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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.