Kimberly SchultheissUnited States
Dominick was responsive, responsible and most importantly very knowledgeable about everything New Orleans!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I knew when we arrived that you preferred something less commercial, sorry. Glad you had a good time overall and hope to see you again. Thanks Dominick
Mike DicksonUnited Kingdom
Dominick took us on an excellent plantation tour. Also, he was very good when explaining to us what really happened during the event know as Katrina and how the city has recovered since. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and can not recommend Dominick highly enough.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the kind words. I do hope our time together helped you better understand our history, culture and people...as well as Katrina. Hopefully too the city and its people made you feel welcome during your stay. Dominick
Graham StarlingUnited Kingdom
The two Plantations were fantastic - different but both worth visiting. Dominick was very easy going and full of enthusiasm and we enjoyed the time we spent with him. We'd rate him as the best Guide in new Orleans.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Plantations were a crucial part of the history of both New Orleans and America and it was a pleasure taking you there and explaining the role of slavery and economics in this region during the formation of the United States. Thanks for asking good questions and making the tour better than it would have been otherwise.
Oleg VoloshinUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I hope you learned something about the history, culture and people of New Orleans during your stay. Come back and see us during French Quarter Festival or Mardi Gras! Thanks, Dominick
Todd OultonUnited States
Incredible tour - the entire family enjoyed themselves And the plantations were amazing.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is always a pleasure to travel with families. Hopefully our time together was informative and fun. Thanks for the many good questions that made the tour an open discussion rather than a presentation. Hope to see you again Dominick
Shirley StaplesUnited States
We visited two lovely plantations with Dominick, including lunch at a wonderful local spot. Dominick is very warm and engaging, and a consummate professional who perfectly organized our day-long trip. During the trip, he told us all about the areas we drove through -- the history, geography, industries, impact of Katrina, local culture, and much more. Also, Dominick's professional relationships with plantation staff made our visits go extremely smoothly. We very highly recommend touring with Dominick!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: First, thank you for your generosity. You all made the tours easy for you asked great questions that made the tours more of a discussion rather than a presentation. Lunches went well, so the restaurants did their jobs... The guides on site did a good job too. I'll be glad to work a follow up trip plan in the future; just let me know. Thanks, Dominick
S Jay YostIrvine, CALIFORNIA, United States
Great tour. Dominick was very organized, new the subject matter and was able to present in a way that all enjoyed the day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad that you enjoyed the tour. Thanks for being flexible, allowing us to make adjustments on the fly. I think everything worked out, despite the changes we decided to make. I hope your dinner at Arnaud's was great and the same if you go to Commander's. Thanks again for selecting me to be your guide and for choosing New Orleans as part of your cross-country trip! Dominick
Charles FeingershUnited States
Excellent tour. we went to two fascinating plantations which we would never have known about. Lunch at second stop was superb.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aside from the plantations we visited, wasn't the food at Houmas House great? It was a nice change from being on tour in the city and it provided a look back to the plantation days. Hope you enjoyed our selection plantations. Thanks, Dominick
Chris DeetzUnited States
What a great tour. Definitely worth every minute. Had a great tour and lots of interesting information about New Orleans. Highly recommend Dominick
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for selecting me to be your guide and for choosing New Orleans as your destination. I enjoyed my time with you and hope the city was at its best. Hope to see you again. Dominick
Cynthia CiganovichUnited States
We went to the plantation, Destrehan, as it is reasonably handicapped accessible and my husband is in a wheelchair. Dominick warned us that there are some gravel pathways and thresholds in the plantation to overcome, so we came prepared with a couple of strong arms to help over some of the trickier areas. But otherwise, we would not be able to see something like this, a wonderful part of New Orleans history. Amazing construction, very informative tour, & Dominick was able to answer all questions. Thx!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad you were able to negotiate the plantation. They make an effort to accommodate wheelchairs and with the exception of the gravel did a great job. I hope the tours were both informative and fun Thanks Dominick
Robert J. KeanUnited States
Excellent in every respect!! Dominic's knowledge of the history and evolution of the plantation system and their restoration is very insightful. Every question answered. Thoroughly enjoyed our experience and looking forward to our next visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so glad you enjoyed and understood the the plantation experience. Thanks for the many good questions and for the kind review words. Hope to see you again. Dominick
Cathy RobertsUnited States
Having Dominick as a tour guide was wonderful. After meeting with him it was like we all knew him for years and it was like having your best friend taking you through New Orleans. His knowledge of the area is vast along with the history of the plantations, the French Quarter, the Garden District. He is home grown and has a love for Louisiana and surrounding area that translates to the best tour ever. I will happily recommend him to my clients and use him again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad that my love for this place came across. It is the reason why I do tours! The tour was better because you all asked good questions, engaged and discussed things rather than sit and listen to me. I do hope that you learned something about the people, place and culture as well as history. In a post-Katrina New Orleans we need more visitors like you to help us continue our path to recovery; thanks for selecting me to be your guide and for making New Orleans your destination. Thanks, Dominick
The best part of having Dominik as your guide, is that he is from New Orleans. He has lived there his whole life, and lived through Katrina. You can tell he has such passion for his city. He took his time in explaining everything, and certainly did not want to make you feel rushed. He answered so many questions and was so knowledgeable. We were very grateful that we had him. This was the tour I was most looking forward to. Could not have been better! THANKS!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the kind words. I do love my hometown and I hope some of that rubbed off on you. I am glad too that each plantation met your expectations. While they were both different, together they gave you a cross section of plantation life here and helped fill out the history of the region. Your insightful questions made the tour that much better. Thanks for visiting and for choosing me to be your guide. Dominick
Ray D.United States
Very informative .... Dominick could give a tour on just about anything New Orleans...you wont be disappointed
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad you enjoyed your tour. I hope the information was provided in such a way as to help you better understand New Orleans, its people and culture. Thanks for paying attention and taking part in the discussion. Thanks too for visiting New Orleans.
