Andrea DeCapuaUnited States
We had a great tour! We learned so much, had so much fun - José Alfonso is incredibly knowledgeable with an excellent sense of humor, an all around wonderful guide. We highly recommend him and would definitely take more tours with him.
Javier TunonUnited States
Jose did a fantastic tour for my group of 4 in Sevilla. He kept us all engaged, his english is excellent and his knowledge of the history of Sevilla and of Spain was excellent. I highly recommend him for any tours. Gracias Pepe!!!!! Javier, Kristy, Meg and Dan
Julie McleanUnited Kingdom
We would thoroughly recommend Jose. His tour is very informative, humorous and took us to places we would not know existed. Very enjoyable three hours.
Marcela GreenWalnut Creek, CA, United States
Jose was great! He was on time, organized, and friendly. He brought his iPad to show us visuals (movie posters, scenes) of the places we were looking at (yay! for us Game of Thrones fans). He didn't just tell us facts...he told us stories. He brought the Alcazar and the Cathedral to life. He was engaging and our kids listened intently. I would highly recommend his tours for families.
Jessica ReumUnited States
Amazing tour, wonderful guide full of knowledge of the past and present of the city. Would highly recommend!!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 RasmussenUnited States
Kathy MillerUnited States
Alfonso was a great guide!!!!