Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Cadiz-Spain by Tour Guide Maria D. (Guide #18558)


James Van Riper

Odessa, TEXAS, United States
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Tour: #348110, Visiting the Royal Alcazar and the Cathedral, Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Mar 11/20

Our family had the best time today with Maria today. We enjoyed her enthusiasm and knowledge of the history of Seville and the sites we visited. We visited the Royal Alcazar and the Cathedral of Seville. We learned so much. We have used Tours by Local many times before. Maria is one of the best guides we've had. I highly recommend Maria and Tours by Locals. Would use Maria again if visiting the area. 5 STARS.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ohhh thank you so much, James! What so nice words, you made me very happy tp know that you have enjoyed our visit. Have a good time in Granada! All the best, Maria

James Van Riper

Odessa, TEXAS, United States
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Tour: #296638, Your first day in Seville, Seville, Spain    view tour
Date: Mar 10/20

What a great start to our time here in Seville. Maria did such a great job explaining the detailed history of the city. My family throughly enjoyed our tour and learned so much from our guide Maria. I highly recommend Maria and this tour for anyone visiting Seville.

Neil Chugg

Bicton, WA, Australia
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Tour: #348110, Visiting the Royal Alcazar and the Cathedral, Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Feb 19/20

Maria arrived at least 10 minutes early at our hotel; we actually saw a person come in but thought she was too young to be the person in Maria's bio. Maria is very knowledgeable and so passionate in the way she delivers information. She is wonderfully professional and maintained a very high energy level for the entirety of the tour. She has a vivacious personality and a delightful sense of humour. We have another tour booked with her tomorrow which we're very much looking forward to.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your beautiful words and kindness. I really had a very nice time with you! I hope you enjoy ¨cortadillos¨! As I promised, I will send you gazpacho recipe. Please, let me know when you cook it! Take care and have fun these days you stay here! all the best! Maria

Faris Almussallam

Kuwait
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Tour: Multi-day tour for Faris Al Mussalam, Seville, Spain
Date: Jan 26/20

Maria was such a fun and knowledgeable guide. She described everything with such passion and presented information in a fun and informative manner. The group loved her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for those unforgettable days! I am very happy to hear you had fun with me and you go back to Kuwait knowing a little bit more about our history. I hope you come back soon!

Katalina Woo

Canada
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Tour: #258130, Metropol Parasol Building and surroundings, Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Nov 18/19

Katalina Woo

Canada
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Tour: #296638, Your first day in Seville, Seville, Spain    view tour
Date: Nov 17/19

Patricia Kelso

United States
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Tour: #276919, Stroll through the old town and ham and wine tasting, Seville, Spain    view tour
Date: Nov 10/19

Delightful walk through Seville, seeing both the old city and parts of the new. Maria knows her history of the buildings, monuments and neighborhoods. The tour gave us a good overview of Seville - good way to get introduced!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Patricia!

Erica Horton

United States
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Tour: #296638, Your first day in Seville, Seville, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 13/19

Maria was wonderful! Extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure to spend time with. We could tell that she is passionate about what she does. This was a perfect introduction to Seville.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Erica! I hope to see you those days in the city and you let me know everything you have tasted! I am very happy to know that you have enjoyed our tour. Anything you need, please, here I am for helping you Maria

Doug Crowther

Canada
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Tour: #296638, Your first day in Seville, Seville, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 23/19

Our tour with Maria was wonderful. Maria is friendly, knowledgeable, informative and fun! She provided us with a perfect introduction to Sevilla. Highly recommended!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ohhh Doug! What so nice words!! Thank you so much!

Janet Krech

United States
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Tour: #384703, Seville by horse-drawn carriage ride, Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 18/19

Maria has great knowledge of Seville and presents it in a fun way! We had access to see a traditional patio home design because of her local connections. Maria is fluent in English and tells interesting tales throughout the tour. The horse and carriage she usually uses broke down, and the substitute driver shorted us on time, but Maria helped us see many interesting sites at a walking pace that accommodated my 82 year old mother. Thanks, Maria!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to you, Janet!! I have our pictures as a very nice memory of our tour together! Please, remind me if I did not send them to you in order to do it by email. Thank you again for taking a bit of your time to write this words about my job. I really appreciate it. Regards to you, your husband and your lovely mother. Maria

Nan R.

