Joyce TakemoriUnited States
Jim was EXCELLENT! He is very knowledgeable, articulate, versatile and totally delightful! He was very detailed to allow us to maneuver what I wanted to see/do in the time frame allowed. Jim Douet is a SUPER FIVE-STARS! AND MORE!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joyce, I am very pleased you both enjoyed the morning as much as I did. I am practicing the Hawaian hand greeting! Jim
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Susan RederUnited States
JIm was fabulous! And very knowledgeable.. thank you!!!
Laura BlackUnited States
Rachel VaughnUnited States
Jim did a great job of showing us the sites of Barcelona. We had a custom tour with many special requests, and he was very accommodating of all our needs. We really appreciated his perspective on the city, and would highly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rachel, I'm glad you all enjoyed the visit, and I hope you get in touch if you decide to come back.
Dr. Jim WiseUnited States
Jim was very personable and very knowledgeable. We enjoyed our tour very much.
Our Best of Barcelona tour with Jim was a five star experience (5 out of 5)He was flexible in planning the use of our time for touring and included many stops,unrushed and with great information.He was happy to answer our many questions and provide background historically. Ruth from Canada
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Ruth, it was a most enjoyable afternoon, and give my best regard to Myra. Jim
Theodore HoskinsonUnited States
Jim was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. He tailored the tour to our specific areas of interest. He was able to pack a lot into such a relatively small amount of time. His love of the history of Barcelona made our tour with him more meaningful!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ted, I look forward to the return visit - its in my diary! Many thanks, Jim
George LeeUnited States
Paul YatesUnited States
We were four seniors and Jim was perfect for our 1/2 day tour of Barcelona. Picked up at our hotel and took his suggestions. Monjuic for amazing views of the city, a quick look in the art museum, through the historic district and onto the Monjuic park for more views, to 1992 Olympic stadium and other monuments and buildings erected for the1888 Worlds Fair. Walk around outside of Park Guell for photos, a visit to El Born ruins, look in St Mary's by the sea. Drop off at Sagrada Familia for pm tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paul and Lesley, Ada and Pete, I'm very glad you all enjoyed the tour, which was a lot of fun for me, too. Jim
Anthony CollinsUnited States
Very friendly , knowledgeable, and had a great time. A bit disappointing not able to enter Gaudi church or park. However, this was not the guide's fault but due to too much to see in such a short period of time. If travelers wish to enter church and park probably best to go online before trip and purchase tickets to skip the long lines. We did this for Picasso Museum. Jim was excellent and kept us entertained by showing us so many beautiful sites of Barcelona! I would highly recommend using him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a really enjoyable morning. I should have added Vázquez Montalbán to the Barcelona authors, so long as you like whodunnits. Jim
Kari BurkeUnited States
Jim was an excellent and knowledge guide... we really enjoyed our tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kari, great. so did I, a delightful morning with all four of you.
Rosemary TsohnUnited States
Tour guide came to pick us in an extremely dirty car, Not worried about the outside but the inside was so dirty my husband told him he left his breakfast on the chair, he just tried to brush the dirt from the chair. I was very very disappointed!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rosemary, I was mortified to find I hadn't checked over the car before collecting you from the terminal, and sad that it spoiled what I had thought was an enjoyable tour.
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Susan T.United States
Thank you Jim for an excellant tour of Barcelona. It wasn't Jim's fault that the date that our cruise was in Barcelon was a "Holiday" and everything we visitied was extremely crowded. In spite of this, we had a great tour and learned a lot about the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sue, thanks for your generous and helpful comments, and I hope you'll come back again. Jim
Larry KravitzUnited States
My family had the opportunity to tour Barcelona with Jim. It was a very enjoyable experience. Jim was very flexible in attending to some special needs of our family and was great in sharing the history of Barcelona as we strolled through the city. His amiable and easy going style allowed us to feel as if we were touring the city with someone we had known for while, and not someone we had just met that day. I highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Larry, it was a great couple of days with the three of you - make sure you come back for study abroad in barcelona. Meet the family next time. Till then, Jim
Prudence HolmesUnited States
Great tour. Jim knows so much about Barcelona and took me many places I couldn't have seen otherwise. I highly recommend his tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a fun morning, great to show a pro around!
