Shaena C.United States
We took the "Shot Heard Around the World" tour with Smitty today 1/23 and had a fantastic and informative day!! Although it rained all day, Smitty did a terrific job and we had a great time. He's personable, informative, friendly and accommodating! We really enjoyed our day with him. He reminded us everything we learned but have forgotten. We would definitely recommend and use him again if we come back with the kids! Thanks, Smitty for turning a rainy New England into a great educational day! -Shaena
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your generosity it truly was my pleasure showing you around. I hope you can visit us again soon Smitty
John GloverUnited States
Smitty did a great job; he knows the area like the back of his hand. It was only during the evening rush that began to be slowed by traffic. We learned a lot; it's always a worthwhile experience to stand on ground you've studied to discuss events with someone who provides local background and detail that the histories often skip. It was really cold; despite that, it was time/money well spent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks again it was my pleasure to show you and Michelle around. I wish i had ancestors like Glover. I hope you can return and visit us again soon Smitty
Anita HibbardUnited States
Lee was very informative. Knew his way around Boston, avoiding a lot of traffic yet showing us a very good cross section of the town.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks Anita I hope you can return and visit us again soon The car should always be very clean you are correct thanks for the comment Smitty
Annie BriggsUnited States
My husband and I had a great tour with Smitty! He was so knowledgable about Boston and it's history. We were able to see so many different neighborhoods in Boston, as well as, Lexington and Concord. You can tell that Smitty has a true passion for our nation's history. Highly recommend any tour with Smitty!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You again it was my pleasure showing you around I hope you can visit us again love Smitty
Lee was great, funny, attentive and knew his stuff. Nothing was a problem and it was a great experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mate it was my pleasure to show you around come back and visit us again
Alan WigginsUnited States
This tour of the Boston area by Smitty was great! Since this was our first time to the city, we wanted to see as much as possible and Smitty did not disappoint. We probably saw more of Boston/Lexington/Concord and the surrounding areas in seven hours than we would have seen, on our own in seven days! He picked us up at 9 at the cruise terminal and dropped us off at our downtown hotel after 4. We never even stopped for lunch but we didn't care, we were having too much fun. I highly recommend Smitty!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again for your generosity it was my pleasure to show you around. One of the guys messaged me about fenway park. I bet a 100 on the Astros after that call. I got 2 to 1 so lets see what happens regards Smitty
Jo C.United Kingdom
Smitty was professional, had an extensive knowledge of Boston and its environs and we were able to see as much as possible in the time we had available to us. Would have no hesitation in recommending him to future visitors.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to show you around I am ecited about my trip to London love Smitty
Clair CarlsonUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You for your generosity. It was my pleasure
David AlbureyUnited Kingdom
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The Practical: He made sure he had a vehicle that accommodated four people off a cruise with four large cases. He arrived on time at cruise terminal to pick us up and after a short discussion made the tour fit what we wanted. He dropped us off at the hotel when tour over. The Tour: terrific. Lee was knowledgeable knowing the US/English history; plus a bonus, he grew up in Boston and helped us understand a historic city in "modern times". Would I use him again - yes!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again I hope you can visit us again soon love smitty
Jayma ClausUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you very much I hope you can visit us again soon regards Smitty
Roberto MontesUnited States
I would highly recommend a tour with Smitty! He was very knowledgeable about the Boston history. Our tour was a 5 hours long & it was an absolute pleasure.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again for your generosity I enjoyed showing you around I hope you can visit us again soon Love Smitty
Elizabeth NelsonUnited States
Smitty is the real deal! We had such a lovely time with Smitty - from start to finish. He has such great energy and enthusiasm, and he is funny too! Smitty had a bit of a tough job on his hands trying to please a multi-generational group with varying interests, but he could not have done any better! My husband and I have done a lot of traveling around the world, and we have had a lot of tour guides. Smitty is absolutely top notch! We hope to go back some day and see more of Boston with Smitty.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks again for the generosity and your nice words that little girl really touched my heart what a sweet kid maybe a Harvard Girl I hope you can visit us again soon Love smitty
We combined the freedom trail and JFK tour over 2 days and organised with "Smitty" other parts of Boston/Cambridge/South Shore we wished to see. Lee very informative and we enjoyed seeing JFK house in Beals St and other famous landmarks...we were late on second day starting at 10am instead of 830 due to my migraine previous evening..wanted to see Harvard Law and Medical...drove by same but would have appreciated a stop to walk around these areas...Lee wanted to show as much of South Shore as possible
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You I just read that Melbourne was rated the best place to live. I am not surprised have a nice trip home smitty
Edward FlemingUnited States
Smitty was punctual. He communicated well and was a wealth of knowledge. He shows that he truly cares about his clients and his area. I would highly recommend Smitty
Sally MagnusonUnited States
We enjoyed our tour with Lee very much. He took us on a lovely and informative drive outside of Boston. He obviously takes great pride in his home city, Boston. Great job!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Sally I will always remember Richards stories what an amazing life he had and I am so happy that he found such a lovely woman like you to care of him Love Smitty
Landon TujagueUnited States
Fantastic experience! Smitty knows exactly what he's talking about, and he is also very passionate about Boston and the surrounding areas.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks guys it was my pleasure tell dad to have a great trip to Alaska
Michael GibsonUnited States
