I highly recommend this tour and Ronald was a fantastic guide. He went over and above the time due to traffic and made sure we didn't miss anything. Ronald is very knowledgable and a pleasure to chat to and also very capable at navigating the traffic. A great way to see a different side of NYC for the whole family.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so glad you enjoyed the tour, Ros, and appreciate your recommendation! If we could only do something about that traffic! Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. All the best, Ronald.
Nicole SplawnUnited States
We enjoyed our time with Ronald touring the boroughs. It was interesting to see the outskirts of the city and other points of interests we would never have seen without Ronald. I loved the Panorama at the Queens Museum, browsing the neighborhood markets, and just driving down the streets and seeing the brownstones. Ronald was very accommodating and pleasant, as well as a good driver. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Nicole: Thank you for your review and recommendation! I always enjoy showing guests "the real New York." I am glad you enjoyed the tour. Thanks, again! Ronald
Excellent tour, Ronald is very knowledgeable and professional. We as a family thoroughly enjoyed our time in his company.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Allan. Thanks for your review! It is always exciting for me to show New York to those who really appreciate it. I am so glad you gave me the opportunity to show you around. All the best to the family! Ronald
Jan J.E. HuysmansBelgium
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your rating, Jan! It was great spending the day with your group! Enjoy the rest of your visit and have a safe trip home! Ronald
Liam D.United Kingdom
Fantastic tour of the outer boroughs on the final day of our holiday to NYC. Ronald is a great tour guide with a tremendous knowledge of the city (historic and current)... He was very helpful throughout the day and even dropped us off at the airport at the end of the tour! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting NYC!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Liam: Glad you made it home safely! I really enjoyed the day with you both. Thanks so much for the review! Best regards to you and our wife, Ronald
Susan StewardLong Beach, CA, United States
We had a terrific tour with Ronald!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Susan. I had a terrific tour with you both as well! Thanks for the review. Ronald
Yusuf CassimSouth Africa
Amazing tour with Ronald....he's knowledge and patience is truly outstanding....we had such a wonderful time in he's company that I would highly recommend using Ronald to see the best of New York
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Yusuf: Thank you for the review and thank for the opportunity to send the day with you and your lovely family. It was truly my privilege. Please give my regards to everyone and all the best to each of you in 2018. Ronald
Ronald was fabulous! Clean, comfortable vehicle. Very friendly and knowledge about all tthe areas we visited. So glad we booked this tour it was a very enjoyable day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Penny: Thanks for your assessment and taking time to write a review! I am so glad you enjoyed the tour. Happy New Year to you and yours! Ronald
Michael SnellUnited States
My wife and I had such a great day traveling with Ronald. He seemed to intuitively know what we would like to see and do just through our conversation. Ronald was most knowledgeable on not just the history, but the stories behind the history also. Ronald's van was also most clean and comfortable and he drove both safely and confidently. He would spend as much or as little time as we wanted in every area we traveled. My wife and I have been on numerous city tours before, but Ronald sets the standard!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow, Mike! Thanks for the great review. I also enjoy my time together with you and your wife and hope we get to do it again! All the best until then. Ronald
Alan BennettUnited Kingdom
Ronald is a brilliant, knowledgable tour guide. He listened to what we were particularly interested in and adapted things to suit. If we had not spent a day with him, our visit to New York would have not been as rich. He was one of the highlights of our trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Alan! Thanks for your review. I am so glad you enjoyed the tour. I am also glad you got at table and enjoyed La Nonna! After your tour, I had an evening tour that wanted to stop in Little Italy for cannolis. After dropping them and parking, I walked around the corner and went to La Nonna to see if you were there, but apparently I missed you. Thanks, again! Ronald
Jane MannUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Jane: I had a lot of fun doing the three tours and spending time with you, your sister and friend. I look forward to next time! Ronald
Frances BertramBrighton, QLD, Australia
Great to see all the areas that we would otherwise not have seen. Thanks Ronald
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are welcome, Frances! Thanks for spending Joshua's 21st birthday with me. I enjoyed our time together. Best regards to you all! Ronald
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the day spent with Ronald touring Bronx, Queens, Harlem and Brooklyn. Ronald is friendly and very knowledgeable. We were unable to stump him with questions and we tried! He easily accommodated our interests and we saw places we never would have ventured on our own. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, David. Thanks for your review! It was great spending the day with you and your wife. I am glad you enjoyed the "real New York." All the best to you both! Ronald
Elizabeth KentUnited States
This tour of Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx was the highlight of our trip to New York. What was impressive was not just the information Ron imparted about the boroughs and their rich immigrant heritage but his ability to answer questions and adjust on the fly. When he found out we were jazz fans he took us by Louis Armstrong's house and gave us the history. Showing us where we had been using the NYC Panorama at Queens Museum was brilliant and fixed the city in our minds.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Elizabeth it was great showing you the outer boroughs of New York! Thank you for taking time to write your very kind review! I hope we get to do another tour in the future! Regards to the two Richards. From the one Ronald.
