Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Barcelona-Catalonia-Spain by Tour Guide Francesc G. (Guide #9274)


Jay Miller

United States
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Tour: Roman and Medieval Barcelona private tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain
Date: Nov 14/18

Francesc was everything one would expect from a guide. He was knowledgeable of the history of the area and explained it well. He gave my wife and myself a good sense of Catalan culture. If we are fortunate enough to return to Barcelona in the future I would very much to include a tour with Francesc in our itinerary. As an example of this man's character when I arrived in our hotel lobby I observed Francesc helping another guest with a problem at the hotel desk.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Jay. It's nice to hear from you. Thanks for sharing your feelings about the tour. I also enjoyed our morning together and it would be my pleasure to meet you and your wife again maybe for a tour, maybe for a coffee. Have a great day! Francesc

Michael Rothman

United States
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Tour: #109780, 04. Walking tour of the Old Town/Gothic Quarter (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 25/18

Highly knowledgeable, and professional with a great command of English. Francesc was also very flexible in modifying and optimizing our tour. We used Francesc for both the Gaudi Tour and the tour of the old city (booked as an 8 hour two part tour). Highly Recommended.

Michael Rothman

United States
Rating

Tour: Ok - 03.2 Gaudi Tour: Sagrada Familia + Park Guell + 1 Gaudi House inside (5H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain
Date: Oct 24/18

Highly knowledgeable, and professional with a great command of English. Francesc was also very flexible in modifying and optimizing our tour. We used Francesc for both the Gaudi Tour and the tour of the old city (booked as an 8 hour two part tour). Highly Recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Rothman, It has been a pleasure to share my city with you and your wife. I hope our paths cross again. Francesc

Ron Brown

United States
Rating

Tour: #109444, 02.2 Barcelona in 4 hours by foot (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 23/18

Great time. Best way to see Barcelona in a small group setting

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Ron. Greetings from Barcelona to the four of you. Francesc

Miriam M.

United States
Rating

Tour: #109780, 04. Walking tour of the Old Town/Gothic Quarter (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 20/18

We cannot say enough about Francesc. He was awesome. Professional, spoke excellent English, full of wonderful stories about the history of Barcelona and Spain, and very flexible. We skipped the lines, took great photos, and really enjoyed our time with him. We stopped for delicious coffee! We recommend Francesc with absolutely no reservations! 5+ stars! Thank you for a very memorable trip to Barcelona!! :)

Miriam M.

United States
Rating

Tour: #109245, 03. Gaudi Tour: Sagrada Familia and more (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 18/18

Miriam M.

United States
Rating

Tour: #110017, 06. Tapas & Pinchos in the Old Town with Flamenco (3,5H + 1H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 17/18

Delicious tapas! Great stories. Had lots of laughs. Francesc spoke great English and is flexible. Enjoyed the flamenco!

Paula Murphy

Canada
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Tour: #110203, 05. Markets & Food Stores: see and taste (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 9/18

Francesc is a fabulous tour guide! So much history, and food, coffee, chocolate, cheese tastings in one afternoon! Do not miss this 4 hour walking tour!!! Francesc is very accommodating and readily picks up on your interests, adjusting the tour accordingly, keeping in mind he has booked tasting appointments with various food vendors. Highlights are too many to mention but it is Francesc's knowledge of the city that makes it worthwhile! Paula & Danielle

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Paula & Danielle. How wonderful it has been to know you! I hope that you enjoy the Poblenou district too (where you have taken the apartment). The experience is not just to see the city, but to live it as a local too. Enjoy your trips in family! Francesc

Peter Pena

United States
Rating

Tour: #108944, 01. The must-see places in Barcelona (2x4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 8/18

Richard Johnson

United States
Rating

Tour: #108944, 01. The must-see places in Barcelona (2x4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 28/18

My wife and I took a whole-day (8 hours) tour with Francesc, and we highly recommend this tour and this guide; we both saw and learned so much that we would otherwise certainly have missed on our visit to this fascinating city. As retired teachers ourselves, we appreciated the background and details that Francesc provided at every place; his use of an ipad loaded with historical photos provided a very helpful extra perspective. If you want to really learn, rather than just see, do take this tour.

Jackson White

Canada
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Tour: #109245, 03. Gaudi Tour: Sagrada Familia and more (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 27/18

Jackson White

Canada
Rating

Tour: #109780, 04. Walking tour of the Old Town/Gothic Quarter (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 26/18

Outstanding tour. Extremely knowledgeable, interactive, great pace! This was a brilliant way to explore the beautiful city of Barcelona.

David Mangone

Kirkland, WA, United States
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Tour: #109444, 02.2 Barcelona in 4 hours by foot (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 25/18

Great tour... Francesc was an entertaining, knowledgeable guide. We learned a lot and had a wonderful day exploring Barcelona.