A lot of ground covered. Smithy was a wealth of knowledge and really knows Boston. Great trip for all of us
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks again it was my pleasure
Carl B.United States
Lee was very nice a real gentleman, we had a lot of fun with him , he was knowlegable on the tour, very amusing and also had a great disposition to explain the history of Boston.. VERY ENTERTAINING!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again it was my pleasure
Donald RomanoBirmingham, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again Dr Romano for your generosity I enjoyed showing everyone around we had a great day I hope you can return someday soon yours truly Smitty
Very enjoyable and informative tour. Lee was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic in describing the history of Boston.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks God Bless Canada smitty
Judy DillonUnited States
Smitty was wonderful! He was definitely a five star tour guide. He knew his history and loved telling about it. We could tell he loved his job. He was very courteous and interested in what we wanted to see and hear. My grandson was there for the American Academy of Future Doctors and Medical Scientists. Smitty made sure we saw all the sights related to medicine and medical schools. He suggested other things we might want to see on our own and we took his advice.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks again you must be proud of him I hope he comes back to Boston for college
Monserrat BonillaUnited States
Vert well planned tour!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure showing everyone round your children are great
Jennifer JonesUnited States
Our tour today was truly the best of Boston! Smitty was authentic, refreshing, kind-hearted, and loves the history of our great country. He truly helped me, a novice in history, understand the spirit of these early patriots! My husband, a deeply passionate historian loved every minute of our tour and all that he and Smittt happily spoke about. This tour was very much money well-spent, and Smitty was a wonderful teacher. If I'd had more history teachers like him in school, I would have paid attention more.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again I enjoyed showing you around Your husband is one special guy yours truly smitty
Niru PandeUnited States
Lee did an excellent job of showing us around the city. He customized our tour based on our own personal interests. We went to multiple neighborhoods within and surrounding Boston, and saw plenty of historic and contemporary points of interest. Lee was extremely knowledgeable about the history, geography, and culture of the city. He gave us an opportunity to visit an authentic New England restaurant and dropped us off wherever we desired. Thank you to Lee for showing us a great time!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I thank you it was my pleasure and I hope you can come back again us soon Lee
Lee (Smitty) was a personable, knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. He was most flexible and accommodating to suit our schedule and interests. My husband and I spent a full day enjoying his passion for history and showing off Boston and area. We would highly recommend him for other travelers!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: God Bless Canada your home and native land true patriot Love in all thy sons command
Charles (Dick) ChaneyNashville, TN, United States
Less is quite a historian ! we went where we desired and his knowledge sure fill a lot of gaps in the history for the earlier Americans. We had been to Boston several times but had not seen the area for history he imparted. lots for concern on his part for our comfort - taking us to his Mother-in Laws home so my wife could use the washroom. He was well prepared with maps and photos.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Dick i enjoyed showing you around and you saw a good game as well i hope you can visit us again soon smitty
Paul ButlerUnited States
Lee was a great tour guide, he showed us a lot in a little amount of time. If I was to take another Boston tour I would look for a tour that spent a little more time and was a bit more detailed. This wasn't because of the beguile it was due to me looking to get an overview and visit on my own later.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mr Butler I enjoyed showing you around I hope you will see more of Boston and come back and visit us again
Lori NaderUnited States
Thank you for this excellent service. Lee was a joy to have as a tour guide. And very knowledgeable. I would rate him 5 stars out of 5.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to show you around I hope you return soon thanks again Smitty
Matt BeesonUnited States
This is a long day. Unless you are really into scenery, the long drive is just too much. I might suggest the Ferry to Providence is a better use of time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again for your generosity. I appreciate the criticism. Come back and visit us soon
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It's hard to imagine a better introduction to Boston for the first time visitor than to spend some time with Smitty. Even those who have visited before would benefit from the insights and passion for Boston that he exudes. I believe we experienced more in the the hours we spent with Smitty than we could possibly have hoped to achieve over several days by ourselves. The tour has really allowed us to target our activities for the remainder of our time in this great city. I hope we will be back!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks again come back and visit us next summer regards Smitty
Carey HwangUnited States
Lee was very responsive with excellent communication and flexibility. My daughter was learning about the American Revolution in school and we did a tour of Lexington, Concord, and Boston. Lee showed up in colonial dress which was great for my daughter and was very knowledgeable as we went from site to site. At the end of the tour, Lee was very helpful in providing suggestions for the rest of the weekend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you I enjoyed showing your family around your child is very smart and I think she could be a Harvard girl warm regards Smitty
Richard AugustusUnited States
Very knowledgeable and friendly
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again for the generosity the kids were great I hope you can visit us again soon
David BillinghamUnited Kingdom
Smitty was the perfect host. Very knowledgable, enthusiastic and keen to please. He added extra stops to the itinerary such as Plymouth which was most interesting and somewhere we may not had considered visiting. Would highly recommend a day with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Sir I enjoyed showing your family around. I am looking forward to my trip to London in the winter. I hope you can visit us again soon.
