Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Madrid-Spain by Tour Guide Mariluz G. (Guide #17158)


Jody T.

Forest, VA, United States
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Tour: #302520, Highlights of Madrid with private vehicle and walking tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 24/18

Mariluz was a terrific guide. She met us promptly and we had a 2 hour driving tour of Madrid and then a 2 hour walking tour…so informative and a perfect introduction to this beautiful city!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jody, Thank you very much!. It makes me so happy! All the best for the rest of your stay in Madrid. I hope that you will come back next year to visit the south... Have a great time!!! Mariluz

Miriam M.

United States
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Tour: Prado and Royal Palace, tickets included private tour skip the line museum, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Date: Oct 15/18

We had a great morning with Mariluz. She was awesome. Professional, spoke excellent English, full of wonderful stories about the history of Madrid and Spain, knew a lot about Art and the great artists, and very flexible. We skipped the long lines, took great photos, and really enjoyed our time with her. We stopped for coffee too. We recomend Mariluz with absolutely no reservations! 5+ stars! Thank you for a very memorable time at the Prado and Royal Palace! :)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Miriam, thank you very much for your great review. That makes me very happy when I realize that you have really enjoyed my tours. It was a great pleasure to be your guide in Madrid. All the best, Mariluz

Michael Mulbarger

Thousand Oaks, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #281171, Private tour of The Royal Palace and the Old Madrid & Prado Museum., Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 8/18

We are two English speaking Expats, closer to 80 than 70, experienced world wide holiday travelers. We judge Mariluz Gutiérrez to be a perfect five star guide. Why? Think … caring, considerate, enthusiastic, experienced, flexible, friendly, insightful, knowledgeable, open, punctual, responsive, well-spoken, etc. We met as strangers at our hotel and, after a too brief seven hours, seemingly parted as friends. We enjoyed and were enriched by our experience with Mariluz. Nobody could be better.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael, I am flattered by your review. I really appreciate it. Thank you very much. It was a very enriching experience for me too. I wish you all the best. Mariluz

Anton Visser

United States
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Tour: #282738, Highlights of Madrid, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 5/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review! Best regards, Mariluz

Peter Pena

United States
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Tour: #302520, Highlights of Madrid with private vehicle and walking tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 1/18

We had a great tour with Mariluz this morning, she was very knowledgeable and her explanations of the history during our tour was very much on point. We had a real good time and enjoyed Thank you Mariluz for a wonderful experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Peter. It was a great pleasure to be with you this morning. I hope that you will come back! Muchas gracias! Mariluz

Joni Renard

Youngsville, LA, United States
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Tour: Toledo from Madrid, door to door private tour service., Toledo, Castilla-La Manacha, Spain
Date: Sep 18/18

Mariluz shared her knowledge of Toledo with us to make our trip a success. She made the walking easy and showed us many secret sites around the city. She had a wealth of knowledge on the history of Toledo. We enjoyed our day so much. Thanks TBL for a great guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joni, I really appreciate your feedback! Thank you very much. It was my plesure to spend that day with you in Toledo. All the best, Mariluz

Tao Zeng

China
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Tour: #301891, Private fullday tour to Segovia., Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 7/18

We had a great time with Mariluz who was very tenderful.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tao! It was a pleasure to be with you! All the best Mariluz

Karen Bernall

United States
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Tour: #303447, Private tour to the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 2/18

This was an excellent tour of the Thyssen. Mariluz was extremely knowledgeable and passionate. My husband described it as an Art History course condensed into an afternoon. I felt like he had a new appreciation of art, not being someone with much exposure to it. Our friends (we were a party of four) enjoyed the tour just as much and they are quite well-versed in art. This is an excellent testament to Mariluz, she really had the spectrum with our group and managed to please us all. Thank you, Mariluz!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear karen, This is an incredible review!. Thank you very much ! I really enjoyed this tour with you. All the best Mariluz

Ludmilla Collins

Australia
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Tour: #302518, Highlights at Prado Museum & Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 6/18

