Edward HoltsniderUnited States
We had a wonderful experience today with Hayden. He pointed out things we never would have noticed or understood without his knowledge! His introductory tour was just what we needed to get our "feet wet" and help us know what areas of DC we want to explore some more on our own. Especially helpful was his explaining the metro system to us. Five stars for this guide!
Ann DeHavenUnited States
Ralph ScottUnited States
Hayden was awesome! Hayden was extremely courteous, deeply knowledgeable about the history of DC and very responsive to our many questions as he guided us around DC. We could not have wished for a better DC guide!
Lorrie BertonciniUnited States
We recently did a custom tour with Hayden. It was great and we would highly recommend Hayden. He was very informative and took time to help us understand how to get around DC on our own. We definitely give him and the tour 5 Stars.
Lorelei S.United States
Weather for this walking tour was less the desirable, we all made the best of it. Hayden provided a good over view of the city's design and layout. All of our questions were answered. We always enjoy a private guided tour of any city we visit. This time spent was well worth our time.. Thank you...
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cold and drizzly -- not good touring weather! Thank goodness for the Mall shuttle bus!
Thanks Hayden for your very informative commentary about the history of Washington and the United States in general. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with you today.
David AtkinsUnited States
Simply put Hayden is awesome. Knows DC and adapts to any need we had.
Jesse CopelandUnited States
It was a good tour, hot but the guide was very knowledgable.
Julie HughesUnited Kingdom
Hayden was brilliant. Knowledgeable, interesting and energetic (despite the heat and humidity). We found him an all-round good chap! He was also very helpful both before the tour and in giving us tips for the next day. He was early - and the tour over-ran the time. Cannot recommend highly enough. Thank you Hayden.
Robert EthierUnited States
Hayden was amiable, knowledgeable, and organized. He offered us choices and options, which I liked. Very pleased with our tour.
We had a great and educational day with Heyden in Washington. We asked to see the 'famous' things, and we did. Heyden is knowledgeable and passionate about the tour. It was really nice.
Jean HormellUnited States
Four of us enjoyed our time with Hayden very much. Lots of interesting facts and highlights pointed out to us. A time to get reacquainted with the impressive historical attractions of the city and introduced to the new.
Bill BouchardUnited States
My wife & I and 5 of our grandchildren were in DC for six days. We booked Hayden's 6 hour introductory tour for our first day in DC. Not only were we able to visit most of the monuments/landmarks, but by days end we were well versed in navigating the city; either by foot, bus or metro. Thanks Hayden
Great tour, great and knowledgeable guide! What a fantastic experience! Well worth it! Thanks! Patrick
Irwin AltmanUnited States
Hayden is extremely knowledgeable and is excited to share the information with you. The latter makes the tour very enjoyable. He is also very accommodating as we had several specific requests and he met them all.
Heather HughesUnited States
Hayden was an incredible source of knowledge. Although we were unable to go on our tour due to extremely inclement weather, he still met with us to go over all the wonderful sites that Washington had to offer. I would recommend his tour to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: As bad and cold a rain as I have ever seen here (in early June!) -- all we could do was meet at a convenient coffee shop and go over the map, learn how to get places and where interesting stuff is, and then a tutorial in the (mercifully) nearby Metro on how to ride the local subway. A sort of virtual tour. Very nice of her to write something.
Joseph MosesUnited States
Excellent tour! Hayden demonstrated and excellent knowledge of the city and its history—highly recommend.
David ThomsonUnited Kingdom
Excellent tour by Hayden. We covered all the major sights in our 6 hour tour - walking 7.5 miles in beautiful Spring weather. Hayden was so knowledgeable - you could not have a better guide for DC. David Thomson
Michael BaxterNSW, 2290, Australia
Hayden is an excellent guide....highly recommended..!
Hayden was simply superb. Perfect blend of history, DC orientation, highkights, facts and walking pace. Highly highly recommend Hayden to/for you.
John WhiteUnited States
Excellent tour guide! We don't have enough accolades for Hayden's knowledge and insight of the Washington DC area. He knew so much history and had lots of suggestions. Really liked that he marked and gave us a map of where we went and where to go.
Ken VossLighthouse Point, FL, United States
David SeeleyUnited States
Hayden was an excellent guide with great knowledge of the city. We appreciate the extra time he took explaining things and catering to my elderly parents. We saw things and learned things from him we had never noticed or knew before. Five star tour guide for us. thank you!
