Donna PringleUnited States
Robin is passionate about her city, knows the history about so many things and imparts her knowledge to her clients. We walked over 5 miles and enjoyed every step of the way. She accommodated requests for places we wanted to see and goodies we wanted to eat. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Thank you Robin for an outstanding day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I loved walking the city with you and showing you some of the wonderful neighborhoods. Thank you for joining me. I hope to see you again in the city.
Tour was excellent. Robin was so knowledgeable about the history and foods of the neighborhoods we visited. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the 5 stars. I loved showing you around the Lower East Side. I hope to see you again possibly another food tour.
Sherman BergsmaUnited States
This was a wonderful personal tour. I found out more about NYC in a day that I could have discovered on my own in a week. Thank you again Robin!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so glad you enjoyed the tour. it was a pleasure showing you around.
Lynette RasmussenUnited States
We had two 14 year olds in our tour. We have been to NYC several times and like to experience more of the City outside of the typical tourist spots. This tour was perfect for that. robin customized it to fit us. Thank you for a great afternoon.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had tons of fun with your family. Thank you for the 5 star review. I hope to see you again in the city.
Frances BertramBrighton, QLD, Australia
We had a great day with Robin and would recommend her to everyone for her knowledge, flexibility and fun nature.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Once again I had a great time with you thank you for the great review hope to see you again.
Frances BertramBrighton, QLD, Australia
Robin was so flexible on amending our tour to suit exactly what we wanted to see and also things that we didn't know we wated to see but loved. From history to places to music she has so much knowledge to share. Thanks for a great day out in NYC
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great spending time with both of you and I'm glad I was able to accommodate your needs. I hope to see you again in New York. Thanks for the five star review.
Joseph CarmanUnited States
We highly recommend Robin as a guide in New York City! Her depth and breadth of knowledge about major and anecdotal facts that are both historical and current is extensive and quite entertaining. Her family has lived in New York for several generations, contributing to her understanding and passion for all things Manhattan. Most importantly, Robin takes her work to heart, and sincerely wishes to match each individual's interest with the content of her tour. An excellent choice!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the wonderful review. I had such a good time with your family. Please stay in touch whenever you come here even if it's just for a quick hello. Regards to all and hugs.
Alain van Lidth de JeudeBelgium
I had a busy working day and couldn't stay with my 16 year young daughter. I found the 'ToursByLocal' website, went through the reviews and saw that Robin had many positive reviews. I emailed her and got quickly an answer after which I entrusted my most valued capital to her for a full day. My daughter was delighted about the day she spent with Robin. She was very approachable, personal & flexible. They both decided together how to spent the day based on my daughter's interests;a day she will never forget
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. It was a fun day and she was a delight.
Marie FairchildUnited States
Judy GreeneUnited States
First time to New York and Robin was so informative, helpful with directions and had a very positive upbeat attitude. Would definitely book a tour with her again. The gangster tour is a must! Such a memorable trip can't wait to come back again soon. Judy
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so glad you enjoyed the tour. I had a blast with your day. Thank you for the 5 star review. I look forward to Seeing you again.
Ray AizenUnited States
toured with Robin jewish lower east side on a sunday had a mixed group Hebrew and English everybody enjoyed the tour very much we will be back for the mobster tour thx Robin
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glad you enjoyed the tour. Hope to see you again.
Yesterday afternoon, we did a Greenwich Village Private Food Tour. The tour was an amazing mix of history, archietecture, atmosphere, and food presented with insight, passion, liveliness and charm by our wonderful guide Robin. Thanks a lot - a perfect score (five out of five)! Best regards, Lise & Christian
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I loved spending time with the 2 of you. Your passion for the food was wonderful. Thank you for the 5 star review. Hope to see you again in the city.
Jamie CookUnited States
We had a great time with Robin! She is very down to earth, fun and extremely knowledgeable. My two daughters and I were only in NY for the weekend and were able to pack in a lot of memorable moments on the walk and drive tour. Alex, our driver, was very nice, efficient and also had fun information to share. We had an amazing time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the great review. I had a blast showing you around the city in spite of the freezing temperatures. I hope to see you again.
