Tina RiceUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our day w/ Matt, seeing places and learning a ton of fun facts and history along the way. Matt was extremely personable and adaptable to our preferences and a great conversationalist. We would definitely sign up for another tour w/ Matt without hesitation! Thanks much Matt! Merry Xmas and happy 2020!
Carole SendekUnited States
Kelly HavlikUnited States
Matt is an awesome tour guide! He asked us questions to understand what we were interested in and what we weren't so he could tailor the tour to us. His knowledge of New Orleans' history is remarkable and he tells it in a unique and humorous way that really keeps you interested. He knows the best places to eat, drink, and have a good time. He knows everything! This is a great tour for newcomers as well as folks who've been to NOLA many times like us! I highly recommend this tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kelly!!! I had so much fun with everyone and will definitely let you know if I find the treasure!!! Thanks again and I hope you see you again.
Matt promised we would see ALL of New Orleans and I'm sure we saw more than most. His tour was both informative and entertaining, he had ghost stories, best place to eat, locals hang outs, a tiny Katrina Museum in the Lower Ninth, this was a highlight of the whole fantastic day. Not to mention a tasting plate for lunch in a locals start up market. Very easy to award Matt five stars. We love New Orleans. Helen & Lindsay Watson, Sydney Australia
Patricia MeesterUnited States
Matt promised a great time and delivered. He is so knowledgeable about New Orleans history, and you can tell his is passionate and loves to tell it. We had a lot of time between checking out of our hotel and checking in at the airport- and he was so accommodating of our schedule. He customized the tour just for us and we had a great time. Highly recommend Matt!!
Michael S.United States
Matt is a terrific, easy going young man that gave us a wonderful, interesting and dynamic six hour tour of New Orleans. His knowledge and love of all things New Orleans is impressive and fun to be around. He also fed us, twice! The muffuletta and gumbos were delicious. My wife and I would give him six stars, if possible. Great guy, great tour, great time, great memories! We have taken many Tours By Locals tours all over the world - this was the best.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Michael, I had so much fun with you and Stella. You gotta make her watch the movie. Thanks again for such a wonderful day and I won’t visit my tree again without thinking of you two. See you down the road. Matt
Charles T.United States
Matt gave us a great tour despite horrible weather. My wife uses a wheelchair when we travel. He was very helpful to me in pushing the wheelchair, especially on inclines. He is extremely knowledgeable about the history of New Orleans, very personable and humorous, and very likable. We both enjoyed his tour very much
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for the review, Charles! What an adventure we had! I loved showing y’all around.
Richard ThurstonUnited States
Matt was very thorough and professional. I would absolutely travel with him again, extremely knowledgeable. Rich T.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Rich! Thanks for the repose!! I had a good time too.
Maureen AlbertsonUnited States
Thank you Matt, for the great tour yesterday. Yummy food at St Roch. Got to prowl around grave yards and learn more about how they work. Loved the Sculpture Park and The Tree of life over by the Zoo. She was a grand old gal. Even snuck in a bit of a spooky tour with some of the local ghost stories along the way. Loved taking the walk down the streets and thru the French Market. We highly recommend taking this tour! Wish we'd had more time here! Mo and Scott
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mo and Scott!!! It was nice spending the day with you.
Jim FieldUnited States
Wow. We have come to N.O. 10 times and thought we knew all we need to know about the city. Matt proved us wrong. He made the city come alive with history and stories. One of the best tours ever. Oh...it's a food tour as well. Really fun authentic amazing great food through out the city. A must go tour with Matt.
Oksana G.United States
Matt made sure we had a great time in his city. Thank you, highly recommended.
Jeremiah JusonUnited States
Had a great time with Matt! Enjoyed his tour.