It was our first time in Madrid and I will not be our last. Mariluz took us to the Prado Museum and around the old town. 5 star service and 5 star knowledge. A great tour. Thanks Mariluz for providing us with a great day our helping us understand the museum and greater Madrid's history.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: All the best! Mariluz

Ludmilla Collins

Australia
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Tour: #302520, Highlights of Madrid with private vehicle and walking tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 5/18

This was our first tour of 2 with Mariluz. 5 star knowledge, 5 star experiences, 5 star service. Thanks for your insight into this great city and we can not wait to return and do more tours with you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!!! It is so great that you want to come back! I am very happy. Mariluz

Teri M.

United States
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Tour: #301891, Private fullday tour to Segovia., Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 29/18

Excellent tour! Mariluz was extremely knowledgeable and patient. A wonderful guide and tour of Segovia. We were a group of 6 people and would all highly recommend her!! Very passionate about sharing her extensive knowledge of the region and country!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Teri, Thank you very much for your nice and quick revew! It was a pleasure . I hope that you will come back! All the best. Mariluz

Ross Shideler

United States
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Tour: #282737, Toledo Private Tour. Highlights of the city of the 3 cultures., Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 25/18

Mariluz and the driver were excellent on this trip to Toledo. We got to see far more than we would have without a car. The city is both beautiful and amazing and it's history is remarkablel. We loved the El Grecos in the cathedral (sadly the museum was closed on Monday), but still a fun and lovely day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ross & Kathy, Thank you very much for your review!. It was my pleasure to spend with you this day in Toledo . I would like to be like you at your age, so young, knowledgeable and active people!! All the best, Mariluz

Barbara Wirostko

United States
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Tour: #281171, Private tour of The Royal Palace and the Old Madrid, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 11/18

Mariluz was absolutely fantastic. She made it enjoyable and educational for us adults as well as our 10 year old daughter. She was fun, engaging and very knowledgable on history and the culture. It was such a pleasure and we learned so much. Would recommend highly !! Barb

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a pleasure to read your review! Thank you very much Barbara. Enjoy your holiday!

Bryan Payling

United Kingdom
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Tour: #302518, Highlights at Prado Museum & Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: May 26/18

We visited the Thyssen and Reina Sofia with Mariluz as we had been to the Prado earlier in the week. She was happy to change the advertised tour to accommodate our requirements. The visits to the galleries were comprehensive and informative. Mariluz is a very well informed and amiable guide. Good value for money and highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bryan, thank you very much for your nice review! Bes regards, Mariluz

Stewart Richardson

United States
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Tour: #302518, Highlights at Prado Museum & Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: May 25/18

Mariluz was very engaging. She spoke English very well and was easy to understand. She was very knowledgeable and passionate about her beloved Madrid. I would highly recommend her for any upcoming tours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stewart, thank you very much. It was a real pleasure to work with you. I hope that you will come back to Madrid! Best wishes and regards to your wife and sister in law. Mariluz

Daryl Koops

United States
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Tour: #281171, Private tour of The Royal Palace & Royal Monastery of Escorial & Old Town Madrid, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: May 22/18

We found this tour and our guide Mariluz both excellent. We have used tour by local before and found this tour as excellent as we expected. Mariluz is both qualified and personable on the tour. It is so much more efficient to tour in this manner. All the activities were coordinated very well as well as the car and driver. She took care of everything, so we could enjoy the sites and personal narrations she provided. I would heartily recommend this tour. Daryl and Ellen Koops, Los Angeles, USA

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Daryl, I am happy that you really enjoyed this customized tour I created for you. And it was my pleasure to work for you. Thank you very much for your review! All the best , Mariluz

James Gilbreath

United States
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Tour: #282737, Toledo Private Tour. Highlights of the city of the 3 cultures., Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: May 12/18

Great tour to Toledo from Madrid with Mariluz. She's an expert on the area and we highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much James! It was a pleasure! Best wishes. Mariluz

