Irene ItkinUnited States
Took a neighborhood tour with Roger. He was professional and very knowledgeable. The tour was very informative and the guide was very prepared. I really enjoyed the tour, learned a lot and would highly recommend Roger as your guide. Irene I. Chicago
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Irene, It was my pleasure and I'm happy to hear that my information was useful. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to stretch my tour offerings and knowledge base. Roger P.
Evangelista AmadorUnited States
We are a family from Puerto Rico. The experience of our tour was incredible; Roger, our guide, was excellent; his attentions, patience and devoted hours to us, are appreciated in a grand way. During our visit to Atlanta, he converted a short visit to a huge one filled of new experiences por all ages; we are five, 2 senior, one adult and two kids. Not only we have fun; also we had great teaching and reflections moments. Than you to Tours by Local and Roger!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Ms.Amador, When I have the opportunity to tour with people I never really know the effect that the tour will have on them. You have just reminded me of why I do these tours and why I love it so much. I am so glad that you and your family enjoyed the short time that we toured Atlanta. It's good to know that I now have friends in Puerto Rico. Thank you so much, Roger P. in Atlanta
Linda JohnsonUnited Kingdom
Roger is a fantastic guide, he has a very good knowledge of Atlanta and its history. We learned loads of facts from him He even stopped at Mercedes Benz stadium for us, it was a really great day Thanks Roger Linda and Mary
Charles McMillanUnited States
Roger was courteous, informative, and knowledgeable. The vehicle was comfortable and accommodated 5 adults easily. Our group consisted of individuals from the US, Korea, Britain, and Finland. Roger handled this without difficulty. Booking with Tours by Locals was convenient. The time gap between our booking and response from Roger was within the same day. I then was able to communicate pick-up and drop-off details with him (specific to our request) via email. Again, these communications were without issue
David ShorettUnited States
Roger gave us the best tour I've ever been on. We are all mid 70's age and have been on a lot of tours. He has an incredible wealth of historical and current knowledge about Atlanta and the South. We never ran out of questions and he never ran out of answers and facts. He has a very comfortable car and took us all over Atlanta. If you want to see and understand Atlanta, sign up for a trip with Roger. It is well worth the price.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Mr. Shorett, I felt like I made some new friends. I admire how college fraternity brothers are still as close as you guys are today. Keep traveling, I really enjoyed touring with you guys. Roger P.
Vera KiserUnited States
Enjoyable, easy going, smooth and comfortable ride around the interesting areas of the city. His knowledge filled in little known historical gaps about Atlanta, how it came to be and why it is the way it is today. This is the value of a private tour. A group or bus tour rarely affords this level of detail and insight. Highly recommended - especially if you have millennials or younger with you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Ms. Kiser, I wish we would have had more time. It was a new experience for me to tour with an Atlanta longtime resident. Thank you, I enjoyed the tour. Roger P.
Homer CablishUnited States
Our tour with Roger was wonderful! His knowledge of the area and his hospitality were top notch. We would recommend him to anyone looking for a private tour. 5 Stars for Roger!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mr. Mrs. Cablish, Its really nice touring with guest that really enjoy and appreciate history. Thank you so much for choosing me to experience Atlanta. Roger P.
Jackie Morgan-RognholtUnited States
This is the best tour I have ever had. Roger is professional and extremely knowledgeable. He gave us in-depth history of Atlanta with many details. Roger's education and love of history shines through and makes the tour come alive.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ms. Rognholt, I had such a great time with you. I enjoy sharing Atlanta's history with people that really are history lovers. Roger P.
Roger is a gentleman and a scholar. He is very knowledgeable, passionate and a great ambassador for the City of Atlanta. He has full knowledge of the key sites and events of the Civil Rights Movement. This tour greatly exceeded our expectations (that were already high). I would recommend him to anyone looking to visit and learn about the history of Atlanta.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey you guys were great! I really enjoyed touring with you. Thank you, Roger P.
John CalhounUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, I enjoyed touring with you. Roger P.
