Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Barcelona Catalonia Spain by Tour Guide Lydia N. (Guide #15074)


Linda Q.

United States
Rating

Tour: #222444, Barcelona best of with a Van - First time Private tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 6/18

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

Stephen Rodman

United States
Rating

Tour: #222928, Girona and Besalu and its Jewish treasures, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 30/18

Lydia was fantastic. From the very moment she picked us up at the hotel, she filled us with her knowledge of Spain, Catalonia, and their places in history. She was engaging and extremely personable. Lydia was knowledgeable about Girona and Besalu and their Jewish traditions both past and present. I highly recommend!

Karen Gwartzman

United States
Rating

Tour: #222444, Medieval gothic quarter, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 29/18

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

Michael Towns

Lakewood Ranch, FL, United States
Rating

Tour: #221521, Barcelona Full Panorama, Gaudi and Sagrada Familia with a Van, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 20/18

Not only was Lydia very knowledgeable and informative she was fun to share time with. We had a great day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michael! It was a lovely day indeed. Hugs and kisses Lydia

Linda Salo

United States
Rating

Tour: #221521, Barcelona Full Panorama, Gaudi and Sagrada Familia with a Van, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 15/18

Great tour - all around Barcelona, and Lydia is very knowledgeable!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Linda, you are an amazing woman!

Kathleen Brown

United States
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Tour: #221521, Barcelona Full Panorama, Gaudi and Sagrada Familia with a Van, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 7/18

A great way for our group of six to get an overview of all the city has to offer! Lydia was so knowledgeable and gracious. I'm so glad we did this tour. Highly recommend it!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Than you Kathleen. It was a lovely day with you !

Leslie Osterweil

United States
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Tour: #222928, Girona and Besalu and its Jewish treasures, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 1/18

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 if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Cynthia Schwartztrauber

United States
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Tour: #221521, Barcelona Full Panorama, Gaudi and Sagrada Familia with a Bus, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: May 30/18

I can't recommend Lydia enough! She was waiting for us at the exit from our ship on time! The beautiful Mercedes van with a/c was also waiting for us. We had a party of 8 so we needed a bigger vehicle. She had a microphone so we could all hear the details of beautiful Barcelona. She knows everything about the city and the area. Her knowledge of history is extensive and she has interesting details about every place we visited. Next time we come to Barcelona we will also request Lydia!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the lovely comments. It was a pleasure touring with you. Hugs and kisses Lydia

Jackie LeClaire

United States
Rating

Tour: #223566, Barcelona Full Panorama kids friendly from Port, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: May 26/18

Lydia was very accommodating to our needs. We had a last minute change of plans with our Airbnb and she was very flexible with us. She engaged our 4 boys in the tour and they had a fun time!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jackie ! You boys are super super smart and adorable. I already miss you all. Hugs and kisses ,Lydia

Eileen Hardin

United States
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Tour: #221521, Barcelona Full Panorama, Gaudi and Sagrada Familia with a Van, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: May 23/18

5 stars! Lydia was very knowledgeable. She kept our group of 7 entertained and showed us the beautiful sites of Barcelona. We highly recommend Lydia.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Eileen for your lovely comment! Have a great cruise!! Lydia

Scott Herbert

United States
Rating

Tour: #222928, Girona and Besalu and its Jewish treasures, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: May 15/18

We had a very nice day with Lydia visiting Girona and Besalu. It was great learning of the Jewish heritage of the region and Lydia was extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommended!

Shepard Adler

Largo, FLORIDA, United States
Rating

Tour: #221522, Awesome Montserrat private tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: May 7/18

We had a wonderful time with Lydia. She was the most professional guide and we went to the most wonderful places with the two days we had here in Barcelona. We ended the trip at a wonder seafood restaurant. She is AAA plus . We recommend her to anyone.

Shepard Adler

Largo, FLORIDA, United States
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Tour: #221521, Barcelona Full Panorama, Gaudi and Sagrada Familia with a Van, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: May 6/18

We had a wonderful time with Lydia. She was the most professional guide and we went to the most wonderful places with the two days we had here in Barcelona. We ended the trip at a wonder seafood restaurant. She is AAA plus . We recommend her to anyone. ]

Marjorie Rockman

United States
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Tour: #222444, Barcelona best of with a Van - First time Private tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: May 4/18

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.

