Traveler Reviews for Private Tour in Washington, District of Columbia, United States by Tour Guide Hayden W.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Hayden W.
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Alexandra Callewaert

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: May 10/18

Amazing tour! We went for eight hours and saw so much! Mr. Hayden is a delightful guide and offers so much information about the area! Next time we come back we will seek him out. Cannot recommend him enough! He even made sure we got back to our hotel area!

Darren G.

Australia
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Apr 21/18

Today we did our Tours by Locals with Hayden. Not sure if Hayden realized it but today we would all do a lot of walking. Hayden's knowledge of Washington was great. After a walk around we took the subway to the Eastern Market and got to try Pecan Pie cooked by a lovely old lady. Wow what an experience it was great. We got the opportunity to visit so many places of interest oncluding the Reflecting Pool before strolling back along the Mall. Fantastic day, fantastic weather, fantastic memories.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Tired but still standing. Our Pie Lady is still there.

Rick Tebbs

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Nov 10/17

We are very happy we decided to book a guide from the area. It made our experience so much richer, as our guide was very knowledgeable and knew many interesting details we would never have learned.

Jeroen Blankendaal

Netherlands
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Nov 8/17

My wife and I had a wonderful day, we've learned about US history and discovered beautiful places. We've received tips to fill another 2-3 days in Washington. It was our first experience with tours by locals and based on this experience we would recommend this to our friends. Thank you, my wife and I have had a wonderful time and stories to tell for many years ahead.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm glad it worked out so well. I had fun too.

Irina Vilensky

NY, United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Arlington Cemetery (Vilensky), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Apr 16/17

The guide is polite and punctual. However, he completely lacks enthusiasm, speaks monotonously and does little more than just point to the attractions and names them. He provides little benefit as compared to just walking around with a map.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Same response as before -- a surprise to me.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals are committed to quality customer experiences and take all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences and we have taken necessary action to address and provide a resolution to the issues raised in this review.

Cheryl Walker

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Mar 25/17

Very very very Good Guide anyone looking one should get Hayden to do it very informative and looks like he enjoys what he is doing.... THANKS GREATLY HAYDEN

Gustavo Castillo

Mexico
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Nov 20/16

Great guide, great tour!

Ranaye Miles

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Oct 9/16

Excellent! Patient and FLEXIBLE-which is a must for my family.

Doug Soravia

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Jul 31/16

Dhruv Kalia

India
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Mall/White House Tour -- Kalia, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Jun 11/16

John Franks

Australia
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: May 14/16

Highly recommend Hayden

Dhruv Kalia

India
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Mall/White House Tour -- Kalia, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: May 7/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The tours for Mr. Kalia are rather standard bus tours to the chief memorials, White House and Capitol for groups of Indian tourists and students.

Scott Evans

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Apr 24/16

Great Job. Great time. Very knowledgeable.

Cozmina Vrabie

Netherlands
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Apr 7/16

Hayden is very knowledgeable about the city and history. I will highly recommend him as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: We were lucky to come upon a rehearsal of a baroque opera when we visited the Folger Theater -- a pleasant surprise!

Matthew Pfeiffer

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Mar 23/16

Hayden was fantastic!! We really enjoyed his expansive knowledge of Washington, D.C. As well as his understanding of the history for streets, buildings, and people involved in the cities history. He did a wonderful job of covering all of the main attractions we wished to see as well as hitting some of the architecture for many of the early homes near capital hill and other areas close to downtown. We did an 8 hour tour with Hayden and would highly recommend a tour with him.

April Ferrer

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day) Private Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Feb 28/16

Prompt, professional and very knowledgable! We recommend this tour! Thank You Hayden ❤️

Kristine Hamilton

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Aug 27/15

Very knowledgeable and flexible. Helpful in all aspects of history and development of DC metro area.

Julie Conner

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Conner), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Jun 22/15

We had a wonderful morning with Hayden. He picked us up at our hotel, mapped out a plan that worked for me, my 70 yr old mother, and two children. All in the blazing sun. We all enjoyed our time with him and he tailored his stories to his audience. What a wonderful first day in DC!

Stacia Ishmael

Barbados
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Ishmael), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Sep 20/14

Hayden was very knowledgeable and personable. Although we only did a 3 hour tour, he was able to get us to the major sites...

Mary Lou Lohman

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Lohman Group Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Jun 23/14

Hayden went over and beyond to make this trip great. We had a lot of problems getting into Washington and he helped us temendously. As usual, he was so informative. Some of the people that were on our previous trip where so greatful when I told them that Hayden would again be our guide. He is such an asset to your company! Please extend my thanks and gratitude.

