Joan ArnoldUnited States
Lydia's knowledge on the history of Catalonia is incredible, and she shares it with great enthusiasm. She and her husband drove us to Montserrat in their mini-van, using the time to give us all of the background we needed to truly appreciate what we saw in Montserrat, as she toured us around the monastery. The tour includes about 2 hours of free time - you can use it to walk some of the five trails that are in and around the hills of the monastery.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joan for your lovely comment. Stay safe! Hugs and kisses Lydia
We had a wonderful and informative day with Lydia on our Medieval Beautiful villages Tour, Lydia is very knowledgable and passionate about the history of the Catalan area. Thank you for a lovely day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to tour with you. Thank you !
Lewis MooneyUnited States
An outstanding 3 days of exploring Barcelona city and the Catalonian countryside. Lydia is an excellent guide and teacher who brought with her maps and historical documents to enhance the tour experience. She is also an excellent driver, a necessity for both Barcelona city streets and the back roads of Catalonia. If you want a great introduction to Barcelona and Catalonia, I highly recommend this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr Mooney for the lovely comment. It was a pleasure to tour with you. I hope we could meet again soon in the USA
Awesome Montserrat, awesome Lydia! Lydia's knowledge of the history of Montserrat, Catalunya and the formation of Spain was informative and amazing and kept us interested all throughout the tour. Lydia is a warm, friendly guide who was able to engage with the whole family. Due to her experience we were able to avoid the long queues of cars waiting to find parking in Montserrat. This is a not to be missed experience from a guide who is one of the best in the business. Mucho gracias Lydia!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr Wong for the lovely comment. It was an honor to be with your amazing family. Have a safe and nice flight back home.
Ryan HansonUnited States
Lydia was great. Our family of 5 loved our day in Barcelona with her. We had so many highlights and really learned a lot of the history and personality of the city and the Catalonian people. The kids are still talking about Sagrada Familia and the churros too. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. It was a pleasure to be with you and your amazing family ! Have a safe flight back home!
Robert TowlerUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for rating. It was a joy to be with you. Merry Christmas and a happy new year!
Robert TowlerUnited States
Wonderful tour and excellent guide. Lydia really knows her stuff and is very personable. Highly recommend her regardless of which tour u chose.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr Towler for your lovely comment. It was a pleasure to tour with you.
Allen TeinertUnited States
Lydia is a fabulous host and exceptional guide! She also knows her macaroons!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr Teinert for your nice comment. I wish you to enjoy your cruise. Hugs Lydia
Arthur FelsenfeldUnited States
We rate our tour guide in Barcelona, Lydia 5 out 5. She was very knowledgeable and extremely pleasant. She was punctual and flexible in terms of adapting the itinerary to our needs. I highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr Felsenfeld for your lovely comment! Have a great cruise! Hugs Lydia
Robin L.United States
Lydia is not only a superior tour guide, but has become our good friend in just three days! Her background as a history professor allowed us to understand all about the history of Catalunya and Spain, which was very timely because of the election about to take place. She made Barcelona, the medieval towns, and the Gaudi masterpieces come alive. We fell in love with Barcelona because of Lydia and will most likely return in the future. Don't miss out on learning from the best! Thank you Lydia!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Robin for your lovely comment. I do miss you all. Hugs and kisses. Lydia
Maria DelisUnited States
Lydia was very knowledgeable and a very good driver! We appreciated her making our tour what we wanted it to be.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Maria. It was my pleasure to tour with you! (Even with protests :) ) Kisses Lydia
Fabulous tour along with Lydia's in-depth commentary made for a very enjoyable and very educational day of touring Montserrat. Thank you, Lydia! It was a pleasure having you as our guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sarah. The pleasure was all mine! Enjoy the rest of your trip. Hugs and kisses Lydia
Inger B.United States
Lydia was the perfect guide to take us to the medieval villages. She used the driving time to tell us about Catalonian history to prepare us for what we would see. As we walked through each village, she made the place come to life. There were ample opportunities for photos, food, strolling, and just enjoying the beautiful countryside of Catalonia. When we ran into traffic on our return, she knew the roads well and was able to get us back to our hotel in time for dinner. I would highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sending you my love , Lydia
Inger B.United States
Lydia was exceptional-punctual, pleasant, very well prepared, and gave us an outstanding experience. She narrated about the history of Catalonia throughout our drive, ensuring we had a good understanding of the significance of the places we were visiting. She made sure we reached Montserrat before the busses so we could see the Black Virgin, told us the best way to be able to hear the boys choir, and how best to spend out time there. I would highly recommend Lydia and would definitely use her again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ungerfir your excellent review. It was an honour to tour with you! Lydia
Lydia's commentary as we drove to Figueres greatly enhanced our understanding and appreciation of Dali's museum and nearby castle. The pace of the tour was excellent with attention to all the highlights. Lydia also provided interesting context about local history.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Brigita for your lovely comment! It was a great day with you. Hugs and kisses Lydia
Judith ZwicklMesa, AZ, United States
