Lori LuziUnited States
Javier was very knowledgeable and friendly. He took us places we never would have found on our own. Very happy we did this!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lori, Thank you so much for your good comment and rating an I really hope that you enjoyed the beautiful city of Salamanca with me. Have a nice day!
David GillaspieUnited States
Very courteous and knowledgeable. Also, put together a perfect walking route of Segovia. I would highly recommend Javier.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David and thanks a lot for oyur comment and rating. I am happy when I have to work for lovely people like you. Thanks again
Jonathan R.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jonathan, thanks for your rating and I hope you enjoyed our tour in Salamanca
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Marcy EttlingerUnited States
Avila and Segovia were both well worth the trip, even with the super high heat in August. The aquaducts in Segovia were a big plus! Made for a long day, but having the down time during the car ride between the two cities made it much easier. Javier was very friendly and knowledgeable and added a ton of info at the palace and chapels. However, I felt like there were a lot of missed opportunities to describe life in each town as we walked or drove in between places.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marcy, thanks for your comment and rating. I hope you enjoyed the tour I am sorry if you felt that I did't speak enough during our time together. You have to understand I speak a lot every single day and even I need a sort break while walking from place to place. Thanks
Denise IgginsUnited States
Javier did a tremendous job showing us around Segovia. He was friendly, knowledgeable and very accommodating. We had a great time. Thank you Javier! Javier era un muy buen guía y nos mostró todo lo interesante y bonito de Segovia. Era muy amable, culto y complaciente. Lo pasamos genial. ¡¡¡Gracias Javier!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Denise, too many thanks for your rating and nice comment. I has been very good experience to be your guide in Segovia
Mara CichockiUnited States
We liked our Segovia tour so much we asked Javier to do an Avila tour for us as well. It had been years since I'd been to Avila and the trip brought back so many memories! Once again Javier surprised us with little known facts and places that I KNOW you would never get from any regular tours (trust me, we've done them before). It was fascinating and gave us great insight into a town we thought we already knew! We couldn't have been any happier with our tour with Javier!
Mara CichockiUnited States
Javier was very knowledgeable and took us around town to areas not always frequented by visitors. We used to live in Spain and took friends visiting to Segovia all the time, many of the places Javier took us were a first for us! We also had our two year old in tow who just up and decided that day was going to be a fuss day. Javier was patient and so understanding with us and never missed a beat! Highly recommend him!
Nicky DeanUnited Kingdom
We had a thoroughly enjoyable walking tour of Salamanca with Javier. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the city up to present day and was able to answer all our questions. He made great suggestions for the buildings and exhibitions we should visit given our limited time, as well as directing us to some good eateries.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nicky, Thank you so much for your comment. I hope you enjoyed the city and If you come back again to Spain It would be great to be your guide one more time and spend a couple of hours with your lovely familiy
Patricia CohenUnited States
Very enjoyable. Great guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Patricia, many thanks for your good rating and I hope you have had a grat experience in my country
Chris AhearnSanta Monica, CALIFORNIA, United States
Javier gave us a great experience throughout Segovia. We were able to get off the beaten path and away from the crowds in the old town. He was extremely knowledgeable and made the entire experience far more fascinating than it would have been just hitting the "highlights". Understanding the architecture, the history and surroundings greatly enhanced our day. You will be lucky to spend time with Javier!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Chris, to work for people like you makes my job an easy task. I am very Happy about you really enjoyed the city and time with me. I appreciate your nice comments an rating, thanks a million!
William CheokUnited States
The tour title is Salamanca Black Pig Tour which gave me an impression that we were actually visiting a black pig farm which was not the case. Nonetheless, Javier was an excellent guide. Knowledgeable and courteous. We had a very enjoyable experience with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi William, Thank you so much for your good comments and rating. It has been a pleasure to me to be your guide and spend a nice journey with you
Kenneth BeckettUnited States
Javier was excellent as a guide, providing all important details, a good route, watching the time, and helping with pictures. I give him 5 stars, however, he could improve in the area of humor and good conversion to make the experience more fun. He wasn't bad in this area, but could improve. The best guides go beyond the basics, and also become good entertainers.
