Caroline ConnorUnited States
Miguel was fabulous, funny and very informative. He knew what we wanted to see and shaped the tour that way. His English was excellent and I highly rate him!
Steven MaviglioUnited States
We had only a day to explore Girona and its surrounding villages. Miquel put together a comprehensive tour that gave us a taste (sometimes literally) of everything. Very personable, fun, and took us "off the beaten path."
JoAnn HowesUnited States
My wife and I spent a delightful day touring Girona with Miquel. He met us at the train station as we were only in town for a day trip from Barcelona. He spoke excellent English and was a wonderful ambassador for his beloved city. He showed us a bit of everything the old part of town had to offer. He seemed to know instinctively when to pause and let us snap photos or just breathe it all in. He recommended a few restaurants we might try at the end of the tour. The one we chose was fantastic.
Yvette TesslerUnited States
I wanted to let you know that we had the most fantastic day with Miquel! He was extremely knowledgeable as well as kind and fun! We really loved the tour! I will be happy to rate you on trip advisor when we return to the States. Thank you again for a most wonderful day with our incredible guide! Yvette
Cynthia HouseUnited States
I had a tour of Gerona today from Miguel and he was extremely informative and very friendly. I would highly recommend him as a private tour guide!
Nehama DresnerUnited States
Guide was absolutely not qualified to lead ANY tour, let alone a specific tour of Jewish Girona I would like a refund. His personal "folkloric" politics, lack of detailed knowledge of history & hostility towards tourists, stupid Americans, horrible Spain dominated everything - he was intolerable & full of it! You should eliminate him from your list of guides - he is damaging to your reputation & a toxic representative of his Culture & whatever Jewish community existed in Gerona. Please reapone now
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: A full refund has been provided by ToursByLocals. We do take all feedback seriously and it is ToursByLocals' policy to publish all reviews. We would also encourage prospective travelers to read the many 5-Star reviews Miquel has received over the last 5 years of delivering tours for ToursByLocals.
Julie SchlueterUnited States
Miquel was wonderful. He picked us up and took us to beautiful places in Tossa de Mar and Girona. We had a delicious lunch that was recommended by him and just had a delightful day. Miquel is friendly and informative and a delight! Thank you so much
Scott KalishUnited States
Miquel was a superb guide. He was engaging, very knowledgable and personable. He not only shared with us the history of Girona, but showed us current city life. I would highly recommend this tour!
Ronald WilliamsBoulder, COLORADO, United States
In every way fine. Went out of his way to accomodate. Highly recommend
Miquel was very entertaining and had many stories to tell about his city. We enjoyed this tour very much.
Lisa ShenwickUnited States
Miquel was an excellent guide. Highly recommend. Very informative and nicely paced tour. Everyone was interested, even teen boys in family. Focused on the jewish history as I requested, and all historical aspects. Book him!
Joshua SchorUnited States
Miquel was extremely warm and had a wonderful sense of humor. It felt like he tuned into our group immediately and was able to blend the old and the new with a very firm sense of Jewish history. In addition he finished off with a tour of non-Jewish Girona which was just as interesting. As a local he also gave us in just three hours a real understanding of the independence movement of Catalonia as well as where Catalonia stood in not only the Civil War but the period of the republic. Wonderful day !!
Robert F.United States
Miquel pushed us just enough and correctly to see important things that we would have not thought present and out of reach. A very well spent day! We ate very locally and well in a place we never would have found. This tour is a very well spent day and the high-speed train from Barcelona a fun extra. If you have a day you can spare from Barcelona this is very much worth doing.
Nabil BastaUnited States
Outstanding tour. He was knowledgable, professional, courteous, accommodating & well informed on history of art, politics & sports. He was multilingual and related to all age groups. Great choice!
Milo van NoortwijkNetherlands
Miquel, being proud of his city and his Catalan origin, takes all the time of the world to let you experience Girona and especially the medieval- and jewish section. Very nice walk.
Anna Lissa ChusueyPhilippines
Miguel is a very informative guide, we enjoyed his tour.
