Ton-David Jover Private tour guide in Barcelona, Girona, Tarragona - Spain

Ton-David Jover

Guide profile:

An official Tour Guide since 1989 for Barcelona and Catalonia, Ton-David was always searching for professional excellence.

With a solid international working experience and travelling background, his clients range from Prime Ministers, Nobel Prize winners, TV teams, Travel writers, celebrities, etc. to private groups or individuals who asked for a special Catalan touch during their discovery of Barcelona.

Most reputed hotels, travel agents, corporations, and also individuals who wanted a quality tour and accuracy in the explanations have hired him. If you are looking for a fully professional Catalan native guide, Ton-David can make the difference in helping you discover the real Barcelona or Catalonia's highlights.

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars victoria W.

Ton-David met us at the Hotel; rode with us on the train and took us on a walking tour of Sitges. We had a wonderful day.

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

TOURS IN BARCELONA

#1 BARCELONA HIGHLIGHTS 1/2 DAY

Focusing on the city's highlights: the Old City and Gaudí's works, including Park Güell and the Sagrada Família basilica (inside), as well as Casa Batlló and Casa Milà (outside).

#2 ANTONI GAUDÍ TOUR 1/2 DAY

Visiting Park Güell and the Sagrada Família basilica, as well as Casa Batlló and Casa Milà. This tour allows you to go inside the buildings and visit their magnificent rooftops.

#3 The OLD CITY 1/2 DAY

This walking tour focuses on: Barcino, the Roman city, the Call or Jewish quarter and the Barri Gòtic or Gothic quarter. The Rambla, the liveliest boulevard in town, has round the corner the Boqueria food market, unique in its kind.

#4 JEWISH BARCELONA TOUR 1/2 DAY

Aiming on the abundant medieval Jewish heritage to be found in the city's El Call, strolling across both the Call Major & Call Menor. See the synagogue Slomó ben Adret, that claims to be the oldest in Europe.

#5 BARCELONA HIGHLIGHTS FULL DAY

Enjoy Barcelona with no rush, avoiding the crowds. This tour includes strolling through the charming Old City, entering Gaudí's best works in town and visiting the Picasso museum.

#6 ANTONI GAUDÍ TOUR FULL DAY

Spend the day discovering Gaudí's masterpieces, going inside the buildings and visiting their amazing rooftops.

#7 MUSEUMS TOUR 1/2 DAY

Visiting and commenting the Picasso Museum, the Joan Miró Foundation and Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC).

His highly informative tours show you what most conventional tours and explanations skip.

Transportation by tour guide:

Yes.

Taxis are the best way to move around Barcelona and rather inexpensive for European standards, although sometimes taking the subway 'metro' can also be handy.

If, instead, you prefer a chauffeured car, mini van or mini bus, help can be given in order to book one for your party.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

# 15 GIRONA & DALÍ TOUR FULL DAY Price Per Group 495.00 Euro
# 8 JEWISH LLEIDA TOUR 1/2 DAY Price Per Group 345.00 Euro
#1 BARCELONA HIGHLIGHTS 1/2 DAY Price Per Group 275.00 Euro
#10 MONTSERRAT TOUR 1/2 DAY Price Per Group 345.00 Euro
#11 WINERIES TOUR 1/2 DAY Price Per Group 345.00 Euro
#12 MONTSERRAT & WINERY TOUR FULL DAY Price Per Group 495.00 Euro
#13 MODERNISME TOUR 1/2 DAY Price Per Group 275.00 Euro
#14 GIRONA TOUR 1/2 DAY Price Per Group 345.00 Euro
#16 JEWISH CATALONIA / GIRONA & BESALÚ FULL DAY Price Per Group 495.00 Euro
#17 MODERN ARCHITECTURE TOUR 1/2 DAY Price Per Group 275.00 Euro
#18 ROMAN TARRAGONA TOUR 1/2 DAY Price Per Group 345.00 Euro
#19 SITGES TOUR 1/2 DAY Price Per Group 345.00 Euro
#2 ANTONI GAUDÍ TOUR 1/2 DAY Price Per Group 275.00 Euro
#3 The OLD CITY / Ciutat Vella 1/2 DAY Price Per Group 275.00 Euro
#4 JEWISH BARCELONA TOUR 1/2 DAY Price Per Group 275.00 Euro
#5 BARCELONA HIGHLIGHTS FULL DAY Price Per Group 495.00 Euro
#6 ANTONI GAUDÍ TOUR FULL DAY Price Per Group 495.00 Euro
#7 MUSEUMS TOUR 1/2 DAY Price Per Group 275.00 Euro
#9 PRIVATE TAPAS TOUR 1/2 DAY Price Per Group 275.00 Euro

Tour guide interests:

Travelling

Mountain hiking

Reading

Gardening

Other activities include simultaneous translation from English, French, German and Dutch into Catalan or Spanish.

