Sonita S.United States
We had such a wonderful time with Maike. We truly enjoyed the Alhambra because of Maike. She was well versed with the history. Her fascinating story telling made the Alhambra come alive for us. Totally loved the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sonita for your kind review!! Hope the Alhambra & Granada will always stay alive in your memories!
Robert LeeUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!!! My best wishes for you and your friends - next time still much more to see!
George K.Raleigh, NC, United States
Maike was top shelf! An excellent guide and wonderful companion! She was highly informative and filled the time to and from Granada with interesting and entertaining commentary. The tour of the Alhambra was fascinating. Being six seniors, we also appreciated that Maike conducted the tour with efficiency but at a pace that was pleasant and comfortable for us. She used excellent audio aids throughout the tour that made it easy to hear clearly. A real plus! And our lunch together was amazing. Thanks, Maike!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you George, for your kind review! My pleasure to accompany such nice travelers and to share wonderful moments in the Alhambra and Generalife!
Barbara BarronUnited States
Maike and her driver were waiting for us as we disembarked and provided a very smooth ride to The Alhambra. She is very fluent in English and cheerfully shared her vast knowledge of Spanish history, plant-life, and art. She made sure we all kept hydrated and knew when our party of 5 adults just needed to quietly take in the beautiful countryside on the way back--the lovely groves of olives, almonds, pomegranates, and mangoes. We will never forget it. Thank you, Maike and Antonio!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Barbara for your kind words and review! It was a pleasure to meet you and your friends, Andalusia is awaiting you for the next visit! All the best!
Lawrence HimelfarbUnited States
Ellen GelbergUnited States
Maike is one of the best guides we've ever had, and we travel all over the World and have for more than 40 years. Her knowledge, personality and hospitality are unsurpassed. If you can have her as your guide, you're very lucky.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review, Ellen! My pleasure to be a guide to so well travelled and interested customers! Hope you enjoyed all other cities, too! Best regards
Charles GoldmanUnited States
Maike gets a 5 star rating for depth of knowledge and pleasing manner beyond our expectations. We are one couple who traveled with Maike to the Alhambra with a couple of side stops along the way. Her historical knowledge is diverse and her personality fit well with the American couple from NYC
Linda OrtonUnited States
Maike's English was excellent. She and the driver met us at the exit from the ship, as arranged. We had a person in our group who had to get entrance to the Nasrid palaces a half hour later than the rest of our group due to lack of availability. She accommodated this situation efficiently and got us all back together again once inside. Excellent tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Linda, for your kind review! Best regards!
Mohammed Iqbal Anver ToorawaMauritius
Maike is truly exceptional and she has shown tremendous knowledge of all the historical sites that we have visited. She is truly knowledgeable and it has been a real privilege that we have shared 2 wonderful days in her company. I cannot laud her enough as you encounter such a person once in a lifetime. My family and myself wish her well and our best wishes will always accompany her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Iqbal! All the best for you and your family!
Dawn Marie KerstenUnited States
Wonderful tour-our group of six had an amazing day! Maike is extremely knowledgeable & personable and creates a whole package (tour + personality + fun) that simply made the day magical. Should we ever get back to Malaga again I would certainly have Maike be our guide! As for the Alhambra, it really was wonderful to see and having a guide brought it to life for us. Being on a personal tour allowed for tailoring the itinerary to our desires as well as time for a very nice lunch without feeling rushed
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dawn, for your review! Hope next time you will have the opportunity to see Malaga! All the best for you!
Joan McEnteeUnited States
The tour given by Maike was fabulous. There cannot be any other person who knows as much or is as thorough and really excited about sharing information about this marvelous Alhambra palace. Her knowledge of the history and culture of the city and its people throughout the centuries was amazing and her attention to every detail of our species ce made us feel s those we were experiencing the Palace as a guest and not a tourist. Her skill made a mixup of ticket issue a non event - she is truly gifted
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It honors me that you felt like a guest in the Alhambra, thank you very much for this compliment, Joan!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Caroline! Best regards
Alan ChalfinUnited States
Maike was WONDERFUL! Her English is perfect, her knowledge of the Alhambra was amazing....she made the tour real, full of historical facts and made the tour come to life! My wife has a bad hip, and she adapted the tour to take that into consideration. She is pleasant, dedicated, and I can recommend her without ANY reservations! Thanks Maike, you made our day in Granada a pleasure!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Alan! it is easy to tour with such lovely travelers as you are! Also my pleasure to meet you! Un abrazo
Sean JerseyAPO, AP, United States
Maike was fantastic! Although a bit expensive, the private tour of Alhambra and Granada she provided was worth every cent, leaving our family with a lifetime of memories. Maike customized the tour to our desires and used her expert insight to maximize our time. She is a wealth of knowledge regarding Spanish history, without which we would have lost out on the best parts of the sites we visited in the Alhambra and Granada. Our favorite part was her "tour" of the best Spanish foods Granada had to offer!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Sean, for your comments and reviews! I am very very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay and that it might not be the last time you’ll be coming to Spain!