Susan PlattUnited States
Roger was absolutely amazing. He was of course on time in a clean van. His driving skills were wonderful - our group felt completely safe. Most importantly, Roger was amazingly knowledgeable regarding Atlanta history and all of the families making up Atlanta history. He was entertaining, charming, and informative I would recommend him to anyone considering a tour of the city. He gave us more than our money's worth, an amazing experience, and we feel we have made a new friend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Ms. Platt, I had such a great time with you and your friends on tour yesterday. I enjoyed hearing your stories too. I feel like I made some new friends and I hope I get a chance to tour with you all again. Thank you for the opportunity, Roger P.
Jackie HepnerUnited States
We had a great tour with Roger P. One of our friends expressed a couple of times after we finished that it was the best tour he had ever been on! Roger got 4 thumbs up from us!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Ms. Hepner, Thank you so much for touring with me. I really enjoyed spending the afternoon with you and your friends, I felt like we related very well and you all really appreciated hearing about the history of Atlanta. Thank you again, Roger P.
Terry CarpenterUnited States
Roger is an excellent tour guide. We enjoyed all the city pass attractions prior to this tour, but this tour was the best part of our trip. It provided an understanding of Atlanta's history and where it's headed for the future. We saw so much of Atlanta. Our time with Roger was truly the highlight of our trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Terry, You all were the highlight of my day too. I really enjoyed spending time touring with you and I hope that we can do it again. Roger P.
Jane MonkUnited Kingdom
This was a fabulous tour. Roger was so knowledgeable and had a real passion for the city which really came through in his commentary. He was a great driver and made you feel very comfortable. He was very engaging and was interested in where we came from and imparted so much inside information and knowledge to us. He even recommended and dropped us off at a great traditional restaurant for lunch which we would never have found on our own. I would highly recommend Roger and this tour .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, very much Ms. Monk. It was a real pleasure touring with you and your friends. I could tell you all were real history lovers. Roger P.
Deborah RumsonUnited States
Andrew D.United States
Excellent tour guide of the city of Atlanta. Very knowledgeable about history, neighborhoods and places of interest in Atlanta. Friendly and professional. Good, safe driver. Highly recommend Roger.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. Donelson, I really enjoyed touring with your family yesterday, Thank you again for the opportunity. Roger P.
Neville HallamUnited Kingdom
This was a really excellent tour, Roger has invested time and effort in making sure that the information presented on the tour is given in a accessible fashion, and he is full of knowledge of the key sites and events of the Civil Rights Movement, and very easy to get along with. I was really pleased to have taken this tour. Thank you
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. Hallam, I looked at your video links and I learned about another historical connection that was linked to Dr. Kings trip to receive the Honorary Degree. After Dr. King left England he went to my hometown of Cleveland Ohio to help elect Carl Stokes as the first African American Mayor of a major U.S. city in 1967. So thank you for giving me the opportunity to learn from you too. Roger P.
Jo BensonUnited States
Roger knows Atlanta!! The perfect way to learn and see this town.
John GoodmanUnited States
Roger was a terrific guide for our family group. He has a thoughtful and knowledgeable approach to showing us his town - and made our introduction to Atlanta something we will remember. We appreciated his accommodating our schedule and our situation. Thanks Roger!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mr. Goodman, It was my pleasure to tour with you and your family. I always enjoy sharing Atlanta's history known and unknown. You were great listeners and active participants. Thank you for the opportunity. Roger P.
Angela OrtizUnited States
Roger was an amazing tour guide with a wealth of information. I would recommend him to anyone looking to learn about the history of Atlanta.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Ms. Ortiz, Thank you so much for your excellent review and your encouraging words. I could see that you both were lovers of history and I’m happy that Atlanta’s history didn’t disappoint you. You know that I loved sharing it with you. Roger P.
