Ben DevenportUnited States
Amalia was our guide for a delightful day in Madrid. She was very knowledgeable and cheerful as we visited historical sites and museums in the city. Her command of the English language was excellent. She is truly a 5 star guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ben for your nice words, it was my pleasure to meet you 4 and be your guide in my city! Best wishes for you and your families, Amalia
Gr MortensonMcKinney, TEXAS, United States
Amalia was very knowledgeable, professional and adaptable to our needs. She made train reservations for the short trip from Madrid to Toledo and back as well as purchased the tickets in advance for us. While in Toledo, she adapted readily to our own mobility issues but at the same time fulfilled her mission to teach us about Toledo, its history and its attractions. We would not hesitate to engage her again and highly recommend her (and the Toledo by train tour).
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Russ and Beth! Thank you very much for your feed-back, it was great to spend the day with you in Toledo. I hope those very special gifts that you took from there were a really good Christmas surprise for your family! Thanks for coming to my country, keep traveling and see you next time. Best wishes, Amalia
Amalia es una excelente guía. Pasamos dos días con ella, y realmente nos hizo querer regresar a Madrid a seguir conociendo. Es amable, flexible, entretenida, y sobre todo, tiene un amplio conocimiento de la zona y la historia de la ciudad. Es una persona muy agradable. ¡La recomendamos ampliamente!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Muchísimas gracias Maiva y Adalberto, fue genial compartir el tiempo con vosotros, espero nos podamos ver en otra ocasión! Un abrazo, Amalia
Grace Enriqueta VictoriaQuezon City, Philippines
Amalia was very friendly and considerate about my pace. Very knowledgeable about every part of Madrid. She is a good photographer too! She made sure we covered everything in our itinerary. She is an excellent guide. Will recommend her highly :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Grace! Thanks for your nice words, it was wonderful to spend the day with you, Jennifer and Jasmine! See you next time in Madrid and keep traveling. Best wishes, Amalia
Peter PenaUnited States
We had a fantastic time in our tour of Toledo with Amalia, what an excellent guide. She is a very knowledgeable and likable person it felt as if we knew her for a long time. The tour of Toledo is a must, very impressive. Thank you Amalia for a wonderful time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Peter and Lorraine! It was a pleasure to be your guide in Toledo, I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour a lot and I hopefully will have great memories to share with your family. Best wishes! Amalia
Terry CiscoUnited States
We took an excellent tour of the amazing Thyssen-Bournemisza Museum with Amalia. We recommend her highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi again Terry! Thanks for your review, give my regards to your wife and cousin, it was great to tour around with them. All the best, Amalia
Terry CiscoUnited States
We took two tours with Amalia, one to the Royal Palace and Habsburg Madrid, and the other to the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Both tours were great, and Amalia is a delightful guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Terry, thanks for you review, it was great to spend two beautiful days with your wife and cousin. I hope this message finds you all well, best wishes for everybody! Amalia
We very much enjoyed our tour with Amalia. She was prompt at meeting us at our hotel, her speech was easy to understand and she provided interesting information during our walking tour. She has a thorough knowledge of the history of Madrid and was very willing to answer all our questions even those of a sensitive socio-economic nature. Her passion around art at the Prado was very evident and we appreciated her selection of artists and her interpretation of their art. Thanks Amalia for a great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Neil! Thank you very much for your nice review. It was great to meet you 4 and tour you around in my city. Best wishes for everybody! (Let Bev know that I will always go down the stairs her way! ��)
Marsha EbertUnited States
We spent a fun-filled day with Amalia in Toledo. We took the train together from Madrid and had a great time learning about the culture of Toledo, seeing the sights and doing some shopping. My husband and son also wanted to try the zipline in Toledo, and she accommodated our tour around their experience (while helping to photograph it). She is amazing and has so much knowledge about Spain's history and culture. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marsha! Thanks you very much for your supporting words. It was great to spend the day with you and your family! I wouldn't have missed your son's face in the zipline for anything in the world :-) I hope you are having a great summer time back at home, see you next time, Amalia
Marsha EbertUnited States
We greatly enjoyed our tour of Madrid with Amalia! She is an amazing guide - so knowledgeable about the history and culture of Spain and Madrid, and able to convey it in a very relatable way. She made sure the tour continuously met everyone's needs, from our 10-year old to his grandmother and everyone in between. Highly recommend Amalia and ToursByLocals!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marsha! Thanks for your beautiful words, it was very nice to show you around my city. I have happy memories with you and your family, keep traveling and enjoy the beautiful world we live in! Best wishes for you all, Amalia