Anne Forbes

United States
Rating

Tour: #221720, The unrivalled Barcelona tour : A Complete city tour with a Gaudi's workshop, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: May 1/18

Lydia was very professional and very passionate about her city. We learned a lot of Barcelona's history and it's people. The day went quickly and we covered a lot in a partially rainy day. We walked away with a better understanding of the Catalonians and their struggle for independence.

Oliver Adam

Germany
Rating

Tour: #221521, Barcelona Full Panorama, Gaudi and Sagrada Familia with a Van, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Apr 28/18

Es war alles super!!! Lydia hat uns an einem Tag alle Sehenswürdigkeiten gezeigt und alles sehr gut erklärt. Wir wurden sogar an einem anderen vereinbarten Treffpunkt abgeholt. Wir können Lydia nur weiterempfehlen... Fünf Sterne *Plus* Grüße aus Deutschland

Gerald (Jerry) Jacobson

United States
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Tour: #221521, Barcelona Full Panorama, Gaudi and Sagrada Familia with a Van, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Apr 19/18

Lydia is an excellent guide and spokesperson for Barcelona. She customized our tour to include one additional site, the Palau de la Musica Catalana, which we really enjoyed seeing and learning about. Lydia not only showed us the major sites in Barcelona, she also gave us an historical overview of the region so we could have a greater appreciation of what we were seeing. My wife and I are very happy that we chose Lydia as our guide for our Barcelona experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are very welcome Mr Jacobson! It was a pleasure to be with you. Hoping we meet again someday. Hugs and kisses Lydia

Don Searle

Canada
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Tour: #221521, Barcelona Full Panorama, Gaudi and Sagrada Familia with a Van, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Apr 16/18

Lydia did excellent job on tour, ship was late. Lydia didn't make us rush our tour due to ships lateness. Lydia is very good at history and filled the tour with knowledge and facts, this is my second time to Barcelona and last time I did the bus tour which was good I saw a lot, this time we saw a lot and learned a lot this was a better tour , van was very comfortable and Lydia was excellent driver. when I come back I will defiantly request her again. money well spent.

Mary Thelen

United States
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Tour: #221521, Barcelona Full Panorama, Gaudi and Sagrada Familia with a Van, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Apr 10/18

Lydia was great! She drove us through all the major areas of Barcelona and filled us with so much detail and additional fun & interesting stories. Her knowledge is vast. She answered all our questions and filled in the blanks. Her ability to organize and convey her knowledge was rare and appreciated. Barcelona is a big city and she negotiated it in an amazing way and regaled us with a complete narration as we went. We were impressed. We enjoyed our time there and felt lucky to spend it with Lydia.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs Thelen, thank you so much ! I loved every moment with you too. I already miss you. Hugs Lydia

Myra S.

Philippines
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Tour: #222444, Barcelona best of with a Van - First time Private tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Apr 2/18

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!!!!

Oliver Crocker

United States
Rating

Tour: #257876, Medieval beautiful villages of vulcanic area "la Garrotxa", Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Mar 30/18

Lydia was excellent. We enjoyed her tour. Very passionate about her country. Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr Crocker for your kind comment.

Cari Giannoulias

United States
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Tour: #222444, Barcelona best of with a Van - First time Private tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Mar 29/18

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

Jennifer A.

United States
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Tour: #221521, Barcelona Full Panorama and Sagrada Familia with a Van, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Feb 22/18

Lydia is a superb guide. Our tour with her — part on foot, and part by car, provided us with a terrific overview of the city. More importantly, her in-depth knowledge enriched our experience with an understanding of the historical, cultural, and political framework. She is professional, organized, extremely personable, and a great driver to boot! She is an enthusiastic advocate for Barcelona, and eager to share her beautiful home town with visitors. We will certainly use her again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jennifer for this great review. Looking forward to meet you again! Hugs and kisses Lydia

Ruth Merkur

Canada
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Tour: #222928, Sephardic Jewish treasures of Girona and Besalu, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Nov 20/17

Our trip to Gerona with Lydia was excellent.She was pleasant to be with and extremely knowledgeable.We had some great discussions on history,politics and of current general interest.We found her very caring about making our day a five star experience

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mrs Merkur! The pleasure being with you was all mine! Hugs and kisses Lydia

George S.

