Temple ZanderUnited States
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Nancy L.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hope you had a wonderful celebration Nancy!! Cheers Lyndal
Ruth MacFarlaneUnited States
Great walking tour of the Rocks with Lyndal. She is informative, friendly and knowledgeable. Led us to interesting places we would not have found on our own. She also shared really interesting stories of her childhood in the outback. Timed the tour well to end at the opera house near noon. Take her advice: do this tour in the morning if you go to Sydney in the summer.... too hot in the afternoon. Worth the price.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ruth! Emjoyed showing you our city. You asked about the design of Sydney Harbour Bridge. Original design was copy of Hell Gate bridge over East River New York, but Sydney Harbour Bridge is 60%bigger. Same design also used for Tyne Bridge Newcastle UK. Photos are eerily the same.......have a look when you have time, Thanks for starting me on this exploration! Added to my store of knowledge. Happy travels Lyndal
Stephen A.Laguna Hills, CA, United States
Lyndal was informative, entertaining and flexible. Lunch at Bondi Beach was amazing! She also gave us a lot of suggestions on what we could do over the next couple of days and fun places to eat. There were six of us and we all had a wonderful full day with her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lovely to see you enjoyed Sydney.! Happy travels. Lyndal
Sarah YortUnited States
My husband and I had a terrific walking tour for three hours. What a pleasure to be with Lindale. Her enthusiasm and knowledge was greatly appreciated. We covered what was perfect for us ending at the Opera House. We very highly recommend a tour with Lindale. A very lovely gal. Sarah and Bill Yort
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glad to be of service, M’am!!! Happy travels. Lyndal
Linda GartlandBrookhaven, GA, United States
Lyndahl was a fantastic guide--extremely knowledgeable, personable, and organized. We saw some wonderful, out-of-the-usual places with her and learned very much in a short time. We thoroughly enjoyed our couple days with Lyndahl and already have referred her to friends. If we ever return to Sydney, she is the person we would want to show us even more.
Linda GartlandBrookhaven, GA, United States
Lyndal has a very rich background in the Australian (not just Sydney) culture and helped us understand this at a very tangible level. She was the most knowledgeable guide we had along our Australia travels. She knows Sydney extremely well and helped us appreciate and understand the City at a deeper level than we got from guides in other cities. We highly recommend Lyndal.
Lynda MaestriUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much Lynda.
Jim Carpenter IIIUnited States
WOW - what a B E A UTtiful day with Lyndal touring some of most AMAZING countryside. Perfectly paced, driver was great, inside and knowledge along the way second to none. Passion & energy were great. Lunch spot and wine spots were perfect. She knew all the little secrets to get us in and out of the areas and avoid lines!! You won't be disappointed with your day in the Blue Mountains with Lyndal!!
Jim Carpenter IIIUnited States
Lyndal was AMAZING. We used her for 3 days while in Sydney. She is an EXPERIENCED World Class and actual has had world-wide experience as a tour guide. Her love and passion for Australia are second to none. She is great at Customizing on the run, knows her history of the area, and all the great spots to stop of lunch or dinner. Our Lobster on the warf area was the BEST WE'VE EVER had. Her drivers were amazing and our champagne welcome to Australia toast overlooking the city was a GREAT SURPRISE!! BOOK HER
Marjorie StanfordUnited States
We arrived in Sydney after a long flight from the US, and met Lyndal for a 4-Hour walking tour. It was without a doubt the best decision we could have made. She was so engaging and passionate about her City that we didn't even think about being tired.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Enjoyed the time with you Marjorie!
Clyde HawkinsUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank,you Clyde.
Suzanne RichardsonUnited States
We had a great day in Sydney with Lyndal. She's fabulous and smart and fun. Loved every minute. Hurry to book her. She's really popular.
Mary StreffUnited States
Lyndal was fabulous, on time, prepared, fun loving and welcoming. The tour was great although I wish we had a bit more time at the animal park even with skipping the "cultural show". The up-close experience with the animals was special. The Blue Mountain area was beautiful and Lyndal was able to enrich the experience with her vast knowledge of history, culture and more.
Stephen DonahueUnited States
Lyndal was a professional in every aspect. Her knowledge and presentation was informative and entertaining. We would recommend her to any friend travelling to Sydney without reservation.
William HortonUnited States
Lyndal was very knowledgeable about Sydney history and we enjoyed her friendly manner and tour pacing.
We had a fantastic walk around the Rocks and the Opera House with Lyndal. Lyndal is passionate and enthusiastic about Sydney, which resulted in a top notch walking tour!