Kevin RoggenUnited States
We had a great time on our night tour with Robin and our driver Alex. If you want to see and learn about N.Y, you have to call Robin. 3RD generation New Yorker with the knowledge of a history professor, and the wit of a comedian, who is very passionate of her city. Alex could almost read Robin's mind for every twist and turn to navigate rush hour. He too has the wit and personality that makes you feel comfortable and welcome. We will definitely call Robin and Alex when we come back to N.Y.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your wonderful review. I had a great time with you and your family. I hope to see you again in NYC. Have a Happy Holiday season.
Robyn was absolutely fabulous. Not only did she provide all the historical and current information about the areas she did it with great passion and made it fun. She interacted with us throughout the tour. I highly recommend the tour itself but more Do Robin as the tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I had a blast with you ladies as well. I hope to see you again in the city.
Laurie KrekemeyerUnited States
Robin was awesome. She suggested several fantastic ideas for our tour. Things we hadn't even contemplated. She was a joy to be with and very concerned about our safety. She was extremely affable and knowledgeable Really enjoyed our day
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was so great spending the day with you I really enjoyed it as well. Hope to see you again in the near future.
We had the pleasure to have had the delightful Robin as our guide. She was so accommodating to all our needs, as we had a 13yr old to keep entertained and Interested. Robin is very knowledgeable and had great stories to share that made our tour just fantastic. I would recommend her to anyone visiting NY. Loved every moment. Hesty
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I want to thank you for making me part of Stella's Bat Mitzvah present it was a blast. Loved the day we spent together.
Joseph CarmonaUnited States
Very friendly, super knowledgeable, clearly loves her city. Totally worth it
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the 5 star review. I am glad you enjoyed the tour. I hope to show you more of the city on your next trip.
Jodi SmithUnited States
I (along with my cousin, her 13 year old granddaughter and my 18 year old daughter)booked the all day private NY City tour with Robyn. the trip was tailored to our likes and requests and we had the best time! We appreciated the last minute driver to accommodate our needs. The girls made memories of a life time! We couldn't be happier with the experience. We highly recommend this tour and hope to travel to New York again soon. When we do we will be getting in contact with Robin for another tour!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had a blast with you all. I was glad I was able to show you so much. Can't wait until you back.
Brian MeltonUnited States
Robin was fantastic! I travel to NYC for work all the time. This trip was to take my 73-year old Mom, who had read about and wanted to see specific parts of the city. My Mom says Robin's tour was her favorite part of our week-long trip to NYC. Robin knows the city, is entertaining and funny. I strongly recommend taking this tour with Robin.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am honored that your Mom liked the tour so much that it was the best thing she did in the city. Would love to show you guys around the next time your here. Regards to all.
Tom SasseUnited States
Robin was friendly and accommodating. She was very knowledgeable and looked up answers if she did not know instead of making something up or leaving our questions unanswered. She offered us different options and then adapted to our requests. We had a great day and learned a lot about Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Bridge.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Had a great time with you guys today. Thank you for the great review. I hope to see you again in the city soon.
Alexandra BeasleyUnited States
We went with Robin when our original tour guide became unavailable.. She was amazing and very informative with really interesting bits of information regarding the cities history.. We plan on going back & doing future tours with her..
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the wonderful review. I had a great time with you and your family showing you around. Please come back and I will show you more.
Alan LarsonUnited States
Our guide was very friendly and warm and met us at our hotel which was greatly appreciated. Our guide repeated the same information many times and that wasn't needed. I liked the private tour so we could explore what we wished.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for joining me on the tour I enjoyed your company. I am sorry that you were disappointed. We did explore and go according to your wishes and pace. That is what the beauty of a private tour is. We even went into some local galleries and shops. I do hope you will join me again on another private tour of the city.
Mariah RinghoffUnited States
This tour is excellent entertainment idea for a birthday, a visiting friend or just something to do on a rainy day. Even though it rained the entire time, Robin kept my friends and myself entertained and well fed for 2.5 hours. We had a fabulous time. Thank you Robin!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You guys were the best. Walking and eating in the pouring rain is not easy. I am so glad I was able to show you around in spite of the weather. I hope to see you again soon.
