Julie EpleeUnited States
Jim was very informative and friendly. He was punctual and knew a lot information about Barcelona to include political, economic and social issues affecting the area. We would recommend Jim with no reservations about his service.
Eileen CramerUnited States
What a wonderful tour! Jim is very affable and funny. We absolutely enjoyed our tour. He is extremely knowledgable and his love of Barcelona is contiguous. We met Jim about an hour after arriving and his 3 hour overview tour was perfect. I highly recommend this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Eileen, it was a fun afternoon.
Sonya WardKaysville, UTAH, United States
Absolutely delightful! Could not have had a better guide to show us Barcelona! Wonderful information and knowledge of the city and history with a casual feel that was perfect to what we were looking for! Jim exceeded all expectations and we parted feeling we had made a friend for life!!! Highly recommend!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a wonderful day, I am so pleased you both enjoyed it as much as I did.
Paul CayeaUnited States
Pauline ParentUnited States
Jim was a great guide for our party of four ladies. He was very good with Catalan history and culture having married into a Catalan family. We very much enjoyed our day out to Montserrat and Colonia Guell and having lunch at a local restaurant in Colonia Guell. Jim was most agreeable, knowledgeable and gave us a very good tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a grand day out, and a very lively and entertaining time, thanks.
Donna SetterquistUnited States
We really enjoyed our tour with Jim. His pacing was perfect and he really had a lot of insight into Colonial Guelle and Monserrat. Jim took the time to get to know us as well as sharing his background. Highly recommend this tour with Jim
Ilse Van Der WesthuizenCanada
We spent the day with Jim, exploring Barcelona on foot. He was well prepared and very knowledgable about Barcelona as well as the history of Spain. He never rushed the tour and could answer all questions. We saw the best of Barcelona and learned many new impressive things about the city. It was a full day but very much worth it.
Bruce PriceUnited States
Jim picked us up at the airport and took us on a tour of the city. Great guy! Very friendly and knowledgeable! Liked him so much we are going on another tour with him tomorrow!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bruce, Great fun, I'll expect you back after 2020 to work on our beer cooler plan! Jim
Claire NelsonUnited States
Jim was absolutely fantastic--knowledgeable, flexible, thoughtful...His insights into the history, art, architecture, and contemporary culture of Barcelona added so much to our understanding of the city we were visiting. A group of seven professional historians, we had high standards for our trip and Jim met and surpassed them all! We can't recommend him more highly!
Lawrence DavisUnited States
This is a great tour and highly recommend it to anyone visiting the Barcelona area. We further recommend Jim. He is a great guide and a pleasure to be with.
Lawrence DavisUnited States
Jim was a great guide. We were a diverse group including a 88 yr old and a 4 yr old and Jim was able to handle the diverse requirements. We highly rate Jim and would recommend him to anyone visiting Barcelona
Jay GormanUnited States
Jim was a phenomenal guide whom I would highly recommend. He's extremely knowledgeable about both the history and current events of the region and was a pleasure to spend the afternoon with. You won't go wrong booking him for your tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jay, Yeah, it was a really enjoyable morning with you all, thanks again.
Paige GrumulaitisUnited States
We had a great day with Jim. We took a car and walking trip all around Barcelona. We started the day with a scenic overview and learned a lot about the layout and history of Barcelona. Then we drive through the Olympic village. We spent the rest of the day walking through various parts of the city and then toured Sag Familia. It was a great day. He moved at our pace and helped us understand the history, politics, and culture of the region. We highly recommend Jim.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Paige, I'm glad you both enjoyed the visit.
Fantastic Tour! Jim was extremely knowledgeable and easy to talk to. We wanted to see the Abbey of Montserrat, but also visit the Coves del Salnitre, within Montserrat and he was able to make this happen and be our translator as the guide through the caves only spoke spanish. This was my kids' favourite tour. Jim was enthusiastic and informative and we all had a really great day! I would highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Corrie, it was great fun with you all and I'm delighted the whole family enjoyed it.
Kristine O'BannonUnited States
Jim was the most excellent tour guide. We walked from one end of Barcelona to the other and he pointed out many buildings and told us about the history of each area. He provided much insight about Barcelona and its fascinating history. He customized the tour to our liking and we did the Familia Sagrada on our own which was a wise choice.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Kristy, it was a pleasure showing you both around the city.
