Real Alcázar and GOT Tour: (December 30, 2023).
Nothing ruins a tour more than a tour guide who is late. We were assigned to Javier who is supposed to meet us at 1:30 pm in their Naturanda office. It was cold but we were not allowed to wait for their late tour guide inside the office. We all had to wait outside. When it was already 1:45 pm, we inquired where Javier was. It turns out he had just arrived but still taking his sweet time getting his audio set and fixing his backpack inside the office. He was late because he allegedly lost one of the members in his previous tour group. We would have let it pass had he shown some remorse by doing things quickly and apologizing. But we received no apologies whatsoever.
The tour was entitled Real Alcázar and Game of Thrones tour. But there was no mention at all that this was the site of Dorne, the southernmost kingdom of Westeros ruled by the Martells. I appreciate the facts & history that Javier mentioned, but those dates would be more meaningful and interesting if the tour would come up with interesting stories about the Alcázar. There are so many interesting things about the Alcázar that weren’t mentioned. Javier was just mouthing facts which did not spark any interest at all. I might as well just read the stories about the Alcázar.
We were a big group but Javier was impatient and led us too quickly through the tour. We have not yet fully explored the room, but we had to leave. He was in such a hurry that I am no longer wondering why he lost a member of his previous tour group.
I did not post this review until after I finished my last trip with Naturanda. There are always good reviews and some will always be bad. But all the bad reviews I read about Naturanda are true. This serves as a warning.