Moanica CastonUnited States
Jose' and this tour GREATLY exceeded our expectations! We were a group of 3 friends who love GOT and wanted to experience some of the locations. Jose' picked us up at our hotel and our adventure began. He had arranged for a special admittance to the bullring in Osuna -- we were the ONLY people there! And the rest of our tour was just as special. Jose' is as much of a GOT fan as we are, so we had a ball bouncing theories and ideas around. Just a fun, fun day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for such a great review ... can you hear? I am clapping :) You were just wonderful clients and I loved sharing with you all the GOT theories. Thank you again and please let me know if you come back to Meereen ... sorry ... Sevilla. Saludos and besos from Sevilla
Carole M.United States
Jose took my small group on a very interesting visit to the major sights of Seville. We certainly enjoyed hearing about the history of the Plaza Espanya, the Alcazar and the grand Catherdral of Sevilla. He was quite informative and very knowledgeable. I would recommend his services to those wishing for a comprehensive overview of this lovely city in Spain.
Jessica ReumUnited States
Amazing tour, wonderful guide full of knowledge of the past and present of the city. Would highly recommend!!
Alfonso was very knowledgable and his presentation was easy to understand both on the history of the places and of course on the shooting of the GOT ! My wife and I felt comfortable and relax with him throughout the whole tour as he is a true professional. No regrets and definitely highly recommended guide.
Idalie SantaellaUnited States
Jose Alfonso customized our tour to include Italica and Palacio de las Dueñas. Wish we would have had more time in Sevilla, so many things to see!
Rina Beder-CohenUnited States
José Alfonso mixed in history together with stories of Sevilla today. He gave us as much time as we wanted at each site and the tour was well paced. He is an informed and knowledgeable guide.
We had an excellent offbeat tour with Jose on Dec. 14, 2018. He was prompt, well groomed and spoke excellent English. He has a degree in history which we resourced constantly on 16th century Sevilla. He was happy showing us the obscure churches and convents on our list and provided excellent commentary. He had done his homework! In addition we toured the Museo de Santa Jorge, a fascinating place not on the most tourist's itinerary. We recommend him highly. Thanks Jose.
Michael MamotUnited States
Jose A. was a wonderful guide. We only had a brief time in Sevilla, yet he was able to get the major attractions in. I greatly appreciated his casual style. He was very knowledgeable yet did not attempt to give us a Ph.D. on the history of Sevilla. This tour is well designed and worth the expense.
Robert ZivnuskaUnited States
A solid, informative tour, we really enjoyed the time we spent with Alfonso. He brought the history of the city to life, even for our 2nd grader. With a nicely paced tour, we found that we saw lots of interesting aspects of the city and got to feel more familiar with the labyrinthine layout of Sevilla. Highly recommended!
Debbie JaffeUnited States
I would highly recommend Jose. He was very knowledgeable about the sights and history of Lisbon and shared some recommendations on other places to visit in Lisbon.
Mary PeitzEllicott City, MD, United States
Jose was very knowledgeable about Sevilla and is a great storyteller as we walked through the Royal Alcazar and the Cathedral. The day was delightful. Thanks
Kathleen CreechUnited States
I am delayed in writing this review. Jose was an amazing guide. I'll let you meet him in person to learn the name he actually goes by. : ). His knowledge of Sevilla was terrific and he mixed the right amount of history with the right amount of pop culture (Game of Thrones) in our tour. The pace of the tour was perfect. He was personable. I took this tour with my dad and he catered to both of our needs. Taking a private tour was also the way to go! Highly recommend!
Jenna DiamondUnited States
You will not find a better guide! I came to Seville to visit every Game of Thrones filming location & Alfonso made it happen! Alfonso had extensive GoT knowledge and brought photos/videos for each location to bring it to life. I was able to take ample time at each location and Alfonso helped ensure I got plenty of pictures to remember the day. Alfonso also gave great recommendations for things to do in Seville. Overall, these tours were the highlight of my trip and I could not be happier! Thanks Alfonso!!
Jenna DiamondUnited States
My tours with Alfonso were the highlight of my trip!! I came to Spain specifically to visit Game of Thrones filming locations and I could not have ended up with a better tour guide. Alfonso is not only knowledgable about all the filming locations, but I also enjoyed discussing the show and the many fan theories. Alfonso was so nice and helpful, I will be forever grateful for his hospitality and the many pictures he took for me to remember all the beautiful locations! Thank you for such a wonderful trip!!
Carey MeyersUnited States
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Diana RichUnited States
This guide consistently receives five stars which is no surprise. We would rate Jose Alfonso (aka Sam) six stars if possible; he possesses an incredible knowledge base of Spanish history, culture, and the arts. After four hours my husband and I were worn out and totally wowed. However, in addition to a command of historical and current facts, events and personalities, Jose is extremely gracious, warm and full of life - attributes hard to measure but so important to a special day.
John GiorgioUnited States
Jose was a wonderful guide. His knowledge of Seville and the operas that take place here was outstanding. He was extremely friendly and courteous, and very considerate of the fact that it was a very hot and sunny day. I would highly recommend Jose to other travelers. We especially enjoyed the special theme of the tour - Seville - the city of Opera. More such themed guides would be a welcomed suggestion.
Robert WarnerUnited States
Alfonso provided us a very special and personal experience. We never felt rushed, and it was a truly relaxing and enlightening experience. It was very much enhanced by Alfonso showing us the actual scenes that were filmed in the locations visited. The highlight was at the bullring in Osuna where the season 5 finale was filmed, and we had the whole place to ourselves.
Hung IpHong Kong
Gregory SmalisUnited States
Jose is a very pleasant, knowledgeable individual and a terrific guide. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent with him in Sevilla.