Kimberly OGradyUnited States
Frank LivaudaisUnited States
Our tour with Ignacio was fantastic. He's friendly and knowledgeable and let us set the pace, which I really appreciated. In addition, both Ignacio and Javier were extremely flexible and went the extra mile to accommodate us today. We had a really great tour experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Frank, many thanks for your comment. I like to be flexible with you and I am very happy about you really enjoy the experience. I hope to see you again next time you visit us!
Michael PereiraUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Michael, many thanks for your rating and I hope you really enjoy our tour
Kenneth GordonUnited States
We had a wonderful walking tour of Segovia with Javier. He did a great job in taking us through the history of Segovia. We had an energetic walk and were engaged throughout. Javier made even a cold day in Segovia enjoyable and educational.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Good morning Kenneth, Thank you so much for your comment I really appreciate it. I am happy because you enjoyed the city of Segovia and I hope to see you again in Spain. Thanks a lot.
Angharad ValdiviaUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks for your rating
We thoroughly enjoyed our walking tour of Segovia with Javier; he made us see Segovia in a different light and appreciate the city beyond the Roman aqueduct.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Birgitta, many thanks for your comment and rating. I am happy about you really enjoy my beautiful city and I hope to see you againg traveling in Spain. Kind regards
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Heather, Many thanks for your rating. I Hope you enjoyed oír tour in Salamanca. Kind regards
Karen O'BrienUnited States
We had a lovely tour of Segovia with Javier. We definitely felt that he had a great knowledge of the area & the history. He gave us some great recommendations of places to eat. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Javier.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Karen, I am Happy about your comment. It was a nice experience to be your guide in Segovia. You must be proud of your polite and intelligent boy and girl
Karyn BurnettUnited States
Loved our Salamanca walking tour! The kids and I really enjoyed learning about this ancient city and surrounding area and having the significance of the buildings and landmarks explained in such an enthusiastic way. Thanks Javier!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Karyn, I know Salamanca is a stunning city an full of history. I appreciate your attention during The tour. You have a lovely family and The best is your little daughter, she gave me an unforgettable hug
Karyn BurnettUnited States
Great walking tour of Segovia! highly recommend Javier - we were one adult and 4 younger folk (ranging in age from 10 to 17) and his tour kept everyone engaged.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Karyn, I am Happy about you and your family really enjoyed The tour with me. I find easy to work with people like you
Benjamin GromickoBOULDER, CO, United States
Javier is an excellent tour guide. He speaks many languages fluently. He is very knowledgeable about Spain. He is very easy to talk to. He was very kind to my wife and family. We walked around Segovia and learned many wonderful things. He took us to a street with many tapas bars, and later that evening we went to the one he recommended. And it was wonderful. It was training, so he helped us with getting a taxi home. I recommend hiring Javier.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Benjamin and family! Thanks a million, you have a very lovely family and it has been a pleasure for me spend two hours with you. Working for people like you make me love more and more my job. Thank you so much and enjoy every corner of charming Segovia. Kisses for all you
Leila DiamondUnited States
Javier was friendly and knowledgeable. I enjoyed immensely going outside of the wall, and by surprise, back at the plaza mayor. I probably would not have seen or known the significance of details had I not had a knowledgable guide. Javier is the way to go! He will be my guide in Valladolid and Segovia as well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your words Leila. Working for people like you make the activity so easy and funny. I hope you have a nice stay in Salamanca and see you again in Valladolid and Segovia!
