Scott ThompsonUnited States
Josep was amazing! Very knowledgeable about Barcelona. We spent a wonderful 4 hours with him and he made us fee arbors in Barcelona! I would highly recommend him. The best of the best !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Scott for your wonderful review and private comment to ToursByLocals staff. You know I love my job, and I enjoy cooking and eating, so when I have the opportunity to share gastronomy with a great couple like you and Katy, is just fantastic and "the best of the best" too! Enjoy your stay in Barcelona and have a lovely Christmas. Josep P.
Luis De JesusUnited States
Josep is an exceptional tour guide. He is patient, and very knowledgable about Barcelona. Josep did an outstanding job at explaining, in detail, the history and culture of the Plaza de Catalolya, assuring that we understood everything. He took us to very exquisite cites, including the Boqueria, where we were not only able to experience the culture, but also indulge in excellent dishes. Josep is an outstanding tour guide. My family and I highly recommend him to be your next guide in Barcelona.
Constance LiebermanUnited States
We had a wonderful tour with Josep. He was so careful and informative. He s a five star performer and a credit to ToursByLocals. We have been on other tours and Josep leads the way! Well done
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Constance and Party for the top review and your encouraging best words. Enjoy your other tour in Barcelona Warm regards and have a lovely stay Josep
Michael RothmanUnited States
Great tour. Excellent Knowledge and complete command of English. Even though there were only two of us in the party the headphones are a big plus, and demonstrates the level of care and professionalism Josep brings to the tour. The headphones allowed us to easily hear Josep in the car or in crowded areasl. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael, it was my pleasure to have hosted you and Bonnie in Barcelona for the Montserrat Tour yesterday. I very much appreciate your comments and I am grateful to you for your great review and recommendation. I very much enjoy my job and reviews of the quality of yours certainly encourages me further to a great extend. Very warm regards Josep P
Kimberly ClunkUnited States
This day we had a tour of Montserrat and a cava and winery tour. Of course, once again, Josep proved himself to be the best guide in Barcelona. In between the cava tour and winery tour we had a wonderful lunch.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kimberly, Thank you very much for your your rating, recommendation and your very flattering private comment!... after our wonderful 3 days spent together. All the best Josep P
Kimberly ClunkUnited States
This was our favorite tour with Josep. We started with a wonderful cocktail at a local bar and we were off for an evening of tapas and wine. Every place we stopped was wonderful and Josep was great company as well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kimberly, Thank you very much for your your rating, recommendation and your very flattering private comment!... after our wonderful 3 days spent together. It was also particularly fun to have the cocktails and the Food-Tour with you 2. All the best Josep P
Kimberly ClunkUnited States
We hired Josep for 4 tours and we enjoyed every one. We had a late afternoon tour to the Park Guell as well as La Pedrera and Casa Batllo. He is very knowledgable on Gaudi in general. We followed up with a food tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kimberly, Thank you very much for your your rating, recommendation and your very flattering private comment!... after our wonderful 3 days spent together. I am happy you enjoyed also particularly the masterpieces of Gaudi's architecture. All the best Josep P
Eileen GravesUnited States
Josep really knew his subject, and he was kind enough to tailor the tour to match our bad knees and dislike of too many stairs. I would recommend him especially and Tours by Locals to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Eileen for the great review. I enjoyed showing you the wonderful world of Antonio Gaudí. Have a lovely Christmas time! Warm regards Josep P
Kimberly ClunkUnited States
Josep gave us a wonderful tour. He picked us up from our cruise port and we were off to see all we had planned for the day. The traffic was exceptionally heavy and he was able to get us around the traffic. Although we changed the order of the trip we were able to see everything as was planned.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kimberly, It was not an easy beginning with that gridlock but I am happy that everything went through very satisfactorily. Thank you very much for your your rating, recommendation and your very flattering private comment!... after our wonderful 3 days spent together. All the best Josep P
Anthony Ponce de LeonUnited States
Great tour!! Over came numerous street closings and made our way to every event.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Anthony! I certainly thank you very much for such a great rating. I enjoyed hosting you all in Barcelona for our 5h Tour. Best regards Josep P
Tram Anh NguyenCanada
