Enjoy a sightseeing tour led by a private guide into the Barcelona of Gaudi.
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My name is Francesc Garcia; I am a licensed tour guide in Barcelona and Catalonia and I offer private customized tours for travelers. My tours are in English, Italian, Spanish and Catalan.
Getting to know the city with me allows you to get the most out of your trip, jumping the waiting line and at your own pace.
I was born and raised in Barcelona and I offer a personal experience: a mix of my life as a Barcelonese and my knowledge as a licensed tour guide. I want you to feel as if you were travelling with a friend who knows the history, the enigmas, the small stores and the hidden corners… ultimately, to share my experiences as a local.
You’ll see Barcelona in a different way!
My tours are tailored to your needs. I have got some tours that you can modify to your taste.
LATEST TRAVELER REVIEWS
Tour: Dalí museum and Girona – TBL
We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Francesc. He is extremely knowledgeable and imparts this knowledge with clarity. We also enjoyed his company, he is an extremely nice person.
Francesc’s Response: Thank you. I really love the Dalí museum and in the Jewish heritage of Girona. The city hall of this city has made a big effort in the last years to recover their memory.
Thanks for choosing me!
Tour: Walking tour of the Old Town – TBL
We were extremely happy with the tour of Old Town Barcelona that Francesc guided. Francesc is obviously passionate about his city and extremely well informed. He answered in detail every question I asked. He was always pleasant and understanding. He was very understanding of my husband’s arthritis and slowed his walking and the tour appropriately. Of the eight tours I took over the last three weeks his and one other by Tours by Locals were the best. I wouldn’t hesitate to go with him again.
Francesc’s Response: Hello Richard! Thanks for your review. I enjoyed sharing my city with you. The Old Town is full of history and anecdotes. I hope too you find the moment to visit the two restaurants that I suggested close to your apartment.
I spoke yesterday with the other guide in Barcelona and she said to have had a great time with you too. Good! – I hope our paths cross again – Francesc
Tour: Barcelona in 4 hours – TBL
We throughly enjoyed our three tours with Francesc! He was very friendly and knowledgeable. An all round excellent guide!
Francesc’s Response: Thank you Janet!
Your group was wonderfull. I hope you have enjoyed your days in Andorra after my tours.
See you soon!!! Francesc
Tour: Medieval Villages and Nature – TBL
The tour was outstanding. The medieval mountain towns, forests, waterfalls and lakes were stunning. Fransec was an awesome guide who is so very knowledgeable of the area and really knows his way around. His car was very comfortable for our trip. His English is very good. We were so fortunate to have such a knowledgeable and experienced guide.
Tour: Gaudi Tour: Sagrada Familia + Park Guell and more – TBL
Francesc is both extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Gaudi. He presents a great amount of information in a very interesting manner. He is friendly and easy to understand.
Francesc’s Response: Thanks Paul !!!
It has been lovely to share this morning with you. I hope you have enjoyed the restaurant too.
I hope you also like Montserrat tomorrow. Regards. Francesc
“Tremendous Barcelna City and Montserrat Monastery Tours” – TripAdvisor
Suzie was outstanding. Extremely knowledgeable and lots of fun!!! We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Barcelona with her and look forward to our next visit. The tours were extremely well organized with a great driver and vehicle. I strongly recommend Suzie for your next tour in Barcelona.
“Perfetto!” – TripAdvisor
Tre sono stati i tour prenotati con lui (Francesc Garcia), Museo di Dalì & Girona, Quartiere Gotico a piedi e infine Gaudì: Sacra Famiglia, Park Guell e altri siti. Francesc si è rivelato una guida molto preparata e organizzata. Il suo salta la fila è stato perfetto, neanche un solo minuto d’attesa ai vari ingressi. Molto utile è stato l’utilizzo degli auricolari che consente di scattare foto e video, anche a distanza da lui, mentre si ascolta quello che dice. Le sue spiegazioni storiche/architettoniche ricche di aneddoti, si sono rivelate preziose nel capire e cogliere diversi particolari significativi di tutto quello che si osservava. Senza di lui sicuramente non si sarebbero apprezzati una moltitudine di dettagli architettonici o di opere d’arti con duplice significato. I cinque pallini li merita tutti, grazie Francesc per aver reso la nostra vacanza più completa e ricca. Consigliatissimo.
Tour: Montserrat – TBL
Very well done customized tour to Montserrat and Sitges. Spotless comfortable car. Informative tour and excellent paella lunch by the seaside. Highly recommended.
“Grazie Francesc !!!” – TripAdvisor
Le cose più belle del mondo le puoi sì vedere, ma quando poi te le racconta qualcuno come Francesc, con tanta passione allora sì che le puoi anche sentire con il cuore. gràcies Francesc Garcia
Tour: Tapas & Pinchos in the Old Town & Flamenco – TBL
Francesc was a perfect host showing us around the city for Tapas. We didn’t have time for Pinchos, but later were able to enjoy on our own.
