Dan BornsteinUnited States
We enjoyed our tour with Mayte very much! We toured both the Prado and Renia Sofia museums. She was very knowledgable and knew exactly where to take us. She made the art come to life as she told us about the works and story behind the art. I highly recommend Mayte as guide when in Madrid!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your really nice comments,it was a pleasure to show you around. Best regards
Steffi RohnUnited States
Mayte was amazing! We love her wealth of knowledge on everything. She gave us tips on where to eat, where to go, etc... We particularly enjoyed her very detailed descriptions/reviews on the art work. She is very accommodating, it was raining and she was very patient with us. Also, you couldn't tell that this is what she does everyday, she wasn't bored and was happy to walk us everywhere and sit down when the kids were tired. She took us to a café and guided us to a paella place when our time was over.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks a lot for a great day ! I loved touring with you
Craig BrehenyLondon, United Kingdom
Excellent guide with great breadth of knowledge. Showed us round two museums with style and stamina.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your nice commentary. It was a pleasure to guide you around.Mayte ��
Farzin A.United States
As someone who is born and raised in Madrid, Mayte definitely has the passion to explain this wonderful city, both from a historical as well as an informal view. She is very flexible and will listen to your needs before deciding where to take you, she right on time for picking me up at my hotel and very easy to get in touch with. If you are looking for a serious cultural tour tailored right to your needs, Mayte is the guide for you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I would like to sincerely thank you for your comment
Stuart MillerUnited States
We had an all day Madrid tour with Mayte and loved it. It felt very comfortable walking around with Mayte as our guide. She was very knowledgeable and passionate about her city answering our multiple questions on history and other aspects of life in the country. Mayte was flexible with the itinerary. Prado museum was the highlight of the day and our 12 year old loved it too! Mayte also organised some other things for us which would be problematic to do without her help- thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your nice comment, you have a lovely family !
Lorraine V.Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States
Michael M.United States
My walking tour with Mayte of old Madrid and the Prado and Reina Sophia museums was excellent. She was well versed in the history of Madrid and in Spanish art history, all of which made for a wonderful day. She was enthusiastic and very pleasant throughout, and very helpful with suggestions for what I could do on my own the following days that I was in Madrid. It was money well spent and I highly recommend Mayte as a tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your nice comment Michael.
Jack McElroyUnited States
Mayte conducted a very good tour of Madrid. Did not expect quite as much walking.
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Paul MorrisUnited States
Definite 5 star experience. The tour was absolutely fantastic. Mayte is so knowledgeable and has a great personable personality.
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Larry TedescoUnited States
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Michael WilliamsUnited States
Excellent tour but was not clear it was a walking tour for the full 7 hours. That became a burden later in the day. Great information and certainly hit the highlights, but would love to have gotten around to more of Madrid.
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Mark KrushelnyckyUnited States
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Jason KenworthyUnited States
Mayte was an awesome guide and was very knowledgeable about Madrid and Spain. My wife and I enjoyed hearing her insight into the history and culture along with knowing some great places to get a bite to eat. I loved the churro place. She also took us to a local street market that just happened to be going on that day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jason and Tracy !
Benjamin GriffithMississippi, 38655, United States
Mayte introduced us to the heart and soul of Madrid. This is her hometown, and she shared its history, cultural gems and insights into the most notable characteristics of the historical center of Spain's capital. We gave her a rough idea of the key sights and areas we wished to visit, and she sculpted this into a most memorable seven hour walking tour, all at a relaxing pace. Mayte's experience and specialized knowledge of Madrid were keys to a successful day in this beautiful city. She Is is a real gem.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your nice feed back.Best regards
Bruce HerrmannUnited States
My wife and I hired Mayte as a private guide for a day in Madrid. She was excellent. She not only knew the normal highlights of Madrid (the palace, church and art galleries), but she had an in-depth knowledge of Spanish history, art and culture. I highly recommend her, and look forward to visiting Madrid again to learn more about Madrid, Spain and their history and culture. One of the most knowledgable guides I have met anywhere
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your nice comment! See you soon back))))
Paul CohenWoodbridge, CONNECTICUT, United States
My wife and I spent two full and fulfilling days with Mayte, on walking tours of both Madrid and Toledo. We loved both experiences. She is energetic, and loves to talk, sharing her deep knowledge of history, art and architecture. We logged something like 10 miles each day, and it was exhilarating. There would be no other way to learn so much so quickly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Nhu and Paul, I am so glad that you enjoyed both tours!. See you back soon!
Van NoahUnited States
Very comfortable and relaxed pace for my father and mother. Great at riding around with us in our car and showing us the sites. Well chosen places to get out and see the sites. Well informed and balanced view of Madrid. Thank you Mayte.