Boca Raton, FL, United States
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Tour: #222928, Sephardic Jewish treasures of Girona and Besalu, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Nov 17/17

Lydia put together a fabulous tour that was geared directly to our interests. She was a wealth of knowledge on Spanish history and how it relates to present times. Our visit to Girona and Besalu were extremely interesting and I recommend these small towns to anybody looking for an escape from Barcelona. Lydia had much enthusiasm for Spain and presented both sides of the history relating to independence for Catalunya. We had an extremely enjoyable and educational day with Lydia.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr Saphiro for your comment! I enjoyed each and every moment with you too. I hope we will meet again soon. (Happy that you found your hat too!) Hugs and kisses Lydia

Andrew Horn

United States
Rating

Tour: #222444, Barcelona best of with a Van - First time Private tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Nov 15/17

Steve Schneider

United States
Rating

Tour: #221521, Barcelona Full Panorama and Sagrada Familia with a Van, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Nov 7/17

Lydia's tour was very informative and insightful. You can't miss having Lydia as your tour guide.

Warren G.

United States
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Tour: #222928, Sephardic Jewish treasures of Girona and Besalu, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Nov 4/17

Lydia is a terrific guide. She arrived right on time. She is a passionate person, warm and friendly. We took a Jewish history tour of Girona and Besalau. Lydia is an historian. She is incredibly knowledgeable. She taught us Catalonian history and it's Jewish history in great detail. We 2 couples recommend her enthusiastically!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the comment! It was my pleasure to tour with you ! I wish you all the best and hope to see you again! Lydia

Gary Robbins

United States
Rating

Tour: #221739, Costa Brava the bluest sea, sites and taste - private tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Nov 3/17

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.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your lovely comment! I hope we will meet again soon as promised!Hugs and kisses Lydia

Gary Robbins

United States
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Tour: #222444, Barcelona best of with a Van - First time Private tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Nov 2/17

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.

Gary Robbins

United States
Rating

Tour: Tapas, a culinary adventure !, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain
Date: Nov 1/17

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.

Carole Peterson

United States
Rating

Tour: #257876, Medieval beautiful villages around Barcelona, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 29/17

Traveling with Lydia is like traveling with an old friend. We had a wonderful time exploring the medieval villages outside Barcelona. Due to the unknown political climate on October 30, Lydia extended our October 29 tour to make sure we saw everything we could. It was a fantastic day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Carole! It was my pleasure to tour with you again! Lots of kisses , Lydia

Christine Siejk

United States
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Tour: #222444, Barcelona best of with a Van - First time Private tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 25/17

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

Alvin Chua

Philippines
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Tour: #257876, Medieval beautiful villages around Barcelona, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 23/17

Absolutely amazing! No words can describe how knowledgeable she is about everything included in the tour! She is the icing to the cake of our two week vacation! Medieval city tour is a must if you have time! Barcelona is nice, yes, but the country side is equally amazing! The next time I visit Barcelona again, I will book her services again! (Oh, and she is an expert in interpreting art work. Book the Dali Museum tour w/ her and it's blow your mind away.) Thanks and see you again soon!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr Chua ! It was lovely to be with you and your family! We had a great time indeed. Hugs to all of you and a special kiss to mama! Lydia instead

Anita Stretch

United States
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Tour: Tarragona-Sitges-Roc de Sant Gaietà, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain
Date: Oct 20/17

Although Lydia was not able to make our tour, she provided a WONDERFUL substitute, her sister,Nicole with driver Panos. This day was FABULOUS!!!! Honestly, Nicole was quite friendly, knowledgeable and very considerate of what we wanted to see. The trip to Tarragona was not too long and Nicole filled it with history and information. Tarragona, Stiges and Roc de Sant Gaietà resort area was lovely. We were VERY pleased with the tour; would book with the company again. Very sorry I cannot write more!!!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so glad to hear that you had a great time. Hope to see you again soon ! Thank you!