Francesc’s Response: Thanks for your review Christine. Yes, you are right, as we said I prefer the other flamenco establishment that is much better and more passionate! Unfortunately, it is closed on Monday, that’s why we couldn’t go there.
I enjoyed knowing your family, I had a great time too. And by the way, the tapas place is a great bar and very dynamic. Isn’t it? Thanks !!! Francesc
Tour: Montserrat – TBL
We had a fabulous day in Monserrat with Francesc. He and another guide, Suzie R. put together a personal tour just for us. We drove there in Francesc’s car (with a great sunroof so we didn’t miss a thing) and stopped for a special Catalan lunch along the way. Francesc and Suzie are extremely knowledgeable about history, art and architecture and they made it all fun. At the same time, hearing the boy’s choir was a very moving experience we will never forget. We really felt like we were out with friends!
Tour: Walking tour of the Old Town – TBL
We signed up for the two half- day tours (old city and Gaudo the following AM) and are so glad we did. Francesc made the city come alive with his colorful commentary and deep knowledge of the history of Barcelona. We greatly enjoyed our time with Francesc and highly recommend him for anyone who wants a deep understanding of the city and a fun afternoon!
Walking tour of the Old Town – TBL
Francesc was a wonderful guide. He was extremely knowledgeable, and the tour was very enjoyable. I would definitely take another tour with him, and I highly recommend him. Guy S.
Tour Montserrat – TBL
Francesc knew exactly how to show us Montserrat so that we would see everything timed perfectly. Had we gone on our own we would have missed things — we were thankful to have had a great guide. He was prompt, his driver’s vehicle was pristine, and he made good use of our time.
“Fantastic Barcelona tours!” – TripAdvisor
We enjoyed two half-day tours of this amazing city with Francesc Garcia, a friendly, courteous, knowledgeable and efficient guide for our first trip here. He is proud and passionate of his true Catalan heritage, and he is a true professional. If you want a tour steeped in history, culture, art and architecture, this is the one for you! We learned more from Francesc than we could have ever gleaned from the many guidebooks that we brought along for this trip. Plus, his food recommendations were wonderful! We highly recommend Francesc for this trip!
“Terrific Barcelona City Tour” – TripAdvisor
We had 2 half day private tours with Francesc Garcia in Barcelona.
He was absolutely fabulous from the beginning when he met us at our hotel. Every minute together was wisely planned allowing us to see and learn so much more. We never had to stand in an entrance line, or wait more than a minute for a taxi. Francesc has a great depth of knowledge of Barcelona’s history, culture, architecture, arts, politics, and food and shared his passion for Barcelona enthusiastically with us. Additionally, he asked and listened to what we had already done and tailored his tour accordingly. I would highly recommend Francesc to anyone coming to Barcelona.
Tour: Sagrada Familia in two hours – TBL
Francesc was a terrific tour guide! He knew SO much about the Sagrada Familia, so we left the tour very, very well informed. He is friendly and easy going and was the perfect guide for our family which included two 20 something “kids”. I would not hesitate to recommend him for any tours in Barcelona, especially his tour of the famous Sagrada Familia!
“Great guide — and knows good local food!” – TripAdvisor
Francesc did a great job and I highly recommend him.
Contact Francesc well ahead of time, because there are a lot of tourists in Barcelona and he is in demand.
He took us on three different full day out of town excursions — Montserrat, Girona, and Tarragona. All were great! Francesc is very knowledgeable, easy to talk to, fun to be with, and introduced us to some great very local restaurants.
Francesc as tied up and arranged for another guide on two days, which we spent in Barcelona itself. She was very good as well. Some city stuff can be done without a guide, but we tried the first day and missed a lot. I would strongly recommend a guide for the Gaudi sites.
“Excursions to Montserrat, Girona, and Tarragona from Barcelona” – TripAdvisor
Francesc was our guide for three days out of Barcelona. He was punctual each day to pick us up at The Arts Hotel. As a guide, he aced it. A real gentlemen who was present to each of our wants and needs, never imposing his agenda on us. We learned a lot about the Catalan culture as we journeyed with him to each destination. He was most informative on each of the sites and expressed great concern for our interests in each location.
Tour: Barcelona in 4 hours – TBL
We had a delightful tour of Barcelona. Francesca was an excellent host and gave us a great overview of the city for our first visit. He was knowledgeable and able to answer all our questions. We arrived by ship (debarked) and had a convenient half day tour ending at our hotel which was then ready for check in. Excellent introduction to Barcelona.
Francesc’s Response: Thanks Robin for your comments. The chauffeured Mercedes was very helpful to leave the luggage in the trunk and to do the rest of the tour. Thanks and enjoy your trips. Francesc