Bill E.TX, United States
Federico was an excellent tour guide for our family. He led us on a very well-organized, full-day tour of everything that we wanted to see in Granada. More importantly, he was a wealth of knowledge about the history of Spain, Granada and each of the sites we toured. From top to bottom, literally, we covered so much of Granada that day - starting in the Albayzin to the Generalife gardens, and from the Nasrid palaces/Alhambra to the Royal Chapel. We definitely plan to call on him when we are back in Spain.
Federico gave us a wonderful tour of the Alhambra and Generalife. We were a family of 6 including a 12 year old and a 15 year old and he catered perfectly for all ages and interests. Having spent a considerable time in Ireland Federico' s English was excellent. Combined with his knowledge of Moorish history, culture and design, his delight in sharing his knowledge and his engaging personality, this made for an informative and and very pleasurable tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi ya! Thanks a million for your positive feedback. It was a pleasure to show you the magnificient Alhambra. I am glad you liked my Irish accent, some people might find it difficult to understand, I am always trying to hide it a bit but it comes out instinctively. Merry Christmast and best wishes for the upcoming 2019. Federico
Randall HagenUnited States
Our guide, Federico, was very congenial, knowledgeable, with a nice personality. We enjoyed our tour of the Alhambra and Jewish Quarter. His English is good, though there were times when I struggled to decipher some of what he was saying. The tour was not cheap, but Federico made it fun and interesting. Would definitely hire him again for another tour. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Randall, Yes we are already here. Not so nice weather as in Spain at the moment. Thank you for your rating. The Alcazaba at the Alhambra is an area where there are only foundations of the houses of the barracks. Nothing really different from the foundations we saw at the Medina. I always prefer to spend time explaining all the interesting details contained in the decorations. I am really sorry I didn't mention that to you at the begining of the tour, I usually do. Kindest regards.
Brian GoldsteinUnited States
Frederic is an exceptional guide, and his knowledge of The Alhambra and the history of Granada is boundless. He delivers his tour professionally and with a good sense of humor, making for a thoroughly enjoyable experience. We asked him to focus on the Jewish history of the area, which he did without seeming to sacrifice other important information. I highly recommend Frederico!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brian, thank you for taking the time to write this review. The contribution of Jews to our culture has always been of great historic interest in my studies so it is a great pleasure to share it with visitors who are as interested as you were. Hope to have the opportunity to see you again in Spain. Best of wishes Shalom
Lorraine ChiorazziUnited States
Federico was the best guide we have ever had in any of our travels. His knowledge of history, art, architecture and his natural skill as a teacher made the treasures of Granada feel alive to us. What an education! His style was casual and full of humor which made the whole experience enjoyable. 5 stars for sure. Lorraine and Nick
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lorraine and Nick, thanks a million for your kind feedback it was a pleasure to conuct a tour for such an educated couple. Best wishes from Spain.
Brenda PlunkettUnited States
We had a wonderul day!! Frederico was excellent, he also gave some great recommendations for local food places throughout southern Spain and even in Madrid. Would highly recommend his tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Brenda for taking the time to write this review. I am glad you enjoyed all the restaurants I reccomended. Best of wishes.
Susan B.United States
Wow what a tour. Federico is so knowledgable about Granada and its long and wonderful history. Federico gives you such an in-depth view and a detailed historical perspective on all the unique symbols and meanings that are hidden within the beautiful architecture. He was extremely accommodating to my use of a wheelchair and went above and beyond in making me feel comfortable and getting to see all the sights. Great tour!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Susan for your kind feedback. Hope to see you again in Spain. Warmest regards.
Myrna MegdalUnited States
Excellent Tour! Federico was very knowledgable and personable. We couldn't have asked for a better guide.
Sally SommersUnited States
Federico was absolutely fabulous. We could not have asked for a better guide. His knowledge of Granada and the Alhambra is unparalleled. We especially enjoyed the discussion about the symbolism and geometry of the Alhambra. We also had a diverse group of personalities and he was perfect with the young men in our group who are not typically as interested in all the details as well as my mother who wants to know all the details. I highly recommend Federico.
Marie-Anne MancioUnited Kingdom
Absolutely superb. My group (aged 18 to 72 ) were in thrall to Federico whose knowledge of history, Islamic art, theology, poetry etc. was enormous. Such a joy to have an academic who can explain complex concepts in an accessible manner and with great humour. Do not attempt to visit Granada without him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marie-Anne, it is was an honour to show the Alhambra to an Art Curator like you who brings travelleres really interested in the in depth meanings of every squared centimetre of the knowledge contained on the walls of the Alhambra. Thanks a million for having trusted in my services. Hope to see you soon back in Andalusia. Best wishes.
