Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Madrid Spain by Tour Guide Seán (Guide #2161)


Ivor Allchurch

United Kingdom
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Aug 21/18

Sean is a great guide, fantastic knowledge and can tailor the walk to your own tastes. Plenty of time for stops for a quick drink and Tapas. Would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ivor, thanks a million for your kind words. Hope to see you in Madrid again, or in Birmingham!

Mike Zonghetti

United States
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Tour: Madrid 4 hour private tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Date: Apr 15/18

Sean was outstanding in all respects—smart, funny, flexible, engaging, enthusiastic— a joy to spend time with. My wife and I had a blast with Sean!

Daniel W.

Stamford, CT, United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Apr 10/18

Sean is terrific. The day of our tour I was i bit ill, so my wife went solo. He adjusted the tour to her interests, and she came back absolutely thrilled with her morning with him (he showed her where I could get care nearby if needed). He emailed to check on me & offer me 2 hours the next day (gratis) if I was up to it. I was, I went - he took me to places of my interest (history), and I had a great time - so we both got the tours we wanted. He's knowledgeable, friendly, warm, charming. Go with Sean!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Daniel and Ellen. It was great to be your guide, I hope everything goes well at your new location Ellen and that you continue enjoying Madrid! and Daniel, good to know you have recovered and are willing to come back to Madrid soon. Un saludo cordial a ambos. Sean

Koray Altan

Turkey
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Tour: Madrid: the Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Date: Apr 9/18

Sean is the most amazing guide we ever met. His command and knowledge are immaculate. He is the cream of the crop. Period.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Koray! Wow, thanks for the awesome review. But most importantly: hope to see you in Madrid again soon. Un abrazo: Sean

John Sadler

United States
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Tour: Medieval Madrid, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Date: Jan 13/18

I really enjoyed Sean's tour! I was in the seventh heaven with Sean. He is very well educated and very informative.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi John. Thank you very much for your kind comment, I also had a great time: it was a special day. What a snow! We are in touch, a hug.

Victor Gonzalez Quintero

United States
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Tour: #154369, Medieval Castles Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Dec 15/17

This was an amazing tour! magical! Sean is very knowledgeable and kind. He went above an beyond to give us the best experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Victor. It was a pleasure to be with you both that day. Thanks a lot for your kind words. It's getting colder now in Madrid so I can't imagine what the situation is like in the dear land of Padre Agustin! Muchas gracias de nuevo y ¡Feliz Año nuevo a todos!

Lars Bo Albrechtsen

Denmark
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Tour: One-day in Madrid Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Date: Dec 1/17

Sean was so enthusiastic and at the same time great knowledge about the local places in Madrid. Good humor great english language. We, a group og 8 persons will anytime recomend Sean as a local guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Lars, I had a great time too. How was the rest of the weekend? Saludos a todos, esperamos veros pronto por aqui: Sean

Christian Helbling

United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Nov 23/17

This tour was extremely informative for first-time visitors like us. We were able to return to several of the shops and restaurants that were introduced to us by Sean (the Canary Islands Ropa Vieja was the highlight of our trip, and our son is still begging us to find a source of Bellota Jamon Iberico in the USA), and they were all very memorable. He was great with our kids and we all had a fun time. Thanks!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christian: It has been a while since the tour but I wanted to thank you for your feedback. I am particularly happy we seem to have made your son a new convert to the bellota faith! Don't hesitate to get in touch if ever you think you need assistance here in Madrid. In the meantime, all the best: Sean

Ammar Al-Ali

United States
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Tour: The aqueduct and the castle. A trip to Segovia., Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Date: Aug 10/17

Sean was amazing. We booked two days with Sean, it was the way to go. He has a wealth of knowledge. We really enjoyed our time. It was a history lesson every day. Sean was especially good with the kids (7 and 9). He managed to keep them engaged and asking questions. We had a short trip to Madrid. We are planning to go back and defiantly go back to Sean.

