Tracy ZollingerUnited States
Lydia took us to all the spots we wanted and explained the history as well as her perspectives from a Catalonian view, which only enhanced our tour. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tracy for your review. It was a pleasure touring with you. Kind regards Lydia
Jamie SalasUnited States
Lydia and her apprentice Kevin provided us with an excellent 4 hour tour of Barcelona. They conveniently met us by our Airbnb in the Gothic Quarter, which is where we began the tour. The tour was rich with information and history, and made our stay in Barcelona much more meaningful. I highly recommend Lydia! Well worth the time and cost.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jamie for your comments. It was a pleasure meeting you and your lovely family. Kisses Lydia
Sarah Meadus BronsonUnited States
Lydia went above and beyond to make our post cruise tour everything we wanted. I as the group leader made a mistake regarding the day the cruise docked and Lydia worked her magic to fix it and even managed to get us tickets to the sold our guer park. She is an amazing tour guide I would highly recommend her
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sarah for your lovely comment. I do love you all and I miss you all. I hope to see you in New York..we'll keep in touch.. Kisses Lydia
Barbara BarkerNew Zealand
Saw a lot, learnt a lot, Lydia was great company. Enjoyed the tour very much. Thank you. Would recommend Lydia absolutely.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Barbara for your lovely comment. It means a lot to me ,because it comes from a very special person like you! Lydia
Cecilia ChanHong Kong
A fantastic start of our trip in Barcelona. Lydia took us around in a comfortable van for all the major attractions in Barcelona with insightful narratives! Her stories were well received by my 8 year old son and 75 year old grandma. With thanks to Lydia, we had the best local lunch. Really impressed by her service. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Cecilia . Looking forward to see you again soon. Hugs and kisses
Mary W.United States
Lydia's driving tour in her comfortable van was a perfect way to get an overview of many parts of Barcelona. In addition she is an adept teacher about the history of the city and of Catalonia, both ancient and recent. She was prepared with several laminated 8 1/2" x 11" maps and other renderings to help us understand the history of the area. As a couple in our late 70's we were happy to not have to do a lot of walking or standing, but could still take advantage of occasional stops to take photos.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mary, Thank you for your nice comment. It was my pleasure to show to you my beautiful city! Looking forward to see you again Hugs Lydia
Mitchell LevineUnited States
Carrie FreehlingUnited States
Lydia was a wonderful guide. So knowledgeable about the history of Barcelona and the evolution of the city. She was also so thoughtful because she remembered that it was my daughter's birthday and even brought her a surprise cake!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Carrie for your wonderful comment. It was my pleasure to tour with you and your lovely daughter. I wish you all the best and hopefully we could meet again someday!
Luis A. Salgado-MunozUnited States
Excellent tour. Lydia was great!!!! All the members of my family liked her style, her knowledge of the city and her excellent communication skills.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Luis for your lovely comment. You have a super family, I love you all !!
Gr MortensonMcKinney, TEXAS, United States
We enjoyed this tour immensely, as a wide-ranging introduction and overview to help us get oriented for our first visit to Barcelona. Lydia was very knowledgeable and gave us not only a detailed description of a particular site but also enough history to place it in context. She was very friendly and never hesitated to stop to let us ask more questions about a given place or to take photos, etc. Highly recommended.
Linda StirlingUnited States
Superb experience with Lydia. Her knowledge of Catalonia's history and the sights of Barcelona made our tour insightful and memorable. We have the highest praise for Lydia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Linda and Larry. I promise , when ever i come to the USA to visit you definitely !! Hugs and kisses Lydia
Roger MulreadyUnited States
Lydia is a fantastic tour guide. Her knowledge of Barcelona and the surrounding is outstanding. We had her for half day to Montserrat and a 5 hour city tour of Barcelona on day 2. She is obliging, friendly, great comment of English and highly professional. We recommend her unreservedly. Thank you Lydia for making our time in your country a most memorable experience.
