Bruce PincheonUnited States
Mayte was a jewel. She knew her way around both Marid and Toledo like the native she is. We traveled by Metro and Train to Toledo and she showed us the history and wonders of that former capitol of Spain. Mayte met us at our hotel and took care of us like family and made our tour something we will never forget. Mayte also encouraged us to customize our tour, for example we wanted to not do the ABC (another bloody church) tour but she did encourge us to see the Cathedral and one other church, rightfully so
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had a really great time with you. I hope to see you back soon
Rick FingerothUnited States
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Richard MollerUnited States
We booked a private tour with Mayte from Madrid to Toledo for our family of 5 including my 79 year old mother. She could not have been more wonderful! She made the booking process extremely easy and her communication was excellent. She pre-purchased our train tickets and even met us at the apartment we were staying at in Puerto Del Sol. The day was extremely well organized and Mayte was incredibly knowlegdeable about Spanish history as well as the city of Toledo. We could not be happier with our day
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comments! I am happy to read that you enjoy the tour. Next time with the third generation of the family
Kenneth GordonUnited States
Mayte led us on an energetic and very informative tour of Toledo. Despite poor weather conditions she asked us if we wanted have the more intensive tour that required more exposure to the elements. She led us on an extraordinarily informative and exciting tour of this historic city. The education we received was as good as any walking tour with a professor. We arrived back in Madrid a bit wet but much better off for having had our tour of Toledo with Mayte.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am flattered by your nice comment. Thanks , I had a great time with you.
A fantastic tour of Toledo. Mayte did everything for us, from arranging the train tickets to picking us up at our apartment in Madrid. Very knowledgeable and friendly guide. She was happy to modify the tour to suite our preferences. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your nice review! It was a pleasure to be the guide of your family.
Louis NicholsonUnited States
Incredible day spent in Toledo. We couldn't have been more surprised with the history he town and sights.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: FeliZ Navidaf ! Gracias por esta estupenda semana , lá próxima en vuestra tierra. Un fuerte abrazo a todos!
Pamela SloanUnited States
This day trip to Toledo was a highlight of our trip to Spain, Mayte's itinerary was educational and always interesting, We hired a van, and traveled in comfort to and from our rental apartment. Everyone in our group of 8 gives Mayte thumbs up!
Sally AppenzellarOak Bluffs, MASSACHUSETTS, United States
Mayte gave a thorough history and accomplished a lot of site visits. At the same time she made sure we expressed our interests and met them. She is a very professional guide.
George S.Boca Raton, FL, United States
Mayte was terrific as our guide in Toledo. From the early morning pickup to the end of the day it was an informative and enjoyable day of sightseeing. From the train tickets to the itinerary Mayte organized it all. After a taxi ride to a viewpoint overlooking the city, we walked the entire town of Toledo. We saw it all and had a history lesson to go with the tour. Mayte was both personable and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend her to visitors to the Madrid area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sheila and George,many thanks for your nice comment, I enjoyed sharing the day with you. Best regards.Mayte
Jeffrey DodgeUnited States
Mayte was an excellent guide. Everyone in the group liked her very much as she gave us a great tour of Toledo. Would definitely recommend her to friends and family ... and use her again the next time we travel to Spain.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your comment!
Mayte was very personable and knowledgeable especially in the areas of history, art and architecture. She clearly explained contexts and details in excellent English. It was like being shown around by a knowledgeable, good friend. She was flexible and adapted the tour to the needs of our group.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to enjoy two days of your company. Thank you very much for your feedback
Susan SchanneUnited States
Mayte was an outstanding tour guide for our trip to Toledo. Even before the trip she suggested our group of 10 rent a mini bus, which cost about the same as taking the train, but allowing us much more flexibility. In the city, her knowledge and explanations were outstanding. This was my third trip to Toledo, and there were so many things we saw that were missed in the past, thanks to her knowledge of the city, and historical explanations. She also tailored the tour to meet in the interest of the group.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comment :)
Beth IngramUnited States
Mayte was very knowledgable and took us to areas in Toledo where the crowds were not. Her knowledge of the history and the different cultures of Toledo made the tour very rich and satisfying. We loved walking through the back streets and the views of the city were gorgeous. Highly recommend this tour and Mayte!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your nice comments! :))
Mark TamagniUnited States
Toledo is not to be missed if you are in Madrid... We had a great experience taking the high speed train, then walking the walled city with Mayte. There is so much history here and so much to see. The cathedral is astonishing and especially the art inside (El Grecco) which Mayte explained to us in detail. Mayte is so well versed in art, history and architecture, a real feat when you consider how many different civilizations have ruled over Spain.