Lawrence Muir

Perth, Australia
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Tour: #109780, 04. Walking tour of the Old Town/Gothic Quarter (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 19/18

This was day two of our Tour with Cesc and just as with the first day we had a magical experience with all the local knowledge that Cesc gave us in his friendly and captivating style. Would certainly recommend Cesc to any traveller.

Lawrence Muir

Perth, Australia
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Tour: #109245, 03. Gaudi Tour: Sagrada Familia and more (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 18/18

Had a great day in Barcelona due entirely to our guide, Cesc, who made the outing lively, informative and above all great fun. The tour seemed to be over in no time at all which is a measure of how he kept us captivated. Many thanks Cesc

Reuben A.

Cayman Islands
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Tour: #109245, 03. Gaudi Tour: Sagrada Familia and more (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 14/18

Wonderful guide, highly recommended. Thank you!

Jody Shapiro

United States
Rating

Tour: #109780, 04. Tour of the Old Town/Gothic Quarter by chauufeured vehicle (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 14/18

Francesc was amazing! He was friendly, extremely knowledgeable, accommodating and entertaining. We saw everything we wanted and more!! Highly recommend him as a tour guide in Barcelona! From start to finish, everything was perfect. Thank you, Francesc!

Jody Shapiro

United States
Rating

Tour: ok - 03.1 Gaudi Tour by Chaufeured Vehicle, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain
Date: Sep 13/18

Knowledgeable, personable & accommodating!! Great tour....loved having driver separate from guide. Overall wonderful experience!! Thanks Francesc!!! Will highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jody, I have had two lovely days too in your company. I think that is not efficient a tour in Barcelona when the guide is the driver too. It’s because the guide spend a lot of time going to park and to pick up the car to a parking each time. The best is a chauffeured tour and when it's out of the budget, taxis. The Chauffeured vehicles for these two tours were perfect, especially because your tours started from the Cruise Ship. A Hug from Barcelona and enjoy your trips with your friends Francesc

Reuben A.

Cayman Islands
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Tour: #288464, 02.1 Barcelona in 4 hours by chauffeured Mercedes (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 13/18

Wonderful guide, highly recommended. Thank you!

Anton Waser

United States
Rating

Tour: #110017, 06. Tapas & Pinchos in the Old Town with Flamenco (3,5H + 1H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 12/18

What a great walking tour Francesc provided of the old town and Picasso Museum. He selected excellent Tapas tasting venues for us, and his research showed with outstanding background info on Picasso. He was so personable and enjoyable for what proofed to be a great evening, in spite of some heavy rains that fell in our walk to the museum. It all added to the experience of "old town".

Benjamin D.

United States
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Tour: #109780, 04. Walking tour of the Old Town/Gothic Quarter (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 6/18

Extremely informative and knowledgeable guide. Personable and genuinely interested in insuring patrons get maximum value out of the visit. Highly recommended guide.

Benjamin D.

United States
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Tour: #109245, 03. Gaudi Tour: Sagrada Familia and more (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 5/18

Extremely informative and knowledgeable guide. Personable and genuinely interested in insuring patrons get maximum value out of the visit. Highly recommended guide.

Arthur Marble

United States
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Tour: #109780, 04. Walking tour of the Old Town/Gothic Quarter (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 5/18

Francesc was very knowledgeable and explained everything extremely well. He really knows his city!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm glad that you had a good time Arthur. Thanks for your reply!

Arthur Marble

United States
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Tour: #109245, 03. Gaudi Tour: Sagrada Familia and more (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 4/18

Francesc was very knowledgeable and explained everything extremely well. He really knows his city!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm glad that you had a good time Arthur. Thanks for your reply!

Nicole Lo

Taiwan
Rating

Tour: #108944, 01. The must-see places in Barcelona (8H) - Private Tour by minibus, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Aug 20/18

We really like our tour guide who is very responsible and thoughtful to us. Thanks to him that we know so many stories about the city and would love to visit again!

Eric Hutchinson

United States
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Tour: #109780, 04. Walking tour of the Old Town/Gothic Quarter (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Aug 17/18

Francesc did an amazing job! Fun, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, he made seeing the city a delight.

Eric Hutchinson

United States
Rating

Tour: #109245, 03. Gaudi Tour: Sagrada Familia and more (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Aug 16/18

Great tour with a knowledgeable, fun to be with guide. Francesc was amazing. Wonderful experience!

Albert Cohen

United States
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Tour: #109245, 03. Gaudi Tour: Sagrada Familia and more (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 21/18

He is patient, caring and knowledgeable about the subject matter. His expansive knowledge of religion, architecture and history makes our tour enjoyable and extremely interesting. We enjoyed this trip tremendously because of him.

