Jeanne HartleyUnited States
Steve was a friendly and knowledgeable guide to the New Forest. This was a special trip in that we were surrounded by the free-range horses and colts throughout our drive. We saw small villages, a wonderful garden, and stopped for scones, cake, and coffee at a very pleasant cafe with a delightful staff. We could have stayed in their garden all day. Steve took care to see that we saw what we wanted - and stopped often so we could photograph the horses. This is the tour to take in Southampton.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What can I say it was a good day and I thoroughly enjoyed your company your responce to my services is perfect and you private comment is also very much appreciated. It would be good to meet you again or to be able to service any family or friends who might visit the UK in the future Kind regards Steve
Penny HonUnited States
Steve is a wonderful tour guide... Personable, friendly and full of local knowledge.... What a very special area it is, indeed.... I give Steven my very best rating and hope to have reason to use his services again.... Penny Hon
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Penny what kind words I really enjoyed our short tome together and hope we meet again in the future. Every time I see a truck of Land Rovers it brings back happy memories of that day.Best wishes.
Tommy GravettBear, DE, United States
Steve's love and passion for The New Forest is evident. We didn't know much about this area but turned into one of the best days ever. The New Forest has an amazing number of wild horses with beautiful thatched cottages, rural villages and churches. We had a tour of Exbury Gardens, the very touching Brockenhurst WW1 hospital village for New Zealand soldiers, and even visited Arthur Conan Doyle's grave! We had a fantastic lunch in a country inn. It doesn't get much better than this! Thanks to Steve.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tommy I really appreciate the detail of your response coming from such an experienced traveller as well as a retired executive from the travel and tourism trade. I really hope that we see you both some time in the future and we can then dig out more unusual parts of the UK to visit. Please feel free to keep in touch more than happy to be your eyes and ears in the UK.
Karen KrogerUnited States
Six of us had a wonderful day with Steve! He took us to Beaulieu Estate where we visited the Manor House, Abbey, and grounds of the estate. We had a quick peek into the National Motor Museum, which is enormous. We had only allowed a half day for Beaulieu, so there is still much left to see. Steve took us to a lovely pub in the New Forest for lunch. Then we had a tour through villages, and countryside, stopping to visit some lovely, historic churches in the area. It was a lovely day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I really enjoyed our time together that day you are quite right Beaulieu has an awful lot to offer the tourists and with a private guide there is so much more to do in the surrounding areas to the palace and Motor Museumn thank you for your positive comments
Kristin W.United States
Steve did a great job for our tour - he was very patient, flexible, and caring! Our original planned destination was closed unexpectedly and he easily found us other things to do that were great! My father uses a wheelchair and Steve was very understanding of our needs in that respect. Also, he came all the way from Southampton to the Isle of Portland to meet our cruise ship (a 2 hour drive) so we appreciated how accommodating he was! Highly recommend any tour with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kristin I am sorry for the slowness of my response to you. I had a really rememberable day I think you and your parents are lovely people and I also had a great time visiting new areas. Like you I was disappointed about Sherborne and that means you will have to visit again one day. The Swanery more than made up for that anyway. I wish you all the best for the future.
Larry BalachUnited States
Cindy W.Aurora, COLORADO, United States
Steve was very attentive to what we wanted to see. He was friendly and knowledgeable about the area. He was also flexible with the unique sights and time we wanted to spend at each location.