Steven CooperUnited States
Tours of Valencia and Segundo were very thorough and we learned a great deal about both places. We went to local, non-tourist restaurant with guide for lunch and it, too, was a great experience.
Linda OxenriderUnited States
Anne ForbesUnited States
Our 4 hour tour with Sarah-Kate was a delight. With her guidance, we were able to leave Valencia with a wonderful perspective of it's history & people. Sarah-Kate exudes warmth, passion & is a charming ambassador for Valencia & Spain! She is at the top of my list for guides! You will love her!
Stephen FrancisUnited States
I initially picked Kate because I wanted an American without the need to interpret a thick accent. As it turns out, that was just a bonus as her vast knowledgeable of local history along with her infectious enthusiasm made the tour come alive and my choice could not have been better. Kate put together a custom tour for us as we wanted to see Sagunto (which I highly recommend) along with highlights of Valencia. I know there are many 5 star rated guides, but Kate is at the top of these.
Melissa WinsorUnited States
Valencia is an amazing city and Kate did a really great job of showing it to us. She listened to our preferences and planned the tour accordingly. She is full of knowledge and conveys it very well. Kate has a wonderful personality and it is a pleasure to spend time with her. If we return to Valencia, we would not hesitate to use her again and we will recommend her to our friends.
Hans LiuUnited States
A wonderful guide. Energetic, knowledgable, passionate about showing us the best of Valencia. She was also great at adjusting plans on the fly as when traffic became an issue. She was able to take us to fireworks in the center of the city and arranged an excellent paella lunch. Highly recommended as someone who really knows Spain!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your flexibility as well. It was a real joy spending the day with you! Hope to see you and your family back in Spain!
Dennis HirotsuUnited States
Kate provided a great tour with an overview of the main sights of València. Her ability to provide perspective from a local perspective and from an American perspective added a lot to our enjoyment of the sights and experiences.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You have a gorgeous family and I wish you the very best for 2018! Come back to visit again!
Juli JessenUnited States
Kate was a really awesome person and guide. We are a weird duo with one history fanatic speaking English and the other fascinated by religion and speaking just Spanish. Kate connected with each and showed areas we never dreamed were around Valencia. She was able to accommodate our meeting place and times really well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Julie- Maggie is a very special girl and I hope to meet her again someday!
Jack GreenUnited States
Kate met our expectations perfectly when customizing our tour given our walking issues Her insights on family life in Valencia compared to the US were most interesting and informative. The highlight of the day was having tapas in a plaza with locals dancing on a stage in the center. Beautiful costumes, wonderful music and feeling we were just part of the party! She is the epitome of a tour guide and we would not hesitate to use her if we ever return to Valencia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! I do hope to see you back in Valencia some day! Happy holidays!
Noah (Dr.) ChivianWest Orange, NJ, United States
Sara-Kate Redding was a delightful surprise. Born and educated in Maine, she moved to Valencia after college graduation and stayed. She was able to give us a native's perspective of her adopted city with an American point of view. The highlights were the Central Market and the oceanarium, at the L'Oceanographic in the City of Arts & Sciences. Lunch at a friend's "hot spot" restaurant was a real treat. Only regret was not having more time with Sara-Kate. We look forward to seeing her again in Valencia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for remembering me this many months out! I would look forward to the opportunity of sharing more of Spain with you whenever you come back! Wishing you and your family the best!
Jay SiskindUnited States
Sara=Kate gave us a wonderful tour of Valencia. She was knowledgeable, energetic and did a great job showing us the area and providing excellent background information. We enjoyed our day with her and we would highly recommend her for tours in this area.
Rodrigo PelaezUnited States
Sarah - Kate provided my 3 daughters, wife and I an amazing opportunity to explore Valencia from past to modern times. The amazing city combined with the knowledge, friendliness and expertise of the guide made for an unforgettable adventure. We will never forget this trip with Sarah Thanks
David DiamondOmaha, NE, United States
We greatly enjoyed our day with Kate, she is a wonderful guide and traveling companion. Her knowledge of the area and local customs was excellent, as was her knowledge of local wines. She also did a great job of pivoting seamlessly when elements of our itinerary had to be tweaked due to scheduling. Thank you, Kate, for a very enjoyable day.
Tour was exactly as advertised in terms of itinerary. Kate was very knowledgeable of Spanish history, the local area and wine. She is also very friendly and flexible. We highly recommend Kate and this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! I thorougly enjoyed your and Bev's company, our interesting conversations and hope to see you again in the future!
