Gayle was absolutely fantastic! It was 30 degrees Celsius and she still wanted to trek up and down the hills, immersing us in the culture and stories of Granada. By the end of the tour my Fiancee and I left feeling charmed by the city and fulfilled with new knowledge. We could have never experienced this on our own by just wondering around town. She's such a lovely person to chat with about anything! Her infectious personality made it a great experience that we’ll never forget. Muchas gracias!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Skylar it was lovely to meet you both and thank you for enjoying, it was a pleasure to show you around! Best wishes, Gayle
Melissa VonderheideUnited States
We had a great time with Gayle!! She is fun and engaging and we loved the 'stories' about the places we visited AND and the extra local info. We highly recommend this tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You´re welcome Melissa, I´m very glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves. Thank you for leaving a comment. Best wishes, Gayle
Anne NewmanUnited States
WONDERFUL TOUR! Gayle is outgoing, funny & VERY knowledgeable about her adopted city. As it was a "foodie" tour, we were led to Gayle's favorite small markets & shops where we tasted varieties of ham , cheeses & wines. We were taken to a new bar owned by Gayle's friend where we were instructed on how to properly taste & compare 6 wines along w/ very tasty olives. Our tour ended in Albaicin where we had a spectacular view of the Alhambra w/ Gayle's detailed narration. So much packed into ½ a day. 5 STARS!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Anne, it was lovely to meet you and we did have a super time, didn't we! I enjoyed myself as much as you did. I very much appreciate your comments and I'm really happy to know you enjoyed yourselves. Thank you for the gift too, it was a fabulous (unexpected) surprise! Best wishes, Gayle
Susan FagueUnited States
We met Gayle and went to a local market to buy some of the food for our meal and then walked to Gayle's home. She gave us lots of local information, answered all of our questions and was the perfect hostess! We are so appreciative to her for allowing us the opportunity to visit her home. We enjoyed chatting with her while she cooked the meal, and the meal that she prepared was delicious! Thank you Gayle for an awesome local experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You´re very welcome Susan, I´m very happy to hear that you and the family enjoyed yourselves. I hope you got the recipes links and info I sent to you via email? If you´re ever back in Granada again, you know where to find me. Best wishes, Gayle
Susan D.United States
Gayle was great: her insight, organization, knowledge of the tapa establishments in Granada were wonderful. She had us try things that we normally might not but never pushed us too much. I learned a great deal about Spanish wine and we utilized that knowledge gained for the remainder of our trip. Most importantly - Gayle is just FUN! By the end of the tour you will feel that you have a new friend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Susan for your lovely comment. I´m glad to hear you had a super time. I do indeed want people to feel like they have a new friend at the end of the tour. All the best and see you again in Granada soon, Gayle
Miguel CorcoUnited States
Gayle gave us an excellent walking tour of all The offbeat places and commentary that most tours don't provide. She adjusted the tour so we didn't go to places we had already had been to. Extremely knowledgeable and her people skills were excellent. Would definitely recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Miguel. It was lovely to show you and Anne round Granada. It´s always possible to personalise every tour. Hope you enjoyed your time in the city. Hasta pronto, ¡qué vuelvan pronto! Best wishes, Gayle
Gayle was a fantastic guide to the history and stories of Granada, sending the kids on a pomegranate hunt and sharing excellent restaurant recommendations. We had a wonderful time with her, the perfect start to our Granada visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank YOU Susan! It was a pleasure to help you and the family. I´m glad you enjoyed the tour and I hope the Alhambra visit went well. Also hope you went to one or two of those restaurants. Best wishes, Gayle
Arnold HeirshbergUnited States
Gayle is highly recommended. Our 13 year old granddaughter was with us and we could not have gotten anyone better than Gayle for both a family adventure and understanding of Granada. Very lucky to have used her. Arnold Heirshberg
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Arnold. I had a lovely time with you, your wife and Granada daughter. It was a pleasure to meet you. And guess what...? I was reading about the Ladino language the other day!