John McCabeUnited States
All of our tours by locals were great, but this one was the best. Federico made the history of Al Hambra come alive. He was knowledgeable, personable with excellent communication skills. His English was impeccable. A very interesting man.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks John for taking the time to write this review. It was a pleasure to share with you the magnificient Alhambra and Granada. All best wishes for you and your lovely family.
James WiggsOmaha, NEBRASKA, United States
This tour was simply amazing! There's nothing quite like having your very own history professor to personally walk you through 2000 years of Spanish history, culture and architecture. Federico is absolutely awesome! We saw the Alhambra, the Generalife Gardens, walked the Albayzin and enjoyed everything in between. Federico is able to make all of this understandable, fun, and extremely interesting, all the while with his sense of humor showing through. This tour was unforgettable!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi James, Thank you for your kind words. As in Chess, the movements are a dialogue and not a monologue. That was the case with such an interested travellers. Hope to enjoy the opportunity of meeting you in the future. Thanks a million.
Dean KoenigUnited States
What an amazing tour! Federico has an incredible knowledge of The Alhambra and the history of the Moors and Spain, but shares this knowledge with humor, enthusiasm, and a relevancy that made it seem alive. The palace is an amazing place and Federico brought it to life while also accommodating our questions, moments of rest in the shade, bathroom breaks, and photo opportunities. His tour of Granada made me want to move there immediately. I highly recommend this tour!
Lauren Bloemsma van NesUnited States
Federico is not only exceedingly knowledgeable, he has an exquisite sense of humor. I so appreciate that he has a honest approach to teaching history, willing to share opposing viewpoints and perspectives. Highly recommended!
Andrew HahnUnited States
Federico is an extraordinarily personable and knowledgeable guide. Covered history, religion, politics, economics, and culture as well as building technology, mathematics in art and architecture, literature, symbols, and much more. Fluent in English. Absolutely great guide and great tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Andrew for this feedback. It was a pleasure with such an interested people as your wife and you are. Hope to see you in Spain or USA again. Best wishes!
Craig SomervilleNarrabeen, NSW, Australia
Federico was an excellent guide for the Alhambra. Extremely knowledgeable about the history of the region and the site specifically. He was well organized, prompt and very relaxed in his delivery. Also was very flexible with the tour so we missed all the crowds whilst still keeping to the time allocations of the Alhambra. Highly recommend Federico for other travelers looking for a great time in Granada.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Craig for taking the time to write this review. Hope to see you again in Granada. Best wishes.
very informative and casual. However follow-up to make sure I got the info right was lacking. never responded to my queries. disappointing
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ken, Thank you for your feedback. I apologize for not having responded to your mail after the tour. I probably didn´t answer in the moment and then being in peak season I forgot. I will try to find the message and answer. Please accept my apologies.
Stephen TaylorUnited States
Fredrico was amazing! He had his driver Jose pick us up at the cruise terminal in Malaga and he wisked us to Cordoba for the tour where we met Fredrico. He made our day exceptional. His knowledge of the area and Alhambra was great and his English was perfect. He took us to a great restaurant where he ordered for us and he made our day super fun and I would encourage all readers to give him serious consideration.
Jonathan R.United States
Franklin VelazquezUnited States
Our tour guide Federico is the king of tour guides with an encyclopedic command of Alhambra history and background. I highly recommend him for knowledge, humor and personality.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Frankling for taking the tume to write the review. Working with teachers like you always make things easier. Congratulations for the education of your children. Hasta pronto.
Joye GrabarczykUnited States
Wow !! I've travelled all over the world and had countless such private tours, but this ranks as one of the very best we had...if not the best. Federico really gave us a great tour of Granada. His knowledge of the historical background of everything we saw was awesome. He paced this tour really well, with the Alhambra/Generalife in the morning, and then the old quarter, old city center, and Royal Chapel in the afternoon. What was intended to be a 6 hour tour ended up as 8 hours. Thank you Federico !
I am so glad we booked Federico to take use through the Alhambra and Generalife - he was very knowledgeable from so many different aspects - and really brought the place alive for us. We are a family of 4 with 2 teenage daughters, and he even won over the teenagers! We heard all about history, geometry, poetry, science, architecture, earthquake resistance - Federico asked what our interests were - and picked out the most interesting information for us. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nicole for taking the tuime to write this review. I also enjoyed your passion for Maths and the attention of your whole family to my humble description of the science of the Alhambra. Hope to see you again in Spain. Stay with best regards
William CroftUnited States
Very knowledgeable about the intricate details of the Alhambra. Thanks for an interesting tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your review William. Hope to see you again in Spain.