Albert Cohen

United States
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Tour: #109780, 04. Walking tour of the Old Town/Gothic Quarter (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 20/18

He definitely gets 6 plus stars. His knowledge of the subject matter, his personality and compassion for his country make him a most impressive tour guide.

Mark Hall

United States
Rating

Tour: #109444, 02.2 Barcelona in 4 hours by foot (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 19/18

Thank you so much Francesc for our wonderful tour of your wonderful city. You made the city come alive for us by the way you used your tablet to show graphics/maps and your lively historic stories. You made our day.

Sheila Atwell

United States
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Tour: #109780, 04. Walking tour of the Old Town/Gothic Quarter (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 17/18

Francesc was an absolutely wonderful guide. Our flight was delayed by nearly 12 hours and he was able to accommodate two tours all in one day - endeavoring especially hard to get a refund for some tickets that had been purchased ahead of time. He knows so much about the city and special details of all the monuments we visited - it made our short stay in Barcelona very special. Muchos gracias!

Sheila Atwell

United States
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Tour: #109245, 03. Gaudi Tour: Sagrada Familia and more (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 16/18

Francesc was an absolutely wonderful guide. Our flight was delayed by nearly 12 hours and he was able to accommodate two tours all in one day - endeavoring especially hard to get a refund for some tickets that had been purchased ahead of time. He knows so much about the city and special details of all the monuments we visited - it made our short stay in Barcelona very special. Muchos gracias!

David Bowers

United States
Rating

Tour: #288464, 02.1 Barcelona in 4 hours by chauffeured Mercedes (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 11/18

Francesc is good and would book him again. He knows Barcelona and the Sagrada Familia church well. My reason for not giving a 5 is that we would like to have disembarked to take pictures at places like the olympic ring, the bull fighting building that was turned into a shopping center, etc. On his TBL site, he suggests we tell him custom things we want, but not having been there before we didn't know what those were until it was too late...a suggestion for others to help Francesc make your tour better.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello David, thanks for your comments! Your experience allows me to improve. I try to be very flexible in my tours: frequently we visit places that travellers ask me and are out of the list. Barcelona, as all the big cities, needs more than one day to be visited. I know that it is not going to change your tour but it’s said that once always have to leave something for the next trip. It would be my pleasure to tour you in some of these out of the beaten path places. I hope our path meets again!

Kenneth Magid

United States
Rating

Tour: #288464, 02.1 Barcelona in 4 hours by chauffeured Mercedes (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 4/18

Interesting, considerate, and knowledgeable guide.

Lance Ohara

United States
Rating

Tour: #108944, 01. Barcelona 10 hours and Montserrat 6h in two days - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 2/18

Francesc is a great host, tour and ambassador for Barcelona and Catalan! We booked him for a custom 2 day tour of Barcelona including Monserrat and he didn't disappoint, in fact, he was impressive. He took great care of our tour group of 10 which included 2 wheel chairs. He booked a small bus to transport us and the wheelchairs comfortably. He had great knowledge and history of all the places we went to. Book Francesc, he will not disappoint but impress!

Beatriz Havre

United States
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Tour: #109780, 04. Walking tour of the Old Town/Gothic Quarter (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 27/18

Francesc is an excellent guide!!! He is very knowledgeable about the history of Barcelona and the Gothic quarter. He is engaging, well spoken, and very friendly. I highly recommend him! He gave our family (two teenagers included) a tour of the Gothic Quarter and both kids said they enjoyed his tour. He makes it interesting for both teens and adults.

Janice Mobilio

Australia
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Tour: #108944, 01. The must-see places in Barcelona (7H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 15/18

Thank you Francesc for such a memorable day. My daughters and I loved your tour. From the start of our tour right up to the end, your knowledge and passion of Barcelona was impeccable. Thank you again for the wonderful memories. Your an amazing tour guide and I would highly recommend you to anyone who would like to do this tour or any other tour that you may be affiliated with. #TeamFrancescAllTheWay

Ashley Edwards

United States
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Tour: #109245, 03. Gaudi Tour: Sagrada Familia and more (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 14/18

Francesc was delightful. He has a great personality and a clear love of Barcelona. He even managed to make the tour fun for my 3 teenage daughters, which is saying a lot. He tailored the tour to exactly what we wanted to see...mixing in a little history with the fun food markets in the old town. Francesc is very enthusiastic and knowledgable about his city!

Julie Wilcox

United States
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Tour: #108944, 01. The must-see places in Barcelona (2x4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 8/18

We enjoyed our day in Barcelona with Francesc. He was friendly, informative, and passionate about his city. Would highly recommend to all.

David Stryker

Spring, TX, United States
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Tour: #109444, 02.2 Barcelona in 4 hours by foot (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: May 29/18

Francesc was a great guide. Incredibly knowledgeable and well informed, he give my wife and I the perfect introduction to Barcelona. Really appreciated his thoughtful "holistic" approach to the sights and his detailed knowledge of the history and specifics of whatever sight we were seeing. Highly recommend.