This was our first time in Madrid. Not only did Mayte give us an amazing view and personal perspective of her beautiful city but also showed us where to visit and eat for the other 2 days of our trip. An excellent experience where she carefully paced our walking tour to suit an aged couple. Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am really happy to read that you enjoy Madrid despite of the weather. I loved to meet you :)
Kenneth SwansonUnited States
Mayteis extremely knowledgable and passionate about her home city of Madrid. Our walking tour included all the major sites of Bourbon and Old Madrid. She showed us things most tourists would never see, and back streets rarely trod by foreigners. If you only have one day to see everything important in Madrid, book her tour. It is simply excellent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your nice comment!
Very nice tour! Very pleasant ...a full immertion in the Spanish history and culture!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your nice comment :). I hope to see you back soon.
christine Spiro Stephen SpiroUnited States
Mayte is a delightful, knoweledgable and extremely accommodating guide!
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Dale WinogradUnited States
What a fun time..Mayte showed us a few little hidden "gems"...that only the local's would know. Highly recommend..she knows her Madrid! Thank-you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I hope to see you back to show you the hidden gems of Toledo & Segovia. All the best. Mayte
Jose Luis GuizadoPanama
Mayte is just a wonderful Guide. She is a real professional in all aspects when you are in Madrid. We visit the old district,the royal palace and the museum of El Prado. Mayte is a extraordinary person, She knew every corner of the city of Madrid and all of the most important painters of the El Prado museum. We learn a great deal of her knowledge. We are glad to have meet her. Thanks Mayte we will see you again in Toledo. Jlguizado
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Me encanto conocerlos...espero que sigamos en contacto. Hasta la proxima!
Paul A.United Kingdom
A 7 hour tour of old Madrid including an afternoon at the Prado which was exactly what I wanted and an ideal introduction to the city. Mayte is extremely knowledgeable and delivers in a friendly and enthusiastic manner which makes for a great experience. The Prado was not my first choice museum as I'm not a big fan of religious art from the middle ages - too gloomy by far!! However, after being introduced to some of the works I have a changed opinion! Thank you Mayte!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Paul, thanks a lot for your review!
Michael MalagoldUnited States
Delightful, well informed guide. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I enjoyed the experience of sharing the day with you. All the best!
Irene FaynUnited States
Mayte is an incredible guide who spent a whole day with us showing the highlights of Madrid. She was knowledgeable about its history and customs. She showed us to unique places not covered in guide books. The 7-hours tour was easy, interesting and educational.
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David MooreUnited Kingdom
Mayte was an excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable, very personable and easy to talk to. I just gave a quick and general brief beforehand, to say that we would be happy for her to choose where to visit, but probably some localised and out into the back streets type things, with plenty of restbreaks,as our friends are a bit older, and as we could look at the more touristy bits on our own, during the rest of our stay. Mayte certainly didn't disappoint, and we would definitely recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour. I hope you didn't have any "unexpected visitor " in Alicante . ;) I hope to see you back soon
Earl RobicheauxUnited States
Mayte was well informed and quickly discovered our particular interest in history. She gave us an excellent tour and good recommendations for the remainder of our stay in Madrid.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comment. And please keep in touch !
Sylvia TeutonUnited States
Mayte took us under her guidance on a comprehensive and fun tour of Madrid. It was very easy to follow her explanations of the culture and history. My husband had lost his ipad in a taxi the day before and she did her best in making personal telephone calls to try to recover it. This was much appreciated! Our family of 4 had a wonderful time as she pointed out all of the highlights and places the locals go. We would definately take another with Mayte again in the future.
Russ SwansonUnited States
Extremely knowledgeable and very pleasant lady to tour Madrid. I would highly recommend you take the tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comment! It was a pleasure to show you my city. Mayte
Desiree SmithUnited States
Mayte was the absolutely perfect guide for us. She displayed a vast knowledge of history, art, current events and pride in her city which made our tour so enjoyable. She was mindful of our interests and highlighted points around that city that we may have not have realized the significance of on their own. What a joy!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comment ! I had a great time with you, too!
Lauren StolperUnited States
Mayte was an excellent guide - she made the tour fun and a great learning experience. We saw some special things we would never have found on our own. Book her early as she seems to be very popular as a guide.