Ammar Al-Ali

United States
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Tour: Madrid: a socio-cultural investigation., Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Date: Aug 9/17

Sean was amazing. We booked two days with Sean, it was the way to go. He has a wealth of knowledge. We really enjoyed our time. It was a history lesson every day. Sean was especially good with the kids (7 and 9). He managed to keep them engaged and asking questions. We had a short trip to Madrid. We are planning to go back and defiantly go back to Sean.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ammar, thanks a lot for your kind words. I enjoyed myself too and I'm happy to see you have good memories. Maybe Toledo next time? I'll be waiting! Un saludo a toda la familia and all the best.

Mike Forman

Canada
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 9/17

Our tour of Madrid with Sean was just what we were looking for. He gave us a great mix of history combined with Madrid's culture today. We appreciated his opinions of Madrid and Spain today. It helped us understand more about the people of Spain. He made the tour flexible and kept it interesting for our three teenagers. Thanks Sean!

Tony Martin

United States
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Tour: Wine and Tapas Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Date: Jul 8/17

My wife and I had a great time with Sean during our visit to Madrid. His tapas tour was diverse and his overall love for the Spanish way of life made the tour enjoyable. Thanks again Sean.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Martin: Thanks a million for your nice words. I am really glad you enjoyed the tour, now the questions is: when are you coming back? Best regards from Madrid! Sean

Maxim Jaeger

Germany
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Tour: Salamanca Quarter and Historical Centre Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Date: Jul 7/17

Sean is an amazing, very knowledgeable tour guide. He makes the tour interactive, is flexible in planning and very well organized. Strongly recommended!

Rebecca Bermensolo

United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 30/17

We had the most wonderful time with Sean! He met us at the AVE station and was immediately friendly, enthusiastic, and welcoming to his city. We spent half a day with him walking around Madrid and experiencing things we wouldn't have if we had been on our own. We stopped at a few tapas bars and had wonderful food, he answered all our questions knowledgeably, and you can tell he really loves his job. We would definitely recommend him and if we are ever in Spain again, he is our guide of choice!

Scott W.

United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 10/17

Sean was fantastic! He gave us not just a tour of Madrid's historical sites, but insight into what it is like to live in Madrid. His personality is friendly and easygoing, and we thoroughly enjoyed our morning with him. We would not hesitate to have Sean guide us again.

Jorge Reynardus

United States
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Tour: #154369, Medieval Spain Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 5/17

Our tour was simply fantastic. Sean, our guide was wonderful. He really knew his stuff and he made the experience something to remember for the rest of our lives. I can recommend him without any reservations and have already started doing so for family and friends. We've been going to Spain for 10 years and this is the best tour we've ever had.

Marina Suarez

United States
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Tour: Essential Madrid - A Private tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Date: Jun 4/17

Sean was an excellent guide, really nice and knowledgeable. He knows his history and is passionate about what he does. We had a great time with him and learned a lot.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Marina. It's been a long time since we had the tour but wanted to thanks you for your kind words. Hope you are back in Madrid some time soon! All the best: Sean

Anca Oprea

United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: May 20/17

My daughter and I were very happy with the tour, the objectives selected, and the guide, Sean, who is very knowledgeable, curteous, and accommodating. It was a pleasure to have him as our guide. We explored many parts on foot that we couldn't have done or known otherwise, except for shown by a local. He also gave us great tips for our future trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Anca: Thanks for your very nice words about my work. I was very happy too to see you had a great interest (and knowledge) about Spain and its history. I know the tour was kind of demanding and hope your daughter had a chance to rest. And you too! How was the rest of the trip, are you still around? Un saludo afectuoso: Sean

David Henderson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Mar 26/17

Sean helped make our weekend in Madrid so special; he gave us a 4 hour history lesson sprinkled with interesting anecdotes that made the one fly by for all the family (including a 16 year old and a 12 year old). Wholeheartedly recommend Sean if you want to learn about Madrid in a nutshell.

