Fadi A. SleimanBrazil
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Fadi, Newton and company, real pleasure! Come back! Happy new year
Matthew WatsonUnited States
We had the pleasure of joining Enrique for a Madrid Gastro tour. I would take this tour again with Enrique in an instant, money well spent. The tour consisted of a perfect blend of local history combined, of course, with excellent food and drink tasting. It's a great way to get more familiar with the local cuisine. Enrique is passionate about Madrid history and culture, without taking himself too seriously. He has a great sense of humor and jovial personality. His English is fluent, FYI.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Matthew: Thank you so much for youe feedback, I hope we can meet up again in this great city. Take care
Julia WalshUnited States
Enrique was terrific for the tour for 5 of us. He is so knowledgable about art history and the context for these highlights and such a pleasant, optimistic, upbeat person. Just great!
Martin KatzUnited States
This was our 2nd tour with Enrique in as many days. He reminded us that Toledo is not his principal venue for guiding, but honestly, we couldn't tell the difference from his knowledge of Madrid the day before. We can't recommend Enrique highly enough. He's not on the TBL list of guides for Toledo, but if you ask, he'll agree to show you this amazing place, and you'd be lucky.
Martin KatzUnited States
Enrique knows Madrid better than I know my own name. We had a full day, walking all over the city, and found him incredibly informative and knowledgeable about Spain's capital. In addition, he is full of personality and very easy to be with. He was flexible, always asking us if we wanted to do the next thing he had in mind. You'd be crazy to use anyone else.
Enrique was extremely entertaining while taking us across the wide range of Spanish gastronomic history. He was very dynamic and yet his approach created a real dialogue with us so that he drew from us additional questions that a less dynamic approach might not have been able to achieve. There was a fair amount of walking involved in the tour but we spent far more time in eating establishments and walking or eating the conversation never lagged. A great way to end our tour to Madrid!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Richard: Thank you very much for your great feedback next time we will definitely try anchovies! Taka care, hugs for all
Jasmine JiaUnited States
Enrique is what you dream to have as a guide when you visit Madrid! You would wish you had 3 more tours with him at the end of the tour. He offered everything we needed for our first day to explore Madrid, and 10th day in Spain after visiting several regions. We did a whole day tour mixed with city highlights, history, gardens, and food tasting. We had so much fun discussing historical events, watching storks, learning the local customs, and tasting many tapas at his favorite local places. Book him now!
Sophia Weiner-LightUnited States
I went with a group of 16 teenagers to the Prado. Enrique maintained the interest of our students with their vocabulary, use of technology, and knowledge of the artists and their methods. Enrique was aware of how much information to give our students without overwhelming them with a multitude of data. At the end of the tour, I noticed that the students bought postcards of the art pieces which Enrique most concentrated on. It was a pleasure to learn from Enrique and we hope to continue working with him.
Deborah L.Arlington, TX, United States
Excellent Tour by Enrique! He was extremely knowledgeable and very friendly! It was fun to see very beautiful sights on "the other side!" Couldn't have been better!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi there Deborah, Iam so glad you have enjoyed, isnt it wonferful the other side of Madrid? I hope you are enjoying your wines and the cecina also! Was a great pleasure to show you around.
James SmagalaUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank's for your feedback, was a pleasure walking around with you in Madrid, hope to have you back sometime soon! Best Regards
Mikael HansenUnited States
Enrique is one of the best art history and cultural guides we have ever experienced. We felt like we were in the hands of Goya or El Greco with the amazing energy and education that Enrique gave us in explaining the differences in styles and how it all has played important roles in explaining the various historical and religious implications and periods of not only Spain but Europe and the world as a whole since Spain was at one point controlling a vast empire of the world. Gracias Enrique!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Mikael, was a real pleasure, your words motivate me.to keep learning and learning to become a better guide every day! Thanks again
Lori RothUnited States
Enrique was an excellent tour guide- he was very passionate about Madrid and the history of the beautiful city. The food was amazing and he really listened to us with what we liked to eat and drink. Would definitely recommend this tour to everyone! Word of warning- do not eat before you go and don't make dinner plans...you will be full!