Roni Rihn

United States
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Tour: #109245, 03.2 Gaudi Tour: Sagrada Familia + Park Guell + 1 Gaudi House inside (5H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: May 25/18

This was our second day with Francesc and another fantastic tour. We learned so much about Gaudi and Francesc explained everything in such amazing details. He made sure that we stood in the best places for photographs and he got us into each attraction without waiting in lines. My friends and I are so thankful that we had him for two days to discover Barcelona. Thank you Francesc for your warmth, knowledge, and most of all for your passion . You went beyond our expectations.

Roni Rihn

United States
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Tour: #109780, 04. Walking tour of the Old Town/Gothic Quarter (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: May 24/18

My friends and I want to thank Francesc for an amazing tour. He met us at our hotel and gave us a visual presentation on his I-pad about the history of Barcelona. We then went for a walk through the Gothic quarter. We learned so much from Francesc and he answered all of our questions. His passion for his job and city made this tour so enjoyable. He changed the tour for us so we could visit another area of Barcelona. By the end of the tour we got to know Barcelona and we made a new friend.

Daniel Lepri

United States
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Tour: #109780, 04. Walking tour of the Old Town/Gothic Quarter (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: May 23/18

We had 2 days of tours with Francesc who was extremely well prepared and very knowledgeable about all of the subject matter. We would highly recommend him !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thaks Daniel! It has been a pleasure to spend these two days with both of you. Francesc

Susan H.

Canada
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Tour: #108944, 01. The must-see places in Barcelona (2x4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: May 22/18

Francesc is a wonderful guide. We spent 8 hours with him touring Barcelona. He is very proud of his city and it shows. He is engaging and very knowledgeable. He took us for lunch at a marvelous tapas restaurant where we had a chance to question him on specific details of the morning tour and Spain in general. He let us linger when we wanted to see more of a certain area and we never felt rushed or hurried. He really knows his way around.

Jack McElroy

United States
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Tour: #142645, Exc 01. Montserrat (6H - Trip out Barcelona) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: May 18/18

Jack McElroy

United States
Rating

Tour: #109780, 04. Walking tour of the Old Town/Gothic Quarter (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: May 17/18

Jack McElroy

United States
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Tour: #109245, 03. Gaudi Tour: Sagrada Familia and more (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: May 16/18

This is the second time we have toured Barcelona with Francisc. He is without a doubt the most personable and knowledgeable tour guide we have ever had the pleasure of using. We did a two day tour of Barcelona and then on the third day he drove us to Montserrat in his new SUV. Thanks to his knowledge of the crowds at that very popular site we were able to beat the long lines and see everything we had hoped to on our day at Montserrat.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to see you again, in this occasion with your friends. Besides I was very happy that in these holidays you could finally visit Montserrat. Montserrat is very crowded in high season and it was a great idea to anticipate the tour 30 minutes (now I have rescheduled the tour in this way). A big hug from Barcelona to all of you and I hope our path will cross again Francesc

Steven Diaz

United States
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Tour: #109780, 04. Walking tour of the Old Town/Gothic Quarter (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: May 9/18

Francesc gave us a passionate, knowledgeable and intimate tour of the old city of Barcelona (The Gothic Quarter). We learned many facts and insights as well as gaining an understanding of the soul of Catalonia. He is also very personable and patiently answered all our questions about the history of the city and current popular culture and issues. I give Francesc the highest recommendation and encourage anyone interested in Barcelona to allow him to introduce you to his city and its culture. Great Tour!

AnnaMarie Freeman

United States
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Tour: #109245, 03.2 Gaudi Tour: Sagrada Familia + Park Guell + 1 Gaudi House inside (5H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: May 4/18

We had used Francesc 2 times already and by now we felt like old friends. He did not disappoint us and since we only had one day to fit in all the "important" sites in Barcelona, he chose wisely and we were able to enjoy many of the sights, especially the Sagrada Cathedral. He has so much knowledge about Park Guell and the Cathedral and it was wonderful to be able to have someone who could answer our questions; instead of just taking the audio tour. We highly recommend him for any tour requirements.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks AnnaMarie, it was great to see you again after your two-week trip for the Mediterranean. As you have said: As Old Friend. I hope our paths will cross again! Francesc

Daniel Jackson

Dallas, TX, United States
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Tour: #109780, 04. Walking tour of the Old Town/Gothic Quarter (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: May 2/18

Great history of the old city and its changes of control in the Spanish lands.

Daniel Jackson

Dallas, TX, United States
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Tour: #109245, 03. Gaudi Tour: Sagrada Familia and more (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: May 1/18

WOW - wonderful insights to Gaudi and his history - learned so much - I was fascinated by his understanding of Gaudi and his attention to detail in Gaudi's work.

