Leila DiamondUnited States
Natalia was not only knowledgeable but she was friendly, fun and flexible-the perfect combination for a private guide. She took me to streets and places I haven't seen on previous trips & she was good at noting when to stop for more tapas and cerveza or not. I'm not a big eater so when I suggested ice cream instead, she was all for it! In fact it was a great way to cleanse our pallets. She later took me to the BEST madrileño secret hangout for a nearly 360º view of Madrid, a definite highlight of my trip!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for yur comment! I really enjoyed the tour and I really hope to meet you again!
Bruce PincheonUnited States
Natalia was a complete pleasure to for us. She knows Madrid as a native daughter and customized our tour for our likes and dislikes. We walked through Madrid, hitting on all the highlights our time would allow and Natalia had the background stories to explain what we were seeing and help us feel the true Madrid. She also showed us local restaurants and shopping as well as the beauty, history and charm of her city and areas of interest including all the main squares and their surrounding area. Great tour!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comment ! I am glad you enjoyed the tour and that I had the opportunity to show you around!
Theodore EastwickUnited States
Natalia is a thoroughly knowledgeable art historian and professor of art history. She has a keen grasp on both the provenance is the art as well as its historical context. We could have spent much more time in her company.
Karen BernallUnited States
This was an excellent tour of Madrid and Natalia was a wonderful and knowledgeable guide. What a great way to get to know the city, its history, neighborhoods, secrets, etc. This was really a highlight of our four day visit and we can't thank Natalia enough for such a warm and pleasant experience.
Elina KatzUnited States
It was a great tour for our family of 8 at Prado Museum in Madrid, Natalia was able to engage our 4 teenagers, they were impressed about paintings, learned about many artists and saying it was their favorite museum. We were happy with Natalia as well. We can highly recommend her as a private tour guide! A+++++
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comment. It´s been fantastic to be with you and your nice family!
Robb CruserUnited States
Much More than Tapas! The tour with Natalie was one of the highlights of our trip. She was easy to work with and punctual. As we walked Madrid, she gave us a history lesson on the points of interest between our tapa stops. She took us to 3 unique places, each better than the one before. She knew the local wine, the local olive oil and the best places for local food. But even better was learning about Madrid/Spain both past and present from her perspective. Book this tour now!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you ver much for your comment! I am so glad that you enjoyed it and I did too!
Kenneth K.United States
We are experienced international travelers and have visited many major capitals worldwide. This was our first (but not last) visit to Madrid. Natalia's walking tour was spectacular! We saw and learned so much, and exactly what we asked her to show us -- history, culture, food, arts, the real Madrid today. We can't thank her enough. Best wishes and warm regards Natalia!
Nora NewsockUnited States
Fab So knowledgable about art! She was just a pleasure to be with and learn aboutbThe Prado
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comment! It was also a pleasure to me.
Roger YarwoodUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your rating! I am glad you enjoyed the tour!
Natalia was fantastic! We arrived in Madrid only a few hours before our tour and so was using it as an opportunity to not only feed ourselves but to also get orientated around the city. We wanted to get lots of information from Natalia about what else we should do in Madrid and she was very accommodating. We visited 3 different tapas restaurants/bars. There were 10 of us & we were all very well fed. Natalia was happy to order more wine and food as we needed it. Thank you Natalia! Highly recommended
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comment! I am really glad you enjoyed it, I hope you also had a very good time in Madrid.
Linda S.United States
We were challenging clients for Natalia, as we had visited many of the sites she normally shows off on our prior visits to Madrid. She did a nice job discovering what we had not seen in the neighborhoods and providing the background to each area of the city we visited. She did a great job explaining public issues surrounding the reuse of old buildings. We enjoyed out three house of wandering with her. It was a great way to better understand the differences in the areas we visited. Excellent tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comment! It was really challenging to guide you as you already knew so much about the city, but I really enjoyed it and I am really glad you did too.
Heidi ThomasUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much for your rating! I am really glad you liked the tour!
Janice ChengHong Kong
The tour was very informative and gave me a very good idea of Madrid for my next visit. The tour gave me a chance to taste delicious tapas in beautiful restaurants. This tour is highly recommended to those who want to get know about Madrid.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank very much for your comment! I also enjoyed the tour very much. I hope you come back soon to Madrid!
