Grace TsangUnited States
Francisco is friendly and knowledgeable and very accommodating to my kids (age 10 and 7) who are not the best travelers as the weather was hot and they are a bit jet lagged. But I had a great time and had a great overview of the city so I know what to do for the next couple of days with my family here. I will highly recommend Francisco!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Grace, Grandma and kids. It was a joy to show you Barcelona highlights. All the Best. Francisco M.
Gina R.United States
Our family of 4 spent the day seeing the highlights of Barcelona with Francisco. Francisco is an excellent tour guide and extremely knowledgeable. He is friendly, genuine and very easy to be with. We truly had a great time. I highly recommend Francisco to anyone visiting Barcelona and its vicinity. Thanks to Francisco for making our visit enjoyable! We hope to be back soon.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Gina and Family. It was a delight to show you my beautiful city and Gaudi. All the Best. Francisco M.
Joshua BorzooyehUnited States
Francisco was a great guide! My wife and I had a private tour with Francisco with all of the Barcelona city highlights. He was knowledgeable and friendly. He took us to a great local lunch which we wouldn't have found on our own. Francisco is a photographer and took pictures of us all day and sent them to us by the end of the day. I would highly recommend a tour with Francisco.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joshua and Brittany. It was my pleasure to show you Barcelona like a local. All the Best to you. Francisco M.
John SalesUnited States
Francisco was a wonderful guide for a day in Barcelona. He was very knowledgeable about all of the sites we visited and anything he didn't know (which wasn't much) he made an effort to find out for us. He smoothly modified out tour plans to sites that we we most interested in and was very comfortable to spend the day with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi John. It was great to spend all day to show you the must see of Barcelona. All the Best. Francisco M.
Martin MinkUnited States
This is the second time we had a tour with Francisco in Barcelona. Again he is extremely professional, very knowledgeable and fun to be with. My wife and I enjoyed his company and learned so much about the great city of Barcelona. We never had a question he didn't have the answer to. The tours he offers on Tours by Locals can be modified,which we did including a few last minute antique shops where we purchased a great 200 year old oil portrait. Francisco will not disappoint you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Martin. Thank you for you words, and it was my pleasure to adapt the tour to your interest. All the Best. Francisco M.
Thank you Francisco for helping us maximize our limited time in Barcelona. Your tour was just what we needed. We had a wonderful time. Francisco provided us with a wide ranging city tour, in a flexible way, customizing as we went to meet our needs. He was very thoughtful in his approach. We especially appreciate his photography skills in taking pictures of us at different sites!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Glen and Lis. In was my pleasure to show you what Barcelona has to offer in a full day. All the Best. Francisco M.
Shirley BakerUnited States
We had a fabulous day with Francisco cruising around Barcelona. He promptly picked us up at 10:00 and immediately started the tour. He was very knowledgeable about all the sites we visited which may the whole experience much more meaningful. A Tour by Local is well worth the price especially if Francisco is your guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Shirley and Friends. It was great to spend all day with all of you and to show you the different neighborhood in Barcelona to see the rich history and timeline of my city. All the Best. Francisco M.
Andrew SheaUnited States
Francisco did a wonderful job hitting all the highlights of the local sights. Did not feel rushed yet we hit all the major spots. The restaurant he took us by the Marina was soo good, introduced us to not just typical paella, but also noodle paella (my son's favorite) and black rice paella. since Francisco was a professional photographer he took some great family picture for us (which was a big bonus for my wife). Overall a wonderful experience and highly reommend Francisco!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Andrew, wife and kids. Francisco.
Brian W SchaarBolivia, NC, United States
We had an outstanding tour with Francisco - learning and seeing a lot of Barcelona. Francisco was very accommodating to our walking needs. Several times we asked him to get the car and pick us up. We truly had a great 8 hour tour. Well worth the time and cost. Highly recommend Francisco.
Elizabeth Haasnaples, FL, United States
Overall he did a great job. We arrived in AM on transcontinental flight and we faded near the end. He handled that well. Appreciated the photos that he took and quickly forwarded to us.
Randy P.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so very much Francisco. We so very much enjoyed our day with you. We are so happy that Randy found YOU to be our expert guide in Barcelona. You're the Best! Wishing you and your family all the very best. David and Karen
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Nicola MontgomeryUnited Kingdom
Francesco was brilliant, friendly, knowledgeable and so so very kind to all of our party. Exceptional value and we LOVED Barcelona
Debra DickersonUnited States
Francisco was an awesome tour guide! His knowledge not only of the city and its history, but also of all of the sites, including: best times to go to certain places to avoid the main tourist times (from incoming ships, etc.); to what we should pay for and go inside to see vs what we should take a look at from the outside; to which roads to avoid at which times do to traffic patterns was invaluable. We could not have seen, done and learned so much without the assistance of such an experienced guide.
