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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Kelly Keeler

United States
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Tour: #228908, Arlington Cemetery and Washington Monuments Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Jul 13/18

This was an amazing tour! This is the only way to see Arlington and other parts of DC. Tom is so knowledgeable and makes the tour so enjoyable. Not only did we see a lot, but we also learned a lot! I wish we would have had Tom the entire time we were in DC :).

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kelly, Give my best to Andy and Cal and I hope to see you on a return trip to DC. There's so much more to see. - Tom

Joseph Sigrist

France
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Tour: #228908, Arlington Cemetery and Washington Monuments Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Jul 5/18

Tom is very friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. We enjoyed his tour and the little stories that made history. I recommend Tom especially for his pragmatic approach; he did adapt the tour the right way because of weather conditions!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Joseph, Thank you for your kind words. When next here from France, please contact me again. Your family was a fun group and your laughter contagious. - Tom

Carmen Tebbe

United States
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Tour: #228908, Arlington Cemetery and Washington Monuments Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: May 7/18

Tom was professional, knowledgable and most importantly very passionate about his job & his city. We spent 3 hours at Arlington Cemetery witnessing a funeral procession with a military band & saw the changing of the guards at the tomb of the unknown soldier. Tom was spot on with his timing of these events and even knew the best vantage point for pictures. He was kind enough to take us to the private Army Navy golf club for lunch before we rented city bikes to see all of the main National Mall Memorials

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Carmen, Thank you for making my first 'bike tour of Washington' so enjoyable. Best to Neil and I hope to see you both on a return trip. - Tom

Larry Spears

United States
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Tour: #228908, Arlington Cemetery and Washington Mouments Tour for Savannah Honor Flight, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: May 5/18

Tom was not only a consummate professional, he connected well with the Veterans in our group as he is a retired USN Officer. His knowledge of the monuments and memorials made it easy for our Veterans and escorts to have the "tour of a lifetime". We look forward to having Tom lead our tour group well into the future.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Larry, Count me in on the next Savannah Honor Flight trip to DC. It’s a great group of veterans and their families. I had fun as well. Best wishes. Tom

Andrea Rollins

United States
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Tour: #228908, Arlington Cemetery and Washington Monuments Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: May 3/18

I can't say enough about the incredible day we spent with Tom touring Arlington and the monuments. Tom was professional, accommodating, knowledgeable, and passionate about the history of the sights and the city. He was hands down, the best tour guide I have ever had. Most importantly, he managed each "stop" in such a way that my parents, in their mid-eighties, could tolerate the activity and the crowds. Outstanding! We will never forget it!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Andrea, Thank you for trusting to share your family with me. It was a treat for me as well. Thank you as well for your kind review. I hope to see you soon on a return trip to DC. - Tom

Lynn Gagliano

United States
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Tour: #228908, Arlington Cemetery and Washington Monuments Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Apr 21/18

Tom gave myself and my two pre-teens a wonderful day visiting Arlington Cemetery and the National monuments. As we climbed into his (spacious, new, and clean) vehicle at the beginning of the day, I was reminded of how important it is to feel comfortable with one's guide. And we all three felt extremely comfortable and safe with Tom. He is an excellent driver, and was friendly, responsive, professional, and knowledgeable throughout our tour. We couldn't have asked for a nicer introduction to D.C.!

Diane Shubin

United States
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Tour: #228908, Arlington Cemetery and Washington Monuments Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Apr 10/18

The only way to tour..is with TOM Punctual/ Professional/Personable plus Tom has the answers to the history trivia You Will Want to Know. Great day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Diane, Thank you for the kind remarks. Looking forward to a great day tomorrow at Mount Vernon. - Tom

David Sanchez

United States
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Tour: #228908, Arlington Cemetery and Washington Mouments Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Dec 26/17

Stephen Simpson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #228908, Arlington Cemetery and Washington Mouments Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Sep 20/17

What can I say, what a fantastic tour guide.Tom was extremely knowledgeable about everything we visited and was the perfect person to advise and inform.I cannot praise him high enough,friendly,helpful,pleasant,humorous are just a few of the words to describe Tom,my tour with Tom will remain with me for the rest of my life.Worth double what I paid. Steve from the u.k. (now retired to spain)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Steve, Thank you for being such a fine companion. Your insight at the WWII Memorial bas relief of the RAF airfield still has me laughing. I wouldn’t try that for luck nowadays. Best wishes. Tom

Jeff S.

