Peter Edward PoolUnited States
We enjoyed the architectural perspective and historic comments. Delightful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review. It was my pleasure meeting you and sharing such interesting stories about your lives. I wish you a great trip ahead, don’t freeze in La Antartica, lots of enjoyment, hope to see you back. All the best, Gabriel
Temma K.United States
We learned so much more than the tour indicated. We loved the walk and lunch. We also took a bus ride and learned how to navigate the system. We saw some beautiful areas of the city and the Pocitos districts.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much Temma for your feedback. It was my pleasure sharing the day with you. Have a great year ahead. All the best, Gabriel
Gabriel was very knowledgable. His English is excellent and his voice carries well in surrounding noise. The tour was well-paced and informative. We appreciated the refreshment stop with bathroom facility.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Glegg for your wonderful feedback! It was so nice meeting you, wish you a great year ahead. All the best, Gabriel
Leslie EstelleUnited States
Gabriel was waiting for us (two couples ) when we exited our cruise ship . We had a very informative walking tour of the historic area . Gabriel is a retired engineer and has lived in the city his whole life with his family . We were able to learn so much about the area and his country due to his knowledge. We also took a bus to the beach front area - which was gorgeous. All four of us thoroughly enjoyed being able to experience Montevideo with such a friendly and knowledgeable gentleman.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Leslie so much for your great review! It was truly a pleasure meeting you, you made it all so easy and enjoyable. I’m happy ToursByLocals was such a wonderful experience. Hope to see you back, have a great year ahead, cheers! Gabriel
Lisa AmorosoUnited States
Gabriel, our very personable guide today, was incredibly knowledgable about Montevideo and Uruguay. We were a group of five people with varying interests. He fielded questions on topics ranging from indigenous people, economics, history, vegetation, architecture, local customs, farmers markets and culinary arts (plus many more) with such ease, indepth knowledge and clarity that we were all amazed. If in Montevideo, we would all highly recommend a day with Gabriel!
Stephen P.Washington, DC, United States
Gabriel provided us an excellent and insightful tour of Montevideo. He brings his own unique experiences from the city to bear which adds personal and historical contexts. Gabriel is delightful, cheery, and knowledgable. We throughly enjoyed our time with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Steve, thank you so much for your wonderful review! I also enjoyed sharing the day with you it was fun! I hope you had a great time in Montevideo and also enjoyed visiting Uruguay. I look forward to seeing you back again. Best wishes for the year ahead!
Gabriel was an excellent guide. He is knowledgable about the architecture and history of the city. There were 6 in our group and our tour was carefully paced to suit our various abilities. Gabriel was very good at being inclusive of everyone. We really enjoyed getting to know how and where the local people work, shop and relax by walking and riding on public buses.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Frances , I always enjoy my walking and city bus tours,it is an excellent way to know this Montevideo city. The best for you all, Gabriel
Paul ClitesHouston, TX, United States
I had a fantastic tour with Gabriel! It was like walking the city with a friend I have known a long time. He has great insights into the city and country, the history, the culture, the architecture and other things of interest. He adjusted well to my interests. Very much worth the time and cost!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a real pleasure to meet you and spend time with you in Montevideo. Thank you so much for your review, Paul. I discovered a new museum during this tour. I am so pleased you had a nice day and I hope you make it back to Uruguay soon!
Scott KocurekUnited States
Gabriel knew a lot about the city. We enjoyed our visit. Gabriel was clearly passionate about the architecture and history of the city. We really enjoyed eating at the local restaurant in one of the neighborhoods outside the main downtown area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Scott & Michelle, Thank you! You were so engaging & wonderful to spend time with! Gabriel
David StoppardUnited Kingdom
Gabriel is a highly knowledgeable guide and his architectural background adds to the quality of his tour. We had originally booked the walking tour but half way through the heavens opened and during lunch he was able to conjure up an excellent minibus service for our party of six which allowed us to see even more than we had originally planned. We would highly recommend Gabriel.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, David for such a glowing review. I am glad that you enjoyed the tour. Next time, I will arrange a sunny day. I appreciate your having chosen me to be your tour guide. With warmest regards, Gabriel
James E. WaldenUnited States
We had an excellent walking tour with Gabriel, in spite of heavy rain. Gabriel is very knowledgable and personable. He was sensitive to our interests and flexible. We started the tour on foot and then took a bus.