Michael LorenzUnited States
We had a great day touring Barcelona with Francisco. He is extremely knowledgeable and has a very engaging personality which adds to the experience. His passion for Barcelona is evident in his interactions throughout the day and his photo taking service is an added benefit ! Would highly recommend a tour with Francisco!
Deno BarrogaUnited States
Excellent tour. Highly recommend. Very friendly and got to see many sights and this is a tour not to be missed for sure. You will love it!!!
David HoltUnited States
Francisco gave us an excellent tour of the city. In 8 hours there are limits on how much we can fit in, but we saw most of the places we requested and some extras that we thought of as a bonus. When we needed a break Francisco took us to a great tapas restaurant where we just naturally included him. We had a full day and were pooped by the time he returned us to the shuttle bus.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David and Family. You had a great pace to see it all and more.. It was a joy for me too. All the Best. Francisco M.
Susan RosenbaumUnited States
We spent 8+ hours with Francisco touring Barcelona. He tailored the tour to our needs and also helped us plan out the remainder of our stay the city. He was very knowledgeable about the sites that we visited. We especially liked Park Guell and the Familia Sagrada. The bonus was the pictures that he took of us and sent to us that same evening. I highly recommend Francisco.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Susan. Thank you for you review and rates. It was my pleasure to spend that time with you and to help you planning the coming days in Barcelona. All the Best. Francisco M.
Francisco gave us a wonderful tour of Barcelona and surrounds. With our limited time in the city, he ensured that we hit the key sights, while enjoying the local cuisine and giving us a taste of local culture and life. He also took great pics for us, which he shared after the tour. I travelled with my 71 year old aunt and she loved the entire experience and the pics will be great memories of our visit. I will highly recommend Francisco for a great personal experience - fun filled and worthwhile trip !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Chrissie and Tita Eli. Thanks for your kind words, it was my joy to spend all that time with you. Say hello to Canada and the Philippines and see you again in Barcelona, enjoy your trip. All the Best. Francisco M.
Laurie WintersUnited States
Francisco was an excellent guide! He was very personable and easygoing, perfect for our family which includes two teenagers. He is an excellent photographer - he took several pictures of our family that he emailed to us after the tour. Much appreciated!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola !! The Winters, thank you for your kind words, i love to share my photo skill background with you. Those smiles and memories doesn't have a price. Take care and will see you again. Francisco M.
Andrea CarusoUnited States
Antoni was a wonderful tour guide. He was professional, friendly, knowledgeable, and flexible. We could not have had a better experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Andrea and Family, I love your sense of humor calling me Antoni per Antoni Gaudí, i just love his work and feel honored to share it with you all. All the Best !!. Francisco M.
Darlena BrightwellUnited States
Francisco is excellent on Gaudi details. We spent an engaging and informative day with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Darlene, Dan, David and Francie. It was a joy to spend the full day with you in Barcelona. All the Best. Francisco M.
William BruggeUnited States
Great tour and Francisco is a great guide. Combines both walking and riding and covers a lot of ground. Would definitely recommend Francisco and this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi William, wife and teenagers. Thank you for your comments. It was my pleasure to have meet you all. All the Best. Francisco M.
James LutzUnited States
Francisco was wonderful. I have some mobility problems and he did his best in accommodating my needs. He was also very nice about adding some specific sights to the tour. All I all a great day and I highly recommend Francisco for anyone who wants to see Barcelona. My wife thought he was a very careful driver.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi James and friends. We are here to help so it was my pleasure to accomodate you and you friends with different needs. We all make the day. Let me share the stars with you all. All the Best !!. Francisco M.
Norris AndersonUnited States
Francisco was a font of information. Even through we could not go inside he spent hours explain the outside of the Segrada Familia. I truly came to appreciate the artistic value of this church thanks to him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Norris and friends. It was a pleasure for me to tour both days with you all. Gaudi was a visionary and knew that his Church would become a museum so he placed all the narrative outside so even the poor would be able to contemplate. ALL the Best !!. Francisco M.
Afshin VahadiUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Afshin. Thank you for your rates !! It was a pleasure to set up a Multiple days tours. All the Best. Francisco M.
I'm Nani from Indonesia. My family and I went to Barcelona for the first time. We're very lucky to meet with Fransisco as a our tour guide. During the tour, we went to very interesting places, even both of my children didn't feel bored or tired, very flexible schedule, up to us. The advantages of our very favorable, Francisco also serve as our photographer. So we have a lot of family photos over at Barcelona, with the results as a professional photographer. Thank you so much for Francisco.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nani, husband and kids. We did enjoy doing diferents sight to suit kids and adults. The pleasure was mine. All the Best !!. Francisco M.
Robert F.Greenville, SC, United States
Francisco packed our day with things to do and see in Barcelona. Also had a very good/late lunch at a restaurant only a local would know about. His taking pictures of us and what we were seeing was a very good extra touch. We got temporarily separated from him, and he made every extra effort to successfully find us again. Have no problem recommending him to future travelers.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Bob and Reba. It was great to spend all day with you two. And show you the Best of Barcelona. All the Best !! Francisco M.
