Barcelona Private Guide
I guess that if you are reading these lines is because you are planning a trip to Barcelona.
You want to know the essentials to see, what not to miss, how to plan the perfect day in Barcelona…and so on. I have bad news, there is plenty to do in this vibrant city. And I have very good news too: we can help you. This is our mission.
“Who is writing?” you might think. I am Anna Carrasco: blond hair, green eyes, love writing…and for your interest I am a licensed tour guide and founder of Barcelonina. Moreover, thanks to travelers like you, today I am leading a team where you’ll meet some phenomenal tour guides like Clara, Ariadna, Minerva, Eli, Agnès and Maica.
Experience, passion, knowledge, fun. Those are the main ingredients of the best Barcelona private tour guide
With us, you’ll feel like having a friend in Barcelona thanks to our first-class customer care. A friend who knows a lot about the city. Thanks to that, you won’t have to worry about the lines in the monuments and museums, we can skip them! Forget about spending time in front of your computer to buy tickets, we’ll take care of it.
Comfortable shoes. That will be your sole concern.
Either it this is the first time you visit Barcelona, or you’ve been already been here, we have plenty to propose. Even if you have been in the city ten times! Actually, all along the low season, we create new adventures for curious travelers like you.
Did you know that I am one of the few guides in Barcelona guiding inside de MACBA? Anyway, here you have a sample of our most popular tours.
Why discover Barcelona with us?
You will skip the lines thanks to our license
You will enjoy (and remember) our explanations
You will be carried away by the city. Just follow the guide
You'll be a responsable traveller helping and respecting the local economy
Barcelona tour guide
“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
Let’s go off beaten paths! Let’s wander a little bit! Probably these Signature, Unique and Original Tours are the visits I enjoy more. They involve Arts and Crafts, thick hot chocolate and Art Galleries, just as a for instance. Besides, they involve experienced, passionate, knowledgeable and fun tour guides.
And this kind of guide is as rare as caviar so if you want to book with us, do not hesitate, we are quite busy all year long.
Looking for the Perfect Tour?
Corporate Event in Barcelona
Would you like to visit Barcelona in a tailor-made tour?
If the answer is yes, we are your partners in Barcelona. Your ideas and desires plus our expertise will create your perfect stay. And keep in mind that Jordi, our planner, loves challenges!
Given that we are on the ground, our ideas and contacts will create unforgettable visits. For example, we will open doors for artisan workshops, teach you how to cook a paella or participate in one of the most universal Catalan traditions: Els Castellers. (If you have not the slightest idea about what I am talking about, click here to read about Castellers in our blog)
Actually, our Barcelona tailor-made tours are ones of our best sellers. Moreover, we have been awarded for them!
We just need to know about your interest and our grey cells will start to plan your dream tour!
Do you need ideas to visit Barcelona?
Our tour guide’s agency is like a traveler’s best friend. When booking with us, you will have all our knowledge at your service.
“Which neighborhood would be suitable to stay? Which restaurants should I book? I want unique gifts, where can I buy them? We are looking for a show, which one is the best for you?” those are the questions we are used to answer. But if other ones pop out of your mind, go! Jordi, our back-office master, loves challenges.
You know, visiting a city can imply fun activities, like Segway tours, cooking lessons, gourmet events and in those cases, we can either organize the activities for you or provide you with contacts.
This way, you gain in peace of mind.
This way you can relax – and that is what holidays are all about, isn’t it?
Why a guided tour of Barcelona with a local guide?
“What to see in Barcelona” is probably the first questions that pops up when you choose this city as your next destination. After reading thousands of blogs or guidebooks, the answer is: a lot.
This is where the Barcelona private guide service begins.
In the first place we can propose and design the most interesting visits and also, we optimize the itineraries. This way you’ll save plenty of hours in front of your computer planning and once in Barcelona you will see more than you imagine now, while reading these lines.
In fact, a two-hour tour, for example, through the Old Barcelona will give you the keys to understand the history of the city and also to explore it without getting lost.
In addition, your Barcelona private guide will provide ideas and tips for the rest of your stay. Because your guide will be your connection with the city, this very knowledgeable friend.
Besides, no matter what your interest are, I’m sure we’ll find the perfect visit for you.
The essentials would be La Sagrada Familia and the Gothic Quarter followed by the Picasso Museum, ideal for a first visit to Barcelona.
And we have our very own way of visiting them.
