Free tour

Real / Local Barcelona Experience (BCN-Bourdainism)

Duration: 4h
Languages: English
Guru: Michael
Registered on April 27, 2023

I'm a citizen of the world that is now living in Barcelona for nearly 3 years. I love being able to show my home city to travelers, and give them a "local" experience (Anthony Bourdain style). I am a professional business person, but am also a professional musician, and also a former chef / mixologist. Beyond that I am a history / culture / travel nerd. As a person I am very friendly, considerate and in general a lot of fun. If I am showing you around Barcelona, I promise it will be an experience you will absolutely remember. There are few people who know the city as well as I do. Without a doubt, we will have fun and have a travellers experience, not a tourists. :)

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Experience Barcelona (BCN) like a local Anthony Bourdain style! (Minimum of 2 people to book.)

Sure you can go and take a lot of tours around Barcelona, but when I am your host / tour guide I can promise you that you will always walk away with a unique experience that you will never forget. Also, my tours are suited to each group's desires.

My tours are centered around living and experiencing Barcelona like a local, similar to Anthony Bourdain (gastronomic / cultural / cosmopolitain).

The BCN local experience that I offer as a tour guide: 

-Showing you the real Barcelona. Anyone can give you a "tourist" experience, but I focus on showing people a "travelers" experience from every perspective, and making sure your time in Barcelona is as easy, fun and enriching as possible. 

-I used to work as a chef / mixologist, so I know all of the best bars / restaurants in the city. 
-I'm a history / culture nerd, so taking you to any landmark / park of the city I will be able to tell you a number of details that will save you scanning Wikipedia. 

-I'm totally happy being a personal professional photographer for you to make sure you get some quality shots to remember your experience. 

-In terms of art / music I will be able to not only show you the more famous locations, but also the underground or up and coming galleries, clubs, and concerts. 

-I know how to travel around the city better than most locals, and almost always without a map. 

-It doesn't matter what your groups preferences are, I will always be able to have options for us to explore together. 

-If shopping is more your thing, don't worry. It only depends on what you're hunting for. Barcelona is filled with obvious and hidden treasures. 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Arc de Triomf, 08018 Barcelona, Spain
    Arc de Triomf, 08018 Barcelona, Spain
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    We will meet at Arc di Triomf in the center of the city, and I will be carrying a backpack with a Catalan flag attached to it. :)

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Arc de Triomphe of Barcelona
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Citadel Park
  • 3
    Outside visit
    La Barceloneta
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Palace of Catalan Music
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Batlló Etxea
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Plaça de Catalunya
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Boqueria Market
  • 8
    Outside visit
    la rambla
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Montjuïc National Palace

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Farah 22 May 2023

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Travelled in group - May 2023
This is very frustrating! I was there 15 min before the time of my tour with Michael and kept waiting for 30 more min and he never showed up!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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