The founder of Alternatives is Xavier Ferrándiz, a licensed guide and Art Historian born in Barcelona in 1975. As a youngster, he dreamed about becoming an archeologist, but life took him elsewhere. He has been studying and working in Tourism industry since 2000. He speaks Catalan, Spanish, English, French, Italian and Russian and he will happily pass on his knowledge in any of these languages. Out of his work, his passions are reading, eating, travelling, singing, painting and FC Barcelona (sometimes).  Kind and hospitable, Xavier might even offer to host you for a wine tasting or a dinner after the tour!