Scott BrowneBroadbeach Waters, QLD, Australia
Despite the weather, we've had a fantastic and informative day with Ronald cruising comfortably around in Manhattan. Really looking forward to the further tours we have booked with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Scott! Glad you enjoyed the day, in spite of the weather. Certainly, one of the benefits of touring by vehicle. I look forward to showing you more (and in better weather!) Ronald
Michael DayhoffLauderdale By The Sea, FL, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Micheal. Thank you for your "excellent experience" evaluation! I am glad you enjoyed our day together. Best regards to you and your wife. Ronald
We had a custom tour, which included pick up and drop off at the airport and our hotel, which made our short stay in NY relaxed and enjoyable. Our tour of the city was informative and enjoyable. We saw a lot of sights in the short time we had! Will recommend Tour by Locals and our driver Ronald to family and friends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the review, Michelle. I am glad you made it back safely and glad you enjoyed the tour. All the best to you both, Ronald.
We had a short stopover in NY between flights, and this tour was the best way for us to see NY! Our driver was fantastic. He made sure we got a very good overview of the city, and we got to see all the things we wanted to see! His knowledge and history of the city was helpful and interesting, and by being local, we were able to get a good understanding of the city. We would book this driver again, and highly recommend this type of tour to family and friends!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Michelle: Thanks for your review and recommendation! I look forward to seeing you, again! Ronald
Edward A. VannozziUnited States
Ronald Our Tour Guide - I just wanted to write you a note of thanks for a such wonderful tour you gave our family and friends today. You were very knowledgeable and courteous / professional. It was really a wonderful experience for my relatives and friends to have been shown the very important points of interest of your fine city of New York, New York. Again, my personal Thanks for such a fine day, especially considering the fact of the foul weather conditions we all faced. Edward Vannozzi
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review, Edward, and you are welcome! I, too, enjoyed our time together. Certainly, touring by vehicle in inclement weather makes for a much better experience. Thank you again and the best of 2019 to you all! Ronald
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am grateful for your review Karen and pleased you enjoyed our tour. Between the Christmas crowds and cold weather, December is a great month to tour by vehicle. Good choice! Thanks! Ronald
Mary HolcombUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Mary. Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed our two days together seeing the city. Happy 2019! Ronald
Mary HolcombUnited States
Ronald di an awesome job showing us New York City!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Mary: Thanks for your review! I certainly enjoyed spending the day with you folks. I am glad you enjoyed it as well. Please give my regards to the rest of the party and have a great cruise! Ronald
Anurag GuptaMumbai, India
Ronald is very pleasant and knowledgeable about NYC. He was very patient with my two young kids and in general very helpful with information about planning your visit in NYC. His van is very comfortable and his driving is excellent. I strongly recommend his services as a tour guide for NYC. thank you
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Anurag: Thank you for your review and recommendation! It was my pleasure spending the day with your lovely family. I trust the rest of your visit went well and you will come back and visit us again. Best regards to you, your wife and daughters, Ronald
Ma Gertrudes Novem CustodioPhilippines
I enjoyed my New York tour and want to thank Ronald for being a wonderful tour guide. He was very professional and knowledgeable. He also did a superb job of taking pictures of me and my mom to some of the sights we visited. I highly recommend him to all who want to visit New York. He is the best guide for the tour. Definitely give him 5 out of 5 rating.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Gertrudes: Thank you for your kind review! Sorry for my delay responding. It was my pleasure to serve you and your mom. I am so glad you enjoyed our time together. Thank you for the opportunity! The best of 2019 to you both! Ronald
