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In 2011 I was the first guide in Andalusia to join ToursByLocals and since then, I am specialized as a private guide that offers private tours all over Málaga and Andalusia! After 20 years conducting tours for international agencies and tour operators, I believe that there is a different manner to travel: on your pace and only you and your fellow travelers!
I always felt that Spain was my country, even if I was not born here. Since I was 5, my family spent every summer in Spain and just after my graduation I decided to study Spanish in Málaga, the homeland of the sun. Many years have passed, many different places where I lived and worked here in Andalusia, and where I have spent almost all my adult life. After studying business administration, in my early professional days I was involved in fashion and audiovisual productions. But my true passion are history and history of arts, so I switched to this wonderful and enriching profession as a guide in 1995, achieved my accreditation as a licensed guide in 1998 and since then I am working as a professional tour leader and licensed Official Guide of Andalusia, showing people from all over the world what makes this region so special! Thanks to my international background, I speak fluent several languages which allows me to communicate easily with visitors from all over the world.
As a private guide, in these last years I specialize in unique visits: because you are unique! And that makes the difference! There isn't a standard speech about the monument, or the city or the region! I feel the requirements of my travelers. I know the sites, and you are here maybe only once in your lifetime and I wish to make you feel what is so amazing about the place where I live! And when at the end of a tour, my travelers give me a hug, then I know that they felt like a friend! Let me show you this region like a friend would do!
I offer my service according to your needs, and according to what you wish to see. You will find in the descriptions the most requested tours; may they be an inspiration for your choice. If you don't find a suitable tour and wish a custom tour, please let me know all your main interests, in order to create your personal tailor-made custom tour! Please check that all my published tours are 5-star-rated, even if some of them are of course "best sellers" with many more ratings!
As a licensed guide of Andalusia, we can visit together the splendid monuments as the Alhambra in Granada, the Real Alcazar and the Cathedral in Seville, we can tour the famous Mosque in Cordoba, go to Gibraltar, or even to Tangier. I am constantly travelling through the region, I know the most special sites to choose for you. Or maybe you just simply wish to discover the route of the white villages on the countryside or the fascinating city of Malaga, now considered one of Spain's top 10 destinations?
Please don't hesitate to contact me for other suggestions, special request, or larger groups!
Hasta pronto! See you soon, here in Andalusia!
**** Alhambra in Granada is often sold out! Please make sure to contact me with sufficent time in advance! 3 months prior to the date of your visit is recommendable.
I offer tours from the Ports of Malaga, Motril, Almeria to Alhambra & Granada.
All the pics on my profile site are mine, and videos are edited with my own pics. I love to take pics and will show the best spots.
*** For the majority of my tours I use a driver (one of my business partners is a professional driver), who cares about my courtesy vehicle, so I can concentrate on you and don't have to pay attention to traffic or parking search.
A Recent Review of this guide
We were a big group of 15. Maike arranged for a mini bus to take us to all the sites. The transportation she arranged for us was very comfortable. Maike was a great guide and was well versed with many of the sites we visited. She was with us for 4 days and got to know us quite well. She tailored the tour to what we liked to do which was eating besides sightseeing. She introduced us to Spanish cuisine that we totally enjoyed. Maike was a fantastic guide and she made our trip a success.
Guia de Turismo Junta de Andalucía, Registro de Turismo de Andalucía: RTA nº 646
(Official Tour Guide of the Andalusian Government, Andalusian Tourism Registration nº 646)
Licensed Guide to:
UGR University of Granada MOOC: The Alhambra: History, Art and Heritage
Seville Real Alcazar & Cathedral
Museum Picasso, Malaga,
Carmen Thyssen Museum, Malaga
Automobile Museum, Malaga
Centre Pompidou Museum, Malaga
Russian Museum of San Petersburg, Malaga
Museum Joaquin Peinado, Ronda
* My courtesy vehicle is a Mercedes Vito minivan aircon, 9 seater, 2015 (6 travelers are comfortable in the middle and rear rows), front row for driver and myself (the narrow middle seat in the front row only to be used for a very slim person, upon demand)
*For 2 travelers I may use another courtesy vehicle, a Mercedes Coupe, 2015 or a Mercedes SUV, 2018
I own a local company for tourist services, covered by an insurance of civil liability.
**** Alhambra in Granada sells out quickly!
Please make sure to contact me with sufficent time in advance!
3 months prior to the date of your visit is recommendable.