Rachel SmithUnited Kingdom
Thank you so much for a wonderful private tour to Niagara. Barry picked us up from our hotel in Toronto and drove us to Niagara. It was a brilliant day. Barry is so knowledgeable and we learnt and saw so much more than we would have done by ourselves. Barry tailored the tour to our interests and his insights into Niagara and the wider region were fascinating. I would thoroughly recommend taking a private tour to Niagara with Barry.
We thoroughly enjoyed our Day Trip to Niagara Falls with Barry. He tailored the trip to suit our limited time schedule & returned us in good time for our ongoing trip to New York. We felt we were being taken on tour by a friend rather than a Guide and benefited from Barry's local knowledge & interesting information.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am delighted to learn that you thoroughly enjoyed our program and the time restrictions were all solved to your satisfaction.
Norman JohnstonUnited Kingdom
Barry was a friendly and relaxed guide, who understood our needs and tailored a very enjoyable day accordingly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is always the little things that count and make the Niagara Falls experience most memorable. Private and personal considerations are at the top of the agenda --- physical challenges, time restrictions, appropriate sites and attractions, hotel pick-up and drop-off, pre-trip consultation, ... Small factors really count big-time! Thank you for your endorsement!
Christi R.United States
Barry was very knowledgable and patient. We got to do everything we wanted to do. Awesome tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Christi and Brian. You were so well informed and interested in life in Canada --- and not only Niagara Falls. The spectacle that is Niagara Falls and our conversations combined for a very engaging trip! I likely learned more from you than any other guests!
Simon BirdUnited Kingdom
We had an excellent day, visiting those places in the Niagara area which we wanted to see. We were also given ideas of places to visit. Barry was an excellent guide who we would recommend others to, especially those in the over 50 category.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! You are intelligent and inquisitive travellers that visited an unusually wide variety of sites and activities. Private tours specialize in providing all these options that coach travel is unable to accommodate.
Briony BrownUnited Kingdom
We booked a tour with Barry to take us to the falls for the day. He was fantastic, it was exactly what we where looking for, he was informative friendly and very good company for us for the day. We could not have wished for a better guide for the day. Many thanks, Briony
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am delighted to have been of assistance in making your day in Niagara Falls both so memorable and enjoyable. There is a wonderful sense of accomplishment when the program can be shaped to meet your expectations while also dealing with time restraints imposed by your travel schedules.
James M JonesUnited Kingdom
We had arranged a tour by car of the Niagara Falls area because we reckoned that having someone local to show us around would be the stress and hassle free option. We definitely covered more ground with Barry as our guide, on our own we would have missed out on visiting a winery, the beautiful town of Niagara on the Lake, as well as the drive from there to the Falls themselves. I can't praise Barry enough and he should be first choice for anyone wanting a local guide to show them around.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: There are 3 perspectives on The Falls that provide visitors with a complete view of this natural spectacle. First, the panoramic overview look from a helicopter. Next, the exciting ride into the face of the thundering waters on the Maid of the Mist boat. Finally, the awe inspiring eye level position of standing directly on the brink of The Falls as the charging waters cascade from the precipice into the gorge. You did it all --- and much more --- and have wonderful photographs to preserve your memories.
I would recommend highly the trip to Niagara Falls and our guide for the day, Barry. Barry arrived promptly at our hotel at 9am and returned us at 6pm. We managed to visit a vineyard, Niagara on the Lake, take a helicopter ride over the falls and a maid of the mist boat ride. Barry took the time to stop and let us walk around various areas near the falls to enjoy each unique view. Very knowledgeable and helpful, our many questions were answered. A splendid day out which exceeded expectations. Bravo!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: There are three key factors that are involved for a successful trip. All three considerations were in play for your excursion. First, your guide has to deliver a quality program. You are in agreement with my efforts. Secondly, pleasant weather conditions always enhance the day. Niagara usually scores highly in this category - and was perfect for your day. Thirdly, guests must wear their "game face". You brought enthusiasm, plenty of energy, an inquisitive outlook and an engaging personality. BRAVO for you!
Barry was extremely knowledgeable about all things related to our days trip and many things extraneous to the trip as well. He is a flexible guide and basically makes various suggestions and then lets you decide what your preferences are. He will spend as much or as little time with you as you desire. All in all, a great day was provided.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your encouraging comments. Your interest in a wide range of topics made our conversations interesting and relevant. That is one of the key factors in making these small private tours so popular and rewarding with our guests.
Kelly StewartUnited States
Barry was great. He was very flexible with doing what we wanted. We enjoyed our day with him very much and would not hesitate to recommend him to other tour takers.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments. This type of feedback is reassuring to both the company and to me as your personal choice to be the local guide. It was a pleasure to be of service on your first visit to Canada.
I recently toured with Barry to Niagara Falls. Barry is the ultimate professional, considered, highly articulate and knowledgeable on local history. He's clearly interested in people of all kinds of backgrounds and is culturally sensitive. I had a fabulous tour which Barry modified to suit my time constraints. Barry provided just the right balance of "tour time" with all kinds of interesting facts & figures, and private time. I wholeheartedly recommend Barry to anyone considering his tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am pleased that you have so positively and vividly recalled your trip with me to Niagara Falls. We were able to overcome your time restraints and hectic schedule while you were not deterred by some marginal weather conditions --- and the bottom line was a very enjoyable day with a host of memorable experiences. Thank you for your interest and enthusiasm culminating in this very special day for you.