Laurie JarboeUnited States
Amazing! Matt was organized, very knowledgeable, kind, and flexible. This was for my 80 year old mom who has some walking difficulties, plus my husband and me. We saw Lakeview (newer, stylish homes), Garden District and Uptown (stately, large homes), City Park, St. Roch's Market (great international food), French Market (mom found a dress for $25). Just a beautiful, informative, fun day that we will always remember! Matt knows his history and presented it (good and bad) well for us!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a real pleasure to spend the day with you and your family. You are some of the kindest people I’ve ever met. I hope to see you again soon.
Nancy KildayUnited States
This was a great tour, Matt is an amazing guide, he is very knowledgeable of New Orleans and all its areas and history. It rained on the day, and we started the tour but had to end it early due to the rain getting very heavy, but Matt offered to continue it on other day and was able to show us more of his great city. I would highly recommend this tour and Matt as a guide.
Kristin HirtUnited States
We found the perfect New Orleans guide! Matt shared his wonderful city with love, passion, and patience. He is a wonderful story-teller who had put together a great program to show us so many different aspects of this unique city. He is very knowledgable, friendly, helpful, and flexible and made the tour the highlight of our visit. We feel strongly that he delivered on his promise: we left with more knowledge of the city than the average local has. Thank you, Matt, for such a memorable day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Yay!!! I’m so happy to hear from you. I had such a wonderful with you and you have the nicest family. I thought we got some really good shots that day. Best of luck to Kristen, I’m hoping I’m spelling that correctly at Bryn Mawr. It was a great day. Thanks so much again. Le Bon Temps Roule.
Jennifer GallowayUnited States
Our tour with Matt was a major highlight of our trip - it was wonderful! He was right on time, his car was very comfortable, and he took us everywhere. We got a wonderful sense of the city thanks to his stories, and he was ready to tweak the itinerary based on our preferences. We had some of the best food during our day together (muffaletta! gumbo yaya! shrimp and grits!), and just felt very well taken care of. A very thoughtful man with a true love for his hometown, and we highly recommend him!
Neil MatlinsUnited States
We took a six hour tour with Matt and found this was a great start to our five days in New Orleans. Matt is a good driver, very polite and good company, He knows his New Orleans/Louisiana history and made it come alive with stops in many neighborhoods. We saw neighborhoods and sites that definitely would not have seen on our own. We went back to several interesting areas in the next few days. Seeing so much of the city in one day made us appreciate the unique history and beauty of the city.
Richard YostUnited States
We've used a number of TBL's guides over the years, but none can compare to Matt, in friendliness, and willingness to go the extra mile to make our tour of New Orleans, one we will never forget. Having grown up in NOLA, he knows the city like the back of his hand, spending 7 vs. the scheduled 6 hours, to take us from one end of the city to the other and back again, stopping often to explain the city's history, and giving us "insider tips," on how to be a local, like getting a table at Cafe du Monde.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I’m so happy to have met you. I had a really good time hanging out with your krewe. I’ll definitely take your suggestion of bringing maps for folks. That’s a really good idea to help out people. Thank you again for everything and I hope to see you down the road.
James WiggsOmaha, NEBRASKA, United States
If you want the A-Z of New Orleans in a fantastic one day adventure, then Matt Ainsworth is your guy! My wife and I have been going to the French Quarter for a number of years just to get a quick break from our Nebraska winters but this time we wanted to extend our reach out to all of the other wonderful neighborhoods and areas that NOLA has to offer, and let me tell you, She has a lot to offer. Matt's knowledge of his town is encyclopedic but he delivers in just a super warm friendly manner!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are so amazing for writing me such a nice review. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it. I love doing this because I get to meet amazing people like you and the best I know how to share is New Orleans. Thank you so much. You always have a friend here.
James ZakianUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Matt. He is very proud and knowledgable of his city and entertained us with many stories. We saw and learned things that we never would have on our own. Well worth the time spent.
