Joanna RileyUnited States
Brian was an amazing New York guide!!!! We are from the Nashville area and there were 8 adults in our family group. My husband and I have 3 daughters with 2 of the 3, five months pregnant. Brian was very considerate of this fact. Brian provided us with many facts, fun, and exceeded our two day wish list of New York experiences. We totally recommend Brian for your Guide, he is an awesome person and will make your NYC visit exceptional!!!!!
Kelly MensingerSuwanee, GA, United States
This is the second time I've taken a tour with Brian. He offers a top notch service and so much better than doing some larger group tour. This time we had two teenagers with us and they enjoyed as well, except for the cooler rainy day, it was absolutely perfect! You can't go wrong with Brian as he is extremely personable and an cater a tour especially for you.
We had an excellent time with Brian, spending two days touring NYC. He was very knowledgable and accommodating, providing insights and information about the city and the sights that we could never have figured out for ourselves. Brian was easy to spend time with and I would very highly recommend him as a guide.
Joan JarvisUnited States
This is our third tour with Brian. He is an excellent guide and never fails to go above what we expected. I would highly recommend taking any tour with Brian.
Vidal MorfinUnited States
We had a great time with Brian. He is really knowledgeable with the area and the history.
Richard BlairUnited States
Brian was terrific! He was on time and was always in communication with us before the tour and the morning of the tour. His knowledge of New York City and the sights was exemplary! Very personable and professional in all ways. So happy we chose to use him. He went above and beyond for us in getting access tickets for July 4th!
Marcia HebbUnited States
Prompt arrival. Clearly ensure the tour was exactly what and where we wanted. Kept his pace comfortably with ours. As for Brian's knowledge and presentation, it was exceptional. He provided as much detail as we desired on every aspect of the tour and made it just personal enough to appreciate the history and emotional aspects of many parts of the tour. Absolutely wonderful.
Janice WoodruffUnited States
2nd day of touring NYC with Brian. He walked us through Central Park and showed us not only the hot spots, but quite a few of the hidden gems within the park. We traveled through midtown & down to Greenwich Village, where we had a celebrity siting/encounter. We finished on the high line & Chelsea Market. Not only does Brian know the city inside out, he is so knowledgeable on the history of every nook & cranny. We are sad that we will be touring without his help the rest of our trip, Brian was awesome!
Janice WoodruffUnited States
Brain has been a joy to tour with during our day at the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Financial District and Ground Zero. His knowledgeable insight from a local New Yorker's point of view is so unique and appreciated. He made riding the subway for our first time feel like a breeze. Looking forward to our second day of tours with him!
Robert AndersonUnited States
Brian was wonderful on our two full days tour of NYC. If you are looking for a tour guide--look no further: Brian is the absolute best. Thank you Brian.
Rodney RobertsUnited States
Brian was an amazing guide. It was a pleasure to spend the day with him. He shared not only historical information, but personal insights and personal experiences.
Cynthia SchmidtUnited States
We stopped in New York for just a day, a party of four, one which needed a walker for assistance. Brian was extremely helpful in finding stops that would accommodate us. He was also very knowledgeable & catered to our schedule of what we wished to see. Brian brought the sites and local areas to life. He knew a great deal about the past and present New York, it's people and places. I was able to create a great memory and Brian's tour made me curious to explore more of New York on my next visit.
Thomas E.United States
I am oftentimes asked "would you do it again"? In the case of Brian's NYC Lower Manhattan Tour the answer is a resounding yes! Brian has an extensive knowledge of the area and its history which he enthusiastically shares with clients. I considered afterwards how much I would have missed, without the tour, oblivious to the backstory. Brian as a guide enriched our visit. I will definitely do it again (probably in a different area of the city) and recommend, without reservation, that you do it too.
Kaj Peter MattssonFinland
Brian Fisher guided us through Greenwich Village. The tour was the highlight of our visit to New York. Brian is an excellent and fluent storyteller with a lot of insight in details of both historical, political and cultural dimensions.We became aquinted with a lot of different aspects of the facinating village.Our group 4 was very much satisfied with our tour and we can warmly recommend the tour for other visitors.
Kimberly T.United States
Excellent tour. We had over 7 hours before flight home and the Brian made it a highlight of our entire cruise vacation. He is very knowledgeable about New York city and entertaining to listen to. One of our group didn't feel up to getting out at all of our stops and he continued to make her time special with more stories and interesting facts. He pick out a lovely place to have lunch and stayed with the car and our luggage to keep it safe. The tour was perfect start to finish, thanks to Brian.
We had a great day with Brian. Saw some amazing sites and it was nice to hear interesting stories and history from a NY local. Highly recommended
Paula AnconaUnited States
Brian was a great guy to spend the afternoon with. He had tremendous insight into New York, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, as a local, a native and a professional tour guide. This was our first time visiting Lady Liberty and Ellis Island, and we really enjoyed hearing the history and stories about both. He also filled us in on other interesting angles about the city, such as the transformation of Times Square and the World Trade Center redevelopment. We highly recommend Brian!
