Teresa BarileUnited States
Alan was very friendly and accommodating. He was also great at adapting the information to our family. I was there with my children (18 and 11 years old) - and he made the tour interesting for all of us. It was a very nice tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure sharing Boston with you and the children.
Richard SteeleUnited States
Alan is a great Boston lover. He understands that Boston is HIS town. He will regale you with stories about the town and the people. We were in Boston for the first time and needed help to get an overview of the historical, cultural and architectural essentials. He was a perfect fit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much. Love that you were so eager to hear and see all that Boston offers. Alan
Denise EllisUnited States
Alan was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, funny and efficient. He let us design the tour to our desired level of history, architecture and available time. All four of us couldn't have been happier with our Boston tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure meeting all of you. You made it a fun time.
Alan is a very nice and knowledgable guy. We booked a short walking tour and enjoyed it. We can highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great meeting you and the girls. Hope your trip to Maine goes well.
Karyn KennyUnited States
Fabulous!! Alan is simply outstanding, His expertise, professionalism and kindness is impressive. We had a large group of people and Alan handled it all with grace and style. He explained the history of Boston to a group of first time visitors to the US in a vibrant and easy manner and I am so pleased to have selected his tour. His love and knowledge of Boston is impressive and he conveys that passion to his clients. One of my favorite TBL guides I have encountered!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. It was a pleasure to be able to share some stories about Boston that helped contribute to the making of America to our guests.
Mandy MesshamUnited Kingdom
A fantastic tour led by Alan. We had visited Boston previously, using guide books to inform. The personal touch made our trip more meaningful. A great mix of history, architecture, culture and quirky facts, which brought the city to life for us. Alan spoke with passion and authority and kept us engaged throughout. We would recommend this tour without hesitation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mandy, We try very hard to make the tours interesting and engaging, so thanks so much for pointing that out.
We enjoyed the tour very much, learned a lot about Boston history and architecture. Alan, our guide, knows a lot about Boston and American history and a tour with him gives a great value add to the visit to Boston. Alan is a very pleasant guide with good humor and very sympathetic. Very recommended tour and guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! It was a fun time sharing Boston with you. Hope you enjoy the rest of your trip as well. Regards, Alan
Excellent tour. It will let you know everything about Boston & visit all the interesting places
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the kind words. Enjoy the rest of your trip.
Bradley MarksUnited States
Working in my past, my employees often told me I was a tough grader. With that in mind, I would rate the tours with Alan as our guide, at 4 ½. I do recommend him as a guide and would call him again should we return to Boston to see more sights. While we enjoyed seeing Boston immensely (it is a very fun as well as historical city), and Alan did a really good job, be aware that there is a fair amount of walking. Wear comfortable shoes.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure sharing Boston with you both.
Delores C.Farmington, AR, United States
We had asked for a historical only tour. Perhaps there was a misunderstanding of our request. We had expressed no desire for an architectural tour. We were not returned to our starting spot. We did not get to see the North Church or the Constitution, these were two places we had requested.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm sorry to read this as I pride myself on crafting just the right custom tour. You chose the Boston Highlights tour which includes many historic sites but not The Constitution or Old North Church. If you had requested those specific sites, I would have done that - even during the tour. Start & End Points are selected to maximize what you see, but could be changed to your preference, including returning to the starting point. The key is actually letting me know before or during the tour, not in a review.
Stephen DavisUnited States
Alan was a terrific, very personable guide and his knowledge of the area was fantastic. His walking tour was done at a nice pace and our group did not feel overwhelmed by all the information we were given. The two and a half hours we spent with Alan flew by and we can't wait to return to Boston so that we can take another tour with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So happy you enjoyed the tour. I look forward to your return. Regards, Alan
Glenn SpoerlUnited States
Alan earned 5 stars because he listens well; is flexible to changing conditions and changing customer directions; is sensitive to customer physical needs; and above all knows his subject---Boston---well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much for the positive comments. It was a pleasure meeting and sharing Boston with you
Guy McReeUnited States
Alan did a marvelous job!! An absolute pleasure to spend your touring time with. We highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I enjoyed meeting you both. Sounds like you enjoyed Boston, too. Perfect. Alan
John P.United States
Alan was very knowledgable and made the tour very interesting.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure meeting you and happy that the less than stellar weather didn't get in our way. Regards, Alan
Steve SokolovskiyUnited States
Great tour of the city. Highly recommend.
Kevin HartUnited Kingdom
Alan's full of knowledge and accurate with all his information. Tailored our tour to suit us exactly. If you want more detail he will give you it or less if you don't. Very flexible and a nice guy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for the kind words. It was a pleasure sharing Boston with you.
Thanks Alan, You covered everything there is to learn about Boston in one day. We will be back!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was pleasure meeting you and sharing Boston!!
Debra PaulsonUnited States
Alan provided a wonderful tour of downtown Boston and the surrounding areas! He is very knowledgeable of the architecture and history of Boston and touring with a pro afforded me the opportunity to concentrate on my photography as opposed to worrying about becoming lost and keeping track of directions. I'm a photographer and my primary purpose in going to Boston was to experience the city and capture it on film. Mission accomplished and I'm rating Alan 5 stars because he's a great guide, very personable!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much! It was a pleasure sharing Boston and its beauty with you. Regards, Alan
Elizabeth CrossUnited States
The walking tour was GREAT and I would recommend it to anyone interested. The walking itself was not bad at all except it was horribly hot that day. Thankfully, Alan brought water and we walked in the shade when we could. Alan is very flexible and accommodating and he made this is a great experience for us!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Happy you enjoyed Boston and endured the heat! Alan
We spent a great morning with Alan who had spent considerable time customizing our tour to include exactly what was of interest to us. He is extremely knowledgeable, charming and was so helpful with plans for the balance of our trip. He is a native of Boston and it was a pleasure to see his City through his eyes. We highly recommend a visit with Alan to help you experience Beautiful Boston!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much. It was a pleasure sharing Boston with you. Alan
Daniel EckertUnited States
Alan rocked! He showed up on time - was able to refine his tour to meet the needs of our family (two adults and two kids that weren't that much into architecture - but loved history). He's a funny and gracious and very knowledgeable. We were new to Boston - and I can't think of a better primer to the history of the city. Strongly recommended. We passed several walking tours - all with 20+ people. I can't even imagine that being any fun. For only a bit more money - why not have a personalized tour?