Richard GonzalesUnited States
Gabriel is an excellent guide who is very knowledgeable and professional. You can tell he loves Montevideo by the passion he shows when speaking of the history and sites. He gave us more than enough knowledge of the sites so that we could appreciate them while visiting on our shore excursion. We saw and learned more than we could have ever expected and we enjoyed how candid he was throughout our tour leaving us with a better understanding of Montevideo and its people. Thanks Gabriel for a great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Richard, thank you so very much for your great review. I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour. I do hope your next visit is round the corner. Have a great year ahead! All the best, Gabriel
Rolando GarbalosaUnited States
Excellent Tour, Gabriel has a vast knowledge of the city and was very friendly and did an excellent job.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rolando Thank you very much for such a glowing review. All the best to you and your friends. Remember if you come back to Uruguay , just contact me. Gabriel
Gabriel was an extremely good guide, speaking perfect English,and we had an excellent tour. But it was very expensive compared with other similar tours available on the wharf or through the ship, so we would have to recommend that you have a group of 4 or 6 to share the cost of Tours by Locals
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marian for your feedback. It was nice meeting you. Have a great year ahead. Best wishes, Gabriel
Montevideo was an absolute surprize in a very positive way! Gabriel did a great job of showing off his city. What beautiful coast line which we wouldn't have expeienced without our guide and this tour.
Noel L.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Noel, thank you very much for your rating. It was a great pleasure meeting you again after two years of your first visit to Montevideo and show you new sites of our beautiful city. I look forward to a third visit to show you still more of our country!!! All the best for you all, Gabriel
Mayer SchamesLos Angeles, CALIFORNIA, United States
Gabriel was very attentive to our needs. He was on time, knowledgeable and accessible. We had a wonderful time in Montevideo which he made all the more enjoyable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mayer for your nice review. I very much enjoyed meeting you and your sons. Hope you make it back some time in the future. Have a great year. All the best, Gabriel
Glenn GriffinUnited States
Gabriel was an excellent tour guide. His knowledge of the city, country, culture plus his very good English language skills made for an excellent day tour of Montevideo. Gabriel arranged for to see everything we wanted. As we specifically requested certain souvenirs Gabriel stopped at a great shop that had all we wanted plus some. It was perfect, a nice quality shop, not a tourist trap.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Glenn for your wonderful review. It was my pleasure hosting you and I very much enjoyed sharing my day with you all. Hope to see you back sometime soon. All the best, Gabriel
Kari WidorCudahy, WI, United States
Gabriel was very informative and went out of his way to make our tour very enjoyable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Kari I really enjoyed your company and the tour was great. Hope to see you again, all the best, Gabriel
Susan K.Ottawa, ONTARIO, Canada
Gabriel gave us an excellent, well thought-out, and very thorough overview of the city. We were pleased and relieved to see him waiting for us even though our ship docked more than an hour late. This was our first experience with Tours By Locals and we were very impressed.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We're happy to hear your first experience with us was excellent! We hope to be able to assist you in future travels.
Nancy ShelmonUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Nancy for your rating. I hope you'll taste and enjoy our Uruguayan food. It was my pleasure meeting you. All the best, Gabriel
Jackson P.United States
Gabriel was there to meet us as promised, was helpful coordinating with our other travel arrangements, offered incisive and thorough information about the city and the country and he was very well spoken and easy to understand. His knowledge of the city's and country's history provided a complete perspective. Many thanks to Gabriel. I would recommend him to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jack, for your kind words.I really enjoyed the tour and I hope if you come back may visit Punta del Este.Regards, Gabriel
Elinor G.United States
Gabriel was terrific. He is knowledgeable and flexible. We totally changed the plan and he was cool with that. We talked about everything and learned a lot: about Uruguay history, about Jewish history in Uruguay, about social attitudes and about architecture (he's trained as an architect). He arranged for an excellent driver as well. Montevideo is a wonderful city and Gabriel gave us a wonderful introduction to it. Highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elinor and Max,it was really nice meeting you, and sharing a wonderful time together. I'm glad you like the "lomo" at the restaurant, and I hope next time it will be even better. Enjoy your trip .Thank you for your feedback and nice words. All the best , Gabriel
John RaysonKootenay Bay, BC, Canada
Excellent tour and knowledge. Great vehicle. John
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your words ,it was my pleasure, meeting you,I hope one day you will come again to visit Punta del Este. Happy New year. Gabriel
Richard duBuscUnited States
Gabriel was interesting, knowledgeable, responsive and hard working...he went out of his way to insure we had a good tour.. and he succeeded,...in fact a GREAT tour...I would recommend him highly and thank Tours by Locals for providing us with such a fine individual...
