Chris RayUnited States
Lynn is awesome. This is our second trip to Chicago and our second tour with Lynn. She is very knowledgeable in all aspects of Chicagoan history and architecture. If you want to treat yourself to a great experience, let Lynn show you around.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Chris and Michele: it is always a pleasure to be your guide while you are in Chicago. Next time let's do the lobbies! See you in NYC!! Lynn
Marvelous tour by a very pleasant and knowledgeable guide. Thoroughly enjoyed our walking tour with Lynn, just wish we could have had more time in her wonderful city. Consummate host, came prepared with water and rain ponchos, which were not needed but very thoughtful of her to be prepared. Also supplied bus tickets. Thank you for our gift and the reading matter. Lynne, could not have done more to make our short stay more informative or enjoyable. Thank you .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure meeting you both. I'm so glad you loved Chicago. I hope that means you will come back again and again.
Lois SchultzUnited States
Lynn was such a pleasure to be with on our tour. She is very friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. We have toured with her before and certainly hope to again in the future without hesitation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lois it was so great to see you and the rest of the girls again. So sorry about the weather but glad you were up for a new itinerary that kept us a little dryer. Thanks for booking with me again. Hope to see you all again next year.
Glenn de CaussinChatsworth, CA, United States
Lynn was terrific! Very very knowledgeable about Chicago and was really personable. She took us on a great tour of the city. Nice personal touches at the end too. I would definitely recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Glenn for the nice words. It was so nice meeting you and the rest of the Musketeers. Enjoy the rest of the day and your stay in Chicago. Lynn
Maeran LandersUnited States
Best part of our trip!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Maeran It truly was a pleasure meeting you and your family and showing all of you around. I loved all the questions your little one had. I hope everyone has some great memories and will share what they did on their weekend in Chicago. I know you'll be back. As you quickly discovered there is so much more to do and see. Lynn
Lynn is nothing but the best Tour Guide. She is very professional, courteous, warm and friendly. She knows her city. Everyone on the tour bus says Thank You Lynn!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh Savi you are so sweet. I am sincere when I say your guests were so nice to me. Most took the time to thank me personally. I hope you had a safe trip home. I'd love to see you on your next trip to Chicago. Lynn
Mohandas BalakrishnanUnited Arab Emirates
Lynn is very dedicated and sincere and I enjoyed her company thoroughly.She knows her city very well and I look forward to visiting this great city again and one of the reasons is that Lynn is there.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mohandas. Thank you so much for your kind words. It was my pleasure.
Mohandas BalakrishnanUnited Arab Emirates
Lynn is very professional and committed.I thoroughly enjoyed her company.I look forward to visiting this great City again with my family and one of the reasons is that she is there.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: And I look forward to meeting your family on your next visit.
Melissa BarbanellUnited States
Lynn was great. She was very knowledgeable and warm. She knew her stuff and taught us a lot about the evolution of architecture in Chicago. She made us feel most welcome and was a great guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Melissa (and Zach) As I mentioned to you it was a pleasure meeting you both. I hope to see you in Chicgo again and again and again... Lynn
Bernadette PrakashUnited States
Outstanding tour ... Lynn was both informative about the tour itself and Chicago in general.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Bernadette. Safe travels home. Lynn
Chris RayUnited States
Lynn is awesome. She even through in a surprise at the end of the tour. She's very knowledgeable about all things Chicago. We will definitely tour with her again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Chris. Thank you fort your kind words. It truly was a pleasure. Lynn
Fabian VidelaUnited States
Lynn was absolutely fantastic. My family and me had a great time and immensely enjoyed our tour with her. She is vastly knowledgeable and extremely entertaining and thoughtful. We truly had one of those one of the kind experiences and because of her we are already planning our return to Chicago during the summer. Thanks so much Lynn !!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Fabian: thank you so much for your kind words. I so enjoyed you, your family and guest. I'm so glad I accomplished my goal and that was to convince you there is SO much more to see and do in Chicago you have to come back again and again. Lynn
In the summer of 2015, when I visited Chicago for the first time, I took a tour with Lynn. When I went back for a second visit this winter, another tour with Lynn was a given. I was not disappointed. Lynn continues to deliver world class tours! The welcoming package delivered to your hotel is a nice touch, but it is her passion for Chicago and her ability to share that enthusiasm that makes her the best tour guide I have ever had the pleasure to encounter. Thank You!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Henrik. I always consider it an honor when a guest books a tour with me but it is so very social when my gusts come back and tour with me again Here's to a third tour some day. Lynn
Ladan AlaviRancho Santa Fe, CA, United States
Lynn is most kind, professional, & informed. She came fully prepared with a perfect agenda. Throughout the tour, however, she remained flexible & ensured that we were most comfortable. She was serious about guiding our tour while doing so with a delightful sense of humor. Not long into the tour, we felt as though we were in the company of family. It would be a true loss to forego a chance to see Chicago with her. We cannot wait to see more with her again ourselves. She is a star.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ladan: you and your daughter are often in my thoughts as well. I can't wait to hear her decision and as I said if she picks UofC or NU you know I'll be here for her. Happy new year to you and yours. Lynn
