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
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.
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
Linda GreeneUnited States
Francesc was wonderful. Full of information and insights about Barcelona, we would highly recommend him.
Barbara ZerolnickUnited States
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Francesc is both extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Gaudi. He presents a great amount of information in a very interesting manner. He is friendly and easy to understand.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Paul !!! It has been lovely to share this morning with you. I hope you have enjoyed the restaurant too. I hope you also like Montserrat tomorrow. Regards, Francesc
Amy BrewerDelray Beach, FLORIDA, United States
Miriam M.United States
Lawrence MuirPerth, Australia
Had a great day in Barcelona due entirely to our guide, Cesc, who made the outing lively, informative and above all great fun. The tour seemed to be over in no time at all which is a measure of how he kept us captivated. Many thanks Cesc
Reuben A.Cayman Islands
Wonderful guide, highly recommended. Thank you!
Benjamin D.United States
Extremely informative and knowledgeable guide. Personable and genuinely interested in insuring patrons get maximum value out of the visit. Highly recommended guide.
Arthur MarbleUnited States
Francesc was very knowledgeable and explained everything extremely well. He really knows his city!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm glad that you had a good time Arthur. Thanks for your reply!
Eric HutchinsonUnited States
Great tour with a knowledgeable, fun to be with guide. Francesc was amazing. Wonderful experience!
Albert CohenUnited States
He is patient, caring and knowledgeable about the subject matter. His expansive knowledge of religion, architecture and history makes our tour enjoyable and extremely interesting. We enjoyed this trip tremendously because of him.
Sheila AtwellUnited States
Francesc was an absolutely wonderful guide. Our flight was delayed by nearly 12 hours and he was able to accommodate two tours all in one day - endeavoring especially hard to get a refund for some tickets that had been purchased ahead of time. He knows so much about the city and special details of all the monuments we visited - it made our short stay in Barcelona very special. Muchos gracias!
Ashley EdwardsUnited States
Francesc was delightful. He has a great personality and a clear love of Barcelona. He even managed to make the tour fun for my 3 teenage daughters, which is saying a lot. He tailored the tour to exactly what we wanted to see...mixing in a little history with the fun food markets in the old town. Francesc is very enthusiastic and knowledgable about his city!
Roni RihnUnited States
This was our second day with Francesc and another fantastic tour. We learned so much about Gaudi and Francesc explained everything in such amazing details. He made sure that we stood in the best places for photographs and he got us into each attraction without waiting in lines. My friends and I are so thankful that we had him for two days to discover Barcelona. Thank you Francesc for your warmth, knowledge, and most of all for your passion . You went beyond our expectations.
Jack McElroyUnited States
This is the second time we have toured Barcelona with Francisc. He is without a doubt the most personable and knowledgeable tour guide we have ever had the pleasure of using. We did a two day tour of Barcelona and then on the third day he drove us to Montserrat in his new SUV. Thanks to his knowledge of the crowds at that very popular site we were able to beat the long lines and see everything we had hoped to on our day at Montserrat.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to see you again, in this occasion with your friends. Besides I was very happy that in these holidays you could finally visit Montserrat. Montserrat is very crowded in high season and it was a great idea to anticipate the tour 30 minutes (now I have rescheduled the tour in this way). A big hug from Barcelona to all of you and I hope our path will cross again Francesc
AnnaMarie FreemanUnited States
We had used Francesc 2 times already and by now we felt like old friends. He did not disappoint us and since we only had one day to fit in all the "important" sites in Barcelona, he chose wisely and we were able to enjoy many of the sights, especially the Sagrada Cathedral. He has so much knowledge about Park Guell and the Cathedral and it was wonderful to be able to have someone who could answer our questions; instead of just taking the audio tour. We highly recommend him for any tour requirements.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks AnnaMarie, it was great to see you again after your two-week trip for the Mediterranean. As you have said: As Old Friend. I hope our paths will cross again! Francesc
Daniel JacksonDallas, TX, United States
WOW - wonderful insights to Gaudi and his history - learned so much - I was fascinated by his understanding of Gaudi and his attention to detail in Gaudi's work.
Deborah WelshPortage, MICHIGAN, United States
Barcelona has been a dream of mine since I was 16 years old and 50 years later,and with the help of our fabulous guide, Francesc, my dream came true!!! Francesc is a very knowledgeable and passionate man about his city, which made this tour so incredible. Our tour of Gaudi's Park Guell and Sagrada Familia were sights I will never forget, even through my tears!!! If you like unusual architecture, then this is tour for you and Francesc is the guide. Even his recommendations for dinner was fabulous.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Deborah! It has been an honor to be the guide who has made real this dream of your life. Francesc
Rosalie SmithUnited States
Francesc is a delight! Very knowledgeable and pleasant to be with. Learned a lot and had an enjoyable day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Rosalie!!! I have had a wonderful day too. Tomorrow we will visit the Sagrada Familia; the Park Guell and the Montjuic Hill. Good evening. Francesc
Debbie WileyTurUnited States
Fantastic tour. Franseca is very knowledgeable. We would recommend this tour.
Terri ChalmersUnited States
Francesc was fantastic. He was very interesting, knowledgeable, his English was terrific. He also made the best of a difficult situation. We toured with Francesc for two days. The second day Barcelona was on strike and all the places we were supposed to visit were closed. Francesc managed to give us a walking tour and described the places we couldn't get into see from the outside. He still made it interesting and informative. He has a nice sense of humor and we just had a great time with him.
Peter DrakeUnited States
We had an amazing tour with Francesc! He was so helpful, informed, timely, easy to get along with, and willing to cater to our every interest. Huge recommendation!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Peter. Fortunately Sunday has been a sunny day as well. Francesc
Thank you Francesc for spending three days with our group in Barcelona. We all finished our stay with a greater understanding of the architecture, art and history of this wonderful city thanks to your engaging tours and excellent restaurant recommendations (including the best helado in Spain). So many highlights and great conversations to remember - we'll definitely be back!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Diane, what a great family that you are! (included you adopted-daughter Claudia ;-) I enjoyed sharing my city with you I hope our paths will cross again Best, Francesc
Rose PettiUnited States
Francesc was a wonderful guide, he was very knowledgeable and informative. He knew exactly what our interest were and helped guide us in our interest. I will refer him to anyone that travels to Barcelona in the future. Sincerely, The Petti Family
Olga SamsonovUnited States
Francesc was very knowledgeable and he gave really great explanations of every site we visited. He kept my 3 teenagers interested and answered every question that they had for him. His English was excellent. He recommended few local places to eat that we wouldn't ever find ourselves. He was a wonderful guide and I highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Olga, thanks so much for your kind review. It has been lovely to know your family and I'm happy that your experience with me was not only my tours but also the places that you visit by your own after the tour. Thanks Francesc