David was an outstanding guide. Efficient, personable, generous with his time and above all extremely knowledgeable about the cultural and historical heritage of Gaudi and Barcelona in general. We enjoyed a highly informative, relaxed and enjoyable day in David's company and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him without reservation or to repeat the experience. We had a wonderful time. Gaudi's masterpieces are awe inspiring and David's warmth and knowledge helps bring them life. Thank you David.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Claude for taking the time to write such a review. It really was a pleasure knowing you and Jacqui. the time we spent together flew. Being low season I had no other commitments after our tour and had the chance to spend some extra time with you. It would be a pleasure meeting you again in the future if you ever return to the city with some more time. Warm regards and enjoy the rest of your holidays, David C.
Excellent tour. David is a personable and knowledgeable guide and I'd recommend him to anyone who wants to see the art and architecture of Gaudi. I would rate him as five stars. But the pick-up wasn't as we expected. The car was a Mercedes but it was a van. Our understanding was that it was going to be a limousine. It got us there but not in the style or comfort we expected. Hence only 4 stars.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chris, thank you for taking the time to write a review are for my "5*" part of the tour. It was my understanding too that you should have picked up with a Mercedes-Benz berlina which is what I offered you and did require to the transfer company. I'll have a chat with then so it does not happen again. Best regards, David C
Paul MorrisUnited States
David is a great tour guide, very knowledgeable, very friendly and extremely well prepared. Also took us to great places for snacks and lunch. Paced the tour appropriately and was willing, up to the last minute, to make changes to suit our needs. Would use him again in a heartbeat.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Paul for your kind words. I had a lot of fun during the tour with your family and friends. Hope to see you again in the future, David C.
Michael SerieUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour with David. Having never been to Barcelona and only having a short time, David showed us the city and the samples of Gaudi architecture especially the Sagrada Familia. David's insight into the Church's sculptures and artistry was amazing. The pace of this tour was just right. The private driver we had was so accommodating and knew the city streets so well so we did not have any time issues. Would definitely ask for David in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, Michael for your comments. It was my pleasure meeting you and showing you Barcelona's beauty. Hope to see you again in the future, It will be nice seeing you again. Best regards, David C.
Raylene ScholtensJackson, WY, United States
David was really an outstanding tour guide! He was on time, very personable, and extremely knowledgeable. We enjoyed every minute with him and would highly recommend him. He had a driver with him, which we appreciated very much. Our entire experience could not have been better!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank so so much for your review Raylene, I hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Barcelona and that you have a wonderful cruise and stay in Italy. Best regards, David C
David, our ToursByLocals guide, was nothing short of amazing. We did the Gothic Quarters and Sagrada Familia tour on short notice and he managed to get tickets for us to visit Sagrada Familia. His knowledge is impressive. He took us to several hidden gems and treated us to a nice surprise. His photos of the Sagrada Familia to show the lighting at different times of the day and year gives a full experience. He even sent us extensive recommendations for restaurants the next day. Thanks David.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, Caroline and the rest of the group (Zoe, "Pricess Fiona", "Kash" and "Jose"). It was a fun tour which I enjoyed a lot and I'm glad to hear you did too. Enjoy the rest of your holidays and hope to see you again in the future when you return to Barcelona. Best regards, David C
Mark EssayianUnited States
David did an awesome tour for us. We learned a lot, enjoyed the time and especially the local tapas for lunch. He went out of his way to make sure we saw his Barcelona. It was one of the best days of our vacation. Book with him now, he knows his craft, is friendly and genuinely concerned we enjoyed the visit. 5 star for sure.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mark for your review. I just love so much that restaurant, their octopus, razor clams and scallops are just so delicious! Warm regards, David C
Grace MaltempoUnited States
Both he and our driver Emilio were the best. I would say that both went out of their way to accommodate our wishes and special needs..my husband is in a wheelchair and they had a special van to roll the chair into. David was the most knowledgeable guide we have had in quite some time. He was a joy to be with. There was nothing that he did not know about Barcelona and you could tell that both he and Emilio loved both their country and their jobs. Looking forward to coming back and seeing both of them again
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Grace, for your kind words. It was really nice meeting you and Gordon. It will be a pleasure meeting you again in the future when you return to Barcelona. Best regards, David C.