Jeffrey PfisterUnited States
A group of 6 and we couldn't have been more pleased. Lyidia provided local insight and information that was great. Thanks for the tour, Lydia
Anne PomykalaUnited States
Lydia was a unanimous vote for the best guide ever from grandma and three college age granddaughters. She could answer every question and followed up with interesting anecdotes. The tour was well organized and followed our interests. I intend to highly recommend Lydia to any of my friends going to Barcelona
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank y'all for your lovely comments. Hugs and kisses Lydia
Alan RobertsUnited States
One of the very best guides. Highly recommend.
Linda Q.United States
My family of 5 had a wonder 4-hour tour with Lydia. She educated us as we explored all the important sites in Barcelona. There were many stops for photos for our vacation album. It is a great way to see this vast city and decide where to back to explore in depth. Lydia is very knowledgeable in the history of the city. We would definitely recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Linda very much. It was a pleasure touring with you and your lovely family! Have a great cruise Lydia
Karen GwartzmanUnited States
Lydia was incredible! We had so much fun! Her knowledge of the city was incredible. We never felt rushed and we saw a TON! Thank you so much!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Karen for the lovely comment. Stay healthy and blessed Lydia
Marjorie RockmanUnited States
We had the pleasure and unique experience of touring Barcelona with Lydia from Tours By Locals. Lydia is not only extremely knowledgeable about this beautiful city and its rich history, she was also interesting, insightful, personable and a pleasure to be with. If we are lucky enough to come back to this amazing city, we will request Lydia again and can't recommend her highly enough.
We had such a wonderful time with Lydia.She's a historian,a guide,a professor,a singer,a friend.She's passionate and understands Barcelona like no one else.The stories and details she shares are lessons for a lifetime.She took care of our every need,sacrificing her own comfort,and we're deeply grateful.She knows everything because of her long experience yet her energy will put a teenager to shame.She works very hard to please her guests and we're deeply honored she's our host.Can't wait for our next trip
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the very kind comments. I am so happy I have met you. Looking forward to see you again!!!!
Cari GiannouliasUnited States
Lydia was the perfect tour guide for Barcelona! She was incredibly knowledgeable about the history and our children loved her as well. She was sweet and wonderful. I highly recommend having her as your guide when visiting!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Cari for the lovely comment . I loved you too , especially the children , that behaved better than an adult . You have the best kids ever ! Kisses to all ! LYDIA
Andrew HornUnited States
Gary RobbinsUnited States
If a 10 star rating was possible Lydia should have it. Lydia is by far the best guide we have had the pleasure to meet. Her knowledge of the country, it's people, it's food was beyond our expectations. Her knowledge of the history of Catalonia was extremely factual and eye opening. We had three tours with Lydia and whole heartedly recommend her for all three.
Christine SiejkUnited States
Lydia was wonderful for our tour of Barcelona. Arrived promptly as promised and drove us through the city, to the mountains and seaside. Very informative for history of Barcelona and its historic landmarks and architecture, and of course good information of where to dine! We only had 2 days in Barcelona, but because of Lydia we had a wonderful foundation and were able to chose our favorite places to revisit on day 2. Thank you, Lydia!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are very welcome, thank you! It was a pleasure being with you! Hope to see you again! Lydia
Marty AccettaUnited States
Lydia provided my wife and I with a well-prepared and thorough tour of Barcelona. She began with a macro view of the city and its history both visual and verbal. Couched the conversation around the two world expos and the olympics and landed us with a deep interpretation of Gaudi. And delivered us to a perfect Lunch spot near our hotel. It was a tremendous 1/2 day. And she can sing. Nice job Lydia!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr. Accetta . Looking forward to see you again latest in 2026.
Gilbert HolzerUnited States
Amy DunckelmannUnited States
Wonderful, knowledgeable, effective guide to get a real feel of Barcelona architecture, culture and history packed into a half day tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Amy, so sweet of you !!!
Brenda SchneiderUnited States
This was also an exceptional experience. Lydia provided tickets that she had acquired in advance so that we had no problem with access to the sites even though the places were crowded.
Lisa S.United States
Lydia, a former history teacher, is wonderful! Her passion for Barcelona and the Catalan people and culture is contagious. She is very well studied but also fun-loving and clearly enjoys meeting people. She brought us to all of the major attractions and patiently answered questions, took us on short walking tours and stopped for photos. She was completely flexible and accommodating to our interests and to the needs of one member of our party who had recent knee surgery. We highly recommend Lydia!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs Sisenwein, thank you very much. I hope we will see each other again some day!