Ladan Alavi

Rancho Santa Fe, CA, United States
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Tour: #134752, Madrid: a showcase of Spanish gastronomy - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Mar 1/17

Sean is an exceptional guide. He is impressively knowledgeable, dynamic & conscientious. Being a true connoisseur of his city, his passion for it is contagious. He is flexible & does his best to tailor this tour to the preferences of those taking it. He brings an understated elegance & the perfect energy level into the tour as he imparts much information with candor and responsibility. I have just enjoyed the very best of food, drink, and atmosphere in his company. Do not miss this superb tour & guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ladan. My little boy Lain is loving the castle game you gave him. And I like it too! Thanks for your kindness and attention. I think you are one of the best travellers I've ever met and I do sincerelt hope you come back to Madrid soon. How was the wedding by the way?

Yaron Eliav

United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Feb 26/17

Yaron Eliav

United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Feb 25/17

Michael Andrisano

United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Jan 21/17

Sean did a fantastic job touring us around old Madrid. We have 2 children 9 and 12 and he even made it interesting for them! He took us to a great local restaurant for traditional tappas which was delish! He even went above and beyond and sent us an email with suggestions for the rest of our trip. We highly recommend Sean.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Michael. Thanks for your lovely comments. It was a pleasure to be with you and I'm glad you liked the restaurant. Next time you'll have to try my father's recipe for rabbit. That's all for the moment, hope to see you back soon. Un saludo cordial: Sean

Tom Reott

Spain
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Jan 16/17

Loved the tour! Super-informative yet fun. Lots of flexibility to try food/drink too. Would definitely recommend Sean to friends. Thanks!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tom! Thanks, I had a great time too in spite of the cold weather... I would dare say you are pretty flexible also when it comes to food and drink! All the best, stay in touch and give me a shout if you happen to be downtown y un saludo cordial a todos.

Alford Ottley

United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Jan 14/17

Sean is more than knowledgeable and personable as would be expected by a reputable tour guide. What makes Sean a 5-star guide is his broad range of knowledge on a variety of subjects. So in addition to history, culture, architecture, and folk lure, you can talk albout philosophy, art, musiic, or whatever interests you and you will find a keen mind with which to converse.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Al! Thanks for the effort, I know it was noy the right moment for you to be walking around but I think we finally did a great job, right? I must say our conversations were kind of out of the ordinary so thank you very much for that too. Yes, let's keep in touch, northern Spain is awaiting!

Franklin Trapp

United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Nov 20/16

Our walking tour of Madrid with Sean was absolutely phenomenal. Not only did we see the sights and get an excellent overview of the city, but we also were able to enjoy some lovely wine and tapas, sidra...Sean also provided an excellent overview of the beautiful architecture as well. What a fun and fabulous experience! Book with Sean!

Mary Whitaker

United States
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Tour: Madrid 4 hour private tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Date: May 28/16

Sean was a wealth of knowledge of Madrid including history, architecture and also interesting stories about the city. Our walking tour was on our first day in the city, it gave us a perfect overview and tips for how to spend the remainder of our time in Madrid and the surrounding areas of Spain. Sean is a native of Madrid and speaks fluent English with a charming Irish accent, the love of his hometown was evident as we walked the backroads that we would have never experienced with a big group. Best tour!

Donald Dodson

United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Apr 25/16

Sean knows a lot about Madrid and he knows how to impart that knowledge. Our walk was fun and interesting. We went off the beaten track and we saw the highlights. He obviously loves Madrid and now so do I. He is very entertaining. I highly recommend his services. I give him 5 out 5 stars.

Deno Barroga

United States
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Tour: #154369, Medieval Castles Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Mar 25/16

Excellent tour of different provinces outside of Madrid. Sean was kind, warm and friendly. I would recommend this tour if you are interested in seeing the countryside outside of Madrid. Went to so many different and interesting places and got a better idea of Madrid. The food was tasty and the different heritage sites I saw had so much history to it. Awesome.

Sheikha Al Thani

Qatar
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Mar 24/16

Sean was the best private guide tour I had by far, he is so attentive , friendly with a great amount of knowledge , he made me enjoy my first visit to Madrid , definitely I'll choose him in my next visit to Madrid . He also gave me lots of insider tips and great advice .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sheika, tahnks a lot for coming and many thanks for your very nice comments. I hope you are enjoying the snow down in Granada. Please keep in touch and send a link to your blog!

Rick H.