Since 2009, learning his ninth language: Hebrew.

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars victoria W. 21 Oct 2017

Ton-David met us at the Hotel; rode with us on the train and took us on a walking tour of Sitges. We had a wonderful day.

Tour Guide Comment: Hi Victoria, Thank you for the nice rating on our Sitges tour last week. I also had a great day with the 4 of you. Send them my best greetings from Barcelona. Ton-David

5 stars Kelly L. 29 Sep 2017

Ton-David was very knowledgeable and the tour was great. We were a party of 8 with logistical issues and he handled it all beautifully.

Tour Guide Comment: Hi Kelly, Thanks for your nice and kind comments on our morning city tour during such thrilling dates. Warm greetings for all 8 of them from Barcelona.

5 stars Gay K. 06 Aug 2017

Ton-David was helpful in communicating necessary details in advance including tickets and times for various attractions.

Tour Guide Comment: Hi Gay, Thank you for the good rating on our tour last Sunday and thanks as well for buying me lunch afterwards. Warm regards to your husband and both kids. Ton-David

5 stars William B. 04 Jul 2017

Ton David was fantastic. So responsive and helpful before the tour when setting up the details. And the tour was so enjoyable. Ton David is a real Gaudi and Barcelona expert. We had such an enjoyable afternoon. Exceeded our expectations!

Tour Guide Comment: Hi William, Thanks so much for your very nice comments on our Gaudí tour last month. Your interest was so high that I had a huge motivation since we just met. You were great clients. Say hello to the others! Best regards, Ton-David

5 stars Jack R. 17 May 2017

Ton David was excellent.

Very attentive and learned.

Tour Guide Comment: Hi Jack, Thanks a lot for your nice comments on our full day tour last week. It was great meeting the 4 of you. Best regards from Barcelona, Ton-David

5 stars Christopher B. 16 May 2017

Ton-David was a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide and is definitely a great guide to introduce you to Gaudi's masterpieces in Barcelona.

Tour Guide Comment: Hi Christopher, Thanks a lot for your nice comments on our Gaudí tour and the Old City tour last week. I did enjoy your company and your wife's too. Best regards, Ton-David

5 stars marlo W. 30 Apr 2017

Tour Guide Comment: Hi Marlo, Thank you so much for the 5 stars rating on our Gaudí tour in April. Best regards from Barcelona, Ton-David

5 stars Marjorie W. 27 Aug 2016

5 stars to Ton-David for a wonderful visit and tour to Montserrat. It was a beautiful day to visit the famous monastery and Ton-David made the tour very interesting. 8 of us spent 3 days with Ton-David and enjoyed every minute. Marge Weaver

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks so much, Marge, for your nice comments on our Montserrat tour in August. Be sure I enjoyed the company of the 8 of you just as much. Best wishes, Ton-David

5 stars Marjorie W. 26 Aug 2016

Ton-David was an excellent and informative guide. We really enjoyed his commentary and good humor about everything we saw and did. There were 8 of us traveling together and we all give him a five star rating.

Tour Guide Comment: Hi Marge, Thanks so much for your nice comments on our Gaudí tour in August. Greet all the other members. Ton-David

5 stars Marjorie W. 25 Aug 2016

The old city tour with Ton-David as our guide was excellent. It was the perfect way to start our Barcelona visit and he made our first day so special. 8 of us traveling together enjoyed him very much. We would highly recommend Ton-David as a special guide in Barcelona.

