About Barcelona Inside and Out
Having lived here for over 20 years our passion for Catalonia and Spain started with our own love of exploring the region and its secrets with our family and friends. This pastime has steadily evolved into a family-run holiday business doing what we most enjoy, sharing our in depth knowledge of Spain and Catalonia with appreciative visitors.
Our local knowledge
We are constantly looking for new ideas for our holidays and pride ourselves on being able to fulfill nearly all our guests wishes. We have put together all kinds of bespoke holiday experiences for our clients from combining different traditional festivals in the same weekend to a luxury engagement picnic in stunning surroundings (she said yes!). Central to what we do is making sure our guests get a real flavour of this country, providing them with experiences that are often off limits to most other visitors.
A real holiday
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.
Attention to detail
Our hotels, guides, and tours are carefully selected from the very best there are. We will do our utmost to make your holiday stand out for all the right reasons. Everything we offer has been visited, checked tried and tested by us and we provide honest, expert advice.
Once we’ve listened carefully to your needs, we get to work on a no-strings-attached personalised travel plan for you. We then listen to your feedback and make any changes you might suggest before the booking process even starts.
We are a fully bonded, licensed travel agency in accordance with European law and we have a full civil responsibility insurance cover, so that your holiday is 100% protected even if we are let down by one of our suppliers. You can rest assured that all aspects of your holiday supplied by us are fully protected against any eventuality and we are happy to provide a copy of our insurance policies on request.
We firmly believe that travel is much more than just ticking boxes and we aim to provide the types of experience that ensure your holiday is a restful, enjoyable and, above all, an enriching one.
As G.K. Chesterton, wisely said “The traveller sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.”
On the ground support
Our dedicated personal service continues for the duration of your stay and are on hand at all times should you need us.
Originally from the beautiful, though not so sunny, countryside of Lancashire, England, Anthony came to Barcelona in 1991 where he planned to spend a year working, getting to know the city and learning the language. A love of the city, the province 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, adventure and sharing the region’s treasures with family and friends was the seed that grew into Barcelona Inside and Out and he is always looking for new ideas to offer guests.
Asides from exploring, he likes cooking for friends and family and is working on trying to improve his photography! He has also worked as a field producer on film projects for the UN, a job that has taken him to some truly amazing places.
Harriet’s love of travel started at a young age on family holidays to Europe where she got an early taste for the local food and culture. By the time she’d started university she had been to Indonesia, Australia and Singapore and her love of travel was confirmed.
She has worked for yacht brokers Camper and Nicholson, which took her to Monaco, Italy, and the USA, and the travel specialists Abercrombie and Kent where she was responsible for organising cultural tours of Scandinavia, the Baltic, Croatia, Slovenia, France and Italy.
Her family connection with Catalonia was the initial reason for an increasing number of visits here and a growing love of the region, its people and its capital city.
Based in Suffolk, Harriet is the main contact for all our customers in the UK. A keen skier, she also enjoys the outdoors and occasional sailing trips with her family and their dog.