Rob MorganUnited States
Mariluz did a fantastic job for tours that we booked on consecutive days. Her knowledge of local history, combined with her ability to maintain our daughters' interest (after an overnight flight) was superb. We enjoyed every aspect of both tours and highly recommend Mariluz to anyone seeking a tour of Madrid and its many splendors.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rob, I would like to thank you for taking your time and write such a great review! I really think that reviews can help other travelers to choose the guides fitting best their interests. It was a great pleasure to be with you these 2 days. You have a wonderful family! Give my regards to all of your women: Sthephanne, Molly and Laura. My best wishes to all of you. Mariluz
Susan WallaceUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Susan!! All the best, Mariluz
Jane NelsonUnited States
We had a wonderful tour in Madrid with Mariluz. It started off with a mix up on time and date but Mariluz corrected the problem quickly and we were off to see the Royal Palace. She was an expert at maneuvering us around the crowds and pointing out art and details that we would never have seen or known on our own. Then we walked through the old town and enjoyed a lovely refreshment at a historical bar. We really enjoyed our tour and I would recommend her to others.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I thank you really very much for taking your time and review, Jane. Believe me, it was my pleasure to be with such a nice party as you , ready to enjoy every moment. And happy to have a nice picture with you all !! All the best Mariluz
Lisa HartzellUnited States
We really enjoyed our tour of Toledo with Mariluz. She was great and we highly recommend her. She is very knowledgeable and friendly. She led us to the best shops to buy souvenirs and was a wonderful person to talk to about the area, people and food.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lisa, I am very happy to read your great review!. First, thank you very much for taking your time to do it. I believe that reviews can help future travelers to choose their guides and tours and that they are important . Second, it was a real pleasure to me to spend with you and Steven this day in this amazing city that is Toledo. Thank you very much! Give my regards to Steven . All the best Mariluz
Very good service ! Excellent knowledge of his subject. Solid french language. I recommend strongly for all travellers
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merçi beaucoup cher Michel!! C'était un grand plaisir de travailler avec vous, tellement interesés en histoire! Thank you very much. You were so much interested in everything that it was a great pleasure to share with you my knowlegde about our history... Un grand merçi de nouveau. Mariluz
Colleen WilliamsNeskowin, OREGON, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Colleen, Thank you very much for reviewing!. It was a great pleasure to work with you and your husband. My best wishes, Mariluz
Ronald FerrariUnited States
We met at the Royal Palace that was closed to a unannounced fire drill until 11. Mariluz adjusted the tour where we started at the cathedral than old town before ending at the palace. It was a all walking tour that covered 4 + miles. We greatly enjoyed the historical and present day discussions throughout the 4 hour tour. We recommend the tour from Mariluz.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ronald, I want to thank you very much for yoir great review!. It was a pleasure to work with both of you that morning in Madrid. I hope that you will enjoy your stay in Spain. All the best, Mariluz
Karen RhoadUnited States
Extremely knowledgeable and passionate about art and art history!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Karen, for taking your time and review. That helps a lot travelers when they are deciding about a tour. Best regards from Madrid!. Mariluz
Michael ChaseUnited States
It was an okay tour, Mariluz was very nice. Maybe the area wasn't what we expected.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael, Thank you very much for taking your time and review! All the best, Mariluz
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our guides’ normal high standards.
John TuckerUnited States
Mariluz was the most professional and knowledgeable tour guide we have had. She made all of our tours come alive. She worked with us for 3 days and it was awesome.I would highly recommend Mariluz to anyone needing a guide in Madrid. You will not be disappointed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, Thank you very much for taking your time and review. I really aprecciated. Your comments make me very very happy and push me to go on with the same passion in my work. I wish you all the best ! Great regards from Madrid. Mariluz
Mariluz is an amazing guide! She's very warm and friendly, very patient with my 2 young kids, as it was not easy walking around in 30+ degree summer heat with kids. She explained everything very well and clear, and made sure that we enjoyed our tour and that we understood her explanation. She even pointed out the nice but not too expensive places to eat. She bonded very well with my 6 years old daughter, and continuously held her hand throughout the tour. Highly recommended. Thanks Mariluz!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Isba, Thank you very nice for taking your time and review. Believe me, it was my pleasure to share with you that morning. I wish you a great party tomorrow! All the best. Mariluz
John GambaleUnited States
Mariluz was an excellent guide. Knowledgeable, fun, interesting and flexible. She provided us with an amazing day and was willing to switch things up on the fly. Both kids, 13 and 14 were entertained and interested from start to finish. The transportation she arranged was A+++ and we loved the photos. All around a great day and $$$ we'll spent. Thank u John, Gina, Sophia and Johnny
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, thank you very much for taking your time and review! I really aprecciated it. I spent also a lovely day with you and your nice family and I am happy to realize that you too. All the best for you and your wife, Gina , and the beautiful Sophia and the soccer player Jonnny! Yours, Mariluz.