Barbara PaskoffUnited States
Maike was professional, extremely knowledgeable, friendly it was a pleasure meeting her and learning all that she offered. A fantastic experience
Michael CriscitoUnited States
Maike's knowledge of Granada and Alhambra was amazing. Her expertise of the area is excellent and she has the ability to provide as much or little information as you desire.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: ;)) thanks again Michael for taking your time to write the review! Happy to know that you and your family will keep good memories of our tours! All the best and hope to see you again!
Ammar Al-AliUnited States
Maike was amazing. We booked four days with Maike, it was the way to go. She has a wealth of knowledge and did not rush us. We really enjoyed our time. It was a history lesson every day. Even the kids were engaged and learned a lot.
We had a great day with Maike from Malaga to Granada. We visited Alhambra and Granada city. And on the way back we made a stop in the beautiful village of Frigiliana. Maike told us all we wanted to know about history, the surroundings and of course a lot of details about Alhambra and Granada. She knew it all, and she knew how to tell it! A really great experience and a highlight in Our holiday!
Julie Ann KubatUnited States
We had read many good reviews and felt confident in using this company. Our expectations were far exceeded and we will definitely use them again, and as often as possible.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review Julie Ann! Makes me very happy to know that you enjoyed the day with me, and hope to meet you again! All the best to you and your friends!
Mary KolbUnited States
A very special tour with Maike. She was quite knowledgeable and gracious. We covered much territory in our 10 hours. Thanks so much.
Bill SabinUnited States
Maike's charm, expertise and professionalism made our trip with her to Alhambra quite memorable. We highly recommend her.
Ken ArleinUnited States
Maike was a very good guide in Granada. She took 5 of us and it was a 9-10 hour day from our cruise ship. Maike told us that we walked about 10km so we were all tired. She was very knowledgable and had good English language skills.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Ken for your nice comment! Definitely, visiting the Albayzin, the city centre and the Alhambra is a tough day! Granada has so much to see! Best regards to your family!
Eddie BarrocasUnited States
Maike exceeded our expectations and was very knowledgeable of the Granada and Malaga regions. She was on time, and took a genuine interest in making sure we were content. When the tour was over she took extra time to make sure we knew our way around the old town and showed us where to have dinner. It was our first time using Tours by Locals and she was a great ambassador for the service. We highly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Eddie! It was my pleasure to know you both, and we could easily continue our conversations... next time! All the best y muchos abrazos!
Mary MonahanUnited States
We had the best day with Maike in Granada. She was so knowledgable and her passion for the subject was inspiring. She provided one of the best tours we have ever had. We were traveling with 4 teenagers and they were fully engaged because of Maike's enthusiasm. It was our best day in Spain. If you want an unforgettable day I recommend booking a day with Maike. She made all the logistics seamless and easy. Be prepared to walk knowing every step is worth it! Incredible!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your wonderful comment Mary! My privilege to know you and your family, to show you everything that fits in a day! Many thanks for the enthusiasm of your youngsters, and many thanks to you and your husband! Hope to meet you again! Abrazos a todos!
Gordon S.United States
Raphael R.United States
Maike was great. Prompt and knowledgeable
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rafi! All the best for the whole family!
Not much more to say about Maike, she was wonderful, Our group of 10 enjoyed every aspect of today and the trip to Ronda on the 30th. Both trips were tailored to what we wanted, we would highly recommend Maike ...... We loved her. Cheers Helen from Oz.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Helen! Cheers and Happy Birthday!
Cynthia WarrickUnited States
trouble purchasing the tickets on line, so she purchased the tickets for us and included it in the price of our tour. The tour was expensive but well worth it; Maike was very knowledgeable about the history; all of the sites. We toured the gardens and all of the palaces. She took us to the adjacent hill to be able to see the entire Fort and Palaces lit up at night; it was beautiful! Maike and her driver, David, use a Mercedes Mini Van that was very comfortable. She allowed time for some shopping and food
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Cynthia for your kind comment! It was a pleasure to meet you and your family!! Gracias!
Juli FindleyUnited States
Meike will make the Alhambra come alive. She is the best
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Juli! It was my pleasure to meet you and your friends! Hasta la vista!