Ann NewmanUnited States
Tate is a wonderful guide. She is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and flexible. We felt like we were visiting Barcelona with an old friend. Tate is truly an amazing guide and a lovely woman. My family and I look forward to exploring Spain with Tate on our next trip!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Then I am waiting for you to come back! I take tour word, I am your old friend in BCN :-) Ann, Scott, Nick, Jake and Mandy, it was a lovely morning!! Ann, you are a great woman!!
We had an amazing experience with Tate, the tour guide, and Pedro, who drove us around Barcelona. Tate is incredibly knowledgeable about Barcelona and her intimate understanding of the town made our tour that more interesting. We want to thank Tate for exposing us to the amazing beauty of Barcelona. One day is not near enough to spend in this beautiful city and we are resolved to come back for a repeat visit. We will be sure to look up Tate when we come back.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Rahil, Farrah and Nadia! It was our pleasure to tour such a well educated, cosmopolitan and creative family. It was great work & fun! I wish that you have a nice continuation of your cruiseship to Italy and that you enjoy Naples as much as BCN :-) Hope to see you back here!!
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.
Neil KaplanUnited States
Anyone staying in Barcelona that does not make it up to Figures, Dalí and Girona are missing what might be the best of the region. Tatè was extremely knowledgeable not only about Dalí but the area and the history behind it all. She made the tour feel like we had been friends forever.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Neil and Jane! It was a very enlightened experience for me to share the day with you in Figueres and Girona. Neil, you are a very well read person, I was very impressed by your conversational abilities. I wish you have a pleasant continuation of your journey and also enjoy the Napa Valley along with the rest of your family, sons and fiancees :-)
Pride ScanlanUnited States
Our 8 attendees were very impressed with Tate's knowledge and even more so with her sparkling personality and humor. What a fun and rewarding afternoon! She's an exceptional guide who listened to and read our group, adjusting her delivery and history details to fit us. Are there 6 STARS that we can give Tate?
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ohhh Pride, thankssss!!!! So, when did you say you are coming back????
Terri J.United States
We loved out tour with Tate. She was warm and welcoming and obviously passionate about the city. Her extensive knowledge greatly enhanced our visit and appreciation of Barcelona. We could have happily spent 4 more hour with her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I felt the same way, Terri!! You were a warm and charming group
Lauren GolledgeUnited States
We adore Tate! She is friendly and knowledgable, along with the food tour she also had great insight to various historical spots. Our cooking experience was a highlight of our trip to Barcelona, it was fun for the whole family! Would highly recommend to anyone and any type of group! :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Lauren and to all your lovely laaaarge family!! And congratulations for your graduation in Saint Andrews University!!
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.
Margaret SilberUnited States
Tate is absolutely wonderful - we were so lucky to have her as our guide. First off as an academic and author of books about Gaudi, substantively it seems almost impossible to find someone with more in depth knowledge. It was like taking a field trip with a college class, the level of information, which was thrilling to us as adults. And, as to out three kids (ages 4-12) she scaled the info perfectly for them. On top of substance, Tate is just a really great person - friendly, well spoken, funny. A+
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The best thing of being a tour guide is having the opportunity of sharing time and experiences with wonderful families as yours! I loved the sense of unity you shared and at the same the freedom of movements of each different member, Jordan on its own taking pictures, the girls drawing, taking notes, maggie taking care of all the details, cookies, water, wipes... the granny struggling not to lose track of anything... You are wonderful!!
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!
Margaret SilberUnited States
We had an absolutely incredible walking tour of Old Town Barcelona. Tate is a fantastic, super well informed guide who knew the history of the area in great detail. She talked to us, ascertained our interests and focused the tour on the parts we were most desiring to see. She was incredibly accommodating in terms of our group which had our elderly Mom and our three young girls. Just a wonderful guide! Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Margaret and Jordan! you looked sooo happy!!! And your happiness is sooo contagious!! Thanks to your 3 generation lovely party, I took a trip down memory lane. Went back to those sweet days when we travelled with my husband, small daughters amd my mum. Now that they are young ladies and my mother is gone I was looking at you as to an improved mirror, as your girls are sooo cute!!!
