Irina RuddyUnited States
What a memorable walk! Tate was amazing: she took us out of touristy crowded Barcelona to Barcelona of locals: energetic, charming, full of spirit and unique style! We loved trying traditional Catalan turron and we enjoyed learning about Barcelona's history. Thank you, Tate, for showing us your city!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Irina for your warm appreciation, It was.my pleasure to get to know and share time with such a charming multi-lingual and well travelled family :-) I hope you come back to bcn to see you again :-)
Mary CadaginUnited States
What a great 2 hours! and with a 93 yr-old Mom! Because my Mom has hearing and walking challenges, Tate took us slowly, around the Roman Wall, into the palace where Columbus returned with his tales of adventures, to look below the city (peeking into lower levels and into windows) at the Roman life underground. She knows everything and no matter what esoteric question my Mom, the retired teacher, asked, Tate knew the answer. She clearly loves Barcelona, and took us places we would never have seen.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Yesss your mum scared me with her questions!! But she is soooo sweet!!! I am so happy that you enjoyed the tour!!
Valerie ButlerCharlotte, NC, United States
I can't say enough about our time with Tate. She was incredibly flexible, knowledgable and truly listened to what we were interested in tailoring the tour to our interests. She has written over 20 books about Barcelona and her depth of knowledge was a true joy. You can't go wrote with her as your guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind words Leslie. Strolling the Raval with you two was really fun, my nicest b-day present, and a discovery for me too, specially that oooold chocolate shop that was a gem with its furniture, stained glass windows, and the delikatessen they served! I hope that you keep coming to BCN!
Elizabeth BurnsUnited States
Tate C. gave us a fabulous introduction to Old Town Barcelona. She was very responsive to my messages prior to our tour and she was delightful during our tour. My only negative about this tour was that it was much shorter then originally booked due to our flight being a little late and then we had some transportation issues getting to Tate. I wish that TBL had not booked something else for her so close to our tour so we could have had more time with Tate. She is very knowledgeable about Spain.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad you enjoyed our walking tour despite all the hassle you suffered due: to the crying baby on the plane from NY... the delay in the arrival... your lost luggage... and the taxi that did never showed up in the airport... You are 2 brave women! After all those inconvenients, going ahead with a long walk, encouraging your sweet but strong mother in law impressed me sooo much! That is the resilience factor: finding your inner strength and overcoming the travelling hurdles.
Todd ChristieUnited States
Tate did a great job customizing the tour based on our interests. As a native, she shared interesting facts and helped us see the highlights in 2 hours as well as an overview of the old town. This was a perfect way to start our week in Barcelona. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thaks Todd for your kind words! I am very happy that you had a nice experience!!
Our time was limited and Tate did an excellent job at showing us as much as she possibly could. She obviously knew her city. She was very knowledgeable. Thank you so much, Tate.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Going to the Subterranian Barcelona with a geologist is quite an experience! Thanks Lorraine and Edward for your kind comment after your very long trip!
Chris O.United States
Tate was just a fantastic all-around guide. She taught us the history and culture of the old town and Jewish quarter with interest and sympathy. She introduced us to churros and thick chocolate and pinchtroxs (just ask her!). My 10 and 12 year old enjoyed her tour as much as I did. We've had a number of guides in the last year and a half, and I don't think you could go wrong with Tate. Thank you Tate.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: JJJJJ!!!! Pintxos Chris!! You have a second chance in Madrid to pratice and eat up the pintxos :-) Your family is wonderful, walking around with 2 kids with jetlag the day after the end of their school was a challenge! for you and myself! but after the thick chocolate they cheered up wonderfully, and did not stop asking very intelligent questions. I was highly impressed by their comments!! so I told my daughters back at home. Wish you keep good memories of BCN!!
Sonya YonashUnited States
It was so fun walking around Old Town with Tate! She had great insights into where to go, and what to do - and took us to a magnificent chocolate shop off the main drag for a churro/chocolate treat to die for! Very knowledgeable and a perfect local to show you around and give insider tips!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Sonya! It was great fun to accompany you. I am so glad that tou enjoyed the tour :-)