Brian BerryUnited States
Amalia was a terrific guide to the museums of Madrid. My son, who is at university, and I really thought she was able to convey the importance of the various sites we visited. She is very friendly and knowledgeable about the art and we very much appreciated her efforts at placing the paintings within the historical context of the times. We also enjoyed her recommendations for lunch and overall, I would recommend her highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Brian and Jack for coming to Madrid, I had a wonderful day with you. Enjoy the rest of your holidays and best wishes for you and your family! Amalia
Ellen RobinsonUnited States
Amalia's tour exceeded all our expectations. We booked a 7 hour tour of Madrid. We were very open to seeing places that she thought were the "must see" places in Madrid. She is knowledgeable, engaging, funny, fluent in English and just a joy to be with. Our tour of the Prado was incredible! Her information about artists and paintings was so good and interesting that I assumed she had studied art history when she attended a university, but she had not. book a tour with Amalia. She's a gem!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ellen!! Thanks for your wonderful words, it was my pleasure to take you around and I really enjoyed your company, see you next time and keep traveling! Best wishes, Amalia
Steve HigginsUnited States
We loved our day with Amalia! She showed us many of Madrid's Must See sights, with informative and detailed descriptions of what we were seeing. But the best part of our time with Amalia came after our traditional tour, when we wandered off the beaten path to find unique shops and markets and historic sights. Indeed, lunch at one of Amalia's favorite tapas bars -which we would never have found in guidebooks-was memorable and wonderful. We recommend Amalia without reservation. She's the best!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Steve! Thank you very much for your words, it was wonderful to spend the day with you two! See you next time, best wishes, Amalia
Colleen WilliamsNeskowin, OREGON, United States
Another great experience with Tours By Locals and thanks to Amalia for her knowledge and the clarity of sharing information. Not only just about the historical sites but learning more about what the locals enjoy in the large city of Madrid. Our experience with Tours By Locals has never been a disappointment and the guides make it the best experience the one on one tours is the best way to go.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Colleen, thank you very much for your words! It was very nice to spend de morning with both of you. I hope you have great memories of your Spanish trip! Best wishes, Amalia
Gerhard S.United States
Amalia was an excellent guide. She is very familiar with the history of Spain and the Iberian peninsula and made our visits to the various historical sites that much more interesting. You could not get the same information from a sightseeing guidebook. Thanks Amalia for a wonderful time.
Katherine AdamsonUnited States
Our family had the nicest day in Toledo with Amalia! She was organized, timely, responsive to questions before our tour, easy to understand and so enjoyable to spend a day with. From the youngest child in our group at 8 years old to the grandparents, Amalia captured everyones attention and was so patient, interesting, and lovely. We would definitely love to do another tour with her in the future. Thank you, Amalia, for a memorable day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Katherine for your wonderful words, it was really nice to spend the day with your family, I send my best wishes to everybody! See you next time, Amalia
Jeff MarksUnited States
Rina KapoorUnited States
Amalia was a great tour guide and we would recommend her to anyone looking to learn more about Madrid. She explained every thing to us in detail and really helped us understand Madrid's history as well as its culture. I think it was a wonderful tour ! - The Kapoor Family
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rina, thanks for your words! It was great to meet you family and tour with you around my city, see you next time! Best wishes, Amalia
Sheri HardinUnited States
Amalia so pleasant to spend the day with. One of our group was sick and she went to extra effort to get us a refund on the train ticket. Was very flexible offering us different options in Toledo. I feel we got a thorough view of city highlights and history. Also good local treats and lunch. I highly recommend this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sheri, thank you very much for your words, I hope all the family is doing well. See you next time in Spain! Best wishes, Amalia
Sheri HardinUnited States
Such a thorough tour of the palace and the cathedral. Very personable. Our daughter was sick and she went beyond to take us to a pharmacy and also to find a laundry service. We had another tour following completion of this one and she made sure we had time for lunch and escorted us to the next tour. Such great customer service! Plus so knowledgeable and English excellent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sheri! Thank you very much for your supportive words, it was a pleasure to be with you and help you in those issues that you needed. Hopefully Shanah and James are 100% recovered, she will probably be having lots of fun with her Spanish family. Best wishes, Amalia
Geoffrey FrenchMississauga, ONT, Canada
My wife and I took a full day walking tour of Madrid with Amalia. She was amazing! Being both a resident of Madrid and a student of history she made the history of Madrid come alive for us. We had a most enjoyable time with her and highly recommend her guiding services to anyone interested in walking around Madrid.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Geoffrey & Valerie, it was wonderful to spend a beautiful with you two in my city. I hope your friend gets better very soon. Have a nice trip back home, best wishes, Amalia
Reynold Nebel JrUnited States
Amalia was outstanding. She is a very friendly and poised individual. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with her. The tour satisfied our first goal of getting familiar with Madrid so we'd be able to explore more on our own. We were very impressed by her knowledge of history, art, culture and architecture. Her practical advice was also extremely helpful when it came to navigating Atocha, local customs and other aspects of Madrid. We will certainly recommend both her and TBL to friends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Reynold & Lynn! Thank you very much for your beautiful words, it was wonderful to spend the morning with you two. I hope to see you next time! Best wishes, Amalia
Glenn HananouchiUnited States
Amalia arrived promptly at our hotel and we discussed the sites that we would like to see/visit. She is very flexible and accommodating. We were able to visit all of the sites that we were interested in seeing during our short visit to Madrid. Our friends who did not go on the tour, in order to go shopping, asked us to meet them at a specific restaurant for lunch. Amalia looked up the restaurant and called ahead to make sure the restaurant could take our group. I highly recommend her as a guide for Madrid
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Glenn, thanks for your words, it was wonderful to spend the day with you and your friends. I will never forget my first experience in a Corean restaurant with all of you, it was wonderful! Thanks for coming and keep traveling!