Neil MarkowitzUnited States
Javier gave a competent overview of Segovia (although I had requested more on the Jewish history of the City which did not fully come to fruition) but overall a reasonable citywide tour with good information on dates and history of the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Neil, I hope that you and your family have enjoyed your holidays in my beautiful country. All the best
Brian SingerUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many Thanks to you
Cara CapuanoUnited States
First and most important: Javier is very friendly. He picked us up at our hotel and we were immediately at ease with him, crucial for a private tour. His knowledge of the history of the area is immense and he does a great job sharing what he knows. We were especially impressed with his expertise in the Burgos Cathedral. The Cathedral is breathtaking and overwhelming - he really helped us focus on seeing the important points. He seemed in-tune with what we wanted to know and answered all our questions.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your rating and comment. I really hope you enjoyed my beautiful country. Your father and you were very frendly with me. Waiting to see you again in other town where I work. All the best
Timothy LinHong Kong
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Timothy, I was a pleasure for me ot be your guide in my beautiful city. See you next time with your relatives. Best regards
Hugo Del PozzoMexico
Totally recommend Javier. His knowledge of history of Valladolid is impressive, yet easy to understand. My wife and I found the city to be very bike friendly and it helped us cover many bases in a relatively short period of time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Hugo. I really appreciate your comment and I am happy about you find interesting the tour.
Michael JungeUnited States
Our private group of (8) bicyclist from Virginia received a very detailed bike tour of Segovia, which was the perfect introduction to Spain and Segovia, specifically on our second day in his country. He answered all our questions and we learned a lot about Segovia, Spain and the country history. We greatly enjoyed the time with Javier.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Michael and company. I really appreciate your comment and I really enjoyed the time biking with you in Segovia. See you next time!
Samuel SantiagoUnited States
Thanks Javier for showing us your beautiful country. The whole family enjoyed it a lot.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Samuel. I really appreciate your kindness and I hope to see you again in other town. Best regards to all family
Meredith WeilUnited States
Javier gave us a wonderful tour of Segovia. We saw so many things we would not have found on our own, and learned so much about Segivia and its history. The tour was informative and entertainin. My husband and I along with our two kids 18 and 20 all greatly enjoyed the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comment. I hope that you really enjoy Segovia and its landmarks. All my best wishes
Howard CockerUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your rating Howard. I hope to see you again in Spain
Frank HealdUnited Kingdom
Javier was excellent, very informative, very organised and very courteous.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Frank and wife. It was a pleasure to be yor guide in the charming city of Salamanca. My best regards
Stacy KundeUnited States
Javier was our guide today in Salamanca. He led us on a very fine tour of Salamanca's wonderful sites and taught us Spanish and Salamanca history. He was very strong in architectural perspective and the university's history and perspective. He also was willing to answer questions of culture and modern situations with salamanca's people. Keith Boxerman dds
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Keith, I appreciate your comment. I hope that you and your family really enjoyed Salamanca. Best Regards
Richard BakerUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating Richard. I really hope that you and your familly enjoyed Segovia.
Humberto CalderaUnited States
Excellent tour and Guide. Javier is excellent and very friendly. Our kids were able to interact with him a lot. We did four tours with Javier during the week we spent in Spain. He knows the area very well, but especially Valladolid, as he is from there and knows everything about the city architecture, food, etc... You need a guide to really appreciate Valladolid
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Humberto and Family. It was very nice spend my time with you
Humberto CalderaUnited States
Excellent tour. Javier was able to show us all the important monuments with excellent descriptions in only two hours. Salamanca has so much to see that if your time is limited, a tour like this will make you enjoy the highlights of the city. Javier gave us tips to go and visit the other monuments we didn't have time to see with him
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Humberto. I hope that you and your familly really enjoyed the beutiful city of Salamanca. all the best for you
Humberto CalderaUnited States
Excellent tour. Avila is a must-see City if you are around Segovia and Salamanca. Javier was able to show us this Gem in two hours. He is very knowledgeable about the City and its rich culture. he also recommended an excellent restaurant for us to eat
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is nice to hear that my recommendation for luch was a great experience for you. I hope to meet you again if you come back Spain
Humberto CalderaUnited States
Excellent tour of Segovia. What a beautiful place. Javier gave us an excellent 2-hour tour and was able to show us the monuments and history of the city very well. He is extremely familiar with the city, as he used to live there. Do not miss Segovia if you are visiting Madrid
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Humberto, it was so easy to guide you around Segovia because your family made me feel so comfortable.
