Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In Montevideo-Uruguay by Tour Guide Shai A.

Shai A.
  Montevideo-Uruguay
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David Epstein

United States
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Tour: #507962, Montevideo Highlights & Jewish Heritage Experience Tour, Montevideo, Uruguay    view tour
Date: Mar 5/20

We had a terrific tour of Montevideo with Shai. He is aware and friendly guide who loves his country and is wonderfully knowledgeable. We highly recommend him for a marvelous tour of Montevideo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David and Cheryl, I´m glad you have enjoyed the tour. I had great time with you. You are always welcome in Uruguay. Best regards, Shai

Debbie Smith

United States
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Tour: Montevideo Highlights Experience Tour + Visit to Winery (customized tour), Montevideo, Uruguay
Date: Feb 29/20

We had a fantastic time. If we could give Shai 10 stars we would!! He was extremely knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. He provided samples of some of the great custom candies and drinks. He took us to an incredible family winery. Highly recommend Shai!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Debbie, Thanks for this amazing feedback :) I had great time with you. I hope to see you again in Uruguay! There is much more to see! Best regards, Shai

Marc S.

United States
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Tour: #507962, Montevideo Highlights & Jewish Heritage Experience Tour, Montevideo, Uruguay    view tour
Date: Feb 25/20

Shai was extremely well prepared, organized, accommodating, friendly and probably the best tour guide of the many tours we have taken with TBL worldwide. He let all of our senses get to know his country. Fantastic guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marc, Wow! Thanks for such nice words :) I enjoyed spending time with you! Best regards, Shai

Susan Lee

United Kingdom
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Tour: #507962, Montevideo Highlights & Jewish Heritage Experience Tour, Montevideo, Uruguay    view tour
Date: Feb 17/20

An excellent informative tour. Shai is a great guide and we were extremely lucky to have him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Susan!! I enjoyed exploring Montevideo with you and Cyril as well as learning from your experiences. I hope to see you again in Uruguay! Best regards, Shai

Louise V.

Ottawa, ON, Canada
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Tour: Montevideo Highlights Experience Tour, Montevideo, Uruguay
Date: Jan 25/20

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Louise! You are always welcome in Uruguay! Enjoy the rest of the trip! Best, Shai

Charles Bernitz

Bushey Heath, HERTS, United Kingdom
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Tour: #507962, Montevideo Highlights & Jewish Heritage Experience Tour, Montevideo, Uruguay    view tour
Date: Jan 21/20

Shai provided us with a superb, comprehensive and most interesting Jewish Tour of Montevideo. He showed us multiple Synagogues, Jewish community centres, and the Holocaust memorial. His knowledge of Jewish life in Montevideo and Uruguay is without question of the highest order. Thank you Shai.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Charles and Ruth, Thank you so much for your feedback! You are always welcome in Uruguay. Enjoy the rest of the trip! Best wishes, Shai

Kate E.

Australia
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Tour: Montevideo Highlights Experience Tour, Montevideo, Uruguay
Date: Jan 21/20

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Kate! You are always welcome in Uruguay! Best regards, Shai

Frank Spampinato

United States
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Tour: Montevideo Highlights Experience Tour, Montevideo, Uruguay
Date: Jan 17/20

Shai was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and personable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Frank! You are always welcome in Montevideo! Best wishes, Shai

Wendy Twing

United States
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Tour: Montevideo Highlights Experience Tour, Montevideo, Uruguay
Date: Jan 5/20

What a fantastic 4 hour tour with Shai. He and a driver picked us up at our ship's pier. There were 4 in our group and we had a fabulous time. Shai obviously knowledgeable and we saw the best there is to see in our amount of time. We learned so much and Shai was so accommodating and he goes "the extra mile" to be sure your time is well spent. He truly wants to show and teach you as much as possible. Could not have asked for more, he is a delight to be with! What a great day, thank you Shai

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Wendy, Thank you so much for this amazing feedback!! You are always welcome in Uruguay. Best wishes, Shai

Todd Fisch

United States
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Tour: #507962, Montevideo Highlights & Jewish Heritage Experience Tour (customize for Todd Fisch), Montevideo, Uruguay    view tour
Date: Dec 23/19

I cannot imagine a more informative and interesting tour of Jewish history and culture in Uruguay.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Todd for your nice words! It was a pleasure to meet you and your family. You are always welcome in Uruguay! Best wishes for the New Year! Shai

Jenny Olholm

Australia
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Tour: Montevideo Highlights Experience Tour, Montevideo, Uruguay
Date: Dec 18/19

Shai is awesome! He met us at the port gate having given us wonderful instructions on where to meet. He was also holding a sign with our name which made it very easy. He called up the van and driver and off we set to discover Montevideo for 4 hours. It was a great balance between walking and driving, plenty of photo opportunities and Shai is enthusiastic and friendly as well as knowledgeable. We finished opposite the port entrance where we had an amazing lunch at the "Markets" Don't hesitate - book Shai!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jenny, Thank you so much for this review! I enjoyed guiding you and learning more about Australia! You are always welcome in Montevideo. Best wishes, Shai