Geraint RobertsUnited Kingdom
Without doubt this is how you are to tour New York. So much so we've booked Ronald again for an evening tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your review, Geraint. I am so glad you enjoyed our time together and look forward to showing you another perspective of the city, on our evening tour. Thanks, again! See you Thursday, Ronald
Noel A.Luxembourg, Luxembourg
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Noel: Thank you for your 5-star review. I am glad you and your wife enjoyed the day and tour. All the best to you both! Ronald
Yiannis FiotakisNicosia, Cyprus
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your 5-star review, Yiannis. It is much appreciated. Ronald
What a professional tour guide, we are from Australia and I would recommend Ronald to any one for a tour, we have him for 6 hour touring NYC and he showed so much it was amazing.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the review, Scott! I am so glad you enjoyed the tour. I, too, enjoyed spending the day with you folks. I trust the rest of your stay in New York and visit to the USA goes well! I hope we get to do it again sometime. Please give my best regards to all! Ronald
Judy GreeneUnited States
Ronald was great and I would book another tour with him in a heartbeat. It was my first time to nyc and Ronald was very informative, friendly and answered all of our many questions. He was a fantastic tour guide. Will be back soon. Judy
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Judy: It was my pleasure to show you and yours around New York for the day! I am so glad you enjoyed the tour. I look forward to your soon return. Please give my best to all, Ronald
Cynthia FlaniganUnited States
What a fantastic tour! Ronald has incredible knowledge and his driving tour was absolutely perfect for my mom who has a bad knee. Hits all the highlights of the city and customized to your interests. I highly recommend Ronald.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Cynthia! I had a great time with your mom, dad and you on the tour. I am glad you enjoyed it. All the best you and your family! Ronald
Shelley KirstenSouth Africa
Ronald Piedmonte took us on the most amazing tour of New York and as first time visitors it made all the difference. His knowledge of the city (including all the history as well), made this tour the highlight of our trip! He is not only extremely knowledgeable but also very flexible and helpful. He took us for a wonderful lunch at Katz's Deli (from 'Where Harry met Sally' fame), and spent an extra hour of his own time finishing off the tour. We highly recommend him as a tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Shelley: Thank you for you lovely review! It was my pleasure to spend the day with you, Bert and Caitlin. I am so glad you enjoyed the tour, the city and Katz's Deli! Enjoy the rest of your Southern Hemisphere summer. Thanks, again! Ronald
Jon LehmannUnited States
Ronald was a superlative guide, very nice guy with an encyclopedic knowledge of New York and the history of the many attractions we saw. Customized the trip on-the-fly to accommodate a couple of specific places we wanted to see. Totally worth the cost and can only recommend him highly. Next time we visit New York we will definitely look him up to do other tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Jon: Thanks for the review! I was my pleasure showing you and your son around today. I hope have a great time at MSG tonight! I look forward to seeing you again next time. All the best until then! Ronald
Cris HampeUnited States
Our guide was wonderful. He went above and beyond. He even pushed my mom through Central Park in her wheel chair. He has so much information about the city and the history of the city which made our tour very interesting. We asked him to recommend a pizza place by our hotel. The pizza place he recommended was fabulous. I highly recommend him. definitely a 5 Star tour and guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Cris: Thanks for taking time to rate the tours. I suspect you are still recovering from your long ride home. All the best and Happy Holidays to the rest of the group! Ronald
Nancy EspositoUnited States
Simply put, our tour experience was fabulous. It took all of the stress out of our day in the city. Ronald is top notch and professional in every way. You will not be disappointed.
