We had a lovely tour of Seville cathedral and Alcazar with Maria. She is very knowledgeable and spoke interestingly about Seville's fascinating history. Maria is also generally very friendly and gave us excellent tips for things to see and places to eat later. Thank you Maria!
Christian GillisUnited States
Our tour with Maria was fantastic. She is energetic with a fun personality. She does a great job of discussing Sevilla's history at the start, including the various kings of the past, and provides a lot of details and insight throughout the tour. She also was very accommodating. We arrived in Sevilla in the late morning and called ToursByLocals to try to arrange a last minute tour. Although Maria was hosting a tour already, she agreed to stay to take us out in the afternoon. We had a great time!
Diana RichUnited States
Maria is a stellar guide, full of infectious enthusiasm and personal grace. For this tour she collected us in her car, a real bonus for us, and on the return we were given a surprise motor tour of the 1992 Universal Exposition of Seville area. The reason for the four star rating has nothing to do with Maria but the requirement of the Italica excavation site that a guide from its organization come along and give the tour -- however, he spoke only Spanish
Diana RichUnited States
We were two couples and had just arrived in Seville on Saturday afternoon; that evening at 8 PM we met Maria at Plaza Nueva for a two hour tour filled with history, highlights and humor. We were enchanted by Maria and the city, described by James Michener as possessing the unique Spanish concept of duende. Our first night in Seville was truly magical - and we have Maria to thank profusely for that!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh Diana, thank you for your nice comment. I have just written the author James Michener as a new one to reasearch and of course I will read Iberia. It has been a pleasure to meet you and your husband. keep enjoying your travel!
Erin FarnsworthUnited States
Maria was a fantastic guide in Seville. She was friendly and knowledgeable. She spoke English well, which made it easy to communicate. She gave wonderful recommendations on many subjects. Thank you Maria!
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Rita StoneUnited States
Maria knew her stuff and gave us a wonderful tour of old Seville. We also enjoyed a terrific lunch at a quiet elegant restaurant - thanks so much!
This was our first trip to Seville from Australia. I booked Maria for a general overview of the city. Maria is both delightful, speaks fluent English and took us on a very good tour of the city giving us interesting historical facts and pointing out many points of interest we would not have found on our own. My husband and I have done many private tours in other cities around the world and I feel Maria is up with the best.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Woww! Thank you so much for your comment and for taking your time to send it. I am so thankful because it is one of the best things that I have ever been told. Cheers! I hope you have enjoyed your lunch. Best regards, Maria
Eric HassallUnited States
Before our trip, Maria worked with us to create a menu for foods we wanted to learn about and cook. Her warmth, knowledge and enthusiasm made her great fun to shop, hang out and cook with. She was flexible and took us to one of the food markets at which I wanted to shop, in addition to those planned. As we walked by various points of interest, we'd pop in and explore. Right after our tour, she emailed the recipes to us, and we look forward to cooking them now that we're home. Thanks Maria!
Maria is a brilliant guide and her 'first day in Seville' walking tour is the perfect way to start any visit to this beautiful city. Taking her tour ensured we got the most from the rest of our time in Seville. Maria has an in-depth knowledge of the history of Seville and was able to answer all our questions but at the same time kept the tour moving along so that we were captivated by the next interesting historical antidote and background story. Brilliant tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mathew, sorry for my delay, I have been working the entire day and I have just read your message. I wish I could go with you to have lunch. Than you so much for your invitation. You both are so lovely. Working with people like you it is just a pleasure. You make that I love my work still more and more. Thank you again for taking your time to dedicated it to send me this kind words. Enjoy Sevilla!
Farhad VahidiUnited States
Excellent knowledgeable tour guide. Very personal and nice person.
Thomas GusdorffUnited States
We spent a terrific day with Maria. We started at the Feria market where we shopped for the cooking class. It was wonderful to meet the local vendors and have Maria teach us about the local cuisine. Back to the kitchen to cook an interesting and fun meal Maria's knowledge and love of all things Seville is truly amazing. History, architecture, art, culture. Maria taught us so much and her wonderful personality made our day even more fun.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You have made my day! Thank you for your kind words. I am so thankful.
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.
Our guided City Tour of Sevilla was fantastic thanks to the organizational talent of Maria. Arriving at Sevilla Airport we wanted a stopover quick city tour but we really got so much more in these few hours. Even a delay in the arrival was compensated by her. The city walk itself led us through centuries of living history. We learned that till today the citizens of this part of Spain live their historic heritage. Thank you so much for the great service including umbrellas for the short rain shower!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Heiko! I hope you enjoyed your following days in Doñana National park!
Michael TempleUnited States
Oh my goodness What a professional and delightful experience Her knowledge and enthusiasm were superb
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words Michael. I hope you enjoy the city and your fiesta too! Best regards!
Barbara PaskoffUnited States
Maria is adorable. Very personable and knowledgeable. Loved being with her
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice words. I hope your travel back home were good. We will keep in contact! Regards to you and Michael and your friends!
Patrick KnowlesUnited States
I have never felt moved enough to actually write a review, but Maria changed that. We started out in the old working class quarters and worked our way into the Jewish, then Christian, & finally along the old city walls discovering little walk ways, streets, & the history of Seville. Her sense of history as well as her humor made the walking fly by, right into a quaint tavern where we enjoyed the wines, jamóns, & tapas of Spain. If you get the chance, Maria will make your your trip to Seville a success!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you to you and your family to have chosen me as your guide to show you the city! Best wishes to all of you!
Lawrence BurnatUnited States
Maria is very nice, friendly and full of knowledge about Seville. the tour was very interesting and Maria was a pleasure.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ohhh Lawrence! It was a pleasure for me meeting with you and your wife. Thank you for your rating! You are very nice!
Shelley BrazierUnited States
Maria was lovely and enthusiastic. Her command of English was good . We felt her enthusiastic descriptions of certain places caused us to linger too long in one place and resulted in not getting to see as much as we had anticipated. We appreciated seeing the neighborhood where she grew up.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comment, Shelley. I appreciate very much that you dedicate your time in doing that. Best wishes
Christopher ColeUnited States
Maria was fantastic! I could not ask for a better guide. She showed me some fantastic sites throughout the maze of the old town. I also feel like I know the culture so much better now. The tapas she took me to were delicious. She not only knows the city of Sevilla so well, but she will leave you with a better understanding of the culture.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ohhhh Chris,I am so thankful for your words! To me it was a grate experience! you are very nice, I hope to keep in contact with you. I am very happy that you enjoyed the visit!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your rating David! I hope you enjoyed the visit to Seville. I will send you the pictures that "Pepe"(the ham cutter) made us. Best wishes María