Cliff BarmoreUnited States
Paulette MarcoulidesUnited States
WOW! What a city and guide. Francisco was amazing. He knew everything about Barcelona which made a fantastic day!! We thoroughly enjoyed our day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Paulette and husband. It was great to share the full day with you to show you Barcelona and the no so visited sights too. All the Best. Francisco M.
W. Robert SmithUnited States
Francisco provided a great itinerary and respected the pace we could handle. His knowledge was second to none and the photography bonus really put the tour over the top. We recommend him highly. Robert & Kathy - Austin, Texas
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Robert and Kathy, it was great to spend the whole day with you two to show you my beautiful city. All the Best. Francisco M.
Michael PartykaUnited States
Francisco is very knowledgeable and friendly. He was very accommodating to any request I made. It was a pleasure touring with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Michael. The pleasure was mine and thank you again for that coffee mug that you brought me from Chicago. All the Best to you. Francisco M.
David TitusUnited States
Francisco was referred to us by a friend who also booked this tour and gave him an excellent recommendation. We were not disappointed. Francisco spent 8 hours showing us the beautiful sights of Barcelona, while providing great history and background information. I would highly recommend any of Francisco's tours. Very enjoyable day. Hope to book another tour in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David and Family. It is always a joy when people refes to you word of mouth. But all my travelers makes and are part of the 5 stars. Thank you. Francisco M.
Great one day tour of Barcelona ! Francisco met us on time at our hotel and in one day showed us all the important sites of this great city. Besides the historical aspects he also gave us a lot of local knowledge. Besides all this, he took a set of photos for us and sent us a nice album a day later as a souvenir. Very nice touch. I fully recommend Francisco for such a tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Silvano, wife and son. Enjoyed you company very much and had a great day showing you my beautiful city. All the best to you all. Francisco M.
Jacquie FossUnited States
Francisco was very prompt, respectful and knowledgeable. We had a day of great adventure, we thought we knew what to expect but based on his knowledge we experienced so much more. Amazing day of adventure
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jacquie and John. Enjoyed very much you company and we had a great day and lunch. All the Best. Francisco M.
Jerome DenzUnited States
In just one short day, Francisco was able to give us a real sense of Barcelona. He wisely chose to give us a broad view, as we had another day to re explore the areas we wanted to spend more time. ie shopping by my wife. He took professional grade photographs of us at various location and e mailed them to us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jerome, Nancy and friends. It was my pleasure to spend the full day with you to get a great over view of the city from Gaudi Master pieces to Gothic and Roman ruins. All the Best !!!.
Toy AdamsUnited States
Francisco is a very experienced and informative guide. His passion for Barcelona and its rich history and culture is contagious. We could not have had a better guide...I would highly recommend him!!! We had a wonderful day in Barcelona!��
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Toy, daughter and friends. Me also had a great time sharing my city with you all, you are wonderfull. All the Best!!!
Renae JacobsUnited States
Francisco was a wonderful guide. We were so well taken care of all day and felt so comfortable and in great hands. He was well versed in the history and his way around. We would love to have him continue showing us his beautiful city but we had limited time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello the Jacobs. It was my pleasure too to lead you into the highlights of my city. Hope to see you next time. All the Best to all.
Robert DuvalUnited States
Francisco was great! I was lucky to have him as a guide all day and evening. Francisco toured all of the Barcelona highlights in his private car. His knowledge of the various locations we visited was extensive and his enthusiasm for his city was evident. His knowledge of all things Gaudi was an added bonus, as he explained the architects philosophy and artistic vision. Had fun sharing local lunch and tapas, as well as his photographic expertise in camera usage and the added bonus of night photo session.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Robert. I love Gaudi´s work and his work in progress, always growing, alive. Let me share my rates with you and you cater for knowing more and more, which is the fountain of youth. All the Best to you.
Margot EldUnited States
We had an excellent tour with Francisco and will gladly give a 5* rating. We were able to get a good view of the city and see many highlights so we could plan the rest of our time here. It was particularly nice to eat at a restaurant that caters to locals instead of tourists.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Margot and Terry. Glad you enjoyed the full day tour in Barcelona with me, so i did. Enjoy you cruise trip on the mediterranean coast. All the Best.
William MartinUnited States
Francisco was outstanding. Best tour we ever had. We'd recommend him to any one wanting a tour of Barcelona.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi William, wife and friends. It was a joy to for me to spend the full day with you all. All the Best for you.
Marian LeungUnited States
My two friends and I really enjoyed our tour of Barcelona with Francisco. He was very knowledgeable about the city and we probably would not have seen as much in a day without someone who are as familiar with the city. He took us to a place in town where we enjoyed some really good tapas (although he told us the locals don't really have tapas for lunch).
