Kathleen KeatingUnited States
Gina was very professional, personable, & informative with the history and development of the area around the Cathedral, an absolutely magnificent place! Then a drive into the countryside to a Vineyard for wine tasting and lunch at an absolutely gorgeous site. We were impressed with the information shared and the passion exhibited by our winery hostess! (My husband has taught wine classes for over 40 yrs). Lunch included local foods: cheeses, meats, breads with 6/7 delicious wines, an excellent day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comments, Kathleen. I was very impressed by you both! And your husband's stories about his military stay in Mallorca in the 1960's were very interesting. It was a visit I will long remember. I'll forward your comments to Cristina. Hope to see you again very soon!
Maryann StangerUnited States
Definitely 5 stars! I love Tours by Locals because of tour guides like Gina. She even took us to church, as it was a Sunday, and waited for us. We got to see the 'off the beaten path' Spain. If I could post pictures, you'd definitely take this tour. Such unique history. Amazing!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your great comments. I too enjoyed sharing the tour with you. The paella party was an unexpected treat! You'll have to try paella "Mallorcan style" on your next visit. Have a safe journey home.
Charles DavisUnited States
Gina is a very knowledgeable guide, sharing unique history, politics and other stories about Mallorca with my spouse and myself, and our two preschool-age kids. She quickly responded to my inquiry and created a custom 4 hour walking tour with only 1 week notice. We met her at the cemetery outside the center of town, and then moved to historic Palma. She was very patient with the kids, indulged them with a gelato stop and even helped out by holding their hands! Our whole family agrees it was a great tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your generous comments. I enjoyed showing you and your family around Palma. I'll never forget your two little girls eating that gelato although I will be forever aware of mixing tables, slanted sidewalks and small children. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your days on Mallorca in spite of the unpredictable March weather we've had. Hope to see you again soon!
Jenna ReycraftUnited States
We loved touring Palma with Gina! It was the perfect balance of learning the history of the city and experiencing culture. We toured a local food market, enjoyed some delicious hazelnut gelato, met local craftsman and walked through this beautiful city. We highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jenna, thank you so much for your wonderful comments. I too loved showing you some of the things I love most about Palma. Three hours were quite short so I hope you can return to see the rest of the island. The best of luck to all!
Brienne AndersonUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your 5* rating. Glad you enjoyed your Christmas season tour of Palma.
Roy CarlsonUnited States
Gina is one great guide. She met us at the cruise terminal as agreed. It was a joy listening to her about the island that she loved. She took us to an olive processing plant, an artist studio and places in between. Great lunch and shopping as requested.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review. I too enjoyed spending the morning with you both. As you found out, Mallorca is beautiful in November and the weather couldn't have been better. Hope to see you again.
Judy KingmanUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your 5 star rating. I enjoyed meeting you and your husband while showing you some of what I love about Mallorca. Hope to see you both back very soon!
Carole PetersonUnited States
Our tour was changed due to the national celebration of All Saint's Day. It was still wonderful and interesting. Gina was very knowledgeable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Carole for the 5* rating! I'm glad you enjoyed joining in with the Palmasanos to celebrate a traditional All Saint's Day last November 1st. I too had a wonderful time in your company walking down the Rambla awash in flowers and the visit to the local cemetery, so filled with history. Good weather accompanied us so that our lunch on the terrace overlooking the sea was a perfect ending to your Mallorca experience. Hope to see you all again soon.
Nelson DuenasUnited States
On October 23, 2017 we visit Palma de Majorca and Gina was our Tour Guide. We were four couples. We arrived in the NCL - Epic ship and when we disembark, she was already at the port waiting for us. The vehicle was nice. WITHOUT A DOUBT I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Gina to be your tour guide. She is very knowledgeable of the entire island. She prepared a customized tour for us based on our requests and it superseded our expectations. She is very pleasant, flexible and always made sure that we were enjoying our tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comments! Luckily you visited in October during the olive harvest and got the chance to see the pressing process of extra virgen olive oil. It is one of my favorite tours which demonstrates one of Mallorca's ancient traditions so I'm so glad you enjoyed the visit. Please say "Hello" for me to the rest of your family and friends and I hope to meet you again soon.
Lois FriederUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lois, thank you so much for your 5*. I too enjoyed showing you and your husband some of my favorite spots on the island and sharing lunch as well as artistic interests. Do hope you return with your family next year. Until then!
