor should see and flexibility to our interests and needs. She is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about her homeland of Barcelona and Catalonia. Her guidance in the Picasso museum made it easy to get the most out of the short time we had given ourselves. Her investment in radio communications made it super easy to hear even when distant and with my bad hearing. We felt more like friends than customers, we highly recommend Tate
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Bill and Barbara for your nice appreciation. You said that you wanted to get rid of the parochial mindset and I tried my best to get you out off the beaten track, and also to widen the context of the normal explanations. It was also an afternoon of discoveries for myself as you showed me the incredible artpieces and artifacts of your hotel. I also felt more like friends tgat customers, that is wonderful. I hope you keep coming to Bcn.
Ursula BevanUnited States
Great tour. Really enjoyed our time with Tate.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Ursula, I have lovely memories of our visit to the cathedral, old town and the lovely traditional lunch. Hope you come back!
Joan SpeckinUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your 5 stars Joan and Loui, it was such an energetic morning! A big hug and wishing a good continuation! Tate
Harold M.United States
I highly recommend this tour. Tate is a wonderful guide and this tour is a great introduction to Barcelona. It is not just about the food but also about Catalan history and culture. Very interesting and informative. There was a lot of food and all of it was delicious. We were a group of 10 and all agreed this was the highlight of the trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Harold! I am soooo happy with your whole evaluation but very specifically with your last sentence as you came over straight from the airport, with your jet lag and your expectations of a brand new city... And I imagine you must have made so many tours and experiences in this trip... It was worth having put our soul and all our efforts in the walk in the market, in the kitchen... we had a great time! I wish we get more groups like yours, so polite and educated :-) and I also wish that you come back!
Alice FisherUnited States
Knowledgeable, friendly, polite, creative (got basilica tickets last minute) provided great ear pieces, personable. Recommend Tate w/o reservations. Tks! Alice & Mary
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: A big hug for you 2, brave women, incredibly modern grandmothers, horse-riders, walkers, travellers, adventurers, with a deep sense of friendship that links 2 continents :-)
Walter Braznell Patricia BraznellUnited States
We toured with Tate on October 17, 2019, to see the Gaudi works in Barcelona. This tour was in a private taxi driven by Nacho during the Catalonian protests. Tate was very knowledgeable about the history of architecture in Barcelona and took special care to address our particular interests. Tate's passion for the subject enriched our experience. Nacho was an excellent driver and made his way around the city in an expert manner when many streets were closed. All in all an excellent day with Tate.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your lovely comments, Nacho and I are so grateful and wish to welcome you again!
Peter MurrayUnited States
We met Tate across the street from the Hospital of Sant Pau & is close to Sagrada Familia. She is charming and has excellent English. Her depth of knowledge while in Sant Pau & Familia were exceptional. She was able to discuss history, architecture, and key people at all levels. It turns out she is an author and has books sold in Sant Pau and Familia. While walking through Familia, she stopped to speak with the current architect, who knew her, responsible for the current construction. Impressive.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Peter and Jill! it was a lovely afternoon. You are so highly educated, flexible and easygoing that time flew by and all of a sudden it was time to go :-( I am glad that we encountered Mr Jordi Fauli on his own. Normally he is accompanied by his assistants and cannot stop but today he felt in a casual mood and he loves to share impressions about the evolution of the works. wish you come back to go to more.places with you :-)
Dara HensleyUnited States
Tate was articulate, informative, and fascinating as she presented Barcelona and Picasso to us. She oriented us well at the start and continued throughout with insightful thoughts and intriguing places. As well, Tate was adaptable to our interests and needs. The combination of her lively and passionate personality and rich knowledge and experience created a very enjoyable and rewarding time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dara! thanks for your very kind words! your family is gorgious and I really enjoyed this morning together. You are great people to share time with, so knowledgeable, well travelled and curious about the situation of this our remote little nation. I felt like being with nice friends in our free time. not like working. A big hug to you four :-)
Richard GurmanUnited States
Tate was an amazing guide. She provided extremely interesting historical background and context that made our trip through the historical Barcelona neighborhoods and La Sagrada Familia fascinating. I told her in advance what we were interested in and she personalized our tour accordingly. She was very smart, highly informed and very pleasant to spend time with. I would recommend you book her for your tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Richard and Susan! the wonderful side of being a tour guide is to get to know wonderful citizens of the world like you, with your sharp sense of humour, never ending cultural references, and natural gifts like Susan's ability to make happy connections and Richard's talent to write movie scripts. The cocktail reaches perfection when we share a great time as we did yesterday :-) please come back to visit us!!
