Laura ZemanUnited States
He loves New Orleans. Dominick is like having your favorite history teacher be your guide. We enjoy learning how a city came to be and he delivered. Plus he lived thru Katrina and described the disaster from an honest and personal perspective of what really happened and how the city continues to rebound. Private tour with a local is so much better than an impersonal bus tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for taking the time to submit a review. It is always a pleasure to tour with family. I am glad my love for the city was obvious and hopefully "I spread the love" and you too have an updated view of our history, people and culture. Come back for Mardi Gras but remember, ADVANCE NOTICE. Hope to see you again. Thanks. Dominick
Janet R.United States
Our group of four visitors all felt very fortunate to have selected Dominick as our tour guide. His delightful running commentary during our driving tour was very informative, engaging, and exceeded our expectations. We were fascinated by the city's history, the aftermath of Katrina, and the unique culture of NOLA as only a local with Dominick's passion and knowledge could convey. Will definitely book with him again next time we visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the kind words. You all made the tour better by listening and asking good questions. I hope to see you again. Remember I offer Mardi Gras experiences too! Dominick
Marcia BenzingUnited States
We highly recommend Dominick's tour of New Orleans. It was one of the best tours we have experienced during many years of travel. Born, raised and educated in New Orleans gives Dominick unique perspective on so many facets of New Orlean's past, present and future, which he clearly expressed... His explanation of how the flooding occurred and what has been done since to prevent a future occurrence was fascinating; just the Ninth Ward part of the tour was worth the price of the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so happy to know that you had fun and learned something about New Orleans! It is always fun for me to truly inform visitors and offer an accurate depiction of Katrina, Mardi Gras and other things, for the media doesn't always understand or portray New Orleans correctly. Thanks for visiting New Orleans . I hope your entire trip was full of nice people, good food and music. Thanks for selecting me to be your guide and New Orleans as your destination. Hope to see you again. Dominick
Dedreah HicksUnited States
Dominic was an amazing tour guide. He was accommodating to our tour needs. He was a gentleman and very passionate about NOLA. His stories were delightful and his delivery wry sincere. Will use again and give recommendations for others to use Dominic.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is a pleasure to make someone's dream come true! I hope New Orleans met your expectations during your stay. Hopefully too, everyone you met here was helpful and inviting. Thanks for selecting me to be your guide and for choosing New Orleans as your destination . Cheers! Dominick
Dominick's knowledge of New Orleans was outstanding. What a great tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad you had a good time and I hope that when we finished you had a better understanding of the history and people of New Orleans. Thanks for visiting New Orleans. Dominick
Mary Anne CannonUnited States
We truly enjoyed our city wide tour with Dominic. We were staying in the French Quarter and wanted to see the rest of the city. We highly recommend this tour. My husband, 18 year old son and I learned so much about NOLA and it's history. Dominic is a true professional and made us feel at home. In addition all his dinner recommendations were spot on !!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the kind words. I am glad that the tour met your approval as well as the restaurants. Thanks for taking the time to submit a review. Hope to see you again. Dominick
Jenny KoenigsknechtUnited States
We really enjoyed our tour with Dominick. He was very knowledgeable about the location and history of New Orleans. He went above and behond to make our trip enjoyable. My family had a great time! We highly recommend Dominick as a tour guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad that your family enjoyed the tour. The kids were well-haved and engaged which made the experience that much better for them. I hope as a family you found New Orleans to be a family-oriented place, one you will re-visit in the future. Thanks for selecting me to be your guide and for choosing New Orleans as your cruising port. Dominick
Barb WengerUnited States
Fabulous tour where we learned more in a few hours than we could have on our own in days. Dominick has forgotten more than I know about New Orleans. Dominick went to special trouble to help us get to a medical appointment. I would highly recommend his tours!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a delight to take you on tour. I am glad that you learned something about New Orleans and hope that you come back to visit again for non-medical reasons. Thanks for selecting me to be your guide. Dominick
Cm JonesUnited States
It doesn't do justice to Dominick to refer to him as a tour guide - he is a wonderfully gracious and knowledgeable host of his great City. We not only learned about New Orleans during our time with Dominick, but we also made a great friend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for the kind words. Thanks also for celebrating your anniversary in New Orleans! Think about a Mardi Gras visit...a civilized, formal ball, long dress, tux, the works! We can avoid the maddening crowds believe it or not! Hope to see you again. Dominick
Carol RandelUnited States