Denise DittrichUnited States
Matt is very knowledgeable and friendly. The tour we received today gave us an insight into New Orleans that we would of else never had. We liked the diversity of the locations Matt shared with us and that part of the tour was a walking tour. The addition of food stops added to the day! After our tour with Matt we won't hesitate to return to this wonderful city and to use him again for another fun, educational adventure!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Denise. It was wonderful we could finally spend the day together and it was a true pleasure to show your family around NOLA.
Mordo SuchovUnited States
Matt was extremely knowledgeable, personable and passionate about his wonderful city. We learned facts, urban legends with the perspective of a local. We thoroughly enjoyed the day we spent with him and were lucky enough to hava NOLA at night with him as well. Very highly recommend him.
Kevin KullbackUnited States
Our friend, Matt, I say friend because that is what the entire tour felt like! It felt as if we were visiting with a friend who we hadn't seen awhile. Matt took us around NOLA first off with Bourbon around our hotel, then the rest of the city. He was calm, confident and held our attention well with little stories and tidbits of info. I'm really glad we chose to book Matt on our first day as we really felt confident on our following days navigating the city and knowing what to do. Thanks Matt!
Catherine BovaUnited States
Matt was wonderful! He took us all around NOLA and was very informative and knowledgeable. We were together for 6 hours, which just flew by. He treated us to a very good Muffuletta and a trio of New Orleans favorite dishes. I highly recommend a tour with Matt.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Catherine, I really enjoyed our day. It was fun meeting you and Dave’s cruise buddies! I had a blast with everyone and so happy we got lucky with the weather. I hope the rest of your trip is awesome. Stay dry/cool.
Michael MooreUnited States
Matt was unbelievably knowledgeable about New Orleans.. He grew up there and his love of history and his personal knowledge of the area combined for one of the best tours my wife and I have ever had!! We booked with short notice and the fine folks at Tours by Locals hooked us up with Matt... We saw the entire area and got to sample some excellent food and see all of the great neighborhoods that make up New Orleans... Do yourself a favor and book your tour soon! Thank you Matt for a spectacular day!!
Gerald KnappCarmichael, CA, United States
Thanks Matt, great tour of NOLA. Matt was on time (early actually), pleasant to spend the day with, he had a great deal of knowledge, especially history. He modified the tour to suit out needs. We had a wonderful day in New Orleans.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to both you and Susan for a great day!!! I really enjoyed spending the day with you both, especially at the tree of life.
Melanie SayreUnited States
Matt is absolutely the best tour guide in New Orleans. I give him 5 stars for his knowledge of New Orleans area. You couldn't ask for a more perfect gentleman, opening car doors, helping us "not so young ladies" into the car and pushing my friend in her assist chair when she got tired and was unable to walk .Matt even went out of his way to get a vehicle us ladies could easily get in and out of, we really appreciated his kind and thoughtfulness on out tour.Thanks Matt, 2 thumbs up on your incredible tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Melanie and Barbara!!!! It was so nice to spend the day with you ladies. I understood what an important trip it was for you and I was proud to be part of it. Thanks for sharing with me. Good luck in school.
Jeanne CaneiroUnited States
If you want to know NOLA, relax and enjoy all at the same time you must book Matt- I know more about NOLA because of Matt's knowledge & his ability to keep you interested & have fun!! Thanks Matt for a wonderful tour of the Big Easy !! Laissez les bon temps rouler!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jeanne! I’ll always remember 32 and 11 because of you! Your friend, Matt
Judy RothbardUnited States
We were more than thrilled with our private tour of New Orleans. I spoke to Matt and told him the basic sites we wanted to see and those we had no interest in. I also requested a tour to a site of private interest and Matt arranged a private tour of the site. He also took us to a beautiful sculpture garden on the outskirts of the city where we were able to have our coffee and beignets. He added a brief visit to a chef's market where he treated us to some typical New Orleans food. He was a joy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Judy!!! I was able to see your feedback and I’m touched. Our day together was special to me and going to Touro with you was something I’ll never forget. I hope you enjoyed the entertainment on the cruise ship and that I’ll see you again.