Wyoming, MN, United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Feb 25/16

Sean is a personable,knowledgeable,creative,entertaining,guide who is a right choice for anyone wanting a tour guide in Barcelona.Sean was able to deliver an understandable history of the area that has a rich and complicated history.He answered questions from all eight of us retired travelers. His Irish/Spanish background is an asset that makes his Tours by Locals stand out.He is a dedicated employee who delivers an interesting and insightful tour. He is the best,thank you Sean.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Rick! thanks for your words and your company. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Spain (I belive you didn't have that much left in Madrid, right?) So you now know where to find me if you ever find yourselves seeking for info about things to do and see in Madrid/Spain: info is free! Gracias de nuevo por vuestra compañía y un saludo afectuoso a todo el grupo desde Madrid.

Jim Cook

United States
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Tour: #154369, Medieval Castles Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Feb 23/16

Sean was an outstanding guide and was exactly what we were looking for in a tour. He was well connected, knew the areas extremely well, and was very personable. The day we spent with Sean was the best day of our trip to Spain. If we are ever in Spain again we will definitely be seeking Sean's services again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jim and Dawn! Hope you are both well and safe. Thanks for your comment, but thanks specially for that token you shared with me, my little boy loves it! It's now actually and oficially HIS property. Looking forward to seeing you back in Spain one day. Sean.

Diana Rich

United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Nov 26/15

Sean is a gifted guide with impeccable English and a charming personality.. He seamlessly lead us into various streets, commercial establishments, neighborhoods, and tapas/wine bars - regaling us all along the way with fascinating stories, historical anecdotes, and nuanced insights. Fascinating all around. We highly recommend Sean and wish him the best.

Matt Johnson

United States
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Tour: Medieval Towns, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Date: Nov 23/15

This day with Sean was one of the highlights of our trip. We lucked out and had fresh snow for our beautiful drive over the mountains. Sean took us to Pedraza. It was like having the entire town to ourselves. We had the most delicious lamb lunch served by a charming elderly couple. Be sure to ask Sean to take you to the pewter store there to bring home a spectacular hand-made piece as a memento. The day ended with a scenic trip. Don't want to spoil the surprise, but WOW! Highly recommend this tour

Matt Johnson

United States
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Tour: A trip down south., Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Date: Nov 21/15

Amazing trip to the countryside south of Madrid. Sean's passion for his country is most evident. This is a must departure from the excitement of Madrid for the day. Highly recommend the tour and Sean as a guide.

Raphael R.

United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 28/15

Sean was great. He knows Madrid - in perfect English too.

Sue Adler

United States
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Tour: A Medieval Towns adventure., Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Date: Sep 7/15

Don't let the name Sean fool you. He is a Spaniard born and raised and is passionate about Spanish tradition, culture and history and you will be too by the end of this tour. We visited medieval castles and towns, got to see local kids playing pretend bullfighting, saw the castle that inspired Cinderellas castle, had a delicious lunch at a family run restaurant... Sean opened up our minds to a new perspective on Spanish traditions. It was a 12 hour day and all 5 of us said it was a highlight.

Marisa Bernetti

United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 6/15

Sean is an exceptional tour guide. Not only does he know his history and the monuments, but he also is great at suggesting local places to eat regional delicacies and drink wonderful wines and beers. He is 180 degrees from ordinary. We truly enjoyed his kind of touring.

Ted Rossi

United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Aug 14/15

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Greg Fath

Sewell, NJ/08080, United States
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Tour: #154369, Medieval Castles Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 27/15

My wife and 3 daughters (20,18,15) spent 10 days in Spain. The day with Sean was BY FAR our favorite!! He is friendly, knowledgeable, and very flexible. As he got to know us, he realized we really like going into small churches and he changed the tour to accommodate us. He took us to truly local places while also showing us some spectacular castles. We went to multiple cities and he included an outstanding lunch in a refurbished castle which is now a hotel. What a great guy and awesome experience!!!

Josefina Longoria

United States
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Tour: Viejo Madrid, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Date: Jul 25/15

Interesting, funny and enjoyable.