Patricia McLainUnited States
Lee was the perfect guide for me. I'm a southerner and he advised me on how to dress and picked me up at my exact location. I could not get other companies to do pick me up, I had to go to them. He took me everywhere I wanted/needed to see on the coast and in Boston! He was on time, super patient as I took pictures and showed me everything he could in one day! I highly recommend Smitty!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Patricia I enjoyed showing you around. I hope you will visit us again soon Love Smitty
James BatesUnited States
Smitty was a great, knowledgeable guide. He showed us all the historical spots and added a personal touch that made the day and our trip very memorable. He even called us later in the week to check on us, as a snowstorm had blown in. I highly recommend him for your guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Mr. bates you have a nice family I hope you can visit us again soon regards smitty
Andrea SnellUnited States
We absolutely loved Lee! He was very knowledgeable about Boston and the surrounding area. We will for sure be taking another tour with Lee on our next trip to Boston.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks ladies it was my pleasure to show you around
Roger MullinsUnited States
Very comprehensive tour. Covered all of Boston, Concord, and Lexington. "Smitty " was very knowledgable and fun. This was my grandsons first visit to Boston and he truly enjoyed the day. Highly recommend Smitty!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks your grandson is a fine young man
Joseph ObermaierUnited States
Great tour! He took time to write things down for me. Basically I had the whole South Shore to myself. I would do it again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks Joe have a nice Thanksgiving in Arizona
Richard McWitheyUnited States
Tour was wonderful and Smitty was super. He is a wealth of knowledge and made us feel very relaxed and informed. Loved the tour! Sally and Richard
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks guys come back and visit us soon smitty
Kurt JacksonUnited States
Smitty is a true Bostonian. He picked us up at the airport on short notice and dropped us back off to get our rental car when done. This is an ideal way to see as much as you can in a short period of time. We originally thought about piecing together some tours (duck etc.) but this was much better and more custom. Boston traffic is challenging. Bottom line is to take this tour if you want to soak in as much of an overview as you can, we had 5 hours and really saw a lot, including lunch.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you come back and visit us soon smitty
Raphael R.United States
Lee was great. Thanks
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Rafi I enjoyed showing you two around I hope you can visit us again shalom smitty
Ronny BrelandUnited States
Lee was wonderful! 1st trip to Boston and he showed us so much in a short time. you can tell he loves and is proud of his city. made it convenient for us picking us up and delivered us back to hotel. even gave us the best route for our journey to Philly. Would do it all over again if Lee was my guide, true southern hospitality in Boston. felt like he was a good friend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks it was great showing you around. Have a safe trip back to Bama. In January I am going to Hawaii. I was going to spend about 1000 on hog hunt. But if you can arrange a trip in Feb March April I can fly down there instead. Let me know what you learn my email is lsgolf52@yahoo God Bless Smitty
Kathrine BrowneUnited States
Our appreciation of the Massachusetts coast and the vivid memories we now carry with us is because of Smitty's passion for the local history and his personal love of the area. The time flew by with many photo stops (our request) of off-the-beaten-path, know-only-to-locals spots. It was the perfect way to end a two-week cruise (Boston-Quebec City-Boston) and an easy and convenient way to transition from ship to airport. We would do it again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks again I hope you can visit us again soon Smitty
Debi BlandUnited States
Debi BlandUnited States
Took 3 tours with Lee. Enjoyed them all. Very accommodating and informative.