Great mixture of history and today's life realities.
Richard ReismanUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your 5 star rating. I enjoyed spending the time with you and your group. I hope to see you again in NYC.
Don CutshallUnited States
Robin was a perfect host and tour guide. She accommodated our schedule, was very knowledgeable with lots of interesting and fun facts, and a fun tour guide. We would recommend her and we will call her again. *****
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your great review. I truly had a fun time with you and your guests. Hope to see you again on a tour soon Happy Holidays!
Bertram EdelsteinUnited States
Amiable, enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide.
Kimberly MershonPrattville, AL, United States
Robin is a local New Yorker and knows New York. We were thoroughly pleased with our private tour of the East Village, Little Italy and China Town.If you love The Godfather, Goodfellas, and Boardwalk Empire, I highly recommend Robin and this tour. She will show you the real history in this area of NYC.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the great review. I had a wonderful time with you. Hope to see you again.
Robin was great with our diverse age and interests. We covered loads of ground and got a good sense of the history of the area as well as eating and drinking our way around Greenwich Village. Super fun for all ages!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had a great time with you all. I look forward to showing you more of the city. Happy Holidays.
We went on a Soho-Little Italy tour for my Birthday. The cast-iron buildings of soho and the mob info from Little Italy were big hits. I would highly recommend this for families as it has something for everyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for spending time with me with on the tour. I am so happy you enjoyed it.
Megan FitzpatrickUnited States
Thanks for being flexible and adjusting to our pace. We had a fun tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great meeting you all
Kay CorneliusUnited States
Very accomodating. Loved the tour. Very much a "local" which was made the day memorable. Worth every penny.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for review I learned so much from you about cattle. Thanks for that information. Great time with you come back soon.
Eleanor KennedyLondon, United Kingdom
Robin has an encyclopedic knowledge of her home town and is a great guide! She sets the day according to your agenda so you can see what you want and she has the stories to go with it. A wonderful way to spend a day in the Big Apple!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your feedback. I had a great time with you. Hope to see you again in NYC.
Jennifer McLaughlinUnited States
This was my 10yo's first trip to NY and Robin did such a wonderful job showing her neighborhoods like Chinatown, Little Italy and Soho. She taught us how to navigate the subways, what to look for (and stay away from) when shopping, she had us try exotic fruit in Chinatown that I had never heard of, gave us our first (and amazing!) cannoli in Little Italy. It wasn't just a tour, it was such a great way to experience these neighborhoods. And her accent and NY personality had us in stitches the whole time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the wonderful review. I had so much fun with the both of you.
Teresa FreemanUnited States
Robin is Awesome! In just a few hours we covered a number of iconic Manhatten sights and learned history and tid bits that only a third generation New Yorker, like Robin, could deliver. We wish we had more days in NYC to see everything we missed, we had an outstanding day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the wonderful review. I had so much fun with both of you. Hope to see you again in the city.
Sean MaloneUnited Kingdom
If you ever get the opportunity to go on a walking tour with Robin, grab it with both hands - this woman is amazing. We've returned back to England full of stories that we learnt on our tour: rich history, fabulous food and great music - you name it, Robin will take you there.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the review. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in NYC. I had a great time with you and your family. Regards to all. Hope to see again soon.
Robin send really clear instructions to us regarding using the subway which was really helpful. It meant we were up and using the subway from day 1. She was waiting when we arrived and set off on a very interesting walk. We would have not learnt as much or seen as much without Robin.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I enjoyed spending the time with you and your daughter and showing you this great part of NYC. I look forward to hopefully seeing you again.
Janice BruceUnited States
Fabulous tour. Robin was awesome. So knowledgeable about the history of the city. Thanks for showing us the true character and flavor of the historic neighborhoods of NYC. Can't wait to come back for more!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glad you enjoyed the tour. Hope to see you again soon.