Juliette MorrisUnited States
Used Gina Vasquez in Mallorca. Did a 6 hour tour of Palma, Deia and Valdemossa. We had a marvelous time and totally enjoyed Gina's knowledge and companionship. Highly recommend her services.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comments. I enjoyed your company, felt as though I were out with friends. Hope to see you on Mallorca again soon.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: We enjoyed sharing with you the unique exhibit celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Pilar Juncosa and Joan Miró Foundation where we spent an interesting two hours plus a Sunday outing at Bellver Castle. I do owe you at photograph of the wonderful morning we shared. Hope to see you again soon.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to quality customer experiences and takes all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences. We have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our normal high standards.
Darrell S.Saratoga, CA, United States
Gina gave us a walking tour of Palma de Mallorca and a drive to charming Soller for a tour of an olive producing plant and a sausage tasting. It was nice to see the contrast of the big city verse the village nestled agains the mountains. Would love to have more time next time to see a bit more of the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments. I enjoyed showing you what I love about Mallorca. You were very fortunate to be here during the olive season. Your group picture even made it into the local Soller newspaper showing what a great time you had during the visit. Hope to see you again soon!
Laurie SegravesNaples, FL, United States
Gina was very flexible and accommodating with our change of plans upon our arrival in Alcudia. She listened to our interests and because of her connections took us to the types of artisan shops and artists we wanted to visit in Palma. Because of her, we will have wonderful memories of Mallorca.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I enjoyed sharing the day with you and your friends while introducing you to some of Palma's artists and artisans. I would like to extend a big thank you from them. Your interest in their work is enormously appreciated. Hope to see you back on Mallorca again very soon!
Cindy CroissantUnited States
We could not have been happier with Gina! She was very friendly, knowledgeable and flexible in customizing our tour to exactly what interested us. We had a fantastic time and learned a great deal about Mallorca. It was also so nice having a tour guide with no language issues. We would absolutely recommend her and if we ever have a chance to get back to Mallorca, we will most definitely book a tour with her again. Our only regret: not having more time to spend with her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Cindy for the wonderful review. I really felt I was among friends and it was so great to share information and get first hand news about what is going on in California. I hope you enjoyed the much sought after ensaimada and that Dan thinks of Mallorca every time he cuts into that delicious sobrassada. Hope to see you both again very soon.
Laura DudekUnited States
Gina was great, she went above and beyond and brought us to wineries we would have never found on our own! I highly recommend using her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Laura, thank you for your comments. I enjoyed introducing you to our local wineries. It was especially interesting since you both know a lot about wine and know how to appreciate them. Thank you again for supporting Mallorca's local products and enjoy the bottles you took home. Hope to see you back here some day.
Thomas MoriartyUnited States
We absolutely loved our tour with Gina. Her thoughtfulness and attention to detail was remarkable. Multiple correspondences before we arrived, initiated by Gina, made certain our tour was tailor made to our interests. One example: Gina arranged a delightful private wine tasting for us. While the four adults enjoyed a remarkable education on Mallorcan wine, Gina took the two 14 year olds out for ice cream. Above and beyond. One of our best private tours ever.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your wonderful comments. You were such an appreciative group that it makes my job a joy. And thank you for supporting the island's local businesses. I trust you made it home with all your purchases and there are still some due to arrive soon. Hope to see you again someday!
Steve EisingerUnited States
Simply put, Gina V is a rock star guide and our experience in Palma de Mallorca was a major highlight of our Holiday. Gina is a real pro! She helped me determine our preferences during the email communications before we arrived and the actual tour fully exceeded our expectations. We knew nothing about Palma de Mallorca prior to our arrival and afterwards, we felt like locals! Gina's courteousness, conscientiousness, knowledge and overall approach is second to none! Book your tour with Gina!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your over-the-top comments! I loved meeting both you and Sherri and sharing with you some of my favorite eateries and sites. You both made the experience extra special for me too. It is always so satisfying when guests show so much interest and enthusiasm when trying new experiences even when eating octopus and drinking beer before 10:00 in the morning! Hope to see you back again soon and send your friends!
Abraham HollanderUnited States
This is a fantastic service! Consider it a concierge option for a CUSTOM experience. You'll be managed personally, every detail accommodated for, every link between events/excursions taken care of. I worked with Gina, and she held my hand through a most amazing day in Mallorca. Professional, responsive, detail-oriented... she gathered all the information she needed to make our day super-special. We are sooooo grateful for our once-in-a-lifetime experience!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! Thank you for your great comments and the photos. And you were only here for a day. Think of what we can plan for a week! I really enjoyed being with you and your family. It is always much more special when guests appreciate the culture of the place they are visiting. I'm sure your European trip is one your sons will never forget. Please come back soon!
