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Who I am

I'M CARMEN, MY DEGREE IN HUMANITIES AND ENGLISH ALONG WITH MY KNOWLEDGE OF LANGUAGES AND ART HISTORY HAVE GIVEN ME A WIDE CULTURAL BACKGROUND TO DRAW FROM WHEN PRESENTING SEVILLE AND ITS HISTORY, TRADITIONS AND CULTURE TO VISITORS.

I speak three languages; English, French and Spanish and as well as having lived in both France and England I have travelled extensively. From the late 1990´s, I started - guiding groups of tourists around Europe, and even - reaching Cuba in 2005, but now I work mostly in Spain and mainly in my own region, of course -Andalucia. I`ve also participated in various tourism projects including a working position with the Regional government to promote my region in Walt Disney, Orlando, where I acted as a cultural representative.

The Official Guides of Tourism are the experts in the cultural and historical Heritage.

Reviews

“We had a great day guide. Carmen is very, very informative”

We are having a great time. Carmen is very, very informative. We loved the cathedral in Seville. Ronda is very nice. We had a great day guide.

 

Chin & Christine Tay

5.0
2017-03-12T14:55:24+00:00

Chin & Christine Tay

We are having a great time. Carmen is very, very informative. We loved the cathedral in Seville. Ronda is very nice. We had a great day guide.  

“The guides have been excellent”

Te trip was quite well. The guides have been excellent. The history is great! Everything is going quite smoothly. Both my husband and I agree that the accommodations have been very nice. The weather has been a bit of an issue, but we were still able to do the activities today.

Douglas Browning and Sheila Jones

5.0
2017-03-12T14:58:39+00:00

Douglas Browning and Sheila Jones

Te trip was quite well. The guides have been excellent. The history is great! Everything is going quite smoothly. Both my husband and I agree that the accommodations have been very nice. The weather has been a bit of an issue, but we were still able to do the activities today.

“Carmen and Nicholas are great. I’m enjoying my holidays”

Hola Carmen,
We spent 3 wonderful days in Madrid and returned
to California last Tues.  In Madrid we saw the Royal
Palace, the cathedral next to it (Sunday mass going
on), and the Prado. We had dinner at Botin with the
rest of the group.
Chin and I want to thank you for the amazing tour
you led. You are very personable and happy to
share your knowledge and pride for your country
with us. I learned from all of you. Today at
my grocery store I look for olive oil produced in
Spain and happy to find quite a selection.  As for the
breakfast Cafe con leche y jamon en pan, I miss
dearly. Can't find American version with same price.
Take care.

Thank you Carmen.

 

Celia Lin

5.0
2017-03-12T15:03:15+00:00

Celia Lin

Hola Carmen, We spent 3 wonderful days in Madrid and returned to California last Tues.  In Madrid we saw the Royal Palace, the cathedral next to it (Sunday mass going on), and the Prado. We had dinner at Botin with the rest of the group. Chin and I want to thank you for the amazing tour you led. You are very personable and happy to share your knowledge and pride for your country with us. I learned from all of you. Today at my grocery store I look for olive oil produced in Spain and happy to find quite a selection.  As for the breakfast Cafe con leche y jamon en pan, I miss dearly. Can't find American version with same price. Take care. Thank you Carmen.  

“The tour was great. You are a very knowledgable guide”

The tour was great. You are a very knowledgable guide - we like the quiet manner. We learnt a lot. Thanks for going ahead despite the misunderstanding.

I'm glad to say that we have just returned from our tour with Debbie to Seville and had a great day. She was great and our on the ground guide Carmen was adorable, A+.

 

Dave Montgomery

5.0
2017-03-12T15:15:57+00:00

Dave Montgomery

The tour was great. You are a very knowledgable guide - we like the quiet manner. We learnt a lot. Thanks for going ahead despite the misunderstanding. I'm glad to say that we have just returned from our tour with Debbie to Seville and had a great day. She was great and our on the ground guide Carmen was adorable, A+.  

“Seville Tour for mobility challenged”

Contacted this company about 3 months before our cruise. Their usual excursion from Cadiz port to Seville involves a lot of walking over cobblestones through narrow streets. Joseph said he had done a "panoramic" tour (mostly small bus) the previous year and if I could get a group of at least 10 people who had difficulty walking, used wheelchairs, scooters, etc the it would be viable for the company to offer. It included the following sights: Expo 1929 and 1992, Maria Luisa Park, the old Tobacco Factory, Carthusian Monastery as well as other places. Some brief photo stops. We got out at Saint Telmo Palace and walked by it, Alfonso XIII Hotel and on to the Cathedral area. It was about a 15-20 walk over even surfaces with ramps at crosswalks.

