Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In Cordoba-Spain by Tour Guide Elena María V.

Elena María V.
  Cordoba-Spain
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Brian Berry

United States
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Tour: #435941, Highlights in Córdoba - Private Tour, Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Mar 11/20

Joshua Pullo

United States
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Tour: #435941, Highlights in Córdoba - Private Tour, Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Mar 5/20

The Córdoba highlight tour with Elena was wonderful. She was fun and energetic as she described the sights and monuments. Her knowledge was great and she pointed out lots of interesting facts as we navigated the city. Also enjoyed getting to see lots of different things in the city. Was also able to shop and taste along the way. Elena was one of the most fun and personable guides I've met... I had the feeling I was sightseeing with a family member who happens to know a lot of useful information.

Jennifer Lyon

Fryeburg, MAINE, United States
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Tour: #435941, Highlights in Córdoba - Private Tour, Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Jan 24/20

Elena was WONDERFUL! She was energetic, passionate and so enthusiastically knowledgeable! We have never had a bad Tours by Locals and she kept the trend. She concluded with local food recommendations that were fantastic! Her tour is inspiring another trip to Andalucia! Gracias Elena!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!! Elena !!!!

Allison Berey

United States
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Tour: #435941, Highlights in Córdoba - Private Tour, Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Jan 5/20

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! Elena!

Shukan Kanuga

United States
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Tour: #435941, Highlights in Córdoba - Private Tour, Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Nov 27/19

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our guides’ normal high standards.

Dan Kratish

United States
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Tour: #435941, Highlights in Córdoba - Private Tour, Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Nov 1/19

Elena Maria was fantastic. Her passion for Córdoba and especially the Mesquita as well as her knowledge made this tour enjoyable and memorable. We really enjoyed her stories, insights and humor; we would recommend her to anyone considering a tour in Córdoba.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!! Elena!!

Jorge Centurion

United States
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Tour: #441202, Seville Highlights Private Tour JorgeCenturion, Seville, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 20/19

Very personable, very knowledgeable and very accommodating. Overall, a great time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!!! Elena!!!!

Patricia P Shulman

United States
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Tour: #437064, Sephardic Córdoba Private Tour, Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 19/19

Elena Gonzalez' Sephardic Córdoba tour was excellent, with her enthusiasm, choice of sites, historical knowledge of the Roman, Visigoth, and Moslem eras before the Christian kings, and sharing of personal experiences. She helped us understand the incredible impact of the Inquisition even to this day, with phrases like "hacer sabado" (work on Saturday) and "tirar de la manta." And my husband got a photo of himself with the statue of Maimonides! She also recommended a lunch place. Córdoba is incredible!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!!! Elena!!!!

Wende Miyamoto

United States
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Tour: #435941, Highlights in Córdoba - Private Tour, Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 10/19

Elena is warm and friendly and very knowledgeable. We did the Cordoba walking tour and I highly recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!!! Elena!!!!

Greg C.

United States
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Tour: #435941, Highlights in Córdoba - Private Tour, Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 4/19

Elena was a fun and engaging tourguide. She was knowledgeable and passionate, and provided a great tour. She was also very helpful and accomodating when we had an unanticipated issue arise before the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!!! Elena!!!!

Barry R.

New York, NEW YORK, United States
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Tour: 6 Hour Private Guided Tour of Cordoba., Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain
Date: Sep 10/19

Elena was very knowledgeable about the history and current life in Cordoba. We learned much from her about this fascinating city. We had a wonderful time spending the day with her. She has a great depth of knowledge and shares it with excitement. We fully recommend her. You'll be very happy you chose her for your tour. Also, lunch was a great experience, she ordered local dishes for us that were delicious.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!!! Elena!!!!

Ricardo Maduro

Panama
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Tour: #435941, Highlights in Córdoba - Private Tour, Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 3/19

Elena was wonderful - very knowledgeable and friendly. Took us around the city and the places to visit in a very timely manner. I would recomend her blindly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!!! Elena!!!!

Dave Schneider

United States
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Tour: #435941, Highlights in Córdoba - Private Tour, Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 5/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!!! Elena!!!!