Terry SeebergPlainffield, IL, United States
Ronald picked us up right on time. He was very knowledgeable. We saw so much and learned so much. Would r\highly recommend Ronald and Tours by Locals.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Terry: Thanks for your 5-star review and high recommendation! I was very pleased to show you around. Thank you, again! Ronald
Carol BeckerUnited States
Excellent Guide...Very thorough and very accommodating to our needs.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Carol. Thank you, your mom and sisters for choosing to spend your layover time with me. I am very pleased you enjoyed the tour. Please give my regards to all and I hope I get to see you all again! Ronald
Lisa HalleUnited States
Ronald was wonderful. Informative, friendly. The perfect tour guide. Tailored his tour to exactly what we wanted. We would definitely highly recommend him and look forward to using him again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your review, Lisa. It was great to spend the day with you and your family! I am glad you enjoyed the tour. I look forward to our future tours. Until then, all the best! Ronald
James GondlesUnited States
Excellent all around
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the review, James. It was great spending time together with you and your wife in Brooklyn. To quote Brooklyn native (both in real life and on the show) Ralph Kramden, "how sweet it is!" Thanks, again! Ronald
Judyann PardiUnited States
our tour was great our driver was very flexible and knowledgeable he adapted the tour to our desires while educating the whole way the only issue i had is that the tour was 5 hours instead of 6 as we arrived at the airport an hour ahead of schedule would definitely use again
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Judiann: Thanks for your review! I am glad you and your husband enjoyed the tour and would definitely use me again. I look forward to it! Perhaps, you could provide me more detail related to the tour duration. My cellphone bill shows your call when you came out of the terminal at 9:17am and my electronic toll tag shows me re-entering Manhattan at 5:26pm. On the way back, I did stop to wash the vehicle and grab something to eat. What time did I drop you off? Thanks, again! Ronald
Juanita AydelotteUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Juanita: Thanks for your review! Glad you enjoyed the tour. All the best! Ronald
Sue ZavagliaUnited States
Ronald was great! Informative, relaxed and really allowed you to take the tour where ever you wanted it to go. Thank you so much! We had a great day!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Sue. Thanks for your review! I enjoyed spending the day with your, your family and friends. I trust receipt of the email means you made it home and safely. Thanks, again! Ronald
Amy CrawfordUnited States
We had the BEST day! A great way to see and learn about areas of the city we would have never seen on our own. Ronald is the best!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Amy. Thanks for your review! Glad you enjoyed the tour and smoked mozzerella. Please give my regards to your mom and aunt. I know the smoked mozzerella will bring you back. See you then! Ronald
Michael WidenUnited States
Five adults took a tour of New York City with Ronald. He gave us a superb overview of the city and its neighborhoods. He was very informative providing us with fun facts that we would have never known otherwise. He was most accommodating, suggesting various sites we might enjoy and allowing us a chance to help plan the itinerary. He knew the history of the various venues and suburbs and made the entire day a delightful experience. We would definitely use this service again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Micheal. Thanks for the review! My day with your group was also delightful. IT was great showing you around. See you again next time! Ronald
Mary Henry de TessanUnited States
We loved our tour with Ronald and will hire him again the next time we are NYC
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Mary: It was a delight having you and Pierre as guests for the day. I am so glad you enjoyed the tour and I look forward to our next. Until then, all the best. Ronald
Vishan IbrahimUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Mr Ibrahim. It was a pleasure to spend yesterday with you, showing you New York. Enjoy the rest of your stay and visit to Washington. Thank you for your review. Ronald
Joseph PremUnited States
Our tour guide driver Ronald made our first visit to NY a great experience seeing all the highlights with lots of interesting commentary. Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My pleasure, Joseph! It was great showing you and your wife around. I am hoping that your first trip to New York will not be your last trip, and we get to spend additional time together digging a little bit deeper. All the best until then, Ronald.
Brian SeegerUnited States
Ron was a great guide. He is very knowledgeable, polite and has a great personality. I would highly recommend the driving tour with Ron.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Brian. Thank you for your review! It was my pleasure to show you three around. Thank you for the opportunity! Regards all, Ronald.
William MillerDel Mar, CALIFORNIA, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Margaret: Thank you for your 5-star review! I am glad you enjoyed the tour! Happy Holidays and the best of 2018 to you and yours, Ronald
Eileen DrakeUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Eileen. It was a fun day showing you and your sister around. I hope you will come back when you can spend more time. All the best on till then, Ronald.
Jane MannUnited States
We had a great tour of Manhattan. Our driver, Ronald, was very knowledgeable and gave us much of the history of the area. I would definitely recommend him if you are ever looking for a Manhattan tour. He is a wonderful driver. It was the only non harrowing drive we had in the city. Thanks again Ronald.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Jane: You are welcome, again! It was great spending the day with you, your sister and friend! I am so glad you found my driving "non harrowing" and the tour "recommendable." All the best to you and the others! Ronald
Clyde HawkinsUnited States
Super tour-super guide!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Super guests! Glad you enjoyed our time together Clyde! Regards to all, Ronald.