Linda CohenUnited States
Thanks for a well-paced, informative tour! I enjoyed the day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are very welcome Linda, I hope to see you again next time with your family and then we can do a lot more! Hope you will enjoy Posada de la Villa. See you soon
Douglas YonesUnited States
OMG - do not go to the Prado without Enrique! He was amazing from start to finish. The kids 10 and 13, and adults loved our tour and have been talking about it ever since. If Enrique was teaching my college courses I would have been an art major! His explanations and story telling is an art in itself. He is amazing - can't imagine going to a museum without him. Book this tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Douglas: Thanks for your kind words, it was so much fun enjoying the Prado with your family, so glad you all liked it! Cheers
Humberto CalderaUnited States
Enrique gave us an amazing tour of Madrid. We walked through areas tourists don't even know about. His knowledge of the history of Madrid and Spain is incredible, and he explains it very easy to follow and understand. We visited churches and sites that we didn't even heard about, and we had been to Madrid 5 times before this trip. He gave us plenty of extra time and great recommendations on what to do and where to go afterwards. I will call Enrique again on my next trip to Madrid.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Humberto: Thanks for your nice comment, I will be happy to be your host again when you coming to Madrid. Next we go for a gastro experience. All rhe best you you, hope your boys did great!
Vicki DenhofferUnited States
We had a wonderful day with Enrique! We visited local gems, eating the most delicious food in Spain, including huge shrimp, octopus, olive oil, calamari, scallops, lamb, ratatouille, chocolate, and wine, wine, and more wine!! Enrique is engaging, knowledgeable, personable, and jovial. We highly recommend booking with him during your visit to Madrid!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Vicki, what a pleasure to have you guys on board in Madrid, thanks for your comments, hope to meet again with you guys in our lovely Madrid
Robert LowellPalos Verdes Peninsula, CA, United States
We thoroughly enjoyed Enrique's tour sharing his deep knowledge of history and culture with great charm and humor. He adapted our tour to address our interests including more focus on art for our costume designer daughter. I messaged Enrique that we were foodies so he offered to include various gourmet stops in lieu of lunch which was perfect for us. We were worried 8 hours would be too long since we had just arrived from California and were jet lagged but the time flew by. Fantastic tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert: Very happy to read your feedback! It was a real pleasure, hope to see you guys soon again in our lovely Madrid. Happy new year to you all and best wishes for 2018. Kike
Sean ColeUnited States
Enrique is a 1st class guide and a real expert on the history and art of Madrid. We did an 8-hour walking tour of Madrid and covered approximately 10 miles with him, seeing vastly different parts of the city. Fortunately, we saw both the top tourist attractions AND the places locals go - lunch was at an amazing small cafe off the beaten path, but with wonderful food and great proprietors. If I'm ever in Madrid again, I'll definitely be booking another tour with Enrique.
Ginny StegentUnited States
OMG! What a great person! The tour was fabulous because Enrique, one is very knowledgeable about the city, the artist, history etc., and two he is very enthusiast, and passionate about Madrid. He was considerate of my needs because I have a bad back, so he allowed me to set the speed and let me rest as I needed. I think he may have missed his calling, because he could have been a great actor! I highly recommend Enrique for this tour and any other!! Hope to return and see him again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ginny: Thanks a lot for your kind words, was a real pleasure to show you around and iam so glad you enjoyed it! Hope to see you both back in our lovely Madrid. Take care and enjoy dinner!
Linda S.United States
We walked around (literally) the perimeter of the tourist map of the central area of Madrid. Enrique is very knowledgeable about both the history of Madrid and the current vibe of the city. He told great stories in explaining public sculptures and buildings. We enjoyed a typical lunch in a local restaurant. We visited a market not often seen by tourists. Enrique gave many good recommendations for local places where we could find good seafood, good cheese, good jamon, and good vermut. A great day.