Jo BensonUnited States
Connie CusickUnited States
This tour exceeded all expectations! Our guide, Roger, was incredibly knowledgeable about Atlanta history, the many different areas of the city, current events, people, and fun facts! He was very considerate, courteous and an excellent driver. Comfortable, clean van. He tailored the tour to exactly what we wanted. A family member is thinking of moving to Atlanta and wanted to get a good overview. We have lived here 22 years and saw things we had never seen before! We will request this again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Connie, Thank you and your family for the great time we all had on tour. I really enjoy touring with people that love and appreciate history. You all were the best audience and I felt like we became friends. I also want to thank you for recommending me to your friends and I look forward to touring with them too. Roger P.
Rebecca WilliamsUnited States
My family and I cannot say enough wonderful things about Roger. From the professional and timely pick up to his enormous wealth of knowledge about Atlanta and the Civil Rights Movement. If you are seeking to learn about Atlanta with someone who is a pleasure to be around, look no further! We travel a lot (domestic and international), and I must say this is by far the best tour. Thank you for sharing your home (ATL) with us! We will be back soon :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You, said you liked to comment! I so enjoyed touring with you and your family. We all seemed to all be on the same page and that made for a great tour! Tell your brother I look forward to chatting with him soon. Roger P.
Roger was excellent. He had a wealth of knowledge about Atlanta and the Civil Rights movement history. Given the limited time I (we) had in Atlanta, this was an excellent way to see the key sites. He was very accommodating and friendly. I would take another tour with him anytime. It was great. Thanks Roger!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Sabrah, Thank you so much for allowing me the opportunity to work with you. I really enjoyed our time spent touring.
Eunice FeltonMemphis, TN, United States
Highly recommend this tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, confident, courteous and accommodating. We chartered a 56 passenger coach for our family reunion and everyone was pleased. In addition to a family tour it was also a history lesson. I did not know the depth of Atlanta's history until after this tour. We will be going back to Atlanta. Thanks Roger P
Kathy C.Venice, CA, United States
Best tour ever! Roger is a historian and a story teller. We are amazed at how much understanding of history we learned in two hours. From the Native American civilization before Europeans came, to the civil War, to present day he told us so much in a logical and interesting way. I've read a lot of history and was surprised how much I didn't know. It was exciting to be right where the events happened. Our granddaughter, who lives in Atlanta, plans to take this tour based on our experience.
Joachim HeckerHagen/ Westf., NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN (NRW), Germany
This tour was worth each cent. Thanks for the mindopening hours which changed my view on Atlanta completely. I enjoyed every second, especially the historic context e. g. the civil rights movement and Dr. Martin Luther King, jr. CU again, Roger!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm glad I was able to share with you the Atlanta the I love. It was my pleasure. Roger P.
Mark FrederickUnited States
Our tour of Atlanta with Roger P. was awesome! A 5 out of 5 rating!!! He was incredibly knowledgeable of the city and all its history. We thoroughly enjoyed it!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Well, I enjoyed you and your wife too. It’s always great to tour with people that love history as I do. I enjoyed hearing your stories and about your exciting plans for living abroad, that’s wonderful and you both deserve it. Thank you for touring with me and for the delicious lunch at Mary Mac’s.
John ChenUnited States
Mr. Pennyman was fantastic. He is well versed on the city's history and how is has developed over time. He showed me many places and explained their importance. Of course the highlight was seeing First Ebenezer Baptist Church, the home where Dr. King was born, the King Center, the World Peace Garden where children from all over the world had written how MLK influenced them.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. Chen, I really enjoyed touring with you and it was my pleasure to tour with a real lover of history.
Donna FlynnUnited States
Roger's tour of Atlanta was fabulous. Historical background gave us context for understanding the exciting development of modern Atlanta and its anticipation of a bright and prosperous future for all segments of its diverse population. A stop at the MLK Center was both informative and inspiring. Roger is a well informed, articulate storyteller and it was a real pleasure to spend 4 hours with him. His tour enriched our stopover in Atlanta and made us unabashed fans of the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ms. Flynn, Thank so much for the opportunity to work with your family and friends. I always enjoy working with an enthusiastic group of history lovers. It’s inspirational and it brings out the best in me. So thank you again to you and your group. Roger P.