Carolina AriasUnited States
Amalia's tour was fantastic!! She knew every inch of Madrid.! Her knowledge was superb. We did not have to wait in any lines!! I would take a tour with Amalia again !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Muchas gracias Carolina! It was a pleasure to spend the day with the 4 of you, see you next time! Best wishes for everybody! Amalia
Janis RivenLa Minerve, 10, Canada
Amalia gave us a wonderful rambling walking tour of Madrid over 4 hours showing us all the hidden and not so hidden treasures of the city wrapped in captivating stories if kings, queens, wars and fallen angels. Back streets and the best pastry shop were just some if the secrets. Thank you Amelia for captivating a shy traveler and charming her grandmother.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Janis & Norah! It was great to spend the morning with you two, thanks for your beautiful words. I wish I could travel with my grandmother as Norah is doing, it is an amazing opportunity that none of you will ever forget. I am happy to know that Madrid and me will make part of those memories. Best wishes! Amalia
Suzy S.United States
Do yourself a favor & book any tour with Amalia. We had a full day in Toledo with her & it was ...fabulous! She understood what we wanted and showed us this beautiful UNESCO designated site with all of it's history and charm. Excellent & fun. Thank you Amalia �� Suzy & Joe
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Suzy & Joe!! Thanks for your wonderful words, it was great to spend the day with you two. Have a great stay in Europe and see you next time, keep traveling and exploring! Best, Amalia
Ben DevenportUnited States
Amalia was our guide for a delightful day in Madrid. She was very knowledgeable and cheerful as we visited historical sites and museums in the city. Her command of the English language was excellent. She is truly a 5 star guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ben for your nice words, it was my pleasure to meet you 4 and be your guide in my city! Best wishes for you and your families, Amalia
Gr MortensonMcKinney, TEXAS, United States
Amalia was very knowledgeable, professional and adaptable to our needs. She made train reservations for the short trip from Madrid to Toledo and back as well as purchased the tickets in advance for us. While in Toledo, she adapted readily to our own mobility issues but at the same time fulfilled her mission to teach us about Toledo, its history and its attractions. We would not hesitate to engage her again and highly recommend her (and the Toledo by train tour).