Brian Schiff

United States
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Tour: #435941, Highlights in Córdoba - Private Tour, Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 1/19

Elena did a super job of showing us Cordoba! She had great knowledge of the city and the culture, brought wonderful enthusiasm to our day and shared a lot of history especially around the Mosque/Cathedral. It was a wonderful day together!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!!! Elena!!!!

Nora MacBryde

United States
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Tour: #441202, Seville Highlights Private Tour, Seville, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 27/19

Elian was awesome, as a family traveling with 3 teenage girls, her passion, knowledge, warming spirit and energy kept my children and their parents engaged and welcomed through our tour. I would highly recommend Elena as a guide. She represented the best of Seville. Muchas gracias Elena!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!!! Elena!!!!

Brian Darrow

United States
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Tour: #437064, Sephardic Córdoba Private Tour, Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 26/19

Elena was a fantastic guide and really brought the historical center of Cordoba to life. She adjusted the tour on the fly to cater to our specific interests, knowledgeably answered all of our questions and was an all around fun person to spend the day with - so much that we invited her to lunch afterwards!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!!! Elena!!!!

Rhondda Williams

Australia
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Tour: Tour Mosque-Cathedral, Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain
Date: Jun 17/19

We enjoyed your tour immensely .The tapas was very good, the venue genuine and the music and your dancing excellent .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!!! Elena!!!!

Joseph Chan

Hong Kong
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Tour: #435941, Highlights in Córdoba - Private Tour, Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 11/19

Cheerful , helpful, flexible and suitable to our itinerary, very informative , great experience

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!!! Elena!!!!

Leonardo Catahan

United States
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Tour: #435941, Highlights in Córdoba - Private Tour, Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 2/19

Elena was a wonderful guide to Cordoba. It was like traveling with a friend who knew the ins and outs of each monument. Would schedule with her again when in the area. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!!! Elena!!!!

Daniele Lea

United States
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Tour: #435941, Highlights in Córdoba - Private Tour, Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: May 31/19

Elena was a wonderful guide for Cordoba, we truly enjoyed our time! She had so much insight to offer and was very good with communication even willing to help us out when we had some lodging issues before we met up. The mosque was absolutely a highlight of our trip. We had 3 young adults with us, and it was really good that we stopped for lunch during the tour - 4 hours was probably a bit too long for them.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!! Elena!!!

Darryl Moore

United States
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Tour: #441202, Seville Highlights Private Tour, Seville, Spain    view tour
Date: May 22/19

Elena was our guide for the Seville Highlights (half day) tour. She was early to the agreed upon meeting location and was a great and informative guide. We have used private guides in a number of cities (Rome, Athens, etc.) and Elena was one of the best. She is very personable and easy to communicate with; if you are considering a private guide in either Seville or Cordoba, I would recommend using Elena. (Seville tour conducted - May 2019)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words. It was be a pleasure be your guide and I hope you visit Spain again, and Córdoba wait you next time. Warm Regards.

Pauline Champion

Canada
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Tour: #435941, Highlights in Córdoba - Private Tour, Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: May 21/19

Elena is bubbly, engaging young woman who made our private half day tour of Cordoba fun and informative. I would not hesitate to recommend her guiding services to anyone wishing to have an efficient tour of the main monuments of Cordoba.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!!! Elena!!!!

Linda Marks

United States
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Tour: #435941, Highlights in Córdoba - Private Tourlinda, Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: May 3/19

We had a fantastic time with Elena on our 3hr walking tour of the Mosque/Catherdral, the Jewish Quarter and Roman Bridge (and so many other sites along the way); what a well worth it experience! We were immersed with her through the ages knowledge of Cordobian culture and continually entertained with her charm and energy!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Linda. You are so kind. Best Regards.

Raj Gogna

United Kingdom
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Tour: #435941, Highlights in Córdoba - Private Tourrajgogna, Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Apr 16/19

Elena took a private tour today for my family which included two teenage boys. She was friendly, knowledgeable & professional. Would recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Raj. You are so kind. Best Regards.

Mary F.