Lewis GutersonUnited States
Tour was excellent. Our guide, Jim, extremly knowledgeable and a pleasure to be with. Next time in Barcelona I would seek him out. Thank you for connecting us up wit Jim.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Lewis, it was a lovely morning and I hope the rest of your holiday went well.
Kay RiceUnited States
Extremely pleasant experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: And for me too, many thanks.
Sheryl CiullaUnited States
Jim was an excellent tour guide! He customized our tour when he met us to cover sites that we had not previously seen. We appreciated his flexibility. Jim was very easy to understand as he is British. We highly recommend Jim for a tour guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Sheryl, I hope the Eiffel supper lived up to expectations.
Barbara MoranGreen Valley, AZ, United States
Jim is a great guide! Did just what we agreed to which was to have us see sites outside Barcelona. Wish he could have been our guide for the entire time we were there.
Bertha BarrazaUnited States
James was on time to pick me up. He verified with me the plan for the day and allowed me to make choices. Overall, he is knowledgeable in the subject and with the geographical area. In addition, he demonstrated to be friendly, easy going and attentive. Without any reservations, I recommend James as a tour guide in Barcelona.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Bertha, we had a lovely morning exploring the city.
William GarrisonRoyal Oaks, CALIFORNIA, United States
Great walking tour, especially as an intro to Barcelona. Jim knows his architecture. He was very good at pointing out where we might want to spend more time, and in understanding our interests. Not only did he thoroughly introduce us to Guadi, but we never would have known, e.g., about the Roman city underneath the cathedral (with its 4th century winery), without his guidance. Great tour. Great guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a lovely morning, sunny and bright, and we talked about everything under the sun.
Leanne ReiterDallas, TX, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Leanne.
Tricia FoxUnited States
Great information, good listener in regards to our interests, native English speaker, flexible when we needed it. You cannot choose better!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Tricia, it was a fun morning and I'm delighted you enjoyed yourselves. Jim
Bryan GerstelUnited States
One could not find a more informative, cordial and accommodating guide..anyone going to Barcelona will enjoy his custom tour and his vast knowledge of the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Bryan, I hope the rest of your holiday is as much fun as the morning in Barcelona. Jim
Elissa BuieUnited States
Our tour with Jim was PERFECT. It was exactly what we were looking for. We saw a LOT of the city of Barcelona in order to get our bearings for the rest of our week there. Jim knows the city really well and we totally enjoyed the history aspect of how he shared the city with us. Jim is a really nice guy and enjoyable to be with and he really gave us a great grounding for a great trip to a great city!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Elissa, it was a lovely morning, I hope the rest of the week went as well for you both. Jim
Steven LevinUnited States
Excellent tour and Jim is an excellent tour guide. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the best of the Catalan with Jim. Jim is very knowledgeable and is a very pleasant person. We got to drive around Barcelona and see a tremendous overview of the city. It was a great complementary tour to a separate walking tour we took of old Barcelona. Would highly recommend this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Steve, it was a great morning. Hope we can meet up in Tottenham, North London, one day. Jim
I had only a few hours to spare in the city of Barcelona , Jim was my guide. He was excellent . Full of knowledge and enthusiasm to share combined with a laid back easy going disposition . In a hectic city he offered a safe passage through all the hustle and bustle and allowed the beauty of the city to be revealed at ease I would highly recommend him ,and I will definitely request him again the next time I'm in the intriguing city of Barcelona.
It was an excellent walking tour of Barcelona. We got a perfect overview of the city. James made the tour fun and very interesting. We can highly recommend him!!! Thank you James for this amazing tour!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Katja, hope the wedding was a big success. J
David SampleUnited States
Jim was an excellent tour guide. He has an easy personality and a lot of background knowledge about the history of Barcelona and the sites we saw. He asked us what we were interested in and then customized a tour. We covered a lot of ground in 4 hours. We really enjoyed his thorough knowledge of the city, thee arts and the architecture. Would highly recommend!
Jean KenneyUnited States
Do NOT visit Barcelona without touring with this guy. He is engaging, entertaining, knowledgeable and cool. There were 8 in our group and he connected well with all of us. It was like hanging out with Gaudi. He knows history, architecture, politics and the culture of Barcelona. He's a charming Brit who makes you feel like a local.