David SilverUnited States
Kate communicated well from the time she accepted the tour And was willing to customize the tour. On the day of the tour she picked us up promptly. She has a wonderful personality and smile. English is her native language. She hasn a brilliant way of providing history about Valencia sites as well as the Valencia region. She takes her time answering question. I have contracted with guides in other cities and by comparison Kate shines best. I highly recommend her if you travel to Valencia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much David and I wish you both wonderful travels together! Please look me up if you need anything else anywhere in Spain.
Susan T.United States
Kate is a star! She gave us a fantastic introduction to Valencia. So wonderful, that we want to return to see more and spend more time with her! I would recommend that you book with Kate if you are touring Valencia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Susan and make sure you look me up when you do come back! All my best to you and your family!
It was a very wonderful and nice stay in Valencia. We really enjoyed our time in this beautiful and stunning city. Our Guide Sarah-Kate was really nice and we can recommend her per 100%. Thank you for that nice trip. We will visit Valencia again by chance.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I Hope so! I am sorry my German isn't better but you were all a fun group and hope to see you again back in Valencia sometime!
Bryan ButlerHuntsville, AL, United States
Perfect in every way! Thank you Sarah-Kate for your outstanding knowledge and ability to share insights into your beautiful city and environs with clarity and brevity. We consider your tour at the top of our previous T by Locals. The time of pickup spot on, the pace, the itinerary choices and the expertise worth the cost. We highly recommend Sarah-Kate to others.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was absolutely my pleasure getting to know you and hope to see you back in Spain someday. Glad you srayed for the 'mascleta' fireworks display!
Nilsa P.United States
Hired Sara Kate for a Valencia tour for 2 and the experience could not have been better. She is very personable, full of energy and her knowledge of the city is incomparable. Valencia is a gem to be discovered by many more. We are looking forward to return and will certainly ask for Sara Kate to guide us again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You two were incredibly interesting people and it was my pleasure absolutely! Me encanto el 'Spanglish' entre nosotros y todos los chistes Puerto Riqueños! Un gran placer!
Poul JoensenFaroe Islands
Marty BogenschutzUnited States
Kate was excellent guide. Customized the tour to our interests. She knows the city and got us around very efficiently to see the highlights
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glad I could get you to all the places you needed! Hope to see you back again someday!
Audrey LynnUnited States
Kate met us at our hotel in Valencia, then took us to many archeological sites before actually getting to Sagunto. She was full of great facts, and had all of the answers to our questions. After an absolutely great tour, she selected a small (but great) local café for lunch. I highly recommend Kate for your tour guide. Knowledgeable, flexible, and fun!!
Jeffrey LevyUnited States
Kate was a wonderful tour guide who showed us all of the sights of Valencia. We had never been there before and she provided us a custom tour which included the San Jose caves. She drove us to a little village and we were able to see the old Jewish quarter. She took us to a little known archaeological dig where she knew the curator personally and we had a private tour. All in all it was a wonderful day a I would highly recommend Kate for your travels in the Valencia area.
My wife and I, in our 70s, were with Kate for 5 days starting in Valencia and moving to Barcelona. She was fantastic - polite, smart, feisty, knowledgeable, friendly and just good company. She arrived on time, looked after our needs, judged the pace just right and took us to places no ordinary tour would ever visit. We couldn't have wished for a better person to show us wonderful Spain. She was great for us - she would be great for anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: After our time together Greg and Jan, I have thought about you a lot. I hope you've arrived safely to England and rest well with family. You'll be happy to know all my friends and family are hearing about the wonders of Australia and we hope to get there someday. I truly think you are wonderful people and hope to stay in touch and that our paths cross again someday. Hugs for both of you and your beautiful and miraculous family too!
Bruce LeavittWestport, CT, United States
Excellent trip. We were able to get everything of interest into a packed schedule. Wonderful guide with lots of insights into the local culture and history. We even had a surprise visit to a 15th century church that was marvelous.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Bruce, I thoroughly enjoyed your company as well!
Lynn BrooksUnited Kingdom
A very efficient & knowledgeable American who has gone native,loves her new home & wants to share her passion with you.Despite a dull rainy day.Valencia sparkled for us & what we explored in our short visit left us making plans for a longer stay in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you and you were a lovely and exciting couple to spend a morning with. All the best, Kate
Carl DiLorenzoUnited States
Kate is a very knowledgeable and personable tour guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Carl, it was great meeting you!