This was the most amazing tour ever. Frederico is beyond fantastic. He obviously takes pride in what he does. His level of knowledge and his capacity to explain it is both substantial and impressive. There were 11 of us in the group today, including 5 youths ranging from 10 - 17 yrs. Frederico consistently engaged them throughout the tour and made many modern-day analogies so that they could relate to the historical context. I cannot imagine how deficient the visit would have been without his input.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lubna, it was my pleasure, congratulatiions for having such a lovely family and all your very well educated children, I am also a father and know there are a number of hours dedicated on your side behind. Hope to see you again in Spain. Federico
Kim McCullochUnited States
Federico is a very knowledgeable and interesting host! We had such a great day at the Alhambra! He did a great job keeping our group engaged as we had ages 6-70 in our group. We had a fantastic "gastronomic experience" as well. I would highly recommend this host and tour to anyone. Granada is quite a spectacular place to visit!
Susan C.United States
Federico and his tour was amazing! He clearly has breadth/depth of knowledge of the history of Granada & Alhambra. He was very engaging, entertaining and made special effort to connect with my 2 children (14/12). We learned about and saw things that we would not have noticed without him. His English is perfect and he is very organized. I now have a greater appreciation for the history/culture of the region. I highly recommend Federico and I will be recommending him to friends. Thank you Federico!
Randy ReichardtUnited States
We enjoyed our full day tour of Granada with Federico, very much. We felt that Federico offered us both current and historical facts about the city, the Alhambra, and local culture. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the area, including the beautiful architecture, and was able to share the information in a funny and relate-able way. We left our tour planning our next visit to Granada. We will highly recommend Tours By Locals AND Federico to anyone vacationing in the area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Randy, Thanks a million for taking the time to leave this positive feedback. It was a pleasure to show Granada to your family. Hope to see you in the future. Big hugs for you all!
Irene JohnstonUnited States
Fedicio was very knowledgeable and had a wonderful grasp of history and was engaging even for my 17-year-old son. Great sense of humor and gave us a fantastic lunch recommendations. Highly recommend!
James SmagalaUnited States
Federico is very knowledgeable. The personal tour was terrific. I wouldn't tour the Alhambra with Senor Federico.
Beth GoldsteinUnited States
Federico was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic during our tour of Alhambra and the gardens. The level of information he shared was not only impressive but shared in a way we could remember the details . He also shared his work with the cultural center including tips for the rest of our travels that were perfect.
Arthur CummingsUnited States
Our tour of Granada and Alhambra with Federico simply could not have been better. His depth of knowledge of the area and history is impressive. Detailed explanations of sites were complimented with entertaining stories of historical significance. His English is fluent and he was great with our five year old son. You will not be disappointed with his tour!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dan and Yolanda for sharing your time in Granada with me. Thanks a milliom also for your positive feedback. I wish you all the best. Warmest regards Federico
Jean McKinnonNew Zealand
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you John for your rsting. Besa of wishes.
Excellent tour with a very knowledgeable and entertaining guide.
John CornwellUnited States
excellent tour guide, had a great day
Sandra WallisUnited States
We had a wonderful tour and great history lesson of the beautiful city of Granada with Federico. He was very informative, knowledgeable and descriptive. We would highly recommend Federico for anyone visiting Granada. Sandra and Wally
Bonnie ScogginsUnited States
Federico was a serious and knowledgable guide who was willing to answer any and all questions posed by our group. He was only available for a half day tour but provided a great deal of information is that limited time. It was especially interesting when he took us into a church for contemplative nuns where one was praying. Even though in public she was completely covered and only faced the altar.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bonnie for your rating. It was a pleasure to be with a historian like you. Despite of the fact that we didnt visit the Alhambra together but the Albayzin and the Royal Chapel, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed that tour. Thanks a million.
The vehicle we used was modern and comfortable. Plenty of leg room. We had a good driver. Federico was right on time meeting us. He knew what our needs were. He is very client oriented. When we encountered pesky hawker/con men in the city, Federico dealt with them in a civil but firm way. At the Alhambra, we skipped the lines. Federico told us stories, recited poetry, and gave us historical perspectives. I doubt we would have received these on a standard ships tour. He got us back on time.
Julia da SilvaUnited Kingdom
Great tour of the Alhambra. Federico was very knowledgeable. He told us many interesting things about the Alhambra and Spanish history and culture. There were 8 of us in the group and we all thought that he was great. Thoroughly recommend.
