Deborah DerbyUnited States
Michael provided a good overview tour of the city. Was more than willing to customize to our particular interests. Engaging personality and bought us Gdansk pastries along the way :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Deborah, It's me again. I just thought I'd let you know about two important Irish figures in the history of the city of Gdansk. Their stories are interesting and Rosie may be more interested because of her educational background. Bishop Edmund o Rourke and League of Nations commissioner Sean Lyster. Be good ;] Michael
Michael was a super guide . From the moment he met us at our hotel lobby (5 Irish woman 40 -50 yr olds) he was so friendly , interesting & knowledgeable. As we walk the city we had so many questions & things we wanted to do ( don't know how he pleases us all ) He's recommendations made our break away in Gdansk so special . Micheals tour is a must for your visit to Gdansk
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ladies for your positive feedback and the pleasure of showing you around was all mine ,I truly enjoyed your sense of humour and company .
Michael's first language is English which made him easy to understand for the older and younger members of our group. He had an excellent, quick and witty sense of humour that had us laughing and the best part was that besides all the history which was excellent, he had lots of present day cultural, social and economic commentary.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Rick ,'you are a brick'. Thanks a bunch for your wonderful company , I enjoyed every moment and will enjoy the memories in future too , take care and good luck
Kenneth CromieUnited Kingdom
Michael was very interesting and Knowledgeable, very easy going and gave a really sensitive overview of the camp, including a detailed background to the events leading up to and including the war. Really enjoyed his company, and as an added bonus we both shared a passion for wildlife, which he shared with me to and from the destination.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kenny, Thanks for your kind words, I wish that we could have spent some more time together, I loved your company . Keep the faith . Michael
Michael was both knowledgable and friendly We spent a wonderful day with him
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Both of you were wonderful too, I had a great time as well!!
My friend and I had a fabulous two day private tour with Michael at the end of September visiting various areas of the Vistula Delta area where our Mennonite ancestors had once lived. He is friendly and well informed and also very professional. We very much appreciated his flexibility, as well as his suggestions for sights we might enjoy. As two female travelers, we always felt secure and treated respectfully. I would not hesitate to book another tour with Michael and highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Maryann , Thank you so much for your kind comments .I am really happy that you enjoyed the tour as much as you did.I also felt relaxed and treated fairly by both of you.If there is any thing that I can do for you here on the ground, don't hesitate to ask me . I had a look at Roots and Branches and the articles I read were very informative and well-written The beautiful sunny ,summerish weather is continuing and the countryside looks amazing in its coat of autumnal pastels ;] Michael
Dale KellyUnited Kingdom
Micheal was a fantastic tour guide he was very well informed and passionate. We covered so much on our tour and had the most wonderful day imaginable. I would strongly recommend Micheal and whatever tour you choose as you will have a fantastic experience with him. We would most definitely visit with him again
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dale and Dawn, what beautiful names for beautiful people!! You know what I think , that you would make a great guide because of your open personality , enquiring mind and wealth of knowledge. So when I go on holidays to England next time , I want to hire you as my guide through Tours By Locals of course , And Dawn will be our driver .Go for it!
Cindy E.United States
Our day Gadansk with Michael a highlight of our Baltic vacation. Michael was outstandingly attentive and informative. What a wonderful introduction to the area's culture, architecture, history and struggles! Michael met the four of us at the cruise port with a comfortable van and ushered us through an itinerary he arranged based on interests we expressed in pre trip correspondence. To our delight, we parted feeling like we'd spent the day with a valued family member.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Brothers and sisters! Your collective passion for life has inspired me .It was an honour to be in such cultured and good humoured company. Our common values and views on life unite us .The next time you come this way, you must meet the rest of your family.They like the craic too ;] Many thanks for your positive review, it is very thoughful and means a lot to me . Regards, Michael p.s. I have a few photos of you all together, if you would like them.Let me know
Mary TreeceUnited States
Our tour of Gadansk, Poland with Michael was truly a great experience. He was on time, informative, his vehicle was very clean and well-maintained. His personality was really fun. We learned a lot! Thoroughly enjoyed our day with him and can't say enough good about him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mary, loved the day [except for that darn duck] that we shared and the though-provoking conversations we had ,you were both ATeam visitors and ambassadors for your country.It would be great to meet up someday and pick up from where we finished off.Take care and Keep the Faith!