Gina and her driver were perfect hosts. we had a lovely tour of the Island and hope to go back one day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Selwyn, for your comments. Glad you could take a memory of the island home with you in the unique handwoven straw products Evelyn picked up in Palma. I'm sure they will look lovely in your new conservatory. I too hope to see you both back on Mallorca very soon.
We spent a lovely day with Gina who is full of knowledge and information about Mallorca. We loved the Jardins d'Alfabia, this is really a place to be. Plus we had a fantastic lunchbreak in a calm corner of Soller. Plus we met her husband who is a sculptor in Deia at La Residencia (wow- what an amazing place to work and live!)It's hard to mention everything we experienced that day. This tour was clearly a highlight of our visit to Mallorca, thank you so much Gina for having us!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Jessica, for your wonderful comments. I'm glad you and Michael enjoyed my "calm corners" of the island in the summer time. Hope to see you both again on Mallorca very soon.
Grace DuffyUnited States
Gina was truly "adventurous" with our itinerary...and it was perfect! She was creative, patient, very nice, knew her way around the area with a personal touch, responsive and had great follow up from the beginning!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Grace, for your comments. I enjoyed showing you what I love about Mallorca. Hope to see you again soon!
Joyce HaunLOUISIANA, United States
We enjoyed the flexibility that Gina offered. The fact that she grew up in the US and spoke perfect English made her a great choice for our group if six. It was good to have her with a microphone and a separate driver in a very comfortable vehicle. Highly recommended!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joyce, for your comments. I enjoyed showing you and your friends what I love about Mallorca. I hope to see you again soon!
Sonja RoeUnited States
We really enjoyed our Artists tour with Gina as a change from the historical Europe tours we have been doing. As we were talking with Gina during our tour and expressed an interest in wine she was also able to make arrangements for a wine tasting that day as well. Even though we enjoyed all of the artists everyone's favorite by far was the visit to the guitar maker. His passion for what he does was very evident and his hospitality made us feel as if we were old friends. Thanks Gina for a great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comments. I enjoy supporting Mallorca's artists and artisans. It's a great way for visitors to learn about local culture while they get to know the people of the island as they are welcomed into their private studios and workshops. I think I can speak for them in saying thank you for your visit and please come again.
Merry EvansUnited States
Gina is a wonderful guide and a wealth of information, knowing all the scenic byways on this amazing island! We drove to the far side of the island to see the historic mountain villages, stopping for a fabulous alfresco lunch overlooking the sea. It was a visually stunning, exceptionally delightful day! Gina is highly knowledgeable, easy to be around, and we recommend her highly! (Ask her about the arts community in Mallorca!)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your wonderful comments! I too enjoyed the day with you and found your insights about teaching very interesting. It sounds like you have some amazing journeys ahead. Good luck, take care and hope you return soon.
Mary Kay PerrottiUnited States
Gina is an excellent tour guide and gave us a wonderful walking tour of the city of Palma, including visits to the Cathedral and the Joan Miro Foundation, which also includes his former home and studio. Gina took us to a wonderful place for lunch and also contacted a couple of local artists so we could see their work. I appreciate that she also took us to an old bakery and a notions shop in the Jewish quarter so we could see 'old Palma'. Gina made the city come alive for us, and we thank her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments. I too enjoyed your visit, I felt I was with friends. Enjoy the rest of your time in the south of Spain and have a safe trip home.
Gary StrohauerUnited States
Gina provided an excellent tour of Palma, which combined visiting the local attractions with meeting with local artists and vendors. Gina was very knowledgeable about Palma and was very hospitable to my wife and me. Her sharing of the history of Palma was both interesting and enjoyable. My wife and I highly recommend booking a tour with Gina when you are in Palma. You won't be disappointed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gary, Thanks to you and Patty for your comments. I too enjoyed your visit and sharing with you some of the things I love about Palma. Have a safe trip home and hope to see you again soon.
We really enjoyed our day with Gina. She was able to adjust to our need as the day went along. our highlight was first the visit of the olive oil manufacture in Soller and then an amazing wine/tapas in the vineyard...just wow for the 4 of us. Thanks again for that magnificent day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Nathalie, for your comments. I think I enjoyed the day as much as you did! Yours was a fun and very positive group. Hope to see you again soon.
