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 ThelenUnited States
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
Jennifer A.United States
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
Steve SchneiderUnited States
Lydia's tour was very informative and insightful. You can't miss having Lydia as your tour guide.
Jeanne JacobsUnited States
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 SzulczewskiUnited States
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.
Jerry HolsworthUnited States
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��
Deno BarrogaUnited States
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!!!
Laura ElliottUnited States
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
Noreen M.United States
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.
Julia RandolphUnited States
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
Joyce HaunLOUISIANA, United States
Christine M.Wanaka, OTAGO, New Zealand
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
Deborah MelloUnited States
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
Robert HammondUnited States
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
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 WauerGeneva, ILLINOIS, United States
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 :)
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 MedinaVigan, ILOCOS SUR, Philippines
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
Joan KrzykowskiUnited States
This was our first time in Barcelona and Lydia was fabulous! In just one day, she showed us and taught us so much about this incredible city and its people. We had a group of six and we all agreed that it couldn't have been a better tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mrs Ktzykowski for your lovely review. It was my pleasure to tour with your fabulous group !
Eric HellmanUnited States
Lydia was extremely informative and knows all the great places to go to while in Barcelona. She also knows the best Tapas places as well. Her ability to guide through the Gothic quarter and Sagrada de Familia was incredible. I highly recommend a day tour of Barcelona with her. She is a great person to be around. amazing energy!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr Hellman. I really enjoyed touring in Barcelona with a lovely young couple like you!
Richard SteereUnited States
You can't believe everything thing on the internet but believe this - Lydia was terrific. First time my wife and I used Tours By Locals. Just completed a two week cruise with tours arranged by the cruise line. Waste of money compared to the sights we saw and the information provided by Lydia. She showed up on time, drove us to the promised destinations but more importantly she was a wealth of information about the history and people of Barcelona. She even brought back my sunglasses the next day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr Steere ! It was wonderful, touring with you . Hope to see you in 2026 !
William KolbUnited States
We took a city tour with Lydia yesterday and we couldn't have asked for a better introduction to the city. She took us every where we could have thought of and several we weren't even expecting. She was knowledgeable about all aspects of the city, there seemed to be no question she couldn't answer. My husband is an avid photographer, so Lydia took the time and effort to stop at many places where he could get the best photographs. I would recommend her to anyone wanting a quality tour in this area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your lovely commence ! It was a delight being with you . Hope we will meet again someday .. Waiting for the photographs :)
Lydia is a top class guide with a vast knowledge of Barcelona and is very passionate about the history of Catalonia and her country. Lydia was most accommodating with an extra stop and was happy to give us ample time to look around. We saw so much in a short time with a visit to the Basilica de la Sagrada Familia by the famous Antonio Gaudi a must! The amazing Architecture and the Gracia Houses of Gaudi are all part of this great tour. We would highly recommend Lydia as a very organised professional guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mrs Tattam for your lovely review ! It was indeed a great tour. Our Chemistry made it even better lol !
Christine KendrickUnited States
Our guide Lydia was fun and helpful . She was very informative and we felt we got a true sense of Barcelona.. Also she gave us many ideas of places to eat and visit on our stay.. We wish we could have her every day to guide us to more great sights and history of Barcelona.. 5 from us. Thanks Lydia you are the best ..
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the great commence!
Joseph SibloUnited States
Just got back home from our Cruise. Wanted to let you know that Lydia was the best and most professional tour guide during our entire trip through Spain, France, Italy, Croatia, and Greece. We did have private tours in Italy that did not match Lydia's tour. Lydia was the greatest.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr Siblo for your excellent comment! I am very happy you liked it so much !
Carol SchancheUnited States
Lydia was a treasure! She is incredibly knowledgable, extremely personable, and a skilled driver! We had such a good time and really saw all the Barcelona highlights with the one day we had available. She picked us up on time in a comfortable car, and was very patient with my knee-induced slowness. We would request her again on our next visit!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs Schanche , you are an angel ! Thank you .
If you want to see Barcelona and learn about its rich history, try to go for the day with Lydia . She is a brilliant guide and a lovely lady as well! We thoroughly enjoyed our day tour of Barcelona and it was a great way to familiarise ourselves with this beautiful city. Lydia is a wealth of local knowledge and the history. She quickly worked out our group and set a pace for the day that suited us perfectly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Beatrice for your lovely commence. I hope we will meet again , you will always stay in my hart .
Donald MarksUnited States
Lydia is a terrific guide. She went out of her way to accommodate our group and to find a very nice little village restaurant that made our tour even more enjoyable. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr Marks . I was a wonderful day and you have been some incredible friends .
Benjamin YoungUnited States
Michael McCluskeyUnited States
This was probably our favorite tour of the several we took on the Mediterranean tour. Lots of Gaudi, which is awesome. Definately tell Lydia that you want to go to the Sagrad Familia Church. It is worth your whole vacation to see it. Make a stop for tapas too!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so happy you loved it. I loved also each and every moment with you.Remember your promise: to come again, when Sagrada Familia will be ready :-)
A very thorough and detailed tour. Well worth it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr Wong ! It was a pleasure touring with you
Dianne KettUnited States
Lydia was really fantastic! We thoroughly enjoyed her tour. We learned so much about the history, the sites, and culture of Barcelona.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mrs Kett for our lovely commence. It was a pleasure being with you .
Alec BlakeleyUnited States
Lydia is a wonderful guide. We saw all the major sites in a single day and the trip was planned perfectly. The car enabled us to get easily from place to place and we didn't need to walk much at all. The tapas lunch was very good and just the break we needed before concluding with the spectacular Sagrada Familia. Thank you Lydia, it was very informative. Alec & Liz
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are a lovely family.It was a pleasure being with you , thank you too !!
John McintyreNew Zealand
Great day.wonderful history and knowledge. Certainly worth doing it this way. John
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr Mcintyre! It was lovely meeting you .
Katie FolkenUnited States
Lydia was both personable and professional and we learned so much about Barcelona. Despite poor weather conditions she provided us with an exceptional tour of the area. She added several personal touches to the tour that really made a difference in our enjoyment. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr Folken. I was a real pleasure being with you. Lydia
Leon FriedmanUnited States
Lydia was fantastic. Great personality and totally flexable as to what we did. As a former history teacher, she was able to give us a greater insight into the city's history and its growth. She drove us all around the city, stopping whenever we wanted. Sagrada Familia and Park Guell, which were included in her price, were once in a lifetime experiences. We agreed to meet her again in 10 years, when Sagrada will be finished. My wife and I recommend her to everyone-you will not be dissapoited
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr Friedman, for your lovely comments.It was a pleasure being with you
Van NoahUnited States
Lydia was a joy to be with as our tour guide in Barcelona. We enjoyed learning about the history of the area and some of the current politics as well. We learned first hand how independent Catalonia was and is. She arranged the timing of our tour perfectly so that we could see the old Olympic sites, the major city elements, and some parks in a way that did not wear out my dad just before arriving at Antonio Gaudi's Sagrada Familia in time for the tickets she pre-purchase - a great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your lovely comment. It was a pleasure being with you.
Jeffrey LevyUnited States
Lydis was wonderful. She knows Barcelona very well and we avoided all the traffic. She had a driver so we did not need to concern ourselves with parking the car. She was very informative, friendly and had many stories to tell. She took us to all of the beautiful spots in Barcelona and made sure that we saw everything. She accommodated people in our group with walking difficulties and prepaid for our tickets to the major sites and got us there right on time for our tours. Highly recommend Lydia S.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr Levy!