Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In Barcelona-Catalonia-Spain by Tour Guide Francisco M.

Francisco M.
  Barcelona-Catalonia-Spain
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Sasanka Chatterjee

Stuttgart, BW, Germany
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Tour: #43969, Winery Freixenet - Lunch - Montserrat, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Mar 8/19

This particular trip was actually our last trip out of 3 trips that we had with Francisco. I will not elaborate much about the trip, but would suggest that don't miss trip with Francisco as your guide. Francisco is great with his knowledge on history and architecture and will take you to all hidden spots to treasure your moments with the trip. He is grand person, great with his hand on the steering wheel and finger on the shutter. Gràcies Francisco

Sasanka Chatterjee

Stuttgart, BW, Germany
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Tour: #145590, Costa Brava - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Mar 6/19

It was our family reunion trip, where our daughter flew in from Melbourne, Australia and my wife and myself from Stuttgart, Germany. Being first time in the country and the city, I opted again ToursByLocals and we were very lucky that we chose Francisco as our local guide. This particular trip was actually the 2nd trip out of 3 trips that we had with Francisco. Each trip was better than the other and with Francisco's warm guidance we savoured Catalonia both scenically and gastronomically. Gràcies Frank!

Sasanka Chatterjee

Stuttgart, BW, Germany
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Tour: #44505, 8 Hours - Gaudí + Gothic Quarter and more.., Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Mar 5/19

Being first time in the country and the city, I opted again ToursByLocals and I would say we were very lucky that we chose Francisco as our local guide. This particular trip was actually our 1st out of 3 trips that we all had with Francisco. Under his great guidance, we savoured Catalonia both scenically and gastronomically. Francisco is a great photographer too and we have some best family photos shot by him and all for free! I highly recommended Fransisco.

Leslie Todtfeld

United States
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Tour: #339524, Private Gaudí Tour. Sagrada Familia & Transport Included., Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Feb 21/19

This tour was absolutely amazing! Francisco provided so much information that we would not have gotten if we toured on our own. It was never boring. Francisco kept our two teenage daughters engaged the entire time and was beyond friendly, offering reccomendations for other things to do while in Barcelona. He even took family photos for us on his camera throughout the tour and sent them to us just hours later. He knew great spots to take photos in, too and his car was very comfortable. I highly recommend!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Leslie, Mark and daughters. It was my joy to spend all that time with you all. All the Best. Francisco M.

Corin Meester

United States
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Tour: #127207, Montserrat, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Feb 10/19

Great day with Francisco! We explored Montserrat, viewed the religious community and took the funicular to the top. The hike down was amazing. What made the day special was our guide, Francisco. He was attentive to each of our needs and abilities, making sure we were all happy. He took pictures of us throughout the day with his camera and emailed us the shots!! Extra special.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Corin, Dee and Hilary. You all made a special day with your personalities. We visit Montserrat in and out. All the Best. Francisco M.

Carie Dippel

United States
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Tour: #127207, Montserrat, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Feb 1/19

Francisco was great. We had a person with limited mobility (very slow and needing a cane) and he was very helpful. We left our hotel at 11 and walked into the church right before the boy's choir started. Never felt rushed. Very knowledgeable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Carie, it was a joy to show your husband and parents the most important religious retreat for Catalans and its National Park. Indeed the best time to visit Montserrat, very few people and doors open in front of you. All the Best. Francisco M.

Philip Spencer

United States
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Tour: #44498, Highlights of Barcelona with Transport, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jan 19/19

Great tour with a knowledgeable and delightful host! Francisco knows Barcelona extremely well and he's a true professional. Don't settle for less! The tour was thoughtful and a perfect length. A nice mix of driving and some walking. It is customizable too if needed. Additionally, you'll really get the benefit of an accomplished photographer with you in Francisco. I'd recommend him without hesitation to friends and would use him again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Phil and Becky. It was a joy for me to show you Barcelona. All the Best. Francisco M.

Hilarion Prasetio

Indonesia
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Tour: #44505, 8 Hours - Gaudí + Gothic Quarter and more.., Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jan 8/19

Francisco is a very friendly guy. He was able to explain the culture and history informatively throughout the trip. He is a great guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Hilarion and Family. Thank you for your words. See you in Jakarta. All the Best. Francisco M.

Melissa Zambrana

United States
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Tour: #43969, Winery Freixenet - Montserrat, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jan 5/19

Francisco was an amazing guide! If you want to visit Montserrat don't waste time and money, Francisco is the right person to guide you. He is very knowledgeable and is not only an awesome guide but he is also a great photographer. He took the most beautiful photos to document our visit. He easily accommodated our particular needs.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Melissa. It was great to spend all that time with the three generation. All the Best. Francisco M..

Alfred Lerman

United States
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Tour: #162568, Roman and Medieval Walking Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Dec 27/18

Another amazing tour by Francisco. Our family had a blast. He knows Barcelona better than anyone!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Alfred and Family. Second day tour with your Family, I enjoyed the kids very much. All the Best. Francisco M.

Alfred Lerman

United States
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Tour: #54235, Gaudí Walking Private Tour in Barcelona, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Dec 26/18

Amazing tour with Francisco today. We had 2 adults and 3 kids including a 2 year old and he made it both fun and educational for all. Can't wait to have a second tour with him tomorrow - going to see Gothic quarter.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Alfred and Family. It always a joy to have a Family with kids to explore Gaudi´s mind with his architecture. All the Best. Francisco M.

Elisabeth S.

United States
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Tour: Tour To Andorra, Andorra la Vella, Andorra
Date: Dec 23/18

Our guide Francisco was very personable, punctual, and eager to please. We could not have asked for more. He conveniently met us at our hotel in Barcelona. When we reached the Andorra border, Francisco asked if we wanted our passports stamped (yes) and even though it took longer (at the border—both directions), he happily obliged. He even took a different route on the way back to Barcelona so we could see more of the countryside. Great experience, great guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Elisabeth and Arnold. Even the long distance trip, our both ways conversation made it to feel shorter. One more country in your passport !!!. All the Best. Francisco M.

