Hi Mariona,
Just wanted to thank you (and Rose and Carlos!) for that wonderful tour on Tuesday. Amy was in heaven. Talking with Rose at Casa Vicenç and Carlos at the Sagrada Familia about all sorts of architectural details is exactly what she most likes to do in the world, and to have you along as well added an extra delight. You complemented one another extremely well, and the whole thing will be one of the most memorable activities we've ever had together.
Best,Sam Fleischacker LAS Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Director of Religious Studies University of Illinois-Chicago

 

During our 6 week stay in Barcelona, the owner of the apartment where we were staying, a born Catalan, recommended Mariona Compte, Director and Owner of ONA, Tailored Travel Experiences. My wife and I met with Mariona, who is very personable and outgoing, and instructed her we wished tours designed "outside" the box. Yes we are tourists but wish to be shown the tourist sites as a local. We visited a cava vineyard that specializes in "dry farming", let the wine make itself, an estate that follows an organic viticulture regime and with Mariona's friend, the financial director of the vineyard and given a personal tour. A trip to Montserrat, starting with lunch at little farmhouse nestled in the countryside at the base of the mountain. After lunch a winding backroad drive up to the Monastery, arriving after the tour buses and crowds have disappeared, leaving Montserrat too ourselves to enjoy incredible walking paths with vistas and of course to hear the Choir Boys. A tour of the Boqueria Market early in the morning with a close friend of Mariona, a Chef/Owner of a local famous restaurant who showed and introduced us too all the stall owners he has been purchasing his food for the past 40 years. He was kind enough to offer Patti and I too meet him in the mornings and he will help us buy our daily food needs. We of course had lunch at his restaurant after. We have become a regular, starting our 40 year tradition of eating here regularly. We are now recognized and accepted by his "regulars". These are only a few trips that we have taken with Mariona Compte, ONA, she is our only tour guide and most important, friend-look no further.Gordon Family Investor Vero Beach, Florida

 

We have utilized ONA on two occasions in the past year, and had extremely positive experiences both times. In 2013, we spent a day touring Barcelona and came away very impressed with the knowledge and professionalism of our guide, Mariona. In 2014, I returned with a different group, and utilized ONA’s services to help with airport transfers and transportation during our extended tour of Barcelona.
Again, everything was outstanding! David Lloyd and Family Wellesley, MA Restaurant executive and investor

 

I have relied on Mariona's excellent service for both business and family occasions. Her knowledge of all things Catalonia and Barcelona are of professional quality. Her charming personality and genuine hospitality are memorable. I look forward to engaging her again in the future. Marshall Behling California

 

Lafferty Design used the services of ONA to organise our ten year anniversary, 3 day office trip to Barcelona from Dublin for 65 staff. They helped to choose and book our hotel, organised pick up bus from airport, selected restaurants and organised bus, cycling and walking tours of the city. Our Guides Eli and Roser, were both unforgettable! All went well without any problems and our staff loved their trip to Barcelona. Our heartfelt thanks to ONA Team for their wonderful support and organisational skills.  Patricia Lafferty Ireland

 

I had traveled from Dubai to Barcelona for a conference and we were recommended Mariona as a personal guide to help us around the city. It was an amazing day out. Because of the wonderful experience I planned a trip to Barcelona with my wife and contacted Mariona well in advance to plan an itinerary for the whole trip (even though she was accompanying us only for a day). We even had her recommend us restaurants and all of them were amazing. Me and my wife enjoyed the tour of the city and its great facts and still remember it to this day. She had started her own company ONA through which we did all the bookings. Amazing person who knows how to make the smallest of details into an interesting fact.   Javed A.W. India , living in UAE

 

We have had a few wonderful and beautiful days. We enjoyed ourselves tremendously and have learned a lot about the culture of Barcelona.
We especially enjoyed lunch today, it was a special treat. Something most tourists never get to do! We enjoyed spending time with you and Minerva.
We just got a "taste of Barcelona" on this trip. We hope to return in the future.
Thank you for all of your help and planning to make our trip special!
GraciasNancy, USA

 

Thank you for giving us an excellent tour mixed with history, fun, treats & delicious food! Loved learning about Barcelona through your eyes!
Barcelona through your eyes!
Best wishes to you!
Regards,Rosemarie, Olivia, Anthony & Tony Goncalves, USA

 

Again thank you for everything. Your planning, reservations and advice helped make our trip one of our favorites ever. We love Barcelona and will be back. And I will highly recommend you to anyone I know who is going there. Hoping next time we´re back we´ll get to meet you!
Best wishes,Julie Cronin, USA

 

Dear Mariona,
Just wanted to tell you that I constantly think of my wonderful memories with you in Barcelona. I loved every minute.
Thank you again for the most perfect trip.
I'll be in Paris this Thursday for two weeks with my photography and painting class. I'm very excited to follow the footsteps of the French impressionist artist on the barge trip. Thinking of you and hope all is well.
Kind regards,Joy Hoffman, Fairfield- Connecticut

 

We're home after twenty-six hours of travel and a fantastic family holiday. I want to thank you for a wonderful tour of Barcelona. Everyone loved it, including the little ones who didn't always seem to be paying attention but will never forget the experience. The entire trip was a huge success.
We will certainly recommend you when someone is looking for that special Barcelona experience.
Fondly,Shelly and Jerry, USA