Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Washington-DC by Tour Guide Hayden W. (Guide #1401)


Susan Hunt

Australia
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Tour: #15716, Washington -- Introductory Tour (6-Hour) PrivateTour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 26/18

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.

Janet Burnside

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour 2 - Burnside, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 17/18

Day 2 of a great adventure! My 13 year old had a fabulous time! Who would have thought that he would be so interested in the architecture of buildings and the history behind them? Cant thank Hayden enough for this experience! GREAT job!!! Communications were quick and accurate and a pleasant overall experience!

Janet Burnside

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour - Burnside, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 16/18

Hayden designed a tour just for us. He took time and consideration and interest in what we wanted to do on the tour. It was the tour of a lifetime!!! Will be back and use Hayden again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: This was an all-day tour with the 13-year-old son of a business visitor (continued the next day). We seem to have hit a balance of learning and entertainment -- not always something you can achieve! An interesting booking.

Carlene Gauthier

United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 12/18

Had a lovely, very informative tour with Hayden. He showed us DC from a different perspective! He was extremely knowledgeable and helped us manuever through the metro system. He made sure we had a good handle on it before leaving us. Hayden met us at our hotel which was very convenient. We had a wonderful 4 hour tour with him and feel much better at getting around on our own. I recommend him highly!

David Atkins

United States
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Tour: #15716, Washington -- Introductory Tour (6-Hour) PrivateTour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 5/18

Simply put Hayden is awesome. Knows DC and adapts to any need we had.

Catherine Jones

United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 9/18

We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Hayden. He was extremely knowledgeable not to mention flexible. We had scheduled a day to be with him and happened to have a deluge of a storm that day. He was flexible to accommodate our needs the next day. He did an excellent job getting us acclimated to the area and presented several options for our consideration. We were fortunate to visit the Basilica at the Catholic University of America which is not a typical tourist destination. We highly recommend Hayden!

Jesse Copeland

United States
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Tour: #15716, Washington -- Introductory Tour (6-Hour) PrivateTour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 5/18

It was a good tour, hot but the guide was very knowledgable.

Julie Hughes

United Kingdom
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Tour: #15716, Washington -- Introductory Tour (6-Hour) PrivateTour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 3/18

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 Ethier

United States
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Tour: #15716, Washington -- Introductory Tour (6-Hour) PrivateTour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 7/18

Hayden was amiable, knowledgeable, and organized. He offered us choices and options, which I liked. Very pleased with our tour.

Gregers Kronborg

Denmark
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Tour: #15716, Washington -- Introductory Tour (6-Hour) PrivateTour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 27/18

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 Hormell

United States
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Tour: #15716, Washington -- Introductory Tour (6-Hour) PrivateTour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 9/18

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.

Shawn Doyle

Grand Rapids, MICHIGAN, United States
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Tour: #4957, The National Shrine and "Little Rome" (Brookland) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 5/18

Hayden was a wonderful tour guide. He knows the city lay out and the neighbors so well. Our group ranged in ages 12-79 and we all had a delightful time. Nothing is rushed but you will learn a ton!!!

Bill Bouchard

United States
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Tour: #15716, Washington -- Introductory Tour (6-Hour) PrivateTour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 25/18

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

Patrick Armbruster

Taiwan
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Tour: #15716, Washington -- Introductory Tour (6-Hour) PrivateTour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 21/18

Great tour, great and knowledgeable guide! What a fantastic experience! Well worth it! Thanks! Patrick

Michael Mulligan

United States
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Tour: Introductory Tour (Bus) -- Mulligan, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Date: Jun 11/18

Hayden was very informative and helpful.

Michael Mulligan

United States
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Tour: #4918, Embassy Row and Dupont Circle Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 11/18

Hayden did a great job. Everyone enjoyed it.

Irwin Altman

United States
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Tour: #15716, Washington -- Introductory Tour (6-Hour) PrivateTour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 10/18

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 Hughes

United States
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Tour: #15716, Washington -- Introductory Tour (6-Hour) PrivateTour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 3/18

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 Moses

United States
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Tour: #15716, Washington -- Introductory Tour (6-Hour) PrivateTour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: May 25/18

Excellent tour! Hayden demonstrated and excellent knowledge of the city and its history—highly recommend.

