Many of these comments were written in Frommers’ Newsletter online or were emailed to me by past clients.


Our Tour guide in Spain was Simply Amazing! I have discovered an amazing and very refreshing tour guide I found in Madrid, Spain. Her name is Kelly O'Donnell and she is an American who has lived in Madrid for the past 20 years. I was referred to her through a friend and never regretted the decision to contact and hire her. She guides people through Spain and all over Europe for very reasonable daily rates, plus expenses. She is knowledgeable, pleasant, very good natured, charming and really wants for each person to get the cultural experience of every place visited. She has language abilities (Spanish, Italian and French), arranges all levels of lodging and dining and, best of all, she does the driving, if that's what the tourist wishes. She is amazingly flexible and does an unbeatable job at catering to each person’s tastes.

MB Wilkas, California

Thank you so much for making our brief stay in Barcelona so enjoyable. From the time you picked us up at the cruise pier until you dropped us off at our hotel, we had a wonderful, hassle-free experience. Your private city driving tour and recommended stops made the most of our short visit – Gaudi’s magical Park Guell was the highlight for us. Hearing so much about Barcelona in English was great, and your proficiency in the local language was most helpful with our menu selections at Tapa Tapa. We would not hesitate to recommend you to others visiting Spain

Chuck and Karen Lundy, Stacy, MN

I had Kelly O’Donnell for 2 trips, one to Spain and Portugal and one to France. Not only was she knowledgeable of the areas but she also spoke the languages. I especially liked that she arranges everything and finds quaint places to stay instead of big hotels.Another nice thing about having Kelly is that she goes by your time frame, not like a bus tour where you go by their schedule. I would highly recommend Kelly as a personal tour guide.

Joanne Schiller, Buffalo Grove, IL

If you still haven't gone to Spain, I'd recommend you contacting our private tour guide that we used while we were there. She did all the driving and the trip was exceptional! Her email is odkelly2002@yahoo.com and her name is Kelly O'Donnell. She also does consulting so if you aren't interested in touring with her I'm sure she could draw out a good itinerary for you with restaurants and hotels, if you give her a price range. She's from Chicago so she speaks English! And since she's been living there since 1987 she is fluent in Spanish which was very helpful in some of those small little towns!!! She took us all around and it was wonderful. It will be hard for us to ever go on a big bus tour again after having such a nice experience with a private guide. She really made it a special trip for us. She does get booked up but hopefully she's free to take you around. If she is, you're going to really enjoy it.

Marcy Rodox, New York

Last August I was on my way to a wedding and had a day to kill in Madrid before meeting up with my relatives. Having been to Madrid before, I was looking for something different and fun. Through a friend I was introduced to Kelly O'Donnell, a private guide who covers all of Spain and Portugal. She's a lovely lady from the Chicago area who fell in love with Spain and has been there for the last twenty years. We talked and agreed on a plan that would last exactly 24 hours. She never stopped explaining, telling, regaling, and pointing out the sites and sounds. AND, the best part of all, I never had to stop and pull a map from my pocket or ask for directions. I felt totally immersed in the city. Eventually the clock caught up to us and it was back to the hotel. Bags in the car I was at the airport at 2pm, just 24 hours after arrival. Without a doubt, had I attempted it on my own I wouldn't have seen or learned so much. AND, I wouldn't have had someone with me who is so knowledgeable, attentive and friendly. I found touring with Kelly to be much more like spending time with a friend who wants to show off her city than just hiring a guide. In hindsight, I should have booked her for the week I had after the wedding. She's equally capable from Lison to Sevilla to Barcelona. It would have been well worth it. I highly recommend contacting her if you're headed to that part of the world.

Andy Westin, Illinois

If you are looking for an excellent driver/guide, Kelly will serve you well. She is an American who has studied and lived in Spain for a number of years, knows the country well, and has a vast knowledge she loves to share with people. She was our guide for a tour group I took to Spain last summer for three weeks, and everyone was delighted. She has guided and driven for individuals, small groups, and larger tour groups. I know you will not be disappointed.

Merlene Ogden, Michigan