Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Bangalore-India by Tour Guide Hermie M (Guide #4767)


Vladimir Umansky

United States
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Tour: #35727, Bangalore in a day, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Jul 20/18

I spent a wonderful day with Hermie, visiting Iskcon Temple, Russell Market and the Car Junk Market, St-Mary's Basilica, and Lal Bagh Botanical Garden. The highlight of my tour was the Dhobi Ghat Road - Hermie took me there when I asked about washing laundry in the rivers. A real off the beaten track experience and a stunning view on the city. Hermie is a wonderful companion and a savvy traveler with impeccable English. I liked the slow pace of our tour and Hermie's stories. She listens to your needs.

Clarisa Bingham

United States
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Tour: #35727, Bangalore in a day, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Jun 6/18

Hermie was very knowledgeable and open to answering questions about sites visited but also culture, etc. I enjoyed my experience and look forward to more tours with her while I'm here.

Natalia Donoho

United States
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Tour: #35727, Bangalore in a day, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Jun 2/18

The tour was so special that I nearly felt like Hermie's family today. Everything was perfect, and she truly cared about making this experience memorable. This was the first time I had travelled to India, and my tour was customized with not-to-be missed opportunities and places. I would highly recommend Hermie to anyone visiting Bangalore for the first time. Many many thanks!

Jennifer Mathiowetz

United States
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Tour: #35727, Bangalore in a day, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Mar 10/18

Thanks to Hermie I was able to explore so many diverse sites in Bangalore. She provided a lot of interesting commentary on the history of the city and the current state of India. I would definitely recommend this tour.

Edward Shapiro

United States
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Tour: #209653, Day trip to Mysore, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Jan 27/18

This was my second tour in 2 days with Hermie. She was her usual professional self. On time. Organized. Articulate. Be prepared for stunning sites but a very long and exhausting day that can last 16 hours. The roads to and from Mysore are particularly bad. But Hermie was always on her A game and made it easily worthwhile

Edward Shapiro

United States
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Tour: #35727, Bangalore in a day, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Jan 26/18

Hermie is a very good guide. She's lived in different parts of the world and probably just does guiding as a hobby. Her international awareness and articulate English is incomparable. She took me around all over and provided a good pace. Very well done

Anthony Kortens

United States
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Tour: #163752, Quick look at Bangalore, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Jan 25/18

Hermie was delightful company and a resourceful tour guide full of options and attentive to my many questions about life in Bangalore. I enjoyed her many stories and accounts of both the history and contemporary context. We had a good time at Koshy's for lunch where we met her friend the owner. I will also look forward to meeting her sons resort one day in the jungle area to the south. Many thanks.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Anthony, much appreciated, hope you had a good day trip.

Daniel Lipkin

United States
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Tour: #163752, Quick look at Bangalore, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Jan 21/18

Oudamphal Phal

Cambodia
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Tour: #35727, Bangalore in a day, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Dec 10/17

Great tour. Hermie was a great guide was very helpful in arranging something for us which was outside the remit if the tour. We very much appreciated the time with her and her flexibility

Gillian Leathers

South Africa
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Tour: #163752, Quick look at Bangalore, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Dec 7/17

Hermie personalized the tour to suit my interests, and I had a very enjoyable tour with her. Her English is excellent, and she engaged well with me. I now have a new friend in Bengaluru!

Gillian Leathers

South Africa
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Tour: #209653, Day trip to Mysore, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Dec 3/17

The tour was expertly handled by Hermie. She is very friendly and made sure we were informed throughout and tried her best to make the long trip as comfortable as possible. We enjoyed it and had great fun...thank you!

Clarisa Bingham

United States
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Tour: #35727, Bangalore in a day, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Oct 22/17

Due to time and energy constraints, I kept my sight seeing within Bangalore on my recent business trip. Hermie was knowledgeable. I think English is her first language, and there were no communication issues. She likes to travel, so her knowledge went beyond the local region. She took me to religious (Hindu and Christian) sites, government buildings, a market, Bangalore palace, botanical gardens, and to a delicious and authentic Indian lunch. I would recommend her tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jacob's, I trust the rest of your trip went well. Thanks for the positive feedback, warm regards Hermie

Karl Bream

United States
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Tour: #209653, Day trip to Mysore, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Oct 7/17

This was my second tour with Hermie and we had established a rapport. Hermie made sure I had everything I needed and even brought me yogurt in the morning to help with my upset stomach. She was again very knowledgeable about the area and sites and provide me a good history as we tackled the longer drive. At some sites, she had a site expert provide me even more site specfic detail. Hermie made sure the trip was timed considering Indian traffic and dropped me off at the airport right on time.

