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Private tour guide Gina V.

Gina V.

Santa Ponsa, Mallorca, Spain

I organize private visits all over Mallorca. Originally from Southern California, I moved to Madrid in 1988 and since 1994 have lived on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca (Majorca).

I consider myself a local and enjoy showing visitors what I love about Mallorca as though they were my family or best friend. My specialty is touring the unknown Mallorca, off the beaten path, away from tourist traps.

We go where tourist buses don't. . . or can't!

As I've travelled through Europe, I've noticed that many visitors, especially first time visitors, don't have the chance to travel outside the capital cities. Come with me to visit Mallorca's specialty wineries, its picturesque markets, villages and coves. Take a guided tour of Joan Miró's studio and the art studios of the island's most renown artists and artisans.

Slow down and enjoy my signature tour, "Made in Mallorca". Visit the workshops of the island's artisans and learn the process of how handcrafted concert and flamenco guitars are made from a master luthier. The workshops of contemporary and traditional ceramicists, glassmakers, shoemakers and many more are open to you.

If food and wine is more to your liking, you'll be surprised to know that the island has over 80 wineries! Let's visit a few and pair the wine with a traditional Mallorcan lunch.

Visit some of the island's most impressive estates or an olive grove and taste extra virgen olive oil just after being pressed. Meet the locals!

A little background
Mallorca is much more than sun and sand. It was the home of Ramón Llull, the first important writer of Catalan literature, the birthplace of Fray Junípero Serra, the founder of the California Missions. Mallorca is a crossroads, influenced by many cultures and civilizations. The island flourished under the Romans, sacked by the Vandals, conquered by the Byzantine Empire and attacked by Muslim pirates. The Caliphate of Cordoba later colonized the island introducing an age of prosperity. King James of Aragon launched an attack with 15, 000 men in 1229 and annexed the territory to the Crown of Aragon. Recent history has brought adventurers, princes, kings and queens, Hollywood movie stars, poets and artists to indulge in the beauty of the island.

Much has happened between then and now and is reflected in the sites, the food and in the faces of the islanders. This is the Mallorca I would like to show you.

Summer 2018 - What am I doing NOW?
Still working with ToursByLocals and enjoying every minute of it! Contact me for a custom visit created with your interests in mind.

A Recent Review of this guide

Gina was very knowledgeble about Palma Mallorca! She show us around well and guided us to one of the best Paella in town!! We love it so much.. During the communication she helps provide lots of useful pre-tour informations which has help me a lot with the planning. Thanks so much for making our trip so pleasant!!!
Janista Lewchalermvongse

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Credentials

1978 UCLA graduate in Fine Arts & Design. On Mallorca I've worked as a writer contributing articles about Mallorca's cultural and gastronomy scene for Finest Addresses Mallorca, the US based Cuisine Noir Magazine, The Culinary Scoop, the Nile Guide and as former editor and journalist for Mallorca Golf&Go! Magazine.

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Tours by Gina V.

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Private tour guide Gina V.

Let's Go to the Beach! Private excursion.

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Enjoy Mallorca's sea and sunshine on this private excursion to a beach,...

529 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

5 hours 30 min.

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Private tour guide Gina V.

Eat Palma! An Edible Private Tour of,...

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An authentic taste of local cuisine for curious travelers

259 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

3 hours

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Enjoy a Vintage Train Ride, a Private,...

Picturesque views on the way to Soller, Valley of Oranges

558 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

6 hours

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Private tour guide Gina V.

Wine, Tapas and Poetry

Private tour and wine tasting with lunch in the Tramuntana Mountains

510 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

5 hours 30 min.

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Private tour guide Gina V.

Made in Mallorca. Private Visit to the,...

Meet and talk with Mallorca's Local Artists and Artisans. Island wide.

529 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

6 hours

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Private tour guide Gina V.

Wine & Foodie Private Luxury Tour to,...

Discover local Food and Wine. Includes Lunch.

886 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

5 hours 30 min.

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Signs, Symbols and Stories: Palma Cemetery,...

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Discover the unusual in this private tour

147 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

2 hours

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