James Gilbreath

United States
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Tour: #282736, Private tour of Highlights at Prado Museum & Retiro Park, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: May 11/18

Mariluz guided us for two days. The first was a walking tour in Madrid. The second was a tour via train to Toledo. We found her to be very knowledgeable and personable. Would highly recommend Mariluz while you're in the Madrid area!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much James!! All the best, Mariluz

Wendy Griffith

United States
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Tour: #281171, Private tour of The Royal Palace and Prado Museum., Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Apr 29/18

Mariluz was wonderful and extremely accommadating. One of our group members was trying to find the meeting place and she came to them and also extended our tour. She was very easy to work withon scheduling our tour and was flexible on personalizing it. She is extremely knowledgeable and I would highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Wendy, Thank you very much for your nice review! Best wishes Mariluz

Susan Slavin

United States
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Tour: #282736, Private tour of Highlights at Prado Museum & Retiro Park, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Apr 14/18

Mariluz took my husband and me on a tour of the Prado and Retiro Park. We loved the Prado and Mariluz taught us so much about art. We would never have understood the beautiful artwork without her and saw things in the pieces we would not have seen on our own. It was great to pair that with being outside in beautiful Retiro Park. We had friends join us in the park with their young son and Mariluz didn't miss a beat. Mariluz even recommended great restaurants for us to visit on our own. We had a great day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Susan, believe me that it was a pleasure. To be flexible to my customers' likes and private conditions is one of my first duties. On the other hand, I love children!. Best regards and thank you again for having chosen Madrid as part of your holidays! Mariluz

Susan Slavin

United States
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Tour: #281171, Private tour of The Royal Palace and the Old Madrid, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Apr 13/18

My family and I had a great tour with Mariluz. She took us on a walking tour of Madrid and a highlights tour of the Reina Sofia. Communicating with Mariluz before our trip was incredibly easy and we were confident the tours we booked were exactly what we wanted. The walking tour was a great way to learn about the city and it's history. Mariluz tailored the museum tour to the highlights - it was perfect. Mariluz was knowledgeable, friendly and fun to spend the day afternoon with.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Susan for your great review! I am always so happy when I see that my customers are wiling to come back to Madrid...this is great satisfaction for me. It was very easy to work with you, and a real pleasure. All the best. Mariluz

Michael Temple

United States
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Tour: #282737, Toledo Private Tour . Highligths of the city of the 3 cultures, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Dec 14/17

We were together for two days — one day visiting the Prado and Reina Sofia and the next day by train to Toledo. Her knowledge, enthusiasm and ability to tailor visits to your interest is top notch - a true professional- I look forward to returning to the Madrid area .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Michael! The best af all is that you want to return!! It was s pleasure to work with you. Best wishes! Mariluz.

Michael Temple

United States
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Tour: #302518, Highligths at Prado Museum & Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Dec 13/17

Lisa Anastasia

United States
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Tour: #282738, Highlights of Madrid, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Nov 30/17

Mariluz was amazing, the tour was fantastic and well worth the money to have a private tour. She was incredibly well versed on all aspects of the city and we were able to see many places in the short time we had available.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lisa. Believe me, you were great as well!. It was really a great pleasure to be with you this morning. In these cases, with customers like you, I really enjoy my job!! All the best, Mariluz.

Ginny Stegent

United States
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Tour: #282737, Toledo Private Tour . Highligths of the city of the 3 cultures, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Nov 25/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ginny and Virginia, Thank you very much for your review. It makes me happy that you rememner me after one year!! It was a great pleasure for me. Best regards, Mariluz

Chris Johnson

United States
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Tour: #282736, Highligths at Prado Museum & Retiro Park, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Nov 24/17

Enjoyed our time and Mariluz's knowledge of the Pardo Museo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Chris! A pleasure!

