Nick GrayUnited Kingdom
We had a great tour with Rick, doing San Francisco in the morning and Sonoma/Nappa valley wine tasting in the afternoon, in the comfort of his spacious people carrier. We all had a lovely lunch at a place called La Salette in Sonoma. Rick is a very knowledgeable and friendly guide and we very much enjoyed the time we spent with him and would recommend anyone to consider him as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I appreciate your taking the time to post a review. Thanks much. I am glad you enjoyed your tour of San Francisco and wine country. As I mentioned, I think La Salette and its sister restaurant in Healdsburg are the only two Portuguese restaurants in the Bay Area.
James McIntyreUnited Kingdom
Great personality, very knowledgeable, excellent communicator. Thoroughly enjoyed our day with Rick.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. I am glad you enjoyed seeing some of our beautiful sights.
Our request was to be shown San Francisco and the Sonoma Valley which Rick more than fulfilled. There was Lombard Street, Steiner Street and the corner of Haight and Ashbury - Rick stopping for photos as requested - The Presidio and San Francisco Park; posh houses and ones with grand architecture; Cliff House and Land's End; Rick gave us history and stories without being boring. But for us Sonoma, Della Santini Restaurant & the Petite Sirah taste at Anaba were the highlights. A great day, a great guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for posting a review. I really appreciate your taking the time to do so. Della Santina's is a very pleasant place to lunch in the town of Sonoma - deicious food and a nice garden patio. I don't get many requests for Petite Sirah (Durif in France and Australia). When you next come, we'll have to visit Quixote Winery in the Napa Valley. Amazing architecture and good Petite and Cabernet.
Great Tour by Rick,wasnt much he didnt know about San Fran ,he made suggestions for lunch which we took up and were very happy .,i have already reccomended Tours by locals to my friends CheersMark ,Kay.Jake
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mark, I am glad Kay, Jake, and you enjoyed the tour. Thanks for taking the time to post a review. It is most appreciated. Also, thanks for recommending Tours by Locals to your friends. When you next head this way, feel free to contact me if I may be of some help. Best wishes, Rick S.
Jerome GrossingerUnited States
Rick could not have been better, the client raved about being the best tour she has ever had, and she has traveled throughout the world!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the kind words. Rick