Nancy RoweUnited States
Alvaro is able to explain the agriculture. the history, the geography of the area, the commercial interests of the trip to Ronda so that it is fascinating. A stop at Zahara, a white village along the way, provided a tour of olive oil production and great scenery in the mountain reservoir; then the tour of the old city is splendid; so much architectural beauty and gorgeous geography. A nice lunch spot capped off a delightful day with Al. His enjoyment of his job spills over into his interesting narrative
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nancy, Thank You very much for your great review. It was very nice for me to show You that beautiful part of Andalusia. I will never forget You. :D Best wishes. Álvaro
Fred HarrisUnited States
The Zahara mill stop and the walking tour of Ronda were great. Alvaro C. is a knowledgeable, congenial, and terrific guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Fred , Thank you so much for everything ! Your party were great! Take care a come back soon Álvaro
Alvaro is an excellent tour guide. He was very punctual and extremely polite and courteous throughout the day long tour. He went out of his way to ensure we saw and understood everything of importance and value. He never hesitated to answer any question and is very knowledgeable . He gave us excellent recommendation for lunch , guided us for souvenir shopping and gave us an excellent tour of Ronda and the olive oil mill , also Zahra white city. One of the best guides I have come across in ALL my travels
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Niaz, Thank you so much for your wonderful words . I'm sure you'll come back soon. Take care Álvaro
Karen BarneyUnited States
We took a day trip tour with Alvaro in Nov 2016. We were looking for a way to get to Granada and still see the white cities and Ronda as our days in Spain were limited. Alvaro customized our tour so we would be able to see and do as much as we could in our short timeframe. He picked us up promptly at our hotel and we traveled in a nice comfortable car. He speaks excellent english and was enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge of the Andalusian area. Great day, could not have been more accommodating.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Karen and Chris , It was great for me to tour you Through The White Hill Towns in The way to Granada from Seville. I hope You come back soon. All The Best. Álvaro
Steven MillerUnited States
This tour was incredibly interesting as we learned how olive oil (or olive "juice") is made at a family operated olive mill in a charming little white hills town before making our way to visit Ronda and learning of its history and character. This was a very engaging history lesson of all of Andalucía, and Alvaro was a wonderful guide to shepherd us through it all. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Steven, Thank you so much for your wonderful words. It was great to share this Day with you. All the Best. Alvaro
Carol WhiteUnited States
Alvaro provided us with a great day in the white washed hill towns. The olive oil farm and "factory" (they still do it the old fashioned way...) was very interesting, the walk about in Ronda and lunch were definitely the highlight. Alvaro is very knowledgeable and interesting. He is willing to talk about all kinds of things from culture to politics to history. Great day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carol, It was really a great Day for me. Best wishes. Alvaro
Phyliss BullionUnited States
We had a fantastic day with Alvaro at the White Hillls Town Zahara and Ronda. He is a gem. Alvaro knows and loves Andalusian history and shares his knowledge in a warm and friendly way. We highly recommend him. We felt like we spent the day with a good friend. Phyliss and Richard Bullion
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Phyliss, Emily and Richard, Thanks for being so kind !! Pls, you can consider me as your friend ! I hope to see you soon. Best wishes Alvaro
Timothy McCormickUnited States
Alvaro was perfect as a guide he deserves a 5 star rating. Very good guide !!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tim, Thank you very much for your Great review. I hope you come back soon. All the Best. Alvaro
Kim SmithUnited States
What an amazing day we had with Alvaro! We wanted to take a tour that was different than the norm. So glad we did. We drove to a wonderful olive mill that had been in the family since 1755. Ended up buying several bottles of oil and other things. Highly recommend. We continued on to Zahara and Ronda. Beautiful!! Alvaro's English was perfect. We enjoyed our conversations very much. Lunch was delicious with Alvaro explaining everything we ate. He took us to the Spanish Square. Wonderful way to end the day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kim, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I'm sufre you will come back to enjoy MORE beautiful Andalusian cities. I wish All the Best to you and your Family. Alvaro
Aashit ShahUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the 4 stars !! All the Best. Alvaro
We enjoyed the visit to Zahara and the olive mill. Ronda was pleasant but we wished we had some guidance about the possibilities for visiting other small towns instead. Next time. This is an expensive tour unless you have a larger group and not reasonable for two or even four people. We have taken private tours in other countries at much less cost and with lots of flexibility.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sandra, I'm very happy to See you enjoyed the tour . I showed you everything included in the tour and agreed the price , duration, etc before booking it. If you wanted to See more white villages (or different White Hill Towns not included in the itinerary) you should let me know. I use to be very flexible in those cases. I would like you to know that this is a private tour and I cannot add others and share the costs because it is against tours by locals policy. Best wishes Alvaro
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We’re glad you enjoyed your visit, but we’re sorry you didn’t feel you got adequate value from your tour. As Alvaro mentions, our guides are always willing to customize itineraries to suit your interests; we encourage travellers to communicate with their guide in advance of their tour. As for the cost, this tour involved a 7-seater minivan. ToursByLocals tours will never have strangers on them, but we do do see many people booking a tour (especially on cruises) with another couple to maximize value.
Marc RubinUnited States
Alvaro was a great tour guide in every sense of the word.We are from the US and appreciated his great command of the English language. He picked us up in Granada and over a ten-hour period drove us to Sevilla. Along the way we saw some truly breathtaking sights. We stopped for lunch and arrived in Sevilla exactly on time. I highly recommend Alvaro, you will not be dissapointed. Marc
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marc, Thank you so much for your wonderful words! It was a pleasure . All the Best. Alvaro
Michael OsborneUnited States
What a fantastic tour! Easily the best I have ever had. The countryside outside of Seville is just gorgeous. Visiting Ronda of course was amazing, but I also enjoyed our trip to Zahara just as much. The private tour of the olive oil mill was fantastic. Alvaro is incredibly knowledgeable and entertaining. A true professional. My wife and I will remember that day forever.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael, Thank you so much for your wonderful review ! I'm sure you will come back soon ! :) All the Best. Alvaro
William GarrisonRoyal Oaks, CALIFORNIA, United States
It is not possible to rate the experience of touring an olive mill with the family that's been running it since 1755. Or evaluating an afternoon on the patio of a restored 9th century monastery with the architect who has made it a top notch winery. Only a fabulous tour guide could find such places. Alvaro is tops!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bill, I'm extremly happy reading your great words and knowing that you enjoyed this unique experience. I'm sure you will keep this part of Spain in your year the rest of your Life. Give a big hug to Judy and another one for you. :D California is on my list. Be sure I will contact you when I visit your wonderful country. All the Best. Alvaro
This was one of the best tours we have ever done in Europe. It was expensive but overall as a family and private group, we really learned a lot from Alvaro ( and Jesus in Ronda) in a very short time. Alvaro knows so much about Sevilla and its surrounds- he is also engaging with how he gives information and really thinks of ways to enhance the whole experience of Spain! Gracias Alvaro. The Whyte family( Australia )
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Winnifred, thank you so much for your glowing report. It was a Great pleasure to be with your family during this nice full day tour. :D I hope you will learn more Spanish words during your stay in Spain. Merry Christmas and wish you the best for the new year!! Best wishes. Álvaro