Carol LoveladyUnion, KY, United States
Excellent Guide! We had such a great time with Lyndal in Sydney and beyond to the Hunter Valley and the Blue Mountains. She was intersting, flexible and very knowledgable. Highly recommended
Robert RutkowskiUnited States
Lyndal is clearly one of the best guides in Australia. On time, pleasant manner, awesome knowledge/experience. Well planned tour including changing the schedule to avoid crowds. We were very fortunate to book her. You will be too. The highest recommendation possible.
Carol DragonUnited States
Lyndal was one of the best tours guides we've ever had. She is knowledgable, from both an historical and sociological perspective, and she is articulate, well-organized, totally lovely, and a lot of fun! She is a proud Aussie, and is passionate about her city. Thank you, Lyndal, for an inspiring day in Sydney!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Carol, what lovely generous words from you! And for a day which was more than a pleasure for me. Thoroughly enjoyed my time with you all. Wishing you many more years of delightful travel.
Heidi BorcaUnited States
One of the best guides we have ever had. Certainly the most interesting and well traveled. We loved Sydney. We hope to cross paths with Lyndal again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Heidi, delightful day with you and your family. Appreciate your generous comments. Best wishes for many more years of happy travels!
George ObstUnited States
A most knowledgeable tour guide. Well planned and executed tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Most enjoyable day George! Thank you for your kind words.
Reuven SacherUnited States
Great overview of Sydney by a local pro who loves the city and knows its history. Our family, 16 people with wide range of ages, enjoyed the sights, the commentary and the "feel" of this exceptional city. Was especially good to do it on our first day, so that we could go 1back to specific places of interest (eg museums etc) on subsequent days. Highly reccomended
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: A great day with you and your family Reuven! Glad you enjoyed my beautiful city!! And please send your friends.... A need the work, haha!!!!
Steven WilsonUnited States
Excellent tour. Showed us things about Sydney we would have missed otherwise. Her knowledge was expansive, and able to give us great insights about the area. She was very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Steve! Enjoyed thoroughly showing you our beautiful city! Best wishes for many more happy years exploring the world!
Yvette GafenUnited States
Laura McKenzieUnited States
What a fabulous tour! We had so much fun learning about Sydney's history and attractions with Lyndal. She was absolutely wonderful and got our week in Sydney off to a great start. She was fun, knowledgeable, kind, and patient with our two small children, too! We highly recommend this tour and any tour with Lyndal to anyone visiting Australia.
Leilani GonzalezUnited States
Timothy LinHong Kong
Michelle GaudetUnited States
This is a great tour something for all age groups! Animals, wine, chocolate!!! It was perfect! Made even better by Lyndal. She is an excellent guide totally accomodating, ready to make last minute adjustments to suit your needs. She is knowledgeable and has a great personality. We felt like we were touring with and old friend!! Highly recommend this tour, Lyndal and tours by locals. They have also been very helpful with some last minute tour adjustments.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: May your lives be filled with love life wine and laughter! Happy travels Lyndal
Michelle GaudetUnited States
Lyndal made our time in Sydney unforgettable. She is knowledgeable, a joy to be around and accommodating. She made our tour interesting for the adults yes kept the attention of my three children. Highly recommend any tour by Lyndal. She is lovely!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Michelle thank you for this! Actually I enjoyed my time with your Family so much I found myself waking up this morning missing you all and sorry not to be spending more time with you! Your values and your outlook on life are so in tune with what I believe. And thank you again for the two excellent meals. I hope you have a wonderful holiday downunder..... And continue to explore our amazing world with great joy! Love to all Lyndal
Jan StephensUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: HI lovely people! Enjoyed my time with you! And thank,you for graciously allowing me the Chardonnay!!! Hope you have an amazing time in our beautiful country and survive NZ!!! Ha ha!!
Jeff CrannellUnited States
The tour was amazing and Lyndal was knowledgeable and accommodating. We were able to work around the crowds at the Blue Mountains and they made special stops at our request. I would highly recommend this tour and highly recommend Lyndal.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Delightful days with your family Jeff!! Thanks for visiting our corner of the woods!!!
Jeff CrannellUnited States
Lyndal was amazing. She was knowledgeable and entertaining. She changed her normal tour to adapt to our preferences. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with her and can highly recommend her tours.
