From start to finish, this tour was perfection. We were met at the hotel at precisely the time given to us by the tour company. They took us to the train station in which someone was waiting for us when the ride dropped us off. They gave us the tickets to the train and made sure we boarded it correctly. The tour guide introduced herself on the train and guided us step by step. Because this was not a bus tour, the number of people was smaller. We had only ten. The tour guide gave us a thorough tour of the museum and they gave us free time to further explore. We signed up for the Girona tour as well. The others on our tour only stayed for the museum part. So we basically had only my wife and I on that tour. The tour guide was very informative, friendly, easy to talk to, and personable and we thought out of our time in Barcelona, this was the highlight of our trip. Our guide who was great was named Jessica Casanovas. I would highly recommend her.
This trip was worth the . The company is very well organized and the people are very friendly. We originally booked the tour with the Optional Girona tour, but once the day arrived we decided it might be best to skip the second part and head back to Barcelona to get ready for our flight back the next morning. Jessica, our guide, was amazing at getting our tickets changed for the train so we could go directly back to Barcelona. She also was very knowledgable about Dali and the surrounding area. She made the tour of the museum and the area memorable and worth the trip. I didn't really know anything about Dali before this trip, but now I am a fan. The high speed train was also a neat experience and glad we made the trip. Again, I can't say enough good things about this company and their organizational skills and also about Jessica. Her help was greatly appreciated and made two teenagers very happy!!!
We were picked up promptly at our Hotel and guided to the fast train, from Barcelona to Figueres, where we were met by our incredibly knowledgeable guide Laura. Dali was a complex genius and Laura made him come to life with her explanations of all we saw. Then on to Girona, a beautiful town With Game of Throne locations as an extra. This is a tour not to be missed!
This day trip on the high-speed train from Barcelona was a highlight of our trip. Everything was so well organized, with pick up from our hoteland getting us to the train station. Our guide, Jessica, was knowledgeable, friendly and delightful -- a real superstar of guides. The Dali Museum was out-of-this-world, with our guide filling us in on so many stories about Dali and Gala. We also did the optional Girona tour and were amazed by all of the history contained in this ancient walled city -- as well as recognizing many locations used to film key scenes in Game of Thrones. This was such a wonderful contrast to the hustle and bustle of Barcelona. I would highly recommend making time for this tour.
One of the best tours we've ever taken! We were literally treated like royalty from start to finish picked up at hotel by cab met at rail station, given rail tickets, taken to rail boarding platform met on train by Jessica, or fantastic tour guide, who transferred with us to vans that took us to the museum. Jessica led us on a wonderful, informative, entertaining tour of the entire museum, which added far more to the experience and appreciation of Dali than we possibly could have gotten on our own. She escorted us back to the van and onto the train for our return to Barcelona. All we had to do was grab a cab back to our hotel. Could not have been more pleased.
We had a wonderful experience using Viator tours in Barcelona. A taxi picked us up at the hotel and delivered us to the train station where there was a representative waiting for us. The taxi showed up right on time and the representative that greeted us showed us where we could get breakfast while she waited for the other people touring with us. She showed us where to the gate was to get the train and told us that another representative would meet us on the train. She advised us what stop to get off of the train in case anything went wrong. The second representative came to our seats and greeted us. She was a wonderful tour guide! She was so knowledgeable and insightful about Dali and his life. What a wonderful experience! We used Viator for another tour in Spain and one in Rome and the experience was great. I highly recommend touring with Viator!
This was a great trip and it all worked smoothly from the taxi pickup at our hotel , to the meet and greet at the train station. The actual museum tour was also fantastic and our guide was full of information and insight to Dali's life. She also provided us with local info on getting back to our hotel from train station in Barcelona. Would highly recommend to anyone - we didn't do the optional Girona tour due to time limitations.
This tour, with the Girona add-on, was AWESOME!
A cab picked us up right on time at our hotel and brought us to the train station. Heads-up: you meet the initial guides outside the McDonalds entrance to the building not just beyond the McDonalds within the building. They gathered the group ours was 8 people for the first part and helped us get on the right train. Our guide for the day then found us on the train. We can not say enough about our guide,Laura! She was informative, incredibly patient, flexible, and funny.
A van took us from the Figueres station to the Dali Museum, where Laura continued sharing all kinds of interesting information about Dali and the influences on his art and life, truly improving our ability to enjoy what we saw. Very soon, we grasped why the tour starts soooo early - the museum got very packed very quickly, and we were glad to barely beat the crowds. Then back to the van and the train station.
Six of our group continued to Girona, which was definitely the highlight of our entire Barcelona trip. Such a beautiful, old town, and the architecture accomplished so many years ago will blow your mind. We hadn't even realized until we arrived that they film a lot of scenes from Game of Thrones there, and it was great to vacillate between current pop culture 'sites' and medieval history. We chose from a selection of affordable restaurants on an open square before at least 2 hours of exploring the city. After the tour, we were guided back on to the train, and Laura gave us perfect directions for catching a quick train from the main station to Placa Catalunya. We were at a cafe on Las Ramblas by 6 pm...
If you go in summer, dress for heat and lots of walking, and you might want to bring some water, though you can always pick some up here and there.
Wish we could do it all over again! And definitely a good financial deal...
We had a fabulous tour. Our guide, Jessica was very charming, knowledgeable and accommodating. She did a fabulous job explaining Dali and all the symbolism with his pieces. The museum itself was fascinating and the jewel collection is not to be missed. The tour of Girona was also very interesting and Jessica helped us explore the city in a way we could not have done by ourself.
There was a minor snafu regarding the pickup time. Our documents showed two different times, 5:30 AM and 7:30 AM. I emailed for clarification and was told the 5:30 time was correct. We made the big push to be ready at that time, but NO taxi. We decided to try again at 7:30. We waited for 15 minutes and were ready to give up when the driver appeared. Luckily, we made our train connection but it was a little too close for comfort.
Overall, the trip was amazing and I would highly recommend this to anyone.