Paloma T Private tour guide in Madrid - Spain

Paloma T

Guide profile:

"Paloma is the best guide! We had such a wonderful experience seeing Madrid and two day trips, one to Toledo and one to Segovia. The trip to Segovia was our favorite. We can't recommend Paloma any higher than five star but if we could add a "+" we definitely would. She made sure we were engaged every moment and was always anticipating our needs. If you have the opportunity to book Paloma you won't be disappointed"

Those are the words of one of my satisfied guests... just book a Tour with me to see for yourself

I'm a Spanish woman, born in Barcelona and have lived in Madrid for most of my life. I have intimate knowledge of this vibrant town: The coolest places for dining or having a drink, the new artists and gallery openings, the best shops to buy Spanish fashion for a good price, Retiro Park to relax, the best places for walking and of course, the famous Prado museum. I love meeting new people and showing them around my city as I would with friends or family; professional and in a personal way at the same time. I have been a guide in Spain and abroad for nearly five years for people from Spain and elsewhere. All my life (including my career as a journalist) I have being looking for new experiences and exhibitions to experience myself and will share the best with you. Je parle français aussi eh? I can prepare trips on request, for one day, two days or just 6 hours. I have had my driving license since I was 21 (long time ago!) and my own car (not the same always :), so if we need to I can arrange to pick you up at the airport. The most important thing is enjoy and make best use of the time you have to get to know one of the most special towns and people in the world!!

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Emmitt T.

Paloma was very nice and personable. She was very knowledgeable of the area and the history of Madrid. We would highly recommend her!

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

Madrid is such a nice city and have so different "towns" inside that you'll need more than one day, but as I'm used myself to walk around looking for the best it's time to share with you my experience, going directly to yours selections, from Castellana -with the fantastic Real Madrid Stadium Santiago Bernabeu- till one of the three best world Pinacoteques: Museo del Prado where there is 15 Masterpieces we may see in detail in just one hour. . .

All may be well done in 6 hours, rest for "tapas" food while a wine and shopping as locals included.

Ask me please if you want taylor made Tours as 4 hours Tapas dining...

Transportation by tour guide:

Yes, transportation can be arranged upon request.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

A Day with a Guide in Madrid Price Per Group 150.00 Euro
Avila, more than his 90 towers and 2500m Wall Price Per Group 200.00 Euro
El Escorial: Royal complex between mountains Price Per Group 200.00 Euro
Madrid region Winery visit Price Per Group 125.00 Euro
Segovia: the world most preserved Romanic Aqueduct Price Per Group 200.00 Euro
Spain from South to North in 8 Days Price Per Group 1000.00 Euro
Toledo, Magical Town, World Heritage Price Per Group 200.00 Euro

Tour guide interests:

Madrid sightseeing tours

Madrid city tours personalized

Madrid travel tours for your needs

Madrid tour guide general services

Toledo, Segovia, Avila, El Escorial...: The Best of every city in one Day

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Emmitt T. 07 Jun 2019

Paloma was very nice and personable. She was very knowledgeable of the area and the history of Madrid. We would highly recommend her!

5 stars Tanya M. 31 Oct 2018

Paloma was a great tour guide. She is knowledgeable of the history as well as art. She packed as much in as possible for the time allowed, giving us a great overview of things to do and see the rest of our time here. I highly recommend this tour for the beginning of your stay. It allows you to then make the most of your time left on your trip. Arranging ticket before the day is very helpful.

5 stars Eric B. 28 Sep 2018

She was wonderful.

5 stars David P. 05 Sep 2018

Our tour with Paloma was outstanding. She is very knowledgable of the history of Spain and the art and architecture of Madrid. Touring Madrid with Paloma was like visiting the city with a friend who is a native. She customized the tour to accommodate our wishes of places to see, rest stops, lunch preferences, amount of walking, etc. Paloma exchanged emails with us before we left home so the we all understood what we were looking for. She was a great help when our bags were lost. She is the best

5 stars Dmitriy P. 30 Jun 2018

Paloma was extremely nice and accommodating. She took us around Madrid and into royal palace. She gave us a lot of good advice on places to eat and recommended a flamenco show we really enjoyed. Thank you.

