Terri M.United States
Marina was fantastic, charming, informative and congenial. She had in-depth historical knowledge of the area, not just the Alhambra. She was open to all our questions and we never felt rushed or silly in our questioning. Her English was excellent and we felt relaxed in her company. We highly recommend Marina as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your lovely comment! I hope you and your friends enjoyed the rest of your stay as much as possible!
Marina Is extremely knowledgeable and has taken time to study the history and culture of her city. She made our trip to the Alhambra and Granada's Cathedral and the Royal Chapel all the more interesting and enjoyable. She was personable, flexible and generous with her time Marina is an excellent guide and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to others or to use her again for other sights in Granada.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Claude, It was lovely to meet you, Jacqui and your friends... thank you for being so keen in our history and culture, and so easy going as well. I really hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Spain and you come back some time in the future!! Best wishes for you all.
Marina is a super nice person and extremely knowledgeable on every aspect of Granada. And apart from that she is a person with an outstanding culture. I hope i will be able to use her services again in the future. Thank you Matina!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Roberto, I'm very glad you had a good time in our Alhambra tour... thank you so much for your lovely words! I must say I also spent a great time with Gianna, Beppe and you... I wish you all the best and I hope we'll be able to meet again sometime!
Marshall JonesTorrance, CA, United States
Marina is an excellent guide. Smart, funny, professional, personable...she gave was a wonderful tour of the Alhambra, Generalife, and the Albaicin area. We learned so much about Granada and it's history. She had answers to all our questions!
Kay G.United Kingdom
Marina is a wonderful guide. She is intelligent, interesting, enthusiastic and knows her subject perfectly. It was a huge pleasure to spend time with Marina. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of her tour and can highly recommend her.
James AlmeidaUnited States
Marina is an excellent tour guide, willing to share a wealth of information about the history and culture of the place. She provided us with an excellent appreciation for the history of Granada, as well as of the Alhambra complex. Although we were not able to do everything as we had initially planned (owing to the limitations of time), all of us truly enjoyed the places that we did visit - and it was quite a bit! Marina is professional and very friendly, interacting well with all in our group!
Our day trip with Marina was one of our best days in all of Spain. Not only is she an amazing tour guide but she is an amazing person. We were quite the group with 5 teenagers and two adults and she could read the crowd so well and knew when to slow down or move on or speed up. I am so grateful for her knowledge and experience and charming personality. If you are interested in having the best experience in Granada you must spend the day with Marina.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! Thank you so much for such a nice comment Naomi... also for me it was really nice to spend a day with you and your family! If you ever come back to Granada, do not hesitate to contact me and we'll hang out toghether! ;)
Mary MitchellUnited States
Marina G. was an enthusiastic guide who showed us the highlights of Granada. She had studied and lived in Granada and clearly knew it very well. We loved seeing the first hotel below the Alhambra, the Albycin neighborhood and the Granada Cathedral. Marina told us all about the history which we found very interesting.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comment, Mary... I'm really glad you enjoyed our time together. It was so easy to interact with you and your family! I wish you all the best...
Maribel Almonte-ZwickUnited States
Marina is a star guide. She is knowledgeable, friendly and articulate. We had the Alhambra, as well as, the city walking tour, both were simply amazing. We truly loved Granada and thanks to Marina, we absorbed all the history of it and had amazing meals thanks to her recommendations!!
Maribel Almonte-ZwickUnited States
My family and I went on a walking tour of the Albaicín and Sacromonte areas. Marina is an extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. She really made the areas come alive for us adding historical facts and anecdotal stories. Furthermore , her restaurant recommendations were excellent. We would not hesitate to highly recommend her.
Richard LaunerUnited States
Marina was an excellent guide through the Alhambra and various sites in Granada. It was such a pleasure to spend the day with her and she was very generous with her time with us. I would highly recommend her.
Dianna E.United States
I highly recommend Marina and can't thank her enough for a great day. We did a lot of walking in 8+ hours and she paced it just right for 6 middle-aged adults. When one of our party had a snafu with her ticket, Marina worked magic to ensure that we didn't miss out on anything. She has great insight into the history of the Alhambra and her professionalism and passion for the city and its' people is evident. Her lunch suggestion was just what we wanted and her easygoing manner made the tour a pleasure!
