Constance SchultzUnited States
My group of 6 had a very enjoyable 4 hour tour with Ivy. The driver, Greg, and Ivy make a good duo and compliment each other. We had just the right amount of stops to be able to get those perfect pictures. The gelato at Bondi Beach was the best ever.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Constance and friends, thanks again for booking my tour and it was the best ever day to visit Bondi Beach and to see our stunning city. Yes Greg was very good as always and we always work so well together. My husband work extremely well with me too and he often takes professional photos of my guests which is always a plus too. Hope to guide you other areas in Sydney next time when you are here again. All the best to you all as well. Ivy ����
Scott MoskoUnited States
Ivy saw to my 92-year-old mother and her niece's every wish during their 3 day visit to Sydney. Ivy showed them an experience they will never forget. She designed a special program for them. She is meticulous and detailed, going above and beyond the sites of Sydney. She confirmed their hotel reservations, arranged for an upgrade and took care of them in an amazing way. I could not have been more pleased. Thank you, Ivy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Scott, Thank you for your very excellent review. Your mom and cousin were just unbelievably kind, friendly and fun people to be with. Age didn’t slow them down nor made them dependent. They loved stories, history, local gourmet food and a bit of shopping, of course. I could not enjoy any better guiding them. Thanks again for booking my tours. All the best. Ivy ����
Colleen DyerSparks, NEVADA, United States
Our Blue Mountain tour with Ivy exceeded our expectations. We were concerned with all the fires and smoke around the area, but no problem. Lily is an exceptional guide, very friendly and knowledgeable. It was great she communicated with us prior to our tour. Lily's husband, Steve, was our excellent driver. The two of them were enjoyable to be around. We had an incredible Christmas Day tour. We highly recommend Ivy as a tour guide! She is the best of the best!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Colleen and Richard, thanks for coming to our tour. It was an extremely enjoyable day with both of you especially to spend Christmas Day with you both too. You both were very fun people to be with and your flexibility as to where we would take you to was highly appreciated. I know you both have a few more days in Sydney before your exciting Viking cruises journey, enjoy your time in Sydney and have a wonderful cruises trip in Melbourne, Tassie and New Zealand. Happy New Year!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Anne & family! Just for one day we visited the north and the east of Sydney including fitting everything we wanted to do and see! It was also great that we got to stay in Bondi Beach for long enough time to enjoy the most famous beach in Australia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Anne and family! I’m glad that you had a great time on the day we visited the Blue Mountains! We saw everything and the weather was perfect.
Nancy TaftUnited States
"Ultimate" is a good word to describe this tour. We thoroughly enjoyed the day with guide Ivy and driver Greg. Their in-depth knowledge of the Blue Mountains area led us to sites without crowds. They worked together to deliver the perfect day; the pace was relaxed, never rushed, yet we saw many sides of this beautiful area. As a former guide, Greg "added value"to the day, complimenting Ivy's in-depth knowledge with stories of his own. At the end of the day, we felt we had been given a gift. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nancy! Greg and I also enjoyed very much with you & Kirk during the tour and you guys also had a lot of inputs for my understanding and learning too. Occasionally when my husband is a driver he added value to the tour as well from some of the reviews I had. I feel I’m so lucky to work with great and professional people and my visitors all had been amazing. You & Kirk I’ll certainly remember forever forever or at least for a very long time. Looking forward to your return in Jan 2020!!!
Joyce LeungHong Kong
Ivy is professional and friendly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joyce, Thanks for your review and feedback. Your repeat booking is highly appreciated. Looking forward to assisting your students on a regular basis. Cheers. Ivy
Edward T.Hong Kong
I have the privilege of having Ivy as my tour guide during my visit in Sydney last month. She is a responsive, responsible, knowledgeable, cheerful and lively tour guide. She listens to you patiently, cares about your interests, plans things in detail. Please contact Ivy regardless you are interested in those classic spots or something off-the-beaten path. Can't praise her highly enough.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Edward, it was my pleasure to show you around the Blue Mountains, and it was great that the weather was stunning and we got to see everything we planned to do. I enjoyed the chats with you and I am really looking forward to guiding you again some other areas in Sydney and will certainly provide you some more information about other areas in Australia and Taiwan as I promised to do. Thanks again for coming to my tour. All the best. Ivy
Glenna KellyUnited States
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Hank KuykendallUnited States
Ivy met us at our hotel, Shangri-LA, she was early and had already found and introduced herself to our group before I arrived. We had 6 people and she made friends with everyone very quickly. Our tour focused on the Rocks Area then ended at the Opera House. Each street corner gave us a treat as Ivy explained the history of Hotels, Architecture, Culture and the cities citizens. The 5 hours went by in a flash! In short order, she became one of our group, you will be delighted that you booked her tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ed, thank you so so much for your great feedback and I’m so glad that you all enjoyed our tour that much. I felt the same way, and I almost felt like we had been travelling together for a while as I was so part of your group. 6 if you were just so delightful and easygoing. I’m looking forward to showing you around some other areas in Sydney when you come next time. All the best! Cheers. Ivy
Joyce LeungHong Kong
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joyce, thanks for your review. Great that all your students enjoyed the time very much and got to know the overall history of Australia and the city on their arrival. Looking forward to assisting your upcoming groups in the near future. Regards, Ivy
Grace Enriqueta VictoriaQuezon City, Philippines
Ivy is easy to be with and she understood my physical limitations. She knew everything about the area and she made sure we were on time. She gave us very useful tips on how to enjoy our tour and our stay in Sydney. She is friendly and reliable. I will highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Grace and girls! I enjoyed my day with you guys very much. You were fun people to be with, so easygoing, warm and lovable. I believe you guys brought the sunshine as the weather had not often been this good. Enjoy the rest of your time in Sydney. Looking forward to guiding you guys around in different areas in Sydney/Australia. All the best.