Derek HorstemeyerUnited States
We had never done a tour by locals but we figured it was a good idea in Uruguay since my wife and I speak spanish poorly; we were pleasantly surprised! Gabriel is fluent in English(having spent some time in the USA), and his knowledge and enthusiasm for the area around Montevideo is outstanding; there is quite a bit of walking but we thoroughly enjoyed it, especially our side trip out to pocitos (what a seafood feast and very inexpensive!) Next time we want to visit some wineries, thank you Gabriel
Gabriel was very polite, accomodating with a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of the city. He continually went out of his way to make our day more interesting. He was very helpful in keeping the costs down by using taxis and our interest in the naval museum.We would rate him as the best of all your guides that we used on this trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Peter for your kind and motivating review. It was my pleasure meeting you and showing you around my city, unfortunately I couldn't change the temperature on that day but anyway I hope you enjoyed our "chivito", typical Uruguayan dish. I also wish to thank you for recommending my tour to your friends. All the best, warm regards, Gabriel
Mark HenneckeUnited States
What was supposed to be a 6 hour walking tour ended up being much longer (8:30am to nearly 6pm but not all walking). Gabriel was very knowledgable about Uruguayan history. He is a retired architect and loves the varied architecture of his beautiful city. His English is excellent. Since I was to board a cruise ship at the port the next day, at the end of the tour he took me down to the port to see where I would have to go. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole day and wish I could give more than 5 stars!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mark, Thank you so much for your nice comment, I did really enjoy your company during our walking and bus tour and I also learnt a lot during our chats specially while eating seafood near our beautiful coast. I also thank you for your review and I hope you had a wonderful time with your parents in South Argentina and Chile. Looking forward to seeing you in the future, all the best, Gabriel
Van WilkinsonUnited States
Gabriel worked tirelessly to provide local authenticity to the historical facts, and he never forgot the prime directive of keeping the customers (2 of us, in this case) in mind. We are both in our mid-60s, and Gabriel was an age-appropriate guide, with some American English firsthand experience. Choose him if you want a vintage doccent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Van, I thank you so much for your comment. It was a real pleasure meeting you two and I enjoyed every moment I spent showing you my city highlights Thank you! Gabriel
Sidney MendelsohnUnited States
Gabriel was very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend him to anybody seeking a thorough tour of the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sidney, It was my pleasure touring you around and showing you a little of this my great city. I really enjoyed meeting you and we had a real good time together. Thanks so much for your kind words. I hope to meet you soon again. All the best. Warm regards, Gabriel
I very much enjoyed the walking tour with Gabriel. He was extremely knowledgable, was passionate about Montevideo and its history, explained particularly architectural details with lots of background and know-how and had a very good grasp of both the relevant history as well as current relevant factors contributing to what Uruguay is today. Finally I really enjoyed the personal interaction and very much look forward to another tour with Gabriel when the occasion presents itself. Erich Mohr, Canada
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Erich, thank you so much for your kind and nice comment. It was really my pleasure meeting you and I enjoyed very much not only our walking tour but also our personal interaction. You did teach me a lot! I hope to see you soon. Warm regards, Gabriel
Gabriel gave an excellent tour, and I would highly recommend him to anyone and have already done so. He also provided additional information above and beyond!! Mike & Wanda Dalzell
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mike and Wanda, Thank you so much for your nice comment. It was my pleasure meeting you and touring you around showing you a little of the best of my city. I did enjoy your visit and I hope to see you soon again. Warm regards, Gabriel
William NastUnited States
Gabriel gave us a wonderful tour of Montevideo and we loved seeing the city. We were delighted that his wife Michele joined us in the afternoon. Thank you Gabriel and Michele - we had a great day with you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear William, Thamk you so much for your comment, it was our pleasure meeting you and touring you around, we enjoyed every moment spent together. We hope to see you again in the near future.