Had a great tour with Francisco with a short time (4 hrs) between cruise arrival & afternoon flight. We decided to do a 'Gaudi Day'. He picked us up at the port & headed to Park Guell providing a great overview of Gaudi and the park. Then we headed to Sagrada Família. Francisco provided an excellent history of the Basílica from the outside describing the architecture. We then visited the interior before being dropped at the airport. Pics he took were great & were received before we landed. Thanks++
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sandy and Family. Thank you for you review, rates and tip. It was my joy to fit all your needs in the tour. All the Best. Francisco M.
Anton WaserUnited States
Excellent tour by Francisco whose local knowledge and personal insights were very helpful for follow-up days in Barcelona. We really appreciated the ability to begin our tour as we exited the cruise ship, with luggage secured by a separate driver, thus allowing our guide time to walk with us through various areas without needing to drop our belongings ahead at the hotel.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Anton and Family. Yes this tour is excellent for people coming or going to a Cruise to see Barcelona´s highlights. All the Best to you all. Francisco M.
Rebecca HoughtonUnited States
Francisco is very knowledgable. We enjoyed our day in Barcelona. He clearly cares about the city and its greatest works by Gaudi, esp. Park Guell. He took some wonderful free photos of us, which we appreciated very much. Also, he directed us to the perfect lunch place for simple and local food, and planned our time well so that we would be back to enter the Sagrada Familia at the right time with our tickets. I really loved the information about the history of Barcelona and the planned layout of the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rebecca and Family. It is a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed all my explanation and info of my beloved city. All the Best. Francisco M.
Patty ReddyUnited States
Francisco was excellent! Not only did he have a great knowledge of this city and its beautiful sights, he was gracious enough to take photos of my family as well which was an extra special treat! He spoke very good English and was very considerate of our needs. If we visit Barcelona again, I will definitely request Francisco again. Thank you so much, Francisco!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Patty. It was my pleasure to spend all that time with you, your parents and kids. All the Best !!. Francisco M.
M Fran PedeltyUnited States
What a wonderful way to spend a blustery afternoon in Barcelona!! Francisco provided an informative and enjoyable visit. He really helped us appreciate Antoni Gaudi's brilliance. His guidance for the photographers was a huge help. Looking forward to seeing the photos Francisco took.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi M Fran. Thank you for your review and rates as a guide and glad my photo expertise helped your brothers. Group photos are on the way. All the Best. Francisco M.
Peggy B.United States
Francisco came with his driver and we were off. They were very helpful. Francisco's explanations made us appreciate everything even more. He is also an amazing photographer and we loved the pictures he sent us after the trip. Francisco, Thank you for a great day. Peggy & Family.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Peggy, Gloria, Lori & Debbie. Francisco M.
Ann GordonUnited States
Francisco is knowledgeable.personable and accommodating.I finally understand the Gaudi designs and appreciate his contributions. For 2 days we had the best experience I ever had in Barcelona and this is my 4th visit.My family was most impressed with his ability to be flexible and yet manage to fit it all together.He truly made this part of the trip extraordinary!
Cathy FagenUnited States
A great way to start our stay in Barcelona. It was a great tour that gave us a wonderful overview of Barcelona as far as layout, history, and information. We not only got the lay of the land, but was able to visit some really cool places. So much was done in so little time because of the wonderful set-up of our own van and driver. All 5 of us gave it 5 stars including our three teenagers (13-15-18). The icing on the cake was the fabulous pictures he took of our entire family with great backgrounds!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Cathy, husband and teenagers, it was a great pleasure to pick you up at the airport and to give you a good taste of Barcelona from the sea side front to our great architect Antonio Gaudi. All the Best !! Francisco M.
James MorrisroeUnited Kingdom
He was an extremely knowledgeable local gentleman. We are a family of 6, age 6-18.His entertaining & informative sharing kept us all informed and entranced in equal manner. The 4 hours flew by. As well as being an accomplished guide, he is an adept photographer & now we have a beautiful record of our wonderful break with images of the children and family against marvellous backdrop of fascinating sights that Barcelona has to offer.A truly memorable experience.We will definitely recmend you to any friends
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi James, wife and kids. It is always a joy to spend the day with a large family with kids so well educated and eager to learn. All the Best !!. Francisco M.
Linda K DemlerUnited States
Fabulous Francisco! Excellent tour focusing on the architectural elements I requested. His professional photographs with a great camera are an added bonus. Time efficient way to de-board ship or plane for an immediate tour before proceeding to hotel for afternoon checkin. Francisco altered our itinerary on the spot to eliminate sites we would be seeing on our own at another time and allowing us to spend more time at sites we were visiting only with him. Charming and intelligent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Linda and Family. Let me share the five stars with you. All the Best. Francisco M.
Had a wonderful time in Barcelona, thanks to Francisco. We had a wonderful time at the Sagrada Familia and also walking through Parc Guell. Francisco took us through the works of Gaudi,very knowledgable in explaining Gaudi's work while we walked our way down Parc Guell. As we were on a cruise we did not have the luxury of time, however, Francisco ensured that we covered as much as possible in that short period. Punctual with pick up and drop off at port. Excellent job Francisco thoroughly enjoyed our trip
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Denis, husband and friends. Having a Van and driver made maximise our time and be able to be drop off and pick up at the main door from sights and cruise port. You all made an enjoyable morning. All the Best. Francisco M.