United States
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Tour: #435941, Highlights in Córdoba - Private Tour, Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Mar 13/19

Very good tour, well designed. We learned a great deal... highly recommend it.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for you kind words, It was be a pleasure be your guide and Ihope you visit Spain again, and Córdoba wait you for the next time. Warm Regards. Elena Vargas.

Lynne Frame

United States
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Tour: #437064, Sephardic Córdoba Private Tour, Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Feb 16/19

Elena really knows her city, is proud of it, and communicated that with her infectious enthusiasm. She's a real local with a sunny personality. She pointed us towards excellent restaurants and gave great menu recommendations for the best traditional dishes. We did her Sephardic tour, and the hour we spent with the guide at the Sephardic museum was also a real highlight; it gave us invaluable insights that informed the rest of our stay in Andalucia. An excellent combination with the other highlights.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, I appreciate a lot your kind words. And I’m so glad you enjoyed your time in Andalucia. It was a pleasure be your guide. Because you are so nice. Warm Regards. Elena V.

Mohammed Ansari

United States
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Tour: Exploring Córdoba / 3 hours, Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain
Date: Dec 23/18

Lisa Ake

United States
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Tour: #435941, Highlights in Córdoba - Private Tour, Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Nov 13/18

Elena was fantastic. She promptly responded to all inquiries and even met us at the train station when we arrived from Seville. She is extremely knowledgeable and personable and added such a great touch to our day in Cordoba. She is fluent in English and easy to understand. I highly recommend her to enhance your visit to Cordoba.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words. It was be a pleasure be your guide and I hope you visit Spain again, and Córdoba wait you next time. Warm Regards.

Ajay Patel

United States
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Tour: #437064, Sephardic Córdoba Private Tour, Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Nov 8/18

Elena was great! She is knowledgeable and passionate about showcasing her city. Cordoba is a must see city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words. It was be a pleasure be your guide and I hope you visit Spain again, and Córdoba wait you next time. Warm Regards.

Brian Goldstein

United States
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Tour: #437064, Sephardic Córdoba Private Tour, Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 30/18

Elena is delightful, and she provided an informative tour of Cordoba.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words. It was be a pleasure be your guide and I hope you visit Spain again, and Córdoba wait you next time. Warm Regards.

Regino Angulo

Mexico
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Tour: #441202, Seville Highlights Private Tour, Seville, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 24/18

Excelente guía, nos llevo a conocer Sevilla de una manera muy amena, por sus pequeñas calles, palacio, catedral y su plaza España, mostró un amplio conocimiento y gran disponibilidad. Llego muy puntual por nosotros y fue muy amable en todo momento. Una gran experiencia

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Muchisimas gracias por sus palabras y fue un placer. Elena Vargas.

Dong-Won Kim

United States
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Tour: #435941, Highlights in Córdoba - Private Tour, Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 22/18

Elena Maria is cheerful and informative. She is an excellent guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words. It was be a pleasure be your guide and I hope you visit Spain again, and Córdoba wait you next time. Warm Regards.

Todd Pinsky

Canada
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Tour: 3'00h' Cordoba Private Tour, Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain
Date: Oct 6/18

Elena was fantastic - probably the best guide we've ever had. Super-friendly, enthusiastic, charming and very knowledgeable. If you have the opportunity, book a tour with her - you won't regret it.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, you are a wonderfull couple. Thanks for your nice words about me. It was a pleasure stayed with you and enjoy you tryp!! Warm Regards. Elena Vargas.

Marina Suarez

United States
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Tour: #435941, Highlights in Córdoba - Private Tour, Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Aug 29/18

Elena was absolutely fantastic!!! Besides being extremely knowledgeable about Cordoba she is one of the nicest tour guides we've ever had. Even though she is young she has the studies and the experience that made the tour a learning and fun experience. She is full of historical anecdotes and gave us ideas for other experiences in Cordoba that we didn't know about. We were so engrossed with all the learning and the conversations that we invited her to lunch which led to more "food" history.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words. It was be a pleasure be your guide and I hope you visit Spain again, and Córdoba wait you next time. Warm Regards.

