Our Private Guided Tours

Customer reviews

Thank you, Mariluz, for a great day in Toledo!! At our pace and tailored to our interests. Mariluz explained to us all the history at the beginning, and we could enjoy our visit. This was our second visit (first time in a group tour) and first time for our children, what a difference!! The kids enjoyed the Tirolina at the end. Thank you, Mariluz!!
Jessica Bullard
USA
MARS 23, 2023
Jackie was our tour guide and Jaime was our driver. Jackie had a love of Madrid that was obvious as she was informative and made the tour fun while showing us some timeless and beautiful spots. Jaime was a great driver and the tour vehicle was very comfortable.
Daniel Blackwood
USA
August 28 ,2023
From getting on the nice bus to every minute of our tour in Toledo, we had a great tour. Great information was provided, our shopping time was perfect! I highly recommend this company!
Mary Lynne Wright
USA
MAY, 2023
Jackie is an A+ tour guide Together with my mother, I did the private walking tour of the Royal Palace and Old Town with Jackie in early March 2023. Jackie was fantastic! He has incredible knowledge about the area and the history of Spain, and his friendliness and professionalism are absolutely top-notch. It quickly adapted to accommodate the slower walking pace my mom desired... It was evident that Jackie is an expert on this tour, and it was a pleasure to see how many locals and staff at the Royal Palace recognized her. Honestly, I wasn't particularly excited about the tour itself, but Jackie made it an interesting and delightfully memorable experience. I absolutely recommend Jackie to any Spanish or English speaker who would like to spend a morning and afternoon walking around and learning from a very nice and knowledgeable local expert.
Dave Born
USA
May 2023
Every moment with Mariluz was informative and interesting. She maintained her animated pace for over 4 hours on our walking tour through Madrid, and her knowledge of the art at Prado was impressive. She is also an excellent "rea" of her group, as we nearly hugged her when She suggested we take a brief coffee break! Thank you for a delightful day!
Jan Praisner
USA
Mars 5, 2023
Madrid bellissima città, visitata in giornata con Jacqueline ottima guida preparata e disponibile, ci ha fatto scoprire anche angoli nascosti della città. Consigliatissima
GIULIA M
ITALIA
MARZO, 2023
Toledo full day tour Mariluz was wonderful. Excellent knowledge. Very good (great) communication skills. Adjusted tour to our interests. Excellent vegetarian restaurant! We appreciated her understanding of individual interests from my 12-year-old granddaughter to my husband who was easy to tire after a stroke 6 months ago. Driver and transportation were wonderful.
Lela Brink
USA
Mars 27, 2023
Jackie was an excellent tour guide very informative. We were able to see all the highlights of Madrid in four hours. She was flexible and when she found out that we had seen some of the things she planned to show us, she was able to rearrange the itinerary and get us to the royal palace at the last minute without waiting in line and escaping the heatwave. His knowledge of the history and facts of the palace were astounding. I would definitely recommend this tour and this guide.
Steve Dame
EEUU
18 Jun, 2022
Mariluz was there to greet us with a smile, professionalism and friendliness. She was such a good guide with excellent knowledge and we highly recommend her
Kevin Butcher
USA
MARS 16, 23
Jaqueline è stata una guida eccezionale, si è presa cura per 2 giorni dei miei nonni (88 e 69 anni!!!) facendo vedere loro gli angoli più belli di Madrid, con attenzione per i dettagli, professionalità e tanta empatia. Non è semplice viaggiare con due persone anziane, ma Jaqueline a fatto in modo che tutto fosse a loro misura, confezionato come un vestito 🙂
FRANCESCA
ITALIA
Jun 13 , 2022
Mariluz is a wonderful guide! She is very professional and pleasant. We took three tours with her during two days in Madrid: Royal Palace and Old Madrid, the Thyssen-B Art Museum, and the Prado Art Museum and Retiro Park. She walks and talks at a comfortable pace; we never felt rushed or bored. Her knowledge of art and history is extensive. She kindly customized our tour of the Prado to accommodate a rather long list of paintings we wanted to see. This was a very enjoyable learning experience.
