Review overview

  • Marit catered our tour to our desires and the whole experience was awesome. She was knowledgeable, personable and outgoing and we would, without hesitation recommend her to anyone. She knows Barcelona intimately!

    Anna  
  • Marit is a very good guide! She asked us up front what we already saw in barcelona and adjusted the programme a bit so we would see new things. The food was very good. Three stops were we got a lot of good food.

    Anne  
  • So glad we booked this tour. We opted for a private tour which was nice since we did the tour the end of our stay (versus the beginning). Marit was amazing and we couldn't have asked for a better guide. Highly highly recommended.

    Annie  
  • My wife and I booked an Ebike tour for our honeymoon in Barcelona and had an amazing time! Our guide Marit took us to so many beautiful places and was knowledgeable about everything! She knew the history, the language, the cultural traditions, the best places to eat, most beautiful places to see, the places to avoid due to pick pocketers.... Everything! She made sure we had the best experience possible.

    Armando  
  • Hi Marit! Just thought I let you know that we all had an amazing tour with you today. You were very knowledgeable, fun and made the cycling experience brilliant for all. You do take care and love your job. You were simply amazing 👍👍👍

    Azar  
  • Our family of 4 did a walking tour with Marit though the old city centre of Barcelona. The kids loved her stories and she was able to make it interesting for us as well. She took us to lovely places for some good food and drinks. All very good organized!

    Bob  
  • Marit was friendly & welcoming. She showed our family interesting sights we would have not encountered otherwise. We had so much fun exploring the Barcelona neighborhoods and snacking along the way. Highly recommend a tour with Marit!

    Bud  
  • We have had many guides around the world, you are the most personable guide we have met. It was such a joy to tour Girona and find out the past and the future of the city from Marit. She knew all of the best places to go and always helped us with picture taking. Thank you for an amazing day.

    Carrie  
  • Perfect guide, my girls and I loved her!

    Christina  
  • Marit was a great tour guide. Her knowledge and insight to the beautiful city of Barcelona kept us in awe. We took the tapas tour and the places she took us were amazing! Thanks again, Marit!

    Claudia  
  • We had a great evening during the Food Tour. Marit enthusiastically told us about Barcelona and took us to restaurants that we would never have found ourselves. We were able to enjoy tapas, wine and not to forget churros. Contact prior to the tour also went very well. It was an evening in a beautiful city, with delicious food and an excellent and pleasant guide. In short, a must. Marit, thank you!

    Corrie  
  • Reserve this excursion with Marit with complete confidence. She provided prompt correspondence with our questions prior to the day of the event, showed up on time and personalized the entire day based on our needs. She obviously knows and loves the region, we had a perfect day.

    Darren Siedschlag  
  • Marit took my family and I on an ebike tour to Montjuic. Weather not good and we are not experienced on bikes. However we had a brilliant time. Marit was very understanding and a very knowledgable guide. She made the tour great fun and I’d recommend her very highly.

    David  
  • Marit was great host, showing us places we wouldn't of found without Marit fantastic knowledge, the skills Marit had to talior our tour suit all of our family on the day was Impressive. We as a family of four, two adults and two children found lots of interesting places to see and eat. Great times!!

    Derrick  
  • We had a wonderful day in Monserrat with Marit. It's great to have someone like Marit with you. For the practical things, fun facts about everything we encounter, but also to chat about life in Barcelona. The children (4 and 7) immediately made friends with Marit and also thought it was a super cool day. Thanks for the nice day Marit and if we are in the area we will be happy to visit you again! Greetings, Edwin, Cecile, Daniel and Hugo

    Edwin, Cecile, Daniel en Hugo  
  • By far the best tour guide we had in our 2 weeks in spain. Would def choose her again on our next visit in town.

    Faisal  
  • Marit is just a gem. Her knowledge of Barcelona and also Tapas, Pinchos and Wine was exceptional. Her command of English is like talking to a native. After our tour, she gave us recommendations for where to eat later on which turned out to be outstanding. She even hailed our cab, and when she became concerned the cab driver was not in good shape, she had us exit and called another. I can't think of a better tour guide. If we could give her an 11 out of 10 we would.

    Fred  
  • Loved our tour with Marit. She was informative, friendly and fun to be with. The food tastings were just as good, especially the churros with chocolate.