Alyce Fiebig

United States
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Tour: #127207, Montserrat, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Nov 19/18

Francisco deserves 5 stars and above! He gave me a very interesting and thorough tour, and even took beautiful pictures for me. He went above and beyond to make sure my needs were met. He was personable, pleasant, polite and extremely helpful. I highly recommend him for your tour guide! 5 stars indeed!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Alyce. Please that you enjoyed the tour as much as i did. You are the 5 stars. All the Best. Francisco M.

Heaven Leigh

Australia
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Tour: #44498, Highlights of Barcelona with Transport, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Nov 15/18

I highly recommend having a knowledgeable local guide on the ground and you couldn't ask for a more accommodating person! Super easy to get along with, very flexible and able to adjust the day to suit your interests with a fantastic advantage of having a creative photographer to help capture moments from your trip. Really helpful for professional bloggers. We will be back!!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Heaven. It was great to meet you and to share your pasion for food and i learn so much about Vegan food. See you on your return to Barcelona. All the Best. Francisco M.

Tami K.

United States
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Tour: #44498, Highlights of Barcelona amd Montserratwith Transport, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Nov 10/18

In a word...amazing!!! Francisco was absolutely wonderful. He took us to all the most important sites, and gave us all the important, historical facts (not jokes or gimmicks). He was patient when the traffic didn't cooperate, and was flexible when he had to change plans because of marches and protests that blocked off normal travel routes. He even took the most amazing photos of my husband and me at all the sites...alone worth the price of the tour. Cannot recommend highly enough!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tami and Mike. It was my joy to show you the Highlights of Barcelona and Montserrat in one day. You are awesome people. All the Best to you. Francisco M.

Edward Johnson

Spain
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Tour: #43969, Winery Freixenet - Montserrat, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Nov 3/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: HI Edward. Thank you for your rates. Francisco M.

Karin Jawitz

miami, FL, United States
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Tour: #127207, Montserrat, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 31/18

Francisco was our guide to Monserrat. Despite the fact that the weather was not good, Francisco made the tour informative and enjoyable. To add" icing to the cake", Francisco is a great photographer. He took wonderful pictures of our family and emailed them to us after the tour. You will not be disappointed when you book with Francisco.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Karin and Family. You are the 5 stars, i love people that grows against adversities and you aptitude brought the sun rather than the rain. All the Best. Francisco M.

Jamie Jeffryes

United States
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Tour: #168777, TAPAS and Flamenco Tour in Barcelona, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 30/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jamie and friends. It was a joy to show you the tapas and the flamenco show. Pity you have to leave earlier. All the Best. Mahalo !!

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Kimberly E.

United States
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Tour: Barcelona Full Panorama, Gaudi and Sagrada Familia with a Van, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain
Date: Oct 29/18

We enjoyed our day with Francisco. My husband has limited mobility, so it was great to have the flexibility to get around by car. We appreciated Francisco's flexibility and graciousness.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kimberly and Charlie. Despite the rain and the mobility issues we manage to see all in the list. All the Best. Francisco M.

Rick D.

United States
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Tour: #339524, Gaudí Tour. Skip the line Tickets & Transport Included., Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 24/18

We really enjoyed our day with Francisco as he drove us to various Sagrada Familia and Park Guell. He was only able to show us the outside of Sagrada Familia but in the process taught us a lot. My only regret is that we would have like to have spent more time inside. What a beautiful, astounding place!! Our walk through Park Guell was hampered by a number of large groups visiting at the same time, making it difficult to fully appreciate the place, but that wasn't Francisco's fault.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rick and Denisee. I enjoyed the third day with you and very much explaining all about Gaudi and his architecture. All the Best. Francisco M.

Rick D.

United States
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Tour: #168777, TAPAS Private Tour in Barcelona, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 23/18

Francisco was a great host. He picked us up at our apartment and drove us to a wonderful Tapas bar, which we thoroughly enjoyed. We ate too much, so we didn't really have room for another stop, so we opted for coffee and dessert in El Nacional, which is the most amazing "food court" I've ever encountered. A collection of dining venues with anything one could ask for all under one roof of a beautifully restored historic building. The evening with was one of the highlights of our stay in Barcelona!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rick and Denisse. Eating is part of our culture and fun to share with you. All the Best. Francisco M.

Rick D.

United States
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Tour: #162568, Roman and Medieval Walking Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 23/18

Francisco is a very knowledgeable guide, and he's a gracious host. We enjoyed our walk through the historic section of the city and learned a lot along the way. That he was also able to pick us up at our apartment and drive us to our destination was a huge plus!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rick and Denisse. Thank you for you rates and comments. Glad you enjoyed my explanation on the most historic part of Barcelona. All the Best. Francisco M.

Barbara Eisenberg

United States
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Tour: #339524, Barcelona City Tour., Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 22/18

Francisco was our guide 5 years ago, and we had another wonderful day together. We walked for two hours, visiting the city center, old Jewish quarter, Las Ramblas, the market, and cable car ride. Our tour was four hours total. He is knowledgeable, friendly, and customized our tour as we went through the day. His English is perfect. Francisco used his camera to take our photo at the different sites and took pride in emailing them to us. 5 big stars!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Barbara and Rob. It is so inspiring when you have travelers coming back to Barcelona, even more when they choose to be their guide again. All the best Francisco M.

Jean Palamar

United States
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Tour: #287867, Flamenco Show, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 19/18

What a lovely time we had with Francisco! The Flamenco show was fabulous, and Francisco arranged for 2nd row seats! Francisco shared the history of the Flamenco dance and other great information. He was easy and pleasant to be with, and looked out for our every need. We would definitely work with him again, if we are lucky enough to get back to Barcelona!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jean and Family. I was delighted to take you to this small but more pure flamenco venue where artist deserves every penny. See you again in Barcelona. All the Best. Francisco M.

