In the following tabs we answer the FAQ's, but surely you have more.
What is the must-see spot in Barcelona and what don't you recommend to visit?
This is very subjective and depends on everyone's interests. However, I would say that what you cannot miss is a walk through the Old Town and some of Gaudí's buildings (for many people, the Sagrada Família is the reason for their trip).
We have many great museums but the exceptional ones are the museums showing the early years of Picasso and the Romanesque art. If you have in mind leaving Barcelona, I would say that the combination of Montserrat and a winery is the most successful one.
We are planning to go there next summer. Any tips for this? What is the best time?
The best seasons to visit Barcelona are spring (April to June) and autumn (September to October). During these months, the weather is generally mild and pleasant, with comfortable temperatures (60-80°F), (15-27°C). This is an ideal time to walk around and explore the city's iconic sites, such as the Sagrada Família, Park Güell, the Ramblas or the Gothic Quarter. While winter is usually very mild (48-64°F 6 -18°C), summer is usually very hot (70-95°F, 23-35°C)
What you must know
We are licensed guides
The Government of Catalonia authorizes us to act as guides after passing the necessary regulated studies. From here, a whole life begins accumulating knowledge and experience. In summary, we mix the knowledge acquired by studying with the summary of hundreds of books, exhibitions, courses, seminars, conferences and recycling courses about the most varied subjects and we blend it it with our experiences as route and local guides for 25 years and we explain it to you in the way you prefer (some people want to know until the last detail, and others only want to know a little, but of EVERYTHING!). This way you only have to worry about enjoying the visit!
Of course, you can go at your own pace, looking here and there and from time to time browsing a travel guide, it’s another way to travel. But you'll miss a lot of things … We live here, we know the rhythm of the city and we know the details that do not appear in guidebooks. So you can make more of your vacation days.
We do private tours
Sometimes we guide large groups but we specialize in small groups where people know each other and where there is a good atmosphere. We will only be with your group (family, friends, travel group…). You are the center of the visit and you set the pace and places to visit (another thing is that you want to stop to shop or take photos). So, YOU are the one who enjoys it the most.
We start where you say and when you say
We recommend that the meeting be in the city, not to waste too much time traveling due to traffic. Please note that if the meeting is out of town, transport and extra time will be set aside.
Sometimes we started tours at 7am and sometimes we ended tours at 10:30 pm at a restaurant (yes, we have dinner very late here), but it’s normal to start around 9am, when the monuments start to open and there is light. If you prefer a tour in the afternoon, it will depend on the time you have lunch (Spanish or European time), if you want to practice the national sport (siesta sleeping) or if you have reservations to monuments or museums.
If you are thinking of a full day visit, we will suggest places to eat according to your preferences and if you prefer, we will make you a reservation (as some places are usually full, especially good places outside the city).
Tours with kids... the big question
We love children, if they are also interested and are asking questions, then they are the dream of any guide !. We want them to enjoy the visit (they are also on vacation). We always try to involve them in the visit so that they have good memories and when they are older they want to return to Barcelona.
In our experience, what works best is to do a half-day visit and have the rest of the day to do other things they like best or, we can include in the route, places that interest them (Aquarium, Camp Nou… ) perhaps better to ask them so they realize they are a very important part of the group of travelers too).
We like to start on time, but sometimes… things happen !. If you find yourself late, let us know! As we will have agreed on the duration of the visit, it is not a problem to wait for you (unless there are tickets with strict entering time), and we can almost always redo the program on the fly (that’s why we are Experts). It has also happened to us that customers have not arrived due to various issues and have not notified us. In this case, after 30 minutes of the scheduled starting time, we will cancel for non-show of the customer, and we are sorry, but you are not entitled to a refund of the amounts paid.
Smile and enjoy Barcelona. Take a long walk around and talk to people.