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Russ and Beth! Thank you very much for your feed-back, it was great to spend the day with you in Toledo. I hope those very special gifts that you took from there were a really good Christmas surprise for your family! Thanks for coming to my country, keep traveling and see you next time. Best wishes, Amalia
Amalia es una excelente guía. Pasamos dos días con ella, y realmente nos hizo querer regresar a Madrid a seguir conociendo. Es amable, flexible, entretenida, y sobre todo, tiene un amplio conocimiento de la zona y la historia de la ciudad. Es una persona muy agradable. ¡La recomendamos ampliamente!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Muchísimas gracias Maiva y Adalberto, fue genial compartir el tiempo con vosotros, espero nos podamos ver en otra ocasión! Un abrazo, Amalia
Grace Enriqueta VictoriaQuezon City, Philippines
Amalia was very friendly and considerate about my pace. Very knowledgeable about every part of Madrid. She is a good photographer too! She made sure we covered everything in our itinerary. She is an excellent guide. Will recommend her highly :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Grace! Thanks for your nice words, it was wonderful to spend the day with you, Jennifer and Jasmine! See you next time in Madrid and keep traveling. Best wishes, Amalia
Peter PenaUnited States
We had a fantastic time in our tour of Toledo with Amalia, what an excellent guide. She is a very knowledgeable and likable person it felt as if we knew her for a long time. The tour of Toledo is a must, very impressive. Thank you Amalia for a wonderful time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Peter and Lorraine! It was a pleasure to be your guide in Toledo, I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour a lot and I hopefully will have great memories to share with your family. Best wishes! Amalia
Terry CiscoGlendale, CA, United States
We took an excellent tour of the amazing Thyssen-Bournemisza Museum with Amalia. We recommend her highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi again Terry! Thanks for your review, give my regards to your wife and cousin, it was great to tour around with them. All the best, Amalia
Terry CiscoGlendale, CA, United States
We took two tours with Amalia, one to the Royal Palace and Habsburg Madrid, and the other to the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Both tours were great, and Amalia is a delightful guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Terry, thanks for you review, it was great to spend two beautiful days with your wife and cousin. I hope this message finds you all well, best wishes for everybody! Amalia
We very much enjoyed our tour with Amalia. She was prompt at meeting us at our hotel, her speech was easy to understand and she provided interesting information during our walking tour. She has a thorough knowledge of the history of Madrid and was very willing to answer all our questions even those of a sensitive socio-economic nature. Her passion around art at the Prado was very evident and we appreciated her selection of artists and her interpretation of their art. Thanks Amalia for a great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Neil! Thank you very much for your nice review. It was great to meet you 4 and tour you around in my city. Best wishes for everybody! (Let Bev know that I will always go down the stairs her way! ��)
Marsha EbertUnited States
We spent a fun-filled day with Amalia in Toledo. We took the train together from Madrid and had a great time learning about the culture of Toledo, seeing the sights and doing some shopping. My husband and son also wanted to try the zipline in Toledo, and she accommodated our tour around their experience (while helping to photograph it). She is amazing and has so much knowledge about Spain's history and culture. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marsha! Thanks you very much for your supporting words. It was great to spend the day with you and your family! I wouldn't have missed your son's face in the zipline for anything in the world :-) I hope you are having a great summer time back at home, see you next time, Amalia
Marsha EbertUnited States
We greatly enjoyed our tour of Madrid with Amalia! She is an amazing guide - so knowledgeable about the history and culture of Spain and Madrid, and able to convey it in a very relatable way. She made sure the tour continuously met everyone's needs, from our 10-year old to his grandmother and everyone in between. Highly recommend Amalia and ToursByLocals!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marsha! Thanks for your beautiful words, it was very nice to show you around my city. I have happy memories with you and your family, keep traveling and enjoy the beautiful world we live in! Best wishes for you all, Amalia
Chris O.United States
Amalia was a fantastic guide. She was informative, flexible and friendly, and she was great with our kids. She was one of our favorite guides. She took us to a building top near our hotel to start the tour and just took us from one thing to the next, centered around the Royal Palace which she knew exceptionally well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Chris for you nice words and letting me be a part of you holidays! I hope to see you again someday, hasta pronto! Amalia
Jen PorterNew Zealand
Amalia was a wonderful guide and personalised out tour exactly as we had asked prior to the trip. Her knowledge of the history of the City and its people is first rate and I would recommend Amalia to anyone deeply connected or wanting to learn more about Toledo's (sometimes) turbulent past. Our trip to Toledo would have been all the poorer had we not Amalia's expertise. She is also extremely personable and fun to tour with so comes highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jen for your beautiful words! It was great to spend the day with you and Jane, it is always inspiring and fun to guide people so interested in everything like you two. Best wishes and see you soon! Amalia
Michael MocciaUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael and Sue, thanks you very much for your very generous comments, it was a pleasure to spend the day with you two. Toledo is such an inspiring city full of history and beauty that makes the perfect place to bring out the best in me!. See you next time, best wishes, Amalia
James R.United States
We joined Amalia for a full-day trip to Toledo by Train. She was even kind enough to. Book the train tickets ahead for us and we just reimbursed her after our tour making it even easier for us. She met us at Atocha station for the short ride to Toledo where we took a cab (our expense but not all that much-like 10€) to several vantage points outside the city walls. She then guided us through the city ending in the magnificent cathedral where Amilia's many years as a guide really came through.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks James for your kind words, it was my pleasure to be your host in Toledo. I hope you’re having a great time in Southern Spain. Best wishes, Amalia