Gary Stephenson

United States
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Tour: #43969, Winery Freixenet - Montserrat, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 15/18

What a fun tour! We loved the Freixenet winery and the beautiful scenery of Montserrat. The photos that Francisco took of us are a special bonus and a wonderful souvenir of our trip. Francisco has a great knowledge of the area and did a great job in explaining the region to us. We were able to experience local areas and restaurants that we would have never been able to find on our own or experience in a large group.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Gary and Sue. It was a joy to have you back again and to show you the countryside of Barcelona. All the Best. Francisco M.

Robert Penna

United States
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Tour: #44498, Highlights of Barcelona with Transport, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 14/18

Francisco was professional and very knowledgeable. He took some lovely photos for us and sent them the very next day. If you have never been to Barcelona, this is a great trip.

Anthony Ponce de Leon

United States
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Tour: #168777, TAPAS Private Tour in Barcelona, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 13/18

The food and company were awesome!!

Lorraine Andrew

United States
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Tour: #44505, Antoni Gaudi + Gothic Quarter and more.., Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 13/18

WOW!! Francisco is a fantastic guide, his knowledge of the city and Antoni Gaudi's architecture are incredible. From our first greeting until our final goodbye he was very personable and concerned about our wellbeing. He picked us up at our hotel and during our tour he showed us the Barcelona Cathedral, Gothic Quarter, Jewish Quarter, La Rambla and a tour of the Public Market. We also saw where the Olympic Games were held, Park Guell and Sagrada Família. Thank you Francisco for an AWESOME day.

Gary Stephenson

United States
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Tour: #44505, 8 Hours - Gaudí + Gothic Quarter and more.., Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 12/18

Francisco did a wonderful job of showing us the major sites of Barcelona. His extensive knowledge and background of the city made it very meaningful for us. He is an excellent driver and made the pace of touring perfect for us. We will be requesting him again soon for another tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Gary and Sue. The joy was mine, see you soon on your return to Barcelona from your Mediterranean Cruise trip. All the Best. Francisco M.

David George

United States
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Tour: #287867, Flamenco Show, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 11/18

Francisco was a fantastic guide! He was extremely knowledgeable about Barcelona and its rich history. He was also a very safe driver and guide. If we did this tour again, we'd want to choose probably a different, more traditional Flamenco show (traditional meaning like the woman on the flyer with the traditional dress, etc.) and a show that would be longer than 30 mins. I would recommend Francisco highly!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David. Thank you for recommend me and glad you enjoyed my insights on the Flamenco and Barcelona culture. Its true this show concentrates more on the pure Flamenco singing, guitar and foot tapping, short but very intense, the stars of tomorrow opposite to the more typical Flamenco show with ladies moving their hands and fans. All the Best. Francisco M.

Susan Franzetti

United States
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Tour: #43969, Winery Freixenet - Montserrat, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 11/18

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Freixenet winery and Montserrat with Francisco. He met us at our hotel promptly and his car was clean and comfortable. He was friendly, informative and had a good sense of humor. He welcomed questions and his photos of us are a nice momento to have We had a very good lunch in a small local restaurant that is frequented by locals and Francisco introduced us to a wine with carbonated water drink that was refreshing on a hot day. Montserrat is beautiful.

Michael Mulbarger

Thousand Oaks, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #339524, Gaudí Tour. Skip the line Tickets & Transport Included., Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 10/18

We are two English speaking, Expats, closer to 80 than 70, experienced world wide holiday takers. Our experience with Francisco Miro was just right. Gaudi's work came alive with his enriching detailed insights. His caring thoughtfulness consistently facilitated our visit. We were well rewarded by our time with Francisco and particularly appreciated his recommendation for locally inspired tapas near our hotel, and thoughtful suggestions on where else to maximize our Barcelona experience.

Nicholas Tinling

United States
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Tour: #168777, TAPAS Private Tour in Barcelona, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 9/18

Francisco not only gave us a valuable introduction to Spanish cuisine, he helped us understand the Spanish culture and then helped us with restaurant reservations during our stay in Barcelona. He also took some great photos of us. Well worth the expense.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nicholas. Thank you for the review and rates. Food is always a joy to share around a table and essential part of our culture. All the Best. Francisco M.

Gretchen Thomas

United States
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Tour: #44498, Highlights of Barcelona with Transport, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 7/18

Excellent tour. Although we were previously in Barcelona. Francisco showed us things we never knew existed. Francisco was a very well=informed and interesting guide. He was also very considerate of my husband's walking problems. We highly recommend him to others.

Sandy Schwenger

Canada
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Tour: #56835, City Tour by Luxury Mercedes Van, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 7/18

Had a great tour with Francisco with a short time (4 hrs) between cruise arrival & afternoon flight. We decided to do a 'Gaudi Day'. He picked us up at the port & headed to Park Guell providing a great overview of Gaudi and the park. Then we headed to Sagrada Família. Francisco provided an excellent history of the Basílica from the outside describing the architecture. We then visited the interior before being dropped at the airport. Pics he took were great & were received before we landed. Thanks++

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sandy and Family. Thank you for you review, rates and tip. It was my joy to fit all your needs in the tour. All the Best. Francisco M.

Julie W McCarthy

United States
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Tour: #168777, TAPAS Private Tour in Barcelona, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 6/18

Francisco was promptly on time and negotiated the Barcelona traffic like a pro. He used his extensive city connections to gain entry to busy restaurants on a Saturday night with no problem and we were treated like royalty. The knowledge and insight he shared of the tapas culture was just what we were hoping to learn. Truly a fun evening with a personable guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Julie and Connie. It was a pleasure to share with you the liturgia of eating Tapas and a joy to spend all that time with you. All the Best, Francisco M.