Helga WolfUnited States
Ronald was extremely personable. Very knowledgeable. Courteous and charismatic. We enjoyed our entire day with him. Thanks so much. Bob and Helga
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Helga and Bob: I am so glad you enjoyed the tour, especially after having been here so many times. As I said, "New York is sometimes called the Big Apple, but it might better be called The Big Onion, as there are so many fascinating layers here to peal back." I hope to see you again, and we will peal back a few more layers. All the best until then, Ronald.
James SorrellUnited States
Ronald gave a great day in NYC, He was punctual, had a very comfortable vehicle, was a good driver and, most importantly, chose interesting things for us to see, do and experience. We really enjoyed his door-to-door service, positive attitude and professionalism. After such a positive experience, we shall use Tours by Locals again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, James: I am delighted you enjoyed the tour and appreciate very much your 5-star rating. I am also glad to hear that you plan on using Tours by Locals again. Hopefully, you will come back to New York and we can see a little bit more. Thank you, again! Ronald
Patrick O'BrienUnited States
Ronald was very professional and full of knowledge and helpful hints. Answered all our questions and we had a great day. We would highly recommend him and will use him again on our next trip to New York! Pat & Brenda O'Brien Tucson AZ
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Brenda and Pat: It was great showing you around. Thanks for your review and recommendation. I look forward to serving you on your next visit. Regards from New York, Ronald
Charles TomkinsonUnited States
We asked for a tour of the outer boroughs, as we had spent plenty of time in Manhattan. Ron took us to Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Harlem and back into Manhattan. We really enjoyed the tour, especially the Queens museum with the authentic Panorama of NYC. Ronald was extremely informative about all of the boroughs. We even saw the Apollo and Cotton Club in Harlem. I would highly recommend this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your review and high recommendation, Charles! It was my delight showing you the "real" New York - Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Harlem. I am so glad you enjoyed the Panorama. Most tourists and New Yorkers never get to see it, yet it is such a valuable aid in helping understand the city. I hope you will come back and see us again! All the best until then, Ronald.
James S.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review, James. I enjoyed my day with you folks as well. I am glad you make it home safely (after a very long day!) All the best! Ronald
Robin WirthUnited States
Ron could not have been better. THANK YOU Ron for the excellent trip. How very nice to have all the history and information and knowledge that Ron had made our trip the absolute best. I would absolutely recommend!!! Next visit to NY Ron lets see what other tour we can do! Robin
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Robin. It was my pleasure to show you all around! I am so glad you enjoyed the tour, and not just "seeing" New York, but understanding the "back story" that makes "seeing" New York so much more rich and meaningful. Please give my best regards to the rest of the group. I will be thinking along with you, regarding what other tour you can do on your next visit to New York. All the best until then, Ronald.
Karen ChrinUnited States
Ronald was a fantastic guide through NYC. He was a wealth of info. Very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. Since we were a group of 6 seniors over the age of 60, we greatly appreciated bathroom breaks, a slower pace when needed, and getting around by car. We would never have seen as much as we did if we had to use subways, taxis, and walking as our modes of transportation. We had a great day and highly recommend Ronald as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the review Karen! I had a great time with your group I am glad you enjoyed the tour and had a great time. Please give my best regards to all! Ronald
William PerkinsUnited Kingdom
This was our second tour with Ronald. We had already seen some of the normal inclusions in this tour on a coach tour and a walking tour so he adjusted the itinerary to show us other parts of New York which we would otherwise not have seen. I would recommend this tour. Whilst in the morning of Independence Day the traffic was relatively quiet, it was surprising how much ground we were able to cover in Manhattan and across into Brooklyn. Ronald was an excellent guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you William for your review, rating and recommendation! In a few well organized hours, a lot can be seen. Best regards to you and your wife! Ronald
Ed DoughertyUnited States
