Ben SchmittUnited States
Honest advice: Don't bother seeing the Gaudi sights without Mark. Certainly the venues are fantastic alone, but once you get to know a bit more history and significance of each location you will have a complete experience. Mark offers relevant history regarding these locations that really transforms the visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Ben, Thank you so much for this great review! I can only say that I had a wonderful time with you and your family. It was a pleasure to show a bit of Barcelona and the countryside to you! All the best and take care, Mark P.
Kathleen ItoUnited States
Mark was knowledgeable and explained everything clearly and concisely. We had no trouble understanding all that he was showing us. He has an wonderful personality, made us very comfortable right away. Would ask for him again if we were to return to Barcelona.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your great review, Kathleen! Regards from Barcelona, Mark W.
Debra LangUnited States
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Jay CohenTiburon, CALIFORNIA, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you and regards from Barcelona! Mark Planellas-Witzsch, Official Barcelona guide.
Nicole AltshulerUnited States
Mark was a perfect tour guide! He is so incredibly knowledgable, professional, and friendly! My family and I learned so much about Gaudi and the history of Barcelona...could not imagine doing tour on our own. Thank you Mark!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Nicole; it was a pleasure to show you a bit of Gaudi's world! Cheers, Mark P
Ashley MeeksUnited States
We had a WONDERFUL experience with Mark. All communication was timely. We had no problem meeting up before the tour. His knowledge of Gaudi was unbelievable and even our three teenagers were engaged by all of his historical facts and interpretations of Gaudi's work. I highly recommend Mark. His tour was a fantastic way to start our trip to Spain.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Ashley. I had a wonderful time with you too! Enjoy your Spain trip! Regards, Mark
Peter DeMarzoUnited States
Excellent tour. Mark was very informed and personable, and kept us on schedule. We enjoyed the tour very much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Peter, Thank you very much for your feedback! I had a great time with your family too! Take care! Cheers, Mark Planellas Witzsch
David DeVictorUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for submitting the rating, David! I had a great time with all of you too! Take care and enjoy Barcelona! Regards, Mark Planellas Witzsch
Mary MaloyUnited States
This was one of the best decisions we made on our stay in Barcelona. Why fight the crowds, listen via a taped ear phone and try to follow you Rick Steve's guide. Mark was excellent at customizing our Gaudi tour and we learned so much in 4 hours it was well worth a few Euros more. We highly recommend Mark if you want a personal, in-depth, well spoken and very knowledgeable tour guide. Our girls (20 & 23) thought mom and dad did excellent securing this tour! That isn't easy to say!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comments, Mary. I had a wonderful time with all of you too! Take care and best regards from Barcelona, Mark Planellas-Witzsch
Suzanne RichardsonUnited States
Our Gaudi tour with Mark was tops. Not being Gaudi fans, we learned to appreciate his work. Book Mark. He's good.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your rating, Suzanne! It was a pleasure to show you Gaudi's main buildings. Regards, Mark P. Witzsch
Judith ZwicklUnited States
Mark's tour of Barcelona Gaudi buildings was wonderful. He knew the architecture and the history and had interesting stories about the people as well. He was very personable and able to answer all of our questions. He even suggested a restaurant in the area we wanted that had great food which we thoroughly enjoyed. I would happliy book another tour with Mark again
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Judith, Thank you very much for your feedback. I'm glad that you had a wonderful time in Barcelona. Best regards, Mark Planellas-Witzsch
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating, Danielle!!! Cheers, Mark
Anne ReizerUnited States
Mark was exceptional- he had all the background knowledge that we wanted for the Gaudi projects. His attention to time kept us from feeling rushed at any part of the tour. Besides Gaudi, he also informed us to Catalonian history which was interesting. I recommend him fully as a guide. Anne R.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Anne, Thank you so much for the rating! I had a wonderful time with you too. Best regards from Barcelona, Mark