Saad IsmailUnited States
Had a wonderful time exploring ALHAMBRA with Federico. He started the tour on time. His english was excellent. He was very professional and his knowledge of the history of Alhambra was fantastic. We learned a lot and enjoyed the tour very much. We highly recommend taking this tour and with this guid who was very much considered to all our needs.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Saad for your kind feedback. It was a pleasure to share the objective beauty of the Alhambra with you. Enjoy the rest of your trip. Thanks a million
George ShemoUnited States
Our private tour of the Alhambra, and the beautiful City of Granada with Federico was absolutely the highlight of our 2 week tour of Spain. His love and pride for his native city was obvious in the way that he explained the history and provided interesting details of all the Granada sights. He was able to obtain the very difficult to get tickets to the Alhambra for our party of 6 at the last minute. Two of us had mobility issues, but he was kind and patient, we saw everything. Muchas Gracias Federico!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Carol and George for taking the time to leave this positive feedback. I highly appreciate your very kind words. Hope to see you again in Spain. Federico
Ann K.United States
Federico gave us an excellent tour of Granada. We only had one day to spend in Granada and he gave us a very good overview of the Alhambra, the Royal Chapel and the neighborhood of Albaicin. He is very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of insight that would have been difficult to obtain on our own in this short period of time.
Rebecca S.United States
Using a private guide for just the two of us to see the Alhambra was indeed a splurge. But for one of the great monuments of the world, it was surely worth every penny of it. Our tour with Federico was fun because not only did he give us the basic history, but hey, what did the Apple guys from Dublin who were in town recently think of the mathematical genius of the Alhambra? It's stories like this that give extra dimension and depth. Would have awarded FIVE stars, but your site wouldn't record it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rebecca for your positive feedback. It was a pleasure to be with you at the Alhambra and that you enjoyed the scientifical achievments of the Nasrids. Sorry for the system not allowing you to rate five starts, I will contact our support team to let them know. In any case that is not important. Hope to see you in the future in Granada. Warmest Regards.
We gave Federico 5 stars because there is no 6 star rating. We wanted an historian or architect educated in the area. We enjoy detailed explanations anchored in history and traditions, including art history; comparisons with other countries or regions . Federico did know all that, he speaks excellent English, masters idioms with a great sense,of humor . We highly recommend him over enthusiastic imported guides if you enjoy culture.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind feedback. It was my pkeasure enjoying the Alhambra with such educated travellers. You made me enjoy my passion for history and art. Hope to see you in the future. Warmest regards.
Rebecca RichardsonUnited States
Federico is extremely knowledgeable and gave us good context for our tour: we certainly learned a lot about the history of Granada and the Moors influence. We perhaps would have liked more detail or scholarly approach. That's particular to us so we would highly recommend Federico.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Rebecca, Thank you for your positive feedback. It was a pleasure to show you the citadel of the Alhambra and the Generalife gardens durig our 3 hours tour. On your next visit to Granada probably in a longer tour I will be pleased to take you into a more detailed and scholarly presntation into this fascinating monument that compiles the knowledge of what it was the most developed civilitation of its time. Thanks and hope to see you in the future. Federico.
David ScheffUnited States
Our tour with Federico of the Alhambra at night was spectacular. His deep knowledge and clear love of history, and ability to weave together past and present in a clear and entertaining way made the experience truly great. Five out of five isn't enough! Thanks so much!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dave for taking the time to write this feedback. You were both so interested in the history and art that really made me enjoy the tour. Hope to see you in the future. Thanks a million.
Letitia JohnsonUnited States
We enjoyed a great tour of the Alhambra with Federico. He is extremely knowledgeable in art and Spanish history sharing so many interesting facts. His English language skills are excellent and he was very welcoming to us.
Excellent tour, Federico is a very well-informed expert and a pleasant, fun guide - couldn't have asked for more.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a million for your feedback Nick. It was a pleasjure to show you and your wife the magnificient Alhambra. Best of wishes
Beverly Van SickleUnited States
An outstanding tour! Frederico was a wealth of knowledge the Alhambra and Gardens as well as taking us to his favorite restaurant for lunch and walking tour after. We felt so lucky to have him show us his Granada!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Beverly. Thank you for taking the time to write tbis positive feedback. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your holidays in Southern Spain. warmest regards
Bernard LechowickUnited States
Frederico is a gem of a human being and a stellar guide. His passion for world- and Spanish history, art and architecture, is evident. His knowledge is as deep as his passion. This guy knows his stuff. He enriched our experience in and of Granada, and particularly of the Alhambra immeasurably. We are very grateful to him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bernard and Lynn, You dont know how grateful I am to you for taking my tour.You are one of those persons from which you learn a few things on every conversation..I followed your advise step by step with Noelia and your good procedure made things really easy. I cant thank you enough for that. Hope to see you an Lynn in the future. You have a true friend in Granada. Dont hesitate to contact me in case you ever neede something from Spain. Warmest Regards! Federico
Stephen SwireUnited States
Very personable, informed, intelligent guide. Great background and expertise. One of our greatest guides ever!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for this positive review Stephen. Hope to see you soon again. Enjoy the rest of hour holidays.