Ronald was incredible! We paid for the 6 hour private tour, 8 hours later we had done everything we wanted and so much more. Ronald mixed driving and walking parts of the tour, with expert knowledge. I have to admit the high-lite of the tour for me was lunch at Katz Deli. I was still talking about the Pastrami Rubin I had a week later. Thanks Ronald!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are very welcome, Ed! It was all my pleasure. I am so glad you enjoyed our tour and the pastrami ruben. I hope to see you again in the future (I'll have Katz save some pastrami for you). All the best until then. Thanks for the review! Ronald
Susan GentryUnited States
It was excellent! I highly recommend it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Susan! It was great showing you around during you layover in New York on the way to Europe. I trust you and Tony have a great time! Ronald
Pamela MorrisUnited States
Very accommodating and knowledgeable, and very pleasant! Learned the history of New York, plus great suggestions on where to go after the tour! Also great that he knew where all the bathrooms were for someone that is handicapped!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the review Pam. It was my delight to host you and your family for the day. I hope we get to do it again - it is pretty hard to exhaust all New York has to offer. Please give my best regards to your great family! Ronald
Brian FridmanUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the review, Brian. I was great spending time with your family! Thank you for the opportunity to show you New York. Ronald
Tour was enjoyable and informative. We are from Austria and this was our first time in NYC. We got to experience not only our original requests, but had the opportunity to see other landmarks. Very well done.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gunther: It was great showing you and your colleague around. I am so glad you added a extra day to your business trip to see New York. Thanks for spending it with me! Ronald
Edward ZajacUnited States
A great way to see NYC at night, Ron new many out of the ordinary places to get the best views of the skyline and other NYC sights. He was extremely acommodating and very knowledgeable.
Excellent tour with Ronald who is so knowledgeable and friendly. We have a much clearer understanding of New York and how to find our way around.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carol and Barb: What a delight is was spending four days with you both! I enjoyed introducing you not only to the BIG things New York has to offer, but also to some of the smaller things (like our many varieties of honeysuckle). I hope we get to do it again sometime! All the best, Ronald.
Ronald is a marvellous guide with an easy manner, providing wonderful information and very considerate of clients' needs. It was the best tour we have experienced in all our travels. We can't recommend him highly enough. Thank you Ronald for an exhilarating day. Robert and Diana Manwarring, Australia We are on another tour today with Ronald and looking forward to it enormously.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Diana and Robert - I am honored to be rated by you "the best tour we have experienced in all our travels." I am also deeply grateful. Thank you so much! Ronald
Larry G.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your 4 star rating, Larry. It was great showing your family around. I hope we have another opportunity again sometime. Regards to all, Ronald
We enjoyed the tour very much. The tour is perfect: from planning with the guide, to meet&greet, to site by site explanation, to hop-on hop-off; everything was done seamlessly and perfectly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ricky - thank you for the opportunity to show your family New York. I am glad the tour met with your expectations. I hope to see you again. Please give my best regards to all! Ronald
Lindsley KeetonUnited States
One of the best values for the money. There is no way that we could have seen as much of New York without Ronald. He was extremely knowledgeable of the area and very professional. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your review, Lindsley. It was great showing you folks around! Enjoy your TBL guide in Boston and the rest of the road trip! Regards to all. Ronald
This was the best tour we have ever taken! The extra history and information about New York was just what we wanted. Ron took the time to find out what we wanted in the tour and delivered that and much more. He is very friendly, efficient and knowledgeable about this city. I would recommend Ron and this tour to anyone visiting New York. Thank you so much!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the opportunity, Julianne! It is always a delight to show off NYC & especially discover new places at the request of & along with guests (Driggs Ave!). Some say New York should not be called "The Big Apple," but rather "The Big Onion." There are so many layers here to peal back it would take more than a lifetime to exhaust. It's what makes everyday in New York City such an adventure, even for those of us who have lived here for decades. See you on your next trip to The Big Onion! Ronald
Jeff BaggettUnited States
Ronald was SUPER ......my wife and I were very happy with his services . His car was very nice and very clean. We could not ask for a more professional and courteous guide. We will definitely use Ronald on our next trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Jeff. It was a pleasure spending the day with you and your wife. I look forward to seeing you on the next trip! Ronald