Chris Tebbetts

United States
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Tour: #6710, Southeast Neighborhood Tour - Tebbetts, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: May 23/18

I had a very specific tour in mind, for a research trip, and Hayden blew me away with his ability to accommodate not only my last minute booking request but the tour itself, which was well off the beaten track. His breadth of knowledge was amazing, and he truly went above and beyond with the whole thing -- meeting with me ahead of time to make sure we had a good plan before we set out, and offering to notate my city map afterward. All at a price that I found extremely reasonable. 5-stars-plus!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: An unusual and very interesting tour request. He is writing a novel set in SE Washington and wanted local flavor.

David Thomson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #15716, Washington -- Introductory Tour (6-Hour) PrivateTour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: May 21/18

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 Baxter

NSW, 2290, Australia
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Tour: #15716, Washington -- Introductory Tour (6-Hour) PrivateTour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: May 16/18

Hayden is an excellent guide....highly recommended..!

Joann Carver

United States
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Tour: Introductory Tour (Bus) -- Carver, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Date: May 10/18

Mr. Wetzel was a very knowledgeable guide, however I do not think he worked well with my elementary school students who already had a lot of prior knowledge about the sites. I'm sure with adults he would be an excellent guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: They certainly were knowledgeable, and a lovely group.

Alexandra Callewaert

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: May 10/18

Amazing tour! We went for eight hours and saw so much! Mr. Hayden is a delightful guide and offers so much information about the area! Next time we come back we will seek him out. Cannot recommend him enough! He even made sure we got back to our hotel area!

Donna Cooke

Canada
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Tour: #15716, Washington -- Introductory Tour (6-Hour) PrivateTour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: May 5/18

Susan Clark

United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 26/18

Hayden was informative as we toured Arlington Cemetery. He pointed out interesting sights that we would have overlooked on our own. He also took us to the top of the Old Post Office for a wonderful view of the city, again something we would never have done on our own. Hayden also recommended things to do for the rest of our stay (like The Library of Congress). He suggested The Irongate Inn for dinner which was off the beaten path and delicious. Overall, a great start to our visit to Washington DC.

Darren G.

Australia
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 21/18

Today we did our Tours by Locals with Hayden. Not sure if Hayden realized it but today we would all do a lot of walking. Hayden's knowledge of Washington was great. After a walk around we took the subway to the Eastern Market and got to try Pecan Pie cooked by a lovely old lady. Wow what an experience it was great. We got the opportunity to visit so many places of interest oncluding the Reflecting Pool before strolling back along the Mall. Fantastic day, fantastic weather, fantastic memories.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Tired but still standing. Our Pie Lady is still there.

John McAuley

Canada
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Tour: #15716, Washington -- Introductory Tour (6-Hour) PrivateTour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 20/18

Hayden was simply superb. Perfect blend of history, DC orientation, highkights, facts and walking pace. Highly highly recommend Hayden to/for you.

Nicolai Klatz

Germany
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour Film Tour (Klatz), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 19/18

Hayden is a very nice guy and knows a lot to tell about his city. Very exciting tour! Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: This is a German TV production crew. My beautiful self will appear on a German travel show next January. Very nice!

John White

United States
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Tour: #15716, Washington -- Introductory Tour (6-Hour) PrivateTour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 17/18

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.

Nicole Rosenberg

United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour - Rosenberg, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 2/18

Hayden did a wonderful job keeping us and our young children on the move and entertained.

Ken Voss

Lighthouse Point, FL, United States
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Tour: #15716, Washington -- Introductory Tour (6-Hour) PrivateTour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 31/18

David Seeley

United States
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Tour: #15716, Washington -- Introductory Tour (6-Hour) PrivateTour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 30/18

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!

Rick Tebbs

United States
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Tour: #4957, The National Shrine and "Little Rome" (Brookland) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 11/17

Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the Shrine. Very happy to have booked him for this tour.

Rick Tebbs

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 10/17

We are very happy we decided to book a guide from the area. It made our experience so much richer, as our guide was very knowledgeable and knew many interesting details we would never have learned.