Bonnie ZwickerUnited States
Brian was a very knowledgeable and a smart tour guide. He made very good use of our long layover at Newark and was able to get us to all of the major sites we wanted to see on a driving tour of NYC! Fabulous tour and highly recommend!!!
What a wonderful and informative guide Brian is! Has all his facts at his fingertips and is ready to explain all questions. We did the statue of liberty and Ellis Island tour and couldn't have had a better guide. We had our young daughter with us and he was very accommodating and patient. He is highly recommended by us!
What an exceptional Guide and tour. Brian is a credit to the profession. He was extremely friendly and made sure I had an outstanding experience during my 24 hour stint in NewYork. A tour with Brian is a tour of a life time, thank you very much :)
Gwendolyn WongMandaluyong, METRO MANILA, Philippines
Guide Brian gave us personal insights into 9/11, with personal anecdotes making the first responders heroism so alive to us today. It was a very good day spent with Brian, it was my husband's first trip into NYC and Brian was instrumental into his appreciation of NYC, a city I love to visit.
James PressdeeUnited Kingdom
brian met me at my hotel in good time, having thoughtfully messaged me with a warning about the forecast weather for the day. the tour was well paced with pre booked tickets for all of the statue of liberty attractions. I enjoyed using the metro system for transport as this gave me a first hand look at new York life. brian is very knowledgeable about his home city and despite the wet and cold weather, not a problem for me, we visited every part of ellis island and liberty island, a very good days tour.
Brianna AlvarezUnited States
Brian was an amazing tour guide! He was extremely knowledgeable of the city and answered all questions he was asked thoughtfully. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking to get a great tour of NYC.
Betty JohnstonUnited States
Brian was incredible. So much knowledge of NYC. I would definitely request him for our next trip and would highly recommend him for anyone looking for a NYC guide. Made our trip totally a success.
Sandy CreightonUnited States
This One Day New York tour was fabulous! We're surprised how quickly the seven hours passed by. Brian was relaxed, patient and to the point. He knew the history very well. He has a great talent for putting the "story" together in a very interesting way. We recommend this tour and Brian for any that are considering learning more about New York.
Rachel DinglerUnited States
Brian did a great job explaining so many details of NYC. He was very patient with all of our questions. We will definitely use Brian again. He was easy to email back and forth in the planning process, with great suggestions. P.S. Our high school students loved his New York accent. He indulged us with some NY slang sayings. (Little do our students know, we are the ones with the thick accent from Texas...ha!) Thank you for your guidance. See you the next time!
Tracy GarsideUnited States
This was our second tour with Brian and not our last! His knowledge and little known facts about the city he loves make it especially interesting for all ages! Highly recommend!
Fantastic tour for our family. Couldn't be happier with the information, pace and engagement. Thanks!
Victor PlekhanovUnited States
Makiko NagataTokyo, Japan
Brian is a great guide! He was very knowledgeable, professional and fun. We really enjoyed spending one day with him. The story about 9/11 was very special to us. He took us several spots and talked a lot about the tragedy as a local. I am also a tour guide in Tokyo. I learnt a lot from him. Thank you Brian for fantastic day! Hope to see you again.
David BairdChristchurch, CANTERBURY, New Zealand
This was the best was to get the limited crown tickets, but you will need to book well in advance (only 250 tickets/day available). Climbing to the crown of Liberty was great. We also enjoyed the ferry rides and Ellis island. Brian was knowledgeable and clear and gave us plenty of time at each place.
David BairdChristchurch, CANTERBURY, New Zealand
Casual tour on foot ands using the subway of the city. Didn't cover as much ground as we hoped but enjoyed what we did do. Brian was knowledgeable and easy to follow.
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Andy RumneyUnited Kingdom
We have been to New York a couple of times previously and tended to do the usual tourist things without much insight into local history and trivia. Booking Brian was an inspirational decision, he is a gentle giant full of knowledge and interesting stories, he obviously cares deeply about his city. This tour made our trip and that was all down to Brian, things that you normally pass by without a second thought were pointed out to us and were accompanied by an interest fact or story, Thank you Brian.
Anna HansenUnited States
We had an 8 hour tour with Brian and he was AWESOME!! He was excellent with communication via email prior to the tour, especially regarding what we wanted to see on our tour. During the tour he was very flexible with breaks, change of plans, etc. He was very personable, and fun. Brian was very knowledgeable about the city and we saw and learned a LOT! Cannot express enough how much we HIGHLY recommend him!!!!
Joan JarvisUnited States
Brian was excellent. He showed us Christmas trees and lights we had never seen before and told many fabulous stories. A wonderful way to see NYC Christmas lights.
David ImUnited States
Great guide. Brian was very accommodating and knowledgeable about manhattan. My family had a great experience and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to friends and family.
Dan WhithamUnited States
Great. Right on time, very flexible, and great info.
