James MartinelliUnited States
Jim is an excellent tour guide. He has tremendous knowledge of American history and was very sensitive to the amount of details we wanted to hear. He was extremely flexible in our day's schedule and we were successful in seeing everything we wanted to on our trip to DC.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jim, thanks so much for your favorable review. I am glad you were able to be here as a tourist in DC rather than being here on work as you have been in the past. Please come back, there are many more sites to visit ! Best, Jim
The City Tour by Toursbylocal was first class with our guide James being knowledgeable, informative and engaging. My wife and I had a single day in Washington to see the main monuments and places of political and historical importance ,we could not have done better. Our tour instructions were brief but James understood our needs and walked and talked and drove us around Washington with ease and satisfied our thirst for knowledge and desire to fit in as much as we could in the time provided. Thank you Jame
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Stuart, thank you for your most complimentary review. I too enjoyed our tour, and you and Faye were delightful and inquisitive. I hope you enjoy the remainder of your U. S. tour and take many fond memories back to Australia. Best, Jim
We needed to get an orientation/overview of Washington sites focused on art & architecture in order to select a few for more detailed viewing the next couple of days. James was excellent and there was an added plus, he got us into the US Supreme Court to hear (a few minutes) of oral submissions. A remarkable experience! Another unexpected wow moment, the Tudor House in Georgetown. We would both highly recommend James, he is very knowledgeable and with a boundless source of historical facts.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Chris, thank you for your kind remarks. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your DC trip including dinner at Nora's. Best, Jim
Susan WengerUnited States
James was excellent! Would highly recommend him to anyone.
Teresa GrigsbyUnited States
Jim was a great guide! He was very knowledgeable and informative, but even more important, he was helpful and kind. Jim helped us navigate city traffic, assisted with my mother's wheelchair, obtained tour tickets when we were short on time, and generally made our entire visit less stressful, so that we could really enjoy our trip. I heartily endorse Jim, especially for travelers who plan to drive in the city, and those who are traveling with older companions or with ones who need extra assistance.
Chris GaugerUnited States
James was very knowledgeable and clearly interested in his subject. He asked about our interests and tailored the tour accordingly. I'm so glad he included the FDR memorial, it was very moving. We kept a lively pace, but he was willing to move at whatever speed we wanted. Hope we didn't wear him out!