Mark S.United States
This was the second tour we booked with Italio. He did not show up for the first one and sent a guide with a couple months experience. I put that in my review and so this tour he said he had the flu. I had been emailing him the day before and he never mentioned it. Tours by locals said that he was not supposed to send other guides. Both the replacement guides said they worked for him and took a lot of his tours. Be aware that if you book Italio, he probably won't show up.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: It is ToursByLocals’ policy that the tour should always be delivered by the individual guide as arranged in the booking. On the rare occasion that our guide is unable to deliver the tour due to some unforeseen circumstance then we would always endeavour to keep our customers fully informed and assist in arranging an acceptable alternative. Please accept our sincere apologies that our process was not followed in this case
Rawy ShediacUnited States
Very well planned and organized Italo made sure we saw all the important sites without feeling rushed. A great choice for lunch and generous servings of local flavors. I strongly recommend Italo without any reservation
Kenneth A.Fairview, 16415, United States
Alma SventickasUnited States
Italo was not available, so Iria was our guide and she was amazing. She was so knowledgeable about the areas we visited and the history of the area. She was a delight.
Mary KoehnUnited States
Italo was personable and professional. His knowledge depth was very detailed, which is exactly what we wanted. He was able to answer all our questions - we didn't want a "fluff" tour. Doing a private tour made our day - we were able to go at our own pace.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mary! I am happy you all enjoyed it. I will be happy to meet you in the next future. Italo
Frank BracciaUnited States
Very informative guide who paced our walking tour with frequent stops to view important historical sites...Comprehensive knowledge of the Santiago de Compostela rite of devotion which draws thousands of pilgrims every year from all over the world.
David NadolUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr Nadol! Happy to know you enyoyed the visit. Italo
Antonia G.Coral Gables, FL, United States
Great tour with Italo. Walked the last 3 miles of El Camino with him. Very inspirational, it gave me a feel for planning our own Camino walk!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Muchas gracias!
Diane FoxUnited States
Informative, knowledgeable, and very friendly and welcoming
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your kind words, Mrs Fox. Guiding you and MrTed around Santiago was a pleasure for me. Enjoy your stay in Galicia! Kind regards Italo
Terry CallawayUnited States
Peter BerkeryUnited States
Italo was extremely knowledgeable and put the Camino in both historical and modern context. While ~ 3km is no substitute for the real thing, it was an extremely informative overview of this important phenomenon.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!
Ginny TrulsonUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! Happy you.enjoyed th Tour! Itlo
Renee WitterstaetterUnited States
Italo was a great guide and made our trip so rewarding by making sure we saw everything that we needed to see in a short period of time. His command of English is also excellent, and he recommended some great restaurants for us as well. I'd book him any time.
Italo is knowledgeable, caring and provided a tour which ticked all our boxes. We learnt much and had so much fun on the way. He catered for my husbands disability with care and consideration. I would have no hesitation in recommending his services, in fact, I would say a must on any visit to Santiago de Compostela!
Timothy LinHong Kong
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the rating. Regards from Santiago! Italo
Brenda GarganoUnited States
The tour was informative and we enjoyed it.
Paula HillsUnited Kingdom
Italo's English is excellent. We did the Tasting the Camino tour with him and it was a very interesting and highly enjoyable 4.5 hours. He catered to our specific interests and really personalised the tour for us. It was well worth the cost and I highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mrs Hill for your kind words! It was a pleasure for me to share those moments with you in this beaitiful town! My best regards!
Thomas U.Round Rock, TX, United States
Knowledgeable, enthusiast, and flexible.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mr Urbanik! I am happy to get your clear and kind words on our day in Coruna. I wish you the best! Italo
Nicholas SmithUnited States
We had a fantastic tour. When we got there we asked to change it. Italo was very accommodating. He was very knowledgeable about history and the buildings we saw. When we get back again we will definitely book with him. Anyone wishing to see Vigo should use him. I cannot say enough about our tour.
Robert QuistSalt Lake City, UTAH, United States
During or month long stay in Spain, Italo was our best guide. He walked with us the last few kilometers of the pilgrimage route, explaining the significance of the various stops along the way. A knowledgeable and passionate guide. I would go with him again, but next time on a longer segment of the pilgrimage.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you verymuch Mr Quist. Your words were so kind and they give me the strength to do this job with the passion I am happy you felt from me. I wait for some kilometers next year then! Best regards, Italo
Roger FreidlineMidland, TX, United States
We really enjoyed our tour to Santiago de Compostela. Italo is an excellent guide and is very knowledgeable concerning local history and points of interest. The walking pace was very comfortable and Italo adjusted our schedule as needed due to the crowds and the fact that there were some local protests happening that could have impacted our travel time back to the pier. The driver did a great job. I definitely recommend Italo.
Excellent guide and tour.
Italo was knowledgeable and charming and our family enjoyed our tour enormously. Italo presented a great orientation to our stay in Santiago. Italo even helped out with a minor family health crisis. We felt like we had a friend in Santiago! We would recommend Italo to all visitors to Santiago.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mrs Bryant for your kind words. I am happy to know that in those special circumstances you had a good time and enjoyed the City Tour. Best regards for you and your family. Italo
A very profesional, friendly guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mr Eymur and I am really glad you had a good time visiting the area!
Donna MachiUnited States
Italo was prompt and very knowledgeable about the area. We really enjoyed our tour of Coruna and Santiago and would highly recommend him to anyone touring this area of Spain.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind words Mrs.Machi! It's been a real pleasure for me to show you the attractions of Santiago and Coruna. Best regards, Italo
James LacherUnited States
Italo was excellent. We throughly enjoyed our tour with him. He was well enforced and spoke excellent English. We would recommend him without hesitation.