Genevieve SantosUnited States
Federico was considerate, articulate, understanding. We don't feel rushed and he answered all our queries. Federico was definitely very well-informed to say the least and has a sense of humour. He made the tour more appealing and enjoyable. Federico is awesome . We are truly pleased and lucky to have picked him to do our tour. I must say, Federico is one of my few best tour guides ever. Muchisimas gracias, Federico ! It was quite worth the time and effort. Keep up the wonderful job!
Richard MiksLas Vegas, NV, United States
VERY knowledgeable guide with impressive credentials. Highly recommend him!
Michael JosephUnited Kingdom
Frederico was an excellent guide. He was very knowledgeable and also transmitted his enthusiasm for his subject that we all appreciated. He was very friendly; answered our questions without ever indicating he might have been asked the same thing many times and gave us a real insight into the Alhambra and its history. It was an outstanding tour.
Edwin EubanksUnited States
Very good tour, very knowledgeable guide who is passionate about the history of La Alhambra. Timing and pace are very good, allowing quality times to learn and to view. Questions answered carefully and based on years of study. Very positive experience, fully recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Edwin, It was a pleasure to show you this mafnificient art expression. I am glad to hear from an Architect like you that the Alhambra has fullfilled your expectations. Warmest regards!
Michael PerrettOjai, CALIFORNIA, United States
Frederico was exceptionally good -- knowledgeable, perceptive, and able to relate well to his clients. He gave us a very good understanding of Alhambra and its vast history, and then he showed us historic and contemporary Granada. Excellent tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michael for taking the time to write this review. I highly appreciate your positive feedback. kind regards
Ann AylwinUnited States
Federico was fantastic!!! Extremely knowledgeable, calm, great sense of humor, and defy at engaging our teenagers. One of the best guides I've ever experienced.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ann, Thanks a milliom for taking the time to write this review. The girls were great and I enyoy making them read history and art in a way that they can enjoy. Hope to have the oportunity of exploring more of Granada in the future. Stay with best regards!
Maureen GlassUnited States
Excellent guide and very knowledgeable about the Alahambra. We learned so much!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Maureen, Thank you for your positive feedback. I am glad you enjoyed the art and culture of my city!
Julie SkeenUnited States
Federico was outstanding! We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and learned so much! Thanks for an incredible day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Julie, you were great companions in our cultural experience. Congratulations for all the good work on the education of your daughters. Hope to see you in the future. Warmest regards!
Neil MarkowitzUnited States
Federico is a guide's guide! He was so full of interesting information from history, to art, to architecture, to culture we loved our time getting to know Granada with him. If you really want to understand a little more deeply the nuance of culture, history, and how time has shaped our current understandings take a tour with Federico who is a wonderful asset to the Tours by Locals roster!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Neil, reading your feedback makes me realise how honoured I am being a guide in this lovely city. Thank you so much for having taken the time to write this review. I wish you and your family the best in life. Thanks a million! Federico
Neil MarkowitzUnited States
Federico is a guide's guide! He was so full of interesting information from history, to art, to architecture, to culture we loved our time getting to know Granada with him. If you really want to understand a little more deeply the nuance of culture, history, and how time has shaped our current understandings take a tour with Federico who is a wonderful asset to the Tours by Locals roster!
Lawrence BurnatUnited States
Federico is extremely knowledgeable and interesting. It is hard to imagine any tour guide Knowing more about the Alhambra, or the history of Southern Spain. He is also very personable. We had a great day with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you lawerence for this positive feedback. Hope to have the oportunity of showing you more of this cultural landscape in the future. warmest regards
Preston WaldropUnited States
Excellent tour. We learned so much about more than the simple nuts and bolts of history. Federico is our " best friend" in Granada.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Preston! I hope you enjoy the rest of the reccomendations! Warmest regards!
Cindy M.United States
Frederico provided a lot of great detail and also make the content relevant to the world today as well as to the 4 boys in our group (ages 9-11). He made it a point to engage them at various points throughout the tour to keep them entertained. I highly recommend Frederico for a tour for both adults and families.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Cindy, your children were lovely. Your education definetedly contributed to a great tour. Thank you to you all. Best wishes.
