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
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
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
Janet BrowningUnited States
Sally ChadwickUnited States
Very well done customized tour to Montserrat and Sitges. Spotless comfortable car. Informative tour and excellent paella lunch by the seaside. Highly recommended.
We had a fabulous day in Monserrat with Francesc. He and another guide, Suzie R. put together a personal tour just for us. We drove there in Francesc's car (with a great sunroof so we didn't miss a thing) and stopped for a special Catalan lunch along the way. Francesc and Suzie are extremely knowledgeable about history, art and architecture and they made it all fun. At the same time, hearing the boy's choir was a very moving experience we will never forget. We really felt like we were out with friends!
Phil GreenfieldUnited States
Francesc knew exactly how to show us Montserrat so that we would see everything timed perfectly. Had we gone on our own we would have missed things -- we were thankful to have had a great guide. He was prompt, his driver's vehicle was pristine, and he made good use of our time.
Jack McElroyUnited States
Kathleen FreemanUnited States
Angela BodanzaSt. Petersburg, FLORIDA, United States
Excellent tour. Very knowledgeable, friendly, courteous and efficient. Will recommend him to others who are interested.
Katherine D.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Katherine!!! Even though your flight was delayed one day, it has been great that we could start the Montserrat tour from the airport instead of your hotel. Thanks for choosing me and for such a great morning with you and your son. Francesc
Francesc guided our group of 8 adults to Montserrat. It was probably the best tour we have ever taken right from the moment he met us outside our hotel. He timed every step so that we maximized every opportunity and always stayed ahead of the crowds. We enjoyed his company; we learned a lot, we marvelled at the splendour of the mountain and the history of the monastery.mwell done. This is our second time with Tours by Locals and we will definitely return for more.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joan. For me time has flown, I have enjoyed your party as well. Best Francesc
William KolbUnited States
The drive was comfortable and the sight itself was very interesting. However, I didn't feel that Francesc was very efficient in how we used our time. Had we left the hotel a half an hour earlier, we might have missed more of the big tour bus crowds and had time to ride the funicular, which we very much wanted to do. Linda Ps. It also would have been nice to have had water in the car for an all day tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello William. Thanks so much for your review that without any doubt helps me to improve. I’m so sorry we found so many busses that day. Actually I have anticipated the start time of the tour to 8am to prevent that busses arrive before us. My idea is always to avoid the mass. I’m glad that we could visit the Madonna, latter the Sanctuary and we sat down in the second bench of the Church to listen the boy’s choir (I knew that it was the priority for your wife). Thanks again Francesc
Sarah C.Seminole, FL, United States
Hire Francesc for this tour! On the way to Montserrat Francesc provided geological and historical explanations to the area - not a minute was lost and it was non-stop information. Once at the Abbey you had a background and you were ready to have the visual filled in of the Black Madonna etc. To break up the "church" experience we did a bit of hiking to end with the most delicious tasting of yogurt and cake -- which Francesc brought to life with stories of his youth. Really special day for us!
Shirley B.Quezon City, 1112, Philippines
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your rating Shirley.
Scott WileyUnited States
He did a great job!
Robert ArmijoOrange, CA, United States
I knew nothing of Montserrat before our visit to Barcelona but friends told me we should visit. I'm glad we did. Our tour with Francesc was a great way to see Montserrat. He knew th history as well as the schedule so that we avoided the long lines that formed at times. We greatly enjoyed the tour and highly recommend it.
Tina ReedyUnited States
We loved learning the history, touring the mountain and listening to the choir. A must book tour!
Dana BruceUnited States
The Montserrat tour with Francesc was the highlight of our 2-week vacation in Spain. Francesc was personable, extremely spiritual and knowledgeable about the monastery and mountain, and we would highly recommend him to others as a guide.
Michael R.United States
Great tour, Great Guide! Knows the standards as well as off the beaten places, very accommodating and flexible! Gold Quality service!