Jeanne Jacobs

United States
Rating

Tour: #221521, Barcelona Full Panorama and Sagrada Familia with a Van, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 16/17

Enjoyed our tour. Lydia was very smart and knew Barcelona and its history, etc very well. We got an excellent feeling for Barcelona. I would rate her 4.5. Really that's because we should have put more emphasis on our tour. I would definitely use her again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mrs Jacobs for you lovely comments! Although it was a very difficult day for me (I had a dental surgery and was pretty much in pain) we managed to end the tour successfully! Thank you for your understanding! Regards Lydia

Joseph Szulczewski

United States
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Tour: #221521, Barcelona Full Panorama and Sagrada Familia with a Van, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 29/17

Lydia was very knowledgeable and very interesting. She showed us all the highlights and then some. Her knowledge of the history of Catalunya was thorough. Given the upcoming referendum, it was good to hear the pros and cons from a local! I would highly recommend her. Nothing I can think of would've improved the tour. The weather was even glorious.

Susan Scott

United States
Rating

Tour: #221522, Awesome Montserrat private tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 27/17

We loved Lydia. She was very passionate about her home and we had an amazing day.

Jerry Holsworth

United States
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Tour: #221521, Barcelona Full Panorama and Sagrada Familia with a Van, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 26/17

Great tour!!! Lydia speaks clear English and was a joy to spend the day with. We saw the Segrata Familia yesterday and did not want to repeat so she took us to the food market near the Gothic Center where all the locals shop. Very interesting!!!! We finished off the day with a seafood lunch overlooking the harbour. Thank you for a great day��

Candy Bagley

United States
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Tour: #221522, Awesome Montserrat private tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 19/17

A great day. We learned a lot. A good day trip from Barcelona. Lydia picked us up on time and explained about the history of Spain on our drive to Montserrat. We enjoyed our free time at the monastery.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comment Mrs Bagley.

Orit Cohen

United States
Rating

Tour: #221739, Costa Brava the bluest sea, sites and taste - private tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 9/17

Lydia, Lydia! Thank you, thank you! What a treat this day was! You are clearly made to be a guide. And a very good one! We were mesmerized by your great, confident driving skills and by your limitless history knowledge and way of sharing it with us. You showed us incredibly beautiful places in Costa Brava and we are very thankful. Tours by Locals has a great asset in you. Thank you for a memorable day.

Maurice Munsie

Australia
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Tour: #257876, Medieval beautiful villages around Barcelona, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 8/17

We enjoyed this tour and the introduction to some of the beautiful places outside of Barcelona. Recommended. The background to the three languages of that part of Spain was a bonus.

Stacey P Hamburg

United States
Rating

Tour: #222928, Sephardic Jewish treasures of Girona and Besalu, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 6/17

Marty Accetta

United States
Rating

Tour: #222444, Barcelona best of with a Van - First time Private tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 3/17

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.

Deno Barroga

United States
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Tour: #221521, Barcelona Full Panorama and Sagrada Familia with a Van, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 2/17

Excellent tour. Highly recommend. Very friendly and got to see many sights and this is a tour not to be missed for sure. You will love it!!!

Anatoliy Khutoryan

United States
Rating

Tour: #221522, Awesome Montserrat private tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Aug 30/17

Too friendly and sweet!

Joe Stines

United States
Rating

Tour: #221702, Ultimate Salvador Dali private tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Aug 29/17

Delightful, paced lightly for us, everything on time and the guide not only knew everything about Dali but enjoyed sharing. Highly recommend. Very enjoyable outing from Barcelona.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. Stines for your comment. It was a pleasure sharing my knowledge with you. Enjoy the rest of your vacations and happy birthday !

James Tursi

United States
Rating

Tour: #221522, Awesome Montserrat private tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Aug 28/17

Lydia is incredibly knowledgable and engaging! She is an awesome tour guide that made the trip FANTASTIC!!!! Highly recommended!!!

Deborah Tuten

United States
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Tour: #221739, Costa Brava the bluest sea, sites and taste - private tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Aug 24/17

Lydia was a wealth of knowledge and went out of her way to make our tour enjoyable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Deborah very much for your lovely comment. Hugs, Lydia

Laura Elliott

United States
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Tour: #221521, Barcelona Full Panorama and Sagrada Familia with a Van, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Aug 23/17

Our tour was excellent! Lydia's insights and information made for a spectacular day. The whole family greatly enjoyed the day and we learned so much in short period of time. This was a great tour to discover where we would like to explore further. And, the incorporation of pre-arranged La Sagrada Familia tickets made for a worry-free day to view the highlights.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comment Mrs Elliot! Hugs and kisses Lydia

Gilbert Holzer

United States
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Tour: #222444, Barcelona best of with a Van - First time Private tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Aug 17/17

Noreen M.

