Xavier

Great For
First time visitors, Foodies, High-end travellers, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Travellers with kids, Travellers with teenagers
Vetted Locals
We handpick and interview all our Local hosts to ensure they meet our strict acceptance criteria
Local Insights
Our Local hosts know their city very well and can share insights, tips and stories that a guidebook can't
100% Personalised
No cookie-cutter tours. Our Local hosts plan experiences around what you want to see and do.
Real Authenticity
Our Locals host visitors in their spare time because they love sharing their city and meeting new people.

About me

I know the Old City as the back of my hand. So let's take a stroll in the Born Quarter's historic guilds and trades, actually a plethora of artisans workshops, vintage boutiques, cosmopolitan bistros, and hidden patios where you can stop and have a drink. Time to discover amazing wines you never heard of--elaborated with ground-breaking Catalonian grapes: White Grenache, Carignan, Trepat, Hairy Grenache... You will enjoy the food pairing at Cal Pep with quick tapas of fish, shellfish, and fresh produce. And if you fancy an excursion out of the city taking advantage of the balmy Mediterranean weather, meet the wine makers and have a tasting at the vineyard.

Languages

English, Spanish, Catalan

My Interests

Barcelona has a waterfront made for runners. Is my sunrise delight--, I enjoy discover a new wine especially when it has a good price--, I love to learn from each culture how express its ways through cooking--, From the beginning of June to the very last days of October, you can swim into open sea--, Every old quarter has its own allure--

Total: EUR
per adult

How it works

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Find and book an experience to explore an area or a theme with a Local Host

We'll assign a Local Host who will be in touch to personalise the experience to what you want to see and do

Meet up and explore your chosen area or theme together and experience the city through the eyes of a local

Find and book your favourite Local Host to explore the city together

Your Local Host will be in touch to design a fully personalised outing for you

Meet up and explore the city together. Experience the places, things and people that locals love and which make the city unique

Find and book a Local Host for an hour chat to get tips and advice

Agree a meeting time and place

Meet up for a coffee and get tips and advice on things to see and do during your visit

My most exciting things to do in Barcelona

A well-advised plan for a perfect day would consist in wake up early to work out by the waterfront. Later on, you may stop at some sunny terrace close to the Marina and have a healthy juice at Carabela's. Make some stunning Instagram pics to the eye-catching super yachts moored at Port Vell. Once you feel rested enough, stroll to the Old City and find a bistro. Word of advice: be a charmer, go to St. Just Square at Café Academia. In the evening, you may enjoy an affordable glass of wine in the many terraces at the west end of Santa Maria del Mar, where many centuries ago the sea merchants and traders used to.

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How many hours should you book?

Following is a brief guide to help you decide how many hours to book your Local Host for

1 hr
Perfect for advice or a short exploration
  • Meet your Local Host for a coffee anywhere in the city or at your hotel and get advice on things to do and see during your stay
  • Explore a small area or street of the city to get insider insights and advice from your Local Host
2 hr
Perfect for exploring a small area of the city
  • Explore a mainstream area of the city to see the main tourist sites but also to discover hidden gems that most tourists miss
  • Discover an "off the beaten path" area of the city loved by locals and get a feel for what makes the city so special
3 hr
-4 hr
Perfect for exploring a larger area of the city or an in-depth discovery of smaller area
  • Visit some of the main tourist sites, get insider insights from your Local Host and discover hidden gems along the way
  • Focus on a specific neighbourhood or larger area of the city, discover its streets and places locals frequent and get a real insight into what really makes the city beat
  • Explore an area of the city that offers interesting things to see and do day and night and stop for a drink at some of the best bars along the way
  • Visit a child friendly area of the city and have time for the kids to run around and explore any interesting shops and attractions. Get advice from your Local Host on child friendly places to eat and visit during your stay
5 hr
-6 hr
Perfect for exploring 2 or 3 areas of the city
  • See all or most of the main tourist sites in different locations of the city, stop for a drink or quick lunch at a cafe or restaurant recommended by your Local Host and based on what you like, get insider insights and discover hidden gems along the way
  • Mix it! Visit some of the main tourist sites and then go off to explore an off the beaten path neighbourhood loved by locals. Stop for a drink or quick lunch along the way
  • Choose a theme such as food discovery, best markets, vintage shopping, music scene, trendy scene, history, art etc and let your Local Host plan an outing across several areas of the city covering the best of your chosen theme
7 hr
-8+ hr
Perfect for spending a day experiencing the best of what the city has to offer based on your interests
  • Give your Local Host a list of all the places you want to visit and things you want to do and let him/her plan an outing that makes the most of your time including organising tickets to attractions etc.
  • See all the main tourist sites in different locations of the city, stop for lunch at a cafe or restaurant recommended by your Local Host, have time to pop into any shops, galleries or places of interest along the way, get insider insights and discover hidden gems
  • Mix it! Visit the main tourist sites and then go off to explore one or more off the beaten path neighbourhoods loved by locals. Stop for lunch or dinner and drinks along the way