Excellent tour. Ronald is a 5 star guide, no question about it. He is both funny and knowledgeable and knows New York like the back of his hand. He took us on a very entertaining tour of Brooklyn, Queens and Harlem. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Gunnlaugur. Thanks for taking time to write a review. I am glad you enjoyed the tour. I certainly enjoyed the company of your group and was happy showing you around. Thanks for all of the great information about Iceland. I shared the details with my wife and we can't wait to visit. Please give my regards to all. Ronald
Marcellin JourdhierUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review, Marcellin. I am glad you enjoyed our time in The Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn. All the best to you and your family! Ronald
Simon DaviesWellingborough, SELECT ONE, United Kingdom
Thanks to Ronald as always for a great day! Totally recommended to all travellers.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Simon! It is always good to see you and spend the day exploring together. All the best until next time! Ronald
Keith BuschHong Kong
Ronald led my wife and I on a great tour of the boroughs, he's a highly skilled driver, very comfy vehicle, patient, and his knowledge of the neighborhoods provided us with keen insights we will treasure on returning to our home in Hong Kong. You're the best, Ronald, please let us know if your travels should bring you to Asia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Keith. Thanks for the opportunity to show you and your wife New York outside of Manhattan! I am very please you enjoyed our time exploring together. I trust you will enjoy the rest of your stay and return home with great memories! All the best until next time, Ronald.
Scott BrowneBroadbeach Waters, QLD, Australia
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am pleased you enjoyed the "Real New York" and our time spend there. Thanks for your review! Ronald
Roberta WeilUnited States
The tour was just what we wanted. Ronald was very accommodating to our needs and wishes. Great way to see the outer boroughs
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Roberta. Happy Holidays! Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed our time exploring the outer boroughs! Ronald
Absolut recommendable way to learn more about New York !!! We have choosen Queens, Harlem and the Bronx for this trip. My husband and I had a great day and Ronald is a very experienced guide and driver !!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Gabriele. I am so glad you enjoyed our day spent in "the real New York," where most of us live and play. Best regards, Ronald.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Kevin. Thanks for your 5-star review of my 3 Outer Boroughs Tour! The "real New York," where most of us live and few ever visit. Glad you enjoy it! Ronald
Yiannis FiotakisNicosia, Cyprus
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Yiannis. I am glad you enjoyed our tour together! Ronald
I highly recommend this tour and Ronald was a fantastic guide. He went over and above the time due to traffic and made sure we didn't miss anything. Ronald is very knowledgable and a pleasure to chat to and also very capable at navigating the traffic. A great way to see a different side of NYC for the whole family.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so glad you enjoyed the tour, Ros, and appreciate your recommendation! If we could only do something about that traffic! Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. All the best, Ronald.
Nicole SplawnUnited States
We enjoyed our time with Ronald touring the boroughs. It was interesting to see the outskirts of the city and other points of interests we would never have seen without Ronald. I loved the Panorama at the Queens Museum, browsing the neighborhood markets, and just driving down the streets and seeing the brownstones. Ronald was very accommodating and pleasant, as well as a good driver. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Nicole: Thank you for your review and recommendation! I always enjoy showing guests "the real New York." I am glad you enjoyed the tour. Thanks, again! Ronald
Excellent tour, Ronald is very knowledgeable and professional. We as a family thoroughly enjoyed our time in his company.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Allan. Thanks for your review! It is always exciting for me to show New York to those who really appreciate it. I am so glad you gave me the opportunity to show you around. All the best to the family! Ronald
Jan J.E. HuysmansBelgium
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your rating, Jan! It was great spending the day with your group! Enjoy the rest of your visit and have a safe trip home! Ronald
Liam D.United Kingdom
Fantastic tour of the outer boroughs on the final day of our holiday to NYC. Ronald is a great tour guide with a tremendous knowledge of the city (historic and current)... He was very helpful throughout the day and even dropped us off at the airport at the end of the tour! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting NYC!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Liam: Glad you made it home safely! I really enjoyed the day with you both. Thanks so much for the review! Best regards to you and our wife, Ronald
Susan StewardLong Beach, CA, United States
We had a terrific tour with Ronald!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Susan. I had a terrific tour with you both as well! Thanks for the review. Ronald
Yusuf CassimSouth Africa
Amazing tour with Ronald....he's knowledge and patience is truly outstanding....we had such a wonderful time in he's company that I would highly recommend using Ronald to see the best of New York
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Yusuf: Thank you for the review and thank for the opportunity to send the day with you and your lovely family. It was truly my privilege. Please give my regards to everyone and all the best to each of you in 2018. Ronald
Ronald was fabulous! Clean, comfortable vehicle. Very friendly and knowledge about all tthe areas we visited. So glad we booked this tour it was a very enjoyable day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Penny: Thanks for your assessment and taking time to write a review! I am so glad you enjoyed the tour. Happy New Year to you and yours! Ronald
Michael SnellUnited States
My wife and I had such a great day traveling with Ronald. He seemed to intuitively know what we would like to see and do just through our conversation. Ronald was most knowledgeable on not just the history, but the stories behind the history also. Ronald's van was also most clean and comfortable and he drove both safely and confidently. He would spend as much or as little time as we wanted in every area we traveled. My wife and I have been on numerous city tours before, but Ronald sets the standard!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow, Mike! Thanks for the great review. I also enjoy my time together with you and your wife and hope we get to do it again! All the best until then. Ronald