Virginia Sorrow
USA
May 31 2023
Prado strepitoso Siamo stati al Prado accompagnati da Idurne, che ha reso la visita interessante anche per bimbi di 10 e 7 anni. Coinvolgente e simpatica, italiano perfetto, Prado e Parco del Buen retiro bellissimi
MATTIA MARCONI
ITALIA
Aprile 28,, 23
10/10 recommended! Mariluz was amazing and so knowledgable!! She and Fernando showed us all the highlights of Madrid. We really enjoyed the tour, and it was catered to our interests. Thanks for a great tour! USA
Emily C
USA
February 2023
Jackie is a great guide, very knowledgeable. Took us to see the sights we wanted to see and more. Great overview of Madrid City. Very nice
Bruce Feinerman
USA
May 19 2023
Excellent guide. Very Knowledgeable about Spain History and art history. Excellent in the Prado Museum
Greggory Lubben
USA
Oct 8 , 2023
Very knowledgeable. Very pleasant. Good car and driver
John Crosby
EEUU
April, 19, 2023
This was a great way to see Madrid. Our tour guide, Mariluz, was excellent. She was very knowledgeable and knew a lot of history, answering all our questions as well. The tour begins with a 2-hour driving tour, with stops along the way for photos. There is an independent driver so that the tour guide can focus on the tour itself. Then, there is a 2-hour walking tour that starts in the city center. We did this tour on our first day in Madrid and thought I would use it to book any site/museum we wanted to enter and see. Overall, this was a good plan, but a note is that the Royal Palace is booked well in advance. We were able to see the outside during the tour, but if you're interested in getting in, I recommend booking well in advance.
Kate Marinkovich
USA
October 23 2023
This was our second trip to Madrid. I wanted a tour that showed us something different. This tour did just that. Walking the neighborhoods and park was insightful. The Prado tour by an art lover was perfect. We learned so much. I recommend this tour highly.
Cynthia Lord
USA
Sept 23 , 2023
Jackie was an excellent tour guide very informative. We were able to see all the highlights of Madrid in four hours. She was flexible and when she found out that we had seen some of the things she planned to show us, she was able to rearrange the itinerary and get us to the royal palace at the last minute without waiting in line and escaping the heatwave. His knowledge of the history and facts of the palace were astounding. I would definitely recommend this tour and this guide.
Steve Dame
EEUU
18 Jun, 2022
Mariluz was a wonderful tour guide. I would not hesitate to book her again. She was friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. She made sure we saw everything we wanted to and more. She went out of her way to engage our children while still making it interesting for us. We really enjoyed it and would not have seen or fully appreciated as much without her help.
Jennifer Volz
USA
JULY 12, 2023
Toledo full day tour Mariluz was wonderful. Excellent knowledge. Very good (great) communication skills. Adjusted tour to our interests. Excellent vegetarian restaurant! We appreciated her understanding of individual interests from my 12-year-old granddaughter to my husband who was easy to tire after a stroke 6 months ago. Driver and transportation were wonderful.
Lela Brink
USA
Mars 27, 2023
Mariluz is a wonderful tour guide. Her extensive knowledge combined with his vivacious personality provided us with a unique educational experience. She has made us appreciate art better and we hope to have her as a guide again
Laurie Behr
EEUU
MAY 12, 2022
Jackie was a fantastic guide to Toledo, meeting us at the hotel and getting us to the train station which was close to the Prado. Our fast train to Toledo was less than 30 minutes. Loved the tour of the town, churches and cathedrals. She is very knowledgeable about the history of Toledo. She recommended a couple of restaurants for lunch and left us on our own for about 11/2 hours to eat and shop. Afterwards she went with us to a bookstore to purchase a book for my Spanish fluent grandson.