Perfect tour for a short period of time in New York. We seen a lot. Ronald is very professional and knowledgeable regarding the history of New York. It was a great tour for a larger group. Ronald also is very agreeable with planning and altering any tour to suit our needs. Thanks.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your review, Heather. It was my pleasure to show your family New York. Please give me regards to all! Ronald
Stephen DrewettUnited Kingdom
Simply fantastic, informative and inspiring in seeing the best of New York, learning its history, understanding its people, and seeing great places.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Stephen. It was a pleasure showing you and your wife around. I am so glad you enjoyed the tour and gained an understanding of New York. More than just attractions, skyscrapers, etc., it is the "back story" that makes this city such a great place. Thanks for taking time to write your feedback! All best to you both. Ronald
Jessica HillUnited States
Ronald is fabulous! So informative, prompt and professional! My daughter and I had a blast on your tour! Thanks for your patience when she wanted to jump out and look at a store. This tour is first rate and we've done tours all over the world!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your review, Jessica! I am so glad you and your daughter had a blast. I was my privilege and joy to show you both around. See you again next time! Ronald
Janice MaladyCoolalinga, NORTHERN TERRITORY, Australia
Extremely knowledgable, professional and listened to our wishes. Felt totally at ease in his company immediately. Will definitely book Ronald again next time we are in New York!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Janice! It was great showing you and your husband around. I trust the rest of your journey goes well. I look forward to serving you, again. All the best until then! Ronald
Katherine de PaloAustralia
Michelle MorrisUnited Kingdom
What an amazing introduction to New York! Our tour guides were very informative and went out of their way to be helpful. Definitely worth the extra money to have two people a driver and a guide - we could then hop out of the car with the guide who showed us round the sites and gave us an idea of where to visit further when time allowed. Well done to Scott and Arnie for making our first day in NY such a memorable one - I am still quoting facts nearly a week later! We felt like me had made two new friends
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Michelle. Thanks for writing! We too enjoyed the day with you and your husband. You have made two new friends! I am so glad we could help make your first day in New York a memorable one. I am also glad you are still quoting the facts. I hope we get to serve you again in the future! All the best until then. Ronald
Karen JollyUnited States
Our cruise stopped in NYC for only one day. Having not been to the city before, we chose this private van tour! What a wise decision that was. Ronald is a knowledgeable NY native. We saw the highlights of the city along with the history. His map on the dash really informed us of the areas of the city (we know upper west side, upper east side, Wall Street, etc.). We were able to leave the van to see areas more closely--Grand Central Station, 9/11 Memorial, Rock Square, etc. And MORE.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Karen: I am honored and pleased you chose one of my tours as your shore excursion in New York. I am also pleased you enjoyed it and that you found of value my trusty dash map - "Upper East Side, Upper West Side, all about the town..." It is one thing to see a place and quite another thing to know what you are seeing - the map helps! Thank you for spending the day with me. I hope we get to do it again! Ronald
Kathleen C.United States
Ron was very knowledgeable and quite patient to answer questions and to stop along the way for a closer look at certain sites. The 5 hours sped by quickly. What a treat to have our own car! A very professional guide. He allowed us to add to the itinerary because we'd already seen some of the places. We appreciated his flexibility with the schedule. Ron took us to a superb restaurant for lunch, a fine NY establishment that has been around for generations. All of us would recommend this tour with Ron!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind feedback, Kathleen. It is very much appreciated. The privilege was mine to show your group New York. It is always fun to be with a group that genuinely enjoys the city. Please give my regards to all. See you next time! Ronald
Maurice CostaSacramento, CA, United States
Ronald is a fantastic guide. He's personable, knowledgeable, and fun! He definitely made the experience more enjoyable!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Murray: It as great spending the day with your group, exploring the city, visiting and sharing travel experiences. Looks like you have some good cruising days ahead. All the best to everyone! Ronald
Joyce LockeUnited States