Michael LukschuUnited States
Wonderful tour of Granada with Gayle. It's clear she loves the city and has detailed knowledge of it. And she's great fun, too!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mike and Eric, it was a pleasure to show you gents round today! Enjoy the rest of your time in Granada (and I'll let you know about the cruise situation lol). Best wishes, Gayle
Joseph EscobarUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joseph for the 5 stars. Lovey to meet you and enjoy the rest of your time in Andalucía. You´ll be back to ski in the future I hope! Saludos
Jacki Van DykeUnited States
Gayle was delightful! She asked us several questions upon meeting us so that she could tailor the tour just for us. We started out with a "walk and talk" - a quick overview of Spanish life and interesting things along the way. The restaurants that she chose represented the Spanish tapas tradition and the way she engaged with the staff at the restaurants was truly fun to be a part of.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jacki, I had a lovely time too. It´s always nice to meet likeminded people who are interested in culture, history and wine! Thank you for booking with me. Kind regards, Gayle
My group loved spending time with Gayle. She is entertaining, knowledgeable and thoughtful. We had an evening tapas tour and then a city tour with her - each was well paced and tailored to suit the group. Looking forward to working with her again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Penny. It was super to meet you and the ladies. See you again in the (nesr) future.
Gabriel StalnakerUnited States
Gayle is patient, knowledgeable, and a very positive person. We had a great time and learned a lot about the area!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gabe and Sabrina for a very nice morning too. We wandered, chatting and saw lots.
A professional and fun tour guide. The group enjoyed the time spent with Gayle.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Penny. The ladies enjoyed themselves and we chatted a lot about wine, food and Spanish life and culture in general.
Great tour by a guide with lots of personality and information. We would recommend Gayle to anybody who is travelling to Granada.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Terry, lovely to meet you, your wife and the boys. I hope you enjoyed the city! Best wishes, Gayle
The tour was excellent. Our guide, Ignacio, was very well informed and paced it perfectly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Geoff. Ignacio and I work together a lot and he never lets me down! Best wishes, Gayle
Rene LepineUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Very glad you enjoyed yourselves Rene. Many thanks.
We had a lovely time with Gayle who showed us around Pampaneira, Bubion and Capileira. The view from the top and on the mountains and valleys was gorgeous. Gayle was very nice with us and helpful and she took the pain to explain a lot of things to us. She also was great with our babygirl. We really appreciated the tour and the presence of Gayle. We would highly recommend her to other visitors.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Clarel. I had a lovely day with you, Mira and your little girl. Kind regards Gayle
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was lovely to show you round Helen. Glad you and Ian had a nice time.
Leslie TincherUnited States
Our tour of The Alhambra with Gayle was the highlight of our trip to Spain. Gayle met us at our hotel right on time and we took a taxi up to the Alhambra. She was both knowledgeable and fun to spend the tour with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Leslie, it was a very fun morning. Pablo (the official guide) was a wealth of knowledge and I just helped gel it all together! Kind regards, Gayle
Amit ShafrirUnited States
Gayle, was lively, knowledgeable, witty, smart, and made the entire tour a very pleasant experience. Combining, facts, stories, legends, bits of folklore and personal stories made for a wonderful tour of Granada. In addition, Gayle was very helpful in resolving an Alhambra ticketing snafu, and recommending a lovely Tapas place for lunch. Overall - very much recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Amit, it was a pleasure to meet you both this morning. Thank you also for leaving a comment, much appreciated. Kind regards, Gayle
Gayle has got to be the best tour guide we've ever hired! Full of energy, sensitive to our needs (my parents are seniors) and truly in-love with her city - going on a walking tour with her in Granada will make you fall in love with the city too. Helped us arrange an unforgettable Alhambra tour also through her friend. She was super helpful too giving us tips on where else to go and what to eat. Her churros con chocolate recommendation was fantastic! Visitors should see Granada with her! Thank you Gayle!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow, Darwin, thank you. I am blushing! lol It was lovely to meet you and hearing lots of laughing made me happy to know you were enjoying yourselves. Best wishes, Gayle
Jeff GaltUnited States
Very engaging and energetic. Taught us how to do tapas right!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jeff. It was very nice meeting you and Janet. Best wishes, Gayle
...like a tour with your very well informed best friend...anything you want or need to know...Gayle is there to answer your needs! We had the best time ...a wonderful insight into some hidden gems of Granada life. Thank you , Gayle!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you VERY much Gail for your comment. That´s JUST what I´d like people to feel, like they get to know the city, with a friend, in a few short hours! Best wishes to you all. If you have that nice photo of you in the Parador garden (as we started) I would very much like a copy of it. :o)
Our guide, gayle, was very attentive and filled us with a lot of stories about granada & las alpujarras. She was very helpful when we asked her about tips on restaurants.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lydia. I will email you the translation of the Alpujarra soup that you´re aunt enjoyed so much.