Hilda de la Vega

United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Bus) - de la Vega, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 9/17

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.

Lindsey Read

Australia
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Tour: #15716, Washington -- Introductory Tour (6-Hour) PrivateTour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 9/17

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.

Jeroen Blankendaal

Netherlands
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 8/17

My wife and I had a wonderful day, we've learned about US history and discovered beautiful places. We've received tips to fill another 2-3 days in Washington. It was our first experience with tours by locals and based on this experience we would recommend this to our friends. Thank you, my wife and I have had a wonderful time and stories to tell for many years ahead.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm glad it worked out so well. I had fun too.

Andrew Kennedy

United Kingdom
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Tour: #15716, Washington -- Introductory Tour (6-Hour) PrivateTour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 2/17

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.

Dennis Dowdell

United States
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Tour: Arlington Cemetery and Washington Mouments Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Date: Oct 25/17

Loved the flexibility and and information

Deborah Hostler

United States
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Tour: #11832, Tailored Private Tours, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 11/17

again, very nice gentleman. We wanted to drive by where some politicians were named and he didn't want to for some reason. He offered us much information and we liked that very much. We thank Hayden and his recommendation of driver. Sincerely, Deborah Hostler

Deborah Hostler

United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 9/17

Very nice gentleman. He really accommodated me with communication. For that he is really tops.

Anthony Ellin

Australia
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Tour: #15716, Washington -- Introductory Tour (6-Hour) PrivateTour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 8/17

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 Ferman

United States
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Tour: #15716, Washington -- Introductory Tour (6-Hour) PrivateTour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 6/17

Hayden was great!

Robert Glass

United States
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Tour: #15716, Washington -- Introductory Tour (6-Hour) PrivateTour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 24/17

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.

Wibke K.

Switzerland
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 23/17

June Gao

Canada
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Tour: Create Your Washington Experience, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Date: Sep 22/17

Thank you Hayden for being able to speak some Chinese with my parents and their friends. Your knowledgeable narration makes our trip even more memorable. I have to say you are a true gentleman and great guide.

Simon Economides

United States
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Tour: #15716, Washington -- Introductory Tour (6-Hour) PrivateTour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 25/17

Teresa Tedrick

United States
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Tour: #15716, Washington -- Introductory Tour (6-Hour) PrivateTour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 24/17

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 Hakim

United States
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Tour: #15716, Washington -- Introductory Tour (6-Hour) PrivateTour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 8/17

Loved the tour and Hayden was absolutely great. Highly recommend him to everyone. Class Act!

Robert Brim

United States
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Tour: #15716, Washington -- Introductory Tour (6-Hour) PrivateTour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 26/17

I really like the flexibility of a private guide, especially one that knows the area so well. We enjoyed the tour very much.

Monserrat Bonilla

United States
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Tour: "Capture DC in a Day" Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Date: Jun 10/17

Cherie Young

United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 1/17

Hayden is very knowledgable about the district and worked with us even before our tour to make sure that we had the best trip possible. He was extremely accommodating and met us right at our hotel. It was a pleasure learning about the history as well as the future plans for DC!

Janna Brown

United States
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Tour: #15716, Washington -- Introductory Tour (6-Hour) PrivateTour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: May 9/17

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 Mortemore

Midwest City, OK, United States
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Tour: #15716, Washington -- Introductory Tour (6-Hour) PrivateTour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: May 6/17

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!

Irina Vilensky

NY, United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Arlington Cemetery (Vilensky), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 16/17

The guide is polite and punctual. However, he completely lacks enthusiasm, speaks monotonously and does little more than just point to the attractions and names them. He provides little benefit as compared to just walking around with a map.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Same response as before -- a surprise to me.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals are committed to quality customer experiences and take all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences and we have taken necessary action to address and provide a resolution to the issues raised in this review.

Irina Vilensky

NY, United States
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Tour: #4918, Embassy Row and Dupont Circle Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 14/17

The guide is polite and punctual. However, he completely lacks enthusiasm, speaks monotonously and does little more than just point to the attractions and names them. He provides little benefit as compared to just walking around with a map.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: As before.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals are committed to quality customer experiences and take all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences and we have taken necessary action to address and provide a resolution to the issues raised in this review.

