Marjorie RobertsUnited States
Jorge is a fantastic guide. He's smart, funny, and extremely knowledgeable about Cartegena and Murcia from the best "local" restaurant to the history of every building we passed. I would recommend him to anyone who comes to this area or to any other area where he provides guide services.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi!! Thanks so much for your review!! As you kknow this helps us a lot to keep improving our tours and experiences!!! We really hope you enjoyed the time and hope to see you again, why not in Spain!! Best regards from Spain!!
Rob GastrichUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi!! Thanks so much for your nice words!!! It was great to show you the best of my city!! Hope you enjoyed the rest of the Med itinerary!!
Robin LeinenUnited States
Great tour of the city. Guide was very knowledgeable and had a great personality. We really enjoyed this tour a lot.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola!! Thanks so much for your nice words!!! It was my pleasure to shre the morning with you!! Best regards!! Jorge
Philip LevinsonUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola!! Thanks so much for taking your time for reviewing your experience!! Best regards from Spain!!
Arnold ChietPotomac, MARYLAND, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so mcuh for taking your time to review the tour in Cartagena!! It was also my pleasure!! Best regards from Spain!!
Lawrence MuirPerth, Australia
Our tour of Valencia started in light drizzle and continued on through the worst thunderstorm so far this year in Valencia. According to locals it only rains on 15-30 days a year. Despite the problem of trying to keep three soaked tourists engaged Jorge really was excellent and gave us a great insight into the marvels of Valencia. He was charming,witty and in no time at all the tour was over. We left feeling that we had been with a good friend rather than someone we had hired for the day. excellent guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola!!! I hope you really enjoyed the tour!! For me it was also special because as you know it never rains in Valencia so it was a very very special day!! Thanks so much for all your nice words and review!! Hope to see you again (why not) in this Mediterranean lands!!
Louis FreundSUNNYVALE, CA, United States
Jorge provided our private group of 9 people with excellent commentary, regional background and interesting sights. He answered questions knowledgeably and was especially attentive to our time line and food preferences. His background in art history and as an area native, as well as his life experiences in various parts of the world contributed to the depth and cultural perspectives he provided, often with a dash of humor.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola!! Thanks so much for your nice words they really help me to grow as a tour guide and also as a better person!! It was my pleasure!! Say thank you for all members in the group!! Best regards from Spain!!
Todd HeeUnited States
Jorge was one of the best guides ever. Took us to some incredible sites in Valencia, before visiting the Lladro factory. This was a private tour, which was so much better than the larger group tours, as we could stop and enjoy the areas we wanted to. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola!! Thanks so much for your review!! Valencia is a wonderful city and I hope you enjoyed the same as I always do showing the best of it!! It was my pleasure!! Muchas gracias!!
Anton WaserUnited States
As a group, we would rate Jorge L among the very best guides that we have experienced over our numerous Tours by Local journeys. Passionate and historically knowledgeable about this wonderfully under appreciated city, Jorge brought the twenty-three centuries to life. He was a joy to be with for the four hours, far too short a time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola!! I really appreciate your review and comments!! As you know I like a lot the history and I try my best to make it nice for everybody!! Thanks once again for your tie and attention!! Muchas gracias!!
Daniel MurrayUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola!! Thanks for taking your time in rating the tour!! It was a pleasure!!
Avi AvidanUnited States
Very enjoyable time spent with Jorge. He was very warm, accommodating and informative; he knew his history! Jorge had a good sense of humor and made our time together memorable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola!! Tha´s great!! Thanks for your words!! Although it was really hot that Saturday I enjoyed a lot!! I really hope you discovered something new in this lovely alnds!! Muchas gracias from Spain!!
Lydia MandelUnited States
Thank you Jorge for a wonderful day in Valencia. The Lladro factory was fascinating and I appreciate even more the pieces we have. The 6 of us really enjoyed the City of Arts and Science and the modern and old parts of the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola!!! Thanks so much for sharing your experience with some other travelers!! All your comments are really helpful to keep going in my job!!! Muchas gracias!!
