Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Santiago Valparaiso Chile by Tour Guide Gabriel O. (Guide #13073)


Linda H.

United States
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Tour: #155608, Santiago City Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Apr 7/18

City tour was nice contrast of old and new Santiago. Heavy on architecture and date. Nice restaurants recommendation for both Santiago and on transfer from Valparaiso the day before

Jeanne Jacobs

United States
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Tour: #188701, Valparaíso, Viña del Mar & Winery Casablanca Valley, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 18/18

Gabriel O was very patient ( the ship was over an hour late), flexible and his knowledge of Santiago was impeccable. He gave us as much time as we needed to get a complete view and feeling about Santiago. He knew every nook and cranny of the city. He was personable and conscientious. When one of the museums were closed he did everything possible to make it up to us. He found additional sites to interest us. He truly wanted to satisfy. He gets my expert recommendation.

Catherine Davies

United States
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Tour: #155608, Santiago City Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 16/18

Gabriel really knows his city and country! We learned so much. Brand new, clean, comfortable vehicle. Saw more than we knew existed in Santiago. Only area for improvement would be that we had some difficulty understanding him at times and he did not understand all our questions. Overall, great tour.

Catherine Davies

United States
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Tour: #188701, Valparaíso, Viña del Mar & Winery Casablanca Valley, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 14/18

Gabriel and our tour of Valparaiso was a perfect way to get from cruise ship to Santiago hotel. Brand new van was clean and very comfortable. Gabriel was very sensitive to my husband's walking limitations and adjusted the tour accordingly. He is a wealth of information! Only difficulty we experienced is that we sometimes had understanding him and he did not understand some of our questions and a request. Overall, great day.

Tom Kerns

United States
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Tour: #155608, Santiago City Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 11/18

We had a wonderful day with Gabriel. He is very knowledgeable about the history of Santiago and adds his own personal touch to what might otherwise be just a "history lesson". My wife and I highly recommend Gabriel and his Santiago City Tour. Again, it was a wonderful day!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much I am very grateful for your comments

Sarann Kraushaar

United States
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Tour: #155608, Santiago City Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 3/18

Gabriel was easy to understand and very knowledgeable about Santiago and Chile. He was a very nice guy to spend the day with. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much I am very grateful for your comments

Patricia Sugar

United States
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Tour: #155608, Santiago City Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 21/18

Gabriel was so interesting and knowledgeable. He pointed out all the interesting places and buildings in Santiago. He recommended a typical Chilean lunch that we totally enjoyed and that was reasonably priced. We enjoyed the beautiful city and views of Santiago from the mountains. A special thank you to Gabriel.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your good comments.

Leslie Estelle

United States
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Tour: #188701, Valparaíso, Viña del Mar & Winery Casablanca Valley, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 20/18

Gabriel (fantastic!) met us after our cruise ended in San Antonio. He drove us to Valparaíso for a very informative walking tour of the city. We all took lots of pictures and loved the colorful murals . We even found some great items to buy! We then went to a wonderful place for some seafood . Next,he drove us through the Vina Del Mar resort area and we got out to photograph the sea lions -unexpected surprise! We finished with a wine tasting in the Casa Blanca region - winery was so beautiful! Enjoyed !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind comments. Regards, Gabriel O.

Jenny C.

United States
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Tour: #179889, Santiago City Tour and Transfer and Tour to Valparaiso & Viña del Mar, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 17/18

Thanks much to Gabriel! You made our group trip unforgettable! Gabriel was a wonderful tour guide and his knowledge of history and architecture served to enhance our experience and appreciation of Santiago, Chile. Organizing group in this size was not an easy task. But, without any questions, he arranged all perfect. Great job Gabriel. We highly recommend him!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind words

Judith Brown

United States
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Tour: #155608, Santiago City Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 19/17

Gabriel was knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. It was a pleasure to spend the afternoon with him. He was happy to answer all of my questions about Santiago and Chile, and believe me, I had several!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much...¡¡¡¡

Anna Kamedulski

United States
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Tour: #155773, Valparaiso & Viña del Mar Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 8/17

Our cruise ship changed the disembarkation point to San Antonio. Gabriel accommodated yjis change and made it a great day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind comments. Regards, Gabriel O.

Sandra Simpson

United States
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Tour: #155608, Santiago City Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Nov 16/17

Gabriel did a fantastic job with our city sightseeing tour. He was very informative about his country and we especially enjoyed the visit to the private horse racing track, lovely horses. I was excited to have my companion visit beautiful Santiago. I had met Gabriel 8 years ago on my first visit to Santiago. I was extremely glad to use his services again. Gabriel made us feel very comfortable. He was most accommodating dropping us at an art museum instead of our hotel. He is a top notch guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comments

Vincie Ho

United States
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Tour: Valparaiso, Viña del Mar & Wine Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile
Date: Sep 20/17

Gabriel is very professional and extremely knowledgeable about Santiago and Valparaiso. We had a great time visiting the region, and the restaurant on the top of Valparaiso he brought us to for lunch was amazing. Thank you so much Gabriel!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much I am very grateful for your comments

Jeff Vorreyer

United States
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Tour: #155608, Santiago City Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jun 24/17

Gabriel provided us with a fantastic tour, tailored to our specific requirements, and at a reasonable price. We highly recommend Gabriel, he will be able to provide you with a tour suited to any requirement. He even accommodated two requests that we sent to him at the very last minute. He is a font of local information (almost to the point of giving us too much info!), and very knowledgable about his city. His car is immaculate and he was aware of our safety at all times.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. Jeff Vorreyer. I am very grateful and appreciate your comment, thank you. Regards, Gabriel O.

