Stasia von FeltenBasel, BS, Switzerland
We've spend a super day with Geovanni. For us he was a 5++ and we will ask Geovanni certainly again for another tour when we visit New York. You can feel that he loves his job and his town. He has a great sense for customer's wishes and offers a wide flexibility to adjust the tour to customer's satisfaction. He also provides you with plenty of insights regarding the spots/quartiers you visit. Thank you very much for an awesome day!
Leona RoachUnited States
Our guide, Geovanni, was passionate, gregarious and full of interesting lore for all the neighborhoods, restaurants and markets w visited throughout Brooklyn. He was solicitous of all of our groups interests and tastes and made sure we saw - and tasted- things that HAD to be seen. In short he as great. And we would definitely call on him again to explore other neighborhoods!
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to quality customer experiences and takes all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences. We have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our normal high standards.
Martin DispotoUnited States
YOU MUST USE THIS GUIDE!!!! Not enough superlatives available to bestow upon Geovanni! Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan were in the palm's of our hand's. And an extremely personable individual as well. You cannot help but enjoy his company.If you have the time, do not hesitate to book for more than just one day. He will know the best restaurants as well so tell him what you are interested in early and he'll try to get your reservations lined up. Wish we had allowed more time for him. Thanks Geovanni!!!!!!!!
Kimberly SchultheissUnited States
Kathryn SimpsonUnited States
This is the 2nd time I have used Giovanni when touring NY with friends. He is the best! We loved Brooklyn and the suggestion he gave us to go to Beauty and Essex was awesome! Thank you.
Thomas GiovanniUnited States
Engaging, flexible, personable, informative. Took great care of us. Couldn't have asked for more.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure showing locals around the city and exploring uncharted territory. Plus you two took great photos ;)
Joseph McCann, JrUnited States
Geovanni is an outstanding guide. I like to think I know something about the subject I asked him to guide, the Revolutionary War battle in Brooklyn, but he added immensely to my knowledge. He is pleasant, warm, comfortable to be with and flexible. I cannot recommend him more highly.
Jeffrey SeabournUnited States
This was our first experience with "Tours by locals" and we were not disappointed. We visited the website and chose Geovanni as our tour guide based upon very positive feedback from other customers. Geo was fantastic! We had never been to Brooklyn before, so we wanted someone with experience to show us around. It was essentially a "food and history of Brooklyn" tour. We had some ideas re: restaurants we wanted to visit and he was able to work those into our interary seemlessly. Would use Geo again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for taking the time to rate and respond. It was a pleasure to show you the lovely borough of Brooklyn. ;)
Geovanni was really helpful in providing all the local tips and tricks on the subway system which can be really confusing for first time visitors like myself. At the end of the tour I managed to get back to my hostel in one piece without Geovanni at my side. He built enough confidence in me that I don't find the subway system as daunting as I initially thought it was. This is a definitely highly recommended first day tour so that you can save a lot of time and money going around nyc afterwards.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the review and words of wisdom. It's true that many people don't realize the cost saving ways of NYC that are possible. Outside of learning the subway. I hope you enjoyed the warm weather after your NYC excursion!
Julie EllisUnited States
Absolutely fabulous day. Giovanni is extremely knowledgable and passionate about Brooklyn. He is very personable and considerate of his customers' interests. Would give it 10 stars if I could. Well worth the time and money!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: All I can think is how I need to enlighten more people about Jamaican me fatties. It was an honor to show you ladies the borough I call home. ;)
Melissa JanikOvilla, TX, United States
Second tour with Giovanni and we loved. Will definitely do another next time we are in New York! Loved Brooklyn and enjoyed our driver as well! Will recommend to anyone I know visiting NYC.
Thank you Geovanni! We asked for an overview of Brooklyn, how it is changing, key areas, architecture, food culture. The 10.30 am lobster roll in Dumbo sustained us until the once-in-a-lifetime foray deep into Brooklyn for a slice of the best pizza we have ever experienced! Geovanni is passionate about his guiding/sharing/food/streetscapes and our non-stop day was the highlight of our NY visit. Arriving via East River Ferry was a great idea. Susan C., Toronto Canada
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the kind words. It was a pleasure. So my favorite song of the night was Stevie Wonder playing "Imagine" in proximity to Strawberry Fields. The last song of the night was "I just called to say I love you" ;)
Amy HellerUnited States
This is my second time using Geovanni as a tour guide and he is the best!!