Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In Melbourne-Australia by Tour Guide Rick P.

Rick P.
  Melbourne-Australia
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Norman Dodd

United Kingdom
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Tour: #531370, Uncover Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia    view tour
Date: Jan 15/20

An excellent driving/walking tour of Melbourne. Great introduction to the city. Rick was very good company, engaging and knowledgeable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Norman. Melbourne has so much to offer and a wide variety so it is a pleasure to give my guests a local view of our lifestyle. Safe travels. Rick

Irna Shamos

United States
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Tour: #531370, Extended Uncover Melbourne - Shamos, Melbourne, VIC, Australia    view tour
Date: Jan 4/20

Rick is an absolutely outstanding guide. He is extremely knowledgeable and organized and made our time in Melbourne very memorable. We deeply appreciate his flexibility in making it possible for us to include a short visit to our cousins who live in Melbourne. We highly recommend him and thank him for a great day in Melbourne.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so pleased we were able to accommodate the visit with your cousins. This is what a Tours by Locals tour provides: flexibility and personal experiences in our wonderful city. Safe travels for the future. Kind regards, Rick P

William B.

Alamo, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #531370, Uncover Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia    view tour
Date: Dec 24/19

Mike Dufton

Canada
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Tour: Melbourne City in a Day, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Date: Dec 15/19

Rick is an excellent and informative tour guide. He was a great host and provided a fantastic overview of Melbourne. We would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Mike, it was my pleasure. I hope your family enjoys the rest of your visit to Australia. Safe Travels. Rick

Delva Deauna-Limayo

United States
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Tour: #531370, Uncover Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia    view tour
Date: Nov 22/19

Excellent tour guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Delva. It was my pleasure to share the day with you, Ed and your Mom. Enjoy the rest of your cruise and New Zealand.

Nate Bennett

United States
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Tour: #534476, Immerse your senses on the Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne, VIC, Australia    view tour
Date: Nov 1/19

What a great guide! Rick is a very pleasant guy - it was easy to spend the day with him on the Peninsula tour. He is knowledgable about the nature and history of the place. His recommendations were spot on - he listened to what I was after and then was able to deliver a great day. Don't hesitate to book!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nate for your positive review. It was my pleasure to spend the day showing you around the Mornington Peninsula and chatting over wide ranging topics. I hope you and your wife have a wonderful stay in Australia. There is so much to see, perhaps a second trip may be on the books?? Regards, Rick P

Sherry Yao

United States
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Tour: #531370, Uncover Melbourne - Sherry Yao, Melbourne, VIC, Australia    view tour
Date: Aug 3/19

Rick picked us up promptly as usual on our third and last tour. He drove around the city pointing out interesting and noteworthy sights. We strolled through the Botanic Gardens and sat down for a cup of coffee in the cafe. A very nice break indeed. Rick parked the van near Federation Square and took us on a walking tour of the city. We only wish we had more time to marvel at the pretty buildings and enjoy a nice afternoon tea. The choices seem endless! We will definitively be back. Highly recommend Rick!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Sherry. I think your 3 days in Melbourne took in the highlights. You were such a fun group to have on tour. All the best for your travels.

Sherry Yao

United States
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Tour: #561559, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges - Sherry Yao, Melbourne, VIC, Australia    view tour
Date: Aug 2/19

We spend the day with Rick visiting the Yarra Valley and the Dandenongs. Rick always made sure to point out interesting sights along the drive and is most knowledgeable about the area. He also stopped to show us some wild kangaroos. During our steam train ride, Rick told us to wave as he waited at a good photo spot trying to snap some photos for us! Rick also had recommendations for us on where to dine and was flexible with schedule making it a truly personal experience for us. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so glad you all enjoyed the Puffing Billy steam train. It is always a hit.

Sherry Yao

United States
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Tour: #534463, Seaside Gems: Brighton and St Kilda Penguins - Sherry Yao, Melbourne, VIC, Australia    view tour
Date: Aug 1/19

Rick communicated with me prior to our arrival into Melbourne and picked us up promptly from our apartment. Rick is enthusiastic and passionate about showing us all the wonderful sights on our first half day tour. We spent a total of two and a half days with Rick and we knew we had picked the right person to show us around. After Brighton, Rick took us to St. Kilda to watch penguins come home. Everyone was excited to see the sight as penguins walked by right in front of us!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your lovely review Sherry. What a wonderful start to your visit. Such a delight to see the Little Penguins so close to the city.

Vicente Galan

United States
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Tour: #531370, Uncover Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia    view tour
Date: May 23/19

Very personable with great insight about Melbourne. Awesome tour guide. Nice drive thru neighborhoods with great walking tour thru the business and commercial center.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Vincent, So glad you have begun your exploration of Australia with my tour of Melbourne. Enjoy your time seeking out the best Aussie restaurants. Kind Regards, Rick P

Steffan Forster

United States
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Tour: #531370, Uncover Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia    view tour
Date: May 19/19

Great tour. Very informative. I am new to Australia, on a work tourist visa. This tour gave me lots of very useful information and Rick is a great guy.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Steffan, I am so glad you have chosen Australia to explore for a year and spread your wings prior to launching into your University course. I am sure you have a great future ahead of you. Kind Regards, Rick

Leslie Godoff

United States
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Tour: #531370, Uncover Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia    view tour
Date: Apr 10/19

Rick tailored the tour to our specific interests. He knows Melbourne so well, has a fantastic grasp of its history and character. He is personable and charming and made our visit to Melbourne memorable! Best guide we ever had!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Leslie for your kind review. It was my privilege to show you and Stan around and give you a few insights into what makes Melbourne tick... All the best for your future travels. Rick

Ronald Atlas

United States
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Tour: #534476, Immerse your senses on the Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne, VIC, Australia    view tour
Date: Apr 5/19

Rick was a tremendous guide. We spent 2 full days with him. He absolutely catered to our every wish. He was informative throughout and knew exactly where to take us, where to eat, what to do. He looked out after us in every way one could hope. We travel a lot and know high quality when we experience it. Rick is the real deal. He is great and I recommend that anyone coming to Melbourne Australia try to have him take you around.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again Ron! I am glad you enjoyed both days we spent together.