Robin guided us through some of the most wonderful areas of New York. The West Village. During our tour we were treated to many of the wonderful culinary delights of the area as well as a great insight into the history and evolution of the area. Robin has a wonderful sense of humour and kept us entertained the whole time. And being Aussies, we took much enjoyment from Robin's broad Brooklyn accent, as she did from ours. Great fun and we waddled away with very satisfied appetites.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank for great review. You guys were awesome and so glad you enjoyed the tour. Hope to see you again
Shannon SypoltUnited States
My husband and I have been to NYC several times, but wanted to take our kids on a real tour of the Big Apple. We lead busy lives as most families do. We could have spent hours researching how to get where, what to do, what to see, where to eat, what was cool, but Robin did all of that for us with an awesome smile and a wealth of knowledge about the city's history! My kids are ages 8 and 9, and they were captivated by her. We would definitely tour with her again! We will forever remember this trip!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You were such fun to be with. Thank you for your review. I look forward to seeing you again.
We all thoroughly enjoyed Robins tour. She was tremendously knowledgeable and was happy to answer questions on any subject. Especially impressed with how she dealt with a sulky teen!! Would definitely recommend Robin.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure spending time with you. I look forward to seeing you back in the city.
Brandon BeightolUnited States
We found Robin on Tours-by-locals, our first time to NYC. Robin showed us Brooklyn, Chinatown, Little Italy, Soho and more. We had 8 in our group, including 4 kids, ages 10-15. Robin kept everyone in the group engaged, told lots of really cool stories, and ensured we tasted some of the best food NY has to offer. Robin really knows NY, she grew up there and has dedicated her life to studying everything about the city. Robin was also a huge help in the weeks leading up to our trip. Can't thank her enough.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for you review.I had such a good time wit your family hope to see you again here soon.
Nicola Short OnUnited Kingdom
Robin provided a fascinating tour.she is clearly an expert guide and very adaptable to her tour party needs on the day. The kids enjoyed the history , the sites, the landmarks etc Thank you robin for a wonderful day
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so glad you enjoyed the tour. I loved spending time with your family. Enjoy the rest of your stay and I hope to see you when you come back.
Bob HauslerUnited States
Our tour was great. Robbin was fantastic and gave us a remarkable tour of the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So happy you enjoyed our 3 days together
George DashnerUnited States
I loved this tour. Robin is great she is takes you to some of the best food places I've been to in New York. She is very knowledgeable about the area. You can tell that Robin really loves this city. I would recommend this tour to anyone. I intend to sign up for more of Robins tours the next time I come to New York.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I enjoyed spending the time with you and showing you some good food. I look forward to seeing you again in NY.
Bill BerryUnited States
Robin is an enthusiastic tour guide who clearly loves and knows a lot about NYC. She gave a very good tour in a limited amount of time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad you enjoyed our short tour. Hope to see you again on another tour.
Travis DarnellUnited States
We have a great tour of NYC with Robin. I would rate it 5 of 5, and I highly recommend her. She is very informed, and her love of her hometown really shows through during her tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback. I hope to see you again in the city
Bill WardUnited Kingdom
Our tour with Robin was first class.She was brilliant and brought the Lower East Side to life.We learnt so much about the history of New York and have no hesitation in recommending this tour.It was one of the best things we have done in our many visits to the city. Thankyou again Robin Bill and Gill
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had a great time with you guys. Hope to see you back soon.
Ann L KatzUnited States
Tour was very informative & enjoyable. Tour guide was very pleasant and easy to understand. Would highly recommend the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the review. Hope to see you again.
…a very warm, engaging, sincere, down to earth, and knowledgeable guide, with endless enthusiasm and passion for her subject. She is very friendly, articulate and so well informed about the history and geography of New York City. We cannot recommend her highly enough and are very grateful that she was our guide for our first (but not certainly not our last!) visit to New York City together. Passion, knowledge, enthusiasm, great energy-all in all, just a wonderful guide and an amazing experience.Thank You!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: WOW! This is such a beautiful review. I loved spending the day with you it was truly a joy. Please come back to visit I look forward to showing you more.
