Marjorie StanfordUnited States
Michael has extensive knowledge of British history, and is able to present it in a way that is engaging -not just a recitation of facts. He also has a great sense of humor, and we enjoyed his stories. Four hours cannot begin to do justice to York, but Michael helped us to build a good foundation for the rest of our stay.
Lewana ShearerUnited Kingdom
I explained to Mr. Michael that I am 70 yrs old with an arthritic hip. He crafted his tour so that walking was less necessary. For example he brought a folio of photos and renderings of the fort as it was in 1450 so that I did not have to climb over 200 steps that were straight up. The Minister Abbey was under construction but Michael was able to show me interesting things unique to the Minister. Finally he escorted me back to the train station, found the right train and stayed until I boarded. Finall
Gail EdieUnited States
Mike did an excellent job of giving us the York Minster highlights, as well as sights along the way, and took us through back alleys we would not have found on our own. He was well versed in history, obviously experienced, and genial.
Valerie CarlsonCOLUMBUS, OHIO, United States
We spent a fantastic afternoon touring York with Michael! He was very experienced, knowledgeable, friendly, punctual and prepared. We learned a lot and felt like old friends by the end of the 4-hour tour. We would highly recommend hiring Michael to anyone traveling to Yorkshire.
Bernie ThomasUnited States
We could not have asked for a better guide than Michael, who spent about 4 hours showing us the sites of York. We visited Yorkminster, the Shambles and most all other not-to-be-missed sites in York. Highly recommend Michael.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I couldn't have had nicer clients either . Many thanks, Michael
Michael BaxterNSW, 2290, Australia
Great job Mike....there's not much about York that you don't know.!
Lenny AronUnited States
Michael was very informative on numerous subjects related to the city of York and kept us totally engaged during the entire tour. Additionally, Michael was very friendly and easy to be with.
Stephen C.Boca Raton, FL, United States
Jack M.United States
Michael's knowledge of the history of York, including even the lineage of archbishops listed in the minster, was extremely impressive. He selected just the right places to visit to give us a very good idea of the history and essence of York in a half-day tour. He was obviously well known to the locals--even the "purple man" in the middle of town who was raising money for Syrian refugee children. He was also very helpful in advising us on train schedules from Leeds to York.
Bob BeaversUnited States
Michael was friendly, humorous and knowledgable. We enjoyed how he included us by asking questions and making us think about what we were viewing. Also, he let us help him in choosing what we wanted to see. Delightful tour!!!
Margaret EllisUnited States
Michael was very versatile and adapted his itinerary according to our interests; his factual knowledge is extensive and wide-ranging. He is personable and diplomatic, our experience was like taking an energetic walk-about with an enthusiastic friend.
Chatral A'dzéUnited States
Michael was knowledgable, fun and flexible. He knew the history, the people, and the literary associations of York. And he knew a great place for lunch. We were a party of 2 older adults and two younger adults, and we all enjoyed Michael's guidesmanship.
Margo RamageUnited States
Michael was a wonderful guide for our day in York. It was the Friday before Easter which limited our times and itinerary. However, Michael worked around the church services and other interruption so we did not miss a thing. I also want to mention that I was traveling with my elderly Aunt who needed periodic breaks from walking and Michael was extra considerate of her special needs. Although we were exhausted at the end of the day, it was a good exhausted. I highly recommend Michael.
Rosalind SwartUnited States
Michael was very knowledgable and very helpful. He even picked us up at the train station, and then took luggage to our hotel. He was very flexible and geared the tour to our interests. Guides like Michael make us want to use ToursByLocals again.
Jenine CallahanUnited States
I booked this tour for very good clients that were very interested in York - this was part of a 22 day trip to the UK and this was their favorite tour. Michael could not have been more knowledgeable, helpful or nicer. I will be booking tours with him again.