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


Brian Berry

United States
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Tour: #734346, The Toledo Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Mar 10/20

My son age 20 and I had an exceptional tour of Toledo with Sean. He is a wonderful guide, both personable and knowledgeable about history and about Spain, in general. He showed us all the important spots in Toledo and some out of the way places (for great tapas). The pace of the tour was perfect and he was very accommodating when we wanted to stop for a beer or to look in a ceramic shop. Sean is genuinely a terrific person to tour with and I highly recommend him for your next adventure in Spain!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Brian, it was a pleasure to be with you both today. You are great travelers and great to be with. I also think you were flexible, patient and accomodating. One big Cathedral, a climb to the towers of a Baroque church, an old Synagogue, an even older Mosque, the Visigothic pillar, St Martin's bridge and a few marzipans later and you were still in good shape! Well done! Have fun in Cordoba, don't forget to taste the aubergine sticks, they happen to go well with the sweet (or very dry) Montilla wines!

Cj Jaskoll

United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Feb 18/20

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks!

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.

Kurtis Bishop

Canada
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Tour: #105852, A wine lover's day - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Feb 7/20

We had a wonderful day yesterday with Sean. He drove us through beautiful countryside and took us to two excellent, interesting wineries. We also had a nice lunch. He gave us great insights into Spanish life. Very enjoyable. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Kurtis!

Luca Bergamasco

Italy
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Tour: Best way to enjoy Madrid., Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Date: Jan 14/20

On behalf of group and myself I want to thank you for a great tour & dinner yesterday! Guys were really happy to taste a bit of Spanish culture. But come on the size of portions were crazy -You are sure it wasn't for all planned tours together :)? Service was really nice and helpful. Once more - thank you for great tour, we really enjoyed your enthusiasm and love for the city! I definitely want to continiue our co-operation :) Until next time!

Blaine Mason

United States
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Tour: #734346, The Toledo Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Jan 4/20

Launa Ciraulo

United States
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Tour: #134752, Madrid: a showcase of Spanish gastronomy - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Jan 2/20

Ashley Goss

United States
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Tour: #734346, The Toledo Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Jan 1/20

Wonderful day exploring beautiful mystical Toledo with Seán. Extensive knowledge coupled with passion for the region brought life to the quiet streets. Although we toured during a holiday where many shops and historical sites were closed (which was also a pleasant escape from the crowds back in Madrid), Seán made Toledo an outstanding feature in our time in Spain.

Hector Cruz-Rosa

United States
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Tour: #105852, A wine lover's day - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Dec 26/19

Sean transformed what promised to be a good tour into an exceptional experience. He is very professional and thorough while describing history while skillfully posing several perspectives of any given argument. Sean has a sense of humor, is patient and adapts very well to his customers' needs. I highly recommend Sean to be your guide for any tour he offers and would certainly welcome the opportunity to tour with him again.

Lori Peljovich

United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Nov 23/19

Our afternoon with Sean was terrific. He's very knowledgeable, super easy-going, and clearly loves his city. He gave us great recommendations for places to go, eat, etc. We got a great sense of Madrid from Sean and would recommend him highly. ps. His English is perfect!

Arthur Bober

United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Nov 2/19

Five stars for Sean in Madrid! We signed on ' Madrid in a nutshell tour' it was perfectly calibrated to our needs. He is a great guide and wonderfully versed in all things about Spain. Flexible and interested in being best he can do to meet the clients needs.. spoke clearly with intelligence. We recommend his tour in Madrid.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Arthur, it was a pleasure to be with you yesterday. I hope Nancy and you have a great Sunday in Madrid. You will absolutely love Seville!

Deborah B.

United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Nov 1/19

Sean is an incredibly knowledgeable and professional guide. The experience is like walking through the city with a good friend who knows everything you want to know. Cannot recommend him highly enough! Will be booking tours with him again on my trips back to Madrid! Thanks Sean for a great afternoon!!

Julie Modaff

United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 31/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Julie and Dave, it was a pleasure to be your guide in Madrid. I hope you have a great time in your next tours around the city. All the best: Sean

Sandra Pangallo

United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 13/19

Very informative and interesting. Also flexible about what we wanted to do and see. We enjoyed our morning with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sandra. I hope you enjoy your final dinner today. Safe travel back home tomorrow!

Manuel Fortes

Edmond, OKLAHOMA, United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Oct 5/19

Sean met my wife, and I punctually at our hotel. He has a very likable lively personality and a perfect English rarely seen in Spain. We immediately started walking, and he knew so much about every single building and street. The walk was a delight, and 4 hours went by fast. We just stopped for one glass of beer and water. We had lots of questions, and Sean knew all the answers. We had friendly conversations and, overall, a very pleasant experient. I highly recommend it.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Manuel: Thanks a lot for your kind words. You are a lovely couple with such interesting background! I hope you are enjoying Lisbon (what a great city!) as much as you liked Madrid. Please get in touch if ever again in this part of the world and make sure to stay away from tornados! How was Allard by the way, fabulous? I bet! Best regards to yee both. Sean

Colleen Williams

Neskowin, OREGON, United States
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Tour: #154369, Medieval Castles Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 18/19

Sean was beyond being a guide as his experiences, knowledge of the areas history the overall consideration for making this tour happen can only be of the highest praise. A great listener making it all about us. The castle tour is not to be missed were so happy he was able to be there for us. The scenery was beyond beautiful every turn in the road was a rewarding moment, a delicious lunch, lots of conversation about what the county side offers verses the city life style. A tour about making many memories.