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Richard for your kind and motivating words. I really enjoyed meeting you all. Your words encourage me to work still harder. Warm regards,Gabriel
Keith JacksonNoosaville, QLD, Australia
Great tour with a very knowledgeable guide. Gabriel is flexible about his sightseeing (like most Tours by Locals guides) and this boosts the experience. Montevideo is a great city and Gabriel provided a wonderful introduction to it
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Keith for you kind words and great review. I hope you'll taste and enjoy our Uruguayan wine, so you have to come back and buy some more. It was my pleasure meeting you. All the best, Gabriel
Toni WeaverUnited States
Gabriel was a wonderful guide and all six of us truly enjoyed everything he showed us during our brief stay in Montevideo. I will definitely recommend him to anyone going to the city in the future, and I am very pleased with the ToursByLocals service! Toni Weaver
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Toni, thank you so much for your kind words. It was really my pleasure showing you a little bit of this great city. I enjoyed every moment spent with you and I hope to see you again sometime in the future. Warmest regards to all, Gabriel
Charron D.United States
Gabriel was an excellent and knowledgeable guide. His tour was well organized, informative and covered all the highlights. We would use him again and recommend him to friends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Peter, Thank you so much for your kind words. It was my pleasure to show you a little bit of this great city. I enjoyed every moment spent together. I hope to see you again soon. Warmest regards to all of you, Gabriel
Robert HorriganUnited States
Gabriel gave us a wonderful tour. Great experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert, Thank you very much for your comment and kind words, I'm glad you enjoyed the tour. It was really my pleasure meeting you and showing you a little bit of this great city. I hope to see you again very soon. Warmest regards, Gabriel
Frank L.United States
We could not have had a better tour guide! Gabriel was knowledgeable, personable and charming. His knowledge of Montevideo was encyclopedic - just what we were hoping for. Should we ever be in Montevideo again, we will definitely use Gabriel. Thank you so much, Gabriel.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Frank, I thank you so much for your comment. It was a real pleasure meeting you and I enjoyed every moment I spent showing you my city highlights. I hope to see you again in the near future. Thank you! Gabriel
Judith BanUnited States
Gabriel gave us a tour both in Montevideo and Punta del Este. He is very knowledgeable of both cities and can give you insights on specific buildings, since he is an architect. We thorougly enjoyed his tours. His English is very clear and he is a very nice person.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Judith, I thank you so much for your comment. It was a real pleasure meeting you and I enjoyed every moment I spent showing you my city highlights. I hope to see you again in the near future. Thank you! Gabriel
Janice PolizziUnited States
We met Gabriel fully expecting from previous email that he had a car and would be driving us for the tour. He did not have a car and he wanted to drive our rental which we did not allow. My husband drove and was not able to relax and enjoy the tour fully. And we had to pay for the gas! We feel that the price of our tour should be reduced because of this. Gabriel was quite knowledgeable about Montevideo however.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: At the request of Gabriel, we have issued a partial refund to account for the misunderstanding about transportation.
Gabriel answered all questions & made it a very personal tour. He made it his business to meet all of our expectations and more. He's very knowledgeable and wasn't afraid to ask permission to get us into places he's never been before. He gave us a really good look into the Uruguayan culture even including a supermarket, church, museums, etc. He asked us frequently what we wanted to do, if we had to go to the bathroom, etc. He showed a genuine concern for what interested us. I would highly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ross, I thank you so much for your comment. It was a real pleasure meeting you and I enjoyed every moment I spent showing you my city highlights. I hope to see you again in the near future. Thank you! Gabriel
Harrel ConnerUnited States
I just want to say that my tour today with Gabriel was absolutely fabulous. He was professional, knowledgeable, patient, and from now on, I will recommend Gabriel, and ToursByLocals, to anyone I know passing through Montevideo. Thank you for a job well done! Harrel C.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Harrel, Although a little delayed, I thank you so much for your comment. It was a real pleasure meeting you and I enjoyed every moment I spent showing you my city highlights. I hope to see you again in the near future. Thank you! Gabriel