Carmen our guide was delightful and very patient with the last minute participants who were obnoxious. She had a lot of information to share on the hour drive to Seville as well as in Seville itself. The Cathedral was an extra cost, but there was time to see it. Several of the more mobile participants followed Carmen a ways into the old city and they were very pleased. Very reasonable cost for a full day tour.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Small, family owned company who was a pleasure to work with.

KCsew, (17 June 2015).

5.0
2017-03-12T15:17:44+00:00

KCsew, (17 June 2015).

Contacted this company about 3 months before our cruise. Their usual excursion from Cadiz port to Seville involves a lot of walking over cobblestones through narrow streets. Joseph said he had done a "panoramic" tour (mostly small bus) the previous year and if I could get a group of at least 10 people who had difficulty walking, used wheelchairs, scooters, etc the it would be viable for the company to offer. It included the following sights: Expo 1929 and 1992, Maria Luisa Park, the old Tobacco Factory, Carthusian Monastery as well as other places. Some brief photo stops. We got out at Saint Telmo Palace and walked by it, Alfonso XIII Hotel and on to the Cathedral area. It was about a 15-20 walk over even surfaces with ramps at crosswalks. Carmen our guide was delightful and very patient with the last minute participants who were obnoxious. She had a lot of information to share on the hour drive to Seville as well as in Seville itself. The Cathedral was an extra cost, but there was time to see it. Several of the more mobile participants followed Carmen a ways into the old city and they were very pleased. Very reasonable cost for a full day tour. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Small, family owned company who was a pleasure to work with.

“Seville City Tour”

Carmen proved to be an excellent guide for our first visit to Seville. Not only did she have expert knowledge of the sights but she is a delightful person.She demonstrated a real empathy with our own interests helping us to understand the context of the many attractions we saw. Her tour was well-paced and very relaxed. Highly recommended!

jimann845, (13 feb 2017)

5.0
2017-03-12T15:26:49+00:00

jimann845, (13 feb 2017)

Carmen proved to be an excellent guide for our first visit to Seville. Not only did she have expert knowledge of the sights but she is a delightful person.She demonstrated a real empathy with our own interests helping us to understand the context of the many attractions we saw. Her tour was well-paced and very relaxed. Highly recommended!

“Seville is another city with Moorish roots.”

Carmen was the best guide for our 5-6 hour tour of Seville. She met 20 of us in Cadiz for the bus ride to Seville. She and her fellow guide, Vivi, broke us into 2 groups to visit the Plaza de Espana, the Barrio Santa Cruz, and the Alcazar. With the smaller groups and headsets, we were able to see and understand the various sites.

dryheat1022, (13 jun 2016)

5.0
2017-03-12T15:30:43+00:00

dryheat1022, (13 jun 2016)

Carmen was the best guide for our 5-6 hour tour of Seville. She met 20 of us in Cadiz for the bus ride to Seville. She and her fellow guide, Vivi, broke us into 2 groups to visit the Plaza de Espana, the Barrio Santa Cruz, and the Alcazar. With the smaller groups and headsets, we were able to see and understand the various sites.

“Carmen was a knowledgeable and friendly Guide!”

Carmen acted as an excellent guide. She showed a thorough knowledge of the history and important sites in Sevilla. My wife and I had a wonderful day with her and saw many facinating places. We would highly recommend Carmen as a guide!!

Steven S, (12 jun 2016)

5.0
2017-03-12T15:31:47+00:00

Steven S, (12 jun 2016)

Carmen acted as an excellent guide. She showed a thorough knowledge of the history and important sites in Sevilla. My wife and I had a wonderful day with her and saw many facinating places. We would highly recommend Carmen as a guide!!

“Carmen is absolutely wonderful!”

This review comes a bit late - we were in Sevilla in March - however, the wonderful experience we had with Carmen has lost none of the glow, that's how absolutely wonderful Carmen was... We originally contacted another tour guide for a private Flamenco tour for myself and the hubby. While he was unable to accomodate us, he recommended Carmen, and we are delighted he did. Carmen met us at our hotel, and the three of us walked the short distance to the flamenco performance Carmen arranged for us to attend - a very small, intimate show at the Flamenco Museum, which we highly recommend. She provided a tremoundously interesting running commentary on our way there, gave us a basic grounding on the history and symbolism of the flamenco artist and their art prior to the show, and after the show, sat down with us for tapas to discuss flamenco, Sevilla, and life in general, along with providing us with some fabulous recommendations for the remainder of our trip. Carmen was throughout lovely, charming, professional, knowledgeable, and a true delight. We will be going back to Sevilla in the near future, and we shall be contacting Carmen, even if only to have a drink with her to say hello. Yes, we enjoyed her that much! Muchas Gracias, Carmen.