Deborah Welsh

Portage, MICHIGAN, United States
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Tour: #109245, 03. Gaudi Tour: Sagrada Familia and more (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Apr 28/18

Barcelona has been a dream of mine since I was 16 years old and 50 years later,and with the help of our fabulous guide, Francesc, my dream came true!!! Francesc is a very knowledgeable and passionate man about his city, which made this tour so incredible. Our tour of Gaudi's Park Guell and Sagrada Familia were sights I will never forget, even through my tears!!! If you like unusual architecture, then this is tour for you and Francesc is the guide. Even his recommendations for dinner was fabulous.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Deborah! It has been an honor to be the guide who has made real this dream of your life. Francesc

Deborah Welsh

Portage, MICHIGAN, United States
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Tour: #109780, 04. Walking tour of the Old Town/Gothic Quarter (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Apr 27/18

With a very short time in Barcelona, this tour along with our guide, Francesc, gave us a wonderful overview of Old Barcelona. From the beautiful Barcelona Cathedral to City Hall to the market place along LaRambla to a hint of what was to come the next day. I so want to come back some day and see more.

AnnaMarie Freeman

United States
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Tour: Wineries Priorat-Montsant (9H - Trip out Barcelona) - Private Tour, Sitges, Cataluña, Spain
Date: Apr 20/18

Francesc customized this tour based on our desire to visit wineries in the Priorat region. He hired a driver Jorge who was a pleasure to have along and a very competent driver. Francesc chose 4 wineries and each one welcomed us into their vineyards for tastings. We enjoyed all the tastings especially at Clos de l'Obac and Celler Mas Doux where we made several purchases. Francesc always kept us on track and provided us with interesting commentary about the region during our drive. Highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was for a long time that we were preparing this tour. It was a customized tour in a special region of Catalonia. I have enjoyed preparing and touring this visit. Thanks AnnaMarie!

AnnaMarie Freeman

United States
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Tour: #110017, 06. Tapas & Pinchos in the Old Town with Flamenco (3,5H + 1H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Apr 19/18

Francesc was a wonderful guide. He took us to 3 places which we would never have walked into (we probably would have not even noticed one of them) and enjoyed the BEST tapas and pinchos of our trip. On our walk he was extremely informative about the history of Barcelona and the architecture of the Old Town. I would highly recommend him.

Michael Nowak

United States
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Tour: #110203, 05. Markets & Food Stores: see and taste (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Apr 14/18

Francesc provided a great tour. Our plane was cancelled and we arrived hours late and he was very accomodating rearranging his day. The tour was outstanding ans we samlpled all the sights and foods (meat, cheese, wine, tapas, etc) of Barcelona. He also gave us some great suggestions of places to go on our own. Definately recommend

Rosalie Smith

United States
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Tour: #109245, 03. Gaudi Tour: Sagrada Familia and more (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Apr 12/18

Francesc is a delight! Very knowledgeable and pleasant to be with. Learned a lot and had an enjoyable day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Rosalie!!! I have had a wonderful day too. Tomorrow we will visit the Sagrada Familia; the Park Guell and the Montjuic Hill. Good evening. Francesc

Mary Macnab

Wasco, OR, United States
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Tour: 01. Barcelona in 6H - SF inside + Pss G + Old Town (transport: taxis), Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain
Date: Apr 11/18

Four of us had wonderful day seeing Barcelona with Francesc. He managed to show us most of what we had requested in six short hours. He is very interested in history and loves sharing it. If you want to see more and have him explain a little less, just say so. Great day!

Dennis Severance

Ann Arbor, MI, United States
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Tour: #109780, 04. Walking tour of the Old Town/Gothic Quarter (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Apr 3/18

Jason Sanders

United States
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Tour: #109780, 04. Walking tour of the Old Town/Gothic Quarter (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Mar 26/18

This tour with Francesc is a great way to get a comprehensive exposure to Barcelona. Francesc goes into great detail using maps and images from his iPad to help frame every point on the tour. On this tour, you get to cover a lot of ground and see a lot of important sights from the Gothic quarter. We really appreciated his local knowledge, for example, he pointed out several local stores and eateries that he frequented growing up in Barcelona. He went above and beyond!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: That you get home a wonderful memory of my city is my aim in my tours. Thanks Jason!