Vinod Aachi

Singapore
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Jul 1/15

Ronald Lee Davis

United States
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Tour: A day trip trip over the mountains., Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Date: Jun 29/15

Sean is an amazing fountain of knowledge about the regions surrounding Madrid. This tour took us to well known places as well as some smaller towns off the beaten track. We really felt that we were able to see a true look at the regions around Madrid and the local culture. It was evident that Sean took much effort to insure a great experience!

Ronald Lee Davis

United States
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Tour: #105852, A wine lover's day., Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 27/15

We are wine lovers and this tour did not disappoint! Sean was very knowledgable about the regions and Bodegas he took us too. The tours were private and we discovered two top quality Spanish wines. Highly recommend this tour!

Ronald Lee Davis

United States
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Tour: #134752, Madrid: a showcase of Spanish gastronomy., Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 24/15

This was a wonderful tour to introduce us to the incredible food options of Madrid. We really appreciated going into the residential neighborhoods and discovering the culinary treasures located off the tourist path. Sean also gave us many ideas for dining in Madrid the rest of our time there. Sean is a wonderful guide, personable and knowledgeable.

Aleksandar Cirilovic

Auckland, 0620, New Zealand
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell., Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 24/15

Gail S.

Fort Worth, TX, United States
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Tour: Spanish horses and a private tour of Madrid., Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Date: Jun 9/15

Sean was such a delight! He made our one day trip to Madrid so special. His knowledge of history, charm and the customs of his native land was extraordinary. We asked for a very customized tour and his efforts to satisfy our specific interests were nothing short of perfection! Sean is THE MAN if you are looking for an energetic, well read, passionate local with a great sense of humor.

Nancy Young

United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 6/15

Sean arrived promptly and cheerfully at the appointed time. He put together an excellent overview of the popular sites of Madrid,while also showing us the local way of life at the tapa bars and restaurant. We had a superb lunch while learning about Spanish history. Sean's personality suits thr role of guide - he exudes enthusiasm about the city with added to our enjoyment of the tour. He spent an extra hour with us to make sure we didn't miss anything. AND, we mastered the subway system!!!

Ingrid Yurchenco

United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell., Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: May 23/15

Sean was terrific!! He was so enthusiastic and so full of information about Spanish history and culture. He took us into all sorts of out of the way places and got us interesting things to eat like churros and shrimp in garlic. He took us to the oldest restaurant in the world, the street where Cervantes lived, Lope de Vega's house, the palace, etc. He explained so much about this city and went above and beyond helping us to buy tickets for the bull fight.

Graham Starling

United Kingdom
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Tour: A day trip trip over the mountains., Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Date: May 9/15

We have been out with Sean for three days. The first a Walking Tour in the centre of town and the other two to Toledo and Segovia. Sean has been a fantastic Guide and host with an unbelievable knowledge of history, archuitecture as well as current affairs. He is a very caring and warm person with a great sense of humour and made our time with him FUN! We have no hesitation in recommending him to ANY age group for day tours or touring in Spain.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Graham, Beverly, Adrian and Alex. Thanks for your company and thanks for your sense of humor. I had a great time driving you around. Thanks also for indulging in our local food and for uncounsciously teaching me a lot of English. Congratulations for Murray by the way, hope you had a great time (and better food) at the Final. Un saludo afectuoso desde Madrid. Sean.

Graham Starling

United Kingdom
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Tour: Toledo, Toledo, Toledo, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Date: May 7/15

Graham Starling

United Kingdom
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell., Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: May 6/15

Michael Measells

United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Apr 26/15

Sean did an amazing job showing me around Madrid. It was fun, interesting and entertaining. He knows all the history and info of the area, but he also shows you all the great, fun out of the way places. (The weather was awful, but it didn't stop us all.) I'd not hesitate to call Sean next time I'm back in Madrid.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Michael! Sorry I have taken some time to reply. I am traveling in Portugal, ....make sure you come here one day! Thanks for your vey nice comments, will let you know how I feel about papa joe's pizzas if they ever show up in town. ¡Un saludo!