James DoveUnited States
Enrique gave us a terrific Madrid experience. This was definitely a highlight of our Spanish travels. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James: So glad you think that way! was a real pleasure! Take care and come back some time soon
Elizabeth Haasnaples, FL, United States
Enrique is knowledgeable, energetic, passionate and entertaining. This tour was a lot more "history" that we anticipated. We should have read the description more thoroughly since that is how it is described. Our bad! We got everything that was promised including the full 8 hours and the "included" lunch, that was excellent. He worked hard to please, including finding my wife bottled water when she needed it, and buying us cookies from the Monasterio del Corpus Chisti to take back to the states.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elizabeth, thank you for your comment, Iam glad you enjoyed and Iam sad you tought it was to much information. Also sorry for my passion and for getting "to close", that could have been easily solved if you guys would have told me, so then I could have deliver less historical info and not overtake your personal space,. Anyhow, glad you enjoy lunch and I hope cookies made it to USA so you can bring over your friends for tea! Best Regards
Barry GorelickUnited States
Outstanding tour ... blending history, food, wine and beer, and local lore. The pace was perfect as we only had one day in Madrid and though we spent 8 hours together, we never felt rushed or tired. Enrique is in his element and the stories and color he brought demonstrates his love for Madrid and his Spanish heritage. He is one-of -a-kind and by far our most favorite guide in Spain!! I would love to spend more time with him!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Barry: Thanks for tour comment, it was a real pleasure, hope to see you again in our lovely city! Next time bring over your son! Take care and thanks again
Andrew MarchettiUnited Kingdom
We enjoyed a wonderful tour with Enrique. He is full of passion and character and brought to life the history of a city he clearly loves. Just the right blend of facts, stories and personal anecdotes to keep the tour both entertaining and informative. Highly recommended.
Heidi ThomasUnited States
Enrique has a passion about Madrid that is evident as soon as you meet him. He really conveys this to his clients. His knowledge about the history of the city is deep and he seems to want to know more so he can relate it to his clients. We really appreciated his pace and the fact that he took us to a wide variety of locations.
Robert SinclairUnited States
Wonderful tour concentrating on the historic origins of Madrid. We totally recommend Enrique for his outstanding knowledge of the city, its history and its art.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert: Thanks for your feedback, Iam happy you enjoyed, It was a pleasure to be your host in Madrid. Thanks again
Glenn SlaterUnited States
Enrique is a FABULOUS guide - a nonstop fountain of information, opinions, stories and insights, whose zest for life and enthusiasm for Madrid are positively infectious. We were with him for five hours that simply flew by, and could have happily spent another five in his company. Possibly the single most entertaining and interesting guide we have ever had!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Glenn: Thank you so much for your feedback, Iam so happy you enjoyed my city and my company so I did yours! Was a real pleasure to guide you all around! Best wishes
Mary DonofrioUnited States
Mary DonofrioUnited States
Enrique's passion for his country and his city came through with every step we took. We had a fabulous time.
Robert SchmauderUnited States
Very knowledgeable guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert: Thanks for your comment, was a pleasure. Take care
Lois SmithermanUnited States
Best guide, best driver, best tour....loved how flexible you made this for us!
Lois SmithermanUnited States
Enrique has been one of the best guides we have ever used. He truly introduced us to Madrid and Spain through the food we shared. You will end this day loving Spain, its food and with a new friend. Thank you Enrique.
Enrique is a passionate and enthusiastic guide with a extensive knowledge of history and art. We had a fantastic eight hour tour, with a long lunch break, covering both popular and less known areas of Madrid. Enrique was able to provide the historical, architectural and geographic context in way that help us to appreciate Madrid and its people. He also provided great recommendations for the rest of our stay in Madrid.
Pamela ReuterUnited States
Enrique was a very well informed and personable guide. We were exhausted as we had arrived the morning we toured with him in the afternoon. He was a wealth of knowledge in the Prado museum and showed us the highlights of Retiro Park and city centro of madrid. We enjoyed our day and i have recommended to others. Thank you Enrique.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Pamela, was a pleasure be your guide in Madrid and a really hope you enjoyed your tour in Spain. Best Regards and thank you for your great comments
Ladan AlaviRancho Santa Fe, CA, United States
I have travelled the world and not spared in securing the best of guides in different settings. Hands down, Enrique is one of the few guides I would call stellar. His exceptional & contagious love & knowledge of his culture and of Spanish history are bound to leave a traveller with a sense of belonging & understanding. He epitomizes world class hospitality. In this case, fewer words are best in describing his amazing style. I only hope I'll have a chance to learn from him again. Do NOT miss this tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ladan, dont really know what to say except thanks for your kind words, I was a pleasure to have you in Madrid and I hope we will meet again. Also I hope you are practicing La Pocha for our next meeting. Thanks again
Roman ColemanUnited States
This man is an absolute gem. He is super energetic and passionate with an impressive knowledge of art and European history so he ties it all together so it comes to life. Enrique is also very cool and flexible to what you want.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Roman, thanks a lot for your great feedback, it sure was a real pleasure walking with you trough the world or Art. Enjoy the rest of your stay in our peninsula
Mike ForresterUnited Kingdom
Enrique is the most fabulous and knowledgeable guide we could have hoped for. I would not hesitate to recommend him for an intimate tour of Madrid.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mike: Thanks for your kind words, it was a real pleasure having you around! Thanks for being so nice!