Hatem Khater

Egypt
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Jun 21/14

Needs more leadership skills, not well prepared or organized, Pleasant ,respectable and flexible,

Marguerite Schultz

Canada
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Jun 18/14

Thanks, Hayden! You made a record hot June 8 hour tour amazing - great planning, lived the residential walk as we really got a feel of your Washington as well as seeing ALL the monuments.

Geraldine Huntriss

United Kingdom
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Jun 5/14

Hayden was the best - professional, interesting and very knowledgeable. He showed us places we would not have thought of seeing like the Library of Congress and Eastern Market. He even showed us how to top up our metro card which was really helpful. Thanks so much for the tour Hayden - all my family agreed they enjoyed the tour and that you were great!

Micahe L.

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Mars), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Nov 14/13

Our group thoroughly enjoyed the tour of DC given by Hayden. Hayden's extensive knowledge of the DC area made the tour educational and engaging. We would love to book him again for future tours. Thank you for a wonderful tour!

Emanuele Gabrielli

Italy
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Nov 2/13

A very expert and professional person.very kind,polite and very informative. Good value for money.thank you hayden from Italy. Mr and Mrs Gabrielli

Monika Mevissen

Switzerland
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Intro Tour - Mevissen, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Sep 30/13

Everything went very smooth for our group. Hayden was punctual, knowledgeable and very pleasant. Great communication before booking as well. Thank you!

Patricia R.

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Memorial Tour (Richey), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Sep 18/13

Hayden provided a custom tour of the war memorials for our group of five. Our group consisted of two war veterans (ages 73 & 88) who wished to see the memorials. He provided just the right pace for our group which needed a slower pace. He was very infomative and compassionate. I was so thankful.

Randal Rapp

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Sep 16/13

We very much appreciated our tour of DC with Hayden. He shared a great amount of knowledge, was very professional and had a great personality. He made the tour so much more than if we had gone alone. We would highly recommend him!!

Monaca Neel

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Jun 28/13

Lisa Mezzetti

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Mezzetti bus tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Mar 11/13

Hayden took my conference group of 35 people on a bus tour that was on-the-fly and yet organized, very informative, and fun! He answered all questions with details and interesting substance. The group very much enjoyed him and the tour, and I will be hiring him again, both for business and personal tours. Thanks, Hayden.

Carla Salldin

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Feb 8/13

Hayden is a phenomenal guide! If you want to know more than just tourist information, select Hayden. He has a breadth of information to share, special details and historical information that most don't, due to his historical research and preservation efforts for the city of Washington D.C. He is passionate about his city, has enthusiasm, patience and willingness to share with you at your pace as much information as you want to know. I have nothing but compliments for Hayden and recommend him highly!

Carla Salldin

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Feb 7/13

Anyone interested in learning about "behind the scenes" of typical tourism history should request Hayden. He knows the city and all of it's special places, hidden treasures and stories of interest to you. Hayden was a pleasure, very informative and insightful to my father's (75) needs as well as my son's (17)needs and balanced them both very well. Hayden answered all of our questions, even the ones before we booked him. We absolutely love Hayden for his passion and we will use him again in a future trip.

Terry Skoglund

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Feb 4/13

Hayden gave us a wonderful full day tour of the capital on a cold and blustery day. He mixed outside and inside activities to minimize everyone's discomfort. He has a great knowledge and love for the city and would highly recommend Hayden.

Sam Perrone

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Dec 29/12

Hayden was Great.Very Knowledgeable of the DC area and the History. One of the Best Private Guides we have ever been with in our Travels around N.America and Europe!!

Sam Perrone

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Dec 28/12

Hayden was Great.Very Knowledgeable of the DC area and the History. One of the Best Private Guides we have ever been with in our Travels around N.America and Europe!!

Ole Stilling

Denmark
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Oct 12/12

Helen Dordevic

Australia
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: May 18/12

Hayden showed us all the famous Washington landmarks and more and was very informative.He also made sure we had adequate rest stops , as it was a very warm day. We would certainly recommend him.

Billie Grover

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Grover Custom Tour (3 Days), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Apr 23/12

We were so pleased with the depth of knowledge and the enthusiasm and kindliness Hayden showed. He showed us DC as we wanted to see it, plus what we didnt know and might have missed without him! Thank you, Hayden. Michael Grover and Amy Rabinowitz.

Tom Denham

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Mar 27/12

We liked Hayden. He did a great job of getting us around to the last few things on our list and showed us several sights we had never heard of before. We also liked how he helped us understand the Metro system so we could get around confidently on our own.