I had booked 4 tours with Josep spanning 4 consecutive days and this last one was the most memorable. From eating an amazing seafood lunch in Sitges to visiting a cava winery so my husband can buy his favorite bubbles to seeing Montserrat in person, we were so pleased with the tour, but also sad that it was our last one.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tram Anh, Thank you very much again for your excellent rating and comments... especially coming from someone that had planned the tours with such thoroughly organized manner. It was nothing but a great pleasure for me to have spent 4 days together for you and that you are fully satisfied. All the best for you and your husband. Josep P
Tram Anh NguyenCanada
My husband and I really enjoyed this tour. Josep was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all of my husband's question. The best part was being able to fast track our way into Sagrada Família.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you once again for your excellent review about my guiding you both to the fantasy world of Gaudi. I am passionate for my job and your rating makes it even more motivating! Warm regards. Josep P
Tram Anh NguyenCanada
I had a fantastic day with Josep where he combined eating and a bit of sightseeing. I enjoyed sampling so many different food from oysters to ham. He also took the time to help me shop for souvenirs.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you once again Tram Anh for your review. I am also very happy that you loved my pick for you for the Gourmet Foodie Tour from the very many available choices! All the best Josep
Tram Anh NguyenCanada
I really enjoyed my tour with Josep. He really understood what I was looking for in a tour - to see as much as possible without feeling rushed and was very knowledgeable on Barcelona's history. 4 hours passed by very quickly and I came out with fantastic pictures to keep as memories.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Tram Anh, I very much appreciate your wonderful comment and great 5 star rating. I will be very happy to host you for the 3 remaining Tours that you have booked with me and work hard to keep deserving more 5 star ratings from you. Best regards Josep P
Loren PannierUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Loren for your very valuable 5 star rating. I had a great time with all of you in Barcelona. Best regards Josep
Sharon YoergUnited States
Loved the earbuds as it made it very easy to walk freely even with just the two of us as clients
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Sharon, I certainly appreciate your 5 star review for our Gourmet Foodie-Tour and the comment about the earbuds used for my guests comfort. They certainly make a big difference that increases substantially travelers satisfaction. All the best and warm regards. Josep P
Spero ValavanisUnited States
Kathryn BoothNew Zealand
5 our of 5! A great guy who had perfect English and knew a lot of interesting history about La Rambla and the gothic quarter, who took us to places we wouldn't have found on our own. Not cheap but worth every Euro! Highly recommend doing this tour early in your stay so you can go back to your favourite places!
Gary SalvatoreUnited States
Terrific tour guide. Covered all the key spots in Barcelona. Would highly recommend.
Tracy KrohnUnited States
Josep was great guide! He covered all our requests. He was informative making our experience the best! All things Guidi was a true wonder! Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Tracy for your excellent review. I enjoyed hosting you both in Barcelona. Warm regards. Josep P
Augusto HsiaUnited States
Josep is an excellent guide if you are a fan of Gaudi and his work. Although I booked the tour last minute ,we were able to organize everything in less than half a day. The tour was very informative and he made a lot of accommodations as we had a handicap kid with us. The tour was on the expensive side that I was planning to pay but it was worth it. We could hear everything he was saying thanks to the Bluetooth headsets which came in handy when there are hundreds of other people near you. Gus and Chelou
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Gus and Chelou It was my reward to get your son Jed to enjoy our tour as much as possible. Thank you very much for your excellent review. Best regards for the 4 of you! Josep
Michael VanlentenUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michael for your Excellent! review! All the best Josep
Katherine FotiUnited States
My group of 6 thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Barcelona with Josep! We would have never been able to see everything that Josep took us to on our own. He was very friendly and knowledgeable of the area. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in an overview of Barcelona. Thanks, Josep!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Katherine for your excellent review. I enjoyed hosting you in Barcelona. Warm regards. Josep P
Michele IannacconeUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michele for a great 5 stars review. Best regards Josep P
Scott RodrickUnited States
Josep was an exceptional guide for my family of 5, taking us to many places on a wonderful overview of Barcelona for our first time visit. We were actually amazed at his depth of knowledge, from history to architecture, at every site that we visited. A true travel guide professional that obviously takes great pride in his craft, introducing visitors to the great city of Barcelona. I could not recommend someone to spearhead a private tour of the City any higher.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Than you very much Scott for your great and encouraging review. It was great to be be able to host your family during your Barcelona visit. All the best and have a wonderful summer. Josep P.