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Stuart PragerUnited States
We've taken a lot of tours, but this was by far the best we've ever had. She was knowledgeable and thorough. She had everything planned and made adjustments to our schedule as we needed. She answered every question we had. She knew her history so well that she could recite the kings in order and knew which king acquired which piece of furniture. She walked at a pace which was comfortable. She was a total delight. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants a tour of Madrid
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comment, you flattered me ! . I hope we will keep in contact . :)
Charles BlotnickUnited States
we did a full day tour of Madrid with Mayte in April. Her English is great and she really understands this city. We saw every site and inside the churches/castles. She has an incredible knowledge of the history of the city. The whole family enjoyed it so much that we did another tour with her of Toledo. I recommend her highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comment! I had a great time with your family. I hope we will keep in contact. :)
Loretta SayeghUnited States
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Gene KirbyUnited States
Marta provided a remarkable experience for the two of us. Truly a remarkable guide and lady. She shared Mother's Day in Spain with us. Thanks for sharing "Your" Madrid with us. Gene & Gerry Kirby
We found Mayte very knowledgeable and exceptionally helpful. She has a very friendly nature and we had a most enjoyable day
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comment. I had a really nice day , too
William KronheimUnited States
Mayte was awesome! Extremely knowledgeable! She was so pleasant and friendly! Would recommend her to anyone looking for a great tour of a beautiful city!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comment! and all the best for 2013
Mark SilvermanUnited States
Mayte was quite nice, extremely knowledgeable, and flexible. Her English is fluent. This was an outstanding tour despite a cold and drizzly day. Thank you Mayte!
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Kent PayneUnited States
Our guide Mayte was professional and personable. Very helpful and informative.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comment. I love to have the opportunity of meeting people like you.
Mayte, my tour guide, met me at my hotel at the pre-arranged time. She was very professional, spoke excellent English, and answered all my questions. At the Prado Museum she explained the paintings very well giving me and my friend an excellent art history lesson. I think in the seven hours that we were together she showed me almost all the highlights of Madrid. She was amazing and I highly recommend her as a tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comment, I hope we will take a coffee in Doha one of these days;-)
Andrew LeighUnited Kingdom
Mayte is very knowledgeable, flexible and a real pleasure to tour with. I would recommend her to anyone wanting a first class tour of Madrid in English.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I like my job because it gives me the opportunity of meeting interesting people like you two. Take care.
Milton PerkinsUnited States
The walking tour provided by Mayte was superb! She was very knowledgeable of the sites we visited. The only downside is we did not have enough time to see the entire city (our fault - we should have arranged for a 2 day tour). Nontheless, the tour was so interesting and informative, we are making arrangements for another visit in 2013 and will request Mayte as our guide. Milton & Jennifer Perkins
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comment.I hope see you back if the “arrangements“ work. ;-). Je! Je!
Juan EscalanteUnited States
Very professional, took the time to explain in detail. We highly recommend this service and happy to recommend Mayte. The Escalantes
Michael ManleyUnited States
We did this tour our first day in town and it was a great introduction to both the old and new Madrid.Mayte is a perfect guide: knowledgeable and personable. She will tailor the day to your interests and is completely flexible to changes as you go along.
Jane CartyUnited States
What a wonderful tour guide Mayte is. Her English is excellent. Her knowledge of Madrid and it's history is great, as well as her knowledge of art, art history and the Prado. In addition to all this she is a helpful, flexible and fun person. We spent a delightful day with her and will definitely see her again on our next trip to Madrid.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comment. I have had a great time with you, too. I hope to see you soon back.
Carol Ann Payne-JohnsonUnited States
What an enjoyable day with an excellent guide! Seeing the city by public transportation made us feel like locals!
Donald LehmanUnited States
Mayte made our day an endurance test. We walked for 6.5 hours. During the day we were not offered breaks for restrooms or food and drink. We did stop at our insistence for drinks and lunch but never found a restroom. She is very knowledgeable about Madrid and showed us most of the important buildings and parks. Our expectation was that we would visit at least one museum instead of passing three on foot. If you can't walk for miles, choose another guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am really sorry to read this comment. I was pleased to meet you - you are a really nice couple. I think that now it is too late to say that you wanted to visit a museum (on Friday you said the opposite) or take longer breaks (we make 2 for a chocolate and latter for a sandwich, both places with rest-rooms). You wrote me a message saying "we are very active people and we want to see the most we can". I can't prolong the stops unless the guest suggested it, people could think that I am lazy.
Don LorangerBigfork, MT, United States
Rhona StewartUnited Kingdom
We had a fantastic trip to Madrid for our 20th Year in business. Our Guide Mayte was extremely friendly with great English and a vast knowledge of the City. She was extremely patient with our party which included a mixed bunch of colleagues all with different interests. She organised a lovely mixture of walking & bus tours, took us to a fantastic authentic Flamenco bar and the Palm Tree restaurant was great. She also gave advice on good night spots to visit. We would definitely return & use Mayte again.