Lots of interesting information. Dominick was a pleasure to be with and very responsive to our wishes. He really knows the city, it's history, and the geography.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so glad you visited my home town and enjoyed to history and scenery. I hope you enjoy the food and parade! Come back and see us. Thanks for selecting me to be your guide and for choosing New Orleans as your destination. Dominick
Charles FeingershUnited States
Excellent tour. Dominick really knows every interesting place.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hope you enjoyed the citywide tour. it provides a new perspective to visitors who typically see noting other than the French Quarter. I hope to see you again. Your sunglasses were shipped yesterday. Thanks, Dominick
Margery SwerdlowUnited States
Dominick was absolutely fantastic!! We had a very thorough and comprehensive tour of the city. He customized the tour for our particular needs. The tour was a real highlight for our visit! Thanks so much again Dominick!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to spend time with you. I am delighted that you were happy with your tour. I hope the city left a good impression and that you will return someday. Please tell your friends and family that New Orleans is in recovery from Katrina and a great place to visit. Thanks for selecting me to be your guide and for choosing New Orleans as your destination. Dominick
Cynthia CiganovichUnited States
Dominick's tours really made our trip. He is so knowledgeable about the city and he had great recommendations for nearby restaurants and other places to visit. But primarily, we were so thankful that he was able to accommodate my elderly mom and husband in a wheelchair. He has a low-entry van and my husband can still transfer, so made for a great trip for them. Private, too. Thank you, Dominick!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to show you my city. I am glad the vehicle was appropriate for your needs and I hope you found the city's history interesting. Hopefully I will see you again Dominick
Brian SchoosUnited States
Great tour with a friendly, engaging guide who truly knows and loves his city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for choosing me to be your guide and for visiting New Orleans I hope the tour was. Both enjoyable and informative Hope to see you again Thanks Dominick
Excellent, Dominick is very knowledgable
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Again, thanks for being so flexible in our routing. We did succeed in avoiding traffic problems and that made the tour better. Hope your overall trip met your expectations and I hope the printouts helped in some way. Come back and see us. Dominick
Lisa B.United States
First of all, we had another excellent Tours by Locals experience. Dominick was timely, knowledgable, and took us on the perfect introduction to New Orleans driving tour. He had a clean van, a head set so could all hear -- and we learned so much, plus made two great quick stops (in St. Louis Cemetary and City Park).
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so glad that Tours By Locals has once again provided the guide and tour you wanted! Thanks so much for paying attention and engaging in meaningful discussions about New Orleans, its history, culture and people. You input and questions helped make it a good tour. Please come back and see us. Dominick
Tara KieschnickUnited States
I've taken several tours during my 8 separate visits to NOLA, and I found that Dominick provided a superb customized experience for my sisters and I (four were over-70 seniors). They saw a New Orleans they never knew existed! As a former NOLA city planner, he expertly answered questions related to Katrina as well as other details about the city. His pre-trip guidance was invaluable in planning our week, including restaurants, movie theaters, and other activities of interest. I would highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so glad you enjoyed the tour and overall trip to New Orleans. I am delighted to know that you have been here so many times and that your tour led to a better understanding of this wonderful place. Your questions made it a better tour and I appreciate the fact that you all paid attention and took part in the discussion. Come back and see u s. Thanks, Dominick
Suzannah ShouseUnited States
Loved our private tour! Dominick was great, very informative and well spoken. We learned so much history of New Orleans, and so much about Katrina. Would definitely recommend. We will do tours by locals on vacations in the future. It's also great because Dominick recommended restaurants, things to do, etc before our vacation so we could better plan our trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for selecting me to be your guide and for visiting my hometown. I hope your overall trip was great.
Ashley YepUnited States
Dominick is an excellent tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and informative. I learned a lot about the city of New Orleans! Dominick is also very accommodating in customizing the tour the way I wanted it. I was with a party of 18 people and everyone had a great time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the kind words. It is always nice to work with an extended family on vacation. Thanks for being patient with the sidewalks in the Garden District. I hope your time in New Orleans overall was great and I am glad your cruise enjoyed good weather. Hope to see you again.
Patricia MooreUnited States
Looking for a knowledgeable, dynamic and fun tour of New Orleans, Dominick is the guide for you. Dominick was flexible with our group's (7 adults and 2 children) needs. We truly enjoyed our time with him and the wealth of information we learned about New Orleans.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is always a pleasure to work with families on vacation together. I am glad your cruise weather and New Orleans weather were good, for I know it made the trip even more enjoyable. Thanks for selecting me and for choosing New Orleans to sail from.
