Diane RauVero Beach, FL, United States
John was an excellent guide and helped us learn about the history, culture, food and wine of Tenerife. He has a long family history on the island and is a wealth of information on all things pertaining to the Canaries. We would definitely use him again should we visit this lovely place in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to have your company and I very much appreciate your feedback. Hope to see you this way again one day! Have a wonderful Christmas. All the best, John
Robert TaylorLong Beach, CALIFORNIA, United States
Tenerife is a beautiful island and I was lucky to be there not long after the seasonal rains had started so everywhere you look you would see lush green vegetation. John knows the island well and we covered a lot of territory on my tour. Since my cruise ship arrived in PM rather than the usual AM, John was always being surprised by the difference in views with an afternoon setting sun (especially to anyone with a camera). Had a great day with John and you will too!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I was delighted to read your post. It so reflects that I, your guide, enjoyed the day just as much as you......which is always a good sign and part of the enjoyment of doing this job. Thank you very much indeed. Please look me up if you come this way again.
Gary SawyersUnited States
See my earlier review of John's Wine and Bananas tour. Great guide.
Gary SawyersUnited States
We had two spectacular tours with John on Tenerife. He is charming, fun and incredibly knowledgeable. We saw much more than we ever expected to see, sampled local food and wine, and learned a great deal. I wish there was a rating higher than five stars.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much indeed for your lovely comments. I must say I thoroughly enjoyed your company and felt as if I was out for a couple of fun days out with chums and not working at all. Of course pirates, octopuses and bruised bananas will never be the same! All the best!
Pamela C.United States
John took us on a short hike up into the mountains where we obtained not only the most beautiful photos but also interaction with the local people that make Tenerife the special place that it is. We met a hunting dog of the area and since we were there in a Sunday excursion, were able to view one of Tenerife's many religious ceremonies first hand. I'd go back in a minute. Thank You John.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Pamela, that is so very kind of you to post this comment, and I especially get a nice feel about our brief time together when you mention our interaction with the local people and our chance meeting with "Canela", the hunting dog. It is things like that which make my job a little unique. Thank you.
Pamela BegelmanUnited States
Excellent day! John is very knowledgeable and we left tour feeling like we had really experienced the island !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is very kind of you to post a review and I am so pleased you enjoyed the day just as much as I did. Thank you very much. Please come back to see some more one day. All the best!
Erin MoserUnited States
Our family thoroughly enjoyed the day hiking in Tenerife with John. He is incredibly knowledgeable and personable, we would highly recommend his services and hope to tour with him again in the future!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review. It was a pleasure to have your company and I do hope you come back another day. I am still amazed how well your young daughter coped and how she entertained us throughout! Thank you for making my day's work such fun. All the best.
Shari Narde-SinopoliUnited States
Great day exploring local food, wine and towns! John is a great guy and it was a pleasure to spend the day with!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review! It was a pleasure to share a couple of days with you and hope you enjoyed the rest of your time on the island. There's much more to see, do, and sample so please come back again! All the best to you both.
Michael SavastanoUnited States
I would need far more than 510 characters to compliment John. He was super-informative, generous with food and drink, funny, warm, an excellent driver, and really took the time to make sure we had an amazing experience. He took us to some extremely interesting areas off the beaten track, explaining the history of both the island and its place within the context of global history. He made sure everyone was comfortable and showed us some amazing sights. Book with John and you are sure to enjoy yourself.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for posting such a lovely review! I appreciate it very much and am really happy you enjoyed the tour. But it was all of your company I appreciatad most. You all made my job so pleasant. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay on the island and hope you'll come back for more one day. All the best.
Thomas GormanBRIGHTON, MI, United States
Can't comment specifically on the Chinamada Trail as the weather (very unusual low clouds and moisture for this time of year) precluded hiking the trail. John made EXCELLENT adjustments to our schedule on the fly. We were able to tour a fair amount of the island, going to cities/towns that we would not have otherwise experienced. Lunch at a fish restaurant was great. Visiting the shop of a small bodega for wine tasting was especially fun. This was a full day of learning A LOT about Tenerife.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tom and Jody, It was a pleasure to have you company and thank you so much for your kind comments. Very much appreciated. So glad you enjoyed "gofio" from the molino for breakfast too. I wouldn't like to think you might be arrested for trying to smuggle something resembling C through customs! The best bet is to give it to one of the gardeners or cleaning ladies at your apartment. They would be very happy. Yes, I'd be delighted to see you this way again some day. All the best.