Tour Guide Comment: Hi Marge, I thank you for such positive review on our Old City tour in August. Best regards, Ton-David

5 stars Balwant S. 03 Oct 2015

Barcelona is incomplete unless one visits Gaudi's masterpieces . We had guided tour of Sagrada Familia ( outside ) , Park Guell , Casa Batllo and La Pedrera with Ton-David . He gave a fascinating introduction of Gaudi and explained the important features of the attractions in an interesting manner .

Tour Guide Comment: Hi Balwant, Again, thank you for your pleasant words on our recent Gaudí tour. I did enjoy showing you the master's best works very much. Say hallo to your wife and kids. Regards, Ton-David

5 stars Balwant S. 03 Oct 2015

Ton-David is an excellent guide . He has very good knowledge of Barcelona and the surrounding area . Within a span of 4 hours , we were able to visit the important highlights of Barcelona as per our preference . Of course , Ton-David gave very useful tips . He also explained everything very nicely .

Tour Guide Comment: Hi Balwant, Thanks so much for your nice comments on our tours last month. It was a true pleasure to share with all of you the very different aspects of Barcelona's art, architecture, history and culture. I loved it. Best regards to your family, Ton-David

5 stars Lord C. B. 27 Aug 2015

Polite, friendly and knowledgeable. On time, entertaining and informed.

Tailored the tour to suit our requirements - delighted with the service offered and would highly recommend Ton-David to others. We're so impressed we're booking him for our next trip!

Tour Guide Comment: Hi Lord Collin, I thank you very much for your pleasant comments on our two tours in Tarragona. I enjoyed them so much that I can't wait to meet you both again next week for another tour in Barcelona. See you in 10 days again. Best regards, Ton-David

5 stars PAUL O. 09 Jun 2015

Deze 8 uur durende toer door Barcelona lijkt op het eerste gezicht lang, maar door de grote diversiteit aan onderwerpen is de dag om voor je het weet.

Ton-David heeft in Nederland gewoond en gewerkt en spreekt vloeiend Nederlands.

Behalve zijn kennis en passie voor Gaudi heeft Ton-David ook oog voor de inwendige mens, wat resulteerde in een voorteffelijke lunch.

Bezoek je Barcelona en wil je een fantastische dag ervaren, is deze toer met Ton-David een regelrechte aanrader.

Tour Guide Comment: Hoi Paul, Hartelijk bedank voor je mooie kommentare over onze volle dag Gaudí toer. Het was echt een plezier voor mij de beste onderwerpen in de stad van de Catalaanse architectuur genie te kunnen laten zien en zamen met jullie twee te ontdekken. De groeten uit Barcelona, Ton-David

5 stars ROBERT L. 27 May 2015

Our guide Ton-David Jover was very good. He was very knowledgeable and informative about both Picasso museum and Sagrada Familia. We very much enjoyed the tour and detailed information.

Tour Guide Comment: Hi Robert, Thank you for your pleasant comments on our recent tour. I did enjoy showing Picasso's earliest works and the basilica very much. Say hallo to your wife and the other two couples. Regards, Ton-David

5 stars Cindy P. 02 May 2015

We had numerous guides during our Spain and Portugal vacation, but Ton-David was definitely the best. He was knowledgeable, personable, interesting and took great care of us. We have already recommended him to friends and will use him again when we return to Barcelona.

Tour Guide Comment: Hi Cindy, Thanks so much for your nice comments on our tours during a day and a half, earlier this month. It was a true pleasure to share with both of you Barcelona's art, architecture, history and culture. I loved it. Best regards to your husband and L A, Ton-David

5 stars Renato M. 27 Dec 2014

A five-star service .

Tour Guide Comment: Olá Renato, Muito obrigado pelos bons comentários dos nossos dois tours em Barcelona. Parabens, Ton-David

5 stars Chrysa D. 07 Oct 2013

Tour Guide Comment: Hi Chrysa, Thanks for giving your comments on our tour last week but unfortunately, for some reason, it didn't get printed on the web site, Regards, Ton-David

5 stars chris S. 25 Aug 2013

Great tour while having fun!

Tour Guide Comment: Hi Chris, I thank you for your nice comments on our Highlights tour in Barcelona last August. I was indeed great fun for me too. Regards, Ton-David

5 stars Christine B. 05 Jul 2013

Excellent guide - abundant information - gave us plenty of insights and loads to think about after. Would highly recommend.