Great tour. Lydia was very informative on the history of catalonia while driving from place to place. She took us to a great place where we could buy lunch overlooking the sailboats. We all really enjoyed the tour and saw places in Barcelona that were new to us. I would happily book her again for another tour
Paula SlomovitzUnited States
Lydia was extremely knowledgable, personable and showed us everything we planned to see. Would definitely recommend her and ToursByLocals.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Paula for your review ! You have been a wonderful party ...Looking forward to see you again someday ! Hugs and kisses Lydia
Dot HavardUnited States
Lydia is outstanding! You will not regret booking a tour with her. Our time with Lydia was the main highlight of our trip. We booked a trip with Lydia on our first day in Barcelona. Her tour gave us a wealth of knowledge about Barcelona and the Catalonia region. She provided us with a great foundation to make the remainder of our time in Barcelona very enjoyable. Please don't pass up the opportunity for a tour with Lydia. We plan to book her again in the future when we return to Barcelona!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dorothy, thank you very much for your great review! I am very happy for you and I am looking forward to meeting you again soon! Lydia
Ricky RobertsUnited States
Wonderful lady, superior knowledge of the history of Catalonia and Barcelona. So very glad we chose her. Felt like we were riding with a family member. We would highly recommend her to others.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr Roberts for your comment. It was an honor to tour through my city with you. Looking forward to see you soon. Hugs Lydia
Inna ShapiroUnited States
Lydia was absolutely fantastic and highly recommended. This was one of our favorite tours of the trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ina. You have a great family. It was my pleasure to tour with you!
Bruce L.United States
Lydia did a GREAT job for our group of 14. Bus comfortable, lots of information, great sense of humor, easy to understand and obviously passionate about her homeland. Lydia made arrangements for Skip The Line Tickets where needed, which was well worth the cost. She also found us a unique place for lunch, not easy for a group of 14! Would highly recommend Lydia!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bruce for your lovely comment. You are an amazing group. Hope to see you again Lydia
Lydia was great very informative and flexible. I would suggest that she adapts q bit for kids who don't always want to hear all the historical information in one go. All in all she was excellent and I would highly recommend her
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comment. It is true that old town of Girona this is a very historical place and very difficult for teenagers , for giving a normal tour...maybe I should have rented some segways lol..
Howard MeyersUnited States
Terrific in all respects! Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr Meyers for your comment! It was a great day with you! I will always remember you warmly!
Dom GaillardUnited States
Lydia is an amazing tour guide. We had the opportunity to discover so many areas of Barcelona. What a wonderful experience! Lydia has a wealth of knowledge about the city and the history of Catalonia! We totally recommend her to be your guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your lovely comment! It was my honor to guide you and your amazing family throughout Barcelona. Lydia
Katherine GrossbergUnited States
What a fantastic day! Having a flat tire to start off, allowed all of us to not take the day too seriously. We relaxed and literally let the day unfold. I had asked Lydia for adjustments to the printed itinerary for a more personal approach to the city and she delivered.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Katherine for your lovely comment! This will be a day that I will never forget ... It was a pleasure to tour with you. (The story to the flamenco show is version 2 !) Hugs and kisses , Lydia
Lance LimUnited States
A great 2 days with a great guide! On time, very informative, considerate and helpful. Excellent English as well as driving skills. We learned a lot about Barcelona's history, Catalans and about Montserrat. Excellent recommendations for restaurants. I won't hesitate to recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lance for your lovely comment! It was an honour to tour with you and your amazing family!
Mogens DalgartUnited States
ToursByLocals Tour Guide Lydia S was truly incredible. Very Detailed and knowledgeable. Enjoyed the variety of Historic Sights of The City Tour we had requested. We definitely will recommend ToursByLocals to anyone, who is a Tourist or even new to Barcelona. Thank you Again Lydia, for making our Barcelona Truly Memorable for all 3 Couples.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comment. It was a pleasure to tour with all of you!
Michael CohenUnited States
Very knowledgeable and friendly. Tour was very informative for my family, including my 2 teenagers. We covered the majority of the city in six, quick hours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michael for your comment! You have a great family, loved you all. Kisses and hugs Lydia
Leslie LissimoreUnited States
Lydia was wonderful. She was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Barcelona, the architecture, and politics. Lydia was very good at navigating the terrain and made sure I got to see everything and more on the itinerary. The time and money spent was well worth it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Leslie! It was an honour to tour with you! Regards Lydia
Sue WeiermanUnited States
This tour should be listed under Montserrat, because it was changed due to our wishes. Lydia drove us up to the mountain, gave us a lovely explanation and tour, including the Black Madonna, and then allowed us time to visit the rest however we pleased. The church and monastery are beautiful and the surrounding, unique mountains are breathtaking. Two of our group went up higher and hiked the trails, and I visited the excellent art museum. Lydia is a superior guide and communicates well. Book her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank so much Sue for your lovely comment. It was an honour to tour with you . Kisses Lydia