Ronald PinfieldUnited Kingdom
Ronald is an excellent guide, the day spent touring NYC with him was exceptional. Ronald was able to precisely cater for our sight seeing needs and introduced us to some hidden gems we had no idea existed. It was obvious from the start of the trip that Ronald has an in depth knowledge of the history of New York and he was able to pack as much of the sights, tastes and sounds of New York into our tour. We would highly recommend Ronald as your Tour Guide, when we return to NYC he will be first on our list.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Ronald (I will always remember your name). Thanks for taking time to pen your review. I am so glad you enjoyed the tour! It is always a great joy to show guests around who truly appreciate all of the diversity and variety New York has to offer. Thanks for making me first on the list for your next visit! See you then. The other Ronald.
We had a great time with Ron, he is extremely knowledgable and answered all our questions, we learned a lot about the history of the city. He was there on time and the tour went through without us even noticing. Van was clean, big and very confortable and the places we visited in the tour were great. An awesome experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Rocio. It was great showing you and your husband around. I am glad you found the tour "awesome." Thanks so much for the delicious biscuits from Argentina. Next time, I think we next time we can work out a deal - "I tour for biscuits." All the best to you and your husband! Ronald
Adele SweetmanUnited States
A Five Star rating for Ronald is well deserved. Our guide is quite knowledgeable about all five Burroughs, as well as interesting Back Story and the "Inside" Scope re: the places we visited. Visiting "Other" New York and New York city in a comfortable SUV with Ronald at the wheel is most definitely the way to go. An unforgettable adventure. Ronald...your the best!!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Adele and Lisa - thank you so much for your kind review. You were an absolute delight for me to host. I am so glad you found our adventure "unforgettable." Happy New Year to you both and all of the 2017's best to you! Ronald
Michael ThamsUnited States
the tour was awesome in every way
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, Michael. Thank you for your five star review. I am happy to know you enjoyed our tour of Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Harlem. There is certainly more, much more to New York than just what Manhattan has to offer. All the best, Ronald.