Irina Vilensky

NY, United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 13/17

The guide is polite and punctual. However, he completely lacks enthusiasm, speaks monotonously and does little more than just point to the attractions and names them. He provides little benefit as compared to just walking around with a map.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: This is regrettable -- a complete surprise to me.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals are committed to quality customer experiences and take all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences and we have taken necessary action to address and provide a resolution to the issues raised in this review.

Tracie Saban

United Kingdom
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Tour: #15716, Washington -- Introductory Tour (6-Hour) PrivateTour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 6/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Absolutely horrible weather -- perhaps the worst I have had for a tour. All of us soaked to the skin.

Rich McLeod

United States
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Tour: #4918, Embassy Row and Dupont Circle Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 30/17

Bette Talbot

United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 29/17

Hayden was flexible, knowledgeable and polite.

Cheryl Walker

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 25/17

Very very very Good Guide anyone looking one should get Hayden to do it very informative and looks like he enjoys what he is doing.... THANKS GREATLY HAYDEN

Ronald Dixon

United States
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Tour: #4893, Georgetown: the Old City Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 10/17

Hayden was very informed,friendly and made the walking tour interesting despite the unfavorable weather. Thanks Hayden

Bruce Heck

United States
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Tour: #4918, Embassy Row and Dupont Circle Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 7/17

Very informative tour. Hayden added a few indoor stops due to a very cold January morning. Very flexible!

Alan Mitchell

United States
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Tour: #4918, Embassy Row and Dupont Circle Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 1/17

Our tour guide Hayden was pleasant, knowledgeable, a wonderful tour guide. His walk through Embassy Row and Dupont circle was the perfect tour for people who have seen the monuments and were looking for something that was less of a tourist attraction but still fascinating. Hayden had detailed knowledge of many of the buildings and the reasons things were built as they were. He was able to answer many of the questions we had and was a joy to talk to!

Michael Turnberger

United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 26/16

Hayden was great! We know the city so much more! I would recommend him highly!

Gustavo Castillo

Mexico
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 20/16

Great guide, great tour!

Tatyana Aadson

United States
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Tour: #15716, Washington -- Introductory Tour (6-Hour) PrivateTour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 18/16

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.

Patricia Parker

United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 16/16

Hayden was an excellent source of information- knowledgeable interesting and witty.. His flexibility in dealing with a pair of jet-lagged 2 year old twins was remarkable, as he managed to overcome their crankiness and yet was able to show their parents the essential sights of Washington, DC. rating 5/5

Alyssa Tee

Malaysia
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Tour: #15716, Washington -- Introductory Tour (6-Hour) PrivateTour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 31/16

Great guide with a lot of experiences. One of the best guides I ever had.

Ranaye Miles

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 9/16

Excellent! Patient and FLEXIBLE-which is a must for my family.

Denise Scribner

United States
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Tour: #15716, Washington -- Introductory Tour (6-Hour) PrivateTour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 8/16

My elderly mother enjoyed the one-on-one tour which was paced to accommodate her limitations.

Hany Gomaa

Kuwait
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Tour: #15716, Washington -- Introductory Tour (6-Hour) PrivateTour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 2/16

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.

Doug Soravia

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 31/16

Lynne Gross

United States
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Tour: #4918, Embassy Row and Dupont Circle Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 26/16

Karen Sutton

New Zealand
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Tour: #15716, Washington -- Introductory Tour (6-Hour) PrivateTour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 25/16

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.

Dhruv Kalia

India
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Mall/White House Tour -- Kalia, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 11/16

Patrick Dodge

United States
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Tour: #15716, Washington -- Introductory Tour (6-Hour) PrivateTour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: May 22/16

Missy Turner

United States
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Tour: #15716, Washington -- Introductory Tour (6-Hour) PrivateTour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: May 21/16

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.

John Franks

Australia
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: May 14/16

Highly recommend Hayden

Dennis Eker

United States
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Tour: US Capitol grounds, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Date: May 11/16

On short notice, Hayden stepped in to cover for another guide who had to cancel for personal reasons and he gave us a great tour. His knowledge of Capitol Hill and ability to relate it to us was amazing. Thanks Hayden.

