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TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
George S.Boca Raton, FL, United States
Pepe did fantastic job showing us Madrid on a walking tour. The route taken was well planned and encompassed a majority of the sites within the city. The history lesson was both informative and complemented the sites we saw. Pepe knew the best places for pastries and chocolates for those with a sweet tooth. It was a most enjoyable day.
Jack RandUnited States
Very knowledgeable and very pleasant to be with.
Ronald ViggianiUnited States
Pepe was a great guide, very knowledgeable and ensured that the tour was very interesting. His love of Spain and command of history were very apparent. I will definitely recommend him to friends and family who may visit Madrid.
Julie SkeenUnited States
Pepe was such a pleasure on our tour - so informative and fun!! I would highly recommend him if you are looking for a wonderful, educational experience in Madrid!!
Barbara BaskinUnited States
Pepe led my family on a memorable 5 hour tour of Madrid. From Plaza Del Sol to Plaza Mayor, Pepe was engaging, knowledgeable and fun to be with. Pepe provided a great historical background of Madrid and offered fun pictures and videos on his tablet. Pepe took us to some great local and authentic spots including a delicious bakery near Plaza Del Sol and a great calamari joint off of Plaza Mayor (this made my husband's day). When I come back to Madrid, I would use Pepe again and recommend him to all.
Geroge SwangerUnited States
Tours by Locals What a lovely experience in Madrid with Pepe as our Tours by Locals guide. Pepe was extremely knowledgeable and took time to inform us about Spain's history, local areas of interest and provide insight into living in Spain today. He was punctual in arriving at our hotel and very conscientious with our six hour walking tour. The pace of the tour was to our liking. We would highly recommend you request Pepe, if you are considering using Tours by locals in Madrid, Spain.
Cathy JannettaUnited States
Pepe was a fantastic tour guide. My husband and I learned so much! Pepe made learning the history of Madrid so interesting and entertaining. The day went by so fast and yet we covered so much ground.
Joseph AlfanoUnited States
Pepe really made the visit special. I especialy loved his information about Spanish history. And his food and wine recommendations
Michael Dal BelloUnited States
Extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We did a 5 hour tour with the entire family including two kids and learned a great deal about the history of Madrid.
Melanie PalumboUnited States
Nicole ElkindUnited States
Absolutely wonderful day with an absolutely wonderful guide. We learned so much today and had a lot of fun. Thank you Pepe!!
Irv MunnUnited States
Pepe provided an educational and entertaining experience. I highly recommend him.
Susan FeldmanUnited States
Not only is it a delight to spend time with Pepe, his research in preparation and willingness to customize this tour to our interests made this tour spectacular.
Pepe was charming,and accommodating of our needs. He knowledgeably initiated the tour by setting the historical context of the country and the city of Madrid. We walked a lot, but at a leisurely pace, to the various significant areas and sites with Pepe providing facts and anecdotes along the way. It was quite a comprehensive and impressive tour of a grand European city. We also appreciated that there was no pressure to patronize any particular retail stores.
Pepe made sure to tailor the tour to our preferences, and made sure we stopped to have a taste of local favorites. He was very knowledgeable, and loved that he brought his IPad to show us what we needed to look for, or were looking at. Great tour
Patricia PickfordUnited States
Pepe' tour was 5+ stars! Lots of background history, just enough to understand Madrid today. We learned so much. Time flew by, great pace, delicious tapas stop. Highly recommend this tour walking tour with Pepe!
Jeff BogdanUnited States
Pepe, thanks again, the kids really enjoyed hearing the stories and history of Plaza Mayor, especially seeing the photos on your tablet. Again, thank you. Jeff Bogdan
Susan DubrofUnited States
I booked Pepe's walking tour of Madrid for my 17 yr old son and myself. When booking, I explained to Pepe that I was traveling with a teenage boy (no further explanation needed:). Pepe was engaging and fun to talk to. He made the mundane interesting. He was absolutely wonderful with my teenage son...I witnessed lots of laughter. Pepe's knowledge of Spanish culture, Madrid's history, global historical events and their relevance to current culture (both Spanish and internationally) was extraordinary!!
