Jordi was an excellent tour guide--entertaining and very knowledgeable. The cathedral was stunning. Try to go on a sunny day to get the full effect of the lighting through the stained glass.
Jacob was our guide and he was outstanding. He was a native English speaker who fell in love with Barcelona and it was evident he was very passionate about his new adopted city. He started with a thorough history lesson of Barcelona which we really didn't have before being our first visit to the city, then explained the history of Sagrada Familia and Gaudi before going through a detailed explanation the outside design of the cathedral. Jacob also pointed out things to look for on the inside. After the tour, he gave us our tickets for the cathedral interior and pointed us to the correct line. The time just flew by! We learned so much about the cathedral that we wouldn't have picked up from the small museum inside the cathedral. The only area of improvement is for BCN Dreams Tours to offer different options for those wanting to climb the tower or include an audioguide for the interior. There was only 1 option for just admission to the cathedral. It said you could tell them you wanted to climb the tower but there wasn't an obvious place to do that. It would be better if you could choose it as part of the tour. I would have liked to get an audioguide to get more perspective on the cathedral interior
We had a very positive experience with the tour. Marcel was both pleasant and very informed about the Sagrada Familia. we thoroughly enjoyed learning about the Barcelona icon. We have given your name to friends who will be visiting Barcelona in March of next year.
BCN Dream Tours do a fantastic job.
Knowledgeable and professional guides.
Allan was a great tour guide! This was our first tour in the city and he was super helpful and incredibly friendly. His cool demeanor and sense of humor put us at ease in a new city. The private tour was well worth the money. We learned so much about Gaudi and The Sagrada Familia. While we were en route to our destination Allan also gave us an overview of Barcelona as a whole. It felt like we got two tours in one! I loved working with Viator and they were very accommodating when we needed to change the time of our tour. They even sent text messages and emails confirming the date/time of our tour.
If you have time for one tour in Barcelona, this is the one to choose!
My wife and I were so impressed with the quality of this tour. This tour with BCN Dream Tours booked through Viator was exceptional in every way. Our tour guide, Marcel, was to meet us at our hotel at 10 AM the morning after we arrived in Barcelona to escort us to the Sagrada Familia Bastillia, provide us an exterior tour and then have our prearranged tickets for entry into the Bastillia on our own.
Our confirming email provided us with a picture of Marcel so we could easily recognize him in the lobby and his cell phone number if we needed to call him. That was a nice touch. Marcel showed up on time, was quite friendly and spoke excellent English. We traveled to the Sagrada Familia by underground. Marcel's knowledge about the construction and details of the Bastillia were outstanding and he presented them very well. He was well prepared, had bottles of water for my wife and me and gave us a discount book for restaurants/shops for us to use during our stay in Barcelona.
After he completed our exterior tour, Marcel had tickets for us to enter the Bastillia without having to stand in the long lines. He waited until we were through the entrance before he waved goodbye. This tour was the highlight of our trip to Barcelona.
This is a must see in Barcelona!
We booked our tour with aviator and we're glad we did. This landmark is fascinating and beautiful! Our fabulous guide, Jacob, was extremely knowledgable, fun and gracious! He went beyond the call of duty to make our visit perfect due to a slight mixup in ticket times. We recommend the experience, using aviator AND Jacob!
We very much appreciated our tour of the Sagrada Familia - Ramon was right on time meeting us at our hotel, taught us how to use the Metro, and then gave an excellent presentation of the different facades, the background history of the church, Gaudi, and was very able to answer our questions and have a conversation about the church with us. We enjoyed our visit - and Ramon was very attentive and helpful - and made sure we got inside efficiently, as well as giving us information on what to look for when we were inside. It was great!
This was an excellent experience. Our group really enjoyed the tour with Marc, who was very professional and friendly. He accompanied us on the underground train, explaining how to buy tickets and use the map. We found the explanation of the symbolism and the history of Sagrada Familia very interesting. I would recommend this tour wholeheartedly. The interior was very impressive and beautiful, but I think there was more to learn on the outside so I am glad that we selected this exterior tour. Marc did tell us to look out for certain things on the inside which helped us appreciate that too. The museum was also worth a visit with all the models. Before leaving us Marc made sure we knew how to find our way back to our apartment.
I had Jacob as the guide , who was both incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. The hour seemed to pass all to quickly, his briefing was very interesting.
The tour around the outside is very worthwhile as you would miss 90 if you were just looking on your own. And you could not be better than with Jacob!
On top of that , due to unforeseen circumstances, we had to change the time of the interior visit, and Jacob and his boss were able to sort that out also.
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