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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Stuart Suchotliff

United States
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Tour: #80097, Jewish Madrid - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Jul 4/18

The Jewish Madrid Tour was wonderful. Pepe was so knowledgeable and we learned not only of the Jewish History but the History of Madrid as is is all intertwined. Pepe was pleasant and made the tour interesting and fun.We would recommend this tour. Exceptional!!!

Gilbert Grosjean

Monaco
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Tour: #80097, Jewish Madrid - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: May 24/18

Pepe was an excellent guide that I can only but strongly recommend. He give his person to share his in-depth historical and cultural knowledge of Madrid. We are sorry we couldn't take him for more days. I recommend when you get him use him as much as you can. He made our day.

Rick Fingeroth

United States
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Tour: #80097, Jewish Madrid - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: May 20/18

Michael Elterman

Canada
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Tour: #80097, Jewish Madrid - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Oct 19/17

Pepe is a unique guide as he is a Spanish Jew and passionate and superbly informed about the history of the Jews in Spain. We loved the tour and strongly recommend it and Pepe.

Robert Cogan

United States
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Tour: #80097, Jewish Madrid - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Oct 15/17

We really enjoyed Pepe and learned so much. He was able to accommodate our needs and let us sit down while continuing to answer our questions and help us connect the dots with our previous understanding.

Stacey P Hamburg

United States
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Tour: #80097, Jewish Madrid - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Aug 27/17

Rob Axelrod

United States
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Tour: #80097, Jewish Madrid - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Jul 6/17

Pepe was fantastic! He was a dynamic guide with deep knowledge of both history and modern Madrid. Everyone on the group came away loving Pepe and feeling that the tour was very worthwhile. Even with pouring rain which is very uncharacteristic for Madrid summers, thanks to Pepe's great delivery and inside knowledge we all could have gone for even more time after the first four hours. Pepe gave us a number of recommendations for restaurants and activities and so far they have all been five star winners!

Susan Rosenbaum

United States
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Tour: #80097, Jewish Madrid - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Jul 6/17

Pepe is an energetic and well informed tour guide. He know his history of Madrid and we appreciated hearing about it from a Jewish point of view. Despite pouring rain we were able to see most of the the major sights in Madrid. Pepe gave us good suggestions for meals and other things to do if we had the time.

Stephen Nagler

United States
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Tour: #80097, Jewish Madrid - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Jun 28/17

Pepe is an extraordinary guide. He is personable, humble, and incredibly knowledgeable. He packed thousands of years of Spanish history into four hours that went by in a flash thanks to his charm and sense of humor. Too bad there is not an option to give more than five stars.

Joe Tchira

United States
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Tour: #80097, Jewish Madrid - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Jun 26/17

we enjoyed Pepe's very informed knowledge, great company, goes out of his way to please and we highly recommend his services as top notch. Thanks Pepe, we enjoyed your tour.

Burt Podbere

United States
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Tour: #80097, Jewish Madrid - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Jun 14/17

Pepe was fabulous. Very knowledgeable and experienced. I would strongly recommend him. Burt

Sabrina M.

United States
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Tour: #80097, Jewish Madrid - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: May 31/17

Pepe was an amazing guide and a fantastic person to spend the day with in Madrid! Full of knowledge (not a question he couldn't answer), patient as can be, and so very passionate about what he "teaches". I wish we would have known...we would have booked him for our other tours! Thank you Pepe! Please come see us in New York!

Barry G.

United States
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Tour: #80097, Jewish Madrid - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: May 22/17

Great tour with a great guide. Pepe's background and the related information that he shared with us during this tour made this an exceptional adventure and gave us a great background into Jewish Madrid, Spain and Europe. His tour was well planned and we covered an amazing amount of the city! It was superb and we would definitely use his tour expertise again.

