Ann DuignanUnited Kingdom
A fabulous day spent with such a knowledgeable guide. Brought history to 'life' with interesting facts, stories and as an added 'bonus' some wonderful poetry intertwined throughout our day. Very considerate in going at 'our pace' with enough time for comfort stops, and photo opportunities. Would recommend John as the perfect guide (host) who was willing literally to go that 'extra mile'. If you want a bespoke tour - John is definately the person you can entrust your 'precious' holiday time with - a 'gem'.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ann, Thank you for the wonderful review. One of the pleasures of my profession is the chance to meet people from all over the world and sharing our sites and resources with them. Thank you, John E.
Michael NeamUnited States
John was first class. He was a gentleman as well as a geologist and historian and he made the day of South Dakota touring quite a treat. He was willing to take our tour in any direction, depending on our likes and dislikes. It is a shame there are only 5 stars as he deserves 10. Thank you John !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Michael, Thanks for the wonderful and clever review. It is a shame that there are only 5 stars available. Travel well, John E.
Peggy L.United States
Michael BrillhartHong Kong
John is a fountain of info. He made the tour very enjoyable because I learned so much. He understood what we were interested in and focused on that, and did not try to fill the day with irrelevant fodder. My wife is not a US citizen, but she was intrigued about how interesting John made the day. Totally accommodating to our pace and timing. Do yourself a favor and use a private tour to see Crazy Horse and Rushmore. No need to get involved in the inconvenience of a group tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Michael, It was a pleasure spending the day with the two of you and I am glad that I helped to make it a great experience. travel wisely and have fun, John E.
James CallisonUnited States
The day was amazing. Never thought SD was so beautiful. The Rapid City area has so much to see. John spent all day with us and was so knowledgeable. He was an excellent driver and extremely informative. You will not be disappointed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: James, Thank you for allowing me to share our area with you and the family. I enjoy spending time with folks who enjoy the sights and the stories of our area. John E.
Extremely enjoyable tour with a highly experienced and knowledgeable guide. John went out of his way to ensure we saw what we wanted and were looked after. Plenty of stops for photos and points of interest.
Evelyn J.Suffolk, VA, United States
John is wonderful. He showed us areas we would have never found on our own. He is witty and a poet. We had a group of 13 and not one person asked a question he could not answer. He was with us for 9 hours and there was never a dull moment. His knowledge of Mount Rushmore and the Custer park is amazing. Thank you, John, for a wonderful day.
Linda ColeUnited States
John was an excellent tour guide. He is very knowledgeable about the area and much of the history involved. We felt very comfortable in his automobile and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. My husband used a wheel chair at times and John was so helpful in pushing him around. I would definitely recommend John to anyone I Know that would be traveling in that area. Kudos to him for sure!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Linda, Thank you for the nice review. It is always a pleasure to help guests and share our wonderful area with them. Thank you, John E.
Steve ConleyUnited States
John is a marvelous, knowledgable guide. We learned so much about the history of the area, the geography, customs of the native and present local people, etc. My wife and I were escorted by him as if he were long-time friends. We would strongly recommend John to anyone that wants to learn, be personally escorted and not tied to a bus and its timing.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Steve, Thank you, it is a pleasure to share a day with enthusiastic and fun folks like yourselves. John E.
Alice FellersUnited States
We had such a wonderful day of discovery with John as our guide. His pleasant personality along with the incredible wealth of interesting information he shared made for a truly enjoyable and memorable experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Alice, Thanks for the review and staying in touch. Take care and travel wisely. John E.
S Jay YostIrvine, CALIFORNIA, United States
John did an outstanding job. He knew the area, the individual sites and all the necessary information need to make it an enjoyable trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jay, thanks for the second review. John
excellent tour, and an Excellent guide, John
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ali, It was a pleasure to share our area with both of you. A receptive and interested couple, with a lifetime of stories to share such as yourselves, make for a fun and informative day. Travel safely and continue to enjoy all of life's pleasures. Thank you, John.
Sharol WayUnited States
John is an excellent guide, informative and attentive to our interests. He is a good driver and surprisingly a good reciter of poetry. Very fun and informative.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sharol, I am glad you "got it" and enjoyed the time we spent together. John E.
Carl SchoenbachlerUnited States
One of the best tours I have ever taken.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Carl, Glad you liked it. We feel blessed that we have so many fantastic places to take our guests and your feedback is appreciated. Thank you, John E., guide
Cynthia ManningUnited States
John was a wonderful guide. He was knowledgeable, friendly, and didn't mind our endless questions. He was well prepared and very flexible. We had a big age spread in our group and everyone was entertained. You can't go wrong with this tour.
George WestUnited States
John is an excellent guide, he is extremely knowledgeable about the area, smart, funny and very accommodating to your needs.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: George, Thanks for coming on a tour. Your companionship and your group's playful interactions were a pleasure to witness. It was very easy to tell that the six of you have been friends who travel together for decades. Take care and travel wisely, John E., TBL Guide
Valerie TempleUnited States
Already wrote one.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Valerie, Saw that other response and appreciate the time we spent together. John E.
Donna D.United States
John was knowledgeable of the history, geography, geology, culture -- everything we could hope to learn and more. He was patient with 4 seniors and worked everything around so that we could see the most and walk to the most with our restricted abilities. This all-day tour was the best of our two week trip and I do not hesitate in recommending John!!!
Ruth HirschUnited States
John was a wonderful guide; knowledgeable, patient, and kind. We had a wonderful experience. The guide made the trip very memorable.
Raphael R.United States
We spent a whole day with John. The guy is knowledgeable big time. Friendly too.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Rafi, Thanks again for spending a day with me in the Black Hills. Good luck with all that you and your family do and I hope to see you again in our area. Travel safely, John
Kathleen RottaUnited States
John was extremely knowledgeable, extremely courteous & catered to our needs. He was right on time to get the tour started. We went over the whole day ahead of time & he encouraged us to let him know if we wanted to make any changes. We arrived in Rapid City on 9/11/14 & received 7 inches of snow(earliest snow on record in 100 years). When John picked us up Friday 9/12, he turned the snowfall into a positive experience. The snow on the trees & the mountainside gave us a beautiful backdrop to our drive.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kathleen, Thank you for the feedback and I an glad you had such a good time. In the Black Hills we are blessed with wonderful resources and sites for visitors to enjoy under virtually any conditions. Travel safely and enjoy your journeys where ever they may take you. John E. TBL Guide#10865