Miguel SanchoCosta Rica
Great tour in Girona. Miquel was very knowledgeable and engaging. We were very pleased with his sense of humor. Highly recommended.
Linda S.United States
We enjoyed our visit to the Catalonia countryside, especially the mini-hike to see the extinct volcano.
Laura WeissmanUnited States
We had a wonderful tour with Miquel. We went as a group of 4 with our elderly parents. He was very accommodating to their pace. He is a true local and knew just about everyone in town, as well as the history of the region like only a local could. Miquel was knowledgeable and took us to some great points off the beaten path. He took great care to focus the tour on our interests and took time to answer all of our questions. Most of all, he made it fun. We highly recommend him.
Joanne HiscoxSedona, AZ, United States
Miquel was an excellent guide and I found the tour to be both interesting and informative. He kindly met me at the train station at the beginning of the tour. I would recommend the tour by Miquel to my family or friends if they were visiting Girona.
Claudette ChmuraUnited States
Miguel was very personable and knowledgeable. He is a native of Corona and was able to give personal insight into the area, including some interesting anecdotes. Overall a pleasant morning.
Meredith WeilUnited States
We had an amazing afternoon walking tour with Miquel. Girona ended up being one our favorite places in Spain and there are so many things we never would have seen or noticed on our own. I had asked Miquel if he could include the locations where Game of Thrones was filmed on our tour and he did a great job of including that along with the history of Girona. We learned so much about Girona and the Catalan people in an interesting and informative way. Thanks Miquel for a great afternoon!
Diane ZultowskyUnited States
Miguel was charming, very knowledgable about girona and. Costa Brava and a pleasure to spend the day with. We highly recommend him.
Miquel was an excellent guide. Very informative, very energic, very proffessional and I think sightseeing Girona with Miquel is the best, simple and pleasent way to have a general, also a detailed and effective information about Girona in a limited time. Thank you so much Miquel.
Very informative. Miguel's knowledge and great personality helped us enjoy Girona even more.
We did a 3 hour walking tour of Girona, guided by the most interesting, knowledgable and well spoken guide, Miquel. This tour is a highlight of our trip to Europe and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with Miquel who is a real gentleman with a great personality. Thank you Miquel. Janice and Roni
I give Miquel a 5 out of 5 for the tour of Girona. He was on time, took me on a great tour of the city, including its history & also gave a recommendation for a restaurant afterwards. It was the right balance of history & leisure.
R. Lika Behar BehmoarasUnited States
Miquel was early and waiting for us. He is an excellent and safe driver. He has an easygoing and accommodating nature that fitted in well with us. The information and anecdotes he provided were interesting. He has a detailed presentation of his knowledge of the area, and even generously told us how to spend our day in Girona despite us not booking a Girona tour with him. Besalu is a very pretty town well worth a visit, and the Dali museum is certainly not to be missed.
Cynthia MuckjianUnited States
Susan BrosseUnited States
We loved spending the day with Miguel in his home town of Girona and the drive to the Dali Museum in Figueres which is not to be missed.
Howard BronsteinUnited States
We were a party of 4 who took a tour of Girona and Besalu and had the good fortune of having Miguel as our guide. He was the best! He knew the history of the area and was so easy to be with. We would certainly recommend him to other travelers. Lorraine and Howard Bronstein
Beth UffnerUnited States
We had a great and informative day with Miguel who knows his history and is able to tell it in a most fascinating way. We met him in Girona (very easy and fast to take the high speed train, only 38 minutes). The Dali Museum in Figueres was very good and the history (Jewish and all else) very interesting. Too bad so little left. We would highly recommend.
Maeona M.United States
This was the second of our four wonderful trips with Miquel. On this journey, I will focus on Miquel's tsafe driving on the numerous switchbacks to get to Dali's home. We were exhausted after lunch. Miquel encouraged us to see the old town and we were glad we did. He always brought the van around to meet us. His choices of restaurants were always good and reasonably priced. We enjoyed his continuing narrative of life and history in Costa Brava. We highly recommend him.