Stephen BrajkovichNew Zealand
Our plantation tour with Dominick was a highlight of our stay in New Orleans.His knowledge of the history of this area as well as the current political and social climate was extensive and helped add an extra dimension to everything we were seeing.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad you enjoyed the tour. Your insightful questions and willingness to discuss issues made the tour better than it would have been, so thanks for the questions and comments. Thanks for visiting New Orleans. Hope to see you again. Dominick
Vicki HimesUnited States
Dominick is an extremely knowledgeable guide on all aspects of New Orleans and the surrounding area. Very considerate of older travelers and yet very capable of dealing with the younger set as well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am delighted that you enjoyed your plantation tour. What beautiful houses? Hopefully the plantation story blended with the city story and the history all made sense. You all were fun to be with. I hope to see you again. Thanks, Dominick
Andrea MatthesUnited States
This was the best possible experience! Dominick planned the perfect day with lots of personal details that made our tour amazing!! We will definitely be back and absolutely plan another tour with Dominick!! Can't say enough good things about it!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: How kind. Everyone was nice and engaged in the discussion and that made the tour interesting. Hopefully the food at The Cabin was on the spot too. All of you made my job that much easier because you all we so willing to go along with the program! Hope to see you again. Dominick
Suzannah ShouseUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sorry the plantation wasn't exciting enough. Our docent was in a hurry and I know it didn't add to my enjoyment either. Thanks for visiting New Orleans.
Karen KelleyUnited States
Dominick went above and beyond to give us the experience we hoped for, from getting us a tour at the new Slave-perspective oriented plantation (Whitney) to a roadside feast with the locals to a comprehensive post Katrina tour. So much in one day and he never flagged or ran out of really informative insider tidbits and facts to share. We will definitely ring him up for another tour when we return to NOLA. I'm sure he can find endless hours of local stories to tell. Plus he is a really nice man!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the kind words. It was a pleasure to break new ground with a visit to the Whitney Plantation. You made it easy for me by asking good questions and being flexible with new foods! Come back and see us.
Jerald BackUnited States
The Plantation tour was a very interesting tour, Dominick did a great job telling us about the history of the Plantations
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Plantation tours allowed me to tie the New Orleans history to regional and national issues, making it that much easier for you to retain the details. Thanks for visiting New Orleans. Dominick
Mary BrinksUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our plantations tour with Dominick. He was on time and courteous. He was flexible to our schedule and our needs. He kept the conversation going by being both informative and entertaining. The six members of our party all agree that it was money well spent and that we would do it again. Thanks, Dominick!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so happy that you enjoyed the tour. All of you were a pleasure to be with. I hope the plantations visited and our lunch at The Cabin met your expectations. Thanks for selecting me to be your guide and for choosing New Orleans as your destination.
Carrie SiegelUnited States
Pass on the Houmas House, it is not authentic to the time and feels like a tourist trap, it's really an event center. If you are in o shopping they have a huge gift shop. If you are a history buff then go to Destrehan I liked it very much. Wish we had gone to the plantations on the other side of the river. Tour guide was fairly knowledgable.
My tour was fantastic. Dominick was so friendly. We enjoy so much all the day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the review I hope your entire trip was enjoyable including the boat show I hope to see you again thanks Dominick