James DunnUnited States
Just before our trip, I had a medical issue that made it difficult to walk. David was so accommodating in changing the itinerary for our day with him. He went above and beyond to make sure we had a memorable experience in Barcelona. He is so knowledgeable about the Sagrada Familia. He gave us a new understanding of the church, people and customs. We'll never forget our time with him and if we ever return, will be sure to book him first thing. Thanks David!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your review. I hope to see you and Jim again in the future and next time we will be seeing what we had to skip on the walking part fo the tour and might be we can also go together and see Tarragona. Best regards, David C.
Margaret BarabeBarnstable, MA, United States
David was awesome. He had a driver so he could stay with us and the driver would drop us off and pick us up- it was very convenient as we never lost time waiting for a vehicle. He had tickets for Park Güell and Sagrada Família so our entrance to each was extremely efficient. He was very knowledgeable about both venues in addition to being able to answer all our questions about the area and the country. David was very friendly and easy to talk with and is a great photographer. We highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Margaret for your review. I'm glad you all enjoyed it and that you loved the "Bravas" we took during our break. See you next time you come back to Barcelona, there is so much more to discover!
Shirley S.United Kingdom
We had done the SF before but David showed us areas we hadn't done or seen and parts that hadn't been there on our earlier visits. It impressed us that he had planned our time there with such care. We had also requested time at the Miro museum which was fabulous and it shows David can squeeze almost anything into 4 hours if you give him a little notice! All 3 of us would highly recommend you choose David as your guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your great review. Actually, the fact that you contacted me in advance helped a lot to organize the tour properly. Best regards! David C
Shirley S.United Kingdom
All 3 of us had done this tour a few years ago but David showed us new, fabulous places. We contacted him in advance so he could adapt his plan to our interests and we would all recommend David wholeheartedly for this tour. He is flexible, friendly, of course knowledgeable but most memorably, he showed us corners and snippets of Barcelona we would not have found or noticed on our own.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Shirley. It really was a pleasure meeting you 3. I'm glad to hear I was able to show you corners you had not seen before!
Ilona MashkevichUnited States
Our family of four had a great day exploring Gaudi's masterpieces with David. In addition of sharing so much information and facts, David showed us a lot of visuals on his iPad to make even more impactful and real. Our teens were always engaged and asked questions that David was always able to answer. Truly enjoyed the experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Ilona. It was a fun tour and you shared with me some interesting facts too! Best regards, David C
Regina B.United States
Wonderful experience! The guide met us at the airport, took us around to all the sites including all the ones that I asked, took us to lunch and dropped us off at our cruise terminal. This was the best way to see Barcelona in a short amount of time! Excellent guide, kids loved the experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Regina, for taking the time to write a review while you are still on holidays! We did have a long list of places to visit but the fact that you landed 1h before scheduled bought us some extra time which we really needed. Enjoy the rest of your cruise. David C
Regina B.United States
Michelle FunezUnited States
David was great. Knowledgeable, friendly, well-informed, organized. Thank you for a great tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Michelle! It has been very nice meeting you all. Enjoy the rest of your holidays! David C
Gerald A S.United States
David, is a tour guide you need to be with. Two of us had been to Barcelona in 2017, but he managaed to help us discover new and interesting insights to the City. He was patient with his being asked many questions with insightful knowledgeable answers. We had a wonderful time touring and he manage to find something new and interesting for us around each corner. He mastered the tour with ease and made sure all of us were included in his narratives. He left nothing to chance. Again, thank you David.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, Gerald, it was very nice meeting you all and I'm glad I was able to surprise you with new places that you didn't know from your previous visit to Barcelona. Best regards, David C.
Julie StaubUnited States
Our tour with David C was fantastic! He has great knowledge of the area and we were able to see so much in 4 hours. The highlight was Sagrada Família, where David provided so much information and knew all the best places to capture pictures as great memories. I highly recommend David for the 4 hour tour. He's is great with kids too!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Julie. It was very nice meeting you and sharing a couple of hours in Barcelona. Hope to see you again in the future here or there! Best wishes, David.