Hayden spent six hours with my husband and I walking around Washington DC after catching the easy to use Metro. As it was our first time we asked to see the iconic monuments and sights Washington DC is famous for. Hayden showed these to us as well as a couple "off the beaten track" attractions. We enjoyed Hayden's company and knowledge and would recommend this type of tour to anyone.
Andrew KennedyUnited Kingdom
Great tour with Hayden. We covered all of the main monuments and buildings in Washington, plus a view from the top of the Trump hotel which was excellent. He has a wealth of knowledge and can adapt the itinerary to suit. Good value day out and can definitely recommend his services.
Had a great day with Hayden, we walked our legs off all the way to Georgetown. Hayden's tour allowed us to short list all the places we wanted to spend time at after his tour during the couple of days we had in Washington.
Lisa FermanUnited States
Hayden was great!
Robert GlassUnited States
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to quality customer experiences and takes all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences. We have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our normal high standards.
Simon EconomidesUnited States
Teresa TedrickNew Phila, OH, United States
We cant say enough wonderful things about Hayden. My delay in responding was that my mother had had a stroke while I was away and I have simply not had a chance to get the time to do this. I have already recommended not only Tours by locals but Hayden personally. I hope he is available when we return.
Allen HakimUnited States
Loved the tour and Hayden was absolutely great. Highly recommend him to everyone. Class Act!
Robert BrimUnited States
I really like the flexibility of a private guide, especially one that knows the area so well. We enjoyed the tour very much.
Janna BrownUnited States
Flexible - this gentleman knows the city! We shared with him some off the beaten path areas we would like to visit and he made it happen - for example visiting Lincoln's Cottage. He is knowledgeable, with a great sense of humor and admiration for his city. We enjoyed the walking as well - beautiful day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I believe that for the entire tour the only place we visited that I had taken ANY OTHER traveler was the lunchtime restaurant. Local-site tours are so much fun!
Jeff MortemoreMidwest City, OK, United States
We had a great tour with Hayden in spite of the nasty weather. He was a trooper about the weather and didn't let it slow him down! His knowledge of D.C. was quite remarkable. I believe he was familiar with every building of any significance and was helpful with tips for mastering the subway system during the rest of our stay. He was able to recommend other places worth visiting as well. You will not be disappointed if you have him for your guide!
Tracie SabanUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Absolutely horrible weather -- perhaps the worst I have had for a tour. All of us soaked to the skin.
Tatyana AadsonUnited States
Hayden is a fabulous guide, so professional, knowledgeable, and attentive! I enjoyed everything from including some use of public transportation to his comments on easily overlooked yet important details. Finally, his love for the United States, D.C., humanity, and the noble values permeated the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! I'm a bit overwhelmed by this one.
Great guide with a lot of experiences. One of the best guides I ever had.
Denise ScribnerUnited States
My elderly mother enjoyed the one-on-one tour which was paced to accommodate her limitations.
I really had a wonderful day with the tour. Hayden was excellent and a very knowledgeable person. Despite the hot weather, he managed to let us see most of the attractions and the best value also to see the archiving museums. Thank you for doing this tour and my best wishes to Hayden and ToursByLocals.
Karen SuttonNew Zealand
We can't rate Haydens knowledge of Washington highly enough. He knew alot about the city and showed us how to use the metro, buses and street system. We paid for 6 hours but I think in our case 4 would have been fine. Hayden narrated all the attractions but we focused on 3 main memorials.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The reason for the poor rating here (expressed privately) was my poor health that day -- a combination of a mild summer cold (gone the next day) and left-over jet lag from my recent flight. On a terribly hot day I thought we made the best of the debilitating weather.
Patrick DodgeUnited States
Missy TurnerUnited States
Hayden is a wonderful guide and extremely knowledgeable about all of DC. It was a pleasure to meet him and spend the day with Hayden.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: We stopped in the Fire Dept museum, perhaps the least-visited museum in the city. The volunteer there was so happy to have someone come in that we had problems getting out again.
Cherie FrancoisUnited States
Hayden was extremely knowledgeable, professional & patient. I would strongly recommend taking a tour with him.
Carolyn MooreUnited States
Hayden was very knowledgable about the city and provided many numerous insights.