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marian and friends. A Truly local guide always knows the spots, times and short cuts. It was my pleasure too to spend the full day with you all. All the Best. Francisco M.
Brandon GreenDC, United States
If you're looking for a knowledgeable, friendly, accommodating, appropriately laid back Barcelona experience, Francisco is just the right guide for you. We had a wonderful time hitting the highlights of Barcelona with his expertise. Extra bonus: he's a fabulous photographer!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Brandon and Christian. It was my plesure to spend the whole day with you two showing you my beatiful Barcelona. All the Best and thank you for you outstanding tip.
Steve DuncanUnited Kingdom
Thank you for a fantastic day ... We had a fabulous time and learnt a lot.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Steve and Rany. Me too enjoyed the day with you two, showing you Gaudi sights in Barcelona. All the Best.
Carolina De FranciscoUnited States
This was an overall excellent tour. Francisco is flexible if you wish to make changes to the tour. He also makes you feel very comfortable around him making the tour more personable and nicer.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Carolina. I really enjoy personalizing the tours as a good private tour to get the most out of you interest and pleased to share time and my city with you. All the best !!.
Don PetronUnited States
Francisco was a very good guide. He took us to Sagrada Familia, and then to a park, followed by a downtown area, where we could walk and see some Gaudi's designs. It was much more interesting than expected. He was very knowledgeable and showed so many of the details that we would not have seen on our own. Since our cruise ship only had a few hours in Barcelona, he gave us a very solid overview of the major sites. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Richard WellingUnited States
Our private tour with Francisco was amazing! He is extremely knowledgeable about the history and points of interest in Barcelona. He is friendly, accommodating and has a passion for being a tour guide. He was great in following up on our tour experience and sending us wonderful pictures that he took with his camera as an extra something special for us. If you want a well informed enjoyable tour...Francisco is your go to guy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Richard and Darlene. Beautifull day spend with you both !! You both knew how to bring the best out of me. All the Best to you both and Family.
Kirby StoneUnited States
Francisco did his very best to show us a city with so many interesting places. He was always kind, polite and informative. His experience also showed in getting from A to B, and his photographs were a bonus. Highly recommended. George & Diana Shirling Australia
Edward FinnUnited States
Francisco was most helpful, especially when he accompanied us into Parc Guell. Knowing the geography of Barcelona saved us a lot of time. Picked us up on time, gave useful information about each site we had chosen. All in all, a very good experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ann and Ed. It was my satisfaction to guide you through Parc Guell as it was my playground from childhood. All the Best.
Our tour of Barcelona with Francisco was fantastic! He arrived on time to pick us up, and from there he took us to all of the highlights that we wanted to see. He was personable, flexible and extremely knowledgeable. It was definitely a wonderful way to see this beautiful city. An extra bonus was that Francisco took lovely pictures of our tour and emailed them to us. I highly recommend Tours By Locals and Francisco if you are travelling to Barcelona.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kathie, Terry and Murph. It was wonderful day that I spent with you in Barcelona. All the Best to all.
David CentracchioUnited States
Francisco is professional, knowledgeable and personable. He will maximize the amount of sights in the time allotted. It is a pleasure to tour with a guide that is passionate about his city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David and L. Always is a joy to share my city with the interest that you both show. All the Best to you both and to Chicago.
Thomas HilbertUnited States
Francisco is an excellent tour guide and we would recommend him. He is very knowledgeable and has excellent English
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Thomas and Anne. Enjoyed too sharing the day and my city with you. All the Best.
Nat CohenUnited States
Francisco was fantastic! He met us on time and took us took us to the locations that interested us. He was easy going and quickly got a feel for our quirks. We could have spent days traveling with Francisco, instead of a few hours!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nat Cohen and Wife, yes some times the joy seams litle. Liked to customize you tour to visit Miro´s Museum and Park Guell. And to taste a vegans meal. All the best. Francisco.
George S.United States
An excellent tour that gives a wide and far reaching view and perspective of Barcellona and its history . Francisco is a very knowledgeable guide. It was the perfect day in all respects. Do it !!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi George and Carolyn. Thank you !! You made it a pleasant day to share with you. Who vists Barcelona comes back to Barcelona. See you soon !!!.
Valerie Schillaci-LevyUnited States
Francicso is an amazing guide for Barcelona. He has done his homework on the city and it's history. He is experienced, reliable, fun to be around and very courteous and accomodating. So much so that we tried to book with him for a second day, but he was already booked. We highly recommend Francisco M.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Valerie and Sid. We really enjoyed discovering Barcelona architectual developments and the taste of it, you made it a fun day. Best to you all.