Maeona M.United States
This tour of Girona was the first of four trips in Costa Brava we took with Miquel. His love for his hometown was contagious. He has great stories to tell, an interesting perspective on the city's history and excellent recommendations for restaurants. Don't miss Girona and Miquel's tour.
A very enjoyable day, great guide, would recommend this guide ang tour.
Kevin BaldwinUnited States
Miguel guided our group of 6 friends on a fantastic day trip from Girona to the Costa Brava, including some medieval towns along the way. Miguel was engaging and interesting from the very beginning of our tour. His suggestions for stops and sights to see were perfect. Miguel was charming and funny and kept us all entertained the entire day. We felt like we were hanging out with an old friend. We would not hesitate to recommend Miguel for any Girona or Costa Brava touring.
Karen KasenUnited States
We had a wonderful tour with Miquel. He picked us up at the ship docked in Palamos. Comfortable car with air conditioning. He was charming and knowledgeable. He realized that 2 of us had walking difficulties and worked around it - Gerona has many steps. He took us to an authentic not tourist restaurant for lunch that was wonderful. Knowing our walking problem he then walked to the car, parked far away, and brought it into town to pick us up. It was a wonderful day.
Vanessa BrosgolUnited States
Miquel was a wonderful guide and we all (2 adults, 2 teenagers, 1 child under ten) loved the hours we spent with him. He was knowledgeable, friendly, helpful, respectful and informative. He knew the area well and made informed, thoughtful decisions about what we should see. His car was large, comfortable, clean and cool on a hot day. We would gladly take another tour with him and highly recommend him.
Mark ScottUnited States
Miquel is an awesome guide. His knowledge of the area and enthusiasm is fantastic. His English is great. His historical details and local experiences certainly made the day interesting and fun. On time hotel pick-up. He started at Tossa de Mar, and was patient with frequent stops, even if only to drink and watch people. Castle antique shop great find. Restaurant near Girona, w/rabbit, veggies/wine for 11e. Girona beautiful, wish had more time. Drove long distances. Highly recommend Miquel. Thank you.
Celeste EustisUnited States
Miguel was so friendly and gave us a real feeling for life in Girona today, while explaining the history of the city at the same time... We would had lunch reservations, so we could only do a half day tour... Would have loved to enjoy lunch with him and toured outside of Girona as well...
Eugene D CohenUnited States
Miquel is very informative and very entertaining .... and just a joy to be around.
Dena DiamondUnited States
Where to start. The best day. Miquel was very knowledgeable, friendly and made sure to take us to the areas we wanted to see. After a short while we felt as though we were with a friend. He took us to a wonderful non-tourist restaurant foe a truly terrific lunch. You could definitely tell he was quite proud of his city. Would recommend him in a minute. Thanks Miquel
Arnold NewUnited States
Miquelon is a knowledgeable, charming host who Willingly answered all our questions and refreshingly made up no answers. We learned about his beautiful home town as well as visited other towns and visited the Dali museum. We recommend Miquelon and the tour.
Natalie MarcusSouth Africa
Miquel was a wonderful tour guide who customised the tour of for our specific interests. He has an in-depth knowledge of the history of Girona and pointed out some very interesting insights that are not obvious to the uninformed. We highly recommend you contact Miquel if you are visiting this beautiful little city!
Jeffrey SolomonUnited States
Miguel is a delightful, extremely competent guide who contextualizes your entire stay in Girona.
Had a wonderful day, Miquel is great, friendly, fun and very knowledgeable. We were able to see many sites at a nice relaxed pace. We will continue to use tours by locals, as getting that personnel one-on-one experience is a winning combination.
Bob KoondelUnited States
The tour was outstanding. Miguel is a wonderful guide. He knows the area like the back of is hand.
Carole N.United States
Theodore SeitlesUnited States
Cheryl FriedmanUnited States
Miquel was fantastic. Good driver, good guide and patient. He is so proud of his city and the area. His English was easy to understand too.