Karl Bream

United States
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Tour: #163752, Quick look at Bangalore, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Oct 6/17

Hermie was very flexible with my tour. I had business to attend to in the morning and so we shifted and compacted the tour into a few hours in the afternoon. This made the tour more of a driving tour around the city, but we managed to hit all the high points of Bangalore. Hermie provide a great history of Bagalore to enrich my experience and knowledge. She was patient when I wanted to find the perfect picture. When available, she would connnect me with the site tour guide for their specific expertise

Hope Reed

United States
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Tour: Shop till u drop, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Date: May 15/17

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Deborah Reynolds

United States
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Tour: #35727, Bangalore in a day, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Mar 18/17

Hermie was a perfect hostess for me to see Bangalore. She made the day very enjoyable and I felt I got a great overview of the city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Deborah, i enjoyed meeting you,

Diane Rigo

United States
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Tour: #163752, Quick look at Bangalore, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Feb 14/17

Hermie was a fabulous guide who showed us many wonderful things about her lovely city.

Jane Thompson

United States
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Tour: Shop till u drop, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Date: Jan 31/17

Hermie took me on a fantastic shopping tour, tailored to what I was interested in purchasing. She is very knowledgeable about the best stores for specific needs (for example, I wanted cotton/linen shirts and purchased several at great price/quality). I did two tours as a single female with Hermie and really appreciated her service and attention to ensure my time with her was both enjoyable and let me not worry about details. Highly recommend!

Jane Thompson

United States
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Tour: #163752, Quick look at Bangalore, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Jan 29/17

Fantastic guide. Very knowledgable on Bangalore sights and life in India. Highly recommended!

Chrystal Lynch

Canada
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Tour: #163752, Quick look at Bangalore, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Jan 17/17

Hermie was incredibly accommodating and such a wise and insightful tour guide! I wish my stay in Bangalore had been a bit longer, so I could have booked a longer tour and enjoyed some more time with this kind soul! If I return to the Bangalore area, I would definitely book another tour to explore other sites.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Crystal for your generous comments, I enjoyed taking you around, warm regards, Hermie

Sanjay Nair

India
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Tour: #35727, Bangalore in a day, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Jan 1/17

It was a nice outing to the Russel Market, St.Mary's church, Bangalore palace, Toit Pub, Byblos for Lunch, Cauvrey emporium at MG road and Lalbaug

Jacek B Stypulkowski

United States
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Tour: #209653, Day trip to Mysore, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Nov 18/16

Visiting birds at the riverbank was memorable and thank you for incorporating all culinary advice to the trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jacek, much appreciate your positive feedback. I hope you got to rest before your flight.

Jacek B Stypulkowski

United States
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Tour: #35727, Bangalore in a day, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Nov 15/16

Thank you for showing me your town and picking the perfect place for lunch.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jacek for your feedback. I trust you had a safe flight.

Veronica H.

Australia
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Tour: #209653, Day trip to Mysore, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Nov 8/16

This is my second tour with Hermie and she was fantastic just as the first day. The day trip to Mysore was well worth it. I thoroughly enjoyed the bird sanctuary. Tip: it is worth paying more for a private boat as we did; you will enjoy the serenity a lot more than being in a boat with other people. Given that there are 40 crocodiles in the water, you can imagine people tend to get excited easily! We also visited the Mysore palace & temple had super lovely meals, had a wonderful day. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Vernocia, trust your visit to Calcutta and to the children you support went well. Munch appreciate your feed back. I enjoyed meeting you. Warm regards Hermie

Veronica H.

Australia
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Tour: #35727, Bangalore in a day, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Nov 7/16

Another fantastic day with Hermie - she is a wonderful guide, always on time, provide you with a comfortable car, cool bottled water etc. She will tailor the tour as you wish - whatever your interests are or, in my case, I was leaving it up to her to show me around. Visited a few incredible sites around Bangalore. Bangalore itself is, to my surprise, very green with lots of parks and mature trees. The British PM Theresa May visited around the same time, so the city was super clean! Highly recommended.

Veronica H.

Australia
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Tour: #163752, Quick look at Bangalore, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Nov 6/16

Hermie was a fantastic and very attentive guide. We had a very pleasant day in Bangalore. We were very lucky to be in the right place at the right time and watched a traditional street parade which was very colourful and certainly a lot of fun to watch. I had a good look of Bangalore during this tour. Very happy with Hermie and would definitely recommend her to other travellers.