Chris O.United States
Amalia was a fantastic guide. She was informative, flexible and friendly, and she was great with our kids. She was one of our favorite guides. She took us to a building top near our hotel to start the tour and just took us from one thing to the next, centered around the Royal Palace which she knew exceptionally well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Chris for you nice words and letting me be a part of you holidays! I hope to see you again someday, hasta pronto! Amalia
Jen PorterNew Zealand
Amalia was a wonderful guide and personalised out tour exactly as we had asked prior to the trip. Her knowledge of the history of the City and its people is first rate and I would recommend Amalia to anyone deeply connected or wanting to learn more about Toledo's (sometimes) turbulent past. Our trip to Toledo would have been all the poorer had we not Amalia's expertise. She is also extremely personable and fun to tour with so comes highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jen for your beautiful words! It was great to spend the day with you and Jane, it is always inspiring and fun to guide people so interested in everything like you two. Best wishes and see you soon! Amalia
Michael MocciaUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael and Sue, thanks you very much for your very generous comments, it was a pleasure to spend the day with you two. Toledo is such an inspiring city full of history and beauty that makes the perfect place to bring out the best in me!. See you next time, best wishes, Amalia
James R.United States
We joined Amalia for a full-day trip to Toledo by Train. She was even kind enough to. Book the train tickets ahead for us and we just reimbursed her after our tour making it even easier for us. She met us at Atocha station for the short ride to Toledo where we took a cab (our expense but not all that much-like 10€) to several vantage points outside the city walls. She then guided us through the city ending in the magnificent cathedral where Amilia's many years as a guide really came through.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks James for your kind words, it was my pleasure to be your host in Toledo. I hope you’re having a great time in Southern Spain. Best wishes, Amalia
Lindsay KolinskyUnited States
Amalia was amazing! My family and I had a 7 hour tour since we had limited time in Madrid and wanted to see as much as we could in one day. Amalia made it work and showed us everything we asked for, while giving us all the background and history of each site! Also, my sister is a picky eater, and she was a great sport when we went to a fast food restaurant for lunch! :) Thank you Amalia!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Lindsay, I am happy to hear that you enjoyed my city and my tour, I also had a great time with you! See you next time!
Jeff EvansUnited States
Amalia was absolutely fantastic! I learned so much on the tour and couldn't have asked for a better experience! Would recommend to anyone!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jeff, it was great to spend the day with you! I hope you are also having a fantastic experience in Sevilla, all the best, Amalia
Pam BegueUnited States
Amalia was wonderful and flexible! We were a group of 6 with 4 teenagers with us. She kept us all interested and we learned and saw so much!! However, the churros and chocolate might have been the high lite!!! Highly recommend using Amalia!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Pam, I also had a wonderful time with all of you! you have a beautiful family. See you next time, Amalia
Amalia was a very good tour guide, we see much more as planned. Very nice with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Harald, it was very nice to spend the morning with you two! See you next time!
Robert GilesUnited States
Very knowledgeable across all aspects of our tour and a delightful person to spend the day with. Good pace on a warm day. Gave us excellent suggestions for rest of our trip. Excellent English.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Bob for you nice comment, it was a pleasure to spend the day with the 4 of you. I am sure you're having great time together in your trip around Spain, keep traveling! I wish you a happy & healthy life! Amalia
Orit CohenUnited States
Amalia, as in the previous day, exhibited loads of knowledge and her signature friendly-professional approach. We had a day tour of Madrid and after 7 hours with Amalia, we felt an emotional connection to this beautiful city. What a treat! Thank you Amalia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Orit & Dan for this nice review and for those two amazing days that we spent together. I wish you the happiest and healthiest life! Keep traveling and come back to Spain, I will be waiting for you anytime. Best Regards, Amalia
Orit CohenUnited States
We had a perfect tour to Toledo with Amalia. She is very knowledgeable and engaging, we felt very comfortable with her. Also, Amalia and our driver David gave us a lot of information on other aspects of our travel, which was very helpful. Thank you Amalia for the great day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Oleg for your nice words, it was wonderful to spend the day with all your family in Toledo. You must be somewhere in the North of Spain right now, enjoy every minute of it!!. All the best for all of you, Amalia
Joe TchiraUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Joe, it was wonderful to spend the morning with you and Anita, see you next time!