Ronald Monjack

United Kingdom
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Tour: #507962, Montevideo Highlights & Jewish Heritage Experience Tour, Montevideo, Uruguay    view tour
Date: Dec 17/19

Great guide - seen places that most people cant see! well recommended. A donation has been made in the guide name to a Jewish Charity in the UK.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ronald and Carol, Thank you so much! I really appreciate it! I enjoyed guiding you. You are always welcome in Uruguay! Best wishes for the New Year, Shai

Terri Roth

United States
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Tour: Montevideo Highlights Experience Tour, Montevideo, Uruguay
Date: Dec 12/19

Excellent tour in Montevideo with Shai Anend. He is very knowledgeable and gave us in-depth cultural and historical info about Montevideo and Uruguay. He was very organized and brought a binder with many photos. He played some tango music in the car ride; shared samples of dulce de leche candy, a sip amd explanation of the mate tea, as well as a sample of the grappa honey liquer. We had a driver while Shai spoke, and made many interesting stops. A+ tour! Thank you Shai! You will enjoy this tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Terri! ;) I really appreciate it! You are always welcome here! Best wishes, Shai

Sharon Woolfman

United Kingdom
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Tour: #507962, Montevideo Highlights & Jewish Heritage Experience Tour, Montevideo, Uruguay    view tour
Date: Dec 9/19

Shai is a fantastic guide and was able to combine Montevideo highlights as well as giving us an understanding of the Jewish community as well as seeing its major sights. He is clearly well known, and well loved by the community. Shai's English is great and was very flexible. We had a fantastic day. if Shai is available, book him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sharon, I really appreciate your nice feedback! It was a pleasure for me to meet you. You are always welcome in Uruguay! Best wishes, Shai

Roberto C.

Sao Paulo, SAO PAULO, Brazil
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Tour: "Montevideo Experience" Walking Tour, Montevideo, Uruguay
Date: Oct 2/19

Excellent guide as usual for TBL

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Muito obrigado Roberto! Foi um prazer! Até a próxima! Shai

Brian First

United States
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Tour: #507962, Montevideo Highlights & Jewish Heritage Experience Tour, Montevideo, Uruguay    view tour
Date: Apr 5/19

Shai was a truly fantastic guide. He has such a wealth of knowledge regarding the history of Jewish people in Uruguay and also had access to places that other guides could not visit.We had a wonderful day with Shai and I would strongly recommend his services

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brian, I really appreciate your kind words. It was a pleasure for me to meet you, Karen, Howard and Shirley. You are always welcome in our country. Best regards from Montevideo, Shai

Chin Zimonyi

United States
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Tour: Montevideo Highlights Experience Tour (Chin), Montevideo, Uruguay
Date: Mar 3/19

We, a group of 8 friends were so happy and lucky to have Shai as our guide. Friendly, jovial and very informative. A very enjoyable tour. We even get to taste the Yerba mate drink! Thank you Shai!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chin, Thanks for your comment! I enjoyed being with you. You are always welcome in Uruguay. Best, Shai

Dawn Mortensen

United States
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Tour: Montevideo Highlights Experience Tour + Visit to Winery (customized tour), Montevideo, Uruguay
Date: Feb 2/19

It really was a 5 star rating. Our guide was excellent!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Dawn!! ;) I enjoyed it too. You are always welcome here. Best regards, Shai

Aliza Knox

United States
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Tour: "Montevideo Experience" Walking Tour, Montevideo, Uruguay
Date: Jan 13/19

Fantastic tour! Shai is a great guide! He what's apped us before the tour to make sure we knew where to meet and to customize our tour. He helped plan what to do after the tour, to, His English is perfect. He shared interesting details about politics, history, geography, &culture. He brought along pictures to enhance his story-telling. He is also able to delve deeply into the history of the Jewish community in Uruguay, as well as to do get people into at least one synagogue and the nascent Jewish museum.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Aliza, Thank you so much for your feedback! I enjoyed spending time with you and your family. You are always welcome in Uruguay! All the best, Shai

Peter Zicherman

Canada
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Tour: #507962, Montevideo Highlights & Jewish Heritage Experience Tour (6 hrs), Montevideo, Uruguay    view tour
Date: Jan 10/19

Shai is by far the most passionate, professional - informative guide we ever met. He uses every possible means to deliver information and plays for us different audio bits when appropriate. He carries a bag-pack with a bunch of binders, pulling out a different binder, flipping pages to show us pictures, charts or maps. We have never come across a tour guide who put his heart and soul in a tour to make a client hear, feel, see, and really understand the place they are visiting.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Peter and Magda, Thanks for your awesome review! :) Comments like this are the best reward for my work! Best wishes, Shai

