Abraham SteinUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sharon and Abraham!
My tour with Francesco will be a highlight of my trip to Spain. His knowledge of the Alcazar and Catedral was excellent but I also appreciated that he was sensitive to my preferences and I loved his "go with the flow attitude " . It's why tours by locals is a good choice. They can be more flexible with their clients. Francesco ' s choice of tapas bars was outstanding as well. He took me to 2 that most tourists wouldn't find and the food left an indelible impression. Two the B'S up for Francesco.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anette thank you for taking the time to review our walk in Seville. You are right: 99% of tapas tours do not cover the most authentic venues of the town. This is why I keep their names TOP SECRET. The day you read its names on line, they will turn into something else ;-) I wish you a beautiful continuation of your trip, especially in the cheese kingdom in the north of Spain . Yours, Francesco
Lauren MeyersUnited States
Very knowledgable and engaging for all ages!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lauren and family. Children need to run and have fun even during a tour: I have loved the time spent together. Wish you a great continuation of your trip. Hasta la proxima vez. Francesco
Edward NylandUnited States
We thought it was a bit expensive for the value of the tour but we really enjoyed the 4 hours with Francesco.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your visit to Seville and for having taken the time to review our tour. I wish you a great time in your next tour in Portugal. As for the price, I will try to raise the quality of my tours in order to make them meet the standard expexted by travelers thay pay my fee. Thank you for your suggestion. Yours, Francesco.
Charlette SeidelUnited States
Francesco was very knowledgeable and very informative. He has a great sense of humor, and we saw many things in a very organized and not crowded fashion.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Charlette, our morning together has been so nice and even amusing to me. Thank you for your questions, they helped me to adapt the tour to your interests and needs. Please count on us at ToursByLocals for future tours, worldwide. The private tours is definitely the way to go. Hasta siempre, Francesco
David GoldsteinUnited States
My wife and I loved our tour with Francesco! He is a kind and thoughtful person and he customized our tour around our interests as we talked along the way. Francesco has an encyclopedic knowledge of Seville and was able to tell us a story about nearly every street we walked down. I would highly recommend him to anyone interested in getting acquainted with the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David for your speedy review. I hope you liked your lunch after the tour and found your basketball shirt in Seville. Please keep enjoying your trip and count on Francesco and Toursbylocals for whatever directions and help you may need in Spain and beyond.
Deborah B.United States
Francesco was amazing. Full of interesting stories, energy, kindness and humor. He kept us all engaged for the 4 hours, and was very flexible on timing when certain venues were not open because the tour was on a Sunday. He was extremely knowledgeable on EVERYTHING about Seville and its history, and he made the tour customized for my family of 5. He even climbed the bell tower with us, while most other tour guides stay in the cathedral and wait! I would highly recommend Francesco!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the chance to visit again the Jewish quarter with your family. Thank you for the opportunity to personally know the future king of Spain, his brother and sister and especially his parents. I have enjoyed every minute spent together! All the best for you.
Michael UrbanekUnited States
Francesco was on time, and was an immense help. My wife has mobility issues, and he went above expectations to see that her needs were met and more. His historical knowledge was excellent and helped us enjoy Seville and the local culture. We returned to our meeting place on time and are grateful for his personal guidance and attention for the day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michael. Vacations are for relax and enjoying, so your wife and your needs where the only priority. Sevilla is a very visitors-friendly place, easy to walk and welcoming. It is great that you wrote this review for all the readers that will come to Seville and Andalusia. Wish you all the best. Francesco
Richard LeeUnited States
Excellent walking guide for Seville. Good knowledge of historical and especially cinema related facts relevant to Seville. We enjoyed the tour around old neighborhoods not frequented by other tourists. Pleasant, fun and easy to talk to. Would recommend without reservation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you!
Jacob RisplerUnited States
Personable, knowledgeable, professional. Definitely added to our experience and I highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Rispler, thank you for your generous review. Please take note of these Flamenco places in Madrid in case you wish to see a live show - Café de Chinitas calle Torija 7 Madrid shows at 8:15pm and 10:30pm - Casa Patas calle Cañizares 10 Monday to Thursday 10:30PM or fri and sat 8:30pm and 10:30pm - Cardamomo calle Echegaray 15 at 6pm, 8pm and 10pm - Famous Corral de la Morería calle Moreria 17 everyday 8:30PM and 10:30pm - Las Carboneras c/ Conde de Miranda 1 everyday 8:30pm Enjoy your trip!