Debi BlandUnited States
Great time. Thanks
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks again come back soon
Pat NicholsUnited States
Smitty was an absolute joy. He did an outstanding job and covered everything we had asked for.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks a lot I hope you can visit us again soon Smitty
Shirley SantosUnited States
Lee was awesome.He took us to so many beautiful places.Lee has such a wonderful and very informative tour.Lee went above and beyond.My husband and I highly recommend Lee.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks again I hope you two can visit us again soon Smitty
George HillUnited States
Lee was an excellent guide and very friendly and helpful. We selected a tour of the south shore of Boston rather than the historical sights in Boston. It was an area we had never seen before and was very picturesque. Saw a lot of small towns, beaches and lighthouses. I would highly recommend this tour. Lee picked us up at our hotel and dropped us off at our cruise ship. It was a great way to spend 5 hours around Boston.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You I hope you can visit us again soon regards Smitty
Larry McCartyUnited States
Although my wife and I have traveled to Boston before and taken several tours of the area this tour opened our eyes to so many beautiful sites and areas that we likely would never have seen otherwise. We witnessed, thanks to our knowledgeable and informed guide Lee, places we likely would have never found on our own or on another tour. Not only did he know the area, he had a keen awareness of great places to visit. He was prompt, courteous, and extremely professional and we highly recommend this tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Go Iowa thanks Larry
Steve PerlowskiUnited States
Smitty did a great job of providing my 10 year old grandson with a feel for Boston's role in the birth of our country. We visited the USS Constitution, Lexington and Concord. He is also an excellent driver, and saved us money for a cab, by taking us directly to Logan Airport, where we arrived in time to make our flight back to Des Moines. He also provided intelligent conversation throughout.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You best of luck see us again soon GO IOWA
Terry McCabeUnited States
What a great tour. We saw so much. Smitty is full of interesting facts and went out of his way to make sure we got to see it all.
Kay CorneliusUnited States
Very friendly & accommodated our hopes for the tour. Very knowledgeable. Will take you off the beaten path to local spots that are very interesting. Loved it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again I enjoyed fishing with the guys good luck with your business
David AherreraUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks again best of luck to your great kids Smitty
Linda W.United States
Smitty showed our small group the treasurers of Boston, while accommodating all of our creature comforts! As Californians we felt we got to know not only Boston but the people of Boston along with history of our great nation. Thank you Smitty!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again!
Carl H CampenSurrey, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada
Lee was an absolute pleasure as a guide. We enjoyed the tour very much.
Donald WalkerUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks a lot come back soon smitty
Janet B.United States
Lee showed us areas surrounding Boston that we had never seen before. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: they were very a generous couple I hope they will visit us again soon
MaryLou ScanlonUnited States
My adult daughter and I took this tour on 6/13/15. We would both highly recommend the Positively New England tour with Lee. Lee met us at our hotel as promised and began the tour with some history of Boston proper. We then headed for the coast and saw some magnificent sights, Lee was a pleasure and certainly delivered in showing us the beauty New England has to offer. We had lunch on the water and then headed for the airport. Based on a 1 to 10 rating, I would give Lee an 11!! Thank you Lee!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: they are absolutely correct i am the best in the business they were a really nice couple i hope they visit us again
Usha MohanUnited Arab Emirates
We took this tour with Lee on the 1st of July 2014. We had a very nice and productive day. Our guide was very knowledgeable & informative. We drove to Plymouth & made our way back to Boston via the coast. He showed us all the places of interest and made sure that all queries were answered. We loved the sights of New England. I would highly recommend this tour, which was off the beaten track!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you it was pleasure to show you around send me the biranyi recipe Smitty
Tailored the tour to suit my needs, was very knowledgable on all topics and great company. Wonderful tour guide, couldn't recommend him any more highly.
Phyllis SteinbergUnited States
It was perfect....Lee picked us up at the ship terminal right on time.. The car was great. He was wonderful. Then..as we requested, he dropped us off at the airport. He really knew so much about the area. We loved seeing all the lighthouses in the area. We had fun. Couldn't have been more perfect. He took us to a great place for lunch and we were happy to have him join us for the meal. No complaints whatsoever!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You I will take anyone anywhere in the Boston area. We can always discuss your interests and motivations SMITTY
David MooreUnited Kingdom
Great little twilight tour given by 'Smitty'. Not just the usual sights to see, which ,as Lee says, you can see all of these under your own steam, but off out of town, with great views back towards the city, along with nice friendly chat, and back through the centre of town to give an orientation tour, which was just what we required. Well done 'Smitty'. Would highly recommend. Dave & Janice (England)
John SmeadUnited States
Lee was our guide. he was filled with great local info. he met us at (;30 and took us back at 3pm. could have stayed out longer but we chose to get on to cape cod. it was great to see towns that we would never have visited outside of Boston. we saw beaches that the locals go to and some great light houses and vistas of the harbors and shoals. i imagine any of his trips are good ones. the local Boston area tour was great as far we are concerned.