Enrique is a superb guide with a wast knowledge of Madrid. He will take you not only to the "must-see" attractions of the capital, but also to the hidden gems that a tourist would miss with out the assistance of a local expert. I had a great day and can higly recommend any visitor to Madrid to take a tour with Enrique. Thank You!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Henrik, It was a real pleasure spend the time with you and have the chance to walk you trough our wonderful city. Thanks again
Francis (Frank) GilbertAustralia
A great way to start out our tour of Madrid. Learnt a good deal about the development of the city, its history archecture as well as other useful tips on transport food and places to visit. I enjoyed seeing parts of Madrid away from the usual tourist spots.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Francis: So glad to read you enjoy the tour! Please have a good time in our country and come back some time soon! I hope you enjoyed the Papas con Mojo Picón. Safe travels
Michelle ShlanskyUnited States
Enrique was great. He was knowledgeable and passionate about Madrid and Spanish/European history. He totally tailored the day to us and was very willing to take us to non-touristy areas. He is also a foodie so shared his thoughts on locals places to eat and drink. We would definitely recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michelle: Thanks for your words, you guys are a great team! It was a real pleasure! Please, enjoy our country talk to people well about it, and return soon! Enjoy the rest of your journey! Regards
Timothy LinHong Kong
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your rating timothy, have a great tour in our country!
Eric ElowitzUnited States
We had the 8-hour Madrid walking tour with Enrique. We had a great and informative day. His enthusiasm for Madrid is wonderful. We we able to see areas and sites of Madrid that we never would have found. We can absolutely recommend Enrique!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eric: Thanks for your words, such a great gang you all are! be back soon! Best Regards
Ross LanzafameUnited States
Outstanding is how I would describe our day with Enrique. His love of Madrid, history and art was both clear and infectious. We enjoy architecture, and Enrique tailored our day to highlight the architectural highlights of the city. So glad we selected to spend the day with Enrique, and highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ross and Andrew, it was a pleasure walking with you around Madrid, thanks for your kind words, please have a blast in the rest of your stay in our lovely city! Best Regards
Jun YiUnited States
Enrique was an excellent guide. If you plan to use him make sure you ask for the all out experience. It's more expensive, but I ate food I never imagined was edible and it was not only an experience, but really tasty. Like a 9 inch shrimp that is naturally sweet and better than any shellfish I've ever had. He is entertaining, knowledgeable and will cater your tour to your tastes. From a food adventurer that bought he had tried everything, Enrique was able to delightfully surprise me.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jun: So glad to read your words, it was great having you in Madrid and iam so happy you enjoyed the shrimp and everything else! Hope to see you next time and thank you very much!
Enrique is a fantastic guide who clearly loves what he does. We had a wonderful day getting to know a slice of Madrid. We felt well looked after. We highly recommend a tour with Enrique.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your comment Nick your are a wonderful family and I am very happy you enjoyed it and had fun, I also hope you could get some nice "Juegos de Mesa" enjoy our country and city, best wishes. Loads of huggs for the four of you!
Irvine RodgerUnited Kingdom
Very passionate about Madrid. He had an in depth and enthusiastic approach. I am in a wheelchair and he was very patient and courteous. Very nice man
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Irvine: Hope you enjoy the rest of your journey and did not have problems to return the weelchair! Pleasure guiding you guys around Madrid! Best wishes
Enrique shared his passion for his home and his country and gave a wonderful insight into Madrid. This was a great way to begin a stay in Madrid Included were lunch and drinks which made the experience easy and even ore enjoyable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback! Glad to hear it was a pleasure getting to know you! Enjoy our city!
