Christopher HernandezUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christopher, thanks for your review. As you could see, this tour is plenty of small tastings, as you said you don’t end it up full because are small tastings; some of them improvised in some historical stores, but the idea is to taste as much varieties as possible. I hope you had a funny time. See you soon and congratulations for the little one. Warm regards Francesc
Lauren JohnsonUnited States
Francesc was an excellent tour guide!! He didn't just take us to the sites and give us a bunch of information he made it interactive and engaging. Also, he was very thoughtful, when it came to our 6 month old son we had with us. He was constantly helping us with our stroller getting in and out of taxis or up/down stairs and he made sure we saw the sites even though we had to frequently stop to change a diaper/feed our son. We would highly recommend Francesc!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lauren!!! What a lovely boy that you have! and what eyes! I had a great time with you, and it was really necessary to split the tour in two days. You were my first tour of this year and it was a great beginning of the year! When I visit Chicago (that is in my list) I will remind of you! Francesc
Sonita S.United States
Francesc was our guide to Montserrat. We were a group of 15 people. He took care of getting us a mini bus that was very comfortable. We had a great time in Montserrat, thanks to Francesc. His love for the history of Montserrat quickly came across and we too loved it at the end of the tour. He was very flexible and patient with us all. Managing a big group can be challenging and he did this with so much ease. He bought us all a spanish pastry called Coca and we enjoyed it so much. Thank You Francesc
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The Coca of Montserrat is a must there. When we, locals, visit the Sanctuary, always share it with our friends, family... and, of course, I wanted to share it to you too!!! Thanks for such a great day I had a lovely day knowing the whole group Molts petons
Marcos CruzGallatin, TENNESSEE, United States
Fantastic tour guide. You will immediately click with him. He loves his country and has a way of explaining things in a way that makes perfect sense.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Marcos, and glad to know that the click you mentioned was reciprocal. I am also glad to know that Barcelona and my country will have a space in your live Bucket. So will you and your family in mine.
Anne SavillUnited States
My son and I had a wonderful time with Francesc. I was not a Dali fan and Francesc commentary on the pieces of art converted me. Francesc quickly recognized my son (an artist) is a huge Dali fan and suggested a modification of our tour to go to Cadaques and tour home of Dali and Gala. We had a lovely lunch on the beach and Cadaques was absolutely beautiful. My son was thrilled to see where Dali lived and walk where he walked. Thank you Francesc for a wonderful experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Anne, to swap Girona by Cadaqués was great! I love Dalí and to see his house is always a gift to me. I am happy to have been able to transmit my passion about him. I hope you enjoyed the restaurant after the tour (I know that it was your last day in Barcelona and it was a long day). A hug from Barcelona Francesc
Randi MorrisonUnited States
Francesc was ideal and the tour was fabulous. He was prompt, knowledgeable, engaging, enthusiastic, articulate, friendly and energetic, and he did a masterful job of adapting the 5-hour walking tour to our preferences. We thoroughly enjoyed it and learned a lot from him, and highly recommend him.
Catherine MajorsUnited States
our guide was wonderful and very informative. We had a wonderful time and will not forget our trip. would do it again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lovely! and if you come back I hope to be your guide too. A hug. Francesc
Donna TatroeUnited States
We had a fantastic tour of the old quarter in Barcelona by Francesc G. His knowledge of and enthusiasm for the city is unsurpassed. We learned so much about it. We had so much fun with him and enjoyed it immensely. He took us to a small tapas restaurant and we didn't want to leave! He pointed out several shops unique to Barcelona. Excellent!!!
Phyllis HarlickUnited States
Francesc excellent guide excellent driver very knowledgeable about Dalí and art works in museum very helpful in Girona where we explored old Jewish Synagogue museum Highly recommended
Michael D.United States
My advice - Select Francesc as your guide through beautiful Barcelona! His knowledge of the culture, architecture, history, and politics of Barcelona and Spain are top notch. His love of his city and his heritage come shining through in his passionate commentary. Francesc was very observant of our reactions and interests and crafted his tour to suit our personal needs. Francesc is a wonderful representative of Barcelona, the most stimulating city in Europe! Thank you , Francesc.
Michael D.United States
Prompt, professional, courteous, knowledgeable, considerate, and personable. What a wonderful guide. A+++*
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Michael!!! As you can see the city has no changed a lot in the last 10 years, but I am glad that you see it in another way after my tour ;-) Have a nice day! Francesc
Kimberly BarberUnited States
Francesc was an amazing guide, he not only freed up his schedule to take on our tour on short notice, he did this on his day off! My husband and I were blessed to have Francesc provide a thorough tour full of information on La Segrada Familia and the old town of Barcelona behind the walls. To top off the excellent time we had with Francesc, he suggested a fabulous place to have lunch and celebrate our anniversary; Francesc and the restaurant were top notch! When we go back we will definitely see him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Dean and Kim, what a great news that you liked the restaurant. Yes, we had a great anniversary. My present was a success - Wednesday I will go to the Opera (I got another present that it was fantastic too). Hopefully we will meet again! Francesc
Gregory (Greg) WinfieldCanada
Please note I would have given 4.5 stars if the rating system permitted. CONTEXT: Four of us booked a 3.5 hour tour with Francesc to see a sampling of Gaudi's work. COMMENTS: Francesc did an excellent job of giving us an overview of the Gaudi works we saw including La Sagrada Familia. He spoke English well and was very personable and happy to answer all questions. He gave us some Catalan history (including the complex recent events) and dining and other suggestions for our stay in Barcelona.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Greg, It is a pleasure to read that you had a great time in Barcelona; that you liked the Gaudi highlights that we visited; the restaurants that I recommended and the rest of the activities. Thanks for choosing me; I really enjoyed preparing your tour (months before) and our time together: I love it when a plan comes together ;-) Maybe our path will cross again Francesc
Brian M.United States
Superb guide! Absolutely would recommend to ANYONE else....informative, clear, and insightful!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Brian. Thanks for your recommendation! Fortunately it didn't rain during the tour!!! Please, say hello to your wife and your friends. Regards, Francesc
Kate CorkumUnited States
Kate CorkumUnited States
Francesc embodied all the elements we enjoy in a tour guide. He was passionate about the rich history of Barcelona, Gaudi, the Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, Catalonia's food, markets and historic spaces. His warm personality and flexibility to provide a memorable day of explorations made our day truly memorable.
