Jennifer S.United States
What a wonderful tour guide Joseph is. He expertly showed us the treasures of Mdina and Valletta in a way that was not rushed and was able to avoid the many crowds of people that were on other excursions. He was always available to take photos of us when requested. We learnt so much of the history of Malta and the cities of Mdina and Valletta and he also introduced to us the local delicious pastries and sweets. I can highly recommend Joseph - we thoroughly enjoyed our time with him.
Joseph is a very gifted guy, who has a great knowledge of his home, the island of Gozo. He led me through the 6000 years history of the place. His knowledge of history is matched by his knowledge of the nature of this beautiful place. I really enjoyed a great day. I can only recommend this tour and Joseph as a really passionated guide!
Ann LandauUnited States
Thank you Joseph and his driver for a great day in Malta. You treated us with such care and understanding and were so informative. Showing Debbie and Bruce Game of Thrones sites was a highlight for them while the driver kept Jules and I entertained. We learned so much. Thank you for sharing your country with us.
Catherine LewisUnited States
This was an excellent tour and well worth the money. My friend and I got an immense amount of information and covered a lot of ground in 4 hours. Joseph was kind, patient, knowledgeable and engaging. He made last-minute phone calls and adjusted the itinerary to make the tour special and memorable for us. We hated to say goodbye! Highly recommend.
Howard BarishUnited States
Joseph was fantastic and I'd highly recommend him. As an ex-teacher of history and native of Malta he has tremendous knowledge of the country. He was fun and flexible and accommodated every request we had from seeing the major sites to trying local food and taking us to a glass blowing factory to buy stuff at great prices. We had a great time and can't imagine seeing more in the one day we had with him.
Susan BegynUnited States
What an excellent guide. We have been touring all week in Malta and he was far and away our very best guide. Between Joseph and our driver Steve, we had a wonderful morning doing part of a Game of Thrones tours, the blue grotto, and the fishing village. Wonderful wonderful wonderful! He books up early so hiring him quickly if interested...you will not be disappointed!
Wendi RodriguezUnited States
Joseph was a huge help to us! We were very interested in the Hypogeum but we were unable to purchase tickets online. Joseph was so helpful in getting us tickets and great at communicating with us. We had an amazing experience and appreciate Joseph's help.
Janet MarbleUnited States
Joseph had a great tour of Valletta for our party of four, and was very knowledgeable about the history and the sights we visited. He was able to answer all our questions about everything we saw. He was also very kind, offering to help us get tickets to another sight we wanted to see. I highly recommend him.
James DerricoUnited States
Joseph was an amazing tour guide, he perfectly tailored the trip to what we wanted to see and was extremely informative. 5/5 would definitely recommend him highly.
What Joseph showed us was visually stunning and very informative in a way that everyone in our family was intrigued by. Love Malta.
On our first full day in Malta we wanted to cover some Game of Thrones sights and get the lay of the land for this beautiful country. Joseph provides excellent service with a great deal of history of Malta in addition. Our day was interesting and well worth the Money spent. We are grateful that Joseph showed us sights at our pace of interest. We are also extremely happy with our lovely driver Adrian who was nothing short of a gentleman and his driving skills were very safe and comfortable. Thank you.
Mary CookUnited States
Joseph was by far the best guide we had in our three weeks in Europe. He had a large van with driver to get us to each location and was exceptionally knowledgeable. He picked us up from the cruise terminal bright and early and got us out to Mdina before the throngs of tourists arrived. He took us to some of the most photographic locations on the island and finished our tour at the Cathedral with a personal tour. Joseph is definitely the guide you want for Malta.
Elaine WeissUnited States
Malta was a total surprise to us- and Joseph made it even better by his amazing knowledge of the history, geography, and sociology of the country. As in all Tours by Locals, the day was scripted to fit our needs and it couldn't have been better.