Lika Behar BehmoarasNew York, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks fir your rating Lika. See you next time
Very knowledgeable, accommodating to our large group and very friendly (our tour was in spanish).
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Diego, relatives and friends! It was a real pleasure for me to be your guide in the charming city of Segovia. I hope that all of you enjoyed this town heritage of mankind and I hope to see you again in other of the cities where I work!
Jose BorgesUnited States
Excellent services, knowledge and perfect. JAvier over pass our dxpectations
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much to you both. It was a real pleasure for me spend my time with you in the beautiful Valladolid vineyards. I hope to see you next time. All the best
Kim HuffmanUnited States
Javier met us as scheduled and lead us on a late afternoon walk thru Salamanca - showing us the important sights we should come back to tomorrow on our own and some we would have never found and I am not talking about the frog or the astronaut (or maybe I am)! He even pointed out his favorite student tapas bar where you get a free beer or wine w/ each 2E tapas you buy - no wonder it is popular!! Great introduction to Salamanca!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Kim, I hope that you really enjoy the charming city of Salamanca and also the delicious local cuisine!
Karin FosterUnited States
Javier was prompt, knowledgeable and a pleasure to be around. Our walking tour was the perfect introduction to Salamanca.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Karin, Thank you so much for your review. I really hope that you enjoy our 3 hours tour in Salamanca. Please send my best wishes for you, your husband and your lovely soons. My best regards
I enjoyed the tour, as I was traveling alone and needed to get out and see the city's main sites with an English-speaking guide. I was disappointed only in that we looked at the outside of buildings all day (besides the Art Nouveau Museum). I never got to see the interiors of the two main cathedrals. Overall, I enjoyed it, but I think it would be more economically feasible if you have 2 or more in your group as it was a bit expensive for one, for what I received in return.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Brian, I will keep in mind your advices in order to improve my tours and services. I hope you really enjoy the charming city of Salamanca. I wish to see you next time if you travel again to Spain. Thank you so much for your kindness and patience during the tour. All my best wishes from sunny Spain!!
Mark LongeUnited States
Javier was prompt and gave us a good overview of the History of the historical sites of the buildings.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mark, I hope that all of you enjoyed your experience in Spain and especially in Salamanca. You have a lovely family and a very educated sons. My best regards from Spain!
Quintin LewKatonah, NY, United States
Javier was an excellent guide for our tour of Segovia. We met at the entrance and made sure we took in the full experience of Segovia. We met in the late morning and finished by lunch. He took us throughout the city and toured the castle. He had an excellent grasp of the facts and made sure we were seeing the best spots. We really enjoyed our time with Javier in Segovia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Quintin, you have a lovely family and it was a very pleasure for me to be your guide in the charming city of Segovia
Javier was a very pleasant person to be with. He gave us a perfect guidance in this beautiful city. Muchas gracias Javier y espero hasta la proxima vez. Y como habia dicho te espero en Maastricht. Alli podemos hacer tambien una routa en bicycletta. Saludos y abrazo de Monique y Rolf
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Muchas gracias a vosotros, vuestro español es magnifico y sois una pareja encantadora. See you in Maastricht!
Charles BlotnickUnited States
we took a Great tour of Salamanca with Javier in April. His knowledge is excellent and he knows the city very well. His english is good and made it fun. I highly recommend a tour with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Charles. It has been a pleasure for me to be your guide in Salamanca but above all it has been fantastic meet people like you. You are a lovely family and good people. Don't ever change!
Javier was awesome. Highly recommend him. Great language skiils
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, for people like you I love this job!