It is always a good start when your guide arrives promptly and with a smile. The ice broken, Josep is passionate and spoke of Barcelona with so much pride and knowledge. At every turn Josep had a suggestion for cuisine, culture and activity and this was really appreciated. The trip to Boqueria Market was awesome! The receiver earphone was so efficient, we never lost Josep in the crowd! Finally, the Sagrada tour with Josep was just perfect. Josep gave us our space but was always on hand for questions.
Shirley WeisUnited States
Outstanding guide! Excellent English, great understanding of our needs. Knowledgable, personable and flexible. Able to work around mobility issues with someone in our group. I highly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Shirley for your encouraging review. I am very happy that you all enjoyed my Tour Have an excellent Summer! Josep
Josep es un guía espectacular. Tomamos un tour privado de Barcelona de 5 horas iniciando 1:30pm. Nos recogió en la terminal del crucero puntualmente con el chofer Alan. Ambos cuidaron hasta el último detalle. Mi esposa e hijos de 20 y 22 años y yo estuvimos más que encantados. Vale la pena la inversión. Barcelona es una ciudad muy rica en historia. Josep es un experto y toma las mejores fotografías. La comodidad de el transporte con chofer hace que la experiencia sea inigualable. Muy agradecidos
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Muchísimas gracias Antonio y Paola, Sois una familia encantadora y fue un gran placer enseñaros Barcelona a los Carrera. Muchas gracias por el "review" que seguro me mantiene motivado para dar el mejor servicio posible a mis clientes. Que paséis un buen verano Un abrazo Josep
William CroftUnited States
Josep made the tour fun and interesting for both the adults and kids. Keeping the attention of our two middle school age children is no easy task. He used his extensive knowledge to keep it interesting for the adults and his sense of humor made it fun for the kids. We will definitely use him again if we return to Barcelona. Thanks Josep!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear William, Thank you very much for your excellent and encouraging review. It was great being able to show Barcelona to your family and that I was able to engage your kids in it. Hope to see you back some day! Have a great summer. Josep
Salvatore LawrenceUnited States
Josep was punctual and extremely personable and knowledgeable. He was easy to understand and we loved his narration of the various sites. We had a wonderful tapas lunch at a restaurant he suggested and a highlight was our visit to Gaudi's Sagrada Familia cathedral. I would highly recommend him to others and only wish every guide was of his caliber!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr Lawrence for your very appreciated review. I enjoyed showing Barcelona to your family. Hope to see you some time again soon. Have a great summer Josep P.