Great guy, very informative, Thanks
Ken MetzgerUnited States
The tour was everything we had expected. Brian was very knowledgeable and made the tour interesting. We got to see everything we had told him we wanted to see plus. He was willing to drive us to places that we wanted to see as the tour was being conducted, but weren't on our original list. I would highly recommend using Tours by Locals and especially Brian.
We had a fabulous day with Brian. His knowledge and personal insight of the 9/11 memorial and new construction was amazing. Thank you Brian for sharing your extensive knowledge with us.
Excellent option for long layovers in NYC. We were first time visitors and we got to see a lot of the city. Brian stopped in the city main spots and we hopped off and walk on tour, and we enjoyed discovering on our own too. It was completely worth it. It was raining and Brian kindly lent me a jacket that saved the day.
Virgina Johns DuppenthalerUnited States
wonderful tour, as was the last one we did with Brian! Thanks once more!
My parents were very satisfied with Brian, as he showed a great amount of knowledge, but most importantly also patience with the older couple. And was also willing to push the 2nd tour to their desired timing the last minute. Thank you Brian! You made my parents' first trip to New York a wonderful memory!
Gloria SullivanUnited States
Brian was so knowledgeable and really made the tour fun. Would definitely recommend him.
Barbara BurnetteUnited States
Brian was a great guide! He provided information and explanations we would never have found on our own! Even though we were very late getting off the ship, Brian still managed to show us the highlights of New York we wanted to see. Thank you, Brian, for a great tour!
Michael WallaceSaint Johns, FL, United States
Let's get this out of the way up front; Brian is AWESOME!!! You could not have a more knowledgeable, personable, interesting, fun, etc guide leading you around NYC than him. My family learned so much about the city through his stories & insight that one could never pick up simply by reading a book, surfing the internet, or watching a YouTube video. With him, you're getting someone that was born & raised in NYC and knows his town intimately, inside & out. Thanks again Brian; until next time! Mike
Tracy GarsideUnited States
A nice layover tour from our cruiseship to the airport with some important Manhattan landmarks: Ground zero, financial district, Brooklyn Bridge, Grand Central, Rockefeller Center. And a good lunch in between. Unfortunately, time calculation was very bad - although we skipped Highline and Harlem, we arrived 1 hour later at JFK than scheduled (wasn't a big deal for us, because we had a late flight). Okay, there was heavy traffic. But an experienced guide should take this into consideration.
Brian was a fantastic tour guide. We only had about 6 hours in New York but he managed to cram so much into such a short time. He was so knowledgeable and as he drove around he gave us a great insight into the history and day to day life in the city. He drove us to many of the must see sights, stopped the car for us to take pictures and to experience first hand many of the famous buildings and exhibits. He could not have been more accommodating. I would definitely recommend Brian and tour with him again.
Lisa SakamotoUnited States
This was a great tour. Brian knows the city well, took us to great photo stops, gave us loads of information and had great stories. He navigated the streets well in all the traffic and even picked us up early. This was the best way to kill time before catching our flight. I would highly recommend this tour!
Nice tour with a knowing guide and some great tastes from the far east. Unfortunately I had to abort the tour after slightly more than halftime due to spinal issues, I had been having for some days already. Until then, it was a great experience - worth to repeat it on our next time in NYC.
Stacy CrnkovichSwan Valley, ID, United States
We had a fantastic custom tour with Brian. We had requested to tour "mafia" spots in NYC. He had several details about different famous mobsters and stories we had never heard. Although I have been to NYC several times, he was able to give us very easy helpful hints on getting around the city so the remainder of our trip was improved. He took us to several points of interest that allowed for great photo opportunities that we would have otherwise missed. Thanks again Brian for a great day!!
Julie HughesUnited Kingdom
We liked Brian a lot. He gave us a fascinating tour and insight into the life of a New Yorker - now and in the past. His stories about 9/11 were very moving, but told in a sincere and compassionate way. We did not think 8 hours could pass so quickly! He also gave us useful tips to help us in planning the following day. Thank you Brian - wish we had had 2 days with you!
Jamie BirkettUnited States
Brian has great knowledge of the city and shares it through wonderful stories. You leave feeling like you have really experienced New York.
My mom and I had a wonderful journey to New York City. Our main attraction was Statue of Liberty as I held the Crown ticket. Brian took us to SoL as well as other attractions in NYC and explained very well the history of each sight. Traveling with Brian was like traveling with an old friend with lots of stories to catch up. It was a memorable experience that we will never forget. I would definitely recommend traveling in NYC with Brian.
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.
Amy SchlinkertUnited States
Brian was awesome! We had a larger group including 8 Boy Scouts from a small town in Wisconsin. We hit everything they wanted to see and a lot more. Brian knows his history and is passionate about his city. He was cognizant of things that might not be interesting or appropriate and checked with us as we went to ensure we were getting the tour we wanted. So much better than the canned tours provided by the big companies.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Amy, had a great time with you and the group. Glad you enjoyed the tour.