Ellen RautenbergUnited States
Clara was terrific on all counts! She was knowledgeable, funny and warm. She set a good pace and checked in with us every once in awhile to make sure that we were getting what we wanted from the tour. We felt we were getting a unique experience, not one carried out by someone on autopilot. By the end of three hours, we had made a new friend. We couldn't have asked for a better guide and will make sure to tell friends and family about her should they be coming to Seville or Andalusia more broadly.
Jennifer DawsonUnited States
Clara was a knowledgeable, animatedand lovely guide. She kept our children engaged as well as the adults. We were able to engage in a dialogue with her unlike some guides that seem to be on a rehearsed loop. She was flexible and accommodating to the attention span of our 5 year old. Her English was very good and easily understood. I would recommend Clara for your tour in Seville.
This tour was first class, due solely to the wonderful tour guide Clara. Due to her arrangements we avoided the long queue and got first sight of the Palace before it became crowded. Her knowledge of the history was superb, as was her ability to impart it to us. She was also very generous with her time to help us plan some events for the rest of our time in Seville. I'm 100% happy to recommend Clara and the tour. Great value.
Katie HammersonUnited States
Clara gave us an amazing tour of the Real Alcazar and the Sevilla cathedral. She was interesting to listen to and very passionate about the subject matter.She showed us that history is still very much alive in Sevilla. Clara is very knowledgeable about the history of Sevilla and it's artwork and architecture. She was enthusiastic and personable and very responsive to our needs and questions.She had many wonderful stories and anecdotes that made the tour engaging and personal.Highly recommend!
Carmina Santos-HallHong Kong
Clara is an exemplary tour guide. She took us through Real Alcazar & Seville Cathedral in Seville yesterday and the whole experience was a delight. Aside from giving us information about the place, she gave us anecdotes about people relevant to the place which made the whole tour interesting. Great energy!. Clara's tour is highly recommended. She was even able to engage my 15 year old niece and got her asking questions.
I highly recommend you take a tour with Clara. She is friendly and informative. Not only did she talk about the history and story behind Alcazar and Cabildo Cathedral but she showed us modern day photos relevant to those sites. Example: Where game of throne was filmed, Fernando 13th mummified remains, and more... She also brought bread for my daughter so she could feed the fish. One of the highlights for my little girl. Afterwards she dropped us off at a local tapas restaurant which served great food.
Katherine TheisUnited States
Clara was the guide for our family of four with sons 10 & 13 years old. She is absolutely delightful and I can't recommend her enough. Her English is perfect, she an encyclopedic knowledge of Seville history and is impassioned about guiding you through it. She has a wonderful ability to impart all that info in a relatable interesting way. She kept our boys engaged with good stories and funny asides. She even brought bread crusts so they could feed the ducks in the garden. Thank you Clara!
Ruben NavarroUnited States
Clara was superb ! My family and I enjoyed our private tour tremendously. Clara has such a passion and love for her Seville and it was evident in the wonderful way she guided and informed us about the beautiful historical location we were visiting. I highly recommend spending time with Clara. She's simply a great person ! We will never forget Seville.
Chris AhearnSanta Monica, CALIFORNIA, United States
Simply put, Clara is the best guide we have yet to experience in Spain (and we have had the pleasure of working with more than 5 others). She both knows and loves her city of Sevilla and puts the history into living context and brings it forward via the art, artistry and interplay. Our kids (16 and 18) loved it as did my wife and I. Time flew by and at the end of it - we couldn't believe how quickly 3 hours passed by. If we could give her a rating of 10 out of 5 we would.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Chris you are very kind with your feedback. It means a lot to me. I really enjoyed meeting you and your family. All of you were delightful, and your children very special with their thoughtful replies and attention. Send my best wishes to all of them and hope to see you all back in Seville again.
Roberta GottliebUnited States
Clara was extremely knowledgeable and delightful as a guide. She was also very considerate of my husband's physical limitations while still providing us with an amazing and informative tour. I especially appreciated her ability to provide the historical context for the things we saw.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Roberta, what a wonderful, kind and generous family you all are. It was a privilege being your guide. I hope to see all of you again if you return to Andalusia. There is an unblievable amount to see! Best wishes to you all , Clara
Gina R.United States
Clara is the best! She made our stay in Seville memorable, and we will be back! My kids loved her, she is genuine and made our tour engaging and interactive. Wish we had more time with her - thank you Clara!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gina your comment is so much appreciated and kind. I enjoyed your company and navigating you around sevilla and pleased that you got a good insight into the city and what it has to offer. Thank you!
