About Barcelona Inside and Out; Our Story
Unique experiences, Incredible Journeys and Amazing Service
Go-to Travel Experts for Catalonia and Spain
Barcelona Inside and Out is a small, family-run company started by Anthony Eastwood, who moved to Catalonia from England over 20 years ago and was soon won over by its charm, lifestyle and wonderfully diverse culture and landscape. From what started as a passion for travel and a love of sharing Catalonia’s secrets with family and friends, we now enjoy putting our energy and enthusiasm into creating unforgettable tailor-made holidays and tours.
Through our many local contacts we ensure you get a real flavour of Catalonia and Spain and the opportunity to experience some unique local culture and traditions that are generally off-limits to most visitors here. We suffer from a healthy case of itchy feet and are constantly exploring, looking for new ideas, places and experiences that will enhance our holidays. Putting our well-honed local knowledge, fruit of our own passion for exploring and discovering the region, into good use, we create unique travel experiences for guests with a wide range of tastes and interests from all over the world.
Understanding Your Needs
No matter how vague or specific your holiday plans might be, we work with you to help put together an ideal itinerary that includes all the elements that interest you and just the right balance of activities and down-time for you to relax and unwind.
When you book your holiday with us we make sure the whole process is as stress free as possible.
We believe in luxury in its truest sense: the hotels we choose are charming and original with excellent, friendly service; the restaurants we book tables for you at serve the best, authentic local food, and the experiences we arrange—from vineyard picnics to tours of private historic homes—are all unique ways of experiencing this region.
We firmly believe that travel is much more than just ticking boxes and we strive to provide unique experiences that ensure you get a real flavour of local life here
The Best of Catalonia and Spain
All our hotels, culture, food and wine experiences, restaurants, guides and adventure providers are hand-picked and organised by us and are the best in the region. Everything we offer has been visited, checked, tried out and tested by ourselves and if we only include those things that make the grade.
After telling us what type of holiday you are looking for, we get to work on your personal travel plan. We then listen to any feedback you may have or changes you might suggest before the booking process even starts.
We are a fully bonded, licensed travel agency in accordance with European law. We also have full civil responsibility insurance cover, so that your holiday is 100% protected even in the event of a failure to provide by one of our suppliers.
You can rest assured that the entirety of your holiday is fully protected against any eventuality and we are happy to provide a copy of our insurance policies on request.
On the ground support
Our dedicated personal service continues for the duration of your stay and we are on hand at all times, should you need us.
Originally from the wild and beautiful countryside of rural Lancashire, England, Anthony came to Barcelona in 1991 and originally planned to spend a year working, getting to know the city and learning the language. A love of the culture and landscape of Catalonia – and meeting his future wife, Olga – meant plans changed, and now with three children in tow, Barcelona is the family home. A love of authentic travel and adventure led to a job as a field producer on film projects for the UN which took him to some truly amazing places.
Apart from exploring, he has a passion for art, architecture and photography, which he studied at university, likes cooking for family and friends and enjoys cycling, swimming, skiing, jogging and the occasional game of rugby with Barcelona’s veterans.
Harriet’s love of travel started at a young age on family holidays across Europe where she got an early taste for local food and culture. By the time she’d left university she had been to Indonesia, Australia and Singapore and her love of travel was confirmed.
She worked for yacht brokers Camper and Nicholson, which took her to Monaco, Italy, and the USA, and also travel experts Abercrombie and Kent, where she was responsible for organising cultural tours of Scandinavia, the Baltic, Croatia, Slovenia, France and Italy.
Based in Suffolk, Harriet is the main contact for all our customers in the UK. A keen skier, she loves the outdoors and enjoys the occasional sailing trip with her family and their dog, Teasel.