We did a private one day tour with Francisco, and we are extremely pleased with the quality of the tour. Both the tour guide and the driver were right on time to pick us up from the cruise terminal, and they dressed professionally, which made the tour seem very high class. We had a passenger with mobility issues, so the tour was very much customized in order to maximize our enjoyment while minimizing the amount of travel on foot. The experience was great, and I would highly recommend this company!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jamie and Family. This is the tour for the VIP, Luxury Van, door to door service with driver to look after you luggage while touring/walking with me. Excellent for those arriving from a Cruise and finishing at the Hotel or Airport. My pleasure to have meet you all. All the Best.
We had a fascinating tour of Barcelona focusing on Gaudi architecture including Sagrada Familia and Park Guell. Because Francisco also had a driver, we were able to be let off and picked up very close to the attractions. Francisco knew his city well, and made each stop very interesting for us. His expertise on Sagrada Familia was amazing. An added bonus is that he is a professional photographer, and took several pictures of us at the sites, which he e-mailed to us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Anne-Louise, husband and friends. Yes, this tour give you the full confort, door to door. Enjoyed myself with you all sorrounded by Gaudi´s work. All the Best !!.
Jan PothofCastaways Beach, QLD, Australia
Francisco was an excellent guide with a very friendly nature and we enjoyed every moment with him. While we only had a 4 hour tour, he managed to squeeze in the most important areas of the city and they were truly amazing particularly the Gaudi Cathedral which is still a work in progress but simply stunning.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jan, wife and friends. Nice to share my city with you. It is the best option coming from a cruise with limited time, to have a extra person driving helps a lot to be drop at the door of the sights and be pick up there too and maximize our time. Best to you all.
Richard SiehlUnited States
Francisco gave us a wonderful tour of Barcelona. He was prompt, efficient, courteous and always responsive to our questions and requests. His English was very good and he made sure we saw everything we wanted to see, and more. We would use him again without hesitation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Richard, wife and friends. It is always a pleasure to show Barcelona´s hightlight to people that have litle time coming from a cruiseship. Best to you all.
Jerald SharpEverett, WA, United States
Francisco is an excellent guide, fluent in English and his knowledge of Barcelona. He helped us deal with follow-on arrangements after our tour, also. Francisco's photography of our group of 4 was much appreciated, and he knows the best views of Barcelona for photo opps. The driver and van were really useful for our tour -- crazy traffic and exceptional congestion seem to be a regular Barcelona feature. This was a great introduction to a great city!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jerald, wife and friends. It was lovely to show you arround and to share with you my own town, its panoramic view, the alleys and the good restaurants. Good to you all.
William CondonSouth Dennis, MA, United States
Fancisco is personable-knowledgable and led a great tour of Barcelona covering all of the highlights of Barcelona. Francisco was able to deal with 6 people with different mobility needs and directed us to a great restaurant near our ship and helped us order a delicious lunch. He also took some amazing pictures that he emailed to us to remember the day. An excellent representative for Tours by Locals.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi William and Family. It was my pleasure to show you Barcelona´s highlights and to recomend you the best catalan dishes with a great viws of the old port. Best to you all.
Douglas AltenbernNashville, TN, United States
Very knowledgeable. Shared many stories that made the city come to life. Adapted the tour to our wishes.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sharon Mckeown, husband and friends. Thanks for you kind words. It makes it easy with the Van and driver to move with more freedom and be drop off door to door. Enjoy your cruise trip. Best to you all.
Jackie KastengrenUnited States
Francisco made our short stay in Barcelona AMAZING. He met us at the airport promptly at 8am with an a/c van and driver. We had a four hour tour of all the highlights without feeling the effect of all the crowds. He is also a very gifted photographer and sent us several beautiful photos by email. We were there with our two grandaughters and it is rare to have pictures of the four of us together. A much appreciated benefit. Dropped us off right at the ship to begin our Med. cruise. Thank You Francisco
Kaye ChavinsonUnited States
Francisco was exactly what we had hoped. A fun, knowledgeable, professional guide who told us what was of interest and didn't overwhelm us with extraneous information. Also answered all our questions and the bonus was the pictures that he sent after our tour. Would definitely recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kaye, husband and friends. Thank you for your rates and comments. It was nice to show you some of less visited sights of Gaudi like Casa Vicens, la Torre Bellesguard and the very well known Park Guell and Sagrada Familia. Best to you four.
Joseph Sarnello60193, United States
Our family of 6 (4 adults, 2 teenage children) had a great time with Francisco. We learned so much and had fun at the same time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Is very enjoyable when one meets a group with three generation and that all got engage. It was apleasure Sarnello Family.
Allan KatzUnited States
Excellent knowledgeable guide born in Barcelona. Provided initial helpful overview to this beautiful city. Energetic and accommodating to our needs. Willing to modify tour at our request. also a photographer, so we have great photos filled with wonderful memories. Thank You Francisco!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello the Katz and the Etkind. Thank you for you kind words, it was my pleasure to show you my lovely city and the panoramic views from Gaudi architecture to the Medieval. It is my obligation to change or accommodate the tour at your request or desires to see any specific sight. Thank you for you generous tip.