Leslie MichaelsCarmichael, CA, United States
Charming, intelligent & knowledgable about Girona and the surrounding Catalan region: Costa Brava, Cape Creus, Catiques, Capeillat, etc. Flexible in meeting our requests, eager to show us the little-known corners that only a home-grown local could know about. We both enjoyed his personality and his stories. He laughed at my jokes and made some himself recommended without reservation
Leslie MichaelsCarmichael, CA, United States
Diana JelescuUnited States
Unlike tours which involve driving, Miquel's tour to the volcanic park included lots of walking (and climbing, in the case of our girls). Unexpected extras included visiting two well-preserved Middle-Age villages, learning about 700 yrs old Jeweish sites and eating at an authentic rustic restaurant. Miquel has lived all over the world, so his perspective as a native of Girona/Catalonia is very unique.
Patricia TurnerUnited States
Holly WarshauerUnited States
We enjoyed our tour, which was primarily of the Jewish quarter, very much. Miguel was knowledgeable and pleasant to be with. My family, including our children ages 20, 18 and 12 also enjoyed the tour and learned a lot about the history of the Jewish people in Spain. It was a worthwhile excision from Barcelona.
William GarrisonRoyal Oaks, CALIFORNIA, United States
Incredible trip to Dali's haunts, including an unforgettable experience with Tramontane and Costa Brava. Miquel gave us a new appreciation of Salvador Dali. Dali's house and patios were amazing, and the marvelous village of Cadaques was greatly enhanced by Miquel's local knowledge and perspective, particularly with respect to Dali's influence. Not to mention a personalized tour of a local wine and olive cooperative, including a fabulous lunch and tour with a great hostess. Great day. Great tour.
Jessica KochUnited States
Miquel was an amazing guide. He took us through his home town and Tossa de mar. He made a long drive to and from Barcelona and picked us up in our hotel lobby. We would HIGHLY recommend this tour to anyone.
Bruce BergUnited States
Miquel was engaging, personable, flexible and desired to share his city with us. He really gave us a feeling for Catalan and the passion that people have for their region. He was on time and spent a longer time with us than he needed to, which felt like he cared about our experience.
Ruth LazarusUnited States
Gena McClureUnited States
We want to thank Miquel for a wonderful tour! He made it so easy to fall in love with Girona. We enjoyed walking with him all over the old city, learning about the culture, history, and interesting details. He managed the tour at an easy pace and tailored it completely to our interests and our time in Girona before our departure back to Barcelona. We would recommend Miquel completely as a personal guide!
Bertram SilkUnited States
Great tour. On time, on point and really enjoyable. Exceeded my expectations. I had not used tour by locals prior to this time but would again. communications were clear and everything was according to plan.
Toni BennerUnited States
This was a wonderful tour in spite of a very difficult situation for our guide. He broke his arm and still managed to work out arrangements for our tour. Miquel was a pleasure to spend the day with and gave us a wonderful Jewish tour of Gerona. He walked us through the whole ancient quarter and was very informed about the city's history. I would recommend him to everyone. Thank you miquel.
Faina PortnoyUnited States
We had a great tour with Miquel in Girona. He met us at the train station. Was there is a sign. He took his time to explain the history behind sights. It was also interesting to hear his point of view on the current situation in the country now. We enjoyed our tour.
Carolina YbarraUnited States
MIquel is a very professional guide, we enjoyed visiting Figueres, Besalú and Girona
Bonnie M.United States
Thanks for an excellent tour. We really enjoyed seeing the region through Miquel's eyes. Knowing that he grew up there, has lived elsewhere, and then returned to his roots gave us a sense of what a special place this is.
We had a great trip to Tossa de Mar and Girona! Miquel is very personable and has a great deal of local knowledge. He picked us up in Barcelona and proved to be a very safe, competent driver. His car is very comfortable and we enjoyed his company very much. He took us to a very good restaurant for lunch in a non- tourist area for good food at a reasonable price. We learned a lot about the Catalan culture and the current situation.
Miquel, guided us to our satisfaction. Respected his side of the contract= was on time, drove carefully, vehicule was clean and comfortable.