Jennifer YoderUnited States
David was extremely knowledgeable, flexible and friendly. The day was exactly what we hoped for and more! Thank you David!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jen, Jo... (I still remember all your names!) for your review. It was fun yesterday. I'm impressed how fit Fred & Martha are! kind regards and good luck for the World Soccer Final!
Stephanie LowmanUnited States
David took us on an amazing tour of the Gothic Quarter. This area is filled with so much more history than meets the eye. Our kids (14, 13 and 9) really enjoyed learning about the different areas of the city. David is very knowledgeable and was great when the kids had questions. However, nothing can quite compare to La Sagrada Familia! David navigated us through the story of the basilica, through the architects' eyes, and how both the outside and inside of this spectacular basilica reveal its story.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi there Stephanie, muchas gracias for your words. Your kids actually posed some interesting questions, I was surprised that at their age they were asking such things! Best regards, David.
Bradley MillerUnited States
David was amazing! I messed up on our original tour date and David kindly accepted the tour from someone else! He was wonderful, patient, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with! He kept our children interested, and really taught us quite a bit about Barcelona! Highly recommended!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Bradley for taking the time to leave a review. I really enjoyed showing you Barcelona. It was great having 3 generations of the family together, I remind me when I had the chance to cruise with mine too. Regards from Barcelona.
Joel ShwimerUnited States
David was knowledgeable, complete and considerate. He went beyond what we felt other guides might have done. We highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Joel, I just love so much showing everyone "my office". I hope you enjoyed your dinner and whish you have a great cruise! Best regards, David C.
Katia MazoUnited States
I had an amazing tour with David of Sangrada de Familia and park Guell. We had a large group with children ranging in age from 6-11. David made the content interesting and engaging for both adults and kids, making the story of Gaudi come alive. He was incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the history and architectural details. He was extremely professional in organizing the day for us, helping us with the logistics and recommendations. Truly a guide that takes pride in his city!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi there Katia, thanks for such a review. When you were telling me about the kind of group, I felt like it was going to be a big challenge having so many kids in the group, I had fun with the group but also enjoyed the process of preparing all the stuff for the kids! Best regards, David.
Michelle BlazowskiUnited States
David was a wonderful guide and provided thoughtful commentary that helped us to appreciate Gaudi's genius.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michelle for your review! It was my pleasure introducing you all into Gaudí's world.
Kathy NelsonUnited States
Sean McBrideUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with David. Our group consisted of 11 people aged 81 to 11 and David was able to keep everyone engaged and entertained. He knows the city well and had great stories to tell that kept the tour lighthearted and gave us extra insight into the old Barcelona.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sean for such a great review. It was great having the chance to guide 3 generations of your family and would have loved having had more time to listen to your mum about your grandpa, their life in Barcelona in the postwar period and his work for Walt Disney! Best regards, David.
Marc HuffmanUnited States
very comprehensive and considerate guide with great insights and perfect English. would use David again without question.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Marc, for your comments. It was nice meeting you, your son and daughter, and it is always a joy to see how visitors amaze by the fabulous Sagrada Familia. Best regards.
Clare BrattleUnited Kingdom
Friendly, charming guide, Very informative and great with the children. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, Clare for your words. I'm glad you all enjoyed the tour and the visit to the towers. All the best. David C
Glenn RasberryUnited States
David was very prompt starting on day one when he met us our hotel. He was very open to any changes we requested and gave us a complete overview of the planned itinerary for both days. His knowledge of Barcelona and its history was exceptional. I'm sure we received as much about Barcelona and the uniqueness of all the sites we visited that was possible in the two days we were there with David. I would highly recommend David as a tour guide and we will return in the future for an extended tour with David.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank's Glenn & Dorothy. It was a real pleasure spending a couple of days with you and would love to keep on sharing other Barcelona's wonders with you in the future. I hope you had a fantastic cruise! Best regards, David C
David is a very knowledgeable and hospitable guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Chandu and Sharmi for your comments. I hope we all have more time next time you come to Barcelona and that we will have a Sunny day! Best regards, David C.