James R.United States
Our first ever trip to Madrid and our first ever experience using ToursByLocals. We wanted to start with a guide who could provide a solid foundation to start us off for two weeks and Spain and we chose Pepe A. based on his stellar reviews. HE WAS EVEN BETTER THAN THE REVIEWS with such a deep knowledge of Spain and such clear English (we know no Spanish), there's a reason he's the #1 guide in Madrid. If he has availability, don't hesitate, book him now-we also took his excellent Segovia tour.
Elaine KleinUnited States
Pepe is a fabulous guide and a fountain of knowledge about his country. We truly enjoyed his company and knowledge and highly recommend him. When we return to Madrid, we will certainly use his services again! Thank you Pepe!
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Cheryll SmithUnited States
The tour with Pepe Alonso was pretty good. He knew a lot about the history of the tour.
Moira FitzgeraldUnited States
We had a wonderful afternoon with Pepe. He was flexible, professional and filled with great info! We all enjoyed the tapas as well as the history of the sites. Thank you, Pepe!
Pepe is a wonderful, friendly, well informed guide and we have been on many ToursByLocals. He was the best.
John GuluzianUnited States
Pepe was a great tour guide. He truly knows his city and history. He was funny and spoke fluent English. I'd definitely use Pepe again!
Diane FranceUnited States
This was an absolutely amazing tour. Pepe presented Madrid in such an enjoyable way that the time flew by!!! We learned, laughed and enjoyed wine and tapas. We didn't want it to end!! I can't imagine a better tour guide!!
Jim DeupreeUnited States
Pepe was awesome!!!!! We have spent over a month in Spain, yet his history really filled in the blanks. We had never really understood the breadth of the Spanish Inquisition before, nor the role religion played in Spain's history. His culinary background was an extra treat. We ended up in a small place for lunch not discovered by tourists - and had the best Jamon ever. Then he set us up with a Cider House experience in San Sebastian that was also very special. If he is available book him!!!
Pepe was incredibly knowledgeable and a great host. We had a fantastic day with him.
Devon EsrickUnited States
Pepe was wonderful! He had a great attitude and showed us so many great parts of madrid while sharing history from long ago and what goes on currently! We highly recommend this tour and look forward to seeing Pepe on our next trip to Madrid :)
Megan MorrisUnited States
Barry G.United States
Pepe is an outstanding guide! He knows his city, country and history very well and is able to make the tour interesting, informative and personal. We felt as if we really saw Madrid and learned a great deal about its past, present and maybe a bit of insight into its future. We would use him again in a heart beat!!
Natalia KhrystolubovaUnited States
Do not recommend. Overpriced and misleading. This is not a tapas crawl and not local secret places. 90 percent of places we visited were what we call a tourist attractions and sites. Tapas crawl did not happen and price did not include the tapas food. We paid for everything. Guide did speak good English and was very knowledgeable about history of Madrid and Spain. Not worth the money. Do it on your own. You will be more successful.
Nicole ElkindUnited States
We just spent 2 great days touring with Pepe. He's very knowledgeable, funny and energetic. He's a wonderful source for delicious restaurant suggestions. We are very happy we decided to spend a couple of our days in Madrid touring with him. And when we come back, we will most certainly do it again! Thank you Pepe!
Andrew KaneHong Kong
I could not say enough great things about Pepe! Just brilliant! Suffice to say that we had an amazing time! Pepe was fun and great with the kids. Amazingly knowledgable and insightful - we now see Madrid in a whole new light. From it's fascinating history to it's modern culture as seen by true locals. I honestly can strongly recommend Pepe to anyone visiting Madrid - don't think about it, just make a booking !!! Thank you Pepe for a great day, it made all the difference to our first holiday in Madrid!!:)
Marina ShorUnited States
Amazing tour with Pepe!! We had great time. Good mixture of history, humor, and walking!! Very personable and experienced. We loved learning about Spanish history & culture! Would recommend to friends
Garvin YeeUnited States
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Lilliamely KingArlington, TX, United States
In One Word: Fantastic!!! Pepe is a true professional....Pepe is passionate about Madrid. You will learn history, up to date references, laugh with his sense of humor, enjoy every minute of his company. He even brings his IPad to show pictures of historical events to make things more interesting and easy to understand. You will see, taste and drink Madrid like a local! The Perfect Guide to visit Madrid.
Lisa CorrickUnited States
My family and I just spent 4.5 hours with Pepe who graciously sared with us his Madrid. A true professional, Pepe was keen to our pace (yes, let's walk more!) and desire to hear every story he cared to share. We were provided fascinating history and interesting facts. Pepe was a perfect balance of historian, storyteller and entertainer. Highly recommend. Muchas gracias, Pepe!
Stacy AxanUnited States
Pepe was fantastic. Great local details and a tremendous amount of interesting history was shared with us. I would not only recommend Tours by Locals... But also highly recommend the expertise of Pepe!
Just came back to the hotel. We enjoyed the tour very much. Pepe was just the kind of guide we were expecting. It was a 5 out of 5 experience for us. Our best, Zvika
Arthur CummingsUnited States
Great tour with Pepe, wealth of information about Madrid and its history.
Lisa KopplowUnited States
Fantastic tour guide! Very knowledgable of Spanish history , architecture, and culture! Loved our walking tour of Madrid like a local ! Saw many major attractions plus other interesting areas and details and facts of early Madrid! We would highly recommend Pepe!
Aaron MalinskyUnited States
I would rate my tour a 10. Twice your rating. Pepe was intelligent, excellent in English, and enjoyable to share the day with. The tour showed me an entirely different Madrid experience. My day was wonderful. Thank you.
Great Tour and Pepe is real Madrileño who loves his city. We can highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! You and your family were great. I love when kids show interest in my tours!
Marcus LauderdaleUnited States
Great opportunity to see the real Madrid. Pepe gave a great tour of his home....very enjoyable. It was clear he loves this city and loves to share it also.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Marcus! I´ve enjoyed the day with you too.
Carolyn BartonSouth Africa
thanks - Pepe was great - we really enjoyed our morning in Madrid
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Carolyn. It was a good tour despite the fact that your children were very tired from the jetlag to walk. Hope you found those tapas bars tasty!
Lyda LindellUnited States
GREAT!!!!! Pepe was sweet enough to invite a friend who was an art expert to give us some more information on the art in Madrid. His expertise is cuisine so he arranged a luncheon for us at a friend's restaurant. Pepe is fantastic and we had such a great time!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Carl & Lyda for such an amazing and entertaining day! You are a charming couple to go along! The pleasure was mine to host you.