Linda McCormack
USA, : Aug 25, 2022
We travel a lot and exclusively use Tours by Locals. Mariluz was exceptional, the best guide we've had to date. She guided 4 of us on two half-day and one full-day tours of Madrid and Segovia. Unsurprisingly, she is very knowledgeable, but what sets her apart is her personality and style. He is friendly, personable and patient, "able to analyze" the interests of his clients to tailor their visits and make them as interesting as possible. We enthusiastically recommend it and if you are on tour in and around Madrid, don't hesitate!
Stevan Richards
EEUU
MAY 3, 2022
Jackie took us through the Madrid of the Austrias and the Madrid of the Bourbons, telling us about the important sites along the way and making sure we had many photo opportunities. She gave us an in-depth insight into Madrid and took us to some places we had never heard of, not just the ones we would have encountered anyway. He also gave us some suggestions on what to do after the tour. I'd be happy to have Jackie as a guide again.
David Singer
USA
13 Jun , 2022
A delightful, customized tour of the Prado and the city. After meeting me, Mariluz had us stroll through the central part of the city taking in the history and architecture on the way to the Prado, then back to the hotel down the newer modern shopping avenue. The part in the middle- the Prado- was wonderful. Mariluz guided me through the large collections to key pieces (and some lesser known works), providing a lot of context and history along the way. Definitely recommend this!
Robin Murphy
USA NOV 6, 2022
Nos encantó Jackie. Ella fue muy complaciente tanto en nuestro ajuste de tiempo como en los lugares que queríamos ver. Jackie estaba increíblemente bien informada y fue muy divertido estar con ella. Se las arregló para mantener a 2 adolescentes interesadas en todo lo que estaba hablando y solo eso fue increíble. Nuestra gira con ella fue espectacular debido a su conocimiento no solo de las cosas que estábamos viendo, sino también de otras preguntas aleatorias que todos le hicimos. ¡Nuestra gira fue en mayo de 2022 y la volvería a reservar en un abrir y cerrar de ojos!
Charlie Pattillo
EEUU
20 May , 2022
I knew we could not go to Madrid without going to the Prado museum, and Mariluz was the perfect guide for us. She shared her knowledge and love of her city with us as she walked us from our hotel to Retiro park, and was so personable, easy to talk to, and completely engaging. I can honestly say we got so much out of our visit to the museum being with Mariluz - she knew how to get us around while avoiding big crowds, and gave us so much information on beautiful and important pieces. Mariluz is a treasure.
Dawn Tyrrell
USA MAY 27, 2022
Jackie gave us a wonderful tour of beautiful Madrid. She took into consideration what we had already seen and our requirement to walk slowly and she provided an awesome tour. It was an absolute pleasure!
Ruth Dorman
USA, Oct 20, 2022
Jackie is not your run of the mill tour guide. If you do not wasn't to be wow'd by her knowledge and spunk this is not the guide for you. Jackie thank you for allowing Jim and myself to truly be ourselves My engineer and all his questions, me and my cynical contributions. Jackie your personality gave life to our tour and you not missing a beat to chime in with whit and charm. Jackie keeping the two of us informed about the history of the buildings, the parks, the people, & the lives of those people.
James Zakian
USA May 9, 2022
This was a very enjoyable tour. Mariluz did a terrific job highlighting the most important pieces in this incredible and large collection. She walked us through different periods of art history showing us the connections and influences between different styles and artists. We learn so much and would highly recommend this tour.
Thomas Rivi
USA OCT 7, 2022
Very relaxed style of guiding us through Madrid. I know Madrid since many yrs and booked the tour mainly for my wife. Jackie did a fantastic job. Definitely a guide we can recommend.
Franz Herrlein
USA, Sep 24, 2021
Jackie was a delightful informative guide. She was very flexible fitting in our site requests. We truly enjoyed spending time with her!
MERRY COLE BENDER
USA, OCT 10, 2021
Wonderful tour with Jackie!! We spend an amazing time hearing many stories about the city and lots of information about the most important places in Madrid. Jackie took into account all our wishes and gave us good ideas for the rest of our stay in Spain. Big thanks to you!!