    Georgina  
  • Marit has shown us in a great way of all the beauty of Barcelona, she understands her profession as a guide very well. She takes the time to tell you all about the structures of Gaudí and other celebrities. She is a very special person, I also say that on behalf of my daughter-in-law and two granddaughters, we will recommend her to anyone who wants to do a city trip to Barcelona. With kind regards Sissi Koetsier Elma Koetsier Tessa Koetsier Fleur Koetsier.

    Geratina  
  • Look no further! If you want someone who is super knowledgeable, relatable, and really fun to be around you want Marit! Our group of seven absolutely loved her! If you are thinking about booking a tour, don’t hesitate to book with her! We travel a lot and she is one of the best!

    Harlan  
  • We had a very exciting and fun bike ride with Marit. Completely tailored to our needs. It was wonderful to explore the city this way, highly recommended if you have been in Barcelona for the first time or many times. Besides general information, she also told cool facts about the city. Top!!

    Hilde  
  • Marit was very professional. She picked us up on time and took us on a lovely private vineyard tour and wine tasting. Then we journeyed on to Montserrat Monastery. She was very informative and warm. We would recommend her as a guide.

    Janet Moerbeek  
  • We were 3 families who booked a guided Gaudi bike tour with Marit. We had an amazing tour. Marit was a fantastisc guide, she had a lot of knowledge to share, so enthusiastic. We had so much fun, and she guided us safely through the busy city. We can absolutly recommend Marit as your guide.

    Janne  
  • My husband and I are so happy we found Marit. Marit took us to what we found to be the best tapas we had in Spain. Marit is not only knowledgeable and punctual, she is a people-person and very intuitive of our needs/concerns. If we ever make it back to Barcelona, we will definitely try to find Marit again. Highly recommend her.

    Jennifer  
  • Marit met with us and showed us all around the city on a walking/food tasting tour. She was very knowledgeable about the history of Barcelona and was such a pleasure to spend the day with. I would definitely recommend her tours! Thank you Marit!

    Kari  
  • Marit was wonderful, nice and gave us very good and useful information

    Kristin  
  • We were 12 people from Norway who have had the pleasure of beeing guided through the centre of Barcelona with Marit. She did the job perfectly and with a smile. We recomend her for other people who want to have a interesting tour. Regards Ytre Ørland vinklubb 😀

    Lars  
  • Marit quickly and effectively tuned into my interests and what my eyes were drawn too. The effect was an enlightening and engaging bicycle tour through the history and culture of Barcelona. Experienced , professional , inquisitive and friendly - a perfect host for Barcelona. Mucho gracias Marit!

    Lee  
  • The Food Tour was awesome. Our guide Marit was the the perfect host! We thouroughly enjoyed the food and Marit's knowledge of the city. She went far and above to accommodate my group. I am a travel agent and would definitely recommend Marit as your guide. I wil certainly be using her services again for my clients. Thank you Marit for an experience we will not forget!

    Linda  
  • Marit is a lovely and warm person. She took us on an amazing bike ride which included scenic views, cultural treasures, art and much more, all of it combined with Marit's deep knowledge. A great and safe guide through the Barcelona traffic and crowded areas.

    Marte  
  • Marit was incredible. Her detail to attention and care for the city of Barcelona is evident in the way she passionate speaks about the city. She is well versed and knowledgeable about the history of Barcelona, she took us to spots we would have not thought of visiting and felt like we belonged with the locals, as we toured through town exploring & eating as the locals do. Marit was a GREAT guide. She made the tour that much better as she was personable and friendly. We loved it and would recommend this tour to anyone wanting a tour of Barcelona & it’s history in addition to the local food experience! Thank you Marit!!

    Maryann  
  • We had no expectations going into this tour other than gaining an experience of education of Barcelona. We learned more about this history, the cities origin, the catalonia, roman, jewish & spanish influences for the entire city. Me and my husband were in awe about how well Marit knew the city. We explored hidden walkways, nice intimate dining cafes and bars, tried foods we would never have in any other setting. Those foods turned out to be some delicacies we now seek out at local eateries in the city. With a more rich history base of the city we fell in love with the culture Barcelona is built off, and truly cannot wait to come back. I think she is wonderful at this tour guide stature. We (me and my husband) were more than admirably impressed with her knowledge and experience. Very personable and caring. At the end of our tour we felt we gained a friend. She even went an extra mile by walking us to a taxi, and giving us more listings of top tier wines to test and try. If there were more stars to give... we would. Best wishes to her. Thank you Marit for a great time.