Beverly Van Sickle

United States
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Tour: #110017, 06. Tapas & Pinchos in the Old Town with Flamenco (3,5H + 1H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Mar 19/18

Fantastic walking tour with intermittent stops at 3 excellent restaurants with recommendations on the best Tapas to try and introduction to Pinchos which were excellent! Francesc was professional and informative about the history of the area. Loved walking the back alleys of the Gothic Quarter with someone who knew his way around!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks!!! It was challenging to me to get your interest when it was the end of your tour in Europe but I had a great time with your group. See you soon! Francesc

Michael Dorton

United States
Rating

Tour: #288464, 02.1 Barcelona in 4 hours by chauffeured Mercedes (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Mar 16/18

We all enjoyed our tour. Thought you did a wonderful job. You showed great expertise.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Michael! The fact that you had chosen a chauffeured vehicle allowed us to see even more than the mentioned places. I hope all of you have had a great cruise trip. Regards, Francesc

David Bolton

United States
Rating

Tour: Best of Gaudi Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain
Date: Dec 27/17

Francesc was an outstanding guide. We are a family of 8 (parents, grandparents, and four teenagers) who booked a 4 hour Gaudi tour with Francesc. He worked with us to personalize the itinerary and professionally handled all details (entrance tickets and transportation to four sites). His excitement and knowledge made it a great morning for all us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!!! You were one of my last tours this year and I really enjoyed to share my city with you. Happy New Year! Francesc

Polina Kamenskaya

Austria
Rating

Tour: #109444, Barcelona in 3 hours by foot (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Nov 25/17

Francesc was an excellent guide. He responded quickly prior to the tour by email and made all the necessary accommodations. His tour was very interesting, and he made sure to ask whether there was anything I wanted to see. I would really recommend Francesc if you are touring Barcelona!

Debbie Tur

United States
Rating

Tour: #109245, 03. Gaudi Tour: Sagrada Familia and more (4H) + Gothic Quarter (1H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Nov 10/17

Fantastic tour. Franseca is very knowledgeable. We would recommend this tour.

Robin Leinen

United States
Rating

Tour: #109780, 04. Walking tour of the Old Town/Gothic Quarter (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Nov 4/17

This was a well done and informative tour that really gives you a feel for Barcelona. Includes churros and hot chocolate! Would highly recommend for anyone's first trip to Barcelona.

Victor Elinoff

United States
Rating

Tour: #156822, Exc 02.2 Dalí museum at Figueres & Besalú by minibus (9H - Trip out Barcelona) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 13/17

We had a great day with Francesc. We moved ahead of the line at the museum and had a terrific tour of the Dali museum. We learned so much about Dali, his art, life and times. We then went to Bessau the walled mid evil city. We wanted to visit the Mikva and Francesc worked so hard to get the key when the person who was responsible for the key did not meet us. Instead of giving up he persisted and succeeded. Wonderful guide!

Victor Elinoff

United States
Rating

Tour: #109444, 02.2 Barcelona in 4 hours by foot (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 9/17

Thoroughly enjoyable tour excellent depth of knowledge and insights into culture and history. Well organized and excellent time management .

Israel Lerman

Mexico
Rating

Tour: #110523, 07. The Jewish heritage and the Major Synagogue (3H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 5/17

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to quality customer experiences and takes all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences. We have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our normal high standards.

Terri Chalmers

United States
Rating

Tour: #109780, 04. Walking tour of the Old Town/Gothic Quarter (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 3/17

Terri Chalmers

United States
Rating

Tour: #109245, 03. Gaudi Tour: Sagrada Familia and more (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 2/17

Francesc was fantastic. He was very interesting, knowledgeable, his English was terrific. He also made the best of a difficult situation. We toured with Francesc for two days. The second day Barcelona was on strike and all the places we were supposed to visit were closed. Francesc managed to give us a walking tour and described the places we couldn't get into see from the outside. He still made it interesting and informative. He has a nice sense of humor and we just had a great time with him.

Kathleen Freeman

United States
Rating

Tour: #142645, Exc 01. Montserrat (6H - Trip out Barcelona) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 22/17

Robert Sinclair

United States
Rating

Tour: #109780, 04. Walking tour of the Old Town/Gothic Quarter (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 21/17

Francesc was very flexible and adjusted the schedule to our request. We highly recommend him.

Tim Santana

United States
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Tour: #288464, 02.2 Barcelona in 4 hours by chauffeured Mercedes (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 18/17

Francesc was a wonderful guide. He made all of the arrangements for our pick up at the airport and had all of our front of the line tickets. He certainly knows Barcelona and was very willing to impart his knowledge. We had a wonderful time with him and I would highly recommend him for anyone wanting to see Barcelona.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Tim, I'm very happy about your tour: the tour started at the Airport with he chauffeured minivan Mercedes to finish at the Cruise Ship Terminal. To have the vehicle allowed us to get out the most of our time. Thanks and I hope to see you again in Barcelona. Best regards, Francesc

Elaine Vassar

United States
Rating

Tour: #288464, 02.1 Barcelona in 5 hours by chauffeured Mercedes (5H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 17/17

