Susana was the perfect guide for our group of two women and four teenagers - the perfect amount of enthusiasm and factual information to keep us all engaged at the Prado and Reina Sofia. We appreciated the process she used to bring us through the history behind the paintings we saw, from the Renaissance and its relevance through to the most Modern paintings we saw. Thank you for an excellent afternoon together.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Diane. I think you know I was also a pleasure for me to keep you entertained all along. Thanks for the nice review and say hello to everybody. Love Susana
Nirav RanaUnited States
excellent tour guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Excellent travellers!!
Michael DubetzUnited States
Susana was excellent--friendly, knowledgeable, and a great teacher. We had asked her to focus on several masterpieces. She led us to several paintings and other artists in order to build background knowledge before we saw the requested paintings. This enhanced our learning!! She also engaged our group by asking for our opinions and our perceptions. Our tours at the Prado and Reina Sofia were unforgettable. My only regret is that we didn't schedule more time with Susana at the museums.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice words, Michael. I am at the end of my holidays now and read your very nice review. I'm happy!!
Sheryl KoehnUnited States
Susana was an excellent private guide for our Prado and Reina Sofia tour. I was travelling with my college age daughter and we both felt we learned a great deal about Spanish Art and culture. Susana is very knowledgeable and was able to communicate her knowledge in a very relatable way. I highly recommend using her for any tour that she leads.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sheryl. Thanks so much for your positive feedback. I am so happy to know that you felt it was worth it investing that time in the guided tour! These museums are actually quite unique. It's great that you both loved them.
Tour of Prado Muesum and of the Museum of Reina Sofia conducted by Susana was without a doubt one of the highlights of our trip to Spain. Susana has a fantastic knowledge of Spanish history and art and she explained about various works of art with such passion, detail and depth that it was truly inspirational. Susana is a dedicated professional, extremely competent and perfectly conversant in English. It was a delight to spend a few hours in two of Spain's more spectacular museums. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Leo. I am sooo Happy that you and your lovely family found the tour pleasant.
Diana RichUnited States
For those who love and appreciate the arts, this is the tour. Susana gave a beautiful overview of the Prado with its fine collection of Spanish painters and its prodigious number of works by Rubens. Susana is enthusiastic and enchanting, clearly she has a prodigious knowledge of the arts, and a keen insight into what makes a painting great.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your insights, Diana. I am happy you enjoyed the tour. Next time we'll have a coffee together. ;-)
Kenneth MichielsUnited States
Very knowledgeable and friendliness
Paul DeresUnited States
She is such a terrific guide who really enhanced our experience in Spain. Besides having a real depth of knowledge about the art, architecture and the history of Madrid and Toledo, she is passionate, theatrical, entertaining, humorous, and full of energy and wit, proud of her Spanish heritage, sensitive, memorable and generally a joy to be around. Without any reservation, give Susana our highest recommendation
Carole HowardUnited States
Susana was outstanding. She's extremely knowledgable about the art, and has a delightful way of explaining its meaning in a story-telling style that takes into account historical as well as cultural timelines. We were so impressed with her that we wrote very positive reviews of her in both the Prado (Oct. 12) and Reina Sophia (Oct.13) sections of Trip Advisor under the screen name Bob and Carole H., Pagosa Springs, Colorado
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Carole, Bob, I feel so flattered by your reviews. Thanks a lot. Main thing, we all had a great time! Love. Susana
Stephanie RodeghieroUnited States
Susana is an excellent tour guide - intelligent, passionate and a great teacher. The private Prado & Sofia Reina tour was perfect for our family for 2 adults and 2 teen-aged daughters.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind words, Stephanie. Send my regards to your lovely family. I hope you had a great vacation!
Christina DennosUnited States
Susana made our visit to Madrid perfect. Her English is flawless and knowledge of art history amazing. She was fun and informative. I can't imagine how much we would have missed had we wandered alone. The tour was the best part of our visit to Madrid. Susana will be recommended to all my friends traveling to Madrid.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Christina, what can I say but thank you for your kind remarks...
Mary AndersonUnited States
This was my first visit to Madrid and I wanted to have a personalized tour. I chose Tours by Locals who provide certified tour guides. I found a guide, Susana V., who not only met but exceeded my expectations. She is an educated and animated guide with a wonderful knowledge of history, art and the culture of Madrid & other areas of Spain. We spent two memorable days touring the Palace, Old Madrid, city highlights and the spectacular Prado Museum. Great engaging & knowledgable tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank Mary, and also Kate! We all had a great time together. Thanks for keeping such a good memory of my city and the tours. You deserve just the best. I hope you had a great time during your overall trip.
Just a great day in spite of bad weather. Susana made it worth the outing. She has all her facts on the tip of her fingers & just doesn't seem to tire. Highly recommended.