Daniel was brilliant! Friendly, knowledgable and able to present a wealth of historical information through entertaining storytelling. His calm manner and acting background are clear strengths that enable him to communicate with ease and impact. We were mesmerised (along with everyone else around us) by his recital of the first verses of Paul Revere's Ride in the middle of the street. This was definitely the highlight of our time in Boston.
Bruce (and Yvonna) ChristensenUnited States
Our tour with Daniel on 9/25/2019 exceeded expectations. So much interesting history to hear, such an accommodating host for us with limited mobility, such enthusiasm for telling the area's stories. A truly delightful experience. Yvonna and Bruce
Cyndi ThompsonUnited States
Daniel is an amazing storyteller who really helped bring to life the history of the places we saw on the Lexington and Concord tour. He was very attentive and knowledgeable. Great tour!
Gretchen HiblerUnited States
Daniel was great!!! So informative and so captivating in his recounting of history. He definitely knows how to read his audience and adjust accordingly.....we were a family of four, with two teenagers, 18 and 15, and he kept them engaged and interested and involved throughout with humor and amazing relatability. We would definitely have him tour us around again. So worth it!
George BergUnited States
Outstanding tour. Daniel was incredibly knowledgeable and provided the information in a fun / creative / storytelling way that engaged even the non-history fans in our group. Learned so much about Boston that we never knew. I would highly recommend Daniel for your tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for coming, George. Happy Birthdays all around to the ladies! Honored to spend one of them with you folks and hope you got the proper tasty treats when we parted ways. Until next time.
Geraldine BatemanUnited States
Two day tour. See prior review.
Geraldine BatemanUnited States
Daniel was amazing.Not only with his knowledge but, he made the experience interesting. I will actually remember the history I learned with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: That’s the best review a guy can hope for! I hope it not only sticks, but encourages even more reading. That’s even better. So nice meeting you folks, and best of luck.
Amy RolandoUnited States
We were looking for a tour guide that could bring the rich history of Boston to life in an engaging and entertaining style. Well, we found that in Daniel. My husband and I were traveling with our 11-year-old son who has ADHD and a very low threshold for boredom. The fact that Daniel has a background in theater and performing was evident throughout the tour. Very authentic and genuine and real, we all learned so much but in a very descriptive way. Daniel is master storyteller and kept us entertained.
Raedeanne HancockUnited States
We had a FABULOUS Freedom Trail Tour with Daniel. He did just what i had asked for ..a tour geared to John Hancock for our 10 year old grandson. He is very knowledgeable and Enthusiastic. ..and entertained us with stories and historical facts along the tour. I had never used ToursByLocals before and couldn't have been happier with the process and our choice of Daniel.
Selma ReedUnited States
Daniel was an excellent tour guide. His resonant voice and fabulous storytelling made history come alive. He has a vast historical knowledge, as well as an easy going manner, that made our day not only informative, but also fun. I give Daniel my highest recommendation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for coming, Selma. I hope you and Rich continue to see amazing places and share! Until the next time.
Phyllis RobinsonUnited States
Daniel was AMAZING! My kids LOVED him! What a day! Our historical tour of Lexington and Concord began the second we got in the car in Boston. The story of the everything leading up to the Shot Heard Round the World with great character and excitement. What a great guy and storyteller! He seemed to know everything. He was so generous with his time too!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much, Phyllis! Pleasure having you and your young ladies. Come back anytime
Anna TrahmsUnited States
Entertaining, knowledgeable, fun, historic and very accommodating. Thanks we had a great time, even my 10 year old loved it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Pleasure was all mine! So glad Sara had a good time, as I like to play to the toughest crowd. Come back anytime!
Candy ElisevichUnited States
Daniel was fabulous!!!! Great pace, knowledge and a sweetheart!
Patricia MackenzieUnited States
We enjoyed a great introduction to Boston with Daniel B. on October 15, 2018. He met us at our ship and was truly full of information, never boring, and when the tour was over, we honestly felt we had a sense of Boston. I would highly recommend Daniel and certainly encourage anyone who would like some guidance in any part of Boston life to feel confident in allowing him to be your guide. Five Stars. Pat & Gary
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Pat, you are truly generous to give this kind review, what with the Italian debaucle. If you folks are ever back in the area again, be in touch and i’ll Happily show you a few more things on the house. Thanks again for your wonderful attitudes, fun tour, and kind words here.
Kristin HaysUnited States
Our family had the BEST tour with Daniel. He was fun and brought history alive for us. I HIGHLY recommend him. You will learn so many interesting facts and fun things. Daniel's tour was the highlight of our trip!