Alan BennettUnited Kingdom
Ronald is a brilliant, knowledgable tour guide. He listened to what we were particularly interested in and adapted things to suit. If we had not spent a day with him, our visit to New York would have not been as rich. He was one of the highlights of our trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Alan! Thanks for your review. I am so glad you enjoyed the tour. I am also glad you got at table and enjoyed La Nonna! After your tour, I had an evening tour that wanted to stop in Little Italy for cannolis. After dropping them and parking, I walked around the corner and went to La Nonna to see if you were there, but apparently I missed you. Thanks, again! Ronald
Jane MannUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Jane: I had a lot of fun doing the three tours and spending time with you, your sister and friend. I look forward to next time! Ronald
Frances BertramBrighton, QLD, Australia
Great to see all the areas that we would otherwise not have seen. Thanks Ronald
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are welcome, Frances! Thanks for spending Joshua's 21st birthday with me. I enjoyed our time together. Best regards to you all! Ronald
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the day spent with Ronald touring Bronx, Queens, Harlem and Brooklyn. Ronald is friendly and very knowledgeable. We were unable to stump him with questions and we tried! He easily accommodated our interests and we saw places we never would have ventured on our own. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, David. Thanks for your review! It was great spending the day with you and your wife. I am glad you enjoyed the "real New York." All the best to you both! Ronald
Elizabeth KentUnited States
This tour of Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx was the highlight of our trip to New York. What was impressive was not just the information Ron imparted about the boroughs and their rich immigrant heritage but his ability to answer questions and adjust on the fly. When he found out we were jazz fans he took us by Louis Armstrong's house and gave us the history. Showing us where we had been using the NYC Panorama at Queens Museum was brilliant and fixed the city in our minds.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Elizabeth it was great showing you the outer boroughs of New York! Thank you for taking time to write your very kind review! I hope we get to do another tour in the future! Regards to the two Richards. From the one Ronald.
Ronald PinfieldUnited Kingdom
Ronald is an excellent guide, the day spent touring NYC with him was exceptional. Ronald was able to precisely cater for our sight seeing needs and introduced us to some hidden gems we had no idea existed. It was obvious from the start of the trip that Ronald has an in depth knowledge of the history of New York and he was able to pack as much of the sights, tastes and sounds of New York into our tour. We would highly recommend Ronald as your Tour Guide, when we return to NYC he will be first on our list.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Ronald (I will always remember your name). Thanks for taking time to pen your review. I am so glad you enjoyed the tour! It is always a great joy to show guests around who truly appreciate all of the diversity and variety New York has to offer. Thanks for making me first on the list for your next visit! See you then. The other Ronald.
We had a great time with Ron, he is extremely knowledgable and answered all our questions, we learned a lot about the history of the city. He was there on time and the tour went through without us even noticing. Van was clean, big and very confortable and the places we visited in the tour were great. An awesome experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Rocio. It was great showing you and your husband around. I am glad you found the tour "awesome." Thanks so much for the delicious biscuits from Argentina. Next time, I think we next time we can work out a deal - "I tour for biscuits." All the best to you and your husband! Ronald
Adele SweetmanUnited States
A Five Star rating for Ronald is well deserved. Our guide is quite knowledgeable about all five Burroughs, as well as interesting Back Story and the "Inside" Scope re: the places we visited. Visiting "Other" New York and New York city in a comfortable SUV with Ronald at the wheel is most definitely the way to go. An unforgettable adventure. Ronald...your the best!!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Adele and Lisa - thank you so much for your kind review. You were an absolute delight for me to host. I am so glad you found our adventure "unforgettable." Happy New Year to you both and all of the 2017's best to you! Ronald
Michael ThamsUnited States
the tour was awesome in every way
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, Michael. Thank you for your five star review. I am happy to know you enjoyed our tour of Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Harlem. There is certainly more, much more to New York than just what Manhattan has to offer. All the best, Ronald.
Bruce HrabaUnited States
The day with Ron exceeded our expectations. We really gained a much better understanding of the Big Apple. Having been to New York many times, this was the first time to actually visit something other than Manhattan. Ron really brought to life the neighborhoods we had never experienced.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Bruce: Thank you for your review! I am so glad you enjoyed the "Other" New York, where 80% of us live yet very few ever visit. I hope you come back again and we get to spend more time exploring. All the best until then, Ronald
Heidi CanarelliHenderson, NV, United States
Ronald was terrific. He was totally professional and yet charming and interesting. We were impressed by him and his demeanor from the moment we met him. He gave us a thorough overview of the entire New York area and boroughs. We would highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Heidi: Thanks for your review and recommendation! It was my pleasure to show your group the "Other" New York. Please give my best regards to all. Ronald
Jocelyn JonesNew Zealand
This was an amazing day and our guide Ronald was fantastic. It was so good to see the suburbs of New York and get to places that we could not have seen without doing this tour. Ronald was so informative, we learnt so much in such a short time. He went out of his way to take us to extra places that he thought we would enjoy and nothing was too much trouble. We would definitely recommend this tour to others. We will also definitely use Tours by Locals for future trips.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review and recommendation, Jocelyn. The privilege was all mine! I am also glad to know you will be using Tours-by-Locals for your future trips. I hope those future trips include another to New York and I have the opportunity to serve you again. Until then, all the best! Ronald