David ZonaUnited States
Michael did a nice job adjusting to our special interest in Ellis Island and the history of my grandmother's immigration thru Ellis in 1921. Thank you and well done Michael.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure. Had such a great time with you all. Thanks for allowing me to share this important piece of history with you.
Had a great day touring the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Michael was especially nice and extremely knowledgeable about the history of Ellis Island and got us through the lines very efficiently. I would highly recomend Michael as a guide if you are visiting New York.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again Shelley.
Andrew ChungUnited States
I have been to New York so many times, but this time my friend and I got to learn so much about the history of this great city thanks to Michael, a New Yorker born and raised. Hope to have Michael guide us through New York again focusing on other tours he offers on this site.
Jacquie TalbotUnited Kingdom
Brilliant tour by a knowledgeable guide who is clearly enthusiastic about his home city Thank you Michael
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jacquie. Hope you enjoyed the fireworks!
Jeff GraebertUnited States
Michael is great! I would give him 5 stars!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jeff. I had a wonderful time with you and your family. Say hello to Howston for me.
John HoranUnited States
Michael was perfect for our family, connecting with our mid-20's children, my wife and me. We all agreed that we made the right choice to have a private guide and Michael made the learning experience a true pleasure. We would not hesitate to sign up for any of Michael's NYC tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Robert. Loved every minute of it. Michael D.
Rosemary PedrettiUnited States
Guide perfect. Really fun and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend him. Name was Michael.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rosemary. I enjoyed sharing this wonderful monument with you. Please let me know when you are in town next.
Scott RussellUnited States
Our tour guide, Michael, was GREAT. He met us at the hotel and expertly guided us to Battery Park. The entire way he was giving us tips as well as pointing out interesting bits of history. He got us to the Statue of Liberty and gave such a wonderful talk that we found ourselves surrounded by other tourist not in our group. He even would lay down on the ground to get us great pictures. I cannot recommend the company and Michael strongly enough. You will not regret the extra money spent on a guide. Thanks
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Scott, Thank you so much for your kind words. It was such a pleasure showing the city to your family and friends. I hope you'll let me know when your coming back this way. Michael D
Cathy BialyUnited States
My family and I have used Tours by Locals for previous trips, which is why I reached out to find a NYC guide to take my two 'millenial" sons to see the Statue of Liberty and the Ellis Island Museum. Michael gave them an excellent tour. He was an encyclopedia of NYC history yet was able to convey it in a way which appealed to two guys in their 20's. Hire Michael!!! It will be money well spent. Cathy from Chicago
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cathy, Thank you so much. Your sons were terrific and we had a great time. Keep me in mind whenever you or your family or friends are coming to NY. In addition to the tours published here I also do customized tours. Michael
Lenore EskowUnited States
Everything about Michael was perfect!!! There were 28 people on the tour and everyone felt the same
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lenore, This was a wonderful group and I had a great time sharing my love of this incredibly historic site with them. Keep me in mind for future outings. Michael
Raphael R.United States
Michael was great. Timely. knowledgeable and beyond. Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Rafi. It was pleasure to meet you and your lovely wife again and share some of NYC with your grand daughter. Hope you'll keep me in mind for your next visit.
Nathan CampbellUnited States
We were pleased with Michael's flexibility and forethought. He met us in NJ and stayed with us until we got off the ferry in Battery Park. His knowledge was very helpful and both adult and high school students alike commented about how their experience was enhanced by his tour and commentary. We will definitely seek him out again.
Kevin PowersUnited States
Michael is incredibly knowledgeable and is a gifted communicator. His Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tours were full of energy and insights we otherwise would not have enjoyed. While a New Yorker through-and-through (and his family in NY go back generations), he is a very nice man and has a wonderful sense of humor.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kevin, Wonderful meeting you. Loved sharing this city with you. Please look me up when you are back this way.
Raphael R.United States
We spent a day and half with Michael in NY. He is very knowledgeable and he knows NY and it's little secrets as well. We had a great time together.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: One of the most enjoyable "jobs" I ever had. Thank you for letting me share NYC with you. Hope to see you again.