Lorraine GlasscockUnited States
Loved loved our day that our group spent with Lyndal!! She's very very knowledgable ...not just about Sydney but Australia in general. Had lots of interesting little inside stories and insights about the sites and people of the area. We were so keen on extracting all her knowledge she lost her voice!! Sorry for that Lyndal!! I'm always high on our group booking local guides ...we were with a tour group but learned more in the day we spent with Lyndal than on our tour !!! You won't be dissapointed!! Book
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank,you Lorraine! I found my voice again soon after, so no harm done!! Delightful day with your friends! Happy travels Lyndal
Sarah F.United States
We spent two wonderful days in Sydney with Lyndal and loved every minute. She made sure we saw what we wanted and also showed us places that we didn't know we wanted ;) Very much like traveling with a knowledgeable, thoughtful friend. I want to especially note her thorough and fascinating tour of "The Rocks." Thank you so much Lyndal!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words Sarah! It DID feel like good friends sharing!!! And I still wonder now what new adventures you've Ben up to since!! Happy happy travels!!
Curtis EyestoneRichmond, BC, Canada
Excellent tour. Lyndal showed us a lot in a short time. She is very knowledgeable and friendly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You must return Curtis! Still lots more to see! Have a wonderful cruise. Best Lyndal
Philip MaiorcaUnited States
Lyndal is very knowledgeable and her tour was terrific. We highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glad to see you're feeling better Phillip! Have a wonderful cruise! Cheers Lyndal
Sherri FriedmanUnited States
Excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable and friendly, highly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thoroughly enjoyed showing you our city! Happy travelling! Cheers Lyndal
Michelle KingGRAPEVINE, TEXAS, United States
Our four hours with Lyndal were outstanding! She gave us great advice on how best to use our time. We started at our hotel, walked to Darling Harbor, took a ferry to Circular Quay, and walked The Rocks with the commentary and insight that only comes from a local professional guide. We saw areas that we would never have found on our own.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michelle! Enjoyed my time with you! Best wishes Lyndal
Paula HopeUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Paula, I enjoyed sharing our city with you!
Walter RohrUnited States
Lyndal is very knowledgeable and an excellent guide. Our group of 6 toured with her 3 consecutive days and each day offered an experience different from the previous day but with wonderful, witty, educational, historical and personally touched commentary. We were all very pleased.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your generous comments, Walter. You and your friends were so keen to see everything! Delightful 3days! I wish you many more happy days to travel. Warm regards Lyndal
Paul WalkUnited States
Lyndal was fantastic. Her knowledge of the history of Australia and Sydney was superb. As a history buff I couldn't get enough and she supplied it. Add to that her recommendations of local restaurants and other spots to visit made the time fly by. Would recommend her highly. Paul and Ellen Walk
Karen W.United States
My group of family and friends was limited in the time we had to explore parts of Sydney before embarking on a New Zealand Cruise and we opted for the half day Sydney highlight's tour with Lyndal with a drop off at the cruise ship port. Are we ever glad we did! We really appreciated Lyndal's detailed stories and anecdotes at each of the stops. We also loved the Sydney Opera House. We were also very grateful for the cute memento provided by Lyndal at the end. Thanks so much for a memorable day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a wonderful family you have Tanya! Thoroughly enjoyed your enthusiastic and joyful attitude" Best wishes for lots of years of exciting travel to you all!! Lyndal
Karen W.United States
My group of family and friends were incredibly thankful to Lyndal for the wonderful day. We started at the Featherdale Wildlife Park, which was our favorite animal experience in Australia, then travelled on to Leura and the Blue Mountains. Such beautiful scenery. We really appreciated Lyndal's knowledge and thoughtfulness and the personal touches that made our day truly memorable. We're sorry we could not spend more time with her!
Although my husband and I couldn't make the tour due to illness, other members of my family met Lyndal at the agreed upon time, and had a very enjoyable tour. They said Lyndal was very knowledgeable about The Rocks area and imparted a lot of information with a lot of enthusiasm! We are very sorry that we missed Lyndal's tour, but look forward to exploring Sydney ourselves some day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: This tour was personalized for Patsy's group and there was insufficient time available to get to the best Wildlife Centre.
Virginia (Ginny) NevinsNew Zealand
Lyndal knows Sydney inside and out and its obvious she loves every corner of this fabulous city. She has a wonderful, warm personality and we so enjoyed spending the morning with her! Not only does she show you all the beautiful sites but is able to expound on the history of the city in great detail, sharing wonderful colorful details that really bring it to life! Hats off to her!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: JTinny thank you for your generous comments!! And you are right! I love this fabulous city! And I thoroughly enjoyed showing it to you. I wish you and John many more happy years of travel! Cheers Lyndal
George S.United States
We had a splendid two days in Sydney with Lyndal! She is thoughtful and energetic and, most importantly, extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She took us to all of the best spots and gave us the real "insiders" tour.