Gerald A S.United States
Mariluz was absolutely delightful. We had just landed 3 hours in Madrid from the US, before starting our tour and she was right on top of her game to keep us all interested and alert. Our ages ranges from 18, a beginner to international travel to 75 a seasoned veteran of international travel and tours of museums. Her knowledge of the Prado and the notable artists was great and she gave all of us a different view of just the paintings, but special insights as well. We all enjoyed the tour, with Muriluz
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Geral, it is great to read this amazing review!. I am happy that you enjoyed the tour so much! It was my pleasure. All the best. Mariluz
Brian SchiffUnited States
Mariluz is VERY knowledgeable and gives a fabulous tour of the Prado. Knew her way around the museum and used our limited time REALLY well. Her ability to weave a story as we went through the museum was GREAT. Only wish we had more time with her in Madrid!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brian, Thank you very much for taking your time and review! It was a pity I could not offer you more availability. All the best Mariluz
We booked a total of 3 tours with Mariluz while in Madrid recently. She was an outstanding and knowledgeable guide. Highly recommend her. Susan and John Toronto, Canada
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your great review Susan! Best regards from Madrid! Mariluz
Christoph DresslerUnited States
Mariluz was amazing! We loved the city tour and the following Prado tour with her was top! What a great day in Madrid thanks to Mariluz!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for taking your time and review! My best regards. Mariluz
Gary SpencerUnited Kingdom
Mariluz was an excellent friendly and informative guide. Particularly at the Valley of the Fallen her insights into the emotions and attitudes of the Spanish people towards this monument really helped to put it into proper perspective. Escorial is definitely for the more mobile visitor (a lot of stairs) but well worth the effort.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gary, I thank kou very much for your interesting review!! I will take note of your suggestions. It was a great experience for me to share my knowledge about these places with such interested people as you were! I wish you all the best, Mariluz
Dennis DrayerUnited States
Mariluz provided a superb tour of the Royal Palace. She pointed out highlights enroute to Plaza de Oriente as we taxied from our hotel & shared many insights about the Palace & its present/historical royal residents. We took visual memories (no pictures allowed) throughout & teens enjoyed the armory. Afterward we visited Plaza de la Villa & Plaza Mayor before finishing our late day tour at Puerta del Sol. Mariluz lunch recommendation was spot on as we returned to our hotel. An enjoyable overview of Madrid
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Dennis for taking some time to review. It is very kind of you It was a pleasure to spend with you and your nice family that afternoon. My besr regards frim Madrid. Mariluz
Robert HeathArmonk, NY, United States
Picked us up at our hotel Great tour of the royal palace Very informative Very pleasant Highly recommended
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Robert!
Daniel WellmanUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Daniel, Thank you for you review. It would be nice to know how could I have had a 5 star rating. All the best. Mariluz
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Lisa BakerUnited States
Mariluz is a wonderful guide. We had a very enjoyable morning in the park, followed by a perfect guided tour of the Prado!
John MarshallUnited States
We rate our tour guide Mariluz G 5 stars out of 5. Mariluz was extremely knowledgeable and gave us suggestions and information that greatly improved our experience in Madrid.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for taking some time to review! It was my pleasure to guide you in Madrid. All the best Mariluz
Ken ChadwickUnited States
This was a fantastic tour to a great city in Spain. Mariluz was spot on time to pick us up and was a very professional, friendly, informational and all around great guide for our tour to Segovia. She had pre-booked lunch at a local for the 10 of us as we visited Segovia on Good Friday and she knew we would have problems finding somewhere to accommodate all of us for a meal. She knew where to stop on the bus to get the best photos and was responsive to all our needs during the day. Perfect tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ken, Thank you very much for your review! It was a great plaesure to visit Toledo with you and your friends. All the best. Mariluz
Chris WinandsUnited States
Mariluz was a wonderful guide. She shared her knowledge of Spain's history through landmarks while strolling the Retiro Park. Once in the Prado Museum she pointed out details in paintings as well as showing how various painters influenced other painters. We didn't just experience the museum but she seemed to bring the paintings to life. Great tour and gladly recommend Mariluz and Tours by Locals.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Chris!! I am glad that you enjoyed the tour. It was a pleasure to work with you! All the best Mariluz
Brenda HardenUnited States
Mariluz was very knowledgable about the museums. It was very helpful to tour the museums with someone who could navigate the important things you needed to see. The museums were crowded the day we were there so that was very helpful. She was great to work with and I would highly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Brenda for your review! It was my pleasure to work with you. Greetens from Madrid! Mariluz
Devra SimonUnited States
Mariluz guided us for a second day, this time to Toledo and was, once again, excellent. The history, culture, religion, people all became real and extraordinary. She is a wonderful guide, extremely knowledgeable, personable, fun and all around delightful. Highly recommend her to all for any of the tours she offers.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Devra, believe me when I say that it was a pleasure to work with you. You were so interested in everything!! It was a great experience for me too. All the best, Mariluz
Devra SimonUnited States
Mariluz is wonderful--extremely knowledgeable and informative, personable, relates extremely well with guidees, showed us the highlights and much more! Would highly recommend her services to all.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Devra, for this nice review!! Give my best regards to your husband and friends. Mariluz
David H.United States
Our Guide was energetic, knowledgeable and prepared. She provided insight on the important parts of Toledo. Very exciting tour! Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review!
Claudia LooneyUnited States
Mariluz is a fabulous and fun guide. Today we were delighted with our tour to Toledo with her. We had an equally great day in Segovia yesterday with Mariluz. She is well versed and knowledgeable about all the site and loves to share the history in a way that makes it memorable and entertaining. Of special note was how thoughtful she was about our stamina for walking up hills and accommodated us with taxis when walking became too much. A great experience all around!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Claudia, believe me, it was a pleasure to spend with you today and yestarday. I wish you great holidays in Spain and please, tell your friends to come to visit us!!! I wish you an Jim all the best, Mariluz
Claudia LooneyUnited States
Mariluz is a wonderful guide. She was our guide for Segovia and Toledo. She knows the history of Spain well, and integrated that knowledge into our tours to bring what we were seeing, hearing and learning, meaningful and fun. Mariluz was very helpful with additional suggestions for places to visit and restaurants. In Segovia, for instance, she arranged for a fabulous lunch at a place where people come from around the world to eat the cuisine. She was delightful and very accommodating to our requests.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Claudia!! You were wonderful! It was a real pleasure to work with you All the best Mariluz