If you plan to spend several days with a guide, Sant Pau, Casa Vicens and Torre Bellesguard could be in your program.
Finally, if you are adventurous, curious and really want to go off-beaten paths, trust us, you will.
Something authentic? Something unusual? Here you have our Signature Tours
Barcelona Food Tours
Let me guess: you love food. For you eating goes beyond being nourished, is a pleasure!
You are a gourmet person and you know a country once you understand how people eat. Am I right? In this case, we are alike, and I have fantastic news, you are on the right spot!
I have concocted a tours menu to discover and enjoy the Catalan cuisine. I will take you to fantastic bars and restaurants where you’ll meet nice people, tasty food and remarkable wines.
All of them have been tested by me and they don’t know I am a guide (because they have never invited me), and I do not receive any kind of commission to take your there.
This way I am totally free to go wherever I feel more suitable for your taste.
Here you have our tours à la carte. Enjoy!
Corporate activities in Barcelona
Would you like to organize a seminar in Barcelona for your company? Are you looking for an original activity to do as a team while discovering Barcelona? If you are nodding, we are the solution.
When I launched my hello-I-am-a-guide website, I knew that I eventually I would have to adapt my business idea, but I never imagined that creating corporate activities and events would be part of the deal. You know, “be water, my friend”. And I am really happy.
The team and me have concocted a nice compilation of corporate activities to do in Barcelona, unique and unforgettable. And the key word is neither unique nor unforgettable, the key word is Barcelona, because all our activities are connected either to the history, the art, the architecture or the gastronomy of the city.
And now let’s talk business.
We can organize for your team from the simplest activity, for example to accompany the group to the restaurant by discovering the Gothic Quarter, until a day with cultural activities followed by a traditional meal.
If your team loves architecture, Gaudi’s buildings await you to visit them in a privatized way.
Would you like to discover the local cuisine? A walk through the market followed by how-to-do-a workshop Paella course will fill you up.
Do you want to decompress after a day of work? A bike ride by the sea will take you back to your childhood (All of us we have pedaled is there were no tomorrow).
From the first contact, we will answer you within 24 hours and you will have a member of our team in charge of your project with whom you can contact by email or reach by phone.
In addition, the proposed activities have been tested by us and we are always looking for new ideas.
Welcome to Barcelona! See you under the sun. Don’t forget your sunscreen.
Are you planning a seminar or a corporate activity in Barcelona?
Do you want to discover Catalonia?
The vineyards of the Penedès region, the sinuous shapes of the Montserrat mountain as well as Dalí and his museum in Figueras and his house in Cadaqués are just a few examples of all that Catalonia has to offer. For a more exclusive, unusual and authentic experience, our tailor-made tours of Catalonia are ideal: a discovery of Cava in a 14th century Masia, a visit to an exhibition by Sean Scully in a Romanesque-style chapel and a lesson of wine painting are some of our ideas.
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My name’s is Anna, a Barcelona Private Tour guide and in 2012 I created Barcelonina.
Thanks to many travelers like you, nowadays I am leading a small agency specialized in private tours.
With us you will discover the main Gaudí’s buildings (like the Sagrada Familia), the Gothic Area or the more-than-famous Ramblas.
Are you a Gourmet person? if yes, we can arrange for you a Tapas tour to explore the Raval area or a cooking class where you will learn how to cook local specialties (and amaze your friends back home!).
Gradually I selected a team of five-star guides
Clara has been with us since the beginning and over the years other guides like Silvia, Agnès, Eli, Minerva and Maica have joined the club.
Under what criterion? To have empathy, to be friendly, to have vast knowledge and to know how to transmit it are some of the conditions required to become a Barcelonina guide.
Your Barcelona private guide
All our tours and activities are private and exclusive. They are planned to be done without rushing, allowing you to take your time to breath, to take pictures and to experience.
Forget about carrying a heavy guidebook or reading a map to navigate around the city. Just relax and follow your Barcelona private guide. This is your moment.
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Would have missed many sights without Anna. Short cuts we never would have found on our own. Also loved her choices for small off the beaten track restaurants. Highly recommend.
Anna is an excellent tour guide! She clearly loves Barcelona, and shares her enthusiasm and knowledge with her clients.
My customers from South Africa told me that the next time they come, they want to hire Anna services again. They got delighted with her knowledge, how she puts accross the information and the flexibility to adapt to their own rythm. We will hire Barcelonina services again for sure!