Santiago Infante Barona
COLOMBIA, Jun 20, 2022
We had a really perfect tour of Toledo with Jackie. She was on time and had the day organized from start to finish. She was extremely knowledgeable about the area and had many interesting anecdotes to share- the day really flew by. She was friendly and warm to our family. I really can't think of any way things could have been better! We look forward to arranging another tour with her when we return to Madrid and recommend her very highly!
Susannah Rothenberg
USA, Oct 11, 2022
Jackie is an excellent tour guide. She is very knowledgeable and answered all our questions
Ruth Tan
USA, Apr 2, 2022
My 4 hour walk about with Jackie was wonderful, felt like I was chatting with a friend right from the get go. She made every monument come alive, weaving centuries of history into a fantastic story I could follow. She showed me great places to go back for dinner too! I know doing this tour will help me plan the rest of my sight seeing in Spain. Thank you Jackie!
CINDY BELOVSKY
USA SEPT 7, 2021
“Jackie is an outstanding tour guide. She shares her knowledge and enthusiasm freely and adds so much to the enjoyment of the experience. Toledo is an amazing place and we loved all the sights we saw and Jackie's informative comments helped us appreciate what we were seeing. We had met Jackie on a previous tour three years ago and were happy to have her as our guide once again. Visiting Toledo was an unforgettable experience. We can't recommend her highly enough”.
JAN FRAZIER
USA, OCT 9, 2019
Jackie is an excellent tour guide. She is very knowledgeable and answered all our questions
Ruth Tan
USA, Apr 2, 2022
My 4 hour walk about with Jackie was wonderful, felt like I was chatting with a friend right from the get go. She made every monument come alive, weaving centuries of history into a fantastic story I could follow. She showed me great places to go back for dinner too! I know doing this tour will help me plan the rest of my sight seeing in Spain. Thank you Jackie!
CINDY BELOVSKY
USA SEPT 7, 2021
Jackie was a delightful informative guide. She was very flexible fitting in our site requests. We truly enjoyed spending time with her!
Merry Cole Bender
USA, Oct 10, 2021
Jackie is not your run of the mill tour guide. If you do not wasn't to be wow'd by her knowledge and spunk this is not the guide for you. Jackie thank you for allowing Jim and myself to truly be ourselves My engineer and all his questions, me and my cynical contributions. Jackie your personality gave life to our tour and you not missing a beat to chime in with whit and charm. Jackie keeping the two of us informed about the history of the buildings, the parks, the people, & the lives of those people.
James Zakian
USA May 9, 2022
This was a very enjoyable tour. Mariluz did a terrific job highlighting the most important pieces in this incredible and large collection. She walked us through different periods of art history showing us the connections and influences between different styles and artists. We learn so much and would highly recommend this tour.
Thomas Rivi
USA OCT 7, 2022
I knew we could not go to Madrid without going to the Prado museum, and Mariluz was the perfect guide for us. She shared her knowledge and love of her city with us as she walked us from our hotel to Retiro park, and was so personable, easy to talk to, and completely engaging. I can honestly say we got so much out of our visit to the museum being with Mariluz - she knew how to get us around while avoiding big crowds, and gave us so much information on beautiful and important pieces. Mariluz is a treasure.
Dawn Tyrrell
USA MAY 27, 2022
“Mariluz did a fantastic job for tours that we booked on consecutive days. Her knowledge of local history, combined with her ability to maintain our daughters' interest (after an overnight flight) was superb. We enjoyed every aspect of both tours and highly recommend Mariluz to anyone seeking a tour of Madrid and its many splendors”.
ROB MORGAN
USA MARCH 3,2020
Jackie was a fantastic guide to Toledo, meeting us at the hotel and getting us to the train station which was close to the Prado. Our fast train to Toledo was less than 30 minutes. Loved the tour of the town, churches and cathedrals. She is very knowledgeable about the history of Toledo. She recommended a couple of restaurants for lunch and left us on our own for about 11/2 hours to eat and shop. Afterwards she went with us to a bookstore to purchase a book for my Spanish fluent grandson.