Rolf ZaissUnited States
Francesc is a great guide - smart, knowledgeable, with a good sense of humor and good timing in terms of when to move on, do photos, etc. His English is excellent and he was very enthusiastic about the the Sagrada Familia Cathedral, which always make a tour better. I give him my unqualified recommendation and my two travel companions do as well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rolf, how great was touring all of you in this temple. To visit the towers of the temple was a wise choice. Let's see if they finish the temple on time ;-) A warm hug Francesc
Tina SchroederUnited States
Francesc was an AMAZING tour guide! His knowledge and enthusiasm told the story of La Sagrada Família and made our day very enjoyable...we learned a ton!! I highly recommend you book a tour with him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Tina!!! How lovely was our afternoon together and I don't forget our tapas with sangria after the tour! Your family is really very interesting. Looking forward to meeting you again Francesc
Harriet NewmanUnited States
We spent two days with Francesc. His knowledge of Sagrada Familia and Picasso Museum is phenominal. We learned more than we expected. He was wonderful helping to plan our trip long before we arrived and was flexible with our plans during our tour. He was a pleasure to spend two days with. We loved every minute of our tours. He was both considerate and generous and you cannot find a better tour guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Harriet. Your tour was very special: we had to cancel the tour in December and finally you and your daughter came to Barcelona this Setembre. We had spoken about all the details of your tour for month. We had organized a special transport. As A Team said: I love it when a plan comes together ;-)
David HirschmannUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your rating. It was a pleasure to share the day with you in this Sanctuary for the Black Madonna; our lady and Patroness Saint for Catalans. Regards, Francesc
Lynn AlbersUnited States
Francesc was terrific! He kept our family of 4 (2 parents and 2 young adults) very interested in absorbing all of the details on La Segrada Familia that were fascinating! I would highly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Lynn, I am glad that you have liked the Sagrada Familia. As a licensed I tour in this monument almost every day but I don't get tired to explain it. Thanks for choosing and happy to show you the rest of my city next time. Kind regards, Francesc
Adam MantheiUnited States
Francesc was very adaptive to our tour requests and answered all of our questions with candor. We were very happy with our tour. We had a churro and chocolate breakfast, tapas pincho, traditional baked goods and toured the Gothic quarter, several churches and traditional sites of Barcelona like the Rambla and the sagrada familia.
David CohenUnited States
Francesc presented his city of Barcelona to my wife and I starting with the old town followed by viewing Gaudi architecture and the magnificent work in process Bascilica della Sagrada Familia. His background information was priceless and his enthusiasm for his city and Catalonia contagious.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I also had a great morning with you David. Thanks for your energy, humor and your recommendations. The best part of my job is the interesting people that I meet. Thanks!
Kristine LoftCollingwood, 2CB0A9E6-BE56-47CB-BA58-36A2618B63F6, Canada
Francesc provided a great tour over two days! He helped with our itinerary to provide the most of our tours. The private tour provided one on one which was great for us. He was engaging for our teenagers and provided great insight! Francesc provided a great overview from a historical and architectural perspective. Thank you Francesc!
Kristine LoftCollingwood, 2CB0A9E6-BE56-47CB-BA58-36A2618B63F6, Canada
Francesc provided a great tour over two days! He helped with our itinerary to provide the most of our tours. The private tour provided one on one which was great for us. He was engaging for our teenagers and provided great insight! Francesc also helped with restaurant choices which was really appreciated! Thank you Francesc!
Tiffany M.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tiffany, it was lovely to meet you before your cruise! I hope your daughter and you enjoy the Disney Cruise See you soon! Francesc
Ken NoreikisUnited States
We really appreciated and enjoyed our tour with Francesc. He was very knowledgeable of the sites (Gaudi Park and Sagrada Familia). I learned many new things during the tour (even though I had visited previously). He managed a good blance of education, fun, pace and photo shots. I would highly recommend Francesc for anyone considering a tour in Barcelona.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ken, thanks for your words I had fun too. Two days before the tour you asked me to include your friend in the tour. It was a last minute request, but it was great to find entrances for them too (I moved all my contacts). Enjoy your trips! Francesc
Francesc was full of knowledge and was a pleasure to have as our guide. He was personable, very courteous and we would highly recommend him as a guide. Thank you Francesc, for showing us a wonderful day!! All the best, Nicole and Risa (Canada)
Joanna S.Goshen, KY, United States
Francesc whas extremely knowledgeable and pleasant. Only Gaudi himself could have known more! Francesc even fought the crowds to get us taxis to return to our hotel. He is GREAT!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: "Only Gaudi himself could have known more!" lol Although that I am in this church almost every day I don't get tired to explain it. I am happy to transmit my fascination for the temple. Thanks for your visit to Barcelona!
Gary SchneiderUnited States
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