Paul W.United States
Dominick was a WONDERFUL Guide - did a great job of determining our interests and getting us to all the right places. knowledge of the city exceptional. If this is an example of TBL; I's highly recommend them
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: How kind! You enabled me to cater to your interests by engaging in discovery to find out what you liked. Your openness made it easy to give you what you wanted and expected. Thanks for your cooperation and insightful questions. Dominick
Kelley DanekUnited States
A perfect tour to introduce our family to the whole city of New Orleans with Dominick. He was a pleasure on tour, calm & knowledgeable. We also loved that this was organized as a private tour and we went at our own pace. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am delighted to know that you enjoyed our tour. Thanks for visiting New Orleans. If I can ever help with future trip planning for you, your family or friends just let me know.
Rick HigginsUnited States
Outstanding guide and tour. Would highly recommend. Dominick was informative, charming and extremely knowledgeable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the kind words. You made it easy for me in that you were attentive, asked good questions and listened! Hopefully your time in New Orleans was great. Hope to see you again.
We had an excellent experience with Dominick as our guide. I have used Tours by Locals several times in the past, and have never been disappointed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. I am glad that I was able to meet your expectations. Dominick
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Thanks for your feedback, Sandra! We look forward to connecting you with more excellent guides in the future.
Chris MyersUnited States
Dominick was a true professional, and he provided a wealth of information during our private tour. He was prompt, well organized, fun, informative and has an understanding and passion for New Orleans that was readily apparent. He exceeded our expectations, and I would highly recommend Dominick to anyone interested in a tour guide for the New Orleans area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so glad your trip turned out the way you wanted. Your team is obviously happy to be together and outings like your trip to New Orleans can only help build togetherness. Thanks for choosing me and for selecting New Orleans as your destination. Hope to see you again.
Dave PearceUnited States
Dominick is very knowledgeable about the history of New Orleans from the landing of the French to the present. He was perfect for our group as we are all history buffs. He was very accommodating and tailored the tour for us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I was so happy to lead you on a Magical History Tour! It was especially easy for me to discuss the history of New Orleans with people who are so interested and motivated to learn. I hope you came away with a better understanding of the place, the people and the culture. Thanks for visiting New Orleans and I hope to see one or more of you again.
Francis GrandinettiUnited States
Outstanding tour and an outstanding guide. A real gentlemen who loves his city and is proud to show you its sites, history and culture. He provided restaurant information, recommendations on numerous activities and offered to answer any question during our stay.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for visiting New Orleans and for being such a pleasure to work with. Hope to see you on a future visit. Dominick
Available, flexible, passionate, rafined, knowledgeable, elegant, helpful, generous, funny to boot... Thank you Dominic for sharing your 'savoir'... A real pleasure!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the kind words. Despite the rain it was a bright day. I hope you enjoyed my beautiful city and the plantation. You all made the day a lot of fun for me. I hope to poorboy lunch was a new treat! Oh Canada!
A wonderful tour. The highlight of my trip to New Orleans. It's very hard to take nine people to the same place and the same time and keep them all happy, but you did it!! An enjoyable and most educational tour. You are a great ambassador for New Orleans. Thanks so much for everything.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Again, your comments are appreciated. I am sure that your tours are just as informative and fun and I hope one day I have the opportunity to take one of your tours. I asked TBL Support today for a way to send you the documents and hopefully they will respond soon. Please don't let me forget if they delay in giving me the capability. Thanks again. Dom
Sue T.United Kingdom
This was a comprehensive, enlightening and very enjoyable tour which gave an insight into life in New Orleans and its history, and explained the impact of hurricane Katrina on the city and its people. Dom is a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide with an approachable, friendly manner. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to experience New Orleans and learn about it with someone who loves the city. Thank you Dom, for everything, you played a big part in making our stay so enjoyable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so happy your visit to the United States went so well, including your time here in New Orleans and with me. It was a pleasure to meet all of you. I hope it was a special trip for the birthday boys and girls! Certainly I don't think any of you dreamed you would meet Robert Plant here in New Orleans, but that's part of the magic of Jazz Fest! Thanks for using me as your guide and for making New Orleans one of your destinations.
Jennifer SilvermanUnited States
Dominick is a fantastic tour guide; knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating. I heartily recommend him to anyone looking for insight on the history and geography of New Orleans and the impact made by hurricane Katrina. My friends and I learned a lot and truly enjoyed our time with Dominick.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for the kind evaluation. I hope your conference went well and that your time in New Orleans was enjoyable. As a group you all made the tour easier for me by asking good questions, allowing the tour to become a discussion rather than a presentation. Hope to see you again in the future. Dom Musso