Richard Johnson

United States
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Tour: #127207, Montserrat, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 29/18

A memorable trip with a great guide, a highly recommended combination. Francisco taught us so much that we would have certainly missed if not for his guidance. He picked up my wife and me at our hotel at 8am, as I had requested. This meant we arrived before the heaviest of the crowds got there in the countless tour buses and cars. Be aware of this, and choose an early start. Francisco taught us a lot about Montserrat on the way up, so we were ready to begin the tour as soon as we got there. Excellent!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Richard and Susan. Thank you for you review and rates. True is that to visit the Black Madonna in the morning we had to do a early start. All the Best. Francisco M.

Juan Prado

United States
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Tour: #53878, Dalí (Theatre Museum) + Besalú (Medieval Town), Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 28/18

Francisco was excellent!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Juan and Carmen. It was great to spend all day with you and to have meet you. All the Best. Francisco M.

John King

Canada
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Tour: #43969, Winery Freixenet - Montserrat, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 25/18

Excellent day with Francisco and an excellent experience. Francisco is very knowledgeable and we learned a great deal. The experience at the Cava winery very special and the tour to Monserrat outstanding. We saw everything we wanted to in a day and had the best tour guide to make our experience special. Francisco also took professional photos of us at key points throughout the day. A fantastic experience and great memories.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi John and Gary. It was my joy to spend all day with you two. All the best. Francisco M

Art Kliewer

United States
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Tour: #44498, Highlights of Barcelona with Transport, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 15/18

Francisco was terrific and modified our tour intinerary to maximize the Barcelona sights we had not yet visited. His detailed information on the Sagrada Familia was excellent too.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Art and Friends. Thank you, it was a joy for me too. I adore Sagrada Familia, Gaudi´s living creature. All the Best. Francisco M.

Anton Waser

United States
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Tour: #56835, City Tour by Luxury Viano Mercedes Van, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 11/18

Excellent tour by Francisco whose local knowledge and personal insights were very helpful for follow-up days in Barcelona. We really appreciated the ability to begin our tour as we exited the cruise ship, with luggage secured by a separate driver, thus allowing our guide time to walk with us through various areas without needing to drop our belongings ahead at the hotel.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Anton and Family. Yes this tour is excellent for people coming or going to a Cruise to see Barcelona´s highlights. All the Best to you all. Francisco M.

Jeff Neichin

United States
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Tour: #168777, TAPAS Private Tour in Barcelona, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 10/18

If you have never been to Spain and never has Tapas... then you need to do this tour !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jeff and friends. It was a joy to show you all the different Tapas and the way we eat Tapas. All the Best. Francisco M.

Ken McDougall

United States
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Tour: #127207, Montserrat, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 10/18

Montserrat was awe inspiring and beautiful. The vistas were breath taking. Francisco provided transportation to and from the location and shared the history and insights about Montserrat. He definitely helped guide us in making the best use of the time we had, allowing us to maximize what we could see while we were there. Thank you Francisco for an excellent tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ken. Thank you for you review and rates. The pleasure was mine. All the Best. Francisco M.

Ken McDougall

United States
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Tour: #54235, Gaudí Walking Private Tour in Barcelona, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 9/18

Francisco is an excellent guide. He helped us negotiate public transportation, making the most of the time we had with him. He is very knowledgeable about the sites we visited. His insight gave us a real appreciation for Gaudi's art, architecture, and design. Thank you for making the tour so enjoyable. Next time we are in Barcelona we will definitely tour with Francisco again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ken, family and friends. Enjoyed show you Barcelona public transportation system and the work of my beloved Gaudi. All the Best and See you back in Barcelona. Francisco M.

J Hud

United States
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Tour: #56835, City Tour by Luxury Mercedes Van, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 9/18

Fransico took great care to cater to every member of our group! Half of us wanted to move quickly and the other half wanted to take a leisurely pace. He was able to balance both groups, and no one felt slighted. He took care of us - as if lwe were family. He even made sure the selfie stick we bought in Park Guell worked before we paid for it. We loved the photos he took of our family, and will cherish them forever! �� I highly recommend a tour with Fransico. You won't be disappointed!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jill, Family and friends. Thank you for your kind words, the pleasure is always mine. All the Best. Francisco M.

John M.

United States
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Tour: #127207, Montserrat, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 3/18

We had a lovely day. Francisco gave us a comprehensive tour, spoke great English and made sure we understood what we were seeing. We appreciate the pictures he took of us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mary and Family. It was my joy to show you Montserrat and to spend all that time with you. All the Best. Francisco M.

Rebecca Houghton

United States
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Tour: #56835, City Tour by Luxury Mercedes Van, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 2/18

Francisco is very knowledgable. We enjoyed our day in Barcelona. He clearly cares about the city and its greatest works by Gaudi, esp. Park Guell. He took some wonderful free photos of us, which we appreciated very much. Also, he directed us to the perfect lunch place for simple and local food, and planned our time well so that we would be back to enter the Sagrada Familia at the right time with our tickets. I really loved the information about the history of Barcelona and the planned layout of the city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rebecca and Family. It is a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed all my explanation and info of my beloved city. All the Best. Francisco M.

Susan O.

United States
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Tour: #44505, 8 Hours - Gaudí + Gothic Quarter and more.., Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Aug 31/18

What a wonderful day with Francisco touring Barcelona and enjoying Gaudi! His English is very good as was his history and knowledge of the city and it's famous architect. In addition he had pictures on his phone to further explain the artists. He was very helpful with our Tapas lunch. And after the tour he sent us some lovely pictures he had taken of us to remember our city tour. We would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Susan and Jerry. It was my joy to spend all day with you and show you Barcelona and Gaudi´s work. All the Best. Francisco M.

Matt Bubis

United States
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Tour: #339524, Gaudí Tour. Skip the line Tickets & Transport Included., Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Aug 29/18

Francisco was phenomenal, would definitely recommend him to friends and family.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Matt and Christine. Thank you !! It was great to show you the most important sights of Gaudi. All the Best !!. Francisco M.