Margo DichtelmillerUnited States
Miguel's enthusiasm about Girona was infectious. He took us to a wonderful and very affordable restaurant for lunch, and answered all our questions. His van was cool and comfortable. I never realized how important it was to have a guide who was a local!
Charles (Dick) ChaneyNashville, TN, United States
Miquel provided us an exciting day- his knowledge was so evident and his enthusiasm for his community was outstanding-I only wish we had more time to spend there.
Brian S.United States
Clare S.United States
Miquel was fabulous. We loved every minute of this tour with him. He was fun, engaging, had a great personality and was very passionate about his town of Girona which made for a very enjoyable time spent with him. We loved his enthusiasm. We decided not to go to the Dali Museum in Figueres and instead went to Madremanya and Monells, two small medieval towns near Girona and Palamos. Such delightful towns and we were so glad Miquel introduced them to us. We would most definitely request him again.
Miquel is very kind and patient. He showed us several lovely villages that we would never be able to see by ourselves. We had really good time!
Steve OscherUnited States
Miquel was a very good guide. My family enjoyed the day with him very much. His pride and passion for his hometown of Girona was evident.
Carol BruggerUnited States
Miquel ensured that I had a fabulous day in Girona! It was wonderful to see the area through the eyes of a native, who clearly loves and knows well his city and its region. Miquel provided color and lengthy description of the history of Girona and - my particular interest - the Jewish population. Because I was interested, he added Besalun to the itinerary to provide me with another opportunity to see and learn about another city and its Jewish history. Highly recommend visiting the area with Miquel!
Annette BaronUnited States
Miquel's tour was amazing. He is so passionate about his home town of Girona! He was kind and considerate and provided us with a great experience. Truly the highlight of our visit! Highly recommended.
Karen FaberUnited States
Miguel was warm informative and fun. He made the day!
Miquel was very knowledgeable, friendly, thoughtful and consequently made our day most He performed above our expectations and I recommend him highly.
Lawrence BabowUnited States
We had a wonderful Jewish oriented tour June 5 with Miquel/an absolutely "5 Star" experience! Miquel is knowledgeable and made our 3 hour tour informative and enjoyable. Miquel enabled us to "live" and understand what the Girona Jews experienced while also explaining the long history of the city. Barbara and Larry
Miquel was informative and friendly and knowledgeable both from the sense of having studied and being a local. He even helped us park our van - Girona is hell for parking. His English is good and he even has some Hebrew. Will definitely recommend.
Linda MagalnickUnited States
Miguel was wonderful. He was very knowledgeable and fun to be with. He made Girona come to life!
The tour was most interesting. Miquel is a very good guide who loves his home town Girona and made us feel the same. His sense of humor and his great deal of knowledge were a great compensation as it was raining that day.
Janelle WeyekUnited States
Miquel was courteous, informative, and flexible, and enjoyable to travel with. All of us enjoyed the tour, including my sister who has some mobility issues. He adjusted for her, and also suggested a couple of extra short stops based on our conversations during the tour. Very enjoyable and a great way to see the area! Highly recommend!!
Richard HochhauserUnited States
helpful, knowledgable, flexible and fun to be with
Nancy G.United States
Miguel did an adequate job and was responsive to our needs and time constraints.
Armando OliverUnited States
Miquel was like having a big brother in Catalunya! He is 100% Catalan and will show you every little corner of Girona; the city he grew up in and the one that once visited, we all will learn to love. We saw all the mayor Girona sites in one day (quite a feat), he was very patient with our elderly parents who cannot walk as fast. After an awesome lunch, he drove us in his mini-van to Figueres, he waited for us to see the Dali museum and even as a bonus he took us to the charming town of Besalu!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Armando, It was a privilege for me to show you Girona and my litle country. It was great to meet you and very interesting for me.
Dominique DerrengerUnited States
Walking around Girona with Miquel is a truly unique experience, and a wonderful opportunity the explore the city with an actual native/local . His lay of the land, and the geography we covered, was impressive. He knew bits about Architecture & European History, but his strong suits were Catalan and Jewish history. Mix that with the ability to take you to the exact places these events took place gave us a great perspective on this medieval city that still stands. His communication skills are top notch
Michael ThompsonUnited States
Miquel was very knowledgable and friendly. He answered our many questions and made it interesting. We appreciated his suggestions on restaurants. He also made the walk easy since one of us had a knee issue and very enjoyable.
