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


Michael Seigle

United States
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Tour: #269522, Seville by night Private Walking Tour, Seville, Andalucia, 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, Andalucia, 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, Andalucia, 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, Andalucia, 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, Andalucia, 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, Andalucia, 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: #257023, Cooking class and Market tour in Seville, Seville, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
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, Andalucia, 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!

Diana Rich

United States
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Tour: #432357, Visiting one of the most important Roman cities in Spain, Santiponce, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 5/18

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 Rich

United States
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Tour: #269522, Seville by night Private Walking Tour, Seville, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 30/18

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!

Richard B.

Spain
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Tour: #285547, Cadiz Shore excursion, Cádiz, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 19/18

We had a remarkable tour of an area that is absolutely fascinating with history that is truly ancient and intriguing. She also helped us split up our party of 6 to meet the needs of our group's differing walking ability with our driving taking some of us in one direction and she taking the rest of us to the beach. A fantastic day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Richard, I will never forget you and your amazing family. As I told you, your children, your wife, your mother-in-law and you, have a friend here in Seville. I hope to be able to send to your home something I would like to soon. All the best for you and your family. I hope all of you are well. It is really nice to meet you all.

Richard B.

Spain
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Tour: #257023, Cooking class and Market tour in Seville, Seville, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 18/18

This was an amazing experience. And Maria went all out to make sure we could complete our experience when the usual kitchen wasn't available. Not only did she teach us how to prepare the dishes, she set a beautiful table for us to enjoy what we made. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. We also went back to some of the shops she took us to in order to get both more for us and for gifts.

Richard B.

Spain
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Tour: #269522, The former Jewish Quarter Private Walking Tour, Seville, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 17/18

Great tour...learned so much about the history of the area. We didn't allow enough time to go into the museum after we finished out tour and had to go back another day...but well worth it, as well.

Richard B.

Spain
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Tour: #296638, Your first day in Seville, Seville, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 16/18

Maria gave us a fantastic intro to Seville. It was the start of an amazing week that included four tours with her. We have only great things to say about her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I hope to see you soon! Thank you so much again. It was unforgettable the days with all of you. You have a beautiful family. All the best for you

Erin Farnsworth

United States
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Tour: #296638, Your first day in Seville, Seville, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 9/18

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!

Arjen Boone

Switzerland
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Tour: #348110, Visiting the Royal Alcazar and the former Jewish quarter, Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 9/18

Lynne Z.

Australia
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Tour: #384704, Become an expert in Olive Oil, Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: May 25/18

Kim Demos

United States
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Tour: #257023, Cooking class and Market tour in Seville, Seville, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: May 22/18

Kim Demos

United States
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Tour: #296638, Your first day in Seville, Seville, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: May 21/18

Rita Stone

United States
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Tour: #296638, Your first day in Seville, Seville, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: May 16/18

Loved Maria!

Deborah Patterson

Canada
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Tour: #427581, Full-day private tour in Seville, Seville, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: May 10/18

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!

Penny Harris

Australia
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Tour: #296638, Your first day in Seville, Seville, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: May 6/18

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 Hassall

United States
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Tour: #257023, Cooking class and Market tour in Seville, Seville, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Apr 21/18

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!

Matthew Cossey

Australia
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Tour: #296638, Your first day in Seville, Seville, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Apr 14/18

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 Vahidi

United States
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Tour: #296638, Your first day in Seville, Seville, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Mar 20/18

Excellent knowledgeable tour guide. Very personal and nice person.

Thomas Gusdorff

United States
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Tour: #257023, Cooking class and Market tour in Seville, Seville, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Mar 12/18

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.

Heiko Ackermann

Germany
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Tour: #296638, Your first day in Seville, Seville, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Mar 3/18

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 Temple

United States
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Tour: #276919, Stroll through the old town and ham and wine tasting, Seville, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Dec 9/17

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 Paskoff

United States
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Tour: Your first day in Seville, Seville, Andalucia, Spain
Date: Aug 21/17

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 Knowles

United States
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Tour: #276919, Stroll through the old town and ham and wine tasting, Seville, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 17/17

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 Burnat

United States
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Tour: #276919, Stroll through the old town and ham and wine tasting, Seville, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 1/17

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 Brazier

United States
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Tour: #269523, San Lorenzo Neighbourhood. Tapas and history, Seville, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: May 13/17

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 Cole

United States
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Tour: #276919, Stroll through the old town and ham and wine taste, Seville, Andalucia, Spain    view tour
Date: Nov 4/16

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!

David Ducarme

Belgium
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Tour: Stroll through the old town and ham and wine taste, Seville, Andalucia, Spain
Date: Oct 15/16

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