Naomi Fink

Australia
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Tour: #80097, Toledo - From Madrid with car - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Dec 30/16

Pepe was a great guide, and explained the history of the Jews in Spain in a complete and interesting way. I would highly recommend this tour for lovers of history, and for those interested in the story of Spanish Jewry.

Martin L.

United States
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Tour: #80097, Toledo - From Madrid with car - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Oct 22/16

Today Pepe took my wife and me on a private tour to Toledo. Pepe was very considerate of our walking limitations and deposited us at top of city so we walked "down" rather than "up" Toledo's narrow streets. Pepe gave us an excellent history lesson about Toledo; the heavy influence of Jews on its development and culture; and Spain's history. We also had ample time for shopping.

Irv Munn

United States
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Tour: #80097, Toledo - From Madrid with car - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Sep 6/16

Pepe was a fantastic guide. His historical knowledge is exceptional, which made the tour much more interesting.

Lilliamely King

Arlington, TX, United States
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Tour: #80097, Toledo - From Madrid with car - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Aug 15/16

Pepe was the perfect guide to visit Toledo. You will learn history, walk off the beaten path to see Toledo like a local, taste traditional food. Professional and friendly all in one guide! Pepe made our day in Toledo a memorable one! The Best Guide!

Mark Hansky

Australia
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Tour: #80097, Toledo - From Madrid with car - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Aug 7/16

Thomas Mehler

United States
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Tour: #80097, Toledo - From Madrid with car - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Aug 3/16

Pepe was very knowledgeable about Toledo and it significance throughout history. He took his time to explain the complex web of politics and religion throughout the years and what it meant for Toledo. He also was accommodating to our boys.

Lawrence Himelfarb

United States
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Tour: #80097, Toledo - From Madrid with car - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Jul 21/16

First off, he was prompt and had a nice car. His English was excellent and he was very accommodating. He dropped the car off and met us at a spot. This way we didn't have to walk up hill to begin the tour. His knowledge on Jewish Toledo was excellent and he explained everything well. I would recommend him to anyone!

Eleanor Taylor

United Kingdom
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Tour: #80097, Toledo - From Madrid with car - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Jul 15/16

Shari Levitan

United States
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Tour: #80097, Toledo - From Madrid with car - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Jul 6/16

One of our most memorable days was our full day trip to Toledo with Pepe, the ultimate professional. Pepe plans what he hopes to show and teach you, with the flexibility to adapt along the way and answer every single question with detail. From our first breathtaking stop overlooking this magnificent city, to our walk throughout (and a delicious, traditional lunch), we enjoyed every moment. Pepe is a must for anyone who wants to understand Jewish life in Spain, from past to present.

Joshua Samuels

United States
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Tour: #80097, Toledo - From Madrid with car - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Jun 14/16

Pepe is a fabulous guide with a wealth of information and passion for this tour. He had interesting tales about almost every twist and turn of the Jewish quarter of Toledo and wove these together to paint a clear picture of the storied history of this ancient city.

Tamara L.

Australia
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Tour: #80097, Toledo - From Madrid with car - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Jun 12/16

Friendly yet professional Pepe was a great guide and I really appreciated the time he took to explain the history and culture of Toledo. The tour was not too rushed and was well tailored for my needs.

Susan Feldman

United States
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Tour: #80097, Toledo - From Madrid with car - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: May 26/16

The hour long drive to Toledo was filled with lively conversation and information so when we got to Toledo we were fully prepared to enjoy this historic city. Pepe's depth of research was evident at every turn and we enjoyed an amazing lunch together afterward, capping off a perfect tour.

Gilbert Hayat

United States
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Tour: #80097, Toledo - From Madrid with car - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: May 20/16

Very good friendly knowledgeable guide

Gella Rothstein

Canada
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Tour: #80097, Toledo - From Madrid with car - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: May 16/16

Toledo is a fascinating historical town with authentic Sepaharad remnants from the 14th century and earlier. The semi-restored (outstanding) synagogue and attached museum are a "must see". Using his own family history and many historical anecdotes and facts, Pepe was able to poignantly bring to life the Sephatdic and Converso experience. His charm and enthusiasm made our day with him a memorable one.