Hilary SwirskyUnited States
The Dalí museum lunch and tour of Jewish Girona was fabulous. Tate was wonderful, full of information and made all the museum information come alive The driver Pedro, was most helpful
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Hillary, Jeff and all the group, it was really fun to tour with you, so well educated and well travelled.I wish you the best for the rest of your journey!
Colleen WilliamsNeskowin, OREGON, United States
Tours By Locals also a 5 star rating never a disappointment but the guides make the experience happen and no exception with beautiful Tate and her knowledge of history and her sharing of personal experiences in lovely Barcelona. This is what everyone needs to hear & appreciate. So the one-on-one guide is the best opportunity to ever have and give you what you can't always find in a guide book. Thank you Tate for that opportunity.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Colleen, It was great to meet you two!! I hope that you come back!
Kristine BlaserUnited States
Tate was a wonderful tour guide, very personable and extremely informative about the history of Barcelona. She offered fascinating details about the Catalan history and politics and immediately drew in our group. The paella and wine were delicious, and the company and conversation were delightful. One of Tate's acquaintances hosted us in her apartment, making it an extremely personal connection and one I will never forget. The Catalan people are amazingly friendly and connective, and the food superb!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great that we managed to get you into the lifeblood of the city, the neighbourhood of Gracia has a "gracious" personality :-) and my friend Pilar is a crack, I am glad that we stopped to chat with passers by as well, all of that a part from the paella!! Thanks Kristine for your lovely comment!!
Susan MoffatUnited States
Tate was an amazing guide. Booking with her was simple and she communicated along the way. We had no trouble finding each other in the packed location. She guided us in English and communication was perfect. She has an amazing background and his highly educated so the knowledge she shared was fantastic. She let us stay longer in the areas which she saw we were really enjoying. You should definitely choose Tate for your tours in Barcelona. Other friends have used her in the past which is how we found her
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was very enriching to meet you, Susan, and your husband Janne Kouri, Founder of NextStep, who recently rode on his power wheelchair "Ride for Paralysis" from LA to Washington, D.C, to raise awareness and funds to support the 6 million people living with paralysis in the U.S. We need more people like Susan and Janne to improve our world! It has been wonderful to share the blessings of Sagrada Familia with you two.
Irina RuddyUnited States
Tate is a true expert! She showed us various parts of Sagrada Familia, she explained us the meaning beyond its symbology and highlighted other amazing artists and their contributions to this incredible place! Even our 17 year old son (who cannot be described as an art lover) enjoyed the tour thanks to Tate's commentaries!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: to impress a teenager, you are right, is the best reward!! Thanks Irina and all the members of your family for your kindness.
Irina RuddyUnited States
What a memorable walk! Tate was amazing: she took us out of touristy crowded Barcelona to Barcelona of locals: energetic, charming, full of spirit and unique style! We loved trying traditional Catalan turron and we enjoyed learning about Barcelona's history. Thank you, Tate, for showing us your city!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Irina for your warm appreciation, It was.my pleasure to get to know and share time with such a charming multi-lingual and well travelled family :-) I hope you come back to bcn to see you again :-)
Very knowledgeable in her area. Certainly has a passion for teaching and making history interesting.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to the lovely Korbyl family for this wonderful gaudinian morning shared together :-)
Thank you Tate, you truly showed us a wonderful afternoon, you are knowledgeable in everything, there was not a single question that went unanswered. We enjoyed your laugh and your company!!! Kind regards, Nicole and Risa (Canada)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: HOLA! Nicole and Risa, that was a very creative tour, with all your picture ideas in the Park Güell, the old town, I wish you lots of succes with ypur brand: Ei babe!! kind regards, TATE
Roberta ClarkUnited States
Tate made a careful exploration of our knowledge of Picasso's Barcelona, and his artwork, and then tailored our tour to meet our needs and interests. She is an expert in Picasso, and anyone who likes Picasso's work should book a tour with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Roberta & Bob for your comment. I was very impressed by Bob's knowledge of international history, not everybody knows that Napoleon III comes after Louis Philippe in the list of the french monarchs! not to mention your detailed description of certain episodes of WW II. A hug to little Teo!! Kind regards, Tate
Nastashia PressUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Sasha!
