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Custom & Multi-Day Tour of Madrid

Explore Madrid your way
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About the Tour
Duration
From 1 Day to 6+ Days
Location
Madrid
Photos & Highlights
  • Private tour of Athens completely customized to your interests and schedule
  • Led by PhD and MA-level art historians, architects, and other local experts
  • Your choice of sites
Tour Description
Tour Experts
Andrea
Andrea
Lourdes
Lourdes
Clara
Clara
12 Reviews (4.8)

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About the tour: Blanca enabled us to know Granada, its history, its instigating culture, and its fascinating architecture. Surely there is much more to know about Granada, but we left with the conviction of having acquired an excellent understanding of the city. She has vast knowledge of the city and a genuine passion for sharing this knowledge. It was an excellent idea to choose high grounds, from where it was possible to see the entire city and identify the several interest points we were going to visit. She provided us with a complete introduction about what we were going to see and gave us a perfect comprehension of the tour. Her explanations were comprehensive, covering different aspects, such as architecture, culture and history. Her being an architect offered a significant differential in our journey through Granada. She made fantastic use of the support material she brought with her, not only showing us photos and illustrations but also making drawings that made her explanations clear. The fact of her having grown in Alhambra and having family there allowed her to provide us with a different approach to this fantastic place. Her in-depth knowledge of Granada allowed her to manage the time and the itinerary wisely. Blanca could "read" us quickly and adapted our interaction and the route to our characteristics (including Monique's dietary restrictions). Moreover, she is a friendly and amusing person, and conversation spanned across several engaging subjects. If we had to choose someone to illustrate what a Context docent is, we think Blanca would be such a person.
About the tour: Blanca showed comprehensive knowledge of Cordoba and shared with us the fascinating history of the city. After meeting us at the train station, she made a complete introduction about what we were going to see and visit, enabling us to understand the tour perfectly. Blanca has a real passion for sharing her knowledge and gave us many keys to understand the city, its history, its culture, and its architecture. She made several relations between the many venues we visited, and shared, not truths, but state of the art information about the many subjects we discussed. She was able to identify what was worth seeing in each venue and to explain to us her choices in a way that we always left the sites convinced that we had seen what mattered (which was essential considering we had plenty to see and limited time). She chose a route to the Mosque-Cathedral that allowed us to see the building as those people who were arriving in the city in the past did, with all the impact of the view. We would also like to highlight the care she took in finding an accredited guide with whom she could share the guiding during the visit to the Mosque-Cathedral (according to the rules of the Mosque-Cathedral, only accredited guides can conduct tours in the building). That enabled us to benefit from both her explanations and the guide's information, which added new knowledge and points of view, making the visit much richer. She made fantastic use of the support material she brought with her, not only showing us photos and illustrations but also making drawings that made her explanations clear. The conversation about many different subjects flowed easily, and she was always eager to answer our questions and provide further information. Above all, she is a friendly and amusing person. If we had to choose someone to illustrate what a Context docent is, we think Blanca would be such a person.
Tour director was so responsive to our needs that it is hard to make improvement ideas