Susan W.United States
Francesco was fabulous!!! It was our first time to Seville and we cannot think of a better introduction than to tour with Francesco. He was witty, engaging, wildly knowledgeable about Seville's history & role in Spanish history, Seville's culture, architecture, restaurants...he knew everything! We were traveling with two teenage daughters who found him fascinating as well. It was a true pleasure to spend 4 hours touring Seville with Francesco. Cannot recommend him high enough!! Thank you, Francesco!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan, it's the first time that a traveller describes me as WILDLY knowledgeable. This is great to hear! The reason why I loved our Seville walk is that your family and especially you were so interesetd and contagiously enthusiastic! Well, I would love to be helpful again, either as a guide (there are so many places to visit in Andalucía) or as your advisor in Spain, if you like it. Warm regards: Francesco
Eric ElowitzUnited States
Francesco is a wonderful guide! Not only is he very knowledgeable, he has a great sense of humor. Francesco was able to keep all the members of our group engaged. In addition Francesco offered to assist us in any other matters during our stay in seville and I did ask him questions the next day. I really appreciate that level of commitment. I would highly recommend Francesco.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eric and friends, your visit has been an authentic enjoyment to me. I truly appreciate your cooperation and questions. It's always nice to feel your trust. I am also sure that wonderful pictures will appear as soon as you transfer your camera memory to your computer. Thank you again, hasta la próxima!
Bob RomanUnited States
We were so fortunate that you assigned us the very best guide we've ever had for a walking tour in any city or site. I would give him 10 stars or more. He was absolutely knowledgeable, patient, courteous and thorough. When we missed connections initially when our bus arrived, he immediately went to the backup plan, located us and we lost no time during our all-to-brief stay in Seville. Francesco's command of English language is superb. I hope you can compensate him well. Thanks again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Roman, your little party impressed me for what you taught me and for the energy and enthusiasm you put in what you do. The tour with you has been more than a tour, this has been a lesson of life to me. You compensated me above any expectation. Thank godness you came to Seville! I truly loved every minute spent with you. Francesco your guide in Seville
Sheikha Al ThaniQatar
Fransesco was an amazing tour guide , I'll definitely book him again when I come back to Sevilla He is very well knowledge of everything in the city , gave us extra time was very flexible when I needed to change thevtime of the tour , showed us many hidden places , words can't describe how much we enjoyed our tour with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Madam, thank you so much for the time you decided to spend with me in Seville. Walking the city with you all has been fun and enriching. Beautiful afternoon, indeed!
Maria LucianUnited States
We had an excellent tour with Francesco. He went out of his way to show us the true Sevilla and his culture. He was very knowledgeable about all the facets of the tour. He had a great personality and was very energetic and a true professional. We would highly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Maria. It has been beautiful to tour with your family.
Kay RiceUnited States
Most knowledgeable and pleasant!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your interest in this city and this land, for your kind review too.
Gerald YosowitzUnited States
Happy to have Francisco again. Another great tour. Very informative. We highly recommend Francisco for his personality and his knowledge.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: And I thank you again for your visit and your willingness to follow me off the beaten path. All the best. Francesco.
Francesco is an experienced professional tour guide who knows his stuff! He is happy to answer any questions and provide a wide context to the sites he will show you. Yet at the same time he is enthusiastic and focused. Francesco is also relaxed, helpful and flexible, willing to accommodate you. And he knows how to maneuver through the crowds, keeping things efficient. Francesco gave me and my partner many tips for our short stay in Seville. We highly recommend a tour with Francesco.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kenneth, our tour was pleasant from the squid ball we had as tapa right at tour start. I am always happy to tour with kind people like you are, sincerely interested in local life and interchanging opinions. Great time spent together. Thank you.
Bob ShulmanUnited States
Francesco was great! On a very hot afternoon, he made the Jewish quarter, Cathedral, and rout palace come alive for us. We had time to relax with a nice lunch, and he gave us extra time to make sure we appreciated the rich history of Seville. We will highly recommend Francesco to our friends when visiting Spain.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Bob! You made the afternoon easy and enjoyable. It's been a pleasure to have you here. (together we defeated the heat) Francesco
Yasmin WadiaUnited Kingdom
Francesco is a superb guide with a great sense of humour. Not only was our tour fun but very interesting too. He took us where we wanted to go & explained all about the history & architecture of Seville. He also gave us lots of tips for the remainder of our stay. I wouldn't hesitate to book your tour with this nice, friendly guy! * * * * * BOOK HIM
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Yasmin. I should say: my pleasure.. but this time I'll say something more. I had a wonderful time, fun and intellectually stimulanting. Happy to have spent the tour with you. Francesco
Susan MillerUnited States
Francesco definitely deserves a five star rating. Personable, knowledgeable and accommodating to our time and needs, we had a wonderful visit to Seville with him. Learned a lot. Had fun while we looked and learned about Seville. Highly recommend
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan and friends, thank you for your visit to Seville: your time and needs are my time and needs. We spent a pleasant day and learned a lot from each other. Wish you happiness. Francesco, your guide in Seville.