I bought this tour for my sister Susan and her 2 daughters (my nieces) and they absolutely loved it. Robin the guide knew everyone, and was so wonderful and knowledgeable. My nieces had never been to New York before, so for them this was a great experience being with a local. I thoroughly recommend any city tours- I have bought several in Europe as gifts for friends, and can't wait until the next time we travel, so I can buy one for us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the review. I too had a great time with your sister and nieces. They were a pleasure to show around. I hope to meet you one day when you come to visit this great city.
Dona BrooksUnited States
Robin was a great guide for 2 adults and 2 girls ages 10 and 11. She told interesting stories as we passed through different neighborhoods and stopped for cookies or treats at fun shops. She made great suggestions to help us navigate on our next couple of days in NYC. We saw sites that most tourists don't even know exist. Thanks, Robin!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Donna, Thanks for great review. Hope to see you in NYC again soon. Regards to the family.
Robin is knowledgeable and makes a point to understand her clients' interests. Her tour of Lower Manhattan was terrific and we enjoyed the blend of history and current day issues that shape and influence this dynamic city. Would recommend Robin to friends and family traveling to NYC.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family and sharing some time in the city with you. Hope to see you again.
Sarah PassantinoUnited States
Robin was excellent in her knowledge of New York and knowing what we wanted. We were very pleased with the entire tour and can not wait to try another one soon. We learned so much about New York and she kept it very interesting. Thank you so much we could not have seen so much and learned so much without Robin. I took over 500 pictures of New York and I know we saw everything we wanted plus more. The history that we learned was excellent. I think we even may have a wonderful friend for life. Thanks again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Thanks for the review. You do have a friend for life.How funny as I am writing this you called. Great to speak with you. Keep in touch. Come back soon next time Coney Island. Best
David DoddUnited States
Very interesting and educational. Robin was able to give a lot of background stories to what we saw. The food was delicious. Will definitely return with my wife for another tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for feedback. Hope to see you again soon.
Had Fantastic Time with Robin. No one can do this like her
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Had such a good time with you and the group. Check out the photo on Facebook for Metro NYC tours. Hope to see you back here.
Gretchen BleppUnited States
Robin was a blast....very responsive to our special interests on this tour. She was very knowledgable and fun. We booked this tour LAST MINUTE - like about 4 hours prior, and she was still able to contact us and arrange a great meeting site. Despite a little rain we had such a good time and we would call her again. Can't say enough about this tour guide and how worthwhile this was!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words. It was great spending time with your family. I hope to see you agin in NY.
Paul NichollsUnited Kingdom
Robin was fantastic, stating from the initial contact she was very welcoming and made sure we were put at ease with any concerns we had. Her correspondence was regular and always on and between us we both devised a great day. Don't be put off if you can't see a set tour on Robins page that you fancy as she will do anything you want and devise a tour accordingly. I have to say her knowledge is fantastic, we loved our day. She was funny and very patient with us. Thank you so much Robin, you were brilliant.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Thanks again for your kind words. Hope to see you back here soon. Happy Holidays Best, Robin
David HarkerUnited States
Robin was excellent, she provided the tour at our pace and truly a deep understanding and knowledge of the city. I will be recommending her to all my friends, family, and colleagues that will be enjoying the sites and sounds of NYC.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Thank you so much for the kind words. I enjoyed meeting you and your now fiance and family. All the best to you all. I hope to see you again in NY.
Shimon (Simmy) ZivelUnited States
Robin was great and the main thing was that she read the audience - a visiting delegation from Vietnam - and so she gave enough information but not overwhelming. She realized that this was about their experience and nothing else and she delivered. Would definitely recommend her.
Michael CraneToronto, ONTARIO, Canada
Thanks Robin! On behalf of my brother and his wife, they both loved the Tour. I booked this Tour as a gift for my brother, last minute, and thanks to the Tours by Locals office, they helped find Robin to lead the Tour. I had some logistics to work through with Robin, to coordinate things for my brother, and she was so awesome to deal with, so friendly and accommodating. I had to email Robin and also spoke with her by telephone and everything worked out great. My brother loved the entire Tour. Thanks.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Thank you for your kind words. I am so glad they enjoyed the tour and every thing worked out for them. Hope to see you in the great city of NY again. Best, Robin