Bruce HrabaUnited States
The day with Ron exceeded our expectations. We really gained a much better understanding of the Big Apple. Having been to New York many times, this was the first time to actually visit something other than Manhattan. Ron really brought to life the neighborhoods we had never experienced.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Bruce: Thank you for your review! I am so glad you enjoyed the "Other" New York, where 80% of us live yet very few ever visit. I hope you come back again and we get to spend more time exploring. All the best until then, Ronald
Heidi CanarelliHenderson, NV, United States
Ronald was terrific. He was totally professional and yet charming and interesting. We were impressed by him and his demeanor from the moment we met him. He gave us a thorough overview of the entire New York area and boroughs. We would highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Heidi: Thanks for your review and recommendation! It was my pleasure to show your group the "Other" New York. Please give my best regards to all. Ronald
Jocelyn JonesNew Zealand
This was an amazing day and our guide Ronald was fantastic. It was so good to see the suburbs of New York and get to places that we could not have seen without doing this tour. Ronald was so informative, we learnt so much in such a short time. He went out of his way to take us to extra places that he thought we would enjoy and nothing was too much trouble. We would definitely recommend this tour to others. We will also definitely use Tours by Locals for future trips.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review and recommendation, Jocelyn. The privilege was all mine! I am also glad to know you will be using Tours-by-Locals for your future trips. I hope those future trips include another to New York and I have the opportunity to serve you again. Until then, all the best! Ronald
Erica Meyer LiewSwitzerland
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Erica: I am glad you enjoyed our time in New York City outside of Manhattan. There is a lot more (most!) of the city to experience and explore on the other side of the East River. Thank you for your review. Ronald
Jana BacksUnited States
I highly recommend using this tour company. Ronald was amazing!!! I learned so much about New York.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Jana: Thank you for your recommendation - the highest form of compliment. It was my pleasure serving you. Ronald
Julianne DanielUnited States
Loved the tour and the tour guide! Perfect way to see so many different areas in one day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Julianne. I am so glad loved the tour and tour guide! It was my privilege to show you both around. See you next time! Ronald
Another wonderful tour with Ronald. This tour really showed us that many people who visit New York don't get to see the whole city. We now have a much clearer picture of the diversity of NY. Loved Brooklyn so happy we went there. Great value for money as we didn't have to worry about subways, getting lost etc and spent every minute exploring.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Carol and Barb. I am so glad you you enjoyed our time spent together in the outer boroughs. Each is different and unique, yet each is a vital part of New York and contributes to making this city the great place that it is. To only visit Manhattan is like only reading one chapter of book - you have to spend time with the whole thing to really appreciate, understand and know it. Thanks for the review! Ronald
Another wonderful tour with Ronald around the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn. Ronald has considerable skill in managing the tour to provide a relaxed and comfortable tour that is simultaneously informative, sociable, efficient and enjoyable. His expertise in driving through New York City and boroughs while directing our attention to New York's iconic sights and answering our many questions, stopping and waiting while we visit them is outstanding. Overall, a brilliant experience. Thank you Ronald
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, again, Diana and Robert. I am so glad you enjoyed our tour of the outer boroughs - The "Other" New York (The Real New York!). I hope you left with fond memories that last a lifetime. All the best to you both! Ronald
Amazing tour that provides a different picture of NY than the standard tourists gets to see! Absolutely recommendable!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Christina: I am so glad you appreciate my Other New York Tour and the "different picture of New York" it provides. Thanks for your recommendation! Ronald
Katherine de PaloAustralia
Ronald went out of his way to take us to sites we would enjoy & was more than generous with his time. He is a great guide.
Stephen BrajkovichNew Zealand
Our tour with Robert far exceeded our expectations.The vehicle we travelled in was spacious and luxurious and Robert was a mine of information.I am an amateur photographer, and Robert took us to various places where I was able to get a variety of interesting pictures of the real New York.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your review, Stephen! I am so glad the tour exceeded your expectations. I am also glad you got a variety of interesting pictures of the real New York. Thanks, again!
Karen MyersUnited States
We could not be happier with our tour of the "other" New York! Our experience was top-notch in every way. Ronald left us a detailed voicemail the day before our tour to confirm where and when we'd meet. Ronald is instantly likable and super-knowledgeable about the city. We learned so much! And he set the perfect balance between driving (very comfortable van) and stopping to get out and see the sights...including a stop, at our request, at a true NY deli. Highly recommend Ronald's tour!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Karen: Thank you for your review! It was my pleasure to show you and your husband around the "Other" New York. I am so glad you enjoyed the tour and our time together. All the best to you both, Ronald
Excellent tour guide with a lot of knowledge. Very comfortable mini-van! He custom made our tour to fit our needs. We would absolutely book him again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind feedback, Thea! I am so glad your group enjoyed seeing the "other" New York. I look forward to serving you again in the future! Ronald