Mark PendletonUnited States
Clara was the best guide for Sevilla! With her you see what is important and learn much about the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mark,thanks for your review! Best wishes,Clara
Jane SnowUnited States
We had a fabulous tour with Clara. Her knowledge about the Cathedral and Palace in Sevilla were amazing. She shared many insights that we would not have learned from other guides and certainly not from touring on our own. I would have liked a longer tour to visit other sites in Sevilla but our time here was limited. I would highly recommend Clara as a guide in this beautiful city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jane. What an absolute pleasure it was to meet you. I'm glad you enjoyed it - it's always great for a guide when people really want to know the city and its stories. And I feel like I learned a little more about my city too. Please do come back!
David StrykerSpring, TX, United States
Clara was great. She toured my wife and I on our first visit to Seville and gave us a thorough introduction to the City. She was knowledgeable and thoughtful in her choices of sights, and her command of the details was really impressive. I can highly recommend Clara (and already have, to a couple we met in Barcelona later on our trip). You won't go wrong!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dearest Hannah S Thomas. Thank you very much for your appreciation. Truly, the pleasure was mine. My best wishes to you both and hope to see you in the nearest future.
Tamim BraishUnited States
Clara picked us up at our hotel. She was punctual and immediately gave us a summary of what she planned for the day. Her knowledge of the Seville area was fantastic but most importantly she was friendly, personable and passionate about Seville. The few hours we spent with Clara were very enjoyable, fact-filled and went by quickly. I would not hesitate to chose her again and would recommend her highly to other visitors to Seville. A true ambassador for the area. Great job Clara, well done
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your terrific feedback. I am very pleased you enjoyed yourselves. I crammed in as much sightseeing as time allowed. You were all great company for me. Good luck to you and all your family!
Maricela SanchezUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with our guide Clara, who has a background in art history. It felt as though she was sharing secrets of the past at every turn, pointing out details we may have otherwise missed and providing the fascinating stories behind them. We attended this tour during a particularly heavy tourist season in Seville, but we hardly noticed the crowds. Our tour felt intimate and the three hours flew by before we knew it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Maricela. You both were a delight to tour with, I must say. I just can say , thank you , thank you, thank you!!
Clara was so passionate and informative about her wonderful city of Seville! She is a true professional, informative and fun to be with!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for the review. I'm glad you enjoyed the contrasting sides of the city. It's always a pleasure to spend time with travellers who have keen enquiring minds and really look at what's in front of them. Cheers from Seville.
Saul KupferbergUnited States
Clara was very friendly, informative and helpful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!!!
Ian SaundersUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating!
James R.United States
If you come to Seville there are two main sights that you MUST SEE-the Alcázar (royal palace) and the cathedral (largest gothic one in the world) and no better person to see it with than Clara. She picked us up from our hotel (we were staying close by) and we made the short walk to the Alcázar. We were among the first to enter at 9:30 and she walked us quickly past the tourists to iconic spots for photos where we were the only ones. The same thing at the cathedral. Excellent knowledge and English too.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I fully appreciate your kind comments James as positive feedback! Truly, the pleasure was mine! Best, Clara
Maxim SullaUnited States
Can I give her 6 stars?!? Our family loved today's trip! We liked it so much that we asked her to join us for lunch so we can get to know her more! Our 7 year old daughter loved the tour as much as 13 yo one and 17 yr old son! She interacted with them based on their ages and level of knowledge! I would definitely recommend her and have her as our guide in the future!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your kind words Maxim, this kind of tours makes all the years of study, research and client tour experiences worthwhile - I look forward to touring with you all again some day! Best wishes, Clara
John B.United States
Clara is a doll and we loved our tour with her. She is a true local who is extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She speaks several languages and we had no problem understanding her English. Beyond the tour she made restaurant recommendations and suggestions for things to see and do on our own. We can recommend her without hesitation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your generous feedback jhon - it is much appreciated. I really enjoyed touring with you guys - the perfect tourists!
