Eileen B.United States
Tim DuffyUnited States
We had a delightful day exploring 3 medieval villages with Lydia. She is a very knowledgeable and pleasant guide. The villages are each interesting and attractive in different ways. The walking part of the tour should be easy to manage for most. The lunch stop was extremely nice. Enjoyed the day very much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you professor for your lovely comment. It was my pleasure being with you! Lydia
William GustafsonUnited States
We had six days touring with Lydia, including this tour. It was an extraordinarily comprehensive experience of Barcelona and Catalunya. Lydia is a brilliant guide and a wonderful person. We became friends right away. She even started bringing us breakfast in the mornings. Lydia rearranged the itineraries between all our tours, removing overlap and adding extra surprises to fit us perfectly, so I am reviewing them all as one. She's just awesome. We're so glad to know her. Book a tour with her now!
Oliver CrockerUnited States
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.
Carole PetersonUnited States
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
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
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.
Noreen M.United States
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
Katherine DowningUnited States
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
Melissa HunterUnited States
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!
Kathy PrivratskyAnchorage, AK, United States
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
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 !!
David ReinselUnited States
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