Tour Guide Comment: Hi Christine, Thanks for your nice comments.

5 stars Theresa C. 30 Jun 2013

Ton-David was a very knowledgeable, interesting and accomodating tour guide. He had a great wry sense of humor. He took us to four Guadi sites in 5 hours!

Tour Guide Comment: Hi Theresa, Thanks for your nice comments on our tour. Best regards, Ton-David

5 stars Dorothy W. 17 Sep 2012

Our tour with Ton -David was a lifelong dream come true. In a few short hours , he made sure I saw and learned everything I ever wanted to know to satisfy my passion for the life & work of Antoni Gaudi. Even after my pre trip exhaustive research, this charming & energetic man had much to teach and show us. I HIGHLY recommend Ton- David for your special adventure; you will be totally satisfied.

Dorothy W.

Tour Guide Comment: Hi Dorothy, Thanks so much for the nice review on our tour: it was a real pleasure to make your Gaudí dream come true. Regards, Ton-David

5 stars Carol S. 09 Jun 2012

Amazing!!! We learned so much from Ton David. He went above and beyond by teaching us so much about Gaudi and his designs. He made the day so interesting and fun. We also now understand and appreciate the Catalan part of Spain. Barcelona is a beautiful city. Ton David is a wonderful guide who we would highly recommend.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks, Carol, for such a nice review on our Gaudí tour. Best regards, Ton-David

5 stars Carol S. 08 Jun 2012

Wonderful experience visiting the Old City! Loved not waiting in lines for museum access.

Ton David was enthusiastic and so very knowledgable. He is an excellent guide. We loved visiting the market. What interesting foods are sold!

The tour pace was quick and we were thrilled as we got to see so much on this 4 hour tour!

Tour Guide Comment: Hi Carol, Thanks so much for your comments on our Old City tour last week: I agree that the area has so much to offer. It was great showing it to you and your husband. I will never forget how helpful you were giving me your support after a sudden death in my family. Great clients! Ton-David

5 stars Carol S. 08 Jun 2012

Very good tour. So glad that we decided to visit the Jewish area of past.

Ton David is so knowledgeable and made the history of Barcelona's Jews come to life.

He is an excellent guide!

Tour Guide Comment: Hi Carol, Thanks so much for your comments on our Jewish Barcelona tour last week: both medieval El Call areas are 2 shiny jewels that so many visitors unwillingly miss while in Barcelona. It was a true pleasure discovering the city's deep Jewish legacy with both of you. Regards Ton-David

5 stars Jacob K. 18 May 2012

Ton-David was extremely knowledgeable and interesting to be with. Enjoyed he guidance through the Picasso Museum, the Jewish Quarter, and everything Gaudi.

Tour Guide Comment: Hi Jacob, Thanks for your nice comments on our recent two day tour. I frankly enjoyed it as much as both of you did. Say hello to Vicki. Ton-David

5 stars Gail W. 12 Jul 2011

Ton-David combined the Old City Walking Tour and the Jewish Barcelona Tour for us based on his understanding of our groups interests. He took the time to answer in detail my questions prior to booking the trip and met us promptly at our hotel on the specified date.He was a true pleasure to be with and was eager to show us around a city he feels passionate about.He is extremely articulate. We learned many interesting details.Specify your budget in case the tour runs longer. Great guide.

Tour Guide Comment: Hi Gail, Thank you very much for your kind review on our Jewish Barcelona Tour. I did enjoy sharing my passion for it with you. Best regards, Ton-David

5 stars Jennifer C. 01 May 2011

Ton-David was a fabulous tour guide. He showed us all the sights of Barcelona in an fun and interesting way. He was extremely knowledgeable about Barcelona, Catalonia, and Spain, as well as European history in general. We truly enjoyed our day with Ton-David and would highly recommend him to any one going to Barcelona.

Tour Guide Comment: Hi Jennifer, Thanks so much for your comments on our day tour: the city has so much to offer and it was great showing it to you. Regards, Ton-David

5 stars JAMES A. 04 May 2010

excellent job--fluent in English--very knowledgeable and made the tour very, very interesing. Would highly recommend to anyone.

JHA--Arkansas

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you, James, for such nice review on our tour. It was very interesting meeting you too. Regards from Barcelona. Ton-David

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