    Mercedes  
  • We were in Barcelona with a group of 10 people. Marit knows a lot about the city and shows you special places. She is also very nice and kind. She showed nice local tapas bars that you normally don't visit as a tourist. We had a very nice afternoon and I can wholeheartedly recommend the tour!

    Meta  
  • We had such a wonderful time with Marit! Our bike tour was the highlight of the day for sure. We loved that she asked what we had lined up on our trip so she could adjust the tour accordingly and make sure we weren’t doing the same thing twice. We also liked how knowledgeable she was of the city and its’ history, and how she told us about hidden gems off the beaten path! Honestly, there’s NOTHING we didn’t like. I would highly recommend this tour, and get Marit if possible!

    Michalel  
  • Thank you Marit for a fantastic bike tour around your beautiful city of Barcelona. We loved it❤️

    Mússa  
  • We loved our tour with Marit so much! First, her confidence riding the streets and alleys gave us confidence on our bikes. Marit is super pleasant and knowledgeable about the city (which she really seems to love). She quickly assessed what we might be interested in and tailored the tour for us. I’m so happy we did this at the start of our week in the city. Now, with Marit’s help, we know how we’d like to spend our time! We’re very grateful—thanks, Marit!

    Nancy  
  • Marit was excellent. She responded to my online questions swiftly. She was an excellent host, very friendly, very knowledgable, flexible and fun. Her English is perfect and I would 100% recommend her. We will use her again if and when we are back in Barcelona

    Nick  
  • I did the Food Tour with Marit. She conducted the tour in English. At the meeting point, I was able to easily find her. She did an excellent job introducing Barcelona as we tried various food. As a solo traveler, Marit made me feel welcomed. She was very nice and we had great conversations about her life and great places to go shopping. I would go again.

    Paquita  
  • We had a fantastic tour by bike through Barcelona together with Marit, a pleasant and knowledgeable guide. Marit has put together a beautiful tour, adapted to our wishes. She asked us what we had already seen and what we still wanted to see and adapted the tour accordingly. Super flexible. She knew a lot about the history and art of Barcelona and brought it nice so that it was also interesting for our son of 14. Marit, thank you for your super tour! Patrick, Saskia and Justen

    Patrick, Saskia en Justen  
  • Had a nice wine and tapas tour with guide Marit. In addition to the tasty snacks and wines, I heard beautiful stories about Barcelona. In a short time I was allowed to see many different neighborhoods, each with its own characteristics. Thanks Marit and good luck 😉

    Paul  
  • Marit gave us an excellent introduction to the food and neighborhoods of Barcelona! Had the best patatas bravas and vermut of our entire stay (and we sampled many). In addition, we appreciated her insights into the Barcelona culture. Fun food stops and great conversation led to a wonderful day!

    Peter  
  • Onze ervaring met Marit is zeer positief. Er werd perfect op onze wensen ingegaan en hebben tal van persoonlijke tips over leuke plekken, restaurantjes e.d. van haar gekregen. Wij bevelen Marit dan ook van harte aan als persoonlijke gids! Fam. Nijhuis

    Peter-Paul  
  • Took us to some very unusual non-tourist places. Great tour.

    Robert Schmauder  
  • My family and I had an amazing food tour with Marit! She was very knowledgeable in regards to the history of Barcelona and she had many great site seeing recommendations. I definitely recommend going on this tour in the beginning of your trip! That way you will know more local places to eat for the rest of your time and have a better understanding of the city.

    Sarah  
  • Amazing! Marit took us all around Barcelona and showed us the sites we were interested in. She gave us insight into fascinating historical locations and answered our questions about all things Spain related. Add in that we weren't the best bike riders around and she took us under her wing and make sure we had a great time with our limited skills. I would do this tour again--that's how much fun we had. I will be recommending Marit to everyone and anyone who visits Barcelona.

    Shannon Malone-Debenedictis  
  • Wij hebben een fietstocht gehad onder begeleiding van Marit. Het was een hele leuke en gezellige fietstocht en veel gezien en geleerd over Barcelona! Zeker een aanrader

    Sissi, Elma, Tessa en Fleur Koetsier.  
  • Marit was an amazing guide! The bike tour was one of the biggest highlights of our whole time in Barcelona. Marit took into account what we had already done, and had planned to do in the city, and tailored the tour for us based on that. We were able to see a whole other side of the city, and do some awesome things the next couple days that we had no idea about previously! She is incredibly knowledgeable about the city and amazing at her job.