Garrett BrodieUnited States
Amalia is a wonderfully knowledgable & informative tour guide. Our full-day Madrid tour covered all the key highlights with educational context you can only find in person. Highly Recommend!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Garret! Thank you very much for your recommendation, it was very nice to spend the day with you two. Thanks for that amazing paella!!. I hope you had great holidays in Italy, see you next time. Amalia
Nikolay YeretnovUnited States
We are were lucky to have Amalia as our Madrid guide. She was kind and attentive, her knowledge of Spanish and world history was just brilliant. We were thrilled to listen the story, ask questions and get experts answers to whatever we wanted to know along the way. We appreciate Amalia's time and hope we can meet again in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Nikolay, it was very enlightening to expend the day with your family and friends. Your children are just great!. See you next time! Best wishes Amalia
Katie GarnerUnited States
Amalia was great. I was traveling alone with three fairly young kids and she was wonderfully patient and kind with all of us. We learned so much about all the places we visited and the driver she arranged couldn't have been better. I highly recommend a tour with Amalia. Her sense of timing, choices of venues, and willingness to adapt to our needs were exceptional. Thank you for a lovely day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Katie, thank you very much for your beautiful words, I remember your family with great affection!. Keep traveling and showing your three wonderful kids this beautiful world full of adventures. Best wishes, Amalia
Melissa SantangeloUnited States
It was an absolute pleasure to explore Madrid with Amalia. She kept us a good pace and kept everything interesting. We had two 14 year old girls with us and she kept their attention. She is so knowledgeable and pleasant.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Melissa! It was wonderful to spend the morning with the 4 of you, keep traveling and exploring the world with your girls, it is such a present for them!...and for you. Best wishes, Amalia
Jane W.Houston, TX, United States
My day with Amalia to Toledo was a main highlight of my week in Spain. Not only was she extremely knowledgeable, professional, and personable, she had a special quality that seemed intuitively engaged and responsive to my interests and comfortable pace. For me, she was a perfect guide. My only regret is I had no more free days left to book more tours with Amalia. I would highly recommend Amalia and hope to one day be back for more tours with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jane, how are you? I also had a great day with you! I hope you had a wonderful stay in Spain and Portugal. For me, you were also a perfect traveler :-) :-) Best wishes for you and your family Amalia
Linda S.Bloomington, IL, United States
Amalia was a delightful guide for our group of four. She accommodated our schedule and customized her tour to our needs. Her knowledge, pleasant personality and overall positive attitude made our day with her the highlight of our stay in Madrid.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Linda, it was great to meet you four and be able to share a beautiful day in Madrid, see you next time. All the best, Amalia
Lois SmithermanUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your review Lois and see you next time! Best wishes, Amalia
Amalia is a superb guide. She is extremely knowledgeable and is able to share that knowledge so that we fully understood and could appreciate what we were being told. No matter what we were discussing, from history, to current politics, to art, Amalia was able to respond to our questions and lead the discussion in a way that imparted knowledge without making us feel ignorant for asking the question. We travel a lot and often use guides. Amalia is one of the best we have had.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Lynn! Thanks for you supportive message, it is really encouraging for me! We spent a lovely time together and hopefully will see each other again. Keep traveling the world!!
Marilyn ZagorinUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Marilyn, thank you very much for your support and your beautiful words. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Daniel, he's a very good friend and professional guide. Kind regards and see you next time!
William SchraderUnited States
Excellent walking tour of Madrid. Hit all of the major sites, but also took an extensive tour of the palace. Finished at the Prado where Amalia guided us to the major paintings and their stories and relevance. Amalia speaks perfect English. She is friendly and affable. An excellent guide. After her tour we were quite comfortable navigating Madrid and revisiting the sites that we wanted to explore further. She even showed us how to spot and avoid pickpockets! Hire Amalia, you will be very satisfied.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Bill for your review, it was very nice to meet you two! I hope you had a great time in my country, see you next time!
Linda M.United States
Amalia was a super guide! She was friendly, knowledgeable and highly professional, and was flexible to accommodate the special interests and needs of our group. I highly recommend her to anyone visiting the area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comment Linda, it was super nice to meet you and your friends! I hope you had a great time walking the "Camino" up in the Northern regions and arrived to the end sound and safe :-) See you next time, Amalia
Dana FinkelsteinUnited States
Most amazing day EVER with Amalia touring the city of Toledo. She is wonderful and I will be recommending her to anyone going to Madrid. I plan to use Amalia's services again as soon as I can get back over to Madrid,. Tours by locals, I am impressed with your professional, knowledgable and enjoyable guides. Good job!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dana for your really nice comment, it was a pleasure to spend the day with you two. You're such an enthusiastic person! I loved it, see you next time!
