Barcelona was a trip to remember! A lovely city with warm welcoming people, very laid back and relaxed, with wonderful food, markets, places to see and a stunning beach!
The Metro and bus system were easy to navigate, the tourist information staff were very helpful, but our only complaint was regarding the mainline train system. There were no maps, no information at stations and was very hard to navigate, only the help of the staff and local people made it possible.
Otherwise a very big thumbs up!
Doing what: Barcelona Card with Guidebook
A superb tour, made all the more so by having an exceptional guide called Lydia. Whilst the trip was interesting, lovely scenery and seeing Andorra wedged in-between two mountain ranges was very unique, Lydia really made the difference. Her excellent knowledge not only of Spain but Europe in general plus her enthusiastic approach was most enlightening. We learn the origin of the name Barcelona, about Catalonia, and about Europe from BC to present. We enjoyed a fresh and tasty croissant at her favourite 1st stopping place on route to France, thereafter enjoying the scenery to a little village called Baga in Spain. Then to France to the walled town of Mont-Louis and then Andorra. Prices we did not find much cheaper in the electronic goods (iPad, cellular phone) but enjoyed the scenery and the town. Had a very good lunch here. The trip back was again very informative from Lydia. A special thanks to Lydia to making this a most memorable tour.
This is definitely the best way to visit Barcelona. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip. The only minus side is that the last bus finishes at 9pm, which for the summer is too early.
Tour wa great and tour guide was great. She helped fill in the background information for both places and was knowledgeable about each as well. Plus she was pleasant and engaging for all of us on the tour.
Perfect weather and excellent tour guide. I also enjoyed the small group tour.
Niko is the best! If u like Old Rock, u will hav a blast! Very informative and knowledgable! Highly eecommend this tour! Long, but sooo worth it!!
As per all the city passes, exceptional value.
Doing what: Barcelona Card with Guidebook
Great whirlwind tour of the region - fantastic sights! This tour allowed those in the van an intimate look into the countryside as well as how the culture changes so dramatically from one town to the next. Our tour guide Lydia really made the trip special by sharing the history of the region along the way. With that said, although our tour guide was wonderful, the other members on the tour were not. The day is only going to be as you make of it...and sometimes traveling in a small group with others that get on your nerves makes that difficult. However, with that said, I would still highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting a low-stress way to see the countryside.
This tour is a great introduction to Barcelona! Our guide, Mireya, was engaging and very knowledable. Each stop on the tour offered a distinct taste of Spanish/Catalan cuisine. The walk through the city is easy and the open air market is a highlight. We made an unscheduled stop at a Turron shop and I have never tasted such delisciousness. We truly enjoyed the tour!
Doing what: Tapas Evening Walking Tour of Barcelona
This class was a blast. Learned a lot and met some great people. All the recipes were great and they turned out great. I would recommend this cooking class to everyone even if you aren't a cook. The meal we created was the best we had during our entire stay in Barcelona.
Doing what: Small-Group Barcelona Cooking Class
Tour guide was very good, and we had extra time to go visit whatever caught out interest. The tour guide was also very helpful inpointing us to what additional stops/sites might be the most interesting so that we were able to make the most out of the time that we had.
Fabulous tour in September. Our guide, Jordi (sp?) was wonderful--he was energetic, receptive to the requests of the group, knowledgeable, and friendly. The drive through the Pyrenees was beautiful. Although I don't think they should remove it from the tour, I did think that Andorra La Vella was a complete tourist trap (I didn't take advantage of driving up to the mountains instead, which I wish I had in hindsight). However, if all you want is to do some duty-free shopping (at not-so-great prices if you're coming from the US), then you will enjoy it. Still, I was glad to be able to scratch one micro-country off my list! If you do stay in Andorra La Vella for lunch, AVOID the Basque place (I think it was called Lizarran)! Terrible food and awful service. Also, a fun little micro-fact about Andorra La Vella: the (one and only) Post Office closes before you get there (and most places do not sell stamps), so if you're thinking about sending post cards, you'll need to buy a pre-stamped envelope for mailing. If you're mailing to the US, you'll need to go into the tourist help center and buy special envelopes there. Just FYI.
Anyway, it was a lovely, educational trip.
Skipper was great, views were lovely, a wonderful time was had by all!
Worthwhile to go! We had an excellent female guide (cant spell her name) who has really good knowledge of both Montserrat and Sagrada Familia. Wish we had more time at Montserrat though!
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