Rachel Zajac

New Zealand
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Tour: 2 day Shop till u drop Tour for Rachel., Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Date: Aug 15/16

Hermie is simply an incredible guide. She knows Bangalore inside out, and if there's something she doesn't know, she'll find out. She took me shopping and with her I managed to achieve in a few hours what would normally take a tourist days. I can recommend Hermie unreservedly—she's wonderful.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rachael for the very generous feedback. I hope you have a wonderful time at the wedding, don't forget to send me a picture in your Sari. I enjoyed meeting you. Regards Hermie

Marisa Luna

Mexico
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Tour: #35727, Bangalore in a day, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Jul 22/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feed back, I hope your busy schedule for the rest of the week went well and you were able to see and do all you wanted to .

Diana Seder

United States
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Tour: #163752, Quick look at Bangalore, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Mar 26/16

We had a wonderful time with Hermie!

Karen Vivers

Netherlands
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Tour: Foodie Bangalore, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Date: Jan 4/16

Hermie was a great guide for our first trip to India. She was flexible and knowledgeable as well as being professional and helpful. We would definitely recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Karen for the positive response , I sent you an sms about what to eat in Kerela, did you get it, I hope the rest of your holiday went well, warm regards, Hermie

Kent Harmon

United States
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Tour: #35727, Bangalore in a day, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Mar 28/15

Hermie is very pleasant and a great conversationalist. She knows the city and is able to share it, both old and new Bangalore, in a full, but relaxed, seven hours. I will use Hermie's services again in the future, and recommend her to others.

Cathryn Rheiner

United States
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Tour: #35727, Bangalore in a day, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Mar 6/15

Phillip Kirk

United Kingdom
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Tour: #35727, Bangalore in a day, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Nov 20/14

I'm so glad I took a day off during my business trip to see a bit of Bangalore. It may not be an obvious tourist destination but everywhere has places of interest and I had a really enjoyable day. Hermie was a delightful guide - friendly, knowledgable, easy to talk to - and I simply couldn't have done it without her. I recommend her 100%.

Alicia Hickman

United States
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Tour: #35727, Bangalore in a day, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Aug 23/14

With only short notice (we booked the day before), Hermie was punctual, very knowledgeable and professional. We had a wonderful day and got to see and learn about things that would've taken forever to research online. Having a flexible itinerary was fantastic. Thanks so much Hermie!

David Boyd

United States
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Tour: #35727, Bangalore in a day, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Jul 8/14

Hermie is a superb guide: knowledgeable, erudite professional, affable. For someone like me, who traveled to Bangalore with a specific business reason (health care), Hermie's contacts in Bangalore and her ability to customize her tour to meet my special interests were invaluable. She is, to say the least, an asset to your company and to the city of Bangalore. Best, Prof. David Boyd

Mary Scott

United States
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Tour: #35727, Bangalore in a day, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: May 6/14

I thoroughly enjoyed my day with Hermie touring Bangalore. We experienced a Hindu temple in a way I would never have on my own. Went to small shops to find spices for my husband. Enjoyed a delicious vegetarian lunch (my choice, as she gave me options). I highly recommend Hermie and hope to tour with her again in the future.

Ed Dombrowski

United States
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Tour: #35727, Bangalore in a day, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Nov 11/13

Hermie was an outstanding guide. Very friendly, well traveled and sophisticated, she showed me much of what Bangalore had to offer in a knowledgeable, comfortable and well paced manner. She even assisted me with a problem and followed up with me well after the tour was over to make sure everything was okay. Her attention to detail and making sure your time is well spent is what made the day a memorable one. Highly recommended.

Ken Fitch

United Kingdom
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Tour: #35727, Bangalore in a day, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Feb 13/13

Hermie is an excellent guide who speaks perfect english with no accent. She took note of our requests, advised when necessary to ensure we had a thoroughly fruitful day exploring Bangalore.

Bharat D.

Australia
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Tour: #35727, Bangalore in a day, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Jan 24/13

Hermie showed us Bangalore in a way that only a local can, many thanks for the memories.

Keith ODonnell

Australia
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Tour: #35727, Bangalore in a day, Bangalore, Karnataka, India    view tour
Date: Oct 13/12

Hermie designed the tour to provide the experiences we hoped for - an understanding of the layout and history of the city centre, a walk through its main shopping area and an old market, an education on the food and customs, particularly related to meals. To say she has excellent communication skills is an understatement. She managed the tour with the grace and sensitivity. It was a well paced and rich introduction to the city - a perfect start to our first week in India.