5 stars Lisa J. 28 Jun 2018

We loved this tour and Paloma was great! We did a couple of tours with Paloma and it was so nice having her help us get around, through the train station, to Segovia. She took us right to the sights we wanted to see and then a great place for lunch all to fit our desires. She knew a lot about Segovia as her family is from this area. We really enjoyed it!

5 stars Lisa J. 26 Jun 2018

Paloma was a great guide! She showed us around Madrid, gave us great advice on places to visit, restaurants, and the best bars with great views! She was very caring and was even helping us with our travel plans the day we left - letting us know the best way to get to the airport on a busy day. It was nice that she was available to answer questions even the days we didn't see her.

5 stars Linda T. 26 May 2018

Professional, friendly & knowledgeable.

5 stars SWATI G. 05 Apr 2018

Paloma is a wonderful, cheerful, caring person!! ...Today I spent 6 hours with her..She took care of me from the beginning of the tour..It never felt like this is my first visit to this City Madrid...I'm really overwehlmed by her and the service provided by Viator yesterday...I would definitely recommend her to all of you who are interested in visiting Madrid and other cities near it if you really want a very caring and loving guide..5 stars is not enough for her..she deserves more than that :))

5 stars Shamil H. 15 May 2017

With tickets arranged in advance, our guide, Paloma, gave us a great introduction to Toledo, starting w/a picturesque walk over the river on an impressive stone bridge. Her knowledge, extensive grasp of the English language, and familiarity of the city streets allowed my family to fully enjoy ourselves and all Toledo had to offer to visitors, within our limited time frame. We especially enjoyed lunch at a restaurant recommended by Paloma, and found the time ending much too soon. A wonderful day!

5 stars Shamil H. 14 May 2017

Madrid is a large and lovely city, which has to be daunting for a tour guide to do justice to, but Paloma did a great job and covered a large variety of topics, including social and economic facts, as well as historical ones. She understands English well, and could answer our never ending questions. Paloma's pleasant and helpful personality, along with her patience, truly made our time in Madrid a joy, and her knowledge was/is superb. Thanks for a wonderful two days, Paloma!

5 stars Larry D. 13 Apr 2017

Paloma is an excellent tour guide and we highly recommend her. She customized our time so we could maximize what we wanted to see. We bypassed long lines and were able to see more than we had expected. She is very knowledgeable about Madrid and is an excellent communicator. Again, we highly recommend her services. She exceeded our expectations!

Thank you Paloma!!

Larry and Jane

5 stars jerry O. 07 Dec 2016

We had a wonderful day with Paloma. She took us all over Madrid. Even some special places she likes to show you. I would recommend her to anyone planning a trip to Madrid

5 stars Mariana D. 01 Dec 2016

Nous avons fait un excellent tour de Madrid avec Paloma comme guide. Elle nous a montre les beaux tresors de la ville, les coins caches et les astuces les plus authentiques. Elle est charmante, toujours souriante et disponible pour offrir aux touristes le plus d'information possible.

5 stars Steve K. 03 Sep 2016

I booked Paloma for a day tour to Toledo. We took the high speed train there, and she was an excellent guide - very personable and knowledgeable.

5 stars Arlene B. 26 Jun 2016

Paloma was an excellent tour guide. She was cognizant of what we were interested in doing and met all of our expectations. She is professional and personable and we would highly recommend her!

5 stars Gerardo S. 22 Jun 2016

My wife and I went to Madrid for the first time this week and have left after our tour with Paloma planning our next trip so Paloma can show us more of the beautiful city in her relaxed and very friendly but extremely professional manner. We cant wait to meet her again and learn more about Madrid.

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you/Gracias. Was my pleasure too, you are really polite, smart and generous and I'm eager myself meeting you again

5 stars Alix Z. 21 May 2016

Very nice and friendly, I will use her for another of my groups as well. She answers her messages really fast

5 stars Manuel G. T. 14 May 2016

The day 5.14.2016 we had the help of Paloma. We are a group of seven people formed by my family with two small chismall children and an American couple who came to spend the weekend with us.

We only have words of thanks to Paloma. She helped us a lot both for their dedication and for their experience.

She showed us Madrid in a very pleasant way and was especially fond of children. He also gave us some tips on restaurants shopping etc.

If you want to know Madrid in a different and deeper way I would recommend contact to Paloma.

