Paul TaylorUnited States
Stephen was superb. He listened, suggested, recommended, referred, guided, took the lead and helped me plan for a US University student group tour for 2019. I hope he is available to lead this group.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Paul Thanks you for the positive rating and so glad you enjoyed our meeting with Dr Wayne Johnson and our tour today. I'd be pleased to guide you student tour on 3rd June 2019. I'll ensure that I extend my availability to cover this period so you can book it. So you plan to stay at the YHA? Good that suits. I'll contact Wayne well in advance to set up at meeting with you and your students.
Alan MedeirosUnited States
Stephen was very knowledgeable. We toured the rocks. His tour of the rocks was way better than what we could have done on our own. The tour included a view and discussion of Sydney Opera House, a ferry tour to Darling Harbor and a visit to the QVB. Stephen has a great personality and left us with a wonderful impression of Sydney.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Alan It was lovely to meet you and Nancy last Tuesday to share my passion for my hometown. And thank you for your kind words. I'm so glad you appreciated all you saw and heard. Enjoy your travels onboard. Regards Stephen
Ali HamptonUnited Kingdom
Stephen was very knowledgeable and interesting. We had a great tour around The Rocks, Barangaroo and part of the CBD - we'll timed but never rushed and we really enjoyed it. We would recommend him especially if you want to discover more about Sydney's fascinating history.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your positive feedback Ali. Always useful and rewarding. It was lovely to meet you and your family. Hope you're all enjoying Sydney and its variable weather. Happy travels! Best regards Stephen
Leslie BubbUnited States
Had a wonderful time with Stephen. He was knowledgeable, entertaining, and met all of our needs. We appreciated how flexible he was in terms of adapting the tour to meet our needs and changing schedule. At the last minute my husband and son wanted to go surfing and Stephen changed our tour time for us and gave us great information on surfing spots. We also had the most amazing Indian dinner thanks to Stephen. I highly recommend doing a tour with him
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Leslie Thank you for adding a rating, I'll check that TBL support upgrades it. Would you mind adding a brief comment. Regards Stephen
Stephen B.United States
Did not seem to really have toured planned despite emails outlining requests sent in advance.
John BryantUnited States
We enjoyed the tour very much. Well done.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much John for your rating and comment. I really enjoyed our tour together. Regards Stephen
Linda MinooUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the final hour of our tour when I talked about the Australian theatre and film industries as we walked near the Sydney Opera House. I do hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Sydney and found my restaurant and bar recommendations useful.
Christine GroblerUnited States
Stephan when out of his way to help our group and was very knowledgeable about everything he showed us. We thoroughly enjoyed his tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for a great review. It was a pleasure to meet you all and show you Sydney. Regards Stephen
We only had 48 hours in Sydney and my husband had previously used Tours by Locals in Dublin and had a great experience. So after a 15 hour flight -- we looked for the highest rated walking tours. We found Stephen -- he was outstanding. Interesting and adaptive to what we had already seen - we especially loved the stories and history you would never get from a guide book. Stephen was delightful and informative company for our afternoon in Sydney and we look forward to engaging him on our return trip!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your delightful review of our tour together. I look forward to guiding you again on a future tour.
Dominic BrunettiUnited States
Stephen was a great guide and helped us to get familiar with Sydney on our first day here! He tailored the tour to our likes and interests and we had a great time with him and getting to know each other. He's very friendly and informative. Highly recommend a tour with him! Thanks, Stephen!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Dominic for your review - much appreciated. It was a a great pleasure meeting you and Dom on your visit to Sydney. I had a wonderful morning leaning about both of you and your interests. Then I've had two weeks glorious holiday to the north of Sydney, including dinner on a cattle farm (just got back). Let me know if your returning to Australia in the future and I can arrange a visit to the farm for you both. And it was a particular pleasure meeting two Americans with more liberal views!
Gino MassafraUnited States
Hats off to Stephen for helping us acclimate to Sydney following a long trip from Atlanta, GA. After greeting us at our hotel, he provided the perfect "at-our-own-pace" walking tour as an introduction to the city. As a storyteller, historian, and guide, Stephen set the tone for all of the wonderful people, places and experiences we now treasure as memories of our trip to Australia and New Zealand. Great job!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your gracious review - much appreciated. I very much enjoyed meeting you both on your first day in Sydney.