Mary WissinkSeal Beach, CA, United States
A very nice and courteous tour guide and we were very impressed with his knowledge and kindness. We would highly recommend him as a tour guide.
Julie HammonsUnited States
20,500 steps on my fitbit! Every step well planned, thanks to Hayden. We were able to see all the monuments along the mall, the changing of the guard at Arlington, the Capital, and the White House. Probably something I am forgetting too. Great day! Full of facts and information to boot.
Sandra DandreaUnited States
Robin BrickmanUnited States
Hayden was a great guide! We told Hayden we wanted to see as much as we could during our tour with him. He was right on time, explained the Metro to us and walked us all over Washington DC until we could not walk anymore! Even during a quick lunch stop Hayden pulled out the Washington DC map to show us where we were, where we had been and where we should go next! Hayden is a wealth of knowledge. If you have a day in DC and want to see the sites, give Hayden a shout out! He won't disappointed!
Victoria SokolovaUnited States
Hayden was amazing! It was my second time doing a DC tour with him. We walked for 6 hours straight and he showed us so many interesting sites. He has a very deep love and knowledge of the DC and he is full of stories! I highly recommend him! Next time I'm in DC, I will definitely contact him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Boy can she walk!
Connie PatrickUnited States
We would have liked to gone closer to the WhiteHouse and into the Capital.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: By foot we can go up to the WH fence but by car (as with this family) you are a block away and,of course, with no parking spots free during the day.
Robert HenburyUnited Kingdom
Hayden did a great job on a hot day to give us a great over view of the city. Would recommend Hayden for his knowledge and good sense of humour.
Reid B.pacific palisades, CA, United States
Hayden was a nice, very interesting and cultured person. It was a pleasure going around Washington with him, and he had lots of interesting information and an interesting artistic perspective. If you can imagine a bow-tie wearing, cultured and kind professor, that's Hayden. Sweet guy, with a lot of interesting knowledge to share. I would recommend him.
Kathleen PetersonUnited States
My tour of DC with Hayden was everything I was looking for! The most memorable part was at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Hayden showed me so many interesting parts of the Cathedral and provide many details of the art that we were viewing. Additionally, his knowledge of the City's history and architecture is extensive. Excellent tour!
Denise JacksonUnited States
Hayden was knowledgable and entertaining. We encountered rain and cold so he made sure we explored indoor attractions. Would definitely recommend Hayden and Tours by Locals. Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Perhaps the worst weather I have ever had for a tour! Brrr! But we all got thru like troopers, with the help of a few tunnels.
Frank NemethBoca Raton, FL, United States
Kris MadsenUnited States
Hayden was wonderful.
Robert R.United States
Hayden was excellent. Intelligent, very knowledgeable and tailored our time with him based on our plans for later in the week. Would definitely use this service again. Robert C Ramsay MD
John BurkeUnited States
Hayden was great, I highly recommend him. His knowledge of the city,it's history, the government buildings and monuments was exceptional.
It was my first time in DC and Hayden was an exceptionally great guide. He was friendly, on time and has vast knowledge of the DC area and more. If you want a little more flavor than the usual bus tours, get a guided walking tour instead. Also because the tour was flexible, I was able to see the things that meant most to me. I would highly recommend a walking tour and Hayden especially as he was such a true gentleman and warm. My only negative point is that I wished I had an extra day in DC!
Roberta StevensUnited States
Excellent guide. Had a great experience. Thank you.
Dan KarrowUnited States
Hayden was terrific. He is a great story teller and was very knowledgable on a broad array of topics. He made our tour enjoyable and educational. He also handled the energy levels of our group (3 kids aged 5, 10 and 12)well. He correctly read and adjusted his tour based on our interests. I highly recommend him.
William RamsayUnited States
Our tour was informative, interesting and an adventure on foot, metro and cab! Hayden was a great guide and had a wealth of information! We learned lots about the Mall and the structures and buildings,their history and function. The group all enjoyed the tour and having a tour guide who was well informed and interesting! We highly recommend your services! It certainly made an impact in our family and group of friends! It's a must! Thank you!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. Ramsay's father showed me a better way to tie my shoes.
A super day's sightseeing, about the right pace & the right amount of time (6 hrs). Hayden is a gracious host. He provided excellent commentary on the sights we visited & many little insights & asides on both sights & aspects of life in WDC. A very satisfactory day out in WDC. Thank you.
Great tour...great guide...