Brian D.United States
Patricia was an excellent guide and provided a fun and enjoyable tour of Santiago de Compostela and the world-famous cathedral. Patricia was kind enough to amend the start time of the tour and meeting location to accommodate the arrival time by bus. Patricia was extremely knowledgeable and familiar with the entire cathedral and surrounding area and knew how to navigate through the crowds and all of the "secret" entrances and exits throughout the area. She gave great details of all sites and areas in town.
Robert HunterUnited States
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Sandra Adams-ChoateUnited States
Patricia stayed in contact with us to make sure we met at the proper time and place. Her knowledge of the Catedral and city showed she's was a real native and loved Santiago de Compostela and knew its history well. When we finished her tour we found she had given us such an understanding of everything that we were able to explore and really enjoyed the rest of the day on our own. Patricia is truly an exceptional tour guide. Sandra Adams-Choate
Gerry GieslerGreensboro, GEORGIA, United States
Patricia was very knowledgeable and professional. We really appreciated her willingness to jump in at the last minute when the tour guide scheduled previously was unavailable.
Scott KeithUnited States
Frank FaustUnited States
Patricia was a perfect guide for a morning tour of the central complex at Santiago. We saw everything and she explained it in the historical context. She even noted the 3 best restaurants (which the tourists don't use). We enjoyed 2 of them. She also showed us the Saturday markets used by locals. Again just a perfect tour.
Donna WightmanUnited States
Extremely pleasant and knowledgable. Paced the tour comfortably for our group. Lots of good stories and entertaining legends. Warm and friendly. Recommended and dropped us off on a street of restaurants in Vigo. End of a lovely day of touring.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. It was a pleasure to be with you!
Brian SingerUnited States
What a great perspective we had of this amazing city. We would have missed 50% of what we visited without Patricia's help! Highly recommended tour and guide.
Humberto CalderaUnited States
Excellent walking tour of Santiago. Gave us an excellent description of the culture, history, etc. Visit to the Cathedral was excellent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr CAldera. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family, I had a very good time.
Patricia gave an entertaining tour. It was obvious that she knew a great deal about the subject matter, and shared her knowledge in a very interesting manner. We enjoyed our tour very much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Maria, It has been a pleasure to meet you!!
Michele DeckUnited States
Patricia was one of the best guides we have had in 20 years of travel. She personalized our tour to exactly what our needs were. She is extremely knowledgeable about Satiago de Composrela, and was so easy to understand, no language barrier at all. We had some magical moments with her we would have missed without her including seeing pilgrims on horseback, the quiet of the square before so many people appear, real knowledge about items in the museum, seeing the thurible swinging on Corpus Christie.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michele!!! Thank you also for your kindness, it was a very nice time with you in Santiago.
Mary SchreiberUnited States
Patricia was a good guide in Santiaga. Very knowledgeable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Mr Schreiber. It was a pleasure to meet you!!!
Poul JoensenFaroe Islands
a lazy giude
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: They ask me to be back about 1.5 hours early in the passengers terminal, and they could not walk fast, but I did as much as possible. They spoke another language between them I could not understood. He could hardly hear or understand me, so she was the one repeating or translating everything to him, and we lost part of the communication.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We tried to get in touch with the traveler in order to find a solution but we did not hear back from him.
Angie PerezUnited States
Patricia is very professional & considerate during our tour. She is very knowledgeable & friendly with our Vigo tour. She explained well about the 16 chapels, the history of Vigo, food, culture, and the people. There's 8 of us in our group and we had fun touring the market too and see the locals. Patricia went above and beyond her tour duty with us.
Mary HaleUnited States
Patricia was wonderful! A native of Santiago, her knowledge of the city and passion for her home town exceeded our expectations. In 3 hours we learned so much about both current and past history of Santiago. If I return to Santiago, booking time with Patricia will be at the top of my itinerary! Mary (Katie) Hale
Patti KoideUnited States
Patricia gave us a tour of the Parador - Hotel Reyes Catolicos where we were staying which was very helpful. We also were at part of a mass where they swung the incense burner which was interesting and showed us where to see St James crypt. She gave us a lot of information and patiently answered our quesitions. She gave us some good restaurant recommendations and told us how to take a bus a short distance out of town to experience 2 hours of the "walk". I would certainly recommend her.
Jeffrey KashinUnited States
Maura McGiffertUnited States
Our three hour tour with Patricia was outstanding. We were struck by her exhaustive knowledge of history and art and her enthusiasm as she shared fascinating stories about the pilgrimages, the Cathedral and the charming town of Santiago de Compostella. Our only disappointment was that we had to catch a train back to La Coruna before seeing more of this quaint town. This was our first experience with Tours by Locals and we look forward to using them again. Many thanks.
Patricia was waiting as we arrived in the centre of town and this was a sign of our good fortune in having chosen her as our guide. Patricia made the 4 hour tour such a joy as she shared information about her home town Santiago. de Compostela. We learned so much about the final resting place of St. James and the old city surrounding the church. The day was capped off with her directing us to a friends restaurant where we enjoyed local traditional dishes. Thanks Patricia! Robert & Therese
Gary MarcusEugene, OREGON, United States
Patricia met us in the square facing the Cathedral, the main attraction in Santiago de Compestela. The cathedral and the surrounding city is all about the pilgrimage and its importance to Spain. The pilgrimage possibly dates back to prechristian Rome since earlier Pilgrims at that time would go to Finesterra, the end of the earth. Patricia knows her history, knows the town, is personable and low key. A private tour is always better than a group tour, and Patricia is a good guide.
Raymond RamseyUnited States
we had a great tour with Patricia.
Patricia is a first rate guide with enthusiasm and in depth knowledge of her beautiful city. Her historical anecdotes and tips for the food lovers in our group made our time with her thoroughly enjoyable. Tours By Locals is the way to go. Both Patricia and the company were responsive to our questions and their attention was much appreciated. A great tour.
Nick MartinUnited Kingdom
Patricia and her friend Diego took our group of 34 people around Porto on a very interesting 3-hour tour. They were both extremely knowledgeable and had a very high level of spoken english. As the organiser, I received many complimentary comments about both Patricia and Diego afterwards. Well recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr Martin,it has been a pleasure to meet you.See you again in Compostela!!