Ken ArleinUnited States
Gina is easy to understand and is very soft spoken. It was difficult to hear her in the car and we would have benefitted from a microphone. Being a guide and driver may have been too difficult as we spent a lot of time waiting for her to park and to retrieve the car. She was flexible in planning the day, chose a lovely restaurant for lunch and drove skillfully.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I enjoyed meeting your lovely family and thank you for your comments. They will certainly help me to build a better experience for my clients. Have a safe trip home!
Katie PriceUnited States
AMAZING!!! Loved this tour. Wish we could go back and do it again!! Gina was amazing!!! 110% recommend!! A+
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! Thank you Katie for your fantastic comments! Glad you and your family enjoyed the tour, winetasting and lunch. Hope to see you back on Mallorca again real soon.
Victor GalloUnited States
Gina is a top notch guide. My family loved the tour and we can't wait to revisit Mallorca. It was a memorable and unique glimpse into the various artists communities in Mallorca.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments. I loved meeting you and your family. Hope to see you again on Mallorca very soon!
Barry ShapiroUnited States
We had an absolutely memorable day with Gina who is a first rate tour guide. She listened carefully to what we wanted to see and made sure we accomplished it. A stop for a special lunch at La Residencia where she had reserved a wonderful table for us was a highlight plus the stop afterwards at Robert Graves' home where we were the only visitors. Gina speaks perfect English (she's a native Californian) and was a true professional. We would highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Barry and Marjorie, thank you so much for your comments. I enjoyed meeting you both and hope to see you back on Mallorca real soon!
Gene ThomasUnited States
With 2 teens, 2 adults and 2 seniors our group had very specific requests for what we wanted in our tour and what we wanted to skip in Palma De Mallorca. After several emails we had our tour planned. The tour was outstanding. It included tour of downtown Palma, beautiful gardens and wonderful snorkeling at Deia Cove. She even got us a water side table at the restaurant in Night Manager. Then gardens with art exhibits. Great tour for all 6 of us and that is not an easy task. Thanks to Gina V.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the 5 star rating Gene. Glad you and your family enjoyed the day.
Eric KublyUnited States
Gina spent the entire day telling us about Mallorca and Palma as we meandered the city streets. It was fun, informative and at our pace which allowed us to ask plenty of questions as well as to stop and see cool sites and sample the local food/coffee. A very good day and tour! Thanks Gina!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eric and Sarah, thank you for your comments. I too enjoyed the day. Was also fun to catch up on what is going on back in the states from two fellow Californians. Have a safe journey home. - Gina
JoAnn VanHyningUnited States
Gina was a wonderful tour guide and did a beautiful job of showing us this beautiful place with all it's wonderful landscapes and history. She was efficient, easy to understand, and took us to a beautiful out of the way place for a wonderful lunch overlooking the mediterranean. We would highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. VanHyning, thank you for your comments. You and your friends made the day very gratifying for me also. I hope you make it back soon to see more of Mallorca.
Phyllis GroverUnited States
We were cruising and this was our first actual Tours by Locals tour. Our tour from Cadiz to Seville had to be cancelled due to rough seas, and the tour company graciously refunded our payment. Gina was an outstanding guide accommodating our every need. We were 4 travelers and had some mobility issues. She made it possible to keep us safe and comfortable. She clearly is well informed and loves her country. Gina comes highly recommended! Thank you, Gina!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Phyllis, for your comments. I enjoyed the day every bit as much as you did. It is always gratifying to meet people who truly appreciate the culture of where they are visiting. Safe travels! -Gina
Michael De GraeveUnited Kingdom
Gina was informative, organised and good company. She understood our wishes and provided us with a wonderful and well-oiled tour. Unforgettable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Michael, for your comments. I too enjoyed the day. Hope to see you again soon.
We really enjoyed our studio tour with Gina, she arranged for us to meet in a most personal way with several artists and gallery owners, and made this a very memorable experience. We would highly recommend this tour. Thank you Gina!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Patrick. For me the day was also a special one especially the opportunity to spend it with you and Annica.
Larry GawloskiUnited States
We had a great day with Gina! She showed us an historical Manor House, a private wine tasting, local art, and so much more on this beautiful island. I highly recommend taking Gina's tour if you are going to Mallorca!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Larry for your wonderful comments! I too enjoyed the day I spent with you and your family.
Clare CarterUnited States
This was a tour I'll always remember. Gina gave us inside information on Mallorca. She showed us amazing and beautiful things : including an Arab garden, Valldemossa Monestery, gorgeous towns, art by Miro and contemporary art. She customizes tours so you can't go wrong.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Clare for your lovely comments. It's so enjoyable leading a tour when the guests are so appreciative.