Yuzo ChinoUnited States
The day we spent with Francisco was one of the best experience we had in Barcelona. He was helpful, knowledgeable, and passionate about his work. Our trip was centered around 4 sites build by Gaudi. We strongly recommend this tour with Francisco. However, people are reminded that the entrance tickets to these 4 sites should be obtained and paid in advance on internet, including that for Francisco, if you need his guide inside of these buildings and park.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Yuzo and wife. I enjoyed guiding you inside of the four main sights of Gaudi´s architecture in a full day with a good pace. Sure the best way to go inside to skip the lines is buying the tickets on-line, it is a good time saving. Best to you both.
We had a great day with Francisco yesterday. He took us to all the highlights and gave us the information to understand this beautiful city. He was flexible with our schedule after listening to our thoughts about the day and made it a very enjoyable for all of us. Thank you Francisco !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Judy, Pim and friends. I was a delight to spend the day with you all, you know how to enjoy life. Best to you all. Thanks for you splendid tip.
Barry CohenUnited States
Francisco was a great resource to us. He was very helpful snd interested in preparing a tour to meet all our interests. Additionally, he took great photo we will enjoy for years to come. You will find him very easy to enjoy. Susan and Barry
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Susan And Barry Cohen. Thank you for you lovely words. It was nice to spend the day with you two and show you my nice city. Best to all.
Warren R.United States
Excellent all around tour of Barcelona! It's obvious Franciso is from the city because his knowledge is superb.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Warren Rogers Jr. You are excellent, really enjoy to spend the day with you and to show you all the best sights that Barcelona can offer. All the Best to you and thank you for your outstanding tip.
Norman SchoenfeldUnited States
Francisco was prompt, knowledgable, communicative, flexible, and friendly. He provided a pleasant, educational day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Norman and wife, thank you for you rates and coments, me too enjoyed to show you Gaudi main sights. Best to you all.
Robert QuinnAnderson, SC, United States
Francisco did a wonderful job of showing us the highlights of Barcelona. He was very knowledgeable regarding Barcelona's historic and cultural history and especially the city's unique architecture. We were also very pleased that Francisco documented our day in photos which he forwarded to us via e-mail. Many thanks, Francisco!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Robert, wife and friends, Barcelona is a beautiful stop from a cruise trip and i just loved to share it with you. Best to you all.
Jayanth PoornaUnited Kingdom
It was a fantastic experience to see the sights of Barcelona with Francisco. Francisco was very accommodating and even went out of his way to find a vegetarian restaurant for us! He is very knowledgeable about the city, its various influences, including inspiration behind Gaudi's style and approach to architecture. We absolutely loved Sagrada Família and Park Güell. The excellent pictures that Francisco took in his professional camera were an added bonus! We highly recommend Francisco as a guide to BCN.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jayanth Poorna, wife and litle daughters. It was a joy to spend the whole day with your family and see your faces while admiring Gaudí sights. Glad you liked the pictures, there are great memories. Best to you all.
Kim HuffmanUnited States
Francisco met us @ the hotel as scheduled and gave the four of us an all day tour of his lovely city - we saw more in 8 hours than we could have on our own in several days + areas we might not have visited such as Parc Guell! The photo's were an added treat - he sent us 20+ he took and they were all professional quality - good suggestions on restaurants as well - Cal Pixo for pialea and Cuidad Cunal for tapas - Francisco is our nuevo numero uno amigo in Barcelona!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kim and friends. Yes this tour is quite complete in a day you get a combination of over view, sights and catalan food taste. It was great to share it all with you. Best to you all.
Jeff GaleUnited States
This was our second day with Francisco. Our tour of freixinet, Sitges and Monserratt was outstanding! Great choice for lunch. Francisco is a knowledgable and considerate guide. We highly recommend him. Thank you!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jeff, wife, son and daughter. It is always a joy to see how people really interacts with Penedes region that has every thing, beach/village, wine Celler, mountain with the catalan´s religion retreat. All the best to you. Thanks for you outstanding tip.
Francisco is attentive, friendly, speaks good English, knowledgeable, safe driver and excellent tour guide. Most of all, he provides value added service like taking photos with his professional camera and skills for free. I would like to give him six stars. Thank you Francisco, you're highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Han Chang, wife and kids.Thanks a lot for you comments and rates, it is flattering. I love when people from Malaysia comes to Barcelona and to share that contrast in culture. It was apleasure. Best to you all.
Francis SquillaceUnited States
Despite the pouring rain, Francisco was still able to keep us busy, and dry at the same time. His English is perfect and he customized the tour based on our requests. He made a reservation at an amazing Tapas restaurant and we ate like kings. Our one regret was that we only had eight hours in this great city. If we ever go back, we will definitely use Francisco again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Francis, wife and teenagers. Yes, every now and then it does rain in Barcelona. But with a good attitute the sun always comes back. I belive food is part of the taste of the culture and we shared and enjoyed. Best to you all.