Jeffery Dorn BushUnited States
It was truly amazing to walk the Freedom Trail with Daniel B. as our guide. My wife and I have lived in Boston for over 40 years and we wanted our visiting niece & nephew from Oregon to enjoy a real "taste" of Boston. We found ourselves spellbound by Daniel B.'s dynamic expression drawn from his "theatrical" background coupled with his having an in depth knowledge base that for sure would rival any "college history professor". Several times people standing within earshot would ask Daniel for his card!
Dena PalmerUnited States
Daniel was amazing! Full of history, knowledge and fun. I booked a shore excursion with Daniel, for the day that our cruise shipped docked in Boston. There were 6 of us and we wanted to tour Fenway Park and visit the Samuel Adams Brewery. Daniel was great with the communication and for this booking. We not only got to see the sites we wanted, but he also drove us around and explained the history of Boston. Thank you for making our brief stop in Boston memorable.
Ellen GalliganUnited States
It was fabulous! Daniel was full of information and so entertaining! We had a great time with him and saw not only the regular tour stops but many of Boston's hidden treasures!
Rich FinderUnited States
This tour and the tour guide were terrific. I had thirty students that had traveled from Long Island much earlier in the day. Dan was entertaining, energetic, knowledgeable and accommodating. I have taken over fifty tours as a history teacher touring the Northeast, this was by far one of the best. Don't miss Dan. As our group departed, I told Dan that I would use him as a guide again, that is the truth.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Very kind of you, Rich. I’m here anytime! Use me for anything in Greater Boston you’d like, as it was a pleasure touring with you folks. Hope to see you again soon. Until next time!
Ken ChadwickUnited States
Great tour with fantastic guide. Lots of history and stories. One of the best tours I've taken. If you want fun a pond information about Boston, I recommend this one for everyone!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much folks! My best to Tom and the ladies.
Sandee NessUnited States
Daniel was a great guide and an even greater person. I would highly recommend his tours.
Great tour - made history come alive for our group (adults and kids), engaged the children to participate and ask questions ... best accolade is the kids said they enjoyed it !!
David StroudUnited States
Meredith MurchisonUnited States
I highly recommend Daniel B. We have 3 kids - 10, 8 & 6 and used Daniel for the Freedom Trail tour. He had creative ways to keep them engaged and have fun on a hot summer day. They learned so much and so did my husband and I. He had a gift for bringing history to life with his stories. I would recommend Daniel if you have kids or if it was an all adult group. He was fantastic!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You’re too kind, Meredith! Thanks so much for the nice words, and come back anytime.
Claire J.United States
Our tour was for four including two children. Daniel confirmed he would tour in costume, but failed to do so. Also, failed to cover several of the stops that were in the tour description and present several 'ghost' stories that he agreed to do ahead of time for our upcoming tour of Salem. Very disappointed and would not recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I’m Surprised at this rating. The reason two of the stops were not covered is that I took you folks into the State House as a special treat instead, and showed off secret spots that I don’t normally. Your grandsons clearly enjoyed it the whole time, and we’re laughing and participating. I did apologize about the lack of costume, but I also discounted you folks after you failed to book in time to get my spring rates! One star off seems reasonable for the costume, but was that really a two star tour?
Alan S.United States
We are experienced travelers and use tour guides all the time. This tour ranks with the best. We highly recommend both the tour and the tour guIde.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You're too kind Alan. Thanks so much. Had a great time with you folks, as well. Until next time!
Tabitha DrorUnited States
Daniel was an outstanding tour guide. We were 10 people ranging in age from 10-50 something. Everyone had a great time. Daniel was funny, informative, and super easy going which was important to us. I would definitely recommend booking a tour with Daniel.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Come back anytime, Dror family! Next time we'll have to do a tour of Brookline so there's someplace we can actually stop and eat!
Charles Edward White IIIUnited States
Jennifer BreedloveUnited States
Best tour guide EVER! Daniel brought the city to life with his extensive knowledge of the city's history and his charismatic personality! We loved every second of it. I would not hesitate to book a tour with Daniel again! If you really want to get the most out of your trip, book this tour with Daniel!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Jennifer! You guys were a blast. Guests like you folks make this the best job in the world. Come back soon!
Daniel was amazing. We would definitely want him to be our tour guide if we ever returned to Boston. There were 23 of us so I'm sure we were a challenge which he met with good humor and calm. His stories were fun and informative. He's very personable and everyone should ask for him.