Barbara Levasseur

United States
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Tour: #53878, Dalí (Theatre Museum) + Besalú (Medieval Town), Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Aug 26/18

Wonderful tour! Francisco is very knowledgeable and personable. Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Barbara. It was my joy to share my knowledge of Dalí`s world with you and son. All the Best !!. Francisco M.

Ruth Illman

Spain
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Tour: #145590, Girona City & Pals village, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 17/18

We spent another great day with Francisco going to Pals, seeing the countryside This is what we requested but we did not realize that Pals is so far but not worth the 2 hour drive (not Francisco's choosing). We did spend time at Tosso Del Mar, swam and toured the medieval area which was fabulous. Francisco was terrific and drove very well. We can once again recommend his services which were always excellent.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ruth and Friends. It was my pleasure to two days with you and to show you Costa Brava. All the Best. Francisco M.

Ruth Illman

Spain
Rating

Tour: #162568, Roman and Medieval Walking Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 16/18

Four of us did the walking tour of the Gothic and Jewish Quarters with Francisco who was a wonderful guide. He was very informative and gave us a good understanding of the area in a very personal way. He took photos of us during the entire walk and we now have great memories. We are a little older and the weather was terribly hot but Francisco was very considerate by keeping us in the shade and hydrating us at all times. We can highly recommend Francisco to anybody traveling to Barcelona RUTH

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ruth and Friends. Thank you for your rates and comments. All the Best to you. Francisco M.

Betty Evans

United States
Rating

Tour: #127207, Montserrat, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 15/18

Our 4-hour Montserrat tour with Francisco was a wonderful end to a great trip. He picked us up as scheduled and we proceeded to the mountain for a beautiful scenic drive to the top. He is very well informed and made the tour not only interesting, but fun. We were moved expertly through the crowds to the most important sites thus making the best use of our time. Francisco is also an excellent photographer and we were delighted that he later emailed wonderful photos he had taken of us on our tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Betty and Family. Thank you for your comments and rates which i like to share with you. All the Best. Francisco M.

Patty Reddy

United States
Rating

Tour: #56835, City Tour by Luxury Viano Mercedes Van, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 14/18

Francisco was excellent! Not only did he have a great knowledge of this city and its beautiful sights, he was gracious enough to take photos of my family as well which was an extra special treat! He spoke very good English and was very considerate of our needs. If we visit Barcelona again, I will definitely request Francisco again. Thank you so much, Francisco!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Patty. It was my pleasure to spend all that time with you, your parents and kids. All the Best !!. Francisco M.

Grace Tsang

United States
Rating

Tour: #44505, 8 Hours - Gaudí + Gothic Quarter and more.., Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 2/18

Francisco is friendly and knowledgeable and very accommodating to my kids (age 10 and 7) who are not the best travelers as the weather was hot and they are a bit jet lagged. But I had a great time and had a great overview of the city so I know what to do for the next couple of days with my family here. I will highly recommend Francisco!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Grace, Grandma and kids. It was a joy to show you Barcelona highlights. All the Best. Francisco M.

Barbara Morrison

United States
Rating

Tour: #168777, TAPAS Private Tour in Barcelona, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 29/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Barbara. All the Best. Francisco M.

Lynn Frank

United States
Rating

Tour: #145590, Costa Brava - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 29/18

After 4 hours of touring Barcelona with my daughter and myself Francisco had the energy to drive us to Costa Brava and treat us to breathtaking views of the coast, a tranquil walk down cobblestone streets and paella �� to die for at lunch. He is an amazing tour guide, who has a great sense of humor, is extremely knowledgeable and loves to engage teenagers (successfully I might add). He has a true love of his job and it shows. Thanks so much for a wonderful and unforgettable experience!! The Fanks

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi The Franks. This is a great time of the year to enjoy Costa Brava and see its little towns. All the Best. Francisco M.

Lynn Frank

United States
Rating

Tour: #339524, Gaudí Tour. Skip the line Tickets & Transport Included., Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 29/18

Francisco is an amazing tour guide that we highly recommend and will use in the future. He is extremely knowledgeable about Barcelona history, culture and art/architecture. We truly enjoyed our 10 hour day with him touring Sagrada Familia, Güell Park and Costa Brava. He has a great sense of humor, is very articulate, patient and knows how to engage a teenager in all subject areas!! He has a wonderful demeanor and personality and we strongly suggest his as a tour guide. Thanks Francisco!! The Franks

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lynn and Sam. It was my pleasure to spend all that time with you and your daughter. Thank you for you outstanding tip. All the Best. Francisco M.

Frederick Daniels

United States
Rating

Tour: #162568, Roman and Medieval Walking Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 23/18

Francisco was wonderful! He was knowledgeable, friendly, and easy to talk to. He paced the tour based on our abilities (my dad is 87 and walks a bit slower and needed an occasional rest). He took pictures of us throughout the tour, which he sent us. A great bonus! This was a great way to get a brief tour of Barcelona and understand the history, architecture, and beauty of the city. We highly recommend Francisco when you visit Barcelona!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Frederick and Family. The pleasure was mine, hope to see you again in Barcelona. All the Best. Francisco M.

Matt Fisher

Canada
Rating

Tour: #127207, Montserrat, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 22/18

Francisco was an excellent guide. He was friendly, knowledgeable and prompt with a clean and comfortable car.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Matt and Family. Thank you, it was my pleasure to show you Catalonia religious retreat and the National Park of Montserrat. All the Best. Francisco M.

Jennifer Tucker

United States
Rating

Tour: #339524, Gaudí Tour. Skip the line Tickets & Transport Included., Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 17/18

We had a great day! Very wonderful and memorable. Would highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jennifer and Family. Mee too had a great day with you all. All the Best. Francisco M.