United States
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Tour: #348110, Visiting the Royal Alcazar and Tasting some tapas, Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 8/19

Maria knows the history, art, culture and cuisine of her native Sevilla inside out! She explains what she shows you in a clear manner and with more depth than you get from other guides. On top of that, she is kind, helpful and accommodating to her clients. We hope to come back to Sevilla and will definitely ask her to show us more of this beautiful city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nan! I spent a great time with you and your husband. You both were lovely. I hope to see you again here in Seville very soon! Please, if you have time, could you send me some of the pics we took? It will be a nice souvenir from your stay here! Thanks again! I hope you are enjoying your cruise.

Claire Morris

Australia
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Tour: #296638, Your first day in Seville, Seville, Spain    view tour
Date: Aug 4/19

We had a wonderful tour with Maria in Seville. We went with our two kids and had a great time. Highly recommend!!! Five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Claire!! I hope all of you are fine! Kind regards, Maria

Bonnie Ramer

United States
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Tour: #296638, Your first day in Seville, Seville, Spain    view tour
Date: Aug 3/19

Fantastic tour! Thanks Maria! We learned so much in a short time about the food, culture, sites, and what to do on our own. The tour was exactly what we wanted.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ohhh, I am so happy to hear that! Thank you for letting know. I appreciate that you take part of your time to write such a good review. Thank you again Bonnie. :-)

Joni Renard

Youngsville, LA, United States
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Tour: #427581, Full-day private tour in Seville, Seville, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 31/19

Maria is a wonderful guide with so much knowledge to offer. My niece and I toured the city and enjoyed the history along with the beautiful architecture. She gave lots of information that made the tour interesting. She was very accommodating to our needs and wants throughout the day. We had a wonderful lunch and the best shopping. Thanks, Maria for a wonderful day

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Joni. It was a pleasure repeating with you this year again. I hope to see you soon in Seville. Maybe this time during the winter or spring time! Bests wishes for you! Maria

Meg Hollinger

United States
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Tour: Seville Guided Tour: Reales Alcázares, Cathedral and the Giralda, Seville, Spain
Date: Jun 20/19

Maria was a great guide! She is very knowledgeable and friendly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you so much, Meg!

Miriam Asher

Israel
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Tour: Private Jewish Heritage Seville Tour, Seville, Spain
Date: Jun 10/19

Maria was fantastic. Very informative, very helpful, a lot of patience for our questions. Will definitely take her again if in Seville, and will definitely recommend her to others. We had a great three hour tour with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words, Miriam. It was a pleasure to share one morning in my city with you and your husband. I hope you come back soon!

Sheri Gaylord

United States
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Tour: #427581, Full-day private tour in Seville, Seville, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 3/19

Maria was a fantastic guide. She really took good care of my husband and I. It was a hot day and she made sure we stayed in the shade during the afternoon sun. She also shared her fan with us when she felt we were overheated. She treated us to an authentic Spanish lunch of Tapas and wine. We learned so much on our tour of Sevilla with Maria. Loved her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sheri!! It was a really nice day with you. Take care! I hope we keep on touch.

Stephanie Canavan

Hinton-in-the-Hedges, Brackley, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, United Kingdom
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Tour: #432357, Visiting one of the most important Roman cities in Spain, Santiponce, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: May 7/19

We had been on a tour with Maria the previous day so knew we were going to enjoy ourselves. She collected us from the hotel and took us to the site of the Roman ruins. She was so informative about the area and brought to life what life must have been like when this city was at its height. She is really passionate about this area and I understand why, it's fabulous but not really well marketed in the city. Change that and visit with her, it's really worth it.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Steph, this is the best reward of my job, thank you very much for spending a bit of your time to write these beautiful words, I hope that your husband and you are very well. Thank you so much again. I wait for you in Seville soon.

Stephanie Canavan

Hinton-in-the-Hedges, Brackley, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, United Kingdom
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Tour: #348110, Visiting the Royal Alcazar and the Cathedral, Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: May 6/19

We met with Maria in our hotel and lost track of the time we spent as we walked with her as she kept us updated on where we were, what the locals thought, the history and what else we may want to do when the tour was complete. She was really informative, great fun and obviously loved what she did which made it more interesting, exciting and entertaining for us. We finished at a lovely part of the city where we enjoyed tapas and time to consider what to do next from her recommendations.

Alan Fegelman

Canada
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Tour: #296638, Your first day in Seville, Seville, Spain    view tour
Date: Mar 14/19

Very good introduction to Sevilla. Maria was well prepared, knowledgeable and personable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Alan, it was great to show you and your wife my city. I hope you have also enjoyed Cordoba! Maria

Leeta P.