Deborah WheelerUnited States
we took a tour of the Alhambra with Frederico. He was very knowledable and thorough. We chose this tour because we planned the trip too late to get tickets on our own. I am glad now that we waited! He showed us thing we would have never discovered on our own or even with an audio guide. We took the tour at 5pm which I would suggest. Fewer tourists and cooler in late May.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Deborah for your positive feedback, enjoying the Alhambra the last hours of the day is always a gratifying experience. Thanks for taking my tour and wish you the best .
Lawrence GlickUnited States
There is a reason I continually use Toursbylocals. The guides are flexible, extremely knowledgeable, and strive to make your vacation perfect. Federico works with us to coordinate a flight from the US and drive from Madrid for an ideal time to start in Grenada. He went out of his way to secure hard to get tickets to the incredible evening show at the Mezquita Cordoba. And finally had us laughing and learning at the memorable Alhambra. My son and I are still chuckling over his final description.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Lawrence, Thank you for your review. You made such a huge effort to visit Granada and Córdoba in one day coming from Madrid that I felt I had to do everything in my hands to make it easier. It was a pleasure to be with you and your son. Hope to see you again in Granada. Warmest Regards
Elizabeth SaroyanUnited States
Our tour was wonderful! Federico was easy to reach for confirmation and prompt at our meeting place. He was intelligent , articulate and so knowledgeable of the Alhambra. My husband and I both felt we learned so much from him about the architecture and the history of this beautiful place. I would highly recommend him as a guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Elisabeth, it is rewarding to get this positive feedback from you. I also enjoyed the tour, you were interested and extremely kind. I hope to have the opportunity to see you again in Granada. Warmest regards!
Jean McElhanyUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jean for your rating. Hope you are all well!
Josh ThorpeUnited States
Federico provided a terrific tour. His knowledge of the history, art, architecture, and poetry of the Alhambra was beyond impressive. His tour was well designed, and he introduced and developed a number of fascinating themes during the tour. Federico was also very engaging on a personal level. He really provides an excellent experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Josh, thank you for taking your time to write this feedback. With such an interested travellers like you, my job and my passion for the art and history of my city becomes a pleasure. Hope you come back so as to discover more of this small artistic and historic continent.
Marcus Claudius AichingerAustria
I was in Granada with a family from Dubai and we really enjoyed this tour very much. In the morning we toured through the old city of Granada and then in the afternoon we had a great tour through the Alhambra. It was excellent, Federico provided us with so much information and took us to all the important sites. It was a wonderful day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marcus for your positive feedback, it really makes me happy the fact that you enjoyed my city. Hope to see you soon back to explore more of this small continent of culture. With best regards Federico
Phoebe AllenUnited States
We have been serious travelers for 20 years. Federico was, bar non, our best tour guide ever. Intelligent, insightful and witty, Federico's broad education blended science and poetry to unwrap the Alhambra's secrets. His English is flawless. He thoroughly answered all our questions - even the ones we didn't know quite how to ask. We wish there were six stars.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow Phoebe, you dont know how happy I am reading your level of satisfaction with my tour. After a difficult period in my personal life during last winter reading such a positive feedback makes me love my job again as I have always done. I can only say thank you a million times and please do not hesitate to contact me if you should ever need any information about Spain for yourselves or for any friend visiting my country. I will be more than honoured to help you with anything you may need. Warmest Regards!
Esra AL HosaniUnited Arab Emirates
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Esra for your rating. It was a pleasure to show you Granada and the Alhambra. Hope to see you and your family again in Andalucía. Kindest regards.
Donna PellegriniUnited States
Disappointed in this tour. Federico was pleasant but the tour was marginal. The information he provided was limited, lacking historical depth and detail. He appeared distracted and we felt rushed through the tour. We walked past the church in Alhambra with nary a comment or visit inside. No complaints with our driver, Manuel who was delightful!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Donna, I am sorry to read this negative feedback from your tour to Granada. I honestly tried my best so that you and your family enjoyed a tour to the Alhambra and Generalife with the walk through the city centre. I am also sorry that you had the feeling that I did rush you. It wasn´t my intention at all. The tour was 4 hours non stop as scheduled. Besides that I did´nt objetc to the transfer to Antequere without extra cost. Sorry once more for not having fullfilled your expectations.