We have used "ToursByLocals" all over Europe and today we had a private tour of Seville with Clara, she was amazing and we both agree Clara is the best guide we have had so far. Clara gave us a great understanding of the city of Seville, we learnt a lot about the history and the people. Clara is a very warm and gentle person who delivers her tour with genuine passion. this made our tour very special and we thank her very much for sharing the beauty of Seville.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sandreine, Thank you for your feedback. My aim is to treat my customers like I would my close friends, - always safe and happy. Clara
Stewart PearlUnited States
I've spent the last two days with Clara. She loves Sevilla and she loves showing people around, and her enthusiasm is totally infectious. Clara delights in showing you details at the must-see sites that make all the difference in helping you to understand the site in a way that opens your eyes to true meaning and significance of what you're seeing. She also delights in showing you off-the-beaten-path sites and places where the locals eat. Do yourself a favor: Hire Carla. You'll be really glad you did!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks steward very much ! So glad you enjoyed your walk despite the waitress didn't want to serve you a Rom!! Waitress with stubborn personality is part of the tour!!!. All the best , Clara
Clara is an excellent guide in every respect. She is knowledgeable, friendly and passionate about her work. She also knows how to talk enough, but not too much, which is a rare and precious quality for a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michel! It was very nice to meet and spending time with you. Thank you for your wonderful words on my review. I look forward to having you back in Sevilla soon!
Derek LeeHong Kong
Clara is very knowledgeable and patience in coaching us in the whole tours to learn more about the history of Spain and Sevilla. Without she, our understanding to those historical scenic spots will be pale and superficial only. Furthermore, her Mandarin competence did make my crew (Chinese Sailors) feel more joyful and easy to communicate、exchange views.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie derek! It was very nice to meet and spending time with you. I look forward to meeting your friends and family when they come to Sevilla again. Your friend in Sevilla!
Hilary MetvinerUnited States
Our tour guide Clara was wonderful. Super knowledgeable and pleasant. She had a vast knowledge of information on all historical and cultural information regarding Sevilla and the region. We enjoyed her guide thoroughly and I totally recommend. This was so much better than any of the other group tours we did. Five star recommendation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Hilary, for your appreciation of our day of intense exploration. I enjoyed your company and would be happy to provide you with more tours in the future.
Cary LevyUnited States
Mark GodatUnited States
Clara was delightful. Her English skills are good and she desires to design the tour the way you want it. She loves Sevilla and knows the religious and historical backgrounds extremely well. She is also very efficient and will not waste your time on the tour. I would highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!!!
Quite good tour and very good guide. Very friendly, reasonable English skills although not perfect, gave very good advice for other things to do in Seville. Also avoids very long lines to purchase tickets.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Amos, Good to hear from you !! Thank you for your time and the kind review posted. Thank you for the suggestion also, very much appreciated. I wish you all the Best and look forward to seeing you soon and enjoy your time sailing in Cadiz and around the world! best, Clara
Joe PolonskyUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: hi Joe! I am very happy to hear from you and thank you for your time and the good comment I wish you all the best and look forward to seeing you soon. Regards, Clara
Sud VermaUnited States
We were a group of 19 people who had the pleasure of a Sevilla tour in September 2017 for the cathedral, Alacazar. Clara was a fantastic guide - very informative, very flexible, and very patient. She is one of the best guides we have had in any location. Very fluent in English, and knows the local history and neighborhoods very well. She was very responsive on emails. She went above and beyond to take us to a restaurant and help order food. Would highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sud, I am always happy to tour with kind people like you are, sincerely interested in local life and interchanging opinions. Great time spent together. Thank you. Your cooperation has been the key to the success of our tour. Hasta siempre! Clara
David B.United States
Clara was an excellent guide for my wife and I. She is very knowledgeable about art and history. I would highly recommend her to anyone and would have her again as my guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: David, I am very happy to hear from you and thank you for your time and the good feedback!! I wish you all the best and look forward to seeing you soon. Best, Clara
Anand LalUnited Kingdom
Clara was very informative and was especially mindful of the needs of my elderly parents. An excellent experience and she went out of her way to ensure that we understood what this part of Spain is all about. At the end of the tour, she suggested a few other things to do for the rest of our time in Seville and was happy for us to call her if we needed to do so. Muchas gracias Clara!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Anand, for your very generous words! It was a true pleasure spending the day with you all. Give my warmest regards to your parents, and I'll hope to see you all again -:)
I give Clara 5 stars as she not only connected well with my husband and myself but she also made a great connection with our teenage children to share the history of the places we were seeing with them. We all thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Clara was very flexible and agreed to change the itinerary to fit in with what we were most interested in, and gave us lots of advice on what we could also do with the rest of our time in Seville.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your rating. I had a great time too!!! Sincerely. Clara
Andrew BeckerUnited States
While we only covered two of the three items on the itinerary (one of which we did the previous evening on our own), she really engaged our 14 year old, it was one of the highlights of his trip to Spain.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Adrew for your kindness. I really cared about your experience in Seville and tried to do my best to make you feel at home. Best wishes!