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Joyce HaunLOUISIANA, United States
Deborah MelloUnited States
A good day spent with a delightful knowledgeable guide, Mayte. Well paced and took in all the major sights. I would like to see more costs included in the price as train fare (for all of us, guide included), entrance fees and lunch for the guide were extra. This added up to @ an additional $150 for 2 tourists and our guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks for your comment!
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We do acknowledge that for added convenience, it would be desirable to include the entry fees into the tour cost. We leave this to the guide discretion though we do ask that these details be transparent on the tour page. The guide has ensured to make this very clear on the tour description that there will be additional costs at a total of 100-150 EURO pp. We appreciate the feedback and it will be considered moving forward.
Prof S J JoostePotchefstroom, ZA - SÜDAFRIKA, South Africa
She is a pleasant person and a good guide.
Amy W.United States
I highly recommend a tour of Toledo with Mayte as the guide. Going by train to and from Madrid was easy with Mayte explaining how the system worked. The history of Toledo is varied and comes alive with Mayte knowledge and way of explaining the social and political interactions concerning each time period. The Cathedral is exceptional. We loved the tour.
Larry KravitzUnited States
My family scheduled the tour of Toledo with Mayte, and could not have been happier with the experience. Mayte brought the town to life, As we toured Toledo, Mayte shared its two thousand year history with us. The depth of her knowledge and ability to engage us in what we were seeing was truly remarkable. I can't imagine what the experience would have been like otherwise. When we had to cancel a tour of Madrid the next day due to our son's illness, Mayte couldn't have been more gracious and understanding.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your nice comment!. All the best for you
Jan BrownUnited States
Mayte did a great job of providing the history, details about the architecture and a few amusing stories about Toledo, the structures and the religious sites we visited. I would recommend her as a top guide for small groups. For our group of ladies, she even managed to keep us on pace to complete the tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comment! I enjoyed our 3 days together, you have wonderful friends
We spent an afternoon in Madrid and a full day in Toledo with Mayte and found her to be excellent. Knowledgeable, engaging, fun and above all else a true professional. Her knowledge of history, art, architecture and just about everything else to do with Spain gave our entire trip to Spain a whole new dimension. We can't recommend her highly enough. She's fantastic.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your really nice comments. I really enjoyed our time together. Hope to see you back! ;)
Nancy RuffinUnited States
So easy to learn from and so knowledgeable! I look forward to finding another city to explore with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I look forward to see you back! Thanks for a lovely day!
Judie J.United States
Toledo is one of the most beautiful cities I've ever seen. Mayte knew exactly where to take us to make the most of our 1/2 day. She's lovely, very well informed and well educated.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Your are a lovely couple...It was a pleasure to spend two days with you .
Zaida PagliereUnited States
Mayte is an excellent guide! Knowledgeable and friendly,made our day an absolute joy. I had been to Toledo a couple of times before but learned more on this tour than the four previous ones combined! Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Me encanto conoceros a los 4. Disfruten de las vacaciones. Un abrazo
Mark KrushelnyckyUnited States
Our family of four with 2 kids, 11 and 13, spent two days with Mayte touring Toledo and Madrid. She's a great guide. Warm, knowledgeable, and informative but also flexible and able to adapt to changing requests. She did a wonderful job explaining the historical aspects of the sights we visited and recommended a fantastic dance and musical concert in Madrid. To top it off, she joined our kids for zip lining in Toledo, so she can do it all! We're already recommending her to our friends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Krushelnycky family.Thanks for two wonderful days.See you soon!
Chris AgostinelliUnited States
Mayte is a professional guide who understands how to work with clients and accommodate them (especially on a full day tour). As I've said in past reviews, Mayte is smart, professional and an excellent guide who makes each and every tour a pleasure and a great learning experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your review. I enjoy being your guide. See you back in NY
Karen LarsonUnited States
Mayte was a fabulous guide. She met us at our hotel, took us to the train station and explained how to use the train system which was helpful for the rest of our vacation. She was extremely knowledgeable about Toledo and we learned SO much! It was a delightful day and I would highly recommend Mayte to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your wonderful comment. I loved to meet you.