Joan Kopels

United States
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Tour: #188701, Valparaíso, Viña del Mar & Winery Casablanca Valley, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Apr 4/17

Gabriel was very delightful. He was on time for the boat. Had a wonderful walking tour, a great lunch at a beautiful spot, and lovely wine tour. He was flexible as to our wishes. A great option

Paul Hardisty

United Kingdom
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Tour: #179888, Transfer From Valparaiso and Tour in Santiago or viceversa, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 9/17

Gabriel was an excellent tour guide. We were some 3 hours delayed due to difficulties at the cruise terminal offloading luggage, but he waited patiently and kept us informed. After finally setting off the tour was superb, with Gabriel taking us to ideal locations, and was very informative speaking excellent English and responding to our queries. We had an excellent tour, and I cannot recommend him highly enough - we would be delighted to tour with him again if we were ever in the vicinity

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comments

Jeffrey O'Dell

Australia
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Tour: #155608, Santiago City Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 16/17

Combined with tour of Valparaiso and transfers to Santiago, Gabriel showed us around all of the major tourist destinations of Santiago including a short walking tour of the city. Thoroughly enjoyed out time with Gabriel and would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, I am very grateful for your good comments.

Jeffrey O'Dell

Australia
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Tour: #155773, Valparaiso & Viña del Mar Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 15/17

Showed us around the beautiful city of Valparaiso and adjusted the tour to accommodate the limited walking abilities of one of our party. Great tour on both days, including transfers from Valparaiso to Santiago.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, I am very grateful for your good comments

Richard Haft

Miami Beach, FL, United States
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Tour: #155608, Santiago City Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 2/17

Knowledgeable and accommodating an generous with time and effort. Highly recommended.

Phillip Westermann

Lake Forest, CA, United States
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Tour: #188701, Valparaíso, Viña del Mar & Winery Casablanca Valley, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 22/17

Fantastic experience. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Gabriel. His knowledge and friendliness far exceeded our expectations. The four of us and our luggage comfortably fit in Gabriel's car. We will definitely look for "Tours by Locals" on our next vacation.

William Donald

Canada
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Tour: #179888, Transfer From Valparaiso and Tour in Santiago or viceversa, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 18/17

We have used Tours by Locals four times in the past few months and Gabriel ranks clearly at the top. He is very knowledgeable with the history and culture of Santiago and provided an excellent tour. He even extended the courtesy of his home to enable us to change before going to the airport. We could not more highly recommend Gabriel to anyone wishing to visit Santiago.

John OBrien

Australia
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Tour: #155608, Santiago City Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 13/17

Gabriel was a fantastic guide, we went everywhere. I don't think we missed one bit of Santiago. I would recommend this tour to any one visiting Santiago

Stephen M.

Indianapolis, IN., United States
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Tour: #188701, Valparaíso, Viña del Mar & Winery Casablanca Valley, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 23/16

Donald Death

United States
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Tour: #155773, Valparaiso & Viña del Mar Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 21/16

David Miraldi

United States
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Tour: #155773, Valparaiso & Viña del Mar Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 6/16

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals are committed to quality customer experiences and take all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve tour experiences and have attempted to clarify what could have been done to make this tour experience better; however, we have been unable to confirm any further feedback in this case.

Maurice King

United States
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Tour: #155608, Santiago City Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Nov 17/16

Gabriel is a great guide. He is very attentive to the needs of all of his guests, is very knowledgeable of the history and area.

Karen Hoelzle

United States
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Tour: #155773, Valparaiso & Viña del Mar Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 12/16

We would highly recommend Gabriel! He was very knowledgeable and also, due to some unexpected changes in our itinerary, very flexible! We enjoyed our day very much!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Karen Hoelzle Thank you very much for your considered opinion. Regards, Gabriel O.

Jane Cavanaugh

United States
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Tour: Santiago Historical, Cultural, Local Markets Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile
Date: Mar 6/16

Very engaging guide who readily shared much detailed information about the city of Santiago. Tour followed all the points of interest outlined and really helped to orient us to the city which allowed us to make the most our tow day stay in the city following our tour. Recommend these tour and guide. The

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jane Cavanaugh Thank you very much for your considered opinion. Regards, Gabriel O.

Richard Castenson

United States
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Tour: Sightseeing Santiago and its Markets, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile
Date: Feb 20/16

Gabriel gave my wife and me a very informative introduction and tour of Santiago. We were staying for a week and he helped us get our bearings and learn how to get around. Thanks, Gabriel.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you

Carol Harrison

United States
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Tour: #155773, Valparaiso & Viña del Mar Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 19/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Carol Harrison Thanks, Regards, Gabriel O.