Francesc was a great guide and provided us with excellent service. He knows Barcelona and will provide wou with a tour tailored to your exact needs. We thoroughly enjoyed the time we spend with him and his driver atia and would recommend this tour to everyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Elaine. When we use the chauffeured Minivan Mercedes, we get off the most of our tour. I 'm happy you bring home a great memory. Francesc

Peter Drake

United States
Rating

Tour: #109245, 03. Gaudi Tour: Sagrada Familia and more (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 16/17

We had an amazing tour with Francesc! He was so helpful, informed, timely, easy to get along with, and willing to cater to our every interest. Huge recommendation!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Peter. Fortunately Sunday has been a sunny day as well. Francesc

Peter Drake

United States
Rating

Tour: #109780, 04. Walking tour of the Old Town/Gothic Quarter (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 15/17

Francesc is absolutely the BEST! We loved every minute of our time with him, knowledgeable, friendly, professional, and flexible!

Robert Pascale

United States
Rating

Tour: #110203, 05. Markets & Food Stores: see and taste (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 14/17

Chris Blaser

United States
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Tour: #109780, 04. Walking tour of the Old Town/Gothic Quarter (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 13/17

Francesc is a wonderful guide. The depth of his knowledge is impressive, and his passion for his city and culture is infectious. He took our interests into consideration and recommended an itinerary that was perfect for us, visiting all the sites we wanted to see, and he freely made recommendations for additional sites we could visit on our own. Francesc is simply one of the best tour guides we have ever had. Highly recommended for anyone visiting Barcelona or Catalonia.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Woww Chris thanks so much!!! I wish you have a good time and great experience the rest of your holidays. Francesc

Diana Morgan

United States
Rating

Tour: #288464, 02.1 Barcelona in 4 hours by chauffeured Mercedes (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 5/17

Francesc was fantastic! He is full of knowledge and is great at explaining the many sites of Barcelona! Highly recommend!

Charlie Caswell

Spain
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Tour: #288465, Exc 04. Medieval Towns and Nature (9H - Trip out Barcelona) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 4/17

We had a fabulous tour with Francesc. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing the countryside outside of Barcelona. It was so fun learning about the towns and the customs of the people of Spain. I highly recommend this very informative tour with Francesc.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Charlie. Thanks for your review!!! I love this tour that as you know it's not so popular (I assume travelers choose as a first option the Barcelona Highlights) but when we leave Barcelona, the Medieval Towns and the beech forest that we visited is another World. Thanks for sharing the day with me. Francesc

Angela Bodanza

St. Petersburg, FLORIDA, United States
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Tour: #142645, Exc 01. Montserrat (6H - Trip out Barcelona) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Aug 31/17

Excellent tour. Very knowledgeable, friendly, courteous and efficient. Will recommend him to others who are interested.

Helen Privett

United States
Rating

Tour: #109780, 04. Walking tour of the Old Town/Gothic Quarter (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Aug 18/17

Francesc was a great guide. He provided a great variety of information and cultural information from the Roman Walls and Gothic churches to beautiful little local shops.

Glenn Slater

United States
Rating

Tour: #156822, Exc 02. Dalí museum at Figueres & Girona (9H - Trip out Barcelona) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Aug 17/17

Francesc is an absolutely wonderful guide - knowledgable, personable, and enthusiastic. His insights into Dali's life and work were immensely helpful as we explored the museum, and his personal connections to Girona brought that city to life for us. He also patiently led us through the intricacies of current Catalan and Spanish politics - truly fascinating. A highlight of our two weeks in Spain - seek him out!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Glenn. I really appreciate your review and you personal comment to TBL and me! We had a nice day in Figueres and Girona far from the big city Barcelona. To me, the Dalí museum is the most weird museum that I have never seen (actually it's the biggest surrealist work in the World ;-) and the Girona city has been chosen as one of the cities that you have to see in Spain. So, your choose was great. I will remember of our tour for a long time. Francesc

Richard Levinson

hallandale, FLORIDA, United States
Rating

Tour: #108944, 01. The must-see places in Barcelona (2x4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Aug 11/17

Our tour of Barcelona was everything we could have hoped for. With so much to see in this amazing city it would take a consumate and passionate tour guide to meet our goals. Our goals were exceeded. Francese knows the city and how to make the most it.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow, thanks Richard! The two days that we spent together passed very quickly to me. I had a great time with you, your family and your friends. Please say them hello. Thanks Francesc

Diane Horton

Canada
Rating

Tour: #109444, 01.2 Montjuic + Sea Front (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Aug 4/17

Diane Horton

Canada
Rating

Tour: #109780, 04. Walking tour of the Old Town/Gothic Quarter (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Aug 3/17

Diane Horton

Canada
Rating

Tour: #109245, 03. Gaudi Tour: Sagrada Familia and more (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Aug 2/17

