Traveler Reviews for Private Tour in Madrid, Madrid, Spain by Tour Guide Pepe A.

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Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Pepe A.
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Hilary Gomolin

United States
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Tour: #121207, Madrid, the Complete City Private Tour + Tapas, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Sep 7/18

Have never met a more eager, knowledgeable and nicer guide in our extensive travels. He spent 2 extra hours with us above what we contracted for His passion for history is inspiring Would have zero hesitation recommending him!!!

Stephen C.

United States
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Tour: #121207, Madrid, the Complete City Private Tour + Tapas, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Aug 30/18

Pepe gave a great tour of Madrid. We saw many of the historical places as well as visiting a few historical restaurants that date back 150 years. He is entertaining and has excellent information about all of the key sites. The tour was all walking which we enjoyed. We highly recommend Pepe if you are visiting Madrid. He also provided an amazing recommendation for dinner which was one of the big highlights of the trip for us.

Teri M.

United States
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Tour: #121207, Madrid, the Complete City Private Tour + Tapas, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Jun 28/18

Pepe's passion for Madrid is contagious. His energy and historical knowledge truly impressed my group. He has an amazing ability to share his knowledge in a fun and informative way. Thank you so much Pepe for a truly remarkable and educational afternoon!! We loved the tour!

Andrew Snelgrove

United Kingdom
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Tour: #121207, Madrid, the Complete City Private Tour + Tapas, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Jun 5/18

Pepe set off at a pace to match his enthusiasm for his city! He was informative, humorous and easy going. Recommended tour if you want a very full day.

Jane Snow

United States
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Tour: #121207, Madrid, the Complete City Private Tour + Tapas, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: May 29/18

We loved our tour with Pepe. He brought the history of the country and the city to life as we walked through old and new Madrid. We learned so much and gained a real appreciation of everything we saw. The tour was well paced and covered a lot of territory, including stops at a pastry cafe and cheese shop. Pepe gave us great recommendations for restaurants and bars which were helpful for the rest of our trip. He is a walking historian who is passionate about his city. His tour made our stay extra special!

Pete Gaynor

United States
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Tour: #121207, Madrid, the Complete City Private Tour + Tapas, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: May 25/18

Susan H.

Canada
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Tour: #121207, Madrid, the Complete City Private Tour + Tapas, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: May 15/18

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.

Douglas Yones

United States
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Tour: #121207, Madrid, the Complete City Private Tour + Tapas, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Apr 12/18

Our family had a great time on our tour. Very informative and engaging the entire time. The kids were really into it and he helped them really understand the history behind the city and country. The stops along the way for food and sweets were also well timed and appreciated by all.

Chi wai christina Chung

Hong Kong
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Tour: #121207, Madrid, the Complete City Private Tour + Tapas, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Feb 21/18

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
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Tour: #121207, Madrid, the Complete City Private Tour + Tapas, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Nov 6/17

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 Rand

United States
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Tour: #121207, Madrid, the Complete City Private Tour + Tapas, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Oct 3/17

Very knowledgeable and very pleasant to be with.

Ronald Viggiani

United States
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Tour: #121207, Madrid, the Complete City Private Tour + Tapas, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Sep 12/17

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.

Esther Frenkiel

Australia
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Tour: #121207, Madrid, the Complete City Private Tour + Tapas, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Aug 3/17

Julie Skeen

United States
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Tour: #121207, Madrid, the Complete City Private Tour + Tapas, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Jun 18/17

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 Baskin

United States
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Tour: #121207, Madrid, the Complete City Private Tour + Tapas, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: May 12/17

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 Swanger

United States
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Tour: #121207, Madrid, the Complete City Private Tour + Tapas, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: May 3/17

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 Jannetta

United States
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Tour: #121207, Madrid, the Complete City Private Tour + Tapas, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: May 3/17

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 Alfano

United States
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Tour: #121207, Madrid, the Complete City Private Tour + Tapas, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Apr 3/17

Pepe really made the visit special. I especialy loved his information about Spanish history. And his food and wine recommendations

Michael Dal Bello

United States
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Tour: #121207, Madrid, the Complete City Private Tour + Tapas, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Mar 31/17

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 Palumbo

United States
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Tour: #121207, Madrid, the Complete City Private Tour + Tapas, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Mar 7/17

Nicole Elkind

United States
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Tour: #121207, Madrid, the Complete City Private Tour + Tapas, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Dec 26/16

Absolutely wonderful day with an absolutely wonderful guide. We learned so much today and had a lot of fun. Thank you Pepe!!

Irv Munn

United States
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Tour: #121207, Madrid, the Complete City Private Tour + Tapas, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Sep 5/16

Pepe provided an educational and entertaining experience. I highly recommend him.

Susan Feldman

United States
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Tour: #121207, Madrid, the Complete City Tour Private + Tapas, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: May 22/16

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.

Gella Rothstein

Canada
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Tour: #121207, Madrid, the Complete City Private Tour + Tapas, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: May 17/16

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.

Mario Caissie

Canada
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Tour: #121207, Madrid, the Complete City Tour Private + Tapas, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: May 14/16

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 Pickford

United States
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Tour: #121207, Madrid, the Complete City Private Tour + Tapas, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: May 5/16

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 Bogdan

United States
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Tour: #121207, Madrid, the Complete City Tour Private + Tapas, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Apr 3/16

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 Dubrof

United States
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Tour: #121207, Madrid, the Complete City Tour Private + Tapas, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Mar 10/16

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 Wegner

Dickinson, ND, United States
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Tour: #121207, Madrid, the Complete City Tour Private + Tapas, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Dec 22/15

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.��

Gerry Chester Bohac

United States
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Tour: #121207, Madrid, the Complete City Tour Private + Tapas, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Oct 18/15

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 Liddle

United States
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Tour: #121207, Madrid, the Complete City Tour Private + Tapas, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Sep 14/15

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 Ross

United States
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Tour: #121207, Madrid, the classic city tour (private) + Free entrance to Prado Museum, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Sep 1/15

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 Peccolo

United States
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Tour: #121207, Madrid, the Complete City Tour Private + Free entrance to Prado Museum, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Jul 31/15

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 Fueyo

United States
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Tour: #121207, Madrid, the Complete City Tour Private + Free entrance to Prado Museum, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Jul 16/15

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 Evans

United States
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Tour: #121207, Madrid, the Complete City Tour Private + Free entrance to Prado Museum, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Jun 9/15

Pepe was engaging and well-informed; we enjoyed our time with him.

Mary Jane Harbison

Fort Worth, TEXAS, United States
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Tour: #121207, Madrid, the classic city Private Tour + Free entrance to Prado Museum, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Apr 10/15

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 Stepanovich

United States
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Tour: #121207, Madrid, the classic city tour (private) + Free entrance to Prado Museum, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Oct 3/14

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!

Polina Spivak

Israel
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Tour: #121207, Madrid, the classic city tour (private) + Free entrance to Prado Museum, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Aug 28/14

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 Syage

United States
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Tour: #121207, Madrid, the classic city tour (private) + Free entrance to Prado Museum, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Jun 21/14

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!.