Mobile, AL, United States
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Tour: #384703, Seville by horse-drawn carriage ride, Seville, Spain    view tour
Date: Jan 4/19

How very special. Maria did a great job of customizing the tour for us so that we had a relaxing carriage ride, saw a wonderful Flamenco show and enjoyed a delicious tapas dinner. The Plaza de Espana is amazing. We again learned so much about Seville. This tour was a great complement to the tour we took with Clara.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Leeta! It was a pleasure to spend that night with you! I have my beautiful pencil in my office but I do not use it because is very nice and my desk looks so pretty now!

Michael Seigle

United States
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Tour: #269522, Seville by night Private Walking Tour, Seville, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 15/18

Maria was prompt and met us at our hotel. She gave us a great introduction to her city and walked us past all the historic sites of Seville. She also recommended her favorite spots to eat and we thought they were all quite good.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Michael! It was great to have you here. All the best for you and your wife.

John Prusakowski

Canada
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Tour: #269523, San Lorenzo Neighbourhood. Tapas and history, Seville, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 15/18

Great tour. Maria is very knowledgeable about all the best things about Seville. She gave us more recommendations for restaurants and places to visit than we can possibly see on this trip. We will have to come back to Seville again

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for such a good time with you and your friends. If you decide to come back to Seville I will be waiting for you! All the best for your team!

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.

James Wiggs

Omaha, NEBRASKA, United States
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Tour: #427581, Full-day private tour in Seville, Seville, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 4/18

If you want the A-Z on Seville and the person who can effortlessly provide it, then the full day private tour with Maria is the tour for you! She is extremely passionate about her home city and her breadth of knowledge is incredible... plus she is extremely funny too! We saw the Alcazar, Giralda, the Cathedral, the Jewish Quarter and everything in between. An all encompassing, simply wonderful tour. I would recommend Maria to anyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for these nice words. You were lovely. It is a pleasure to work with people like you!

James Wiggs

Omaha, NEBRASKA, United States
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Tour: #384703, Seville by horse-drawn carriage ride, Seville, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 3/18

The Seville by horse drawn carriage is a wonderful overview of this magnificent gem of a city. Maria is an exceptional guide with encyclopedic knowledge of her native city. We arrived in Seville in early afternoon and used this tour as a sort of road map for the all day tour we took with Maria the next day. The carriage was waiting for us all by itself in the middle of Kansas City Square... just a picture perfect moment! Maria is awesome and I would recommend her to anyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So happy with these words from you!

Joni Renard

Youngsville, LA, United States
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Tour: #269522, Seville by night Private Walking Tour, Seville, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 19/18

Maria was great. We had seen a lot of the city during the day with another guide. We explained what we saw and she immediately got our tour on a different path that was incredible. Seville by night was wonderful. She showed us small tucked away places that you couldn't find without the knowledge of a great guide. Thanks so much Maria, you made our night wonderful. Also, thanks to TBL for a great guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Joni! Thank you for taking a piece of your time to leaving such a good commentary to me! It was a real pleasure to show you and your daughter my city. I had a so good time with you. All the best for you. Maria

Natalie Jones

United States
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Tour: #296638, Your first day in Seville, Seville, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 4/18

Maria was extremely knowledgeable about all things Sevilla. It was a perfect tour to get acclimated to the city before we spent a couple days exploring on our own. She made sure to highlight little tips like staying within the cathedral grounds when trying to get up to the top of the Giralda tower and making sure we made time to see the Plaza Espana. Thanks so much Maria! Our trip was magical.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ohhh Natalie these are great news! Thank you for letting me know and for this fantastic commentary. I appreciate that you take your time to do it. It is fine for me and my work. Thanks again, Maria

Allan Wolpowitz

Colorado, 80304, United States
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Tour: Cooking class and Market tour in Seville, Seville, Spain
Date: Aug 19/18

Absolutely amazing cooking lessons. Learned original Gazpacho, Spanish omelet, and Paella. Maria was fun, pleasant, concerned, helpful - just a lovely person! A must on anyone's trip - go home and take some Spain with you! Highly recommended!!!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ohhh thanks so much!! Please let me know when you make some of the recipes in our cooking class!!!

Greg Kulawski

Netherlands
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Tour: 2h30 Seville Cathedral + Alcazar royal palace /gardens Private Tour, Seville, Spain
Date: Aug 8/18

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 Gillis

United States
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Tour: #348110, Visiting the Royal Alcazar and the Cathedral, Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 24/18

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!