Bob Kauffman

United States
Rating

Tour: #168777, TAPAS Private Tour in Barcelona, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 16/18

Now this is a fun time. Francisco was wonderful and explained the menu, which was very helpful since our Spanish is limited. The night is one we will remember for years. Francisco took some pictures and sent them to me, which was an added bunus. Don't hesitate to hire Francisco.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Bob and Family. It was my pleasure to show you the variety and how we eat Tapas. All the Best. Francisco M.

Bob Kauffman

United States
Rating

Tour: #127207, Montserrat, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 16/18

Great day with Francisco at Montserrat. He picked us up at the hotel and my wife, son and I thoroughly enjoyed learning about, Barcelona, the countryside, the mountain and the history of the monastery. Absolutely beautiful trip. You will enjoy this trip and his service.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Bob and Family. Great tour to see and experience Catalan culture. All the Best. Francisco M.

Chris Ahearn

Santa Monica, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #162568, Roman and Medieval Walking Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 13/18

Francisco was wonderful. Super knowledgeable about the touristic and the local items - a total delight - we highly recommend his walking tour. Muchas Gracias Francisco!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Chris and Family, it was my pleasure too. Enjoy your trip in Spain. All the Best. Francisco M.

Gina R.

United States
Rating

Tour: #44505, Antoni Gaudi + Gothic Quarter and more.., Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 8/18

Our family of 4 spent the day seeing the highlights of Barcelona with Francisco. Francisco is an excellent tour guide and extremely knowledgeable. He is friendly, genuine and very easy to be with. We truly had a great time. I highly recommend Francisco to anyone visiting Barcelona and its vicinity. Thanks to Francisco for making our visit enjoyable! We hope to be back soon.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Gina and Family. It was a delight to show you my beautiful city and Gaudi. All the Best. Francisco M.

Tim Scott

Canada
Rating

Tour: #43969, Winery Freixenet - Montserrat, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 1/18

Our "Winery Freixenet - Montserrat" tour with Francisco was fabulous. A full day of sightseeing and insight into the region, the history and the people of the region of Barcelona. Francisco promptly emailed photos of our tour capturing all the perfect photo spots. Lunch with the locals in a quaint little eatery on our way to Montserrat was wonderful. Freixnet and Montserrat are certainly worth the tour experience. Highly recommend Francisco for your Barcelona tour experience(s).

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tim, wife and friends. It was my pleasure to show you two Catalan treasures, Cava and Montserrat. All the Best. Francisco M.

Joshua Borzooyeh

United States
Rating

Tour: #44505, 8 Hours - Gaudí + Gothic Quarter and more.., Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: May 31/18

Francisco was a great guide! My wife and I had a private tour with Francisco with all of the Barcelona city highlights. He was knowledgeable and friendly. He took us to a great local lunch which we wouldn't have found on our own. Francisco is a photographer and took pictures of us all day and sent them to us by the end of the day. I would highly recommend a tour with Francisco.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joshua and Brittany. It was my pleasure to show you Barcelona like a local. All the Best to you. Francisco M.

John Sales

United States
Rating

Tour: #44505, 8 Hours - Gaudí + Gothic Quarter and more.., Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: May 17/18

Francisco was a wonderful guide for a day in Barcelona. He was very knowledgeable about all of the sites we visited and anything he didn't know (which wasn't much) he made an effort to find out for us. He smoothly modified out tour plans to sites that we we most interested in and was very comfortable to spend the day with.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi John. It was great to spend all day to show you the must see of Barcelona. All the Best. Francisco M.

Scott Herbert

United States
Rating

Tour: #168777, TAPAS Private Tour in Barcelona, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: May 16/18

We had a great night with Francisco. We walked to 2 nearby tapas restaurants and had a great variety of foods to sample. He taught us about the different offerings and encouraged us to be adventurous. He fit right in with our family of five. I would highly recommend this evening opportunity.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Scott and Family. It was my pleasure to share Tapas with you like a Family. All the Best. Francisco M.

Martin Mink

United States
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Tour: #44505, Antoni Gaudi + Gothic Quarter and more.., Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: May 16/18

This is the second time we had a tour with Francisco in Barcelona. Again he is extremely professional, very knowledgeable and fun to be with. My wife and I enjoyed his company and learned so much about the great city of Barcelona. We never had a question he didn't have the answer to. The tours he offers on Tours by Locals can be modified,which we did including a few last minute antique shops where we purchased a great 200 year old oil portrait. Francisco will not disappoint you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Martin. Thank you for you words, and it was my pleasure to adapt the tour to your interest. All the Best. Francisco M.

Ronna Dishnica

United States
Rating

Tour: #168777, TAPAS Walking Private Tour in Barcelona, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: May 15/18

We had a wonderful time with Francisco on our tour to Montserrat and our Tapas Tour. He picked us up exactly on time at our apartment for both tours and we enjoyed every minute we spent with him. Our drive to Montserrat was lovely and Francisco explained the history of Montserrat as well as some interesting stories about the site. We loved Francisco's choices of restaurants for tapas and we would never have known what to order without him! We thoroughly enjoyed the tours

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ronna and Friends. Food and the way we eat is part of the culture and it was my joy sharing it with you. All the Best. Francisco M.

Ronna Dishnica

United States
Rating

Tour: #127207, Montserrat, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: May 15/18

We had a wonderful time with Francisco on our tour to Montserrat and our Tapas Tour. He picked us up exactly on time at our apartment for both tours and we enjoyed every minute we spent with him. Our drive to Montserrat was lovely and Francisco explained the history of Montserrat as well as some interesting stories about the site. We loved Francisco's choices of restaurants for tapas and we would never have known what to order without him! We thoroughly enjoyed he was so gracious to take and share picture

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ronna and Friends. Thank you for your word, it was joy too to show you Montserrat. All the Best. Francisco M.