Richard HoffmanUnited States
Jorge was excellent! He gave us a splendid tour of Valencia. None of us had ever been there before, and we were overwhelmed by the great beauty of this hidden gem of Spain. He knew a great deal about the history and architecture of Spain, and especially of Aragon. We got a great feel for Valencia and its culture--we especially enjoyed the market and the Valencian pastry afterwards. He explained the Silk Exchange excellently.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Richard!! Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a great opinion!!! As you could see Valencia is just wonderful!! I am very glad you and your party enjoyed the tour and had a nice experience!! I really hope to see you one day back in my lovely lands, why not?¿ Have a wonderful time!! Jorge L.
Bruna BresnanUnited States
My companion and I spent 6 hours visiting Valencia. We loved every moment of it. Jorge is an exceptional tour guide, very caring and aware of the client needs. I have not enough words to express my thanks to him and his helper for making this a truly memorable experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi!! Thanks so much for your good and nice comments!! It was my pleasure to share that day with you!! I really hope you enjoyed the day in Valencia and had very good memories for ever and ever!! It will be my pleasure to welcome you again in Spain!!! Best and warm regards!! Jorge L.
Howard LevyUnited States
Excellent tour guide although the subject matter of the tour (panoramic tour of Alicante) is only average. Jorge is very accommodating and made the most of the subject matter of the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear traveler!! Thanks so much for writing such a wonderful review!!! It was really nice to share this day with you!! I really hope you enjoyed the most important "must-see" place sin Alicante!! Best regards from Spain!!
Andrea P.United States
I've toured with Jorge before, and was delighted to repeat the experience. We saw everything I could possibly have wanted to enjoy on my private tour. Jorge has a luxury vehicle which makes touring even more convenient and comfortable. He is a gifted linguist, and has tremendous knowledge of his country's history and culture. You tour with one of the best guides in Spain when touring with Jorge Linares! Fabulous, perfect tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andrea, It was my pleasure sharing half Sunday with you!! We had a wonderful time, and as you know I love my job so I do my best to share it with my clients. I really appreciate your time and effort writing this great review!! If any time if you visit again Spain, do not hesitate to contact me I will do my best to solve any problem!! Best regards, Jorge L.
Thomas UrbanikRound Rock, TX, United States
Jorge (George) is the best reason to use Tours By Locals. Knowledgeable, connected to the community, and a wealth of local information. His English is excellent. Definitely the way to see Cartagena which is great city to visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Thomas, Thank you very much for your feedback. We spent a nice moorning in Cartagena. Thank you once again to trust in our private services. Best regards from Spain!
Juliette MorrisUnited States
Used Jorge in Alicante, Spain. The tour was just fabulous! Jorge is a pleasure to spend the day with and he was both knowledgeable and personable. We were pleasantly surprised by how interesting the tour in Alicante was. Highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola!! Thanks so much for your review!! You were very easy going so it was my pleasure!!
Anna W.CALIFORNIA, United States
I was extremely impressed with ore tour guide Jorge. We are arriving by cruiseship to Valencia. Jorge emailed me the day before to verify location and provided suggestions on mode of transportation. Morning of the meeting, Jorge texted me to confirm. As our guide of six guests, he was extremely knowledgeable, professional and personable. We recommend Jorge to anyone visiting Valencia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola!!! Thanks so much for your nice words!! It was great to share half morning with you showing the best of my lands!!
Richard MiksLas Vegas, NV, United States
Really an outstanding guide! Very knowledgeable and personable! Enjoyed his company and interaction with us! Highly recommend him! Only criticism, and this is true of all the tours we took (8), was the exact location of our meeting place. Some tours it was next to the ship, on other tours it was outside the cruise terminal and in this case it was a restaurant outside the terminal and up the street a block. Needs to be more clearly spelled out in the booking!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Richard!! Thanks so much for your review and recommendations!! I have already solved the meeting point issue and now works perfectly!! Thanks for your words!! Best regards from Spain!! Jorge L.
Wendy StephensonUnited States
A very enjoyable 1/2 day tour in Jorge's well appointed van. He took us on a scenic drive to a monastery outside of Alicante and then finished in the city of Alicante on a walking tour of the high points of culture and religion. Walking the cobbled streets he pointed out differences in centuries old Moorish and Christian housing. We finished on the beautiful mosaic esplanade and then found our way back to a wonderful local restaurant for lunch that he had pointed out earlier. We highly recommend Jorge!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Wendy!! Thanks so much for your review!! I really enjoyed the tour with you, you were very easy going!! I hope you discovered something new about my lovely lands!! Have a wonderful experience!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks ;-)
John ParroUnited States
Jorge was excellent as a tour guide. Very knowledgeable, spoke VERY good English and was so very flexible and adapter to our needs very easily. If you get a chance to spend several hours with Jorge, it is a must do!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, Thank you very much for your comment, I am very grateful to guide you in Valencia. Looking forward hearing from you soon, best regards from Valencia!