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
Barbara HolmesUnited States
My family and I took the 5 hr All Barcelona Highlight Tour with Josep yesterday and it was the best tour we took on our entire vacation. Loved the blue tooth headphones. the kids (18, 22 and 24) thought they were cool and wore them all day. Josep was entertaining, educational and informative. The pace of the tour was exactly right for our family and we will recommend ToursByLocals to all of our family and friends. I will look for these tours in other cities that we visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Barbara for the excellent review and comments. It was a pleasure hosting your family in Barcelona and the best compliment of them all is that the kids found it also cool and enjoyable. It was very encouraging seeing their interest in the Tour contents. Have a lovely summer. Josep
Ted BaerUnited States
Josep did an excellent job. The ear buds were great because we could walk apart and hear his commentary. The Taps tour was very well structured, informative and moved at just the right pace. Each place we stopped for tapas had a great selection. Josep's recommendations and explanations were very helpful. There was always something for everyone to choose in our party of 6. We would recommend Josep for anyone wanting to take a tapas tour in Barcelona. Enjoy!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Ted! Thank you for your excellent comments and review on behalf of the 6 of you. I am very happy that you all found it so satisfactory. Have an excellent summer. All the best. Josep
Steven BargerUnited States
Josep was excellent! We especially liked the wireless earpiece so we could wander off and still listen. We highly recommend this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Steven for your excellent review. Warm regards. Josep P
Robert SlingerlandUnited States
Josep was a fantastic tour guide - highly professional, well informed on all important highlights of the city (especially Gaudi and Sagrada familia) well as warm and friendly. The accompanying car service and head sets were a great asset for seeing the entire city and getting the most out of Tour. We loved it. With two teenagers on the trip we really wanted a guide to help set a foundation for further exploring the city to get the most out of it. Josep delivered!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Robert for the encouraging excellent review! It has been great hosting your family in Barcelona. Hope to see you some time again in the future. My best regards to you all. 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
Derek P.United States
Barcelona was my favorite city! Thanks for showing us the nuts and bolts of the city!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Derek for your valuable review. Have a great summer 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
We would like to thank Josep for his wonderful comprehensive tour of Barcelona - we took the 12 hour tour 8 hours the first day 4 hours the second. We saw so much of Barcelona in a short period and he brought to life Picasso, Gaudi and Barcelona life including amazing places to eat and shop. His knowledge of history, art and architecture was extensive and his tour organization together with front of the line and pre bought tickets made everything seamless. Thank you very much Josep!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am very grateful to you Cathy for the excellent and encouraging review on our 1,5 Days Barcelona Tour. It was a great pleasure showing my city to the 6 of you. Have a lovely summer back in Canada All the best Josep
Pete GaynorUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I thank you very much Pete for your appreciated excellent review. I enjoyed having you in Barcelona Best regards Josep
Heather Glasgow HarrisUnited States
Josep adapted tour to our needs. He was extremely knowledgeable of all aspects. We enjoyed his personality and the personal ear phones allowed us to take pictures and still keep informed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Heather, Thank you very much for the 5 Stars review. I enjoyed guiding you in Barcelona. Best regards Josep
Pamela WangUnited States
We cannot imagine a better tour guide than Josep P! He is extremely knowledgeable and organized in his presentation. His use of audio ear pieces really enhances the experience. Josep speaks English very well and explains all things very clearly. He clearly wants us to understand the history and details of La Sagrada Familia. The 30 min he spent with us at the end of the tour was so helpful. His restaurant recommendations were especially. wonderful. Thank you Josep!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pamela I would like to thank you very sincerely for the great review about our Solo Sagrada Familia Private Tour today. I have enjoyed very much having the 4 of you as guests. Enjoy your stay in Barcelona. My very best regards Josep P.
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
Susan WalkerUnited States
Josep is a true professional; his English is excellent and his knowledge of his city, its history and culture, are exceptional. He also knows how to make a tour personable and fun for guests. It was a true pleasure getting to know Barcelona with Josep at the helm. I wish we could have him for every city we explore!! Susan and Bob
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Susan and Bob, Thank you very much for your excellent review with such lovely encouraging words! Hope to have you again in Barcelona sometime in the future. Have a great summer. All the best Josep
Robert A.United States
Another great tour with Josep. This time he not only demonstrated his knowledge but he showed flexibility and adaptability. One of the major sites at Montserrat was closed at the last minute but he still made the trip enjoyable, entertaining and informative. Great job.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am very grateful to all of you for the excellent review! My very best regards 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
