Traveler Reviews for Private Tour in Washington, District of Columbia, United States by Tour Guide Tom S.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Tom S.
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Craig Hall

United States
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Tour: #228907, Washington Monuments Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Oct 8/18

Great tour. Tom did a great job, very professional, very knowledgeable. He involved my kids in the tour well and kept them engaged throughout. I would definitely recommend.

Wronda Jordan

United States
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Tour: #228907, Washington Monuments Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Sep 26/18

Tom is a wonderful guide! He drove our group between each monument, and set up a wheelchair for my mother at each stop. SO knowledgeable; we had so many questions, but he always had the answers. Kind, smart, energetic. Definitely recommend :)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wronda, Thank you for the kind review and look me up on your next return trip to Washington. Tom

Carla Ferrari

United States
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Tour: #228907, Washington Monuments Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Jul 5/18

Tom was awesome! Very knowledgable, and patient with all the questions our 10 and 11 years old were asking him! The tour was amazing! It was a great experience! We will definitely schedule another tour with him!! Thank you Tom!!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Carla, The three boys were a great joy. They each asked beyond age appropriate questions and kept me on my toes. You and Lourdes are both blessed with great families. Best wishes and hope to see you all again soon. - Tom

Michele Bangert

United States
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Tour: #228907, Washington Monuments Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Apr 19/18

Tom was a virtual fount of information! So learned and experienced, adding little known facts along the way. Tom was very willing to tailor the tour to exactly what we wanted and expected. He enhanced every aspect of the DC monument experience. We would take this tour again in a heartbeat and recommend to every visitor that comes to our city! Thank you Tom, sincerely.

Holly Wainwright

United States
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Tour: #228907, Archives and Research in DC Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Mar 29/18

Tom is over the top--worth much more than five stars. I was in search of traces of my grandmother, who, like Tom, had served a lifetime in the military. Her last assignment was Washington, D.C. Tom's extensive knowledge of the workings of the military enabled him to do some research long before my actual tour. He was very well prepared and had planned the perfect tour for me. Tom is also an historian, well versed in just about any topic that might arise along the way. My wholehearted recommendation!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Holly, Thank you for your kind review and for sharing your Grandmother’s story with me. Hopefully we can continue our Washington journey with your granddaughter one day. Best wishes. Tom

Heather Averett

United States
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Tour: #228907, Washington Monuments Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Mar 26/18

Fun and informative. We had to move at a slower pace but we still saw so much. Fantastic narrative of history and such a breadth of knowledge. The tour was great for all ages in our group. Thank you Tom!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Heather, Thank you for sharing your family with me today. Wren is a sweet girl who’s going to surprise us all someday. Take care and best wishes.

Rodger Jensen

United States
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Tour: #228907, Washington Monuments Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Mar 19/18

Sherry Andersen

United States
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Tour: #228907, Washington Monuments Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Feb 16/18

Tom was great! He was very informative and beyond accomodating! I would definitely ask for him again on my next visit to D.C.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sherry, Thank you for a fine day. I’m glad the whether cooperated. Safe travels. Tom

Dawn Alexander

Canada
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Tour: #228907, Washington Monuments Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Nov 6/17

Tom D & D want to thank you for an absolutely awesome day! Intelligent, well read on the monuments, respectful and professional best describes this guide. You will be lucky to have him show you Washington. Thanks also for the great recommendations for dining. We love, LOVED "Filomena's" in Georgetown and had a lovely casual afternoon in Old Town Alexandria including lunch at "Virtue. Thank you, thank you again and we will look for you on our next trip to guide us again should we return to Washington

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dawn and Dennis, I’m glad my restaurant recommendations worked out. I’m looking forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Washington. Tom

Elisse Cortez

United States
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Tour: #228907, Washington Monuments Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Oct 19/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Elisse, Thank you for your kind review. I trust Leslie is recovering well from the Marathon. Beat wishes and I hope to see you on your next trip to DC. Tom

Julie Nelson

United States
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Tour: #228907, Washington Monuments Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Sep 21/17

A++....Tom's monuments tour was the highlight of our trip. He walked us through each monument in a logical manner providing us with the history of the events and people honored at each site, along with information about how each monument was designed. We went at our own pace spending as much time at each monument as we liked. The tour was worth every penny and then some. Tom also provided us with helpful suggestions for the rest of our trip. We wish we could have booked him for our entire stay.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Julie, Thank you for the kind review. I hope to see you on a return trip to DC. Glad that I could help with your future day itinerary. Tom

James Walsh

United States
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Tour: #228907, Washington Monuments Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Sep 13/17

In addition to being well prepared and passionate about his role as a guide, he did a great job of getting us connected to the monuments we visited. Much more than just seeing them, we all felt that their importance was magnified by his tactful and sincere appreciation for each monument's place in our history. We were very fortunate to have had him accompany us. Easy to say we would connect again if opportunity arises - thanks for a great evening Tom!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jim: Thank you for the kind words. My best to you, Terry, Lee, and Sylvia on your travels. Come bCk to DC soon. Tom

Joanna Jordan

United States
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Tour: #228907, Washington Monuments Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Sep 2/17

Kelly Kunder

United States
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Tour: #228907, Washington Monuments Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Aug 15/17

Great Tour, Tom gave us so much information and a very thorough tour of DC!

Heather Johnson

United States
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Tour: #228907, Washington Monuments Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Jul 6/17

Tom is friendly and knowledgeable. This tour was a great start to our vacation. He customized our tour to include a drive by the embassies per our request; then he suggested visiting the National Cathedral, which was a bonus because we hadn't planned to visit there on our own. He also gave us tips for the rest of our trip, including where the best place to watch the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (the right hand side). We stood in a prime, shaded spot. Thank you for a great tour!