Vern Van Hoy

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Aug 18/11

Hayden was great! He catered to what we wanted to see and added many great suggestions. Hayden was a bundle of information on all of Washington DC. He also educated us on the neighborhoods, took us to several great coffee shops off the beaten path and educated us on the Metro. For someone who had never toured Washington DC before, after a tour from Hayden you feel you are ready to get around town on your own. You need to add Hayden to your list when you are new to Washington, DC.

George Taylor

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Aug 12/11

You really want a veteran local like Hayden for your Washington, DC tour. He's deeply knowledgeable about the city and its history, arts, and culture. He also pointed out some out-of-the-ordinary dining options, which was an added bonus. Hayden is a tireless hill climber! Combine that with his familiarity with the subway system, and it makes getting around DC easy and fun. We're ready to go back!

Leona Szeto

Australia
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Jul 26/11

Hayden's tour was a tremendous insight into Washington DC. Knowledgable and passionate the perfect guide.

Tom Curran

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Jun 17/11

For those new to DC, we recommend this "Intro Tour" on the 1st day of your visit. Hayden has a wealth of historical & architectural information about the city, monuments & buildings. He explained the layout of the city, how to use the Metro & bus systems, which made the following days a snap! We visited some major sites & also a few sites most people would not know existed. He made suggestions of places to visit, restaurants etc..The "Intro" allowed us to plan our subsequent days with great efficiency! TC

Steve Webb

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: May 1/11

We had a wonderful time with Hayden. He not only listened to our interests for our tour but suggested areas that included the interests in our lives. It was the most enjoyable time I've had visting a historical city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: As we were discussing the price of historic houses on Capitol Hill we walked past a house for sale and dropped in for the sales tour -- great fun.

Gail Dopp

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Apr 18/11

Hayden was our tour guide for our first full day of touring Washington, DC. He met us at our hotel and was on time. He arranged the day around what we wanted to see and do. In addition to doing the obvious visits to the famous sites, Hayden suggested seeing other things in the city that were equally as interesting but not nearly as crowded. Hayden is extremely knowledgeable about DC -he never failed to answer any of our questions. Highly recommend! GDOPP

Aaron Stein

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Stein Evening Bus Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Apr 8/11

Steve Sommerfeld

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Mar 28/11

Extremely polite and knowledgeable. Great day that was better than I could've imagined. Thanks, Hayden.

Maureen Karoly

Strongsville, OH, United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Feb 18/11

Hayden was prompt and ready when we met. Best words to describe him were flexible and accommodating. His familiarity of the area made it possible for us to see a maximum of sites in a window of time in our 3 day weekend (full day tour). At every site he had town trivia and/or historical info to share. We were able to travel around the city just like any local because of our guide. We thoroughly enjoyed this trip and wouldn't see another city without a local guide in the future.

Lydia Cross

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Dec 21/10

Hayden was perfect. It was one of the best tours I have ever been on. His personality and knowledge was a perfect combination.

Harsch Khandelwal

Canada
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Khandelwal Introductory Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Nov 8/10

Hayden was punctual, knowledgeable and friendly. His suggested itinerary took our unique needs into account and he was able to make changes on the fly as the situation demanded. There were 3 of us ranging in age from 10 to 60 and we all thoroughly enjoyed our time in Washington with Hayden. I'd recommend him to anyone visiting the DC area.

Newell Warde

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Warde Introductory Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Oct 24/10

Hayden did an excellent job for us. Couldn't have been better!

Stephen Morson

Australia
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Introductory Tour (Full Day), Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Oct 13/10

Our guide Hayden was great, he was very keen to take us to all the important sites and we had a great time. We went to some areas that we would never had found without him and we covered all of this in the one day. Thanks to everyone involved

Betty Longon

United States
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Longon Introductory Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Jun 30/10

My father, brother and I greatly enjoyed our tour of Washington, DC with Hayden. He was very knowledgeable and informative about the DC area. I would highly recommend Hayden as a tour guide. He was willing to go the extra mile to make our tour a success. Thanks ToursByLocals.

Sharon Stockman

United Kingdom
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Tour: #4793, Washington -- Stockman Intro Tour, Washington, District of Columbia, United States    
Date: Jun 10/10

The tour was fantastic. Both my husband and I are blind and Haydon had prepared well contacting a number of places to establish what opportunities there were for us to have tacktile experiences. His enthusiasm and knowledge about Washington DC made it come alive for us and we have come away really liking the city and what it has to offer. No hesitation in recommending Haydon as a personal or group guide.