Ronald was flexible, knowledgeable and guided us thorough the tour without a cliche. He knows all the places to take necessary breaks which is great! He has a knowledge base that allows the tourist to get the most out of their stay in New York City. He glides thru the traffic in New York City safely without the tourist having to hold their breath and hold on to the seat in front of them. He is very pleasant and accommodating. I would highly recommend him to everyone considering a Tour in NY.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for vote of confidence, Joyce. It was great showing you, your husband and son through the city. I hope I helped create some great family memories that last a life time. Regards to all, Ronald
Elizabeth ChoUnited States
I organized a tour for a group of elderly citizens, and he was able to accommodate their needs perfectly. He was knowledgeable, experienced and everyone on the tour really enjoyed themselves. In a word, fabulous.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Elizabeth. I really enjoyed my time with your group. They were perfectly delightful. I would rate them also as "fabulous." Thank you for the opportunity! Ronald
Harvest RiedtUnited States
Ronald was a joy to have showing us NY. He bonded very quickly with our group (ages 73 to 86). He adapted our tour to us. I felt like our favorite nephew was showing us the city and taking very good care of us in the process. He is well informed and made sure our "time" was used wisely. The tour was expensive but the quality we received was priceless. Well worth the time and cost.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Harvest! It was a true pleasure showing you folks around. I received the texted photo of Leroy, but have not yet had a chance to respond. Priceless! I will never, ever forget it. "Sometimes, you have to let the trip take you!" I hope you had a great cruise. See you next time and my heartfelt regards to all, Ronald
Jane ValentineUnited States
A 5 Star does not adequately rate Ronald P! So, I give him a 10 Star!! Ron is friendly and very professional . His tour was Very Informative and he went out of his to give us the Best Tour possible of NYC!! Anyone looking for the BEST Tour Guide in NYC, Ronald is your Man!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the great review, Jane! I loved so much showing you and your family New York. It is always great fun having guests on a tour who catch the energy of the city and join right in it - even your 80 year old mom! I want to be just like her when I grow up! Best regards to all. See you again next time! Ronald
Ronald gave us New York in five hours! Informative, friendly, caring and goes beyond his call of touring duty. I highly recommend him and his tour. China
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, China! It was a delight having your trio as my guests. Hopefully, we will get to do it again. All the best to the three of you! Ronald
Andrew Prosnik-BenigsenUnited States
Ronald is amazing. Absolutely amazing. This was our first time in NY and wanted a specialized experience - but we gave generalities, not specifics. Ronald asked questions, got to know us and gave us exactly what we wanted. We DEFINITELY will be using him again. I'm just disappointed we couldn't do more. He was great with contact from the beginning till after the end. You CANNOT go wrong with Ronald.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your kind review! The pleasure was all mine. It is always a delight to show off the city to guests for whom their visit here is "love at first sight." See you next time!
Diane WhiteUnited States
Ronald was perfect for us, made sure we had everything we wanted out of our tour and was so accommodating. I loved all the background and history of New York we got during our tour. I would not have done this any other way and there was nothing we missed! Will certainly recommend him and use him in the future. Our trip was more than we ever hoped it could be.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Diane: Thank you for your comments. I am so glad you enjoyed the tour It was a pleasure spending time with your group. Can't wait to serve you, again! Ronald
Barbara HollyUnited States
Excellent tour - guide very knowledgeable and accommodating. Will book with this guide again in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Barbara. It was a pleasure serving you, your husband and son. I look forward to doing so again in the future. Ronald
Chris JohnsonUnited States
Amazing Experience!! Ronald is the BEST! Never being to NYC, we didn't know where to begin. Ronald showed us the town, giving us information without overwhelming us. We had a feel for the city by the end of the day. Ronald recommended places to eat and things to see for the remainder of our visit. He even explained the best way to ride the subways. Thanks for a memorable day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Chris: Thanks for your feedback! It was a delight showing your group around. You wisely used your tour. It is a great first day orientation to the city, helping a visitor to learn the basics of the geography, how to get around and where to best spend the rest of their time in New York. I trust the rest of your visit went well. Thank you, again, for the opportunity! Regards to the group, Ronald