“Fantastic Customized Tour” – Tripadvisors
We had Francesc for a 4 hour tour on April 7 2015. We arranged the tour via email, reserving with a partial payment via PayPal. We traveled with our “young adult” kids (20 and 17). We asked Francesc for some specific things we wanted to see (La Rambla, Gothic quarter, La Sagrada Familia) and the rest of the time to get an overview of Barcelona. Francesc is very knowledgeable about his city and the many interesting sights (and sites) there are to visit. He was fantastic on our tour of La Sagrada Familia – both from the outside and when we toured the inside of this magnificent church. Without a knowledgeable guide, it would be difficult (impossible?) to understand some of the finer points of the design. In addition to his vast knowledge of Barcelona, Francesc is also very pleasant to be around. On our tour, there was a good amount of time where we had to wait for one thing or another – or during our taxi rides between locations. We enjoyed being with Francesc and being able to ask general questions about the Catalan culture, Barcelona, and even his family. He also made some good recommendations on restaurants (we know they were good, because we ate in one of his recommendations the night BEFORE our tour – it was amazing). Of course, the other advantage of having a professional tour guide is that we didn’t have to wait in line at La Sagrada Familia – either to buy tickets or to enter the church. We are returning to Barcelona in July as part of a Mediterranean cruise, and we will try to book Francesc again to see some of the things we missed, such as Park Guell.