Our Expert Guides

We know that having a great guide is key to truly discovering a destination. That’s why our tours are led by passionate Spain gurus who love sharing their insider knowledge with our guests. We’ve got historians, sommeliers and art experts on the team, and each guide is a gifted storyteller.

We can’t wait for you to meet them!

Paula Valluerca

Born in The Basque Country, Paula is an award winning comedic performer and food lover.

Arantxa Lamas

Born & raised in Madrid, Arantxa is a professional chef trained at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu cooking school. She loves exploring the markets of Madrid, and cooking delicious meals

Oliver Lucas

Spanish and American with a touch of Venezuelan, Oliver is a former English teacher turned full-time devourer and food tour guide.

Carolyn Mitchell

Half American and half Spanish, Carolyn is a well-travelled Hotelier with a passion for food, wine and hospitality.

Rafa Salmerón

Born and raised in Madrid, Rafa has always loved food! He learned how to cook at 8 years old by watching his grandmother prepare her secret salt cod recipe. He’s now perfected seafood paella, too!

Servet Domínguez

With degrees in flamenco guitar and contemporary art history, Servet is an expert in Madrid’s cultural scene! He loves his hometown of Madrid for how welcoming, spirited and delicious it is!

Sean Retana

Born in Madrid, Sean is basically a tour guide. He designs and runs tours all over Spain and he’s not easily daunted by the vast and diverse nature of the country.

Jake Page

Half Irish, half Basque, Jake is a lover of food and languages who studied fine arts and graphic design in Bilbao.

Joy Figueroa

Joy, a New York native, visited Madrid in 2010 and loved the city so much she never left! Now she gets to spend her days showing others the city that stole her heart.

Ewan Bleiman

From a food-obsessed family in Scotland, Ewan fell in love with Spanish food, history and art four-and-a-half years ago.

Yvonne Power

Born in Ireland, Yvonne travel led far and wide before finally settling in Madrid. She loves the vibrant Madrid food markets, live jazz music at the Sunday Rastro market and swing dancing.

David Lavoile

A London native who married a Spaniard! As a lover of rich cultures and foods, it was somewhat inevitable that he would find himself living in a city that feeds both interests.

Meredith Miller

Meredith grew up in North Carolina but always dreamed of traveling and living outside of the US. She studied history and Spanish in college and after visiting Madrid in 2008, realized it perfectly combined two things she loved!

Jackie Koester

A self-proclaimed Spanish Civil War history nerd, Jackie has traveled to all 17 autonomous communities in Spain to feast on local flavors.

Eleanor Bunt

Eleanor has traveled the world but always comes back to Madrid to soak up the incredible culture, wine and food.

Annette Cini

After living in 7 cities across the globe, Annette has now spent more of her adult years living in Spain than in any other country. Freshly-fried churros are her kryptonite.

Claire Matlock

Prior to selling everything and moving to Spain, Claire served in the Canadian Army. She is a nutritionist (and foodie), armed with a degree in literature, conquering Madrid one restaurant at a time.

Want to join our team as a guide? Find out how here!