    Thomas Fitzpatrick  
  • We highly recommend Marit as a guide. Our bike tour with Marit was the perfect introduction to Barcelona. She easily modified the tour based on our request for more neighborhoods and less Gaudi. The history and food tips were valuable. We felt secure following behind her. She was a very confident rider. She was very personable and offered us many suggestions for food, drink, and activities for the rest of our trip. We tried her first vermut suggestion and it was perfect for us. We look forward to trying more.

    Tom  
  • Wat een topdame! We waren op familieuitstap, incl kinderen en gepensioneerde, en konden het niet beter getroffen hebben. De wandeling is werkelijk voor elke leeftijd geschikt en Marit is zo vlot dat je je direct op je gemak voelt. Ze brengt je echt naar een paar top adresjes die we zeker niet alleen gingen vinden. We zijn al een paar keer naar Barcelona geweest, dus we vroegen ons af of ze ons nog kon verrassen, maar dat was absoluut het geval! Communicatie was ook perfect, je krijgt regelmatig updates en Marit is steeds snel om te antwoorden als je een vraag hebt. Dit gaan we zeker nog een keer doen!!!

    Veerle  
  • We zijn met Marit op tapas tour geweest en daarnaast nog geschiedenis gezien van het mooie district El Born. Je proeft en ziet de cultuur, en dat stukje geschiedenis gaf voor een ons een mooie sfeer aan een toch al mooie avond. Marit is een spontane dame, en kent haar geschiedenis! Details blijven zeker niet achter, ze denkt ook graag mee. Dat pakte voor ons uit in smaakvolle tips :)

    Wilbert  
  • Marit gave us a perfekt tour in the city of Barcelona. We had a great time. I highly recomend her.

    Yvonne  
  • Marit is an enthusiastic, energetic and knowledgeable guide. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with her!

    Andrea  
  • Marit was wonderful and made our Barcelona trip special. Marit provided the perfect blend of history, local social knowledge, and great to know tourist information for a very enjoyable evening stroll. All four of us had a great time and would highly recommend a tour with Marit if possible.

    Andrew  
  • Our family of adults had a really enjoyable arrival evening in Barcelona thanks to our tour with Marit. We felt like locals and Marit treated us like family. Loved it!

    Annemarie  
  • I recommend Maritt to every Dutch or English speaking young families visiting Barcelona!!! Maritt is an amazing guide. We are a bilingual family (Dutch-English) and Maritt speaks these 2 languages perfectly. We have 2 young boys of 7 and 4 years old and Maritt tailored the tour to them, making them straight away comfortable. They felt in love with her :-).

    Cecile  
  • Marit is wonderful. I was fortunate that one of my friends in our traveling group had booked a tour with her and I was able to add on at the last minute. She gave us a great appreciation for the Barcelona neighborhoods and their history. Even my husband who is not a fan of tours was inspired to learn more about this great city. I love how she points out small details that I would definitely have missed. It was a big highlight of our short time there. 2 hours flew by.

    Cindy  
  • Marit was very knowledgeable. The Tapas tour was very well organized. What really made it special was Marit herself. She made us feel special, like part of the family..

    Fred  
  • My boyfriend and I went on a private bike tour with Marit and it was absolutely fantastic. We learned so much interesting history and saw wayyyy more than we ever could have seen on foot or on our own. I highly recommend taking a bike tour at the beginning of your time in Barcelona, because then she will show you many amazing food spots, bars, and places to visit. As we biked with her, my boyfriend and I were able to plan the next few days of our trip with her expert advice. I wish we could bring Marit with us as a tour guide for the entire trip. She was such a delight.

    Guilia  
  • We had a great tour, tailor made for our family, also awesome for the kids 11 and 14. Marit gave the tour in Norwegian, witch suited our kids perfectly, since they don’t understand all English and definitely not Spanish. We could all ask questions and make suggestions regarding the food along the tour, and that took the experience to the highest level. Marit could meet and exceed our needs and we now have many places to re-visit and new once to explore in Barcelona!

    Helena  
  • Marit is a great guide, she knows the city very well. We visited lots of really beautiful, lovely and cool local spots. Apart of learning more about the city and it’s history, Marit is also very pleasant company. Thank you again Marit, hope to see you again!