The tour with Enrique was the highlight of our trip to Europe. He not only picked us up at our apartment but also catered the tour to our personalities. I can't say enough good things about him and the tour, he showed us a beautiful side of Madrid that we would not see without him. If you get the opportunity, please have Enrique as your guide, he is the most open person that we met and challenged us on our beliefs spiritually. I loved every moment of our tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: was a real pleasure to show you the wonders of Madrid historicaly but most important gasteonomicaly! Safe travels and come back soon! Regards
Paul DoughertyUnited States
Enrigue was an excellent tour guide. He was so interesting, and so knowledgeable regarding the history of Madrid and Spain. Really enjoyed having him as my private guide. Paul D.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Was a real pleasure Paul, see you next time!
Mark EldredgeUnited States
Enrique was an excellent guide. He was extremely knowledgable and passionate about this great city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glad you enjoyed! A real pleasure to show you our city! I hope you enjoy dinner tonight!
Christopher NicoUnited States
Enrique was a 5. He was excellent. The tour was well organized and his knowledge of the area and the history were second to none. His presentation and enthusiasm were also 5 stars. We can't wait to come back to Madrid for another tour and to learn more history! Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your comments Chris! You are such a cool team! It was a real pleasure! Safe trips back home!
Richard BaldwinUnited Kingdom
Passionate and brimming with knowledge about this wonderful city. We particularly appreciated being able to correspond in advance to tailor the tour to our requirements. Enrique engaged with everyone in our group of 12, showing us all sorts of cultural, culinary and architectural delights. A great start to our Madrid holiday.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comments, It was real nice to show you guys our beautiful city.
Ron ClarkUnited States
Enrique was fabulous in every way. He was very passionate about his Madrid. His knowledge of history, art and the literary icons of Spain and Madrid was the best of the best. I am not sure I could come up with any way that Enrique could improve the tour. This would be a great tour to take in the first few days of a Madrid stay. If he was teaching in the classroom, the students would stay on the edge of their seats waiting his next words. Great job Enrique.,
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ron thanks for your kind words, it was a real pleasure getting to know you all, and here in Madrid i will be if you need anything. Best Regards, be in touch!
Carol WeissUnited States
Enthusiastic fellow with a great mind for dates. Took us to some off the beaten gems as well as helping us order at a Pinxtos place. Nice job.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Carol, was a pleasure!
Scott MiscovichUnited States
Over 40 Tours BY Locals and Enrique rates with our best 3 and deserves and outstanding. HE is passionate about his city and country. When this is blended with his knowledge, it makes fro a great tour. HE also was adaptable to our specific interests.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Scott and family: Thanks for your kind words, we always try our best to ensure the happines of visitors, you and your family mafe it easy! Thanks a lot again
Linda S.United States
We had a great walking tour with Enrique this morning. He arrived early to collect us at our apartment in the El Rastro section. As we walked would our way to Retiro, he pointed out museums, restaurants, and other places and why they were worth a visit. He also told us why certain streets were named as they as they were. He provided us with the history of the city and the Park. After the tour we walked with him to the city center where he recommended a great place for lunch. Great tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Linda, so happy you guys did enjoy and you liked the restaurant. Best wishes your way
Scott MiscovichUnited States
Please see our other rating also since we had Enrique for 2 days and blended he day. He was outstanding and 5 star ++ plus.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cheers Scott and co
Enrique is the best tour guide you could wish for! Seriously! My classmates and teachers from the University of Amsterdam paid a visit to Madrid. I had to find our group of 24 a tour guide to tell us all about the city. I booked Enrique and he gave us the best experience we had on our trip. Enrique is a real professional with, heart, passion and devotion to what he does. He's basically the teacher you always wanted, who can talk about Madrid in the most amazing way. I wish all tour guides were like him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bashar: Very happy with your comment thanks a lot! But also thank you for trusting you classmates and teachers to me! Was a real pleasure!
John UzzolinoCambridge, MA, United States
Enrique is a fantastic guide and is highly knowledgeable about his home city, Madrid. If you want to see hidden gems that you won't read about in most tour books, then Enrique is your perfect guide. From architecture, history and of course great food, Enrique will guide you to the best Madrid has to offer and customize your tour to your tastes. Enrique brought our holiday to a level we never could have achieved on our own.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comment John, it was a real pleasure show you around our wonderful city! looking forward to have you guys back!