Cary Cheifetz

United States
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Tour: #282738, Highlights of Madrid, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 23/17

Craig Apregan

United States
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Tour: #302520, Highlights of Madrid with private vehicle and walking tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 23/17

Marilus completely customized our half day tour based on our requests. She was able to provide a car and driver to give us an overview of the city and then provided us with a great combination of a walking tour of the older part of Madrid. Mariluz was very knowledgeable, easy to understand (we speak English) and very pleasant to be around. We would definitely use her again when we return to Spain to see other areas.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Craig! I am so happy that you enjoyed the tour so much. It will be really a pleasure to be again wirh you in Madrid! All the best Mariluz

Mary Pat Osterhaus

United States
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Tour: #302518, Private tour of the Royal Palace and Prado Museum., Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 7/17

We toured the Royal Palace and the Prado with Mariluz. Her knowledge of the art, history and royal family were expansive. Mariluz was enthusiastic and fun to be with as well as informative. I would highly reccommend booking a tour with her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much May Pat. I am happy that you enjoyed the tour!. Best regards. Mariluz

Carlos Bofill

United States
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Tour: #282736, Highligths at Prado Museum & Retiro Park, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 15/17

5 of 5. Our guide was so knowledgeable. She has pure passion for her country and the arts. Highly recommend her. Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Carlos! Enjoy the rest of your holidays in Spain. All the best Mariluz

Susan Ross

United States
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Tour: #281171, Private tour of The Royal Palace and the Old Madrid, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 14/17

Mariluz was well prepared and gave a wonderful tour. We asked her to cut the tour short to accommodate a later tour, and she agreeably modified our tour to suit our schedule. We "lost" one of our crowd (not her fault at all) and she was very concerned and called later to apologize (again, not her fault) and make sure he arrived home safely. Very happy with this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Susan. You were so kind!. It was a pleasure really. I wish you all the best. Mariluz

Carlos Bofill

United States
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Tour: Escorial Monastery and Valley of the Fallen with Private Car, Escorial, Madrid, Spain
Date: Sep 14/17

5 of 5. Our guide was so knowledgeable. She has pure passion for her country and the arts. Highly recommend her. Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was really a pleasure Carlos to guide you in this tour. Thank you very much. Mariluz

Ella I.

United States
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Tour: #281171, Private tour of The Royal Palace and Prado Museum, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 14/17

Mariluz was a great tour guide for my 13 year old son, my husband and myself. She took us on a private tour of the Royal Palace before it opened to the public which was very cool. We asked her to give us an interesting history lesson and she totally delivered. We learned a lot! She was great with my son. She also took us on a tour of the Prado museum where we just hit the most important highlights. She provided very interesting background on the artists. Enjoyable and educational! Highly recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ella, Thank you very much for your great review! It was really a pleasure to work with a so nice family! All the best Mariluz

Irene Ricci

United States
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Tour: #281171, Private tour of The Royal Palace and the Old Madrid, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 10/17

Very knowledable and nice. Spoke Spanish slowly so that my 19 yr old niece and 14 yr old daughter could follow and understand. Very good English as well. Accommodated our requests. Would definitely hire her again and highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am happy that you enjoy the tour ! Thank you very much for your nice revew. It was really a pleasure to work for you! All the best. Mariluz

Martha Griffin

United States
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Tour: #281171, Private tour of The Royal Palace and the Old Madrid, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 9/17

Mariluz was incredible. She customized a tour of the royal palace and wine tasting for us. This experience was only one that could be shown by a true local. She took us to a wine bar that had a 500 year old "cave," that was used as a massive wine cellar. Truly remarkable and the highlight of my trip to Spain.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Martha, i am so happy that you enjoyed this "local exoerience"! Thank you very much and have a nice flight

Alka Farmer

United States
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Tour: #281171, Private tour of The Royal Palace and the Old Madrid, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 9/17

I learned over the time that no visit to historic cities are complete without a guide. The buildings have no meaning if you don't know the history. Mariluz was our guide for a day, and she was wonderful. Very informative, engaging and pleasant. My kids loved her as well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Alka, for your nice review!. All the best, Mariluz

Albert Weissberg

Yonkers, NY, United States
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Tour: #281171, Private tour of The Royal Palace and Prado Museum, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 7/17