Lisa W.United States
Michael was the perfect guide! He was knowledgeable, interesting, flexible and fun to be with. We spent the entire day together and there wasn't a dull moment. I intend to book another tour with him when I return to Gdansk.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was all to do with synergy Lisa, thank you for your kind words. I would love to hook up with you too in future.Ciao for now ;]
Michael is very much and knows so much about the Town and the Land.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Karin , thank you very much for your positive comments and rating and another thing I must share with you, I feel the luckiest man alive that my 'job' allows me to meet such wonderful people like you ;]
Steve PerlowskiUnited States
Michael Gannon is a proud Irishman who speaks perfect English and Polish. He took my grandson and I through the European Solidarity Center and almost got us an audience with Lech Wałesa. During our extensive trip, we had five different guides, and he was my grandson's favorite. Michael brings enthusiasm, humor, and extensive knowledge to his highlight tour of Gdansk. I've always wanted to visit a milk bar, and Michael took us to a beauty; the food was good and the camaraderie was way above average.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Steve and Satchel, thank you for such a positive rating.I loved your sense of humour and engaging nature. I was thinking about both of you during the first game.My heart went out.. Better luck next time and hopefully we'll meet again
A comprehensive walking tour with a nice mix of history and stories.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi there, thanks for your positive comments, in spite of it being cold weather , the company was nice and warm. Good on you, Michael
Andrew JohnsonUnited Kingdom
I had a 48 business trip to Sopot planned and wanted to visit Gdansk. I followed the Solidarity movement during the 80's and wanted a tour with someone who could provide good historical and economic perspective. Michael picked me up at the airport and took me to the European Solidarity Center, the center of Gdansk, and then dropped me at the Grand in Sopot. An intense 5 hours with me firing questions no stop. Michael very knowledgeable and friendly. A hectic and enjoyable 5 hours
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glad to hear you enjoyed it Andrew.I suppose for a sunday afternoon,it was hectic .Sunday afternoons should be like the song goes,'lazy' ;] Thanks for everything, Michael
Stacey SmithUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You were five star visitors ;]
Susan KossUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much -again-Susan! You were a wonderful bunch whose company and conversations were enlightning and informative.I assume you got home safe and sound with lots of memories of your trip to Europe.God bless !
Aaron WhiteUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cheers Aaron !
David MiraldiUnited States
Michael is a very engaging guide whose knowledge of Gdansk and world history enhanced our tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks folks for your positive comments-it's a great start to my day ;].You were very kind and cultured people ,God Bless
Jay BogadiUnited States
Excellent tour and a very enjoyable day
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are a pure gentleman ,Jay !
Jay BogadiUnited States
A nice variety of things to see. Very knowledgeable guide about history.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jay , you are pretty knowledgeable yourself.
Jane WilsonUnited States
My mother and I took the tour of Gdansk-Gdynia-Sopot with Michael, and we had a grand time! Michael was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the area, and he did a fantastic job explaining what we were seeing. We packed quite a bit in to a single day. Michael was also extremely pleasant and accommodating, and I would absolutely recommend him as a guide to anyone visiting Gdansk! !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jane ,it was you and your mother who brought all the good out of me ;]
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hope you are keeping well Sten and the boys are good too-a colourful bunch;] Thanks for your positive rating it is nice of you to remember me after a longish time. Take care, Michael
We had a business trip to Gdansk and gave our tour guide only a few days notice and also some customized wishes to our tour. We got everything that we wanted, and had a very nice tour around the city. Michael also had excellent knowledge about the very interesting history of Gdansk.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Daniel thanks for your kind remarks-and coming from a gentleman like you-it means more!
Don SzymanskiUnited States
It was a great tour with a great guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Don and Nick for excellent company and nice time!