Sandy BonahoomUnited States
BEST TOUR GUIDE EVER... Tate was exceptionally knowledgeable about history, geography, culture, current events and all things pertaining to Barcelona! She was fun to be with and was very accommodating. There were 7 of us and 2 languages to be considered and she was excellent! If we ever come back to Barcelona, we will absolutely be asking for Tate. We were also so pleased with our driver Pedro. They were both completely aware of our needs and were right there to help. An exceptional experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I have transmitted your gratefulness to Pedro and we are both so glad that you enjoyed! Specially because Barcelona was the last port of call of your european trip and you had to put a good colophon in it. Our tour has run nicely & smoothly because you are 2 lovely, openminded and easygoing families, it has been our pleasure to be with you :-)
Eryn Weber-ShifrinUnited States
Tate was the perfect guide for my family. Not only does she have much experience and endless knowledge about the places we saw and the current cultural and political climate in Barcelona, but there also wasn't a question we asked that she couldn't answer. She's a wonderful ambassador of this great city. In addition to being knowledgeable, she was flexible, responsive, and so easy to be with. She even took us around by foot for an extra hour to be sure we saw everything that interested us! She's terrific!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Eryn! I had a great time with you and your 4 boys :-) You are all so positive and active that you make it a pleasure to walk around with you. For me, as a mother of only daughters, to see the interaction among the 5 of you was great fun! I am sure you enjoy yourselves so much wherever you go!! Congrats for such a lovely family!
Arief Harris TandjungIndonesia
We chose this program because we were 'intrigued' by Tate's credentials and we made the RIGHT choice !! Tate is very knowledgable about Gaudi's work and she wrote several articles about them. We ended up spent 2.5 hours (vs original schedule of 2 hours) as Tate enthusiastically explained all the intricate details on every part of Sagrada Familia. It's an 'eye opening' experience and felt like having a 'short class' on Gaudi's work. Thanks a lot Tate for such a wonderful and memorable time ...
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Arief and Cinta for your company today, I felt so comfortable with you that I certainly would have stayed longer if I could! We have to celebrate when smart connections occur :-)
Chris OehrleUnited 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 :-)
Sally W.United States
Sadly, our time with Tate was short as an airline delay cut our scheduled 4 hour tour of Barcelona with her to only 1 1/2 hours. We did manage to pack a lot into that time and so enjoyed the time we spent together. Tate is so engaging, knowledgeable and energetic that we felt we missed so much of what Barcelona had to offer due to our shortened tour. It makes us want to return and finish her tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Sally! Yes, despite the hassel of the plane delay at least you made the most of your short stay!! the day of Saint Jordi is the most beautiful celebration in Barcelona and I am so glad all your party got the traditional red roses and you took them with you on board to accompany you throughout your journey by the Mediterranean sea...
Deborah AshinUnited States
Tate's tour was a highlight of our visit to Barcelona. She is extremely knowledgable, very personable and was flexible in creating a tour just for us, focusing on Gaudi. She is an accomplished writer and historian, with a terrific sense of humor. It was well worth hiring a private driver because we maximized our time with Tate and were able to do and see more.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Deborah has worked as a guide for art museums in NY and we had so good laughs sharing our stories!! I would like to share with TBL a good one: Deborah was heading back to her office after a tour when she heard that lady telling her friend: -is it Guetty? -yes it’s him! -said the other. And then Deborah turned back and said: -I am sorry ladies! It is not Paul Guetty, it is Saint Bartholomew, and the portrait is by Rembrandt!!
Franco FelizartaUnited States
Our tour guide, Tate, was extremely knowledgeable, she was able to Answer all of our questions. We had a great time! Strongly recommend our tour guide. We had most in depth tour of Sagrada Familia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I thank you, Franco and family for a lovely morning shared together, I felt more like friends than customers! And I learned so much about California and the US!