    Inge  
  • I went by bike through Barcelona with Marit. It was very relaxing, I asked for a tour without the big tourist sights. It was a very nice tour and I really loved the nice and cheerful company of Marit!

    Irene  
  • My husband and I had a fantastic tour of Barcelona’s Gothic quarter, El Born, and the surrounding old part of the city. Marit was a really wonderful guide! She is incredibly knowledgeable and also passionate about Barcelona and it’s history. We learnt so much and loved the three hours with her, the time just flew. I couldn’t recommend Marit more highly.

    Jane  
  • Marit is the most lovely tour guide we have had in Barcelona! We have visited this beautiful city many times and have arranged private tours on each of our visits. We were lucky enough to find Marit through RobBCN Tours and are so excited that her tour company is finding success. Marit met us in Barcelona and we traveled to Montserrat by train. It was a lovely day learning about the Abbey and surroundings from Marit. She is very knowledgeable and very engaging. The seal of approval came from my 13 year old son who thought Marit was fantastic and definitely "fun, not boring!" We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day exploring Montserrat or spending it getting to know Marit. When we return to Barcelona next April, we will most definitely arrange more tours with Marit and La Vida Barcelona. She is a gem and everyone should experience a tour with her. We can't wait to go back and visit with her.

    Jennifer  
  • We thought Marit was a special tour guide. She was so warm and friendly with our kids, really involved them in the tour and even stopped at a local playground to give them play time. The tour itself was fun and the last stop was worth every penny of the cost. Highly recommended

    Jeremy  
  • Marit took us to the non-touristy side of Barcelona for an amazing food tour. Her passion for the city shined and hit all the highlights we requested!

    Jesse  
  • Marit certainly did not sign up for the easiest job when she agreed to tour 16 guys around Barcelona on foot, but she did an excellent job. Marit was very knowledgeable, patient, adapted quickly to changes and took us on a really nice walk. I would definitely recommend her to anyone coming to Barcelona. Perfect English by the way. Thank you Marit!

    Killian  
  • My husband and I came to Barcelona for our honeymoon, it was hard to convince him to go there because he's not a city person, but he decided to trust me. On the first day we arrived we met up with Marit who was so warm and immediately made us feel like old friends. I told her about all the amazing places I had read about or heard about, and she quickly put together a route for us to see it all! We biked all around the city and my husband and I both quickly fell in awe and love with the beauty! We stopped for delicious tapas, and she took many photos of us along the way. Then she loaded us up with great suggestions for the remainder of our trip. I tell everyone who is going to Barcelona that they MUST do a tour with Marit on day 1!

    Kristen  
  • Marit was WONDERFUL!! Because of Marit and her ability to manage our limited time in Barcelona we were able to see and experience so much. If you are looking to see Barcelona through the eyes of a local choose Marit. She knows the city, all of the best markets, all the best ways to get around via bike or via by foot and she will tell you stories about the lovely history of Barcelona. Viewing La Sagrada Familia Church was extraordinary, however, there is so much more to experience in Barcelona.....Marit will guide you to the very best places and corners. Enjoy!

    Marit  
  • Marit is very cheerful; knowledgeable; and fun to be around. I would definitely her to anyone wanting a tour in Barcelona.

    Melvin  
  • 5 out of 5 - Marit was personable and informed, and catered the tour to our needs. Our whole family enjoyed it very much!

    Monica  
  • I booked my tour with Marit. She was amazing and I would highly recommend her. I originally booked a private tour and at the last minute I had some friends who wanted to join. Marit was accommodating and extremely responsive. I was traveling and I had people from my group contact her individually and she got back to them ASAP. No one knew what to expect since I did not structure the tour and everyone was really happy in the end. She provided a unique view of the city. She is also a lovely person to spend time with. Everyone remarked how enjoyable she is. I would highly suggest her if you are in Barcelona and want a guide.

    Nicole  
  • We did a food and City tour with Marit and our daughters aged 9 and 5. We had already been to Barcelona a few times before but Marit showed us some great new places and stories. She was great with the children and kept them interested with fun games and stories. Would highly recommend!

    Paul  
  • I took my family and cousins with a tour of highlights of Barcelona and Sagrada Família and Marit was our tour guide. She is amazing and added so much to our tour. She extremely knowledgeable and very friendly. We couldn’t ask for more. I highly recommend her if you take a tour

    Ron  
  • We recommend a trip with Marit. Today we had a full day Montserrat & Wine Private Tour. My daughters and I had a great time.