Robert A.United States
Josep is knowledgeable, courteous and friendly. The places he chose to visit and the food and drink choices he made were excellent. We were tired after a long day but he helped make the walk and the meals and the tour easy and informative. We tried some new local tapas and experienced some of the local culture.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your excellent review! I t was a please having hosted you in Barcelona Plenty of good food awaits you for the next visit! All the best Josep
Robert A.United States
Very knowledgeable, organized, pleasant and flexible. Hard to find any faults. He was punctual, friendly and courteous. We were a party of six but he was able to meet all our varied needs. The driver was courteous and safe. Thak you Josep.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your excellent review! I t was a please having hosted you in Barcelona All the best Josep
Debra DevilleUnited States
Josep is an exceptional guide!!! We have used Tours By Locals for many years, all over the world, and I can honestly say he is the best we have ever had. His knowledge of Barcelona is amazing. His tour was a fabulous overview of the city, with special emphasis on Gaudi and the Sagrada Familia. A very special experience in a "must see" attraction. He uses individual ear pieces with his microphone transmitter which added a wonderful dimension to the tour. Must use Josep in Barcelona!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Debra for your superb comment and review. Nothing can be more motivating than your appreciation when saying: "...I can honestly say he is the best we have ever had" I wish you the very best. Josep
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for an appreciated 5 star review
Deborah AshinUnited States
Joep took us on a delicious tapas tour, introducing us to bars and restaurants we never would have discovered on our own. It was unique way to explore the Gothic Quarter at night and learn about the history. He's very charming and also offered advice about touring Barcelona.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Deborah for your review. Hope to see you soon again in Barcelona. Best regards Josep
Robin DavisUnited States
YEAH for our guide Josep. Josep was an amazing tour guide for my husband and I. His private tour of this amazing city was so much fun, informative and exciting. I highly recommend Josep. Muchas Gracias mi amigo. Robin & Lyle
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robin and Lyle. I thank you very much for the motivating great review. You were a great couple to be with! You have also a big 5 stars from me as excellent guests! Best regards Josep
Kathleen G.United States
Josep cannot control the weather. We got the best foggy trip of Montserrat he could give us. Which was super because there were no crowds to deal with.... the benefits of a foggy day. After spending the whole day with Josep we would definitely recommend him to anyone wanting a Barcelona adventure. 3 of the 4 of us have bad knees and we need more bathroom breaks than younger travelers might. He paid attention to all our needs and requests. You should feel great booking any tour with Josep.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your very kind and excellent review! I t was a please having hosted you in Barcelona and taking you to Montserrat All the very best for the 4 of you Josep
Kathleen G.United States
Our Barcelona city tour was the first of 2 tours we had with Josep. We could spend a week seeing all of this wonderful city. But we only had 5 hours. Josep gave us an excellent taste of the city in the short time we had. He is so knowledgeable of the city and especially the Sagrada Familia which we got to skip the line and spend quite some time at. After the morning tour he brought us to a great tapas restaurant where we had lunch before our afternoon Monserrat tour with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kathleen for your excellent review. I certainly enjoyed having you as guests in Barcelona and Montserrat. Best regards Josep
Josep took us to this special location before the worst of the crowds, and was highly flexible and attentive to our needs. Apart from a great morning, he gave us some wonderful suggestions for the remainder of our visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lisa for your excellent review. Best regards 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
Josep showed my family and friends around a selection of the Barcelona food scene. His WiFi technology meant we could all hear his interesting narrative which related the surroundings to history and current affairs, while still being able to take photos and window shop. He introduced us to the delights of tapas and a wonderful selection of wines that exceeded our expectations, and did so in way that made it easy for us to find our way back later in our holiday.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Lisa, I thank you for the excellent reviews of the 3 Tours we have just done together! That was certainly a pleasure having had the 6 of you in Barcelona for 3 days in a row. You know that I love what I do but such reviews coming from experienced travelers like you really motivate me even further. Best regards to you all. Josep P
Matt McKernanUnited States
Josep gave my family (wife, boys, 21 & 17) a great private tour of Montserrat. His depth of knowledge was incredible and he kept my sons engaged the whole time - not always easy to do. The private Mercedes minivan was very nice and the bluetooth earpieces made it so much better. You could always clearly hear and understand what he was saying. I would highly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Matt, Thank you very much for the lovely motivating review. I have certainly enjoyed hosting your family in Barcelona and taking you to lovely Montserrat. Thanks for recommending me. Best regards to everyone. Josep P
