Barbara MartzUnited States
My husband and I visited Barbados to learn more about my ancestors who lived there 300 years ago. Victor put together a tour for us which included a special visit to the Arlington Museum, cemeteries, and even the building in Speightstown which was the family home! His knowledge of the history was excellent. He also took us see the scenic spots along the north which increased our appreciation for the beauty of Barbados. We plan to return and will definitely request another tour with Victor!
Victor picked us up on time, Vehicle was suited to our needs. He provided a tour that stuck to a schedule that kept us in front of large group tours. Victor was extremely knowledgeable about his island and it's history. He provided a "show and tell" when he would talk about things such as a piece of mahogany, ancient tools used by indigenous peoples and what a fly fish looks like to name a few. The local restaurant he recommended was perfect for our group. I would highly recommend Victor.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! Thank you for your quick and excellent review rating and for choosing my guide services. You sampled a variety of Barbados from underground, to high above, sugar cake, sugar cane, coconut water, Bajan macaroni pie and 3 different fish. Well done, I say, for 6 hours.
Martha HobsonOak Ridge, TENNESSEE, United States
Victor C was a wonderful guide, knowledgeable about the history of his beautiful island and the Caribbean. As my spouse said, "We met as strangers and left as friends." Martha
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Martha for your excellent review of my services your company was enjoyable. FYI the annual Oistins Fish Festival just concluded on Monday.
Mira TugnaitUnited Kingdom
We had a wonderful full day history walking tour of Bridgetown plus round the island tour by air conditioned minibus. Victor C is extremely knowledgable on all aspects of Baijan history and culture. He was flexible and patient with our last minute addition to the itinerary to see the Oval cricket ground, our mini stop for shopping, and change in lunch plans. He is as excellent a listener as he is a speaker. I highly recommend Victor as a tour guide & ToursbyLocals is a very professional organisation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to introduce my homeland to your family and to share our cultures and realize the commonalities. Thank you so much for taking time to offer your review and such an excellent one too. Hope your first Barbados vacation was a positively memorable one and thank you for choosing my services.
Jon L.Dorena, OR, United States
Oh, what a day we had with Victor! It turned out that my wife and I had Victor's undivided attention, as I was unable to convince others to join us. Victor was waiting for us as advertised, and off we went. The walking pace was comfortable, and Victor gave us a comprehensive summary of the history, culture, and politics of both Barbados and Bridgetown. We saw the accepted tourist attractions, but also roamed the back streets and alleyways to get a real "feel" for the town. Finished with a "cold one"!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks to both of you for choosing my services and pleased that you got a full appreciation of the heritage.
Elaine WeissUnited States
If there were more stars, I would give them to Victor. He is a wealth of information not only his island, but all the surrounding islands. He was waiting for us with an obvious sign and plan and did not disappoint even when we requested a last-minute change of plans. We requested a visit to the synagogue and not only did he immediately take us there, but was well-versed in the history and present situation. I highly recommend anyone visiting Barbados to request his services!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Elaine for your very positive and encouraging review of your group's experiences with my services. Stay well.
Stephen NashUnited States
Superb guide for a custom tour on the history of slavery, and connections with the U.S. during the colonial period, as well as more general comments on contemporary Barbados culture, politics, and economy. Highly articulate, excellent command of a wide range of information, an engaged and enthusiastic storyteller. We loved it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Stephen and friends for your very favorable comments. It certainly was my pleasure to interpret Barbados and place it within the wider context of the Western Hemisphere and England from the colonial era to the present. Look forward to sharing even more on your next visit.
Dorothy (Dottie) StoneUnited States
Victor was very pleasant, helpful and a great source of information about Bridgetown and Barbados. It was a great way to see the city highlights in a delightful half day. We are senior citizens (thought active), so he adjusted his pace to ours. I would not recommend this tour to people with mobility problems, however, since you do need to walk to really see things.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wishing you and family wellness for 2017 and thank you for taking the time to submit your positive review.
Marcie GirolamoUnited States
Victor was a very informative guide. We just had a short hold over before our flights but he helped us to make the most of our time and took us to a couple places that were exactly what we wanted to see you. He was very polite, patient and his car was very clean and nice. If you are in Barbados and want to make the most of your time there - I highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marcie and family for your favorable review of my private tour guide services.
Steve M.United Kingdom
Brilliant tour by a knowledgeable and terrific chap.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for taking the time to submit a review and a very positive one it is. I look forward to sharing with you more of Barbados' heritage.