Aline LopezMississauga, ON, Canada
Enrique is a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. We had a great time on our tour. He introduced us to foods, restaurants and wine that we would never have discovered on our own. His love of the cuisine of Madrid is an evident and enjoyable aspect of the tour. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone traveling to Madrid.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Aline: Thanks for your kind words, it was a real pleasure to show you the wonders of spanish gastronomy! Thank you and come sometime soon! Enjoy Lisboa
Sheikha Al ThaniQatar
Enrique is such an amazing tour guide , he showed me almost everything in Madrid and its different facades , we had the most amazing walk through history and through beautiful narrow streets were the locals live , I tried the different tapas , also I liked that he was asking me during the tour if I wanted to see anything more so he could alter the tour for me , I saw Madrid how the tourists and locals see it . Enrique is very knowledgeable , attentive and friendly I highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Sheikha, it was a real pleasure getting to know you and having the chance to show you Madrid, this gorgeous city a i do love so much! Hope to see you soon around! Remember to share your blog! Big Hugg
Robert MilstedUnited Kingdom
Enrique has excellent and detailed knowledge of the relevant history of Spain and Madrid. He is passionate about his history.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert: Thank you for your kind words! And I really hope you liked Madrid and will come back sometime soon! Best wishes
Bryan WojcikUnited States
Enrique could not have been more pleasant, knowledgeable, and accommodating. After we booked our trip to Madrid, we decided to book a tour at the beginning of our stay, to give us a base to begin to understand the area, history, and culture of the city. Enrique was able to do that for us, and then some. Even though we spent a few hours with Enrique on the tour, it seemed like minutes. The passion and energy that he showed about Madrid was contagious. Highly recommend!!!!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bryan: Thanks for your kind words, always feeling glad and happy when visitors have a great experience. Thanks and welcome back anytime
Enrique was a great guide for our tour of Madrid. He was very knowledgable and passionate about his city, his country and his history! He took us to the main sites of Madrid but also to some local, more unknown to tourist spots that we appreciated finding out about. He was adaptable to our interests. I would definitively recommend Enrique as a guide and his Surfing Madrid Tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rosemary; Thank you so much for you kind words and great feedback, so glad i could be the one showing you some of those great things that make my beloved Madrid so special. Thanks again
Catherine CurtissUnited States
Enrique took us on an entertaining and informative walking tour, giving us just the right amount of historical and local information. When he discovered my sweet tooth he added stops at a bakery to point out a delicious local pastry and walked us through a cafe specializing in that unpronounceable but delicious pastry you dip into chocolate. We enjoyed the walk and felt it was well worth it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Catherine, thank you for your comment, very glad you enjoyed, was a real pleasure having you both in our lovely city. Best Regards
Louis RossUnited States
Enrique did a wonderful job taking us around Madrid showing us the none tourist sights. We had seen the major tourist sights the day before. So we discussed with Enrique touing the alternative Madrid sights. We saw churches we would not have seen otherwise. Also saw neighborhoods and incredible architecture. Enrique is very pationate about his country and the architecture. We stopped for beer and tapas which was very special. Thank you Enrique.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Louiss: Thank you for coming and iam very glad you did enjoy take care, hope you will be coming back! Regards
Bob ShulmanUnited States
Enrique is a great ambassador for the city of Madrid. His knowledge of history and art makes the city come alive and his stories make it all a bit more real. Even though it is a full 8 hours, he goes at your pace with plenty of stops. We look forward to using him again on our next visit to Madrid.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bob: Thanks so much for your comment, iam glad you guys enjoyed the visit. Pleasure getting to know you both, and waiting for your return. Regards
Herbert Wayne HannaCanada
Great introduction to Madrid. Very knowledgeable regarding the history of Madrid. Assisted us with a supper reservation at a wonderful restaurant.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Herbert: Was my pleasure, hope to have you back sometime soon
Jessica BethoneyUnited States
Enrique's knowledge of Madrid in particular is extremely erudite and he explains all with a contagious enthusiasm. The hours I spent with him gave me the orientation I needed to gain a basic understanding of the recent cultural and political changes in Spain as well as the highlights of the city. I highly recommend his services.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jessica: Thanks for your kind words, it was a real pleasure walking with you and of course having some champiñones as we discuss our history. Best Regards