United States
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Tour: #257876, Medieval beautiful villages around Barcelona, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Aug 16/17

This is a wondeful day trip from Barcelona. Lydia is very flexible and designed a day that was just what we were looking for. We saw Girona which is deftnitely worth a stop. Had a marvelous lunch in a medieval village and ended our day with a drink by the seaside in a local town with no tourists. You could not ask for more from a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Noreen. I do appreciate it a lot Hugs Lydia

Noreen M.

United States
Rating

Tour: #221521, Barcelona Full Panorama and A.Gaudi tour with a Van, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Aug 14/17

Lydia is an excellent guide. We did an 8 hour tor that included city highlights and the three major Gaudi Sights. She planned the timing perfectly. She is very knowledgeable and also personable.

Gayle Lewis

Canada
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Tour: #222928, Sephardic Jewish treasures of Girona and Besalu, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Aug 8/17

We had such a wonderful day with this lady - she was knowledgeable, fun and easy to be with - my husbands interest usually gives out after 2-3 hours but she completely had his attention for the full 6.5 hours - he said he would book a tour with her again any time - thank you for a memorable day Lydia

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mrs Lewis for your comment ! It was a lovely day indeed . I hope to see you again someday :)

Doreen Lucadamo

United States
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Tour: #221522, Awesome Montserrat private tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Aug 5/17

Lydia and her husband were very nice people. We enjoyed our trip to Monserrat. She was also flexible and changed the itinerary to our wishes.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the lovely comment Mrs Lucadamo, wish you all the best!

Julia Randolph

United States
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Tour: #221521, Barcelona Full Panorama and Sagrada Familia with a Van, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Aug 3/17

Lydia was a fantastic guide for our first trip to Barcelona! She is very friendly, thorough and knowledgable of the history - past, present and future, of the city and country and we thoroughly enjoyed our day with her. We have the benefit of seeing so many key areas of the city and have a deeper appreciation for Barcelona, the amazing culture and spirit!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comment Julia. It was my pleasure! Lydia

Maria Marks

United States
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Tour: #221739, Costa Brava the bluest sea, sites and taste - private tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 19/17

We thoroughly enjoyed our day visiting Costa Brava. We highly recommend Lydia. She gave us a fascinating explanation of Spanish history in general, and Catalonia in particular. The visits were spectacular as well and we were able to have some down time for a lovely lunch by the sea and swim. We would take this trip again in a heartbeat.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mrs Marks for your lovely comment! I am happy you liked it Hugs from Barcelona! Lydia

Katherine Downing

United States
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Tour: #257876, Medieval beautiful villages around Barcelona, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 18/17

Lydia is amazing. This is absolutely the best tour experience I have had and Lydia is brilliant. I can't even begin to describe her level of knowledge and expertise as it relates to Barcelona and it's surroundings. I can't wait to get back there and head out with her again. This tour is a MUST if you are in the area. It was so special, picturesque, intriguing, delightful, and unforgettable. I am looking back at the pictures in awe of the beauty of these pristine medieval villages. Look up Besalu!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mrs Downing for your comment . Touring with you was a lovely experience and Gus a great boy, loved him . Looking forward seeing you again , hugs Lydia

Gerardo Fojo

United States
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Tour: #221522, Awesome Montserrat private tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 16/17

Amy Dunckelmann

United States
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Tour: #222444, Barcelona best of with a Van - First time Private tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 13/17

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 !!!

Melissa Hunter

United States
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Tour: #257876, Exploring Catalunya and Barcelona, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 5/17

Lydia is an amazing historian tour guide. I highly recommend working with her. She tirelessly created a memorable journey throughout the Catalonia region including Costa Brava. I worked very closely with her curating each daily experience and she was extremely helpful guiding us to see the best hidden treasures that Northern Spain can offer travelers. We are still in touch after the trip and has become extremely close to our family. She is extremely trustworthy and knowledgeable on Spain's history.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Melissa. You will always be a part of my heart!

