Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Palermo Italy by Tour Guide Bianca D. (Guide #2266)


Anne Maesaka

United States
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Tour: #11279, Jewish Culture in Palermo and more, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 6/18

Bianca was an amazing tour guide. If I could give her more stars I would. She designed a special tour for us as we wanted to go to some additional places that were not included in some of the tours. She was right on time, very knowledgable, took us everywhere we wanted to go and even found a shoe store for my husband when his shoelace broke on his shoes. I have used Toursbylocals in the past and always been very satisfied, this time was no different. Five stars for Bianca.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you vety much. Happy that you appreciated. Warmly, Bianca.

Betty Stephenson

United States
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Tour: #11280, Discovering Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 22/18

Excellent day in Palermo. Very knowledgeable guide. Pleasant and personable. Highly recommend.

Marion Phillips

United States
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Tour: #13768, A walk through history, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 20/17

Bianca was great! We had requested a mix of history, art Mafia and food! Not too easy! She covered it all and more, making it fun and interesting!

Geoffrey Tobias

United States
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Tour: #11279, Jewish Culture in Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 14/17

Bianca was excellent 5/5. Interested, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, responsive, intelligent and highly recommended.

Tim Santana

United States
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Tour: #13768, A walk through history, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 24/17

We spent a great afternoon with Bianca touring the old town area of Palermo. We had a nice leisurely walking tour and got to see the real Palermo. I would certainly use Bianca again and would recommend her to anyone who wants a tour of Palermo's old town area..

Sophia Berger

United States
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Tour: #11279, Jewish Culture in Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 12/17

Bianca was phenomenal & made the history come alive. She was incredibly knowledgeable about not only Palermo but any question we had from our various Italian travels (and connected us to another guide with specific knowledge for another location we're visiting later in our trip). To top it off, she was super accommodating about our last-minute request for a tour even though she had other plans earlier in the day. Bianca, thanks so much for a wonderful afternoon!

Julia M.

United States
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Tour: #11279, Jewish Culture in Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 8/17

Jenifer Fenton

United States
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Tour: #11280, Discovering Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 3/17

Bianca was so helpful and very knowledgeable. She was very prompt with communication even when we were late into Palermo. She customized the walking tour to our interests. Thank you!

Paul Walk

United States
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Tour: #11279, Jewish Culture in Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 10/17

Bianca was excellent!!! Awesome knowledge of the subject!! Highly recommend!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Paul, thank you very much. I hope all was well with your stay in Cefal├╣ and hope you will come back one day to visit the eastern part of Sicily. Best wishes Bianca

Kay Parker

United States
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Tour: #13768, A walk through history, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 18/17

Bianca really knows the history of Palermo. She is very progressional and friendly at the same time. We saw the best of Palermo with precision. Bianca taught us so much about life in Palermo through the years. She is a stellar tour guide. It was fantastic to watch Bianca invite us into a magnificent adventure in Palermo. I will call her again on our next visit. When we finished the tour I felt like I hadn't just seen something, but I know something. Palermo comes alive with Bianca!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Excuse me for responding late. I thank you very much and it has been a pleasure to share my enthusiasm with very interested and educated travellers. I hope your return has been pleasant and meet you again in Sicily with a tailor made tour. Arrivederci Bianca

Martin Brodigan

United States
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Tour: #11280, Discovering Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 4/17

Great tour, Bianca has a great knowledge of Palermo and can make the sites come alive. Would highly recomend her if you really want to get to know the history of Palermo

James Murphy

United States
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Tour: #183529, a 2 hours walking in town, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 12/16

Bianca exceeded expectations. In 30 years of sightseeing in Europe I have never encountered such a thoroughly knowledgeable guide. Her mastery of Sicilian history, art, architecture, botany, and cuisine was extraordinary. As a classical scholar, I can attest to her ability to translate the Greek and Latin inscriptions in the cathedrals. She also explained the Christian and Islamic iconography in the churches we visited. She is also a very pleasant person who is willing to customize your tour as you wish.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am happy that you enjoyed the tour and thank you very much for the compliments. It was easier for me to guide both of you scholars and share your enthusiasm. I hope you will retain a nice memory of Sicily. Best regards Bianca

James Murphy

United States
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Tour: #11280, Discovering Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 11/16

Bianca exceeded expectations. In 30 years of sightseeing in Europe I have never encountered such a thoroughly knowledgeable guide. Her mastery of Sicilian history, art, architecture, botany, and cuisine was extraordinary. As a classical scholar, I can attest to her ability to translate the Greek and Latin inscriptions in the cathedrals. She also explained the Christian and Islamic iconography in the churches we visited. She is also a very pleasant person who is willing to customize your tour as you wish.

Michael George

United Kingdom
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Tour: #13768, A walk through history, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 29/16

Excellent guide & tour, but advertised as by bus, taxi & walking - NOT walking, walking & walking. Why not use the Tourist Service Tuk- Tuks (great facility) to save some of the slog?

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: the tour is entitled " a walk through history ". The historical center is now mostly pedestrian and taxis are not allowed to go through. Tuk-tuks do not serve as taxis but sell an hour panoramic tour at 80 Euros. I will modify the program. Sorry !

Richard Copeland

United States
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Tour: #56987, From the Normans to the Spaniards, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 4/16

Excellentl

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: it was a pleasure to be the guide of such a learned person. Thank you for your appreciation, your interest and enthusiasm.

