James MungoUnited States
Advertised as 2 1'2 hour trip--we were through in about 1 1/2 hours---a little disappointed considering the cost of the tour. guide was good--repeated himself several times. on the good side-he pointed out some architectural things that were interesting--but felt rushed--was really surprised when we got the word it was over. we have used ToursByLocals all over the world--not up to your quality at all. We will now consider another source for our trip to San Antonio in a few months.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sorry you felt disappointed that it went by so fast but we were actually together for over 2 hours and finished the FT Tour in its entirety. This did go a little faster than average because with just 3 people we can walk and talk at the same time. Plus you had requested starting the tour at 4 PM (instead of 1:15) so the Granary Cemetery was closed and we had to do that history from outside the gate. Just a reminder that I also had offered the more extensive "Boston Highlights" Tour instead when we met.
Christopher DixsonUnited States
Our Boston Freedom Trail tour with Alan was great! He's very intelligent and professional. I've worked in Boston for several years and know a bit of its history, but Alan's depth of knowledge was incredible. After the tour, I knew so much more about the fascinating and central role Boston played in American history. If you visit Boston, definitely book a tour with Alan.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the kind words and the recommendation. Very much appreciated. Alan
Jacqualine DotsonUnited States
Alan is very knowledgeable and interesting. He made the tour fun for our entire family and was very interactive with the kids. A couple of times during the tour we wanted to stop and observe something or run a quick errand (coffee regular anyone?? There is a Dunkin' in every corner!!!) and Alan was always accommodating, patient, polite, and never once made us feel rushed. He is a walking Encyclopedia but makes you feel like he is a member of your family that is taking you on a tour of a city he loves!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much. It means a lot for me to hear that from my "family". Best Regards, Alan
Linda MarkumUnited States
Alan did an excellent job on our walking tour around Boston. He was patient with our questions and did a good job telling the history of the places we visited. The only thing I would change about the tour is that he took us to one place down some stairs where there were some sweets for sale and it was awkward not to buy from them. I didn't count on this on the tour and feel that it should be taken out. Otherwise, it was a good tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. I appreciate your input. That's why I always ask ahead of time if people are interested in seeing a little bread bakery. Sorry you felt uncomfortable afterwards.
Mica J.United States
Alan did a great job! Very helpful and knowledgeable. He was able to answer all our questions. Very easy going and accommodating. Thanks so much!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure. A great group to tour with and they made it easy to share my Boston. Thanks, Alan
Lynn HuddleUnited States
Alan was personable and charming. He adjusted the tour according to what we had already seen on our own. He was helpful with suggestions for restaurants and other activities. He was also very patient when my teenage daughter wanted to buy pastries!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure. Always happy to assist........ Regards, Alan
Troy StuartUnited States
Natalie StephensUnited States
Very knowledgeable, good stories that I have never known before and my husband who grew up outside Boston
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Natalie. I appreciate that as I try hard to make the tours interesting for both newcomers and long-time Boston residents. Alan
Heidi HoodUnited States
Very informative and enjoyable!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure meeting you and sharing Boston with your family. Regards, Alan
Teresa BarileUnited States
John RocheUnited States
Alan was punctual, knowledgeable and covered a lot of material in only two and a half hours. He is very articulate and made us comfortable right away. Loved the colorful stories of old Boston and life in Revolutionary era Boston.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Happy that you enjoyed the historic stories. I could feel that. You and the family made it easy and pleasurable for me too. Regards, Alan
Allan ShanbergLaguna Beach, CA., United States
Extremely knowledgeable and very detailed and giving the information of the history of the start of our revolution here in Boston. We enjoyed his comments have his extreme knowledge I would highly recommend him is a Guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your complimentary comments. Your questions helped shape the tour. Regards, Alan
Great tour guide! Alan was a great combination of fun and information. The tour was over much too soon.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm glad you enjoyed your Boston visit. Hope your dinner in the North End was enjoyable too. Regards, Alan
Jane MillerUnited States
Fabulous tour. Alan rated a 5 out of 5 stars from my group! Our group of 6 ranged in age from 17 to 86 and all enjoyed the tour! Thank you very much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a real pleasure sharing Boston with all of you! A great family. Alan
Sian HardingUnited Kingdom
We did the freedom trail. First time in Boston, our party included our 4 children of 12, 17, 19, 21-. We loved the tour, but our children also voted it the best part of our trip! Unheard of! Alan was friendly,knowledgeable, approachable and always great at engaging with the kids.Would definitely recommend it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much. You and the kids made it so very easy.
Gail WilkinsonUnited States
I had a wonderful tour and Alan was a wonderful guide. He was very knowledgeable and had some interesting stories and history facts. I would use him again in the future if I ever return to Boston. I would give Alan very high ratings. He is an asset to your business.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! Would love to be used again, too!! It was a fun walk. Alan
Alan did a wellresearched tour of Boston and adapted easily to our different requests. He fulfilled all our expectations and we would love to have him again next time. We will recommend him to our friends who are planning to visit Boston. Well done Alan! Richard, Margareta, Rose-Marie and Per
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great meeting all of you and sharing Boston. You made it enjoyable for me as well. Regards, Alan
We really enjoyed our half day tour with Alan - he did a great job of showing us lots of Boston history - of interest both to our ten year old son as well as to my wife and I. The "cannoli stop" in the North End was a great break! Any questions we had were answered, and in the four hours we spent together we saw the Freedom Trail, its architecture and environs from front to back, from the Common to Old Ironsides. Thanks Alan for sharing your city and history with us!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure sharing Boston with you and your family. Regards, Alan
Barbara EmeryUnited States
Very well informed tour guide with a good sense of humor. We enjoyed our time together.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great meeting you. Happy you enjoyed your meal after the tour at the Union Oyster House.
Annette YoungUnited States
Alan gave the best tour! We all braved the snow and cold. Alan was constantly in touch before our tour-prompt in his arrival and was incredibly informative! We did the Freedom trail and we even were shown local haunts that were not on the tourist trail!! We learned so very much. If you are looking for a informed guide Alan is the one!! We can't wait to return and have Alan take us on another historic tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure sharing Boston with you and the family. Glad you got to enjoy your North End dinner as well. Regards, Alan