Joseph ColemanUnited States
John is an incredible guide. He is so knowledgeable, easy-going and fun. His tour gave us a taste of the different areas and climates of Tenerife and the scenic highlights he chose for us were excellent. Our lunch stop was area. John chose the menu and helped us through the wonderful local meal. We would highly recommend thus tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It's so kind of you to drop a review, and such a pleasant one too! I always get a kick when I get a review like this because it really makes my work worthwhile and all the more enjoyable. It was fun being with you too and maybe you can come back for some more one day. All the best!
Shirley GrahamUnited Kingdom
An amazing tour up in the mountains. Stunning views and showing a different side of Tenerife. John was polite, considerate and very patient. He has a wealth of knowledge about the Island. A highlight of the tour was a Canarian lunch at a mountain inn. The respectful way John engages with the locals is nice to see and got us a warm welcome wherever we went. A great day out and I'd recommend John to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind review. Very much appreciated. I was delighted to have your company and hope you will come back soon so that I can show you some of the island's other secrets. All the best!
Sherryl AltadonnaUnited States
Toured mountain ridge in middle of island. Visited seaside town. Lots of history and tapas. Very knowledgeable. highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review. I very much appreciate your taking time and making my own job so easy going. I hope to see you this way again some day, hopefully with more time to peep at traditions and maybe to try some more delicious local cuisine. All the best to you all.
David SchaeferWasilla, ALASKA, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: That's very kind of you to have posted your generous review! Thank you very much indeed, and I hope you can make it this way again before too long. All the best.
Anne PringleUnited States
We had a wonderful tour with John, who is very knowledge about all elements of Tenerife (history, architecture, geology environment, etc.). He is very engaging and a comfortable person to be with for six hours of touring. And a very good driver! A highlight was a wonderful restaurant ("Los Pinos" in Garachico) that he selected for lunch - we had a fabulous goat stew, octopus with green mojo, and wrinkled potatoes. A truly memorable day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for such a lovely review. Reading it makes me feel very lucky to have had such super guests but I now feel terribly hungry! I hope you can make it this way again one day....and we'll have some more octopus!
Hazem AkkilaUnited Kingdom
Amazing John, very informative and great locations. We had a great time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. It was wonderful to have your company again, this time with your beautiful wife, and I hope to see you this way again sometime....perhaps for longer. All the best to you both!
John was a wonderful guide showing us Northwest Tenerife. He took us to the kind of places we had expressed an interest in and got to see places we would never have found on our own. At lunch John guided us through menu choices that were new to us and we will seek out in the future. His deep knowledge of the island, it's peoples and history shone through.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a lovely review! Thank you very much indeed. But, as I told you on the day, my choices from the menu were very selfish (all things I like!). I also had a wonderful day out with you and hope you come this way again soon. All the best, John.
Today's tour with John was the highlight of my visit to Tenerife. He is not only a very knowledgeable guide, but also a super friendly, nice person. It was great fun and a very interesting tour with an experienced insider.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much indeed for posting your generous review. However, it's always fun to take a stroll in the hills with a friend. I look forward to our next hike and hope you can make it this way again before too long. All the best.
Leslie BabikanUnited States
Had a wonderful tour with John. He was on-time, friendly, spoke English well and was a good driver. He was flexible and took us where we wanted to go and seems very interested in us seeing all we could in a short time. He was great with the kids and took us to see what we wanted while keeping the kids interested as well. Great restaurant pick too! Wouldn't hesitate to book again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your lovely review. I really appreciate your taking the time. I hope you come this way again one day, even if I might try to persuade the youngest member of the family to sample grilled octopus again. All the best, John.
John was excellent, from start to finish the day was thoroughly enjoyable. Would highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Vincent. Thank you for your kind review. It is much appreciated and I hope to see you this way again sometime.
A very nice tour with John around the island. The day was rainy but John adjusted well and we had substitutes for sites that were closed due to the bad weather. John drove us to the usual highlights but the easy nature of travelling with him and the large number of stories and details about island life set the tour apart. We also had lunch in a local place that made their own wine. Highly recommended for local insights.