Ute-Karin EdneyUnited States
Rosalie N.United States
We had a wonderful time visiting Barcelona with our guide Francisco. We look forward to seeing the photos he took of the various sites, especially the Gaudi Sagrada Familia. We had a lovely lunch at Cal Pinxo del Mar - you must try the Cava Sangria! We will definitely return to Barcelona and spend more time seeing the Catalonia area with Francisco as our guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rosalie and daughter. Truly is that is not a complete tour in Barcelona without the taste of the food and drink varieties that has to offer while keeping the sense of the city and country. Best to you both.
Kristen NobleUnited States
Francisco gave my friend and I the most informative, interesting, and entertaining recitation and tour of the highlights of Barcelona. Not only did everything go off without a hitch, but we learned from him some of his family information and views on life in Barcelona. He suggested the most wonderful restaurant for lunch, showed us "how to drive" in the city, and gave us insight on areas and activities that the average tourist would not have received. I hope to find a "Francisco" in every city I visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kristen and Michele. I enjoyed very much sharing all my knowledge with you about Barcelona and how the local live and what make us to be Catalans, our history, architecture, our food, our wine/cava, our way of live. Thank you very much for you excellent tip. Best to you both.
John ColemanUnited States
Excellent 2 days of tours - would definitely use if we return to Barcelona
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi John and wife. It is always a reward when customers comes back to Barcelona.
Robert StephensUnited States
We had a great tour with Francisco. He has exceptional knowledge of Barcelona. He was fun to be around and very conversational. Highly recommend him. He also took the time to recommend restaurants to us after the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Robert and Felicity. It is alwayd a pleasure to tour with people that likes to fell the full sense of my city and the joy for photography. Thanks for great tip. Best to you both.
I would like to give Francisco the highest possible rating for the tour of Barcelona he designed for me and my Grandson. It was perfect.. We had a long list of sights to see.. and he accommodated them without fault. His insights into the best angles for photos was an unexpected bonus which added so much to the trip. Francisco's photos of us provide a remarkable souvenir of a great outing. An excellent experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Maryalicia and Misha. I like new asigments and to share with you my knowledge of photography and the best locations in Barcelona. It was a pleasure to spend the day with you two.
Debra LellbachUnited States
With only 1 full day in Barcelona, the best decision we made was to spend it with Francisco. He adapted the tour to our interests & made good use of our time. Via email, prior to our trip Francisco answered my questions about the days's logistics & getting tickets ahead for sites we wanted to visit. His expertise in history & passion for Barcelona is awesome. Our only regret is that we didn't have more time to spend with him & Barcelona. Just rec'd pics he took during our visit-very thoughtful!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Debra and Doug. It is my goal to get the most out of a day for you to enjoy my awesome city of Barcelona and to get the prespective of a local guide. Great day. Best to you both and thanks for you tip.
Eleanor HolcombeUnited States
My daughter and I had a wonderful time in Barcelona on our tour with our delightful guide, Francisco. On our full day tour we saw so much of the city and learned so much about the city. Having Francisco with us, I feel like we got a true feel of the culture and never felt like a tourist. I would highly recommend this tour and in particular Francisco. We even got some very nice pictures that he took of us to remember our time in Barcelona.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Cissy and Cathy, surely the idea is to be come an experience and we did so. Have to say that atleast half of sucess of the tour always comes from the clients. Best to you both.
What a wonderful introduction to Barcelona with Francisco as our guide. The weather was not so good but it didn't stop us! Our main objective was to get an overall feel of Barcelona. He drove with experience and patience to the sites where we walked around and soaked up the local atmosphere. We loved wandering through the streets and the market areas. Francisco accommodated all of our requests. Francisco is a keen photographer. He took many photos that he will email to us! Cant wait. Thank you Fran.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Steve, Susanne, daughter and son. I enjoyed very much scrolling Las Ramblas and the Boqueria Market and the main sights of Barcelona with you and your Australian sense of humor. Best to you all. Thanks for you great tip.
Caroline PadburyUnited States
We had a wonderful day! He was knowledgeable and so helpful - we had some ideas what we wanted to see and he managed to get all our requests fulfilled. His expert insights really helped us get the most out of our day and we could never have seen it done so much without him. We had a great day and highly recommend this tour service !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Caroline and friends. It was lovely to spend the day with you. Always happy to customize the itinerary for my clients to see what they want to see. Best to you all.
Tim DongUnited States
Francisco provided an excellent tour for our 15-year old granddaughter, my wife, and me. The car tour was essential for seeing so much of Barcelona. We could not have seen and known so much of Barcelona in a week on our own. Francisco was courteous, knowledgeable, and conscious of our needs. His ability to take wonderful photos of us and sending them to us was a nice bonus.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tim, wife and granddaughter. This tour really makes you see many sights in one day and have a great lunch which is part of the tour´s experience. Best you you all.