Alford OttleyUnited States
Outstanding, superb, well beyond expectations and mine were high. Lydia is an accomplished historian, and archeologist who has not only studied these field but also taught them. And her warm and gregarious demeanor further sweetens the experience. Thank you for sharing your beloved city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the lovely comments. I miss you!!
Michael FranklinUnited Kingdom
Excellent Guide. Highly recommended. Great knowledge of history of Barcelona. Very good transport as well.An ideal tour for anyone who wants to see this town but is unable to get around for a number of hours on foot.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr Franklin for this lovely comment! It was a pleasure being with you!
Mary d.United States
Lydia was terrific! Not only as a tourguide but also as a historian. Thank you for an enlightening experience of Barcelona!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mrs deButts ! I cherish your lovely family . I wish you all the happiness of the world !
Susy MacielZionville, NC, United States
Lydia was wonderful! We would recommend her to everyone. We did 4 tours by locals on our last trip around Spain. Lydia was by far the best. She made us feel comfortable in Barcelona, giving us a complete tour to hit the highlights. She can adapt your tour to include anything you would like. I'd actually give her 6 stars if we could!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs Maciel, thank you very much for your lovely review ! It was a pleasure touring with you !
Geraldine HuntrissUnited Kingdom
Lydia was a fantastic guide and was patient with us. She showed us so many amazing sights and even purchased entrance tickets to Camp Nou on our behalf. Lydia also recommended a restaurant where she said we will taste the best cava sangria. We took up her recommendation and spent a pleasant Sunday afternoon drinking fantastic sangria. Thanks so much Lydia - we really had a great time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure, to be with the best family ever. Thank you Mrs Huntriss !
Carlton BaconUnited States
We were late arriving at our meeting location (airport) but Lydia was there to meet us. She arranged for our luggage to be dropped off at our hotel and then gave a great tour of the highlights of the city. Her knowledge of Barcelona was impressive and entertaining. She is a gem.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure and an honor being with you and your lovely friends.Hope to see you again. Kisses and hugs Lydia
Mary CarrUnited States
Lydia went over and beyond. Very professional. Flexible Great guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mrs Carr, it was a pleasure meting you and your lovely family.
Lydia is extremely knowledgeable about Barcelona and the surrounding area. Her tour was informative, interesting and full of detail. She also went out of her way to assist my wife, who has mobility issues.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr Clark, it was a pleasure meeting you.Hope to see you soon again!
Jeffrey HansenUnited States
Lydia was a great guide. She was pleasant and really taught us a lot about Spain, Catalonia and the sights. She was very sweet with our family of 5 jet lagged travelers. I would recommend her to my friends
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are a great family . I was a pleasure being with you. Thank you too !
John D.Atlanta, GA, United States
Tour was primarily of Sagreda Familia and walking tour of Gothic quarter. This was agreed in advance as we had already spent two days in Barcelona. There is a reason Sagreda Familia is the most visited site in Barcelona. Lydia had secured time tickets in advance so we avoided long wait times. Her personal faith made us understand Gaudi's faith inspiration on designing the church so that it came alive. This was our third day with Lydia and she continued to inform.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I will always remember you as my best friends !
John D.Atlanta, GA, United States
Lydia was a fantastic guide. This tour shows all the sights in Barcelona. Lydia clearly has much experience in guiding. She knows history of Catalonia and the significance of all the sights. Told much about Gaudi and how his style of shapes developed. This was our first experience with tours by locals and clearly one of the best private guides we have ever had. My wife has some limited mobility Sue's and she was very helpful to get us to best stops. She broke up tour with several brief walking time
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I have enjoyed every moment being with you Mr and Mrs Day you are a lovely and wonderful couple. Thank you
Sherry FrandleUnited States
Lydia was wonderful. We are telling all of our friends to come to Barcelona and hire her for an amazing experience. We learned and laughed a lot. She made our stay really amazing. Thanks to Trip Advisor for helping us find her. Sherry, Doug, Kyle and Kathy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mrs Frandle for the lovely comment. It was a pleasure being with you, sending my love to you Lydia