Linda StirlingUnited States
John was very informative. An excellent tour of the area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind review, Linda. Always nice to hear back, even after such a long time. I hope to see you again this way one day. Best wishes.
Jeremy PrescottUnited Kingdom
John was an excellent tour guide who always kept us well informed before the the start of tour to Mount Teide about weather conditions which were likely to change our itinerary and most importantly coming up with alternative plans to suit our requirements. He is extremely knowledgeable about Tenerife and shared his experience and information in a calm and humorous way. He wanted us to have the best possible experience on our tour and through his guiding this was more than achieved. Strongly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your generous review. My job was made much easier by you all. I'm only sorry the weather did prevent us keeping to the prime objective, but I hope you will join me for that on another occasion. All the best!
Jo GodfreyUnited Kingdom
A fantastic tour. John was a charming and knowledgable guide who entertained all of our family, across three generations, for the entire day. I would thoroughly recommend him. My children voted his tour the best part of their holiday, even ahead of the swimming pool and breakfast buffet, high praise indeed! Thank you John.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Not at all! Thank YOU! You all made my day's work much more fun. I can't believe your children prefered it to the swimming pool. Must have been raining! Please look me up if you come this way again and I'll take the younger ones to swim in a volcanic rock pool instead! All the best.
Debbi HendrixUnited States
John was an awesome guide and took us to great places that we wouldn't have seen without him. Great lunch location and he helped us select unique local food. Great information on the national park and all other locations. We enjoyed this tour very much!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I very much appreciate your kind review. It makes a great difference to know that you enjoyed the day just as much as I, especially as that is always my aim....to have a great day out and also share knowledge and experiences as best I can. I look forward to seeing you this way on another occasion!
Keith WithamUnited Kingdom
We have been visiting Tenerife regularly for over 20 years, and taken many tours. But this was by far the best we have experienced. John Reid was very considerate (my wife has limited mobility), knowledgeable and interesting. As well as showing us the sights he told us about the history of Tenerife and the Canary Islands. For lunch he showed us a delightful and authentic rural restaurant where the food was excellent and good value - somewhere we would have never found by ourselves. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind review. It was a pleasure to have your company throughout the day and I'm so glad we were able to do a little extra on the way. One day, perhaps on your next visit to the cliffs of the giants, you will have to catch me off duty and I'm sure we'll put the world in order! All the best!
Bob GoldsteinUnited States
John was in touch with me from the start and showed the professionalism that is John. He knew every place to go and explanations of the wine and banana tour was excellent. A great day and a great guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! It is very kind of you to post this review, which is much appreciated. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the day. I very much enjoyed your company and had a great day with you too.
Lee SheldonUnited States
John is one of the best tour guides, if not the best, that I've ever met. His vehicle was immaculate. John is friendly, knowledgeable, accommodating and his background and personal approach made for a very entertaining day. The trail itself had spectacular views. You will have a great day with John. If we return to Tenerife, we will hire him again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: How very kind of you! But you did make it very easy for me. Right from the start you made me feel as if I was an old friend just showing you around the island. I'm so pleased my personal approach somehow overcame the dense cloud which prevented you seeing even more spectactular scenery. I look forward to your coming this way again one day. All the best to you all, John
Zaira GarciaUnited States
What an amazing day ! I couldn't imagine the beauty of Los Gigantes and the beautiful and picturesque town of Masca, a small place buried among the Teno mountains. You feel as you are going back in time. John, my tour guide is amazing! The details that he provides on the history of the place are unbelievable. He introduced me to people that were born there and still remain at Masca and it was a fantastic experience. Then we visited Garachico and the famous Dragon tree . I definitely recommend this tour !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much indeed for this review. I'm so glad you enjoyed Masca, even in the dry heat of the summer. Canary island people have a habit of making us welcome and so I was pleased you could meet our friends in Masca. I hope you have enjoyed the rest of your time on the island and come back this way again some day. All the best!
Zaira GarciaUnited States
Fenomenal day! John Reid is an outstanding tour guide; he was very knowledgeable and offered very interesting details throughout our time in Santa Cruz. Very professional and made me feel comfortable like an old friend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: As I told you, I too felt as if I had made a new friend. So, being your guide and showing you around was a delight, and not like work at all! Thanks for your company.