Gail Raznov

Upper Gwynedd, PA, United States
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Tour: Montevideo Highlights Experience Tour (customized for Gail, 6 pax), Montevideo, Uruguay
Date: Jan 7/19

Tour Montevideo with Shai-A Wonderful Guide - Shai is a wonderful person and excellent guide. He led us on a fascinating journey into the past and present of amazing and beautiful Montevideo. We visited the most iconic sites of the city, discovering its hidden treasures.His tour tells the story of Uruguay and its culture, exploring the main traditions and experiencing the most relevant components of Montevideo's Heritage and identity: the River, the Carnival, Tango, Soccer and Asado.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Gail for your comment! Best regards from Montevideo!

Lee I.

United States
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Tour: Montevideo Highlights Experience Tour, Montevideo, Uruguay
Date: Jan 6/19

Shia was a wonderful guide who shared so much local knowledge with us. His English is perfect. Particularly, we liked that he brought some matte for us to try, some local candy to taste along with some local alcohol to sample. We had been to Montevideo previously so we needed to go to new places which he arranged so very quickly for us. Just a wonderful guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lee, I really appreciate your comment! You are always welcome in Uruguay! Best wishes, Shai

Yvonne Hau

Canada
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Tour: Montevideo Highlights Experience Tour, Montevideo, Uruguay
Date: Jan 5/19

We joined a private half day shore excursion with Shai on Jan 5th, 2019. Shai arranged a comfortable van with a driver for our group of 6. He was knowledgeable and provided us detailed history about Uruguay and the life of local. We were able to see the whole city from the top floor of a building. We did a short walk to some popular sites which has many different styles of architecture. At the end of the tour, he also brought us some local drink to try. We enjoyed the tour and learnt a lot from Shai.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Yvonne, thanks for your comment! It was a pleasure to meet you and your family. You are always welcome in Uruguay!

Batya Natan

United States
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Tour: #507962, Montevideo Highlights & Jewish Heritage Experience Tour (customized for Batya Natan & Sherry Simon - 6 pax/6hs), Montevideo, Uruguay    view tour
Date: Dec 25/18

Shai was a great tour guide. He was very prompt, was extremely resourceful and very well prepared and organized with great visuals. It was a challenging tour because we were in Montevideo on Christmas Day and everything was closed. The Jewish part of the tour was very informational and very dear to me because there was a big sephardic immigration to Uruguay from where I grew up. The lunch we had was very memorable as well. One of the best steaks I had in South America. A job well done. Thank you

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Batya, thanks for your great feedback. It was a pleasure for me to meet you and your family. Thanks for sharing your interesting stories about Jewish life in Turkey. I´m also very glad you´ve enjoyed the Uruguayan meat! You are always welcome in Montevideo! Best wishes, Shai

Marine Tatarian

United States
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Tour: Day -trip to Colonia (customized for Marine), Montevideo, Uruguay
Date: Dec 20/18

Colonia del Sacramento was a beautiful historic town with countless opportunities for pictures. Shai had limitless knowledge regarding the incredible architecture and did not hold back on his tours, by guiding us through all the nooks present around the town. We'd like to thank Shai and our driver for our full day of touring and keeping us pleased throughout our entire trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marine, Sarkis & Anahit, Thanks for these kind words! It was a pleasure to meet you and learn more about your culture. Hope to meet you again in Uruguay! Best wishes, Shai

Marine Tatarian

United States
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Tour: Montevideo Highlights Experience Tour + Punta del Este Tour (customized for Marine), Montevideo, Uruguay
Date: Dec 19/18

Our tour was appropriately tailored to all of our specific requests. Shai did an exceptional job in teaching us about the rich culture and history behind every historical location we visited. He explained the background information about given sites on our way to the location with numerous pictures. He even brought specific goodies (i.e. grappa and dulce de leche candies) that represent the foods that Uruguay is known for. His patience, knowledge of history, and genuineness is unmatched. Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marine, Sarkis & Anahit, Thanks for these kind words! It was a pleasure to meet you and learn more about your culture. Hope to meet you again in Uruguay! Best wishes, Shai

Salim Visram

Toronto, M4C5L3, Canada
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Tour: Montevideo Highlights Experience Tour (customized for Salim Visram), Montevideo, Uruguay
Date: Dec 5/18

Shai is a great ambassador for Uruguay. His wealth of knowledge and careful planning of the itinerary made for a great tour of Montevideo. On behalf of us all thank you, Shai, for a wonderful experience. Happy Holidays & all the best for 2019. Salim

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Salim, Thank you very much for your warm words. It was a pleasure for me to meet you and your family and spend time visiting the most interesting sites in Montevideo. You are always welcome! My best wishes to you and your family! Shai