Claudia Russ AndersonUnited States
Josep is an AMAZING tour guide. Even though the weather was a bit wet he made the absolute best of it for us. We saw everything that we could want to in order to truly get a feel for Barcelona. You can tell he LOVES his city and is knowledgeable about anything. This was a recommendation from friends and we are so grateful they told us about ToursByLocals AND Josep in Barcelona!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I have decided to give also a 5 stars as Travelers!!! I have enjoyed having you all. Yes I love my city and love to show it! Thanks for the great review and come back some other time. All the best Josep
Sheryl MallettUnited States
Josep was terrific! Given his depth of knowledge, he was able to eloquently educate us on Barcelona, and it's importance to Spain over time. As we experienced the "highlights of Barcelona tour", he brought the city alive with his historical and personal perspective. As a result we gained a deep appreciation for the beauty and significance of Barcelona. It's important to note that technology played a role in our enjoyment...we each had ear buds that allowed us to hear every word Josep has to say!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sherryl! I could not be more than very grateful for your excellent review and encouraging personal comment. It has been a great pleasure having hosted the 6 of you in Barcelona. Best regards and until the next time you visit! Josep
A great tour with a great guide. You cannot pack more into 6 hours in Barcelona - and still we never had the feeling to be in a hurry. Josep also managed it very successfully, to integrate our kids (8&6yo) into the tour and even fascinating them for Sagrada Familia (which was not an easy task). Very tasty lunch at noon in a nice tapas bar. This guide is highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Flo for your excellent review and I am very happy to hear that the kids enjoyed it as well. Be back soon! All the best for your kids, your wife and yourself! Josep P
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
Debirah ShilloUnited States
Josep was prompt, professional and very knowledgeable. He brought portable ear buds, which allowed every person to hear him clearly so we all enjoyed his tour. He obtained fast track tickets for the Sagrada familia at very short notice. Every stop was well planned out he offered great knowledge and history as well as interesting antidotes. The driver was very accommodating and the van was quite comfortable. We are very glad we had Josep as our guide in Barcelona and would highly recommend him to others.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Debirah for your your great review! I really enjoyed hosting the 4 of you in Barcelona. All the bests Josep
Gwen AlredUnited States
Josep took into consideration my injured knee, booked a private car for us, and did a wonderful job introducing us to this beautiful and culturally rich city. He was born in Barcelona so he could provide breath and depth to the information he gave us. Great tour. Did not want it to end.
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.
William HallUnited States
Our tour by Josep was outstanding. Much more than a 5 star rating. Knowable and through. Visited the best places in Barcelona. The use of ear buds was great and greatly enhanced the experience. I would hope all guides would take advantage of this technology. Thanks from all six of us for an outstanding day. All the best...
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am very grateful to you for the outstanding review. I certainly enjoyed having hosted you in Barcelona. All the very best Josep
Alastair MartinTrinidad and Tobago
A fantastic tour! Mr Josep was extremely knowledgeable! Being picked up by our chauffeur Alan was fantastic in the new Mercedes van! Loved the whole experience! Mr Josep was also a great photographer!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr Martin for the great review! Hope to see you again Barcelona. Best regards Josep
Jane AlleyUnited States
It was a a wonderful tour- Josep helped us understand the architecture in detail which we would not have understood otherwise. He gave us individual earpieces so we could hear him clearly no matter the noise or if we had wandered off. Spent time helping us understand the city and people. I wish we had more tours with him. Thank you Josep for making our last day in Barcelona fabulous
Booked a tour with, Tours By Locals in Barcelona for our group of 10. Josep P. was our guide and we could not have been more pleased. In spite of having our tour on the day of the Referendum he and the driver were amazing. Josep is extremely knowledgable and passionate about Barcelona and proved that by giving us the best of his abilities as a tour guide. Definitely a 5 STAR rating from 10 folks out of Canada. Well done Tours By Locals. jack Toornstra
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am really grateful for your review of our tour delivered on the past difficult referendum date. I really appreciate it and it will certainly keep me very motivated. Give my best regards to all of you on my behalf All the best and thank you again Josep
Kevin PotterUnited States
You won't find a more knowledgeable guide in Barcelona
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kevin for going straight to the point! Best regards Josep
David B.United States
Fabulous tour of the Sagrada Familia. Josep is very knowledgeable and a pleasant tour guide. Josep also uses headsets so you are able to hear him very easily even in a very crowded room. Would use him as a guide again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David for the great review! Hope to see you again some other time.