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you so much!!! You are a lovely familly and so are your friends. My best wishes 4 u ever

5 stars Luanne M. 04 May 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Paloma to El Escorial. From our very first contact with her through Viator, she was professional and extremely prompt with all answers. She added a very personal touch to our experience. What started out as a professional guide ended up being a friend. Her knowledge, thoughtfulness, thoroughness and attention to detail made for a perfect day. Even before our tour, she was great about recommending other experiences and restaurants. We highly recommend her!

Tour Guide Comment: Dear Luanne, GRACIAS you got a friend here :)

5 stars Anna F. 12 Feb 2016

My husband and I took two tours with Paloma during our recent trip to Madrid. She also met us the first night; she took us to great tapas restaurants and gave us an orientation of Madrid to get us started. Her sweet and helpful nature really put us at ease in a new country. We then took train trips to Segovia and Toledo with her; she arranged the tickets, special lunches and explained the sites. It's obvious she enjoys her work and being with people. We're grateful to her for all she did!

Tour Guide Comment: Lovely Anne and husband, you are so sweet than life is easier with you. Ksss

5 stars Greg T. 23 Nov 2015

Knowledgeable, organised, prepared, and fun

5 stars steve S. 17 Sep 2015

If you are looking for a honest and helpful tour guide, your search has ended. Sign with Paloma T as fast as you can. She is very good.

She was our guide for three days. Paloma gave us the gift of pleasant memories and a perfect start to our first trip to Spain.

Helen & Steve Stefely

5 stars Dorrit K. 14 Sep 2015

A small note

Remember to bring together the whole group before starting to tell.

5 stars Alejandro G. 30 May 2015

Excelente, muy recomendable, muy buen guía, amable, conocedora, muy atenta, nos hizo pasar un excelente día en Madrid, es una lastima que no haberla también contratado para Toledo, Avila, Salamanca y Segovia donde también tiene experiencia como guía, definitivamente la recomendamos...

5 stars Rafael G. 26 May 2015

Paloma is an excellent guide. Immediately on thee first contact she is very warm and lets you fill at home at a new city. My wife and I were really moved by her direct and welcoming attention. We only had a short time in Madrid as part of our business trip and she made the most of it. Paloma has a very good knowledge of the history and culture of the city. She can pick the right places to visit according to your time and leave you with a wonderful impression of the city. After we finished our t

5 stars Susan R. 30 Apr 2015

Before we arrived, Paloma was already helping us to plan our time in Madrid. She listened to things we were interested in and planned our day accordingly.She even came to our hotel the day before our booking to drop off some material.She could not have been more personable and helpful. The day after our tour, she texted some suggestions as well. If you are anywhere near Madrid, book Paloma. Her expertise will enhance your visit.

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you dear Susan, Was a pleasure help you two to enjoy your time while in Madrid as you are kind and really interested in profit the posibilities of the city. My best

5 stars Nikolay R. 16 Apr 2015

Muchas gracias por una interesante excursión. Estoy encantado de conocerte. I will recomend you to my friends as best guide in Madrid.

5 stars Yusan D. 06 Apr 2015

Paloma is a very good guide, nice and courteous. Very knowledgeable w/ Madrid Tours.

Highly recommended!

5 stars Roger H. 28 Mar 2015

Hello from England! Thank you so much for the wonderful photos and for taking me round so many interesting places. You were a very good guide and very helpful too. I hope I can come back one day, but who knows? Madrid was wonderful. Thank you again. Very best wishes to you.

5 stars Zain A. 07 Dec 2014

I would highly recommend Paloma to anyone travelling to Madrid.She is very friendly, helpful, and full of information.

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you!!! I got a great time with you too, the most kind couple.

5 stars Jennifer S. 18 Oct 2014

We just spent two great days touring Madrid with Paloma on Oct 17-18, 2014. She was great in accommodating our groups' interests and giving us the "insiders" look at Madrid, in particular the shops and dining. One of the best experiences was lunch at a place her family visits where she did the ordering and we tried a variety of Spanish tapas. The highlights of the Prado Museum and touring the Royal Palace were amazing. She is a delight! Thanks Paloma!

Tour Guide Comment: Dear Jennifer you really deserve the best, as polite and very easy going, I enjoyed my time with you too. Thanks!!

5 stars Cheryl T. 01 Sep 2014

Paloma was exceptional! Madrid was wonderful but having Paloma as our private guide for the day made our trip! She was so knowledgeable and took us to various sights around the city... but my favorite was still the chocolate stop!! :) thank you!!!