We really enjoyed our tour with Mariluz. She met us at our hotel and we started our tour. The tour of the Royal Place and the Prado was excellent. Mariluz gave us an excellent insight and understanding of the different paintings at the Prado. She was very pleasant and kept the pace of the tour to our level. Thank you Mariluz

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Albert. I hope that your holidays in Spain would remain in your heart... All the best

Timo Ottevanger

Netherlands
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Tour: #281171, Private tour of The Royal Palace and the Old Madrid, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 29/17

Mariluz is a fantastic guide. She speaks good English and more important, she has a clear and loud voice. She is fun as well and talks a lot, so you get to know a lot about Madrid.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Timo! I hope that you will come back soon to Madrid. Enjoy the rest of your holidays!! Great regards Mariluz

Stewart Anderson

Australia
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Tour: Royal Palace & Habsburg's Madrid - Private tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Date: Jun 14/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for reviewing ! Best wishes, Mariluz

Hilary Isakow

United States
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Tour: #282736, Highligths at Prado Museum & Retiro Park, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 3/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Hilary. It was a pleasure!

Lois Smitherman

United States
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Tour: #302518, Highligths at Prado Museum & Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: May 29/17

Learned so much! Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! Best wishes

James Glenn Snodgrass

United States
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Tour: #302520, Highlights of Madrid with private vehicle and walking tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: May 4/17

Mariluz was perfect for us - she was our first guide on our journey through Spain, by guiding us first through downtown Madrid and then later on a double visit to Segovia and El Escorial. She was knowledgeable and friendly and easy for us 70+-year-olds to understand. Her pace was a good pace for us to follow. She was also extremely helpful with recommendations of the best places to eat to see non-tourists and the best food. She helped us with lining up cabs for our departure. We recommend her to all!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Glenn!! It was a pleasure!. Please have a look to my public profile, to my pictures about myself ! You will see some more famous customers I have had recently..... Best wishes to all of you. Mariluz

Mary Kay Perrotti

United States
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Tour: #302518, Highligths at Prado Museum & Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Apr 21/17

When you tour the Prado and view Guernica with Mariluz you are able to tap into her deep knowledge of art history- the artists and paintings literally come alive. We stood in front of Las Meninas and she pulled out a pocket mirror so we could appreciate the painting's 3-D. My mother got a little tired so we rested between museums at a cafe and Mariluz offered wonderful suggestions for dinner, parks and other museums. Mariluz is very gracious and very knowledgeable-I would book her again in a heartbeat.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary, it was really a pleasure to spend this afternoon with you and your mother. Thank you very much for your nice revew. I wish you all the best. Mariluz

Cathy Moss

United States
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Tour: #282737, Toledo Private Tour . Highligths of the city of the 3 cultures, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Mar 29/17

we were treated well, informed intelligently and kept on schedule by our very capable guide, Mariluz. She arranged a comfortable, prompt van pick up and kept our group of 10 happy! Thank you, Mariluz

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for you revew Cathy! It was a pleasure!!

Catherine Dobkin

United States
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Tour: #281171, Private tour of The Royal Palace and the Old Madrid, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Mar 18/17

David Erlij

United States
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Tour: Paseo Privado por el Madrid Histórico., Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Date: Jan 18/17

Mariluz is extremely pleasant and knows Madrid very well. We toured with her to get acquainted with the core of old Madrid and we learned everything that we wanted to discover. Her manner is friendly and informed and guides you through history and architecture with facility and charm. A real treat!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David. You were really very kind and it is great when I met people so interested! Best regards

Vallangiman Srinivasan

United States
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Tour: Highlights of Madrid, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Date: Dec 26/16

Mariluz was friendly, knowledgeable and accomodating of our requests. She did a wonderful job of taking us to the highlights of Madrid in the 4 hours we engaged her. Will use her services again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Srini, Thank you very much. It was a pleasure to work for you and your nice family. I hope you will come back to Spain! Warm regards. Mariluz