Tom FehlmanUnited States
My wife and I have used Tours By Locals the last three summers. All three of the tour guides we have selected were excellent. This year Dominick Musso provided us with a tour of New Orleans. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Anyone planning a trip to New Orleans I recommend booking with Dominick.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I've been told that limitations are opportunities! Everyone has limitations; I have several...dozen! Allot the entire day to see two plantations and take your time. If you go to Oak Alley first, you may need to double back 10 minutes to BC before heading elsewhere for if you're there by 10am, that infers a 1 hour drive there, 1.5 hours o site...therefore about lunch time. If you are going to Houmas House after Oak Alley (have dinner at Houmas) but you'll arrive around 1pm for lunch. ..on the east bank
Dennis Czlapinskistevens point, WISCONSIN, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again for visiting New Orleans. I hope your entire trip was fun and met your expectations. If you need any help or just need questions answered while you are in town, please ask. Dominick
David MartinUnited States
I cant give enough praise to Dominick, he is the best tour guide I have ever been with! The depth of his knowledge about New Orleans and the surrounding area has no bounds. He even made my wife's surprise birthday trip more special by bringing her a cake while we ate lunch. When we come back next year my first call will be to him. Thank you!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so glad that you enjoyed your tour! Thanks for selecting me to be your guide and for choosing New Orleans as you birthday destination. Lemon cake, made the same morning! Yeah baby! Hope your overall trip was great. Thanks, Dominick
Cheryl SingerUnited States
Dominick is outstanding! Could not have been more knowledgeable, accommodating, and fun to spend the day with. We learned so much - history, arts, culture, and more. We will join him for future tours and recommend him highly. A true gentelman and scholar and outstanding ambassador for New Orleans.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the kind words. My goal is not just to inform visitors but also help you fall in love with the people, culture and history...not to mention the food! I do hope to see you again. Try Mardi Gras. I can assure you will have a cultured experience. Thanks Dominick
Amos Ben-israelUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for taking the time to review both tours. It helps other nice people find me and confirms with TBL that you had a good tour. Hope to see you again. Dominick
James NelsenUnited States
Dominick was exceptionally knowledgeable on the history and traditions of New Orleans...was very easily understood and went the extra mile whenever possible. Would highly recommend and would use again in a heartbeat... Thanks Dom! Jim, Cathi, Matt and Maggie..
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am delighted that you had a good time on our tour. Hopefully you learned something about the history and present day conditions of New Orleans. Think about Mardi Gras as a spectator; I can make it happen at a very reasonable cost but I needs 6 months or more notice to assure tickets to private events. Thanks Dominick
Harry AndersonUnited States
Truly an excellent guide. We have used tours by locals in the U.S. and Europe. Dominick is experienced, knowledgable, punctual, considerate of individual needs and desires, flexible, and accomodating. He also is an excellent communicator. He offers a variety of tours. We chose the citywide driving tour, in part because of health considerations and limited ability to walk. It included the Quarter, a lot about Katrina and its effects as well as a plantation tour. I whole-heartedly recommend Dominick.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am delighted to know you had a good tour. I hope you have a better appreciation for the people, culture and history of New Orleans. Thanks for selecting me to be your guide and for choosing New Orleans to visit. Please come back and see us. Dominick
Monserrat BonillaUnited States
Great and fun
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for selecting me to be your guide and for choosing to visit my hometown. I am glad you had fun. Hope to see you again. Dominick
Carl R.United States
This tour was great for seeing the city and understanding the people, geography and culture of NOLA. We were celebrating our 40 year anniversary and Dominick made it extra special with a chocolate treat. He was an exceptional host for our visit and a great ambassador for NOLA.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for celebrating your 40th anniversary in New Orleans. I hope that I helped make it a special occasion by showing you my unique city. I appreciate the fact that you chose New Orleans as your place to celebrate such a great occasion and I hope the city bandits people made it even more enjoyable. I hope to see you again during a future visit. Happy anniversary! Dominick
Judi BourdUnited States