San Diego, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #228908, Arlington Cemetery and Washington Mouments Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Sep 18/17

D.C. Guides are pretty expensive. I suggest you skimp on hotel and hire Tom. He will make your visit to this and other sites so much more enjoyable then touring alone. You won't regret it.

Danny Boldroff

United States
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Tour: #228908, Arlington Cemetery and Washington Mouments Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Aug 5/17

This was my first time to visit Washington DC and I wanted to experience as many of the historical sites as I could in my first day. I chose to take the private tour with Tom and the tour was everything and more that I could have asked for. The one on one tour let us see as many sights as possible and with Tom's experience as a DC tour guide, his military background and personal interest in American history made it a wonderful experience. Danny B.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Danny, It was a pleasure spending the day with you. Don't wait so long for a return trip to DC. I hope to see you again. Best wishes to your grandson and daughter. Tom

Teresa Holeman

United States
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Tour: #228908, Arlington Cemetery and Washington Mouments Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Jun 23/17

Tom was courteous, information but above all flexible. We had already done some of the prescheduled tours and asked Tom to deviate from the tour. He not only accommodated us but was so informative for the sights we wanted to see. High accolades for this tour. We would give it five stars. So worth the money spent!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Teresa: Thank you for the kind sentiments. Safe travels for you John and Roberta.

Sarah Morgenstern

Canada
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Tour: #228908, Arlington Cemetery and Washington Mouments Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Jun 21/17

Another great time touring with Tom! We started the day with an amazing tour of Arlington and his 'insider' knowledge made for a very informative and enjoyable experience, especially his knowledge of the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. He then customized our tour to visit some Washington sites our daughter was very keen to see and again his knowledge was excellent. He does a great job engaging the entire family. I can't recommend him enough for a family trip.

Steve Bronstein

United States
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Tour: #228908, Arlington Cemetery and Washington Mouments Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Apr 18/17

Tom was great!! He worked with us and was great about the timing of our stops. If we wanted longer on one, we did. If we were shorter on another we did. Tom is a great tour guide.

Jim Beckett

United States
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Tour: #228908, Arlington Cemetery and Washington Mouments Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Apr 3/17

Tom was the perfect person to take us around town on our first day in Washington DC....we covered a lot of ground,learning so much as we went. He was a wonderful guide for our 10 year old granddaughter ~ providing very understandable information about the monuments, historical sites, and Arlington Cemetery. He added extra stops, found the perfect place for lunch, and was a great help with ideas for planning the rest of our week.

Karen Hays

United States
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Tour: #228908, Arlington Cemetery and Washington Mouments Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Dec 29/16

Had a great day, not just seeing the sights, but gaining a deeper appreciation for them thanks to Tom's commentary. He was very personable, and it was also really helpful having him as the driver.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Karen, Thank you for the kind words. Best wishes. I hope to see you in DC again. -Tom

Jane Hudak

United States
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Tour: #228908, Arlington Cemetery Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Oct 28/16

Tom was OUTSTANDING. He was knowledgeable, personable and easy to be with. He ensured that all our questions were answered. He was punctual, thoughtful of our needs and responsive to our requests. We definitely recommend him to others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jane and Ron: Thank you for taking a walk with me through Arlington Cemetery. It was a great seasonable day. Your kind comments are welcome. Keep in touch.

Julian Whippy

United Kingdom
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Tour: #228908, Arlington Cemetery and National Monuments Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Oct 3/16

What a super guide and ambassador for DC. A friendly approachable and flexible guide with humour too. Recommended

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Julian: Many thanks. I hope we will work together again in the future. Safe travels. Tom

Sue Wakefield

United States
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Tour: #228908, US Navy and Arlington Cemetery Tour for Suzanne Wakefield, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: May 23/16

Tom is a wonderful guide and very knowledgeable about the history of DC especially anything connected with our military. We wish we had scheduled another day with him to see even more of the city. We would happily recommend him without reservation!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sue: thank you for the kind words. Best wishes. Tom

Jeff Adair

United States
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Tour: #228908, Jeff Adair Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Apr 5/16

Tom was the best. Personable,knowledgeable,and punctual. My wife and I throughly enjoyed being with Tom.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jeff and Karen: It was my pleasure. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour. Tom