Martin Mink

United States
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Tour: #127207, Montserrat, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: May 14/18

Francisco was great. Picked us up right on time from our hotel. This tour my wife and I took was a four hour tour to Montserrat. About a 1 hour drive from our hotel in Barcelona. Francisco pointed out and explained all the sights on the way. Once at Montserrat we had a wonderful walking tour of the area with amazing views and then went inside the beautiful Montserrat Basilica and enjoyed all the stained glass, statues and the Black Madonna. I would highly recommend Francisco.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Martin and Kim. Yes, to avoid crowds and lines to touch the Black Madonna is best in the afternoon, a much more tranquil place to enjoy it peacefully. All the Best. Francisco M.

Robert Bennett

United States
Rating

Tour: #44498, Gaudí Tour. Tickets & Transport Included., Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: May 14/18

Francisco was very pleasant, professional, prompt, knowledgeable and flexible. We would recommend a tour by Francisco to anyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Robert and Family. It was my pleasure to share the hidden secrets of Gaudi architecture. All the Best. Francisco M.

Glen McFarland

Canada
Rating

Tour: #44505, 8 Hours - Gaudí + Gothic Quarter and more.., Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: May 12/18

Thank you Francisco for helping us maximize our limited time in Barcelona. Your tour was just what we needed. We had a wonderful time. Francisco provided us with a wide ranging city tour, in a flexible way, customizing as we went to meet our needs. He was very thoughtful in his approach. We especially appreciate his photography skills in taking pictures of us at different sites!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Glen and Lis. In was my pleasure to show you what Barcelona has to offer in a full day. All the Best. Francisco M.

Marly R.

United States
Rating

Tour: #44505, 8 Hours - Gaudí + Gothic Quarter and more.., Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: May 11/18

Francisco was very kind and very knowledgeable, but he is used to giving this tour in English (even though he is a native Spanish speaker) and we wanted to have a tour in Spanish. He was constantly searching for the right words in Spanish, and we found that very frustrating. If you want a great tour in English you should hire him. If you want a tour in Spanish you should hire somebody else or be very patient. He is a very good guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marly. My apologies if it became frustrating to adapt my tour to Spanish as you mentioned i work as a local tour guide full time and 99,9% of my travelers are Anglo Saxon speakers. All my blessings to Puerto Rico. Even at home with my Spanish Family English words comes out of my mouth in a spontanious way.

Shirley Baker

United States
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Tour: #44505, Antoni Gaudi + Gothic Quarter and more.., Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: May 4/18

We had a fabulous day with Francisco cruising around Barcelona. He promptly picked us up at 10:00 and immediately started the tour. He was very knowledgeable about all the sites we visited which may the whole experience much more meaningful. A Tour by Local is well worth the price especially if Francisco is your guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Shirley and Friends. It was great to spend all day with all of you and to show you the different neighborhood in Barcelona to see the rich history and timeline of my city. All the Best. Francisco M.

John B.

Canada
Rating

Tour: #145590, Costa Brava - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Apr 30/18

Francisco provided a first class experience of the Costa Brava coast. I highly recommend his services.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi John and Carina. Thank you for you review. It was my joy too to spend the day with you. All the Best. Francisco M.

James R.

United States
Rating

Tour: #127207, Montserrat, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Apr 22/18

A nice half day journey and cursory walk through of the cathedral and grounds although there wasn't time to see the Black Madonna or take the tram to the top. It was extremely busy on the Sunday we visited and I wished we had started much earlier than 10 am to get ahead of cruise ship groups. Francisco is also a pfrofessional photographer and took some nice pictures that he sent to us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi James and wife. Thank you for you review. Yes, Sunday and in the morning is a busy day where locals and travellers meet plus it was the weekend of Sant Jordi, main Christian figure for Catalans, there is a lot of restoration work so walking is limited, the cue to see La Moreneta / Black Madonna was 2 hours, which if you wished to do we could have wait, myself I am always happy to extend my tours or customize a longer tour to include to take the tram to the top of the mountain and do some hiking.

Rekha Krishnan

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: #145590, Costa Brava - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Apr 11/18

We had a great day out at Costa Brava with our guide Francisco He was a very friendly, knowledgeable and paitent guide and we greatly enjoyed his company. It was very kind of him to send us some lovely photos as a memory of a great day at Costa Brava. My children vote this trip as the best of the 4 days they spent in Barcelona because they loved climbing the rocky cliffs and found it exciting to walk through the old town. Thank you Tours By Locals and Francisco for making it a worthwhile trip��

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rekha and Family, it was great day for me too and enjoyed the activities for the whole family. All the Best. Francisco M.

M Fran Pedelty

United States
Rating

Tour: #56835, City Tour by Luxury Viano Mercedes Van, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Apr 10/18

What a wonderful way to spend a blustery afternoon in Barcelona!! Francisco provided an informative and enjoyable visit. He really helped us appreciate Antoni Gaudi's brilliance. His guidance for the photographers was a huge help. Looking forward to seeing the photos Francisco took.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi M Fran. Thank you for your review and rates as a guide and glad my photo expertise helped your brothers. Group photos are on the way. All the Best. Francisco M.

Mariana McCroskey

United States
Rating

Tour: #43969, Winery Freixenet - Montserrat, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Apr 9/18

We found Francisco to be very knowledgeable and personable. On time for pick up and packed full 8 hours on tour. We have beautiful memories of our day! So glad to enjoy our first time in Barcelona with Francisco.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mariana. Thank you for your comments. All the Best. Francisco M.

David O.

United States
Rating

Tour: #162568, Roman and Medieval Walking Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Apr 6/18

Francisco took us on a very nice tour of old Barcelona. In addition to his knowledge of Spanish history he is an excellent photographer and took some great shots of my family on the tour! Would highly recommend him as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David and Family. It was my pleasure to share my knowledge of the city and my photo skills. All the Best. Francisco M.

