Mary DonleyUnited Kingdom
Michael B was our guide on Sunday October 13th in York. Could not have been a better day! Michael was amazing. So full of information, history and little known facts about York. He met us very early to accommodate our schedule and trudged through the rain to show us so much! We cannot recommend Michael highly enough.
Jo-Ann SeowHong Kong
Michael was very enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable about the history of York as well as of England and the British Isles as a whole. We learnt so much from him. He was also very flexible about the route, taking us to places that he knew we would like. Highly recommended. Thank you MIchael!
Laurence SteenbergBoonville, INDIANA, United States
The tour felt unfocused and the guide felt unprepared.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sorry you felt that , Laurence.
Marjorie StanfordUnited States
Michael has extensive knowledge of British history, and is able to present it in a way that is engaging -not just a recitation of facts. He also has a great sense of humor, and we enjoyed his stories. Four hours cannot begin to do justice to York, but Michael helped us to build a good foundation for the rest of our stay.
Lewana ShearerUnited Kingdom
I explained to Mr. Michael that I am 70 yrs old with an arthritic hip. He crafted his tour so that walking was less necessary. For example he brought a folio of photos and renderings of the fort as it was in 1450 so that I did not have to climb over 200 steps that were straight up. The Minister Abbey was under construction but Michael was able to show me interesting things unique to the Minister. Finally he escorted me back to the train station, found the right train and stayed until I boarded. Finall
Gail EdieUnited States
Mike did an excellent job of giving us the York Minster highlights, as well as sights along the way, and took us through back alleys we would not have found on our own. He was well versed in history, obviously experienced, and genial.
Derek KellyUnited States
He was very accommodating on one days notice. He kept to our modified schedule but still managed to show us as much as he could around the city center. Very knowledgeable. Highly recommended.
Charlotte BattsUnited States
Pari Motiwala-ODonnellUnited States
Great guide and great guy! Very knowledgeable about Yorkshire, and also well traveled himself. Thoroughly enjoyed our full day tour with Michael and highly recommend him.
Valerie CarlsonCOLUMBUS, OHIO, United States
We spent a fantastic afternoon touring York with Michael! He was very experienced, knowledgeable, friendly, punctual and prepared. We learned a lot and felt like old friends by the end of the 4-hour tour. We would highly recommend hiring Michael to anyone traveling to Yorkshire.
Bernie ThomasUnited States
We could not have asked for a better guide than Michael, who spent about 4 hours showing us the sites of York. We visited Yorkminster, the Shambles and most all other not-to-be-missed sites in York. Highly recommend Michael.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I couldn't have had nicer clients either . Many thanks, Michael
Donald AndersUnited States
Michael provided us with a custom 9-hour tour of James Herriot country in the Yorkshire Dales region. He was magnificent! Michael picked us up at our B&B, was very well prepared in advance, took us to multiple unique locations of interest, and even sang the theme to the James Herriot TV series! We were exceptionally pleased with the attention to detail and accommodation provided by Michael. The day made for a life-long memory of our first visit to England. Thank You, Michael! Don & Mary, USA.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Really, you are too kind. Come back to Yorkshire soon > Your friend, Michael
Bryan Steven TindallAustin, TEXAS, United States
Michael a fantastic guide. He really went out of the way to make sure I maximized my time in Yorkshire. He is wealth of information. An excellent experience. Even introduced me to the world's packaged cookies.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: World's BEST cookies, what else would you expect in Yorkshire ? Thanks so much for the feedback, Bryan. Come back as a friend not a client. Michael
Bob HudgensUnited States
Fantastic guide - will recommend to anyone visiting the area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for your generous rating, Bob. Please give my best toTerri and Sarah and let's hope our paths cross again. Your friend in Yorkshire, Michael
Floyd GrimmUnited States
Michael was a fantastic guide, he created a sense of adventure in our tour. I would recommend Michael B. to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks indeed, Floyd. I am so glad all went so well. Don't forget to send me your email adress to my private email so tat I can send you the photos. My best to you and the boys. Michael
Michael BaxterNSW, 2290, Australia
Great job Mike....there's not much about York that you don't know.!
Renee DiPilatoAlexandria, VA, United States
We spent a lovely day with Michael. He was informative and highly entertaining.
Keith L.Pennsauken, NEW JERSEY, United States
Michael is a very good guide who knows his history and appreciates it very much. His descriptions are thorough, and he makes sure you do not miss things other tourists might miss. He also takes you to sites others may miss.
Lenny AronUnited States
Michael was very informative on numerous subjects related to the city of York and kept us totally engaged during the entire tour. Additionally, Michael was very friendly and easy to be with.
Stephen C.Boca Raton, FL, United States
Jack M.United States
Michael's knowledge of the history of York, including even the lineage of archbishops listed in the minster, was extremely impressive. He selected just the right places to visit to give us a very good idea of the history and essence of York in a half-day tour. He was obviously well known to the locals--even the "purple man" in the middle of town who was raising money for Syrian refugee children. He was also very helpful in advising us on train schedules from Leeds to York.
Albert ShermanUnited States
Michael gave us two wonderful days in York. His knowledge of local history and legend, and his good humor, enriched our travels. We would recommend him highly.
Mary NaficyUnited States
Our tour with Michael was very pleasant. We went to various places I had wanted to see. Michael pointed out everything clearly. He's knowledgable & lively & paced the tour without rushing. It was a pleasure to chat with him about the Plantagenets.He showed us where Richard York died, something I had not come across in all my reading. It was a comfortable ride & we found we needed the water provided in his car. He also brought support material- illustrations & books to show us. They were most helpful!
Bob BeaversUnited States
Michael was friendly, humorous and knowledgable. We enjoyed how he included us by asking questions and making us think about what we were viewing. Also, he let us help him in choosing what we wanted to see. Delightful tour!!!
Margaret EllisUnited States
Michael was very versatile and adapted his itinerary according to our interests; his factual knowledge is extensive and wide-ranging. He is personable and diplomatic, our experience was like taking an energetic walk-about with an enthusiastic friend.
Shannon ForsterUnited States
Mike is quite an unforgettable guide. He goes the extra mile to make sure you get the most out of your day. Though he often works with large groups, he maintained his same high standard of professionalism with us on our private tour. He made sure we had all our basic needs met, stopped at places of interest along the way, and was full of all sorts of fun, informative tidbits. Our interests were particularly literary, so being well versed in that area, he was the perfect guide for us. A great choice!
Susan KabatUnited States
Michael was an excellent tour guide, going far beyond what we would have expected. He was knowledgeable, energetic, kind, and generous with his time. Great sandwich-maker also! We would definitely take a tour with him again.
Patricia BeegleUnited States
Michael was knowledgeable, flexible and generally a great guy who helped me have a wonderful Richard III tour.
Michael was a terrific guide - friendly, funny, informative and helpful. As we travelled from Australia and had limited time, our day trip from Leeds with a local guide to explore Bronte Country was just what we were looking for.
Chatral A'dzéUnited States
Michael was knowledgable, fun and flexible. He knew the history, the people, and the literary associations of York. And he knew a great place for lunch. We were a party of 2 older adults and two younger adults, and we all enjoyed Michael's guidesmanship.