Arthur SchwabUnited States
Wonderful tour. Knows Sydney very well. Delightful person. Real pleasure to be with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Arthur, thanks for your great comments and I’m so so glad we chose what we did today. It’s been my pleasure guiding you and your family! Enjoy your cruises and look forward to seeing you all again when you come to Sydney next time.
Arthur SchwabUnited States
Perfect tour guide. Pleasant and knowledgeable. Adjusted schedule to fit the grandchildren's interests and pace. None better in Sydney.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Arthur & family, thanks for your great comments! It was en enjoyable morning to take your family and kids around. They, as you mentioned, are very well behaved and they are so bright. Looking forward to seeing you all again tomorrow.
Kristin CalandraUnited States
Ivy and Steve were awesome! If you are in the Sydney area, Ivy's tours are the way to go. She is super friendly, knowledgeable, and flexible. She will tailor any tour to fit your needs. We saw absolutely beautiful views of the blue mountains, petted some kangaroos, and explored the local suburban towns. Will remember this tour forever!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kristin, thank you so much for booking our tour! You and Blair were fun people to be with and very easygoing & flexible with our itinerary which made our tour be easy managed and super enjoyable. I hope to see you in Sydney/Australia again. Enjoy the rest of your holiday in Australia! All the best Ivy & Steve
Kathleen MerseUnited States
We give Ivy the highest rating of 5 stars. She was wonderful! This was a gift for my mother-in-law's birthday. She said the tour was great and they really enjoyed learning about the history and culture of Sydney from Ivy. She was very knowledgeable. She really went above and beyond. She even stopped into their hotel a few days before they arrived to make sure it was noted that it was my mother-in-law's birthday so that they could do something special for her. We highly recommend Ivy if you are looking to
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Amy for the 5-star rating and review. I appreciate your giving me all the information about your parents-in-law before their arrival so that I could tailor the tour better according to their specific interests. Your parents-in-law are both very interesting and kind people, I also enjoyed very much spending my time with them. I always want to be a great ambassador of my city and they appreciated every moment of getting to know our city, history and culture. Thanks again Amy. All the best.
Diane KeltonUnited States
Our day was fabulous. Ivy was an amazing....and we got an added bonus of her husband as our driver and a great photographer. We had so much fun ....both so knowledgeable and delightful. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Diane! Steve & I enjoyed guiding you & Ken around our beautiful city. You both were fun people to be with, and amazingly Ken was a photographer too and took so many incredibly beautiful photos which we were amazed. We are looking forward to catching up with you both again soon and we hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday in Sydney.
Lois D.United States
Ivy Took us on a wonderful trip to the blue Mountains. Her husband did the driving so that Ivy could explain the history as well as present day facts about Sydney and the blue Mountains and the surrounding towns. Although the weather was not the best, we were still able to walk to the waterfall and see the three sisters, have a nice lunch and afternoon hot chocolate and scone. Ivy also called to get us a table at some of the best restaurants, we appreciate her hard work. We will recommend her to friends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lois, Many thanks for your wonderful feedback! Thank you, Lee, Jane & Mark for coming to my tour and being so easygoing for whatever places I suggested to visit. You guys were very awesome and fun people to be with and we did have a great time together. Look forward to seeing you all again in the near future and look forward to guiding your friends and relatives if they have a chance to visit Sydney. All the best, Ivy
Anne RobinsonUnited States
What an extraordinary day... The Blue Mountains are stunning. Ivy knew all of the best spots for viewing the mountains. She provided history and cultural insights. Ivy made great dining and shopping recommendations. Ivy adjusted the tour to our interests and energy level throughout the day. I can't wait to come back to Sydney and have Ivy show us more of what the city has to offer its visitors.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so so much Anne for your great feedback! I am so glad that you and Olivia had a wonderful time, and that is exactly what our tour is all about and what we aim for. I’m looking forward to seeing you again and yes, there are many more places I can show you next time when you return. Enjoy the rest of your trip in Australia! All the best. Ivy
Gail DemayUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Gail & Alex, thanks for booking my tour. It was very nice to have you both in Sydney especially the weather was better than expected. Hope you had a great time in Sydney and I look forward to guiding you some other areas in Sydney if you have a chance to come again to Sydney. Enjoy the rest of your holiday in Australia. All the best. Ivy
Ms. Ivy was incredible from the first moment we got in touch with her. We had planned an itinerray for our travellers and she helped us with a few suggestions to improve the tour. She kept in touch all the time and was very flexible and kind with us. Our travellers had a great time with her and they said their tour was perfect. We cannot wait to work with her once more. Hopefully soon! Thank you so much!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Laura, thank you so much for your feedback and it was a very enjoyable walk with two of you. I really appreciated how you interacted during our walking which made the walking be more fun and memorable. I hope you have a chance to visit Australia again in the near future and I’m looking forward to guiding you again. All the best. Ivy
Mike ArmstrongUnited States
Ivy did a great job in providing a tour that we thoroughly enjoyed. It was provably the best tour we have ever had and would strongly recommend Ivy to everyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mike and Terri, Thanks for your feedback! Likewise, both of you were very nice guests I had, especially the in depth knowledge you both already had about Australia and Sydney. I really really enjoyed my time with you guys. Enjoy the rest of your holiday in Sydney. Merry Xmas and happy New Year to you and your family. All the best, Ivy
Mike ArmstrongUnited States
Ivy was wonderful and very knowledgeable. Geared the pace of the tour to us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Terri and Mike, Thanks for your feedback and appreciated your coming along. It was my pleasure to meet with both of you as well, especially to exchange some experience about our travels. I am looking forward to showing you more about Sydney tomorrow. Have a great day. Regards, Ivy