We booked two tours with Bernat: a partial day “Unforgettable Tarragona” tour for the morning we arrived in Tarragona, as well as a full day tour to the Priorat wine region.
Bernat is very patient, kind, and knowledgeable. With his expertise and planning, we were able to make the most of our short visit to the Tarragona region.
Bernat worked with us via e-mail in advance of the trip to help us build an itinerary for our full day tour to the Priorat region; he put together a great day that included visits to multiple wineries, a dining reservation, and a visit to the very special, picturesque town of Siurana. The people we met at the wineries were all very kind and gave us interesting tours and educational tastings. Our winery visits were private and felt very exclusive. We enjoyed lovely wines, were blessed with fabulous weather, and had a wonderful day.
Walking with Bernat who guides you through Tarragona is a beautiful journey of discovery in time and space. By describing what is surrounding you, illustrated by his maps, you find yourself launched into the previous centuries and located in a Roman town, a medieval city, a 18th C. house, … and then in a contemporary street. So easy to imagine thanks to the stories and clearly mapped illustrations.
Best tour we have done in ANY European country! Bernat was very knowledgeable, answered all our questions and made the whole day fun. It was just my wife and I on the tour, he drove us to a couple different locations and at the end of the tour, walked us to a market so we didn’t get lost and told us some recommendations to eat there. We didn’t feel rushed at all, you could tell that Barnat enjoys doing this and it really comes through on the tours.
I spent almost 2 weeks in spain and this trip was one of the very best, the guide was very helpful, full of knowledge about every single details we asked about, it was really very great spent day with him, I would do it again for the other side of the city.
We have traveled quite a lot and been on several tours and activities, but this was by far the most personal, most knowledgeable, interesting tour i ever have done. We did “Devil’s Bridge” first and then Tarragona. Bernat is so great listening to and full of facts. But not only names and years, he puts it in perspective and really makes you understand the big picture. He made us feel very special and took so good care of us. I would recommend him every day, and we will for sure come back for more adventures.
Isabel was a fantastic guide! We took a private tour of the old city on a Monday so even though some places were closed I feel like we got the very best of the city. She was so insightful so thoughtful so kind with the kids. Really it felt like touring with a professor of history. The city is beautiful- my favorite place in Spain so far. This afternoon has been the highlight of our trip. Thanks so much for an amazing day!!
Bernat is a wonderful tour guide who is great at listening and personalizing the experience to your needs and desires. We saw a variety of places around Catalonia, including Barcelona, Tarragona, Figueres, Sitges, and Besalú. He was able to share lots of great history and personal stories to supplement what we saw. I would highly recommend!
Our recent trip to Spain was a lifetime experience made even more memorable because of Trails & Culture tours. We traveled in a group of 8 and had opted to hire a private tour guide for a day trip from Barcelona to Montserrat. Our guide, Bernat was prompt, very professional, knowledgeable, and pleasant. He even helped us make last minute reservations for some really good restaurants that only the locals would know about! In fact, we were so pleased with his service and enjoyed the tour so much that we changed our day trip itinerary the following day from Girona to Tarragona just so that he could tour us again. And and we’re so glad we did! If you’re looking for the best guide to book during your Spanish holiday, look no further. This is it!
I highly recommend Bernat as a guide in Barcelona and the entire region. He is very knowledgeable in history, art, architecture, cuisine, and cultural matters. He is responsible, charming, and takes care of his guests. His personality is very affable and he is amenable to changes in schedule, visiting a site not previously scheduled, and he always adds a dimension of information that only an insider knows.
I will definitely hire Bernat again in the near future, not only for Barcelona but for Tarragona and cities nearby. I recommend him for business, recreation, and families traveling with youngsters.
My girlfriend and I decided to do a tour in the wine district of Priorat, something we’ve been wanting to do for a long time. We chose Bernat out of luck, not only is he a very nice guy, he is super knowledge and speaks very good English.
Bernat explained the origins of the Priorat wine, we visited several local and authentic wineries, tasted wines of exceptional quality and visited the impressive Cartoixa d’Escaladei (Carthusian Monastery of Santa Maria d’Escaladei) with the beautiful Montsant mountain behind.
To top if off we also had the opportunity to eat home cooked local food in one of the wineries. Delicious! Wine, food and beautiful nature, what more could one ask for — Thank you very much, Bernat for the great experience. We can highly recommend Bernat if you want to have a great time, enjoy nature, fantastic food and wine in beautiful Catalonia.
Bernat is a great guide. He has great knowledge in art and architecture. He made an excellent tour explaining interesting anecdotes and traditions of Tarragona’s old town. One of the best parts was the visit to the incredible medieval Cathedral. He was able to take us to the hidden bell tower walking upstairs where we enjoyed the exceptional views of the city and the beautiful sea.
What a joy for our group to explore the timeless treasures of Barcelona with Bernat as our guide. Despite a rare rainy day in Catalonia, Bernat was able to shepherd us through a range of fascinating neighborhoods, historic sites and spectacular settings across the city — culminating in a moving visit to la Sagrada Familia. In just a few short hours, we not only visited several must-see locations, but also learned about the history, culture and importance of the city and the region from a native. Bernat even helped us find a fantastic little post-tour restaurant suitable for our group. He’s a wonderful host, and an excellent guide. Highly recommended.
Bernat gave us the most wonderful tour of La Sagrada Familia this week! He knew so much about the history, Gaudi, and future plans for the beautiful church. He gave me a new appreciation for Gaudi and now I can’t wait to learn more about him. He took all of my million questions and answered them really well. He was a joy to tour with!
We are so happy with Trails and Culture and the amazing tour through the history of Roman Tarragona! Bernat was the perfect tour guide! He sure knows how to transmit his immense knowledge in an easy, funny and interesting way. Mixing history and anecdotes, Funny, personal and yet professional. We highly recommend Bernat and Trails and Culture!
Bernat planned and executed an excellent tour of Barcelona. We were two couples, and all four of us greatly enjoyed the full-day excursion. Our main focus was Gaudi and his incredible works, with in-depth tours of La Sagrada Familia (of course!), Casa Milá (La Pedrera), and Parc Güell. Bernat knows all the history and the many fun and interesting facts that make the sites come alive. And he is very accommodating and in tune with the needs and interests of his clients. Highly recommended!
Amazing tour to different roman sites near Tarragona. Bernat designed for us a customized tour to different sites around. The impressive Roman Aqueduct, the Roman stone quarry, the Roman villa in Altafulla. Bernats knowledge about Tarragona and his passion for the roman history really shines throu!
Together with family visiting from the States we did a full day tour with Trails and Culture. On our request Bernat tailor made a private tour for us that among other things included the amazing Roman Tarragona, the Roman aqueduct, the devils bridge and the picturesque village of Montblanc. We really had a great time! Bernat has a very good English and a good sense of humor. We are very happy that we chose Trails and Culture.
Bernat took my daughter and me on a private tour of many Gaudi sights in Barcelona as well as a local tour of tidbits and information. He is extremely knowledgable as well as a great communicator and keeping us engaged. I highly recommend him!