Volarte Tours
Volarte Tours
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Volarte provides personalized bespoke travel experiences and tours in Europe’s two most beautiful cities …all tailored to your individual wishes. Consider us your personal host to all the wonders of Barcelona and Paris. As our special guest, you will have unique experiences… with us you will never be spoken to through a loudspeaker, find yourself “following the umbrella” or feel part of a herd. You will be part of an intimate group discovering the cities’ most important sites – but also secrets rarely unearthed by other travelers. With Volarte, you will feel like a local as you uncover all the sumptuous mysteries of the city with an expert guide who will navigate you away from the crowded tourist traps, and closer to the true essence of the city.
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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KCLizard
State College, PA629 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Julia (email says Joules) was a great guide. She was informative and friendly. The tour went past several major landmarks but also several lesser known spots in the Gothic Quarter. The tour concluded with tapas and sangria (and the group just split the bill for that extra cost).
Written May 28, 2022
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Thank you so much for your wonderful review. For me it was a huge pleasure to host you I am very happy to know that you enjoyed the tour. Hope to see you again soon in Barcelona.
Written June 10, 2022
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David D
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Loved this tour! Juliana was the perfect guide and host; welcoming, full of knowledge and dynamic. I learned so much during our walk. It was great that she pointed out some smaller details we would never have seen or known where to look and she gave historic background to all questions asked. Impressive! Would definitely recommend to family and friends.
Written August 11, 2022
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David, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. For me it was a huge pleasure to host you.I am very happy to know that you enjoyed the tour. Hope to see you again soon in Barcelona.
Written August 18, 2022
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KD B
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This was a fabulous tour for solo travelers, families, and couples alike. I approached this tour as a researcher interested in the hidden histories of major cities. I've been on several tours with similar titles, but none matched the scale, depth, and emotionality of Juliana's tour. She expertly crafted the content, route, and curriculum. She's an amazing teacher and guided us through histories of Barcelona spanning over 2000 years. I learned so much and had such a great time. She's funny, fierce, and has perfect english. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who desires to see the darker, interconnected stories of Barcelona and what makes her such a fascinating city. Tip her! Trip advisor takes a cut of the tickets off top. Support her female-lead, independent tour company, Volarte Tours. I can't wait to see what she has in store in the future.
Written July 26, 2022
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KD, I really have no words to thank you for such an AMAZING review. For me it was an absolute pleasure to have you in my tour, you are one of those guests that I will never forget. Thanks to people like you that appreciate my work it keeps the passion for what I do alive and growing day by day. I really hope we cross paths again .
Written August 2, 2022
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Joanie73
Texas9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Family
If you want to know the history of the streets and walls of the Gothic Quarter, this tour is for you. Juliana personalized the city in such a fun way, and gave us a true appreciation of the history of Barcelona and Catalonia. So many great details - even down to the quirky artwork spotted here and there. Without this tour, I would never have noticed so many beautiful details - thank you Juliana for a wonderful afternoon in Barcelona, and for all the great tips to enjoy the city!
Written December 16, 2021
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Thank you so much for your review. I am really happy to know that you enjoyed the tour. As for me, it was a great pleasure to have you as my guest.
Written December 29, 2021
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Alex Fernandez
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Juliana was an excellent tour guide! She really knows what she is talking about and she made this a very interesting tour were I didn't get bored for a second.

The sangria was very tasty and made the overall experience great :D

Totally recommend this tour!
Written January 12, 2020
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I´m so glad to hear this!!!! Thank you a lot for choosing Volarte and leaving this great review!!! The sangria is one of the best in the town, I'm happy you also see it that way!! Kind regards!
Written January 17, 2020
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FEP II
80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were in Barcelona for a few days and then took a tour with Juliana. We learned so much on her walking tour of the Gothic District that we plan on booking her again during outlet stay.

What you 'll learn is the history of Barcelona from 2200 years ago to modern day Barcelona, including the modern day political situation. From Roman ti.es to the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in1492 We learned so much. If you love history and truly want to learn about this amazing city you must spend an afternoon or morning with Juliana She is amazing, passionate and so knowledgeable. The best tour guide I have ever had in any country! And we have taken many tours . Thank you Julianne. We see you very soon.
Rick & Lisa
Written October 26, 2019
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My dearest Rick & Lisa! Thank you so much for your wonderful review , I am very happy to know that you enjoyed the tour. For me it was a HUGE pleasure to have you as my guests, you were an AMAZING group as your interest and excellent energy reminded me once again how much I love my job, sharing the city and its history with people as interesting and warm as you are is always a great delight. I REALLY hope to see you again in the future. Best regards, Juliana
Written October 29, 2019
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Andrea1018
South Lyon, MI46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
This was a fantastic activity.

Juliana got in touch with me before the tour to confirm, and stayed in touch until we met up. We went to the wrong location initially, and she was very patient and understanding.

The tour itself is exactly as described, and it's amazing. You get on a private sailboat with just a few other people, and you go out for about an hour and watch the sun set over Barcelona, which is beautiful. (You can help them sail if you want to, but no one in our group wanted to!) Then you go back to harbor and dock, and they bring out different wines, and the sommelier explains how to taste wines, and then they bring out food to pair with it. He was also great, and you could tell how excited he was about wine, and how excited to share his passion with everyone else.

The small-group aspect is really nice. You get a chance to get to know people a little bit.

One note: we were there in early May and it was COLD. You're on the water and there's wind, so dress warmer than you think you have to!

They do different wines every time, so I would absolutely do this tour again next time I'm in Barcelona. Highly, highly recommend.
Written May 12, 2019
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Hi Andrea, I wanted to take the time to answer you properly. It was a pleasure to get to know you and I also appreciate a lot the way you describe the tour. I don't like when people sell you something that its not. I try very hard to keep up with the expectations I know my guests have (because I have them too!) I want you to feel as my friends while I show you the city, that's the mission of Volarte, and I don't know any other way! So, comments like this made my day! I´m happy I took part in your trip and hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Juli
Written January 17, 2020
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MrsDalloway93
Rome, Italy48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Valentina, our guide, was very friendly and knowledegeable. I strongly recommend this fascinating tour to discover the gothic quarter history
Written December 29, 2023
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Dear Mrs Dalloway, Thank you so much for your positive review. I am very happy to know that you enjoyed the tour with Valentina, hope to see you again soon in Barcelona.
Written January 6, 2024
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Brodie
Las Vegas, NV312 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
My Wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this experience, especially Valentina our Guide. She was very knowledgeable, fun, took an interest in all that were in the party. Valentina was extremely well versed in all of the places she took us as well as the culture and people.
Written March 29, 2023
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Dear Fiona, Thank you so much for your positive review, we are very happy to know that you enjoyed your tour with Valentina. Hope to see you again soon.
Written April 12, 2023
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Zac F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Had an amazing time with tour guide Juliana! Would HIGHLY recommend this experience! She was extremely knowledgeable about the area, fun and easy to talk to! Also had great recommendations for tapas and paella! Will absolutely be recommending this tour to any friends who go to Barcelona! Thank you Juliana!
Written July 31, 2022
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Zac, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. For me it was a huge pleasure to host you I am very happy to know that you enjoyed the tour and the food recomendations I gave you . Hope to see you again soon in Barcelona.
Written August 2, 2022
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