Gareth DulaiUnited States
Outstanding tour guide. Incredibly patient with children and informative for adults. Joseph navigates the streets of Barcelona with ease and grace. Highly recommended
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Gareth, Thank you very much for your concise, precise and encouraging review and compliments. It was great to share especially with Olivia and Jacob. You are a great family! My regards to Elisa as well and enjoy your remaining Spanish experience. Have a lovely summer. Josep
Gina RubenUnited States
Our tour with Josep was extremely enjoyable, personal, and very informative. He knows everything about Barcelona and we learned a lot in the time we spent with him. I highly recommend him if you want a great tour guide in or about Barcelona.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gina for your highly appreciated review. I have enjoyed showing you the fantasy world of Antonio Gaudi. Have a lovely stay in Barcelona and a lovely summer too. Best regards Josep
Michael G.United States
My wife and I chose Tours by Locals to arrange for a private guide during a one day stay in Barcelona before boarding a cruise. Since I studied engineering and architecture, we chose the 4 hour Gaudi's Fantasy World Tour. Our guide, Josep Picazo, was excellent. He was flexible in arranging the starting time of our tour and promptly arrived at our hotel. Josep is personable, professional and very knowledgeable. We visited 4 sites and his insight into Gaudi's symbolism was truly amazing. Highly Recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michael and Jean for your splendid review! Specially coming from someone that has studied engineering and architecture your comments about my Gaudi's Tour are particularly encouraging. I certainly appreciate your personal comment on how great you think my Tour was and the feed back with you created in our Tour I wish you a great summer and hope to host you again in Barcelona. Best regards. Josep
Margaret LongUnited States
Joseph was an excellent guide and since he was a native Barcelonian, was able to share much history with us. Excellent tour! Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Margaret and David for your excellent review. I enjoyed having you a lot for your kindness and genuine interest in Gaudi. Best regards and enjoy your cruise. Josep
Charles FiskeUnited States
Josep gave an outstanding tour of Gaudi architecture including insights into the architect, his inspirations, the remarkable techniques used in construction and many stunning views up close of these beautiful works of art.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Charles for your excellent review! I t was a please having hosted you in Barcelona All the best Josep
Josep's explanations and inside knowledge of architecture was exceptional. His WiFi ear buds and well constructed schedule enhanced the experience, and skipping the lines was priceless!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lisa for your excellent review! I t was a please having hosted you in Barcelona All the best and hope to have again another time. It was certainly a pleasure for me as well. Josep
Susan DoshierUnited States
Our tour with Josep was amazing! He is a very knowledgeable guide and went into great detail to explain the history of Barcelona and the magnificent architecture that we saw. He even showed us on his iPhone the reflection of the stained glass windows so we could see the amazing colors which the naked eye missed. This tour made our visit to Barcelona something we will always remember! Many thanks to Josep!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Susan and Raymond for such a good and immediate review. I certainly enjoyed hosting you. Hope you keep using TBL All the best Josep
Peggy BerlinCalistoga, CA, United States
Josep was very knowledgable, he paced the tour well. We particularly enjoyed the blue tooth head sets so that we all could clearly hear Josep's comments. He also offered us helpful information about Barcelona. We highly recommend Josep as a guide.
Christina A.United States
Josep was a great tour guide! He knew the answers to all of our questions and the history of the city. We had bad weather, but Josep made the most of it, and we still got to see all of the locations. Josep had ear pieces that we could wear, so we could wander around the different places and still hear what he was saying. It really helped as the locations were often loud/crowded. It was helpful for us who are all mid-20s, and definitely would be great for people that are hard of hearing. Highly recommend!
Ronald StoeckUnited States
Josep was very informative and well-organized on this tour. I don't hesitate to recommend him to anyone with an interest in Gaudi's works. The only reason I didn't give him another star is his somewhat aloof personality compared to other Tours By Locals guides. However, he certainly answered all our questions and gave us ideas and reason to further explore Gaudi's and other impressionists' works while we were in Barcelona. His admiration and explanations of Gaudi's genius was very evident.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mr Stoeck, Thank you for your rating, I had just lost a good friend in a motorcycle accident that week and even if I tried my best that my state of mind would not interfere with my guiding that day... that would certainly explain your assessment. Believe me that I am just the opposite under normal circumstances. I appreciate also your recognition of my explanations, knowledge and admiration for Gaudí. My best regards
Christy CarpenterUnited States
Josep is an excellent guide -- 5 stars. He's thoroughly knowledgeable and very good at providing context for the Gaudi tour right from the beginning. His English is excellent. He was the best guide we had during 17 days in Spain. I highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Christy I am very grateful for your excellent review on the Gaudi Tour I enjoyed having hosted you in Barcelona Best regards Josep
Jane FrostUnited Kingdom
Absolutely fantastic tour . Josep was knowledgeable, fun , efficient , professional . Everything we could have asked for . He also gave us useful tips on local restaurants . He was top rate - we were a group of 10 - ihe made our trip perfect !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the great review Jane. I enjoyed having hosted you yesterday in Barcelona!!! Best regards! Josep
Donna SlovakUnited States
This tour of Barcelona was fantastic and so unique! It focused on the amazing works of Antoni Gaudi in the city and included all the highlights most visitors scramble to see. Our guide Josep was extremely insightful, interesting and knowledgable and he timed our arrivals and entrances into the sites perfectly. An amazing tour and a wonderful guide. Thanks Josep.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Donna for the great fred-back. Great hosting you in Barcelona Josep
Ronald SutherlandUnited States
Fantastic tour. Josep is very informative and a great communicator. Especially helpful was his use of the in-ear, bluetooth hearing device that enabled us to catch all his commentary despite the noisy crowds.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ronald, I appreciate your very kind review! See you soon again in Barcelona Josep