Elizabeth LucchesiPalo Alto, CA, United States
Toledo without a guide would have been a wander. Instead, Mayte's wealth of knowledge and her friendly way made this day unforgettable. Through her passion for this town all of Spain's history was offered to us. One of our best days travelling.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your nice comment. Next time we will meet in Canada!
Martin RomanCzech Republic
She was excellent, 5 out of 5!
Andrew DominusUnited States
Mayte was terrific - flexible to accommodate our requests, incredibly knowledgeable and engaging, easily answered all our questions, and a pleasure to spend time with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is a real pleasure to spend time with your family. I am gonna research about what we talked at lunch time .I will keep you updated.
Kenneth SwansonUnited States
My wife and I have toured with private guides dozens of times and Mayte is one of the best guides we have ever had. She showed us little out of the way places in Toledo, as well as hitting all the significant sites that enriched our understanding not only of that city, but of Spain itself. If you have the opportunity, book her for your tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I loved meeting you!
Virginia WalkerUnited States
Mayte made our tour of Toledo one to be forever remembered. Her lively and interesting presentation of it's history and culture as we walked the streets of this beautiful, fascinating city made the visit truly exceptional. Her English is excellent, her knowledge is extensive and she is great fun to be with. Many thanks, Mayte, for a wonderful day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your nice words. We will keep contact. :))
Jose Luis GuizadoPanama
We had a tour of four people with Mayte to Toledo. Mayte took us from Madrid to Toledo ,she made the arrangement with train tickets and rest. We had all day in Toledo walking and being tour by her through every corner of this amassing and romantic city. All the history was explained to us by Mayte. Best tour guide we have ever encounter. Thanks tourbylocal for having Mayte as one of your tour guides. Six stars for Mayte. Thanks. Jlguizado.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ustedes son clientes seis estrellas!
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Punctual and knowledgeable and treated us well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I loved to share the day with you. Take care!
Carol B.United States
Fabulous tour and amazing guide Mayte
Strongly recommend this tour, 7 hour trip from Madrid by train. At least a full day is required to see Toledo. Our guide Mayte has a wonderful ability to pitch the tour content to exactly what we required (group of 7 Irish), focussing on history, archaeology, architecture and art and to develop a rapport with our group. Five stars.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had a great time with you, too!
Kim HuffmanUnited States
Mayte arranged the train tickets to Toledo so all we had to do was meet her at the station for a delightful day trip to Toledo - a most magical city! We took the "panoramic" taxi tour from the station across the Rio Tajo which I would highly recommend as a great view and good orientation to the city - she helped w/ a discounted ticket for the churches and museums we visited and even took the challenge to go to the very top of the highest belfry in Toledo for a great view - must admit our wives didn't!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comment! I hope to see you soon.
Prof S J JoostePotchefstroom, ZA - SÜDAFRIKA, South Africa
Mayte was a very good guide, and I can recommend her whole-heartedly! Next year we are going to contact you again!!
Mayte is wonderful and considerate! She plans everything down to the details! She takes us to off-beaten paths so we can experience Toledo without feeling the rush of other tourists!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comment!!! I hope to see you back soon.
Sylvia TeutonUnited States
Mayte treated us to a wonderful tour of Toledo from Madrid. She is exceptionally knowledgable and made the buildings and stories of royalty past come to life. Mayte is very kind and considerate and our family of 4 had a great time. My only complaint was the weather. It was Very cold!
Jaime ArroyoUnited States
Our Toledo tour with Mayte was outstanding. She guided us through all the major historical sites very efficiently and with great skill. Her recommendations for shopping and dining in Toledo were spot on. We had a wonderful day with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comment! I had a wonderful time with you.
Patti KoideUnited States
Mayte met us at our Hotel Villa Real, and we walked to the station. Upon arrival in Toledo we took taxis to a view point to see the city and then were dropped off in the city to start our walking tour. It was comprehensive and she patiently answered all our questions. She gauged the crowds in the city and we went to venues in the reverse order so managed to avoid crowds in the Cathedral and to see the Greco painting. We all had an enjoyable day with Mayte and would recommend her to others.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comment. ;)
Kelly HudginsKansas City, MO, United States
Mayte is a wonderful tour guide, Knowledgeable with a great sense of humor! What a great day.
