Private Barcelona Walking Tour Reviews
What a light, personal, and informed tour! Maria (our tour guide with the same name as me) knew just how to cater our tour to keep the kids listening and the adults interested. She kept us moving while somehow making us feel like we were setting the pace. I’m sure she knew so much more than she shared since she had the answer to any question we asked. We enjoyed fresh churros after watching them get made, and our tour of Segrada Familia was far beyond my expectations. I loved the chronological tour of Barcelona, letting us see how the city has evolved in recent history and a little bit about how politics can’t help but to play a part.
Our family of 6 (2 adults and 4 children aged 9-14 years) took a 4hr tour of Barcelona with Marta – it couldn’t have been better! We walked at a comfortable pace through quiet backstreets to see all the highlights of Barcelona, finishing with the amazing Sagrada Familia. Martha was able to adapt the tour as we walked, keeping both adults and children engaged throughout. We took the tour in our first full day in Barcelona and it set up the holiday perfectly, as we then had a good grasp of the city (including how to use the public transportation system), with recommendations from Martha on what else to see and where to find the best tapas, churros and gelato! The tour was very personal and whilst it is not cheap, we felt it was worth every euro.
We need a walking tour of the city, Begoña was amazing, her knowledge was unbelievable, this was the best part of our 5 days here.
We had a fabulous half-day walking tour in Barcelona with Miriam. She was incredibly knowledgeable about history but was also very entertaining and relatable. We saw major landmarks and wandered through back alleys to see out of the way spots. All in all, it was a very enjoyable and worthwhile day. We couldn’t possibly have seen all of it on our own.
We absolutely loved our tour of Barcelona with Marta. We started at La Sagrada Familia where Marta was extremely knowledgeable about the history and architecture of the church. We then spent the rest of our time walking about La Rambla and Old Barcelona. Marta walked us through the food market telling us all about the types of food and about traditional Catalonian food. Old Town was amazing with surprises around every corner.
Marta gave us a wonderful walking tour of Barcelona! She is super knowledgeable and enthusiastic – a terrific guide.
My sister and I spent four days in Barcelona. It was her first visit so I wanted a guide to provide a really terrific overview of the city without the typical scripted anecdotes or landmark stops. Javier was AMAZING! We started out with a short recap of the origins and history of the City, then set off for four hours walking down the Rambla, thru side streets, into “the locals entrance” for the Boqueria, a few more stops before we took on the Sagrada. Having worked there, Javier knew EVERYTHING. I had been before but his stories and explanation showed me so much I had missed in the past!!
Marga was a dream! We booked a 1/2 day walking tour of the Old City including Sagrada Familia. It was amazing. We covered a lot of territory with my 12 & 16 year old boys. She tailored the content, kept everyone interested & with sure I still got the level of local insight but I was hoping from a private guide. From Las Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter to la Pedrera, we cross crossed the city and got more detail and insight than we ever could have our own! We avoided lines – esp important in August meet with teenagers – and took advantage of all her other suggestions. We trusted her with a lunch reservation following the tour and it was one of our best.
Exceptional half day walking tour.
It was our first full day and Miriam was our guide. She was so friendly and got my teenagers involved in all of the activities that we did. We had a four hour tour with Miriam and we did a lot of walking and she stopped and told us so many stories and really brought everything from the past to life. She took out a map and before the day was out highlighted everything that we needed to see, do and where to eat for the next three days!
Our guide Miriam gave us a fabulous tour of the city centre. The tour had the right mixture of history and hints on places to explore at a later day! Wonderful day to spend a morning.
We have been to Barcelona several times, but always felt that we were missing something. Decided to ask ForeverBarcelona to guide us for an afternoon. Marta was responsive, prompt and accommodating. She arranged a tour with Marga. This lady really know her stuff. She took us where we wanted to go, pointed out places we would have missed on our own. She was quite knowledgeable and communicated very well. We were able to see the Gothic Quarter, Call, Boqueria and the Sagrada Familia all in the same afternoon, without feeling rushed. I had worried about tickets for the Sagrada Familia, but that went without a hitch.
Miriam planned an amazing day for my wife and I while in port in Barcelona. We avoided lines at Familia church and then did a walking tour of the city. She catered to us and improvised once I told her we were foodies. We stopped at some of her favorite stops for small snacks (xuxo de crema was one of the best things I have ever eaten). We had also lunch at a great place for pintxos.
A perfect way to get to know Barcelona! Just a perfect morning roaming Barcelona withMiriam.. She was so knowledgeable yet great fun to be with! We had a great four hours and time just flew by!! Highly recommend!!
We had the best time with Begoña on a walking tour of Barcelona and a full day tour of Montserrat. We had three generations and ages seven to sixty-seven and she managed to keep us all engaged, chatting Spanish history with my dad and getting my daughters to spot different animals on buildings. The Montserrat tour is a must-do too while in town—breathtaking. We could have spent forever in Barcelona with Begonia!
Miriam was fantastic! Within minutes we felt like old friends and she understood exactly what we wanted to learn about Barcelona. We did a four hour walking tour that included a lunch stop at a restaurant that served pinchos. Delicious open face sandwiches. I can’t think of a better way to get to know this fascinating city. And I can’t imagine that there would be better guides than Forever Barcelona!
Miriam did an amazing job explaining the history of the construction of the Gothic Quarter and surrounding areas before we set out on foot. The website makes it look like the tour has to be either all about history or all about architecture, but it is your time and your itinerary can be and should be customized. Our tour was half about history and half about architecture.
We really wanted to get a good sense of Barcelona and felt a walking tour would give that to us. I found ForeverBarcelona and Marta – What a great find.
Without a doubt this has been the best our that we have taken in a long time. We have been on many different tours in our travels and found this one to be very exciting and educational. Our guide, Javier, was able to describe events to us in a historic fashion where by we were able to visualize what had happened in different points of history in Barcelona. We covered lots of ground by walking and also a couple of taxi rides. This was important to make sure we could see everything that we wanted to see. The Sagrada Familia was one of the most spectacular pieces of church architecture you could imagine. But it was 100% better when Javier was able to describe to us the intricacies of this marvelous structure.
My wife and I were recently in Barcelona and arranged to have a private tour with ForeverBarcelona. Best money ever spent. Our guide Miriam was fantastic. Our tour took in the old section and Jewish quarter of Barcelona. The Gaudi sights just amazing and we end our tour with Miriam and us visiting a fantastic tapas bar. Magnificent memories we just can’t thank Miriam enough.
We were able to cover all of the highlights in Barcelona, as well as spending time both inside and outside of the Sagrada Familia (Gaudi Cathedral that was awe inspiring). And we did not have to wait in line because they had prearranged hour tour! We touched on both abroad views, as well as the few close and personal and would recommend it to everyone.