Thank you so much! The tour was very well planned and organized. In top of that it was very educational and a lot of fun. We enjoyed every moment and learned a lot about New York, its history, culture and people. We can highly recommend Matthew's tours to anyone who visit New York.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Marjo. You and your family are really a joy to host and show around my city. It is very gratifying to have engaged and curious visitors who are genuinely interested in what I have to tell you about NYC. I hope we get together again soon!
Garrett ScottUnited States
Matthew was a fantastic tour guide! He brings a wealth of knowledge about early and recent New York history. He did a great job keeping the kids entertained. Also, he went past the scheduled time to make sure we had a good experience at the World Trade Center memorial. Well done, Matthew!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Garret, thank you so much! You and Emily and Griffin and Claire and Hadley were a real treat to take around NYC and show you all the sights. I hope to see you all again!
Linda HenriquesUnited States
Matthew was very accommodating, more than willing to visit sites our three 12yr olds were interested in and allowing enough time at each. He patiently explained how to use the subways as we ventured to various sites. Enjoyed our day with him.
Amy Lynn KelleyUnited States
Matthew did a day tour for our friends/coworkers in the city from Kenya and was fabulous!! We arranged for it remotely and he was so diligent in communicating and making arrangements prior to the visit and then did an excellent tour for them! Highly recommend him, thanks so much!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Amy Lynn, it was great working with you to arrange the tour. Then showing Joshua, Gloria, and Dan around NYC was absolutely a treat!
Sylda GrasmanUnited States
Great guide! Was extremely helpful and patient throughout the entire trip. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sylda, It was lovely meeting you and your family and I was very happy to show you all around. I hope you're enjoying a peaceful, happy and healthy New Year! Cheers, Matthew
Robert HaarUnited States
Enjoyed our day with Matthew. Manhattan is a large area and there was a lot of walking. Our feet were sore, but it was worth having Matthew show us around and pointing out things we would have never seen.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bob, I had a great time myself showing you guys around. Thank you for the positive review. Be well.
In early email discussions with this guide, he stated that he liked kids and had a good rapport with them, but this may have been exaggerated. Although our tour started out great, after the first couple of hours the kids were bored and tuned him out...it was the music/art scene part of the tour that did them in. Obviously the guide is passionate about this part, but it did not appeal to kids as the 12 year olds we were with didn't know who singers like Bob Dylan were.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Carla, I'm really sorry you and the kids were disappointed. I'm not going to try to defend myself, you're right. I was not as well prepared for you guys as I usually am for my tours. I would like to make this up to you by providing you with a credit for Tours By Locals, thank you for your feedback and I will take it into consideration for my future tours.
Heidi CanarelliHenderson, NV, United States
Marthe LewisUnited States
Matthew was very friendly, knowledgeable, and tailored the tour to my specific needs. I would sign up for another tour with him in a heartbeat, and I would also recommend him to friends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Marcy, Thank you for such a lovely review. It really was a pleasure spending part of the day with you. I wish I could have given you more. I certainly do hope to see you again. Matthew
I would like to thank Matthew for the absolutely great tour around NY!!!!! He is very knowledgeable and professional guide with a great sense of humor! I learned so much over the day, starting with history, architecture, religion, culture and finishing with celebrity's lives and many interesting stories about NY! Matthew is such a dedicated guide that he even went overtime with me in order to show things which i was very interested about!!! Thank you very much once again and all the best for you!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Victoria, I really appreciate your glowing review. It was a pleasure for me to take you around the city and tells you its stories. Cheers, Matthew