Ellen TeslerUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs Ellen Tesler, Thanks so much for your rating!! I really appreciate it!! Have a wonderful time!
Fred RothUnited States
We used Jorge twice this week and each time he was very professional, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He was as good a guide as we've had from Toursbylocals.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Fred, It was a real pleasure to guide you through Valencia and Cartagena. I hope I can see you again soon. Best regards from Spain!
Fred RothUnited States
We used Jorge twice on this trip and he was one of the best guides we have ever had with Toursbylocals. Very enthusiastic, knowledgeable, professional and gracious. He was a real find.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Fred, Thank you very much for your feedback. See you soon!
Gary B.New Orleans, LA, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola!! Thanks so much for taking your time in reviewing the tour!! It was a real pleasure!! Muchas gracias!!
Nadav SharirRaleigh, NORTH CAROLINA, United States
Jorge was an excellent guide. We wanted to change the original itinerary and he happily agreed. We spent a great time in Valencia and Alicante. We definitely recommend hiring Jorge as your guide if you're planning on visiting the area of Valencia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola!! Thanks so much for your nice comment and for letting me show you the best of our Mediterranean lands!! It was my pleasure!! Hope you had a wonderful time!!
Madhavi KandulaUnited States
this was our first private tour of our ten day trip. jorge was enthusiastic, knowledgable, and fun. our family of four loved him and his insights. lovely to see someone who loves doing their job and is great at it. we ended the day with beers and some tapas. perfect ending to a perfect day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Madhavi Kandula, Thanks so much for your great notes!! It was my pleasure to share my mediterranean area with you!! It was a perfect day for both sides!! Thanks so much and enjoy life!!
Sandria KohlUnited States
We had a great tour with Jorge. He was very knowledgeable of Cartagena. It was a very delightful day and I would recommend to everyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sandria, Thank you very very very much. It was a pleasure to guide your party. See you soon in Cartagena!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lynn, Thank you very much for evaluating positively your experience! Best regards from Spain
Clay ClinesmithUnited States
Jorge was our guide for the Clinesmith family of eight when we toured Cartegena Spain on May 15, 2017. It was a great tour, and the van, driver, and guide provided through Tours by Locals was tremendous.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Clinesmith, Thank you for your trust. Was a great day in Cartagena with your family Best regars from Spain ;-)
Diane BremerUnited States
Jorge provided an excellent tour of Cartagena in April 2017. Our group of six visited the Christmas Fort, Punic Wall, Theater, Amphitheater, Concepcion Castle, and other sights in this beautiful city. One couple wanted to attend church, and Jorge organized the tour so the rest of the group toured the Old Town area during the service. He met us promptly at a clear meeting point. His comfortable van held our group easily, and he guided us precisely, with knowledgeable commentary. Superior guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Diane, Thank your for trusting in our private tours. Was a nice day guidint your party. Cartagena is an unknown Mediterranean jewel. See you soon. Best regards from Spain ;-)
Tim St LouisCanada
Jorge was a great guide. He was friendly and very informative. We had a great time with him and would highly recommend his tour to others.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr Tim, It was great to shre with you my lovely Mediterranean lands!! I hope you enjoyed it!!
Robert QuistSalt Lake City, UTAH, United States
Jorge was a delight. Valencia was a new destination for us and brought it to life, so that we could understand and appreciate this wonderful city. With his excellent English and knowledge of the regions history, we fell in love with the Old City center.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Robert!! Thanks so much for taking your time for writing a great review about my city and I ;) It was great sharing part of my lovely live with you!! Hope to see you again one they in Valencia or maybe in Alicante or Cartagena!! Thank you!!