menmrsj, (27 apr 2016)

5.0
2017-03-12T15:32:43+00:00

menmrsj, (27 apr 2016)

This review comes a bit late - we were in Sevilla in March - however, the wonderful experience we had with Carmen has lost none of the glow, that's how absolutely wonderful Carmen was... We originally contacted another tour guide for a private Flamenco tour for myself and the hubby. While he was unable to accomodate us, he recommended Carmen, and we are delighted he did. Carmen met us at our hotel, and the three of us walked the short distance to the flamenco performance Carmen arranged for us to attend - a very small, intimate show at the Flamenco Museum, which we highly recommend. She provided a tremoundously interesting running commentary on our way there, gave us a basic grounding on the history and symbolism of the flamenco artist and their art prior to the show, and after the show, sat down with us for tapas to discuss flamenco, Sevilla, and life in general, along with providing us with some fabulous recommendations for the remainder of our trip. Carmen was throughout lovely, charming, professional, knowledgeable, and a true delight. We will be going back to Sevilla in the near future, and we shall be contacting Carmen, even if only to have a drink with her to say hello. Yes, we enjoyed her that much! Muchas Gracias, Carmen.

“Excellent guided tour”

I know Spain and Seville very well and so was pleasantly suprised by the insight given to me of Seville by Carmen. The tour was extremely informative but at the same time really enjoyable. At the end of the tour we went to a delightful bar near the centre, I was expecting to go to a typically touristic place but she took us to a small bar near the centre and I really loved both the food and the information she gave to us about modern seville ( something not so easy to find in the guide book). Previously we went to the alcazar and the cathedral which was made extremely interesting and has got me hooked on Spanish history! Great tour Thanks Carmen!

Malcolm M,  (12 feb 2016)

5.0
2017-03-12T15:35:20+00:00

Malcolm M,  (12 feb 2016)

I know Spain and Seville very well and so was pleasantly suprised by the insight given to me of Seville by Carmen. The tour was extremely informative but at the same time really enjoyable. At the end of the tour we went to a delightful bar near the centre, I was expecting to go to a typically touristic place but she took us to a small bar near the centre and I really loved both the food and the information she gave to us about modern seville ( something not so easy to find in the guide book). Previously we went to the alcazar and the cathedral which was made extremely interesting and has got me hooked on Spanish history! Great tour Thanks Carmen!

“Excellent ! “

There were 4 of us who took a took a guided tour with carmen and to be honest she completely won me over. I was a person a little sceptical about the need.for a.guided tour in a foreign city ....History and a lot.of blah blah blah. But she managed to put so.much insight into her tour that for me she brought the city and it's events alive. Apart from her really interesting guided tour she gave us a lot of really useful information ...bars to eat in ...places where real sevillans go ....places ....In and AROUND Seville. Also lots of interesting things about modern Seville and Spain that are hard to find in the guide book. Thanks Carmen for a lovely time ...hope to come.back soon !

Malcolm M, (9 dec 2015)

5.0
2017-03-12T15:38:24+00:00

Malcolm M, (9 dec 2015)

There were 4 of us who took a took a guided tour with carmen and to be honest she completely won me over. I was a person a little sceptical about the need.for a.guided tour in a foreign city ....History and a lot.of blah blah blah. But she managed to put so.much insight into her tour that for me she brought the city and it's events alive. Apart from her really interesting guided tour she gave us a lot of really useful information ...bars to eat in ...places where real sevillans go ....places ....In and AROUND Seville. Also lots of interesting things about modern Seville and Spain that are hard to find in the guide book. Thanks Carmen for a lovely time ...hope to come.back soon !

“Sevillavisita-tour meravilloso”

Ragazzi eccezionali, preparati e simpaticissimi, peccato non abbiano molta dimestichezza con l'italiano. Un particolare apprezzamento per la sua buona volontà a José.

lupacchiotto46, (16 sep 2016)

5.0
2017-03-12T15:39:37+00:00

lupacchiotto46, (16 sep 2016)

Ragazzi eccezionali, preparati e simpaticissimi, peccato non abbiano molta dimestichezza con l'italiano. Un particolare apprezzamento per la sua buona volontà a José.

“Guia oficial de Sevilla”

Carmen, foi nossa guia turística em Sevilla, mostrou ser conhecedora de todos os assuntos da cidade, nos apresentou o que há de melhor em Sevilla. Parabéns!

Almir D, (20 may 2015)

5.0
2017-03-12T15:40:42+00:00

Almir D, (20 may 2015)

Carmen, foi nossa guia turística em Sevilla, mostrou ser conhecedora de todos os assuntos da cidade, nos apresentou o que há de melhor em Sevilla. Parabéns!
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