Gabriel Messinger

Israel
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Tour: #80097, Toledo - From Madrid with car - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Apr 28/16

We were very pleased with our tour guide, Pepe. Pepe is very knowledgeable and he knows how to transfer history into a very nice story. He is very attentive and flexible, friendly and uses a lot of humor. When needed, he uses his tablet to emphasize his point, and when in the museum be sure that you will get the right angle of how to look at artwork. We did not sense how the whole day has passed so quickly. When taking a tour of Toledo, be sure that Pepe is your guide.

Elisa Dias

United States
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Tour: #80097, Toledo - From Madrid with car - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Apr 27/16

Great way to get to know Toledo and some of its history. Pepe is very knowledgeable and very pleasant and has many stories about Toledo. He tailored the trip to our group. I highly recommend this tour.

Elisa Dias

United States
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Tour: #80097, Toledo - From Madrid with car - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Apr 27/16

Great way to get to know Toledo and some of its history. Pepe is very knowledgeable and very pleasant and has many stories about Toledo. He tailored the trip to our group. I highly recommend this tour.

Donna Desmond

United States
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Tour: #80097, Toledo - From Madrid with car - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Apr 25/16

Pepe's in depth knowledge of Spain's history and particularly the role of our Jewish ancestors made all of the difference on our tour. Had we gone on our own or this a large group, we never would have had such a meaningful experience.

Alan Wurtzel

United States
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Tour: #80097, Toledo - From Madrid with car - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Apr 23/16

Pepe did an excelemt job of showng us and our 15 yr old granchildren Toledo. He was very knowledgeable and committed to help us understand espcially the history of Jews in this most intresting corner of Spain.

Jeff Bogdan

United States
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Tour: #80097, Toledo - From Madrid with car - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Apr 2/16

Pepe, thank you again for fighting through your illness and still giving us the tour. It is really appreciated. We recommned Pepe as a guide as his knowledge of Madrid and Toledo is great. Thanks again. Jeff Bogdan

Elyse Leace

United States
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Tour: #80097, Toledo - From Madrid with car - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Mar 18/16

We had an amazing tour of Toledo with Pepe. He made our tour thoroughly enjoyable. He was extremely knowledgable and informative particularly about the Jewish history in Toledo. We really learned a lot! I would highly recommend him!

Jonathan C.

United States
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Tour: #80097, Toledo - From Madrid with car - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Dec 24/15

Pepe was a pleasure to have as a guide and made our tour special. He was very well informed about the history of Toledo and was able to take us to all of the most relevant sites. He is also a very strong English speaker for those that need it, as my family did. We enjoyed his guiding so much that we used him again while for another tour while we were in Madrid.

Pamela Morris

United States
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Tour: #80097, Toledo - From Madrid with car - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Dec 4/15

This was an amazing tour! Pepe is so knowledgeable and he is wonderful at sharing his knowledge. He is friendly and kind and was very patient with our questions and wanting to stop and shop. He went out of his way to make sure our tour would go off without a hitch knowing we were limited with stairs and needing extra transportation. He is awesome!!

Jonathan Waldbaum

United States
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Tour: #80097, Toledo - From Madrid with car - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Nov 27/15

Very knowledgeable guide. Very informative trip to Toledo. Was traveling with 4 children under the age of 13 and Pepe was able to present information and history in a way that kept their attention. He was able to answer all our questions regarding Spain including our questions regarding more recent Spanish history and contemporary Spanish society. We were very satisfied with experience and would highly recommend,

Vicki D.

United States
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Tour: #80097, Toledo - From Madrid with car - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Nov 3/15

We really enjoyed our trip to Toledo with Pepe. We learned so much about the history of Toledo and Spain. It is a beautiful place that is a must see if you are in the area.