Iain Chester

United Kingdom
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell., Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Apr 15/15

An excellent way to gain access to and learn about parts of Madrid that would have otherwise remained unknown to us. Sean has an extensive knowledge not only of Madrid but of the history of Spain and parts of Europe too.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Iain thanks for your words. I had a great time too. Hope one day to see you wanting to explore interior Spain. The environment is amazing, and the towns and villages are full of real medieval charm. Please stay in touch if anytime you think you need some ideas in this direction. Un saludo cordial: Sean.

Kristy Wickman

Australia
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell., Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Apr 12/15

Had a fantastic day seeing parts of Madrid and hearing insights I would not have known about as a tourist. Sean was a great guide with lots of knowledge and passion for Madrid and Spanish culture in general. Would highly recommend this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kristy: a million thanks for your comments. I had a great time too. How are things up there in Navacepeda? Rainy I guess. It will soon get better I'm sure and then I'll take a car, drive there and let you guide me around the place! Un saludo y ¡hasta pronto!

Armando Baltra

United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell., Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Apr 1/15

We've taken many private toursp all over the world. So we can confidently say that Sean is by far the very best. He's passionate about his country and Madrid, his hometown and clearly conveyed these feelings to us. He showed us amazing places that are not on the regular tourist path. This was my 3rd visit to Madrid and I hadn't ever heard of these buildings, corners, clubs, XIX century Shops, restaurants, etc. An old Madrid couple said: "You must have a very good guide that brings you to these places."

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Armando and hello Stan. Great to hear you enjoyed the tour. And thanks for the (very) nice comments. The important thing is that you are back soon, will you? Muchas gracias otra vez y un saludo afectuoso a los dos.

Michael Czarcinski

United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell., Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Dec 28/14

Our tour Guide, Sean was very pleasant and knowledgable.. Sean gave us a perfect 4 hour walking tour throught Old and New Madrid. When my wife and I finished we could not say enough about how great the experience was.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello again Michael. Thanx for the great comment. Very glad you enjoyed the tour. You know where I am now so don't hesitate to get in touch if you ever need assistance here in Madrid. All the best and a Happy Reyes Day for you and your family!

Steven Levin

United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell., Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 28/14

Sean was very knowledgeable and friendly. He was flexible as we wanted to explore Madrid, learn some of the historical background,see nice areas/neighborhoods, and do some shopping rather than visiting a museum. He accommodated our interests. We enjoyed our tour with Sean immensely.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Steven, thanks for the comments. It was good to have you here and I'm looking forward to having you back. ¡Un saludo afectuoso desde Madrid! Sean.

Bill Moeller

United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell., Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Apr 2/14

Sean was an excellent tour guide, with excellent communications skills (especially in english) and great knowledge of Madrid, Spain in general, and Spanish history and art. Sean quickly figured out our interest and adapted the tour appropriately. We had a wonderful tour and I highly recommend Sean as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Bill, thanks a lot for your comment, really hope you had the best time in Madrid. You know where I am if ever you or someone you know thinks of coming back. Regards to everyone in your family y un saludo afectuoso. Sean.

Tom Drexler

Spain
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell., Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 15/13

This tour was big fun! Quite an unique tour, we VERY much enjoyed it! Gracias!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tom! Thanks a lot for the comment. It was great to be with you all, I had a very good time too. Particularly the bar. You know where I am if you ever need any assistance preparing your tours around Spain. All the best for now. Sean.

Sheryl Rentz

United States
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Tour: Summertime Madrid, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Date: Jul 5/12

Sean was great. He truly loves Madrid and his passion for the city flowed through to us. Thank you for making our visit to Madrid amazing.

Kimberly Lanphear

United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell., Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 27/12

AMAZING! Sean is SO friendly and SO knowlegdeable about every detail of Spanish history. Our family of four, husband, wife, and two teenaged daughters (16 and 18) learned SO much and saw so much in 4 hours. We could have spent three days with Sean. I have travelled in many countries, using many tour guides and can honestly say that Sean was the best. He was delightful and polite to be with, smart and fun. I could not recommend him enough! Thanks so much Sean - the Lanphear family!!

Claire Novotny

United States
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Tour: Cooking Madrid, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Date: Jun 16/12

Sean was great! I completely recommend him as a tour guide.