Mindy NathanUnited States
We absolutely LOVED our tour with Francisco. He was so very knowledgeable on everywhere and everything we saw. He is so personable and it was a pleasure sharing his wonderful city with him. It almost felt like we were with a family member during our tour. He also took many pictures and I am excited to see how they turn out. Francisco was wonderful and I would recommend him and the tour to anyone!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mindy and daughter. It was lovely to spend the day with you two. This tour really gives the full day to interact with each other and to obtain the good feeling to be within family, working both ways.
Norm SolonUnited States
A day with Francisco in Barcelona is like being with a friend showing us the highlights of the city he loves. We experienced the sights, a simply marvelous local seafood luncheon, and were later E-mailed with the photos he took of us enjoying the city. Aside from the tourist "musts," such as the Gaudi Park and famed church continually under construction, he geared the tour towards our special interests, which included the centuries-old Jewish section. Thank you, Francisco, for a wonderful experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Solom Family, it was a plesure to saw you the jews heritge that Barcelona has. I think food is part of the experience and culture and it give us some relax time to talk about how local people lives. Best to you all.
Ann P.United States
Francisco is a delight to be with! In addition to showing us around Barcelona, he brought the history, people and cuisine of the region to life. His friendly, accommodating , personal style made every minute a joy. Let him choose the restaurant and menu for a terrific Catalonian experience....His skills as a photographer are an added bonus!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ann and Al, you both are a delight !! Days like this are to remember, it was a joy to share with you Barcelona´s sights, way of life and our great cusine. And try something so Catalan as the Calçots. Best to you both.
Rita SchugUnited States
Our guide was very informative and very helpful and willing to accommodate our every need. Highly recommended. Excellent English.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rita and Charlie. It was my plesure to show you Barcelona City and its famous sights. Best to you two.
Tom KiesslerUnited States
We used Francisco this January while in Barcelona. Excellent tour guide who took us everywhere we wanted to go and even had to stay a little later with us than the 8 hours due to traffic and lines. We left Barcelona a lot more knowledgeable and appreciative of the city than before we met Francisco. Would recommend Francisco highly to anyone wanting a special day in Barcelona.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tom, wife and friends. Flexibility is my second name, jajaj. It was great to show you Barcelona and all the important sights a panoramic views of the city. Best to you all.
Ahsun Taquveem C.Norway
We had really good time with Francisco, he is really good tour guide as well as good person with great personality. He is very friendly and good driver. You feel very safe, when having tour with him. He is really good photographer and he also gave me few tips of how to take good photographs, which really helped me :-) If I ever come again in Barcelona, I would definitely take another tour with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi. it was a pleasure to show you and your wife Barcelona and to give you some tip to improve your photo skills like i really enjoy to share culture far away like yours Pakistan or try the halal Indian food, a delight. Best to you two.
Lorrie CurleyUnited States
Thank you Francisco! My hubby and I had a fabulous day seeing the beautiful city of Barcelona. Francisco is knowledgeable and passionate about his home city and that was to our benefit. Spending the day with Francisco saved us time and money as he knows his way around and knows where a paid ticket is necessary to adequately see the sight. If we had been on our own, we would have only seen half of what we did....thank you Francisco!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lorrie and Terry. The pleasure was mine, it is my job to get the most out of the day and to pay and experience like a local. We had a lovely Fideua for lunch as Catalans do. Best to you two.
Joe W.United States
Francisco was an excellent guide. He took us to all of the top spots in Barcelona and his explanations showed a great deal of knowledge about the city. He also knew all of the locations to get the best pictures and the photos that he took and sent to us added to the tour.
Anne ForbesUnited States
Our family of four had the pleasure of spending 2 days with Francisco in Barcelona. Francisco provided us with a wonderful tour of the city as well as a tour outside of the city. He is a very careful driver & we felt very secure with him. We highly recommend him as he is very calm & patient & answered all of our questions. The bonus was photos he took of all of us. They are special memories of our visit in Barcelona. He even gave my daughter tips with her camera.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Forbes Family. Barcelona is a beatiful city and one can stroll through the Gothic Quarter as with the help of the car to reach all the high points that Barcelona has to view it from above. The Best for all of you and see you next year !!.
S Scott ThompsonUnited States
Don H.United States
Excellent tour and excellent tour guide. Only way to see Barcelona. Loved the pictures. Thanks!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Don, wife and friends. It was a great honor to have you back again in Barcelona and to choose me again to be your guide. The chocolate bourbon balls you brough me from Kentuchy taste very good. Best to you all.
Virginia PitzerUnited States
We really enjoyed our tour. He was very informative and we enjoyed the itinerary. His car was clean, roomy and he drove very nicely. His English was easy to understand. I will request him when I return.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Virginia and friends. It was lovely to tour sights, shoping and have a delicious meal with you and company. Best to you three and thank you for the tip.