Paul Gitman

United States
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Tour: #80097, Toledo - From Madrid with car - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Nov 1/15

Wonderful day with a n excellent guide. Pepe is very knowledgeable and knew details we could not have gotten from books or a large group tour. We felt comfortable and important. Strongly recommend Pepe

Linda Mintz

United States
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Tour: #80097, Toledo - From Madrid with car - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Oct 23/15

We really enjoyed our tour of Toledo. It is a beautiful and fascinating old town. Pepe picked us up on time in his very nice car, and our education about Toledo began on the drive from Madrid. His English is perfect, and he is very personable. More important, he is both knowledgeable and passionate about the history of the Jewish community of Toledo. If you are particularly interested in Jewish history, Pepe is the guide to choose!

Bernard Pancer

United States
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Tour: #80097, Toledo - From Madrid with car - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Oct 17/15

Pepe was a fantastic tour guide and very accommodating throughout our tour. Did a terrific job and if we are ever in Madrid would not hesitate to use him. Thank you for your recommendation.

Gerald Yosowitz

United States
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Tour: #80097, A Tour to the ancient city of Toledo from Madrid with car - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Sep 29/15

As in Madrid, Pepe provided a comprehsive knowledge of Toledo, and a special knowledge of Jewish history related to Toledo. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour of Toledo.

Alan Lipkin

United States
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Tour: #80097, A Tour to the ancient city of Toledo from Madrid with car - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Sep 16/15

We did the tour of Toledo that emphasized Jewish sights. Pepe has vast knowledge and showed bot the main areas and any number of things that were off the beaten track. He gave us a great understanding of the area. Highly recommended.

Scott Kolar

United States
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Tour: #80097, Toledo - From Madrid with car - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Aug 11/15

Toledo is an amazing 2500+-year-old human city that you must see, and I can't imagine seeing Toledo for the first time without Pepe. Not only is he a passionate sommelier, he is also a deeply-committed historian. Pepe does his own research, and shows you what he's uncovered. He doesn't give you the Tourism Board version of history, either--no sugarcoating. This was a truly fascinating day that we will remember for the rest of our lives.

Max Lukowiecki

Alto de las Palomas, Santa Ana, SAN JOSE, Costa Rica
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Tour: #80097, Toledo - From Madrid with car - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Jul 10/15

Anne Kramer

United States
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Tour: #80097, A Tour to the ancient city of Toledo from Madrid with car. (Private Tour), Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Jul 5/15

A day spent with Pepe touring Toledo is definitely a worthwhile excursion. From the moment we communicated with him via e-mail months earlier to when he dropped us off at our hotel after the tour, Pepe was delightful, enthusiastic and a fabulous guide. Once again, his knowledge and stories of old Toledo continued to amaze us and despite the heat, he seemed to have boundless energy for walking the hills of the area. A tour with Pepe if you are in the Madrid area should certainly be put on your itinerary.

Lisa Kopplow

United States
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Tour: #80097, Toledo - From Madrid with car - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Jun 28/15

Pepe took us on an amazing tour of historic Tolido today! He picked us up at our hotel in Madrid and drove us there . We had a private walking and driving tour of the entire city! He is a great story teller and knows all of the history of every detail of this historic city! He is very efficient and organized with his tours! Just the right amount of time in each place. He went at our pace and always was making sure we were comfortable! We highly recommend him! The Best!!

Matthew Nurick

Australia
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Tour: #80097, Toledo - From Madrid with car - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Jun 23/15

Yesterday my husband and I did the tour of Jewish Toledo with Pepe. We have been touring Spain for weeks now and this was by far the best guide we have had lead us. Pepe was fantastic. He was knowledgeable, passionate, friendly and went out of his way to cater to our interests. We are so happy to have experienced Toledo through his eyes.! Thank you Pepe!