Thank you Francesc for spending three days with our group in Barcelona. We all finished our stay with a greater understanding of the architecture, art and history of this wonderful city thanks to your engaging tours and excellent restaurant recommendations (including the best helado in Spain). So many highlights and great conversations to remember - we'll definitely be back!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Diane, what a great family that you are! (included you adopted-daughter Claudia ;-) I enjoyed sharing my city with you I hope our paths will cross again Best, Francesc

Mary Ann Born

United States
Rating

Tour: #109780, 04. Walking tour of the Old Town/Gothic Quarter + Picasso museum (5H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 29/17

This was the second tour our group of 15 took with Francesc. Another great day seeing the sights of the Gothic Quarter!. Francesc is friendly, fluent, knowledgeable and passionate about Barcelona. We highly recommend him.

Mary Ann Born

United States
Rating

Tour: #110017, 06. Tapas & Pinchos in the Old Town with Flamenco (3,5H + 1H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 28/17

Our group of 15 had a wonderful tour with Francesc. He shared his passion for Barcelona with us and took us to several amazing Tapas places. The Flamenco show that he recommended, was fabulous!

Pauline Abela

Canada
Rating

Tour: #109780, 04. Walking tour of the Old Town/Gothic Quarter (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 26/17

Fantastic Tour! Francesc was a complete delight... Full of knowledge, extremely flexible... and very easy to get on with. I would recommend his tours to anyone!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Pauline!!! It was a pleasure to share the morning with you. Thanks for choosing me Francesc

James (Jim) Sansone

United States
Rating

Tour: #109444, 02.2 Barcelona in 4 hours by foot (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 22/17

We loved our tour with Francesc! We had a 4 hour walking tour with one subway trip thru Barcelona. The history, related stories and sights were wonderful. The pace was perfect. I would certainly contact Francesc on return to Barcelona for another tour.

Rose Petti

United States
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Tour: #109444, 02.2 Barcelona in 4 hours by foot (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 19/17

On our second day with Francesc we considered him a friend. Again, his itinerary was excellent and his enthusiasm was contagious. We truly enjoyed our tours with Francesc. Sincerely, THe Petti Family

Rose Petti

United States
Rating

Tour: #109245, 03. Gaudi Tour: Sagrada Familia and more (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 18/17

Francesc was a wonderful guide, he was very knowledgeable and informative. He knew exactly what our interest were and helped guide us in our interest. I will refer him to anyone that travels to Barcelona in the future. Sincerely, The Petti Family

Katherine Downing

United States
Rating

Tour: #142645, Exc 01. Montserrat (6H - Trip out Barcelona) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 17/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Katherine!!! Even though your flight was delayed one day, it has been great that we could start the Montserrat tour from the airport instead of your hotel. Thanks for choosing me and for such a great morning with you and your son. Francesc

Olga Samsonov

United States
Rating

Tour: #109245, 03. Gaudi Tour: Sagrada Familia and more (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 8/17

Francesc was very knowledgeable and he gave really great explanations of every site we visited. He kept my 3 teenagers interested and answered every question that they had for him. His English was excellent. He recommended few local places to eat that we wouldn't ever find ourselves. He was a wonderful guide and I highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Olga, thanks so much for your kind review. It has been lovely to know your family and I'm happy that your experience with me was not only my tours but also the places that you visit by your own after the tour. Thanks Francesc

Olga Samsonov

United States
Rating

Tour: #109444, 02.2 Barcelona in 4 hours by foot (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 7/17

Francesc was very knowledgeable and he gave really great explanations of every site we visited. He kept my 3 teenagers interested and answered every question that they had for him. His English was excellent. He recommended few local places to eat that we wouldn't ever find ourselves. He was a wonderful guide and I highly recommend him.

Libby McConnell

Australia
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Tour: #109245, 03. Gaudi Tour: Sagrada Familia and more (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 3/17

We had a fabulous tour with the very knowledgeable Francesc. A lovely tour guide with heaps to tell us about Gaudi... spending a good amount of time at the Sagrada was a magical experience. Thank you Francesc !!

Thomas Boles

United States
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Tour: #109444, 02.2 Barcelona in 4 hours by foot (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 29/17

Francesc provided an excellent 4 hour tour in Barcelona. He was prompt, very knowledgeable and went out of his way to make our tour memorable. His knowledge and delivery of additional, pertinent details were appreciated! We were a group of 5 and Varied in age 18-59. We all enjoyed the tour!

Julie Skeen

United States
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Tour: #109245, 03. Gaudi Tour: Sagrada Familia and more (4H) - Private Tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 26/17

Francesc was terrific! We would highly recommend him if you are visiting Barcelona!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Julie. It was a pleasure to tour your family through the Gaudi Highlights. We organized the tour to visit the towers of the Sagrada Familia after my tour. I hope you liked them as well. Francesc