Christine AnsbacherUnited States
Kate doesn't just share information. She is a colorful storyteller whose passion for Valencia's history, culture, gastronomy, and lifestyle is infectious. We requested a customized tour with 5 different stops both in town and outside and her logistical expertise enabled us to get everywhere on schedule. Then she surprised us with a unique, historical venue for lunch where we Manhattan foodies were WOWED by a local specialty - a stew of Foie gras, duck, wild mushrooms & rice with a broth to swoon over!
Christine AnsbacherUnited States
We hire private guides the world over and Kate is one of the best we have been lucky enough to find. Her unbridled passion for her subject transforms her into a raconteur! We were so pleased, we booked her for a full day tour as well. So look no further. Book Kate.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Christine! It was such a treat meeting the 3 of you! Hope to see you again in Valencia or elsewhere in Spain.
Kate catered to our desires. She was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Valencia. She was pleasant, accommodating, and well-informed. Thanks to Kate, we have a better understanding of Valencia and the outskirts. Fabulous tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Camile- Hope you eventually do retire here!
Margaret BabbUnited States
Simeonn WashingtonUnited States
I really wish there was a higher rating than a 5. Kate deserves a 10+. She was an absolute DELIGHT to be around. Not only was she professional and kind, but she KNEW HER STUFF. She was thorough, engaged, enthusiastic, and went above and beyond what the itinerary stated. Kate kept us interested, she got to know us personally AND we got to know her as well. By the end of the tour she wasn't just some tour guide, she became family. LUV her energy, her spirit, and the fact that you can tell she LOVES HER JOB.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: And you were both an absolute delight as well. I so hope to se you again in Valencia- truly!
Martha K.United States
Kate is a tiny dynamo! Loves Valencia and loves showing it off to best advantage. Her knowledge of the local history is encyclopedic and she is an absolute delight to be with. Will look forward to another visit in Valencia and another tour with Kate!
Sarah Kate has an incredible energy and excellent tour guide. Totally bilingual in Spanish and English we had a great time with her. She was very knowledgeable in the history of the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mil gracias Jack! Un gran abrazo para todos!
Alice MurrayUnited States
There were four members of our party. This was not only our first visit to Valencia but also our first visit to Spain! Kate was amazing!! Her communication prior to our arrival was excellent and we felt we were spending the day with a friend! She was very knowledgable, warm, entertaining, hospitable, flexible and thorough! The day seemed as though it flew by and yet we learned and saw so much!! At the end of the day, we said goodbye to a friend we will always have in Valencia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I feel the same way- please come back and visit again! Un gran abrazo amiga!
Joan C.United States
Sarah was fantastic. She was enthusiastic and engaging and her depth of knowledge was impressive. She was flexible and entirely willing to adapt the tour to my needs. I've had lots of tour guides in my long life and she ranks right at the top!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow- thank you Jean! I had such a lovely time with you and would have loved to talk to you for hours! Hope our paths cross again one day.
Sally HintzeUnited States
We were so happy to have had Kate as our Valencia tour guide - she was excellent!! She was so enthusiastic and had our day well planned so we were able to see many of Valencia's important sites, including a trip to the LLadro Factory which we requested. She was a wealth of historical information at each historical spot and we were able to experience the culture and beauty of Valencia because of this. I highly recommend her to all future travelers to the lovely city of Valencia!
Sarah-Kate is a great tour guide. She did all in her power to accommodate us and provided great historic information about Valencia and Spain. She is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the history, architecture and culture. We loved her and our tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks- you were all very sweet and fun to be with! I'm sorry for your difficulties and applaud you for being such adventurous troopers!
Jose Luis GuizadoPanama
Sarah was a wounderful guide,energetic,passionate and involved in the history and culture of Valencia. She was so much fun in chairing her experience to us in a very frendly manner. We defenetely will recommend her to all our friends. Thanks Sarah for a very memorable time. Jlguizado
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gracias a vosotros! Os deseo todo lo mejor para tu familia tan linda! Un abrazo!
If we could give an extra + we would do so! Kate was absolutely wonderful. We had a fantastic time with her and were amazed at how she could describe what we were seeing in such an entertaining way, transporting us within seconds from now to the middle ages, whilst all the time driving! She adapted her tour fully to our needs and was extremely knowledgeable. She also has such a bubbly personality and a great sense of humour. She made us wish the tour could go on and on. Thank you Kate!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: And you were all such dears to spend a day with as well! I hope to see you again back in Spain!