Barbara FranchUnited States
Jim planned a great day for us in Barcelona. He arranged for the entrance passes ahead of time for the Gaudi house and the church. He met us at the cruise dock where we disembarked. He drove us around the city for a bit and then we parked and walked as well. He was a pleasant companion and fun to talk to. All in all we accomplished everything we wanted to on our one planned day in the city.
Jane PellegrinoUnited States
My six traveling companions and I have just returned from a delightful trip to Spain. One of the highlights of our trip was a visit to Barcelona. Jim, our guide from ToursbyLocals, took us on a walking tour of Barcelona sharing its history and explaining its varied architecture. Jim was a knowledgeable and gracious ambassador of his adopted city. We felt well-oriented to Barcelona after our tour ready to explore Barcelona further on our own. Thanks, Jim.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jane, It was a privilege meeting you all and I wish I could have spent more time with you. Best wishes, Jim
Colleen LamontUnited States
Jim is a 5 Star guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The tour was all fun, so glad it went well. Jim
Bruce BabcockUnited States
Jim was very knowledgeable and made our day complete by being flexible. Instead of visiting a winery which was one his tour stops, we asked and he changed it to visit a mountain top (Tibidabo Amusement Park area next to the Neo-Gothic Sacred Heart Church) that has an amazing view of Barcelona, perfection! The rest of the tour was great visiting the interesting Colonia Guell and the beautiful Montserrat and its amazing views. As we returned, Jim stopped for a quick picture by the bullet shaped Agbar Torres
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Bruce, Fondly memorable for me too, I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Jim
Stacie SchmidUnited States
Thank you Jim! Our tour was five stars!! You were so knowledgeable and we loved that we got to see things off the beaten path that the locals enjoy. It was a great day. Thanks again!! Stacie S
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Stacie, a fun visit all round.
Geoffrey FrenchMississauga, ONT, Canada
Jim was one of the finest, nicest and most knowledgeable guides that I have ever met. His knowledge of the customs, art and architecture of Barcelona was encyclopaedic. My wife and I spent a really pleasant day with Jim.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Geoff, a highly enjoyable day from start to finish. Jim
Patricia KleinUnited States
Jim was very knowledgeable and friendly. We had a great time exploring with him.
At the outset, we asked Jim for an overview so we could get a sense of the city--and, as we travelled through the tour, we got his suggestions as to areas and sites we could explore on our own in more depth on the remaining days of our visit . Through a combination of driving and walking, we got that and more-the more being his wonderful knowledge and historical perspective that he provided in a very personable and enjoyable way. We could not be more pleased for the time we spent with Jim in Barcelona
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ricki, You must come back! It was such an interesting morning, I wish we could have spent more time talking about the city and all the other things that those conversations sparked. Have a happy holiday! Jim
Suzy S.United States
Jim is outstanding! This was our 2nd tour with him & it was excellent. He is flexible, informative an lots of fun. In addition to the tour(s), he gave us information & directions for other points of intetest. We had a fabulous time. Thank you Jim. Suzy & Joe
Suzy S.United States
Jim is outstanding! We had a half day tour of Barcelona yesterday, & today will be doing a full day of Montserrat and other locations
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Suzy, it was a lot of fun seeing all these places with you. Enjoy the rest of your holiday, Jim
Steven SaboUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Steven, very happy spending the morning with you both. Have a great holiday!
Shekar ChandrasekaranUnited States
We requested for Jim's guidance in Barcelona for the whole day. We landed on a day where there were public transportation strikes and the governmental meetings etc. Jim brought his car and took us around Barcelona and explained very well all the important things. We had additional days to ourselves at Barcelona and Jim was very helpful in planning our other days and suggesting places to go around. His guidance so was consummate, that we never took a taxi for the next few days and visited all the place
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Shekar, it was a great pleasure to take your lovely family round the city, and I'm delighted you enjoyed the tour.
Amy R.United States
Jim was a fantastic guide. He was very responsive to our interests and very knowledgeable and energetic. During our 4 hours, we learned so much about Barcelona's history and current culture. We highly recommend Jim to any visitor to Barcelona. What an amazing morning in an awesome city. Thank you Jim!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a lovely morning, thank you, too, for making it such fun.
Mary DavisLos Angeles, CA, United States
Jim did a really nice day in Barcelona for us that included places we had never been, despite the many times we have been there. He also arranged tickets for Sagrada Familia for the perfect time of day. We would book Jim again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Mary.