Shao Min BehMalaysia
Enrique is the perfect candidate to take you around Madrid. If you are a history buff, Enrique is a vault of historical facts even right down to the dates and he tells interesting stories. He is approachable, funny and recommends delicious food! We had such a great time and he was flexible in accommodating our requirements. We definitely maximised our time there with Enrique as a fantastic guide. Would highly recommend him to anybody who wants a comprehensive understanding of Madrid!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Charming: Thank you very much for your kind words iam very glad you all had a great experience was a pleasure spending the day with you. Happy Travels
Mary NicolauUnited States
My daughter and I both think Enrique was AMAZING!! His knowledge of the history of Spain and Madrid and passion for art is an explosive combination for a day in Madrid. The only drawback to having Enrique for the day is that he leaves you :). You might think of booking Enrique for more than one day as there is too much to see and he is such a great guide to experience the city with! It was our only regret of our trip! We will hopefully see him when we return to this incredible city!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure! Lauren and Mary nice meeting you i will wait for you in Madrid! Take care and thanks for your nice comment
Linda HirstUnited States
Enrigue was a wonderful, informative guide. We spent 8 hours touring madrid with him and enjoyed every minute. I highly recommend Enrique. He also took us to a fabulous lunch - my two teenagers (who are foodies) are still talking about the lunch..saying it was the best meal we had during our 2 weeks in Spain!
Brian CoyneUnited States
Enrique is a very knowledgeable guide. He gave myself and my wife a tour of Madrid, which, we enjoyed. He can easily transition from an in depth historical perspective to a laid back tavern tour. Our time together included both which was great. Thanks Enrique!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brian: Very glad you and your wife had a good time in Madrid, it was a real pleasure to show you about it! have fun on the wedding! and come back soon sometime
Enrique is very knowledgeable. Learned a lot from him & I would highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Naresh: It was a pleasure to walk you around our lovely city and iam very glad you got to learn things on my tour!I wish you both a nice and safe trip back home and also i hope you will feel soon better from your flu. Best Regards
Joseph StudlickHouston, TEXAS, United States
Enrique was very knowledgable and enthusiastic about his city. He makes one want to move to Madrid. We had a non-stop 4 hours w/ a few refreshment breaks ending at the Sam Miguel Market. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joshep thanks for your comment as always was my pleasure to show you around! Hope seeing back in Madrid sometime! Take care
Kelly TallioUnited States
While in Madrid n July 2013 my 17 yo niece and nephew and I had the pleasure of having Enrique as our guide. We had a fabulous day seeing a beautiful city. Enrique was great at keeping all of us interested and went out of his way all day long to show us the real Madrid. We had a great lunch in a place we never would have found! He also introduced us to many other little spots and eteries. Would definitely seek out Enrique when back in Madrid. Thanks to him for such great memories!
I greatly recomend this tour.Its a window open to the past and to the ways of living nowadays.We went to real tapas ( not the touristy places ) ,explored hiding corners of the city.The guide is very friendy and knows everything about art,history. It was a real joy!
Margaret BartlettUnited States
We would definitely give his tour 5 stars as it was one of the highlights of our 2 week stay in Spain. Enrique's tour was fun, so informative and gave a locals passionate love for Madrid. We enjoyed a lovely lunch and tried some local libations. He even stopped by a shop and bought my daughter a shawl for her birthday. He is tops in our book!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Margaret I had a blast with you! you both are great i hope i can make it some time soon to San Diego! meanwhile i have a great San Diego beer cooler! Hugs from our lovely Madrid
Hedieh Arbabzadeh-Stefanacci, M.D.United States
Alex PappasCharleston, SC, United States
Excellent tour. Enrique gave us a wonderful interpretation of the people, places and history of Madrid. Enrique put everything together in a historical context. He explained the origins, evolution of, and put in context the various neighborhoods. He has an excellent command of English and and answered all our questions. He kept a steady pace and very sensitive to any of our needs during our walks, I recommend Enrique without any reservation. Thank you Enrique for beiing a gracious host!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alex and company! it was my pleasure touring you around! we had a great time! now enjoy your trip to Morocco! Keep in touch! Kike