Sarah Morgenstern

Canada
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Tour: #228907, Washington Monuments Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Jun 19/17

Our evening monument tour with Tom was a highlight of our family trip to Washington. He planned out a. route that allowed us to see all of the major monuments and the White House perfectly timed with the setting of the sun, making for a magical experience. His knowledge of the history of Washington is exceptional and he was great with our teens, engaging them in the tour the whole time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sarah: Thank you for allowing me to spend time with your wonderful family. I'm glad you had fun. Please pass on my best wishes to Tess, Adam, Laney and Todd.

Cynthia Gahan

United States
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Tour: #228907, Washington Monuments Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: May 27/17

Tom, Thank you so much for tailoring our tour to our interests! Your passion for and knowledge of US history were truly inspiring. Your tour surpassed our expectations and we have already recommended you to friends. We look forward to our next visit to DC! Cynthia Gahan

Mike Kirk

United States
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Tour: #228907, Washington Familiarization Tour for the Kirk Family, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Mar 14/17

I wish there were more stars to rate Tom!!! He offered so much on our 4 hour familiarization tour and then sat down with us and wrote out a detailed itinerary for the rest of our trip to maximize the time we had in D.C. He's very knowledgeable and super "EFFICIENT!" I would highly recommend booking a tour with Tom.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mike: You have a wonderful family. We squeezed a lot in and I'm glad the days following worked out. Take care. Tom

Christine Dittman

United States
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Tour: #228907, Washington Monuments Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Feb 27/17

Tom is a great tour guide. He is very informative and a very nice guy. He went out of his way to make sure we saw everything that we wanted to see.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Christine: Thank you for your kind words. Best wishes. - Tom

Deborah Moceri

United States
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Tour: #228907, Washington Monuments Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Dec 28/16

If you want a terrific and informative experience of DC, you should book a tour with Tom. He is personable and very informed about the history of the area. He imparts his information while putting it into the context of the time in history to which it relates.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Deborah: Thank you for the kind review. I hope to see you again on a return trip to Washington. (I'm glad you asked for a detour to the National Cathedral) Best wishes. -Tom

Kenneth Lampe

United States
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Tour: #228907, Washington Monuments Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Oct 16/16

Excellent tour guide: knowledgeable, friendly, very custtmer oriented.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cynthia: Thank you for letting me show Washington to you and your parents. I hope to see you again on your next trip to your brother's house. -Tom

Lynn Gaudet

Canada
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Tour: #228907, Washington Monuments Tour for Lynn Gaudet, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Jul 10/16

Tom was a fantastic guide for us!! We had an unusual request, we were arriving in Washington at 1am and leaving again at 8am, we could have stayed at the airport and get a few hours sleep but we decided to see Washington at night (or early morning) it was fantastic, we had the city to ourselves, Tom was very professional, very knowledgeable and made our tour very interesting. A big thank you! If we go back we will be in touch for a daytime tour!! :)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lynn and Guy: Thank you for the kind words. It was a fun tour that time of night. Hope to see you on your next trip to DC. Tom

Jack A.

United States
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Tour: #228907, Washington Monuments Tour for Jack Alvarez and guests, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Jun 2/16

Excellent - I highly recommend Tom - We scheduled a twilight/evening tour of Washington's monuments with Tom, and he developed an efficient itinerary to maximize the use of our time. This superb tour was well presented to my European guests (and me), and Tom included points of interest which highlighted their nationality and their nation's contribution to our history.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jack: I had a lot of fun with you and your guests. I look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Washington. Tom

Frederick Skirbst

United States
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Tour: #228907, Washington Monuments Tour for Mr. Skirbst's School Group, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Jun 1/16

I have been teaching and organizing school group trips for more than 20 years and Tom is one of the best guides I have had. He related to the kids well, was energetic and engaging and was able to convey his vast knowledge in a way they could understand. He kept my eighth graders interested and enthused for more than 2 hours (no easy task) and made our trip memorable. I would highly recommend securing his services to anyone looking for a tour in DC.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Fred: Thanks for your kind words. Your students were one of the most muture school groups I have guided in quite some time. Arguably, it was more fun for me then them. Best wishes. Tom

Karen Hayes

United States
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Tour: #228907, Washington Monuments Tour for Karen Hayes, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: May 31/16

This tour worked out extremely well. Three of us took our 87 yr old mom to DC for her first time. Tom went above and beyond what we hoped for. Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Karen: Thank you for your patronage. Give Dorothy, Ken, and Judy my best wishes. Tom

Tami Arnold

United States
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Tour: #228907, Washington Monuments Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: May 20/16

Tom did an excellent job, customizing our tour to fit our needs. We met at 4:00 in downtown DC, then walked and toured, on our way to dinner, at a local pizza joint. There were 15 of us in my group. After dinner, we walked the rest of the tour, stopping for a beer at a local hot spot, and then carried on. Tom was very informative and knowledgeable! It was a pleasure working with him, and would book with him again, and with tours by locals! Great experience!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Tami: Thank you for the kind words. It was a fun group. Best wishes. Tom

Pamela Leach

Australia
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Tour: #228907, Washington Monuments Tour for Pamela Leach, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: May 15/16

Thank you Tom for a professional and informative tour. For accommodating our requests to see as much as we could in our very quick visit to Washington DC. Seeing all the sights with such a friendly guide who didn't make us feel rushed in anyway, very welcoming. Thank-you again Tom. Pam and Matthew from Australia

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Pam and Matthew: Thank you for the kind thoughts. Look me up again on your next trip to Washington. Tom