Wayne OlmstedUnited States
Highly recommend Lynn. She gives you a lot of time and attention, knows her Chicago and is a very nice person with a good sense of humor. You absolutely cannot go wrong within chosing her to take you on tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Wayne: thank you for the nice review. I'm so glad you had a good time - but then those of us with a wicked sense of humor get each other; right? :) Lynn
David PortmanNaples, FL, United States
Excellent tour with most congenial and knowledgable guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David for your review. It was my pleasure. Lynn
David PortmanNaples, FL, United States
Excellent guide. Arrived early. Knowledgeable and attentive. Great personality. Could not have asked for a better tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey David: Thank you for the kind words. It was a pleasure meeting you both. Hope to see you again in Chicago. Lynn
Colleen CutcliffeUnited States
Lynn was fantastic - she catered the tour to our interests and our pace. She really made it a special day for us!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Colleen for your kind words! It was a pleasure being a part of your mother-daughter time in Chicago. Lynn
Kelly HiskesUnited States
Lynn is fantastic to work with. She is extremely responsive and quick to get tours organized. I organize these tours for ~15 people through our company so have never been able to get the full tour experience myself but I always hear wonderful feedback from attendees. This is our second summer using her and it was a no brainer to book her again this year.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much, Kelly! You are a joy to work with and I do hope you'll ride along with us one of these days.
Dorothy WeremeychikUnited States
My tour was better than expected. Lynn showed me Chicago in a way I could have never done on my own in the period of time I was available. She is very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and knows a lot of interesting and fun facts. I highly recommend her and would definitely use her again when I return to Chicago.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dottie. Thank you so much for your kind words. I was a pleasure. I look forward to seeing you again in Chicago or maybe NY/Brookkyn. Safe travels home.
Saar GilatUnited States
Lynn tailored a tour for our facility of 5, that kept both adults and children interested and engaged! We had a great time, learned a lot and saw a lot. A good tour guide makes all the difference and Lynn was great!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Saar: Thank you for your kinds words. I enjoyed meeting all of you and was so impressed with your children! I hope you will come back to Chicago again and again and again. Lynn
Cathy PitchfordUnited States
Lynn N. was a great tour guide! The group enjoyed walking with her and learning about Chicago! We will use her again when we come back to Chicago!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cathy: Thank you for your kind words. I was so impressed with your girls! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your day and the rest of your stay in Chicago. I would love to see you again. Lynn
Chad GlanzerUnited States
Did a great tour with lots of great info. Our family loved the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Chad: Thank you so much for the 5 star rating and your kind words. It truly was a pleasure meeting you and your family. I hope you will visit Chicago again and again. Lynn
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Axel: thank you for the 5 start rating. It was a pleasure meeting you and I do hope you will come back in the summer. Lynn
Loved it! Lynn customized tour to what we wanted to see. Saw some amazing sites - loved seeing the inside of buildings that I would not normally think of entering. Even helped us find out what jazz clubs would allow 17 and 19 year olds to go in - something others told me was impossible! Learned so much about the city - we would use tours by locals again and again if everyone is like Lynn!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Anne for yout kind words. It was a pleasure meeting you and your fine young men. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day and the rest of your stay in Chicago. Safe travels home as nd come back again.
Jeffrey HartUnited States
This is the best way to see the city. Lynn gives you all the info of a public tour plus local knowledge and history you can't find on a tour. We saw site we would have never found on our own. Lynn also provides things to do after the tour. She loves sharing her city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks,Jeffrey for your kind words. I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour. Safe travels home.
Lynn is a truly wonderful guide. We had a most enjoyable walk discovering public, although hidden from newcomers' eyes, art treasures.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ignas. Thank you so much for your kind words. It truly was a pleasure. Lynn
Kelly HiskesUnited States
Lynn worked with us several times this summer as we had many events that we wanted to hire her for. She was AWESOME. The service that she provided to us was perfect. We wanted to have someone on a personal boat that would be available to answer questions and give a casual tour of Chicago. I would highly recommend Lynn and I'm sure we will be working with her again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kelly for the kind words. It was a pleasure working with you, Justin and all of your nice guests. Lynn
Debra L. BrittonUnited States
Ms, Lynn had a wealth of knowledge about this lovely city Chicago. She shared stories and anecdotes that kept our tour interesting and personal. Lynn was flexible and open to any changes or questions we might have. Our family quite enjoyed our day with her and would absolutely recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Debra for your kind words. I'm so glad you all enjoyed your tour. It was a pleasure to meet you and your children and show you around my favorite city in the world. Safe travels home and come visit us again. Lynn
Caecilia ObbardUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Caecilia: Thank you so much for you rating! It was a pleasure showing off my city. Come back again. Lynn
Deb SmithUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Deb: thanks so much for your rating!! Hope to see you again.