Aline LopezMississauga, ON, Canada
Gayle is an informative, personable and enthusiastic guide. Her tour gave us an overview of all of the main sights of Granada, plus some of her personal discoveries and insights. It definitely enhanced our trip to Granada.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Aline and it was lovely to bump into you the days following the tour. Kind regards, Gayle
S Scott ThompsonUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Scott for the "5 stars" Much appreciated. Kind regards, Gayle
Mary BuxtonUnited States
We recently sailed on a Holland America Cruise that visited the port of Montril. The ship offered a shore excursion to Granada and the Alhambra at a cost of $200 per person. Since there were 4 of use the cost became prohibitive so I searched for an alternative and found ToursByLocals. Gayle was such a wonderful guide. She's excited about her city and allowed us to experience Granada in ways you won't find on your average tour or guide book. Much better than anything the ship had to offer.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mary. I´m really pleased that you and the family enjoyed your time in Granada. The hidden away bits are always the best! Hope to see you again back in this part of the world some time soon. Kind regards, Gayle
Marilyn DewarUnited States
Our driver/guide was wonderful! He spoke beautiful English as he is an English teacher. He loved his city of Granada and his enthusiasm was contagious. He was on time, charming, and went above and beyond what was expected. Thank you so much!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: No problem Marilyn. Thank you for your kind words. I will make sure he sees your message. Kind regards, Gayle
John HassettUnited Kingdom
I would just like to say a big thank you to Gayle for the way she arranged our transport to Granada from the port of Motril. She kept in touch both before and on the day and even arranged a change in the pick up time for us on the way back. We would definately recommend her to others and rated our experience as 5 out of 5 Kind regards Linda Hassett
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Linda. Thank you for your kind words. I hope you had a great time in Granada. That´s all I hope for, that you enjoy this lovely city. All the best, Gayle
Gayle arrived at our hotel with her lovely smile and we set off on our half day tour of Granada. As we walked further the rain got heavier until torrents were running down the street. We retired to a lovely coffee shop/bar for hot chocolate and churrios and Gayle graciously suggested that we continue the next day better prepared. We decided to include her tapas tour. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Excellent tour . Lots of fun. Great food. Entertaining stories. You wont be disappointed
Marcia KordaUnited States
This was an excellent alternative to having Gayle travel with us to see the Alhambra (she was already booked for the day we arrived in Motril on the cruise ship). The driver was prompt, reliable and cheerful. He spoke little English, but that was no problem for us. Gayle kept us well informed and called us by phone at the beginning of our taxi ride. We purchased our Alhambra (Nasrid Palace) tickets online before we left the USA...purchase early to get time frame in the morning hours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marcia. Thank you very much for the kind words. I´m glad all went well and you had a nice time in Granada. Best wishes, Gayle
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: It is ToursByLocals policy that in the unusual case where the guide actually giving the tour cannot be the person shown on our website, the customer is told before booking and agrees to the change
Shira GoodmanUnited States
Gayle is knowledgeable and absolutely delightful. She gave us insight into the Granada city, province and life in Spain. And she found the most lovely out of the way places for us to experience--including an English Garden in the middle of Granada Can't recommend her highly enough.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shira and Wes. It was also delightful for me to spend time with you both. I learnt things too! Thank you and I´m glad you enjoyed your time with me in Granada.
Johnny ZaudererStudio City, CA, United States
Gayle's port taxi service was very good. The driver was timely, very courteous and eager to please. Gayle was great at constantly communicating with me. I highly recommend her services.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Johnny. Very kind words. Take care, G