George S.United States
We loved our time with Lyndal and will recommend her to all of our friends when they go to Sydney! I cannot imagine a better experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey lovely people!! I so enjoyed showing you Sydney!! You must come back again for some Gournet Sydney touring.... We have so many restaurants yet to show you!!! Hope you are enjoying the rest of your o so busy plans for the year, and that New York is MAGNIFICENT for Christmas. I loved being part of your Sydney experience. Blessings
Lyndal showed us a very scenic view of sydney. She also showed us a very secluded, quiet and romantic restaurant where we had lunch with an excellent view of the scenery. A day before that, she showed us the beautiful residential areas of Watson Bay and the Dover Heights. This is certainly a tour that should not be missed and we would certainly recommmend Lyndal should anyone be looking for a private guide in Sydney. She is very expreienced and knowlegeable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lai, I had a delightful two days with you! It was a privilege to be part of your 30th wedding anniversary celebration... And for me to learn so much about Malaysia in return. God give you both happiness for another 30years. Lyndal
Lyndal is a very experienced guide. We did not see much. This is because of our choice as we wanted a leisurely and casual tour at our own slow pace. But for the places we visited, she certainly impressed us as being vewry knowledgeable. She gave us so much of the historical background as should be necessary for us to understand the culture and hiistory without boring us with too much details. We were particualrly impressed by the visit to The Rocks in Sydney.
Ron RossenUnited States
Enjoyed the tour Initial part of the tour was walking through the Rocks and was the highlight-very informative regarding Sydney's history Travelled to some beautiful spots for magnificent views of the Harbor Would have preferred more walking and less driving Lunch stop average at best
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ron.....my description of the lunch stop was pub food.....reasonably priced, in a unique Aussie experience....Returned Soldiers Club where average Aussies socialize, quick service,and with a great view over Bondi beach. My thought was this is a particular Sydney experience which has many suitable ingredients.... If you had wanted a fine dining experience, there were other terrific choices with much higher prices, much slower service, without views...... Your wish would have been my command.... LS
Gary CiceriniUnited States
Outstanding, knowledgeable, well read tour guide. Lyndal was a delight. We are so happy that we had her for our historical tour of old Sydney. I would give her 10 stars if I could.
Sandra KaplanUnited States
Lynda's is the consummate Sydney guide. Her breath of the historical knowledge was impressive. She showed us all the sites with insights and stories that enhanced our experience. Her sophistication and world experiences added a unique perspective She did everything that was promised I particularly liked the Rocks excursion She was wonderful company(as was Sam, the driver) and gave us an unforgettable day in brilliant Sydney
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: ms Kaplan! What a great day I had with you and Frank! Love New York and. New Yorkers......most enjoyable!! I'd drink champagne with you anytime!! I'll be thinking of you in the snow with deepest sympathy. And I am much encouraged by your marriage story! Bless you both!
Judith BanUnited States
Patti KoideUnited States
Lyndal met us at our hotel earlier than the appointed time. She was very knowledgeable and showed us around the historic Rocks area and Opera House. She was patient and answered all our questions on all subjects. During our tour in some of the residential areas and Bondi Beach, Lyndal knew the best spots to take pictures and thank to her, we got a wonderful panoramic picture of the entire city! Lyndal is very professional, prompt, knowledgeable, and personable. I highly recommend her tour! Patti Koide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: HI Pattie, a big thank you for your generous comments. I thoroughly enjoyed my day with you and your friends. It was a pleasure to show you my town! Warm regards Lyndal
Shirley S.United Kingdom
Our first trip to Sydney and Lyndal provided a great introductory tour. We covered a wide area and saw a variety of interesting places. Lyndal was friendly, accommodating and enthusiastic offering great restaurant and shopping tips which we used in the coming days. This is a great tour, which you can customise according to your interests. Lyndal is well travelled and knowledgeable on many subjects, making the day even better. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shirley and Viv, I appreciate your comments! I thoroughly enjoyed the day with you both. And in fact was thinking of you all throughout the holiday season...and quite envious of your wonderful New Years Eve plans!! What a night it was in Sydney Town! Hope it was all you wished for! Thanks for visiting us Downunder and escaping the chill winds of Monaco! Blessings LyndalS
James ParaUnited States
Lyndal was a wonderful guide. Very knowledgeable about all parts of Sydney. She made every minute and every word count in providing us with a delightful overview of all the important parts a Sydney. The combination of Lyndal and our driver Michael made for a very easy day of learning about Sydney while at the same time driving around Sydney. For those with only a day in Sydney I would give this tour my strongest recommendation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: James! Bless you for taking the time to make this response, and such a great positive one for me! I thoroughly enjoyed the day with you all....didn't feel like work at all.....just like taking friends around my home town. Thanks for visiting us Downunder! and please send your friends as well!, the more the merrier for us!! may 2013 be a year crowned with goodness for you. Lyndal S Sydney
Joseph PeduzziUnited States
Great tour and great people (Lyndal and her driver).