Steven ChapmanNew Zealand
Today Marina G took five of us Kiwis on a 4hr walking tour.Marina was fluent in English, and an absolute delight!She was extremely knowledgeable and very passionate about Granada, its history, and in particular very captivating with how she articulated the history from the original Iberians,through to the Roman's, the Muslims, Catholics,Jews and Gypsies.It was very interesting seeing the old and the new parts of the city.I would thoroughly recommend Marina as an excellent guide to take you through Granada
Peter GeisUnited States
Peggy F.United States
Marina was the perfect tour guide for the Alhambra. Ahead of our tour she was very helpful in communicating all the necessary information for where to meet and how to buy the tickets. She also went above and beyond when we requested suggestions for drivers and other activities. She was fun, easy to talk with and was extremely knowledgeable about the history and the architecture. Her experience was evident by the way she guided us through the Alhambra from start to finish. We would highly recommend her!
Seita Van Den EedenFinland
Marina was a great, enthusiastic, knowledgeable guide who surely managed to whet our appetite for exploring Granada more! Thank you so much for a great day!
Fabio S.United States
Excellent, excellent tour guide. She can go as deeply as you might want into any topic, but is also flexible interesting and a pleasure to be with. She would also work very well for any age group and goes above and beyond, suggesting excellent restaurants and Activities after the tour is over. A tremendous resource when visiting Granada.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Fabio, For me it was also a great pleasure to spend time with you and Gabrielle here in Granada. I'm glad to know I was able to highlight your trip! I hope you enjoyed your dinner at Arriaga!! My best wishes for you both... Marina.
Joseph MullinixUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Marina whose good humour and thoughtfulness made us forget about the wet weather. Marina was an excellent guide for the Alhambra and Granada highlights exhibiting excellent English language facility, a great understanding of history and architecture, and an extraordinary ability to tailor her tour to reflect the desires and interests of her clients. She also had great taste in selecting dining options and gave us some wonderful insights into contemporary Grenada.
Michael B.United States
My wife and I spent a wonderful afternoon with Marina on our walking tour. Marina is knowledgeable, energetic, flexible and very personable. She customized the tour so it was tailored to our likes and the things we really wanted to see but she also made sure we saw all of the highlights which we also found very interesting and were glad we didn't miss them. She loves the city and its history and it showed which made the tour that much more fun for us. We would highly recommended Marina.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your lovely words! It was a pleasure to meet you both!
Sabina OmerhodzicUnited States
Marina is very knowledgeable, engaging, entertaining, funny, easy going and flexible - our family will always remember an incredible day we spent with Marina in Alhambra and Granada.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sabina, Thank you so much for your lovely words... I also enjoyed the time we spent together here in Granada. What a lovely family you have!! I hope you had a great time in Sevilla too and wish you a safe and easy trip back home! Best wishes, Marina.
Anne PomykalaUnited States
Marina made the walking tour of Granada exciting and interesting for a grandmother and three college age granddaughters. She was a unamious five star plus for her knowledge and understanding of what we would like. Marina went out of the ordinary to help us understand the city and culture. There is no doubt that Tours By Locals would be a first choice for trips to other cities.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to guide you all around Granada and having the girls so interested about the history of the city! Some of them even taking notes!! ;) I'm glad I was able to highlight your trip... Best wishes
Patricia LaChanceRutland, MA, United States
Marina was excellent. Her communication to us before the tour was clear and we met exactly as planned. Marina has a nice personality and we felt very comfortable with her. Her knowledge of The Alhambra is outstanding and I highly recommend her for any tourist in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pat, I really spent a great time with Helen, Elisa & you... thank you so much for your nice comment! I hope you enjoyed your time in Madrid and had a safe journey back home! Best, Marina.
Jason MitchellBurlington, ONTARIO, Canada
Marina was sensational! If you are hesitating about whether or not you need a guide for the Alhambra, we were the same but are extremely glad we did it. She was well worth the money as she gave us ample content on the art, history, religion, culture and architecture of the Alhambra, Granada and Al-Andalus more broadly. We wouldn't have enjoyed or appreciated our visit as much without Marina. She was delightful and informative the whole time. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a real pleasure to guide you and your family around the Alhambra! You were so eager for knowledge that I felt we could keep talking for the rest of the evening... thank you so much for your interest in our history and culture!! Best wishes.
Carey MeyersUnited States
Marina is an excellent guide, super-knowledgeable and has great ideas for spontaneous additions. We really enjoyed our time with her, and she was also wonderful with our young kids. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carey, Thank you so much for your lovely words... for me it was a pleasure to guide you and your family around this beautiful city. You were all very easy-going and your kids were just adorable!! I'm glad I was able to make your trip to Spain a little more memorable. Best wishes.