Marcia HermanUnited States
Gina arranged a tour that suited our interests 100%. The art focused sites we visited were very memorable & significant to us. And the luck that her husband is involved in the art world added much depth and pleasure tonight visit! Both are very enjoyable people.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marcia, thank you for your comments! I am glad that we were able to make your visit to Mallorca a memorable one. We hope to see you again.
Franzella DavidUnited States
Thank you, Gina for such a great tour of Palma De Mallorca, Deia and Valldemosa. Oh and dinner at So Caprichos in Soller was a big bonus!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments! Hope to see you back on Mallorca again soon.
Jade HaffeyUnited States
We arrived in Mallorca by cruise ship, and Gina was waiting at pie meeting spot on the time we agreed. We arrived before many sites and restaurants were open so Gina gave us a walking tour of the city. She was extremely knowledgeable of the city and its history. We visited the cathedral and castle on the hill which had beautiful for pictures and learning more about this beautiful city. She then brought us to a local restaurant called Aromata for a delicious lunch and local wine. We shopped and returned.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jade, thank you for your comments! I enjoyed meeting you and your family and showing you Palma and Bellver Castle. I do hope you return to Mallorca to spend more time and get to see more of our beautiful island.
Suzanne NylanderUnited States
Gina is a fantastic tour guide! She took us to see the beautiful mountain towns of Mallorca and to places most travelers never have the opportunity to see. We met her husband, a sculptor at La Residencia (a real treat), toured a co-op olive factory, visited the town of Soller, and the Alfabia gardens and house. Gina is very knowledgeable about a wide range of topics and made this tour a highlight of our visit to Mallorca. Don't spend all of your time at the beach - get to know more of Mallorca!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Suzanne for your wonderful comments! I too enjoyed the tour. We hope to see you both back on Mallorca, maybe next time to take some sculpture classes with Juan.
Richard FeinbergUnited States
Gina was personable, sophisticated, knowledgeable and very responsive to our needs. We highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. and Mrs. Feinberg, thank you so much for your comments. I enjoyed organizing the day and meeting all of you. Sorry I couldn't order better weather so you'll just have to return!
Howard KristolUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the 5 star rating! I enjoyed the tour just as much as you did!
Peter EmersonUnited States
Another great tour, thank you Gina!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Peter! I really enjoyed the tour and meeting both of you. I trust that THE pearls that Jodi searched for and found will be well received. Hope to see you back on Mallorca soon.
Armando OliverUnited States
Nicole SnyderUnited Kingdom
Gina was WONDERFUL! We really wanted to see the sobrassada factory and the olive oil co-ops but would have never found them without her. She was able to get us all around Soller and into each place, even when obstacles arose. The drive back was beautiful as well. She really went out of her way to make sure we were able to see everything we wanted to and get in some shopping and great food as well. She even offered some great suggestions for the rest of the trip. I was a great experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nicole, thank you so much for your comments. You and Jake made the tour really enjoyable to give and your curiosity about the local traditions and food is appreciated. Hope to see you back on Mallorca sometime soon. Let me know if you need any more information. ¡Saludos!
Connie SommersUnited States
Our tour was the highlight of our trip. At a bodega in Banyalbufar, the views, the wine, and the conversation were wonderful. In Deya, we visited a beautiful sculpture garden, toured the Robert Graves house, and did some shopping in town. On the return, I mentioned that I had not had the chance to experience Palma. On the spot, Gina graciously introduced us to the sights in Palma giving us tips to use for more visits on our own. All in all, it was a delightful day with a flexible, excellent tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Connie, if only we had more visitors like you and Phil interested in art, culture and wine! The day couldn't have been more perfect. Toni Darder of Bodegas Son Vives mentioned that he appreciated all your questions, the sculptor Juan Waelder at La Residencia Sculpture Garden always enjoys giving tours and talking "art" with guests & Joanna, the Deya ceramicist, loves having Americans drop by. So glad you were able to get back to Palma, yes, the cathedral is just amazing! Hope to meet you both again.
Terri HillerUnited States
Golf Day in Palma de Mallorca, Spain! Gina, the tour guide, met us at the cruise port and from the time we met, Gina made us feel like she had known us for years. She did a fabulous job handling all the arrangements for the golf day and everyone had a fantastic time! Thank you so much Gina... you are such an amazing person. You made the golf day a time in our lives that we will always remember! Thanks again to you Gina and ToursByLocals; you will be our first call when we return!