Jasmine Jia

United States
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Tour: #435941, Highlights in Córdoba - Private Tour, Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 6/18

Elena is one of the best tour guides I've ever met. If you visit Cordoba or Seville, you shouldn't hesitate to book her tours, and you will no doubt have an enriching and fun day that makes your trip more memorable. She is full of historical and local knowledge. She engages her guests with fun details and stories. She is funny, caring, friendly and energetic. Highly highly recommend! When we return, we will definitely call her again. Thank you so much Elena!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words. It was be a pleasure be your guide and I hope you visit Spain again, and Córdoba wait you next time. Warm Regards.

Melissa Vonderheide

United States
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Tour: 3'00h' Cordoba Private Tour, Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain
Date: Jun 6/18

We had an amazing tour of the Mezquita and Jewish Quarter with Elena. She was very enthusiastic and engaging. She is clearly very knowledgeable, she answered all of the questions we had... and we asked a lot. While in the Jewish Quarter she helped us investigate the flamenco options. She also helped us find a non-touristy local place to grab a bite. Most informative and interesting three hours of the week. You're lucky if she's available the day you need a tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for you kind words, It was be a pleasure be your guide and Ihope you visit Spain again, and Córdoba wait you for the next time. Warm Regards. Elena Vargas.

Thomas Ormseth

United States
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Tour: 3'00h' Cordoba Private Tour, Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain
Date: May 26/18

Elena gave a great tour of Cordoba. She is very knowledgeable of Cordoba and the key sights that we visited along the tour route. Elena is very personable, speaks very good English, and carried on a enjoyable conversation during the tour. We would recommend her highly for a tour of Cordoba.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for you kind words, It was be a pleasure be your guide and Ihope you visit Spain again, and Córdoba wait you for the next time. Warm Regards. Elena Vargas.

Linda Sattel

United States
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Tour: #437064, Sephardic Córdoba Private Tour, Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: May 5/18

Elena is a superb tour guide. Her English is excellent, but more critically her knowledge and passion are outstanding. She brought the Mesquiza to life for us, giving us both great depth of historical context as well as fun unusual details that might be missed by a less well-prepared guide. In addition, her little touches and fun knowledge on the excursions to the other parts of the city were perfect. We could not have asked for a friendlier, more gracious and joyful host.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, I`m so happy were be part of your travel and I enjoyed also working with you, you are very nice people. Warm Regards. Elena Vargas.

Eric A.

Frankfurt/Main, Germany
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Tour: #435941, Highlights in Córdoba - Private Tour, Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: May 1/18

Headlines: Elena is Incredibly entertaining; richly informative; and, Elena leaves you wishing that you had booked a full day. Without hesitation we affirm that Elena is one of the best tour guides we've ever had. Elena does not simply regurgitate facts; rather she skillfully conducts a tour weaving in historical details and stories in a manner that transports you back to the referred to periods. Elena's passion for her city and its history is obvious and contagious!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Eric, I really enjoy with yours conversations and knowledge, you are very nice people. Warm Regards. Elena Vargas.

Anne Newman

United States
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Tour: #437064, Sephardic Córdoba Private Tour, Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Apr 24/18

Elena Maria arrives smiling after walking 40 minutes from her parents' home outside Cordoba. She is charming & very knowledgeable about her city. We had a wonderful day - a local produce market (which we never would've found on our own), a private tour of the Casa de Sepharad, a 15th century private home preserving the remains of Jewish life in Cordoba & the Mosque-Cathedral w/ huge spaces filled w /Muslim & Christian artifacts & architecture. All absolutely fascinating. So much to see & absorb. Loved it.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for you kind words, It was be a pleasure be your guide and Ihope you visit Spain again, and Córdoba wait you for the next time. Warm Regards. Elena Vargas.

Nicole David

Australia
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Tour: #435941, Mosque-Cathedral- Private TourNicoleDavid, Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Apr 13/18

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the mosque-cathedral with Elena, who was fun, informative and friendly. She was very knowledgeable and so enthusiastic about the subject. Thanks Elena - the tour was a highlight of our trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, you are very kind. Warm Regards. Eelena Vargas.