Chere Johnson

United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell., Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 14/12

I would like to say that Sean was such a knowledgeable and relaxed Tour Guide. I felt as if we had just met a friend and he was taking us around his home, introducing us to his friends, showing us the things he loves. It was just a very comfortable adventure. We also had two friends that had never traveled to Europe or experienced any history. I will make certain than anyone I know that is going to travel to Madrid, books Sean through this company.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Chere!!! Thanx a million for this comment, if I understand properly then you are going to make it back to Spain sometime somehow...???!!! You know? This guy Amir, played again a week after in a different venue, and there we were, the same crowd as usual, but no Americans this time. Stay in touch will you? Un abrazo fuerte desde Madrid. Sean.

Claire Novotny

United States
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Tour: Madrid-in-June, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Date: Jun 10/12

Our guide Sean was PHENOMENAL! He went above and beyond to provide our group with a true local experience in Madrid. We got an insider's glance into local culture, local hangout spots, and got the opportunity to interact with many local Madrilenos. Sean was incredibly attentive to the academic and cultural needs of our group and conducted the various daily tours with the utmost professionalism. I cannot recommend Sean and "Tours by Locals" highly enough! Muchas gracias por todo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! Thanx guys, my pleasure! Be back anytime you like, I'll be happy to meet up with yee again. And special thanx to Ana and Nico for all their great job too! Un abrazo. Seán

James Frey

United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell., Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: May 11/12

Great taste of Madrid -history,architecture,food,and wine

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jim! Still on board? Thanx and regards to both, hope to catch up again one day! Sean.

Jeff Girard

Canada
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell., Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Mar 12/12

Sean is very good in what he does and very knowledgeable. It was a great pleasure to visit Madrid with him and I will recommend you do the same.

Sam De Luca

United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell., Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Feb 23/12

We loved our tour with Sean. It was interesting to see the city through his eyes. You get a feel for how the people of Madrid live while also getting all the historical information you would expect. I highly recommend that you take the tour with Sean during lunch time—it will be a real treat!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sam: Muchas gracias! Hope to see you both again around here!!! Stay in touch, all the best! Sean.

Heather Baldic

United States
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Tour: Madrid, 24 hours., Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Date: Feb 22/12

Sean was flexible, friendly, and responsible for a group of High School students traveling.

Chris K.

United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell., Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Feb 14/12

Sean was a terrific guide for our family. He tailored our trip to engage not only my wife and I, but also our three kids (ages 12, 9,8). We learned quite a lot about Madrid and saw different sites off the beaten path. Very fluent in English and extremely knowledgeable about the history of Madrid. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Chris: thanx a million for your views about my work, and your comments. Don't hesitate to get in touch again if ever around. Really hope you enjoyed your stay. Tell your son to keep it up and persevere, having history as an ally in today's world means quality of life and confidence. All the best back in Switzerland! Sean.

William McCarthy

United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell., Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Nov 19/11

Sean was absolutely fabulous. Informative, witty, and the pace was perfect for our group. I would highly recommend him for any group that has an interest in local history, culture, food. Congratz to Sean, a job well done! Bill McCarthy & Family

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi there Bill! See, I just came across your comments today! I'm awful, I didn't really know there was a section devoted to client's comments on the site! Thanx a lot. Your words are very encouraging.I meant to get in in touch with you that night, didn't I? Maybe it was better I didn't, things turned out a bit different than I expected...Saturday night after all! How was Granada? I'm sure you loved it.Was there any snow up in Sierra Nevada? All the best, hope to see yee all soon!Saludos desde Madrid.Sean.

Anna Levin

United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell., Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Mar 6/11

Bernie Tobin

Half Moon Bay, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell., Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Feb 19/11

Sean was amazing. Not only was he prompt, but he was incredibly knowledgeable about the city and its culture. He was obviously passionate about his country and his city and he represented both well. He was great with the kids (all 7 of them ages 8 through 18) and we loved that he stopped in businesses and restaurants to show us Madrid's culture through its products and food. He knew his history and patiently answered all of our questions. I can't recommend him highly enough!!