Brenda RichardsonUnited States
We had one of the best days of our vacation with Miquel. He showed us all the sites of Girona and took us to a local restaurant were we had great meal. He was very personable and knowledgeable and cared about if we were having a good time. He also took us to Tossa de mar which was a nice beach area. We would recommend Miquel and his tour to couples of any age that is going to Barcelona. Thanks Miguel great job.
Bella WhelanUnited States
Miquel was easy to be around, knowledgeable, on time and had a very comfortable vehicle. We enjoyed our day in Girona with him very much.
Alan T.United States
We had a great tour with Miquel in Girona on August 14th. He is knowledgeable, pleasant, and a fluent English speaker. He knows the sites and can give you great recommendations on places to eat and shop. I recommend him for your visit.
Sam YankeloveUnited States
Miguel was fantastic from the moment he picked us up at our hotel until the end of our tour. Miguel showed us Girona, Spain. he was very animated, knowledgeable and professional. We had a wonderful day seeing all of the sites in Girona and also getting recommendations for restaurants, beaches and ways to spend our time in the Costa Brava area. I would rate our tour a 5 out of 5. Excellent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sam! Thanks for the reference. I had a very nice day with you. I hope that you enjoy in the afternoon the beach in Pals.
Amy BrooksUnited States
Miquel was fantastic! His expertise was wonderful and his charm and sense of humor a bonus. There were just 4 of us and he modified the tour as per our request -- it was just great! Miquel made the city his own -- we didn't just see the "tourist" sites. Lunch was out of this world. Book with Miquel and you will have the best tour experience ever!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Amy! I had a lot of fun with you and it was a pleasure to show you my city.
Evan FogelUnited States
Punctual in picking us up, friendly, informative, but unfortunately was VERY pre-occupied with his cell phone and checked it frequently for messages. He lives in Girona and told us that he knew everything about the city - but his knowledge of the Jewish quarter was essentially non-existent. We had been told by others that this town had a rich Jewish history, but this was skimmed over by Miquel. Disappointing. Overall, a good day, but a more informed and attentive tour guide would have made it even better.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I felt very bad and surprised about this review. To check the time I use my phone and when I must answer my in -what is rare- I always ask the customer's permission. I showed them Girona like I always do. 90% of my guests are Jewish Americans, they are very interested in the Jewish history of Girona. They all finish happy and we learn a lot from each other. When I know my guests are Jewish, I focus more on the Jewish history of the city.I will take this feedback as a lesson to learn and improve my service
John MorrisBrisbane, Australia
Joan BeanUnited States
David SpackmanUnited Kingdom
a great guide, couldn't have been better, very involved with the group, adaptable to our needs, and humorous as well. thoroughly recommend him!
We hired Miquel for a day trip to Girona and Besalu. He picked us up at our hotel in Barcelona, and after a bit of trouble with the GPS, we continued on our way. We enjoyed the day - even though we didn't get to Besalu because of pouring rain. We continued driving and stopped at the lovely village of Castellfollit after the sun came out. Miquel was adaptable to the changing conditions. I think he will get even better as he has more experience guiding.
Sharon BromenUnited States
Very much enjoyed Miguel....liked the relaxed walk around Girona and just chatting and asking questions of interest to me. Miguel was very easy going with good sense of humor.
Jim FitzgeraldUnited States
What a pleasant surprise to meet Miquel in our hotel lobby. I guess we just didn't know what to expect when we signed up with ToursByLocals, and since it was pre-paid, was just hoping it would be okay. Well, Miquel turned out to be just delightful, informative, easy-going, efficient and great fun to be with. He is the perfect tour guide and we had a wonderful 1/2 day with him. If we were in Girona longer, I would have signed up for another tour with Miquel. We were very grateful to have found him.