Michele CullenMelrose, MA, United States
Another fabulous tour with Gabriel. We worked with him in 2017 and enjoyed his tour so much that we rebooked for 2.16.2020. Had a wonderful day visiting local Montevideo sights and then enjoying a wine tasting at Bodega Bouza winery. Gabriel is a native of Montevideo and has a wealth of knowledge that he loves to share about his country. Truly an enjoyable day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michele, I am incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave me this note. I would love to see you again. Looking forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Gabriel
Frances BombartUnited States
Gabriel was very knowledgeable about the history and culture of Montevideo. He planned the tour to accommodate all our requests and met our every expectation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Steven, Thank you very much for your review, it was a pleasure to meet you and spend time exploring some of Montevideo with you. Hope you make it back to Uruguay again! Regards to Frances and Philip and Maydie. All the best, Gabriel
Michael DruckmanNaples, FL, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michael for your feedback. Wish you all the best, Gabriel
Jerry P.United States
As others have noted, Gabriel is an excellent tour guide. He structured the tour to meet our specific requests, including a terrific lunch, and things couldn't have gone better. Even more meaningful than the physical tour was learning Gabriel's thoughtful insights. He not only has a profound grasp of the history of Uruguay and South America, but I suspect he knows more about current events and US history than most Americans! If you're considering a tour in Montevideo, this is your guy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jerry, I thank you so very much for your great review! It was so nice meeting you and Nancy, and spending time with. Wish you a great year ahead and hope to see you back, all the best, Gabriel
Bennet SingerUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much for your great feedback! Was my pleasure and hope you make it back! All the best, cheers! Gabriel
Kathleen FrankovicUnited States
This was a great tour (by car), giving us a sense of the history and geography of Montevideo as well as of its Jewish history. We visited a synagogue and school and saw Jewish neighborhoods in the old city and the newer areas. Gabriel was well-informed and helpful, and guided us well!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your nice review. I spent a great time with you and hope to see you back and show you around in Punta del Este, an amazing oceanic worldwide known resort. I wish you and Hal all the best! Greetings, Gabriel
Doris KatzUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Stanley and Doris! I enjoyed my time with you.
Marti S.United States
Gabriel was wonderful. He was prompt, professional, and informative. We saw the old city (downtown), entered an Old Sephardic Synagogue (which was disappointing, not well maintained), Holocaust Memorial (small), Artigas Statue, World Trade Center, and walked the mall. He was very aware and helpful with my 85 year old mother. We enjoyed a lunch at one of his local favorites. The city was warm and welcoming and would highly recommend Gabriel.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marti, I enjoyed Montevideo tour with you, and maybe in a next visit you will try our Pizza instead of the Chivito. I will always remember our search for the Coke glass bottle. All the best, Gabriel
A well organized tour and also very interesting.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Abe, great pleasure. Kindest regards, Gabriel
Richard EngelmanLongmeadow, MA, United States
Exceptional tour and everything we could have asked for.
we enjoyed our tour with Mikael very much however we were disappointed that he did not take us inside any of the synagogues on the tour. We assumed we were not permitted access but found out after from others who took a similar tour either from the ship or with private guide that they all were taken into some of the synagogues. Considering what we paid for the tour we feel we should have been taken into these sites since it was primarily a Jewish Heritage tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank Cyril for your kind review. I am glad you enjoyed the tour. I understand your disappointment about not having visited any synagogue.I my webpage description about this tour, it is written :"Visiting these buildings inside, as synagogues, require special permits by the security of these sites. Please ask for details about this option." It is quite difficult to arrange a visit at the moment of the tour. I am sorry for the misunderstanding. All the best,Gabriel
Noel L.United States
Met us on time, knowledgeable, responsive, did an all around great job
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for for kind words, I enjoyed the tour sharing the day with you.I hope you had a good trip home.Warm regards. Gabriel
Mark ElfantUnited States
Gabriel did a excellent job. Everything was as planned.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you you Mark for your kind words.I did really enjoy the tour. Happy New Year. All the best , Gabriel
Donna PierceTeaneck Township, NJ, United States
We had a wonderful tour with Gabriel. We shared life experiences with him and found we had so much in common. He was one of the most delightful people we have met. After the tour he joined us for a memorable lunch of Uruguayan food. We ate where the locals eat!! Gabriel made our tour of Montevideo unforgetable. Thank you to Gabriel and to Tours By Locals!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind words and nice review.It was my pleasure meeting you all. Since the very beginning I felt very comfortable as if we had known each other since years. Warm regards, Gabriel
Gabriel is knowledgeable and attentive, and was a very pleasant guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Lorne for your kind words. I really enjoyed your company. I hope you had a nice trip back home. All the best, Gabriel
I wish you had more stars. Gabriel made a perfect tour with so many details and information. Cannot be better.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Joseph for your kind and nice words. It was my pleasure to show you all a little bit of this great city and I greatly enjoyed your company. I would have stayed longer. I hope to see you soon so I will show you lots more. Thanks again and give my regards to your wonderful group.
Judi RobinovitzUnited States
We enjoyed an awesome day with Gabriel! His knowledge and personality are truly a gift to the sophisticated traveler!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Judi and Adrianne, I do really thank you for your great review, I enjoyed every moment we spent together. I will always remember our rush to take a taxi to return to the port and thanks to your swiftness we could arrive on time. I hope you had a wonderful trip. All the best, Gabriel
Suzanne RomanosUnited States
Gabriel was a very good guide. He was knowledgeable and showed us the highlights of the city and Jewish tour. Thank you for providing an excellent tour experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Suzanne, I thank you so much for your comment. It was a real pleasure meeting you all and I enjoyed every moment I spent showing you my city highlights. I hope to see you again in the near future. Thank you!
Margie MilgrubState College, PA, United States
We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Montevideo. Gabriel was an excellent guide. He is very professional and made our trip one to remember. My husband and and I had a problem with a bank transaction and Gabriel went out of his way to help us solve the problem.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Margie, thank you so much for your nice comment and your kind words. It was a real pleasure meeting you and helping you solve your problem. I was truly glad we made it! I hope to see you all soon again. Warmest regards, Gabriel