Spanish Village (Poble Espanyol)
Spanish Village (Poble Espanyol) Reviews
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Outstanding! Our guide was fun and knowledgable, and made sure we could all keep up with Barcelona traffic. It was definitely the highlight of our stay in Barcelona.
Excellent tour. The guide was extremely knowledgable and took the time to work with the group. Enjoyed the cathedrals, city tour and of course the Sagrada Familia. Super tour!
Review by Christian B, Bahrain, August 2012
Doing what: Barcelona Super Saver: Sightseeing Tour with Montjuic Cable Car and Montserrat Tour
very good morning session, unfortunately the afternoon visit time is very short and will not allow you enough time at Montserrat.
Two things are worth noting here:
1- This super saver is 2 separate trips combined in 1 offer.
2- The cog-wheel train does not operate on weekends or holidays so book your ticket in a working day.
I found this trip to be way too long,Barcelona is not a very big city,our trip began at 09.00 and it was almost 7pm when we got back to our hotel,I had lost interest by mid afternoon.
It was alright, I didn't really feel the city with this tour. Somehow it could have been a bit more engaging. It was not bad, it just didn't excite me that much. Both the morning city tour and the afternoon artistic tour, I feel it could do with some more engagement. My group had only 5 in the morning so I felt bored. The afternoon was better, though a little more information about Gaudi could have been better. The tour operator for this trip did not seem very professional to me.
Very short time in the places
The tour guide was excellent, the tour until the time that we were driven to Montjuic, was very confusing for a lot of people. We were told that we would be left there for about 3 hours, to have lunch to shop, and those who only had a morning tour would ride on the tram, the other half of the group stays, for the 2nd half-pm tour. that the bus driver would pick the group up by 3:50pm.
He did not show up until after 3:10pm, then they drove us back to the travel booking agent location, we waited another 50 minutes before a pm guide to show up to finish the tour. It frankly was a waste of 3 hours, I felt that we could have spent more time at Park Guell instead of spending 3 hours in Muntjuic.
I would give this tour a 4/10. Our guide was trying to do it for the English, the Spanish and the 4 French tourists. The four French tourists took up most of his time and he spent a lot of time with them, while we all waited around. If you do this tour, ask and make sure that the guide has only one or max 2 languages to go through.
I wish I could give this zero stars. This was totally not worth it. First this is mainly a bus tour not really walking so all you do is drive around and the guide points things out. Second if this is done through the local company that viator uses then you will be disappointed because they comine multiple groups in the tour. So for example the tour I was on the guide conducted the tour in engligh (which is what I booked) along with Spanish and German. This was really difficult to follow everything and I am sure several things were missed. Not worth it.
this is a beautiful city with lots to see. I enjoyed the opportunity to get off the bus and walk through the sites. The guides were great, answered all the questions they recieved and were very informative. I didn't look closely enough, this tour does not have time to go into Gaudi's church which would have been nice.
Our tour of Barcelona was fantastic! We were treated very well, by the morning guide. The afternoon guide seemed a little grumpy, but was otherwise very knowledgable. The bus/ driver was great and with the working air condition, it is such a relief to come back to after a long walk. We just loved the Spanish village with all its quaint little shops. Of couse the Sagrada Familia was so amazing. I have booked other tours on Viator from home, prior to leaving overseas and it's definitely the way to go. Everything is set up and taken care of when you get over there. I would definitely preach to anyone going on a trip, to use Viator and pre-book tours. It saves money and it relieves the stress.
We had a great time on the scooter tour. Our guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. We were able to see alot of the city and many of the attractions in one afternoon. We were on the double scooters and although I was afraid at first, it turned out to be a lot of fun!! Highly recommend!
Great way to see Barcelona in one day.
This was a nice start to my Barcelona trip. I was able to get the layout of the city and could easily pinpoint where I wanted to go after. I would not do this at the end of the trip. My favorite park was the walk thru Park Guell. The guides had alot of information and where great at helping take pictures of my group when we had breaks.