Richard Levinsonhallandale, FLORIDA, United States
Madrid is an amazing city full of history and culture. Our city tour was a day packed with the highlights of the city and a knowledgeable guide that navagated our way through to not just the highlights but some hidden secrets. Thanks Tours by Locals..
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comment. I am so glad you liked the tour, it was a plesaure to be with you. Thanks!
Jane EvansUnited States
Our tour of Madrid with Natalia G. was an AMAZING day of personalized service! She led us through the streets of Madrid, pointing out interesting details we never would have seen on our own. The Tapas Tour included 3 different taverns with the best drinks/ Tapas that we had during our 10 day stay in Madrid. We went to a rooftop terrace and had a drink while seeing Madrid from a birds eye view. On a scale of 1-5, we give Natalia a PERFECT 10!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jane, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful comment, I really appreciate it. It was a pleasure to be with you and your nice family.
Jane W.Houston, TX, United States
While I've never been disappointed in any of the many Tours by Locals tours I've taken, Natalia's engaging personality and the easy rapport I instantly felt with her, combined with her profound knowledge of all things Madrid, made this tour especially memorable and fun. I would wholeheartedly recommend this tour with Natalia and I hope to take another with her one day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comment! I hope to meet you again too!
Hilary IsakowUnited States
Natalia was great, so helpful before the tour sending useful information about restaurants,shopping etc. She is a great guide and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comment! I hope you had a wonderful trip!
This was my second tour with Natalia on consecutive days and just as good as the first. Natalia manages to combine a high level of organisation while still offering flexibility to alter the tour to change the order or type of places visited. We covered a lot of miles and saw many of the major sites in Madrid. The tapas lunch visited interesting restaurants and great food. The Prado tour was tailored to my preferences. I would highly recommend Natalia for any touring in and around Madrid.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks! It is really fulfilling to learn that the traveler enjoyed the tour!
A fantastic tour. Initially Natalia suggested going in the afternoon which worked out well for the heat and crowds. Natalia was informative, well organised and made for an excellent tour of a wonderful place. We saw many places and got to enjoy the feel of Toledo as it cooled down in the late afternoon and the masses of people thinned out. Highly recommended tour and guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Scott, for the comment. I am really happy that you enjoyed our afternoon tour in Toledo!
Marilyn ZagorinUnited States
This is our second tour with Natalia. We had a wonderful time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I also had a wonderful time! Thanks!
Marilyn ZagorinUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your valuation, it was a pleasure to be with you!
Nanette de LeonILOILO CITY, ILOILO, Philippines
very knowledgeable and patient!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again!
Nanette de LeonILOILO CITY, ILOILO, Philippines
very accommodating and patient with us! Thank you So much!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Nanette. I didn´t need to be patient because it was a pleasure to be with all of you. Thank you very much for your comment!
Ladan AlaviRancho Santa Fe, CA, United States
Natalia is a knowledgeable and kindhearted guide who has an air of calm about her while excited about showing her beautiful city to its visitors. She made my time with her most special, like an old friend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for you message, I also felt like being with a friend, I am really happy that you enjoyed the tour.
Tiffany VolpeUnited States
Segovia is absolutely a must see. Natalia was a wonderful guide. Extremely knowledgeable of the history. We had a fantastic trip with her and got to see so much and learn all about Segovia and Avila. Very accommodating to a group with children.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a great pleasure to show you Segovia and Avila. You were so kind, nice and interested in everything that it made my work very easy. The children were great!
Tiffany VolpeUnited States
Natalia definitely gave us a great taste of the Madrid culture. Recommended great places to eat. Tried some local liquor and food. Got to see the whole city and learned so much! Amazing with children and super sweet personality! Wish we could have spent another day with her :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I also wish I could have spent another day with such a nice family, children were amazing and I enjoyed the day very, very much!
Mary Anne HegedusUnited States
Beyond my expectations, a highlight of my stay in Madrid. Natalia is knowledgeable, professional, personable, approachable & flexible. We saw things we never would have found on our own. She is a true Madrileno, proud of her city & its heritage. Not just another guide but an ambassador for her home. I am a travel agent of 13+ years with many opportunities to use the services of a guide. I would rate her as one of the best.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your message! It was a great pleasure to meet you and to have the opportunity to show you the city I love. Best regards from Madrid!
Charles WolfsonUnited States
Natalia provided a first rate tour. She customized the tour precisely as I requested. She was extremely informative and a pleasure to be with. If anyone wanted a tour guide in Madrid, I would recommend Natalia without reservation.