Traveler Reviews for Private Tour in Oxford, England, United Kingdom by Tour Guide Anne M.

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Anne M.
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Susan Mathews

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires", Oxford, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Sep 23/18

Anne was very knowledgeable and enjoyable. We enjoyed the tour very much.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed Oxford. Best regards, Anne

Mary Cooke

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires", Oxford, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Sep 9/18

Our guide had excellent knowledge of the campus and the history of England and Oxford in general. She helped us understand a lot of what we were seeing from the outside and the inside of the churches and buildings. Please be aware that this is a walking tour so wear you comfortable shoes. Anne is a great, fast walker and you will cover a lot of ground.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind feedback. Oxford is a little spread out so we need to walk 3 to 4.5 miles to see the places of greatest interest in the three hours available. However, the tour can be shorter if arranged in advance. Best regards Anne

Flavio Mansi

Mexico
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires" Extended, Oxford, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Aug 30/18

Anne was fantastic! Her knowledge, story-telling and sense of humor made the visit an excellent one. Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind review. Anne

Jonathan Levitt

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires", Oxford, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Jun 19/18

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Natalie Detert

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires", Oxford, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Jun 12/18

Anne customized the tour for us to meet a wide range of interests of our small group. She is thoroughly knowledgeable, personable, and professional. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and saw so much more of Oxford than we could have managed on our own. Worth every penny. Thank you, Anne!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Natalie, Thank you for your kind review. All the best, Anne

Lorraine May

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires", Oxford, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Jan 30/18

Anne is a very knowledgeable and congenial guide. She was able to adjust the tour to our experience and interests seamlessly. And her appreciation for the beauty of Oxford is contagious. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lorraine, Thanks for your kind rating. Anne

Sari Bitticks

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires", Oxford, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Aug 31/17

Excellent tour, Anne and I had communicated by email and she included everything I had asked about. We went from C.S. Lewis to Tolkien to Harry Potter, plus lots of history. She chose a beautiful walk by the river and past a pasture. She even remembered to include areas of interest relating to the Jewish community. After the tour, she helped me figure out how to go to C.S. Lewis' house and grave. This is my much anticipated " trip of a lifetime". Anne was a big part of making it everything I had dreamt.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sari, Thank you so much for your kind comments. May you enjoy the rest of your trip. Best, Anne

Debi Clarke

United Kingdom
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires", Oxford, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Aug 9/17

The students enjoyed their trip but the additional expenses for entrance fees after the guide had been paid for were thought to be a little steep and they were quite surprised that they were not included in the original fee.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am very pleased that your clients enjoyed the tour, they are a lovely mother and daughter. I'm sorry to hear that they were surprised that the entrance fees were not included but it was made clear in the tour description.

Kim R.

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires", Oxford, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Jul 9/17

Very knowledgeable and accommodating for our family group.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Anne

Patrick Ginley

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires", Oxford, England, United Kingdom    
Date: May 25/17

My wife and I enjoyed each and every minute of our tour with Anne. She was knowledgeable and highly prepared. We had so much fun that we would like to do the tour again with Anne. It was all I had hoped for and more. Thank you Anne!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Pleased to hear that you enjoyed it so much. All the very best, Anne.

Teresa Baer

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires" - Extended tour, Oxford, England, United Kingdom    
Date: May 14/17

Anne's tour of Oxford was wonderful!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Teresa.

Richard M.

Switzerland
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires", Oxford, England, United Kingdom    
Date: May 7/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure.

Nancy Buchanan

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires", Oxford, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Mar 27/17

Ann was an excellent guide. I learned a lot and I especially enjoyed the little inside stories she told about Oxford and some of its graduates.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to show you Oxford. I hope the trip to your old school went well and brought back many happy memories.

Thomas Quinn

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires", Oxford, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Nov 5/16

Anne was very friendly well versed. She carefully explained the college system, she knew the back streets and took the time to show us places to visit after our tour as well as restaurant and shopping choices. It was graduation day at several of the colleges which made for a crowded city but Anne guided us around like a true professional. We even had an opportunity to visit the Shelley Memorial and a quick stop at the Turf Tavern. I would highly recommend this tour to all first time visitors to Oxford.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind review, I'm very pleased that you enjoyed the tour.

David Sonksen

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires", Oxford, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Sep 1/16

Lovely, helpful, knowledgable, and interesting guide! Anne made Oxford come alive for us! Great day! Thanks, Anne!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much, we had a good tour together.

Candis Roberts

United Kingdom
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires", Oxford, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Aug 2/16

No one could have done a better job showing Oxford at its most interesting. My guests for whom I'd booked the tour, varied in age, education and interests. Anne managed to arrange their tour so that each felt it was especially tailored for them. They all came home buzzing with excitement and, what was most rewarding for me, a burning wish to learn more.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind comments. I hope your guests enjoy the rest of their time in the UK.

David Chambers

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires", Oxford, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Jul 5/16

Anne was a lovely guide for our group of four, which included my elderly father. She was patient, flexible, deeply knowledgeable, and very considerate of our group's needs. We could not have been happier!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, glad you enjoyed Oxford

Julie Jodie

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires", Oxford, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Jun 19/16

Anne was very knowledgeable and flexible. I was easy to communicate with her before we arrived. I would definitely recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Julie, Thanks very much for your kind rating. All the best, Anne.

Richard Hesse

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires", Oxford, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Jun 13/16

Very nice and informative, 5 stars.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, have a good trip home.