Carol ShawUnited States
My husband has walking issues and Kate was able to perfectly tailor the tour to our needs. She is a knowledgeable and delightful person. Her enthusiasm for her information is catching. We highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Carol- you were both great troopers! Have fun on your next trip!
John WakefieldUnited Kingdom
Sarah-Kate - we would have no hesitation in recommending her. Her knowledge of the City is top class and she is fun to be with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Muchisimas gracias! Thank you very much!
Ken GoldmanUnited States
Sarah-Kate is a wonderful person and guide. We had a terrific afternoon with her. She has a terrific personality and is an absolute wealth of information. We liked her descriptions, attitude and lovely sense of humor. We would definitely book a tour with her as guide again. Thank you so much.
Alan WeinstockUnited States
Sarah-Kate is a fabulous guide with extraordinary energy and an effervescent personality. She loves what she does and it comes through as she leads you around Valencia bringing the area to life. Her English is perfect. She knew my wife had a big birthday and greeted her with flowers. She treated us to a traditional pastry and drink. She arranged for us to have lunch in a beautiful famous restaurant. Her fund of knowledge is excellent. She is the best guide you can hire in Valencia.
Mary StolpUnited States
Two Austin Texas couples that couldn't have been more pleased with Kate...wish we could have taken her with us for the rest of our tours. What a surprise; she knows her history; smart beyond her years; and fun to be with. Such energy and fun. Book with Sarah-Kate (she goes by Kate) and you will return to Valentia because of her! Thank you for a fabulous day, Kate!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are such sweethearts! Thank you and tell Gracie thanks for sharing the pic with me!
Edward BlackUnited States
Great excursion!! First time user of Tours by Locals but definitely not the last time. Our guide, Vicente, meet us on time at the port in a clean & comfortable van to seat our party of 6. We toured Europes longest underground river inhabited in the Paleolithic period, a preserved Roman road/ruins under a modern building and and the Roman fort overlooking Sagunto. Vicente was knowledgeable, professional, spoke excellent English and strove to ensure our excursion was first rate. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Ed! Hope you come back and Vicent and I will both have you over for a paella!
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We're so glad you decided to give us a try, and we look forward to welcoming you back on future travels!
Brenda CourtneyUnited States
Fantastic tour of Sagunto! Sarah-Kate picked us up promptly at our hotel and gave us a really insightful, historical and wonderful tour of Sagunto. She is extremely knowledgeable and personable. We loved our day spent with her. She also gave us much insight into the customs and day to day life of the locals. I highly recommend Sarah-Kate as your guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Brenda! I so enjoyed you and your lovely and fun family too! Make sure your niece stays in touch with me if she needs anything here in Valencia!
Ronnie S.United States
Sarah-Kate has an incredible gift for sharing her vast knowledge and expertise of Valencia that we enjoyed tremendously. She was so enthusiastic, it was infectious and made the 'dry' history come to life. We had no idea that Valencia had so much to offer! She also made access to sites as easy as possible for me, who is mobility challenged. PLUS, she knew just the place to share a local treat that we all (4 of us) loved. I HIGHLY recommend her!
Ron SmileyPowell, OHIO, United States
Oh WOW!! Sarah-Kate picked us up at the ship in Valencia for a 5 hour culinary tour. From the minute we met her, we loved her personality and enthusiasm -- coupled with the facet that she knew EVERYTHING about the history of Spain. We visited several spots to taste the local culinary highlights, interspersed with historical stops. We ended the day with our favorite meal of our entire month and 1/2 trip -- "wet" paella at a magnificent local spot. Do yourselves a favor and book a tour with Sarah-Kate.
Denise WrightUnited States
Sarah was amazing. She helped us have a truly cultural experience and made us feel like Valencian's. She is one of the best guides we have ever used and there have been many. She was very knowledgeable fun to be with and went out of her way to make sure that the tour accommodated our interests and that we had a great time.We give Sarah five stars!
Renee SabelUnited States
Kate was a fabulous guide for our visit to Valencia. Her enthusiasm and passion for the city were contagious, as she guided us through Valencia's old and new charms, even a stop for a local treat... an horchata. She is a born storyteller, and as she shared the tales relating to Valencia's fascinating history, she completely charmed us and made us feel that she was a friend taking us around the city she loves. Our group of four would highly recommend Kate.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Renee! I earnestly enjoyed you four too and thought of you all fondly the following day I participated in my Jewish Tour! Un abrazo!