Deborah O'halloran

New Zealand
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Tour: #134752, Madrid: a showcase of Spanish gastronomy - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 10/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Deborah, thanks! ¡Viva Nueva Zelanda!

Jan Cacheris

United States
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Tour: The Castilian Countryside: Segovia-Avila-Salamanca, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Date: Sep 9/19

Excellent private tour and transport. Instead of taking the train from Madrid to Salamanca, we spent the day with Sean. We stopped in Segovia and Ávila. Very worth the money. Such a special experience! Sean will arrange any sort of tour for a fair price. Fun to be with!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jan & Chris: I made it home safe and sound, but I am now realising you are probably already pedaling up some hilly countryside! Thanks for booking these tours with me, it was a pleasure to enjoy your company and the conversations we had. After three days I think we covered most of the subjects! You now where I am now if you ever need to get in touch. Have a great time in Portugal!

Jan Cacheris

United States
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Tour: Beautiful Toledo, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Date: Sep 7/19

Sean guided us on a private day trip to Toledo. Sean is professional, smart, and fun. Toledo is fabulous, and worth the trip. Toledo has a complicated history, and Sean has family there, so his knowledge is vast. Best tour guide we've ever had. We're hiring him to take us to Segovia, Avila, and Salamanca next. If you can book Sean, do so, without hesitation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jan, thanks for your very kind words. I agree: Toledo is fantastic and it's worth a second visit. Paradores perhaps for the next trip? ¡Un abrazo!

Jan Cacheris

United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 6/19

Sean is perfect. Choose him for anything!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Jan: Muchas gracias por tu comentario, verdaderamente sois unos clientes fantasticos. Si fuese posible ¡yo tambien os recomendaria a cualquier guia! Un abrazo a los dos.

Heidi Canarelli

Henderson, NV, United States
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Tour: #134752, Madrid: a showcase of Spanish gastronomy - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Sep 4/19

Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic. We had an absolutely wonderful day with Sean. His knowledge of the city, his planning of what to see when, and his presentation were beyond impeccable. We couldn't have been happier with our guide and our delightful day in his beautiful city of Madrid.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Heidi: thanks to yee all. Thanks to you for organising the tour, and thanks to Larry, Elen and Jeff for being so kind and attentive. It was a great day and the time just flew! I hope to see you again sometime soon, in Madrid or even better, on board a cruise! All the best for now.

Pamela A.

United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Aug 11/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for this rating Pam, thanks a lot!

Irvin Vaysburg

United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Aug 9/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the rating Irvin, hope to catch up again sometime.

Ken Levinson

United States
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Tour: #105852, A wine lover's day - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 30/19

Sean was fantastic and the three of us thoroughly enjoyed his extensive knowledge and good sense of humor....he is as personable as you get.....

Devon Reese

United States
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Tour: #134752, Madrid: a showcase of Spanish gastronomy - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 29/19

Sean was spectacular. He curated a 4+ hour food tour. We ate soooo much food. But more importantly, we saw Spain. We ate and drank from 100+ year old family businesses that seem not to have aged. We laughed and talked as old friends. Sean is a prince of a human being and our trip would have been a waste without his help. 100/100

Tiffany Norman

United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 26/19

Sean was beyond perfect! He took our group at the perfect pace and showed us a real local/insiders side of Madrid, plus his in depth knowledge of history, culture, food and architecture of Madrid is encyclopedic, along with his passion made for a perfect afternoon. We could not be happier.

Devon Reese

United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 26/19

We just returned from our "Madrid in A Nutshell Tour" with Sean. We have toured all over the world with private tour companies and Sean was one of the finest tour guides we have ever had! He was prompt and friendly. He answered a million questions about art, food, architecture, history, music, urban planning ..... Sean was engaging, funny, charming, and intelligent! It was like touring with a friend or family member — with the benefit of knowing Madrid! Better English than most Americans. Thank you!

Mark Reich

United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 23/19

Excellent tour- Sean is great- knowledgeable and passionate about Madrid and Spain. Lots of unusual sights pointed out. Highly recommend him!

John Flagge

United States
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: Jun 10/19

Sean is a brilliant guide. He is a native and deeply versed in the history, the culture and the language. And by the way also speaks excellent English. Because of his breadth of knowledge, he is able to customize the tour and improvise as needed. Along the way, you get excellent referrals for everything from shopping for gifts or food, to restaurants and sights to see. And quite frankly he is just a joy to be with. Thank you Sean you made my trip to Madrid memorable.

Leonie Gatti

Australia
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: May 30/19

We thoroughly enjoyed our 4 hour "Madrid in a Nutshell" tour. Sean was a very knowledgeable guide wth an easy going and fun nature. We walked at an easy pace to see the sights and also stopped to enjoy the local cuisine-tapas and delicious pastries. We would highly recommend Sean as a guide.

Rainer Wilhelm

Netherlands
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Tour: #10574, Madrid in a nutshell - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    view tour
Date: May 15/19