Tim WegnerDickinson, ND, United States
Pepe was an absolutely wonderful guide! He picked us up from our hotel on time and gave us a 5 hour tour of the city! He gave us Madrid's historical background and many fun and interesting facts as we continued our tour. He pointed out good restaurants as we passed and answered any questions we had. I would recommend Pepe to anyone interested in a tour. He did an excellent job and made our Madrid experience more wonderful.��
Chet BohacUnited States
Pepe was absolutely incredible, I have taken many tours in many countries and Pepe has been the best I have had to date, I told him he should write a history book he hade so much knowledge and not just what someone would learn in a course but relevant, real and he brought it to life with pictures, examples and stories, I will not ever forget this tour!!
Clark LiddleUnited States
A great and longer than expected day tour of the city with special highlights not seen by many of the large tour groups. Great advice on eateries and with special historical knowledge of the history of Spain and Europe we gained insight and perspective. Also great lunch with delicious tapas.
Louis RossUnited States
Pepe took us to the tourist sights such as the palace, cathedral, and plazas as well us architecture. He lectured the entire history of Spain describing the multitude of occupations and wars. Pepe did two things we did not like however. All other tour guides waslked along side us while discussing what we were deeing. Pepe walked several meters ahead of us until we got to his destination. Second, once we got to the destination we would sit and be lectured for 10 to 15 minutes. It was not as friendly
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Louis, thank you for your comments. Please note that you took my most complete 5,5 hour itinerary that covers most of the city. As a matter of comfortability, most of travelers enjoy the 3 or 4 stops we do during the walking as it is a bit long way. After you commented me that you came from an overnight flight I never thought that you wanted to speed the pace or do something else, in which case I had no problem to adapt if you just had told me at the very moment. sorry for that anyway. Pepe
Vincent PeccoloUnited States
My family and I had a private tour on our first day in Madrid and we are pleased that Pepe was our guide, he is a very friendly and knowledgeable person and this explanations are easy to understand, thanks Pepe for your patience, we were pretty tired with the trip but we enjoyed the tour.
Enrique FueyoUnited States
So sorry it has taken so long to write this. Pepe took us on a tour of Madrid last summer that we still talk of today. So thorough in his history, a delight with our teen boys, and taught our youngest son about the "classic tapas" where we would get free food as long as we ordered more drinks. Highly recommend Pepe!
Greg EvansUnited States
Pepe was engaging and well-informed; we enjoyed our time with him.
Mary Jane HarbisonFort Worth, TEXAS, United States
This tour was more than I ever expected. Pepe was informative, organized and lots of fun. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great tour of Madrid
Michael StepanovichUnited States
We loved our private tour with Pepe! He was so fun and interesting. He customized the tour for us and had numerous interesting historical tidbits to share. We highly recommend his services! Mike and Teri
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mike for your review! I was a pleasure to share this day in Madrid with you both. And also hope the places I've recommended for dinning were of your like. Hope to see you soon back in Spain! Have fun!
Pepe was a wonderful guide! We had a wonderful time in Madrid during our full day layover. Pepe picked us up from the airport, took us to Toledo and all over Madrid and drove us back to the airport at the end of the day. Pepe was accommodating, extremely knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. We highly recommend Pepe and tours by locals company.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You and Arkady are just lovely! And I have no problem to spend extra time for you to catch that late night flight as I feel really lucky to host people like you! Thank you,
Elizabeth SyageUnited States
Pepe is very knowledgable about the history of Madrid and Spain. He took us through the old part of Madrid and described places of interest and the history you would never know if you were just wandering around. Great tour with lots of rest stops with refreshing drinks and tapas. One of our group cannot walk for long periods and Pepe was great helping modify the plan to accommodate. We would definitely hire him again for a different tour if in Madrid.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to you for beeing so friendly and participative. It was a pleasure!.