What a fantastic tour guide. Very knowledgeable, kept our interest the entire day. We certainly would recommend him to our friends and family. Thank you for surpassing our expectations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so glad you were happy! Your interest and insightful questions made it a better tour. Thanks for choosing me to be your guide and for visiting New Orleans. Hopefully the city itself and its people made you feel welcome and want to return. I hope to see you again. Thanks. Dominick
Linda ByromUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Dominick. He was very knowledgeable. You could easily see his love for the city of his birth. He made sure the whole day was centered around making our tour THE BEST! Would definitely recommend this to anyone. We are so happy we found out about Tours By Locals from one of our friends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for selecting me to be your guide and for choosing the Port of New Orleans to sail in and out of on your cruise. t was a pleasure to meet all of you and I hope to see you again. Thanks, Dominick
Timothy S.Lexington, KY, United States
"Our private tour was just the best. Dominick was professional yet personable and informative making each of us feel like one of our family was giving us their hometown tour. Dominick kept our attention, answered questions and took us to places that the standard tours would never go. All of us appreciated the passion Dominick had for his hometown and the effort the people and city are going through 10 years post Katrina. . I believe you cannot do better than the combination tour we chose - the best of all
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow. How kind! You made the tour what it was. You were interested. You paid attention and asked good questions. All of you had a good sense of humor and went with the flow. You made my "job" easy. I am glad too that the city itself left a good impression on you. It is a wonderful place. Hope to see you again. Thanks, Dominick
Gretchen GriswoldUnited States
Dominick was a delightful, funny and incredibly gracious host. He really maximized our day with off-the-beaten path places and tons of history. We learned so much about what led to the devastation after Katrina hit, and what's being done to prevent a recurrence. He was a great resource for things to do and places to eat, and treated me and my friend like family. I recommend him highly!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I think it was the sweet fire pickles! Thanks for taking the time to provide such nice comments. You both made the day easy for you asked good questions and were listening! Hopefully this trip to New Orleans provided some insight to the place, people and culture. Thanks for visiting New Orleans and let your Kluck? friends know that I can help them plan future trips. Hope to see you again.
After a tremendous Taste of New Orleans tour with Dominick we were looking forward to a full day city tour with him. We did a tour of the city, including a cemetery, city neighbourhoods and a wonderful Katrina tour. Dominick had visual aids that really helped us see and relate to Katrina and the whole story. We saw a lot of the city and learned a great deal about New Orleans. In the afternoon we visited a plantation after a wonderful lunch. Excellent all the way around. Highly recommend Dominick!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am SO glad your team had a good time. We covered a lot of ground and I appreciate everyone's attention and questions. It made it easy for me to serve you. Thanks for making New Orleans your destination. Dominick.
Conrado YeroUnited States
If you really want to experience a New Orleans, I highly recommend Dominick on the City wide tour and plantation. Dominick is a native of New Orleans and really takes pride in making sure you enjoy this exciting and informative tour. After taking the tour with Dominick, I don't talk about the craziness, yet fun of French Quarters, I inform my friends of the true historical richness of this amazing city. By the way Ladies, women were intrical in the survival of New Orleans. Take the tour with Dominick.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the kind remarks. Thanks also for visiting New Orleans and for taking the time to learn something about the place, the people and our culture. Please come back and see us. Dominick
Theresa ReamUnited States
We really enjoyed our tour. Many thanks to our guide, Dominick! We were in New Orleans for business and had just one day to see all the sights that interested us. Dom listened to our requests and with only a few days notice arranged a private tour specific to our needs. As our guide for the day his presentations were knowledgeable and very interesting. At the end of the day we were completely satisfied. Our thanks again to Dominick !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: A good tour always begins with open minded and flexible visitors. Your answers to my pre-booking survey made it easy to plan things that were of interest to you. I am very happy that your overall trip turned out nicely and hope to see you again in the Big Easy.