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi guys!! We had a great day with you too!! Hope the cruise went well. Please come back and visit again....still lots more to Sydney!! Happy travels! Lyndal
Lyndal was simply amazing! We had colleagues from the US who only had 8 hours in Sydney and Lyndal delighted them with a terrific tour. Lyndal was flexible and shared great local knowledge. I highly recommend this great service. :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you JO!!! I really had a great day with them, especially as I worked at the world fair in Spokane and experienced great kindness from people in the Pacific North West,so they hold a dear place in my heart!! And they were amazing with their enthusiasm after the long flight!!! Hope to be of service again if you have the need!
Val AzariUnited States
Lyndal was very concise & gave you a clear picture of the history of the city of Sydney. I learned quite a bit in a small period of time. Well done!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Val!!! looks like you're safely back home in Chicago! Thank you so much for the feedback. So very nice to spend time with you - I'm just sorry you weren't here longer so we could get out and have some fun!! Hope your aussie adventure was very satisfying. Happy days Lyndal
Tricia FarinoUnited States
We were a party of 6. Lyndal was prompt, very knowledgeable and knew where to take pictures to the best advantage. If we tried to see Sydney on our own we would have missed alot of history. We all enjoyed Lyndal's tour and you will be happy with her also.
Angela TichenorUnited States
Lyndal was an incredibly "darling" guide! ( Lot's of darlings in Sydney) She was quite informative, knowledgeable and fun!! My husband and I had the most wonderful day with her! Lyndal was prepared, punctual and adapted the tour based on her anticipation of our interests. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend that if you are in Sydney. Lyndal is an ABSOLUTE MUST HAVE guide... Thank you for a wonderful time! OH and I was able to find Lord Nelson's from your directions! Bill left QUITE thrilled!! Thank you again!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: HI Angela and Bill, I had a thoroughly enjoyable day with you both. And thank you for your generous comments. I'm delighted you are now getting down to explore the REAL Sydney. Please contact me if I can help further. Lyndal
We had a fantastic tour with Lyndal. She was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining with facts and info suitable for myself and my daughters. Would recommend to everyone!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a joy to host you and the girls, and very satisfying to know you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for the 5stars! Today I treated myself with a Chrstmas gift-a new watch!!!-so I can continue my career on time! Blessings to you and the family for a wonderful Christmas celebration Downunder! Lyndal Bless
Bernard WinklerUnited States
Lyndal was great. she was on time, she gave a quick view of what we were going to see, driver was also a pleasure. we would definitely recommend.
Don BarnesUnited States
We give this tour 5 stars! Lyndal was extremely knowledgeable and tailored our tour to our specific interests -- which was no small feat given that we had two adults and two teenage daughters. We only had a layover of a few hours in Sydney; and Lyndal promptly collected us at the airport and gave us an excellent overview of the city with plenty of photo-ops. Strongly recommend Lyndel and this service.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bless you Don! So nice you have launched my ratings with five stars. I had a thoroughly lovely day with you and your family. And I am hoping the Land of the Wrong White Crowd aka the Land of the Long White Cloud(NZ) is treating you kindly.
Marilyn Von EmsterUnited States
Lyndal was an excellent and knowledgable guide. We enjoyed the pace of her tour and her ability to understand our needs. She made us feel very comfortable because of her easygoing temperament . Thank you, Lyndal, for a fulfilled adventure of Sydney!!! Marilyn von Emster PS Sorry for the delay in responding, but I was busy with Christmas shopping.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Marilyn, Thank you so very much for your 5 star rating for me - (makes me a happy little vegemite!! ha ha) I'm pleased you enjoyed the day, and I was quite regretful that I didn't get to spend more time with you and your friends- I'm used to having my tour groups for two weeks or more,and we had hardly got started!!! I hope you had a great cruise downunder - and my best wishes for a beautiful holiday season. Blessings at Christmas Lyndal