Lori Lazorik

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires", Oxford, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Jun 10/16

Anne did a wonderful job, exceeded our expectations. She is quite knowledgeable about the area.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lori. Hope you all recovered from jet lag and enjoyed London during the birthday festivities.

Barbara Brugnaux

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires", Oxford, England, United Kingdom    
Date: May 25/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot.

Dan Weinfurther

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires", Oxford, England, United Kingdom    
Date: May 22/16

Anne was very knowledgable about the history of Oxford, the history of the University and of each Colleges. She was waiting for us when the train pulled in and then packed a lot into a relatively short amount of time. Anne has our strongest recommendation

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind review.

Paul W.

Scarborough, ON, Canada
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires", Oxford, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Mar 31/16

We had a great tour with Anne. The communication and arrangements were very smooth. Anne answered our questions very promptly. The tour itself is very extensive. Anne has very deep knowledge of Oxford and this adds a lot of value. This tour is a great way to get an overview of the city and the history.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much.

Mark McNeil

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires", Oxford, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Mar 17/16

Anne did an excellent job showing our small group (three of us) major sites around Oxford. I had requested that she especially focus on sites of importance to the life of C. S. Lewis (since I am developing a course on C. S. Lewis) and she went above and beyond what I hoped for on this tour. Anne was a pleasant and thoughtful tour guide and all three of us were very pleased with how the afternoon went.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much.

David Moore

United Kingdom
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires", Oxford, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Mar 5/16

Anne was very knowledgeable and very engaging. Our trip to Oxford was made all the more enjoyable by our excellent tour and guide. Thankyou Anne. Dave & Janice

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Dave and Janice, I'm always a bit nervous taking Brits, as I can't pull the wool over their eyes!

Cliff White

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires", Oxford, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Nov 1/15

Anne is kind, well informed and very funny yet very very professional! We enjoyed her so much that we offered to take hereto lunch during our tour. We remember a man challenging her knowledge about a "tiny piece of glass" in a Church window and she knew a bit more than he! Anne is great and we hope to see her again. My daughter lost an iPod on the train and Anne was kind enough to contact the train company for us. Thanks, Great Tour!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. I hope Rachael gets a place in the university of her choice in due course.

Michael All

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires", Oxford, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Oct 29/15

Anne was a fabulous guide; very aware of what we wanted out of the tour, and thoroughly knowledgeable. She has a delightful sense of humor. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and will highly recommend Anne to anyone who wants an introduction to Oxford.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much.

Nancy Babka

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires" - a walking tour of the town, Oxford, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Sep 12/15

Katherine Tompkins

Canada
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires" - a walking tour of the town, Oxford, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Jun 30/15

Tour was interesting and informative. Anne took the trouble to ask about my interests and incorporated them into the tour. I'd definitely recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much, it's good to know you enjoyed it so much.

Judith Gordon

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires" - a walking tour of the town, Oxford, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Jun 26/15

Anne was a wonderful guide for Oxford. She picked up on each person's interests and tailored the tour to them. We were a 3 generation family who all enjoyed our visit and learned so much.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for you kind comments.

Robert Reinhard

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires" - a walking tour of the town, Oxford, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Jun 9/15

Michael Elterman

Canada
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires" - a walking tour of the town, Oxford, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Mar 21/15

Brian Adamik

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires" - a walking tour of the town, Oxford, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Dec 28/14

Anne is great. She is super knowledgable about the history of Oxford and she offers up a lot of practical information that was helpful to me and my 17 year old son who is considering his education at Oxford.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Brian, thank you for your kind comments. I hope Chris was impressed with Oxford and gets a place at the university of his choice.

Brenda Brettschneider

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires" - a walking tour of the town, Oxford, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Oct 9/13

Great tour which we very much enjoyed. Anne was great to be with and she knows Oxford and it's history. We could not have had a better tour!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm really pleased you were happy with the tour and enjoyed your company. Best, Anne

Steve Meitus

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires" - a walking tour of the town, Oxford, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Sep 23/13

Paula Holt

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires" - a walking tour of the town, Oxford, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Sep 20/13

Anne is lovely and so willing to accommodate our needs. We recommend this tour and this tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, it was a pleasure to meet you.

Alison Savicke

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires" - a walking tour of the town, Oxford, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Sep 19/13

Sean M.

South Africa
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires" - a short walking tour of the town, Oxford, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Jul 5/13

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm sorry that you did not fully enjoy the tour. You asked me to shorten the tour from 3 hours to 1.5 hours and to still see the colleges and famous monuments in the city. For me at least, it was rushed and I didn't have much time to tell you about the history of the university and the significant events which took place in the city. You also missed your train from London so were almost an hour late arriving in Oxford, and this also affected the timing.

Margaret Clarson

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires" - a walking tour of the town, Oxford, England, United Kingdom    
Date: May 30/13

We really enjoyed Anne M's tour and give her a 5 star rating and willl encourage freiends to use this service

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, it was good to meet you all and show you the city.

Glen Doucet

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires" - a walking tour of the town, Oxford, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Mar 12/13

Anne knew all of the great spots to see in Oxford, which included, not only the university as well as the city outdoors.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your great feedback. Hope you managed to get out to Blenheim. Best Anne

Rod Glover

United States
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Tour: #23704, Oxford "The City of Dreaming Spires" - a walking tour of the town, Oxford, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Sep 14/12

Anne provided us with the exact tour that we requested. She was very knowledgeable about Oxford and made sure we had the tour of the sites that we wanted. She was very nice and would recommend her as a guide for anyone. Thanks Anne for the tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rod Thanks so much for your comments, it was nice to meet you all and I'm so pleased you enjoyed the tour. Best Anne