Alina Burton

Canada
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Tour: Medieval TREASURES of Catalunya and dragon lake cruise, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain
Date: Jul 3/17

Alina Burton

Canada
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Tour: #221522, Awesome Montserrat and Cardona Castle private tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 2/17

Alina Burton

Canada
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Tour: Salvador Dali and Costa Brava private tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain
Date: Jul 1/17

Melanie Brenner

United States
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Tour: #221739, Costa Brava the bluest sea, sites and taste - private tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 28/17

Lydia did a fabulous job of making the most out of a poor weather day for this tour. We made an impromptu stop at the castle of Gala, and when it started to rain, she drove far out of the way so we could experience a medieval village and not get soaked. She also brought us to a place for lunch with the most exceptional views of the coast. I would highly recommend this tour and any tour with Lydia.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Melanie for your great comment . It was a pleasure touring with you !

Melanie Brenner

United States
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Tour: #221522, Awesome Montserrat private tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 27/17

This tour was really amazing and beautiful. Lydia's knowledge was superb and we learned so much. I would highly recommend this tour, and any tour by Lydia.

Melanie Brenner

United States
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Tour: #221702, Ultimate Salvador Dali private tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 26/17

Lydia was simply amazing! Her knowledge of Dali was vast, and she made the tour educational as well as entertaining. I would highly recommend this tour, and any tour by Lydia. She was exceptional.

Christian Haryanto

Indonesia
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Tour: #221522, Awesome Montserrat private tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 20/17

Lydia has guided my family & me to Montserrat & wine tasting. She is such a wonderful lady with broad knowledge. Thank you so much Lydia. Truly five stars ���� Family from Jakarta , Indonesia

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Haryanto family ! It was a lovely day indeed . I will miss you all . Lots of hugs, Lydia

Laura M.

United States
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Tour: #222928, Sephardic Jewish treasures of Girona and Besalu, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 19/17

Lydia was prompt, helpful, extremely knowledgable about both Spanish and Catalan history and was able to help us see parts of the area we never would have found or understood on our own. As we were driving back she suggested a detour to a volcanic lake, enabling us to see parts of the area that weren't even mentioned on the tour. I have no problem recommending her enthusiastically.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you too ! I will cherish the moments with you <3

Brenda Schneider

United States
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Tour: #222444, A tour of Gaudi's miracles, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 6/17

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.

Brenda Schneider

United States
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Tour: #221522, Awesome Montserrat private tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 5/17

Lydia was very informative and provided a great experience in Montserrat. Her narrative there and during the travel to and from Montserrat were greatly appreciated.

Lisa Dobson

United States
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Tour: #221739, Costa Brava the bluest sea, sites and taste - private tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: May 29/17

Lydia was fantastic, we had a wonderful day touring with her. She is an excellent guide, full of information and a lot of pride and love for this beautiful region. We brought our 2 year old son and she was very accommodating of our needs. Book her. She's great.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lisa for the lovely comment ! It was great to be with you and your family {Kiss the potential great activist for me ..lol} I wish you all the best and hope to see you again someday ! Hugs and kisses Lydia

Christine Adler

United States
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Tour: Barcelona full day tour with a mini Bus, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain
Date: May 25/17

Alexandra Delgado

Philippines
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Tour: Tapas, a culinary adventure !, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain
Date: May 20/17

My family was very happy with her. They had so much fun, they didnt even notice the time!

Joyce Haun

LOUISIANA, United States
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Tour: #221739, Costa Brava the bluest sea, sites and taste - private tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: May 12/17

Lydia is the best!!! The four of us have been using Tours by Locals all over the world for a number of years. Lydia is by far the most knowledgeable, sociable, flexible,and helpful guide we have had to date. Her command of the English language made it so easy to follow her very interesting stories of ancient & modern history. We felt safe & most comfortable in her capable hands over the two days she kept us entertained. Thank you Tours by Licals for offering her services.

Joyce Haun

LOUISIANA, United States
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Tour: #221521, Barcelona Full Panorama and Sagrada Familia with a Van, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: May 11/17

Geroge Swanger

United States
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Tour: #221522, Awesome Montserrat private tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: May 9/17

Lydia was our tour guide in Barcelona, Spain. She, too was extremely professional, knowledgeable and a safe driver. Her explanation of the Catalonia people and their strong nationalism was interesting and new to us. She provided extensive information of the area, the cathedral of Montserrat and helpful suggestions on where to eat at the pier.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr Swanger. Be blessed !