James Cantwell

Australia
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Tour: #11280, Discovering Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 11/16

Friendly guide. Good local knowledge. Responded to our particular requests. Provided an interesting introduction to Palermo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs and Mr. Cantwell, thank you for your rating. I hope you found everything you looked for and had a nice journey in Sicily. Thanks again. Bianca

Vikki Aulie

United States
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Tour: #156851, tour Palermo and Monreale., Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 25/15

She is wonderful

Vikki Aulie

United States
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Tour: #11280, Discovering Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 8/15

Wonderful

Martha F.

New York, NY, United States
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Tour: #11280, Discovering Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 19/15

Bianca was very knowledgable and tailored our tour to our personal interests. She is a lovely person and was very pleasant. Despite the intense heat, Bianca never "lost her cool" and just kept going....street by street, building by building. She was great. We give her a top rating.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Martha. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family and thanks for visiting my country. I wish you a very nice journey and hope all of you will taste the well known Sicilian summer breakfast we spoke about. Best regards.

Robert Reeback

Albuquerque, NM, United States
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Tour: #11280, Discovering Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 31/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Robert, sorry for replying so late. I hope you went to Agrigento as you wished and had a nice journey. Thanks again. Bianca

Grace P.

Australia
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Tour: #156851, tour Palermo and Monreale., Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 30/15

Bianca was exceptional. Extremely knowledgeable and very considerate of my walking and difficulty with stairs. We tailored the tour to only see what really interested us. Bianca was very considerate and did not rush us in the least and allowed us to take as many breaks as we wanted to enable us to fully enjoy the experience. I would definitely recommend Bianca to everyone. Thank you Bianco for a fantastic day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Grace and Franck, it has been a pleasure to let you know my town. I really appreciated your interest. Thank you for choosing Sicily and have a nice journey. Bianca

Steven Hill

United States
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Tour: On the traces of the Normans, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Date: Oct 10/14

Bianca is a wonderful and knowledgeable guide. We spent almost 2 days with her and she proved to be an excellent resource for "local knowledge" as well as the sites we visited. When we arrived our hotel reservation proved not to exist and she was most helpful in finding us first class lodging at a time when most of the better hotels were fully booked. I would highly recommend her for the area that we visited.

Jerald Sharp

Everett, WA, United States
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Tour: Private Walking Tour in Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Date: Oct 10/14

Bianca was a marvelous guide for Palermo. She was very knowledgeable, her English impeccable and her stamina impressive. We walked the markets, public squares and main churches -- Bianca had to scramble to avoid large student demonstrations, so we took a lot of back alleys to get from place to place. Her intimate knowledge of the old city was invaluable in that situation. Bianca obviously loves Palermo and we loved our time with her. Also, walking Palermo with Bianca will really keep you in shape!

Alexander Shaland

United States
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Tour: Art and Life for Irene, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Date: Sep 17/14

Bianca is a superb professional, an encyclopedia of knowledge about Sicily and Palermo. She has also a rare gift to feel what her clients' needs and wants are. She does not just show the sites. She makes her group live through history and understand deeply, on a very personal level, what makes Sicily so unique. I am a tour guide myself and I recognize excellence in our business when I see it!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for having shared my enthusiasm . I guessed you were very interested in art and life and therefore I tried to let you be part of the " Sicilitude ". Thanks again for appreciating that. Best regards. Bianca

Pamela Crichton

United States
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Tour: shortened discovering tour Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Date: Aug 2/14

Bianca was very knowledgeable with the history of both European and Sicilian history. She was also knew religious history of Europe and Palermo. She was very accommodating for us, rearranging her schedule for us so that we could meet her on another date other than the one we had pre-arranged. She was friendly and took us to two additional shops for us to purchase items that were from Palermo craftsmen. I would recommend her as a guide and would also ask for her again if we return to Palermo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs. and Mr. Crichton, thank you very much. I hope your journey went on well and you completely recovered from your disease. Hope to see you again in Sicily. Best regards. Bianca

Wijeyendran Joseph

canterbury, VICTORIA, Australia
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Tour: #56987, From the Normans to the Spaniards, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: May 18/13

excellent and very knowledgeable guide .Gave us a great introduction to sicily

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sorry for my long delay. I thank you very much and appreciated your interest in the history, art and daily life of my town and country. You were all very nice.Thank you again for giving me the opportunity to spend some time with all of you. Best regards. Bianca

Zena Vilensky

United States
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Tour: #13768, A walk through history, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 13/12

Dear Bianca, Thank You very much for very interesting tour in Palermo. We admire your professionalism and really enjoyed our tour. Good luck and best wishes, Zena & my friends.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Zena, thank you so much for your congratulations. I am so sad that the weather was so bad that you could not enjoy better the visit. I hope you have had sunny days for the rest of your journey. Best wishes. Bianca

Bryan Makos

United States
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Tour: #11280, Palermo Shore Excursion, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 29/12

Bianca was wonderful, professional, fun, and highly knowledgeable. Having traveled extensively throughout the world, I would rate her as one of the best guides we've encountered so far. Book a tour with her and you won't be disappointed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bryan, sorry for responding so late. Thank you very much for your rating. I hope everything went well wiyh the shipcruise and hope one day you will come back to old Europe. I hope Adam's book is going to be carried out. If you need some further information, I can set you in touch with Capt. Angelillo. Thanks again. Bianca

June Gill

Canada
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Tour: #11279, Arab-Jewish Culture in Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 11/11

We had the most interesting and informative tour with this very knowledgeable lady. Bianco made not only the Arab Jewish Culture come alive for us she broadened our knowledge of Palermo and Italy. Because of age and physical limitations we were not an easy trio but Bianco was kind and very very kind and thoughtful... we feel like we have made a personal friend in Palermo....highly recommended!!! June and Jos Gill