James R.United States
This was a really good tour and a very informative one about much of the history of this ancient city. In addition our guide, Jorge, introduced us to several of the more interesting areas nearby outside of the city itself. Jorge's tour is highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James!! I really appreciate your opinion!! It´s wonderful that you enjoyed our tour!! Hope to see you one day back in Spain!! Why not?¿
Chris W.United States
Jorge is a very professional and experience guide who gave us a good understanding of the city and its key sites. We covered a lot of ground in our three hours which passed by very quickly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Chris!! Thanks so much for your opinion, we really appreciate it!! Hope you enjoyed the tour and the experience!!! Best regards, Jordi Linares
Monte GoldsteinUnited States
Great guide and tour arrangements. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Monte!! Thanks so much for your nice words!! I really appreciate them!! It was so fun meeting you in Alicante and in Valencia!! I spent such a great tie with your family!! I am sure they already miss me!! :D Have a wonderful time travelling around!! Best regards from Spain!!!
Karla D.Asheville, NC, United States
Cartagena is sadly underestimated as a destination. In the few hours that we shared with Jordi, we learned a small bit of the fascinating history of this hidden gem and enjoyed it all. We ended our day sharing lunch with Jordi and his family. We ate wonderful food, laughed together, made memories. It was a wonderful adventure!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear family!! Thanks so much for this words!! We really apprecite your opinion about Cartagena pur city!! We keep improving our tours and knowledges to make Cartagena more interesting!! Best regards from oue family too!!
James MurphyUnited States
Jorge was very good and took very good care of us
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola James!! Thanks so much for your time and your great words!! It was really nice to share this tour with your family!! Best regards from Alicante (Spain)!! Jordi & Ana Linares
Carol LovinsUnited States
Jorge was the most knowledgeable tour guide and historian I have ever been around. I would strongly recommend this tour to anyone
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Carol!! Thanks so much for your review!! I really appreciate it ;) It was my pleasure sharing this 3h with you!! I hope you enjoyed and discovered something new in Spain ;)
Ben FeldmanUnited States
Jorge was simply sensational! The walking tour was perfect, we got to see the entire town and go to very unique places that we would have never found. We particulary like the Punic Wall Museum. Jorge wove an amazing tail that seemed to take us back in time to an incredibly amazing historical time. At the end of the tour Jorge took us to a local restaurant where we chatted with the owner and ate simply amazing Tapas. It is a trip we will not forget for a long time. We would highly recomend Jorge!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ben!! Thanks so much for your nice review I really appreciate it!! It was great sharing the 21st June with you and your family!! As you know we really love our job and we tray to show it to our travellers!! Have a nice summer ;) Jordi Linares
Joey DuReeUnited States
What a great day!! Wasn't sure what to expect from Alicante, but Jorge made it so interesting!!!! Loved this excursion!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joey!! Thanks so much for such a great opinion!! I really hope you enjoyed this lovely mediterranean city!! It was a pleasure for me to share this 3h walking and chatting!! Best regards from Spain!!
Debbie RobinsonUnited States
We had a wonderful walking tour with Jorge! He has a vast historical knowledge of his city. We had the opportunity to meet with a local fan painter and enjoyed hearing about his art. He is a very engaging person to be with and a great time was had by all in our group!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Debbie Robinson, Thank you very much for your feedback, I will follow working hard to offer the best local experiences ;-) Best regards from Spain!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Eileen, Thanks so much for rating my tour with you!! It was great to have the chance to share my lovely city with you!! Best regards, Jorge
Stuart KaruUnited States
Jorge was fabulous, knowledgable, easy to understand, proud of his city and fun to be with. All in all, a great tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Stuart!! Thanks so much for your feedback and rate!!! It was my pleasure having the chance to show the best of our Mediterranean lands!! Best regards from Spain!! Jorge
Betty HaxtonUnited States
A good tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Betty, Thank you for your opinion ;-)
Virginia McCombsUnited States
Jordy gave us an excellent tour of Cartagena. He is very knowledgeable about the history of the area and gave us so much information. Jordy is also very personable with outstanding English speaking skills. I highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Virginia!!! Thanks so much for your nice words!! It was my pleasure sharing a morning with you!! It was great!! Best regards!! Jorge
Excellent guide with allot of historical knowledge. Totally bilingual and knows the special spots.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr Jack & friends, Thanks so much for your opinion and comments!! I really appreciate it!! We spent such a wonderful time all together!! Muchas gracias por todo!! Best regards, Jordi Linares
Thomas MuiHonolulu, HI, United States
Jorgw is a great guide.Very articulate and knowlegible. Would recommend him most highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Thomas!! Thanks so much for your nice words!! It´s great that you still remember us!!
