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.
Our tour with Jacob was very enriching and easy going. My family and I were impressed with his wealth of knowledge, and patience. Our visit to La Sagrada Familia wouldn't be the same without this private tour.
Allan our knowledgeable, friendly guide met us as arranged and guided us through the steps of taking the Metro - this meant we were able to find our way all over Barcelona for the next 4 days. A bonus. The quiet coffee with intro. to the details and history of the building of Sagrada Familia was an superb way to start as once in the crowd hearing was so much more difficult. The very best decision of our trip. Thank You Allan and Dream Tours. J and J
The tour of the Familia Sacada cathedral was excellent. The individual's knowledge of the church and its history was very uplifting. We never would have been able to understand the true meaning of all the art on the exterior of the building. It made us very anxious to return in ten years when the church will be finished.
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We where very happy with our guide Jordi. He has very well explained etc. he knows a lot and it is very agreable to have him as a guide. Also, he speaks very well english. Thank you very much and kind regards
Martin and Colette Forster
Allan was great. He was fun and passionate about his tour. We did a bike ride with him before the tour. communication was good. the Sagra Familia had a change in hours and we worked out a new schedule.
We had the BEST time touring around the Sagrada....Georgie was SO informative and funny....loved him and the tour....so glad we did the outside and not the inside cause there is so much more to see and learn.
Was absolutely beautiful, our guide was awesome and helpful. Would highly recommend this tour to everyone.
Outstanding tour. We were fortunate enough to be the only ones on the tour so that was a bonus. Alot of info was passed on. Our guide extremely knowledgeable. there is so much that we would have just missed or not known the significance of had it not been for our guide. I highly recommend this tour.
Ramon met us at our B and B. He was delightful, knowledgable, friendly and was instrumental in helping us fully appreciate this amazing structure! Highly recommend this tour
Our tour guide was awesome. Very personal and he picked us up at our hotel, took us to the Basilica via subway and informed us the history of Barcelona. He then instructed us on how to walk back to our hotel and left us to enter the Sagrada Familia
Worth every penny and then some
Ernesto was marvelous. He arrived at our out-of-the-way hotel early, was extremely well prepared, shared tips for newcomers to Barcelona like us, offered to help us with any questions we might have right up until our plane takes off, including giving us his own mobile phone number. During our private tour, we learned an enormous amount about Gaudi and the Sagrada Familia, even though we thought our previous reading had fairly well prepared us. Ernesto was also very helpful on
what Gaudi sites would be best to squeeze into our remaining time in Barcelona. Great experience.
Marcel was fantastic. He was so knowledgeable and passionate about his city. He really did a great job conveying the chronological occurrences of the changes to the church. We were sent his photo in advance so were easily able to find him when he met us at our hotel which was also fantastic since we didn't know the city at all!. He took us via train to La Sagrada which was also fun we aren't from a city with a subway or train.
A wonderful tour! Our tour guide, Marcel knowledgeable, friendly, out-going, helpful, informative and fun!, met us at our hotel and escorted us to La Sagrada Familia. There he provided a tour of the facades - fascinating and well presented. A very enjoyable morning. We highly recommend this tour and Marcel!
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