Our guide was amazing. We enjoyed the tour. Very knowledgable and spoke excellent English.
Carol TosneyUnited States
Joseph was fantastic (all six of us rated him great!). He met us on time with a driver and both were very professional and accommodating. It was obvious he knew what he was talking about. We ended up cruising on the Oceania (Rivera) for 11 days and took excursions each day; without a doubt, Joseph was far and away a better tour guide than those sponsored by the Oceania.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: That is a great review and even a greater compliment! I certainly enjoyed hosting you in Barcelona. Best regards Carol ! Josep
Catherine FeldmanUnited States
We all really enjoyed the guided tour, so informative and kept our attention , and had great hearing device so we were always connected, Great Job Thank You So Much,
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Catherine! Great pleasure having hosted you Best regards Josep
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!
Julie DennisLondon, United Kingdom
Josep was extremely knowledgeable about the Cathedral and Barcelona and Quin and his partner Sue thoroughly enjoyed their tour. This is the 2nd tour we have taken in Barcelona, 3rd in Europe so far. Brilliant company to use if you really want to experience local life and amenities.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am very grateful for your very good review and for the excellent opinion about Tours by Locals. All the best Josep
Michael JosephPONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL, United States
Exceptional! Highest Rating we can give��Tour,guide,&driver exceeded expectations
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Michael for the excellent rating! Enjoy your stay in Barcelona. Best regards Josep
Fiona LeeUnited States
Josep gave us a perfect introduction to Barcelona on our first day in the city. He made available a small, very comfortable listening device for each of us, which allowed us to hear him even though we are not standing/walking close to him. It made it very easy to hear him even at very noisy and crowded places. Each of us can walk at our own pace, stop and take pictures without missing a word of Josep's excellent narrative. He was very knowledgeable and flexible based on our family interests. A++
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Fiona and family! It was most enjoyable having had you all, yesterday as my guests in Barcelona I really appreciate your excellent review Have an excellent stay in Spain My best regards Josep Josep
Taylor ReichelUnited States
Our entire family truly enjoyed our tour of Montserrat with Josep. You will not find a tour guide more knowledgeable about Montserrat or the history of Spain/Catalonia. We travelled with four children (8-14) and Josep made it interesting for all of us. Highly recommended.
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
Paul BedfordUnited States
Thank you Joseph for your expertise on the city of Barclona. You were able to customize a tour that was a great fit for our family. Our family has a senior with mobility challenges and Josep made sure she was not excluded from experiencing anything from the rest of the family. We also have daughters age 11 and 14 who Josep won over. Your knowledge of the city and expecially Sagradia Familia is astounding. Thank you also to Daniel, our driver who was always where we needed him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Paul for the excellent review. Nonetheless the best reward is your comment about how your 11 year old Katherine has finally reacted so positively to the Tour. It has ben a pleasure hosting your family in Barcelona. Best regards to you all, and a very especial recognition to Katherine. She is a lovely girl! Josep
Lori W.United States
Joseph was an excellent guide!!! He was very in tune to what we wanted ......very informative (and funny!) and very detailed in his explanations. We LOVED our tour of Sagrada Familia! Would definitely use Josep again! Highly recommend him!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Lori for your very excellent review, that will certainly keep me motivated. Best wishes Josep
Joseph was an excellent guide. He was knowledgeable and masterful at explaining the concepts and intricacies of Gaudi's ideas for the Sagrada Familia. He was extremely friendly and after the tour helped in planning the rest of our day. I would have no reservations in recommending his tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Gary for your excellent review. I really appreciate it especially coming for your and your wife as such long experienced travelers. All the best Josep
Walter GuptillUnited States
In a word, Excellent! Informative, flexible, helpful, well spoken. Thoroughly enjoyable tour. Josep not only met us at our ship, but after the tour guided us to our accommodation. Very professional, and we loved the state of the art audiovox system he used. Made listening easy during our tour. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Walter an Lisa for your excellent review. Reviews like that keep me highly motivated and enthusiastic. I particularly appreciate as well your comment on the audio bluetooth system that certainly makes a difference. Enjoy your stay Josep
Salvador BetancourtUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gerardo for the excellent rating of my Tour. Best regards Josep
Freya M.United States
Unconditional recommendation. Very knowledgeable both about Gaudi and Sagarda Famila. Enthusiastic about his subject. An excellent tour in all ways.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Freya for your top rating. I have enjoyed hosting you for the masterpiece of Gaudi Best regards Josep
Andrew BeckerUnited States
Fantastic and engaged.