Tim FoleyUnited States
Jorge has such a depth of knowledge for history it amazed us. He was a perfect guide who explained the long history of such a great city. The tour far exceeded our expectations
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs Tim and Mss Pat, Thanks so much for your review!! It was my pleasure to share my knowledge with you, althought the weather was a disaster!! It was great to meet you and share nice moments!!
Marvin SchwartzbardUnited States
Fabulous tour of Cartagena with Jores. Couldn't recommend more highly. Was knowable and fun all the same time. Wonderful day!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marvin, Thansk so much for your review!! It was a really nice time sharing with your family all my knowledges :D You were a wonderful family!! Hope you all find the recipe for Caldero and try to cook it!! You will enjoying for sure!! Best regards from Ana and I!!
Pamela CampbellUnited States
We had a fabulous time in this fascinating, ancient city. Jordi was absolutely wonderful! He is fun and informative and has a terrific grasp of the history and culture here. We would certainly travel with him again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pamela, Thank you very much for your feedback. Best regards from Spain!
Kathy BibleUnited States
Wonderful comprehensive tour of Cartegena. Jorge is so knowledgeable and charming, it was a wonderful tour. We really enjoyed seeing all aspects of Cartegna's harbor and learning the history of this wonderful city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oohhh Kathy!! Thanks so much for your lovely commend. Hope you enjoyed and hope to meet you again in Valencia or Alicante!!
Brenda CourtneyUnited States
We had a wonderful day with Jorge! He was knowledgeable and walked us to the most important sights in the old city in Valencia. Not only did he give us a fantastic tour, he was able to give us some direction on what to see and do the rest of our week in Valencia. Jorge was professional, likable, and very proud of his Valencian heritage.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brenda!! Thanks so much for your review and for spending your time in Valencia!! We spent a great time, you were very kind and interested in knowing more about our lifestyle, Valencia and this lovely Mediterranean lands!! Hugs and kisses!!
This is a great tour & Jorge is an excellent guide. He arranged our time to best advantage for viewing sights & avoiding crowds. He is very knowledgable & informative & we learned a lot about each place we visited. We also enjoyed some delicious local wine & snacks.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dennis, Thank you very much for evaluating positively your experience! Best regards from Spain ;-)
Brian SheffieldSan Antonio, FL, United States
Our party of four met Jorge at the appointed location and was directed to our luxury car for the start of our tour. The overall condition of the vehicle was outstanding and it truly met our expectations for the tour. All four of us had plenty of room, the car was spotless and provided for plenty of viewing throughout the tour. When we return to Spain, we definitely will request the services of Jorge and a luxury car through Tours by Locals for our anticipated tours. Thank you! Brian E.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Biran, I do not know how to express my sincere thanks in words. Thank you for your trust. Keep in touch :-)
Brian SheffieldSan Antonio, FL, United States
Jorge was an exceptional guide. Prior to our arrival in Cartagena, Jorge clearly outlined what kind of tour we could expect, the cost of the tour and where to meet upon arrival of the M/S Ryndam. Jorge was well prepared, spoke clear English and anticipated our schedule based upon our physical limitations and time allotted for the tour. We had a group of four and everyone of us believe that Jorge was truly an outstanding guide and we would recommend him to anyone visiting the Cartagena, SP area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brian Sheffield, First of all, Happy New year! Thanks so much for your feedback comment. It was my pleasure sharing this Mediterranean land with you!! Hope to see you again in Spain!! Best reagards. Jorge
Howard KristolUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your "rating" we really appreciate it.
Howard KristolUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure for me to share this walking tour with great and polite people.
We enjoyed the tour and the guide who was excellent. We learned a lot about Spanish history , the visit of Santa Cruze quarter was a very good choice.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mss Esther Cohen, Thanks so much for your review, we really appreciate it!! We hope you had a nice tour and got amazed by all the history that this Mediterranean lands can offer you!
Richard VedderUnited States
Excellent tour experience; pre-tour communication was very professional.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs Richard Vedder, Thanks so much for your review we really appreciate it! We hope you enjoyed our explanations and the tour!!