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Apr 15th, 2015, 10:07 AM
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Any experience with these three private guides for the Alhambra?

In searching through the archives here and some other sources, I've been able to locate three private guides for the Alhambra who appear to be well-regarded. Unfortunately, there are not many reviews I can find, so I'd love some more information before reserving someone.

If you've taken a private or small group tour of the Alhambra tour with:
1. Juan Cobo,
2. Margarita Ortiz De Landazuri,
3. Miguel Angel Gómez, or
4. a different guide you recommend highly,
I'd appreciate hearing about your experience.

(I do understand there is a good audio guide, but prefer something different for this venue.)
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Apr 15th, 2015, 10:46 AM
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We used Juan Cobo two years ago and loved him! Would definitely recommend....
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Apr 16th, 2015, 05:27 AM
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Many thanks!
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Apr 16th, 2015, 01:58 PM
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There's nothing like a local Granaino tour guide. They know many fascinating stories that you would never know. It makes the place all the more incredible.
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Jun 27th, 2016, 01:14 AM
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Hi latebloomer and losaltos,
Please could you provide me with the contact emails and numbers of Juan Cobo as a private guide to Alhambra. I am planning to visit in Sept 2016 with my husband and I am looking for a good private guide tour.

Also if you could kindly provide me with the email/contact of the other two guides recommended :
Margarita Ortiz De Landazuri
Miguel Angel Gomez

Thanks so much in advance for your help.
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Jun 27th, 2016, 04:55 AM
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Juan Cobo is delightful. We took a private tour with him and I included his contact information in my trip report:

http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...k-in-spain.cfm
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Jun 27th, 2016, 08:03 AM
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We've had experience with Margarita Ortiz de Landazuri (she has taken Rick Steves around and is recommended in his guide) and also
Patricia Ortiz de Landazuri.

We've put Juan Cobo on our list thanks to recommendations here. He seems to be extremely well regarded.
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Jun 27th, 2016, 10:23 AM
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I just contacted Juan Cobo for Sept. in response to the good recommendations on this site. Right now he has given me a price for a private tour. Wondering if he does small groups too, perhaps 4-6 people.
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Jun 30th, 2016, 08:09 PM
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Thanks so much Ekscrunchy for the recommendation.
Benmia - I have tried to contact Juan Cobo as well by email for a private tour on 20th September 2016 for 2 ppl. He responded with his pice of Euros 140 for a 3 hour tour. When I emailed him back to confirm, I have not received any response from him. I tried to email him around 2-3 times over the past few days but no response as yet.

Have you had the same experience ? Is there any other way of contacting him ? Does anyone have his contact number ?
Also is this the same price he has given you ?
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Jul 1st, 2016, 05:17 AM
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Juan Cobo has a Twitter account, so maybe try that:

JuanCoDalil


His phone number (as of a few years ago) is: 34617370939.
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Jul 1st, 2016, 05:18 AM
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PS. That is a good price
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Jul 1st, 2016, 07:00 AM
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Thanks a lot Ekscrunchy, I will try to msg him on the number you have provided. Btw I loved reading your Madrid and Granada winter trip report.Was a very enjoyable read with a lot of goof recommendations. Also I am finding Mribel's guides very useful. Thank you for your help.
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Jul 1st, 2016, 09:19 AM
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Rompleventures I am having the same experience. He answered me immediately but when I responded with questions he has not gotten back to me. Makes me wonder about his reliability. Contacted Margarita for Sept. 22 but she is already booked. She is sending me other names.
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Jul 1st, 2016, 02:23 PM
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We used Anne Gangemi www.granadapicnictours.com to book a private tour of the Alhambra. She was great and the guide she assigned us was outstanding. It was 78 euros per person and there were two of us. We could see everything at our own pace and the Alhambra was so large you will get lost without a guide. price included transportation, guide, admission fees...we tipped the guide.

I know this is late. Sorry
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