Nathan CurrieUnited States
Beautiful trip and the time flew by quickly. Both Josep and our driver were top notch. Josep was very knowledgeable, thorough and entertaining. He is very impressive, speaking 6 languages and having years of experience guiding in many countries. The trip to Montserrat is lovely with stellar views! We enjoyed the art museum and Stiges. Driver was great (muy bien!) and the Mercedes was comfortable. This was an amazing day for our family and we will always cherish the memories of it. Thank you Josep!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for such a wonderful comment. I have enjoyed guiding your family in Barcelona All the best Josep
Ray BarretteUnited States
Josep is a totally professional guide. We had a good overview of Barcelona in a few hours. The driver and the car were good. The explanations of the Sagrada Familia church were outstanding.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ray & Cyn, Thank you very much for your great review especially coming from such experienced travelers. I have looked at your blog with your great pictures and I can wait to see your trip to Barcelona in it. I am happy to know you enjoyed also lunch at the place I recommended. Best regards Josep
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
Brian MitchellUnited States
He made us appreciate Barcelona: history, foods, culture, flavor. Extremely knowledgeable on every subject. Very friendly, makes it fun. We highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Brian for your valuable rating All the best Josep
Brian MitchellUnited States
Josep was outstanding. He added so much to the visit. Highly recommend him. One of the best. Knowledgeable and very personable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I have certainly enjoyed being with you in Barcelona and thank you for your great review All the best 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
Beverly HodgesUnited States
5STAR JOSEP. Great tour guide. I have always wanted to visit Barcelona Spain, specifically to see the works of Antonio Gaudi. I found Josep on tours by locals. He is exceptional to say the least. I felt like I was in a real live storybook tour in Barcelona. As we explored the city he spoke of the history, pointed out easily missed details with explanations. The lunch was superb with a great view. Itinerary planned was as discussed. Very efficient, knowledgeable, personable and approachable. Loved my day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Beverly for the great review! I certainly enjoyed hosting you in Barcelona. Hoping to see you come again sometime Best regards Josep
Linda OfferdahlUnited States
Joseph was an EXCELLENT guide. Not only was he an expert in the sites we saw, but he entire day was orchestrated to maximize the best time to see things in terms of the crowds and also to maximize sightseeing time. I highly recommend hiring the driver along with Joseph. We saw so much more because we didn't wate time parking and walking to places.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Linda, It was great to have hosted you both in Barcelona. Thank you for the very good review. Enjoy your cruise and have a lovely summer. 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
Warren R.United States
Perfect tour! Josep is knowledgeable, friendly and a super tour guide. He gave my family and friends a truly memorable tour of Barcelona!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Warren! I have certainly enjoyed being your host today in Barcelona All the best and enjoy your cruise! Josep
Ronald SutherlandUnited States
Josep deserves the highest praise for leading my wife and I on our tour to Montserrat and the wine region near Barcelona. Especially noteworthy was the superb restaurant he discovered in the wine region where we pared delicious local fare with local wines. His use of miniature in-ear hearing devices allowed us to hear his excellent, detailed information during our tour. I would highly recommend Josep and will use him again in the future when we return to visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again for the wonderful review. I have enjoyed also sharing this special day with you an Suzanne. Hope to see you again in Barcelona!
Punctual. Fluent in English. Said to be formerly resident in UK and USA, so appreciated nuances of our requirements. ADAPTABLE. Made special effort to secure "disabled friendly" access to historic sites. Followed our suggestions re sequence of tour. Historical awareness and knowledge. Chose very suitable lunch venue in Sitges.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David for your kind review! It was great to have you and Elizabeth in Bacelona in such special day. Best regards Josep