Mark YohmanUnited States
Mark provided us with the perfect introduction to Barcelona. Mark met us promptly at the cruise terminal as we disembarked. We had asked Mark just the day before if we could meet an hour later then we originally planned and he quickly agreed. Mark gave us a wonderful 4 hour overview of Barcelona showing us many key sites but more importantly giving us a great feel for the local culture.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mark, Thank you very much for your review! It was great meeting you. It was a pleasure to show you the city. Thank you and regards, Mark
Neil KaplanUnited States
Upon arrival on a flight from the US, Mark greeted us at the airport and took us on a highlight tour of Barcelona. It was the perfect way to start our vacation and Mark is very knowledgeable. He also showed his diversity and flexibility when we requested adding a tour of Sagrada Familia to the end of the tour, which he was able to do without missing a beat. Mark kept it interesting and we learned a lot about Barcelona and Catalonia in a short amount of time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Neil, Thank you so much for your wonderful reviews! It was a pleasure to show Barcelona and nearby places to you. Wishing you all the best, Regards from Barcelona, Mark
Barbara AlwinUnited States
Our group of 4 thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Barcelona with Mark. He was extremely knowledgeable and shared a great deal of interesting history and detail of the various sights we visited. He also had an appreciation for our interests, and managed the time we had with consideration of traffic and crowds. It was extremely helpful to have a driver, so that we could be dropped off to walk certain areas with Mark - who arranged for the driver to meet us later. Wonderful tour - we greatly enjoyed it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Barbara, Thank you so much for this wonderful review! It was a pleasure to show you Barcelona. I hope to see you again in the city. All the best, Mark P. Witzsch
Beth MillerUnited States
Where do I begin? Mark was fantastic! He was extremely knowledgeable of the history of all the stops we had during our 1/2 day tour of Barcelona. When we return we will definitely have him give us another tour of the city. He did a great job of covering a lot of ground and mixing up walking and driving to accommodate a beautiful day as well as a slow walking 85 year old mother.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Beth, I am so happy that you enjoyed the visit and that you could plan some of the activities we discussed during the tour! Best wishes, Mark p. Witzsch
Paul RUnited States
I can tell you that each and every one of the guides provided was wonderful. They were knowledgeable, friendly, punctual, patient, and every other positive attribute one might think of. We are not newcomers to the use of private guides, we have used them extensively in Italy, France and London. We know what makes a great guide. All of your guides were not just good, they were great.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Paul, I had a wonderful time with you too. And thank you for your generous words. Best wishes, Mark P. Witzsch
We had a great tour with Mark, a perfect way to spend the afternoon. Mark was really friendly and easy to chat with. He was extremely knowledgeable about Barcelona's history and the surrounding areas. This tour was the perfect way to get to know Barcelona combing driving and walking, great for kids. We got to see many different part of Barcelona. I would highly recommend this tour as a first to do, you get a real orientation of the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Katherine, Thank you so much for the great review! I’m glad you enjoyed the tours (and the chocolate!!!). I had a great time showing this special corner of Barcelona to you too! Cheers! Mark, Licensed Guide
Robyn RosenbauerUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Robyn, thanl you veru much for your rating! I wish you enjoyed your entire trip in Cataonia and Spain! Regards, Mark Planellas Witzsch
Very nice tour with Mark and his colleagues for our whole group, starting with the Sagrada Familia. Mark was very flexible and organized the tour taking our wishes into account, and everybody enjoyed the tour thanks to the very friendly and knowledgeable guides!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Régine, Thank you very much for your wonderful comments! It was a pleasure to make this large venue a big success! Take care, Mark Planellas-Witzsch, Official Licensed Guide 2592, Generalitat de Catalunya.
David B.United States
Very good tour, Mark is very knowledgeable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, David! It was a pleasure to show you the city! Regards from Barcelona, Mark Planellas Witzsch, Official Licensed Guide, Generalitat de Catalunya, number 2592
Noah (Dr.) ChivianWest Orange, NJ, United States
Mark served as our welcoming ambassador to Spain and our pre-cruise tour of Barcelona guide. We combined the Best of Barcelona in the morning with an afternoon Jewish Heritage tour. His English and auto were flawless. He has a passion for history, the sites and making sure he accommodated our every need. It was a very positive experience and I would highly recommend Mark for a Barcelona first timer and a seasoned Spain traveler.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Noah, Thank you so much for your nice review! I am happy to hear from you again, I had a wonderful time with your group too! It was a pleasure to show you the Jewish Heritage and Barcelona! I would be very happy to see you again in Barcelona. All the best, Mark P. Witzsch
It was a very informative tour and Mark was a very personable and knowledgable guide. We had a wonderful tour of Barcelona and highly recommend it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Frank. Take care, Mark Planellas Witzsch
Sara WolfUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Sara, I am glad that you enjoyed your time with Ernesto and I. It was a pleasure to show you Barcelona! Thank you and regards, Mark
Dorothy SmallUnited States
Mark was an amazing tour guide. His wealth of knowledge and passion for what he did was truly awesome!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Dorothy, Thank you very much! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed it so much! It was a pleasure to show you the city... Take care and regards from Barcelona, Mark Planellas-Witzsch
Mark TamagniUnited States
Mark was a walking fountain of historical knowledge and not just about Barcelona. If you only have a day in the city, this tour is worth every penny. We saw so much more of Barcelona than we normally could have and came away with a deep and appreciative understanding of not only its history but its importance in the world today. Our tour with Mark left us realizing that we have to come back and discover more of this amazing city... Take the van tour over walking, you will not regret it. Mark is EXCELLENT!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mark, What a wonderful review :-), thank you so much! I had a great time with you too! Take care! Cheers, Mark Planellas-Witzsch
Neil MarkowitzUnited States
Mark is a guide's guide! He is so full of engaging knowledge and enthusiasm for his subject, it was an absolute pleasure to spend three days with him getting to know Barcelona. I could not recommend anyone more, with his background, good humor and ability to strongly connect with everyone in the group he is a 'must book' guide with this tour company.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Neil, Thank you for the great review! It was a pleasure to share the time in Barcelona with you. All best for you and your family! Take care, Mark Planellas Witzsch
Melanie McKnightUnited States
Mark is an excellent tour guide. He tailored our tour to our needs and our family , ensuring our family saw the key attractions. He was knowledgeable about every sight and had great recommendations about what to see and do with our children.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Melanie, Thank you so much for your comments. I am glad that your family enjoyed the tour. I had a great time showing the city to your family. Best regards, Mark.