Warren SwebergUnited States
Our tour with Francisco was very enjoyable and an extra bonus was pictures that he took of us. He was flexible with our schedule and gave good suggestions for our stay in Barcelona. We would certainly recommend him to anyone we know going to Barcelona and would use him again if we returned to Barcelona.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Warren. Thank you for your coments and rates. It is a joy to see that people likes the pictures i took, the are the best memories. Best you four.
Lannie RatliffUnited States
Francisco was knowledgeable, friendly, efficient and helpful in every way. His photography was a super bonus. We just received the pictures and they are fantastic. We will certainly consider Tours By Locals on our next trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lannie and Husband. It is an easy job when one shares the city with such enjoyable people, pleased to hear you liked the photos too. Thanks for you tip. Best to you two.
We enjoyed our tour in Barcelona. It was really tailored to our needs, adjusting to the time that we had since we had to go back to Granada on the same day. In addition, we also admired Franc's skill on taking our photos at mostly crowded spots. We are now waiting for Franc to send us the link to get the photos as he promised. Judhi and hubby
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Yasman and Judhi. It is always a plesure to show Barcelona and our culture. As much as to exchange yours, more coming from Indonesia and to find a place and taste the Halal food. Best to you to. Pictures coming soon.
Lori ButlerUnited States
Francisco did an amazing job showing us the highlights of Barcelona ... he was cognizant of what the children would enjoy and was adaptable to our requests for changes ...
Cynthia BowmanUnited States
The tour started a little slow-Francisco did not really start off providing much information about Barcelona. He is not a licensed tour guide for the museum-but we were expecting some more general information about the city. Once we indicated we wanted more information he did respond and overall we were generally pleased. He did take some really nice pictures of our group that he sent to us and that we appreciated.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Truly when i am driving i do not temp to explain sights that crosses infront of the car, i rather prefer to give the local and architectual information once we reach the sight which is within a context. Do that mainly for security reasons. I rather have my two eyes on the road, knowing that even that i need two more. Glad to hear that gradually you felt pleased.
Kent IpsenUnited States
Francisco was incredibly knowledgeable about local architecture and provided great insight in to its significance. He is well spoken and a great guide to share your day with. He grew up in Barcelona and received his college education in England so he is very well spoken. He took us to a wonderful restaurant for lunch which was fantastic. I was traveling with my wife, daughter and her friend. Francisco was very attentive to our needs and he knows all of the best locations to photograph. recommend!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ipsen Family. Great to share a day with you all, your girls were just so funny and cheerfull. Excellent conbination of Barcelona´s architecture and Catalonian cuisine. Thanks for your generous tip.
Wai ChengUnited States
With Francisco being our local tour guide, our family were able to see so much of Barcelona that we wouldn't have otherwise in a single day. Francisco took us to places that offer panoramic view of the city, old architectures, and a wonderful restaurant for lunch. Along the way, Francisco explained the history with light humor, and even challenged my 8 year old son sliding down a long steep slide. It is the combination of the tour itinerary and Francisco's great personality that made this tour great.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Wai Cheng and family. The pleasure was mine, i really enjoy when kids are around and make them part of the experience and yes, we are the local guides who knows the restaurants that offers quality food and well priced. All the best for you all.
Johannes CraffordSouth Africa
francisco is one of the best guides we have ever had. he is very knowledgeable,punctual and capable of leading an interesting excursion. we can recommend him without any hesitation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Johannes and friends, I really enjoy myself to show my city and to take you to places where to taste the great Catalonia cuisine from sea food to 8 hours cooking lamb. Best to you all, Kiwis.
Jenny ContrerasUnited States
Francisco was an excellent tour guide; he did a private tour for us in both English and Spanish and took beautiful photos for us (we were in our honeymoon). Francisco was very punctual and efficient with time, very nice and made sure we saw everything there is to see in Barcelona in our 8 hr tour. We are very glad to have found him. Muchas gracias Francisco! Jenny y Raj
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jenny and Raj. Thank you for your rates and comments. It is great to go around the city with a just married couple and share with them the happiness of the honeymoon time. Best to you two.
Cj MiddendorfUnited States
We had a very informative day with Francisco...saw so much of Barcelona, and learned a great deal about the places we visited. We had told Francisco we were interested in photography, and he made sure to allow time for picture taking, as well as offering suggestions for locations, AND taking photos of us himself. I had indicated I had some walking issues and limitations, and perhaps didn't make that clear enough as the walking was a bit of a challenge for me. Over all a great day though.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I love to make picture, Barcelona is agreat place to make photos from landscape to architecture and fully enjoy when my customers also have that pasion. Great temperature and some clouds in the sky. It was my pleasure. Best to you.
Edward DavisUnited States
Our tour guide Francisco was great and made us feel like old friends. He took some great photos of us on the tour. He took us to a great restuarant for lunch and made the tour a five star experience. On our next trip to Barcelona we will definitely be booking another tour with Francisco.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Davis Family, it was great to show you my city and visit the good restaurant like a local. Thank you for your generous tip. Best to you all and see you next time.