David ShalsonUnited Kingdom
We had an immensely enjoyable 4.5 hours in Valencia with Kate who is a thoroughly charming and vibrant personality. We were very impressed with her in-depth local and historical knowledge and the easy-going manner in which she treated us. I wish all tour guides were as charming and pleasant as Kate. Thoroughly recommendable!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: And you and Sue are thoroughly recommended guests! It was totally my pleasure!
Norman GibbsUnited Kingdom
Hope above is a 5 star rating its meant to be! Kate is a bubbly lady who has a passion for spain and valencia in particular. Us 4 Brits enjoyed our time with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much- and you were all a delight to be with as well! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holidays!
Lesley GoldmanUnited States
What a great way to spend our first day in Valencia. Sarah was extremely knowledgeable and very personable. We enjoyed our time with her very much and would not hesitate to recommend her.
Alyssa KudoUnited States
This tour w/ Kate was a once in a lifetime opportunity, my boyfriend & I took a day tour on 2-23-14 and it was above & beyond anything I could have ever hoped for. Kate's experience, historical knowledge, enthusiasm, stories & genuine care sets her apart & her tour shows you all the most amazing sites and many hidden ones you could never find on your own. I will forever be grateful & cherish the memories her & her husband gave us. We left with amazing pictures,an unforgettable experience & a new friend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Alyssa! Thank you so much for such kind words- you both were a joy as well to get to know. I hope I see you back here some day!
Cheryll NicholsonUnited States
Kate was a wonderful tour guide. We wouldn't have been able to do these trips alone as we don't speak the language. She brought the history to life and told us stories that you would not have gotten from just walking around the ruins. We feel like we met a new friend in Valencia. We got to pick oranges at her cousin's farm on the way back and if that is an option do so!! It was the highlight of our trip!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I can't tell you enough how much I enjoyed your family too! Happy holidays!
Cheryll NicholsonUnited States
This tour is well worth it, especially if you don't speak the language. Kate gave us a fantastic overview of all the relevant buildings and their history. We learned more in one day than our son who is going to school there. Kate knows her history and even stories you won't find in a guide book. She catered the day to us and took us to a quaint restaurant where we ordered wonderful food, and took a beautiful sunset boat ride on the lake.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: That was the most beautiful sunset I've ever seen here- really!
Cheryll NicholsonUnited States
We enjoyed this tour very much. We not only tasted some great wines and cava, but also toured the winery and learned how they produce it here. The drive takes you to a completely different landscape and nice to see outside Valencia City. We also got to tour a castle and eat some fantastic food on a sunny terrace. Kate made the trip effortless for us, as we don't speak the language and definitely could not have had the same experience without her. The three teens with us enjoyed it too!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Cheryll and Dave!
Michael KellyUnited States
My wife and two friends really enjoyed Kate and her upbeat nature. Truly loves and appreciates all there is to offer in Valencia. The fact she's orginally a New Englander was an added benefit. Enjoyed the tapas lunch, all the churches and the knowledge of history and traditions in this beautiful area. Kate met us at the port when our cruise ship arrived and we were quickly off to see the city. Kate, keep up that enthusiasm and your business will flourish. Best Regards- Mike
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: THANK YOU SO MUCH MIKE! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving- I am a little jealous not to be eating turkey back in New England this time of year :)
Cynthia BowmanUnited States
Great tour guide with Kate! She arranged the personal tour of all highlights of Valencia-including the Lladro factory which was great. We also had time for a yummy paella lunch on the beach. Her personality was also wonderful and we really enjoyed our time with her. Thanks again Kate.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Cyndy- You guys were a blast too!!! Hope you are well back in the US!
Evelyn Jean BrezaCharleston, SC, United States
Kate is a fabulous guide. She is extremely knowledgeable about history and able to share it in very entertaining ways. For example, she had us (a group of 9) demonstrating a Gothic cathedral: some were columns, two were flying buttresses, one was a rose window, and my husband and I were gargoyles. Our grandchildren, ages 11 - 22, were enthralled - as were we. A superb tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Jean- I loved your family too! Hope to see you back in Spain someday!
Janice KatsaounisUnited States
Kate was a delight. I am a travel agent and the tour was for me and my family/friends that travelled together. She has incredible knowledge of the area. She's quite thorough and professional and I would recommend her to anyone. 5 Star!!