Jack LensUnited States
We used Mayte not only in Toledo but also in Madrid. She is extremely accommodating, very knowledgeable about both cities, and a joy to be with. I can't recommend her highly enough!
Valerie M.United States
Mayte was great! She was prompt, detailed and observant. She was able to see that we love to take photos so she adjusted the routes to allow for ample photo opportunities. Her knowledge of Toledo included history, religion, architecture, and even recommended restaurants for our stay. Highly recommend Mayte for any tour opportunity you may have while in Spain.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Valerie, thanks for your comment . You have a lovely family and.......your sister owe me a photo ..... ;)))
We visited Toledo 10 years ago and our tour wich Mayte made us really understand and appreciate Toledo's particularities.We would never be able to do so much if we were by our selfes.In this 4 hours tour we had time to visit all the main attractions.She gave us detais about city's history, background and it's construction.The tour was very cutural rich and goes on more detais and explanations than a guide book. We recommend it !!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Obrigada pelo seu comentário. Um abraço Mayte
Sharon RaivetzUnited States
Wow what a day. Mayte bought the train tickets prior to trip for us.She met us at the station and we went from there.The day was spectacular. Mayte led us on the most interesting tour in places we never would of seen . It was like being there in time. Her knowledge was incredible. She is very pleasant to be with. We had lunch in a lovely non touristy place.Accommodating and explained evertything we felt like we had an entire history in one day. We loved Toledo and Mayte made the day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I really thank you for your comment. I am quite flatter
Wendelyn (Wendy) MichellUnited States
Mayte was prompt, courteous and a very pleasant person to spend the day with. She is quite knowledgeable about Spanish history, art, architecture and many other things of interest to a visitor to Toledo. She also knew the best routes to take and best times to arrive at various attractions so that we would miss the crowds of tourists. She maximized our time in Toledo to the fullest. I recommend her highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comment. I hope to see you back soon. ;-)
Gene KirbyUnited States
Matye was extremely knowledgable and an exceedingly informative. She made you feel as if you we're the most important client ever. What an asset to your company! Gene and Gerry Kirby
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comment! I have had a great time with you. Best regards: Mayte
Our trip to Toledo was a success. I had been to Toledo before but, thanks to Mayte, I learn about new hidden corners and a lot of information about the place I dind't know. Our guide was very knowledgeable, flexible and showed great skill in managing a group of young tourists, making decisions that matched my students interests and physical condition.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Encantada de poder mostraros un Toledo diferente!
Rita PoleyUnited States
Our day trip to Toledo with Mayte was a completely 5 star experience. Mayte is amazing. She is a wealth of knowledge and is so full of enthusiasm that was wonderful just spending time with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is wonderful to spend time with you two. ;-). Come back soon!
Larisa ColladoUnited States
Mayte was very professional and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed the tour she designed for us and her passion for art and history.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Fue un placer trabajar con vosotros, ;-)
Michael ManleyUnited States
If you are spending any time in Madrid you owe it to yourself to visit Toledo, and to do it with Mayte. Her knowledge of the city, its history, and its art is simply encyclopedic. What's more, she is a charming and pleasant companion, and her English is excellent. We don't see how you could do better.
Gordon CarsonUnited States
Mayte is wonderfully professional. She was prompt, efficient, friendly and full of information. She delivered everything that was promised and exceeded our expections. It was a fantastic day trip. Gordon and Susan
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are a fantastic couple. It was a pleasure to enjoy a day with you
Carol Ann Payne-JohnsonUnited States
A not-to-be missed day for people visiting Madrid! Toledo is amazingly beautiful!
Gary MorrisUnited Kingdom
Mayte was amazing. She knew everything about Toledo and managed to show us everything but still managed to avoid the crowds! Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure
Mayte is very knowledgeable and was on time. The number of sites visited was a bit limited possibly because of the time, but the detail was excellent and made up for that.
Don LorangerBigfork, MT, United States
Mayte was once again wonderful. An extraordinary day. She knows Toledo very well, guided us away from the mobs, took us to a great local restaurant, and was very knowledgable about all the sights. A fantastic experience. We would unreservedly recommend her, and intend to tour with her again when we return.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I have loved to meet your family and I hope to see you soon. Thank you for these 3 days