Barry Cohen

United States
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Tour: #80097, Toledo - From Madrid with car - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: May 26/15

Pepe was both extremely informative about Jewish history of Toledo and SPAIN AND also very personable and interesting as a guide. Anyone who has Pepe for touring will find him very knowledgeable and well versed to answer questions. He is terrific! Susan and Barry

Michele Kerstein

Spain
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Tour: #80097, A Tour to the ancient city of Toledo from Madrid with car - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Apr 23/15

Samuel Surloff

United States
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Tour: #80097, A Tour to the ancient city of Toledo from Madrid with car - Private Tour, Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Mar 30/15

Wonderful tour. Pepe was knowledgable and interesting. We learned a lot and had an extremely fun day during Jewish Toledo. Lunch at a middle eastern restaurant was fantastic. Highly recommend this tour for anyone interested in Toledo's Jewish past.

Jack Kuper

United States
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Tour: #80097, A Tour to the ancient city of Toledo from Madrid with car. (Private Tour), Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Mar 27/15

My wife and I are world travelers, the BEST we ever had. Very friendly, personably, punctual most important knowledgeable. Use him you like him. And can keep going on but running out of internet time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jack, you are not a just a traveler, as you are a travelmaster. It was a relief to know that I made a good job with such a heavyweight like you! Seriously, I´ll recommend that, from now on, you send a "traveler curriculum" to any guide you hire. Thanks for giving me the experience of meeting you. And not, you are not that old for the interstellar trip! rock that bucket list!

Mark Oberlander

United States
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Tour: #80097, A Tour to the ancient city of Toledo from Madrid with car. (Private Tour), Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Jan 13/15

Prompt pick-up at our hotel with a comfortable car. Pepe was a Knowledgeable guide who took into consideration our specific needs and interests. Pepe was friendly, accommodating and fun to be with. We would definitely employ him for another tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mark, thank you. I´ve enjoyed your company very much. Take care.

Ralph H.

United States
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Tour: #80097, A Tour to the ancient city of Toledo from Madrid with car. (Private Tour), Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Dec 21/14

Great tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ralph! Was my pleasure to show you the city of Toledo!

Steve Oscher

United States
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Tour: #80097, A Tour to the ancient city of Toledo from Madrid with car. (Private Tour), Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Jul 4/14

This was the second tour day my family spent with Pepe. He has a quick wit and his enthusiasm to teach us the importance of Toledo in the development of Spain was evident throughout the day. We really appreciated his thoughtfulness, knowing we were traveling in his motor vehicle, in having water available for the 1.25 hr drive. We also appreciated his use of technology (his IPad) and letting us see how the city evolved into the structures that exist today.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Steve! All this wouldn't happen if weren't so participative. It was a pleasure to tour toledo with you and your lovely family.

Stacey Zwicker

United States
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Tour: #80097, A Tour to the ancient city of Toledo from Madrid with car. (Private Tour), Madrid, Madrid, Spain    
Date: Jun 12/14

Pepe picked up my husband and three teen-aged kids from our hotel in Madrid and escorted us to Toledo in a comfortable sightseeing van. If you would like to learn about the history of Spain through stories, starting with the Jews and Muslims living side-by-side for over 700 years, then Pepe is your go-to guide. His English is excellent, he's friendly, and extremely knowledgable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Stacey, Thank you! Was a pleasure to guide you and your family in Toledo.

Ditza Bradin

United States
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Tour: #80097, A Tour to the ancient city of Toledo for Ditza Bradin., Toledo, Castilla-La Manacha, Spain    
Date: Jul 23/13

Pepe was knowledgeable of the history of Toledo. He walked us through the narrow streets of Toledo while telling us the rich yet sad story of Toledo's Jewish people. Pepe speaks both English and Hebrew fluently, an important quality that is very needed in Spain(only a few speaks English). Pepe was sensitive and went out of his way to meet our dietary needs. Overall we enjoyed our trip tremendously.