Linda McCormack
USA, : Aug 25, 2022
A delightful, customized tour of the Prado and the city. After meeting me, Mariluz had us stroll through the central part of the city taking in the history and architecture on the way to the Prado, then back to the hotel down the newer modern shopping avenue. The part in the middle- the Prado- was wonderful. Mariluz guided me through the large collections to key pieces (and some lesser known works), providing a lot of context and history along the way. Definitely recommend this!
Robin Murphy
USA NOV 6, 2022
We had a fantastic morning's walking tour and guided Prado visit with Jackie, our guide. Jackie showed us some of main historical sites and interesting streets and Plazas including Santa Ana, Las Letras and a delightful stroll through Retiro. Our museum visit was very well organised and Jackie has detailed knowledge of art history so was able to show us some of the Prado's greatest works. In Just the right length of your for our concentration level! A genuine, friendly and knowledgeable guide.
Wendy Mitchell
UK, Sep 7, 2022
“I was in Madrid on business and therefore, had limited time. My meeting was moved and Jackie was able to accommodate my change in schedule. First, we toured the Prado. Jackie was the perfect guide as she directed me to the most important works and amply explained their importance. We then walked around the old city. Jackie was a delightful companion. She was knowledgeable and articulate. I recommend her without hesitation”.
JOSEPH TRAD
USA MAY 29, 2019
“Mariluz was the most professional and knowledgeable tour guide we have had. She made all of our tours come alive. She worked with us for 3 days and it was awesome.I would highly recommend Mariluz to anyone needing a guide in Madrid. You will not be disappointed”.
JOHN TUCKER
USA JUL, 19, 2019
Jackie was great, very informative, easy to understand, easy going and helpful.
Snjolfur Olafsson
NORWAY, Mar 12, 2022
“Mariluz is an amazing guide! She's very warm and friendly, very patient with my 2 young kids, as it was not easy walking around in 30+ degree summer heat with kids. She explained everything very well and clear, and made sure that we enjoyed our tour and that we understood her explanation. She even pointed out the nice but not too expensive places to eat. She bonded very well with my 6 years old daughter, and continuously held her hand throughout the tour. Highly recommended. Thanks Mariluz!De haber podido, habríamos pasado otro día con ella.
ISBA HUSEIN
MALAYSIA Jul 18, 2019
We booked Mariluz for 3 tours and each one exceeded our expectations. Thank you for sharing your expertise and insights and would recommend Mariluz to anyone seeking an exceptional guide.
THRIS LAWSON
USA OCT 12, 2021
Mariluz is a joy to be with. Her knowledge and ability to communicate was outstanding. We spent 2 days with her and one of the highlights was Prado museum. She presented information that made the art more meaningful and enjoyable. Thank you for great tours in Madrid. Highly recommend her..
KELLY WIMBERLY
USA OCT 14 2021
Perfect tour! This tour was exactly what I wanted and is probably the best case for anyone looking for a tour at the Prado museum and the park. It was informative, but never boring, and Mariluz is extremely knowlegable in matters relating the museum and the city of Madrid in general. She makes sure to show you the absolute highlights while still leaving room for sommonly overlooked things that contribute to the overall experience. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Madrid or looking to learn more about the city
SABRINA DICKINSON
USA, NOV 27 2021
“Jackie is an outstanding tour guide. She shares her knowledge and enthusiasm freely and adds so much to the enjoyment of the experience. Toledo is an amazing place and we loved all the sights we saw and Jackie's informative comments helped us appreciate what we were seeing. We had met Jackie on a previous tour three years ago and were happy to have her as our guide once again. Visiting Toledo was an unforgettable experience. We can't recommend her highly enough”.
JAN FRAZIER
USA, OCT 9, 2019
“Jacqueline was superb as a guide to Toledo. We loved our trip to the city and thoroughly enjoyed her expertise for the day. She is amazing in her grasp of Spanish and art history and was very adept at easily sharing it with us. We felt we had had the best of guides on our tour. Reflecting back on our adventure to Toledo, I can't think of a better way to see the city than with Jacqueline. Top Notch! Would have spent another day+ if we would have had the time”.