Dewayne Boccali

Chile
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Tour: #179889, Santiago City Tour and Transfer and Tour to Valparaiso & Viña del Mar, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 16/16

Gabriel was wonderful, professional, courteous, knowledgeable and funny!! We enjoyed our packing house tour and winery and Beverly Hills tour!! Thanks you all so much. Mr. and Mrs. Boccali and Mr. and Mrs. Walshe.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dewayne Boccali Thank you for your words and recommendation Regards, Gabriel O.

David Ulrich

Cincinnati, OHIO, United States
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Tour: #155773, Valparaiso & Viña del Mar Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 15/16

We were a group of 8. Gabriel met us on time at the cruise port accompanied by a driver and a comfortable 10 passenger van. He loaded our luggage, provided bottled water, took us on a tour of Vina del Mar, his home town by the sea. Then to Valparaiso where we had a walking tour and a ride on one of the elevators to a beautiful vista of the city where we had lunch. Time for shopping after lunch, then on to the airport to complete our 8 hour tour. Gabriel provided much history and info about Chile.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: David Ulrich Thank you for your words and recommendation Regards, Gabriel O.

Wayne Clement

United States
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Tour: #188701, Valparaíso, Viña del Mar & Winery Casablanca Valley, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 13/16

Gabriel was the best!! He offered to change our tour time to an hour earlier to ensure that we covered everything on our day long tour without getting too close to our ships departure time. He has a nice new van that we could get into places the cruise ship buses could never reach. Gabriel was a fabulous host by rearranging our tour to accommodate us with a nice leisurely semi-private lunch at the winery with super food and wine rather than making the wine tour the last item on our schedule!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wayne Clement Thank you so much for your opinion. Regards, Gabriel O.

Ann Landau

United States
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Tour: #188701, Valparaíso, Viña del Mar & Winery Casablanca Valley, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 17/16

Nice day. Would have preferred to spend some time in Santiago, rather than the long waiting time at the winery. Loved seeing the coastline! Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ann Landau, Thank you very much for your words Regards, Gabriel O.

Bellarri A.

United States
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Tour: #179889, Santiago City Tour and Transfer and Tour to Valparaiso & Viña del Mar, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 7/16

Gabriel was outstanding. Had tons of knowledge and information. Great day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your recommendation

Anne Backenstow

United States
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Tour: #179889, Santiago City Tour and Transfer and Tour to Valparaiso & Viña del Mar, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 4/16

We had a tour of Santiago and the wine region and drove to Valparaiso.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks you

Ann Howell

United States
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Tour: #155608, Santiago City Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 4/15

I enjoyed this tour---particularly the view from the top of San Cristobal Hill and the delicious salad I had at the little eatery we visited. Gabriel was dependable in picking me up and getting me where I needed to go. I appreciate his friendly service.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your words, Ann

Ann Howell

United States
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Tour: #155773, Valparaiso & Viña del Mar Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Nov 27/15

I loved my tour to Vina del Mar and Valparaiso with Gabriel. I learned many interesting things along the way, saw beautiful sights and had a nice fish dinner. To top it all off the flowers were in bloom and we had a beautiful day. Gabriel was dependable and came on schedule.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your words, Ann

Alfred Angeloff

Australia
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Tour: Santiago Historical, Cultural, Local Markets Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile
Date: Apr 3/15

Gerard Gabel

United States
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Tour: #155773, Valparaiso & Viña del Mar Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 15/15

Excellent guide Knowledgable and very considerate. Recommend without reservation

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. Gerard Gabel Thank you for your recommendation , and have enjoyed good excursions , thanks Regards, Gabriel O.

Denise E.

Canada
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Tour: #155773, Valparaiso & Viña del Mar Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 14/15

We booked a full day tour of Vina Del Mar and Valparaiso with Gabriel. he met us at our hotel and was right on time. He knew the area well as he once was a 'local". We saw the sights and had a nice lunch and he answered all our questions. He even detoured to show us things I had read about. Thank you Gabriel

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Denise Edwards Thank you very much for your review , I am very glad you enjoyed the tour. Regards, Gabriel O.

Gerard Gabel

United States
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Tour: #155608, Santiago City Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 13/15

Excellent guide Knowledgable and very considerate. Recommend without reservation

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. Gerard Gabel Thank you for your recommendation , and have enjoyed good excursions , thanks Regards, Gabriel O.

Gale Walker

United States
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Tour: #155608, Santiago City Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 5/15

Gabriel was patient and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the two days of tours, seeing and learning much more then any group tour can offer.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr.Gale Walker Thank you for your recommendation , and have enjoyed good excursions , thanks Regards, Gabriel O.

Gale Walker

United States
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Tour: #155773, Valparaiso & Viña del Mar Tour, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 4/15

A lovely area shown to great advantage by a good guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. Gale Walker Thank you for your recommendation , and have enjoyed good excursions , thanks Regards, Gabriel O.