Ken GrundyLiverpool, United Kingdom
This is our second year working with Lynn and she is an outstanding leader and advocate of this truly magnificent city. Our first day included some really wonderful architectural highlights as well as an 'overview' using our coach and then the second morning concentrated on Millennium Park, Civic Center, Marshall Fields and the Pedway. Can't wait to get back and work with you again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ken: thank you for your kind words. Hope to see you again.
Ken GrundyLiverpool, United Kingdom
our second year working with Lynn - superb in all respects
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Ken!
Karin KuiperUnited States
Lynn did a great job showing us Chicago in just one afternoon. It was to windy to bike so we did a walking tour. Great job Lynn!! I love the private tours, it is worth the money and you learn so much. It was just fun and would recommend it to y'all!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the kind words. It really was a pleasure meeting all of you. Come back soon! Lynn
Alan SalganikUnited States
Lynn was an extremely knowledgeable guide. The tour was created as a date idea and she helped create a special experience for us from the initial introduction up to the conclusion. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Alan: It was such a pleasure to help make your date a special evening. I'm so glad it exceeded your expectations. Lynn
Could not have been any better! Lynn is THE perfect tour guide! She seems to know all there is to know about Chicago and is also great at sharing that knowledge. The fact that she arranged for a welcoming package to be waiting for me when I checked in at my hotel and that she provides a bottle of water at the start of the tour (good thing in summer Chicago) is icing on an already great cake! Thinking about taking a tour? Do it! Now!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure meeting you Henrik: Thank you for your kind words. Keep on traveling!! Maybe we'll meet on the road some time some where. Lynn
Jill PringleUnited Kingdom
My tour with Lynn was fantastic. I was a first timer in Chicago and she built me a custom tour. Lynn is engaging and articulate, and both proud and knowledgeable of her native Chicago. We went into some really interesting buildings and I learned so much - not just for this trip but where to go when I come back. Definitely recommend this.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jill: Thank you so much for your kind words. Can't wait to see you again! Lynn
Andrew SeborUnited States
This was a wonderful tour despite the on and off rain. Lynn was very knowledgeable about local architecture and the city's history. I highly recommend her and would not hesitate to use her on our next visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Andrew for your kind words. I'm so glad you had a good time. I hope you will come back to Chicago. Lynn
Lynn arrived promptly at our hotel and we headed off to a cool Chicago November Day. Lynn is a wealth of knowledge on the Chicago area. We visited many historic and interesting places. The surprise at the end visiting the top tower where Nik Valenda did his walk was a great vista for my wife to snap some wonderful pictures. Good pacing and Lynn answered all our questions. We would highly recommend this walking tour of Downtown Chicago. Fay & Jim Hadler. Canada
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: James. Thank you for your kind words. I forgot to ask but I trust you got my welcome packet (note, pist cards and map) at the hotel. I hope you will come back and visit again. Lots more to see and do. lynn
Amy MeserveyUnited States
Lynn was fantastic. Our groups timing got delayed before we even met up with Lynn, but she kept me calm and kept in touch with the bus driver through the whole delay. It was a COLD November night in Chicago for the tour. Once we got on the bus she led and gave the best tour I've been on in a long time. She commanded the tour bus, which was huge considering we had about 40 people on the bus who had had some "fun" at Ed Debevic's. I learned more about the city I live in then I ever knew. Great Job!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Amy. Thank you for your kind words. Stay warm. Lyn
Thomas KreilickUnited States
Delightful, prepared, professional with excellent knowledge of the area and great ability to adapt to changes/circumstances. Definitely would recommend and use again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thomas: Thank you so much for your kind words. I was thinking about you the other night when we were looking at the super moon. You must have had a great view the night before. Lynn
Lynne is very knows her stuff and is very enthusiastic. She also took extra time to make sure our entire stay in Chicago was good not just our tour with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Robert: Thank you so much for the kind words in your review. I do hope you had a great time in Chicago and will come back again and again. Lynn
Christopher CheekUnited States
Extremely well knowledgeable about the city of Chicago history and current events. The tour was never rushed nor did I feel awkward to ask loads of questions about the city. Highly recommend this company and the guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Christopher - thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure showing you around. I hope you will bring your wife and stay longer next time. Happy flying! Lynn
Adam ConnUnited Kingdom
Lynn delivers an "insider" tour of Chicago with detailed knowledge, enthusiasm and great humour. I would thoroughly recommend booking her tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Adam: Thank you so much for your endorsement! I hope to see you in Chicago again. Lynn
Excellent architecture tour, both externally and interiors.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review, Heinz.