Federico is a very knowledgable guide, who provided us with a wonderful experience in Granada. His thoughtful analysis of the history and religious conflicts in Granada painted a compelling and vibrant history, and he could answer every question we asked! Federico also provided us with interesting interpretations of art, poetry and the leading figures of the times, which added layers to our understanding and appreciation of the beautiful monuments. He was also skilful in avoiding crowds. A memorable stay!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Naomi, it was a real pleasure to share this cultural approach to Granada with your Lovely family. When travelers are so interested as you were in the History and Art, my job becomes a pleasure. I think I finally forgot giving you the name of my friend the Profesor Jonathan Ray at Georgtown University. He is one of the most knowledgeble people in the world about that always difficult social and religious conflicts in Medieval Iberia. Hope to see you again some day in Spain or Australia.
Michelle AbramowitzUnited States
Guide very knowledgeable and interesting. Expected more walking to see and experience the area. Spent most of the time sitting and listening and guide decided we take taxis instead of walking and experiencing. Very expensive for the amount of places we saw and although he was good, not worth the money we spent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michelle, I am sorry to read that you expected a different type of tour. This tour is intended to provide a high cultural perspective of the contribution of Judaism to our culture and that is why we spent so much time explain inglés in the old city. I am also sorry to hear that I didnt show you many places because we even visited the Generalife gardens with the summer palace. Thank you so much in any case for having used my services and hope you enjoy the rest of your Vacations
Ashley McDowellUnited States
Wow Alhambra is incredible! Frederico was very knowledgeable and made for a very enjoyable experience! I would recommend him to anyone who wants to experience the Alhambra and learn the history.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ashley, it was a real pleasure meeting you this morning and experiencia an Alhambra of combined beauties. Enjoy your stay!
Patricia AbramsonUnited States
Federico was as good a guide as we have had anywhere in the world. He was astonishingly knowledgeable about art, history and the local area. He breathed so much life into our tour of the Alhambra. We will recommend him to friends visiting the area with great enthusiasm.
John MillerUnited States
We requested an Alhambra tour with short notice. Federico worked very hard to find tickets, but none were available. Instead, Federico led us on a very enriching tour of Granada. We plan to return some day and will contact Federico.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you John, I also enjoyed the nice walk through the Albayzin and the café at the viewing point. Hope next time I can show you the Alhambra.
Gregory RobertsonUnited States
Best tour ever!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating. It was a great day. Future is now,enjoy these days of discovering in golden present. All the best for you and your family.
James MunroNew Zealand
Federico was great and we enjoyed our informative walk around the Alhambra with him. He has a wealth of knowledge and historical perspective that he brings to life by demonstrating contemporary references and examples (we liked the story about the Apple logo!). Strongly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you James, it has been a Lovely morning tour. Congratulations for your philosophy for live. Hope to see you in New Zealand.
Federico is very knowledgeable not only about the site but also about history, culture, religion, literature etc. Very enriching experience.
Ramsey NeifertUnited States
Federico is an excellent tour guide. We took his tour of the Alhambra, and he showed us the highlights, explaining in detail why certain parts were important and exactly what made them beautiful or significant. It was fascinating, and Federico's vast knowledge of history, art and culture made his tour the highlight of our two week vacation!
Thank you very much for well organized and on time program. I will definitely recommend the guide and the program for my family members and other friends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nurdan for your Kind feedback. It was a pleasure to enjoy a day with you and your friends in Granada.
Janelle EngelUnited States
Good tour. Guide not as enthusiastic as some
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Janelle, Thank you for your feedback,I am glad you enjoyed your tour, sorry if you perceived I was not enthusiastic,I really have a passion for my job and after over a hundred tours this year through tours by locals, this is the first tour not rated 5 stars. I really apologise if you had that impression on the visit to Alhambra with me. Hope to have the opportunity in the future to show you more of my city. Best wishes
Nina WarshawUnited States
Frederico was amazing. He was had so much information it was mind blowing. He taught us so many things about the Alhambra and Granada that we never knew. He took us to a local restaurant for lunch that shared the local flair of Granada. I can't imagine anyone knowing more about the Alhambra and Granada than Federico. If we get back to this area we will only use him as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nina for taking the time to write this review. Hope to see you soon in A Spain.
Philip SchererUnited States
Federico provided our group with an outstandind day at Alhambra. Fererico was very knowlwdgeable, delightfulpresentatuion, aware of groups ability to walk etc. Great sense of humor.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Philip for your positive feedback. Was a great day with you and your friends. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holidays. Hope to see you soon in Spain.
W. Robert SmithUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for your rating. Hope to see you back in Spain.
Federico was by far the best tour guide we have ever experienced. Highly informed and gave a very insightful interpretation of history. We could have spent all day there with him. Bravo! Job well done.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Karem for your kind feedback, it was a pleasure to be with such a nice people, you made me love my job.