BRENDA ROOT
USA SEP 29, 2019
Perfect tour! This tour was exactly what I wanted and is probably the best case for anyone looking for a tour at the Prado museum and the park. It was informative, but never boring, and Mariluz is extremely knowlegable in matters relating the museum and the city of Madrid in general. She makes sure to show you the absolute highlights while still leaving room for sommonly overlooked things that contribute to the overall experience. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Madrid or looking to learn more about the city
SABRINA DICKINSON
USA, NOV 27 2021
“We had a great time touring Madrid. Jackie did a great job arranging for our transportation as we were a large group (11). She was flexible and tailored the timing of the tour and the sites we visited according to what we could handle. She was very knowledgeable about the sites we visited. Great tour”.
SONITA SHAHANI
PHILIPPINES JAN 2, 2020
“We had a wonderful tour in Madrid with Mariluz. It started off with a mix up on time and date but Mariluz corrected the problem quickly and we were off to see the Royal Palace. She was an expert at maneuvering us around the crowds and pointing out art and details that we would never have seen or known on our own. Then we walked through the old town and enjoyed a lovely refreshment at a historical bar. We really enjoyed our tour and I would recommend her to others.”
JANE NELSON
USA OCT 28, 2019
This was a very enjoyable tour. Mariluz did a terrific job highlighting the most important pieces in this incredible and large collection. She walked us through different periods of art history showing us the connections and influences between different styles and artists. We learn so much and would highly recommend this tour.
Thomas Rivi
USA OCT 7, 2022
“Jackie was a wonderful tour guide! We learned and saw so much on our 4 hour tour. Highly recommended”.
LAUNA CIRAULO
USA JAN 3, 2020
“We really enjoyed our tour of Toledo with Mariluz. She was great and we highly recommend her. She is very knowledgeable and friendly. She led us to the best shops to buy souvenirs and was a wonderful person to talk to about the area, people and food.”
LISA HARTZELL​
USA OCT 26, 2019
“Jackie was great. Has a comprehensive knowledge of architecture, history, art, culture & all things about Madrid. Highly recommended!”.
LARRY LOUBET
USA OCT 14, 2019
“Mariluz is VERY knowledgeable and gives a fabulous tour of the Prado. Knew her way around the museum and used our limited time REALLY well. Her ability to weave a story as we went through the museum was GREAT. Only wish we had more time with her in Madrid!”
BRIAN SCHIFF
USA JUL 3, 2019
“Jackie was an excellent tour guide. We thoroughly enjoyed our day trip to Toledo. Our family of 5 (three teenage boys 16,15, and 13) all agreed it was a highlight of our visit to Spain. Two thumbs up!!”.
AMY CREAN
USA AUG 5, 2019
"Mariluz was an excellent guide. Knowledgeable, fun, interesting and flexible. She provided us with an amazing day and was willing to switch things up on the fly. Both kids, 13 and 14 were entertained and interested from start to finish. The transportation she arranged was A+++ and we loved the photos. All around a great day and $$$ we'll spent. Thank u John, Gina, Sophia and Johnny"
JOHN GAMBALE
USA JUL 6, 2019
“Jacky is most helpful, friendly and goes out of her way to help us organize tickets for the best Flamingo show and a Bull Fight to secure very good seats. She and the driver are most attentive to maximize the number of touring spots within the allotted time giving us good explanation and advice”.
HENRY KU
USA MAY 10, 2019
“Mariluz was amazing! We loved the city tour and the following Prado tour with her was top! What a great day in Madrid thanks to Mariluz!”
CHRISTOPH DRESSLER
USA JUN 23, 2019
“Jacqueline was amazing, she was professional, knowledgeable and super nice! Excellent manners, flexible with our requests, we loved her. We highly recommend her services. We had a great time!!!”.