Kevin James

United States
Rating

Tour: #43969, Winery Freixenet - Montserrat, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Mar 30/18

Had a great time on this tour. Went with Francisco for Freixenet tour and Mont Serrat. Also had a nice lunch at a local restaurant for a full day tour. My wife and kids (16 and 10) all had a fun time, facilitated by Franciscos easygoing informative style. Spectacular scenery and history (and great photos) . Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kevin and Family. It was my joy too. Francisco M.

Dawn Norman

United States
Rating

Tour: #168777, TAPAS Private Tour in Barcelona, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Mar 17/18

We had a great time with Francisco. He showed us to some local spots for Tapas. We learned a great deal about the different options for eating Tapas. We tried some things that we might not have if doing on our own. It was alot of fun.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Dawn and Family. It great to show the vast variety of Tapas that Spain offers and the liturgia to eat it. All the Best. Francisco M.

Andrew Shea

United States
Rating

Tour: #43969, Freixenet - Montserrat, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Mar 15/18

This was part /day 2 of our Barcelona tour. Francisco was just as excellent. took up to a quaint local restaurant at Monteserrat to give us a taste of local food. Very safe driver up the mountain. took some great family pictures for us. It was nice to get out of the city and explore more of the country side. Freixenet was a great local winery where we learned how sparkling wine was made (and we acutally found a bottle back in Dallas today!) Highly reocommend Francisco!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Andrew, wife and kids. Francisco M.

Andrew Shea

United States
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Tour: #44505, Antoni Gaudi + Gothic Quarter and more.., Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Mar 12/18

Francisco did a wonderful job hitting all the highlights of the local sights. Did not feel rushed yet we hit all the major spots. The restaurant he took us by the Marina was soo good, introduced us to not just typical paella, but also noodle paella (my son's favorite) and black rice paella. since Francisco was a professional photographer he took some great family picture for us (which was a big bonus for my wife). Overall a wonderful experience and highly reommend Francisco!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Andrew, wife and kids. Francisco.

Norman Lehrer

United States
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Tour: #127207, Montserrat, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Feb 9/18

We've used Tours by Locals many times over the years and Francisco is definitely one of the best. Very friendly and very knowledgeable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Norman and friends. Francisco M.

Norman Lehrer

United States
Rating

Tour: #339524, Barcelona City Tour., Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Feb 8/18

We've used Tours by Locals many times over the years and Francisco is definitely one of the best. Very friendly and very knowledgeable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Norman and friends. Francisco M.

Russell Asnes

United States
Rating

Tour: #53878, Private Tour: Salvador Dali, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jan 20/18

Excellent Experience. Francisco was extremely knowledgeable about the Dali and made history come alive. We would recommend his services without reservation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Russell. Francisco M.

Kavin Phillips

Singapore
Rating

Tour: #127207, Montserrat, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jan 7/18

Simply put, Our Guide Francisco was 'THE' guide to get. If anyone one out there booking a tour, you will not be disappointed with him. A big thank you Francisco!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kevin and Family. Francisco M.

Katherine McInnes

Australia
Rating

Tour: #52676, Night Photo workshop - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jan 3/18

Francisco was extremely knowledgeable, took us to great locations, gave terrific tips how to take different types of photos.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Katherine. Francisco M.

Dennis Hirotsu

United States
Rating

Tour: #56811, Montserrat. Private Tour by Luxury Mercedes Van., Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Dec 29/17

Francisco provided a fun and highly informative tour of Monserrat within 4 hours. He was very patient but efficient in pacing the tour to our interests. He also took excellent photos which he sent to us afterwards. Highly recommend this tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Denis and Family. Glad you all enjoyed. Francisco M.

Louis Nicholson

United States
Rating

Tour: #43969, Sitges - Freixenet - Montserrat, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Dec 27/17

This has been one of our favorite tours in all of Spain. Cavas, the beach, and the mountains. Francisco was excellent and made the day an absolute blast. He had my teenage daughters entertained all day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Louis, wife and daughters, thanks for your rates. Francisco M.

Peggy B.

United States
Rating

Tour: #56835, City Tour by Luxury Viano Mercedes Van, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Dec 14/17

Francisco came with his driver and we were off. They were very helpful. Francisco's explanations made us appreciate everything even more. He is also an amazing photographer and we loved the pictures he sent us after the trip. Francisco, Thank you for a great day. Peggy & Family.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Peggy, Gloria, Lori & Debbie. Francisco M.

Roy Carlson

United States
Rating

Tour: #145590, Costa Brava - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Nov 22/17

Today Francisco pick us up at 10AM on the dot! We were waiting outside. What a great way to start. He is a pro. Great knowledge and outstanding personality. Made the 8 hours fly by.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Roy and wife. Me too enjoyed your personality. Francisco M.

Gerald Weider

United States
Rating

Tour: #43969, Sitges - Freixenet - Montserrat, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Nov 11/17

Our second day out with Francisco was as good as the first. Again he was terrific and his taking of photos of us at these sights was an added value to our day. Again, we say, don't hesitate to engage Francisco as your guide, you will be happy you did so! Jerry & Rosalie Weider Brooklyn NY

Gerald Weider

United States
Rating

Tour: #53878, Private Tour: Salvador Dali, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Nov 10/17

Francisco was a great guide to have for the Dali museum. His insights were perfect for making our visit meaningful. We had a great time with him and highly recommend him to all. Jerry & Rosalie Weider Brooklyn NY

Lynette Smith

United States
Rating

Tour: #43969, Sitges - Freixenet - Montserrat, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Nov 6/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you !! Lynette and Family. All the Best. Francisco M.

David Tait

Canada
Rating

Tour: #43969, Sitges - Freixenet - Montserrat, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Nov 5/17

Francisco was a great guide. He provided a wealth of knowledge throughout the tour, and as a bonus, he is a talented photographer. He took a number of excellent pictures of us and promptly emailed them to us after the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David and Family. Francisco M.