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you sweety! Cheryl and Mike are a polite, smart and so easy going people who make my day great too!!

5 stars Linda H. 27 May 2014

Thanks to Paloma for a wonderful tour of Toledo. She made sure that we saw the most important things to see in our short trip there. Paloma is so friendly and easy to be around and really cheers you up with her great attitude. She works very hard to make sure everything is just right for her guests. If you go to Toledo, I recommend extra time, as it is a beatuiful city and there is lots to see. Thanks Paloma for a great trip!! Our family really enjoyed our time with you.

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you dearest Linda and family; I really enjoyed your company as you're lovely persons, good heart, interesting and polite. All the best :)

5 stars Linda H. 23 May 2014

Seeing Madrid with Paloma was really a treat. She is friendly, outgoing and really works hard to give her guests the best tour possible. It is difficult to get a good overview of Madrid in just one day, but Paloma did her best to make it an enjoyable and educational day. She also worked hard to make it easy for my husband who has limited mobility. Thanks Paloma for some wonderful days with you -- your laugh and smile are infectious!!

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you lovely Linda and family for share with me your time in Madrid too and for make our Tour a pleasure, See you whenever and wherever and have a nice life till then

5 stars Jackie P. 25 Mar 2014

Paloma is a fantastic guide! In addition to being a tremendous wealth of information, Paloma is a truly lovely person. She effortlessly makes you feel as if you are an old friend visiting her city. Conversation was so relaxed and easy. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing all of the sites of Madrid with her. She recommended several restaurants and shopping areas.

We always use private guides and she is the best. Paloma is a true gem. You will not be disappointed!

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you so much dearest Jackie and lovely family: husband and son Blake. You are really Smart, polite sweet and generoux. My best for you always

5 stars Jackie P. 24 Mar 2014

Paloma is a fantastic guide! In addition to being a tremendous wealth of information, Paloma is a truly lovely person. She effortlessly makes you feel as if you are an old friend visiting her city. Conversation was so relaxed and easy. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing all of the sites of Madrid with her. She recommended several restaurants and shopping areas.

We always use private guides and she is the best. Paloma is a true gem. You will not be disappointed!

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you so much dearest Jackie and lovely family: husband and son Blake. You are really Smart, polite, sweet and generoux. My best for you always

4 stars Ron W. 14 May 2015

Paloma was wonderful. She did research prior to our visit on places we wanted to see and stayed in frequent communication. In 6 hours were were able to see the highlights we wanted for the first day. She was very friendly and even helped us buy a SIM card for our cell phone.

2 stars Annemarie G. 18 Jun 2016

We enjoyed the tour and found Paloma to be friendly and elpful. However we found her English difficult to understand. We are all native english speakers and felt Paloma was directly translating from Spanish which meant we had to really concentrate.

1 stars Cindy P. 19 Apr 2015

Paloma was our first of 2-1/2 weeks of guides and two tour companies. She was absolutely terrible. She knew nothing about the country or sights we visited. She was a "chiseler." Once we did not have change for a taxi so she advanced 5 Euros. When we left the taxi, she started badgering us for the money as if we were trying to cheat her. At our expense, she ordered a huge entree, wine, dessert and ate off my husband's plate. We found her childish, annoying and were glad when the tour ended.

Tour Guide Comment: I'm sorry you did not enjoy my tour services, but I feel as though many of these complaints stemmed from a misunderstanding. Transportation for the taxi was not included in the cost of the tour, and therefore I was not prepared for the additional charge, so I asked the client to cover this charge, which they agreed to do as the fee was quite small. As my clients tend to pay in cash, I do not carry a lot of cash on me personally except what I had already planned to cover as part of our agreed upon tour itinerary. As far as the meals go, we did eat Tapas together, which are often served on multiple small plates and shared with the table, so perhaps they felt as though I was 'eating from their plate' but this is simply how Tapas are enjoyed. Also, the only time I ordered food was when Cindy's husband inquired about the meal they had seen me eating the day before because he wanted to order it as well. I took the opportunity to order them the entrée in question on their behalf, but this meal was not for me. I also limited my descriptions to the areas we were visiting, rather than discussing Spain as a whole, to be sure to stay on topic. They seemed to enjoy their three days with me, often laughing, shopping, and bargaining, together so this review comes as quite a shock to me.

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