PATRICIA HERNANDEZ
USA APR 26, 2019
"This was a fantastic tour to a great city in Spain. Mariluz was spot on time to pick us up and was a very professional, friendly, informational and all around great guide for our tour to Segovia. She had pre-booked lunch at a local for the 10 of us as we visited Segovia on Good Friday and she knew we would have problems finding somewhere to accommodate all of us for a meal. She knew where to stop on the bus to get the best photos and was responsive to all our needs during the day. Perfect tour!"
KEN CHADWICK
USA APR 19, 2019
“Jacqueline (Jackie) was energetic, enthusiastic and happily shared her extensive knowledge of Madrid, the Prado, and the Palace with us. She willingly changed our itinerary to include the Madrid Palace upon learning we had already seen the Retiro Gardens. Her depth of knowledge about the arts and history of the Prado and Palace was amazing. An added bonus was that we avoided all the lines with Jackie as our guide. Thanks so much! Claudia”.
CLAUDIA LOONEY
USA MAR 2, 2019
“Mariluz is a fabulous and fun guide. Today we were delighted with our tour to Toledo with her. We had an equally great day in Segovia yesterday with Mariluz. She is well versed and knowledgeable about all the site and loves to share the history in a way that makes it memorable and entertaining. Of special note was how thoughtful she was about our stamina for walking up hills and accommodated us with taxis when walking became too much. A great experience all around!”
CLAUDIA LOONEY
USA MAR 4, 2019
“Jackie was a great tour guide and gave our family an excellent tour of the city of Toledo. She met us right on time at our hotel and spent the day providing us a detailed tour of this beautiful city. She had a great knowledge of the history of this ancient city and the different sections of the city. In particular, our time in the Cathedral provided a tour of the sights, but also a detailed history of the architecture, the city and all of Spain. It was a pleasure to spend the day with her in Toledo”.
BILL EVANS
USA DEC 29, 2018
“Mariluz guided us for a second day, this time to Toledo and was, once again, excellent. The history, culture, religion, people all became real and extraordinary. She is a wonderful guide, extremely knowledgeable, personable, fun and all around delightful. Highly recommend her to all for any of the tours she offers”.
DEVRA SIMON
USA MAR 26, 2019
“Jackie was terrific! She took us to the highlights in the Prado - gave us an interesting perspective on some of the masterpieces which we could never have known without her”.
MICHELLE MELNICK
USA DEC 30, 2018
“Mariluz was a wonderful guide. She shared her knowledge of Spain's history through landmarks while strolling the Retiro Park. Once in the Prado Museum she pointed out details in paintings as well as showing how various painters influenced other painters. We didn't just experience the museum, but she seemed to bring the paintings to life. Great tour and gladly recommend Mariluz and Tours by Locals.”
CHRIS WINANDS
USA APR 15, 2019
“Jacqueline was an excellent tour guide. She was very knowledgeable about Toledo and its history. She allowed us to go at our own pace and was very sensitive to my use of a cane. She also provided us with excellent recommendations to enhance our experience. Great Tour with a great guide!!”.
SUSAN BYRNES
USA OCT 13, 2018
“5 Stars Mariluz was a fabulous guide. We spent two days with her in Madrid and Segovia and would highly recommend her. Mariluz's knowledge was admirable and nothing was too much trouble for her. Our tours with Mariluz were the highlight of our trip to Spain”
NOLA CRIDDLE
AUSTRALIA FEB 8, 2019
“Jackie was a wonderful guide! She picked us up on time and we were able to customize our tour route…she was so flexible! Her knowledge and narrative during the Royal Palace tour was excellent. I would highly recommend this tour with Jackie!”.
JODY TURNER
USA OCT 26, 2018
“Mariluz is a fantastic guide. She speaks good English and more important, she has a clear and loud voice. She is fun as well and talks a lot, so you get to know a lot about Madrid”
TIMO OTTEVANGER
NETHERLANDS JUN 29, 2017
“Jackie was fabulous! We got to see everything on the tour's itinerary and more. Pacing was excellent. She was very knowledgeable about the history of Madrid, and pointed out so many extra things of interest. Jackie was able to answer all our questions and make recommendations for other sites and areas she didn't want us to miss”.