Christine M.

Wanaka, OTAGO, New Zealand
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Tour: #221521, Barcelona Full Panorama and Sagrada Familia with a Van, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: May 3/17

Lydia was an excellent tour guide, she had so much knowledge of Barcelona and showed us what we needed to see. I would highly recommend her

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Carole ! It was a great evening indeed, see you soon ! Hugs Lydia

Carole Peterson

United States
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Tour: Tapas, a culinary adventure !, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain
Date: Apr 30/17

Loved Lydia! She very knowledgeable. And she took us to Tapas places we never would have found on our own. we have booked her again for our next trip already.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Carole . I was a fantastic evening for me too . See you soon <3 Hugs Lydia

Deborah Mello

United States
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Tour: #221521, Barcelona Full Panorama and Sagrada Familia with a Van, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Apr 28/17

Lydia is enthusiastic and knowledgeable. She has a clear passion for Barcelona. It is a great overview tour of Barcelona including a visit to the Sagrada Familia. I wished the day were longer so we could have toured Parc Guell as well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mrs Mello ! It was a lovely day for me too! Warm regards, Lydia

Kathy Privratsky

Anchorage, AK, United States
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Tour: #257876, Medieval beautiful villages around Barcelona, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Apr 27/17

Excellent tour. We went to a variety of very interesting and unique villages- some medieval and others fishing villages. Lydia is very knowledgeable and knows incredible amount of Spain and Catalonian history. Lydia customized our tour to things we had not seen before. After the tour she dropped off at Girona Airport for flight the next day. Excellent day all around. We would use her again when we come to Spian/ Barcelona!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a great day for us too !!! We enjoyed each and every moment with you . Such a wonderful couple... Maybe we meet for the "camino.." you never know ! Hugs and kisses Lydia

June Wong

Singapore
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Tour: #257876, Medieval beautiful villages around Barcelona, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Apr 22/17

Lydia brought us to beautiful places and enjoy this trip very much.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello June, It was a pleasure to tour with you again after our last tour half a year ago ..Thank you for your lovely comments !!

June Wong

Singapore
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Tour: #221522, Awesome Montserrat private tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Apr 21/17

Lydia is always so professional and she knows everything in depth. Great and enjoyable tour

Lori Unfus

United States
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Tour: #221755, Andorra the small county next to Barcelona, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Apr 17/17

Lydia is a wonderful tour guide, very knowledgable and gracious! She tailored the tour to optiminze our time and experience. Andorra with Lydia is not to be missed. This was our favorite tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the lovely comment! It was a pleasure touring with you. Hugs and kisses! Lydia

Robert Hammond

United States
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Tour: #221521, Barcelona Full Panorama and Sagrada Familia with a Van, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Apr 10/17

We used Lydia as a guide for three days, a tour of Barcelona, a tour of Montserrat, and a tour of Medieval villages outside of Barcelona. Lydia was great for all three tours. Lydia is a fierce Catalan partisan and it was enlightening to listen to her "side of the story" regarding Catalunya secession from Spain.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you dear Mr Hammond ! It was a pleasure touring with you and Ti ! Lots of love ! Lydia

Christopher Longee

United States
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Tour: #221702, Ultimate Salvador Dali private tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Mar 31/17

We did a fantastic seven-person tour with Lydia to see the Dali museum and then on to Girona. Lydia was a fantastic guide and was informative on all aspects of our day, from the meaning of Dali's paintings to the construction of midevel gothic towns. I would highly recommend her to anyone interested in doing this tour - she's a star!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr Longee for your comment! You are a wonderful family and I enjoyed each and every moment with you too .

Lisa S.

United States
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Tour: #222444, Barcelona best of with a Van - First time Private tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Mar 25/17

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!

Lisa S.