Dhruv Kalia

India
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Mall/White House Tour -- Kalia, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: May 7/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The tours for Mr. Kalia are rather standard bus tours to the chief memorials, White House and Capitol for groups of Indian tourists and students.

Scott Evans

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 24/16

Great Job. Great time. Very knowledgeable.

Cozmina Vrabie

Netherlands
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 7/16

Hayden is very knowledgeable about the city and history. I will highly recommend him as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: We were lucky to come upon a rehearsal of a baroque opera when we visited the Folger Theater -- a pleasant surprise!

Cherie Francois

United States
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Tour: #15716, Washington -- Introductory Tour (6-Hour) PrivateTour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 6/16

Hayden was extremely knowledgeable, professional & patient. I would strongly recommend taking a tour with him.

Antonella Albano

United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 4/16

Hayden is a great host and guide in the majestic city of Washington D.C. His narrated tour was insightful and very informative. We enjoyed his company and knowledge!

Christina Gollapally

United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 1/16

Hayden was awesome! His flexibility was MUCH appreciated since we had 2 young children with us. His knowledge of local architecture was def an asset.

Carolyn Moore

United States
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Tour: #15716, Washington -- Introductory Tour (6-Hour) PrivateTour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 24/16

Hayden was very knowledgable about the city and provided many numerous insights.

Matthew Pfeiffer

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 23/16

Hayden was fantastic!! We really enjoyed his expansive knowledge of Washington, D.C. As well as his understanding of the history for streets, buildings, and people involved in the cities history. He did a wonderful job of covering all of the main attractions we wished to see as well as hitting some of the architecture for many of the early homes near capital hill and other areas close to downtown. We did an 8 hour tour with Hayden and would highly recommend a tour with him.

April Ferrer

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 28/16

Prompt, professional and very knowledgable! We recommend this tour! Thank You Hayden ❤️

Kim Tran

Australia
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 28/15

Hayden is a lovely guide, very accommodating and informative. Highly recommended.

Els De Clercq

Belgium
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Tour: #4893, Georgetown: the Old City, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 11/15

Hayden's tour was really nice! He showed us some nice places in Georgetown. He also gave us some good advice on how to get to Georgetown from where we were before that. Would recommend Hayden to anyone!

Andrew Snelgrove

United Kingdom
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 25/15

What a great guide who loves his city and knows his facts too!

Wolfgang Fritsch

France
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Tour: Classic Washington, DC tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Date: Sep 17/15

Classic Washington with a a real pro. Hayden was perfect and very responsive to all of our requests. We felt we had seen "all" the highlights, including the historic background!

Jesus Mora

United States
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Tour: #4893, Georgetown Tour -- Mora, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 7/15

Hayden did a great job on the tour to Georgetown and even had time to go to the Kennedy Center too. Highly recommended.

Yuriy Yuryev

United States
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Tour: #4893, Georgetown: the Old City, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 6/15

In depth knowledge of DC, its history and present, the easy and entertaining presentation of the material all make Hayden a valuable guide.

Yuriy Yuryev

United States
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Tour: #6710, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Half Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 5/15

Great knowledge, easy and interesting narration, pleasing presentation style. Highly recommended.

Kristine Hamilton

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 27/15

Very knowledgeable and flexible. Helpful in all aspects of history and development of DC metro area.

Samantha Cole

United States
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Tour: #11832, Tailored Tours, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 6/15

Hayden was very flexible and adapted the tour to the speed of our group. He was very flexible in terms of meeting time and very easy to connect with by the tour email program and by cell phone.

Chelsea Biskup

United States
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Tour: #4918, Dupont Circle Intro (Biskup), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 26/15

Our tour guide was friendly and passionate about his job. We asked for a shortened version of the tour, 2 hours vs 4. The tour was under food and wine category but we did not cover any of that. Just shared facts and knowledge about the embassies and DuPont Circle which we appreciated. However we expected a combination of history and food and wine hot spots. Our guide said numerous times he is not a foodie so I think the tour should be under a different category.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: After speaking with Hayden, it was agreed that there was an error on the expectations and the tour has been moved to the appropriate category to avoid further confusion.