Francesco helped to make my experience in Seville a delightful one. He customised my tour to suit my wants and needs. He was relaxed, enjoyable, and extremely knowledgable about the history of the sites. Francesco also had great information and suggestions for the rest of my stay in Seville and the surrounding area. He went above and beyond-can't say enough. Thank you thank you thank you Francesco!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Wendy, this is the way I like you to enjoy Seville! Sample the best wine and tapas, visit the most charming corners of the city, bring home beautiful memories. Your actitude is an important part of this great guiding experience that I had with you. Three times thank you!
Francesco was delightful, congenial, personable, knowledgeable and had an engaging manner in presenting the history of the area. He cares a lot about the present and past cultures. We would highly recommend him! Also, he gave good tips for general sightseeing, dining, and exploring Seville.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you my guests! Our private tour has been a delight to me, too. I am sure that you will live a great experience in Seville and grasp its essence. Warm regards, Francesco.
Fracisco was extraordinary. He is brimming with knowledge of the city and its antecedents and environment. I c't recomend him highly enough.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you my guests! It is always a great pleasure to tour Santa Cruz, San Bartolomé, Santa María La Blanca and the Alcazar, especially together with those who take the time to dig into their history. To soon!
Vicki LandonUnited States
Francesco shared the rich history and lore of Seville with us in a way that brought to full light the city, its unique history, and its impact on the U.S. and Europe. He clearly loves the city, and his tour helped us share his appreciation of this lovely place. He took the effort to find our interests and base our exploration of the city on them, and gave us suggestions for our next few days in Sevile. We highly recommend Franceso to help you fall in love with this beautiful city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Vicky and David for having chosen this city for your holidays. I am glad that you hired me, among all the good tour guides that Tours by Locals offers in Seville. There's a comment that I'd like to add to our tour of Seville: local guides also learn a lot from travelers, for no city can be understood off its world context and historical links. The tour wouldn't have been as good without you. Best wishes, Francesco.
Debra WenerUnited States
We really enjoyed our tour with Franscisco. We give him a 5. He was knowledgeable and friendly. Would highly recommend him
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Good morning Ms Wener. The pleasure and joy is mine. The visit to Sevilla is well worth a trip from Cadiz port. I am glad that you really enjoyed the tour. Thank you for using ToursbyLocals services. All the best, Francesco S.
Valerie M.United States
Francesco's style was perfect. Extremely knowledgeable, but able to present the information in a welcoming, relaxed manner. Dedicated to ensuring we see the sites we wanted to. When the cathedral closed unexpectedly, he adjusted his schedule to accommodate us seeing it the next day. Assisted us in our other plans prior to the tour in wanting to see a bullfight while in Seville. Highly recommend Francesco for any tour in Seville.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am really happy to have been of help in Seville and to receive these kind lines from you. I appreciate your goodness and sincere interest in my city: your party deserved the best services. Best regards, Francesco
Scott WilsdonUnited States
Francesco was a delight. He tailored our walk to what we were interested and made a point of bringing out those little details that make a visit memorable. We would recommend him without qualification. stw
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a delightful afternoon with you. Thank you for your beautiful review and for saying so much in few words. All the best, Francesco.
Chad BrantlyUnited States
Very knowledgable, good sense of humor, and willing to go the extra mile to tailor our experience for us. He even stayed and had lunch with us following the tour and provided his cell phone number for any questions we had during the rest of our stay in Seville. I would highly recommend taking a tour with Chesco the next time you are in Seville.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your lines and your trust. It has been my pleasure. We also found common ground in a few fields such as gastronomy and traveling. I wish you a perfect continuation of your trip.
Andrew McCormackUnited Kingdom
Francisco was on time, very knowlegable, friendly, spoke excellent English, provided a great mix of old history and new. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. I have spent a perfect morning with you, cultured travellers with good taste.