United States
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Tour: #221755, Andorra the small county next to Barcelona, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Mar 24/17

What a joy to take a day trip to Andorra with Lydia! We are from NYC and a day away from the busyness of our visit to Barcelona was just what we needed! She is a true historian-we learned so much. While shopping draws many, Lydia took the time to understand our interests and instead guided us to beautiful towns, nestled in the Pyrenees, where we enjoyed the breathtaking scenery and interesting history. Never would have found these little gems on our own.Border crossing was quick and easy with Lydia's help

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lisa for this lovely comment. I was literally honored to tour with you .

David Reinsel

United States
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Tour: #257876, Medieval beautiful villages around Barcelona, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Feb 23/17

Needless to say that Tours by Local has exceeded expectations again. Whenever I want a personal guide, Tours by Local is the one I trust. Lydia is a master as a tour guide, knowing anything and everything there is about Barcelona history (and much more, actually). She provided us with exactly the tour for which we desired - getting to see and know more about the medieval villages around Barcelona. This tour was most relaxing and enjoyable - loved it all. Thank you Lydia!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr Reinsel, Thank you very much for your lovely comment. I enjoyed each and every moment with you too ! Hugs and kisses Lydia

Alford Ottley

United States
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Tour: #222444, Barcelona best of with a Van - First time Private tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jan 17/17

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 Franklin

United Kingdom
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Tour: #222444, Barcelona best of with a Van - First time Private tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jan 9/17

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!

Wayne Armstrong

Australia
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Tour: #221521, Barcelona Full Panorama and Sagrada Familia with a Van, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Jan 3/17

The tour was fantastic and Lydia was brilliant. We had been here for 2 days looking around on our own prior to our tour and now have so much better understanding of Barcelona and what it offers then we did before! Can't recommend it enough!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the lovely comments. You are a fantastic family. Love you all.

Susan Wauer

Geneva, ILLINOIS, United States
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Tour: #221521, Barcelona Full Panorama with a Van, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Nov 3/16

My head is spinning and filled with knowledge of Barcelona thanks to Lydia. There wasn't a question she couldn't answer whether it was about buildings, dates, Catalonian history, current economy or ideas regarding Spain and Catalan. Her wealth of information is filled with the love of her home, Barcelona. The panoramic driving tour is the best! We covered the city from the sea to the mountain, old city to new. I highly recommend Lydia and her tours!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mrs Wauer for the lovely comment! We had a great time indeed ! I wish I could join your cruise :)

Daria Swinnen

United States
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Tour: #257876, Medieval beautiful villages around Barcelona, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 28/16

Robert Wai Meng Chow

Petaling Jaya, SELANGOR, Malaysia
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Tour: #221522, Awesome Montserrat and Girona private tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 27/16

My group of 9 people thoroughly enjoyed Lydia's company! Her knowledge of the history of the places we visited marveled us! We highly recommend her to anyone!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr Chow ! You were a wonderful group !!!

Robert Wai Meng Chow

Petaling Jaya, SELANGOR, Malaysia
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Tour: Barcelona best of with a mini Bus, private tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain
Date: Oct 26/16

My group of 9 people thoroughly enjoyed Lydia's company! Her knowledge of the history of the places we visited marveled us! We highly recommend her to anyone!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr Chow ! You were a wonderful group !!!

Mary d.

United States
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Tour: #222444, Barcelona best of with a Van - First time Private tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 22/16

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 !

Elsie P.

Canada
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Tour: #221521, Barcelona Full Panorama with a Van, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 22/16

Lydia was an amazing guide. I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn about Barcelona. She is a real champion of her city and her Catalonian ancestry. I learned so much from her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mrs Pawlak ! It was my pleasure to guide you ! You are wonderful too !

Ferdinand Medina

Vigan, ILOCOS SUR, Philippines
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Tour: #221522, Awesome Montserrat private tour, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 17/16

Lydia was an EXCELLENT guide. She's well versed with the ins and outs of Barcelona. There was never a dull moment with her during our Barcelona city tour and Monserrat tour. She even sung as a song during last day with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr Medina for your excellent comment ! I will definitely come and visit your lovely city Ciudad Fernandina in the philippines ! Give my love to all family .

Ferdinand Medina

Vigan, ILOCOS SUR, Philippines
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Tour: #221521, Barcelona Full Panorama with a Bus, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 16/16

Lydia was a very efficient and accomodating guide. Our walking tour was informative and leisurely. She even sang for us a spanish song. We enjoyed the tours planned for us