Ronald Atlas

United States
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Tour: #561559, Get up close to Healesville Sanctuary Wildlife and Beyond, Melbourne, VIC, Australia    view tour
Date: Apr 4/19

Rick was a tremendous guide. We spent 2 full days with him. He absolutely catered to our every wish. He was informative throughout and knew exactly where to take us, where to eat, what to do. He looked out after us in every way one could hope. We travel a lot and know high quality when we experience it. Rick is the real deal. He is great and I recommend that anyone coming to Melbourne Australia try to have him take you around.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ron for the great Review. I value the time my guests invest with me and always aim to give a genuine "local" tour. You and Michelle were great company. Enjoy the rest of your travels.

Tracy Durr

United States
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Tour: #531370, Uncover Melbourne and St Kilda, Melbourne, VIC, Australia    view tour
Date: Apr 3/19

Awesome is the only way to describe our Guide Rick and this tour. Rick was so knowledgeable, friendly, patient and gave a great overall view of the history and culture of Melbourne that my friends and I will never forget. I wish I could give 10 stars. Thanks Rick for a Memorable tour in Melbourne. T Durr, Columbus Ohio

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thankyou so much Tracy. I too enjoyed our day together. You and your friends were great fun. to have on tour.

Douglas Connell

United Kingdom
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Tour: Half-Day Guide Hire from Melbourne for 8-11 People, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Date: Apr 1/19

Rick gave us a fascinating tour of Melbourne and took us partly by car and mostly on a walking tour. He showed us parts of Melbourne which we would not have found by ourselves and was very knowledgeable and informative.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Douglas. I hope you enjoy Uluru and Far North Queensland. Watch out for the Crocs!

Gloria Parker

United States
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Tour: #531370, Uncover Melbourne - 27th March, Melbourne, VIC, Australia    view tour
Date: Mar 27/19

Rick was absolutely awesome. He knows the history very well, taught us a lot about Melbourne, and was so friendly and accommodating. We had two groups, one group in a tour bought from the cruise ship. Rick was so much better than the cruise tour that we asked him to take the lead with his vehicle and the cruise provided vehicle followed. After our return, and comparisons were made, Rick was absolutely a much more superb tour guide and we wished we had booked him for all of us. Thanks Rick!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gloria. I am so pleased your group enjoyed my contribution to the day. You were a fun group to show around.

Brian Bosien

United States
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Tour: #561559, Healesville Sanctuary Wildlife and Beyond for Brian Bosien - Tuesday Feb 26, Melbourne, VIC, Australia    view tour
Date: Feb 26/19

Rick is an excellent tour guide. He's very knowledgeable and personable, and was flexible with the schedule. Made it one of our favorite days of the trip. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Brian. The Yarra Valley is a great destination with so many many varied options to choose from. I personally think the Black Spur region is quite unique.

Paul Stapells

Canada
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Tour: #534476, Feb 12th Kangaroos and wildlife on the Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne, VIC, Australia    view tour
Date: Feb 12/19

We are giving Rick an EXCELLENT rating in all categories which we guess is a "5". He is very knowledgeable, friendly & courteous. We enjoyed our day with him visiting the kangaroos & other wildlife in Mornington Peninsula. We learned a lot. He also suggested other things of interest for us to do while in Melbourne and very grateful that he did. Highly recommend him as an excellent tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Paul for your kind review. It was indeed a pleasure seeing your response to getting "up close and personal" with our wildlife. The Mornington Peninsula is indeed a lesser known gem for both scenery and wildlife.

Jim Bovard

Canada
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Tour: #531370, Uncover Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia    view tour
Date: Feb 4/19

Rick's local knowledge and enthusiasm of Melbourne made for a informative and fun tour of the city. We did a combined car and walking tour allowing us to cover a lot of the city. It made the rest of our stay in Melbourne so much more enjoyable given what we saw and learned with Rick. Thank you, Rick.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jim. It is always a pleasure to show good folk around. Perhaps we will see you in Oz sometime again...

Tientien Li

United States
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Tour: Full-Day Tour Departing from Melbourne for 1-7 People - Private tour, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Date: Dec 28/18

Rick is a great guide. Highly recommended! We had a wonderful time at Melbourne. He arranged a tour for us to enjoy both Healesville Sanctuary and Puffing Billy. He also took many great photos for us which provide us a nice memory of the trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your lovely review. I hope the rest of your trip went well. Kind regards Rick P.

Lisa Mattson

United States
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Tour: #534476, Mornington Peninsula Coastal/ Scenery with St Kilda Penguins at dusk, Melbourne, VIC, Australia    view tour
Date: Dec 19/18

Rick went above and beyond in giving us what we wanted to see on our trip from taking us to restaurants the locals prefer to exploring the pits on the Formula 1 track to seeing Fairy Penguins before having to dash back to the ship. He was so nice, personable, and informative. It felt like we were with an old friend. He took us to some surprise places which made this tour one of the most memorable of our 2-week vacation. He was so positive and full of energy, it was like this was his first tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lisa, Thanks so much for your review. It was both my pleasure and lots of fun showing you around the hidden gems of the Mornington Peninsula. I hope you return to Australia some day to explore some more... Kind Regards, Rick P