Traveler Ratings for Private Tour in Messina, Sicily, Italy by Tour Guide Simon B.

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Messina, Sicily, Italy
Simon B.
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James Davis

United States
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Tour: #154998, Etna and Taormina Tour, Messina, Sicily, Italy    
Date: Oct 23/17

Excellent guide. Picked us up at the cruise ship dock. Took us to the best stops on Mt Etna. Was flexible so we skipped the shopping and spent time at a wonderful winery on our way down from the top of Mt Etna. Very knowledgeable. We were able to learn a lot and we parted as friends. Highly recommended!!

Jim Gillespie

United States
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Tour: #154998, Etna and Taormina Tour, Messina, Sicily, Italy    
Date: May 25/17

Simon was very personable and informative to our group of 6 people in our tour of Etna and Savoca. We stopped at a great place for lunch outside Savoca and enjoyed our whole time with Simon. I would recommend Simon to anyone visiting Sicily. Jim Gillespie

Ana Rita Santaella

United States
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Tour: #154998, Tindari & Messina Tour for Ana Rita Santaella, Messina, Sicily, Italy    
Date: May 22/17

Simon was always eager to please us. The guide he contracted for Tindari was very helpful. He treated us in Valleta with the famous dessert made of crunchy pastry filled with ricotta cheese, cannoli.

Monte Goldstein

United States
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Tour: #154998, Etna and Cyclops Bay Tour for Monte Goldstein, Catania, Sicily, Italy    
Date: Aug 4/16

Our driver was quite good. He was not, however, the guide we contracted. We never received an explanation for the change.

Nicole Strus

United States
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Tour: #154998, Etna and Taormina Tour for Nicole Strus, Messina, Sicily, Italy    
Date: Jun 26/16

Simon was very informative and provided us with a tour that we would not have gotten through our cruise ship. We all enjoyed the tour and appreciated his inside knowledge of Sicily.

Heidi Canarelli

Henderson, NV, United States
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Tour: #154998, Etna and Taormina Tour for Mrs Heidi Canarelli, Taormina, Sicily, Italy    
Date: Oct 9/15

We absolutely enjoyed our day with Simon. He was a knowledgeable, entertaining guide who very carefully paced the tour to our needs and desires. His van was clean, comfortable and he was an excellent driver. He gave us an enjoyable oversight of Messina, Etna and Tauromina.

Joseph Shambo

United States
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Tour: #154998, Etna and Taormina Tour for Mr Joseph Shambo, Catania, Sicily, Italy    
Date: Sep 19/15

Difficult to understand in English. Did not understand our questions an often responded with a "canned" statement, most times unrelated to the questions. Very repetitive.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I understand the inconvenience I caused, please accept my apologizes.I agree with your comments and I'm sorry your tour has been wasted by me having an off day.Sometimes we can have up and downs,I was not in my best shape due to the constant heat in Sicily on the previous 2 months. I would like to make a total refund to apologize for your poor experience and I will be glad to assist you next time to Sicily

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We have reviewed this case with Simon. The guide has acknowledged his error, we can confirm this is out of character for the guide and his other reviews show this. As per the guides request, the customer has been refunded in full for this experience.

Allen Kettle

United States
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Tour: #154998, Etna and Taormina Tour for Allen Kettle, Messina, Sicily, Italy    
Date: Jul 23/15

Simon was great to work with and exceeded our expectations. He was very knowledgeable and was very attentive to our needs. There were 4 in our travel party and he made sure each of us was having an enjoyable tour. When he spoke he called us by our names, very impressive. He spoke glowingly of the locals and life on Sicily. The only way to go. Would highly recommend this tour and would use him again in the future.

Judy Carey

United States
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Tour: #154998, Etna and Taormina Tour for Judy Carey, Taormina, Sicily, Italy    
Date: Jul 6/15

What a great day we had with our tour guide Simon. He took us to a beautiful vineyard where we also had lunch. The location was breathtaking. He made us very comfortable while driving and was full of information.

Erin Callahan

United States
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Tour: #154998, Etna and Taormina Tour for Erin Callahan, Messina, Sicily, Italy    
Date: Apr 15/15

Good tour with fun stops at behives and honey tasting. He answered every question and kept the drives between stops very interesting. He was a very fun tour guide and I would recommend him to everyone.