Chad EverhartUnited States
Jose Alfonso was a great guide...knowledgeable, personable, and he obviously loves his city of Sevilla. His stories and sharing of 'insider' information were all great. My only complaint was that, while the tour was advertised at 3 hours, we were done in just over 2 and a half hours. The tour was a bit hurried, allowing for very little time to take pictures or stroll through the Cathedral and Alcazar. Obviously a little extra time could have been given in each location. Still, well worth it.
Cindy SchnitzerUnited States
Our tour with Alfonso was fabulous! He was knowledgeable, fun and engaging. We learned not only about the history and significance of the sites we visited, but Alfonso also engaged us with stories and tidbits of present day Sevillian culture. Our girls (ages 12 and 14) also enjoyed the tour and thought he was great. We highly recommend this tour with Alfonso as a great way to get to know some of Sevilla's most notable sites.
Paul RUnited States
I can tell you that each and every one of the guides provided was wonderful. They were knowledgeable, friendly, punctual, patient, and every other positive attribute one might think of. We are not newcomers to the use of private guides, we have used them extensively in Italy, France and London. We know what makes a great guide. All of your guides were not just good, they were great.
Denise C.United Kingdom
This was a first class tour which we thoroughly enjoyed. Alfonso was friendly and knowledgeable. We learnt such a lot including the secrets of Christopher Columbus' last resting place. We have no hesitation in recommending our guide who even found us some delicious churros to savour. This tour really made our holiday special.
Rita WaysUnited States
We enjoyed our tour with Jose. There was a lot to cover and he certainly was well prepared, knowledgeable, and entertaining. Now we must research Columbus! We enjoyed the recording pieces he had of Game of thrones to campare with locations.
Ma Veronique NazarenoPhilippines
Tim ChapmanCooperstown, NY, United States
Jose was friendly, knowledgable and very flexible with time and doing what we wanted to do. An exceptional tour of Seville.
Maria MarksUnited States
We fell in love with Sevilla. Jose Alfonso was a great tour guide, and kept our teenage boys interested as he taught us about the region through the eyes of a local and with funny discussion about soccer rivalries. The tour of the Alcazar was spectacular, and the Cathedral is a must-see. Sevilla is truly a magical place. Thank you to Jose Alfonso for his wonderful insight.
Terrie CliffordUnited States
Nadav SharirRaleigh, NORTH CAROLINA, United States
Alfonso is one of the best guides we've ever experienced during our 15 tours. He is very knowledgeable and precise with the timing the tour itinerary. We left behind a friend and not only a tour guide. We definitely recommend him as your guide on your trip to Seville.
Diana SterkUnited States
Alfonso was great! Henjoy was easy to understand and told the history of each place in an engaging way, which made everything easier to remember (and more interesting). He also mixed in historical knowledge with tidbits about modern day Sevilla/Spain, which gave us a better sense of the culture. I highly recommend a tour with Alfonso!
Dorothy HoemannUnited States
Because of traffic and unfamiliarity with the area, we were 45 minutes late. Alonso was very understanding and did not hurry us through the tour. He is a very knowledgeable guide and we would highly recommend him.
Thomas DuraldeUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour; he provided us with very interesting historical information.
Jerry RappoldUnited States
Jose Alfonso is a very good tour guide. He knows the history behind the Colombus expedition and provides interesting details that are not readily available in books or that would take you hours and hours to discover from books. We enjoyed his company very much and I highly recommend him to be your tour guide.
Derek YarrowUnited Kingdom
Alfonso was an excellent guide. His knowledge of the history of the Cathedral and Palace is first class and this combined with his sense of humour made for a great tour.
Anthony HynesWANNIASSA, ACT, Australia
This was probably the best walking tour we have ever done. Our guide Alfonso went out of his way to explain to us the rich history of his city and, particularly the Alcazar the Jewish Quarter and the Cathedral. He also made sure that even after the tour was completed we could find other sites and things of interest in Seville.
Laura DiSabatinoUnited States
Tina VargasUnited States
The tour was amazing. Alfonso was so knowledgeable about everything, very prompt, and very friendly. We learned a lot about the areas for Game of Thrones and for historical information. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I recommend Alfonso and Pamela as your tour guides.
Kim SmithUnited States
Fantastic walking tour with Alfonso! We looked at Sevilla's main attractions and also a few smaller ones such as a local weekly street market and an amazing tapas bar. Alfonso was knowledgeable and had the witty Andalusian humor we have come to enjoy during our short stay in Sevilla. I highly recommend booking a tour with Alfonso, and also look into his Game of Thrones tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review. You are so Kind. Best regard Alfonso
John CarlinUnited States
The tour was excellent and a lot of fun. Alfonso is a native of Sevilla but lived in the States during his youth so his English is outstanding. His love of the city palpable so you truly get the feel of Sevilla as you walk the streets and visit the sites. Great tour with a knowledgeable and engaging guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you friends, I appreciate your review. It was a plesaure for me to be your guide in Sevilla. It is always pleasant to receive people like you. Like the song, "you got a friend in me" here in Sevilla. Best regard Alfonso
John RasmussenUnited States
Barbara Von BergmanUnited States
We had an excellent Game of Thrones tour with Alfonso. This was a very special day as we were celebrating a 60th birthday and I wanted it to be very special. We were picked up by Alfonso and his lovely driver Pamilla. He was well equipped with IPads and showed us the scenes and shared a lot of the local history and filming stories. After our tour of Osuna we stopped at an amazing tapas bar with unique Game of Thrones inspired food. This tour exceeded all expectations and I would highly recommend it
Kathy MillerUnited States
Alfonso was a great guide!!!!