Kurt BagwellUnited States
Amalia was great. Very professional, very knowledgeable, very personable. My wife, daughter and I enjoyed spending the day with here very much. Very easy to be with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kurt for your nice words! I hope you had a wonderful trip and i am sure that your wife was real y happy with the surprise! See you next time, Amalia
Penny CooperUnited States
Amalia was our tour guide on this wonderful trip. She obtained our train tickets in advance, going the extra mile in attempting to contact us. I was having difficulty walking long distances, so once we arrived in Toledo, she arranged for taxis. She customized our trip for us in ways that made the trip informative AND fun for us. Thank you, Amalia! We will see you again, one day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Penny!! It was a pleasure to meet you two and share a day un Toledo, warmest regards, Amalia
Donald MacnealUnited States
Amalaia was fantastic. She is extremely friendly and accommodating. After an hour you feel like she's a friend you have known her for years . She is extremely knowledgeable on the history of Spain and Toledo. She is a 5+++++++
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Donald for such nice words about me! We had a great time together, thanks to all 6 of you! I hope you are having great experiences in Southern Spain, hasta pronto! Amalia
Barry BerkovUnited States
Amalia was very knowledgeable and helpful on our day trip with her from Madrid to Toledo. The weather was not good -- a lot of rain but we managed to pack in a lot without getting soaked because we were equipped with raincoats and umbrellas plus there were enough places where we were inside. Her English was very good and she communicated well. I would recommend her as a guide to anyone interested in a visit to Toledo or other places such as Madrid where she conducts tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Barry, it was my pleasure to be your guide in Toledo. Hopefully you and Emily will have better luck with the weather in southern Spain, enjoy your holidays and see you next time!.
Vandana ShahUnited Kingdom
A wonderful walking tour of old Madrid. Amalia was an excellent and very knowledgeable guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Vandana, it was great meeting you all! I hope you had a wonderful stay with your kids, see you next time!
Lewis GeffenUnited States
Amalia is very knowledgeable, and happy to customize a tour for you.
Lewis GeffenUnited States
Amalia is very knowledgeable, and happy to customize a tour for you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lewis! It was wonderful to tour you and your daughter around, thanks for your review! See you next time, Amalia
Thomas RonzettiUnited States
We had a lovely time with Amalia. She is knowledgeable and fun. Disfruta!
Peggy JohnsonUnited States
Amalia arranged a perfect day to Toledo for the six of us. Our driver, David, was friendly and a great driver. The van was comfortable and roomy. We were able to see a panoply of sites in Toledo with Amslia's expert guidance. Not only did she provide knowledge of the city, she helped us to have a great meal in a local taberna. And she made time for shopping.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Peggy, as I said in my answer to your comments for the tour we had in Madrid, it was a pleasure to spend these days with you!. People as you, full of joy, easygoing, friendly and open to experiences, make me love my job!. Thanks for visiting my country and see you next time. All the best, Amalia
Peggy JohnsonUnited States
Amalia was a delight as a guide. She was easy to understand and very knowledgeable. She adapted graciously to our needs and was helpful with restaurants, sites, shopping; in short she went above and beyond. She is friendly, professional, easy to be with, patient and a lot of fun. We would recommend her to friends, and we will use her services again if we travel to Spain. Our stay in Madrid was a success because of her diligent care as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Peggy, for those beautiful comments! It was great to spend a couple of days with the 6 of you as you are so interested in everything, joyous people who know how to savor every bit of life! Hopefully we will see each other again in the future! All the best! Muchas gracias, Amalia
Scott WileyUnited States
Amalia was very knowledgeable about the sites we saw and was easy to understand. I would recommend her,
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Scott! It was wonderful to spend the day with you and your friend, it is always challenging to meet people with such an interest as you two. I look forward to hearing from you again if you come back to visit the Northen regions of Spain. All the best, Amalia
John PrakapasUnited States
Amalia is so kind and knowledgeable about the city and all of its facets. So glad we met her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you John, you are a wonderful family! It was very nice to meet you too!
Robert McBrayerUnited States
Amalia has a wide range of knowledge of the history and culture of Spain. Her knowledge of art history is also excellent. She tries to tailor her explanations to the level of interest of her customers and is generally a delight to be with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Bob, it was a pleasure to spend a lovely day with you! All the best, Amalia