Reviews of our 3 Day Tour of Barcelona
My wife and I scheduled a private 3-day tour with ForeverBarcelona. Maria Jesus was absolutely phenomenal. She took us to all of the sites, allowed us to skip all of the lines, and was so through with her knowledge of the history of the city that we learned so much. Great job introducing us to this beautiful city.
My husband & I hired ForeverBarcelona tour company for a three day experience of Barcelona for ourselves and family of two adult daughters and their spouses. I worked closely with Pilar & Marta via email months in advance of our trip and they did not disappoint! They picked us up at the port post our Princess Cruise and our guide Miriam spent three days educating us, broadening our senses on all levels. The itinerary that Pilar & Marta put together for us included all the necessary sights but also included special dining options and Cava tastings that we would never have been able to experience on our own. I can not imagine our visit to Barcelona being this great had we been on our own.
ForeverBarcelona is a very professional outfit. Starting with prompt responses to accommodating last minute changes, everything was perfect. The icing on the cake was our guide Marga. After spending 3 days with her, we feel like we know the city pretty well. Marga was great at adapting the tour to our likes and what we wanted to to. Overall a trip worth every penny.
We did an Old Town Tour with Tapas at the end, a Montjuic museums tour and a Gaudi tour, and could not have been happier; all three were great. Miriam, who did the Old Town and Gaudi tours was thorough, knowledgeable, passionate, funny, fun and a joy to be with. Her insights and guidance we used for the entire time we were in Barcelona. And Marta was really great on the museums tour, giving us both art history and art interpretation and explanation. A great experience from start to finish — and we didn’t want it to end!
Maria was our guide for 3 days. I do not have enough words to describe our time with her. She was amazing, showed us many areas of the city and gave us information on where to eat and how to get around the city. She left us well prepared to explore on our own.
Our three day tour (four hours each day) with Miriam was spectacular and well planned. the first day was chauffeured and Miriam took us to Montjuic for an overview of the entire city of Barcelona, which really gave us a good perspective. We enjoyed the beautiful park like area and the Spanish Village (Poble Espanyol), the Miro Museum and other sites. With her depth of knowledge of history and art of the Catalan region, Miriam made our tour more meaningful. Afterwards she took us to the best Tapas place and helped us choose the right selections, which we enjoyed immensely. The second day we did a walking tour of the historic city, including the beautiful Opera House, ending at the famous Boqueria Market which was so much fun! The third day we again had a driver and visited Park Guell and the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, which was the highlight of our tour! Miriam has been a guide for 18 years and loves what se does — she knows how to tailor the tour to your interests and abilities. The drivers and cars were first class.
Our first day was Architecture with Miriam. Clearly her love for the city, its architecture and Gaudi was infectious as we tried to absorb the key works in only a half day. It was like touring Barcelona with an old friend who was showing us her city. Her knowledge of the details was superb. We then spend two half days with Marta and did the art galleries, the old city, the Market and Montjuic with her. We moved fast to cover so much but Marta was not deterred. Her knowledge of the arts and history was also superb. Working with guides helps you focus on all the key areas in three days and eliminates the waiting queues at all of the venues. We also had the afternoons to go back and linger at some of the venues.
We found ForeverBarcelona through TripAdvisor and wound up booking three half-day tours with them. We decided to go with two half-day driving tours and a final half-day walking tour of the city. Javier was just fantastic… the first day, he and his driver met us right outside the cruise ship terminal and took us for a terrific overview drive throughout the city – from Montjuic to the Olympic area to the city center and beyond. Javier had ben guiding tours for many years and knew when to be at each sight, the best way to tour the sights as well as so much local knowledge and insight. He was just a terrific, amazing guide.
We were two couples taking the 3-day walking tour of Barcelona with Javier. What a delight he was! Our tour was like seeing the city with an old friend, who not only knew the history and architecture, but also the best restaurants. We were very anxious not to miss any of the Barcelona sights. However, when I look back at my guidebooks, I realize Javier did not leave anything out. He was constantly answering our questions and providing interesting anecdotes. Because of his registered guide status and extensive knowledge, we walked pas the huge lines and right into the different venues making the best use of our time.
My wife and I spent 3 great days in Barcelona. We came away with a deep appreciation of the heritage of Barcelona. We had a wonderful 3 days, and only wished we had booked for two additional ones to see the countryside. Next time.
One of the best parts of our trip to Barcelona was having Marga as our guide. She was like a hip guidebook come to life; the cool friend you wish you had in Barcelona. She took us all over Barcelona, to the Miro and Picasso Museums, the Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell, La Pedrera, Montjuic – all the while throwing in interesting tidbits and anecdotes about art, architecture, history and local politics, along with the occasional restaurant recommendation.
We booked three days of tours and each one was a delight.
Javier was our guide for 3 half days in Barcelona, and worth every penny. He was very knowledgeable and fun to be with… like an old friend.