Federico was excellent his knowledge and detailed explanations were extremely informative. He was at pains to ensure we had a very memorable experience. The second part of the tour to tapas was also of the very highest standard and thoroughly enjoyable. His relaxed but professional approach is a credit to him and your agency. Thank you for the chance to enjoy and learn more about Granada and thank you to Federico for the brilliant memories. Regards, Barry Gwyther
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Barry, it was a pleasure to share this Historic and culinary experience with you. You were one of those travellers that make me enjoy my passion for my city. Hope to have the opportunity to enjoy a another bottle of wine in Spain or Australia. Enjoy the rest of the holidays in Spain.
Ferdinando was an excellent guide in every way. He was very knowledgeable and answered all of of our questions. I had a bit of a walking difficulty at the Alhambra site but he always found a chair for me to sit whilst he gave his explanation. A real pleasure to have such a well informed and thoroughly nice person escort us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for taking the time to write this positive feedback Daniel, I am glad you enjoyed the tour. It was Lovely to spend a fantastic morning in Granada with you and your friends. Hope you enjoyed also your lunch in that great terrace. Best wishes.. Federico
Andrew CampbellUnited States
Federico is an excellent tour guide. We had a group of 11 including artists, a writer, an architect, and four Ph.D. college professors. We were looking for a deep, rich understanding of The Alhambra from a multitude of perspectives and Federico certainly delivered on all counts. He has a broad yet deep understanding of The Alhambra's architecture, religious and cultural significance, and contributions to art, design and poetry. I highly recommend his tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andrew, Thank you for this positive feedback. It is always a pleasure to have such an educated audience as your group was. That makes me enjoy my passion for my job in a very special way. Thanks a million for trusting your Alhambra tour to me and for taking the time to write this review. Hope to see you back in Granada so as to discover more about this fantastic city.
Chris AgostinelliUnited States
Federico was outstanding...smart, friendly, considerate and very thorough. His depth of knowledge and information is very impressive and he has a great sense of humor. If Federico is available for a tour, you must work with him as he is the best!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Chris for taking the time to write this positive review. It was a pleasure to show you a bit of what this fantastic city can offer. Hope to see you back in Granada. Best wishes for both of you.
Cynthia p BushUnited States
We were 3 adults and 2 teens on a first time visit to Granada. Hiring Federico was one of our best decisions for this trip. The Alhambra is a sprawling complex with multiple buildings and a myriad of things to see. Having an expert guide helped make it a meaningful experience and maximize our time. Appreciate how he organized the tour and helped us put the Alhambra into historical context in a logical fashion. Our teens felt he brought the palaces to life and we all highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Cynthia, it was a Lovely morning with you and your family.Hope you can find the oportunity to come back to Spain and Discover more of what this fascinating part of the world can offer. Warmest regards. Federico
We loved our tour of Alhambra with our tour guide, Federico. He was amazing. Possibly the best tour guide my wife and I had ever had, and we travel often. His knowledge of the Alhambra Palace and Spain was fantastic. We felt like we had not just a tour guide, but a professor. It was very educational and informative. We were lucky to have found him. He also recommended a great restaurant in Granada.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your positive feedback, it was a pleasure to share the beauty of my city with you. Best wishes!
Yvonne PicardUnited States
Federico was knowledgeable and engaging. He just did not just dish out facts but made the tour interesting through anecdotes. I highly recommend this tour.
Fredrick was a delight and extremely knowledgeable about Alhambra and the relevant historical context. Our tour was to have also included a visit to a private Sephardic museum. Unfortunately it was closed for renovations, but we thoroughly enjoyed our extended conversation about the Jewish experience in Spain.
James MurphyUnited States
My wife and I were privileged to be given a private tour by Federico at the Alhambra today. He gave us a studied, enriching and greatly insightful tour. We came away with much greater insights than we could have imagined. We feel quite honored to have had Federico be our personal guide and we are pleased to give him the highest rating.
Linda BirnbaumUnited States
Federico is a superior guide: knowledgeable about the history, architecture and cultural impact of all three religions . Passionate about philosophy, science, and art as reflected in historical poetic documents relevant to the Alhambra complex. We learned much more than we anticipated and enjoyed Federico s wit and stories. This was not a "The king slept here" tour, but a tour based on scholarly evidence. We were very fortunate.
Terence HorsburghUnited Kingdom
Excellent tour. The Alhambra was brought alive by our most knowledgeable guide who painted a picture of what this palace must have been like many centuries ago. The tour pace was just right and we both felt that his information revealed interesting aspects that we would never have appreciated had it not been for our guide. Well worth it.