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Amanda Buttinger

TOUR GUIDE & TRAVEL CONSULTANT

¡Hola! I’m Amanda and I’d love to be your Rick Steves’ Friend in Spain for half and full day tours. For over 15 of my 24 years in Spain I have guided Rick Steves Europe tours and researched and updated Rick Steves’ guidebooks.


Being an American and having lived in Madrid for more than half of my life, I have an understanding and sensitivity from both sides of the ocean. Let’s design your visit and hit the streets together…from Madrid to the rest of Spain. I can accompany you and create your unique trip.


Let’s take city walks, have food and wine tasting experiences, enjoy themed tours like my Don Quijote tour, and go on day trips from Madrid or nearby destinations. I am also available for travel consulting to help plan your trip and guide you along the way.


Learn more about me from my interview here on Ricksteves.com

 
 

Amanda was an excellent tour guide. She was knowledgeable about the cities, and she was approachable at all times. She was calm and reassuring about our abilities to explore on our own during our free time.

SUE (AURORA, IL)

RICK STEVES TOUR: 02/16/20

A warm, friendly & knowledgeable guide sets the tone from the start. Yea Amanda!! Spain was beautiful with many amazing things to see.

MARY LOUISE (BISMARCK, ND)

RICK STEVES TOUR: 02/16/20


In a word, amazing. Amanda was an excellent guide; clear communicator, clear expectations, which I appreciated.

AMY (DES MOINES, IA)

RICK STEVES TOUR: 02/16/20

 
 

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