Thomas GruberUnited States
Wonderful tour of public art and historic building lobbies and interiors. Really enjoyed Millenium Park with the "bean" , water features, Pritzker Pavillion, etc.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thomas. Thank you so much for your kind words. I hoe you will return to chicago soon and often Lynn
Concentrated, consistent and very helpful information.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Heinz. I hope to see you again.
Janette WellsUnited States
Our tour with Lynn was as close to perfect as anything ever gets! From initial planning to end of tour, her attention to our interests and to every little detail was flawless. She hooked our grandson with fun facts about Chicago and from there began teaching about history, architecture and life in this amazing city. My husband and I are already planning our next tour with Lynn and recommend her with enthusiasm and without reservation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Jane for your kind words. I am so glad you all had fun. I look forward to your next visit. Lynn
Katy HimmlerUnited States
Lynn was the perfect tour guide. She was punctual , friendly, and packed as much information into 2 hours as possible. The Public Art was wonderful.we all enjoyed it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words.
Katy HimmlerUnited States
Lynn is very dependable, friendly, and covered a tremendous amount of territory on our historic and modern architecture tour. We saw so many beautiful lobbies! Lynn was quite knowledgable regarding dates, names, and did a good job of explaining the history of Chicago. She related well to us as a group. She also related to each one of us, individually. Everyone felt welcomed and included. I highly recommend her tour! Enjoyed every minute of it! Thank you, Lynn!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Katie: Thank YOU!
Carol SouthardUnited States
Lynn was wonderful. very knowledgeable, accommodating, helpful and fun. I'd recommend her to anyone interested in a Chicago tour. thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Carol. Thank you so much for your kind words
Warren WhiteUnited States
Excellent guide, very personable and knowledgeable...
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Warren: Thank you so much for your kind words. Lynn
Dora BroccaUnited States
The tour led by Lynn last August was great. She was very informative, my group was very impressed. I will use Tours by Locals in the future.
James AlperinUnited States
We have used many guides for our family visits to cities. We have a "hard" mixture of tastes, interests and attention spans. We are a tough crowd to "tour". Lynn was very attuned, gave appropriate attention to each individual and customized the tour based on the feedback she received. Family consensus: "one of our best tours ever"... and we have taken many.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jim - thanks so much for you positive feedback! BTW - have you started your Spanish lessons? Don't forget to check out Speak Spanish with Michel Thomas. I found the entire set for French at our library - so no need to buy it. You might even find some lessons on YouTube. Also, don't forget to tell you oldest to check out Geocashing. It's fun! Lynn
Cheryl TomainoUnited States
Lynn provided a first class tour that gave us a great perspective on a wonderful city that we would not have otherwise seen. Her knowledge and insights tied together the art, culture and history of the city in a fun and interesting way. We really appreciated the preparation and accommodation she made for my wife Cheryl's blindness, allowing Cheryl to enjoy the experience just as the rest of us did. Lynn is a fabulous interpreter of Chicago!
Very enthusiastic, remarcable knowledge of Chicago.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Norman: Thank you so much for the kind words and the superior rating. It was a pleasure to meet you and Fernando. I look forward to working with you again. Lynn
Dagmar RathjenUnited States
I took two different tours with Lynn, and it was the best decision I made with regard to my visit to Chicago. Lynn embodies the strong work ethic and warmth and friendliness of the U.S. Midwest. By virtue of her knowledge and personality, Lynn gave my visit added depth and authenticity, and this is how I will remember Chicago. Dagmar from Ottawa
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dagmar: I was truly my pleasure to show you a bit of my city. I am so glad you enjoyed your tours and I look forward to your next visit to Chicago. Lynn
Dagmar RathjenUnited States
To say that Lynn is Chicago's best and friendliest guide would be no exageration. Lynn's remarkable knowledge of all things Chicago, combined with her warmth and friendliness, made my visit one to remember. Tours by Locals, Lynn is your ace in the hole, and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone, full stop. Dagmar from Ottawa
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dagmar: Thank you for your kind words. It is always a pleasure to meet new visitors to my city and share a little of what I love about Chicago with them. Safe travels home and please come again. Lynn