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Renee ReynoldsUnited States
I was a bit apprehensive to book thru this company as I had not heard of them before. They did not disappoint! Joseph was amazing! He told us so many things about the island of Malta! He arranged a gondola ride for us to eat dinner and supplied us with the local Pastini that was delicious during our tour! We did the Game of Thrones tour that our adult children really enjoyed! Joseph even called me to make sure we made it to the ship without any problems. Thank you Joseph for the memories of Malta!
David HowellUnited States
Joseph knew so much about Gozo. We were impressed with his planning allowing us to see most of the island in a short time. He knew many people along the way and shared many local stories with us.
Frank GraceUnited States
I highly recommend this tour. It was a wonderful day that I will always treasure.
Carole LalorUnited States
Joseph led us on an enjoyable walk through Valletta on a hot and crowded day but always made sure we were comfortable. He paid special attention to my husband who has hearing loss. We saw all the high spots and to top off a great day he found a boatman to take us around the harbor. We had a delight day a highly recommend Joseph.
Michael CunninghamUnited States
Joseph is absolutely the best guide you could ever have on a tour. With a degree in History,Joseph had the knowledge to explain and answer all of our questions. For seven hours, he regaled us with the history of Malta and its surrounding cities. His knowledge is unsurpassed and it would behoove any would be traveler to Malta to contact Tours by Locals and ask for Joseph. He is a 10 out of 10 tour guide.
Vicki SobelUnited States
I could but have picked a better guide for our tour. This trip was for my son's high school graduation. He's a huge GOT fan plus a big history buff. Joseph was perfect. His knowledge of Malta mixed in with all the GOT sites was so amazing for all of us. And he really tailored the tour fir our whole family. He added some shopping for my daughter and a great pick for lunch for me and my husband. The tour was outstanding. Thanks again Joseph!
Arthur BrownUnited States
Joseph did a magnificent job. Our original group was 2 but we met friends on the cruise and he adjusted the number to 6. We had a large air-conditioned van with a separate driver. Joseph was able to share his knowledge as we went from site to site. We went to 3 WW2 sites , each one was special and he made arrangements to have a docent at each place give a mini tour. Joseph was a history teacher so his knowledge combined with the guides made a great day.
Sylvia PollackUnited States
Thanks for this interesting tour Hipogenio is incredible. Salutations to Joseph
Catherine WalshUnited States
Great communication for our custom tour. Such a relief to deal with a true professional. Highly recommended!
Cathy WeinzerUnited States
What a fantastic day!! Joseph, you showed us the best of the best in Malta. You took great care to make sure that we understood the rich history of your country. You left us in awe with sharing the scenic drives throughout many parts of your fine city. Jewish Marla left us wanting to step back in time. Lunch by the water with the colorful boats made for a picture perfect ending to what one would consider our best tour to date. Thank you !!
Evan TiceUnited States
One of the best tour guides I have ever encountered in my life. I had a wonderful all-day custom tour around Malta with Joseph. He managed to secure a Hypogeum ticket (in spite of the fact that they were sold out), and his knowledge of Malta's history, culture, and food was incredible. He knows the back roads and sites not covered with tourists and gave me numerous suggestions for my remaining days in Malta. All very enjoyable and worthwhile. I highly recommend Joseph!
Phillip NoelChicago, IL, United States
Our personalized tour was one, we got so much more than we paid! Joseph, being a true local, born and raised here, knew all the side roads and off the beaten path places, yet the key highlights of this cool island. From the moment we made our reservation until we boarded the ferry back to Malta. He has a connection of excellent drivers an cars. We toured all of Gozo very comfortable in Mercedes. The tours the right mix of historical significance and explanations. We highly recommend Joseph.
Ken DanelUnited States
Great tour. Was more than expected. This tour is a great way to see the island with a very knowledgeable guide. You will not only see areas most people wont see but Joseph has a vast knowledge of history and is willing to share. The driver Adrian was safe and so polite.