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Jose G.

Las Rozas, Madrid, Spain

I'm Jose, from Madrid, Spain. I'm an official guide in Madrid, which means that I have the required academic qualifications and have passed the specific exams to perform a good guide job.

I'm well-behaved and respectful to each other regardless of political affiliations, sexuality or religious beliefs. The most valued learning that I had all these years working as guide - more than 20 years-, has been gathering people's views from all around the world. I'm still learning and studying for being a better person and professional, and that should improve job quality.

I'm reasonably outgoing and talkative. Working I'm friendly, enthusiastic and funny, but I can read the signals and accommodate to people's needs. Maybe it's important for you to know that I'm very punctual and vital but calm when it's necessary.
I'm flexible to your requests and helpful to children (I've got three kids), elderly people and in general people with special needs. Madrid is well adapted for disabled when you know some little tricks and places to avoid.

My hobbies: reading, writing (I've wrote more than 15 guide books of museums and cities), drawing, watching classical movies, art and history, practicing sports but not watching them on TV, traveling, cooking and eating.

My guide job has changed a lot in the last years: travellers are looking not just for art and history but eating and drinking like locals, and modestly, I can be very informative. I'm very enthusiastic about wine and beer. I would never describe myself as an expert, that's a big word, but as an amateur self-taught wine lover. I've taken several wine and beer tasting courses in the most renowned schools in Spain.

I hope that the above information would help you to choose me as your guide in Spain. Hope to see you soon.

Credentials

I've studied Tourism in Escuelas Delicias, in Madrid.

I'm official guide of Madrid, official guide of Castilla y León, License guide of the next monuments of Patrimonio Nacional: Royal Palace of Madrid, convent of Descalzas Reales, convent of la Encarnación, monastery of El Escorial, palace of El Pardo, palace of La Granja and palace of Aranjuez.

I'm also authorised guide in the cathedral of Toledo, and in Santo Tomé church, Santa María la Blanca synagogue, San Ildefonso church and Cristo de la Luz mosque in Toledo.

I've worked 3 years as tour leader in Spain and Europe, and for about 20 years as local guide in Madrid, Segovia, Toledo, etc.

I've wrote several (about 15) audio guides and guide books for cities and museums (Santa Pola, Elche, Benicassim, parador de Santiago de Compostela, museo de Arte Sacro, museo de Tierra Santa, museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Cuenca, Toledo, temporary exhibitions for the Ministry of Culture of Spain, etc).

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Private tour guide Jose

Tour of Segovia - A Day Trip From Madrid

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History and gastronomy of Segovia

722 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

8 hours

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Toledo, Madrid and Segovia in Two Days

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Tour of Toledo and walking tour of Madrid, and the second day tour,...

1522 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

2 days

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Toledo and Madrid in a day

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Full tour of Toledo and walking tour in Madrid - A Day Trip From Madrid

799 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

9 hours

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Highlights of Madrid from the Airport

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Especially for transit customers in Madrid's airport or those who just,...

336 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

5 hours

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Tour of the Monastery of el Escorial

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A must tour for Art and History lovers

173 USD per tour

(max 8 people)

2 hours 30 min.

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Highlights of the Prado Museum - A Private,...

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A 2 hours tour through one of the best museums in the world

140 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

2 hours

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Religious Madrid Walking Tour

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Walking through the old city from a Christian point of view

222 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

4 hours

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