CAROLEEN COSAND
USA SEP 28, 2018
“Mariluz is the best tour guide I've ever had. Her art and historical knowledge is exceptional, she is a joy to be with and is always willing to go the extra mile. I was lucky to be able to book her for three days. I booked her for El Prado, Reina Sofia, Palacio Real, Toledo and Segovia. In addition to her superiority as a guide over others booked, from the beginning she made all booking processes easy and always provided info and answered questions promptly”
IDALIE SANTAELLA
USA, DEC 26, 2018
“Jackie provided an informative tour. Her friendly personality made the day that much better... Ask for Jackie!!!”.
STEVEN FRIEDMAN
USA JUN 1, 2018
“Mariluz was a terrific guide. She met us promptly and we had a 2 hour driving tour of Madrid and then a 2 hour walking tour…so informative and a perfect introduction to this beautiful city”.
DY T
FOREST, VIRGINIA, USA OCT 24, 2018
“My wife and I enjoyed a great day trip to Toledo with Jackie. She is knowledgeable, fun, and enthusiastic. We highly recommend Jackie!”.
MIKE ZONGHETTI
USA APR 16, 2018
“We had a great morning with Mariluz. She was awesome. Professional, spoke excellent English, full of wonderful stories about the history of Madrid and Spain, knew a lot about Art and the great artists, and very flexible. We skipped the long lines, took great photos, and really enjoyed our time with her. We stopped for coffee too. We recomend Mariluz with absolutely no reservations! 5+ stars! Thank you for a very memorable time at the Prado and Royal Palace! :)”
MIRIAM M
USA, OCT 15, 2018
“Jacqueline was a wealth of knowledge about Madrid and extremely personable. I would highly recommend her to anyone visiting this beautiful city. I will definitely use her again”.
BLAKE COLLIER
USA DEC 22, 2017
“We had a great time with Mariluz who was very tenderful.”
TAO ZENG
CHINA SEP 7, 2018
“Jackie was marvellous. We are all very pleased with her. Please regard this as a high approval of Jackie for her tour in Madrid and her tour of Segovia. With many thanks”.
ROMA RANDLES
USA SEP 18, 2017
“This was an excellent tour of the Thyssen. Mariluz was extremely knowledgeable and passionate. My husband described it as an Art History course condensed into an afternoon. I felt like he had a new appreciation of art, not being someone with much exposure to it. Our friends (we were a party of four) enjoyed the tour just as much and they are quite well-versed in art. This is an excellent testament to Mariluz, she really had the spectrum with our group and managed to please us all. Thank you, Mariluz!”
KAREN BERNALL
USA, SEP 2, 2018
“Jacqueline was most passionate about the art she presented to me at the Prado and at the Reina Sophia Museum. In the short time that I had, I gained a decent understanding of the pieces I encountered and the background that gave them meaning. Her pride in these national treasures was bound to bring much joy and inspiration to any visitor”.
LADAN ALAVI
USA MAR 4, 2017
“Mariluz was an excellent friendly and informative guide. Particularly at the Valley of the Fallen her insights into the emotions and attitudes of the Spanish people towards this monument really helped to put it into proper perspective. Escorial is definitely for the more mobile visitor (a lot of stairs) but well worth the effort.”
GARY SPENCER
UNITED KINGDOM JUN 13, 2019
“Lovely Funny Smart Knowledgeable What more do you need???”.
CHRIS LETCHER
USA MAR 3, 2017
“When you tour the Prado and view Guernica with Mariluz you are able to tap into her deep knowledge of art history- the artists and paintings literally come alive. We stood in front of Las Meninas and she pulled out a pocket mirror so we could appreciate the painting's 3-D. My mother got a little tired so we rested between museums at a cafe and Mariluz offered wonderful suggestions for dinner, parks and other museums. Mariluz is very gracious and very knowledgeable-I would book her again in a heartbeat”.
MARY KAY PERROTTI
USA, APR 21, 2017

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