Nastashia PressUnited States
Tate is a wonderful and knowledgeable tour guide. We had special requests that she gladly accommodated. Our group included teenagers and adults and she kept all entertained and engaged. I would highly recommend her when visiting Sagrada Familia!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Natasha, your group was so nice!
Amy MortimerUnited States
My 16 year old daughter and I had a private tour with Tate. Tate's knowledge, passion and ability to communicate the intricacies of the Basilica opened up a new world of appreciate of architecture and design for both of us. I had been in the Sagrada Familia before but this tour was so much more. Tate is wonderful and her tour is worth much more than the cost of the ticket.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Amy for your kind words, it was great to share time in la Sagrada with you two :-)
Roma KhannaUnited States
Tate was a terrific guide. Laid out a tour in an order that took best advantage of the time of day, crowds and light. Extremely well informed and able to answer all questions. She also encouraged us to just "enjoy" the church without only focusing on the historu. Wonderful day and I would use her again for my family without hesitation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great finnish-american grup! it was my pleasure to share an afternoon with you all :-) I wish you come back.
Margaret HenningUnited States
Loved the tour! Tate I s very knowledgeable and passionate. She told us the stained glass would be it's most brilliant in late afternoon and it was! So glad we went with her recommended time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Yes Margaret! Today we nailed it with the lights! Pity it was windy and we could not do the towers, an excuse to come back to BCN!
Paul TousignantGATINEAU, QUÉBEC, Canada
La meilleure guide qu'on ait eu depuis que nous voyageons en Europe. Une guide passionnée et une source d'information complète sur Barcelone et la Catalogne historique ou actuelle. Quatre heures qui se sont passées rapidement et agréablement :) Tate, la meilleure guide ! Odette et Paul
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci bien Paul, Odette, Félix et Désirée pour cette matinée d'échanges culturels :-). Je veux déjà aller au Québec pour revoir et causer avec des gens si ouverts, nobles et sincères!
Eric ColeUnited States
Tate was absolutely amazing. We had a short 7 hours between our cruise ship disembarkation and our flight and she gave us a fantastic taste of Barcelona!! I'm so glad we used Tate as our guide to this amazing city. She not only showed us the beauty of it but she also made us dream of coming back for more someday. If you are looking for a wonderfully friendly guide who knows the history of Barcelona and Catalonia, Tate would be an excellent choice.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks ErIc for your kindness, yours is a supernice family and it was great fun to share this beautiful spring day with you all with the blossomed jacarandas, aromatic Amatller xocolata, tasty orxata, sangria, catalan sandwich, chocolate merengue....and so many wonderful things we put together in 7 incredible hours! ... Including contemporary art and the latest Barça Jersey :-)!!
Joined Sagrada Familia tour with Tate, we were late to come to meeting point due to some problem but Tate was very patient and she calmed us down because we were already panicked we will be denied to enter Sagrada Familia. Thankfully everything went well. We had wonderful tour with her and despite the difficulty she managed to get us our desired time tickets. Thanks Tate
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Sunny for the explanation of our adventurous visit to La Sagrada Familia, it was great fun at the end and the saying says: All's Well That Ends Well :-)
Baron SkorishUnited States
What a Fantastic tour. Tate was very knowledgeable and informative. Next time I'm in Barcelona, I will absolutely hire her again. Thank You
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Baron! It was my pleasure!
Marylou G.United States
Tate's depth and breadth of knowledge about Gaudi and La Sagrada Familia greatly enhanced our experience! Her warm and welcoming demeanor are a plus -- we highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Marylou for the 5 stars rating. I wish you a safe and nice trip back to Seattle, and as you said, you have to come again in Sagrada Familia after 2026!